Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #09

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 3, Volume #09

Monday 17 October 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Another week, another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing to its readers all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that could be swept together out of the depths of cyberspace.

Last Tuesday saw the return of the yearly celebration of women in STEM, Ada Lovelace Day. It is a sad reflection that in the twenty-first century we still need to make people aware of the fact that women are not treated equally in the STEM disciplines, despite the many proofs delivered by numerous women in the twentieth century that they are in every way the equal to their male colleagues.

As usually the Internet #histSTM community was well represented on this day with some new posts and articles and the reposting of some old ones and as usual in what could almost said to be a tradition we have collected together as many of these posts and articles as we could find and present them here for your perusal.

It is to be hoped at some not all to distant point in the future that the necessity for an Ada Lovelace Day will have become superfluous, unfortunately it doesn’t look as though this will be the case anytime soon. Until it is Whewell’s Gazette will continue to support and encourage those who valiantly strive to raise the awareness of the role that women have played in #histSTM

 

The H-Word: On Ada Lovelace Day. Let’s also celebrate 19th-century renaissance woman Agnes Clerke

Portrait of Agnes Mary Clerke (1842-1907), astronomer, writer and historian Photograph: Bygone Collection/Alamy Stock Photo

Portrait of Agnes Mary Clerke (1842-1907), astronomer, writer and historian Photograph: Bygone Collection/Alamy Stock Photo

Smithsonian.com: Ten Historic Female Scientists You Should Know

Irène Curie-Joliot (1897 – 1956) (The Granger Collection, New York)

Irène Curie-Joliot (1897 – 1956)
(The Granger Collection, New York)

TrowelBlazers: Elizabeth Philpot

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The Guardian: Palaeontology is full of dinosaurs – and not in a good way for women’s careers

BBC Radio 4: The Mother of the Sea

Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker (1901-1957) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker (1901-1957)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jstor Daily: The Mother of Ocean Floor Cartography

Marie Tharp and Bruce Heezen (via Wikimedia Commons)

Marie Tharp and Bruce Heezen (via Wikimedia Commons)

Irish Philosophy: Sophie Bryant, (Irish) Renaissance Woman

Sophie Bryant by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd, carbon print, published 1894

Sophie Bryant
by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd, carbon print, published 1894

KCUR 89.3: The Genius of Émilie du Châtelet

Émilie du Châtelet Portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour Source: Wikimedia Commons

Émilie du Châtelet
Portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TLS: Ada Lovelace and the abstract machine

175 Faces of Chemistry: Ida Freund

Ida Freund © Newnham College Cambridge

Ida Freund
© Newnham College Cambridge

Open Logic Project: For Ada Lovelace Day: Julia Bowman Robinson

Julia Robinson

Julia Robinson

EGU Blogs: Who do you think most deserves the title of the Mother of Geology?

Florence Bascom (1862–1945) By Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis – Creator/Photographer: Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis. Persistent Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives Collection: Science Service Records, 1902-1965 (Record Unit 7091)

Florence Bascom (1862–1945)
By Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis – Creator/Photographer: Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis. Persistent Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives Collection: Science Service Records, 1902-1965 (Record Unit 7091)

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Queen of Science – The woman who tamed Laplace

 Mary Somerville by Thomas Phillips Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mary Somerville by Thomas Phillips
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lady Science: Queens of Code

Lady Science: Science With A Capital “S”

Lady Science: Technological Food and Women’s Labour

Skulls in the Stars: Jane Marcet educates Michael Faraday

Portrait of Jane Marcet, from the Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, University of Pennsylvania Library.

Portrait of Jane Marcet, from the Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, University of Pennsylvania Library.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: From “Computer” to Astronomer: The Role of Women in Astronomy

Astronomer Phoebe Waterman Haas using a bucket lift to ascend the Mt. Wilson 46-meter (150-foot) Solar Tower, circa 1910. Image from page 15C of the Phoebe Waterman Haas Photo Album, 1909-1914. Image: The National Air and Space Museum Archives (NASM-9A12028-015C)

Astronomer Phoebe Waterman Haas using a bucket lift to ascend the Mt. Wilson 46-meter (150-foot) Solar Tower, circa 1910. Image from page 15C of the Phoebe Waterman Haas Photo Album, 1909-1914. Image: The National Air and Space Museum Archives (NASM-9A12028-015C)

Scientific American: 15 Works of Art Depicting Women in Science

"Kathleen Yardley Lonsdale," "Barbara McClintock," "Agnes Pockels," and "Maria Goeppert-Mayer" - Jennifer Mondfrans (oil, acrylic, and wax pastel)

“Kathleen Yardley Lonsdale,” “Barbara McClintock,” “Agnes Pockels,” and “Maria Goeppert-Mayer” – Jennifer Mondfrans
(oil, acrylic, and wax pastel)

Smithsonian.com: NASA’s “Rocket Girls” Are No Longer Forgotten History

The women "computers" pose for a group photo in 1953. (Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The women “computers” pose for a group photo in 1953. (Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Huff Post Young Voices: Michael Gove Is Wrong: Mary Seacole Belongs on the School Curriculum

Sketch of Mary Seacole by Crimean war artist William Simpson (1823–1899), c. 1855 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Sketch of Mary Seacole by Crimean war artist William Simpson (1823–1899), c. 1855
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Letters from Gondwana: Marie Stopes and her Legacy as Paleobotanist

Marie Stopes (From Wikimedia Commons)

Marie Stopes (From Wikimedia Commons)

Nature: Barbara McClintock and the Discovery of Jumping Genes

Barbara McClintock giving her Nobel Lecture Source: Wikimedia Commons

Barbara McClintock giving her Nobel Lecture
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Quotes of the week:

“I love it when somebody says, “everybody know…” when what they means is, “It’s my unsubstantiated opinion…”” – Thony Christie (@rmathematicus)

“You say defenestrate. I say exsanguinate. Let’s call the whole thing off” – Thomas Logan (@Penman1961)

“All six American recipients of the Nobel Prize are immigrants” – Happenstance5 (@Happenstance5)

“Our knowledge of what happened in the past changes constantly. That’s what ‘doing history’ is” – Thony Christie (@rmathematicus)

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“When my fridge rings to say we need more milk, tell it I’m in a meeting” (2000) – John Thackara (@johnthackara)

“Our government will be making a list of all foreign nationals who have a jar of Marmite, as that Marmite should go to a UK citizen” – Theresa May (@Theresa_Maybe)

“Guys, guys, it’s okay that dinosaurs had feathers and probably didn’t roar. Imagine a goose. Imagine a bus-sized, meat-eating goose” – Becky Chambers (@beckysaysrawr)

“Reality TV idea: We build a fake White House and put Trump in it and tell him he’s president. Film the whole thing” – Dan Kaszeta (@DanKaszeta)

“White Lies Matter” – David Dark (@DavidDark)

Best fundraising line ever: “Donors who are obsessed with getting their names on buildings have an edifice complex” – Scary Parcak (@indyfromspace)

“The difference between a philosopher and a crazy person is that the philosopher has good reasons for believing their crazy ideas” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

Birthday of the Week:

 Quaternions born 16 October 1843: i² = j² = k² = ijk = -1

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Slate: Celebrate Hamilton Day, a Better Mathematical Holiday

Sir William Rowan Hamilton. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Sir William Rowan Hamilton.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Rowan Hamilton

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE: 

Cambridge Digital Library: Transit of Venus

Skymania: Earliest colour photo of an astronomical expedition

Astronomy Now: Green Bank Observatory: the making of an American astronomy icon

Arizona Daily Sun: Program to celebrate life of Percival Lowell

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Yovisto: Heinrich Olbers and the Olbers’ Paradox

Yovisto: The Leyden Jar and the Age of Electricity

The H-Word: A 19th-century astronomy expedition brought to life

Drawings by Lieutenant E.J.W. Noble capture the annoyances of expeditionary astronomy, from mosquitoes to cleaning screws. Photograph: Cambridge Digital Library/Charlotte Tupman and Cambridge University Library

Drawings by Lieutenant E.J.W. Noble capture the annoyances of expeditionary astronomy, from mosquitoes to cleaning screws. Photograph: Cambridge Digital Library/Charlotte Tupman and Cambridge University Library

AIP: Robert Marshak – Session I

AHF: Einstein-Szilard Letter

Dannen.com: Einstein to Roosevelt, August 2, 1939

Yovisto: Peter Barlow and the Barlow Lens

APS: Volta describes the Electric Battery

Mashable: Ancient site could rival Stonehenge as world’s oldest observatory

Muslim Heritage: The Observation Well

The miniature of the Istanbul Observatory well.

The miniature of the Istanbul Observatory well.

GazetteXtra: Historic Yerkes Observatory still giving public a glimpse at our galaxy

AHF: Britain

The Heights: ‘What Exactly Is the Crime?’ Paula Findlen Talks About the Life of Galileo

AIP: Jesse Greenstein

Space News Magazine: Quick Takes (04-11-16): Robotic Missions to Mars

To illustrate the challenges of sending robotic missions to Mars,Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator for human exploration and operations, showed this chart of the history of Mars missions during a March 31 meeting of the NASA Advisory Council. The chart — part of a presentation Gerst gave on NASA’s plans to send humans to Mars in the 2030s — “shows how difficult Mars really is, if you look at the number of failures.” Credit: NASA

To illustrate the challenges of sending robotic missions to Mars,Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator for human exploration and operations, showed this chart of the history of Mars missions during a March 31 meeting of the NASA Advisory Council. The chart — part of a presentation Gerst gave on NASA’s plans to send humans to Mars in the 2030s — “shows how difficult Mars really is, if you look at the number of failures.” Credit: NASA

Forbes: Did Copernicus Invent the Solar System

tucso.com: Ewen Whitiker, University of Arizona moon-mapper, dies

Yovisto: Henry Cavendish and the Weight of the Earth

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Museo Galileo: Una Terra Oltre Le Stelle

Smithsonian.com: Discover One of History’s Most Ambitious Maps

University of Melbourne: Museums and Collections: Early maps digitation supported by Friends of the Baillieu Library

Yovisto: The Greenwich Prime Meridian

 

The Map Room: Maggiolo Planisphere of 1531 to be Auctioned

Vesconte Maggiolo Planiphere of 1531. Daniel Crouch Rare Books.

Vesconte Maggiolo Planiphere of 1531. Daniel Crouch Rare Books.

National Maritime Museum: Writing at sea: from log to blog (1)

National Maritime Museum: Writing at sea: from log to blog (2)

 

Downtown Express: Cultural group’s new historical map shows ‘Lower Manhattan Then & Now’

Scientific American: 80 Years Later, Polar Explorer’s Sunken Ship Floats Again

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Wonders & Marvels: Period pains – have women always suffered from menstrual cramps?

The Telegraph: Could this wallpaper kill you? Victorian Britain’s lethal obsession with the perfect shade of green

The Paris Review: Night Doctors

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University of Cambridge: Digital Library: De humani corporis fabrica. Epitome

Thomas Morris: A beetle in the bladder

Thomas Morris: The man who coughed up a knife

Yovisto: Rudolph Virchow – the Father of Modern Pathology

Thomas Morris: Pipe dreams

The Guardian: Primodos was a revolutionary oral pregnancy test. But was it safe?

An advertisement for Primodos in The Practitioner from the early 1960s marketing campaign aimed at GPs that aggressively targeted the slower, more expensive toad test Photograph: Practitioner, vol 187 July 1961/The Practitioner, Practitioner Medical Publishing Ltd

An advertisement for Primodos in The Practitioner from the early 1960s marketing campaign aimed at GPs that aggressively targeted the slower, more expensive toad test Photograph: Practitioner, vol 187 July 1961/The Practitioner, Practitioner Medical Publishing Ltd

Vox: How we got duped into believing milk is necessary for healthy bones

The Quack Doctor: A breath of maggoty air

Historiens de la santé: Mise en ligne du livre VII de la Fabrica de Vésale

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

A gem of a poem, 'The Engineers' by American poet Berton Braley, from the journal of the Society of Engineers, 1920 – IET Library Archives

A gem of a poem, ‘The Engineers’ by American poet Berton Braley, from the journal of the Society of Engineers, 1920 – IET Library Archives

Web Urbanist: The Power to Change: 12 Brilliantly Reclaimed Energy Stations

BBC News: Poland’s Enigma mathematicians honoured

The Telegraph: Polish codebreakers cracked Enigma before Alan Turing

A 1935 Enigma machine, used by Germans to encrypt messages during World War II CREDIT: TONY AVELAR

A 1935 Enigma machine, used by Germans to encrypt messages during World War II CREDIT: TONY AVELAR

BBC News: Alan Turing’s nephew on how Poles helped crack Enigma code

AEON: It’s not all about lightbulbsThe Scientist: Microscopy’s Growth Through the Years

AEON: Guns, empires and Indians

O Can You See?: Post-World War 1 tales: A silk surplus, armistice fashion, and a philanthropic innovator

 

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Yovisto: Christophorus Buys Ballot and the Weather Systems

Notches: ‘The Stimulus of the Flesh’ and Margaret Singleton’s Broken Vow

Yovisto: Lewis Fry Richardson and the accurate Weather Forecast

Yovisto: The German Continental Deep Drilling Programme

The drill tower of the main borehole at the German Continental Deep Drilling Programme. Image: W.J.Pilsak

The drill tower of the main borehole at the German Continental Deep Drilling Programme. Image: W.J.Pilsak

Nautilus: Why “Natural Selection” Became Darwin’s Fittest Metaphor

Notches: Postwar Sex Education and the Roots of White Male Sexual Entitlement

The #EnvHist Weekly

Geschichte der Geologie: Das Körnchen Wahrheit in der Argonautensage um das Goldenen Vlies

JSTOR Daily: Community Gardens Were All the Rage… In The – 1700s

CHEMISTRY:

Othmeralia: Gasogenes

Chemistry World: A nanocarbon revolution

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Medical History: Volume 60 – Issue 4 – October 2016 Table of Contents

 

Hagströmerbiblioteket: Wunderkammer

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Edwin Abbott Abbott

Nature: Close but no Nobel: the scientist who never won

New Atlas: The most valuable scientific documents of all-time #20-11

BBC Culture: How Utopia shaped the world

Literary Hub: The Man Who Invented Bookselling as We Know It

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Physics Today: What was it like to get a PhD in the 1840s?

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: The Purse of Envy

Antonio Neri, "The Mineral Gold" Tesoro del Mondo, Ferguson 67, f. 5r.

Antonio Neri, “The Mineral Gold”
Tesoro del Mondo, Ferguson 67, f. 5r.

BOOK REVIEWS:

Occam’s Corner: ‘Culture’ means science as well as art ­ we must look beyond narrow disciplines

Patheos: The Mythical Origins of Science

The Atlantic: When Poison Was Everywhere

Popular Science: Einstein’s Greatest Mistake – David Bodanis

The Guardian: A celebration of botanical art throughout history – in pictures

Opium poppies (Papaver somniferum), 18th-century album leaf, ink and colours on silk, National Palace Museum, Taipei

Opium poppies (Papaver somniferum), 18th-century album leaf, ink and colours on silk, National Palace Museum, Taipei

H-Environment: Andrews on Nance, “The Historical Animal”

Nature: Physics: Fallible pontiff of physics

Siam News: ENIAC: the First Electronic Computer’s Place in History

Popular Science: Ada’s Algorithm – James Essinger

India Today: Maps of a lost land

New Books Network: Wondrous Truths: The Improbable Triumph of Modern Science

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NEW BOOKS:

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Marius Book Launch

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Evolving Thoughts: A new (and apparently excellent) book on species concepts

Historiens de la santé: Pratique médicale, rationalisme et relâchement religieux

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Anesthesiology: A Tale of Two Paintings: Depictions of the First Public Demonstration of Ether Anesthesia

Fig. 1.  (top  ) Robert Cutler Hinckley,  The First Operation with Ether  , 1893. Oil on canvas, 8′× 10′. Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. Reproduced with permission.  (bottom  ) Key for identifying individuals in the painting. (1) Unidentified newspaper reporter; (2) John Call Dalton (1825–1889), student, Harvard Medical School; (3) William Williamson Wellington, M.D. (1814–1896), referring physician for patient Edward Gilbert Abbott; (4) Abel Lawrence Peirson, M.D. (1794–1853), Consulting Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital; (5) Charles Hosea Hildreth (1825–1884), student, Harvard Medical School; (6) William Thomas Green Morton (1819–1868), anesthesiologist; (7) Jonathan Mason Warren, M.D. (1811–1867), Visiting Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital; (8) Edward Gilbert Abbott (1825–1855), the patient; (9) John Collins Warren, M.D. (1778–1856), Professor of Anatomy and Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Chief of Surgery and Founder of Massachusetts General Hospital, operating surgeon; (10) Ebenezer Hopkins Frost (1824–1866), music teacher, received general anesthesia for dental extraction on September 30, 1846; (11) Charles Frederick Heywood, M.D. (1823–1893), House Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital; (12) Henry Jacob Bigelow, M.D. (1818–1890), Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Visiting Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital; (13) Augustus Addison Gould, M.D. (1805–1866), physician, author, and conchologist, Secretary, Massachusetts Medical Society; (14) Solomon Davis Townsend, M.D. (1793–1869), Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Fig. 1. (top ) Robert Cutler Hinckley, The First Operation with Ether , 1893. Oil on canvas, 8′× 10′. Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. Reproduced with permission. (bottom ) Key for identifying individuals in the painting. (1) Unidentified newspaper reporter; (2) John Call Dalton (1825–1889), student, Harvard Medical School; (3) William Williamson Wellington, M.D. (1814–1896), referring physician for patient Edward Gilbert Abbott; (4) Abel Lawrence Peirson, M.D. (1794–1853), Consulting Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital; (5) Charles Hosea Hildreth (1825–1884), student, Harvard Medical School; (6) William Thomas Green Morton (1819–1868), anesthesiologist; (7) Jonathan Mason Warren, M.D. (1811–1867), Visiting Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital; (8) Edward Gilbert Abbott (1825–1855), the patient; (9) John Collins Warren, M.D. (1778–1856), Professor of Anatomy and Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Chief of Surgery and Founder of Massachusetts General Hospital, operating surgeon; (10) Ebenezer Hopkins Frost (1824–1866), music teacher, received general anesthesia for dental extraction on September 30, 1846; (11) Charles Frederick Heywood, M.D. (1823–1893), House Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital; (12) Henry Jacob Bigelow, M.D. (1818–1890), Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Visiting Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital; (13) Augustus Addison Gould, M.D. (1805–1866), physician, author, and conchologist, Secretary, Massachusetts Medical Society; (14) Solomon Davis Townsend, M.D. (1793–1869), Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

BBC News: William Heath Robinson museum set to open

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20 th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

Dr Alum Withey: Announcing… ‘The Age of the Beard’

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

University of Kent: Studio 3 Gallery: Curio: Sites of Wonder 30 September–2 December 2016

Tel Aviv Museum of Art: Alchemy of Words: Abraham Abulafia, DADA, Lettrism 16 June–5 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

The Straits Times: M.C.Escher’s optical illusion art at ArtScience Museum

University of Bangor: The Art of Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms from the Abyss

The Foundling Museum: Feeding the 400 23 September 2016–08 January 2017

The Getty Research Institute: The Art of Alchemy 11 October 2016–12 February 2017

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Osher Map Museum: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities 29 September 2016–11 March 2017

The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints

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Henry Moore Institute: The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics 21 July–23 October 2016

Culture 24: These extraordinary maps show 50 years of war from both sides of early 20th century conflicts The Map House London 23 September–18 November 2016

British Library: Maps and views blog: Map exhibition – the countdown begins

Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Harvard University: The Art of Discovery 13 September– 29 October 2016

Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography 4 October 2016–15 January 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Hodinkee: Historical Perspectives: New York’s Grolier Club to Exhibit a Collection of Rare Horological Books and Artifacts

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: the asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Live Mint: Science, time, and Rohini Devasher’s art

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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University of Leicester: New Website showcases migraine artwork digitally for the first time

Yale News: Yale marks 175th anniversary of Arabic and Sanskrit studies with exhibit, public events

Hyperallergic: The Morgan Marks the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990

blog.umass.edu: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

COMING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Natural History Museum: Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature 15 July–6 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

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: Einstein’s Legacy

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

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

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

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Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

COMING SOON: Royal Geographical Society: Shackleton’s photographer: Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print 18 October–2 November 2016

COMING SOON: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea: Royal Collection: Leonardo da Vinci 14 October 2016–6 January 2017

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–2 July 2017 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Aldeburgh Cinema: I am Ali Wallace 6 November 2016

IMBd: The Current War in Pre-production

Variety: The Current War

St John’s College Cambridge: Kepler’s Trial: An Opera Premieres 28–29 October 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

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

COMING SOON: Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016 

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: The Watermill Theatre: Frankenstein 31 October–4 November 2016 

COMING SOON: Theatrau SirGâr: STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE 28 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Milton Rooms: Dr Faustus 10-11 November

COMING SOON: Roses Theatre: Dr Faustus 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: Young Everyman Playhouse: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: Cornerstone Arts Centre:The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 27 October 2016

COMING SOON: Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016

COMING SOON: Guildhall Arts Centre: Dr Faustus 20 October 2016

NOW: ARTS THEATRE: Dr Faustus 17–19 October 2016

COMING SOON: Alnwick Playhouse:  Frankenstein 20 October 2016

COMING SOON: Arts at the Old Fire Station: Jekyll & Hyde and Nerve 21 October 2016

COMING SOON: Queenshall: Frankenstein 21 October 2016

EVENTS:

Manchester Science Festival: Animal kingdom: Stereoscopic images of natural history

Manchester Science Festival: Capturing science: Images past and present

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Ingenuity and Craft Culture in Early Modern London

Whipple Museum, Cambridge: Festival of Ideas: Space Oddities 

Whipple Museum, Cambridge: Festival of Ideas: High Seas at the Whipple

Whipple Museum, Cambridge: Educating the Eyes: Geometrical Models and their Makers, 1860-1890

The Center for Science & Society at Columbia University: Nancy Tomes – From Black Plague to Zika: the Continuing Challenge of Epidemics and Our Efforts to Combat Them 18 October 2016

National Maritime Museum: Transit to Hawai’i: behind the sense with digital history & astronomy 29 October 2016

The Recipes Project: Announcing… Our 2nd Annual Transcribathon! 9 November 2016

Wellcome Collection: UK Medical Heritage Library Symposium 27 October 2016

UCL: CELL: Workshop & Drinks: The Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe (AOR)

Churchill College Cambridge: Churchill and Nuclear Weapons: From the A-Bomb to the H-Bomb 15 November 2016

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Smithsonian Libraries: It’s Alive!: The Science of Shelley’s Frankenstein 22 October 2016

University of Bradford: Lecture: A Bradford Community Pharmacy Prescription Book 7 November 2016

Bodleian Libraries:  Eleanor Rathbone, refugee scholars and the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning 18 October 2016 

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Curator Tour 14 October 2016

Museum of Science and Industry/ Manchester Science Festival: Capturing science: Images past and present 20-30 October 2016

Museum of Science and Industry/ Manchester Science Festival: Animal kingdom: Stereoscopic images of natural history 20-30 October 2016

Museum of Science and Industry/ Manchester Science Festival: John Dalton: Father of science 20-30 October 2016

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Museum of London: From Sail to Steam: London’s Role in a Shipbuilding Revolution

Museum for the History of Science, Oxford: Don’t panic! Promises and threats of science and technology 17 November 2016

Archives Month: Welcome to Archives Month Philly

University of Leicester: Attenborough Arts Centre: Science and the Victorian public 18 November 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Art forms in Nature 19 October 2016

Center for the history of Medicine at Countway Library: Celebration: 70 Years of Women at HMS 21 October 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum: Chloroform and Cholera: The Life of John Snow 20 October 2016

University of London: Senate House Library and Institute of Historical Research Library: History Day 2016: history libraries, archives & research open day 15 November 2016

Discover Medical London: Our Walks and Tours

Scientific Instrument Society: Turner Memorial Lecture: Emilie Savage-Smith, FBA ‘Of Making Celestial Globes There Seems No End’ Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, London 25 November 2016

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The Royal Society of Medicine: Chris Renwick: William Bynum Lecture 2016: Social Biology and Progressive Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain 30 November 2016

University of Birmingham: Professor Alice White: The genius of Vesalius 13 October 2016

UCL: Spices and Medicine: Food and Medical Traditions from the Plant World: Exploring Herbal Uses 12 October 2016

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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

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

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

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Discover Medical London: Walking Tour: Medicine at War

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Koninck Salomon: An Old Scholar

Koninck Salomon: An Old Scholar

TELEVISION:

Channel 4: Walking Through Time: Series 1 Episode 3

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: CHF: CHF acquires instrument that played a role in the development of carbon-14 dating

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: In Our Times: The 12th Century Renaissance

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Science Museum: Research Seminar Series Autumn 2016

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

University of Cambridge: Matter at the Crossroads: Literature and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England 26 November 2016

Center for Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware: CfP: Imagined Forms: Modeling and Material Culture 17–18 November 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

University of Cambridge: Department of History and Philosophy of Science: History of Medicine Seminars Michaelmas Term 2016

Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik at Humboldt University, Berlin: Conference: On the epistemic Dimension of Color in the Sciences 17–18 November 2016

UCL: STS: Seminar Series Autumn 2016

Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2016

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Matter at the Crossroads: Literature and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England 25 November 2016

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

University of Pittsburgh: Speakers series in the Philosophy of Science and Descartes Day October 15 2016

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Dublin City University: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference: Programme: 11–12 November 2016

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI): The Past, Present and Future of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies 29 November 2016

Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities: Conference: Philosophy and History of Open Science 30 November–1 December 2016

St Anne’s College, Oxford: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2016

UCL Health Humanities Centre: Towards Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies Conference 15 October 2016

UCL: STS: Work in Progress Seminars

SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation

Birkbeck, University of London: London Renaissance Seminar: Buried Things in Early Modern Culture: Poetics, Epistemology and Practice 22 October 2016

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

Museums ETC Magazine: CfP: Feminism and Museums Deadline 21 November 2016

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

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The Democracy Center, Cambridge, MA: Ronin Institute Unconference: The Future of Careers in Scholarship 5 November 2016

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona: 1st Barcelona HPS Workshop: Scientific Misconduct and Scientific Expertise 11 November 2016

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

Rutgers University: Symposium: Aesthetics and the Life Sciences 21 October 2016

BSHS: The BSHS invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Edinburgh Napier University: American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Lecture: ‘What, if anything, makes knowledge an improvement over information?’ 30 November 2016

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

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University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

edX: University of Newcastle Australia: Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

BSHS: Conference: A History of the Moon St Cross College, Oxford 19 November 2016

Dublin City University: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference 11–12 November 2016

National Maritime Museum: Workshop: Transit to Hawai’i: behind the scenes with digital history & astronomy 29 October 2016

Rèsidencia d’Investigadors; Barcelona: Conference: “Urban Peripheries?” Emerging Cities in Europe’s South and East, 1850–1945 26–27 September 2016

Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library: Symposium: CfP: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017 Deadline 27 November 2016

University of Manchester: CHSTM Seminars Autumn/Winter 2016

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2016

Wellcome Library: History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar Series 2016–17

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

HSS: THATCAmpHSS 2016 in Atlanta 6 November 2016

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Oxford Brookes University: Conference: Maritime Masculinities 1815–1940 19–20 December 2016

International Map Collectors’ Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium: ‘Private Map Collecting and Public Map Collections in the United States’ Chicago 24–29 October 2016

University of Durham: CfP: Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017

Journal of Science Communication: CfP: Special Issue: History of Science Communication Deadline 12 December 2016

University of Cambridge, CRASSH: Workshop: Epistemic Images in Early Modern Germany and its Neighbours 10–11 November 2016

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 2017

The Linnean Society: What should be in your Digital Toolbox?

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Fall 2016

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: Part A – Special Issue: CfP: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context Deadline 30 October 2016

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

University of Swansea: CfP: Conference: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

Georgetown University, Washington: Conference: Humanity and Other Forms of Life: Environmental Histories of the World 5 November 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

Penn Museum: Philadelphia: Animals in the Archives Symposium 27-28 October 2016

University of Manchester: Workshop: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Water, Technology and the Nation-Sate 27–28 October 2016

University of Toronto: John Wallis at 400: A Workshop on Science, Mathematics, and Religion in 17th-C. England 1-2 November 2016-09-10 

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: Medical history masterclass 15 October

Palgrave MacMillan: Call for chapter contributors: Scientific Studies of Dreams in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Salle de séminaire de l’hôtel Balance, Les Granges-sur-Salvan, Salvan, Confédération Suisse: Colloque: Toujours plus haut, plus vite, plus engagé ? Gravir les Alpes du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Pratiques, émotions, imaginaires 22-23-24 septembre 2016

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University of York: CfP: The Medieval Brain 10–11 March 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

University of Swansea: CFP: Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe: 10th Anniversary Meeting: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016

Osiris: Proposals for next Osiris volume due 15 October 2016

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H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

University of Toronto Press: CfP: Edited Collection: Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present

Techne: CFP: Special Issue on Philosophy of Technology in the Age of the Anthropocene

St Catherine’s College Oxford: Advanced Studies Seminar: The Montgomery Ruling: Impacts on Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics 9 November 2016

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

l’Abbaye de Hambye (près d’Avranches): 15e réunion d’histoire de la santé 10 septembre 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Hakluyt@400 Quartercenteneary programme Autumn 2016

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

RSA: Call for Submissions: Picturing Death 1200–1600 (Edited Volume)

UCL: The Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1-2 September 2016

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

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

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

York Medical Society: CfP: “First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies 1600–1800 10 November 2016

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

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Medieval Institute Publications: Call for proposals: History and Cultures of Food 14th–18th Centuries New Series

ICM Leeds 2017: CfP: Health and Medicine in the Early Medieval West Deadline 9 September 2016

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

BSHS: The 2016 Big Draw Festival: STEAM Powered: From STEM to STEAM 1–31 October 2016

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Medieval Art Research: CFP: Of Man Eating Men: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism (edited volume)

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Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

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The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

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Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

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 »

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

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.

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.

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

BSHS: Prizes

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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:

University of Cambridge: Research Associateship in History of Biology

The British Museum: Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Enlightenment Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane’s catalogues of his collections (x 2)

University of Roehampton: L/SL in The History of Medicine, post 1800

The John Carter Brown Library: Research Fellowships at the JCB Deadline 1 December 2016

Linda Hall Library: Fellowships Deadline 16 January 2017

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #08

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 3, Volume #08

Monday 10 October 2016

EDITORIAL:

 The year rolls on and the autumn mists roll in and a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette, the weekly #histSTM links list, rolls onto your monitor screen bringing with it all the histories of science, technology and medicine that could be netted in the deep seas of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Before STS there was HPS, the history and philosophy of science, and one of this discipline’s true giants, Mary Hesse, left us on the 2 October. She received a doctorate in electron microscopy from Imperial College, London in 1948 and a master of science from University College London a year later. Initially she lectured in mathematics at Royal Holloway College (1947-1951) and then the University of Leeds (1951-1955) before teaching history and philosophy at University College (1955-1959). In 1960 she moved to the University of Cambridge where she remained until her death last week.

Her most influential work was Models and Analogies in Science published in 1963. However my own personal Mary Hesse moment came from reading the earlier Forces and Fields from 1961. I had become aware that Newton had not pulled the concept of force out of his hat like a conjuror producing a rabbit but that this concept had an evolutionary history. I knew enough to know that Kepler had supposedly been the first, in the Early Modern Period, to replace the medieval concept of a living force (anima) with a purely physical one (vir) and I wished to learn more. Searching around I found two books, both of them now recognised as classics, Richard Westfall’s Force in Newton’s Physics: the Science of Dynamics in the Seventeenth Century (1971) and Mary Hesse’s Forces and Fields and gave myself a thorough grounding in the history of the concept of force. I found Mary Hesse’s book a delight to read and it expanded my own horizons as a historian of science immensely. I would thoroughly recommend it to anybody who has not yet had the pleasure of reading it.

As today if the so-called Ada Lovelace Day dedicated to honouring and improving the status of women in STEM I would like to dedicate this edition of Whewell’s Gazette to the memory of one of the great female historians and philosophers of science:

Peter Nemmin, “Portrait of an Academic [Mary Hesse]”

Peter Nemmin, “Portrait of an Academic [Mary Hesse]”

Mary Brenda Hesse

(15 October 1924 – 2 October 2016)

Website in Honour of Mary Hesse

University of Cambridge: Department of History and Philosophy of Science: Professor Mary Hesse (1924–2016)

Daily Nous: Mary Hesse (1924–2016)

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies: RIP Professor Mary Hesse: 1924–2016

Quotes of the week:

“Key skills of #histSTM survey course tutors: drawing the Toricellian apparatus on a whiteboard without it looking remotely phallic” – James Sumner (@JamesSumner)

“Would anyone have talked about Blair, Brown or Cameron through their effing scone recipe? Can we not have a female leader without this?” – Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1)

“How do you sex an ant?”

“Put them in a glass of water, the one which floats = boy ant” – Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

William Blake

William Blake

“One day, someone will sit me down and explain why immigrants are so hateful that it’s worth all of this to have a few fewer of them” – Jo Maugham QC (@JolyonMaugham)

“I just want to get this straight: it’s patriotic to sell our power and steel industries to foreign multinationals BUT boot out the barista?” – Remittance Girl (@remittancegirl)

“We want our laws in English like Magna Carta.”

– Magna Carta is in Latin – David Allen Green (@DavidAllenGreen)

When Harry Met Sally 190 years before the fact. Just no diner scene. Lady’s Magazine December 1819 – @ladysmagproject

When Harry Met Sally 190 years before the fact. Just no diner scene. Lady’s Magazine December 1819 – @ladysmagproject

“One can love one’s country like one loves a drunken uncle dancing badly at a family wedding. You don’t have to take his political advice” – David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress)

Socrates: “I am not an Athenian or Greek, but a citizen of the world”

May: “If you are a citizen of the world you are a citizen of nowhere” – Ian Katz (@iankatz1000)

“You know what’s excruciating? When folks attempt to neutralise their xenophobia by telling immigrants what is and isn’t xenophobia” – Donna Yates (@DrDonnaYates)

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“Heraclitus never rolls in the same grave twice” – Teddy Hand (@t3dy)

“Our foremothers advised wearing a panty girdle to foil attacks from ‘mashers’. Now the GOP offers Trump for president. Grandma was right” – Black Coffee Cat (@Fayway)

„Wenn einem konservative Alte erzählen, dass früher alles besser gewesen sein – ist das schon Opaganda?“ – Der Buddler (@DerBuddler)

Printing Press h/t Jennifer Schuesssler

Printing Press h/t Jennifer Schuesssler

 

Birthdays of the Week:

The Rainhill Railway Trials took place 8 October 1829

Replica of the Rocket in its original condition in the Transport Museum in Nuremberg during the exhibition "Adler, Rocket and Co." Source: Wikimedia Commons

Replica of the Rocket in its original condition in the Transport Museum in Nuremberg during the exhibition “Adler, Rocket and Co.”
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Liverpool Echo: Rainhill remembered as birthplace of the railway

Yovisto: Stephenson’s Rocket wins the Rainhill Trials

James Lind was born 4 October 1716

A portrait of Scottish doctor James Lind (1716–1794) by Chalmers Source: Wikimedia Commons

A portrait of Scottish doctor James Lind (1716–1794) by Chalmers
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BBC News: Lemons and limeys: The man who helped to cure scurvy

ODNB: Lind, James

The James Lind Library

Robert H. Goddard born 6 October 1882

American rocketry pioneer Robert H. Goddard and his first liquid-fueled rocket, March 16, 1926.

American rocketry pioneer Robert H. Goddard and his first liquid-fueled rocket, March 16, 1926.

NASA: Dr. Robert H. Goddard, American Rocketry Pioneer

Matteo Ricci born 6 October 1552

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The Renaissance Mathematicus: An Italo-Chinese Jesuit

Youtube: Matteo Ricci, an exhibition in the Vatican

George Westinghouse born 6 October 1846

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Heinz History Center: The Secret History of a Famous Westinghouse Photograph

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: George Westinghouse

The Wall Street Journal: Thriller Follows Rival Engineers Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse

Railroad air brake patented by George Westinghouse h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

Railroad air brake patented by George Westinghouse h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

Luna 3 photographed far side of the moon for the first time 7 October 1959

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Yovisto: Luna 3 and the Far Side of the Moon

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Luna 3

LUNA 3 First every photograph of the far side of the moon

LUNA 3 First every photograph of the far side of the moon

Niels Bohr born 7 October 1885

Bohr as a young man Source: Wikimedia Commons

Bohr as a young man
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Niels Bohr and the beginnings of Quantum Mechanics

AHF: Niels Bohr

AIP: Niels Bohr – Session I

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

 National Library of Scotland: Map of the Month: James Middleton’s Celestial Atlas

Kottke.org: How German physicists reacted to the Hiroshima bomb

AHF: African Americans and the Manhattan Project

Russian Space Web: Sputnik

The Mariners Museum: Quadrant

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Eustachio Divini

Eustachio Divini at Federico II de Medici's court (M. Piervittori 1884) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Eustachio Divini at Federico II de Medici’s court (M. Piervittori 1884)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Wonder List: Top 10 Remarkable Astronomical Clocks

Conciatore: A Fast Calendar

Facebook: A hunch leads to a data-point in the story of David Rittenhouse

AHF: Joseph Rotblat

The Royal Society: The Repository: Leviathan sees the stars

AHF: Ernest Walton

BBC News: Chasing the Sun: The woman forgotten by science

Annie Maunder: A pioneer of solar astronomy RAS/DORRIE GILES

Annie Maunder: A pioneer of solar astronomy
RAS/DORRIE GILES

Yovisto: Ernest Walton and the Particle Accelerator

AZ Daily Sun: View from Mars Hill: A century later, Lowell remembered as agent of change

Royal Museums Greenwich: Observatory Life: The Maskelynes

The Public Domain Review: The Splash of a Drop (1895)

AIP: Marie Currie and the Science of Radioactivity

Survey History: Cross-Hairs

Museum Victoria Collections: Great Melbourne Telescope

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Finding Ada: Agnes Mary Clerke: Trailblazing science writer

Quanta Magazine: Einstein’s Parable of Quantum Insanity

Yovisto: Karl Schwarzschild and the Event Horizon

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

National Maritime Museum: Captain Cook’s Fatal Third Voyage

Mapping Moments in American History and Culture: Virginia, 1612

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Mapping Moments in American History and Culture: Globe Gore of Eastern North America, 1688

Royal Museums Greenwich: James Cook’s First Voyage

Yovisto: William Scoresby – Arctic Explorer

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

 Conciatore: The Duke’s Mouthwash

The Pauling Blog: Clarifying Three Widespread Quotes

Remedia: Listening between the Lines: Patient Resistance in the Case Histories of William Smellie

Perception of Pregnancy: Missing Mothers: Maternal Deaths in the United States

Scientific American: The Visual Story of the Human Heart

Google Arts & Culture: Doctor’s Emergency Kit 1939

The Guardian: Fanny Burney wrote one of the most courageous pieces of work I’ve ever encountered

Engraving of Fanny Burney, after a painting by Edward Francisco Burney. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Engraving of Fanny Burney, after a painting by Edward Francisco Burney. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

University of Aberdeen – News: Son of famous scientist helps launch Kosterlitz Centre

Thomas Morris: Sheathed in a pig’s gut

Wonders & Marvels: Culture of the Abdomen: A Family History

Yovisto: Rudolf Leuckart and the Tapeworm

Wonders & Marvels: Hairs of Hippocrates?

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Collection Tour: Harmonicas, Accordions, and Related Instruments

The H-Word: From cobwebs to silk: a world of human uses for spider thread

Illustration of a spider silking machine invented, but never used, by Abbé Ramon de Termeyer in the 18th century. Photograph: Eleanor Morgan

Illustration of a spider silking machine invented, but never used, by Abbé Ramon de Termeyer in the 18th century. Photograph: Eleanor Morgan

IEEE Spectrum: After the IC: Jack Kilby’s Solar Misadventure

distillatio: Making quills for writing with

The Wood Library Museum: Magnet-Electric Machine

Bard Graduate Center: The Interface Experience: Forty Years of Personal Computing

Collectors Weekly: The Mystery of the Phantom Page Turner

Atlas Obscura: The Strange Victorian Computer That Generated Latin Verse

BBC News: James Sadler: The Oxford balloon man history forgot

Thousands lined Hyde Park during the 1814 jubilee celebrations to see James Sadler's balloons take off

Thousands lined Hyde Park during the 1814 jubilee celebrations to see James Sadler’s balloons take off

Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame: 2016 Inductees

Conciatore: Antonio Who?

Yovisto: Karl Ludwig Nessler and the Permanent Waves

Aerotech News: NASA Armstrong celebrates 70 years of flight research

News Works: First flight or historic hop?

Yovisto: Michael Pupin and the long-distance Phone Calls

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

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Scientific American: Scientists Trace Society’s Myths to Primordial Origins

Messy Nessy: Conscience Letters from the Cursed Thieves of Triassic Park

Live Science: Scopes Monkey Trial: Science on the Stand

 

Letters from Gondwana: A Brief History of Pterosaurs

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Scoresby, Jr

NYAM: Godman’s mammals: An Illustrated Natural History

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Science League of America: Who the Heck Was Verdt?

nybg.org: Indian Reed Canna Indica: The Flower That Began it All

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John MacCulloch

The Conversation: A new twist to whodunit in science’s famous Piltdown Man hoax

The Atlantic: The Early Feminist Who Used Botany to Teach Kids About Sex

Science League of America: Tyndall Twice Twisted, Part 1

The Dispersal of Darwin: Guest Post: Darwin’s Polar Bear

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Polar Record: The letters between James Lamont and Charles Darwin on Arctic fauna (pdf oa)

Scientific American: The Making of California’s Mini-Mammoths

Forbes: Alexander von Humboldt’s Contributions to Geology

Newsweek: How a Rare Darwin Sketch Finally Got Published After 183 Years

Orchid, “Port Desire, C. Darwin esq” (Gavilea patagonica), 1833. THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES/ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS

Orchid, “Port Desire, C. Darwin esq” (Gavilea patagonica), 1833.
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES/ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS

Dataisnature: From Constants of Optical Mineralogy

TrowelBlazers: Raising Horizons: Unwrapping Archaeology

CHEMISTRY:

On this day in Chemistry: Henry Le Châtelier

Henry Le Châtelier

Henry Le Châtelier

Yovisto: Harold Kroto and the Fullerenes

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

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Making Science Public: The Institute for Science and Society: Past, present, future

Physics World: In search of claritons

The Creative Independent: Joanna Ebenstein on the pleasures of morbidity

Notches: Words of Warning for Historians of Sexuality (and others): Indemnity Clauses and Publishing Contracts

The Recipes Project: The Order of Things

Mail Online: See fossils come to life: Google launches incredible virtual tours of London’s Natural History Museum

The Washington Post: It’s been 53 Years since a woman won the Nobel Prize in physics. What’s the Holdup?

The Retiring Academic: The times I taught well

The H-Word: Why did a medal become the prize for scientific achievement?

The Royal Society’s Copley Medal has been awarded since 1737. This is the once awarded to Dmitri Mendeleev in 1905. Photograph: Wikipedia

The Royal Society’s Copley Medal has been awarded since 1737. This is the once awarded to Dmitri Mendeleev in 1905. Photograph: Wikipedia

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: How general was Newton’s experimental philosophy?

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading: September 2016

 

Apollo: Why collections must stay at the heart of the 21st-century museum

Slate: Gods of Small Things

The Harvard Crimson: Sexist Science: The effect that implicit bias has on scientific research

The #EnvHist Weekly

New Atlas: The world’s most valuable scientific books and manuscripts – an overview of the marketplace

Popular Science: David Bodanis – Four Way Interview

ESOTERIC:

BOOK REVIEWS:

Medievalists.net: A Year in the Life of Medieval England

Chemistry World: The Experimental Self

British Journal for the History of Science: Book Review List

LA Review of Books: Nostalgia for World Culture: A New History of Esperanto

Popular Science: The Invention of Science – David Wootton

Houston Press: Passion vs. Obsession in the Blind Astronomers Daughter

Notches: Queen and country: Emma Vickers on Same-Sex Desire in the British Armed Forces

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The Guardian: Occam’s corner: ‘Culture’ means science as well as art – we must look beyond narrow diciplines

NEW BOOKS:

Brill: Early Modern Color Worlds

University of Chicago Press: Osiris: Volume 31, Number 1 2016: History of Science and the Emotions

Princeton University Press: The Worst of Times: How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions

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Notre Dame Press: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College

ART & EXHIBITIONS

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20 th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

Dr Alum Withey: Announcing… ‘The Age of the Beard’

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

University of Kent: Studio 3 Gallery: Curio: Sites of Wonder 30 September–2 December 2016

Tel Aviv Museum of Art: Alchemy of Words: Abraham Abulafia, DADA, Lettrism 16 June–5 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

The Straits Times: M.C.Escher’s optical illusion art at ArtScience Museum

University of Bangor: The Art of Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms from the Abyss

The Foundling Museum: Feeding the 400 23 September 2016–08 January 2017

The Getty Research Institute: The Art of Alchemy 11 October 2016–12 February 2017

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Osher Map Museum: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities 29 September 2016–11 March 2017

The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints

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Henry Moore Institute: The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics 21 July–23 October 2016

Culture 24: These extraordinary maps show 50 years of war from both sides of early 20th century conflicts The Map House London 23 September–18 November 2016

British Library: Maps and views blog: Map exhibition – the countdown begins

Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Harvard University: The Art of Discovery 13 September– 29 October 2016

Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography 4 October 2016–15 January 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Hodinkee: Historical Perspectives: New York’s Grolier Club to Exhibit a Collection of Rare Horological Books and Artifacts

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: the asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Live Mint: Science, time, and Rohini Devasher’s art

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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Gallica Rose

University of Leicester: New Website showcases migraine artwork digitally for the first time

Yale News: Yale marks 175th anniversary of Arabic and Sanskrit studies with exhibit, public events

Hyperallergic: The Morgan Marks the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990

blog.umass.edu: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

COMING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Natural History Museum: Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature 15 July–6 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

CLOSING SOON: 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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

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: Einstein’s Legacy

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

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

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

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Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

CLOSING SOON: Boolean Libraries: Tuberculosis: milestones of discovery and innovation 9September–16 October 2016

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

COMING SOON: Royal Geographical Society: Shackleton’s photographer: Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print 18 October–2 November 2016

COMING SOON: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea: Royal Collection: Leonardo da Vinci 14 October 2016–6 January 2017

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Aldeburgh Cinema: I am Ali Wallace 6 November 2016

IMBd: The Current War in Pre-production

Variety: The Current War

St John’s College Cambridge: Kepler’s Trial: An Opera Premieres 28–29 October 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

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

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016 

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: Corn Exchange Newbury: Frankenstein 11–12 October 2016 

EVENTS:

UCL: CELL: Workshop & Drinks: The Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe (AOR)

Churchill College Cambridge: Churchill and Nuclear Weapons: From the A-Bomb to the H-Bomb 15 November 2016

Smithsonian Libraries: It’s Alive!: The Science of Shelley’s Frankenstein 22 October 2016

University of Bradford: Lecture: A Bradford Community Pharmacy Prescription Book 7 November 2016

Bodleian Libraries:  Eleanor Rathbone, refugee scholars and the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning 18 October 2016 

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Curator Tour 14 October 2016

Museum of Science and Industry/ Manchester Science Festival: Capturing science: Images past and present 20-30 October 2016

Museum of Science and Industry/ Manchester Science Festival: Animal kingdom: Stereoscopic images of natural history 20-30 October 2016

Museum of Science and Industry/ Manchester Science Festival: John Dalton: Father of science 20-30 October 2016

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Museum of London: From Sail to Steam: London’s Role in a Shipbuilding Revolution

Museum for the History of Science, Oxford: Don’t panic! Promises and threats of science and technology 17 November 2016

Archives Month: Welcome to Archives Month Philly

University of Leicester: Attenborough Arts Centre: Science and the Victorian public 18 November 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Art forms in Nature 19 October 2016

Center for the history of Medicine at Countway Library: Celebration: 70 Years of Women at HMS 21 October 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum: Chloroform and Cholera: The Life of John Snow 20 October 2016

University of London: Senate House Library and Institute of Historical Research Library: History Day 2016: history libraries, archives & research open day 15 November 2016

Discover Medical London: Our Walks and Tours

Scientific Instrument Society: Turner Memorial Lecture: Emilie Savage-Smith, FBA ‘Of Making Celestial Globes There Seems No End’ Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, London 25 November 2016

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The Royal Society of Medicine: Chris Renwick: William Bynum Lecture 2016: Social Biology and Progressive Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain 30 November 2016

University of Birmingham: Professor Alice White: The genius of Vesalius 13 October 2016

UCL: Spices and Medicine: Food and Medical Traditions from the Plant World: Exploring Herbal Uses 12 October 2016

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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

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

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Optics, René Descartes

Optics, René Descartes

TELEVISION:

Live for the Outdoors: Exclusive Interview: Dr Tori Herridge

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: IPBio: Public Health and Private Pain: A Night of Medical History and Drama – Scene 3

Youtube: Mississippi River: “The Valley of the Giant” – 1949 Us Army Corps of Engineers

Youtube: The Royal Society: Remarkable Dogs – Objectivity #87

Youtube: The Royal Society: Darwin and the Beagle – Objectivity #86

Youtube: The Royal Society: Optical Illusions (feat. Vsauce) – Objectivity #18

Youtube: The Open University: Using insights from the past to improve patient health

RADIO & PODCASTS:

soundcloud: The Words in My Hands interview

Blog Talk Radio: Thomas Levenson: The Hunt for Vulcan

BBC Radio 3: Power of 3: Science becomes as effective as Shakespeare when Fred Hoyle talks about cosmology and ‘Continuous Creation’

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Cambridge: Department of History and Philosophy of Science: History of Medicine Seminars Michaelmas Term 2016

Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik at Humboldt University, Berlin: Conference: On the epistemic Dimension of Color in the Sciences 17–18 November 2016

UCL: STS: Seminar Series Autumn 2016

Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2016

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Matter at the Crossroads: Literature and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England 25 November 2016

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

University of Pittsburgh: Speakers series in the Philosophy of Science and Descartes Day October 15 2016

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Dublin City University: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference: Programme: 11–12 November 2016

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI): The Past, Present and Future of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies 29 November 2016

Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities: Conference: Philosophy and History of Open Science 30 November–1 December 2016

St Anne’s College, Oxford: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2016

UCL Health Humanities Centre: Towards Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies Conference 15 October 2016

UCL: STS: Work in Progress Seminars

SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation

Birkbeck, University of London: London Renaissance Seminar: Buried Things in Early Modern Culture: Poetics, Epistemology and Practice 22 October 2016

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

Museums ETC Magazine: CfP: Feminism and Museums Deadline 21 November 2016

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

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The Democracy Center, Cambridge, MA: Ronin Institute Unconference: The Future of Careers in Scholarship 5 November 2016

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona: 1st Barcelona HPS Workshop: Scientific Misconduct and Scientific Expertise 11 November 2016

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

Rutgers University: Symposium: Aesthetics and the Life Sciences 21 October 2016

Mitchell Library Glasgow: Annual Scottish Maritime History Conference 12 October 2016

BSHS: The BSHS invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Edinburgh Napier University: American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Lecture: ‘What, if anything, makes knowledge an improvement over information?’ 30 November 2016

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

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University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

edX: University of Newcastle Australia: Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration

IHMC2 – NEWSLETTER – INSTITUTE FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA, Spain

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

BSHS: Conference: A History of the Moon St Cross College, Oxford 19 November 2016

Dublin City University: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference 11–12 November 2016

National Maritime Museum: Workshop: Transit to Hawai’i: behind the scenes with digital history & astronomy 29 October 2016

Rèsidencia d’Investigadors; Barcelona: Conference: “Urban Peripheries?” Emerging Cities in Europe’s South and East, 1850–1945 26–27 September 2016

Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library: Symposium: CfP: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017 Deadline 27 November 2016

University of Manchester: CHSTM Seminars Autumn/Winter 2016

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2016

NICHE: Call for Participants: CHESS 2017 Gender and Indigenous Landscapes Applications due 16 October 2016

Wellcome Library: History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar Series 2016–17

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

HSS: THATCAmpHSS 2016 in Atlanta 6 November 2016

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Oxford Brookes University: Conference: Maritime Masculinities 1815–1940 19–20 December 2016

International Map Collectors’ Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium: ‘Private Map Collecting and Public Map Collections in the United States’ Chicago 24–29 October 2016

University of Leuvan: Conference: Science of Evolution and the Evolution of the Sciences 12–13 October 2016

University of Durham: CfP: Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017

Journal of Science Communication: CfP: Special Issue: History of Science Communication Deadline 12 December 2016

University of Cambridge, CRASSH: Workshop: Epistemic Images in Early Modern Germany and its Neighbours 10–11 November 2016

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 2017

The Linnean Society: What should be in your Digital Toolbox?

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Fall 2016

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: Part A – Special Issue: CfP: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context Deadline 30 October 2016

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

University of Swansea: CfP: Conference: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

Georgetown University, Washington: Conference: Humanity and Other Forms of Life: Environmental Histories of the World 5 November 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

Penn Museum: Philadelphia: Animals in the Archives Symposium 27-28 October 2016

Library of Congress: Celebrating Waldseemuller’s Cart Marina at 500: A Conference at the Library of Congress 6-7 October 2016

University of Manchester: Workshop: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Water, Technology and the Nation-Sate 27–28 October 2016

University of Toronto: John Wallis at 400: A Workshop on Science, Mathematics, and Religion in 17th-C. England 1-2 November 2016-09-10 

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: Medical history masterclass 15 October

Palgrave MacMillan: Call for chapter contributors: Scientific Studies of Dreams in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Salle de séminaire de l’hôtel Balance, Les Granges-sur-Salvan, Salvan, Confédération Suisse: Colloque: Toujours plus haut, plus vite, plus engagé ? Gravir les Alpes du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Pratiques, émotions, imaginaires 22-23-24 septembre 2016

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University of York: CfP: The Medieval Brain 10–11 March 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

University of Swansea: CFP: Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe: 10th Anniversary Meeting: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016

Osiris: Proposals for next Osiris volume due 15 October 2016

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H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

University of Toronto Press: CfP: Edited Collection: Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present

Techne: CFP: Special Issue on Philosophy of Technology in the Age of the Anthropocene

St Catherine’s College Oxford: Advanced Studies Seminar: The Montgomery Ruling: Impacts on Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics 9 November 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers and Scientists 10–14 October 2016

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

l’Abbaye de Hambye (près d’Avranches): 15e réunion d’histoire de la santé 10 septembre 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Hakluyt@400 Quartercenteneary programme Autumn 2016

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

RSA: Call for Submissions: Picturing Death 1200–1600 (Edited Volume)

UCL: The Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1-2 September 2016

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

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

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

York Medical Society: CfP: “First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies 1600–1800 10 November 2016

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

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Medieval Institute Publications: Call for proposals: History and Cultures of Food 14th–18th Centuries New Series

ICM Leeds 2017: CfP: Health and Medicine in the Early Medieval West Deadline 9 September 2016

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

University of York: International Workshop: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past 14-16 September 2016

BSHS: The 2016 Big Draw Festival: STEAM Powered: From STEM to STEAM 1–31 October 2016

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Medieval Art Research: CFP: Of Man Eating Men: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism (edited volume)

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International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

University of York: Northern Network for Medical Humanities: Research Workshop: 22 September 2016

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

Muslim Conference

The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

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Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

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 »

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

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.

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.

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

BSHS: Prizes

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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: Assistant Curator – Medicine Deadline 23 October 2016

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario – Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Medicine: Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine Deadline 25 October 2016

Linda Hall Library: Fellowships: Deadline 16 January 2017

University of Warwick: Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Technology

Eugene Lang College and The New School for Social Research, New York: Assistant Professor History: Political, social, and cultural history of technology in the modern era (nineteenth and twentieth centuries)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology: 1 PhD position within the project The high seas and the deep oceans: Representations, resources and regulatory governance (3ROceans)

Purdue University: Assistant Professor: History of Technology

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: 2017-2018 Countway Fellowships in the History of Medicine: Application Period Open

University of British Columbia: Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Social and Historical Sciences

University of Cambridge: Graduate funding opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, 2017-18

National Maritime Museum: Funded Research Opportunities

University of Roehampton: L/LS In The History of Medicine, post 1800

Academic Jobs Wiki: History of Science Technology Medicine 2016–17

University of Cambridge: Research Associate: History of Biology

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol: #07

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 3, Volume #07

Monday 03 October 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Time marches on and we have the first October edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine to your monitor screen that we could find throughout the Internet over the last seven days.

The #histtech story of the week was the news that the earliest known computer music, originally recorded by the BBC in 1951, had been restored and made listenable. The story first appeared on the British Library’s Sound and vision blog, – Restoring the first recording of computer music, in the form of a report from the restorers Jack Copeland a professor at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and Jason Long a New Zealand composer and performer of electro-acoustic music. The only surviving example of this epic recording was on a 12-inch single-sided acetate disc and was badly distorted, thus the necessity for it to be restored. AS you can see below the story was picked up and repeated by various news outlets. Unfortunately all of the reports, including the original, contain a series of serious errors all too typical of much popular sloppy science and technology reporting.

Nearly all of the reports claim that the Ferranti Mark 1 computer, used to make the recording, was built by Alan Turing, whose name also features prominently in several of the titles. This is however not true. Turing was not involved in designing and building the Ferranti. The design was by Freddie Williams and Tom Kilburn and as the name suggests the computer was built by Ferranti based on the Williams/Kilburn Manchester Mark 1. Attributing it to Turing is not only a historical error but also an insult to the men who actually conceived and built it.

Turing did in fact write some programmes for the Mark 1 and it is here that he comes into play. The computer had an audio output in the form of a loudspeaker that emitted a short pulse of sound, which according to Turing sounded ‘something between a tap, a click, and a thump’. Turing realised that by controlling the frequency of this click he could tune it to musical notes and being Turing he did just that.

Alan Turing and colleagues working on the Ferranti Mark 1 computer. Science Museum,

Alan Turing and colleagues working on the Ferranti Mark 1 computer. Science Museum,

The next serious error in the reports is that in the titles and in the opening paragraphs the recorded music is constantly referred to as having been made by Turing, it wasn’t. As can be discovered if one reads to the end of the reports the music was actually programmed by Christopher Strachey, a maths teacher and pianist, who in my opinion should feature in the opening paragraphs, and not Turing, and definitely not tucked away at the end.

This is unfortunately a bad case of Alan Turing is world famous, so we will attribute everything to him irrespective of whether its true or not.

The Guardian: First recording of computer-generated music – created by Alan Turing – restored

Quartz: Researchers have restored the first computer-generated music – made by Alan Turing in 1951

abc news: Researchers restore first ever computer music recording generated on Alan Turing’s computer

Atlas Obscura: You Can Now Listen to the First Computer-Generated Music Ever

BBC News: Listening to the music of Turing’s computer

 

As a footnote to last weeks editorial: In the Atlantic Tom Levenson has written a very elegant put down of John Dugdales stupid, sexist Guardian article about women winning science book prizes: The Sexist Response to a Science Book Prize

Quotes of the week:

“Mathematician and astronomer August Ferdinand Möbius died 26 September1868. I’d say we’ll see him on the other side, but…” – Charles Bergquist (@cbquist)

“As Euler nearly said, it’s i-pie in the sky” – Frank Norman (@franknorman)

One for the maths teachers… Laura Jackson (@MrsJacksonMusic)

One for the maths teachers… Laura Jackson (@MrsJacksonMusic)

 

“Not to lie about the future is impossible & one can lie about it at will.” – Naum Gabo & Anton Pevsner, 1920 h/t @LeapingRobot

A History of the Universe in 7 words: BANG. WHOOSH. RIPPLES. GALAXIES. STARS. PLANETS. TRUMP. – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

h/t Greg Hurst

h/t Greg Hurst

So you pay to publish?

Yep

But refereeing for publishers is unpaid?

Yep

And they charge for access?

Yep

So where does all that money go?

Yep – Dr Darren Saunders (@whereisdaz)

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Bede happily advocating the destruction of Irish learning and the pillaging of Irish resources – Sjoerd Levelt (@SLevelt)

Bede happily advocating the destruction of Irish learning and the pillaging of Irish resources – Sjoerd Levelt (@SLevelt)

 

“If you thought that science was certain – well, that is just an error on your part” -Richard Feynman h/t @bstorax

“Those damn windfarms can’t even keep the wind safely in farms” – Calla Wahlquist (@callapilla)

What do you call a news article that reports the death of a satellite?

An orbituary – Andrés Almeida (@andresdavid)

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“Every biography is a disguised autobiography; every biography is a failed love affair” – Adam Phillips h/t @gabridli

“I don’t like the word Brexit but if we have it can we drop hard v soft and use Continental Brexit v Full English Brexit instead?” – Jos Gallacher (@JosGallacher)

(Indianapolis Journal, 1895) h/t @HaggardHawks

(Indianapolis Journal, 1895) h/t @HaggardHawks

 

“Books, once they are written, have no need of their authors” – Elena Ferrante

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Birthdays of the Week:

Ismael Boulliau born 28 September 1605

Ismael Boulliau Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ismael Boulliau
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Ismael Boulliau

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The man who invented and squared gravity

Michael Servetus born 29 September 1509

Miguel Servet, (Villanueva de Sigena 1511- Genevra 1553) Spanish theologian & physicus Source: Wikimedia Commons

Miguel Servet, (Villanueva de Sigena 1511- Genevra 1553) Spanish theologian & physicus Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Not a martyr for science

Yovisto: Michael Servetus and the Pulmonary Circulation

Enrico Fermi born 29 September 1901

Laura and Enrico Fermi at the Institute for Nuclear Studies, Los Alamos, 1954

Laura and Enrico Fermi at the Institute for Nuclear Studies, Los Alamos, 1954

AHF: Enrico Fermi

Voices of the Manhattan Project: To Fermi – with Love – Part 1

AIP: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives: Enrico Fermi

Otto Frisch born 1 October 1904

Otto Frisch ID badge Los Alamos Source: Wikimedia Commons

Otto Frisch ID badge Los Alamos
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Otto Frisch

AIP: Otto Frisch

Yovisto: Otto Frisch and the Nuclear Fission

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Atlas Obscura: Leviathan of Parsonstown

AHF: Professor Oppenheimer: Prof Takes Girl for Ride; Walks Home

Robert J Oppenheimer

Robert J Oppenheimer

New Scientist: No, NASA hasn’t changed the zodiac signs or added a new one

Herald Sun: The eigth planet, Neptune, was discovered by three astronomers using pen calculations rather than telescope

Smithsonian Institution Archives: September 27, 1916 – Goddard’s Proposal to the Smithsonian

Griffonage-Dot-Com: Moon Phase Animations (AD 650–1650)

Berkeley Lab: Ed Lofgren, Pioneering ‘Rad Lab,’ Berkley Lab, and Manhattan Project Physicist, dies at 102

The Irish Times: Dunsink Unsynced – An Irishman’s Diary about the end of Irish Time

Oxford Journals: A&G: Making a career from outreach: Mary Proctor

Sketch of Mary from 1894. (University of Hawaii at Manoa/Library of Congress)

Sketch of Mary from 1894. (University of Hawaii at Manoa/Library of Congress)

Bad Astronomy: The First Photo of the Sun

Aviation Pros: NASA Armstrong Celebrates 70 Years of Flight Research and Testing

EOS: The Geomagnetic Blitz of September 1941

AHF: Kathleen Maxwell

Academia: Regiomontanus Tradelist

Travel + Leisure: 31Vintage Photos From the Apollo Space Missions

Finding Ada: Margaret Huggins: Spectral specialist

^BLady Margaret Lindsay Huggins^b (1848-1915), British astronomer, wearing academic robes. Lady Huggins, born Margaret Lindsay Murray, was the wife of the astronomer Sir William Huggins. She was a talented astronomer herself, and from 1875, after their marriage, she published several papers jointly with him. They worked on spectroscopic studies of 'nebulae' (which then included galaxies), including the true nebula the Orion Nebula.

^BLady Margaret Lindsay Huggins^b (1848-1915), British astronomer, wearing academic robes. Lady Huggins, born Margaret Lindsay Murray, was the wife of the astronomer Sir William Huggins. She was a talented astronomer herself, and from 1875, after their marriage, she published several papers jointly with him. They worked on spectroscopic studies of ‘nebulae’ (which then included galaxies), including the true nebula the Orion Nebula.

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: FDR and the bomb

Nautilus: A Nonlinear History of Time Travel

Yovisto: Jean Baptiste Perrin and the Brownian Motion

Smithsonian Institution: Willy Ley Papers, 1895–1969

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EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Google Arts & Culture: Cast silver plaque depicting the voyage of Sir Francis Drake by Michael Mercator 1589/1589

Government of Canada: Government of Canada confirms wreck of HMS Terror and deepens collaboration with Inuit in Nunavut through co-ownership of Franklin Artifacts

History Extra: Finding HMS Terror: the Franklin Expedition and making sense of the past

Visions of the North: The significance of Terror Bay

The Guardian: HMS Terror wreck: Inuit aboriginals and Canada to work out artefact ownership

An image of the wreck of HMS Terror as it lies on the seabed in the middle of King William Island’s uncharted Terror Bay in the Arctic. Photograph: Arctic Research Foundation

An image of the wreck of HMS Terror as it lies on the seabed in the middle of King William Island’s uncharted Terror Bay in the Arctic. Photograph: Arctic Research Foundation

Ptak Science Books: Maps: “Through the Meander of the Rockish Creek”, 1842

Christie’s: Mapping The Globe 1–10 November 2016

Mappa Mundi Hereford Cathedral: Mappa Mundi Exploration

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Abraham Lawse (c.1559–1613) – Case Study of a Tudor-Stuart Shipmaster

Map of the Week: Joan Blaeu’s Remarkable World Atlas

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cbc news: Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen’s former ship raised to surface, awaits trip home to Norway

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

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Thomas Morris: Toast and herbs

Branch: Matthew Rowlinson, “On the First Medical Blood Transfusion Between Human Subjects, 1818”

The Telegraph: The James Herriot centenary: a vet who changed his profession

Science: To study ancient cancer, this scientist made her own mummies

Academia: Secrets of Place: The Medical Casebooks of Vivant-Augustin Ganiare, ca. 1745–1750

The Guardian: No scrubs: how women had to fight to become doctors

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson … first English woman to qualify as a doctor. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson … first English woman to qualify as a doctor. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Contagions: The Promiscuous Human Flea

Thomas Morris: The woman who peed through her nose

BMJ: Eating a manchineel “beach apple”

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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: The semi-flexible gastroscope

British Library: Collection items: Alexander Fleming’s lab books

The Boston Globe: The ongoing contribution of Henrietta Lacks

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

unknown artist; James Curry (1763-1819), MD, Physician at Northampton General Infirmary (1791-1793), Later Physician to Guy's Hospital; Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/james-curry-17631819-md-physician-at-northampton-general-infirmary-17911793-later-physician-to-guys-hospital-49370

unknown artist; James Curry (1763-1819), MD, Physician at Northampton General Infirmary (1791-1793), Later Physician to Guy’s Hospital; Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/james-curry-17631819-md-physician-at-northampton-general-infirmary-17911793-later-physician-to-guys-hospital-49370

Thomas Morris: The missing pencil

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: A history of Edinburgh’s medical museums

Yovisto: Archibold Hill and Biophysics

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Hughes’s Printing Telegraph h/t John Ptak (@ptak)

Hughes’s Printing Telegraph h/t John Ptak (@ptak)

 British Naval History: What can be learned from the Fairey Swordfish?

Collectors Weekly: Telephone Operator 10.5 Pound Breast Plate and Harness

The Sydney Morning Herald: Geek Pilgrimage: Bletchley Park and the National Museum of Computing

The Science Museum: Are airplanes safe?

JSTOR Daily: The Internet Before the Internet: Paul Otlet’s Mundaneum

Belgian information activist Paul Otlet (1927). WikiMedia Commons

Belgian information activist Paul Otlet (1927).
WikiMedia Commons

Smthsonian.com: In the 19th Century, Firefighters Fought Fires … and Each Other

Canterbury Cathedral: Architecture: The Waterworks Drawing from the Eadwine Psalter

Smithsonian.com: When the Inventor of the Diesel Engine Disappeared

The Telegraph: Who was Ladislao José Biro, how did he invent the ballpoint pen and how did it help in World War II?

Medievalists.net: How to Make Ink in the Middle Ages

Quartz: In 1906, one magazine warned of the loneliness of “wireless telegraphy”

Text me. (Punch Publications 1906 London/University of Toronto Libraries)

Text me. (Punch Publications 1906 London/University of Toronto Libraries)

Adventure Kid: The history of the Vocoder

AHF: Manhattan Project Spotlight: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company

LTRU Explorers: Animesh Chatterjee – Eating Electricity and Delivering India

The New York Times: Steve Reich at 80: Still Plugged In, Still Plugging Away

Piccadilly Circus Underground station like you've never seen it before. Sectional drawing, 1928. h/t LT Museum

Piccadilly Circus Underground station like you’ve never seen it before. Sectional drawing, 1928. h/t LT Museum

 EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Forbes: Chinese Skeletons In Roman Britain? Not So Fast

The Atlantic: American Whalers Killed Way More Than Just Whales

Nature: Longest historic temperature record stretches back 2 million years

Chetham’s Blog: The Bees

Woodcut of Bumblebees from Moffet’s Insectorum sive Minimorum Animalium Theatrum

Woodcut of Bumblebees from Moffet’s Insectorum sive Minimorum Animalium Theatrum

Science Direct: The Lost Worlds of Messmore & Damon: Science, Spectacle & Prehistoric Monsters in early-twentieth century America

Evolving Thoughts: The History of Life: Aristotle – Underlying philosophy

toriherridge.com: Walking Through Time: Britain’s Last Mammoths – the reading list

Richard Carter: The great Darwin fossil hunt

Science League of America: A Lawyer’s Distortion of Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley

JSTOR: Global Plants Home

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Merrifield’s resin

Source: © The Rockefeller University Robert Bruce Merrifield  American biochemist (1921–2006). Inventor of solid phase peptide synthesis and winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1984

Source: © The Rockefeller University
Robert Bruce Merrifield
American biochemist (1921–2006). Inventor of solid phase peptide synthesis and winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1984

RCS: On this day in Chemistry September 30

 

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Academia: The Brokered World: Go-Betweens and Global Intelligence, 1770–1820 (Sagamore Beach MA: Science History Publications, 2009) – Full Text

IEEE: Spectrum: STEM Crisis? What About the STS Crisis?

Londonist: The Victorian Science Museum Where Prince Albert Was Dunked

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Edinburgh Evening News: Five unusual Edinburgh Museums you should visit (some #histSTM)

Royal Society: Publishing blog: Women and the History of Peer Review at the Royal Society

Atlas Obscura: The First Encyclopedia by a Woman Contains The First Image of a Pretzel

The Recipes Project: The Literary Cookbook

The Recipes Project: A Recipe’s Place Is in the Classroom

The Reading List: Laura Snyder: How Books Can Change Your Life

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Illinois Institute of Technology: Hist 385: Women in Computing History

storify: Wilkie Collins Heart and Science

Jennifer Sherman Roberts: Much Ado About Doodles

AHF: September Newsletter

JSTOR Daily: JSTOR Daily is Two Years Old

In Thirteenth Century England: ‘Science’ existed in the Middle Ages

Martin Luther Prints in Oxford: How to print your own 95 Luther-theses

CHF: Roy G. Neville Prize in Bibliography or Biography

BHSH: Website Writing and Image Guidelines

ESOTERIC:

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Conciatore: Don Giovanni

Past is Present: Reading the Apocalypse

 h/t Emily Brand (@EJBrand)

h/t Emily Brand (@EJBrand)

BOOK REVIEWS:

Notches: Italian Sexualities Uncovered

the many-headed monster: Alexandra Shepard’s ‘Accounting for Oneself’ and early modern social categorisation

The Guardian: ‘Oh Excellent Air Bag!’ review – two centuries of laughing gas

The Boston Globe: James Gleick looks at history, physics of time travel

The Guardian: The Making of the British Landscape by Nicholas Crane review – how the sun shaped the land

The history of humankind and the landscape are woven together. Photograph: Alamy

The history of humankind and the landscape are woven together. Photograph: Alamy

3:AM Magazine: tom wolfe’s reflections on language

NEW BOOKS:

De Gruyter: Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Brill: How Scientific Instruments Have Changed Hands

Brill: Popular Medicine in Graeco-Roman Antiquity: Explorations

around.com: James Gleick Time Travel

University of Chicago Press: Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation and Thinking About Thinking from Pascal to Babbage

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University of North Carolina Press: Innocent Experiments: Childhood and the Culture of Popular Science in the United States

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Sébastien Le Clerc

Sébastien Leclerc (1637-1714), printmaker, draughtsman and military engineer. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Sébastien Leclerc (1637-1714), printmaker, draughtsman and military engineer.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conciatore: Art and Science

The Straits Times: M.C.Escher’s optical illusion art at ArtScience Museum

University of Bangor: The Art of Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms from the Abyss

The Foundling Museum: Feeding the 400 23 September 2016–08 January 2017

The Getty Research Institute: The Art of Alchemy 11 October 2016–12 February 2017

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Osher Map Museum: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities 29 September 2016–11 March 2017

The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints

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Henry Moore Institute: The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics 21 July–23 October 2016

Culture 24: These extraordinary maps show 50 years of war from both sides of early 20th century conflicts The Map House London 23 September–18 November 2016

British Library: Maps and views blog: Map exhibition – the countdown begins

Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Harvard University: The Art of Discovery 13 September– 29 October 2016

Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography 4 October 2016–15 January 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Hodinkee: Historical Perspectives: New York’s Grolier Club to Exhibit a Collection of Rare Horological Books and Artifacts

flickr: On Time: The Quest for Precision: Books on Time and Timekeeping from the Linda Hall Library Curated by Bruce Bradley

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: the asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Live Mint: Science, time, and Rohini Devasher’s art

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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Gallica Rose

University of Leicester: New Website showcases migraine artwork digitally for the first time

Yale News: Yale marks 175th anniversary of Arabic and Sanskrit studies with exhibit, public events

Hyperallergic: The Morgan Marks the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990

blog.umass.edu: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

COMING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Natural History Museum: Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature 15 July–6 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

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

CLOSING SOON: 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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

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: Einstein’s Legacy

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

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

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

CLOSING SOON: Boolean Libraries: Tuberculosis: milestones of discovery and innovation 9September–16 October 2016

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

COMING SOON: Royal Geographical Society: Shackleton’s photographer: Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print 18 October–2 November 2016

COMING SOON: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea: Royal Collection: Leonardo da Vinci 14 October 2016–6 January 2017

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

 

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

St John’s College Cambridge: Kepler’s Trial: An Opera Premieres 28–29 October 2016

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

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

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016 

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: Greenwich Theatre: Jekyll And Hyde 10–11 October 2016

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: The Place Bedford: Dr Faustus 6 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Mumford Theatre: Dr. Faustus 10 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Corn Exchange Newbury: Frankenstein 11–12 October 2016 

EVENTS:

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution: Rudolf Steiner Memorial Lecture – Bath Anthroposophical Group 11 October 2016 

Museum of London: From Sail to Steam: London’s Role in a Shipbuilding Revolution

Museum for the History of Science, Oxford: Don’t panic! Promises and threats of science and technology 17 November 2016

Archives Month: Welcome to Archives Month Philly

University of Leicester: Attenborough Arts Centre: Science and the Victorian public 18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Science and Medicine in Early Islam 8 October 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: BEFORE AND AFTER – HENRY HERING AND ASYLUM PHOTOGRAPHY 11 October 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Art forms in Nature 19 October 2016

Center for the history of Medicine at Countway Library: Celebration: 70 Years of Women at HMS 21 October 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum: Chloroform and Cholera: The Life of John Snow 20 October 2016

University of London: Senate House Library and Institute of Historical Research Library: History Day 2016: history libraries, archives & research open day 15 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Art and Beauty in Medicine 5 October 2016

Discover Medical London: Our Walks and Tours

Millennium Theatre, Limerick: Dream Big: Space, Limerick and Two Mens’ Quest to Reach for the Stars 5 October 2016

Scientific Instrument Society: Turner Memorial Lecture: Emilie Savage-Smith, FBA ‘Of Making Celestial Globes There Seems No End’ Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, London 25 November 2016

University of Paderborn: Émilie du Châtelet on Space and Time 10 October 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers in Antiquity 10 October 2016

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The Royal Society of Medicine: Chris Renwick: William Bynum Lecture 2016: Social Biology and Progressive Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain 30 November 2016

University of Birmingham: Professor Alice White: The genius of Vesalius 13 October 2016

UCL: Spices and Medicine: Food and Medical Traditions from the Plant World: Exploring Herbal Uses 12 October 2016

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Art and Beauty in Medicine 5 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Study Tour: ‘Flight from the Flames’: Recovering London from The Great Fire 5 September & 5 October 2016

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

Evenbrite: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 4 October 2016

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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

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

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

Royal Institution: Einstein’s greatest mistake 3 October 2016 

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. The Attributes of the Sciences. 1731.

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. The Attributes of the Sciences. 1731.

TELEVISION:

Channel 4: Walking Through Time

Dorset Echo: Dinosaurs and Durdle Door – Dorset set to star in Channel 4 series

Tori Herridge Picture supplied by Channel 4

Tori Herridge
Picture supplied by Channel 4

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: IPBio: Kristin Hussey (QMUL): “Don’t you think the Moorfields doctors knew better than this Indian?”

Youtube: Museum of HSTM university of Leeds: Lecture 6: Midwifery Forceps

Youtube: Nobel Prize: Norman F. Ramsey on Being Awarded the Nobel Prize

The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking: Spoon

CHF: Distillations: Death and Taxidermy

RADIO & PODCASTS:

The Forum: Women in Science: Past, Present, and Future Challenges

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation

Birkbeck, University of London: London Renaissance Seminar: Buried Things in Early Modern Culture: Poetics, Epistemology and Practice 22 October 2016

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

Museums ETC Magazine: CfP: Feminism and Museums Deadline 21 November 2016

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

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The Democracy Center, Cambridge, MA: Ronin Institute Unconference: The Future of Careers in Scholarship 5 November 2016

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona: 1st Barcelona HPS Workshop: Scientific Misconduct and Scientific Expertise 11 November 2016

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

Rutgers University: Symposium: Aesthetics and the Life Sciences 21 October 2016

Mitchell Library Glasgow: Annual Scottish Maritime History Conference 12 October 2016

Centre for Global Health Histories, York: Masterclass: Across the borders: German-Brazilian Psychiatry between 1900 and 1930 5 October 2016

BSHS: The BSHS invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Edinburgh Napier University: American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Lecture: ‘What, if anything, makes knowledge an improvement over information?’ 30 November 2016

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

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University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

edX: University of Newcastle Australia: Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration

IHMC2 – NEWSLETTER – INSTITUTE FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA, Spain

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

BSHS: Conference: A History of the Moon St Cross College, Oxford 19 November 2016

Dublin City University: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference 11–12 November 2016

National Maritime Museum: Workshop: Transit to Hawai’i: behind the scenes with digital history & astronomy 29 October 2016

Rèsidencia d’Investigadors; Barcelona: Conference: “Urban Peripheries?” Emerging Cities in Europe’s South and East, 1850–1945 26–27 September 2016

Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library: Symposium: CfP: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017 Deadline 27 November 2016

University of Manchester: CHSTM Seminars Autumn/Winter 2016

University of York: Centre for Global Health Histories: Research Masterclass: Across the borders: German-Brazilian Psychiatry between 1900 and 1930 5 October 2016

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2016

NICHE: Call for Participants: CHESS 2017 Gender and Indigenous Landscapes Applications due 16 October 2016

Wellcome Library: History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar Series 2016–17

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

HSS: THATCAmpHSS 2016 in Atlanta 6 November 2016

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Oxford Brookes University: Conference: Maritime Masculinities 1815–1940 19–20 December 2016

International Map Collectors’ Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium: ‘Private Map Collecting and Public Map Collections in the United States’ Chicago 24–29 October 2016

University of Leuvan: Conference: Science of Evolution and the Evolution of the Sciences 12–13 October 2016

University of Durham: CfP: Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017

Journal of Science Communication: CfP: Special Issue: History of Science Communication Deadline 12 December 2016

Remedia: CfP: Upcoming Remedia Series: Medicine and Migration Deadline 1 October 2016

University of Cambridge, CRASSH: Workshop: Epistemic Images in Early Modern Germany and its Neighbours 10–11 November 2016

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 2017

The Linnean Society: What should be in your Digital Toolbox?

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Fall 2016

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: Part A – Special Issue: CfP: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context Deadline 30 October 2016

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

University of Swansea: CfP: Conference: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

Georgetown University, Washington: Conference: Humanity and Other Forms of Life: Environmental Histories of the World 5 November 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

Penn Museum: Philadelphia: Animals in the Archives Symposium 27-28 October 2016

Library of Congress: Celebrating Waldseemuller’s Cart Marina at 500: A Conference at the Library of Congress 6-7 October 2016

University of Manchester: Workshop: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Water, Technology and the Nation-Sate 27–28 October 2016

University of Toronto: John Wallis at 400: A Workshop on Science, Mathematics, and Religion in 17th-C. England 1-2 November 2016-09-10 

SSHM: Undergraduate Essay Prize 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: Medical history masterclass 15 October

Palgrave MacMillan: Call for chapter contributors: Scientific Studies of Dreams in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

The Huntington Library: American Printing History Association: Conference: The Black Art & Printers’ Devils 7–9 October 2016

Salle de séminaire de l’hôtel Balance, Les Granges-sur-Salvan, Salvan, Confédération Suisse: Colloque: Toujours plus haut, plus vite, plus engagé ? Gravir les Alpes du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Pratiques, émotions, imaginaires 22-23-24 septembre 2016

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University of York: CfP: The Medieval Brain 10–11 March 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

University of Swansea: CFP: Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe: 10th Anniversary Meeting: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016

Osiris: Proposals for next Osiris volume due 15 October 2016

APA

H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

University of Toronto Press: CfP: Edited Collection: Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present

Techne: CFP: Special Issue on Philosophy of Technology in the Age of the Anthropocene

St Catherine’s College Oxford: Advanced Studies Seminar: The Montgomery Ruling: Impacts on Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics 9 November 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers and Scientists 10–14 October 2016

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Johns Hopkins University: Call for Participation & Program: The Making of the Humanities V 5–7 October 2016

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

l’Abbaye de Hambye (près d’Avranches): 15e réunion d’histoire de la santé 10 septembre 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Hakluyt@400 Quartercenteneary programme Autumn 2016

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

RSA: Call for Submissions: Picturing Death 1200–1600 (Edited Volume)

UCL: The Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1-2 September 2016

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

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

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

York Medical Society: CfP: “First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies 1600–1800 10 November 2016

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

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Medieval Institute Publications: Call for proposals: History and Cultures of Food 14th–18th Centuries New Series

ICM Leeds 2017: CfP: Health and Medicine in the Early Medieval West Deadline 9 September 2016

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

University of York: International Workshop: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past 14-16 September 2016

BSHS: The 2016 Big Draw Festival: STEAM Powered: From STEM to STEAM 1–31 October 2016

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Medieval Art Research: CFP: Of Man Eating Men: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism (edited volume)

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International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

University of York: Northern Network for Medical Humanities: Research Workshop: 22 September 2016

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

University of Milan: Conference: Mathesis quaedam Divina seu Mechanismus Metaphysicus -Leibniz and the sciences 7–8 October 2016

Muslim Conference

The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

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Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

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 »

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

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.

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.

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

BSHS: Prizes

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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:

Academic Jobs Wikia: History of Science, Technology Medicine 2016

University of Pittsburgh: Open Rank Professor of History and Philosophy of Science

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario – Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Medicine: Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine Deadline 25 October 2016

The Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy at KU Leuven (Belgium): One Full-Time Doctoral Position: Ideological Bias and Ideological Diversity in Philosophy of Science

Map History: Applying for a Harley Fellowship in the History of Cartography Deadline 1 November

Science Museum: Research Fellowship, Medicine Galleries

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Senior (1 year) and Caird and Sackler short-term fellowships (1-3 months) are open for application from 30 September

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #06

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 3, Volume #06

Monday 26 September 2016

EDITORIAL:

 The autumn equinox is behind us and winter can already be seen on the horizon but no matter what time of year each week brings a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could find in the vastness of the Internet over the last seven days.

Last week Andrea Wulf justifiably won the Royal Society’s science book prize for her excellent book about the life and work of Alexander von Humboldt, The Invention of Nature, which emphasises von Humboldt’s contributions to natural history and environmental studies in the nineteenth century. This was a great win as the competition on the short list was incredibly strong featuring amongst others, Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene, Tom Levenson’s The Hunt for Vulcan and Tim Birkhead’s The Most Perfect Thing.

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This win was not totally unexpected, as Wulf’s book had received many excellent reviews some of which you can read below. However this didn’t stop John Dugdale writing a piece in The Guardian entitled Why have women finally started winning science book prizes? Dugdale seemed to be insinuating in his article that Wulf only won this prestigious award because she is a woman and not on her merits as a historian and science writer.

I might at this point go off on a rant about Dugdale’s implicit sexism but I don’t need to, as Grrl Scientist has written a rejoinder in Forbes, How Did a Woman Win a Science Writing Prize?, which if it were an American television wrestling contest would be the equivalent of an extreme rules match and Grrl Scientist has just body slammed Dugdale through a table and then beaten his brain to a pulp with a trash can. Adam Rutherford now entered the ring with a piece in The Guardian, When it comes to winning book prizes, gender has nothing to do with it, in which he sweeps up the debris left by Grrl Scientist and gives them a good kicking.

Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016

The Royal Society: R: Science podcast: And the winner is …science book prize special!

The Guardian: Alexander von Humboldt biography wins Royal Society science book prize

The Friends of Charles Darwin: The Invention of Nature

Discover Society: Viewpoint: The Invention of Nature

Nature: a view from the bridge: Humboldt biography wins Royal Society prize

Quotes of the week:

“When life gives you potatoes, make potatoade” – John Lurie (@lurie_john)

“As John Cross poetically put it in 1817, the purpose of the nose is to receive ‘odorous effluvia from food & drink’” – Alun Withey (@DrAlun)

“O Lord, smite the coiner of the word #Brangelexit with all manner of plagues and pestilences” – Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman)

Douglas Carswell's repainted the bus – David Schneider (@davidschneider)

Douglas Carswell’s repainted the bus – David Schneider (@davidschneider)

 

“The equinox, which comes from equine (relating to horses) and ox (domesticated cattle), causes all cows and horses to become the same size” – Carswell Facts

“Life: you get up and then you lie down; you do that a bunch of times and then you finally lie down again” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“Today I learned a rare Middle English name for the equinox: ȝevelengðhe, the ‘evenlength’, when days and nights are equally balanced” – Eleanor Parker (@Clerk of Oxford)

“The standard saying is “all models are wrong, but some models are useful”. A better variant:

All models are right, but most are useless” – Brian Skinner (@gravity_levity)

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“In America, we hold freedom of religion above all else. Unless you are the wrong religion, of course, and then maybe we should kick you out” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

Holley on his 1968 Nobel work: “It all followed quite naturally from taking a sabattical leave. I strongly recommend sabbatical leaves” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“If a man tells you obvious lies, it means he thinks you’re an idiot. If you believe him, you are an idiot” – Josh Barro (@jbarro)

‘Not the eye, but the spirit furnishes proof of theories–and that errs most of the time’ – Einstein, when asked about a Caltech telescope h/t @phalpern

“It’s amusing to see universities crowing about their positions in league tables…as if research was a sport” – Nigel Warburton (@philosophybites)

"Try counting sheep," they said. "It'll help you fall asleep," they said – Shannon (@theevilwriter)

“Try counting sheep,” they said.
“It’ll help you fall asleep,” they said – Shannon (@theevilwriter)

 Birthdays of the Week:

Neptune was discovered 23 September 1846

Neptune from Voyager 2 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Neptune from Voyager 2
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Esquire Middle East: How Neptune was discovered

The Local: The German astronomer who found Neptune

170 yrs ago Neptune was discovered by J. G. Galle using Fraunhofer's refracting telescope - one of the masterpieces in the Deutsches Museum.

170 yrs ago Neptune was discovered by J. G. Galle using Fraunhofer’s refracting telescope – one of the masterpieces in the Deutsches Museum.

Victor Weisskopf was born 19 September 1908

Victor Weisskopf Source: Wikimedia Commons

Victor Weisskopf
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Victor Weisskopf

AIP: Victor Weisskopf – Session I

Michael Faraday born 22 September 1791

Michael Faraday, shown delivering the British Royal Institution's Christmas Lecture for Juveniles during the Institution's Christmas break in 1856 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Michael Faraday, shown delivering the British Royal Institution’s Christmas Lecture for Juveniles during the Institution’s Christmas break in 1856
Source: Wikimedia Commons

“I am no poet, but if you think for yourselves, as I proceed, the facts will form a poem in your minds”– Michael Faraday

Yovisto: A Life of Discoveries – the great Michael Faraday

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Michael Faraday

“I have far more confidence in the one man who works mentally and bodily at a matter than in the 6 who merely talk about it” – Michael Faraday

 PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Edwin McMillan and Neptunium

The Iris: Decoding the Medieval Volvelle

Astronomical Vovelle, from Astronomical and Medical Miscellany, English, late fourteenth century, shortly after 1386. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XII 7, fol. 51

Astronomical Vovelle, from Astronomical and Medical Miscellany, English, late fourteenth century, shortly after 1386. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XII 7, fol. 51

The Twickenham Museum: Tycho Wing: Astrologer and Instrument Maker 1726–1776

Cooper Hewitt: A Portable Equatorial Sundial

Yovisto: James Dewar and the Liquefaction of Gases

Royal Museums Greenwich: Library Item of the Month: Giovanni Riccioli’s Almagestum novum

British Library: Collection items: Chinese star chart

British Library: Collection items: Aristotle in Latin

AHF: John von Neumann

Whipple Library Books Blog: S is for Sherburne’s Sphere of Manilius

Londonist: In Search of Isaac Newton’s Lost London Observatory

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AHF: Peaceful Nuclear Innovations

Research Gate: Transits of Venus and Mercury as muses

Atlas Obscura: See 8 Fascinating Ruins of Space Exploration

Nobelprize.org: Heike Kamerlingh Onnes – Biographical

AIP: Emilio Segrè Visual Archive: Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

Unsettling Scientific Stories: A Boy’s Own Radium

Vox: The 1995 Hubble photo that changed astronomy

AHF: Lee A. DuBridge

AEON: Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

AHF: Eugene Wigner

Making Visible: The Visual and Graphic Practices of the Early Royal Society: Copying Hevelius’s Lunar Template

Fig. 1: Hevelius, Figura Primaria Phasium Lunarium in Selenographia, 1665 © Royal Society

Fig. 1: Hevelius, Figura Primaria Phasium Lunarium in Selenographia, 1665 © Royal Society

The New Yorker: The Virtues of Nuclear Ignorance

ESA: Gaia: From Hipparchus to Hipparcos: A Sonification of Stellar Catalogues

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ESA: Gaia: Astrometry Through the Ages

Yovisto: Hippolyte Fizeau and the Speed of Light

Rotman Institute of Philosophy: Engaging Science: 50 Years Since “On the Problem of Hidden Variables”

ESA: Thirty Years of Sounding Rockets – Reflections Following a Reunion at ESRANGE

Yovisto: Eratosthenes and the Circumference of the Earth

AHF: Ida Noddack

Academia: The Astronomical Ceiling of Senenmut, a Dream of Mystery and Imagination

Leaping Robot: The Pipe Dreams of Physicists

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EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

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Canadian GIS & Geomatics: Vancouver Historic Maps and Plans

Lunar and Planetary Institute: Geological Map of the West Side of the Moon

British Library: Maps and views blog: A Journey to Bookland

Yovisto: The Topographia of Matthäus Merian

The castle and the town of Regensberg in Topographia Helvetiae, 1645 Source: Wikimedia Commons

The castle and the town of Regensberg in Topographia Helvetiae, 1645
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed Geography & Maps: The Changing Mexico-U.S. Border

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joan Blaeu

Hyperallergic: How an imaginary Island Stayed on Maps for Five Centuries

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Conciatore: Top Physician

Munitions of the Mind: The Case Against Dogs: Dog Dirt, Disgust and 1970s British Health Propaganda

Prospect: Zika is not new – why has it struck now

The Recipes Project: Jolly Good Ale and Old or, Were Early Modern People Perpetually Drunk?

Spitalfields Life: The Return of Nicholas Culpeper

Past Medical History: The Story of Rene Laennec and the First Stethoscope

Early 19th Century Drawing of Rene Laennec

Early 19th Century Drawing of Rene Laennec

Broadly: Famous Women in History and Their Less Famous Abortions

Open Culture: How a Young Sigmund Freud Researched & Got Addicted to Cocaine, the New “Miracle Drug” in 1894

Thomas Morris: In one side and out the other

LA Review of Books: Flowers and All: Rockhaven Sanitarium and Women’s Mental Health

Royal College of Physicians: Beef tea, a very 19th century remedy

Wonders & Marvels: Museum Mysteries: The Flesh and Bones of Dr. John Collins Warren

British Medical Journal: Operation drawings of Dame Barbara Hepworth

Yovisto: Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary in a 1909 newspaper illustration

Typhoid Mary in a 1909 newspaper illustration

The New York Times: An Expert on Chinese Medicine, but No New Age Healer

PLOS blogs: DNA Science Blog: Finding the Famous Painting of the Blue People of Kentucky

De re medica: Alibert & Early French Dermatology

Dirty Sexy History: Suffering in Some Strange Heaven: An Introduction to Laudanum

PRI: How the 1721 Boston smallpox epidemic changed medicine, launched a free press and helped win the American Revolution

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

 APS: This Month in Physics History: November 1783: Intrepid physicist is first to fly

 

War is Boring: Maxim’s Machine Gun Slaughtered Hundreds of Thousands of People

Yovisto: Chester Carlson and Xerography

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: John Backus Biography

EDN Network: TI enters calculator market, September 21, 1972

laststandonzobieisland: HMS Devastating muzzle-loading turret ship

AHF: Project Silverplate

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joseph and Étienne Montgolfier

A 1786 depiction of the Montgolfier brothers' historic balloon with engineering data Source: Wikimedia Commons

A 1786 depiction of the Montgolfier brothers’ historic balloon with engineering data
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Cambridge Library Collection: Babbage’s Calculating Engines (pdf)

Atlas Obscura: Horse-Powered Ore Crusher

Yovisto: Eugen Sänger and Rocket Propulsion Engineering

Yovisto: William Playfair and the Beginnings of Infographics

Conciatore: The Art of Metals

Paper: Syth Pioneer Suzanne Ciani Talks “Sunergy,” Sexism and Coming Full Circle

News Works: This week in science history, dialing across the Atlantic

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Yovisto: How Ötzi became World Famous

Natural History Museum: Caribbean bones reveal the origin of the ‘island murderer’

NICHE: Hydroelectric Development in Eeyou-James Bay

The Guardian: DNA from the deep? Antikythera shipwreck yields ancient human bones

dig: The Coolest Photos from the National Park Service’s Newly Digitised Historic Archives

Many of the photos from the Yellowstone archive attempt to document the roving buffalo herds.

Many of the photos from the Yellowstone archive attempt to document the roving buffalo herds.

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Georg Markgraf

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Thomas Belt

The Ithaca Voice: Museum of the Earth gets $130k grant to highlight women in paleontology

The New York Times: A Single Migration From Africa Populated the World, Studies Find

New Scientist: The most detailed look yet at how early humans left Africa

Yovisto: Peter Simon Pallas – A Pioneer in Zoography

TrowelBlazers: Helen Vaughn Michel

Michel and close colleague Frank Asaro.

Michel and close colleague Frank Asaro.

Geobotanik: Naturforscher Conrad Gesner (1516–1565)

Smithsonian.com: A Brief History of America’s Complicated Relationship with Wild Horses

Kronos: ‘Not unlike mermaids’: A report about the human and natural history of Southeast Africa from 1690

Scientific American: The World’s Worst Invasive Predators are Cats, Rats, Pigs and…Hedgehogs

toriherridge.com: Walking Through Time: Scotland’s Lost Asteroid…the backstory

Celebrate Scotland: Dr Torri Herridge investigates the UK’s first ever asteroid impact crater, in north west Scotland

Atlas Obscura: A Record Amount of Mammoth Bones Was Unearthed in Siberia

British Library: American Collections blog: John Muir is going ‘Sequoical’ in the Yosemite

Notches: Her Virginal Members: Chastity and Sexual Desire in the Middle-Ages

Nicolas Gunkel: Climate Forensics: “Little Ice Age” in Dutch Landscape Painting

Art van der Neer’s “Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters at Sunset”

Art van der Neer’s “Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters at Sunset”

Medievalists.net: What is a Volcano? A Medieval Answer

Nature: How cats conquered the world (and a few Viking ships)

Why Evolution is True: Scientific fame – Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin: the Wikipedia page hit data

CHEMISTRY:

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Guardian: World’s oldest library reopens in Fez: ‘You can hurt us but you can’t hurt books’

Shells and Pebbles: Looking Over the Historian’s Shoulder

British Library: Medieval manuscript blog: The British Library’s Greek Manuscript Project

Shady Characters: The Book publication round-up

Academia: A New Field: History of Humanities

Undark: Five Questions for Harold Varmus

Research Repository St Andrews: A pre-history of ‘peer review’: refereeing and editorial selection at the Royal Society (pdf)

Canadian Bulletin of Medical History: Vol. 33, No. 2, Fall 2016 Table of Contents

The Crimson: Knife-fighting and Cardboard Bazookas: A Conversation with Matthew Hersch

Virchow’s Laboratory: All the social medicine fit to print

Making Visible: The Visual and Graphic Practices of the Early Royal Society: An Image Interview with Ian Lawson

The #EnvHist Weekly

JSTOR Daily: Does Science Destroy Wonder?

Capital: Attracting the World: Reimagining Success: Canada Science and Technology Museum combines artifacts with virtual reality to reach a global audience

RECIRC: Recovering Women’s Past conference (Edinburgh, 8–10 September)

Diseases of Modern Life: Medicine and Modernity Conference Report

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: The Alchemy of Plants

Antonio Neri, Tesoro del Mondo, f. 9r. "Arts Preparatio frugu vel Piantar."

Antonio Neri, Tesoro del Mondo, f. 9r.
“Arts Preparatio frugu vel Piantar.”

The New Yorker: Twenty-First-Century Alchemists

Conciatore: The Art of Metals

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Dispersal of Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Lives: Essays on Biology and Society

History Today: The Book: the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

Popular Science: Calculating the Cosmos

The Dispersal of Darwin: Spare the Birds! George Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

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UC Santa Barbara: The Current: Outta Sight No More

Popular Science: Adam Rutherford – Four Way Interview

New Books Network: Medieval Robots

Earth: “Alfred Wegener”: The definitive biography of a geoscience star

NEW BOOKS:

Brill: Non-native Species and Their Role in the Environment

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Rutgers University Press: Selling Science: Polio and the Promise of Gamma Globulin

CUP: Academic: The Bible and Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Italy

“Hidden Figures” Book and Film

Brain Pickings: Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Powered Early Space Exploration

AFRO: Margot Shetterly: The American Dream and the Untold Story of Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

The New York Times Magazine: Margot Lee Shetterly Wants to Tell More Black Stories

 Shine: Watch: “Hidden Figures” Tells the Untold Story of NASA’s Black Women Mathematicians

Film

ars technica: New movie celebrates the true geniuses behind Apollo: NASA’s mathematicians

The New York Times: On Being a Black Female Math Wiz During the Space Race

The Guardian: How history forgot the black women behind NASA’s space race

Nature: A View From The Bridge: Breaking barriers: The US space programme’s black women mathematicians

On Point: The ‘Hidden Figures’ Who Helped NASA Win the Space Race

Smithsonian.com: The Forgotten Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Send Astronauts to Space

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The Guardian: Bedlam was originally a place of sanctuary – now it can be again

The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints

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Henry Moore Institute: The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics 21 July–23 October 2016

Culture 24: These extraordinary maps show 50 years of war from both sides of early 20th century conflicts The Map House London 23 September–18 November 2016

British Library: Maps and views blog: Map exhibition – the countdown begins

Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Harvard University: The Art of Discovery 13 September– 29 October 2016

Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography 4 October 2016–15 January 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Hodinkee: Historical Perspectives: New York’s Grolier Club to Exhibit a Collection of Rare Horological Books and Artifacts

flickr: On Time: The Quest for Precision: Books on Time and Timekeeping from the Linda Hall Library Curated by Bruce Bradley

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: the asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Live Mint: Science, time, and Rohini Devasher’s art

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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University of Leicester: New Website showcases migraine artwork digitally for the first time

Migraine Art:

Yale News: Yale marks 175th anniversary of Arabic and Sanskrit studies with exhibit, public events

Hyperallergic: The Morgan Marks the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

BBC News: Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990

blog.umass.edu: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

COMING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Natural History Museum: Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature 15 July–6 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

CLOSING SOON: BBC News: James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England Runs till 2 October 2016

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee HERBERT DUNKLEY

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
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HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

CLOSING SOON: The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

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: Einstein’s Legacy

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

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

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

CLOSING SOON: Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

Bodleian Libraries: Tuberculosis: milestones of discovery and innovation 9September–16 October 2016

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

COMING SOON: Royal Geographical Society: Shackleton’s photographer: Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print 18 October–2 November 2016

COMING SOON: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea: Royal Collection: Leonardo da Vinci 14 October 2016–6 January 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

 

Science Museum: ‘Museums of the New Age’: Science Museum Premiere for New Film Score 2 October 2016

St John’s College Cambridge:Kepler’s Trial: An Opera Premieres 28 & 29 October 2016

Smithsonia.com: The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music: The Hubble Cantata

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

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

CLOSING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist 2 September–1 October 2016 

CLOSING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus 7 September–1 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016 

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: The Anvil Trust: Frankenstein 29 September–1 October 2016

COMING SOON: Greenwich Theatre: Jekyll And Hyde 10–11 October 2016

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: The Place Bedford: Dr Faustus 6 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Mumford Theatre: Dr. Faustus 10 October 2016 

EVENTS:

Museum of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine: History & Philosophy of Science in 20 Objects (Lecture 7): A Biblical Herbarium: or, A Story of Victorian Science and Religion 27 September 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Art forms in Nature 19 October 2016

Center for the history of Medicine at Countway Library: Celebration: 70 Years of Women at HMS 21 October 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum: Chloroform and Cholera: The Life of John Snow 20 October 2016

University of London: Senate House Library and Institute of Historical Research Library: History Day 2016: history libraries, archives & research open day 15 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Art and Beauty in Medicine 5 October 2016

Discover Medical London: Our Walks and Tours

Millennium Theatre, Limerick: Dream Big: Space, Limerick and Two Mens’ Quest to Reach for the Stars 5 October 2016

Scientific Instrument Society: Turner Memorial Lecture: Emilie Savage-Smith, FBA ‘Of Making Celestial Globes There Seems No End’ Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, London 25 November 2016

University of Paderborn: Émilie du Châtelet on Space and Time 10 October 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers in Antiquity 10 October 2016

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Wellcome Collection, London: 2016 Fred Sanger Lecture: Steven Sturdy, Professor of the Sociology of Medical Knowledge, University of Edinburgh: Genomic data: public, private or ‘common’? A historical perspective 3 October 2016

The Royal Society of Medicine: Chris Renwick: William Bynum Lecture 2016: Social Biology and Progressive Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain 30 November 2016

New England Wireless & Steam Museum: Yankee Steam-Up 1 October 2016

 

University of Birmingham: Professor Alice White: The genius of Vesalius 13 October 2016

UCL: Spices and Medicine: Food and Medical Traditions from the Plant World: Exploring Herbal Uses 12 October 2016

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Art and Beauty in Medicine 5 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Study Tour: ‘Flight from the Flames’: Recovering London from The Great Fire 5 September & 5 October 2016

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

Evenbrite: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 4 October 2016

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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

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

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

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Lecture: The Expanding Universe 26 October 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

Royal Institution: Einstein’s greatest mistake 3 October 2016 

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution: King Of all Balloons The adventurous life of James Sadler the first English aeronaut

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Una investigación by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, 1897

Una investigación by
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, 1897

TELEVISION:

Channel 4: Walking Through Time

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

AEON: The last day of hot metal press before computers come in at The New York Times

Atlas Obscura: Watch a Book Being Made the Old-Fashioned Way

Youtube: The Royal Society: Darwin and the Beagle – Objectivity #86

AEON: Slingshots of the oceanic: Why Ancient Pacific mariners were the NASA scientists of their day

Youtube: The Royal Society: Newton’s Timepieces – Objectivity #67

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: A History of the Infinite

RNZ: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

cbc radio: The Current: How Moby Doll changed the worldview of ‘monster’ orca whales

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

edX: University of Newcastle Australia: Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration

IHMC2 – NEWSLETTER – INSTITUTE FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA, Spain

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

BSHS: Conference: A History of the Moon St Cross College, Oxford 19 November 2016

Dublin City University: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference 11–12 November 2016

National Maritime Museum: Workshop: Transit to Hawai’i: behind the scenes with digital history & astronomy 29 October 2016

Rèsidencia d’Investigadors; Barcelona: Conference: “Urban Peripheries?” Emerging Cities in Europe’s South and East, 1850–1945 26–27 September 2016

Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library: Symposium: CfP: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017 Deadline 27 November 2016

University of Manchester: CHSTM Seminars Autumn/Winter 2016

University of York: Centre for Global Health Histories: Research Masterclass: Across the borders: German-Brazilian Psychiatry between 1900 and 1930 5 October 2016

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2016

NICHE: Call for Participants: CHESS 2017 Gender and Indigenous Landscapes Applications due 16 October 2016

Wellcome Library: History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar Series 2016–17

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

Journal of Early Modern Studies (ZetaBooks), vol. 6/1 (Spring, 2017): Special Issue: Gardens as Laboratories. The History of Botany through the History of Gardens Deadline 1 October 2016

 

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Traps: technology meditations of human-animal encounter 27–28 September 2016

HSS: THATCAmpHSS 2016 in Atlanta 6 November 2016

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Oxford Brookes University: Conference: Maritime Masculinities 1815–1940 19–20 December 2016

Penn Libraries: Symposium: The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge 30 September–1 October 2016

International Map Collectors’ Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium: ‘Private Map Collecting and Public Map Collections in the United States’ Chicago 24–29 October 2016

University of Leuvan: Conference: Science of Evolution and the Evolution of the Sciences 12–13 October 2016

University of Durham: CfP: Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017

Journal of Science Communication: CfP: Special Issue: History of Science Communication Deadline 12 December 2016

University of Sheffield: Humanities Research Institute: Interdisciplinary Workshop: Intoxication, Discourse and Practice 30 September–1 October 2016

Remedia: CfP: Upcoming Remedia Series: Medicine and Migration Deadline 1 October 2016

University of Cambridge, CRASSH: Workshop: Epistemic Images in Early Modern Germany and its Neighbours 10–11 November 2016

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 2017

The Linnean Society: What should be in your Digital Toolbox?

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Fall 2016

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: Part A – Special Issue: CfP: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context Deadline 30 October 2016

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

University of Swansea: CfP: Conference: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

Georgetown University, Washington: Conference: Humanity and Other Forms of Life: Environmental Histories of the World 5 November 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

Penn Museum: Philadelphia: Animals in the Archives Symposium 27-28 October 2016

Library of Congress: Celebrating Waldseemuller’s Cart Marina at 500: A Conference at the Library of Congress 6-7 October 2016

University of Manchester: Workshop: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Water, Technology and the Nation-Sate 27–28 October 2016

University of Toronto: John Wallis at 400: A Workshop on Science, Mathematics, and Religion in 17th-C. England 1-2 November 2016-09-10 

SSHM: Undergraduate Essay Prize 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: Medical history masterclass 15 October

Palgrave MacMillan: Call for chapter contributors: Scientific Studies of Dreams in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

The Huntington Library: American Printing History Association: Conference: The Black Art & Printers’ Devils 7–9 October 2016

Salle de séminaire de l’hôtel Balance, Les Granges-sur-Salvan, Salvan, Confédération Suisse: Colloque: Toujours plus haut, plus vite, plus engagé ? Gravir les Alpes du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Pratiques, émotions, imaginaires 22-23-24 septembre 2016

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University of York: CfP: The Medieval Brain 10–11 March 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

University of Swansea: CFP: Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe: 10th Anniversary Meeting: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016

Osiris: Proposals for next Osiris volume due 15 October 2016

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H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

10th World Conference of Science Journalists: Call for Proposals: San Francisco 2017 Deadline 30 September 2016

University of Toronto Press: CfP: Edited Collection: Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present

Techne: CFP: Special Issue on Philosophy of Technology in the Age of the Anthropocene

St Catherine’s College Oxford: Advanced Studies Seminar: The Montgomery Ruling: Impacts on Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics 9 November 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers and Scientists 10–14 October 2016

Penn Libraries: The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge: Image-Text-Book 30 September–1 October 2016

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Johns Hopkins University: Call for Participation & Program: The Making of the Humanities V 5–7 October 2016

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

l’Abbaye de Hambye (près d’Avranches): 15e réunion d’histoire de la santé 10 septembre 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Hakluyt@400 Quartercenteneary programme Autumn 2016

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

RSA: Call for Submissions: Picturing Death 1200–1600 (Edited Volume)

UCL: The Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1-2 September 2016

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

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

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

York Medical Society: CfP: “First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies 1600–1800 10 November 2016

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

King’s College London: Workshop: Popularising Palaeontology: Current & Historical Perspectives 14–15 September 2016

Medieval Institute Publications: Call for proposals: History and Cultures of Food 14th–18th Centuries New Series

ICM Leeds 2017: CfP: Health and Medicine in the Early Medieval West Deadline 9 September 2016

University of Sheffield: Interdisciplinary Workshop: Intoxication, Discourse and Practice 30 September–1 October 2016

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

University of York: International Workshop: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past 14-16 September 2016

BSHS: The 2016 Big Draw Festival: STEAM Powered: From STEM to STEAM 1–31 October 2016

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Gravity Fields Festival 2016: 21–25 September: Tickets are now on sale

Medieval Art Research: CFP: Of Man Eating Men: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism (edited volume)

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International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

University of York: Northern Network for Medical Humanities: Research Workshop: 22 September 2016

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

University of Milan: Conference: Mathesis quaedam Divina seu Mechanismus Metaphysicus -Leibniz and the sciences 7–8 October 2016

Muslim Conference

The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Istanbul: XXXVth Scientific Instrument Symposium: Draft Programme 26–30 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

Tranforming Bodies CfP

EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

 

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

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 »

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

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.

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

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 

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

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

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

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.

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

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:

Leopoldina Akademie: “Johann-Lorenz-Bausch Fellowship” 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Science Museum London: Curator of Chemistry

AIP: Assistant Director, Special Collections

Leibniz University of Hannover: Leibniz Center for Science and Society: Full Professorship in Science and Society, & a Full Professorship in Methodology of Higher Education Research and Science Studies Application Deadline 3 November 2016

Northwestern University: Science in Human Culture Program (SHC): Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine

University of Alberta: Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

British Journal for the Philosophy of Science: Co-Editor-in-Chief Deadline 1 October 2016

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol: #05

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 3, Volume #05

Monday 19 September 2016

EDITORIAL:

The summer draws to a close but for those encroaching autumn evenings you have the well filled newest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the #histSTM links list bringing you, as always, all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could dredge up out of the depths of cyberspace over the last seven days.

The #histSTM news of the week was without doubt the announcement of the probable discovery of John Franklin’s ship HMS Terror in the Arctic ice almost two years to the day of the similar announcement of the discovery of his other ship HMS Erebus. Both ships disappeared together with their entire crews in Franklin’s final attempt to find the North-West Passage in 1845. The loss of Franklin’s expedition was just one more episode in a centuries long attempt to find alternative routes to Asia either along the top of the European continent, the North-East Passage, or along the top of North America, the North-West Passage through the Arctic ice floes.

In the late High Middle Ages, Europeans began to explore the possibility of sailing to Asia to trade, especially to fetch the spices that were so desired in Europe and on which the Arab traders had a monopoly via the overland route. A monopoly that they shared with the traders of Northern Italy, who passed on those spices with a substantial mark up.

The Portuguese worked their way down the coast of Africa until Vasco da Gama reached India by the sea route in 1498. Six years earlier Columbus, sponsored by the Spanish Crown, had accidentally discovered America whilst trying to reach the Spice Island by sailing west around the globe. Whilst in the sixteenth century Magellan found his way around the tip of South America on his fatal voyage around the world (1519–1522) others were already attempting to find the North-East and North-West Passages, an endeavour that has not lost its attraction even today.

Over the centuries this endeavours have involved large amounts of #histSTM in the form of exploration, navigation, cartography, natural history and oceanography. The loss of Franklin’s expedition in the 1840s became a Victorian cause celebre because he was already a highly successful and highly decorated explorer and the disappearance of ships and crew has excited story tellers and historians down till the present.

Now it seems with the recovery of both ships a final chapter will be written in the story of Franklin’s final ill fated North-West passage in a time when both the North-West and North-East Passages are finally becoming navigable due to global warming and the seasonal melting of the Arctic ice.

The Franklin Expedition: 

'Erebus' and 'Terror' in New Zealand, August 1841, by John Wilson Carmichael Source: Wikimedia Commons

‘Erebus’ and ‘Terror’ in New Zealand, August 1841, by John Wilson Carmichael
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Guardian: Ship found in Artic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt

CBC News: Sir John Franklin’s Long-lost HMS Terror believed found

The Star: HMS Terror, second ship from doomed Franklin Expedition, found in Terror Bay

McGill-Queen’s University Press: MQUP Author and Franklin Expert Russell A. Potter Comments on Discovery of HMS terror

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Franklin Search

The Society for Nautical Research: E.G.R. Taylor Lecture – Finding Franklin: King’s College London 13th October 2016

Canadian Geographic: Sir John Franklin’s HMS Terror believed found in Artic

BBC News: Sunken ship found 168 years after doomed voyage

British Library: Maps and views blog: The long search for HMS Terror

Royal Museums Greenwich: John Franklin’s final North-West Passage expedition 1845

Jalopnik: Shipwreck Discovered ‘In perfect Condition’ 168 Years After Failed Expedition

Smithsonian.com: Second Ship From Sir John Franklin’s 19th-Century Expedition Found

Royal Museums Greenwich: They forged the last links of their lives

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Verschollenes Schiff aus Arktis-Expedition entdeckt

Canadian Geographic: Five interesting facts about the HMS Terror

Quotes of the week:

“Libraries aren’t just about books. They are almost the only public space we have left which don’t like our wallets more than us” – Matt Haig (@matthaig1)

“When I voted Brexit, it was to keep foreigners out, not so I need a visa to travel. It’s ridiculous” – Some customers chatting in my work – Wee Mowgz (@Mowgzilla)

Mrs Dirac’s overall judgement of Heisenberg was right: ‘I wouldn’t trust him further than I could throw his piano’ – Graham Farmelo (@grahamfarmelo)

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Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion” ― Simon Sinek h/t (@roos-annamarie)

‘Farewell, turd!’ – Philip the Good, duke of Burgundy, signs off a letter to his nephew John, duke of Cleves, 1451-2 h/t @hrcastor

Me: So how can we tell scholarly sources from non-scholarly ones?

Student: They’re behind a paywall? – Emily Johnson (@esj312)

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Parent: I’d do anything for my children!

Scientist: here’s how to stave off climate change so your children can stay on earth

Parent: nah – Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad)

“Anyone who believes you can’t change history has never tried to write his memoirs.” – David Ben-Gurion

“Biography that is at once popular, important, and original: an insoluble equation?” – Gabriel Finkelstein (@gabridli)

“I rather love HG Wells' glee here at what he did to southwest London and environs in War of the Worlds” – Philip Ball (@philipcball)

“I rather love HG Wells’ glee here at what he did to southwest London and environs in War of the Worlds” – Philip Ball (@philipcball)

“Matthew Effect: big men do everything

Matilda Effect: no women do anything

Ada Effect: all non-men are Ada Lovelace” – James Sumner (@JamesBSumner)

keats-quote

“This Fibonacci joke is as bad as the last two you heard combined” – Dan Piponi (@sigfpe)

“See that OTD in 1994 Karl Popper died

I say he didn’t. Now prove me wrong.

It’s what he would have wanted” – Peter Broks {@peterbroks)

Yes I can imagine, what with the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and the constant wars in Europe – Michael Hughes (@michaelehughes)

Yes I can imagine, what with the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and the constant wars in Europe – Michael Hughes (@michaelehughes)

Birthdays of the Week:

Irène Joliot-Curie born 12 September 1897

Physicist Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) is shown in full academic regalia on May 23, 1921 Photo by James Stokley Source Wikimedia Commons

Physicist Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) is shown in full academic regalia on May 23, 1921 Photo by James Stokley
Source Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Irène Joliot-Curie and Artificial Radioactivity

CHF: Irène Joliot-Curie and Frédéric Joliot

AHF: Irene Joliot-Curie

Guillaume Joseph Hyacinthe Jean-Baptiste Le Gentil de la Galaisière born 12 September 1725

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Sidereal Times: The Ordeal of Guillaume Le Gentil

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Born under a bad sign

Alexander von Humboldt born 14 September 1769

Humboldt and Bonpland in the Amazon rainforest by the Casiquiare River, with their scientific instruments, which enabled them to take many types of accurate measurements throughout their five-year journey. Oil painting by Eduard Ender, 1856. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Humboldt and Bonpland in the Amazon rainforest by the Casiquiare River, with their scientific instruments, which enabled them to take many types of accurate measurements throughout their five-year journey. Oil painting by Eduard Ender, 1856.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Humboldt and Bonpland’s: Essai sur la géographie des plantes and its significance

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Humboldt

Stephen Hales born 17 September 1677

Stephen Hales, aged 82, by J.McArdell after T. Hudson Source: Wikimedia Commons

Stephen Hales, aged 82, by J.McArdell after T. Hudson
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A breath of fresh air

Yovisto: Stephen Hales and the Blood Pressure

 

Edwin McMillan born 18 September 1907

Edwin Mattison McMillan Source: Wikimedia Commons

Edwin Mattison McMillan
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AIP: Edwin McMillan

AHF: Edwin McMillan

 

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

September 12, 1933. London Times reported that Ernest Rutherford dismissed atomic energy as 'moonshine.' h/t @GeneDannen

September 12, 1933. London Times reported that Ernest Rutherford dismissed atomic energy as ‘moonshine.’ h/t @GeneDannen

Yovisto: The First Spacecraft to Land on the Moon – Luna 2

Luna II

Luna II

 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Curiosity Touching Down, Artist’s Concept

MV CRASSH: Copying Hevelius’s Lunar Template

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: Szilard’s chain reaction: visionary or crank?

AHF: H.G: Wells, “The World Set Free”

Medievalists.net: The Copernican System: A Detailed Synopsis

Archaeology & Arts: The conical sundial in the Archaeology Museum of Piraeus

Atlas Obscura: International Women’s Air & Space Museum

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AHF: Jane Hall

APS News: Poll Reveals All-Star Physicists

The Nation UEA: Matchless tolerance of the 18th century brass astrolabe

Observer: Space Shuttle Enterprise: From Richard Nixon to New York City

AIP: Hélène Langevin-Joliot

teleskopos: Sights and sounds: darkness and silence

Voices of the Manhattan Project: General Keith Nicol’s Interview – Part 2

The best technical report ever written about particle accelerators: h/t @realscientists

The best technical report ever written about particle accelerators: h/t @realscientists

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: These Utopian City Maps Have Influenced Urban Planners for Over a Century

A series of Garden Cities around a larger central city. (Image: Ebenezer Howard/Public domain)

A series of Garden Cities around a larger central city. (Image: Ebenezer Howard/Public domain)

British Library: Online Gallery: Crace Collection of Maps of London

laist: This 1939 Map Shows America, As Seen Through the Eyes of an Angeleno

Columbus: World’s Finest Globes and Maps: 3 Unforgettable Celestial Globes from the Globe Museum

Gerardus Mercator's Celestial Globe from 1551

Gerardus Mercator’s Celestial Globe from 1551

National Geographic: How Mapmakers Make Mountains Rise Off the Page

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: The woman who vomited pins

Wonders & Marvels: Poisons and love potions

STAT: The surprising history of the war on superbugs – and what it means for the world today

Mille feuilles de Bretagne: Episode 2 des archives médicales du Centre hospitalier Guillaume Régnier

PLOS Neuro Community: Could an ancient Asian remedy fight memory loss?

VERSO: a Renaissance Curiosity

Detail from Pierre Pomet’s l’Histoire générale des drogues, Paris, 1694. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Detail from Pierre Pomet’s l’Histoire générale des drogues, Paris, 1694. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Yovisto: Phineas Gage’s Accident and the Science of the Mind and the Brain

Phy Org: Tracing the path of pygmies’ shared knowledge of medicinal plants

Bizarre Victoria: Final Countdown

Thomas Morris: Severed, replaced, reunited

Two Nerdy History Girls: Pulvermacher’s Hydro-Electric Chains to Cure Whatever Ails You

Dittrick Medical History Center: Condoms and Sponges

Thomas Morris: Catching a disease through an electric wire

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New Statesman: Why the media doesn’t understand how to cover Hillary Clinton’s health

Slate: America Has Always Seen Ambitious Women as Unhealthy

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Old and new surgical tools

The New York Times Magazine: Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?

Notches: Abortion Under Apartheid

james-psychology

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Orukter Amphibolos-an amphibious vehicle designed by inventor Oliver Evans born 13 September1755 h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

Orukter Amphibolos-an amphibious vehicle designed by inventor Oliver Evans born 13 September1755 h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

 

I Programmer: Original EDSAC Programmers Look Back

The Atlantic: The Appropriately Messy Etymology of ‘Kluge’

Smithsonian.com: The World’s Oldest Papyrus and What It Can Tell Us About the Great Pyramids

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Red Bull Music Academy Daily: The Legend of the Rhythmicon, the World’s First Drum Machine

Smithsonian.com: American Drivers Have Bicyclists to Thank for a Smooth Ride to Work

npr: Gas, Electric Or Steam? Car Shopping, 100 Years Ago

Atlas Obscura: Found: Photos of Sewer Construction From 1901

1901 construction of a Scottish sewer. (Photo: Scottish Water)

1901 construction of a Scottish sewer. (Photo: Scottish Water)

Conciatore: Deadly Fumes

Ptak Science Books: Cross Section of the Comstock Lode

British Library: Sound and vision blog: Restoring the first recording of computer music

Ptak Science Books: Questionable Quidity: the Fire Escape Head Parachute, 1879

AEON: How Cold War rivalry helped launch the Chinese computer

Patent Pending Blog – Patents and the History of Technology: The Hand-Cranked Ice Cream Maker

Atlas Obscura: Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum

Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum

Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum

CNRS News: Nero’s Rotating Dining Room

British Library: Collection items: Invention of photography

Ptak Science Books: North Pole Airport of the Future (1945)

The New York Times: Don Bulcha, Electronic Music Maverick, Dies at 79

AEON: Getting things moving

JSTOR Daily: Which Came First, The Spoon, Fork, or Knife?

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

NICHE: Introduction: Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada

NICHE: “To C or not to C”: Dam Development in Northern British Columbia

Rebecca Rideal: Poisonous Little Beasts

History of Geology: The true Geology behind The X-Files: Firewalker

JSTOR Daily: Constructing the White Race

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading: August 2016

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joannes Jonston

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The Linnean Society: Every New Term Deserves a Fresh Pencil Case

CHF: Distillations: Future Calculations: The first climate change believer

Letters from Gondwana: The Legacy of the Feud between Florentino Ameghino and P Moreno

Medievalists.net: Telling the Truth about Sex in Late Medieval Paris

Lady Science: Gertrude Caton-Thompson, Women’s Networks, and Racial Politics in Great Zimbabwe

Gertrude Caton Thompson

Gertrude Caton-Thompson

Lady Science: Writing About Fossils Found by Men

The Royal Society: The unseen world: reflections on Leeuwenhoek (1677) ‘concerning little animals’

CHEMISTRY:

Conciatore: Lixiviation

Untold Stories of Science: Marie Maynard Daly: an Illuminating Chemist and a Path-Paving Activist

Marie Maynard Daly

Marie Maynard Daly

OUP Blog: An egalitarian and organic history of the periodic table

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Lyman Entomological Museum: What is natural history anyway?

The Recipes Project: Recipes and the Unanticipated

The Recipes Project: Cooking for a Crowd: Recipes and the Transcribathon

Past & Present: Most-Read Articles during August 2016: Some #histSTM Some oa.

BBC Culture: Are these the strangest relics in history?

The dissected brain of physicist Albert Einstein, removed by pathologist Thomas Harvey shortly after the great scientist's death, segmented and preserved in celloidin, circa 1980. (Photo by Steve Pyke/Getty Images)

The dissected brain of physicist Albert Einstein, removed by pathologist Thomas Harvey shortly after the great scientist’s death, segmented and preserved in celloidin, circa 1980. (Photo by Steve Pyke/Getty Images)

The #EnvHist Weekly

History of Psychiatry: Volume 27 Issue 3 September 2016 Table of Contents

Atlas Obscura: One of the Earliest Science Fiction Books Was Written in the 1600s by a Duchess: Meet Lady Margaret Cavendish

NICHE: CHESS 2016 Reflections: Reconciliation and Environment

News Works: A natural history museum questions what ‘natural’ means

ESOTERIC:

astrologers

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Cornelius Agrippa

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conciatore: A Band of Alchemists

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived review – popular science at its best

Popular Science: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived – Adam Rutherford

The Guardian: A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford review – genes, race and rewriting the human story

Popular Science: Laurie Winkless – Four Way Interview

The Dispersal of Darwin: Charles Darwin’s Life With Birds: His Complete Ornithology

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Skulls in the Stars: Light, by Kimderly Arcand and Megan Watzke

Science & Religion: Exploring the Spectrum: Peter Harrison’s The Territories of Science and Religion: A New Peter Principle

MAAS: Observations: “Under the radar. The first woman in radio astronomy: Ruby Payne-Scott” by WM Goss and Richard X McGee

Physics Today: Five essential history of physics books

Literary Hub: One of the Greatest English Prose Writers of All Time?

London Review of Books: Such Matters as the Soul: The Invention of Science: a new History of the Scientific Revolution by David Wootton

Trading Knowledge: The Lasker book prize

Public Books: How to be a Global Historian

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: La santé aux États-Unis. Une histoire politique

Columbia University Press: A History of Virility

OUP: The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic

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British Library Publishing: Lines in the Ice

Thames and Hudson: This Way Madness Lies: The Asylum and Beyond

Routledge: Harriet Matineau and the Birth of Disciplines: Nineteenth-century intellectual powerhouse

la vie des idéees.fr: Impudique pudeur Recensé : Dominique Brancher, Équivoques de la pudeur – Fabrique d’une passion à la Renaissance

McGill-Queen’s University Press: Wildlife, Land, and People: A Century of Change in Prairie Canada

OUP: Academic: Philosophy in the Islamic World

 

“Hidden Figures” Book and Film

AFRO: Margot Shetterly: The American Dream and the Untold Story of Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

The New York Times Magazine: Margot Lee Shetterly Wants to Tell More Black Stories

 Shine: Watch: “Hidden Figures” Tells the Untold Story of NASA’s Black Women Mathematicians

Film

ars technica: New movie celebrates the true geniuses behind Apollo: NASA’s mathematicians

The New York Times: On Being a Black Female Math Wiz During the Space Race

The Guardian: How history forgot the black women behind NASA’s space race

Nature: A View From The Bridge: Breaking barriers: The US space programme’s black women mathematicians

On Point: The ‘Hidden Figures’ Who Helped NASA Win the Space Race

Smithsonian.com: The Forgotten Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Send Astronauts to Space

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The H-Word: Why women are asking a major art and technology festival to #KissMyArs

British Library: Maps and views blog: Map exhibition – the countdown begins

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Lodovico Cigoli

Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Harvard University: The Art of Discovery 13 September– 29 October 2016

Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography 4 October 2016–15 January 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Hodinkee: Historical Perspectives: New York’s Grolier Club to Exhibit a Collection of Rare Horological Books and Artifacts

flickr: On Time: The Quest for Precision: Books on Time and Timekeeping from the Linda Hall Library Curated by Bruce Bradley

Londonist: New Wellcome Exhibition Invites You Into Bedlam

The Quack Doctor: Beyond the asylum: a review of the Wellcome Collection’s Bedlam

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: the asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

New Scientist: Exhibition seeks to put utopia in its place

Live Mint: Science, time, and Rohini Devasher’s art

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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University of Leicester: New Website showcases migraine artwork digitally for the first time

Migraine Art:

Yale News: Yale marks 175th anniversary of Arabic and Sanskrit studies with exhibit, public events

Hyperallergic: The Morgan Marks the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

BBC News: Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990

blog.umass.edu: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

COMING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Natural History Museum: Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature 15 July–6 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

CLOSING SOON: BBC News: James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England Runs till 2 October 2016

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee HERBERT DUNKLEY

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
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HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

CLOSING SOON: The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

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: Einstein’s Legacy

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 

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

CLOSING SOON: Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

Bodleian Libraries: Tuberculosis: milestones of discovery and innovation 9September–16 October 2016

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

CLOSING SOON: Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

COMING SOON: Royal Geographical Society: Shackleton’s photographer: Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print 18 October–2 November 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Polar Museum: Do Not Adjust Your Stage: Wunderkammer 29 September 2016

BFI Southbank: Light Up The Ladies Bridge 22–24 September 2016

Leaping Robot: “God Help American Science”: Engineering Theatre and Spectacle

Science Museum: ‘Museums of the New Age’: Science Museum Premiere for New Film Score 2 October 2016

St John’s College Cambridge:Kepler’s Trial: An Opera Premieres 28 & 29 October 2016

Gravity Fields Festival: World Premier: The Old Dogg at the Mint 22-23 September 2016

Smithsonia.com: The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music: The Hubble Cantata

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

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

CLOSING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist 2 September–1 October 2016 

CLOSING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus 7 September–1 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016 

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

COMING SOON: The Anvil Trust: Frankenstein 29 September–1 October 2016

COMING SOON: Greenwich Theatre: Jekyll And Hyde 10–11 October 2016

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

Harrogate (White Rose) Theatre: The Trials of Galileo 21–22 September 2016 

EVENTS:

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Lecture: The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich 20 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Art and Beauty in Medicine 5 October 2016

Discover Medical London: Our Walks and Tours

The Polar Museum: Tour of Operation Deep Freeze 27 September 2016

Millennium Theatre, Limerick: Dream Big: Space, Limerick and Two Mens’ Quest to Reach for the Stars 5 October 2016

Scientific Instrument Society: Turner Memorial Lecture: Emilie Savage-Smith, FBA ‘Of Making Celestial Globes There Seems No End’ Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, London 25 November 2016

University of Paderborn: Émilie du Châtelet on Space and Time 10 October 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers in Antiquity 10 October 2016

Wellcome Collection, London: 2016 Fred Sanger Lecture: Steven Sturdy, Professor of the Sociology of Medical Knowledge, University of Edinburgh: Genomic data: public, private or ‘common’? A historical perspective 3 October 2016

UWE Bristol: Lecture: Brunel’s Temple Meads terminus: the wrong building in the wrong place? 22 September 2016

The Royal Society of Medicine: Chris Renwick: William Bynum Lecture 2016: Social Biology and Progressive Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain 30 November 2016

The Center for Science & Society, Columbia University: Historical Perspectives on Personalized and Precision Medicine 15 September 2016

Manchester Museum: Animal Kingdoms – Stereoscopic Images Talk 22 September 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Chloroform and Cholera: The Life of John Snow 20 October 2016

New England Wireless & Steam Museum: Yankee Steam-Up 1 October 2016

Gravity Fields: Life’s Greatest Secrets 22 September 2016

LSE: Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture 28 September 2016

University of Birmingham: Professor Alice White: The genius of Vesalius 13 October 2016

UCL: Spices and Medicine: Food and Medical Traditions from the Plant World: Exploring Herbal Uses 12 October 2016

Bklyn Public Library: James Gleick, National Book Award nominated science writer, on his new book, Time Travel 27 September 2016

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Art and Beauty in Medicine 5 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Study Tour: ‘Flight from the Flames’: Recovering London from The Great Fire 5 September & 5 October 2016

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

Evenbrite: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 4 October 2016

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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

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

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

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

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Diego Rivera: The Mathematician

Diego Rivera: The Mathematician

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Liquid Squid: A Case for Why Transistors Are the Invention That Most Changed the World

Youtube: Royal Society: Krakatoa – Objectivity #84

Youtube: Royal Museums Greenwich: Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s ‘Great Eastern’

Youtube: Carl Zimmer – 2016 SSE Gould Prize talk

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Natural History Heroes

BBC World Service: The beauty and complexity of the Chinese typewriter

BBC Radio 4: The Anatomy of Rest

CHF: Distillations: Best of 2016: Insiders vs. Outsiders in Medicine

soundcloud: Royal College of Physicians garden podcast: Tale of two trees

BBC World Service: How thorium lit up the world

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 221. Leading Light: Hildegard of Bingen

BBC Radio 4: Food Programme: An Antarctic Chef

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 25 Communications Breakdown: Bhartrihari on Language

Radio 4: A History Of The Infinite

David Attenborough and the Aquatic Ape

BBC Radio 4: The Waterside Ape

The Conversation: Sorry, David Attenborough, we didn’t evolve from ‘aquatic apes’ – here’s why

The Guardian: David Attenborough’s aquatic ape series for Radio 4 based on ‘wishful thinking’

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HSS: THATCAmpHSS 2016 in Atlanta 6 November 2016

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

Oxford Brookes University: Conference: Maritime Masculinities 1815–1940 19–20 December 2016

Penn Libraries: Symposium: The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge 30 September–1 October 2016

International Map Collectors’ Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium: ‘Private Map Collecting and Public Map Collections in the United States’ Chicago 24–29 October 2016

University of Leuvan: Conference: Science of Evolution and the Evolution of the Sciences 12–13 October 2016

University of Durham: CfP: Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017

Journal of Science Communication: CfP: Special Issue: History of Science Communication Deadline 12 December 2016

University of Sheffield: Humanities Research Institute: Interdisciplinary Workshop: Intoxication, Discourse and Practice 30 September–1 October 2016

Remedia: CfP: Upcoming Remedia Series: Medicine and Migration Deadline 1 October 2016

University of Cambridge, CRASSH: Workshop: Epistemic Images in Early Modern Germany and its Neighbours 10–11 November 2016

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 2017

 

The Linnean Society: What should be in your Digital Toolbox?

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Fall 2016

 

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: Part A – Special Issue: CfP: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context Deadline 30 October 2016

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

University of Swansea: CfP: Conference: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

Georgetown University, Washington: Conference: Humanity and Other Forms of Life: Environmental Histories of the World 5 November 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

Penn Museum: Philadelphia: Animals in the Archives Symposium 27-28 October 2016

Library of Congress: Celebrating Waldseemuller’s Cart Marina at 500: A Conference at the Library of Congress 6-7 October 2016

University of Manchester: Workshop: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Water, Technology and the Nation-Sate 27–28 October 2016

University of Toronto: John Wallis at 400: A Workshop on Science, Mathematics, and Religion in 17th-C. England 1-2 November 2016-09-10 

SSHM: Undergraduate Essay Prize 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: Medical history masterclass 15 October

Palgrave MacMillan: Call for chapter contributors: Scientific Studies of Dreams in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

The Huntington Library: American Printing History Association: Conference: The Black Art & Printers’ Devils 7–9 October 2016

École de puériculture du Bd Brune, Paris: Le 6e colloque de la Société d’Histoire de la Naissance: La naissance au risque de la mort, d’hier à aujourd’hui 17 et 18 septembre 2016

Salle de séminaire de l’hôtel Balance, Les Granges-sur-Salvan, Salvan, Confédération Suisse: Colloque: Toujours plus haut, plus vite, plus engagé ? Gravir les Alpes du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Pratiques, émotions, imaginaires 22-23-24 septembre 2016

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University of York: CfP: The Medieval Brain 10–11 March 2017

London Metropolitan University: Conference: ‘Made in London 2’: Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London from the 17th to 21st centuries 23 September 2016

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

University of Swansea: CFP: Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe: 10th Anniversary Meeting: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016

Osiris: Proposals for next Osiris volume due 15 October 2016

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H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

10th World Conference of Science Journalists: Call for Proposals: San Francisco 2017 Deadline 30 September 2016

University of Toronto Press: CfP: Edited Collection: Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present

Techne: CFP: Special Issue on Philosophy of Technology in the Age of the Anthropocene

St Catherine’s College Oxford: Advanced Studies Seminar: The Montgomery Ruling: Impacts on Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics 9 November 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers and Scientists 10–14 October 2016

Penn Libraries: The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge: Image-Text-Book 30 September–1 October 2016

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Johns Hopkins University: Call for Participation & Program: The Making of the Humanities V 5–7 October 2016

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

 

l’Abbaye de Hambye (près d’Avranches): 15e réunion d’histoire de la santé 10 septembre 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Hakluyt@400 Quartercenteneary programme Autumn 2016

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

RSA: Call for Submissions: Picturing Death 1200–1600 (Edited Volume)

UCL: The Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1-2 September 2016

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

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

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

York Medical Society: CfP: “First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies 1600–1800 10 November 2016

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

King’s College London: Workshop: Popularising Palaeontology: Current & Historical Perspectives 14–15 September 2016

Medieval Institute Publications: Call for proposals: History and Cultures of Food 14th–18th Centuries New Series

ICM Leeds 2017: CfP: Health and Medicine in the Early Medieval West Deadline 9 September 2016

University of Sheffield: Interdisciplinary Workshop: Intoxication, Discourse and Practice 30 September–1 October 2016

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

University of York: International Workshop: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past 14-16 September 2016

BSHS: The 2016 Big Draw Festival: STEAM Powered: From STEM to STEAM 1–31 October 2016

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Gravity Fields Festival 2016: 21–25 September: Tickets are now on sale

Medieval Art Research: CFP: Of Man Eating Men: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism (edited volume)

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International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

University of York: Northern Network for Medical Humanities: Research Workshop: 22 September 2016

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

University of Milan: Conference: Mathesis quaedam Divina seu Mechanismus Metaphysicus -Leibniz and the sciences 7–8 October 2016

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The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

University of St. Andrews: Conference: Mathematical Biography: A MacTutor Celebration

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Istanbul: XXXVth Scientific Instrument Symposium: Draft Programme 26–30 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Worlds of Knowledge

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

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 »

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

 

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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:

University of Glasgow Library: Special Collections Project Manager (C18th Medical Humanities)

Folger Shakespeare Library: Fellowships Deadline 1 November 2016

University of Kent: Research Associate (Two Posts) “Law, knowledges and the making of ‘modern healthcare’: regulating traditional and alternative medicines in contemporary contexts”

National Media Museum, Bradford: Curator of Photography and Photographic Technology

LSE: Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz: eine/einen wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in Mitarbeit in der Lehre (2 SWS) Mitwirkung bei Forschungsprojekten und Publikationen im Bereich Geschichte der Mathematik und der Naturwissenschaften

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #04

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 3, Volume #04

Monday 12 September 2016

EDITORIAL:

 

The year rolls on, another week ends and a new one starts and with it comes a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing a wide selection of all the Internet had on offer in the histories of science, technology and medicine over the last seven days.

One thing that has disturbed me for some time in the current history of science is the rampant tones in which some are condemning what they see as an Eurocentric approach to the discipline. Do not misunderstand me I certainly do not support a Eurocentric history of science and never have done. As the son of a man who earned his living teaching the archaeology and art history of South East Asia, I was brought up with a very strong awareness that my home country, the UK, and continent, Europe, are only one part of the world and for much of global history far from the most important part.

What worries me, as someone who as a novice historian read and learnt much from the work of historians such as Joseph Needham, on Chinese science and technology, and Edward Kennedy, on Islamic science, – just to name two of many – is the implication made by some in the current debate that non European science, technology and medicine have been up till now ignored, which is simply not true.

This might have been true in the nineteenth century during the worst excesses of European colonialism but the twentieth century brought with it many changes including a growing awareness amongst historians of science that the non European history of science is just as important as the European and deserves just as much attention. That is not to say that the situation is perfect, far from it. There is still much work that needs to be done on the histories of science, technology and medicine in many cultures throughout the world and throughout history and above all school and university teachers need to employ a more global approach when teaching the basics of these disciplines.

 Quotes of the week:

“As an Oxford lecturer once said to me: ‘read it? I haven’t even taught it’” – Amy Brown (@amisamileandme)

“A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn’t” – Tom Waits

“There’s a reason why people keep using the term “scientist” beyond anachronistic error. A term is wanted” – Scott Gosnell (@infinite_me)

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A New Englander’s view of Manchester (1777): ‘the people speak an uncouth, peculiar dialect, unintelligible to the ears of strangers’ – Sophie Jones (@sophiejones1)

“We hope that this year’s Fibonacci conference will be as big as the last two combined” – Dave Morton (@dmonbeer)

“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain” ― Louisa May Alcott

jesus-jazz

 “For most of human history, the line between medicine and “assault with a deadly weapon” was very grey…” – Grumpy Historian (@grumpyhistorian)

“Geology gave us the immensity of time and taught us how little of it our own species has occupied.” ― Stephen Jay Gould

 “The wrong side of history is getting pretty crowded” – Ben Greenman (@bengreenman)

women-ashmolean

“Boerhaave taught virtually anyone who was anyone in C18. Also assembled Swammerdam’s papers. Amazing” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

Q: What do organic mathematicians throw into their fireplaces?

A: Natural Logs – Nalini Joshi (@monsoon0)

 “I’m happy that I’ve raised six kids, and not one of them is a Ph.D.” – Freeman Dyson

 Birthdays of the Week:

 Ida Henrietta Hyde born 8 September 1857 

Ida Henrietta Hyde Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ida Henrietta Hyde
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The H-Word: Happy Birthday to Ida H Hyde

Yovisto: Ida Henrietta Hyde and the Microelectrode

James van Allen born 7 September 1914 

James Van Allen holding (Loki) instrumented Rockoon, Credit: JPL Source: Wikimedia Commons

James Van Allen holding (Loki) instrumented Rockoon, Credit: JPL
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: James van Allen and the Weather in Space

Happy Birthday to James Van Allen who designed key instruments on the 1st U.S. satellite in orbit Explorer 1 (1958) (NASA History Office)

Happy Birthday to James Van Allen who designed key instruments on the 1st U.S. satellite in orbit Explorer 1 (1958) (NASA History Office)

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon born 7 September 1707 

Portrait of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon by François-Hubert Drouais Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon by François-Hubert Drouais
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Comte de Buffon and his Histoire Naturelle

Famous Scientists: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

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Geobotanik: Zitat: Die Naturkunde…

Arthur Holly Compton born 10 September 1892 

Compton at the University of Chicago in 1933 with graduate student Luis Alvarez next to his cosmic ray telescope. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Compton at the University of Chicago in 1933 with graduate student Luis Alvarez next to his cosmic ray telescope.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Arthur H. Compton

Yovisto: Arthur Holly Compton and the Compton Effect

Nobelprize.org: Arthur H. Compton

AIP: Betty Compton – Session I

Chart of Electromagnetic Radiations - ed. by Arthur Compton

Chart of Electromagnetic Radiations – ed. by Arthur Compton

Physics Buzz Blog: Making “The Chart of Electromagnetic Radiations”

Washington University in St. Louis: What are Compton Speed Bumps

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Ludwig Boltzmann and the Statistical Mechanics

AHF: Richard Tolman

Digressions & Impressions: How Did Kepler discover the Ellipse

World Digital Library: Instruments for the Restoration of Astronomy

Scientific American: The Kilogram’s Makeover Is Almost Complete

AEON: Reporters should ask themselves: ‘What would Einstein do?”

Chemistry World: Torricelli’s barometer

Source: © Photo Researchers / Mary Evans Picture Library

Source: © Photo Researchers / Mary Evans Picture Library

The Catholic Astronomer: Astronomers who Observe Visually and Draw What They See are cool – and valuable to the History of Astronomy

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies: New attribution for a 14th-century manuscript

arabic-astronomy

AHF: Edwin McMillan

Geauga County Maple Leaf: Astronomer Leavitt’s Starring Discoveries Continue to Shine

AHF: John Wheeler

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Lee DuBridge’s Interview – Part 2

Stanford News: Stanford Professor Emeritus Joseph Keller, an applied mathematician whose work investigated atomic explosions and oscillating ponytails, dies at 93

Joseph Bishop Keller (1923-2016) (Image credit: Courtesy Stanford University)

Joseph Bishop Keller (1923-2016)
(Image credit: Courtesy Stanford University)

Atlas Obscura: Here’s What an Underground Nuclear Test Actually Looks Like

CHF: Distillations: Hazardous Fun

AHF: Edward Teller

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Luigi Galvani

Galvani

Galvani

The Iris: Decoding the Medieval Volvelle

Slate: The Vault: Gods of Small Things

Library of Congress: Celestial globe gores

Ptak Science Books: “Finally the Head Flies Through Space” – the Berlin Rocket Field, 1932

Qantara: Mediterranean Heritage: Sundial

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: The Travels of William Dampier

Trove: Capt. Dampiers new voyage to New Holland etc in 1699 etc

Engraving of Dampier's encounter with the storm off Aceh, by Caspar Luyken. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Engraving of Dampier’s encounter with the storm off Aceh, by Caspar Luyken.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Big Think: 480 – The Fool’s Cap Map of the World

Visions of the North: The Fate of Dr. Kane’s boat, the “Faith”

Royal Museums Greenwich: Ferdinand Magellan

Open Culture: A Wonderful Archive of Historic Transit Maps: Expressive Art Meets Precise Graphic Design

The National Library of Wales: Maps

SOCKS: The Territory as an Abstract Cartography

The Afternoon Map: Ottoman and Arab Maps of Palestine, 1880s–1910s

Asya as-Sughra (Asia Minor) qabla al-Milad (before the birth of Christ) Jughrafiya-i Osmani (1332)

Asya as-Sughra (Asia Minor) qabla al-Milad (before the birth of Christ)
Jughrafiya-i Osmani (1332)

Evening Standard: Tunnel vision: Harry Beck’s first Tube map sketch goes on show

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Christian Archibald Herter and Gastrointestinal Diseases

Thomas Morris: She needs a finger

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Rudolf Virchow

History of Medicine in Ireland: Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information among Early Modern Practitioners

Nautilus: The Brief, Mystical Reign of the Wax Cadaver

NYAM: More Music From Your Cash Register: American Pharmacy at the Turn of the Century

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Louis Hempelmann’s Interview – Part 2

NYAM: Vesalius and the Beheaded Man

A historiated initial showing a decapitated head being passed down from a scaffold, published in de humani corporis fabrica (1543).

A historiated initial showing a decapitated head being passed down from a scaffold, published in de humani corporis fabrica (1543).

Smithsonian.com: Why Was Benjamin Franklin’s Basement Filled With Skeletons?

Contagions: Plague in 6th century Aschheim and Altenerding, Bavaria

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: John Snow (1813–1858)

Ptak Science Books: On What Cost What – Medical Costs of the U.S. Navy 1813–1817

Forbes: Infanticide Or Natural Death? New Method May Answer This Ancient Question

The Conversation: Migraines were taken more seriously in medieval times – where did we go wrong?

Nursing Clio: Bradley Snyder and the Legacy of First World War Blind Veteran Habilitation

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BBC News: DNA confirms cause of 1665 London’s Great Plague

Smithsonian.com: DNA from 17th-Century Teeth Confirms Cause of London’s Great Plague

History Today: The presence of Yersinia pestis bacterium in skeletons found in a recently discovered plague pit proves that the Great Plague of 1665 was bubonic. Or does it?

Lothian Health Services Archive: Something in the air…

Thomas Morris: Snake poo salesman

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Representations of Disabilities and Illness in Medieval Manuscripts

Hyperallergic: The Sculptor Who Made Masks for Soldiers Disfigured in World War I

Anna Coleman Ladd working on a mask for a World War I French soldier (via Library of Congress)

Anna Coleman Ladd working on a mask for a World War I French soldier (via Library of Congress)

Yovisto: Thomas Sydenham – the English Hippocrates

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Pepys: After the Fire - Ep 2: Evelyn presents his plan that sees the whole city as a garden! (BBC Radio 4)

Pepys: After the Fire – Ep 2: Evelyn presents his plan that sees the whole city as a garden! (BBC Radio 4)

 Yovisto: Simon Lake and the Argonaut

The Atlantic: A Global History of Sitting Down

IEEE Spectrum: The End of AT&T

National Academy of Sciences: Frank Baldwin Jewett 1879–1949

O Say Can You See?: Help the museum dig into mining history

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Dr. F. Williams (1940–2016)

Telegraph chart, America and Europe. (Library of Congress)

Telegraph chart, America and Europe. (Library of Congress)

The New York Times: Bill Etra, Inventor Who Helped Make Video an Art Form, Dies at 69

The New York Times: Letter of Recommendation: The Useless Machine

Nuclear Energy: Chalk River Nuclear Accident

Smithsonian.com: The Story of the Weber Grill Begins With a Buoy

EMODnet: Maintaining an inventory of historical lighthouses

Spain, Galicia, A Coruna, Hercules Tower Lighthouse, in daylight, clear sky, Atlantic Ocean waters, a boat

Spain, Galicia, A Coruna, Hercules Tower Lighthouse, in daylight, clear sky, Atlantic Ocean waters, a boat

Atlas Obscura: The Battle Over Net Neutrality Started With the 1920-Era ‘Hush-A-Phone’

Atlas Obscura: Objects of Intrigue: Teaching Machines of the 20th Century

AEON: The Secret History of the Vocoder: How the vocoder went from military tech to an instrument of the counterculture

Cambridge News: 70 years on, Cambridge University’s first ever computer gets an upgrade from ‘veteran’ programmers

Confusion and connections: EDSAC veterans rekindle memories

Conciatore: Discovery of Glass

Conciatore: 17th Century Lapidary

Slate. The Vault: Salvaged Photos Capture the Rugged Life of Pennsylvania’s Late-19th-Century Lumber Camps

Locomotive and cars derailment, northwestern Clinton County.

Locomotive and cars derailment, northwestern Clinton County.

Ptak Science Books: A Flying Mega-Brick and a Postal Torpedo Metallic Email – the Future, 1928

EDN: Electrical engineering in the 1960s: The transistor changed everything

AEON: New tech only benefits the elite until the people demand more

BBC News: Celebrations mark Severn Bridge’s 50th anniversary

Ptak Science Books: Cross Section of a German U-Boat, 1915

Motherboard: This Battery Has Lasted 175 Years and No One Knows How

120 Years of Electronic Music: EMS Synthesisers, Peter Zinovieff, Tristram Cary, David Cockerell United Kingdom, 1969

Atlas Obscura: Maillardet’s Automaton

Double-decker aircraft, "Popular Mechanics", Dec 1928. h/t J F Ptak (@ptak)

Double-decker aircraft, “Popular Mechanics”, Dec 1928. h/t J F Ptak (@ptak)

USS Constitution Museum: Keel Hauled

Ptak Science Books: What Does Manhattan Look Like With 63 Great Pyramids Filled With Panama Canal Dirt? (1912)

Interesting Engineering: Top 8 of the Most Popular Engineers in History

Ptak Science Books: Visual Display of Information: Ships on the Pyramid and in Trafalgar Square

Phys.Org: Ancient Egyptians used metal in wooden ships

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

The New York Times: Roger Y. Tsien, Nobel Winner for Use of Glowing Proteins, Dies at 64

Roger Y. Tsien shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry after making it simpler to follow the dance of molecules within cells. Joe Toreno/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Roger Y. Tsien shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry after making it simpler to follow the dance of molecules within cells.
Joe Toreno/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Nature: Roger Tsien’s legacy: The creation that lit up biology

Thinking Like a Mountain: A Good Read: A Scottish Plant Hunter in Nineteenth-Century Japan

BBC News: Skye’s Storr Lochs Monster Fossil unveiled in Edinburgh

Wonders & Marvels: Ancient Egyptians Collected Fossils

Yovisto: The Comte de Caylus and the Birth of Archaeology

Amgueddfa Blog: The pitfalls and false trails of a taxonomist

Notches: Prison Sex in the Mid-Victorian English Convict System

Hakai Magazine: The Civilizing Power of Nature

Some archaeologists think that the extreme weather of El Niño events around 5,800 years ago may have spurred some ancient Peruvians to reorganize their societies, work together, and build the earliest civilization in the New World at Caral. Photo by Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters/Corbis

Some archaeologists think that the extreme weather of El Niño events around 5,800 years ago may have spurred some ancient Peruvians to reorganize their societies, work together, and build the earliest civilization in the New World at Caral. Photo by Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters/Corbis

The Atlantic: Here’s How NASA Thinks Society Will Collapse

NICHE: Prisoners in the Park: German PoWs in Riding Mountain National Park

The Return of Native Nordic Flora: On the last of the tigers

Science League of America: Just-so Stories

Hakai Magazine: Harvesting in the Park

Boston Globe: Ruth Hubbard, 92, first woman tenured in biology at Harvard

GLOBE PHOTO/FILE 1990 Dr. Hubbard was an antiwar activist and a prominent feminist critic of science

GLOBE PHOTO/FILE 1990
Dr. Hubbard was an antiwar activist and a prominent feminist critic of science

Rijks Museum: Spectacular discovery of drawings by Frans Post

Scientific American: Laelaps: Want to Be a Fossil? Try Burial in Guano

DNA Science Blog: Genetic Choreography of the Developing Human Embryo

Science League of America: Misconception Monday: The Myth of “De-Evolution,” Part 2

Phys Org: Researchers name a new species of reptile from 212 million years ago

MAT: Veterinary anthropology: When medical anthropology meets animal studies

Penn Biographies: Joseph Leidy (1823–1891)

Letters from Gondwana: Annie Montague Alexander, Naturalist and Fossil Hunter

National Geographic: This Paleontologist Is on a Mission to Teach Mongolians About Their Own Dinosaurs

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Ferdinand Hayden

More than a Dodo: Primate Tools and the Search for Human Behaviour

Yovisto: Robert Koldewey and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Yovisto: Jacques de Perthes and European Archaeology

Scientific American: Ale Genomics: How Humans Tamed Beer Yeast

CHEMISTRY:

University of Sussex: Ian McKellen leads tributes to Nobel Prize winner Harry Koto

AHF: Arthur Wahl

CHF: Glenn Theodore Seaborg

Glenn T. Seaborg in 1942, adjusting a Geiger counter. Courtesy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Courtesy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Glenn T. Seaborg in 1942, adjusting a Geiger counter. Courtesy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Courtesy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Chemistry World: A noble quest

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

h-madness: How I Became a Historian of Psychiatry: Andrew Scull

(Almost) Anthro Blogging 101: Lady Science

WCML: Manchester Public Free Libraries

From Dunking to Disaster: The Science in Your Life: 120: Joseph Priestley’s imaginative political justification for the pursuit of pure science

Wired: The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Just Put 200,000 Items Online

BJHS: Themes: (oa) Science of giants: China and India in the twentieth century

Wellcome: Why we have set publishers requirements

The Recipes Project: Eat Your Primary Sources! Or, Teaching the Taste of History

The Recipes Project: Medieval Blancmange and the Modern Classroom

Atlas Obscura: Atlas Obscura’s Guide to the Longest Running Scientific Experiments

The Pitch Drop Experiment (Photo: University of Queensland)

The Pitch Drop Experiment
(Photo: University of Queensland)

Jisc: UK Medical Heritage Library

Science as Culture: Introduction: Contesting Science and Technology, from the 1970s to the Present

Guinevere Glasfurd: Fear of great men: fictionalising Descartes

Linacre College: History of Science Medal for Corsi

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Why there weren’t any scientists before the late nineteenth century

The Public Domain Review: Visions of Algae in Eighteenth Century Botany

IDTC: HPS6ST Notes for 2016 September

Nautilus: Why Science Should Stay Clear of Metaphysics

NICE: Excerpt from The War on Science by Shawn Otto

Nature: The debate over GM crops is making history

Sheroes of History: Mary Somerville: A Passion for Science

Mary Somerville by Thomas Phillips Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mary Somerville by Thomas Phillips
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The #EnvHist Weekly

Research Repository St Andrews: A pre-history of ‘peer review’: refereeing and editorial selection at the Royal Society

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Alchemy in the Kitchen

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Robert Fludd

Fludd's Cosmos

Fludd’s Cosmos

The Public Domain Review: Robert Fludd and His Images of The Devine

distillatio: Bile from cattle – an overlooked ingredient in alchemy

BOOK REVIEWS:

Academia: Recension « Raphaële Andrault, Stefanie Buchenau, Claire Crignon et Anne-Lise Rey, (dir.), 2014, Médecine et philosophie de la nature humaine de l’âge classique aux Lumières. Anthologie, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 500 p. »

Dan Hicks: Patina: A Profane Archaeology

Popular Science: Science and the City – Laurie Winkless

Mother Jones: Technological Innovation Doesn’t Have to Make Us Less Human

The Map Room: The Cultural Impact of the Irish Ordnance Survey

ordnance-survey-irish-literature

BJPS: Review of Books

npr: Evolution Uproar: What to do When a Famous Author Dismisses Darwin

Science League of America: A New Book to Introduce Evolution to Preschoolers: Grandmother Fish

The New York Times: You Remember John Aubrey. Chased by Debt Collectors, Chaser of Whores

BJHS: Melinda Baldwin, Making Nature: The History of a Scientific Journal

The Guardian: Resolution by AN Wilson review – the voyage of an extraordinary lifetime

BackRe(Action): I’ve read lots of books recently

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Medicine and Pharmacy in Byzantine Hospitals: A study of the extant formularies 

Historiens de la santé: Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II’s Spain: Shared Interests, Competing Authorities

Bodleian Map Room Blog: Treasures from the Map Room

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Historiens de la santé: The Essential Teachings of Sasang Medicine: An Annotated Translation of Lee Je-ma’s Dongeui Susei Bowon 

Presses universitaires de Rennes: Aménagement et environnement: Perspectives historiques

Wiley: The Science of Practice and the Practice of Science: Pierre Bourdieu and the History of Science

“Hidden Figures” Book and Film

 Shine: Watch: “Hidden Figures” Tells the Untold Story of NASA’s Black Women Mathematicians

Film

ars technica: New movie celebrates the true geniuses behind Apollo: NASA’s mathematicians

The New York Times: On Being a Black Female Math Wiz During the Space Race

The Guardian: How history forgot the black women behind NASA’s space race

Nature: A View From The Bridge: Breaking barriers: The US space programme’s black women mathematicians

On Point: The ‘Hidden Figures’ Who Helped NASA Win the Space Race

Smithsonian.com: The Forgotten Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Send Astronauts to Space

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Live Mint: Science, time, and Rohini Devasher’s art

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

Gallica Rose

Gallica Rose

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: the asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

University of Leicester: New Website showcases migraine artwork digitally for the first time

Migraine Art:

Yale News: Yale marks 175th anniversary of Arabic and Sanskrit studies with exhibit, public events

Hyperallergic: The Morgan Marks the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

BBC News: Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990

blog.umass.edu: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

COMING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Natural History Museum: Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature 15 July–6 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

BBC News: James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England Runs till 2 October 2016

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee HERBERT DUNKLEY

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
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HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

CLOSING SOON: Hungarian 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

CLOSING SOON: 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: Einstein’s Legacy

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 

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

CLOSING SOON: Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

Bodleian Libraries: Tuberculosis: milestones of discovery and innovation 9September–16 October 2016

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

CLOSING SOON: Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Leaping Robot: “God Help American Science”: Engineering Theatre and Spectacle

Science Museum: ‘Museums of the New Age’: Science Museum Premiere for New Film Score 2 October 2016

St John’s College Cambridge:Kepler’s Trial: An Opera Premieres 28 & 29 October 2016

Gravity Fields Festival: World Premier: The Old Dogg at the Mint 22-23 September 2016

Smithsonia.com: The Cosmos Sings in This Fusion of Astrophysics and Music: The Hubble Cantata

NIST: Public Affair Office: Funding Opportunity to Produce Science Documentary

SFGate: Doc resurrects weird 20th century con man

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

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

CLOSING SOON: Barbican: The Alchemist 2 September–1 October 2016 

CLOSING SOON: Barbican: Doctor Faustus 7 September–1 October 2016 

Taliesin Arts Centre: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 9 September 2016 

Taliesin Theatre: Stars and spades: women in the history of science – British Science Festival 9 September 2016

COMING SOON: Hull Truck Theatre: Faustus 14 October 2016 

COMING SOON: Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016 

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

Minack Theatre: Frankenstein 5-9 September 2016

The Grand Theatre Blackpool: Jekyll and Hyde 6–10 September 2016

COMING SOON: The Anvil Trust: Frankenstein 29 September–1 October 2016

COMING SOON: Greenwich Theatre: Jekyll And Hyde 10–11 October 2016

COMING SOON: Dundee Rep Theatre: Frankenstein 28–29 October 2016

 

COMING SOON: Pleasance Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde and Nerve: two one act plays 17–18 September 2016

COMING SOON: Core at Corby Cube, George Street, Corby: Jekyll and Hyde 15_17 September

EVENTS:

University of Paderborn: Émilie du Châtelet on Space and Time 10 October 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers in Antiquity 10 October 2016

Wellcome Collection, London: 2016 Fred Sanger Lecture: Steven Sturdy, Professor of the Sociology of Medical Knowledge, University of Edinburgh: Genomic data: public, private or ‘common’? A historical perspective 3 October 2016

UWE Bristol: Lecture: Brunel’s Temple Meads terminus: the wrong building in the wrong place? 22 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Medicinal plant lecture: A Chinese triumph and an American awakening 19 September 2016

The Royal Society of Medicine: Chris Renwick: William Bynum Lecture 2016: Social Biology and Progressive Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain 30 November 2016

The Center for Science & Society, Columbia University: Historical Perspectives on Personalized and Precision Medicine 15 September 2016

Manchester Museum: Animal Kingdoms – Stereoscopic Images Talk 22 September 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Chloroform and Cholera: The Life of John Snow 20 October 2016

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh: The Art of Dialling 15 September 2016

Museum of the History of Science: Mercury Rising: Measuring Temperature Through Time 15 September 2016

Royal Society: Einstein’s Universe 21 September 2016

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Bruno Latour: “A Procedure to Reset Modernity: the Limits of Method”

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich 20 September 2016

Royal Society: Open House 2016 17-18 September 2016

New England Wireless & Steam Museum: Yankee Steam-Up 1 October 2016

Akademie der Wissenschaften Berlin: Humboldttag: Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung Einer Neuen Welt 16 September 2016

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Talk: Scran and Grog: Naval Diet and the Health of the Seaman 15 September 2016

Gravity Fields: Life’s Greatest Secrets 22 September 2016

LSE: Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture 28 September 2016

University of Birmingham: Professor Alice White: The genius of Vesalius 13 October 2016

UCL: Spices and Medicine: Food and Medical Traditions from the Plant World: Exploring Herbal Uses 12 October 2016

Bklyn Public Library: James Gleick, National Book Award nominated science writer, on his new book, Time Travel 27 September 2016

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Art and Beauty in Medicine 5 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Study Tour: ‘Flight from the Flames’: Recovering London from The Great Fire 5 September & 5 October 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘Medicinal Plant Afternoon: A Chinese triumph and an American awakening’ 19 September 2016

IET London: Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016 11 October

Evenbrite: London 1708: a Walk into Library History 4 October 2016

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Wellcome Collection London: Museums Computer Group: First Keynote 2016: Museums & Tech 19 October 2016

New Scientist: The life and work of Alan Turing 4_8 November 2016 (other dates available) £££

Martin Randall Travel: History of Medicine – Florence, Bologna & Padua in the Age of Humanism 12–18 September 2016 $$$

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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

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

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

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

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

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

Discover Medical London: Tour: Who needs doctors anyway?

Royal College of Physicians: Walking Tour: John Dee and The History of Understanding

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Ernst Haeckel's: Kunstformen der Natur, 1899-1904, Tafel 17

Ernst Haeckel’s: Kunstformen der Natur, 1899-1904, Tafel 17

TELEVISION:

BBC TWO: A Very British Deterrent:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Burgess Clock B: Martin Burgess

Youtube: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture: 500 Years of Human Dissection

France Culture: La pathocénose: une approche de l’histoire des maladies

Youtube: Lee Vinsel – The Innovative Fetish

Youtube: Vintage Machinery: Repairing a Steam Whistle for the Steam Powered Sawmill

British Pathé: Paralympics History

Youtube: Venus Transit Orrery – Objectivity #7

Youtube: Galvani and Volta

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Marginalia: Impolite Conversation #15: Teaching Evolution and Trump in Utah

BBC Radio 4: The Matter of the North: Manchester: First City of the Industrial Revolution Includes #histsci & #histtech

BBC Radio 4: The Waterside Ape

Back Story: Body Politics: Disability in America

Gresham College: Charles Dickens and Science

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Linnean Society: What should be in your Digital Toolbox?

Université Paris-Sorbonne: Colloque international: Médecine et christianisme : sources et pratiques Jeudi 15 et vendredi 16 septembre 2016

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Fall 2016

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BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

University of Vienna: Conference: Friedrich Waismann’s Legacy and Presence 15–17 September 2016

Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science: Part A – Special Issue: CfP: Knowledge Transfer and Its Context Deadline 30 October 2016

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

University of Swansea: CfP: Conference: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

Georgetown University, Washington: Conference: Humanity and Other Forms of Life: Environmental Histories of the World 5 November 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

Penn Museum: Philadelphia: Animals in the Archives Symposium 27-28 October 2016

Library of Congress: Celebrating Waldseemuller’s Cart Marina at 500: A Conference at the Library of Congress 6-7 October 2016

University of Manchester: Workshop: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Water, Technology and the Nation-Sate 27–28 October 2016

University of Toronto: John Wallis at 400: A Workshop on Science, Mathematics, and Religion in 17th-C. England 1-2 November 2016-09-10 

SSHM: Undergraduate Essay Prize 2016 Deadline 1 October 2016

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: Medical history masterclass 15 October

Palgrave MacMillan: Call for chapter contributors: Scientific Studies of Dreams in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

The Huntington Library: American Printing History Association: Conference: The Black Art & Printers’ Devils 7–9 October 2016

École de puériculture du Bd Brune, Paris: Le 6e colloque de la Société d’Histoire de la Naissance: La naissance au risque de la mort, d’hier à aujourd’hui 17 et 18 septembre 2016

Salle de séminaire de l’hôtel Balance, Les Granges-sur-Salvan, Salvan, Confédération Suisse: Colloque: Toujours plus haut, plus vite, plus engagé ? Gravir les Alpes du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Pratiques, émotions, imaginaires 22-23-24 septembre 2016

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University of York: CfP: The Medieval Brain 10–11 March 2017

London Metropolitan University: Conference: ‘Made in London 2’: Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London from the 17th to 21st centuries 23 September 2016

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

Society for the Social Study of Science: Nicholas C. Mullins Award 2017: Student Essay Competition: Deadline 15 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Centre for Medical History Exeter: CfP: Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective 4-6 November 2016 Deadline 15 September 2016

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

University of Swansea: CFP: Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe: 10th Anniversary Meeting: Disability and Religion 2–4 December 2016

Osiris: Proposals for next Osiris volume due 15 October 2016

University of Geneva: Conference: Ground in Philosophy of Science 13–14 September 2016

APA

H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

10th World Conference of Science Journalists: Call for Proposals: San Francisco 2017 Deadline 30 September 2016

University of Toronto Press: CfP: Edited Collection: Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present

Techne: CFP: Special Issue on Philosophy of Technology in the Age of the Anthropocene

St Catherine’s College Oxford: Advanced Studies Seminar: The Montgomery Ruling: Impacts on Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics 9 November 2016

University of Paderborn: History of Women Philosophers and Scientists 10–14 October 2016

Penn Libraries: The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge: Image-Text-Book 30 September–1 October 2016

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Johns Hopkins University: Call for Participation & Program: The Making of the Humanities V 5–7 October 2016

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

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l’Abbaye de Hambye (près d’Avranches): 15e réunion d’histoire de la santé 10 septembre 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Hakluyt@400 Quartercenteneary programme Autumn 2016

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

RSA: Call for Submissions: Picturing Death 1200–1600 (Edited Volume)

UCL: The Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference 1-2 September 2016

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

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

Westminster Quakers Meeting House: Workshop: A Many Sided Crystal: Celebrating Silvanus Phillips Thompson 16 September 2016

 

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

York Medical Society: CfP: “First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies 1600–1800 10 November 2016

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

King’s College London: Workshop: Popularising Palaeontology: Current & Historical Perspectives 14–15 September 2016

Medieval Institute Publications: Call for proposals: History and Cultures of Food 14th–18th Centuries New Series

ICM Leeds 2017: CfP: Health and Medicine in the Early Medieval West Deadline 9 September 2016

University of Sheffield: Interdisciplinary Workshop: Intoxication, Discourse and Practice 30 September–1 October 2016

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

University of York: International Workshop: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past 14-16 September 2016

BSHS: The 2016 Big Draw Festival: STEAM Powered: From STEM to STEAM 1–31 October 2016

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Gravity Fields Festival 2016: 21–25 September: Tickets are now on sale

Medieval Art Research: CFP: Of Man Eating Men: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism (edited volume)

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CRASSH: University of Cambridge: Techniques, Technologies and Materialities of Epidemic Control 16-17 September 2016

University of York: Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past: International Workshop 14 September 2016

International Map Collectors Society: IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago 24–29 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Second CfP: Teaching mathematics in the early modern period

University of York: Northern Network for Medical Humanities: Research Workshop: 22 September 2016

University of Kalamazoo: 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies: Body and Soul in Medieval Visual Culture 15 September 2016

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

University of Mainz: Conference: Finding, Inheriting or Borrowing? Construction and Transfer of Knowledge about Man and Nature in Antiquity and the Middle Ages 14–16 September 2016

University of Milan: Conference: Mathesis quaedam Divina seu Mechanismus Metaphysicus -Leibniz and the sciences 7–8 October 2016

Muslim Conference

The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez: 7th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (ISHIM) & 4th Congress of Fez on the History of Medicine 24–28 October 2016

University of St. Andrews: Conference: Mathematical Biography: A MacTutor Celebration

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

Salem Academy Charter School, Salem MA: New England Regional World History Association Fall Symposium: CfP: Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History 24 September 2016

Istanbul: XXXVth Scientific Instrument Symposium: Draft Programme 26–30 September 2016

Universidade de Évora: Conference: Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology: Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates 4–5 November 2016

University of Valencia: Institute for the History of Medicine and Science “López Piñero”: Programme Fall 2016 Seminars, Conferences etc

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Urbino & Cesena: XIX Summer School in Philosophy of Physics 5-9 September 2016

Radboud University Nijmegen: Call for nominations: Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize 2016: Essay in History and Philosophy of Physics Deadline 1 November 2016

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Wellcome Collection London: The Physiological Society: Physiology: An Historical Perspective 13 September 2016

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Worlds of Knowledge

The German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker- GDCh): PAUL BUNGE PRIZE 2017: HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Deadline 30 September 2016

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

CELFIS University of Bucharest: Call for Applications: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 24–26 October 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

University of Edmonton: CfP: Theology and the Philosophy of Science 14–15 October 2016

The Lowry, Salford Quays: Discovering Collections Discovering Communities 10–12 October 2016

Universidade de Évora (Portugal): Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology 4–5 November 2016

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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:

University of Glasgow Library: Special Collections Project Manager (C18th Medical Humanities)

Johns Hopkins University: CLIR Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in Premodern and Early Modern Studies, 2017-2019


Museum of Transport and Technology, New Zealand: Several open positions

University of Alberta, Canada: 2 PhD Opportunities: Climate, History and Society

University of Luxembourg: PhD position – History of Psychiatry and Digital History

Brandeis University: African and Afro-American Studies, Health: Science, Society and Policy Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race, Science and Society

UCLA Library: 2017 Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Research Fellowship in UCLA Library Special Collections

Harvard University: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the History of Modern Science and Technology in East Asia

Folger Shakespeare Library: Fellowships 2017-18 Deadline 1 November 2016

Christopher Newport University: Assistant Professor of History (European History of Science or Medicine)

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #03

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 3, Volume #03

Monday 05 September 2016

EDITORIAL:

A triple treat, the third issue of the third year of the weekly #histSTM links List Whewell’s Gazette bringing, as always, a mixed but very full bag of the histories of science, technology and medicine as found in the far reaches of cyberspace over the last seven days.

The chemist John Dalton was born in the first week of September two hundred and fifty years ago, his exact date of birth is unknown. He is without doubt one of the most important figures involved in the creation of the new chemistry in last part of the eighteenth century and the early part of the nineteenth century. Beyond this he played a significant role in the history of meteorology, the cartography of mountains and did early research into the causes of colour blindness, from which he suffered, that led to the condition becoming known as Daltonism.

Altogether there is no doubt that Dalton is a member of the premier league of historical scientists; not quite a Newton or a Darwin but not so far removed from their lofty heights. This being the case it is rather strange that this anniversary, a quarter millennium, is being largely ignored by the official bodies that are usually all too keen to get out the bunting on such occasions.

There has been no Google Doodle, no celebrations from the British Government or any of the official national bodies for science that are funded with public money. Perhaps strangest of all is the deafening silence on the subject emanating from the city of Manchester, Dalton’s place of birth and the place where he did all of his ground breaking research.

This silence leads automatically to the question, why? Why is John Dalton, one of the most important figures in the history of chemistry, not considered worthy of celebration? Is it the man himself or maybe the subject? Are chemistry and the atomic theory not considered significant enough in our modern world to justify a celebration? I can’t even begin to hazard a guess in answer to my own questions; all I know is that Dalton deserves better than this.

John Dalton born first week of September 1766

British physicist and chemist John Dalton (1766-1844) by Charles Turner (1773-1857) after James Lonsdale (1777-1839). Mezzotint. Source: Wikimedia Commons

British physicist and chemist John Dalton (1766-1844) by Charles Turner (1773-1857) after James Lonsdale (1777-1839). Mezzotint.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

“This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it.” – John Dalton

Science Museum: Celebrating John Dalton

Nature: In retrospect: A New System of Chemical Philosophy

Various atoms and molecules as depicted in John Dalton's A New System of Chemical Philosophy (1808). Source: Wikimedia Commons

Various atoms and molecules as depicted in John Dalton’s A New System of Chemical Philosophy (1808).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Wired: Sept. 3, 1803: Dalton Introduces Atomic Symbols

Yovisto: John Dalton and the Atomic Theory

Museum of Science and Industry: Dirty Green and the Anatomy of Colour

Quotes of the week:

“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts” – John Locke

“We’re all just big strips of meat with electricity running through us” – Diane Morgan (@missdianemorgan)

“Take me down to Thesaurus City where the grass is viridian and the girls are pulchritudinous” – Paige (@PeachCoffin)

“It’s not what you look at that matters, It’s what you see” ― Alphonso Dunn

“”Quit while you’re ahead” can also be applied to lectures: if it’s going well & you’re wrapping 10 min early, don’t introduce a new topic” – Suzanne Pilaar Birch (@suzie_birch)

“The GCSE results that came out last week were disappointing, especially for Proxima Centauri which apparently only got a B” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

“Historians are also wary of instrumentalism — that hist is only worth doing if it helps us now. I share this concern” – Guthrie Stewart (@guthrie_stewart)

“I may not agree with how you misattribute quotes to Voltaire, but I will defend to the death your right to misattribute quotes to Voltaire” – Existential Comics (@existentialcomics)

“A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently” – Augustine

‘Toasted cheese hath no master” – genuine old English proverb h/t Jonathan Healy (@SocialHistoryOx)

I bought my friend an elephant for her living room.

She said, “Thanks.”

I said, “Don’t mention it” – Ian Duhig (@ianduhig)

“Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral” – Kranzberg’s First Law h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

“I found in it nothing but words” – Descartes, book review h/t Guy Longworth (@GuyLongworth)

“Twitter is like a room where everybody is talking and nobody is listening” – Philosophy Muse (@PhilosophyMusee)

Pluto vs Australia [Image: ‪http://articlepapers.com ]

Pluto vs Australia [Image: ‪http://articlepapers.com ]

Birthdays of the Week:

 Ernest Rutherford born 30 August 1871

Ernest Rutherford 1892 aged 21 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ernest Rutherford 1892 aged 21
Source: Wikimedia Commons

“All science is either physics or stamp collecting” – Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)

 Yovisto: Ernest Rutherford Discovers the Nucleus

New Zealand Geographic: The Importance of Being Ernest

Rutherford campaigned for women to be admitted to Cambridge. His letter with William Pope to ‪@thetimes, in 1920:

Rutherford campaigned for women to be admitted to Cambridge. His letter with William Pope to ‪@thetimes, in 1920:

Frederick Soddy born 2 September 1877 

Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1921) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1921)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Frederick Soddy

Chart showing decay of uranium from Interpretation of Radium (1909) by Frederick Soddy

Chart showing decay of uranium from Interpretation of Radium (1909) by Frederick Soddy

Sir Bernard Lovell was born 31 August 1913 

Sir Bernard Lovell

Sir Bernard Lovell

LOvel

Yovisto: Sir Bernard Lovell and the Radioastronomy

Maria Montessori born 31 August 1870

Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori Source: Wikimedia Commons

Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Freedom within Limits – the Educational Principles of Maria Montessori

Francis Aston born 1 September 1877

Francis William Aston Source: Wikimedia Commons

Francis William Aston
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Chemistry World: Aston’s mass spectrograph

Yovisto: Francis William Aston and the Mass Spectrograph

Matthew Boulton was born 3 September 1728. He is featured on the current £50 series F banknote

Matthew Boulton was born 3 September 1728. He is featured on the current £50 series F banknote

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

The Catholic Astronomer: One Comment by St. Albert the Great becomes a whole Blog Post

Yovisto: Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov – Father of the Soviet Atomic Bomb

AHF: Soviet Atomic Program – 1946

AHF: Hyde Park Aide-Mémoire

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Haakon Chevalier’s Interview – Part 2

Yovisto: Fred Whipple and the Dirty Snowballs

Fred Lawrence Whipple (November 5, 1906 – August 30, 2004) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Fred Lawrence Whipple (November 5, 1906 – August 30, 2004)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Nuclear Fission

Australian Academy of Science: Robert Hanbury Brown 1916–2020

AHF: Robert Bacher

AHF: John A. Simpson Jr.

AHF: Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer

AHF: James B. Conant

Physics Today: Could Feynman have said this?

AHF: Luis Alvarez

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Website Now Features 400 Interviews

British Museum: The Gregorian Calendar

Pope Gregory XIII in an early 17th century engraving. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Pope Gregory XIII in an early 17th century engraving.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rundetaarns historie: The First Tourist

The New York Times: James Cronin, Who Explained Why Matter Survived the Big Bang, Dies at 84

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

LOndon Distances

Yovisto: Johann Heinrich Lambert – A Swiss Polymath

BAAS: Gregory D. Smithers: William Gerard de Brahm’s “Report of the General Survey in the Southern District of North America” (1764)

World Digital Library: World Map on Double Cordiform Projection

Medievalists.net: A Layered Landscape: How the Family Sagas Mapped Medieval Iceland

British Library: Magnificent Maps: Gutiérrez The Americas 1562

Georgian Gentleman: Another chance to mark the death of a great Frenchman – Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville

Bougainville-and-La-Boudeuse

Yovisto: Jacques Cartier and the Discovery of Canada

Professor Park’s Blog: Framing the American Narrative as a Story of Diversity, Part One: The Survey

The Guardian: The Forbidden City to Convict’s Landing: rare early city maps – in pictures

London, 1572 Thought to be the first printed map of London (by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg) Source: The Guardian

London, 1572
Thought to be the first printed map of London (by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg)
Source: The Guardian

National Library of Scotland: Map of the Month – 1574 map of the Americas

Ptak Science Books: NYC Ice–Glacial Mapping, 20,000 BCE

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Werner Forssmann and the dangerous Self Experiment in Cardiac Catheterization

Yovisto: Bruno Bettelheim and Child Psychology

Embryo Project: Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942)

Discover: Body Horrors: An Anthrax Blast from the Past

O Say Can You See?: Anti-vaccination in America

The National Museum of American History acquired this copy of "The Quest (Against Vaccination and Vivisection" in 1980.

The National Museum of American History acquired this copy of “The Quest (Against Vaccination and Vivisection” in 1980.

O Say Can You See?: 12 kids who helped a doubting public accept the smallpox vaccine

Science of Us: Have a Fever? Try Eating Some Bedbugs

RCPI Heritage Centre Blog: In Memoriam: Seamus Heaney

Thomas Morris: The poet’s skull and a boy’s bowels

Nursing Clio: Pictures of an Institution: Birth Records at Old Blockley

The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice: The Medicalization of Death in History

Phys Org: Reconstructing the sixth century plague from a victim

Paleofuture: Going to the Dentist in 1909 Was a Nightmare, But X-Rays Were Supposed to Change All That

Photo of a dentist working on a patient near an X-ray machine, from the December 1909 issue of Popular Electricity

Photo of a dentist working on a patient near an X-ray machine, from the December 1909 issue of Popular Electricity

Yovisto: Hermann von Helmholtz and his Theory of Vision

The New York Times: In Reaction to Zika Outbreak, Echoes of Polio

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Library and Archive: RCSEd Archive Catalogue

Thomas Morris: The King of Smokers

STAT: He may have invented one of neuroscience’s biggest advances. But you’ve never heard of him

Yovisto: Mary Putnam Jacobi – Physician and Suffragist

Photographic portrait of Mary Putnam Jacobi, M.D. Wellcome Images Source: Wikimedia Commons

Photographic portrait of Mary Putnam Jacobi, M.D. Wellcome Images
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ptak Science Books: Medical Metal Splinter Removal, 1915

Thomas Morris: Flies in his eyes

The BMJ: Jeffrey Aronson: When I use a word…Humours and humour

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

1677 ad for a London maker of scientific instruments (from Wing S2463) h/t John Overholt (@john_overholt)

1677 ad for a London maker of scientific instruments (from Wing S2463) h/t John Overholt (@john_overholt)

Ptak Science Books: Brutalist Anthropomorphic War of the Worlds Hoisting House, 1927

Yovisto: Sir Rowland Hill and the Penny Post

Yovisto: Whitcomb L. Judson and the Invention that holds our life ‘together’

City Lab: Farewell to the Clickety-Clack of Philadelphia’s Train Station Display Board

Atlas Obscura: Artists are Salvaging Train Stations’ Analog Departure Boards

Yovisto: Christopher Polhem anticipating the Industrial Revolution

Leaping Robot: The Engineer as Work of Art

In the 18th century, lens grinding became an appropriate hobby for elegant women Sorce: The Queens House Greenwich

In the 18th century, lens grinding became an appropriate hobby for elegant women Sorce: The Queens House Greenwich

CHF: Distillations: Thinking Machines: The Search for Artificial Intelligence

The Public Domain Review: Phenakistoscopes (1833)

Embryo Project: Hans Asperger (1906–1980)

The Recipes Project: An Early Modern DIY Guide To Making Paper

Yovisto: John William Mauchly and the Electronic Computer

The Irish Times: Lilian Bland, the first woman to fly an aircraft in Ireland

Mayfly in flight with Bland piloting Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mayfly in flight with Bland piloting
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Conciatore: Lime

The Guardian: Thames Estuary shipwrecks in spotlight at pop-up museum

My Medieval Foundry: Three original spindle whorls

Ptak Science Blogs: An Iconically Bad Understatement – an Underground City “with No View”

Historical Computer Images

Canadian Science and Technology Museum: Mirror relay experiment

Atlas Obscura: Victorians Drank Soda Out of Monstrous Gilded Machines

Conciatore: A Very Good Run

The title page of Antonio Neri's 1612 book L'Arte Vetraria.

The title page of Antonio Neri’s 1612 book
L’Arte Vetraria.

Atlas Obscura: A Hacker From South Africa Just Rescued the First NASA Computer in Space

Yovisto: Ferdinand Porsche – Innovation as a Principle

Yovisto: Louis Henry Sullivan – the ‘Father’ of the Skyscraper

BBC News: Leefe Robinson: The man who shot down a Baby Killer

Forth Bridges: Forth Road Bridge facts and figures

History Extra: 9 things you (probably) didn’t know about London’s first zeppelin raid in 1915

c1915: a German zeppelin ascending from its base for a raid on London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

c1915: a German zeppelin ascending from its base for a raid on London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Atlas Obscura: A Survey of the Most Ridiculous Anti-Drowning Devices of the 1800s

Sheffield: Sheffield’s aborted monorail plans

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Ptak Science Books: The Symmetry of Oil (1927)

JSTOR: Daily: Slow, Steady, and Very Very Very Old

Evolving Thought: The History of Life: Before Aristotle 3 – The Four Elements

Smithsonian.com: The Blasphemous Geologist Who Rocked Our Understanding of Earth’s Age

Hutton, as painted by Sir Henry Raeburn in 1776. (National Galleries of Scotland) Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/father-modern-geology-youve-never-heard-180960203/#K6ZjXcsLrSkIJdCi.99 Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

Hutton, as painted by Sir Henry Raeburn in 1776. (National Galleries of Scotland)
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/father-modern-geology-youve-never-heard-180960203/#K6ZjXcsLrSkIJdCi.99
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Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Aimé Bonpland

Amara Thornton: Archaeological Portraits

The Guardian: The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Time: Scientists Say a New Geological Epoch Called the Anthropocene Is Here

Gizmodo: There Is a Lot of Confusion About What Geological Epoch We’re In

Scottish Book Trust: Download: John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe (graphic novel)

Smithsonian.com: Rare Dodo Composite Skeleton Goes On Sale

Yovisto: Charles Walcott and the Cambrian Explosion

Letters from Gondwana: “Where No Dinosaur Has Gone Before”

Paige Fossil History: Neanderthals and Giant’s Bones

The bones of Schaaffhausen’s Neanderthal

The bones of Schaaffhausen’s Neanderthal

Science League of America: New Developments in the Development of Limbs

The Vintage News: The first theory of evolution is 600 years older than Darwin

Forbes: The Origins of Geological Terms: Ammonites

Ri Science: The Phenomena of Water Spouts

Science League of America: Doubting Newberry’s Doubt

TrowelBlazers: Winfried Goldring: The Godmother of Gilboa

American History: Oxford Research Encyclopedias: The Scopes Trial

Inhabiting the Anthropocene: The French Lake Dam Fish Ladder and the Temporality of Usefulness

Yovisto: Sergei Winogradsky and the Science of Bacteriology

Smithsonian.com: Seeing is Believing: How Marie Tharp Changed Geology Forever

Marie Tharp's map helped vindicate plate tectonics, but her work was initially dismissed as "girl talk." (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the estate of Marie Tharp)

Marie Tharp’s map helped vindicate plate tectonics, but her work was initially dismissed as “girl talk.” (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the estate of Marie Tharp)

PLOS Synbio Community: The historical anatomy of synthetic biology by Dominic Berry

The Public Domain Review: Labors of the Months from the Très Riches Heures

Yovisto: Barbara McClintock and Cytogenetics

Climate Home: Meet the woman who first identified the greenhouse effect

Journal 18: Chaotic Life: Representing the Freshwater Polyp – by Elizabeth Athens

Mimi Matthews: The Extraordinary Tale of the 18th Century Shark in the Thames

The Lucy Debate

« Lucy » skeleton (AL 288-1) Australopithecus afarensis, cast from Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris Source: Wikimedia Commons

« Lucy » skeleton (AL 288-1) Australopithecus afarensis, cast from Museum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The New York Times: A 3.2-Million_Year-Old Mystery: Did Lucy Fall From a Tree

The Atlantic: What Killed the World’s Most Famous Fossil

The Guardian: Family tree fall: human ancestor Lucy died in arboreal accident, say scientists

john hawks weblog: Why I’m sceptical about Lucy in the Skyfall

The Washington Post: Lucy, our hominid cousin, may have died in a tragic fall from a tree

Forbes: Lucy The Australopithecine’s Death: Skyfall or Tall Tale?

Paige Fossil History: An Elaborate Story: Why Lucy’s Death Matters to Us

Letters from Gondwana: Sea Level Regulated Tetrapod Diversity Dynamics Through the Jurassic /Cretaceous Interval

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Christian Friedrich Schönbein – Ozone and Explosives

io9: Damn, this periodic table is beautiful

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Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Michel Chevreul

Yovisto: Wilhelm Ostwald and Modern Physical Chemistry

AHF: Ida Noddack

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

AAIHS: Black Intellectual History and STEM: A Conversation with Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

AEON: Why Spinoza still matters

Scott Polar Research Institute: Science at the Polar Museum!

AHA Today: Trans-ing History on the Web: The Digital Transgender Archive

Making Science Public: Broken science, broken record?

Cultures of Knowledge: The ‘invaluable’ Francis Vernon

AHF: Newsletter

AHA Today: Thinking Like a Historian in Scrubs: How I Use My BA in History

Nursing Clio: About

Plato’s Footnote: Paul Feyerabend’s defense of astrology, part III

Plato’s Footnote: Paul Feyerabend’s defense of astrology, part IV

Photographic Histories: Bye Bye The Emotional Body Blog!!!

Historical Moments in PUS: Guidelines for contributions

The Recipes Project: Teaching Recipes: A September Series (Vol. III)

teching-recipes

emroc: Teaching

Scientific American: Is It Possible to Measure Supernatural or Paranormal Phenomena?

The #EnvHist Weekly

The Royal Society: The Repository: The Royal Society and the Fire

on display: Moving a Museum

The New York Times: Reinhard Selten, Whose Strides in Game Theory Led to a Nobel, Dies at 85

American Scientist: The Tension of Scientific Storytelling

ESOTERIC:

Ptak Science Books: An Extraterrestrial Society Views the Earth, 1896

Conciatory: Sulfur

History Answers: On His Majesty’s Supernatural Service: Edward III and the Alchemist in the Tower

Pages from a 15th or 16th Century copy of Codicillus, one of the alchemical texts attributed to Raymund Lull © Les Enluminures

Pages from a 15th or 16th Century copy of Codicillus, one of the alchemical texts attributed to Raymund Lull © Les Enluminures

BOOK REVIEWS:

Notches: The Calendar of Loss: Dagmawi Woubshet on Race, Sexuality, and Mourning in the Early Era of AIDS

H-Disability: Schmidt on Baker, ‘Plain Ugly: The Unattractive Body in Early Modern Culture’

The Observer: Neurotribes review – the evolution of our understanding of autism

The New York Times: A Book Examines the Curios Case of a Man Whose Memory Was Removed

Washington Independent Review of Books: The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

Extinct: You Call That a Velociraptor? A Philosophical Review of “Jurassic Park”

Wall Street Journal: From Sheepskins to E-Books

Olem: Review of Transforming the Way We Think

Scientific American: Roots of Unity: Weapons of Math Destruction

Notches Blog: From Shame to Sin: Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity

brainpickings: When Woman Is Boss: Nikola Tesla on Gender Equality and How Technology Will Unleash Women’s True Potential

Yale Books: Accidental Circumnavigators: A Story of Anonymous Sailors, Soldiers, Slaves, Missionaries & Adventurers

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The Washington Post: His white suit unsullied by research, Tom Wolfe tries to take down Charles Darwin and Noam Chomsky

Emissourian.com: Review: “The Hunt for Vulcan”

New Scientist: How water shortages flow into collaboration not war

The New Yorker: Are We Really So Modern?

The Guardian: I Contain Multitudes By Ed Yong review – we are possessed by bacteria

npr: Better Sit Down for This One: An Exciting Book About the History of Chairs

The Kansas City Star: KC author tells tale of man who learned the secret language of bees

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Sleep in Early Modern England

Historiens de la santé: Les mots des mères du XVIIe à nos jours

Wiley: Smoking Geographies; Space, Place and Tobacco

Springer: Frauen in Philosophie und Wissenschaft. Women Philosophers and Scientists

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Historiens de la santé: Risques industriels. Savoirs, régulations, politiques d’assistance, fin XVIIe – début XXe siècle

Historiens de la santé: Léopold Chauveau (1870-1940). Chirurgien, écrivain, peintre et sculpteur

OUP: The Body in Pain

Historiens de la santé: Papyrus médical Edwin Smith. Chirurgie et magie en Egypte antique

ART & EXHIBITIONS

One Upon a Time: The painter of English Enlightenment and Industrialisation – Joseph Wright of Derby

Joseph Wright of Derby: "A Philosopher giving a Lecture on the Orrery in which a lamp is put in place of the Sun" (1766)

Joseph Wright of Derby: “A Philosopher giving a Lecture on the Orrery in which a lamp is put in place of the Sun” (1766)

Université de Lausanne: Musée de physique de Lausanne : brève visite virtuelle

Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990

blog.umass.edu: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

COMING SOON: Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Natural History Museum: Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature 15 July–6 November 2016

Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

University of Nottingham: Manuscripts and Special Collections: Weston Gallery Exhibition: Francis Willughby (1635–1672) A Natural Historian and His Collections 19 August–4 December 2016

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National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

BBC News: James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England Runs till 2 October 2016

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee HERBERT DUNKLEY

Various accounts suggest Brindley carved cheese to showcase his Barton Aqueduct design to a parliamentary committee
HERBERT DUNKLEY

HSS: On Time: The Quest for Precision

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

The Walters Museum: Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling 25 June–18 September 2016

The Holburne Museum: Stubbs and the Wild June 25–2 October 2016

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic The Daniel Katz Gallery London

George Stubbs A Lion and a Lioness 1778 Enamel on Wedgwood ceramic
The Daniel Katz Gallery London

CLOSING SOON: Linda Hall Library: Drawn from Nature: Art, Science, and the Invention of the Bird Field Guide 12 March–10 September 2016

Australian National Maritime Museum: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude 5 May–30 October 2016

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

CLOSING SOON: Hungarian 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

CLOSING SOON: 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

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

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

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: Horsham Museum: Dinosaurs of Horsham – Art, Reality and Fun 9 July–5 September 2016

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September–16 December 2016 

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Bethlem Museum of the Mind: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 27 July–18 November 2016

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September–15 January

The Star: Sea monsters, beavers and made-up lands dot Toronto Reference Library map exhibit

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

COMING SOON: Boolean Libraries: Tuberculosis: milestones of discovery and innovation 9September–16 October 2016 

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: How spiders linked the world together, and the man at the centre of it all 26 July–27 September 2016

 THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

St John’s College Cambridge:Kepler’s Trial: An Opera Premieres 28 & 29 October 2016

Gravity Fields Festival: World Premier: The Old Dogg at the Mint 22-23 September 2016

Shine: Watch: “Hidden Figures” Tells the Untold Story of NASA’s Black Women Mathematicians