Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #47

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #47

Monday 04 July 2016

EDITORIAL:

 It’s time once again for another edition of the weekly #histSTM links list Whewell’s Gazette to bring you all the histories of Science, technology and medicine that our doughty editorial team could gather together out of the Internet over the last seven days.

Great Britain in general and London in particular is plastered with what a German friend of mine calls Kranzabwurfstellen, (in English places to drop off wreaths) i.e. monuments and statues. The majority of these are statues of white men who made a living out of killing other, often non-white, men, often throwing in women and children for good measure. The number of women commemorated in this manner is comparatively negligible.

This week saw a novum, not only a statue erected in London to a women but what is, in all likelihood, the very first ever statue erected in Britain of a black woman, the Crimean War nurse Mary Seacole, who was voted the greatest black Briton of all time in 2004.

portrait of Mary Seacole (1805–1881), c.1869, by otherwise unknown London artist Albert Charles Challen (1847–1881). Original held by the National Portrait Gallery in London. Source: Wikimedia Commons

portrait of Mary Seacole (1805–1881), c.1869, by otherwise unknown London artist Albert Charles Challen (1847–1881). Original held by the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

One would have thought that the medical community and the historians of medicine would have universally welcomed this honour for Mary Seacole but some of the fans of Britain’s other great Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale objected, apparently amongst other things on the grounds that the statue of Seacole was taller than that of Nightingale. The mind boggles!

Punch magazine pays tribute to Mary Seacole during the Crimean War in 1857 Getty Images

Punch magazine pays tribute to Mary Seacole during the Crimean War in 1857
Getty Images

I think we should all welcome this monument to a woman and a black Briton and that we should all demand that more women and more non-whites who have made significant contributions to our society be honoured in this way.

A watercolour painting of Mary Seacole (c. 1850) Source: Wikimedia Commons

A watercolour painting of Mary Seacole (c. 1850)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

southbank london.com: The Birth of a Statue: Mary Seacole Remembered

BBC News: Mary Seacole statue unveiled in London

The statue stands opposite the Houses of Parliament in the grounds of St Thomas' Hospital MILLER HARE

The statue stands opposite the Houses of Parliament in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital
MILLER HARE

The Voice: Statue of ‘Great Black Briton Mary Seacole Unveiled Today

Quotes of the week:

My first quote of the week is something that I think all #histSTM historians would agree on 

Reference librarians rock. Just had to say it. – Laura J. Snyder (@LauraJSnyder)

 “Am retreating to the 17th century, when all they had was war, revolution, regicide, plague and fire” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“Juncker: “I would like the UK to clarify its position.” Happy to oblige: no one is in charge, there is no plan, we haven’t a fucking clue” – Philip Ball (@philipcball)

“So it’s business as usual” – Thony Christie (@rmathematicus)

Icelandic Lullaby

Seems to good to be true? It is! It’s an Internet fake. h/t @HPS_Vanessa

 

“Perhaps this horror is at least making more Americans realize that voting is not some fucking undergraduate interpretative dance project” – Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer)

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something” – T.H. Huxley

“We study history, I have maintained, in order to attain self-knowledge“ – Collingwood h/t @GuyLongworth

“The moving power of mathematical invention is not reasoning, but imagination.” – Augustus de Morgan (1806-1871)

Science is mine

“I’m happy to have no faith, unless an exultation in the ‘endless forms’ of creation counts as a faith” – Richard Mabey

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” ― Shirley Chisholm

“Leibniz discovered calculus by accident, while trying to prove to a friend that his birthday was on July 1st” – Jan Mieszkowski (@janmpdx)

THeory Christie

“A machine learning researcher, a crypto-currency expert, and an Erlang programmer walk into a bar. Facebook buys the bar for $27 billion” – ML Hipster (@ML_Hipster)

“GOVE is a dialect word meaning “to stare idly/vacantly; to gaze, gape, gawp” (“wild beasts of the forest came…And goved around” —Hogg, 1813)” – Stan Carey (@StanCarey)

Britain!

Birthdays of the Week:

Augustus De Morgan born 27 June 1806

Augustus De Morgan. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Augustus De Morgan.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A lover of paradoxes

Yovisto: Augustus de Morgan and Formal Logic

Maria Goeppert Mayer born 28 June 1906

Maria Goeppert Mayer walking into the Nobel ceremony with King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden in 1963 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Maria Goeppert Mayer walking into the Nobel ceremony with King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden in 1963
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Maria Goeppert Mayer and the Nuclear Shell Model

AHF: Maria Goeppert-Mayer

Rembert Dodoens born 29 June 1516

Rembert Dodoens Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rembert Dodoens
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Rembert Dodoens and the Love for Botanical Science

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Of Herbs and Herbals

Amy Johnson born 1 June 1903

Amy Johnson and Jason in Jhansi, India in 1932 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Amy Johnson and Jason in Jhansi, India in 1932
Source: Wikimedia Commons

IET: Archives biographies: Amy Johnson 1903–1941

Blue Plaques: Johnson, Amy (1903–1941)

Johnson BP

Hans Bethe born 2 July 1906

Bethe's Los Alamos Laboratory ID badge Source: Wikimedia Commons

Bethe’s Los Alamos Laboratory ID badge
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Curious Wavefunction: Bethe’s Dictum: “Always work on problems for which you posses an unfair advantage”

AHF: Hans Bethe

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

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Yovisto: Sophie Germain and the Chladni Experiment

Indian Country: Ancient Observatory Brings Old Knowledge to New Viewers

JSTOR Daily: Where in the Solar System Is Vulcan

Perth Observatory Newsletter: Ancient Observatories: Ulugh Beg 1394–1449

Ulugh Beg

Ulugh Beg

Dannen.com: Bard Memorandum, June 27, 1945

JPL Infographics: History of Exploration: Jupiter

Culture and Cosmos: Seven Stars of Heaven Shrines on Earth: The Big Dipper and the Hie Shrine in the Medieval Period

AHF: Oppenheimer Security Hearing

Catcher: The History of Astrophotography Blog: Pietro Angelo Secchi God’s Astronomer

AHF: Bohr Letter to Churchill

Yovisto: The Annus Mirabilis in Physics – Albert Einstein and the Year 1905

Yovisto: George Ellery Hale and the Magnetic Fields in Sunspots

The Guardian: The prehistoric tombs that may have been used as ‘telescopes’

Smithsonian.com: These Ancient Tombs May Have Been Both Graves and Observatories

Forbes: Antikythera Mechanism May Have Been World’s First ‘STEM Project

Sky & Telescope: Seeing Sunspots as Early Astronomers Did

John Brigg built this solar telescope to observe and record sunspots. It's pictured in front of the Stellafane clubhouse of the Springfield Telescope Makers in Vermont. J. Briggs

John Brigg built this solar telescope to observe and record sunspots. It’s pictured in front of the Stellafane clubhouse of the Springfield Telescope Makers in Vermont.
J. Briggs

The Irish Times: Georges Lemaître: the Belgian priest who preached the Big Band

Estrellas y Borrascas: Astronomía: Mujeres entre las estrellas

The New York Times: Jupiter and its Moons

ESA: Space Science: Giotto Overview

Ptak Science Books: Details in Electricity, 1814

World Digital Library: Illustrated Explanation of the Sphere and the Astrolabe: 2 Juan, 1 Introductory Juan

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

HERE 360: Telling stories with maps

Detail of 3D world map without water

Detail of 3D world map without water

Yovisto: Maria Mitchell and the Comets

Ordnance Survey: Top 10 mapping moments in OS history

flickr: The Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Historical Map Collection

Memory.loc.gove: The 1562 Map of America by Diego Gutiérrez

Library of Congress: Süd-Polar-Karte

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Spoons on Trays: Longitude in London

National Geographic: The Unlikely Story of the Map That Helped Create Our Nation

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: The amputee obstacle course

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Staff Finds: The Art of Robert Latou Dickenson

Contagions: Plague Dialogues: Monica Green and Boris Schmid on Plague Phylogeny (I)

Contagions: Plague Dialogues: Monica Green and Boris Schmid on Plague Phylogeny (II)

BUI Santé: Après 270 ans d’oubli, redécouverte de l’anatomie de Van Horne, trésor du 17e s.

AHF: James F. Nolan Chief Medical Officer Los Alamos

Florence Nightingale Museum: Object of the month

This week’s mystery object from the museum’s collection store is Florence Nightingale’s foot warmer.

This week’s mystery object from the museum’s collection store is Florence Nightingale’s foot warmer.

Forbes: How Castration and Opera Changed the Skeleton of 19th Century Singer Pacchierotti

The Chirugeon’s Apprentice: Mangling the Dead: Dissection, Past & Present

Yovisto: Robert Ledley and the Computer Tomograph

Atlas Obscura: The Star is the Corpse

Thomas Morris: A diplomatic disaster

NYAM: Deafness as a Public Health Issue in the 1920s & 1930s (Part 1 of 2)

Ptak Science Books: Outsider Logic Department: the Fabulous Curative Necessity of Fatty Meats

Center for History of Medicine at Countway Library: BWH Unlocks Historic Hospital Reports, 1875–1979

Yovisto: Ignaz Semmelweis and the Importance of Washing Your Hands as a Doctor

Discover: Baby Cadavers Were Prized by Victorian Anatomists

A study of 54 dead babies was not all bad news.

A study of 54 dead babies was not all bad news.

Thomas Morris: The human piggy bank

Thomas Morris: The man with the wax face

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Telephone Dial

Conciatore: Neri & The Portland Vase

Paleofuture: Electrocuting People Was Basically America’s Pastime in the 1920s

Ptak Science Books: Visionary Architecture and City Planning of an Industrial/Scientific Community (1842)

AHF: Vannevar Bush

Popular Mechanics: When Kodak Accidentally Discovered A-Bomb Testing

Kodak shop in the 1950s Getty Picture Post

Kodak shop in the 1950s
Getty Picture Post

Daniels Dies & Das: Leonardo im Deutchen Museum (Bonn)

Yovisto: John Gorrie and the Wonders of Air Conditioning

Ptak Science Books: The Popular Plane: Aeroplane Sheet Music Covers, 1897–1911

Hyperallergic: World’s Oldest Operating Photo Studio Closes in India

Quill and Pen: Larcum Kendall and K1: The Greatest Watchmaker and Watch You Have (Probably) Never Heard Of

Paleofuture: Doubts About the Airplane in 1909: ‘Emotion Has Run Away With Reason’

Air & Space: Ten Great Moments in Aero space History

Bell XS-1/X-1 (Credit: Eric Long)

Bell XS-1/X-1
(Credit: Eric Long)

Smithsonian.com: The Pioneers of Video Game Technology Are About to Become the Stuff of History

Conciatore: The Material of All Enamels

Slate: Victorians’ Fears About the Ills of Modern Technology Sounded a Lot Like Ours

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Amphibian

Yovisto: Mikhail Tsvet – the Father of Chromatography

Berfrois: Birds of the Indian Plains

History of American Women: Elizabeth Cary Agassiz

The Field Museum: Bringing Neanderthals to Life: The Sculptures of Elisabeth Daynès

Copyright Photo: E. Daynès — Reconstructions: Elisabeth Daynès Paris

Copyright Photo: E. Daynès — Reconstructions: Elisabeth Daynès Paris

Notches: Thinking Medievally: The Sexualisation Debate and Medieval Advice Literature

TSS: Bricked In: Following the trail of Alexander von Humboldt on the outskirts of Berlin

Yovisto: Leo Frobenius and German Ethnography

The Guardian: Bedroom where Charles Darwin died to be opened to the public

Nature: Dolly at 20: The inside story on the world’s most famous sheep

Teller Cloning

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Thomas Henry Huxley

Science League of America: A Couple of Zingers from Darrow

Forbes: Roman Emperor, Monster Bones, and the Early History of Fossil Hunting

Notches: ‘Every time I see a cock I go funny’, or, what regional studies bring to the history of sexuality

Yovisto: The Mysterious Tunguska Event

Forbes: The Tunguska Event: Still a Mystery After 107 Years

Yovisto: Adolf Furtwängler and Photographic Archaeology

flickr: BHL: The naturalist’s library. Conducted…

Yovisto: Sir Ferdinand von Mueller – Government Botanist

Smithsonian.com: How Roundup Ready Soybeans Rocked the Food Economy

UCL: Specimen of the Week 246: King Scallop model

The Guardian: Origin story: what does Darwin’s taste in art tell us about the scientist?

Darwin Online: Insectivorous Plants

American Museum of Natural History: Get to Know a Dino: Gastornis gigantea

A model of Velociraptor on display in Dinosaurs Among Us. © AMNH/R. Mickens

A model of Velociraptor on display in Dinosaurs Among Us.
© AMNH/R. Mickens

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: James Smithson’s Last Will

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Margaret Broderick’s Interview

Margaret Broderick

Margaret Broderick

RSC: On This Day in Chemistry July 2nd

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Recipes Project: Recipes in Space (Domestically Speaking…)

Wynken de Worde: searching for a Blazing World

Smithsonian.com: Museum Director Calls for Increased Funding for Scientific Collections to Save Lives

Smithsonian.com: The Surprising History of the Infographic

L0041105 Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

L0041105 Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army
Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

The Public Domain Review: Black on Black

Atlas Obscura: The Scottish Scoundrel Who Changed How We See Data

The Guardian: Why bad ideas refuse to die

storify: Oral History at Chemical Heritage Foundation

Academia: Infrastructure – How a Humble French Engineering Term Shaped the Modern World

The Recipes Project: Introducing Artechne – Technique in the Arts 1500– 1950

Back Channel: A Women’s History of Silicon Valley

Judy Estrin

Judy Estrin

The New Atlantis: The Optimistic Science of Leibniz

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society: Volume 2 2016 Table of Contents

ESOTERIC:

AEON: Six centuries of secularism

An illuminated page from a book on alchemical processes and receipts Ymage de vie Raymundus Lullius, late 15th century. Photo courtesy Wellcome Images

An illuminated page from a book on alchemical processes and receipts Ymage de vie Raymundus Lullius, late 15th century. Photo courtesy Wellcome Images

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Atlantic: How to Write a History of Writing Software

The Guardian: Track Changes: A Literary History of Wordprocessing review –did tech change literary style?

University of Cambridge Museums: Curiosity is what museums are here to engender

return-of-curiosity

Discover: Patient H.M.

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Languished Hopes: Tuberculosis, the State and International Assistance in Twentieth-century India

CRC Press: Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Henning

Cork University Press: The Booles & The Hintons: Two dynasties that helped shape the modern world

9781782051855-2T

Routledge: Sir Joseph Banks, Iceland and the North Atlantic 1772–1820

Histories de la santé: Biologie et médecine en France et en Russie. Histoires croisées (fin XVIIIe-XXe siècle)

Historiens de la santé: Homo Criminalis. Cesare Lombroso et l’anthropologie criminelle en Italie

Harvard University Press: The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Science Museum: Wounded From shell shock to PTSD

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–1r January 2018

Prague Daily Monitor: Unique Malta Siege maps displayed at Prague Science Faculty

PRN Magazine: The Morbid Anatomy Museum

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Art Institute Chicago: The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries 25 June–6 November 2016

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

The Mary Rose: Mary Rose Museum re-opening on 20th July 2016

Marc Garrett: Curating Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Smithsonian.com: See Over 2,000 Wax Models of Skin Diseases at This Swiss Medical Moulage Museum

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

The Guardian: Totally cosmic science festival for blue-sky thinkers

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

Science Museum: Robots

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May30–October 2016

Harvard Magazine: Before Social Media: Radio was the medium that broke the silence

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Reviews in History: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee (Royal College of Physicians, 18 January – 29 July 2016)

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Grup d’estudis d’història de la cartografia: Exhibition about Renacentrist cartography in Bergamo 16 April–10 July 2016

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January 29–31 July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

COMING SOON:  Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Royal Society of Medicine: charcot, hysteria, & la salpetriere 3 May 2016–23 July 2016 

CLOSING SOON: National Gallery Of Ireland Dublin: Ten Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci From the Royal Collections runs till 17 July 2016 

 

 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Space.com: Terrence Malick’s ‘Voyage of Time’ Highlights History of the Cosmos

New Line Theatre: Atomic 2-25 June 2016

ashpags on tumblr: Great Lady Astronomers of History …Come to Life!

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 18 June 2016

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

Down House: Meet the Darwins 26–30 July 2016

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Museum of the History of Science: Globe-makers 9 July 2016

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

NYAM: Lecture: Up!: Manhood, Democratic Medicine, and Walt Whitman’s Secret Health Writings 18 July 2016

LSE: Lecture: Why Physics Needs Philosophy 17 July 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Royal College of Physicians: John Dee: art, science, magic 11 July 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

London Fortean Society: A History of Life after Death 26 July 2016 

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

French tapestry from the early 16th century depicting muse Astronomia consulting with an astronomer, possibly Ptolemy.

French tapestry from the early 16th century depicting muse Astronomia consulting with an astronomer, possibly Ptolemy.

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: AHF: Operation Hardtack I: Oak Shot

MIT School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences: The Scientist as Storyteller

Museo Galileo: Lens-Making

Youtube: Climate Change, Chaos, and the Little Ice Age

Youtube: Royal Society: Who Really Invented the Light Bulb? – Objectivity #75

RADIO & PODCASTS:

New Book Network: Greg Jenner: A Million Years in a Day

Philosophie et Biologie: Nietzche’s Notion of Health

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 088: Michael McDonnell, The History of History Writing

Canada Science and Technology Museum: Science Alive Episode 10: Canada’s First Car

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Birkbeck University of London: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016 11 July

Eä: A workshop in Rio to debate about the challenges facing interdisciplinary journals

Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin: Workshop: Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information Among Early Modern Practitioners 2 August 2016

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: IUHPST essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science Deadline 30 September 2016

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Birkbeck University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds: CfP: Workshop: Exploring Histories and Futures of Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 20 September 2016

University of Cardiff: Programme: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11-13 July 2016

Université de Caen: Colloque: Le corps humain saisi par le droit : entre liberté et propriété 14 Octobre 2016

Augustinerkloster Erfurt: Conference: Towards a Global History of Ideas 7–9 July 2016

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Logis du Roy – Square Jules Bocquet – Amiens: Colloque: L’anatomie sans les arts ? Le corps en images à l’époque moderne 23 et 24 juin 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

University of Freiburg: Accidents and the State in the 20th Century

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

St Anne’s College; University of Oxford: Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World 5–7 July 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

University of Oxford: Summer School and Conference: Mind Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry 13–15 July 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

University of Oxford: Draft Oxford Scientiae Conference Programme 5–7 July 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Conference Program: Space, Imagination, and the Cosmos, from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period 9–10 July 2016

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

 

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

St Michaels College, Cardiff University: Conference: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11–13 July 2016 Programme

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

British and European History of Medicine Conference: Registration: Medicine in Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts University of Kent 7-10 July 2016

BSHS: Prizes

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

CFP Early Modern World

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo Conf

Ian Ramsey Centre Conference, University of Oxford: Workshop “Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine” 7 July 2016 

Annals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

Religion & Medicine

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

Science in Public

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Warburg Institute: ESSWE Thesis Workshop 7 July 2016

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

University of London: Birkbeck: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016: 11 July 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

NYAM: 2017 Research Fellowships

UCL: STS: Vacancies

British Journal for the Philosophy of Science: Call for Book Reviewers

Max Planck Society/Technische Universität Berlin: Research Group Leader

UCL: Teaching Fellow in History of Medicine

King’s College London: Senior Postdoc Research Fellow / Postdoc Research Fellow: Renaissance Skin

Natural History Museum: Curator, Petrology

UCL: Teaching Fellow in Science Communication

BSHS: Master’s Degree Bursaries

Illinois Institute of Technology: Calamos Endowed Chair in Philosophy

Society for Applied Philosophy UK: Doctoral Scholarships 2016–2017 Deadline 18 July 2016

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #46

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #46

Monday 27 June 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Somewhat late this week but we have finally overcome our Brexit lethargy to bring you Whewell’s Gazette the #histSTM links list without borders. The whole unlimited depths of cyberspace are where we search together all the histories of science, technology and medicine from the last seven days.

I’m not usually a fan of headlines that talk of scientists you’re never heard of, great or otherwise, but the article on the Forbes website by Whewell’ gazette friend science writer John Farrell with the title, The Greatest Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of, does contain a certain justification for its provocative claim.

Amongst fans of modern physics, astrophysics, astronomy and cosmology the concept expanding universe is a universally known, every day phrase. One of those things that one can, somewhat hyperbolically, say everybody has heard of. Even its supposed discoverer Edwin Hubble is one of the few scientists who can be considered a household name. The law governing the general relation between the distance of cosmic objects and the rate of recession from the earth is named after him, Hubble’s Law. However both attributions are actually examples of Stigler’s law of eponymy, which states that no scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer; a law, which Stigler attributed to Robert K Merton thus fulfilling its own definition.

The concept of the expanding universe and the law defining it are both more correctly attributed the Belgian priest, physicist and astronomer, Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître, who died fifty years ago on 20 June 1966 and who is the subject of John Farrell’s article. Whereas Hubble is a household name Lemaître remains largely unknown to the general public although he is the creator of the cosmological concept the Big Bang, a name that was however not coined by him but in a derogatory sense by cosmologist, astronomer Fred Hoyle.

Georges Lemaître c. 1933 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Georges Lemaître c. 1933
Source: Wikimedia Commons

In fact an irony of the history of astronomy is that although Hubble produced the accurate measurements of the expansion that confirmed Lemaître’s theory he himself rejected the expansion concept believing there must some other explanation of the observed phenomenon that he had measured.

If after having read John’s article you want to know more about Lemaître I can warmly recommend John’s biography of Lamaître, The Day Without Yesterday: Lemaitre, Einstein, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology, Thunder’s Mouth Press, New York, 2005.

Yovisto: Georges Lemaître and the Big Bang Theory

Quotes of the week:

Donne

“Remember the good old days of 2016 when all we had to worry about was which celebrity had just died?” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

‘Daddy, what was 2016 like?’

‘All the cool people died. Everyone fell in behind assholes with bad hair and worse ideas. It rained a lot.’ – Damien Owens (@OwensDemien)

“Do you think Farage read Animal Farm at school and thought ‘Yes! Squealer – that’s who I want to be when I grow up!’” – Hannah Priest (@shewolfmanc)

Thesaurus Dictionary

 “Country that thinks it can go it alone in Europe achieves magnificent 0–0 draw against Slovakia” – Friends of Darwin (@friendsofdarwin)

“England v. Iceland is on Monday. They’re a small country with shit weather & a self-inflicted financial crisis, but they should beat Iceland” – Chris Applegate (@chrisapplegate)

“Opportunity (n) – modern usage: management-speak for crisis or failure such as redundancy. eg.”Brexit is a great opportunity for UK”” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“The good news is you’re pregnant. The bad news is, it’s going to be Nigel Farage”– A doctor, 1963 – Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

Shit House

“Aren’t bookshops strange, sitting there with quiet menace, as if they were just a shop and not an entry point to 30,000 different universes?” – Matt Haig (@matthaig1)

“If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company” – Jean-Paul Sartre h/t @wordnik

“Take me down to the Parallax City where the far moves slow and the near moves quickly” – Mark Brown (@britishgaming)

“Life is nothing but an electron looking for a place to rest.” – Albert Szent-Györgyi h/t @fadesingh

Neruda

“A gender-neutral pronoun, the passive voice, and the Oxford comma walked into a non-academic bar and absolutely no one cared” – Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay)

“All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.” – Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Birthday of the Week:

This week we are celebrating only one birthday of the week, our own.

Whewell’s Gazette was born 23 June 2014

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PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Vassar College astronomy class with five students, instruments, and books, 1878

Vassar College astronomy class with five students, instruments, and books, 1878

 Yovisto: Alan Sandage and Quasars

AAS Committee on the Status of Women: Nobel Prize for a “Computer” named Henrietta Leavitt (1868–1921)

Astrolabes and Stuff: The start of summer?

Social History of Medicine: Volume 29 Issue 2 May 2016: Table of Contents

Now Appearing: The birth of Goldilocks

AHF: Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner 1946 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lise Meitner 1946
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Corning Museum of Glass: Marvin Bolt’s Telescope Quest

Dioptrice: Historical telescope data base

Yovisto: Siméon Denis Poisson’s Contributions to Mathematics

Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall: Spaceship One

Yovisto: Hermann Minkowski and the four-dimensional Space-Time

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Yovisto: Anders Ångström and the Science of Spectroscopy

AHF: Japanese Atomic Bomb Project

Life Beyond Our Planet?: Online Bibliography Extraterrestrial Life Debate

AHF: Klaus Fuchs

Astronomy Magazine: This Was How NASA Envisioned a Mars Trip in the 1950s

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Charles Messier

Copernicus Quote

Yovisto: Martin Perl and the Tau

Yovisto: William Penny and the British Atomic Bomb

AHF: Otto Frisch

Fine Books & Collections: The Morgan Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Einstein’s Publication of the General Theory of Relativity

The Physics of the Universe: Important Scientists: Fred Hoyle (1915–2001)

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

British Library: Collection guides: War Office Archive

British Library: Maps and views blog: War Office Archive goes live in Nairobi

British Art Studies: Looking for Longitude

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Upworthy: These 5 bafflingly weird old maps of the Artic show why it’s worth preserving

Kent Online: As Ordnance Survey celebrates 225 years, we look at why Kent was the subject of the company’s first map

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Maps, Monsters and Marvels

Library of Congress: Accurater Prospect und Grundris der Königl. Gros-Britan̄isch. Haupt- und Residentz-Stadt London

Humanities: Global Impact: The Osher Map Library invites the whole world in

Palestine, 1475 / courtesy Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

Palestine, 1475 / courtesy Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

Academia: Shipwreck, Maroons and Monsters: The Hazards of Ancient Red Sea Navigation

Conciatore: Old Post Road

Royal Museums Greenwich: An object lesson for Refugee Week

Dr Caitlin R. Green: Al-Idrisi’s twelfth-century map and description of eastern England

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: James Braid – Gentleman Scientist

Curare: 39 (2016) 1: The Human Body in Asian Texts and Images Table of Contents

STAT: Questionable LSD experiments lurk in bioethics icon’s background

KIng's Evil

Social History of Medicine: ‘they are called Imperfect Men’: Male Infertility and Sexual Health in Early Modern England

The National Museum of American History: Insulin and Diabetes Management

Yovisto: Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins and the Discovery of Vitamins

CHF: Early Solutions

tandonline: ‘The Stupidest Tea-Party in All My Life’: Lewis Carroll and Victorian Psychiatric Praxis

John Tenniel, ‘A Mad Tea-Party’, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, p. 70.

John Tenniel, ‘A Mad Tea-Party’, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, p. 70.

Yovisto: Josef Breuer and the Cathartic Method

Atlas Obscura: I Tried a Medieval Diet, and I Didn’t Even Get That Drunk

AEON: A handy history

Thomas Morris: Amputating the bowels

Kerridge MED

Yale News: Medical library marks 75 years of supporting research and patient care

Early Modern Medicine: Surgical Spectators

The Guardian: Rubbishing Mary Seacole is another move to hide contributions of black people

Wellcome Library: Bawling babies and their baths in early modern England

Atlas Obscua: Some of History’s Most Beautiful Combs Were Made for Lice Removal

A French wooden comb from the 16th century. (Photo: Public Domain)

A French wooden comb from the 16th century. (Photo: Public Domain)

Atlas Obscura: I Found a Female Serial Killer in My Family Tree

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Macewen’s War Work

Embryo Project: Estrogen and the Menstrual Cycle in Humans

Medical History: Volume 60 Issue 03 July 2016: Table of Contents

Science Museum: Exposing the face of war

The Recipes Project: Dr. Sloane’s Advice in the Recipe Manuscripts of Henrietta Harley

For Cholic

CHF: “The Popular Dose with Doctors:” Quinine and the American Civil War

Pacific Standard: Zika and the Bubonic Plague: A Lesson from the Middle Ages

Harvard Medical School: A New View of Phineas Gage

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

 Yovisto: Jack Kilby – Inventor of the Integrated Circuit

Yovisto: Black Vinyl at 33⅓ RPM

Yovisto: Franz Kruckenberg’s Schienenzeppelin

The Guardian: 17th-century fire engine restored for Great Fire of London exhibition

The restoration was possible because a vintage photograph survived of the engine in the 19th century. Photograph: Museum of London

The restoration was possible because a vintage photograph survived of the engine in the 19th century. Photograph: Museum of London

Ian Visits: Museum of London restores 17th-century fire engine for exhibition

Upworthy: The weird, secret history of the electric car and why it disappeared

The Guardian: Texas restores 333-year-old French ship that brought settlers to doomed colony

Gizmodo: The Life and Explosive Death of the World’s First Ferris Wheel

The Conversation: The Victorians had the same concerns about technology as we do

David Rumsey Map Collection: Post Office Wireless Stations

Academia: The Mästermyr Find: A Viking Tool Chest from Gotland

Writers vs the World: Exploring the History of Electricity: Galvani and Mary Shelley

Live Journal: Retro-Futurism: Harry Grant Dart (1869–1938)

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UofT News: Celebrating Ursula Franklin: pioneer in material science and trailblazing feminist

Ptak Science Books: Tremendous Montage of Early Airships

History Computer: Article: The Integrated Circuit of Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce

Hackaday: J.C. Bose and the Invention of Radio

Smithsonian.com: Commemorate the Panama Canal’s Expansion With These Photos From Its Construction

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Forbes: How Charles Darwin Classified his Mineral Collection

BHL: The Beautiful Monster: Mermaids

Tritons, or Nereids, the merpeople of the Greeks and Romans. Ashton, John. Curious Creatures in Zoology. 1890.

Tritons, or Nereids, the merpeople of the Greeks and Romans. Ashton, John. Curious Creatures in Zoology. 1890.

Notches: More Than Loving: Race, Sexuality and Public Memory in the Movement for Marriage Equality

Notches: J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI, and the “Sex Deviates” Program

 

flickr: BHL: Icones Farlowianae: Illustrations…

Medium: Passenger pigeon extinction: it’s complicated – @GrrlScientist

TrowelBlazers: Dianne Edwards

Yovisto: Deodat de Dolomieu and the Love for Rocks

Wellcome Library: Insects under the microscope

Amgueddfa Blog: Celebrating the tercentenary of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713–1792)

History Extra: Beasts of wonder: reading animals in the Middle Ages

The Conversation: Why so many Australian species are yet to be named

Letters from Gondwana: Once Upon a Time, There Was a Dodo

Painting of the Dodo by Roelandt Savery executed in ca. 1626 and held at the NHMUK, London.

Painting of the Dodo by Roelandt Savery executed in ca. 1626 and held at the NHMUK, London.

American Museum of Natural History: Dragons – Creatures of Power

Yovisto: Nicholas Shackleton and Paleoclimatology

The New York Public Library: Digital Collections: Birds of America

CHEMISTRY:

EngineerGuy:Michael Faraday’s The Chemical History of a Candle

faraday-front-coverMETA – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Skulls in the Stars: Twitter Weird Science Facts, Volume 9

Academia: The Temporality of the Landscape Revisited (with replies by Ingold, Olivier and Edgeworth) by Dan Hicks

PLOS ECR Community: Politics in academic publishing: past to present

Society Of Physics Students: Week 2: Meetings and Birthday Greetings

History of Anthropology Newsletter: Renewing the History of Anthropology Newsletter

Lady Science: No. 21: Women at the Intersection of Art and Science

Illustration of Paspalum scabriusculum, by Agnes Chase (1902). Image courtesy of Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Illustration of Paspalum scabriusculum, by Agnes Chase (1902). Image courtesy of Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Huffpost Tech. A Wondrous New Gallery for the Next Generation of Great Science Minds

Marine Lives digital pop up lab: Collaborative experience for historians, coders and computer scientists

Spontaneous Generation: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science: Volume 8 No 1 (2016) Table of Contents

MedHumLab: Five Questions for…Cordelia Warr

CHF: Distillations Blog: Through the Lens: Interview with Andrea Tomlinson

University of California Press: Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences: Vol. 46 No. 3 June 2016: Table of Contents

The Royal Institution: Faraday’s notebooks inscribed on the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register

E&T: Landmark Faraday notes win UNESCO heritage status

Academia: Edward Tyson’s Phocaena: a case study in the institutional context of scientific publishing

Futurism: A Brief History of Carl Sagan

The Public Domain Review: Max Brückner’s Collection of Polyhedral Models (1900)

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Inside Higher Ed: Notable History

The Bigger Picture: Science Service, Up Close: George Sarton, Watson Davis, and “Panache”

Sunday Business Post: Fifth Robert Boyle Summer School teases out science and Irish Identity

CHF: Rebel without a chemistry set: Saving America’s youth with science clubs

U Chicago News: Alison Winter, historian of science, 1965–2016

Prof. Alison Winter at the award ceremony for the 2014 Gordon J. Laing Prize. Photo byRobert Kozloff

Prof. Alison Winter at the award ceremony for the 2014 Gordon J. Laing Prize.
Photo byRobert Kozloff

History and Philosophy of Science Notes: The June HPS&ST Note is on the web

http://www.idtc-iuhps.com

Herald Scotland: Uncovered: the ‘forgotten’ stories of Scotland’s trailblazing women scientists

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14580545.Uncovered__the___39_forgotten__39__stories_of_Scotland__39_s_trailblazing_women_scientists/?ref=twtrec

Pinterest: Women using scientific instruments (updated)

A woman generates electricity with a friction machine, as Nollet charges a Leyden jar. From Jean Antoine Nollet’s Essai sur l’électricité des corps (1750)

A woman generates electricity with a friction machine, as Nollet charges a Leyden jar. From Jean Antoine Nollet’s Essai sur l’électricité des corps (1750)

ESOTERIC:

Yovisto: Gerald Hawkins and the Secret of Stonehenge

Conciatore: Galleria dei Lavori

Giovanni Stradano  (Jan van der Straet)  Alchemy Studio, 1571 (Inside the Uffizi Galleria dei Lavori)

Giovanni Stradano (Jan van der Straet)
Alchemy Studio, 1571
(Inside the Uffizi Galleria dei Lavori)

 

Manchester University Press: Summer Sale 50% off all books e.g.

Katherine Foxhall: Health, medicine, and the sea: Australian Voyages c.1815–60

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: The 100 best nonfiction books: No 21 – The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn (1962)

The Irish Times: The Irish Enlightenment by Michael Brown review: a controversial study

Deviant Maternity: Infanticide and Abortion in Early Modern Germany

H-Net Reviews: Valerie Rohy Lost Causes: Narrative, Etiology, and Queer Theory

British Journal for the History of Science: Book Reviews:

Brain Pickings: Alan Turing: Church, State, and the Tragedy of Gender-Defiant Genius

LA Review of Books: Life as a Verb: Applying Buckminster Fuller to the 21st Century

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Linn’s Stamp News: New book chronicles ‘How The Post Office Created America’

NEW BOOKS:

OUP: Archaeologists and the Dead: Mortuary Archaeology in Contemporary Society

OUP: A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science

OUP: Prudentius and the Landscapes of Late Antiquity

University of Chicago Press: The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument Over What Makes Living Things Tick

University of Chicago Press: Localization and Its Discontents: A genealogy of Psychoanalysis and the Neuro Disciplines

University of Chicago Press: Cartophilia: Maps and the Search for Identity in the French-German Borderlands

OUP: The Antiquary: John Aubrey’s Historical Scholarship

Columbia University Press: Exhaustion: A History

CUP: Death in Beijing: Murder and Forensic Science in Republican China

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CUP: Toxic Histories: Poison and Pollution in Modern India

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Art Institute Chicago: The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries 25 June–6 November 2016

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich: Above and Beyond: The ultimate interactive flight exhibition 27 May–29 August 2016

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honour of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn 29 June–28 August 2016

The Mary Rose: Mary Rose Museum re-opening on 20th July 2016

Marc Garrett: Curating Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century

The Guardian: Engineering the World review – Ove Arup, the man who built modernity

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Smithsonian.com: See Over 2,000 Wax Models of Skin Diseases at This Swiss Medical Moulage Museum

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

The Guardian: Totally cosmic science festival for blue-sky thinkers

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

History Today: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Science Museum: Robots

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May30–October 2016

Harvard Magazine: Before Social Media: Radio was the medium that broke the silence

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Reviews in History: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee (Royal College of Physicians, 18 January – 29 July 2016)

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Grup d’estudis d’història de la cartografia: Exhibition about Renacentrist cartography in Bergamo 16 April–10 July 2016

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January 29–31 July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

COMING SOON:  Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

Royal Collection: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/exhibitions/qgbp/maria-merians-butterflies

 

Royal Society of Medicine: charcot, hysteria, & la salpetriere 3 May 2016–23 July 2016 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Mary Sue: Nicole Kidman to Play Rosalind Franklin in Film Adaption, Gives Franklin Mainstream Attention She Deserves

BND: Belleville News–Democrat: How “Atomic” creators built a musical about nuclear physics

New Line Theatre: Atomic 2-25 June 2016

Detroit Free Press: ‘Atomic’ produces lots of noise, little heat

ashpags on tumblr: Great Lady Astronomers of History …Come to Life!

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 18 June 2016

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Victoria Baths – Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock: Talk: “The Evils of Dirt and the Value of Cleanliness:” a history of Manchester’s early baths and wash-houses, 1840-1876 10 September 2016

NYAM: Lecture: Up!: Manhood, Democratic Medicine, and Walt Whitman’s Secret Health Writings 18 July 2016

LSE: Lecture: Why Physics Needs Philosophy 17 July 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Royal College of Physicians: John Dee: art, science, magic 11 July 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Wellcome Collection: Friday Late Spectacular: In Pursuit of Pain 1 July 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

London Fortean Society: A History of Life after Death 26 July 2016 

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

 Hokusai: observatory of the Calendar Bureau during the Edo period,  astronomers working on the roof, Mt. Fuji in the background

Hokusai: observatory of the Calendar Bureau during the Edo period,
astronomers working on the roof, Mt. Fuji in the background

TELEVISION:

BBC Four: Inside Porton Down: Britain’s Secret Weapons Research FacilityBBC Four: Genius of the Modern World: Freud

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Research Channel: Overlooked Achievement: The Life of Lise Meitner

BBC Radio 3: Free Thinking: Back to the Future? How to count to 9,999 early medieval-style

RADIO & PODCASTS:

VPR: Our National Parks: Indigenous Voices

iTunes: Things Seminar – Cambridge University

BBC Radio 3: Free Thinkers: Hands, Physiology and Art, the History of Science

BBC Radio 4: Shakespeare’s Restless World: New Science, Old Magic

Newsworks: How a moat shaped mental health care in the United States

KUMN: Telling the Story of the Manhattan Project

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds: CfP: Workshop: Exploring Histories and Futures of Innovation in Advanced Wound Care 20 September 2016

Leeds Trinity University: Victorian History Workshop 4 July 2016

University of Oxford: Workshop: Alchemy, Universal Medicine, and Prolongation of Life 4 July 2016

University of Cardiff: Programme: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11-13 July 2016

Université de Caen: Colloque: Le corps humain saisi par le droit : entre liberté et propriété 14 Octobre 2016

Augustinerkloster Erfurt: Conference: Towards a Global History of Ideas 7–9 July 2016

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Logis du Roy – Square Jules Bocquet – Amiens: Colloque: L’anatomie sans les arts ? Le corps en images à l’époque moderne 23 et 24 juin 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

University of Freiburg: Accidents and the State in the 20th Century

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

St Anne’s College; University of Oxford: Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World 5–7 July 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

University of Oxford: Summer School and Conference: Mind Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry 13–15 July 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Leeds: Round Table Discussion: “Victorians and History Writing Practices” Seminar: “Victorian Jesus: Imagining the Anonymous Author of Ecce Homo (1865)” 4 July 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

University of Oxford: Draft Oxford Scientiae Conference Programme 5–7 July 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Conference Program: Space, Imagination, and the Cosmos, from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period 9–10 July 2016

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

Osiris Call for Papers

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

Singapore: Society for the History of Technology: Annual Meeting 22–26 June 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

St Michaels College, Cardiff University: Conference: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11–13 July 2016 Programme

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

British and European History of Medicine Conference: Registration: Medicine in Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts University of Kent 7-10 July 2016

BSHS: Prizes

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

CFP Early Modern World

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo Conf

Ian Ramsey Centre Conference, University of Oxford: Workshop “Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine” 7 July 2016 

Annals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

Religion & Medicine

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

Science in Public

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Warburg Institute: ESSWE Thesis Workshop 7 July 2016

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

University of London: Birkbeck: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016: 11 July 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Science Museum Group: Curator of Photography and Photographic Technology

University of Cambridge: Curator of Scientific Collections

Academia: Call for Peer Reviewers: the Wilkie Collins Journals

The HistoryMakers: Video Oral History Researcher/Processor

The HistoryMakers: The HistroyMakers Database & Technical Project Manager

Huygens ING: Postdoc Resarcher: The Art of Reasoning Techniques of Scientific Argumentation in the Medieval Latin West (400–1400)

Cambridge University Library: Curator of Scientific Collections

The Linnean Society: Archivist (Full-time, permanent post)

University of Cambridge: Research Associate: Philosophy of Biology (Fixed Term)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: year2, Vol. #45

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #45

Monday 20 June 2016

EDITORIAL:

 We have reached the summer solstice the middle point of the astronomical year and we have reached the forty-fifth edition in the Whewell’s Gazette #histSTM year bringing you a wide selection of the histories of science, technology and medicine gathered upp throughout cyberspace over the last seven days.

We live in a time where the utility of the humanities is being challenged on an almost daily basis; this was not always the case and is in fact a very recent development. In earlier times the interchange between the arts and the sciences was a commonplace and fully accepted phenomenon. On the British Art Studies web site there is an interesting combined history of art history of science study of just such a case from the eighteenth century under the title ‘Looking for “the Longitude”’.

Opening with an essay from Katy Barrett entitled, First Look, discussing a visual reference to the search for longitude in a Hogarth print the study is being extended and deepened everyday by a series of expert commentators amplifying different aspects of the topic.

British Art Studies: Looking for “the Longitude”:

First Look by Katy Barrett

Day 1: Response to figures 2 and 3 Katy Barrett

Day 2: Response to figure 4 Richard Dunn

Day 3: Response to figure 5 Rebekah Higgitt

Day 4: Response to figure 6 Katherine Parker

This is the latest development in what has been one of the best #histSTM research projects conducted in recent years, the Board of Longitude Research Project. The Board of Longitude was set up in the early eighteenth century and existed slightly more than one hundred years and was charged with task of supporting the search for a reliable method of determining longitude at sea. The board examined proposals, awarded research grants for promising efforts and monetary rewards for successful progress towards a reliable method. The Board’s records have been preserved and a research project was set up under the leadership of Simon Schaffer from Cambridge University and Rebekah Higgitt and Richard Dunn from the Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The other researchers were postdocs, Alexi Baker and Nicky Reeves, doctoral students, Katy Barrett, Eoin Phillips and Sophie Waring, and for the final year Katherine McAlpine as engagement officer. The project ran from May 2010 till June 2015 and produced some truly excellent results.

As far as the public is concerned at the top of the list is the major exhibition in Greenwich, Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude, which the last time I looked was still touring the world, and the accompanying large format, beautifully illustrated book by Dunn and Higgitt, Finding Longitude. You can find a full and very impressive list of all the other exhibitions, books, papers and articles, doctoral theses, digital and broadcasts, conferences and workshops, lifelong learning events and school projects here.

With a separate grant Cambridge University Library digitised the complete Board of Longitude archives, which are now available online here.

In my opinion this whole project and the people who worked in it set standards for #histSTM research that anybody embarking on a #histSTM research project would be well advised to emulate.

Quotes of the week:

 “Never thought I’d say this but, I want my country back. My lovely, frustrating, tolerant, cynical, cultured, multicultural, funny country” – Tom Webb (@tomjwebb)

“Even idiots occasionally speak the truth accidentally” – Dorothy L. Sayers h/t @ferwen

“Murderous lunatics we may always have with us but murderous lunatics with AR-15 we really don’t have to tolerate” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“I’m sure Trump’s temper tantrums about the press will calm down once he’s elected Supreme Leader” – Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman)

Fucking Scary

“Dear young people. Please don’t let you’re future be stolen by mad old farts who want to return the country to an age that never existed” – Peter Davidson (@PeterDavidson5)

“In 1780, Ribright & Smith, Optical, Philosophical & Mathematical instrument makers in Bath, would ‘electrify’ persons for a shilling” – Alun Whithey (@DrAlun)

“I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability” – Oscar Wilde

“By nature a philosopher is not in genius and disposition half so different from a street porter” – Adam Smith (1723-1790)

Mathematics

Q: “How many philosophers does it take to ruin a dinner?”

A: “Well what do you mean by ‘ruin’?” – Ethicist for Hire (@ethicistforhire)

Would the Leave team settle for pulling out of Eurovision as a compromise? – History Scientist (@historyscientis)

“The quietness of his tone italicised the malice of his reply” – Truman Capote h/t @matthewcobb

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men” ― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator h/t @KaraWSwanson

Pascal Wager

[Dawkins leans out window.] “You there, boy, what day is it?” “It’s Christmas Day, sir!” “No it’s not. It is just a day. Faith is insanity” – Avery Edison (@aedison)

“Lycranthropy – man turning into a wolf but wearing cycle shorts” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Entomology is often perceived as a sub-discipline of zoology; somewhat ironic as most animals are insects” – (@realscienists)

“An early calculator is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all” (HT Mr J) – Brian Clegg (@brianclegg)

Reading an article that begins: “Much has been written on the Middle Ages; most of it has been negative” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

Einstein's advertisement for his private tutoring services in math and physics, including a free trial lesson h/t @phalpern

Einstein’s advertisement for his private tutoring services in math and physics, including a free trial lesson h/t @phalpern

Birthdays of the Week:

The Birth of Frankenstein 16 June 1816

Title page of first edition of Frankenstein, Volume I. Source: Wikimedia Common

Title page of first edition of Frankenstein, Volume I.
Source: Wikimedia Common

The Last Word on Nothing: Dr. Frankenstein’s Climate

The Public Domain Review: Frankenstein, the Baroness, and the Climate Refugees of 1816

The Guardian: What Frankenstein means now

Science Museum: The Creation of Frankenstein

James Clerk Maxwell born 13 June 1831

A young Maxwell at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is holding one of his colour wheels. Source: Wikimedia Commons

A young Maxwell at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is holding one of his colour wheels.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Royal Society of Chemistry: On this day in Chemistry June 13th

Thomas Young born 13 June 1773

Portrait of Thomas Young (1773–1829) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Thomas Young (1773–1829)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Len Fisher: History’s most boring scientist makes waves

Archive.org: A course of natural philosophy and the mechanical arts

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yerkes Observatory staff, August 1916, from left (back row, standing): Stanley H. Hughes, Everett I. Yowell, Julius Lemkowitz, John A. Parkhurst, John Mellish, Clifford Crump, Max Petersen, Oliver J. Lee, Lloyd R. Wylie, Edwin Hubble, Edward Emerson Barnard, Edwin Brant Frost (Director), Francis Easton Carr, Francis P. Leavenworth, Storrs B. Barrett; (front row, seated) Esther Wendell, Mary Ross Calvert, Evelyn W. Wickham, Vera Gushee, Frances Lowater, Elise Johns, Mrs. Mellish's sister (unnamed). University of Chicago Photographic Archive

Yerkes Observatory staff, August 1916, from left (back row, standing): Stanley H. Hughes, Everett I. Yowell, Julius Lemkowitz, John A. Parkhurst, John Mellish, Clifford Crump, Max Petersen, Oliver J. Lee, Lloyd R. Wylie, Edwin Hubble, Edward Emerson Barnard, Edwin Brant Frost (Director), Francis Easton Carr, Francis P. Leavenworth, Storrs B. Barrett; (front row, seated) Esther Wendell, Mary Ross Calvert, Evelyn W. Wickham, Vera Gushee, Frances Lowater, Elise Johns, Mrs. Mellish’s sister (unnamed). University of Chicago Photographic Archive

AHF: Luis Alvarez

Spaceflight Insider: Our Spaceflight Heritage: Pioneer 10, First to Achieve Escape Velocity from the Solar System

Undark: Unsung: Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville

Evelyn Boyd Granville

Evelyn Boyd Granville

Daily Star Albany: Hammurabi’s Astronomers Tracked Jupiter and Record Planet’s Motion, 4000 Years Ago

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Louis Hemplemann Interview – Part 1

Chemistry World: Nicol’s prism

Scientific American: Ancient Documents Reveal Sunspots, Auroras and Other Solar Activity before Galileo

Museum Victoria Collections: Eclipse Expeditions from Melbourne Observatory

Time: The Manhattan Project Physicist Who Fought for Equal Rights for Women

Corpus Newtonicum: How to recognise a Newton library book in 60 seconds (Scenes from the Library of Isaac Newton, Part 1)

Lost in the Footnotes: J.J. Thompson and the Public Conflagration

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Mack Newsom’s Interview

Yovisto: The First Woman in Space – Valentina Tereshkowa

Tereshkova, skiing, 1964 RIAN archive 16350 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tereshkova, skiing, 1964
RIAN archive 16350
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SpaceWatchtower: 100 Years Ago: Connecticut Observatory Opens w/out Telescope!

Yesterday’s Island Today’s Nantucket: Invitation to Maria Mitchell from AAAS

The Atlantic: How Sexism Held Back Space Exploration

the scottbot irregular: [f-s d] Cetus

Dannen.com: Recommendations on the Immediate Use of Nuclear Weapons, June 16, 1945

World Digital Library: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon: Moon of the Southern Sea

Yovisto: William Parsons and his Large Telescope

Yovisto: Alexander Friedmann and the Expanding Universe

atnf.csiro.au: Searching for the Astronomy of Aboriginal Australians

Brain Pickings: Ordering the Heavens: Hevelius’s Revolutionary 17th-Century Star Catalog and the First Moon Map

 

AHF: James Marshall

mikeoats.org: William Lassell (1799-1880) and the discovery of Triton, 1846

AHF: Aage Niels Bohr

Instruments

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Ptak Science Books: Visulizing Data: the Texas Newspaper Frontier in 1880

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Essay Prize Series part 4: European Conceptualisation of Southeast Asian Sexual Diversity, c. 1590–1640

Wales Online: The trend for grown-up colouring-in has been going on for 400 years – and the used to use maps of Wales

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The Guardian: A History of the 20th century in maps – in pictures

Yovisto: Sir Francis Drake’s discovery of Nova Albion

Atlas Obscura: Tall Travel Tales from 17th-Century Mexico, Mapped

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine: On View: Teaching watercolor of a leiomyoma in the uterus

Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine: On View:
Teaching watercolor of a leiomyoma in the uterus

 

Thomas Morris: The double monster

National Geographic: Phenomenon: The 19th Century Doctor Who Mapped His Hallucinations

Nautilus: The True Story of Medical Books Bond in Human Skin

Readers Digest: The heart hero who discovered the heartbeat

Dr Alun Withey: Nendrick’s Pill: Selling Medicine in Rural Britain

(Image from Google Books)

(Image from Google Books)

Science of Us: Diarrhea Is the Wartime Enemy No One Mentions

NYAM: The Legacy of Aloysius “Alois” Alzheimer

The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice: Extraordinary Women: A Personal Look at Breast Cancer

Medical History: Volume 60 Numéro 03 July 2016: Soul Catchers: The Material Culture of the Mind Sciences: Table of Contents

Thomas Morris: Death from Peas

JHI Blog: Karl Philip Moritz and Oralism

Naomi Clifford: A broadside on Elizabeth Simmonds, who had a lucky escape from the dissecting table

Science of Us: The Tuskegee Experiment Kept Killing Black People Decades After It Ended

The New York Times: Did Infamous Tuskegee Study Cause Lasting Mistrust of Doctors Among Blacks?

Alice Dolan: Disability at the Foundling Hospital

STAT: 7 of the most gruesome medical devices in history

Graeco-Roman surgical instruments. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Graeco-Roman surgical instruments.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Thomas Morris: A case for Dr Bell

Calenda: Confiance et légitimité en information et communication de santé

Royal College of Physicians: Clinical neurophysiology: historical highlights

Museum of HSTM Leeds: Lecture 6. Midwifery Forceps

DailyHistory.org: What was the dominant medical sect in the United States during the 19th Century?

Thomas Morris: Occupation: glass and nail eater

Atlas Obscura: In the Early 1940s, the Red Cross Banned Black Blood Donors

A Surgical Demonstration (c.1700), oil on canvas by A. van der Groes

A Surgical Demonstration (c.1700), oil on canvas by A. van der Groes

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Science Museum: Revealing the Real Cooke and Wheatstone Telegraph Dial

Ptak Science Books: Using Children and Shoes as Metaphors for Naval Strength ­ the Display of Quantitative Information Series

Conciatore: Thévenot Continues East

Dial “S” For Science: Mystery of Ancient Greek Device Solved

New York Times: The Ancient Greek Philosopher’s Guide to the Galaxy

Smithsonian.com: How Singer Won the Sewing Machine War

The company's early advertising claims boasted of many superlatives, including "always ready." (Corbis)

The company’s early advertising claims boasted of many superlatives, including “always ready.” (Corbis)

Forbes: These Ancient Artifacts – Like King Tut’s Dagger – Are Made From Alien Metals

JSTOR Daily: Why King Tut Had a Meteorite Knife

Smithsonian.com: This Segregated Railway Car Offers a Visceral Reminder of the Jim Crow Era

Atlas Obscura: John Muir’s Alarm Clock Desk

Science Museum: The watch that helped change lives

The Aviation History Online Museum: Capt. John Alcock and Lt. Arthur Whitten Brown

Wired: Birth of the Microphone How Sound Became Signal

io9: This six-story highway through Manhattan is a great lunatic moment in urban planning

Ptak Science Books: DIY Tank Model, 1917 (Full Text)

[Popular Mechanics, August, 1917, pg 307]

[Popular Mechanics, August, 1917, pg 307]

Whipple Library Books Blog: I is for Instruments

Yovisto: Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company

Electrifying the country house: Guest Post: Eating Electricity and Delivering India – Animesh Chatterjee

Hello World!: K&R: Where It All Began

Conciatore: Weights and Measures

Ptak Science Books: Mobile Maginot: Moveable Land and Floating Forts, 1940

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Mimi Matthews: A Brief History of Victorian Goldfish Globes and Goldfish-Hawkers

the many-headed monster: Riches, Poverty and Pollution: Living with Coal Smoke in Early Modern London

Science Blogs: Annie Maunder, der Schmetterling in der Sonne und die Sache mit der kleinen Eiszeit

Niche: Exploring Fish Introductions using GIS

TrowelBlazers: Beatrice de Cardi, OBE

Bestiarium: The shoulder horn of Dürer’s marvellous Rhinocerus – revealing a 501 year old mystery beast

Dürer's Rhinoceros Source: Wikimedia Commons

Dürer’s Rhinoceros
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Genetic Literacy Project: Scientists celebrate 100th anniversary of DNA double helix discovery [sic]

The Public Domain Review: Richard Spruce and the Trials of Victorian Bryology

BLE: Louis A. Fuertes (Puerto Rican American Ornithologist & Artist)

Recipes Project: Picturing Seething Meat in the New World

Atlas Obscura: The Eccentric Father of Early American Taxidermy Practiced on Ben Franklins Cat

Science League of America: Even the Classics Can Surprise You

The Wire: A Brief History of the Earth: How it All Began

Yovisto: Barbara McClintock and Cytogenetics

Forbes: How Biology Pioneer Carl Linnaeus Once Tried to Classify Minerals

The Atlantic: RIP Bob Paine, A Keystone Among Ecologists

UW professor Robert T. Paine, 80, in his Kincaid Hall office, “has trained a thriving dynasty” of students. ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

UW professor Robert T. Paine, 80, in his Kincaid Hall office, “has trained a thriving dynasty” of students.
ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

History of Geology: Dante’s Inferno – The Geology of Hell

The Friends of Darwin: 18-Jun-1858: Wallace’s Bombshell

Scientific American: Laelaps: The Battle for the Bone War Beasts

Science: Rising temperatures and humans were a deadly combo for ancient South American megafauna

The Guardian: How Darwin’s view from his bedroom window ushered in a scientific revolution

Extinct Monsters: The Epistemological Challenge of Model Wales

Mimi Matthews: The Alligator in the Thames: Victorian Era Reports of Reptiles at Large

Chased by an Alligator, Reptiles and Birds, 1883.

Chased by an Alligator, Reptiles and Birds, 1883.

Forbes: How Animal Freakshows Helped the Science of Biology to Develop

Strange Science: Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire

flickr: BHL: The naturalists’ miscellany v.1

CHEMISTRY:

C&EN: Groovy chemistry: The materials science behind records

A cylinder made from Edison’s brown wax, which is actually more of a metal soap. Credit: Anna-Maria Manuel

A cylinder made from Edison’s brown wax, which is actually more of a metal soap.
Credit: Anna-Maria Manuel

CHF: Science, Protector of the Common Good

AHF: Jerome Karle

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Royal Society: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Discussion meeting issue ‘Major transitions in human evolution’ Table of Contents

Science Museum: Frankenstein: From literature to myth to bogey-man of science

The Indian Express: ICHR approves first project to map ancient India’s scientific achievements

Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine: News of the Consortium June 2016

Oxford Brookes University: Student Profiles: Jane Freebody: MA History of Medicine

Now in the first year of her PhD specialising in the history of psychiatry, Jane reflects back on what made her first apply for an MA History of Medicine

Now in the first year of her PhD specialising in the history of psychiatry, Jane reflects back on what made her first apply for an MA History of Medicine

University of Surrey: Media Centre: University of Surry Professor and BBC Presenter receives Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication

Society of Physics Students: Week 1: Hitch, Hack, Home –It’s Off to Work I Go!

Wired: The Pitfalls of Using Google Ngram to Study Language

BioLogos: God and Science in America after Darwin

The #EnvHist Weekly

The Royal Society: Notes and Records: Fit for print: developing an institutional model of scientific periodical publishing in England, 1665–ca. 1714

The Guardian: ‘There’s no point being subtle about science. You have to bang them over the head with it’

ESOTERIC:

Disaster

The Case Book Project: Releases 10 and 11: Simon Forman’s guide to astrological medicine, Richard Napier’s casebooks 1610–1620 and 21 volumes of colour images

Academia: Establishing the Canon: George Ripley and his Alchemical Sources

BOOK REVIEWS:

Brain Pickings: Einstein’s Brilliant and Unusual Life, in a Graphic Novel

Reviews in History: Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland

Popular Science: The Gene – Siddhartha Mukherjee

soundcloud: Guinevere Glasford – The Words in My Hand interview

Harpenden History: Cholera in Victorian England

Cover_for_Cholera_The_Victorian_Plague_s

Reviews in History: Rational Action: The Sciences of Policy in Britain and America, 1940–1960

Wire: New book surveys the early electronic music explorers of the UK

The Guardian: Dry Store Room No 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum

 

NEW BOOKS:

The Orion Publishing Group: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Story of Our Genes

Historiens de la santé: A Forgotten Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern

Smithsonian Books: Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved

OUP: The Silk Road: A New History Valerie Hansen

9780190218423

Routledge: Hope and Grief in the Anthropocene

CUP: Religious Refugees in the Early Modern World: An Alternative History of the Reformation

Historiens de la santé: Painting as Medicine in Early Modern Rome: Giulio Mancini and the Efficacy of Art 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The Mary Rose: Mary Rose Museum re-opening on 20th July 2016

Marc Garrett: Curating Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century

The Guardian: Engineering the World review – Ove Arup, the man who built modernity

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Smithsonian.com: See Over 2,000 Wax Models of Skin Diseases at This Swiss Medical Moulage Museum

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

The Guardian: Totally cosmic science festival for blue-sky thinkers

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

History Today: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Science Museum: Robots

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May30–October 2016

Harvard Magazine: Before Social Media: Radio was the medium that broke the silence

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Reviews in History: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee (Royal College of Physicians, 18 January – 29 July 2016)

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Grup d’estudis d’història de la cartografia: Exhibition about Renacentrist cartography in Bergamo 16 April–10 July 2016

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January 29–31 July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

COMING SOON:  Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

New Line Theatre: Atomic 2-25 June 2016

Discover Medical London: Medicine at the Movies: 16 June 2016

Detroit Free Press: ‘Atomic’ produces lots of noise, little heat

ashpags on tumblr: Great Lady Astronomers of History …Come to Life!

The Rose Theatre: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson 7–30 June 2016

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 18 June 2016

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

NYAM: Lecture: Up!: Manhood, Democratic Medicine, and Walt Whitman’s Secret Health Writings 18 July 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: JSTOR presents: First Blood Transfusions: An Illustrated History 29 June

LSE: Lecture: Why Physics Needs Philosophy 17 July 2016

Nature: Medical research: Citizen medicine: Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Hunterian Museum till 17 September 2016

The Guardian: Mothers of Invention: the women who pioneered electronic music London Southbank Centre 24–26 June

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

Center for the History of Medicine Harvard: Phineas Gage Event 23 June 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

 

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Royal College of Physicians: John Dee: art, science, magic 11 July 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: IMPERFECT KNOWLEDGE:  MEDICAL STUDENTS AND MENTAL HEALTHCARE IN THE 1840S 25 June 2016

Museum of the History of Science: Observing the Observers 28 June 2016

Wellcome Collection: BSL Discussion: Ancient ills, ancient cures 23 June 2016

Coming soon: Wellcome Collection: Friday Late Spectacular: In Pursuit of Pain 1 July 2016

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Domenico Fetti: Archimedes

Domenico Fetti: Archimedes

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

WLRN: Miami – South Florida: The History of Science & Future of Technology

Open Culture: Soviet Inventor Léon Theremin Shows Off the Theremin, the Early Electronic Instrument That Could Be Played Without Being Touched (1954)

Youtube: Mechanical Computing: How the Pascaline Works

RADIO & PODCASTS:

soundcloud: The Royal Irish Academy: Science: The Scientific Collections of the Edward Worth Library – Elizabethanne Boran

Here & Now: Chad Orzel: Do Americans Know Enough About Science?

BBC Radio 4: The Unseen – A History of the Invisible

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 086: George Goodwin, Benjamin Franklin in London

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

New Bern NC: CfP: North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference 4–5 November 2016

Logis du Roy – Square Jules Bocquet – Amiens: Colloque: L’anatomie sans les arts ? Le corps en images à l’époque moderne 23 et 24 juin 2016

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Irish Philosophy: Robert Boyle Summer School, Lismore Co. Waterford 23–26 June 2016

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

UCL: CfP. Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1–2 September 2016 Deadline 4 July 2016

University of Durham: Conference: Evidence and Representation – Keeping Watch in Babylon: the astronomical diaries between science and history 24 June 2016

Society for U.S: Intellectual History: Conference: From the Mayflower to Silicon Valley: Tools and Traditions in American Intellectual History October 13-15, 2016

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

Eä: CfP: for upcoming issues of Eä – Journal of Medical Humanities & Social Studies of Science and Technology is currently open Deadline 30 June Manuscripts accepted in Spanish, English and Portuguese

San Sebastian: Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress 3-7 October 2016

Westminster Quaker Meeting House: ‘A MANY-SIDED CRYSTAL’: THE QUAKER PHYSICIST & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON (1851–1916) A Workshop to Mark the Centenary of his Death 16 September 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

University of Chester: Symposium: Pilgrimage, Shrines and Healing in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe 24 June 2016

University of Freiburg: Accidents and the State in the 20th Century

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

University of Bergamo: Workshop: Early Modern Galenism and Botany 24 June 2016

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

St Anne’s College; University of Oxford: Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World 5–7 July 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

University of Oxford: Summer School and Conference: Mind Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry 13–15 July 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Leeds: Round Table Discussion: “Victorians and History Writing Practices” Seminar: “Victorian Jesus: Imagining the Anonymous Author of Ecce Homo (1865)” 4 July 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

University of Oxford: Draft Oxford Scientiae Conference Programme 5–7 July 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Conference Program: Space, Imagination, and the Cosmos, from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period 9–10 July 2016

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing: Third Symposium for the History and Philosophy of Programming 25 June 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

Osiris Call for Papers

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

Singapore: Society for the History of Technology: Annual Meeting 22–26 June 2016

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University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

 

St Michaels College, Cardiff University: Conference: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11–13 July 2016 Programme

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

British and European History of Medicine Conference: Registration: Medicine in Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts University of Kent 7-10 July 2016

BSHS: Prizes

Three Societies Meeting: University of Alberta, Edmonton 22–25 June 2016 Only two weeks left for hotel conference rates!

Trinity College Cambridge: The Venues of Scholarly Output: Collections, Treatises, Textbooks, Archives 25 June 2016

Let’s Talk About Sex: CfP: History of Sexuality PGR/ECR Workshop University of Exeter 26–27 June 2016

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

 

University of Reading: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

CFP Early Modern World

 

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo Conf

Ian Ramsey Centre Conference, University of Oxford: Workshop “Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine” 7 July 2016 

Annals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

Religion & Medicine

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

Science in Public

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Warburg Institute: ESSWE Thesis Workshop 7 July 2016

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

University of London: Birkbeck: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016: 11 July 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

irkbeck, University of London: CfP: Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century 17 June 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Queen Mary University of London: Applications Invited for AHRC CDP with British Library: Hans Sloane’s Books Deadline 6 July 2016

University of Liverpool: Three postdoctoral job opportunities on ERC-funded project “Travel, Transculturality and Identity in England, c. 1550-1700”

The Royal Institution: Freelance Science Presenter

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Internship in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts

Lausanne: Appel à candidatures: Poste 50% histoire de la médecine à Lausanne

Queen Mary University of London: Lisa Jardine Doctoral Studentship

National Media Museum Bradford: Curator of Photography and Photographic Technology

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol: #44

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #44

Monday 13 June 2016

EDITORIAL:

We are rapidly approaching midsummers day and it is pissing with rain. To help you while away the time as you wait for summer to come here is the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #hisSTM links list bringing you a rim full collection of the histories of science, technology and medicine that was made available on the Internet over the last seven days.

Owl Inspectorate Officer making annual editorial quality control

Owl Inspectorate Officer making annual editorial quality control

The Antikythera mechanism is with certainty one of the most fascinating artefacts in both the histories of science and technology. A badly corroded and initially almost unrecognisable collection of bronze gears or cog wheels in a wooden frame or box; it was initially recovered from a ship wreck off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901. It’s purpose or function remained a complete mystery for several decades and no real attention was paid to it before 1951 when the British historian of astronomy Derek J. de Sola Price became the first person to seriously examine it and to realise that here was something quite extraordinary.

Since de Sola Price’s initial examination the device has been subjected to a great deal of scrutiny and examination with numerous academic papers and less formal reports being published on its structure, date of manufacture and functions. It is now fairly clear that it was produce roughly 200 years BCE and that it is some form of astronomical calculator or analogue computer.

The Antikythera mechanism (Fragment A – front) Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Antikythera mechanism (Fragment A – front)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Antikythera mechanism (Fragment A – back) Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Antikythera mechanism (Fragment A – back)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

On the 9 June The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project held a new public presentation of which there is a video on their website and which has been widely reported on, see the collection of links below. However I have followed this story with interest for a number of years and I can’t for the life of me see what new material of any real significance has been made public on this occasion or why it was done in such an overblown manner. Being of a cynical nature I can only conclude that the project is due for a funding review, an evil that all publically funded academic projects have to go through on a regular basis, and that this presentation was made to impress the money men. Be that as it may for those that were not previously aware of this extraordinary artefact or who wish to deepen they knowledge please help yourselves.

For over a century since its discovery in an ancient shipwreck, the exact function of the Antikythera Mechanism (pictured) - named after the southern Greek island off which it was found - was a tantalizing puzzle. University of Athens professor Xenophon Moussas points at a possible reconstruction Source: The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project

For over a century since its discovery in an ancient shipwreck, the exact function of the Antikythera Mechanism (pictured) – named after the southern Greek island off which it was found – was a tantalizing puzzle. University of Athens professor Xenophon Moussas points at a possible reconstruction
Source: The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project

The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project: Website

Smithsonian.com: The World’s First Computer May Have Been Used To Tell Fortunes

The Public Opinion: Decade of labor reveals philosopher’s guide to the galaxy

The Daily Mail: Is this the world’s oldest computer? 2,100 year-old mechanical relic acted as an astronomer’s ‘guide to the galaxy’

mental_floss: 15 Intriguing Facts About the Antikythera Mechanism

CBC News: Scientists decipher purpose of mysterious astronomy tool made by ancient Greeks

Universe Today: Mysterious Greek Device Found to Be Astronomical Computer

Gizmodo: The World’s Oldest Computer May Have Been Used to Predict the Future

Independent: World’s oldest computer from 60 BC used to read stars and tell future, study reveals

IFL Science: A Decade of Work Has Decode this Ancient Greek Astronomy “Computer”

Quotes of the week:

“Farage is to sound reasoning & evidence what Sweeney Todd was to healthy eating” – Martin Shovel (@MartinShovel)

“Critical Thinking (n): The ability to look at a complex situation, evaluate many lines of evidence, and reach a conclusion I find congenial” – Chad Orzel (@orzelc)

“Donald Trump really is just the non-animated version of Eric Cartman: “You guys are all hella losers”” – Catherine Q. (@CatherineQ)

Parker Quote

“Today’s serious historical question- did bad handwriting in letters cause as much confusion as autocorrect does now?” – Backyard Alchemist (@guthrie_stewart)

“Teach someone a specific skill, & they’ll get a job. Teach someone to teach themselves skills, and they’ll get a lifetime of jobs”– Anon h/t @HPS_Vanessa

“The nature of the pneuma has always perplexed readers of Galenic theory, whose mystified ranks include Vesalius, Willis, Descartes” h/t Matthew Cobb

“The scientist explains the world by successive approximations” – E. Hubble h/t @AdamFrank4

 

“The brain is a muscle, and writing is like running – when you haven’t done it for a while it is difficult, painful and exhausting” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?” – Mary Astell (1666–1731)

“It doesn’t matter how old you get, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9-year-old was given $100” – bananafanafofisa (@lisaxy424)

Birthdays of the Week:

 Francis Crick born 8 June 1916

Crick birthday cake

 

Why Evolution is True: Happy 100th birthday, Francis Crick (1916–2004)

Scielo Brasil: On the centenary of the birth of Francis H.C. Crick – from physics to genetics and neuroscience

The Guardian: Francis Crick portrait unveiled to honour breakthrough DNA work

Francis Crick’s 100th birthday: see his new portrait in @The Crick’s building

Francis Crick’s 100th birthday: see his new portrait in @The Crick’s building

Nobelprize.org: The Discovery of the Molecular Structure of DNA – The Double Helix

Letters of Note: A Most Important Discovery

Johannes Müller aka Regiomontanus born 6 June 1436

Johannes Regiomontanus, Woodcut Source: Wikimedia Commons

Johannes Regiomontanus, Woodcut Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The world’s first scientific press

Libraries: University of Wisconsin-Madison: Regiomontanus in the Nuremberg Chronicle

Giovanni Domenico Cassini born 8 June 1625

Giovanni Cassini (artist unknown) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Giovanni Cassini (artist unknown)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The real founder of telescopic astronomy

History of Europe in Space: Jean-Dominique Cassini: Astrology to Astronomy

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson born 9 June 1836

A 1900 portrait of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, LSA, MD (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917) John Singer Sargent Source: Wikimedia Commons

A 1900 portrait of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, LSA, MD (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917) John Singer Sargent
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Independent: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: 4 facts you should know about one of Britain’s most important feminists

Newsweek: Who Was Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Why Is She a Google Doodle

nhe: Celebrating the legacy of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Soundcloud: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836–1917), first woman to qualify as a doctor in Britain

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson circa 1889 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson circa 1889
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

Bulletin of the History of Medicine: Women Doctors and Lady Nurses: Class, Education, and the Professional Victorian Woman

Blue Plaques: Garrett Anderson, Elizabeth (1836–1917)

BP Anderson

John Dollond born 10 June 1710

John Dollond by Benjamin Wilson *mid to late 18th century Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Dollond by Benjamin Wilson *mid to late 18th century
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: John Dollond and the Achromatic Lenses

Dollond telescope

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Taking the colour out of light

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Forbes: No One, Not Even Newton or Einstein, Was The Muhammad Ali of Physics

AHF: Bernice Brode

America Pink: Zinaida Aksentyeva: Life

AHF: Robert S. Mulliken

S.R. Sarma: A Descriptive Catalogue of Indian Astronomical Instruments

The Royal Society: The Repository: War and planets

The Press: Historic telescope to be repaired

The Public Domain Review: Flowers in the Sky

Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, Folio 52 (Comet mit einem grosen Schwantz, 1401)

Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, Folio 52 (Comet mit einem grosen Schwantz, 1401)

Motherboard: Comets, Meteors, and Other Space Phenomena Depicted Over 1,000 Years

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Roslyn Robinson’s Interview

Voices of the Manhattan Project: David Hawkins’ Interview Part 1

The Catholic Astronomer: We Have Always Been Tiny

The Guardian: Sir Tom Kibble obituary

Dave’s Universe: Dr, John H. Eicher, 1921–2016

 

Nautilus: Why Physicists Make Up Stories in the Dark

University of Toronto Scientific Instruments Collection: In Praise of Small Instruments: J.S. Plaskett, the Physical Laboratory Workshop, and the Humble Resistance Box

AHF: William F. Lightfoot and the “Fat Man” Fireset

Yovisto: CERN and its Brilliant Minds

The Renaissance Mathematicus: How do we kill off myths of science zombies?

Portrait of Kepler by an unknown artist, 1610 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Kepler by an unknown artist, 1610
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Astronomical Institute: Slovak Academy of Sciences: Dr. Antonin Becvar

Whipple Library Books Blog: G is for Galileo and the tacit ‘Dialogues’

Asian Art: Jambudvipa and its Continents

Popular Science: A Brief History of Menstruating in Space

Finding Ada: Williamina Fleming: Star of Scotland

Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (1857-1911), circa 1890s. (Courtesy Curator of Astronomical Photographs at Harvard College Observatory.)

Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (1857-1911), circa 1890s. (Courtesy Curator of Astronomical Photographs at Harvard College Observatory.)

AHF: The Frank Report

AHF: Nicholas Metropolis

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: A 19th-Century Cartography Crammed All of Human History into this Map

Colton's full map from 1842.

Colton’s full map from 1842.

Bloomberg: French Maps From 1781 That Helped Free America to Be Auctioned

Ptak Science Books: A Good Example of a Bad Map, 1867

The Scotsman: Map: The 18th century territories of Scotland’s clans

David Stewart's map depicts the territories of the Highland clans in 1746-147. Picture: National Library of Scotland.

David Stewart’s map depicts the territories of the Highland clans in 1746-147. Picture: National Library of Scotland.

Digital Commonwealth: Maritime Charts and Atlases (Collection of Distinction) Boston Public Library

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Othmeralia: The Book of Health (1898)

Thomas Morris: The cod-liver oil binge

Beyond Chicken Soup: Medical Inventions: Morris Tischler’s Solid State Pacemaker

The Embryo Project: ABO Blood Type Identification and Forensic Science (1900–1960)

Google Patents: Face-mask for treating the skin

The H-Word: Human-pig chimeras and the history of transplanting from animals

Colour lithograph: “human vivisection”, published in Lustige Blatter. Berlin, c. 1910. The rabbit says “Now no phoney sentimentality! The principle of free research requires that I vivisect this human for the health of the entire animal world”. Illustration: Wellcome Library, London/Wellcome Images

Colour lithograph: “human vivisection”, published in Lustige Blatter. Berlin, c. 1910. The rabbit says “Now no phoney sentimentality! The principle of free research requires that I vivisect this human for the health of the entire animal world”. Illustration: Wellcome Library, London/Wellcome Images

CHF: A Sweet Invention

ncbi.nim.nih.gov: John Bostock’s first description of hayfever

Early Modern Medicine: Catching Cold

Thomas Morris: Saved for posterity

Wellcome Collection Blog: Inspired: Human evolution & obstetrics

The Francis A. Conway Library of Medicine: On View: Teaching watercolor of tumor at actual size

Wellcome Library: Health and well-being: Early Medicine’s new theme

BLDGBLOG: The Human Nervous System, Pressed Like a Flower

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[Image: Smartphone shot in non-ideal lighting conditions]

The New York Times: Jerome S. Bruner, Who Shaped Understanding of the Young Mind, Dies at 100

The Recipes Project: Human Milk as Medicine in Imperial China: Practice or Fantasy?

NBC News: Plague Came to Europe Just Once and Stayed, Study Finds

Atlas Obscura: How An [sic] 1918 Author Introduced the World to the Concept of Female Pleasure

Thomas Morris: Killed by a corkscrew

Thomas Morris: The horn of a dilemma

Discover: How Railway Surgeons Advanced Medicine

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The H-Word: Doping and the 1966 World Cup

Thomas Morris: The double monster

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Hackaday: Retrotechtacular: The Voder from Bell Labs

The National Museum of Computing: Veterans see Lorenz encrypt to decrypt

Gizmodo: Defeat AGAIN for Hitler as Bletchley Boffins Recreate WWII Code Breaks

Heritage Calling: A Bicycle Shed is a (Listed) Building

The H-Word: Uncovering the lives of women in science and technology: the case of Sarah Guppy

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Sinking of the Lusitania

Conciatore: Neri in Pisa

Conciatore: Travels to the East

Smithsonian.com: Hot Air Balloon Travel for the Luxury Traveler of the 1800s

A colored print of La Minerve (image: National Air and Space Museum)

A colored print of La Minerve (image: National Air and Space Museum)

Ptak Science Books: Ships in the Skyline, Part V: Cities INSIDE of Ships

Ptak Science Books: The pre-Google pre-Car –Google –Car (1892)

6sqft: Horn and Hardart Automats: Redefining Lunchtime, Diner on a Dime

Ptak Science Books: Fancy Walking Sticks and their Fancier Interior Lives (1892)

The Times: Ferguson’s timepiece sold to US bidder

IEEE: Annals of the History of Computing Download: History of Computing in East Asia

V&A: Sensing Time: a royal mantel clock

Gizmag: The stopwatch: 200 years old and still ticking

The stopwatch turns 200: When the compteur de tierces surfaced in 2012, it was like stumbling across an iPhone from 1975 in a junk shop (Credit: Louis Moinet Company)

The stopwatch turns 200: When the compteur de tierces surfaced in 2012, it was like stumbling across an iPhone from 1975 in a junk shop (Credit: Louis Moinet Company)

Ciara Meehan: The Dangers of Washing Machines

Hyperallergic: The Incredible Electric Eric: Rebuilding a Lost 1920s British Robot

Atlas Obscura: How a Hotel in Chicago Convinced Drivers They Needed Parking Garages

Smithsonian.com: The Story of László Bíró, the Man Who Invented the Ballpoint Pen

Ptak Science Books: Finger-Tip Lights for Theater Ushers

The British Museum: Collection online: The new sucking worm fire engine – A new draught and description of the fire engine

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Abu'l-Fida on Britain from his E14thC Geography, based on 13thC work of Ibn Sa'id al-Maghribi (trans. Dunlop, 1957) h/t Dr Caitlin Green

Abu’l-Fida on Britain from his E14thC Geography, based on 13thC work of Ibn Sa’id al-Maghribi (trans. Dunlop, 1957) h/t Dr Caitlin Green

 Scientific American: The Geology of D-Day (June 6, 1944)

Flathead Beacon: A Brief History of Science in Glacier National Park

Niche: The Birthday of the Year Without a Summer

Niche: The Iinnii Initiative: Reintroducing Bison to Blackfoot Country

storify: Instruments Supercomputers Environmental change

ABC News: New DNA technology confirms Aboriginal people as first Australians

Encyclopedia.com: Weidenreich, Franz

The Guardian: Killer breakthrough – the day DNA evidence first nailed a murderer

Lynda Mann (left) and Dawn Ashworth, the 15-year-old victims of rapist and murderer Colin Pitchfork. Photographs: PA

Lynda Mann (left) and Dawn Ashworth, the 15-year-old victims of rapist and murderer Colin Pitchfork. Photographs: PA

The Washington Post: Watch these leaping eels validate one of science history’s wackiest stories

The Recipes Project: Blood, Controversy, and Puddings in the Early English Atlantic

Hoaxes: The Eruption of Mount Edgecumbe

Tiny Letter: Pie in the Sky

Inside Climate News: For Oil Industry, Clean Air Fight Was Dress Rehearsal for Climate Denial

The Atlantic: The Unsung Hero of Western Science

Verso: China Rose

Nature: Cetology: How science inspired Moby-Dick

The Guardian: Andrea Wulf on a scientific adventurer ‘chased by 10,000 pigs’

Science League of America: In Praise of Pickett, Part 2

BHL: World Oceans Day through Books: The Roots of Modern Ichthyology

Belon portrayed many dolphins, their embryos, and reproductive anatomy within De aquatilibus, marking the beginning of modern embryology. Belon, Pierre. De aquatilibus. 1553.

Belon portrayed many dolphins, their embryos, and reproductive anatomy within De aquatilibus, marking the beginning of modern embryology. Belon, Pierre. De aquatilibus. 1553.

Forbes: Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Crises Throughout European History

The Atlantic: The Smart, Agile, and Completely Underrated Dodo

The Atlantic: Why Americans Call Turkey ‘Turkey’

The Last Word on Nothing: Guest Post: Bárðarbunga and the Winters of Winds, of the Sword, of the World

Yovisto: James Cook and the Great Barrier Reef

Smithsonian.com: Smithsonian’s Wildflower: The Illustrious Life of the Naturalist Who Chronicled America’s Native Flora

University of Birmingham: Lapworth Archive

Atlas Obscura: How Chewing Gave Humans Flat Faces, Little Teeth and Wimpy Jaws

BHL: The natural history of Carolina, Fl…

Geri Walton: Tales of Monkeys as Pets in the 18th Century and 19th Century

A Favorite Poodle And Monkey Belonging To Thomas Osborne, The 4th Duke of Leeds, By John Wootton, Public Domain

A Favorite Poodle And Monkey Belonging To Thomas Osborne, The 4th Duke of Leeds, By John Wootton, Public Domain

storify: Study Day 20 April 2016: Visiting the Hans Sloane Album Collection

The New York Times: Was There an Ice Age in the Southern Hemisphere?

History of Geology: Darwin’s first botanizing steps followed the geological ones

Borneo Post: Proposed Wallace Centre should also honour legacy of local assistant Ali – Historian

Ashmolean: Allen Ariel Photographs

CHEMISTRY:

The Renaissance Mathematicus: How Chemistry came to its first journal – and a small-town professor to lasting prominence

Lorenz Crell Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lorenz Crell
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Visual Evidence

The Conversation: Four new elements named – here’s how the periodic table evolved

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Scholarly Commons: All back issues of the History of Anthropology Newsletter are now digitized, accessible, and searchable

The Social Historians: Why Society Needs Historians

CHF: Biotechnology Heritage Award

the many-headed monster: On periodization: unanswerable questions, questionable answers

al-kashkūl: An Allegorical Epistle By Abū Alī ibn Sīnā (Avicenna) Describing His Arrival at True Knowledge

Forbes: Are There Revolutions in Physics?

Nautilus: Einstein Among the Daffodils

MedHumLab: Five Questions for… Carsten Timmermann

The #EnvHist Weekly

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Seven

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: We Were Trojans

World Digital Library: A Compilation of Divinations from the Tianyuan Jade Calendar and the Big Dipper Scripture

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distillatio: A practical alchemy mystery

distillatio: Health and safety in alchemy

BOOK REVIEWS:

The New York Times: ‘The Hour of Land,’ by Terry Tempest Williams

Time to Eat the Dogs: Interview on New Books Network

Reviews in History: Interview: Jordan Landes talks to Darin Hayton

Notches: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation: An Interview With Jim Downs

The Junto: Alejandra Dubcovsky, Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South

Salon: Resurrecting the Anatomical Venus: Death, sex and ecstasy intersect in 18th-century dissectible wax women

The View From Fez: The Orange Trees of Marrakesh: Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man

Ibn Khaldun

TrowelBlazers: Agatha: The real life of Agatha Christie

Science Book a Day: Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe

ars technica: How did all this science get here?

Academia: Emil du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Germany

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Beyond Melancholy. Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England

University of Wales Press: Robert Recorde

Historiens de la santé: The Great Transition. Climate, Disease and Society in the Late Medieval World

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University of Pennsylvania Press: Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Historiens de la santé: Battlefield Surgeon: Life and Death on the Front Lines of World War II

The Royal Institution: Celebrating the bicentenary of the Davy lamp

Grove Atlantic: Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story

Palgrave: Creating Romanticism: Case Studies in the Literature, Science and Medicine of the 1790s

Historiens de la santé: The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Smithsonian.com: See Over 2,000 Wax Models of Skin Diseases at This Swiss Medical Moulage Museum

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

A skin affliction on display at the Moulage Museum. (Moulagenmuseum University and University Hospital of Zurich)

The Warburg Institude: The Library of Aby Warburg 13–17 June 2016

St. Louis Central Library: Fantasy Maps Exhibit 11 June–15 October 2016

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

The Guardian: Totally cosmic science festival for blue-sky thinkers

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

History Today: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Science Museum: Robots

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May30–October 2016

Harvard Magazine: Before Social Media: Radio was the medium that broke the silence

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Reviews in History: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee (Royal College of Physicians, 18 January – 29 July 2016)

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Grup d’estudis d’història de la cartografia: Exhibition about Renacentrist cartography in Bergamo 16 April–10 July 2016

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January 29–31 July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Manchester Central Library: The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley 9 April–11 June 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Centre for Contemporary Arts is Glasgow: Intermedia Beyond Epilepsy 9-19 June 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

COMING SOON:  Bethel Museum of the Mind: The Weight of History 27 July – 18 November 2016 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

New Line Theatre: Atomic 2-25 June 2016

Discover Medical London: Medicine at the Movies: 16 June 2016

Detroit Free Press: ‘Atomic’ produces lots of noise, little heat

ashpags on tumblr: Great Lady Astronomers of History …Come to Life!

The Rose Theatre: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson 7–30 June 2016

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 18 June 2016

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Rescheduled: What Are Medieval Robots? An Illustrated Lecture with Elly Truitt 16 June 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh 9–13 August 2016

Center for the History of Medicine Harvard: Phineas Gage Event 23 June 2016

UCL: STS: Open Day 17 June 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

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Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Royal College of Physicians: John Dee: art, science, magic 11 July 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

IET Savoy Place London: Lecture: Preparing to lay a transatlantic telegraph table; an historical comparison 16 June 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Exceptional & Extraordinary: unruly minds and bodies in the medical museum: two unique evenings of film, dance, performance and comedy inspired by museum collections exploring our attitudes towards difference: 13 & 20 June 2016

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Glasgow Science Festival: Goodall Lecture – 200th Anniversary of Laennec’s First Stethoscope 16 June 2016

The Brain Box: Manchester Day: History: Memory Lane: A History of Brain Science 19 June Town Hall

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

V&A: Courses: Sensing Time: The Art and Science of Clocks and Watches 18 June 2016

 

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Surgeons’ Hall Museums: Exceptional and Extraordinary – Unruly bodies and minds in the medical museum 15 June 2016

 

Chepstow Museum: Talk: Iwan Rhys Morus ‘Will the Real Victor Frankenstein Please Stand Up?’ 20 June 2016 

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Euclid (holding calipers), Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens.

Euclid (holding calipers), Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens.

 

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Museo Galileo: The sundial of the Museo Galileo

Youtube: Fred Terman Interview, 1969

Youtube: Ultimate Restorations: Sierra 3 – PBS America

Youtube: Rebuilding Dinosaurs with the ‘Skeleton Crew’

Alom Shaha: Just a Theory

Youtube: Logic in Greek & Arabic Philosophy (Peter Adamson)

Youtube: Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius

Youtube: MIT: The History of Making Books: Build a Printing Press at MIT

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Maxwell’s Demon

Futility Closet: Podcast Episode 108: The Greenwich Time Lady

kmuw: Marginalia: Carrie Brown

CHF: Episode 211: Babes of Science, a Guest Episode

BBC Radio 4: Blood and Fire: The Segregation and Racialisation of Blood

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Notches: CfP: Histories of Disability and Sexuality

CIUHCT: Lisbon, Portugal: Universum Infinitum. From the German Philosopher Nicolaus Cusanus (1401–1464) to the Iberian Discoveries in the 15th Century: Ocean World in European Exploration 17–18 June 2016

Poster Cusanus

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: CfP: Special Issue: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context

University of Chester: Symposium: Pilgrimage, Shrines and Healing in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe 24 June 2016

University of Freiburg: Accidents and the State in the 20th Century

The Victorianist: CfP Reminder: The “Heart” and “science” of Wilkie Collins and His Contemporaries 24 September 2016 London

Science Museum: Study Day: Sensing Time: The Art and Science of Clocks & Watches 17–18 June 2016

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

University of Bergamo: Workshop: Early Modern Galenism and Botany 24 June 2016

University of Vienna: Ernst Mach Centenary Conference 16–18 June 2016

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

University of Oxford: Conference: Making and Rethinking Renaissance between Greek and Latin in 15th–16th Europe 14–16 June 2016

St Anne’s College; University of Oxford: Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World 5–7 July 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

University of Groningen: CfP: Teaching the New Sciences, Scientific Revolution 14–16 June 2017

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Collège de France: Colloque : « Freud au Collège de France, 1885-2016 » 16–17 Juin 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

CRASSH: Taxonomy, Translatability and Intelligibility of Scientific Images 17–18 June 2016

Université de Lausane: La santé publique et ses enjeux: un lieu de pouvoirs 10 Juin 2016

Wellcome Trust: Workshop: London Health Histories 17 June 2016

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

University of Oxford: Summer School and Conference: Mind Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry 13–15 July 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Warsaw: Conference: Reassembling the Republic of Letters 11–15 June 2015

University of Bergen: Philosophy of Bergen Workshop 2016 14 June

University of Leeds: Round Table Discussion: “Victorians and History Writing Practices” Seminar: “Victorian Jesus: Imagining the Anonymous Author of Ecce Homo (1865)” 4 July 2016

Wellcome Library: Workshop: London Health Histories 17 June 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

University of Oxford: Draft Oxford Scientiae Conference Programme 5–7 July 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Conference Program: Space, Imagination, and the Cosmos, from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period 9–10 July 2016

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing: Third Symposium for the History and Philosophy of Programming 25 June 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016 Deadline 3 June 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference Deadline 1 June 2016

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

Osiris Call for Papers

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

Singapore: Society for the History of Technology: Annual Meeting 22–26 June 2016

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Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey: SPSP Pre-Conference Workshop: Empirical Methodology for Philosophy of Science in Practice 16 June 2016

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

Stethoscope Symposium

St Michaels College, Cardiff University: Conference: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11–13 July 2016 Programme

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

British and European History of Medicine Conference: Registration: Medicine in Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts University of Kent 7-10 July 2016

BSHS: Prizes

Three Societies Meeting: University of Alberta, Edmonton 22–25 June 2016 Only two weeks left for hotel conference rates!

Trinity College Cambridge: The Venues of Scholarly Output: Collections, Treatises, Textbooks, Archives 25 June 2016

Let’s Talk About Sex: CfP: History of Sexuality PGR/ECR Workshop University of Exeter 26–27 June 2016

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

Conferene

University of Reading: CfP: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 Deadline: 15 June 2016

BSHS: Registration Open: The Body and Pseudoscience in the Long Nineteenth Century Newcastle University 18 June 2016

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

CFP Early Modern World

History at the Open University: Women and Gender in Early Modern Britain and Ireland: A Conference in Honour of Anne Laurence Institute of Historical Research London 4 June 2016

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo Conf

Ian Ramsey Centre Conference, University of Oxford: Workshop “Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine” 7 July 2016 

Annals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

Religion & Medicine

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

Science in Public

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Warburg Institute: ESSWE Thesis Workshop 7 July 2016

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

University of London: Birkbeck: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016: 11 July 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

 

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

irkbeck, University of London: CfP: Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century 17 June 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

The University of Queensland: The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities PhD Scholarships

Science Museum Group: Collections Storage Project Manager

INFORMS: Part Time Intern Assistant History of Operational Research

Science Museum Group: Content Developer, Sun Exhibition

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #43

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #43

Monday 06 June 2016

EDITORIAL:

 We have moved on another seven days and it’s time once more for Whewell’s Gazette, your weekly #histSTM links list bringing all of the histories of science, technology and medicines found by our team of trusty owl in the highways and byways of the Internet.

The last week has seen various people (geneticists) trumpeting in the Internet that historians need to work with geneticists because that is the future. The tenor of these reports seemed to be that historians would never conceive of anything quite so revolutionary without being prodded by farsighted geneticists.

There are various things that I found rather strange about these claims. Firstly it is archaeologists, anthropologists and palaeontologists who should be working with geneticists rather than historians. The people pushing this agenda don’t appear to know the difference. Secondly the relevant people have already been working with geneticists in various areas of historical research for some time now.

I originally studied archaeology, an awfully long time ago, and indeed worked for several years as a field archaeologist and even back in the dim and distant days of the early 1970s archaeologists were well aware of the advantages of applying various methods of scientific analysis to broaden their knowledge of the cultures they were studying. Pollen analysis to determine the environment in which people lived and the crops that they planted. Bone analysis to determine peoples’ diets and their states of health. Snail analysis, another good determinant of historical environments. In fact my environmental archaeology teacher was John “Snails” Evans one of the people who developed this technique. Archaeologists use the full array of scientific dating methods, carbon dating, dendrochronology, thermoluminescence etc. I could go on but I think this is enough to make my point.

It is not the people working in the historical disciplines who are ignorant of scientific developments and their possible applications to their work but non-historians (geneticists) who appear to be ignorant of the working methods, including many scientific ones, employed by those working on the cutting edge of historical research.

 Quotes of the week:

“The term ‘digital’ was coined at Bell Labs in 1942 to describe a high-speed method of calculation used in anti-aircraft devices” – Nils Gilman (@nils_gilman)

„Wenn jemand eine Schraube locker hat, liegt es ganz oft an der Mutter“ – @DerBuddler

“Few phrases can make my heart sink as low as the phrase ‘fashion icon’” – Stephen McGann (@StephenMcGann)

Asking, "Is light a wave or a particle?" is like asking, "Is an owlbear an owl or a bear?"  – Greg Gbur

Asking, “Is light a wave or a particle?” is like asking, “Is an owlbear an owl or a bear?” – Greg Gbur

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see” – Alexandra K. Trenfor h/t @intmath

“New startup sends a doppelganger to live your life while you sleep. Reviews suggest most prefer your double to you” – Scott B. Weingart (@scott_bott)

From 'A Cat-Hater’s Handbook' by William Cole and Tomi Ungerer h/t @berfois

From ‘A Cat-Hater’s Handbook’ by William Cole and Tomi Ungerer h/t @berfois

HISTORIAN’S TO-DO LIST

-Get ripped off by dramatists

-Embrace genetics

-Be irrelevant, thus justifying axing of sociology somehow

-Marking – James Umner (@JamesBSumner)

“Mark Twain, on learning a proofreader was improving his punctuation telegraphed orders to have him shot without giving him time to pray” – M Butler Hallett (@MButlerHallett)

“I fought the photocopier, and the photocopier won” – Steven Gray (@Sjgray88)

Spaceship

“Heading to Cambridge, a little English town best known as the place where the cam-shaft was invented” – Stephen Curry (@Stephen_Curry)

omg in an essay one of my students just confused “emulate” and “immolate.”

“Find the writers you admire and immolate them.” – Colin Dickey (@colindickey)

 

 PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Dirac quote

arXiv: Bell’s Universe: A Personal Recollection (pdf)

Ptak Science Books: Atom Bombs: the Game

Ptak Science Books: Antique Board Games for Astronomy

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Pinterest: Atomic Age America

AHF: The Death of Louis Slotin

AHF: Leo Szilard

The New York Times: 31 May 1964: Leo Szilard Dies

Szilard testifying before Congress in the postwar. From the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.

Szilard testifying before Congress in the postwar. From the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.

Dannen.com: Leo Szilard – A Biographical Chronology

phys.org: Copernicus’ revolution and Galileo’s vision: Our changing view of the universe in pictures

The Planetary Society: New work with 35-year-old data: Voyagers at Ganymede and Saturn

AHF: Chien-Shiung Wu

Motherboard: The 1919 Solar Eclipse That Proved Einstein Right

Ptak Science Books: A Half-Alphabet of Color by Isaac Newton, and What the Colors “Naked” and “Dead” Are (1659)

The Catholic Astronomer: A Most Strange Debate

Preposterous Universe: Einstein vs. Physical Review

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Ted Taylor’s Interview – Part 4

The Curious Waveform: “Understand what I love about America”: Physicist Hans Bethe’s moving letter to his teacher Arnold Sommerfeld

Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Fifty Years of Moon Dust: Surveyor 1 was a Pathfinder for Apollo

Post-Bulletin: Starwatch: Heavenly bears have classic tales

AHF: Ernest Rutherford

L.A. Times – Photography: Dr. Tolman and professor Einstein

Palomar Observatory: Historical and Vintage Media

Wired: Ancient Mayan observatory was used to track Venus and Mars

Credit iStock

Credit iStock

AHF: In Memoriam: Irene LaViolette

History for Atheists: The New Atheist Bad History Great Myths 1: The Medieval Flat Earth

AHF: Edward Teller

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Map of Rome 1602

Map of Rome 1602

Herald: Arts & Life: Shining new light on old maps of Nova Scotia

The Guardian: Captain Cook’s sip Endeavour claimed by Rhode Island as search goes on

The Guardian: Looking down on Britain – maps of the UK across time

Britain As It Was Devided in the tyme of the Englishe Saxons especially during their Heptarchy by John Speed

Britain As It Was Devided in the tyme of the Englishe Saxons especially during their Heptarchy by John Speed

thestar.com: No doubt who owns Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour – Rhode Island

Royal Museums Greenwich: Martin Frobisher North-West Passage expedition 1576–78: Who was the first Englishman to go in search of the fabled Passage?

Verso: Maps that Scholars (and Goonies) Treasure

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: The largest tumor on record

PCPop w/Pablo: Captain Mary T. Klinker – Decorated Vietnam Veteran from Lafayette

Notches: Taking the Venereal Out of Venereal Disease: The 1930s Public Health Campaign against Syphilis and Gonorrhea

Imperial College London: News: Past, present and future autism research explored at Able@Imperial lecture

Circulating Now: Images from the History of Medicine is Moving to NLM Digital Collections

Nursing Clio: “The Torture Began”: Symphysiotomy and Obstetric Violence in Modern Ireland

 A woman's pelvis after a pubiotomy - to widen the birth canal Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

A woman’s pelvis after a pubiotomy – to widen the birth canal
Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Thomas Morris: The deserter

Circulating Now: Where to Find History of Medicine Collections

British Library: Asian and Africa studies blog: An 18th Century North African Travelling Physician’s Handbook

Notches: The Pustulent Penis: Searching for STDs in the Centuries before Syphilis

Sunday Times: How aspirin turned hero

Royal College of Physicians: Harvey’s disciples: the Evan Bedford library of cardiology

Wellcome Library: How the fate of the rhino is tied to medicine

L0058375 Cup for detecting poison, Europe, 1551-1660 Credit: Science Museum, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Assay cups such as this one were used to taste wine. This cup is made from silver and rhinoceros horn. The rhinoceros horn was said to change colour and sweat if poison was placed in the cup. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Europe made: 1551-1600 Published:  -  Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

L0058375 Cup for detecting poison, Europe, 1551-1660
Credit: Science Museum, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk
http://wellcomeimages.org
Assay cups such as this one were used to taste wine. This cup is made from silver and rhinoceros horn. The rhinoceros horn was said to change colour and sweat if poison was placed in the cup.
maker: Unknown maker
Place made: Europe
made: 1551-1600 Published: –
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CHF: William J. Rutter

University of Edinburgh: New App for Anatomical Museum

Thomas Morris: Two spoonsful of brain on the pillow

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

ODNB: Guppy, Sarah

IDG: Forgotten tech father: Bill Tutte vs. Alan Turing?

Bill Tutte

Bill Tutte

AEON: The invention of the paper bag was a triumph of feminism

New Scientist: Vintage computers take on fresh shine in retro photo project

Atlas Obscura: Found: A Rare Nazi Coding Machine, Hiding in a Garden Shed

AHF: Kenneth D. Nichols

The Conversation: The history of computing is both evolution and revolution

BBC News: Ipswich docks: Historical photographic archive put online

Conciatore: Artificial Gems

Journals Cambridge: Bringing Radio into America’s Homes: Marketing New Technology in the Great Depression

Paleofuture: The Defence Department Got Mad at Darpa for Creating Email

itv news: From Berlin to Bletchley: home of the codebreakers can finally tell the whole truth

Atlas Obscura: The First Woman Driver to Drive Around the World Wore Men’s Breeches and Had a Pet Monkey

The great Aloha Wanderwell. (All photos: © The Nile Baker Trust/Richard Diamond)

The great Aloha Wanderwell. (All photos: © The Nile Baker Trust/Richard Diamond)

BBC News: ‘Oldest’ computer music unveiled

Herald Scotland: The rise of the robots

Engineering Timeline: Second Severn Crossing

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Albertus Seba, The Opossum, Didelphimorphia, 1734

Albertus Seba, The Opossum, Didelphimorphia, 1734

New-York Historical Society: Museum & Library: Natural History Jingles

The Guardian: Robert McNeill Alexander obituary

Forbes: Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Crises Throughout European History

History of Geology: The (possible) Geological Origin of the Minotaur Myth

Kew: Incredible Insects: the life and work of Maria Sibylla Merian

Academia: A focus on the history of light microscopy for cell culture

The Hurd Library: Dead as the Dodo

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Science News: Australian Aboriginal Stories of Ancient Sea-Level Rise Preserved for 13,000 Years

Science & Religion Exploring the Spectrum: What is the History of “Antievolution”?

History Today: London Zoo: ‘Handsome Gifts’ to a Young Society

Science League of America: In Praise of Pickett, Part 1

The Atlantic: A New Origin Story for Dogs

Niche: Special Issue of Histoire sociale/Social History on “The History of Tourism in Canada” Table of Contents

The Guardian: Charles Darwin letter returned to Smithsonian over 30 years after theft

Washington Post: Darwin letter stolen from Smithsonian 30 years ago has been found

CHF: It’s Alive!

The Skil Craft Biology Lab, sold around 1960. (CHF Collections)

The Skil Craft Biology Lab, sold around 1960. (CHF Collections)

Connections.Mic: A History of Oral Sex, From Fellatio’s Ancient Roots to the Modern Blow Job

The New York Times: Studies of Moth and Butterfly Color In a Scientific Classic

Wonders & Marvels: An Asbestos Purse at the British Museum

Geschichte der Geologie: Kunst & Geologie: Die Kunst im Bergbau

Blade and Bone: The Discovery of Human Antiquity: A Conjectured Pithecanthropus, 1887

History of Geology: Bone and blood is the price of coal – Animals in Mines

CHEMISTRY:

AHF: Joseph W. Kennedy

Royal Society of Chemistry: Classic kit: Petri Dish

Somerville Oxford: Blue plaque unveiled honouring Dorothy Hodgkin (1910–1994)

CHF: Critical Mass: A History of Mass Spectrometry

Glyn R. Taylor, operator, prepares a sample for introduction into the heated inlet system of Consolidated Engineering Corporation Model 21-103 Mass Spectrometer, May 1974. CHF Collections.

Glyn R. Taylor, operator, prepares a sample for introduction into the heated inlet system of Consolidated Engineering Corporation Model 21-103 Mass Spectrometer, May 1974. CHF Collections.

Darin Hayton: A Letter from James Ferguson

JSTOR Daily: The Sticky History of Adhesives

OHS Student Newspaper: On the Periodic Law with Dr. Eric Scerri

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Dialog: Theologie & Naturwissenschaft: Peter Harrison: The Myth of a Perennial Battle between Science and Religion

Research: Peer review: a familiar history

New Scientist: The Lost Women of Enlightenment Science

Anne Conway (1631-79)

Anne Conway (1631-79)

Clio@King’s: The History Department Blog: Including Women

History Matters: In Defence of the ‘Dark Ages’

Los Angeles Times: History isn’t a ‘useless’ major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of

The Recipes Project: Exploring CPP 10A214: A New Candidate for the Layfield Hand, Part 1

Paige Fossil History: What Does a Historian of Science Actually Do?

The Mean Time: The first Greenwich Maritime Centre newsletter is out!

The Guardian: A Geek’s Guide to the UK’s best science and technology attractions

The Atlantic: The Women Behind the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The women of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory helped launch the first American satellites, lunar missions and planetary explorations. Those "human computers," as they were called, are seen here in 1953.

The women of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory helped launch the first American satellites, lunar missions and planetary explorations. Those “human computers,” as they were called, are seen here in 1953.

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: A response to ‘Anstey’s Experimental Philosophy before the Restoration’

Historyonics: Privatising the Digital Past

ISIS: A journal of the History of Science Society: Volume 107, Number 2 June 2016 Table of Content – Viewpoint: The History Manifesto and the History of Science (oa)

Royal Society of Chemistry: Women in Science – a historical perspective

Skulls in the Stars: Twitter Weird Science Facts, Volume 8

Trans. Necomen Soc: Critical Reflections on the Science-Technology Relationship

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Dear Friends

The Public Domain Review: Francis van Helmont and the Alphabet of Nature

Frontispiece to Francis van Helmont’s Alphabeti vere Naturalis Hebraici (1667) — Source: Wellcome Library, London (CC-BY 4.0).

Frontispiece to Francis van Helmont’s Alphabeti vere Naturalis Hebraici (1667) — Source: Wellcome Library, London (CC-BY 4.0).

Conciatore: Neri’s Contribution

Blink: Dawn of the Vedas

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Daily Herald: Old Dutch Caribbean charts in one magnificent book

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Smith-Howard on Smith, ‘Another Person’s Poison: A History of Food Allergy

Smithsonian.com: Vladimir Nabokov’s Butterfly Drawings Take Flight in This New Book

A detailed wing schematic. (Vladimir Nabokov. Courtesy of the Vladimir Nabokov Archive at the Berg Collection, New York Public Library, used by permission of The Wylie Agency LLC.)

A detailed wing schematic. (Vladimir Nabokov. Courtesy of the Vladimir Nabokov Archive at the Berg Collection, New York Public Library, used by permission of The Wylie Agency LLC.)

H-Net: Valeria Finucci:  The Prince’s Body: Vincenzo Gonzaga and Renaissance Medicine

American Scientists: On the Origin of Origin Stories

Nature: History: Peace, love and lab work

The Friends of Charles Darwin: The Ice Age: A very short introduction

Current Biology: Deepening the darkness? Alfred Russel Wallace in the Malay Archipelago

NEW BOOKS:

The MIT Press: Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming

Historiens e la santé: Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism

University of Chicago Press: Groovy Science

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AHF: New Books on Manhattan Project History

CUP: Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters

Niche: Publication of “Moving Nature: Mobility and Environment in Canadian History”

Routledge: An Alchemical Quest for Universal Knowledge: The ‘Christian Philosophy’ of Jan Baptist Van Helmont (1579-1644)

Historiens de la santé: Albert Calmette. « Jusqu’à ce que mes yeux se ferment »

Historiens de la santé: To Come to a Better Understanding: Medicine Men and Clergy Meetings on the Rosebud Reservation, 1973–1978 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

The Guardian: Totally cosmic science festival for blue-sky thinkers

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

History Today: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Science Museum: Robots

Natural History Museum: Dippy on tour

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May30–October 2016

Harvard Magazine: Before Social Media: Radio was the medium that broke the silence

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Reviews in History: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee (Royal College of Physicians, 18 January – 29 July 2016)

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Grup d’estudis d’història de la cartografia: Exhibition about Renacentrist cartography in Bergamo 16 April–10 July 2016

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January29–July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

ARTFIXdaily: “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence” Will Examine Events Preceding, During and Following the Fight for Freedom from a Cartographic Perspective and Will Open at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in March 2016

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

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Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Manchester Central Library: The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley 9 April–11 June 2016

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Manchester Central Library: The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley 9 April–11 June 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Centre for Contemporary Arts is Glasgow: Intermedia Beyond Epilepsy 9-19 June 2016

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Forbes: Sometimes, The Best Supporting Actor in a Movie is its Geology

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Galileo Super Star – Galileo Galilei to get Hollywood biopic

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Deadline Hollywood: Richard Goodwin’s ‘The Hinge of the World’ About Epic Clash Between Church and Galileo Being Developed as Feature

Discover Medical London: Medicine at the Movies 16 June 2016

The Rose Theatre: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson 7–30 June 2016

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 18 June 2016

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

 

EVENTS:

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

University of Leeds: History and Philosophy of Science in 20 Objects (Lecture 6) 7 June 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: One for the Road

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Women And Medicine 9 June 2016

Royal College of Physicians: John Dee: art, science, magic 11 July 2016

TNMOC: Lecture: The Roots of Data Processing 9 June 2016

Science Museum: Frankenstein – From Literature to Myth to Bogeyman of Science

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

Royal College of Physicians: Medicinal plant lecture: The realty and the bizarre 13 June 2016

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

IET Savoy Place London: Lecture: Preparing to lay a transatlantic telegraph table; an historical comparison 16 June 2016

Science Museum: Lecture: Leonardo and the Military 9 June 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Exceptional & Extraordinary: unruly minds and bodies in the medical museum: two unique evenings of film, dance, performance and comedy inspired by museum collections exploring our attitudes towards difference: 13 & 20 June 2016

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Glasgow Science Festival: Goodall Lecture – 200th Anniversary of Laennec’s First Stethoscope 16 June 2016

The Brain Box: Manchester Day: History: Memory Lane: A History of Brain Science 19 June Town Hall

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Royal College of Nursing: Lecture: The Northern Powerhouse: Cottontown Nurses who shaped the Profession 8 June 2016

 

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – City Centre Tour 11 June 2016

V&A: Courses: Sensing Time: The Art and Science of Clocks and Watches 18 June 2016

Things

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

Wellcome Collection: Symposium: Out of Control 11 June

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

V0017769 Claude Bernard and his pupils. Oil painting after Léon-Augus Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk

V0017769 Claude Bernard and his pupils. Oil painting after Léon-Augus
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Alexei Leonov visits Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age

Youtube: Mathematics vs astronomy in early medieval Ireland DIAS Lecture Series

Youtube: Marie Curie – Draw My Like

Youtube: Leo Theremin demonstrates the Thereminvox (1954)

Youtube: The Royal Society: Who cares about the history of science?

Forces TV: Codebreaking Equipment That Helped Win WW2 Goes On Display

Youtube: BBC 2: The Voyage of Charles Darwin, Part 1

Youtube: BBC 2: The Voyage of Charles Darwin, Part 2

Youtube: BBC 2: The Voyage of Charles Darwin, Part 3

Youtube: BBC 2: The Voyage of Charles Darwin, Part 4

Youtube: BBC 2: The Voyage of Charles Darwin, Part 5

Youtube: BBC 2: The Voyage of Charles Darwin, Parts 6&7

Youtube: The Common Language of Science – Albert Einstein

Youtube: The Origin of Vaccines

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: The Unseen – A History of the Invisible

University of Cambridge: Sandars Lectures 2016: Anthony Grafton

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 084: Zara Anishanshin, How Historians Read Historical Sources

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode oo5: Jeanne Abrams, Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health

Radio 4: Natural Histories: Fly

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories

BBC Radio 4: The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Paris: Colloque: Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique 20–21 Octobre 2016

University of Oxford: Conference: Making and Rethinking Renaissance between Greek and Latin in 15th–16th Europe 14–16 June 2016

St Anne’s College; University of Oxford: Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World 5–7 July 2016

King’s College London: From Microbes to Matrons: The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection Control and Prevention 1-2 September 2016

University of Groningen: CfP: Teaching the New Sciences, Scientific Revolution 14–16 June 2017

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CFP: Conference: HIV/AIDS Research: Its History and Future 13–16 October 2016

Collège de France: Colloque : « Freud au Collège de France, 1885-2016 » 16–17 Juin 2016

Australian Academy of Science: The Moran Award for History of Science Research

CRASSH: Taxonomy, Translatability and Intelligibility of Scientific Images 17–18 June 2016

Université de Lausane: La santé publique et ses enjeux: un lieu de pouvoirs 10 Juin 2016

 

Wellcome Trust: Workshop: London Health Histories 17 June 2016

Florida Atlantic University: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium 1–4 August 2016

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

University of Oxford: Summer School and Conference: Mind Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry 13–15 July 2017

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Warsaw: Conference: Reassembling the Republic of Letters 11–15 June 2015

University of Bergen: Philosophy of Bergen Workshop 2016 14 June

University of Leeds: Round Table Discussion: “Victorians and History Writing Practices” Seminar: “Victorian Jesus: Imagining the Anonymous Author of Ecce Homo (1865)” 4 July 2016

Wellcome Library: Workshop: London Health Histories 17 June 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: Conferences & study days: From Sea to Sky: The Evolution of Air Navigation from the Ocean and Beyond 9–10 June 2016

University of Oxford: John Wallis (1616-1703). Mathematics, Music Theory, and Cryptography in 17th Century Oxford.9 June 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford: Postgraduate Conference 2016: Modern Bodies, Modern Minds 10 June

University of Oxford: Draft Oxford Scientiae Conference Programme 5–7 July 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Conference Program: Space, Imagination, and the Cosmos, from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period 9–10 July 2016

University of Kent: Conference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Material Culture: 9 June 2016

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing: Third Symposium for the History and Philosophy of Programming 25 June 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016 Deadline 3 June 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference Deadline 1 June 2016

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

Osiris Call for Papers

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

Singapore: Society for the History of Technology: Annual Meeting 22–26 June 2016

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Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey: SPSP Pre-Conference Workshop: Empirical Methodology for Philosophy of Science in Practice 16 June 2016

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

St Michaels College, Cardiff University: Conference: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11–13 July 2016 Programme

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

British and European History of Medicine Conference: Registration: Medicine in Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts University of Kent 7-10 July 2016

BSHS: Prizes

Three Societies Meeting: University of Alberta, Edmonton 22–25 June 2016 Only two weeks left for hotel conference rates!

Trinity College Cambridge: The Venues of Scholarly Output: Collections, Treatises, Textbooks, Archives 25 June 2016

Let’s Talk About Sex: CfP: History of Sexuality PGR/ECR Workshop University of Exeter 26–27 June 2016

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

Conferene

University of Reading: CfP: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 Deadline: 15 June 2016

BSHS: Registration Open: The Body and Pseudoscience in the Long Nineteenth Century Newcastle University 18 June 2016

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

CFP Early Modern World

History at the Open University: Women and Gender in Early Modern Britain and Ireland: A Conference in Honour of Anne Laurence Institute of Historical Research London 4 June 2016

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo Conf

Ian Ramsey Centre Conference, University of Oxford: Workshop “Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine” 7 July 2016 

Annals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

Religion & Medicine

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

Science in Public

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Warburg Institute: ESSWE Thesis Workshop 7 July 2016

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

University of London: Birkbeck: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016: 11 July 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

Women hist phil

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

irkbeck, University of London: CfP: Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century 17 June 2016

 

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Pompeu Fabra, Spain: Call for expressions of interest for the submission of Marie Sklodowska-Curie proposals – History of Nuclear Energy and Society

University of Antwerp: PhD Position in Philosophy of Science

Liverpool Hope University: Professional Tutor in Museum and Heritage Studies

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #42

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #42

Monday 30 May 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Swooping in, somewhat delayed, out of the aether it’s the latest edition of the #histSTM links list Whewell’s Gazette bring to your attention all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could gather up over the last seven days from the far corners of the Internet.

This week saw the addition of the biography of Sarah Guppy (1770–1852) to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, not a fish but an eighteenth-century inventor and engineer. Unfortunately her well-deserved and long overdue inclusion in this essential data source for historians has already led to the creation of several instant historical myths.

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The Bristol Post announced her inclusion with an article with the following headline: Recognition at last for the mum-of-six who designed Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge – not Brunel. In other areas of the Internet some commentators took this myth building even further claiming that Sarah Guppy invented the suspension bridge, per se.

Interestingly Deborah Jaffé who researched and wrote about the life of Sarah Guppy and was invited onto BBC Radio 4’s flagship news magazine the Today programme to talk about her, the Beeb having picked up on the story, did her best to damp down the more sensational claims.

Sarah Guppy invented and patented a system of pilings for bridges making long span suspension bridges viable. This method was used with her knowledge and permission by Thomas Telford to construct the Menai Suspension Bridge. She was also involved in some capacity with Marc Brunel in the design of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. However the claim in the Bristol Post’s headline is vastly exaggerated and in fact way down the article they backpedal from their own headline writing instead: Though the precise impact of her ideas on his design is unknown…

I first learnt about the extraordinary Sarah Guppy through the good offices of Mike Rendell, The Georgian Gentleman, who wrote about her on his excellent blog more than three years ago. I found her story delightful then and thought that she certainly deserved to be more widely known.

Unfortunately the sensationalist, overblown reports that have circulated as a result of her inclusion in the ODNB will result in Internet memes that Sarah Guppy invented the suspension bridge and that Guppy and not Brunel designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge, both of which statements are very simply not true. I very much support bringing to public attention scientists, physicians, engineers and inventors whom time has forgotten, especially the women, but I find it deeply unfortunate when such actions are accompanied by the creation of, often ridiculous, myths.

In her interview on the Today Programme, Deborah Jaffé said that Sarah Guppy had not been written out of history, as some were claiming, but rather she had not been written in. #histSTM‪ is still a comparatively young group of disciplines and we are still dealing with the substantial fallout of the big names, big events versions of those histories that all too long passed as the norm. We need to write in lots of Sarah Guppys, both female and male, to finally get rid of the big names big events mythologies of science, technology and medicine

Quotes of the week:

Today’s advert of choice: “Ladies wanted to try new Lucifer Sanitary Towels”, Manchester Evening News, 7 Jul 1939 h/t @KingTekkers

Mathematicians

“What idiot called Verdi a composer and not an operatunist?” – Moose Allain(@MooseAllain)

How to Impress People at Academic Conferences Kirsty Rolfe (@avoidingbears)

How to Impress People at Academic Conferences Kirsty Rolfe (@avoidingbears)

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn” – Benjamin Franklin

“What hath God wrought?” was the message of the 1st telegram ever, sent 24 May in 1844 by Samuel Morse h/t @TEYLERS

“Early modern view on tobacco ‘the smoke of it is held to be a great antidote against venom and pestilential diseases’” h/t @RCPEHeritage

“A historian’s blessing: may the royalties on your book always recoup the cost of the image reproduction fees” – Will Thomas (@GWilliamThomas)

“If Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidential election, it will be the first time in history that a billionaire moves into public housing vacated by a black family” – Jim David (@ComicJimDavid)

Shit got real

“Must not go down rabbit hole of why mentally ill medieval people feared they were made of glass, but no one does now.” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“I think I’ll steal that Pepys line for my next bad review: ‘not worth a turd’”. – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

Kiss my Arse

“The first rule of Renaissance Club is nobody is really sure when the meetings begin or end” – @historyscientis

If the history of life on Earth was condensed into 24 hrs, this is what it would look like… Science Alert {@ScienceAlert)

If the history of life on Earth was condensed into 24 hrs, this is what it would look like… Science Alert {@ScienceAlert)

“everyone loves to use occam’s razor, but if you really want to see occam freak out, use his toothbrush” – Jeff Tiedrich (@jefftiedrich)

Mill grinding

Birthdays of the Week:

 Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz born 28 May 1807

Jean Louis Agassiz in 1870 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jean Louis Agassiz in 1870
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Life of Louis Agassiz (Real Life Comics, #30)

http://atomic-surgery.blogspot.de/2016/01/the-life-of-louis-agassiz-real-life.html

Letters from Gondwana: The Poetry of the Ice Age

https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/the-poetry-of-the-ice-age/

William Hunter born 23 May 1728

Hunter IV

Hunter III

Royal College of Physicians: the best teacher of anatomy that ever lived

 

Inside William Hunter's dissecting room in 1770s by Thomas Rowlandson.

Inside William Hunter’s dissecting room in 1770s by Thomas Rowlandson.

HUnter II

 

William Whewell born 24 May 1794

(c) Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

(c) Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Whewell’s Ghost: A man of many talents

Whewell quote

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The history of “scientist”

Whewell quote II

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography: Whewell, William

William_Whewell

TED: The Philosophical Breakfast Club

William Whewell on Galileo

William Whewell on Galileo

General Theory of Relativity confirmed 29 May 1919

Solar Eclipse 1919 From the report of Sir Arthur Eddington on the expedition to the island of Principe (off the west coast of Africa). Source: Wikimedia Commons

Solar Eclipse 1919
From the report of Sir Arthur Eddington on the expedition to the island of Principe (off the west coast of Africa).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 Royal Society Publishing: A Determination of the Deflection of Light by the Sun’s Gravitational Field, from Observations made at the Total Eclipse of May 29, 1919

 

esa: space science: Relativity and the 1919 Eclipse

Youtube: HBO Signature Films: Einstein and Eddington Trailer (HBO)

The Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco opened 27 May 1937

A pedestrian poses at the old railing on opening day, 1937 Source: Wikimedia Commons

A pedestrian poses at the old railing on opening day, 1937
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: What Do You Know About the Golden Gate Bridge

SF Gate: 17 fun facts about the Golden Gate Bridge on its 79th birthday

Bancroft Library: Golden Gate Bridge – Construction Photographs 1933–1934

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Herschel quote

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Nathaniel Everett Green

AIP: John Bardeen

Voices of the Manhattan Project: James B. Conant’s Interview

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: The blue flash

esa: magisstra: The Story Behind Paolo’s Space Station Photos

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Dannen.com: Truman Revokes Bombing Order, August 10, 1945

PNAS: The Copernicus grave mystery

The Catholic Astronomer: Heliocentrism Condemned: 400 Years Ago on May 26

Arizona Public Media: Era of Solar Discovery on Kitt Peak Coming to an End

Air&Space: Who ‘Created’ Planetary Science?

Ptak Science Books: Artwork for Detecting Nuclear Explosions in Outer Space (1960)

The New York Times: 10 February 1881: The Beauty of the Evening Sky: Telescopic Contemplation of the Moon, Jupiter, Venus, and Mars

Skulls in the Stars: Optics by hot air balloon?

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Repeat after me! – They knew it was round, damn it!

Picture from a 1550 edition of De sphaera, showing the earth to be a sphere. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Picture from a 1550 edition of De sphaera, showing the earth to be a sphere.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Guardian: Auguste Piccard: the physicist who went stratospheric

Scoop: Historic telescope will return stargazing to city

Pasadena Now: Last Paper of Influential Pasadena Astronomer Unravels 100-Year Old Stellar Mystery

AHF: Edwin McMillan

AHF: Luis Alvarez

AHF: Morris “Moe” Berg

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: These Stunning Maps Highlight the Tricks in a Cartographer’s Toolkit

Medium: 400 Years of Cartography – The Holcomb Digital Map Collection

Humanities: Imagine Nation: How Pocket Maps helped Poets and Subjects Reenvision England

Atlas Obscura: Map Monday

Library of Congress: Collection: Discovery and Exploration

La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline : teatro de los trabajos, Apostolicos de la Compa. e Jesus en la America Septe.

La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline : teatro de los trabajos, Apostolicos de la Compa. e Jesus en la America Septe.

The New York Times: U.S. Returns a Stolen Christopher Columbus Letter, but Msytery Remains

Knau: Arizona Public Radio: Scott Thybony’s Canyon Commentary: The Map

Royal Museums of Greenwich: By Endurance We Conquer: An epic tale of bravery and endurance

Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht: A princely example of the world’s first nautical atlas

Wales Online: The History of Wales in 12 Maps

 Cambriae Typus by Humphrey Llwyd (1573)

Cambriae Typus by Humphrey Llwyd (1573)

Jonathan Potter: A Map Dealer’s Reflections on the Last Forty-Five Years

MacDonald Gill: 1884–1947 Mapmaker, Graphic Designer, Letterer, Architect

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Temp hospital

Atlas Obscura: Why the First Cremation in the U.S. Was so Controversial

NYAM: Carte de Visite Collection

Journal of Victorian Culture Online: Kristin Hussey, Looking for the Victorian Eye in London’s Medical Museums

Smithsonian.com: How Forensic Scientists Once Tried to “See” a Dead Person’s Last Sight

The Guardian: ‘Eye-watering’ scale of Black Death’s impact on England revealed

Smithsonian.com: Research Reveals More Complete Picture of the Devastation Wrought by the Black Death

Wired: Black Death maps reveal how the plague devastated medieval Britain

NYAM: Many Anatomy Lessons at the New York Academy of Medicine

Mimi Mathews: The Solitary Vice: Victorian Views on Masturbation

The Secret Companion by R J Brodie, 1845. (Image via Wellcome Library, CC By 4.0)

The Secret Companion by R J Brodie, 1845.
(Image via Wellcome Library, CC By 4.0)

Academia: Camille Laurin, historien de la médecine? Retour sur un projet historiographique devenu outil de réforme scientifique et sociopolitique.

Whipple Library Books Blog: F is for Foster, Founder of the Cambridge School of Physiology

Thomas Morris: Sugar is good for your teeth

Nature: The secret history of ancient toilets

U Ottawa: Tabaret: L’assurance-maladie: un passé insolite, un avenir incertain

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: What led Laennec to invent the wooden stethoscope?

Illustration from De l’ auscultation mediate (1819) by Laennec showing his design for a wooden stethoscope.

Illustration from De l’ auscultation mediate (1819) by Laennec showing his design for a wooden stethoscope.

Atlas Obscura: How the Medical Cadaver Finally Got the Respect it Deserves

Atlas Obscura: La Specola Anatomical Collection

Dr Alun Withey: Pig boys and boar bits: a seventeenth-century medical consultation

Thomas Morris: Honking like a goose

Aesthetic Surgery Journal: Joseph Constantine Carpue and the Bicentennial of the Birth of Modern Plastic Surgery

Le Huffington Post: Portrait de médecins: Maurice LeClair

BBC Culture: Why these anatomical models are not disgusting

kin deepCreated between 1780 and 1782, the original anatomical Venus by Clemente Susini (pictured) can still be seen at La Specola – the public science museum founded by Leopold II in Florence. Also known as ‘the Medici Venus’, the life-size wax figure has real human hair, and can be dissected into seven anatomically correct layers. She spawned numerous copies, referred to as Slashed Beauties or Dissected Graces and also displayed in medical museums. “Supine in their glass boxes, they beckon with a gentle smile or an ecstatic downcast gaze,” writes Ebenstein in The Anatomical Venus. “One idly toys with a plait of real golden human hair; another clutches at the plush, moth-eaten satin cushions of her case as her torso erupts in a spontaneous, bloodless auto-dissection; another is crowned with a golden tiara, while one further wears a silk ribbon tied in a bow around a dangling entrail.” (Credit: Museo di Storia Naturale Università di Firenze, Zoologica, ‘La Specola’, Italy/Photo Joanna Ebenstein)

kin deepCreated between 1780 and 1782, the original anatomical Venus by Clemente Susini (pictured) can still be seen at La Specola – the public science museum founded by Leopold II in Florence. Also known as ‘the Medici Venus’, the life-size wax figure has real human hair, and can be dissected into seven anatomically correct layers. She spawned numerous copies, referred to as Slashed Beauties or Dissected Graces and also displayed in medical museums. “Supine in their glass boxes, they beckon with a gentle smile or an ecstatic downcast gaze,” writes Ebenstein in The Anatomical Venus. “One idly toys with a plait of real golden human hair; another clutches at the plush, moth-eaten satin cushions of her case as her torso erupts in a spontaneous, bloodless auto-dissection; another is crowned with a golden tiara, while one further wears a silk ribbon tied in a bow around a dangling entrail.” (Credit: Museo di Storia Naturale Università di Firenze, Zoologica, ‘La Specola’, Italy/Photo Joanna Ebenstein)

Huffpost Arts & Culture: Inside the Bizarre ‘Venus’ Figures Once Used as Anatomical Models

The New York Times: Suzanne Corkin, Who Helped Pinpoint Nature of Memory, Dies at 79

Alabama Yesterdays: Alice McNeal, M.D.: Alabama’s Fist Female Anesthesiologist

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Atlas Obscura: The Invention that Tamed America, and the Town Obsessed with it

ice: Budapest Chain Bridge online archive – an ambition achieved

Colossal: An Historically Accurate 19th Century Photo Studio Built in 1:12 Scale

Library of Congress: First telegraphic message – 24 May 1844

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Collectors Weekly: Retail Therapy: What Mannequins Say About Us

TLS: On the trail of the Chinese typewriter

Conciatore: The Importance of Being Diligent

The Recipes Project: Fueling Beer Breweries in Early Modern London

The Guardian: 25 May 1914: The woman at the wheel

A woman at the wheel, circa 1913. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock

A woman at the wheel, circa 1913. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock

Stephan Wolfram Blog: Solomon Golomb (1932–2016)

Atlas Obscura: Netherlands Electricity and Radio Museum

Washington Center for Equitable Growth: Environmental Regulation and Technological Development in the U.S. Auto Industry

Apollo: Why the history of photography starts north of the border

Ptak Science Books: Industrial Depth: Unexpected Industrial Photographs (ca. 1910)

Universe Today: The Curious and Confounding Story of How Arcturus Electrified Chicago

British Library: flickr: Ships, found by the community fr…

Ptak Science Books: Cross-sections: U.S.-Built R.A.F. Fighter Aircraft, 1942

BBC News: Secret German WW2 code machine found on eBay

Ptak Science Books: Cars of the Future (1942)

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The Guardian: Early computers as objets d’art

The Washington Post: Jane Fawcett, British code-breaker during World War II, dies at 95

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Geology is not only poetry, but also sometimes art ... field notes by Italian geologist Sturani (1975) h/t @David_Bressan

Geology is not only poetry, but also sometimes art … field notes by Italian geologist Sturani (1975) h/t @David_Bressan

 New York Times: Edward N. Lorenz, a Meteorologist and a Father of Chaos Theory, Dies at 90

The Public Domain Review: Sex and Science in Robert Thornton’s Temple of Flora

New Scientist: 5000-year-old beer-brewing kit found in China

Simthsonian.com: Gan Bei! Chinese Brewed Beer 5,000 Years Ago

Forbes: Archaeologists Draft Ancient Chinese Beer Recipe

 

U-M Special Collections Library: The Chicken or the Egg?

BBC Earth: How humanity first killed the dodo, then lost it as well

Sailors supposedly killed dodos by beating them with sticks (Credit: Mary Evans Picture Library/Alamy Stock Photo)

Sailors supposedly killed dodos by beating them with sticks (Credit: Mary Evans Picture Library/Alamy Stock Photo)

The New York Times: On the Trail of Nabaokov in the American West

we.prm.ox.ac.uk: The Invention of Museum Anthropology, 1850–1920

Guildhall Library Blog: The Wonders of George Loddiges Botanical Cabinet

Until Darwin: A Short Biography of John Bachman (1790–1874)

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Leonard Jenyns

Slate: The Vault: Pretty Portraits of the Tiny, Lumpy, Sweet Strawberries of the Early 20th Century

BBC Earth: There are only 35 kinds of animals and most are really weird

flickr: Biodiversity Heritage Library’s photos

sapiens.org: The Birth of the “Neanderthals”

When first found, “Neanderthal man” remains were thought by some scientists to be from a diseased modern human. However, upon examining the Gibraltar skull, George Busk argued that the Neanderthal skull represented a separate species. Paul Hudson/Flickr

When first found, “Neanderthal man” remains were thought by some scientists to be from a diseased modern human. However, upon examining the Gibraltar skull, George Busk argued that the Neanderthal skull represented a separate species. Paul Hudson/Flickr

Atlas Obscura: Malm Whale

Forbes: This Meteorite Has Been Preserved For Over 520 Years

Academia: Emil du Bois-Reymond, “Darwin and Copernicus,” Nature: A Weekly Journal of Science 27, no. 702 (12 April 1883): 557–558

Notches: Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights

HNN: Five Things You Didn’t Know About John James Audubon

Live Science: Q&A with a Dinosaur Hunter: How Jack Horner Changed Paleontology

Jstor: Global Plants: Botanische Staatssammlung München Artwork – Water Colours of Fungi by Fritz Wohlfarth

Niche: Natures Past Episode 53: The Social and Environmental History of Hamilton Harbour

Letters from Gondwana: Tilly Edinger and the Study of ‘Fossil Brains’

Earthly Musings: Flagstaff’s Arizona Daily Sun Newspaper Runs Article on “Grand Canyon: Monument to an Ancient Earth”

Bonhams: Great White Shark Attack. Ricciardi, Francesco

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Banff museum

The Christian Science Monitor: Did weather defeat the Mongol Empire?

Echoes From The Vault: Birth of American Bee Culture: A Look at Advertisements in A.J. Cook’s The Bee Keepers’ Guide

Dr Caitlin R. Green: Camels in early medieval western Europe: beasts of burden & tools of ritual humiliation

TrowelBlazers: Happy Birthday Mary Anning – and Team TrowelBlazers!

The Thrifty Traveller: In Search of Wallace – Part 5: Simunjan, Borneo

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: 1922 chemistry Nobel medal up for auction

Francis William Aston (1877–1945)

Francis William Aston (1877–1945)

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Nautilus: Are We in the Anthropocene Yet?

Muslim Heritage: Women’s Contribution to Classical Islamic Civilisation: Science, Medicine and Politics

Smithsonian Libraries: Unbound: Fixing a Fold-Out Plate

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The Kant Research Group: Women Intellectuals of 18th Century Germany

Academe Blog: Reclaiming the Value of the Humanities

iPhylo: Thoughts on Wikipedia, Wikidata, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Nature: Source material: Geneticists and historians need to work together on using DNA to explore the past

The #EnvHist Weekly

WikiEdu: The Roundup: Cold War Science

The Point: Can Liberal Education Save the Sciences?

Historiens de la santé: Journées d’études: L’histoire du suicide Table of Contents

Conciatore: 2016 Gold medal winner, Independent Publishers Book Awards for European Nonfiction 

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LSE: The verdict: is blogging or tweeting about research papers worth it?

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Agnolo della Casa

JSTOR Daily: Inside the Alchemist’s Workshop

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Conciatore: A Matter of Plagiarism

The Selfish Gene at 40:

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BBC News: The gene’s still selfish: Dawkins’ famous idea turns 40

AEON: Die, selfish gene, die

AEON: Dead or Alive? Is it time to kill off the idea of the ‘Selfish Gene’?

homunculus: Still selfish after all these years?

BOOK REVIEWS:

Nature: Ecology: The sea-otter whisperer

Historiens de la santé: Sister Soldiers of the Great War: The Nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

The Guardian: Work from 1616 is ‘the first ever science fiction novel’

Classroom Science: The Not-So-Intelligent Designer, by Abby Hafer

Science Book a Day: The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic – and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World

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TLS: Autistic expression

Hakai Magazine: Franklin’s Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus

The Guardian: Siddhartha Muherjee: ‘genes are personal. They ask the question: why are we like this?

The Washington Post: Is the printed word doomed? Not now or ever argues a glut of new books about paper

 

NEW BOOKS:

Routledge: Science in the Public Sphere: A history of lay knowledge and expertise

Historiens de la santé: Healthy Boundaries. Property, Law, and Public Health in England and Wales, 1815–1872

Stanford University Press: Infectious Change: Reinventing Chinese Public Health After An Epidemic

Brepols Publishers: Childhood Disability and Social Integration in the Middle Ages

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The Ordered Universe Project: New Publication: Grosseteste and Religious and Scientific Learning

CUP: The Once and Future Turing

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Garry’s Soapbox: John Dee at the Royal College of Physicians

Oxford Thinking: Cook-Voyage collection goes on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

The Guardian: Totally cosmic science festival for blue-sky thinkers

The Wall Street Journal: Turning Science into Art

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

History Today: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Science Museum: Robots

Natural History Museum: Dippy on tour

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May30–October 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922 Closes 30 May 2016

Harvard Magazine: Before Social Media: Radio was the medium that broke the silence

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Reviews in History: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee (Royal College of Physicians, 18 January – 29 July 2016)

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Grup d’estudis d’història de la cartografia: Exhibition about Renacentrist cartography in Bergamo 16 April–10 July 2016

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

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Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January29–July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

ARTFIXdaily: “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence” Will Examine Events Preceding, During and Following the Fight for Freedom from a Cartographic Perspective and Will Open at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in March 2016

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

Magic Witches

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Manchester Central Library: The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley 9 April–11 June 2016

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

CLOSING SOON: Manchester Central Library: The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley 9 April–11 June 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12 December 2016

COMING SOON: Centre for Contemporary Arts is Glasgow: Intermedia Beyond Epilepsy 9-19 June 2016

COMING SOON:  The Royal College of Surgeons of England: Reframing disability: Hidden histories from the Royal College of Physicians

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Deadline Hollywood: Richard Goodwin’s ‘The Hinge of the World’ About Epic Clash Between Church and Galileo Being Developed as Feature

Discover Medical London: Medicine at the Movies 16 June 2016

The Old Vic: Jekyll and Hyde 20-28 May 2016

Royal Opera House: Frankenstein, 4 – 27 MAY 2016

The Rose Theatre: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson 7–30 June 2016

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 18 June 2016

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Women And Medicine 9 June 2016

CHF: First Friday: Between Food and Medicine 3 June 2016

Royal College of Physicians: John Dee: art, science, magic 11 July 2016

TNMOC: Lecture: The Roots of Data Processing 9 June 2016

Science Museum: Frankenstein – From Literature to Myth to Bogeyman of Science

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: “London’s Plagues”

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

Royal College of Physicians: Medicinal plant lecture: The realty and the bizarre 13 June 2016

University of Utrecht: Descartes-Huygens Lecture by J.B. Shank on ‘Newtonian’ Mechanics in France around 1700

IET Savoy Place London: Lecture: Preparing to lay a transatlantic telegraph table; an historical comparison 16 June 2016

Science Museum: Lecture: Leonardo and the Military 9 June 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Anatomical Venus Symposium & Book Party 4 June 2016

Manchester Histories Festival: From Coal Mining to Data Mining: An experimental approach to the history of illness and pain 6 June 2016

Wellcome Library: Reframing Disabilities: Hidden histories from the Royal College of Physicians 7 June 2016

Linnean Society of London: The Lord Treasurer of Botany: Sir James Edward Smith and the Linnaean Collections 7 June 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: Object Handing at Beckenham Library 3 June 2016

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway? 26 May 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Exceptional & Extraordinary: unruly minds and bodies in the medical museum: two unique evenings of film, dance, performance and comedy inspired by museum collections exploring our attitudes towards difference: 13 & 20 June 2016

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Glasgow Science Festival: Goodall Lecture – 200th Anniversary of Laennec’s First Stethoscope 16 June 2016

The Brain Box: Manchester Day: History: Memory Lane: A History of Brain Science 19 June Town Hall

 

UCL: Lecture: Psychiatrists, psychiatry and the colonial state in the firsthalf of 20th century India 31 May 2016

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Royal Museums of Greenwich: Talk: In the Steps of Shackleton 1 June 2016

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Royal College of Nursing: Lecture: The Northern Powerhouse: Cottontown Nurses who shaped the Profession 8 June 2016

Brompton Cemetery: London Alchemy: Socery, Gin and Spooky Music in a Cemetery Chapel 4-5 June 2016

Ball event

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – City Centre Tour 11 June 2016

V&A: Courses: Sensing Time: The Art and Science of Clocks and Watches 18 June 2016

Things

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Alchemist Heating a Pot, by David Teniers the Younger (1610 - 1690), oil on canvas.

Alchemist Heating a Pot, by David Teniers the Younger (1610 – 1690), oil on canvas.

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: A Marvellous Elephant – Waddesdon Manor

Youtube: In conversation with Helen Sharman and a galaxy of astronauts

Retro Report: The Shadow of Thalidomide

Youtube: Thomas Edison interviewed at the age of 84

The Ordered Universe Project: An Ordered Universe: Working with Medieval Scholars on Thirteenth Century Science Texts – A Scientist’s Tale

Museo Galileo: Historical Outline of Optics

Youtube: JHU Online Program in the History of Medicine

Youtube: Working for NASA: Space for Women – 1981 Educational Film – S88TV1

Youtube: Sally Ride on Dumb Questions

University of Cambridge: The John Forrester Case

Youtube: J. Robert Oppenheimer: “I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

Youtube: Scientist You Must Know: Arnold O. Beckman

Youtube: Historical Myths About Science by John L. Heilbron

Arts Hay Festival: Baillie Giffor Lecture: Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently.

 

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories

BBC Radio 4: The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry

Professor Buzzkill: 1918 Flu Pandemic killed over 50 million people. Why was it called “The Spanish Flu?”

BBC Radio 4: Paul Ehrlich’s ‘Magic Bullet’ and the Cure for Syphilis

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University Of Belgrade: CfP: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation-5 22–23 September 2016

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

Institution of Engineering and Technology, London: Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives 10 August 2016

University of Oxford: Summer School and Conference: Mind Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry 13–15 July 2017

University of Columbia: The Center for Science & Society: Exploring the Philosophy of Émily du Châtelet

University of Vienna: Conference: “Claiming authority producing standards: The IAEA and the History of Radiation Protection” 3-4 June 2016

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Strathclyde: Preventing Mental Illness: Past, Present and Future 2–3 June 2016

University of Warsaw: Conference: Reassembling the Republic of Letters 11–15 June 2015

University of Bergen: Philosophy of Bergen Workshop 2016 14 June

University of Oxford: Registration for the HSMT Postgraduate Conference, Modern Bodies, Modern Minds, closes next Friday, 3 June.

University of Leeds: Round Table Discussion: “Victorians and History Writing Practices” Seminar: “Victorian Jesus: Imagining the Anonymous Author of Ecce Homo (1865)” 4 July 2016

Wellcome Library: Workshop: London Health Histories 17 June 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: Conferences & study days: From Sea to Sky: The Evolution of Air Navigation from the Ocean and Beyond 9–10 June 2016

University of Oxford: John Wallis (1616-1703). Mathematics, Music Theory, and Cryptography in 17th Century Oxford.9 June 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford: Postgraduate Conference 2016: Modern Bodies, Modern Minds 10 June

University of Oxford: Draft Oxford Scientiae Conference Programme 5–7 July 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Conference Program: Space, Imagination, and the Cosmos, from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period 9–10 July 2016

University of Kent: Conference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Material Culture: 9 June 2016

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing: Third Symposium for the History and Philosophy of Programming 25 June 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016 Deadline 3 June 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference Deadline 1 June 2016

University of Lancaster: Conference: Does the philosophy of psychiatry need metaphysics? 3 June 2016

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

Osiris Call for Papers

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

Singapore: Society for the History of Technology: Annual Meeting 22–26 June 2016

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Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey: SPSP Pre-Conference Workshop: Empirical Methodology for Philosophy of Science in Practice 16 June 2016

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

St Michaels College, Cardiff University: Conference: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11–13 July 2016 Programme

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

British and European History of Medicine Conference: Registration: Medicine in Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts University of Kent 7-10 July 2016

BSHS: Prizes

Three Societies Meeting: University of Alberta, Edmonton 22–25 June 2016 Only two weeks left for hotel conference rates!

Trinity College Cambridge: The Venues of Scholarly Output: Collections, Treatises, Textbooks, Archives 25 June 2016

Let’s Talk About Sex: CfP: History of Sexuality PGR/ECR Workshop University of Exeter 26–27 June 2016

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

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University of Reading: CfP: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 Deadline: 15 June 2016

BSHS: Registration Open: The Body and Pseudoscience in the Long Nineteenth Century Newcastle University 18 June 2016

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

CFP Early Modern World

History at the Open University: Women and Gender in Early Modern Britain and Ireland: A Conference in Honour of Anne Laurence Institute of Historical Research London 4 June 2016

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo Conf

Ian Ramsey Centre Conference, University of Oxford: Workshop “Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine” 7 July 2016 

Annals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

Religion & Medicine

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

Science in Public

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Warburg Institute: ESSWE Thesis Workshop 7 July 2016

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

University of London: Birkbeck: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016: 11 July 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

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St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

irkbeck, University of London: CfP: Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century 17 June 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Leeds: Faculty of Arts: 2016 Cheney Fellowships in Culture (includes #histSTM)

Royal Historical Society: Research Expenses

Fermilab: Science Writing Internship – Fall 2016

Science Museum: Keeper of Technologies and Engineering

University of Twente: Short-term postdoc appointments (2 months, full-time) in ethics, with a focus on technology

University of Pennsylvania: Postdoc: History and Sociology of Science Nature between Science and Religion: Jewish Culture and the Natural World

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #41

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #41

Monday 23 May 2016

EDITORIAL:

 

Another week has flown by and as you can see our editorial team have been very busy putting together the latest issues of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list, flying to the far depths of cyberspace to bring all the best in the histories of science, technology and medicine from the last seven days.

William Whewell Portrait by James Lonsdale (c) Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

William Whewell Portrait by James Lonsdale
(c) Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Today, 24 May, is the 222nd birthday of our eponymous editor in chief, the nineteenth-century Cambridge polymath William Whewell. This journal was named in his honour because his career best epitomises the aims of this journal, to take the broadest sweep possible of the history of science in its widest sense.

Whewell was as this brief biography at the beginning of this blog states A Man of Many Talents. A scientist, who worked in a wide range of disciplines, philosopher of science and historian of science who played a major role in establishing the discipline in its own right. Also an educator and a coiner of scientific terms who most famously invented the term scientist, although it took some time to become established, something he did not live to see.

William Whewell, c. 1860s Source: Wikimedia Commons

William Whewell, c. 1860s
Source: Wikimedia Commons

When you read the latest edition of his gazette raise a glass to Willy, our editor in chief and wish him a happy birthday and enjoy this, his birthday present to all of his readers.

 Quotes of the week:

 “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts” – Bertrand Russell

Russell quote

“Freelancers: tell your landlord that instead of paying rent you’ll mention them on Twitter because ‘it will be good for their profile’” – Richard Wiseman (@RichardWiseman)

Steven Jay Gould

Steven Jay Gould

From NYAM archives: “the three great public health problems confronting the world are heart disease, cancer, and deafness” (1935) h/t @jaivirdi

Writers block

 “The biggest problem with Twitter isn’t fitting a thought into 140 chars. It’s that you get 140 characters whether or not you have a thought” – Chris Clarke (@canislatrans)

Calvin history

People confuse common sense with logic – “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18”– Einstein – John Richard (@a_New_U)

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“If only we had a means of distributing scholarly papers and data in a decentralized, searchable fashion at very low cost” – Kieran Healy (@kjhealy)

Cucumber quote

“To whistle feebly is to ‘wheeple’ in Scottish and northern English dialects” – The OED (@OED)

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Birthdays of the Week:

 Maria Gaetana Agnesi born 16 May 1718

Agnesi quote

Linda Hall Library: Maria Gaetana Agnesi – Scientist of the Day

Linda Hall Library Digital Collections: Analytical institutions. Vol. 1

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Season of the Witch

Wolfram MathWorld: Witch of Agnesi

Mary Anning born 21 May 1799

 

Sketch of Mary Anning at work by Henry De la Beche Source: Wikimedia Commons

Sketch of Mary Anning at work by Henry De la Beche
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Letters from Gondwana: Mary Anning and the Flying Dragon

Letters from Gondwana: Mary Anning, the Carpenter’s Daughter

Regency History: Mary Anning (1799–1847)

ucmp.berkeley.edu: Mary Anning (1799–1847)

Lady Science: No. 8: Women of the Earth Sciences

Lyme Regis Museum: The new Mary Anning Wing

Anning BP

Albrecht Dürer born 21 May 147

Self-portrait silverpoint drawing by the thirteen-year-old Dürer, 1484 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Self-portrait silverpoint drawing by the thirteen-year-old Dürer, 1484
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 The H-Word: The triumph of melancholy: 500 years of Dürer’s most enigmatic print

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A maths book from a painter

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Reaching for the stars

ianridpath.com: Dürer’s hemispheres of 1515 – the first European star charts

Norman Lockyer born 17 May 1836

Norman Lockyer Source: Wikimedia Commons

Norman Lockyer
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nature: First Issue

Norman Lockyer Observatory: Website

Arthur Conan Doyle born 22 May

Doyle in 1930, the year of his death, with his son Adrian Source: Wikimedia Commons

Doyle in 1930, the year of his death, with his son Adrian
Source: Wikimedia Commons

PBS Newshour: How Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle cracked the case of the tuberculosis ‘remedy’

History of Geology: It’s sedimentary, my dear Watson

Letters from Gondwana: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Pterosaurs

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Herschel quote

The Royal Society: Notes and Records: Philomaths, Herschel, and the myth of the self-taught man

The Conversation: A brief history of telling time

AHF: James Chadwick

AHF: Harry D. Riley

Darin Hayton: Astronomers do not Date Sappho’s ‘Midnight’ Poem

NASA: Oral History Project: Nancy Grace Roman

Nancy Roman with a model of the Orbiting Solar Observatory Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nancy Roman with a model of the Orbiting Solar Observatory
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Space.com: Father of SETI Honored 50 Years After First Search for Alien Life

Carnegie Science: Allan Sandage’s Last Paper Unravels 100-Year-Old Astronomical Mystery

Gizmodo: Posthumous Paper Resolves Century-Old Mystery of How Stars Evolve

Yovisto: Omar Khayyam – Mathematics and Poetry

Ptak Science Books: A Very Early Bibliography on the Theory of Special Relativity (1910)

Live Science: Antikythera Mechanism: Ancient Celestial Calculator

Bensozia: The Ancient Star Chart in the Kitora Tomb, Japan

DREW ex machina: Venera 1: The First Venus Mission Attempt

Motherboard: Why Do More People not Know About Helen Sharman. The First Brit in Space

Helen Sharman on the 25th anniversary of her spaceflight. Image: Thomas Angus/Imperial College London

Helen Sharman on the 25th anniversary of her spaceflight. Image: Thomas Angus/Imperial College London

Royal Museums Greenwich: 100 years of Daylight Saving

The New Yorker: The Demon Core and the Strange Death of Louis Slotin

Royal Museums Greenwich: Constellations: Follow the bear

AAS: Thomas Gold (1920–2004)

Ptak Science Books: The “Endless Immensity” of Thomas Wright, 1750

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Nathaniel Everett Green

National Geographic: The Secret History of the Women Who Got Us Beyond the Moon

At NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California, women were hired to be "computers," the people responsible for doing all the math at the lab. "They touched just about every mission you can think of," says Nathalia Holt.  PHOTOGRAPH BY NASA, JPL-CALTECH

At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California, women were hired to be “computers,” the people responsible for doing all the math at the lab. “They touched just about every mission you can think of,” says Nathalia Holt.
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EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

The Matthew, recreation of John Cabot's 1497 ship visiting Swansea

The Matthew, recreation of John Cabot’s 1497 ship visiting Swansea

Atlas Obscura: Solving the Mystery of Early Polar Exploration Through Stamps

National Library of Scotland: Map Images: Compare a selection of historic maps to modern maps or satellite layers

 

Fox News Science: Experts plan effort to explore Captain Cook’s Endeavour in Newport Habor

Academia: Captain Cook’s Executors

Royal Museums Greenwich: John Franklin’s final North-West Passage expedition 1845

Statue of John Franklin in his home town of Spilsby Source: Wikimedia Commons

Statue of John Franklin in his home town of Spilsby
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Visions of the North: Franklin Searcher of the Month: Lachlan Taylor Burwash

Visions of the North: How many?

Ordnance Survey: A history of the trig pillar

Social Studies of Science: Higher and colder: The success and failure of boundaries in high altitude and Antarctic research stations

Process: Cartography and Empire in Northeastern America

Royal Museums Greenwich: Vasco da Gama circa 1460–1524

Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog: 1890 Map of Indigenous Languages of America

City Lab: This Old Map: Benjamin Franklin’s Gulf Stream, 1786

npr: Stolen Letter From Columbus Found in the Library of Congress and Returned to Italy

The History Blog: US returns stolen Columbus letter to Italy

The Public Domain Review: The Map That Changed the Middle East (1916)

The Sykes–Picot Agreement map

The Sykes–Picot Agreement map

BBC News: Sykes-Picot: The map that spawned a century of resentment

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps: The Secret Treaty of London

The Fitzwilliam Museum: Collections Explorer: Map Sampler

The Fitzwilliam Museum: Collections Explorer: Map Sampler II

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

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Yovisto: Edward Jenner’s Fight against Smallpox

The History of Vaccines: Edward Jenner

The History of Emotions Blog: Representing emotion in the doctor-patient encounter in Victorian medical writing

The Quack Doctor: Cigares de Joy

Nursing Clio: Sunday Morning Medicine

Royal College of Physicians: ‘Uncontrollable emotionality’: depression and diagnosis in the RCP library

Circulating Now: Where to find History of Medicine Collections

Blue Plaques: Wakley, Thomas (1795–1862)

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Wellcome Collection Blog: Sleep Paralysis: A brief history of fear, treatment and artistic creativity

Vesuvio Live: Il Museo di Anatomia di Napoli apre al pubblico. E’ il più importante e antico al mondo

Thomas Morris: How to treat hay fever?

mental_floss: New App Lets You Virtually Visit a Famous Anatomy Museum

Wood Library Museum: History of Anesthesia

ars technica: English “plague village” may upend what we know about how the Black Death spread

Academia: Medicine and Charity in Eighteenth-century Northumberland: The Early Years of the Bamburgh Castle Dispensary and Surgery, c. 1772–1802

Wonders & Marvels: The Nazi Brain Removal Caper

NYAM: Sitadevi’s Sutra

Active History.ca: Heroin as treatment? The calculation of a new ‘junk’ equation

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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Veedee Massager, c1903

Recipes Project: To Break or not to Break: Reading van Beverwijck’s Steen-Stuck (Part 1)

NYAM: Back to School! Conservation of the Academy’s 19th– and 20th-Century Medical Student Notebooks

The Conversation: How the British defeated Napoleon with citrus fruit

Wellcome Trust: Image of the Week: Female torso

Thomas Morris: The dreadful opening

The Chirugeon’s Apprentice: “Limbs Not Yet Rigid” – A History of Dissecting the Living

The Medici Archive Project: A French Practitioner in Bologna: New Recipes and the Authority of Experience During the 1630 Plague Epidemic

ChoM News: UMass Boston Visits Center for the History of Medicine

O Say Can You See?: Creating the Cadet Nurse Corps for World War II

The National Museum of American History: Clara Barton’s Red Cross Ambulance, 1898

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The National Museum of American History: Cosmetic and Personal Care Products in the Medicine and Science Collections

Thomas Morris: The wandering musket ball

TECHNOLOGY:

Yovisto: Ivan Sutherland – Well, I Didn’t Know it was Hard

Yovisto: Theodore Maiman and the Laser

Atlas Obscua: Psychic Snail Sex Couldn’t Replace the Telegraph, but One Frenchman Sure Tried

Benoît's experiments were known as the pasilalinic-sympathetic compass, or snail telegram. (Photo: Internet Archive/Public Domain)

Benoît’s experiments were known as the pasilalinic-sympathetic compass, or snail telegram. (Photo: Internet Archive/Public Domain)

Two Nerdy History Girls: What the Apprentice Tinsmith Wore, c1775

Yovisto: The Antikythera Mechanism – an Ancient Analog Computer

Atlas Obscura: The WWI Plan to Turn America’s Trees into Telephones

Chemistry World: Lead isotopes track Roman Empire’s water supplies

Newworks: Patent models trace history and highlights of 19th century innovation

Yovisto: James Clerk Maxwell and the very first colour Photograph

The Register: Landmark computer hacking archive deposited at TNMOC

Your Local Guardian: UK’s first ‘girl-less’ telephones rolled out in Epsom 104 years ago today

A picture of a table telephone from 1912

A picture of a table telephone from 1912

Islington Gazette: ‘My great-great-great uncle helped create world as we know it from his Highbury home’

Atlas Obscura: A Short History of Rakes, and Why You Should Think Twice About Using Them

Wallace Resource Library: Who was Alfred Russel Wallace

Conciatore: A Deeper Accomplishment

Archives and Manuscripts at the Bodleian: Lizzie Bennett – Blacksmith

Poster for the 1898 National Exhibition of Women’s Labour, Netherlands (Gemeentemuseum, The Hague). Uploaded to wikicommons by Jan Toorop.

Poster for the 1898 National Exhibition of Women’s Labour, Netherlands (Gemeentemuseum, The Hague). Uploaded to wikicommons by Jan Toorop.

Quartz: This is what it sounds like when you turn antique telephone switchboards into musical instruments

Academia: A natural draught furnace for bronze casting

Vox: The forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of “jaywalking”

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Sir Edwin Ray Lankester

Wildlife Articles: The Curious Case of the St Kilda House Mouse

St Kilda House Mouse

St Kilda House Mouse

3 Quarks Daily: Then and Now; Darwin, Agassiz, and Lakes That Vanish Overnight

The Friends of Charles Darwin: John Stevens Henslow

Jardin des Plantes: Sauvez La Gloriette de Buffon!

Niche: Early Canadian Environmental History Series

Yovisto: Ilya Mechnikov and the Macrophages

Yovisto: Amos Eaton and the Science of Education

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Notches: Close Your Eyes and Think of Yorkshire? Working-class Women and Sexuality in Early Twentieth-Century Yorkshire

The New York Times: Eske Willerslev is Rewriting History with DNA

Natural History Museum Wales: Marine Bivalve Shells of the British Isles

Notches: Lesbian Histories and Futures: A Dispatch from “Gay American History @ 40”

Science League of America: Who Was the Occupant? Part 3

Public Domain Review: Copying Pictures, Evidencing Evolution

The notorious frontispiece comparing heads of human races and apes in the Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte (1868), Haeckel’s gospel of evolution

The notorious frontispiece comparing heads of human races and apes in the Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte (1868), Haeckel’s gospel of evolution

Academia: A Tale of Three Chameleons: The Animal Between Science and Literature in the Age of Louis XIV

Forbes: The Origin of Geological Terms: Geology

Atlas Obscura: Vintage Photos of Lumberjacks and the Giant Trees They Felled

Notches: “The Church Fathers Really Squirmed”: Contesting Heteronorms in motive Magazine, 1962–1972

Paige Fossil History: Teeth & Human Evolution: Scientist Spotlight on W.K. Gregory

Back to the sustainable future: Learning from Nowhere? Locating William Morris’ Eco-Fiction in Design History

Popular Mechanics: Mind-Blowing Photos of the Mount St. Helens Eruption Taken from a Plane

National Museum of Natural History: 10 Botanical Treasures Exemplify Herbarium

Sean Kheraj: Canadian History and Environment: Environmental History and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Proposal

Smithsonian.com: How an Obscure Photographer Saved Yosemite

The Sentinel, in a stereograph card in Watkins’ Pacific Coast series (Library of Congress)

The Sentinel, in a stereograph card in Watkins’ Pacific Coast series (Library of Congress)

The News & Observer: NC researcher: Civil War’s outcome affected by rock formations, terrain

The Livestock Conservancy: Brahma Chicken

Research Gate: Albert Davidson Michael (1836–1927) and his wife Anne, partners in acarology and microscopy

Atlas Obscura: The Scientific Squabble Over the Dodo Tree

Light Matters: Joost Rekveld: #47 background: Von Uexküll

AAS Committee on the Status of Women: My Mother, the Scientist

Herald Scotland: Maurice Smith on fracking: we’ve been here before with the 1850s shale oil boom

Forbes: Geology Scene Investigation: An Eruption In 1902 Revealed How Volcanic Firestorms Kill

CHEMISTRY:

The Guardian: Nobel medal sale highlights work of forgotten chemist who predicted the atom bomb

 Francis Aston in his laboratory at Cambridge University. In 1922 he was awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry for his discovery of isotopes Photograph: Science & Society Picture Library/Getty Images

Francis Aston in his laboratory at Cambridge University. In 1922 he was awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry for his discovery of isotopes Photograph: Science & Society Picture Library/Getty Images

Graham Farmelo: Remembering Harry Kroto

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

the many-headed monster: On periodization: two ‘early modern’ Englands?

histscifi.com: How Does Technoscience Dream?

New Natures Foundry: INTERSECTIONS: HISTORIES OF ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE ANTHROPOCENE A new book series from University of Pittsburgh Press

The Recipes Project: A Stich in Thyme?: Why Are There so Few Knitting Patterns in Recipe Books?

History of Psychiatry: Last issue: June 2016; 27 (2) Table of Contents

Nature: Teach students the biology of their time

Nature: Second Thoughts

The Curious Wavefunction: Mendel, Weldon and the uncertainty of counterfactuals

Journal of Medical Humanities: Volume 37, Issue 2, June 20916: Special Issue: Beckett, Medicine and the Brain Table of Contents

Smithsonoan.com: A Brief History of Taking Books Along for the Ride

A bookmobile visiting Blount County, Tennessee, in 1943. (Tennessee Valley Perspectives, vol. 3, no. 3 (Spring 1973) Public Domain)

A bookmobile visiting Blount County, Tennessee, in 1943. (Tennessee Valley Perspectives, vol. 3, no. 3 (Spring 1973) Public Domain)

OHMAR: Oral History: Where does it fit in museums?

Scientific American: A Manuscript 47 Years in the Making

The Royal Society: Copley winners that changed the world

Canadian Bulletin of Medical History: Volume 33, Issue 1, Spring 2016 Table of Contents

Forbes: Historians and Astronomers Share These Scientific Methods in Common

Lady Science: No. 20: Representations of Women Scientists in Literature

Hyperallergic: The Challenges of Showing the Artifacts of an Early European Wax Museum Today

Culture Unbound: The Patent and the Paper: A Few Thoughts on Late Modern Science and Intellectual Property

IUHPS: May HP&ST Note

South Coast Today: New Bedford Whaling Museum unveils new reading room

The Ordered Universe: From Difference to Understanding: Responses to Interdisciplinary Research

AHA Today: Quantitative Literacy for Historians: Who’s Afraid of Numbers?

ESOTERIC:

Siddhartha Mukherjee physician and Pulitzer Prize winning book author has written a new book on the history of the Gene that has provoked some controversial reviews so we have collected them together for comparison.

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The Atlantic: Genes are Overrated

The Guardian: The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee review – ‘one of the most dangerous ideas in history’

Nature: Genetics: On the heredity trail

Prospect: The Gene: An Intimate History By Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Wire: Siddhartha Mukherjee Prepares Us for a Crucial Moment in the History of the Gene

The Curious Wavefunction: The future – not in our stars but in our genes: A review of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Gene: An Intimate History”

Neuron Culture: Two Sharp Takes on Mukherjee’s The Gene

Nature: Researcher under fire for New Yorker epigenetics article

The New Yorker: Same But Different

Science Book a Day: The Gene: An Intimate History

BOOK REVIEWS:

Quillette: Giving Genes Their Due, But Not More

Time to Eat the Dogs: Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

The Guardian: Cadavers in pearls: meet the Anatomical Venus

Chemistry World: Lives and times of great pioneers in chemistry: Lavoisier to Sanger

Anita Guerrini: The Witches

The New York Times: ‘Paper,’ by Mark Kurlansky

An 18th-century Chinese paper mill. Credit De Agostini/Getty Images

An 18th-century Chinese paper mill. Credit De Agostini/Getty Images

The Atlantic: How Paper Shaped Civilization

Oxford Brookes University: Working-class mothers were not brutal or negligent but savious of infant life

Publishers Weekly: The Strangest Book of 1016 is ‘The Anatomical Venus’

LSE: Pragmatic Humanism: On the Nature and Value of Sociological Knowledge

The New York Review of Books: After Einstein: The Dark Mysteries

NEW BOOKS:

ebookw.com: The Life and Work of George Boole: A Prelude to the Digital Age (Free e-book)

4th Estate: What We Cannot Know

Royal Museums Greenwich: Navigation Instruments

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Historiens de la santé: Villes d’eaux d’Ile-de-France. Dictionnaire historique des sources d’Île-de-France utilisées à des fins thérapeutiques, hygiéniques ou salutaires

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The Guardian: Totally cosmic science festival for blue-sky thinkers

The Wall Street Journal: Turning Science into Art

Amritt Museum: Beatrix Potter – Image & Reality

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Historiens de la santé: Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England: Age, Crime and Consent in the Courts

History Today: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

Science Museum: Robots

Natural History Museum: Dippy on tour

The Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Charcot, Hysteria & La Salpetiere 3 May–23 July 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May30–October 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922 Closes 30 May 2016

Harvard Magazine: Before Social Media: Radio was the medium that broke the silence

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cabinet of Curiosities Opens 6 May 2016

Reviews in History: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee (Royal College of Physicians, 18 January – 29 July 2016)

Broadway World.com: Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs

Grup d’estudis d’història de la cartografia: Exhibition about Renacentrist cartography in Bergamo 16 April–10 July 2016

Bonner Sterne: “Argelanders Erben” im Universitätsmuseum Bonn bis 31 Juli 2016

Royal Collections Trust: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 15 April–9 October Frome Museum:

Exhibition Nancy

Fine Books & Collections: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at BPL to Host Exhibit, “From the Sea to the Mountains” 2 April–28 August 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January29–July 2016

The National Air and Space Museum: A New Moon Rises: An Exhibition Where Science and Art Meet

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius 10 February 2016–4 September 2016

Wellcome Collections: States of Mind 4 February–16 October 2016

ARTFIXdaily: “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence” Will Examine Events Preceding, During and Following the Fight for Freedom from a Cartographic Perspective and Will Open at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in March 2016

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

The John Rylands Library: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World 21 January–21 August 2016

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Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

CLOSING SOON: New York Public Library: Printmaking Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570–1900 Runs till 27 May 2016

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

CLOSING SOON: National Library of Scotland: Plague! A cultural history of contagious diseases in Scotland Runs till 29 May 2016

Hunterian Museum: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

Manchester Central Library: The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley 9 April–11 June 2016

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Cambridge ScienceCentre: Cosmic Runs still 30 Jun 2016

Wellcome Library: Vaccination: Medicine and the masses 19 April–17 September 2016

CLOSING SOON: Manchester Central Library: The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley 9 April–11 June 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: YOUTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE MAUDSLEY AT WAR 25 May–20November 2016 

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12December

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph 14 April–11 September 2016

Herschel Museum: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order 4 May–12 December 2016

 

 

 

COMING SOON: Centre for Contemporary Arts is Glasgow: Intermedia Beyond Epilepsy 9-19 June 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

CHoM News: “The Advent of Anesthesia” Film 1933

The New York Times: Uncovering a Tale of Rocket Science, Race and the ‘60s

The Old Vic: Jekyll and Hyde 20-28 May 2016

Royal Opera House: Frankenstein, 4 – 27 MAY 2016

The Rose Theatre: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson 7–30 June 2016

Royal Shakespeare Company: Doctor Faustus Swan Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon 8 February–4 August 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 18 June 2016

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016

EVENTS:

Royal College of Physicians: Lecture: John Dee: art, science, magic 11 July 2016

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway? 26 May 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Exceptional & Extraordinary: unruly minds and bodies in the medical museum: two unique evenings of film, dance, performance and comedy inspired by museum collections exploring our attitudes towards difference: 13 & 20 June 2016

University College Cork: Walking Tours: A second chance to solve the mystery of ‘Being Boole’!

CHF: Cain Conference Public Lecture: “Life in the Universe: Past and Present” 26 May 2016

University of York: Seminar: “Connections between race, racism and health inequities shaping Sickle Cell Disease in Brazil” 25 May 2016

At Anne’s College, Oxford: Lecture: Fashionable Diseases of Georgian Life: Literature, Medicine and Culture in the Eighteenth Century and Beyond 2 June 2016

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Glasgow Science Festival: Goodall Lecture – 200th Anniversary of Laennec’s First Stethoscope 16 June 2016

The Brain Box: Manchester Day: History: Memory Lane: A History of Brain Science 19 June Town Hall

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UCL: Lecture: Psychiatrists, psychiatry and the colonial state in the firsthalf of 20th century India 31 May 2016

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Café 1001, Brick Lane: Museum Showoff, May 24 2016

Royal Museums of Greenwich: Talk: In the Steps of Shackleton 1 June 2016

CHF: Cain Conference Public Lecture: Life in the Universe Past and Present 26 May 2016

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

University of Greenwich: Seminar: ‘Mag. and Met.’: the origins and early years of the Magnetic and Meteorological Department at Greenwich Observatory 25 May 2016

Royal College of Nursing: Lecture: Joyous and deliberate motherhood: birth control nursing in the Marie Stopes Mothers Clinic, 1921-1931 26 May 2016

Royal College of Nursing: Lecture: The Northern Powerhouse: Cottontown Nurses who shaped the Profession 8 June 2016

Brompton Cemetery: London Alchemy: Socery, Gin and Spooky Music in a Cemetery Chapel 4-5 June 2016

Ball event

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – City Centre Tour 11 June 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

London Fortean Society: Snake Oil! The Golden Age of Quackery in Britain and America 26 May 2016

V&A: Courses: Sensing Time: The Art and Science of Clocks and Watches 18 June 2016

Things

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: John Dee and the History of Understanding

Boston Medical Library: Lecture: Prescription Drug Abuse in American History:

SciFRi talks

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Discover Medical London: “Dr Dee” & The Magic of Medicine A Special Half Day Tour 27 May 2016

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Harley Street: Healers and Hoaxers

Royal Pharmaceutical Society: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Edward Jenner 17 May

The Royal College of Physicians: Discover Medical London: Walking Tour:  “Sex and The City”

Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution: Dual Flame – Poetry’s Calling in Science and the Spiritual 24 May 2016

Norcroft Auditorium, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford: The secret chemistry of art: unravelling an age-old textile mystery / September 2016

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Scholar in a Meadow, Chinese painting of the 11th century

Scholar in a Meadow, Chinese painting of the 11th century

TELEVISION:

BBC Four: Storm Troupers: The Fight to Forecast the Weather

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Polar Research (1957)

The Kid Should See This: The Man Who Put the Pee in Phosphorus

Cummings Center for the History of Psychology: 5 Minute History Lesson: 4 Videos

Youtube: Royal Society: Mystery Markings – Objectivity #70

Ri Channel: Christmas Lectures 1980: Max Perutz – Haemoglobin: the breathing molecule

avhumboldt.de: Heart of the Andes: Humboldt’s Science in the Art of Frederic Edwin Church

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Episodes A to Z

BBC Radio 4: Book of the Week: In the Bonesetter’s Waiting Room

BBC London: Marcus du Sautoy: What We Cannot Know

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Florence Nightingale: Statistician

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Chaucer’s Astrolabe – The Medieval GPS

WNYC: Abraham Lincoln’s Contact with the Doctors

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford: Postgraduate Conference 2016: Modern Bodies, Modern Minds 10 June

University of Edinburgh: Philosophy of biology meets social studies of bioscience. Perspectives on living organisms 24 May 2016

University of Oxford: Draft Oxford Scientiae Conference Programme 5–7 July 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Conference Program: Space, Imagination, and the Cosmos, from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period 9–10 July 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Award Scheme 2016 Closing Date 31 May 2016

University of Kent: Conference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Material Culture: 9 June 2016

The Nobel Museum Stockholm: Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science 5 September 2016

EHESS et Université Paris Descartes: Colloque international: Savoirs, pratiques, politiques. Les sciences sociales et les transformations contemporaines des mondes de la santé 25–27 Mai 2016

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing: Third Symposium for the History and Philosophy of Programming 25 June 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Discourse of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society 5-7 September 2016 Deadline 3 June 2016

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference Deadline 1 June 2016

University of Lancaster: Conference: Does the philosophy of psychiatry need metaphysics? 3 June 2016

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

University of Paderborn: Seminar: Women in the History of Philosophy: Diotima and Hannah Arendt 17-19 May 2016

HSS: The Nathan Reingold Prize for an original graduate student essay on the history of science and its cultural influences. Deadline 1 June 2016

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

University of Cambridge: Symposium: Science and Culture in Theory and History: Latin America, France and the Anglophone World 2–3 July 2016

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

Western Michigan University: Call for Abstracts: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 15–16 September 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October 2016

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

Osiris Call for Papers

University of Bordeaux: Seminar: Philosophy & Biology 27 May 2016

University of Leuven: CfA: The science of evolution and the evolution of the sciences 12–13 October 2016

Science Museum: Artefacts Meeting 2–4 October 2016: CfP: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users

Cambridge: CfP extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World 15–16 September 2016

Singapore: Society for the History of Technology: Annual Meeting 22–26 June 2016

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Columbia University: Exploring the Philosophy of Émile du Châtelet 1–3 June 2016

Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey: SPSP Pre-Conference Workshop: Empirical Methodology for Philosophy of Science in Practice 16 June 2016

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

University of Oxford: John Wallis (1616–1703) Mathematics, Music Theory, and Cryptography, 1n 17th Century 9 June 2016

Society for the Social History of Medicine: 2016 Undergraduate Essay Prize Deadline 1 October

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

St Michaels College, Cardiff University: Conference: Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity 11–13 July 2016 Programme

H-Pennsylvania: Philip J. Pauly Book Prise Nominations Sought for Histories of Science in the Americas

British and European History of Medicine Conference: Registration: Medicine in Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts University of Kent 7-10 July 2016

BSHS: Prizes

Three Societies Meeting: University of Alberta, Edmonton 22–25 June 2016 Only two weeks left for hotel conference rates!

Trinity College Cambridge: The Venues of Scholarly Output: Collections, Treatises, Textbooks, Archives 25 June 2016

Let’s Talk About Sex: CfP: History of Sexuality PGR/ECR Workshop University of Exeter 26–27 June 2016

Queen Mary University of London:Upcoming History of Emotions Work in Progress Seminars

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University of Reading: CfP: Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums  23 September 2016 Deadline: 15 June 2016

BSHS: Registration Open: The Body and Pseudoscience in the Long Nineteenth Century Newcastle University 18 June 2016

University of St. Andrews: Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy (SSEMP VII) 5–6 May 2016 Programme

Barts Pathology Museum: CfP: The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries 24 September 2016

Wilkie Collins Portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 Source: Wikimedia Commons

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware: CfP: Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology 28 October 2016

New York City: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 30 September–1 October 2016

Columbia University: The Center for Science & Society: Exploring the Philosophy of Émilie du Châtelet 1–3 June 2016

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

CFP Early Modern World

History at the Open University: Women and Gender in Early Modern Britain and Ireland: A Conference in Honour of Anne Laurence Institute of Historical Research London 4 June 2016

IHPST, Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris: CfP: International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science 29-30 September 2016

Hist Geo Conf

Ian Ramsey Centre Conference, University of Oxford: Workshop “Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine” 7 July 2016 Call for Abstract: deadline 30 April 2016

Annals of Science: Annals of Science Essay Prize for Young Scholars

Religion & Medicine

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

2nd International Conference on the History of Physics: Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics Pöllau, Austria 5–7 September 2016

University of Cambridge: Cabinet of Natural History: Seminars Easter Term 2016

Science in Public

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

Warburg Institute: ESSWE Thesis Workshop 7 July 2016

Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST: CfP: 2nd International Conference on Science and Literature

University of Greenwich: Society and the Sea Conference: 15–16 September 2016

Society and th Sea

University of Illinois, Chicago: CfP: STS Graduate Student Workshop: 16-17 September

University of London: Birkbeck: Thomas Harriot Seminar 2016: 11 July 2016

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century 10–11 September 2016

Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science: Annual Conference Programme 28–30 May 2016

Women hist phil

St Anne’s College: University of Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars in Trinity Term 2016

irkbeck, University of London: CfP: Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century 17 June 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Edinburgh: Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows are required for the ERC-funded project “Medical translation in the history of modern genomics”

University of Oxford: Research Associate – The History of Dyslexia

University of Basel: Full-Time PhD position in History of Science

University of Exeter: PhD studentship on the History of Sexual Science

University of Strathclyde: Lecturer in the History of Health and Medicine since 1800

University of Amsterdam: 2 PhD Candidates ‘History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents’

UCL: STS Vacancies: Teaching Fellow in Science and Society

Universities of Hannover & Bielefeld: 4 PhD positions in the Philosophy of Science/Ethics of Science

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Library and Archive: Wellcome Trust Research Bursaries

 

 

 

 

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