Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #13

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 #13

Monday 14 November 2016

EDITORIAL:

To be perfectly honest, given the events of the last week I didn’t see any point in continuing with this. It seems rather futile to publish a weekly #histSTM links list when the most powerful country in the world have just elected a crypto-fascist as their next president. But like that mythical orchestra on the Titanic, Whewell’s Gazette will in the face of disaster continue to bring you all of the histories of science, technology and medicine produced in the Internet over the last seven days.

Only a very small number of the elements, the building blocks of all matter, are named after scientist but two of these are named after women Curium named after Marie Curie and Meitnerium named after Lise Meitner. By a strange twist of fate both of them were born on 7th November, Curie in 1867 and Meitner in 1878.

Both of these remarkable women carved out scientific careers in a time when it was still extremely difficult for women to get an advanced education let alone one in the sciences. Both of them fought against prejudices based on their sex and in Meitner’s case her religion, she was Jewish. However despite all of the problems they faced both succeeded in establishing themselves as major scientific figures in the twentieth century.

Interestingly both of them worked on the boundary between chemistry and physics and both made major contributions to the development of the atomic age in which we now find ourselves. Curie in that she isolated and identified previously unknown radioactive elements and she, in fact, coined the term radioactivity. Meitner explained the mechanism of nuclear fission. In another interesting parallel both women worked in X-ray units during the First World War.

Both women received much recognition and many honours for their work, although only Curie received the Nobel Prize, and is the only person to receive two Nobel Prizes in two different scientific disciplines, physics and chemistry.

Quotes of the week:

 “Ignoring a historian about history is like ignoring a mechanic about an engine fault. You can do it, but you aren’t gonna like the result” – Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft)

Brexiteer: We can go it alone! We are the country of Newton, Nightingale, Austen, Crick, Hawking, Brunel.

Also: we don’t like experts – Prof Patrick McGhee (@ProfMcGhee)

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“The dispute over the correct plural of “referendum” will tear our society apart.

This is why there *must never* be another referendum” – Law and Policy (@Law_and_policy)

“If I keep writing ‘shitstory’, does this mean that my fingers are tired or is someone trying to tell me something?” – Matt Smith (@mpcsmith)

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“..the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear” – Antonio Gramsci h/t @telescoper

“As Prince might have said: “…let’s party like it’s 1933…”” – Elliott Sharp (@_ElliottSharp)

“An old man once told me, “Son, if you ever want to REALLY know history, study the trade routes”” – Hugh MacLeod (@hughcards)

Birthdays of the Week:

Lise Meitner born 7 November 1878

Lise Meitner in 1906 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lise Meitner in 1906
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Unsung? I hardly think so.

brainpickings: How Pioneering Physicist Lise Meitner Discovered Nuclear Fission, Paved the Way for Women in Science, and was Denied the Nobel Prize

AIP: Lise Meitner

AHF: Lise Meitner

brainpickings: Happy Birthday, Lise Meitner: The Pioneering Physicist’s Only Direct Discussion of Gender in Science

Marie Curie born 7 November 1867

Marie Curie 1903 Nobel Prize portrait Source: Wikimedia Commons

Marie Curie 1903 Nobel Prize portrait
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Marie Curie – Truly an Extraordinary Woman

175 Faces of Chemistry: Marie Curie

Nobelprize.org: Marie Curie – Biographical

Nobelprize.org: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1911

AHF: Marie Curie

History Extra: Life of the Week: Marie Curie

Youtube: Marie Curie – Mini Biography

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Benjamin Banneker born 10 November 1731

Woodcut portrait of Benjamin Bannaker (Banneker) in title page of a Baltimore edition of his 1795 Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia Almanac Source: Wikimedia Commons

Woodcut portrait of Benjamin Bannaker (Banneker) in title page of a Baltimore edition of his 1795 Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia Almanac
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Youtube: African American Mathematician Benjamin Banneker

biography.com: Benjamin Banneker

bnl.com: Benjamin Banneker (1731–1806)

encyclopedia.com: Benjamin Banneker

Yovisto: The Almanachs of Benjamin Banneker

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Martianus Capella's geo-heliocentric astronomical model

Martianus Capella’s geo-heliocentric astronomical model

AHF: Philip Morrison

A Clerk of Oxford: ‘after that comes Winter’s Day’

Yovisto: Edmond Halley besides the Eponymous Comet

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Edmond Halley

Yovisto: C.V. Raman and the Raman Effect

AHF: Vera Kistiakoesky

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Yovisto: Hermann Weyl – between Pure Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Bevis

AIP: Hugh Everett

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Vesto Slipher

ESA: Tree Planting

Muslim Heritage: Glances on Calendars and Almanacs in the Islamic Civilization

The image shows the phases of the moon in a month. This is a page taken form a calendar prepared by Sayyid Ahmed b. Mustafa Al-La'li, who presented this calendar to the Sultan Selim II in 1566. Source: The courtesy of Sam Fogg - London.

The image shows the phases of the moon in a month. This is a page taken form a calendar prepared by Sayyid Ahmed b. Mustafa Al-La’li, who presented this calendar to the Sultan Selim II in 1566. Source: The courtesy of Sam Fogg – London.

Encyclopaedia Britannica: John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh

AHF: Kenneth D. Nichols

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: The 1915 Map That Helped All Women Get the Vote

Osher Map Library: Mapping the Iroquois and the Disputed Ohio Valley in 1755

Lewis Evans, Map of the Middle British Colonies (OS-1755-11)

Lewis Evans, Map of the Middle British Colonies (OS-1755-11)

CIA: The Mapmsaker’s Craft: A History of Cartography at CIA

Google Arts and Crafts: Cosmology to Cartography – Sacred Maps from the Indian Subcontinent

British Library: Maps and views blog: Colouring maps for adults

Royal Museums Greenwich: Captain Robert Falcon Scott

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MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Cesare Lombroso – The Father of Criminology

Past Medical History: Spanish Flu: The Deadliest Pandemic in History

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For the Wyn: Solidify us unto Thy charity: the medicinal and liturgical uses of cheese

Academia: Emil du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Germany

The Scientist: The Body Electric, 1840s

Diseases of Modern Life: Worked to the Point of Madness

The New York Times: Is the Plague Still Alive in Musty 14th-Century Tomes?

The Recipes Project: ‘take The Spigs of Oak Trees’: Medicinal Recipes and Tree Ingredients

Elizabeth Grey, A Choice Manuall. Frontispiece of 1671 edition.

Elizabeth Grey, A Choice Manuall. Frontispiece of 1671 edition.

Scientific American: Finding Her Nerve

CSTMC: Collection Online: X-ray machine

Pen and Pension: The Georgian and Regency Home Medicine Chest

Mosaic: The engineer who fixed his own heart

Thomas Morris: The spear and the eucalyptus tree

The University of Glasgow Story: Dame Anne Louise McIlroy

Anne Louise McIlroy

Anne Louise McIlroy

O Can You See?: Heart valves galore, to Tin Man’s delight

Yovisto: Ephraim McDowell – the Father of Abdominal Surgery

History of War: Somme 1916: How battlefield surgeons treated shellshock, shrapnel and gas

Thomas Morris: The soldier operated on himself

Yovisto: Sir James Young Simpson and the Chloroform

The Scotsman: The drug-induced Edinburgh dinner parties that revolutionised medicine

The effects of liquid chloroform on Simpson and his friends. PIC Wellcome Library, London/Creative Commons. Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/the-drug-induced-edinburgh-dinner-parties-that-revolutionised-medicine-1-4280383

The effects of liquid chloroform on Simpson and his friends. PIC Wellcome Library, London/Creative Commons.
Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/the-drug-induced-edinburgh-dinner-parties-that-revolutionised-medicine-1-4280383

All Things Georgian: 1775 Influenza Epidemic

Providenta: The San Quentin Sex Gland Experiments

BBC Radio 4: Home Front: 9 Astonishing Facts About Nursing in WWI

Quinine & More: Arsenic, Syphilis and Malaria

Thomas Morris: Cured by a lightning bolt

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Cornelis Drebble

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The Atlantic: The Lost Civilization of Dial-Up Bulletin Board System

Woodpeckings: The Dalziel Archive, Victorian Print Culture and Wood Engravings

Conciatore: Neri’s other Rubino Glass

mountvernon.org: Spyglass

Smithsonian.com: Diver Found Possible Inactive 1950 Nuke Off the Coast of British Columbia

ENIAC Programmers Project: Website

Top, from left to right: Kathy Kleiman, Jean Bartik, Marlyn Meltzer, Kay Antonelli Bottom: Betty Holberton

Top, from left to right: Kathy Kleiman, Jean Bartik, Marlyn Meltzer, Kay Antonelli Bottom: Betty Holberton

Yovisto: French Aviation Pioneer Robert Esnault-Pelterie

The Public Domain Review: “Let us Calculate!”: Leibniz, Llull, and the Computational Imagination

New Historian: Findings Tip the Scale to Earhart Surviving Plane Crash

The New York Times: ‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Yovisto: Jacques Charles and the Hydrogen Balloon

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Automata for the Peopl: Greek Scientific Manuscripts Online

Hydraulic musical organ powered by a hand-pump from Hero’s Pneumatika. Burney MS 108, f. 60v. Italy, N. (Venice?), 1st quarter of the 16th century.

Hydraulic musical organ powered by a hand-pump from Hero’s Pneumatika. Burney MS 108, f. 60v. Italy, N. (Venice?), 1st quarter of the 16th century.

Wendy Carlos: The Eltro Mark II “Information Rate Changer”

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

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Yovisto: William Stukeley and the Mystery of Stonehenge

Tetrapod Zoology: The Natural History Museum at South Kensington

The Dispersal of Darwin: Biologist Edwin Grant Conkin and the idea of the religious direction of human evolution in the early 1920s

The Dispersal of Darwin: A Historical Taxonomy of Origin of Species and Its Relevance to the Historiography of Evolutionary Thought

TrowelBlazers: Raising Horizons: Bedrocks of Equality

Yovisto: Robert Morrison and the Classification of plants

Origins: Washed Ashore: Marine Mammals from Medieval Times to Today

In 1577, Flemish artist Jan Wierix engraved Three Beached Whales, which depicts three stranded sperm whales.

In 1577, Flemish artist Jan Wierix engraved Three Beached Whales, which depicts three stranded sperm whales.

Smithsonian.com: Fossilized Dinos Are Bones Turned to Stone – But Sometimes, Part of the Original Dino Survives

Niche: The Making of Pure Michigan

The Recipes Blog: The Bog Body Shop: A Prehistory of Personal Grooming

Yovisto: Salim Ali – the Birdman of India

CHEMISTRY:

The New York Times: John D. Roberts Dies at 98; He Revolutionized the Field of Organic Chemistry

John D. Roberts at M.I.T. in 1947. He played a crucial role in the explosive growth of physical organic chemistry, a field that studies the reactivity of biological compounds. Credit M.I.T.

John D. Roberts at M.I.T. in 1947. He played a crucial role in the explosive growth of physical organic chemistry, a field that studies the reactivity of biological compounds. Credit M.I.T.

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Guardian: My best science lesson: why history is essential to engage students

J D Davies: Noah’s Archive

The Scholarly Kitchen: Does Democracy Need Footnotes?

Anthropologie & Santé: 12 2016 : Incertitude médicale, prise de décision et accompagnement en fin de vie Table of Contents

Meta Science: Volume 25, Issue 3 Table of Contents

The Dispersal of Darwin: Kickstarter: Darwin’s On the Origin of Species: A Picture Book Adaption

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Auxiliary Hypothesis: Causation in Scientific Methods – Rani Lill Anjum

RSVP: Michael Wolff

Lady Science: Pitching Lady Science

Nursing Clio: If you have an interest in writing about the history of health/gender/race topics, please email us with a pitch – nursingclio@gmail.com.

John Stewart: Teaching Digital History Research Methods w/OU Create

The #EnvHist Weekly

Civil Service Quarterly Blog: The pictorial history of science and engineering in government

Female role models in science and engineering

Female role models in science and engineering

Nature: What scientists should focus on — and fear — under Trump

The New York Times: In London, Blue Plaques Mark the Noted and Notorious

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: The Paracelsans

Wellcome Library: The horoscope of Iskandar Sultan

L0071319 Horoscope of Prince Iskandar. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Horoscope of Prince Iskandar, grandson of Tamerlane, the Turkman Mongol conqueror. This horoscope shows the position of the heavens at the moment of Iskandar's birth on 25th April 1384. This is a fly leaf from the personal horoscope of Iskandar Sultan (died 1415), grandson of Timur, who ruled the province of Farsin, Iran. He is best known for his early military career and his patronage of the arts and sciences. Apart from being a horoscope, this manuscript is an exquisite work of art and an exemplary production of the royal kitabkhana 'publishing house' or 'workshop'. The manuscript of 1411 is lavishly illustrated and reflects the efforts of a whole range of specialists: astronomers (among them Imad ad-Din Mahmud al- Kashi), illuminators, gilders, calligraphers and craftsmen, and specialists in paper-making. The manuscript was bought in Iran in 1794 by John H. Harrington, who had started his career as a clerk in the East India Company. In 1932, it was auctioned at Sotheby's and bought for £6/15d by Sir Henry Wellcome who added it to his collection of Oriental books and manuscripts. 813/1411 Wellcome MS Persian 474 Published: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

L0071319 Horoscope of Prince Iskandar.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
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Horoscope of Prince Iskandar, grandson of Tamerlane, the Turkman Mongol conqueror. This horoscope shows the position of the heavens at the moment of Iskandar’s birth on 25th April 1384.
This is a fly leaf from the personal horoscope of Iskandar Sultan (died 1415), grandson of Timur, who ruled the province of Farsin, Iran. He is best known for his early military career and his patronage of the arts and sciences.
Apart from being a horoscope, this manuscript is an exquisite work of art and an exemplary production of the royal kitabkhana ‘publishing house’ or ‘workshop’. The manuscript of 1411 is lavishly illustrated and reflects the efforts of a whole range of specialists: astronomers (among them Imad ad-Din Mahmud al- Kashi), illuminators, gilders, calligraphers and craftsmen, and specialists in paper-making.
The manuscript was bought in Iran in 1794 by John H. Harrington, who had started his career as a clerk in the East India Company. In 1932, it was auctioned at Sotheby’s and bought for £6/15d by Sir Henry Wellcome who added it to his collection of Oriental books and manuscripts.
813/1411 Wellcome MS Persian 474
Published: –
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe by Roger Penrose

The Guardian: Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time – an exquisite story of scandalous subterfuge

Deception of breathtaking proportions … Dr James Barry. Photograph: Oneworld Publications

Deception of breathtaking proportions … Dr James Barry. Photograph: Oneworld Publications

The New York History Blog: New Book Traces History of NYC Traffic Signals

Borneo Post Online: Wallace’s perceptions of James Brooke

Popular Science: Why Icebergs Float ­ – Andrew Morris

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Historiens de la santé: The Science of Sympathy: Moralty, Evolution, and Victorian Civilisation

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Historiens de la santé: Scribonius Largus Compositions médicales

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

lessen.amazon.com: Behind Insulin: The Life and Legacy of Doctor Peter Joseph Moloney

Historiens de la santé: Medicine and Humanism in Late Medieval Italy: The Carrara Herbal in Padua

Historiens de la santé: Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq on His Galen Translations

Historiens de la santé: Sir Charles Bell: His Life, Art, Neurological Concepts, and Controversial Legacy

ART & EXHIBITIONS:

brainpickings: Your Body Is a Space That Sees: Artist Lia Halloran’s Stunning Cyanotype Tribute to Women in Astronomy

Leavitt Crater

Leavitt Crater

The Guardian: Albrecht Dürer’s The Rhinoceros: the most influential animal picture ever?

Science Comma: We Have Never Been Silent

Princeton University Art Museum: Transcient Effects

Eleanor Cook: An Art Students Experience of an Anatomy Dissection Room

The Guardian: Animality review – a cacophonous gathering of art’s jungle VIPs

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

TLS: A century in maps

Teylers Museum: Bloemenpracht 25 July 2016–08 January 2017

H.J. Elwes, A monograph of the genus Lilium, z.p., 1880

H.J. Elwes, A monograph of the genus Lilium, z.p., 1880

British Library: Maps of the 20th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

WAGM TV: Acadian Archives exhibit features more than 40 maps of Acadian Heritage

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

The New York Times: A Manhattan Exhibit With Antiquity on the Clock

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

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

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 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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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

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

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

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

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

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Gallica Rose

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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 

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

National Maritime Museum: Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity 3 November 2016–17 April 2017

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

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

 THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Perisphere Theater: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 30 November–11 December 2016

Perisphere Salon: Spotlight on Copenhagen 4 December 2016

The Royal Insitution: Resurrecting the Braggs: The newly digitised Bragg Film Archive

IMBd: The Current War in Pre-production

Variety: The Current War

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

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre: Blackeyed Theatre: Frankenstein 15–16 November 2016

Eastbourne Theatres: Frankenstein 19 November 2016

Stantonbury Theatre: Dr Faustus 17 November 2016

Stantonbury Theatre: Frankenstein 22 November 2016

Mercury Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde 18–28 January 2017

Stockport Garrick Theatre: Copenhagenn 11–14 January 2017

EVENTS:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Medical Tourism in Victorian Edinburgh 7 December 2016

Senate House, London: Lecture: Conceiving Histories 23 November 2016

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table

The Linnean Society: Lecture: Founder’s Day – The Invention of Nature 2 December 2016

King’s College London: Animal History Research Group – Network Launch Event 16 November 2016

IAS: Lecture: Claude E. Shannon 16 November 2016

University of Manchester: CHSTM Open Days and Information Service 23 November 2016

Wellcome Library: History of Psychiatry & Mental Health: Beyond the Asylum Ediathon 15 November 2016

 

Society of Antiquaries of London: Lecture: Motherboards and Motherloads: The Evolving Excavation of the Digital Age 22 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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University of Manchester: Events at Central Library: Healing Histories – An Exhibition of Medical Marvels 12 December 2016

Society of Antiquities of London: Fourth Gerard Turner Memorial Lecture of the Scientific Instrument Society: Professor Emilie Savage-Smith “Of Making Globes There Seems No End” 25 November 2016

Soho House Birmingham: Talk: Lunatick Astronomy 17 November 2016

University of Leicester: Science and the Victorian Public 18 November 2016

 

V&A: The Gilbert Lecture 2016: Paula Findlen 30 November 2016

University of Oxford: Hakluyt Society: Lecture: Voyages, Traffiques, Discoveries: Three Stories from the Age of Exploration 25 November 2016

University of Leicester: Come and celebrate the launch of three new books by Professors Gowan Dawson and Joanne Shattock, and Dr. Geoffrey Belknap 23 November 2016

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge: H.G: Wells Lunchtime Readings 4, 11, 18, 25 November 2016

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

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

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Norman Rockwell Perpetual Motion 1920

Norman Rockwell Perpetual Motion 1920

TELEVISION:

BBC Four: Black Nurses: The Women Who Saved The NHS 24 November

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Trabant 601 Original Produktions-Film DEFA

Youtube: Science of the Human Past: Kyle Harper: Nature Did It

RADIO & PODCASTS:

soundcloud: Mosaic Science Podcast: How the zebra got its stripes, with Alan Turing

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 2017

UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

Università Delgi Studi di Udine: EmoBookTrade: Kick-off Conference 30 November 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Cité de la Santé, Toulouse: Conférence: Histoire de la prévention du VIH 28 novembre 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Kassel: Workshop: Representing scientific results: Forms of knowledge 18–19 November 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

Amphithéâtre du Département – Bâtiment “Le 89”, Auxerre: Journée d’étude Histoire, archives et patrimoine hospitaliers 18 novembre 2016

Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences: Call for Contribution: Histories of Human Regeneration Deadline 30 November 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

The Robert S. Cohen Forum: Émilie du Châtelet: 310th Anniversary 18–19 November 2016

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CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

University of Leeds: The Past, Present and Future of Integrated HPS: An International Postgraduate Forum 13-14 January 2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

TURRIANO: ICOHTEC BOOK PRIZE

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

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

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

The Ordered Universe Project: Being Human Festival 2016 Medieval Time Reckoning and the Dating of Easter 18 November 2016 Heaven’s Above! – Interactive Exhibition 19 November 2016

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

University of Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum

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Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences: Conference: Leibniz and the Sciences 14–16 November 2016

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Diagrammatic: Beyond Inscription 2–3 December 2016

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin: Conference: Working on Things: On the Social, Political, and Economic History of Collected Objects 2121 November 2016

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017hakluyt-essayScience 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

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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: STS: Work in Progress Seminars

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

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

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

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

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 2017

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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)

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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 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:

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

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LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Research Project Administrator (Fixed Term)

Smithsonian Institution: Museum Curator (History of Modern Science)

Royal Armouries: Director of Collections

The Foundling Museum: Curator: Exhibitions & Displays

KU Leuven: Collectie–Expert Boekgeschiedenis

Science Museum Group: Robots Engagement Volunteer

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #12

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 #12

Monday 07 November 2016

EDITORIAL:

The year marches on and Whewell’s Gazette, the weekly #histSTM links list, marches with it bringing you once again all the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could scare up out of the dark recesses of cyberspace over the last seven days.

As a quick survey of our rubrics clearly shows we don’t regard #histSTM as being just confined to the written page, whether that page be old fashioned paper or actual digital, but acknowledge that aspects of #histSTM can be found in almost every medium. One particularly interesting aspect for many #histSTM fans is #histSTM exhibitions and we would like to draw your attention to two particular exhibitions featured in our Art and Exhibitions rubric.

For those lucky enough to be in New York City between now and the 19 November might care to pay a visit to the Grolier Club, which has a fascinating exhibition on the literature of timekeeping, “On Time: The Quest for Precision. Books on Time and Timekeeping from the Linda Hall Library.” Timekeeping has played a central role in both the histories of science and technology and this exhibition has received excellent reviews and will certainly be worth a visit.

Installation view of On Time: The Quest for Precision. Books on Time and Timekeeping from the Linda Hall Library at the Grolier Club (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) [See review below]

Installation view of On Time: The Quest for Precision. Books on Time and Timekeeping from the Linda Hall Library at the Grolier Club (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) [See review below]

For our other featured exhibition you will need to cross the ocean to London and go to the British Library, where the cartographic exhibition “ Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line” has just opened and will there to fascinate you, and who isn’t fascinated by maps, until 1 March 2017. Like the history of timekeeping the history of cartography has wound its way through the histories of both science and technology for several millennia. The British Library exhibition takes a look at the last hundred years of that history:

We have selected 200 maps from our collection of 4 million maps, supplemented by a handful of crucial loans) in order to showcase their technological development, their increasing variety, and what they meant to 20th century western society.

And should provide a fascinating day out for map fans of all ages

Jeremy Wood, [My Ghost 2000-2016]. London, 2016. Maps CC.6.a.83. ©Jeremy Wood 2016

Jeremy Wood, [My Ghost 2000-2016]. London, 2016. Maps CC.6.a.83. ©Jeremy Wood 2016

Quotes of the week:

 *Doorbell rings*

“Trick or treat”

“NO! This is bloody England now go home and stop being so fucking stupid!” –Kelly (@DHPLover)

 “Ah, there goes the doorbell! Time to fire up my PowerPoint presentation on the origins of trick or treat” – Moose Allain (@MooseAllain)

“Poster in the near future: “What did you do in the Poppy Wars daddy?”” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Yes, but were the High Court Judges wearing poppies when they made their decision?” – Claire Jones (@Claire_L_Jones)

Slide Temple Grandin h/t @stevesilberman

Slide Temple Grandin h/t @stevesilberman

 

“We learn geology the morning after the earthquake,…” – Ralph Waldo Emerson h/t

@David_Bressan

“Caffeine is magic, but not “rainbows and lightning bolts” magic as much as “keep the ancient sorceror alive to continue a reign of terror”” – Grumpy Historian (@grumpyhistorian)

“If a philosophy paper is never cited can it be said to exist?” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

“We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.” – Wernher von Braun h/t @JohnDCook

“I love Zizek, he keeps alive the Ancient Greek tradition that a philosopher is an annoying dick with a beard who’s wrong about everything” – the dicks lesbian (@AliceAvizandum)

“Zizek and the other contrary manbabies making me so glad I managed to grow out of the teen ‘want to shock’ phase. how embarrassing not to. Imagine living your whole life unable to believe you mattered unless someone was mad at you, or you’d at least made them unhappy” – Vanessa H (@HPS_Vanessa) 

“This weekend would be a really good time for the aliens to arrive, don’t you think?” – David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress)

Advisor: “By your age Alexander the Great had conquered most of the world.”

Student: “He had Aristotle as a teacher…” – William Morgan ( @willmorgan66)

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“St George is the patron saint of England, leprosy and syphilis” – Whores of Yore (@WhoresofYore)

“A world where Ireland beat the All Blacks is a world where anything is possible, which frankly is quite a worrying thought” – Kieran Healy (@kjhealy)

Birthday of the Week:

Laura Bassi born 31 October 1711

Bologna’s Minerva

Bologna’s Minerva

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Another Feminist Newtonian: Bologna’s Minerva

Alfred Wegener born 1 November 1880

Wegener during J.P. Koch's Expedition 1912 - 1913 in the winter base "Borg". Source: Wikimedia Commons

Wegener during J.P. Koch’s Expedition 1912 – 1913 in the winter base “Borg”.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Alfred Wegener

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

3 November 1957, space dog Laika became the first animal to orbit the Earth. She did not survive the Sputnik 2 flight h/t @cbquist

3 November 1957, space dog Laika became the first animal to orbit the Earth. She did not survive the Sputnik 2 flight h/t @cbquist

 Yovisto: Narinder Singh Kapany – The Father of Fiber Optics

ESA: First Crew Starts Living and Working on the International Space Station 31 October 2000

Kent News: First chance to see rare details of British astronomy expedition documents to Hawaii to observe planet Venus in 1874

AHF: ZORC Conspiracy

ESA: Herman Bondi

Atlas Obscura: The Real Electrical Frankenstein Experiments of the 1800s

calteches.library.caltech.edu: The Rocket Pioneers

America's first "rocket-assisted" take-off, an ERCO Ercoupe fitted with a GALCIT booster, in 1941, performed at March Field, California Source: Wikimedia Commons

America’s first “rocket-assisted” take-off, an ERCO Ercoupe fitted with a GALCIT booster, in 1941, performed at March Field, California
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Cosmos: The Infographic Book of Space: Human spaceflight summary

ESA: About Proba-2

AHF: Oppenheimer’s Farewell Speech

davidbodanis.com: Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: A Biography

University of Cambridge: Whipple Library: Isaac Newton (1643–1727) and Newtonianism: Popularisation and canonisation via the medium of print

Black and white stipple engraving by S. Freeman from portrait by Godfrey Kneller (1646–1723). Reproduced from Whipple Museum Wh.3525. Image © The Whipple Museum.

Black and white stipple engraving by S. Freeman from portrait by Godfrey Kneller (1646–1723). Reproduced from Whipple Museum Wh.3525. Image © The Whipple Museum.

 

AHF: Plutonium

brainpickings: The Lost Art of Astropoetics: An 1881 Cosmic Masterpiece by the Forgotten Woman Who Popularized Astronomy

AHF: Joseph Rotblat

AHF: Norman Ramsey

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

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The Map House: Germany’s Secret Plans for the Invasion of Great Britain

flickr: LSE Library: Charles Booth Maps Descriptive of London Poverty

Halley’s Log: Capt Halley adviseth of his being leaky

The Map Room: Canadian Maps Claim the North Pole – Canada Doesn’t

Canada Political Divisions (English), 2006. Natural Resources Canada.

Canada Political Divisions (English), 2006. Natural Resources Canada.

Christie’s: Mapping The Globe

The Public Domain Review: Richard Hakluyt and Early English Travel

 

Royal Museums Greenwich: The magnetic Mr. Halley

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

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BBC Futures: The real-life disease that spread the vampire myth

Science Museum: Oxford and the forgotten man of penicillin

The Guardian: Why did it take so long for science to debunk the Aids ‘Patient Zero’?

Slate: AIDS’ “Patient Zero” Has Already Been Exonerated. Why Do Scientists Keep Debunking the Myth?

Thomas Morris: A most remarkable accident

The Recipes Project: Scenes from an Anglo-Norman Kitchen, Part 2: Vegetable Cures and a Drunken Cook

BBC News: ‘I cheated death and joined the Guinea Pig Club’

"The Guinea Pig Club", as the men affectionately named it, was only intended to last until the end of the war

“The Guinea Pig Club”, as the men affectionately named it, was only intended to last until the end of the war

 

Remedia: A Dysfunctional Diaspora? Causes and consequences of mental illness among (mainly) British immigrants to Canada, c. 1870 – c. 1914

Atlas Obscura: In the 1800s, Sick People Would Consult Cookbooks Before Doctors

Thomas Morris: An unexpected discovery

CHF: Distillations: Taking Control: Insulin was first used to treat diabetes in the 1920s

Introduced in 1949, the Eli Lilly Test Kit No. 7 provided a quick and easy blood test for diabetes Photo: Gregory Tobias

Introduced in 1949, the Eli Lilly Test Kit No. 7 provided a quick and easy blood test for diabetes
Photo: Gregory Tobias

The New Yorker: Slow Ideas

Thomas Morris: Rings on his fingers

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Conciatore: Witch’s Brew of Glass

Conciatore: Lake of Flowers

Conciatore: Benedetto Vanda

Global Urban History: Some Reflections on Imperial Port Cities in the Age of Steam

Atlas Obscura: Museum of Historical Chamber Pots and Toilets

Apollo: Why has it taken early Chinese photography so long to emerge from the shadows?

Distant Writing: The Universal Telegraph: The Lost Future of Telegraphy

Charles Wheatstone's Universal Telegraph The world's first electric telegraph made for ordinary people to use in their offices, workplaces and homes; the first instrument to interconnect private subscribers through hubs or exchanges. Patented in 1858, perfected by Augustus Stroh in 1863

Charles Wheatstone’s Universal Telegraph
The world’s first electric telegraph made for ordinary people to use
in their offices, workplaces and homes; the first instrument
to interconnect private subscribers through hubs or exchanges.
Patented in 1858, perfected by Augustus Stroh in 1863

 

The Atlantic: Chinese Characters Are Futuristic and the Alphabet Is Old News

Atlas Obscura: How to Make a Clock Tick

Atlas Obscura: Voting Booths Were a Radical 19th century Reform to Stop Election Fraud

Live Science: 3,800-Year-Old ‘Tableau’ of Egyptian Boats Discovered

Public Utilities Fortnightly: George Bernard Shaw Got His Start With Edison and Insull

The New York Times: Volkswagen Parts Ways With the Historian Who Chronicled Its Nazi Past

Classic war Birds: Vickers Warwick

Vickers Warwick B ASR Mk1 - BV285 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Vickers Warwick B ASR Mk1 – BV285
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Atlas Obscura: Did a Silent Film About a Train Really Cause Audiences to Stampede?

The Vindicated: Grace Hopper: The Most Important Female Computer Pioneer You’ve Never Heard Of

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Showing Off Sailing Ships: The Anthony Roll

Smithsonian.com: New Analysis Strengthens Claims That Amelia Earhart Died as a Castaway

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Lerhhaus: Jung Earth Creationism: Two New York Rabbis Respond to the Scopes Trial

Hakai Magazine: Coastal Science and Societies: Biased Tide Gauges Mean We’ve Been Systematically Underestimating Sea Level Rise

The Guardian: Dinosaur brains and other remarkable fossil finds

TrowelBlazers: Raising Horizons: Discovering Dragons

Dr Lorna Steel with a Rhamphorhynchus (pterosaur) fossil from Germany, which was purchased by the museum about ten years after Mary Anning died

Dr Lorna Steel with a Rhamphorhynchus (pterosaur) fossil from Germany, which was purchased by the museum about ten years after Mary Anning died

Peddling and Scaling God and Darwin: Geology, evolution and Christianity in the 19th century

Journeys Home: Wallace and Darwin

AHA: The “Animal Turn” in History

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Adolf von Baeyer and the Color Blue

Adolf von Baeyer, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1905 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Adolf von Baeyer, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1905
Source: Wikimedia Commons

biography.com: Ellen Richards

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

the scottbot irregular: Lessons From Digital History’s Antecedents

AHA: Perspectives on History: Sex and the Survey: A New Way of Teaching Global History

The Recipes Project: How To Tend an EMPS Garden

AHF: October News Letter

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

The Royal Society: Notes and Records: Special Issue (oa) Science periodicals in the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries Table of Contents

Ask Naij: Top 10 African scientists and their inventions

OUP Blog: A new philosophy of science? Surely that’s been outlawed

The Hedgehog Review: When Science Went Modern

Museum of the History of Science: App: Pocket Curator

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John Stewart: Converting Student’s History Essays into Wikipedia Articles

Yovisto: The World’s most important Scientific Journal – Nature

Nature: First Issue of Nature

ESA: Observing the Earth: ESA and the Vatican Join Forces to Save Data in a Digital Age

Lost Manuscripts: The Project

The #EnvHist Weekly

teleskopos: Searching for Copley Medals – seen one?

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ada: Computer Love: Replicating Social Order Through Early Computer Dating Systems

AIP: Center for History of Physics: Materials for Teachers and Students: Teaching Guides on Women and Minorities

Marie Hicks: Hist 385: Women in Computing History

Irish Philosophy: Who sharpened Occam’s Razor?

“I keep hearing about Occam’s razor. Do you know what it is?”

“Probably a razor owned by someone named Occam.”

“Oh. Yeah, simple enough.” – James Millar (@ASmallFiction)

Skulls in the Stars: Twitter Weird Science Facts, Volume 16

ESOTERIC:

Open Culture: Isaac Newton’s Recipe for the Mythical ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ Is Being Digitized & Put Online (Along with His Other Alchemy Manuscripts)

Lady Science: No. 18: Science at the Fringe: Gender and the Paranormal

The Public Domain Review: The Spirit Photographs of William Hope

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JHI Blog: The Brain-For-Itself: Soviet Psychoneurologists Debate the Psychophysical Problem

Circulating Now: Palmistry: The Future in the Palm of Your Hand

BOOK REVIEWS:

New Criterion: Science: the revolution

reason.com: High Frontiers in Science

Popular Science: Eureka – Tom Cabot

Nature: Zoology: Animal Crackers

Obaysch the hippo was captured in 1849 and sent to London Zoo, where he became a sensation. SSPL/Getty

Obaysch the hippo was captured in 1849 and sent to London Zoo, where he became a sensation.
SSPL/Getty

readcube.com: Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us

LA Review of Books: On Writing a History of Crispr.Cas9

Popular Science: Science: a history in 100 experiments – John and Mary Gribbin

Hakai: Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the First World War

Honoré Champion: LES IDENTITÉS MULTIPLES D’ÉMILE MEYERSON

University of Illinois Press: The Science of Sympathy: Morality , Evolution, and Victorian Civilization

Pen & Sword Books: The Mighty Healer: Thomas Holloway’s Victorian Patent Medicine Empire

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The Public Domain Review: The Public Domain Review: Selected Essays, Vol. III

Historiens de la santé: Medicine and the Seven Deadly Sins in Late Medieval Literature and Culture

Comics Alliance: We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

University of Wales Press: William Robert Grove: Victorian Gentleman of Science

ART & EXHIBITIONS

British Library: Maps of the 20th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

British Library: Maps and views blog: Step onto the map: the British Library’s exhibition is open

The Guardian: British Library explores 20th century maps in new exhibition

TimeOut: You can see the original tube map drawing at a new British Library exhibition

WAGM TV: Acadian Archives exhibit features more than 40 maps of Acadian Heritage

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

The New York Times: A Manhattan Exhibit With Antiquity on the Clock

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Emile-Antoine Bayard

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Hyperallergic: A Tour of Timekeeping in Rare Books

Artfix Daily: The Evolution of Clocks and Timekeeping Rare Books from the 15th century to the present at the Grolier Club

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

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

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

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

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

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

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 

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Perisphere Theater: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn 30 November–11 December 2016

Perisphere Salon: Spotlight on Copenhagen 4 December 2016

The Royal Insitution: Resurrecting the Braggs: The newly digitised Bragg Film Archive

IMBd: The Current War in Pre-production

Variety: The Current War

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: Milton Rooms: Dr Faustus 10-11 November

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

Theatre Royal: Frankenstein 12 November 2016

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre: Blackeyed Theatre: Frankenstein 15–16 November 2016

Eastbourne Theatres: Frankenstein 19 November 2016

Stantonbury Theatre: Dr Faustus 17 November 2016

EVENTS:

University of Manchester: CHSTM Open Days and Information Service 23 November 2016

Wellcome Library: History of Psychiatry & Mental Health: Beyond the Asylum Ediathon 15 November 2016

University of Sheffield: Seminar: Tripping through the Doors of Perception? Psychedelic lessons from the past 9 November 2016

Society of Antiquaries of London: Lecture: Motherboards and Motherloads: The Evolving Excavation of the Digital Age 22 November 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

University of Manchester: Events at Central Library: Healing Histories – An Exhibition of Medical Marvels 12 December 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Crystal Egg: a Reading 10 November 2016

Society of Antiquities of London: Fourth Gerard Turner Memorial Lecture of the Scientific Instrument Society: Professor Emilie Savage-Smith “Of Making Globes There Seems No End” 25 November 2016

Soho House Birmingham: Talk: Lunatick Astronomy 17 November 2016

University of Leicester: Science and the Victorian Public 18 November 2016

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Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions: ‘Doleful Groans & Sad Lookes’: Witnessing Illness in Early Modern England’ Hannah Newton (University of Reading) 9 November 2016

V&A: The Gilbert Lecture 2016: Paula Findlen 30 November 2016

University of Oxford: Hakluyt Society: Lecture: Voyages, Traffiques, Discoveries: Three Stories from the Age of Exploration 25 November 2016

British Library: Panel Discussion: Great Escapes: Mapping War from WW2 to Sarajevo 15 November 2016

University of Leicester: Come and celebrate the launch of three new books by Professors Gowan Dawson and Joanne Shattock, and Dr. Geoffrey Belknap 23 November 2016

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge: H.G: Wells Lunchtime Readings 4, 11, 18, 25 November 2016

The British Museum: The Huxley Memorial Lecture: Mutable Environments and Permeable Human Bodies 11 November 2016

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

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

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

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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

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

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PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Jan Matejko-Astronomer Copernicus-Conversation with God

Jan Matejko-Astronomer Copernicus-Conversation with God

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: AHF: Operation Ivy: Mike Shot

Vimeo: Linda Hall Library: The Unknown Copernicus: Spies, Printers, Amazons, and Body-Snatchers in an Age of Astronomical Revolution

University of Bristol: Department of Philosophy: Video Podcasts

TED: Learn to use the 13th-century astrolabe

Youtube: Warburg Institute: Lorraine Daston: Exempla and the Epistemology of the Humanities

Youtube: Warburg Institute: Response by Jost Philipp Klenner & Peter Schwartz

Youtube: Warburg Institute: Response by Philipp Ekardt & Joacim Sprung

Youtube: Warburg Institute: Quentin Skinner: Hobbes’s Leviathan Frontispiece: Some New Observations

Youtube: Warburg Institute: Response by Hans Christian Hones & Giovanni Targia

pbs: Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel discusses his latest book, “Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures.”

Youtube: Maiden Castle Site

RADIO & PODCASTS:

soundcloud: UCL STS: Prof. Joe Cain and Dr Brendon Clarke discuss MSc Admissions

iTunes Preview: Early Modern Literary Geographies by The Huntingdon

BBC Radio Wales: Science Café: Professor Cynthia Burek: 40 years in Geology and Geodiversity

npr music: Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh On The Synths That Changes Pop Forever

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 044: Adam D. Shprintzen, The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement

Science Friday: Meet ‘The Innovators’ Who Made the Digital Revolution

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 28. Who Wants to Live Forever? Early Ayurvedic Medicine

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest: Conference: EARLY MODERN ENCOUNTERS OF SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY 15 November 2016

Amphithéâtre du Département – Bâtiment “Le 89”, Auxerre: Journée d’étude Histoire, archives et patrimoine hospitaliers 18 novembre 2016

Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences: Call for Contribution: Histories of Human Regeneration Deadline 30 November 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 3I July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

The Robert S. Cohen Forum: Émilie du Châtelet: 310th Anniversary 18–19 November 2016

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Royal Institution: Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Autumn Meeting and AGM: “Air, Alchemy, Elements & Electrons” 12 November 2016

CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

University of Leeds: The Past, Present and Future of Integrated HPS: An International Postgraduate Forum 13-14 January 2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

TURRIANO: ICOHTEC BOOK PRIZE

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

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

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

University of Manchester: CHSTM: History of Psychiatry Wikipedia Editathon 11 November 2016

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

The Ordered Universe Project: Being Human Festival 2016 Medieval Time Reckoning and the Dating of Easter 18 November 2016 Heaven’s Above! – Interactive Exhibition 19 November 2016

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

University of Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum

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Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences: Conference: Leibniz and the Sciences 14–16 November 2016

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Diagrammatic: Beyond Inscription 2–3 December 2016

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin: Conference: Working on Things: On the Social, Political, and Economic History of Collected Objects 2121 November 2016

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017hakluyt-essayScience 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: STS: Work in Progress Seminars

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

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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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

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

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 2017

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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 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

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LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Manchester: Research Associate in the History of Biology and Medicine

AIP: Oral History Graduate Fellow

Bodleian Libraries: Visiting Fellowships Programme 2017–18

BSHS: Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellowships

Linda Hall Library: Fellowships 2017/18

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

Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow: Doctoral Artist in Residence

The Bibliographical Society of America: Fellowships

The Forum for European Philosophy: Work for the Forum!

Bletchley Park: Job Opportunities

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #11

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 #11

Monday 31 October 2016

EDITORIAL:

October closes out and November the season mists and mellow fruitfulness slips into its place bringing with it the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing within it all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could scare up from the four corners of the Internet over the last seven days.

A couple of days ago the following tweet made the rounds on Twitter:

No women ever invented an atomic bomb, built a smoke stack, initiated a Holocaust, melted the polar ice caps or organized a school shooting – Michael Moore (@MMFlint)

And yes it is that Michael Moore, documentary filmmaker, Cannes Film Festival prize winner and self appointed left wing conscience of the US. Now you might well ask why we are featuring this tweet in our editorial this week. The answer to this question is very simple and is provided by one of the editorial principles of Whewell’s Gazette.

There are an increasing number of historians, sadly nearly all female (come on men get in on the act), who have dedicated themselves to increasing the profile of the role that women have played in the histories of STEM and continue to play in its present and future. Whewell’s Gazette has always supported these endeavours and so long as we exist will continue to do so. So what has this got to do with Michael Moore’s tweet?

In the real world little girls are not made of sugar and spice and all things nice and the women that they grow up into aren’t either. Women like men are capable of doing much that is good but also equally capable of much that is evil. Implying that no woman was involved in the bad things in this world Michael Moore is not doing them a favour but reducing them to some sort of half human fable creatures.

Two of the leading female physicists of the twentieth century, Marie Curie and Lise Meitner, both did work that was essential to the development of the atomic bomb and numerous women worked on the Manhattan Project, not only as secretaries but also as engineers and scientists. In civil engineering there have been and continue to be many female architects and engineers and I’m certain that more than one of them has built a smoke stack. Although I can’t name a women who initiated a Holocaust many of the SS guards in the Nazi concentration camps were women and let us never forget Lynndie England notorious torturer of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. There are also female executives running major fossil fuel companies, which contribute to the melting of the ice caps. On his last point I recommend that Mr Moore listens to the Boom Town Rats biggest hit, and the song that made them a world wide phenomenon, I Don’t Like Mondays, the true story Brenda Anne Spencer, who fired at children in a school playground at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, California, US on 29 January 1979, killing two adults and injuring eight children and one police officer. (Info from Wikipedia)

Whilst it is true that more men tend to be involved in the production of evil in this world it is a mistake to pretend that women are some sort of innocent angels incapable of such things. If we truly want equality for women, and here at Whewell’s Gazette we do, then we have to accept and acknowledge both the good and the bad.

Bailey Poland: Michael Moore’s Angel in the Tweets

Quotes of the week:

 “The whole point of a telephone booth was not the provide privacy but to shield us from your bullshit phone conversations” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“Brexit walks into a bar. The barman says “why the long farce?”” – Robin Flavell (@RobinFlavell)

‘History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.’ – Mark Twain h/t @DannyDutch

“Do not be guilty of possessing a library of learned books while lacking learning yourself” – Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536) h/t @yovisto

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“We are, each of us, products of about 10,000 fruitful coital relations, some dignified, some not, that go back to the dawn of humanity” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“People are excited about the new iPhone but no one has caught up with the awesome technology of using their blinker when they drive” – Senoté (@_senoté)

“If we are living in a simulation, the designers are not paying the writers enough” – Patrick LaForge (@palafo)

“Just seen a tribute to Edwin van der Sar, who apparently has “the most Dutch caps”. Perhaps “most caps for Netherlands” would’ve been better” – Kate Partridge ((@KatePartridge33)

“The last thing this year needed was an extra hour” – John Grindrod (@Grindrod)

“There are no foreigners, only people. The sooner we accept that the sooner we can get on with being human” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

Birthday of the Week:

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek born 24 October 1632

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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 1st to see microbes. Born OTD? Maybe. We know baptism was 4 Nov.1632 – Laura J. Snyder (@LauraJSnyder)

 Google Doodles Archive: Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s 384th Birthday

Independent: Antoni van Leeuwenhoek 384th birthday: ‘Father of microbiology’ celebrated with Google Doodle

archive.org: The selected works of Antony van Leeuwenhoek: containing his microscopical discoveries in many of the works of nature

History of the Microscope: Anton van Leeuwenhoek

Laura J. Snyder: Eye of the Beholder

New York City Library: Laura J. Snyder: Eye of the Beholder

JSTOR Daily: Who Was Antony van Leeuwenhoek?

Youtube: BBC Documentary – The Cell 1 of 3 The Hidden Kingdom

A portrait of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) by Jan Verkolje Source: Wikimedia Commons

A portrait of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) by Jan Verkolje
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

CHF: Distillations: Bug Hunters

Why Evolution Is True: Google celebrates Antonii van Leeuwenhoek

ucmp.berkeley.edu: Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723)

Philosophical Transactions: An Abstract of a Letter from Mr. Anthony Leewenhoeck at Delft, Dated Sep. 17. 1683. Containing Some Microscopical Observations, about Animals in the Scurf of the Teeth, the Substance Call’d Worms in the Nose, the Cuticula Consisting of Scales

Othniel Marsh born 29 October 1831

Othniel Charles Marsh Source: Wikimedia Commons

Othniel Charles Marsh
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: The O.C. Marsh Story

Linda Hall Library: Paper Dinosaurs 1824–1969

Illustration of Stegosaurus ungulates for U.S: Geological Survey by O.C. Marsh Source: Wikimedia Commons

Illustration of Stegosaurus ungulates for U.S: Geological Survey by O.C. Marsh
Source: Wikimedia Commons

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

ESA: Space Science: 24 October 1851

RINPR: Brown University’s Ladd Observatory Celebrates 125 Years Studying The Stars

Postcard of Ladd Observatory

Postcard of Ladd Observatory

AHF: German Atomic Bomb Project

Atlas Obscura: The Exquisite Drawings from the First Map of the Entire Sky

AHF: William “Willy” Higinbotham

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Marvin Wilkening’s Interview (1995)

Quanta for Breakfast: Emmy’s beautiful mathematics

Popular Mechanics: Two Satellites Have Spent 10 Years Staring at the Sun

Motherboard: Seventy Years Ago, Humans Saw Earth from Space for the First Time

First photo of Earth from space, taken October 24, 1946. Image: US Army/White Sands Missile Range/Applied Physics Laboratory

First photo of Earth from space, taken October 24, 1946. Image: US Army/White Sands Missile Range/Applied Physics Laboratory

Yovisto: The Peltier Effect

Physics Today: Imagining Humans on Mars

ESA: Space Science: 28 October 1971

Yovisto: Hipparchus of Nicaea and the Precession of the Equinoxes

University of Cambridge: Photographs of instruments and stations (RGO 6/276)

AHF: Hydrogen Bomb – 1950

AHF: Tsar Bomba

Tsar Bomba Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tsar Bomba
Source: Wikimedia Commons

De Gids: De Hand Van Galilei

APS: The Sad Story of Heisenberg’s Doctoral Oral Exam

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

USGS: The National Map: Historical Topological Map Collection

Sotherby’s: Maps – The Islamic World

Museen der Stadt Nürnberg: Wohin des Weges? Nürnberg war ein Zentrum der Kartographie

Johann Baptist Homann: Europäische Flußkarte, um 1710 (Reproduktion).

Johann Baptist Homann: Europäische Flußkarte, um 1710 (Reproduktion).

The Public Domain Review: Richard Hakluyt and Early English Travel

The Spectator: Maps are as much about art – and lies – as science

Map of the Atlantic Ocean floor, by Heinrich Berann, for National Geographic Magazine, June 1968. Photo: National Geographic

Map of the Atlantic Ocean floor, by Heinrich Berann, for National Geographic Magazine, June 1968. Photo: National Geographic

Independent: Back on the map: Why paper sometimes isn’t enough to help you find your way

British Library: Maps and views blog: Magnificent Maps that didn’t make the exhibition #2: The Red-Lined Map

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

The Lancet: Histories of medical lobbying

CBS News: Almanac: Birth of plastic surgery

Hand-colored engravings from Joseph Constantine Carpue’s treatise, published in 1816, on the first example in Western medicine of nasal reconstruction surgery. WELLCOME LIBRARY, LONDON

Hand-colored engravings from Joseph Constantine Carpue’s treatise, published in 1816, on the first example in Western medicine of nasal reconstruction surgery. WELLCOME LIBRARY, LONDON

Thomas Morris: A hopeless case

Remedia: The Scale of Blood

AHA: Perspectives on History: Silence = Death: It’s Time to Teach AIDS History

Yovisto: Marian Koshland and Effects of Different Compositions of Amino Acids

Thomas Morris: Incorrigible

Early Modern Medicine: Dead Useful II: operating on the dead

L0029916 Francois Tolet, Lithotomy operation. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

L0029916 Francois Tolet, Lithotomy operation.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Nursing Clio: Are Women Human? A Historical Mystery with Medical Interruptions

MAT: From superstition to folk medicine: The transition from a religious to a medical concept: Twenty years after (1996–2016)

Pink News: Butt plugs used to be sold as a ‘miracle cure’ for headaches and acne

xsierrav.blogspot.de: Prótesis y sentido del tacto

Atlas Obscura: The Inept Story Behind 100 Missing Brains at the University of Texas

The Washington Post: Mythology of ‘Patient Zero’ and how AIDS virus travelled to the United States is all wrong

Old Operating Theatre: Dr. Thomas Joseph Pettigrew, a.k.a. “Mummy Pettigrew”: A Short Biography

Dr. Thomas Joseph Pettigrew

Dr. Thomas Joseph Pettigrew

ODNB: Sir (William) Richard Shaboe Doll (1912–2005)

The Quack Doctor: Victorian asthma cigarettes: who was Dr Batty?

Smithsonian.com: Healers Once Prescribed Chocolate Like Aspirin

PNAS: Climatic and evolutionary drivers of phase shifts in the plague epidemics of colonial India

Thomas Morris: A leech in the throat

Blood Bones and Bodies: Monthly Medicine: The History of The Bubonic Plague

Atlas Obscura: The Horrifying Legacy of the Victorian Tapeworm Diet

The Quack Doctor: ‘Eat! Eat! Eat!’ Those notorious tapeworm diet pills

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

 Conciatore: Neri and the Inquisition

Conciatore: Galileo and Glass

Age of Revolutions: The Promise of American Repeating Weapons, 1791–1821

The Telegraph: ‘Lost’ AA Milne poem hailing WWI invention of the tank is discovered

History and Philosophy of Computing – Middlesex University: LEO Computers

Leo I (with Wally Dutton) 21/01/1953. Source: Leo Computers Society

Leo I (with Wally Dutton) 21/01/1953. Source: Leo Computers Society

AHF: Jumbo

Yovisto: Jean-Rondolphe Perronet and the Bridges of Paris

Twitter: Marcin Wichary visits Museu de la Tècnica

This portable typewriter has been used in the field during World War I – Marcin Wichary (@mwichary)

This portable typewriter has been used in the field during World War I – Marcin Wichary (@mwichary)

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Quartz: A 1912 news article ominously forecasted the catastrophic effects of fossil fuels on climate change

Annals of Science: The platypus in Edinburgh: Robert Jameson, Robert Knox and the place of the Ornithorhynchus in nature, 1821–24

Notches: American Child Brides and the Dangers of Underage Sex

Atlas Obscura: What’s a Woggin? A Bird, a Word, and a Linguistic Mystery

A woodcut illustration of whalers in the 1500s, surrounded by all sorts of strange creatures. COSMOGRAPHIE UNIVERSELLE/PUBLIC DOMAIN

A woodcut illustration of whalers in the 1500s, surrounded by all sorts of strange creatures. COSMOGRAPHIE UNIVERSELLE/PUBLIC DOMAIN

Yovisto: Vasily Dokuchaev and Soil Science

TrowelBlazers: Raising Horizons: Unearthing Identity

AEON: Give natural history museums back to the grown-ups

Making Science Public: CRISPR and genome editing: Real and imagined

Making Visible: The Visual and Graphic Practices of the Early Royal Society: Johannes Swammerdam’s Scientific Images (I)

Drawing by Johannes Swammerdam, Royal Society Archives LBO/6/58 © Royal Society

Drawing by Johannes Swammerdam, Royal Society Archives LBO/6/58 © Royal Society

Forbes: A Brief History of Darwin Bashing

NICHE: From mixed dairy farming to intensive feedlot agriculture: The evolution of agrarian landscapes in Quebec

Laelaps: Paleo Profile: North America’s Pangolin

CHEMISTRY:

Chromatography - a matter of perspective – h/t @ChemScrapes

Chromatography – a matter of perspective – h/t @ChemScrapes

 Yovisto: Adolf von Baeyer and the Color Blue

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Royal Society: Open Access Week – read all their journal content free until 6 November 2016

Science & Religion: Exploring the Spectrum: Old Categories, New Territories, and Future Directions: A Response to Bernard Lightman

Universität Paderborn: Erstes internationales Center „History of Women Philosophers and Scientists“ eröffnet – NRW fördert das Projekt mit 1,3 Millionen Euro

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History of Women Philosophers and Scientists: Web Site

The Recipes Project: The Heroine of the Cookbook Story

AIP: Center for History of Physics: Materials for Teachers and Students: Teaching Guides on Women and Minorities

MEDHUMLAB: Five Questions for…Ana Carden-Coyne

Wellcome Library: Completing the UK Medical Heritage Library Project

‘On the Respiratory Functions of the Nose : and their relation to certain pathological conditions’ by Greville Macdonald. Published 1889.

‘On the Respiratory Functions of the Nose : and their relation to certain pathological conditions’ by Greville Macdonald. Published 1889.

The Recipes Project: UK Medical Heritage Library

storify: UK Medical Heritage Library symposium

IDTC: IUHPS: HPS&ST Notes for October 2016

Wired: The best Google Doodles celebrating tech, science and culture

BSHS: BJHS Preview: Issue 3, 2016

 

Fossil History: Time Travelling in London

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: New Manuscripts Acquisition Highlights

The #EnvHist Weekly

Niche: #EnvHist Daily I

Niche: #EnvHist Daily II

AHA: Perspectives on History: Book History: A Perspective Quick Study

Commemorating 400 years of printing, this 1877 image from The Graphic portrays 15th-century printer William Caxton showing samples to the royal family. Wikimedia Commons

Commemorating 400 years of printing, this 1877 image from The Graphic portrays 15th-century printer William Caxton showing samples to the royal family. Wikimedia Commons

The Washington Post: Why the Industrial Revolution didn’t happen in China

Victorian Network: Volume 7, Number 1 (Summer 2016) Victorian Brain

ESOTERIC:

The New Yorker: Reimagining a Shadowy Medieval Brotherhood that Probably Didn’t Existbebergal-rewritingtherosicruciansthemythicalsecretsocietythatchangedeurope-1200BOOK REVIEWS:

Nature: Biomechanics: The wonders of whirl

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Somatosphere: Sonya E. Pritzker’s Living Translation: Language and the Search for Resonance in U.S. Chinese Medicine

My Statesman: ‘The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter’ looks into the sky and the human heart

Somatosphere: Book Forum: Harris Solomon’s Metabolic Living: Food, Fat and the Absorption of Illness in India

Popular Science: I Contain Multitudes

Antoine Online: The Invention of Science

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Medicine, Health and Irish Experiences of Conflict 1914-45

Historiens de la santé: Traumatic Memories of the Second World War and After

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Texas A&M Press: Bison and People on the North American Great Plains

ART & EXHIBITIONS

 The Spectator: Muslim magic – Islam has always dabbled in the occult

Iranian celestial globe (1362-63), brass inlaid with silver

Iranian celestial globe (1362-63), brass inlaid with silver

British Library: Maps of the 20th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

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 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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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

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

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

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

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

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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 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 

 

COMING SOON: Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Royal Insitution: Resurrecting the Braggs: The newly digitised Bragg Film Archive

The New York Times: A Manhattan Exhibit With Antiquity on the Clock

Aldeburgh Cinema: I am Ali Wallace 6 November 2016

IMBd: The Current War in Pre-production

Variety: The Current War

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

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

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

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

Omnibus: The Trials of Galileo 3 November 2016 

New Theatre Royal: Frankenstein

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Marlowe Theatre: Dr Faustus 4 November 2016

The Watermill Theatre: Frankenstein 31 October–4 November 2016

Salisbury Playhouse: Frankenstein 20 October–5 November 2016

EVENTS:

Soho House Birmingham: Talk: Lunatick Astronomy 17 November 2016

University of Leicester: Science and the Victorian Public 18 November 2016

Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions: ‘Doleful Groans & Sad Lookes’: Witnessing Illness in Early Modern England’ Hannah Newton (University of Reading) 9 November 2016

V&A: The Gilbert Lecture 2016: Paula Findlen 30 November 2016

University of Oxford: Hakluyt Society: Lecture: Voyages, Traffiques, Discoveries: Three Stories from the Age of Exploration 25 November 2016

British Library: Panel Discussion: Great Escapes: Mapping War from WW2 to Sarajevo 15 November 2016

University of Leicester: Come and celebrate the launch of three new books by Professors Gowan Dawson and Joanne Shattock, and Dr. Geoffrey Belknap 23 November 2016

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge: H.G: Wells Lunchtime Readings 4, 11, 18, 25 November 2016

The British Museum: The Huxley Memorial Lecture: Mutable Environments and Permeable Human Bodies 11 November 2016

Royal Institution: 13 Journeys through space and time 3 November 2016 

Royal Society: Revolutionary science in the age of the guillotine 8 November 2016

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge: Educating the Eyes: Geometrical Models and their Makers, 1860-1890 9 November 2016

Wolfensohn Hall IAS: Lecture: The Institute of Advanced Study: The First Hundred Years 9 November 2016

American Museum of Natural History: The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear 7 November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 2016

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

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: 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”

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:

Electric Generator, Otto Von GuerickeEngraving of the first static electricity generator, designed by German scientist Otto von Guericke (1602-1686)

Electric Generator, Otto Von GuerickeEngraving of the first static electricity generator, designed by German scientist Otto von Guericke (1602-1686)

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Vimeo: TrowelBlazers: Raising Horizons

Youtube: IDFA 2016 – Trailer – Letter from Baghdad

Youtube: SHOT 2016: Opening Plenary by Bruno Latour

Youtube: AHF: Operation Buster-Jangle: Shot Baker

Youtube: Sir Karl Popper’s “Science as Falsification”

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time John Dalton

BBC Radio 3: Free Thinking: Richard Hakluyt…

CHF: Distillations: (Natural) Childbirth

BBC World Service: Outlook: Preserving the smell of history

KALW: Binah: Mary Ellen Hannibal and Edward Albee – Citizen Science…

Science Friday: These Black Women Helped Send Us to the Moon

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

TURRIANO: ICOHTEC BOOK PRIZE

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

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

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

University of Manchester: CHSTM: Workshop: History of Psychiatry 10 November 2016

University of Manchester: CHSTM: History of Psychiatry Wikipedia Editathon 11 November 2016

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

 

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

The Ordered Universe Project: Being Human Festival 2016 Medieval Time Reckoning and the Dating of Easter 18 November 2016 Heaven’s Above! – Interactive Exhibition 19 November 2016

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

University of Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum

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Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences: Conference: Leibniz and the Sciences 14–16 November 2016

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Diagrammatic: Beyond Inscription 2–3 December 2016

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin: Conference: Working on Things: On the Social, Political, and Economic History of Collected Objects 2121 November 2016

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017hakluyt-essayScience 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: STS: Work in Progress Seminars

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

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

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

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 2017

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

 

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

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

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

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 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

CFP Early Modern World

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

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LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Maryland: Department of Philosophy New Position Philosophy of Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Call for Applications: A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences, 2017-19

Science Museum Research & Public History Department: A one year maternity leave cover post

Darwin College Cambridge: Call for Applications: Adrian Research Fellowship in The History of Science Technology and Medicine

Linda Hall Library: Fellowships 2017/18

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Musings of a Clumsy Palaeontologist: PhD Opportunity – pterosaur launch

University of Strathclyde: Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellowships: To study History of Science, Technology & Innovation:

University of Manchester: Research Associate in the History of Biology and Medicine

University of Kent: Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #10

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 #10

Monday 24 October 2016

EDITORIAL:

 The nights are closing in but there is nothing better than an evening spent with a warm jug of grog and the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list serving up all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could bring out of the cold dark depths of cyberspace.

Two of the subjects considered in this week’s Birthday’s of the Week are often held up for ridicule by people, who hold some sort of triumphalist view of the history of science. In the opinion of such people only theories produced in the history of science, which are today considered to be more or less correct are worthy of our contemplation and our respect. All those theories, which turned out to be wrong are to be dumped into some sort of historical dustbin only to be taken out when an object of scorn or ridicule is required for a good laugh and or a good kicking.

A popular candidate for such behaviour is the phlogiston theory, most strongly propagated by Georg Ernst Stahl, who was born 22 October 1659. The usual comment of our triumphalist on hearing the word phlogiston is to snort derisively and to exclaim how could anybody believe such stupidity. James Ussher’s determination, as a Bible chronologist, of the beginning of the world is treated with even greater disdain.

Such losers in the history of science as the Greeks, who, would you credit it, thought that the earth is at the centre of the cosmos or Lamarck with his silly theories of adaptive evolution also come in for regular bouts of contempt and mockery. At the same time their supposed debunkers, respectively Copernicus and Darwin, are praised beyond measure and hero-worshipped.

This positivist, triumphalist, presentist view of #histSTM is not only stupid but also dangerous because it can and does effect the way we try to teach science to future generations. Theories that in the long run turn out to be false, and that is nearly all scientific theories that have ever been held, can and very often do make substantial contributions to the progress of science.

The phlogiston theory produced much of the evidence on which the later chemical theories that replaced it were built. The Bible chronologists, who included not only Ussher but also Kepler and Newton amongst their numbers, contributed through the methodologies that they developed to the evolution of the modern historical disciplines. Those Greek geocentrists, most notably Ptolemaeus, provided the instruments, methodologies and data with which Copernicus and other early heliocentrists constructed their theories. Likewise, Lamarck, a brilliant natural historian, delivered much of the material, including his ideas on evolution, out of which Darwin and other constructed their theories.

Don’t just acknowledge, study and celebrate the so-called #histSTM winners but devote at least as much time and effort to the so-called losers, who contributed at least as much to that structure that we call science.

Quotes of the week:

“It’s my project and I’ll cry if I want to” – Alun Withey (@DrAlun)

“1663, to make beard hair grow, ‘the ashes of tobacco boyled first in boys’ urine do cause hair to grow, & kill lice’” – Alun Withey (@DrAlun)

“In the spam filter from the Whewell’s Ghost blog site: Home Remedies For Constipation In Cats” – Thony Christie (@rmathematicus)

“1729 Things Only Fans of Ramanujan Will Understand” – Tim Hopper (@tdhopper)

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“French mathematician Evariste Galois proved that there could be no rational solution to the question “Who was the Fifth Beatle?”” – Richard Ashcroft (@qmulbioethics)

Border guard: why are you here?

Me: A conference

BG: On?

M: Medieval medical history

BG: Isnt that the definition of a pointless conference? – Courtney (@cakrolik)

“What Britain needs now is a Decency Revolution where we ostracise the racists & bigots & embrace values of fairness, tolerance & compassion” – Marcus Chown (@marcuschown)

“Who owns history? Everyone & no one, which is why the study of the past is a constantly evolving, never-ending journey of discovery” –Foner h/t @ClintSmithIII

“Two years ago, “scientists” said 2014 was the warmest year on record. Last year they said it was 2015. This year, 2016. Make up your minds!” – John McKay (@archymck)

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Birthdays of the Week:

 The World was born 22 October!

James Usher by Sir Peter Lely Source: Wikimedia Commons

James Usher by Sir Peter Lely
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: In defence of the indefensible

Science League of America: Seven Myths about Ussher

Nicholas Culpeper born 18 October 1618

"In Effigiam Nicholai Culpeper Equitis," portrait of Nicholas Culpeper, etching, by printmaker Richard Gaywood. Courtesy of the British Museum, London. Source: Wikimedia Commons

“In Effigiam Nicholai Culpeper Equitis,” portrait of Nicholas Culpeper, etching, by printmaker Richard Gaywood. Courtesy of the British Museum, London.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Nicholas Culpeper and the Complete Herbs of England

History Today: The English Physician

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar born 19 October 1910

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Source: Wikimedia Commons

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and the Evolution of Stars

Christopher Wren born 20 October

Christopher Wren by Godfrey Kneller 1711 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christopher Wren by Godfrey Kneller 1711
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Not just an architect

Google Arts & Culture: Christopher Wren, Design for the Dome of St Paul’s Cathedral

Royal Museums Greenwich: Christopher Wren

Georg Ernst Stahl born 22 October 1659

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Phlogiston Theory – Wonderfully wrong but fantastically fruitful

Yovisto: Georg Ernst Stahl and the Phlogiston Theory

Erasmus Reinhold born 22 October 1511

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The Renaissance Mathematicus: The other professor of mathematics at Wittenberg

Yovisto: The Planetary Tables of Erasmus Reinhold

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

James Reynolds' Transparent Solar System from 1851! h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

James Reynolds’ Transparent Solar System from 1851! h/t Ben Gross (@bhgross)

Yovisto: Réaumur and the Réaumur Temperature Scale

Nautilus: How Einstein and Schrödinger Conspired to Kill a Cat

Corpus Newtonicum: Isaac Newton Library Online

AHF: Nicholas Metropolis

AHF: Gillespie Letter

Yovisto: Galileo and the Exploration of Jupiter

African American Women in Physics: The Physicists

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Voices of the Manhattan Project: Roy Glauber’s Interview

Yovisto: Pascual Jordan and Quantum Mechanics

AHF: Vannevar Bush

AHF: James Chadwick

University of Cambridge: Digital Library: The Life & Adventures of Station B, Album 1 (Transit 1)

AHF: Lyman Briggs

New York University: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: A checklist of objects in the “Time and Comos” exhibition, fall 2016

Portable Sundial in the Shape of a Ham

Portable Sundial in the Shape of a Ham

AHF: Maude Committee Report

Ptak Science Books: An Early-ish Report on the V1, January 1945

AHF: Manhattan Project Spotlight: Enrico Fermi

Yovisto: Karl Jansky and the Discovery of Cosmic Radio Waves

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Halley’s Log: Halley Redux

Harvard Map Collection: An Introduction to The Mercator Globes

The Local: Danish archaeologists find 5,000-year-old map

The stone was found broken in two with a small piece missing. Photo: Skalk

The stone was found broken in two with a small piece missing. Photo: Skalk

The Learned Pig: Human Marks in the Ice

National Geographic: What Mars Got Right (and Wrong) Through Time

The National Museum of American History: Voigt Transit and Equal Altitude Instrument

Mapping Moments in American History: Variations of the Compass, Atlantic Ocean, 1732

Yovisto: The Fateful Journeys of Alexine Tinne

Alexandrine Tinne

Alexandrine Tinne

Canterbury Christ Church University: Cartography and the Kuznetzov

 

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Open Plaques: Mary Seacole

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: New digitisation project: the history of Scotland’s eighteenth century dispensary

Thomas Morris: Cured by a nightmare

Conciatore: Alessandro Neri

Science Museum: IVF icon goes on display

Nursing Clio: Ghosts are Scary, Disabled People are Not: The Troubling Rise of the Haunted Asylum

Nanogallery: Ether Day: October 16, 1846: William Morton demonstrates Anesthesia

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Daily Sabah History: 700 bottles containing ancient antidepressants, heart medication found in Istanbul

Heritage Collections of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: Intriguing Heritage Items: No. 3

Notches: “A Poison to the Race”: Women, Foreigners and VD in Modern Japan

AHA: Perspectives on History: Silence = Death: It’s Time to Teach AIDS History

Atlas Obscura: The 1800s Medical Device that Promised Cures by Repeatedly Stabbing Patients

Thomas Morris: The perils of being a writer

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Thomas Bartholin

Embryo Project: Margaret Higgins Sanger (1879–1966)

Margaret Sanger Source: Wikimedia Commons

Margaret Sanger
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Wellcome Library: Making and marketing condoms

STAT: Scientists think the common cold may at last be beatable

Nursing Clio: Tea Kettles and Turpitudes: Abortion and Material Culture in Irish History

Nursing Clio: Abortion in Ireland: The More Things Change…

Nursing Clio: Agency and Abortion in Brazil

Nursing Clio: “She Did It to Herself”: Women Health on Television and Film

British Library: Science blog: Britain’s first nose job

Illustration by Charles Turner from Carpue’s book, digitised by the Wellcome Library and released under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 licence.

Illustration by Charles Turner from Carpue’s book, digitised by the Wellcome Library and released under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 licence.

Thomas Morris: The Port-wine enema

Thomas Morris: Sand, to be taken twice daily

Forbes: This New Field of Medicine Is Like ‘House’ – With a Time Machine

Broadly: The Racist and Sexist History of Keeping Birth Control Side Effects Secret

Technology’s Stories: What If Beddoes & Davy Had Attempted Surgical Anesthesia in 1799?

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Southern Electric - A Straight Line - the quickest way between two points. Poster designed by Pat Keely in 1931 h/t Flashback.com

Southern Electric – A Straight Line – the quickest way between two points. Poster designed by Pat Keely in 1931 h/t Flashback.com

 Homunculus: Did the Qin emperor need Western help? I don’t think so

AEON: The Soviet InterNyet

NJ:Com: What happened to N.J.’s missile bases?

npr: Trace the Remarkable History of the Humble Pencil

Conciatore: Black is Beautiful

Conciatore: Solid Water

Rock crystal cup , around 1550,  Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Rock crystal cup , around 1550,
Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Seeing the Invisible: Microscope Collection

The New York Times: Leo Beranek, Acoustics Designer and Internet Pioneer, Dies at 102

ODNB: Gooch, Sir Daniel

laststandonzobieisland: Italian Fascist Youth Carbine

Xerox: 35 Interface Innovations that Rocked Our World

JSTOR Daily: The Pneumatic Subway That Almost Was

 

An illustration of the Beach system from Scientific American, 1870 via Wikimedia Commons

An illustration of the Beach system from Scientific American, 1870
via Wikimedia Commons

Medium: Is Innovation in Human Nature?

Atlas Obscura: The 1942 Ghost Blimp That Bewildered a California Town

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Royal Meteorological Society: Professor Raymond Hide CBE

Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt: a forgotten man of science

Darwin Online: Darwin’s Geological Work in the Galápagos Island

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Thomas Browne

AEON: Does life have a purpose?

Huffpost Tech: The Natural History Museum and Google Just Released 300,000 Digital Specimens Online

GOOGLE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM Berlin Natural History Museum’s Giraffatitan

GOOGLE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Berlin Natural History Museum’s Giraffatitan

Embryo Project: Fruit Fly Life Cycle

NICHE: International Timber Thieves of Northwestern Ontario

Science League of America: The Two Dixons

History of Geology: Of Love and Lava: A Geomythological Tale of Kilauea

CHEMISTRY:

Rose Stern was the first woman member of the Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain & Ireland h/t CHF

Rose Stern was the first woman member of the Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain & Ireland h/t CHF

 Yovisto: Christian Friedrich Schönbein and the Ozone

c&en: The Nazi origins of deadly nerve gases

Royal Society of Chemistry: Welcome to 175 Faces of Chemistry

Smithsonian.com: Here’s What It Was Like to Discover Laughing Gas

AHF: Gilbert N. Lewis

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Irish Examiner: Boole biographer receives award for maths dedication

INDIEGOGO: Raising Horizons: 200 years of Trowelblazing Women: Donate!

Recipes Project: Stone Soup: A New Project About Recipes and Communities

Science & Technology Studies: Volume 29 Issue 3 Table of Contents

Notches: Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories

The Recipes Project: Recipes in Manuscript Miscellanies

Early Modern France: Printing & Books in Early Modern Europe – a bibliography

Bowdoin: The Trial of Galileo: A First-Year History Seminar Re-enactment

JHIBLOG: Histories We Repeat

British Library: Win an out-of-hours curator-led tour of Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line Deadline 11 November 2016

‘L'Entente cordiale’, an anti-British propaganda poster produced in Germany for a French audience, 1915.

‘L’Entente cordiale’, an anti-British propaganda poster produced in Germany for a French audience, 1915.

Scroll.in: How knowledge travelled from East to West (and back again) in the early modern world

Unwritten Histories: Managing Historical Research: Secondary Sources

Nautilus: Euclid as Founding Father

ESOTERIC:

Atlas Obscura: Dial-a-Ghost on Thomas Edison’s Least Successful Invention: the Spirit Phone

Thomas Edison seated in his laboratory, c. 1904. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-USZ62-55339)

Thomas Edison seated in his laboratory, c. 1904. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-USZ62-55339)

BOOK REVIEWS:

NEW BOOKS:

MIT Press: Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing

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Historiens de la santé: Household Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England

The New York History Blog: New Book Traces History of NYC Traffic Signals

Historiens de la santé: La construction de la médecine arabe médiévale

OUP Blog: Accessible and inaccessible disciplines: why philosophy and science are similar but are treated differently

ART & EXHIBITIONS

The Spectator: Muslim magic – Islam has always dabbled in the occult

Iranian celestial globe (1362-63), brass inlaid with silver

Iranian celestial globe (1362-63), brass inlaid with silver

British Library: Maps of the 20th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

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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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

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

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

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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

EVENTS:

Royal Society: Revolutionary science in the age of the guillotine 8 November 2016

Bodleian Libraries: The World in a Book 28 October 2016

Bodleian Libraries: Illuminating spectacle on the operatic stage 2 November 2016

Royal Institution: 13 Journeys through space and time 3 November 2016 

Wolfensohn Hall IAS: Lecture: The Institute of Advanced Study: The First Hundred Years 9 November 2016

Wellcome Library: Lecture: Disfiguring disease in medical and popular perceptions: ‘aspectus’ and ‘spectaculum’ 25 October 2016

Manchester Science Festival: Live performance of Jean-Philippe Calvin’s new score to the fascinating 1928 film ‘The Building and Operation of Industrial Museums’ 28 October 2016

American Museum of Natural History: The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear 7 November 2016

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

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

 

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

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

History Collections: Next History Day 15 November 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

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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:

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TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Wired: Nikola Tesla and Wireless Charging

Youtube: Philosophie de la santé: la fonction soignante en partage – Cynthia Fleury

Vimeo: CHF: Death and Taxidermy

Youtube: Weekly Space Hangout: Dr Voula Saridakis of @histastro

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Invention of Radio

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

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: John Dalton

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BBC Radio 4: Start the Week: Discussion of Ed Yong’s I Contain Multitudes & Adam Rutherford’s A Brief History of Everyone Who Has Ever Lived with the authors

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

The Ordered Universe Project: Being Human Festival 2016 Medieval Time Reckoning and the Dating of Easter 18 November 2016 Heaven’s Above! – Interactive Exhibition 19 November 2016

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

University of Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum

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Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences: Conference: Leibniz and the Sciences 14–16 November 2016

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Conference: Diagrammatic: Beyond Inscription 2–3 December 2016

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin: Conference: Working on Things: On the Social, Political, and Economic History of Collected Objects 2121 November 2016

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

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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

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

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

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 2017

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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 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

CFP Early Modern World

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

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LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Pittsburgh: Fellowships: Center for Philosophy of Science

History and Political Science at Missouri University of Science & Technology: Invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship for Fall 2017 in Science and Technology Policy with an emphasis on Public Policy

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Department II: “Writing-Up” Predoctoral Scholarship

Linda Hall Library: Fellowships 2017/18

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Universität Göttingen: stellt in der Zentralen Kustodie zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt für 24 Monate eine/einen wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter mit dem Schwerpunkt „Ausstellen“

ICHC Conference 2017 Belo Horizonte: Travel Grants Deadline 30 October 2016

University of Kent: Lecturer in Early Modern European History (1450–1700) – historians of science welcome to apply!

Adler Planetarium: Zooniverse GLAM/Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow

Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation: Applications for these three Lemelson Center fellowship/grant programs are due December 1, 2016

Science Museum Group: Want to project manage moving a museum collection?

University of Durham: Lecturer in Philosophy (2 Posts)

 

 

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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

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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

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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