Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #38

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 #38

Monday 08 May 2017

EDITORIAL:

The wheel of time roles on and it is time once again for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine gathered up out of the nooks and crannies of the Internet over the last seven days.

Vanessa Heggie (@HPS_Vanessa) posted the following question on twitter recently:

“hey #twitterstorians did we ever decide at what point a history can be legit. called a ‘forgotten history’? b/c I am having some issues”

This provoked an exchange amongst several historians of science who basically all agreed with the implied message of Vanessa’s tweet. People have become all too fond of announcing #histSTM articles and books with one of the following: “the forgotten story”, “ the most important X you’ve never heard of”, “written out of history”… all of which suggest or imply that the person or group of people that the writer is promoting has been unfairly ignored by history and deserves to be better known.

All of these claims are basically true but the sentiment expressed is, in my opinion, based on a false premise. Almost all of the people who were in anyway involved in the histories of science, technology and medicine over the last four thousand years is basically unknown to everyone except for the small handful of experts who deal with their particular aspect of #histSTM. This is largely the result of two factors. On the one hand #histSTM has been dominated by the big man, big moment model of history, which means that popular accounts of the history of the disciplines consist mostly of the reciting of a fairly short list of the names of the lone geniuses who according to this model created science. Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein etc. etc.…

The second factor is one that historians of science, technology and medicine tend to ignore, the vast majority of people don’t really care much about a #histSTM that goes beyond that clichéd list of the great and glorious. They also don’t care about the histories of the arts, politics, or whatever that goes beyond similar lists in those areas. Show the people a good but largely mythological historical drama on TV about almost anything and they will lap it up but don’t expect them to show any great interest in the boring minutiae of real history.

Yes, the wide vista of #histSTM deserves to be better known than it is but this is not going to happen overnight. We just need to keep chipping away, spreading the gospel and expanding the public’s knowledge of the real #histSTM but be prepared for the life of Sisyphus.

“We can sell Science’s Forgotten Man. Is it Turing?”

“No”

“Tesla?”

“No”

“Wallace?”

“It’s Charles Blagden”

“Sod off, nobody knows who he is!” – James Sumner (@JamesBSumner)

Quotes of the week:

“The “dilemma” facing historians, scientists, social scientists isn’t discipline specific. It’s about expertise’s claims to objectivity” Audra J. Wolfe (@ColdWarScience)

“Getting mad at Žižek for saying stupid contrarian shit is like getting mad at the raccoons for tearing up the trash.”

“That’s what they do” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something” – Thomas Huxley

Jesus said unto his disciples, “No, I will not cure him. Don’t be stupid. That’s a pre-existing condition” – holly wood (@girlziplocked)

“Professor Flinders Petrie has expressed the view that the average man cannot receive much more knowledge than his immediate ancestors” ­– Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“When mathematicians graduate, do they get degrees or radians?” – Murray Bourne (@intmath)

From “Nursery Rhymes” in “The Pearl” (1779) h/t @WhoresofYore

Birthday of the Week:

 The Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace opened by Queen Victoria 1 May 1851

SciHi Blog: The Great Exhibition and the Crystal Palace

Euston Grove Press: Crystal Palace Guides, 1854

West Midlands History: The Great Exhibition of 1851

British Library: Victorian Britain: The Great Exhibition

Medium: Steven Lubar: Catalog as Book, File, and Database

The Hindenburg exploded 6 May 1937

The Hindenburg crashed on 6 May 1937. Photograph: Murray Becker/AP

Smithsonian.com: What Really Sparked the Hindenburg Disaster?

The Guardian: The Hindenburg disaster, 80 years on: a ‘perfect storm of circumstances’

Smithsonian.com: What Really Felled the Hindenburg

Henry DeWolf Smyth born 1 May 1898

Henry DeWolf Smyth
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Henry DeWolf Smyth

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henry DeWolf Smyth

Athanasius Kircher born 2 May 1601 or 1602

Athanasius Kircher
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Athanasius Kircher – A Man in Search of Universal Knowledge

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Athanasius Kircher

Antonio Vallisneri born 3 May 1661

Antonio Vallisnieri
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Antonio Vallisneri

Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt Rivers born 4 May 1900

Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt Rivers
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt Rivers

Andrew Meikle born 5 May 1719

Andrew Meikle, Portrait by A. Reddock, c.1790-1800
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Andrew Meikle and the Threshing Machine

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

NASA: Chandra X-Ray Observatory: SN 1006: X-Ray View of a Thousand-Year-Old Cosmic Tapestry

New Atlas: World’s first physics Textbook sells for $790,000

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

SciHi Blog: Heinrich Gustav Magnus and the Magnus Effect

Quanta Magazine: The Quantum Thermodynamics Revolution

ESA: Space in Images: Ariane 3 V13 Launch at Night, 1985

NIST: NIST and the Nobel

AHF: Bohr Letter to UN

The Catholic Astronomer: Johannes Kepler’s Harmonies of the World

Popular Science: Survivors of America’s first atomic bomb test want their place in history

APS: This Month in Physics History: May 5, 1933: The New York Times Covers Discovery of Cosmic Radio Waves

Atlas Obscura: The 17th-Century Moon Mission That Never Got Off the Ground

The frontispiece to John Wilkins’ A Discovery of a New World; or, A Discourse tending to Prove that ‘tis probable there may be another habitable World in the Moon. INTERNET ARCHIVE/PUBLIC DOMAIN

philly.com: Lessons on resilience from a Nobel physicist

ESA: Space Transportation

National Library of Scotland: Astronomicum Caesareum

Volvelle with map of the sky featuring the signs of the zodiac

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Hyperallergic: Watch the British Library Digitise One of the World’s Largest Books

British Library: Maps and views blog: Picturing Places launched!

SciHi Blog: How the Pope divided the New World among Spain and the Rest of the World

The Cantino planisphere of 1502 shows the line of the Treaty of Tordesillas.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Chinchilla News: Rare 17th-century map of Australia adjusts history

Atlas Obscura: Found: A Rare, 17th-Century Map of Australia

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed Geography & Maps: Imaginary Maps in Literature and Beyond: Map Monsters

Royal Museums Greenwich: John Franklin’s final North-West Passage expedition 1845

Royal Museums Greenwich: James Cook’s First Voyage

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek: The history of the Globe Museum

Source: Wikimedia Commons

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

SciHi Blog: Santiago Ramón y Cajal and the Neurons

Smithsonian.com: Fearing a Smallpox Epidemic, Civil War Troops Tried to Self-Vaccinate

Hektoen International: Dr. Monro, Mr. Turner, and his mother

Hektoen International: The Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune, a testament to the health benefits of religious charity and vineyards

Hektoen International: Cultural warfare: investigating childbirth practices in “Doctor Zhivago”

Mistaking History: Julia Pastrana, ‘bearded lady’

Mistaking History: Agnodice: down and dirty

Mistaking History: When Agnodice became a handbag…

Mistaking History: Stone Babies: The Lithopedion of Sens

Mistaking History: What is this thing called lovesickness

Mistaking History: Diana Callisto and Philip II

Mistaking History: Bed, Bread and Dead: The Dummies’ Guide to Herodotus

Mistaking History: Roman Medicine: Those Cabbages…

Mistaking History: Hippocrates – and watercress?

Mistaking History: Hairs of Hippocrates?

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Articles: Washburn’s Cognitivism and Boring in the AJP

Smithsonian.com: How Shaving Brushes Gave World War I Soldiers Anthrax

Early Modern Medicine: A Famous Fistula

El conde de Gondomar, by José María Galván y Candela

Nursing Clio: Helen Atwater: The First Lady of American Nutrition You’ve Never Heard Of

Hektoen International: Ludwik Fleck, physician in Lwow Ghetto

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: The Science behind Murder: The Sydney Smith Collection

Thomas Morris: An unwanted buzz cut

The Frederick News-Post: Irritable heart and the Civil War: One diagnosis became a domino effect

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: William Smellie, Man-midwife

Plate from Smellie’s Anatomical Tables.

The Guardian: A matter of life and death: William Boyd on the rise of the surgeon-memoir

Thomas Morris: A large portion of chin

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

1 May 1993: World Wide Web is made free to everyone by CERN

1 May 1993: World Wide Web is made free to everyone by CERN

IEEE Spectrum: The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence

laststandonzombieisland: The Winchester M1 Garand ‘SAW’

CHF: Distillations: The Electrical Wizard

AHF: Lawrence O’Rourke

Red Bull Music Academy Daily: The Music of Bell Labs

Atlas Obscura: The Zimmer Clock Tower and Museum

Smithsonian.com: Model Looms Are missing Link in Chin’s Textile History

IET Archives Blog: A brief history of the Society of Engineers

Atlas Obscura: Atomic Bomb Loading Pits

AHF: Little Boy and Fat Man

Red Bull Music Academy Daily: The Legend of the Rhythmicon, the World’s First Drum Machine

National Cryptologic Museum Foundation: 1943: GC & CS activated Heath Robinson Machine (predecessor to Colossus)

Medium: Were more troops sent to quash the Luddites than to fight Napoleon?

Conciatore: Pebbles from Pavia

laststandonzombieisland: Warship Wednesday, May 3, 2017: The battleship slaying avenger of the Pacific

SciHi Blog: Fritz von Opel and the Rocket Car

Wellcome Collection: Titans in the landscape

Atlas Obscura: One of the Earliest Industrial Spies Was a French Missionary Stationed in China

The 17th-century Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette, pictured preaching to and learning from Native Americans on the Mississippi river. WILHELM LAMPRECHT/PUBLIC DOMAIN

philly.com: Repair crews discover 200-year-old wooden water mains in Center City

SciHi Blog: You Press the Button and We Do the Rest – George Eastman revolutionized Photography

Smithsonian.com: The Man Who Invented the First Gas Mask

The Recipes Project: Transcending Seasonality: Preserving in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Recipes

History of Phonephreaking: Secrets of the Little Blue Box

Caroline’s Miscellany: Eiffel’s Edwardian laboratory at work

Drop test machine

IET: Archives Biographies: Sir William Fothergill Cooke 1806–1879

Tedium: Clone Wars

AHF: Japanese Balloon Bombs “Fu-Go”

endgadget: B@d P@assw0rd: The enduring myth of the hacker boy-band

electronics notes: Poulsen Arc Transmitter

IEEE Spectrum: This Giant X-Ray Generator Helped Set Safe Doses for Radiation

Photo: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society: More than Mensing? Revisiting the Question of Fake Scientific Instruments

Atlas Obscura: Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle Ruins

Atlas Obscura: Victorian ‘Coffin Torpedoes’ Blasted Would-Be Body Snatchers

AHF: 100-ton TNT Shot

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Ralph Gate’s Interview

Which London Railway Station for Which Region?

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

How paleontology works…. h/t @David_Bressan

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Forbes: How Domestication Altered the Horse Genome

Notches: Evidence for Trans Lives in Sumer

Paige Fossil History: Discovering DNA in Dirt, & 4 Other Amazing Things that Happened in Paleoanthropolgy Last Week!

NYAM: Crimson in memory

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Emma Darwin

Water-color of Emma Darwin (1840) by George Richmond (1809-1896)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: Scientists Didn’t Believe in Meteorites Until 1803

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew: Explore the correspondence: Joseph Hooker letters in the Kew Archive

SciHi Blog: The Native American studies of Horatio Hale

Unwritten Histories: An Ode: A History of Lilacs in Canada

The Guardian: New fossil mammal was the first ‘King’ of Scotland

Europe Now: The World’s First Meteorological Network (1654-1670) and Experimental Scientific Society (1657-1667), and the Invention of the Little Florentine Thermometer

FIGURE 5: DETAILS OF THE INSTRUMENTS USED WITHIN THE NETWORK. IDENTICAL PAIRS OF LITTLE FLORENTINE THERMOMETERS (LFTS) WERE USED FOR MEASUREMENTS. THE ORIGINAL LFTS USED TO RECORD THE EARLIEST TEMPERATURE OBSERVATIONS IN THE WORLD ARE STILL PRESERVED IN VERY GOOD CONDITIONS AT THE GALILEO MUSEUM IN FLORENCE, ITALY. (HTTP://WWW.MUSEOGALILEO.IT/EN/VISIT.HTML). PHOTO BY AUTHORS.

Technology Stories: From “Snow Eagle” to “Ban the Tan:” Aviation and Canadian Climate Identity

SciHi Blog: Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen and the Silk Road

Le Minh Khai’s SEAsian History Blog: “Rice from the Sky”…

Botanics Stories: Original Darwin specimen Tiquilia darwinii

The original Darwin specimen of Tiquilia darwinii collected in the Galapagos Islands

The Plant Press: Botany Digitises its 1,000,000th Herbarium Specimen

The Beauty Hub: The Origins of Quinoa – By Professor Alice Roberts

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: Darwin and teleology: Redefinition or historicizing?

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: Darwin’s Influence on Mendel: Evidence from a New Translation of Mendel’s Paper

Some Landscape: Chronology

CHEMISTRY:

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Vegetative and mechanical process in Newton’s Chymistry

CHF: Distillations: The Flavor of Smog

ACS: Edwin Land and Polaroid Photography

Land, shown here with an early instant photograph, first demonstrated Polaroid’s instant photography system to the public in 1947.
Bettman/CORBIS.

SciHi Blog: John William Draper – Chemist and Photo Pioneer

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The New Atlantis: The Scientist and the Poet

Gesnerus: Vol. 73 (2016) No 2: Towards a Contemporary Historiography of Amateurs in Science (18th–20th Century) Table of Contents

BSHS: Aryton Prize Winner: IEEE: REACHRaising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History

Arzanà : n° 18  Langages du corps Table of Contents

AEON: This granular life

The Recipes Project: Editing the Recipes Project – 5 Years On

Old Operating Theatre: Staff Profiles: Q&A with Gareth Miles

University of Glasgow Library: William Hunter’s Library: the Es

The Public Domain Review: Colour Wheels, Charts, and Tables Through History

BSHS: It’s Time to Rethink International Conferences

Social History of Medicine: Volume 30, Issue 2 May 2017: Table of Contents

History of the Human Sciences: On the unexamined presence of psychotherapeutics – an interview with Sarah Marks

IET: Research and document supply services

Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la médecine: Vol. 34, No. 1, Spring 2017: L’internationalisation de l’hygiène à l’école

Medievalists.net: Death of a Renaissance Record-Keeper: The Murder of Tomasso da Tortona in Ferrara, 1385

CUP: Happy Birthday – You Don’t Look a Day Over 400!

The Conversation: Behind closed doors: What the Piltdown Man hoax from 1912 can teach science today

EGU Blogs: There’s (volcanic) dust in the archives

RIDPHE_R Rev. Iberoam. Patrim. Histórico-Educativo: v. 2, n. 3 (2016): L´école et les maladies dans le monde (XIXe-XXe siècles) Table of Contents

APS: This Month in Physics History: May 7, 1959: C.P. Snow Gives His “Two Culture” Lecture

ESOTERIC:

Deutschlandfunk Kultur: Weltgeheimnis entschlüsselt: Christian-Heinrich Wunderlich im Gespräch mit Anke Schaefer

SciHi Blog: The Prophecies of Nostradamus

Res Obscura: Why Are There So Many 17th Century Paintings of Monkeys Getting Drunk?

One of several “monkeys in a tavern” paintings produced by the Dutch artist David Teniers (1610-1690).

The Public Domain Review: Woodcuts and Witches

BOOK REVIEWS:

brainpickings: Hannah Arendt on Science, the Value of Space Exploration, and How Our Cosmic Aspirations Illuminate the Human Condition

npr: ‘The Radium Girls’ Is Haunted by Glowing Ghost

BuzzFeed: The Forgotten Story of the Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands of Workers Lives

Not Even Past: Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chrorographical Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia

The Guardian: In the round: centuries of circular design – in pictures

TLS: Animal magnetism

New Books Network: Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds

Cultures of Knowledge: At the centre of a troubled world: Elizabeth of Bohemia

The Renaissance Mathematicus: One line to rule them all

SomeBeans: Where the Animals Go by James Chesire and Oliver Uberti

LA Times: An archaeologist looks at our lives in cities, over millenniums

New York Review of Books: Calculating Women

Why Evolution Is True: A new book on CRISPR, gene editing, and their ethical implications

Black Perspectives: Fugitive Science: A New Book on Scientific Racism in America

brainpickings: Atom, Archetype, and the Invention of Synchronicity: How Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung and Nobel-Winning Physicist Wolfgang Pauli Bridged Mind and Matter

NEW BOOKS:

Amazon: Hunting Monsters: Cryptozoology and the Reality Behind the Myths

University of Chicago Press: About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

NCSE: A Global Warming Primer

The MIT Press: The Chinese Typewriter: A History

The MIT Press: The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War

The University of Chicago Press: Make it Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America

Michigan State University Press: The Thirty-Year War: A History of Detroit’s Streetcars, 1892–1922

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Medium: How to improve Art

Science Museum: The Festival of Britain – a meeting of science and art

U.S.News: New Kensington Museum Preserves Computing Relics

The Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Raising Horizons: Portraits Highlighting Women in Archaeology and Geosciences Past and Present 20 May–4 June 2017

New Scientist: Joseph Hooker: The Travelling man who became Emperor of Botany

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

The Recipes Project: Artifacts at an Exhibition: The Art and Science of Healing at the University of Michigan

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Reframed: A Celebration of Diversity 19 May 2017

Het Scheep Vaart Museum: Blaeu’s Wereld In Kaart 14 April–31 December 2017

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

Royal Cornwall Museum: The Medicine Man – A Spotlight on Richard Lander March–September 2017

The Gibbes Museum of Art: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas 12 May–24 September 2017

Indianapolis Museum of Art: Audubon: Drawn to Nature 1 April–30 July 2017

The Guardian: Mat Collishaw restages 1839 photography show in virtual reality

Arizona State University: Rare ASU map collection reveals truths about history of American Southwest

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

Criminal Corpses: Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpses – Online Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017

Daguerreotype of J.D. Hooker by William Edward Kilburn, circa 1852

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

The British Museum: Where the Thunderbird lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America 23 February–27 August 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), was an English conchologist and algologist

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

Harvard Map Collection: Exhibition Analysis 1: Commemorative and Humanitarian Disasters

University of Southern Maine: Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? American views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

St John’s College: Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

Boston Public Library: Exhibition: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History 4 March–27 August 2017

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–25 June 2017

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: coming soon – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

ekathimerini.com: Antikythera Mechanism – Athens – 10 February–28 May 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Hollywood Reporter: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story: Film Review – Tribeca 2017

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

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

EVENTS:

Bletchley Park: The Bill Tutte Centenary Symposium 14 May 2017

Sea Trek: Cruise: In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni 13–24 January 2018 $$$

The Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Raising Horizons: Exhibition Launch 20 May 2017

Wellcome Collection: BSL tour of Electricity: The spark of life 20 May 2017

ICE: ICE Smeaton Lecture 2017 London 18 July 2017

University of Oxford: Oxford Talks: Oxford Seminar in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Wednesdays: 3, 10, 17 May & 14 June 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Public Lecture: Ingenious Failure: Artisanal Languages of Error – Sven Dupré 10 May 2017

Birkbeck, University of London: Artists and Artisans: Creative Work in Early Modern England 13 May 2017

Notches: Walking Tour: Gentrification and Queer Erasure in Roanoke, Virginia

NYAM: Walking Tour of Medical Heritage Sites: Uptown 13 May 2017

NYAM: Walking Tour of Medical Heritage Sites: Downtown 20 May 2017

Senate House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: Glasgow and Its Maps: How Cartography Has Reflected the Highs and Lows of the Second City of the Empire 18 May 2017

The National Museum of Computing: A triple bill for the Bill Tutte Centenary 11 May 2017

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

Royal Institution: Lecture: The Periodic Table: Its Story and Significance – Eric Scerri 20 July 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: J. Worth Estes Lecture: Spare Parts Hope, Drama and Dispute: Heart Transplantation and Total Artificial Heart Implant Cases in the 1960s 23 May 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departure: 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tour

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

pbs: The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

NIST: Katharine Blodgett Gebbie: A Tribute

archive.org: Star Wars: a Step Towards Peace or a March Toward Folly – Hans Bethe

Youtube: Canada Science and Technology Museum: Magnets

Vimeo: The Legend of Mendeleev’s Dream

Youtube: Hakai Magazine: Where do Dead Whales Live?

learninglab.si.edu: Sun, Corn and the Calendar

RADIO & PODCASTS:

soundcloud: ConSciCom: The Conversationalist – 01 – ‘Conversazione’

Deutschlandfunk Kultur: Weltgeheimnis entschlüsselt: Christian-Heinrich Wunderlich im Gespräch mit Anke Schaefer

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 109: John Dixon, The American Enlightenment & Cadwallader Colden

RNZ: James Gleick: ‘Time travel is what makes us human’

WGBH News: The Dark Side of Scientific Progress

soundcloud: History of Psychiatry Podcast Series: 13.1 Historians and Scientists

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Nantes: Journée d’études: Psychiatrie, big data, Médecine de la Personne 15 juin 2017

UQAM Local A-6290: Conférence de Frédéric Chauvaud: Crime et média. Le corps exhibé et morcelé. De la scène de crime au prétoire (1880-1940) 10 mai

Uppsala University: Conference: CfP: Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice 12–14 April 2017 Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Leeds: Centre for History and Philosophy of Science: Events in May 2017

Science Museum: Open Workshop – Programme: London 1600–1800: Communities of Natural Knowledge and Artificial Practice 16–17 June 2017

Edinburgh: CfP: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

Tsinghua University: Symposium: Frontier in the Philosophy of Specific Sciences 19–20 August 2017

Johns Hopkins University: CfP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh: CfP: International Symposium: Building the Scottish Diaspora 17–18 November 2017 Deadline 24 July 2017

University of Sevilla: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical questions 18–20 September 2017

The Warburg Institute: Conference: Creation and Artifice in Medieval Theories of Causality 1–2 June 2017

Harvard University: CfP: Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment 29–30 September 2017 Deadline 15 June 2017

Angoulême: Appel à communications: Corps handicapés, corps mutilés dans la bande dessinée 29-30 novembre et 1er décembre 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Histories of Anthropology: Transforming Knowledge and Power (1870–1970)

Science Museum: Dana Research Centre: Metropolitan Science: Opening Workshop 16–17 June 2017

University of Groningen: Histories of Healthy Aging 21–23 June 2017

Institute of Historical Research: School of Advance Study University of London: Workshop: What is Microhistory Now? 2 June 2017

Remedia: CfP: Themed Series: Managing Women’s Health

Fondation Singer-Polignac, Paris: Appel à communications: L’Oeil du XIXe siècle 26-29 mars 2018

University of Leeds: Symposium: Medicine and the Senses 1 June 2017

University of Edinburgh: CfP: Conference: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

University of Montréal: Conference: Early Modern ‘Transformissions’ Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c.1470–1660)

Libori Summer School 2017: Émilie du Châtelet on Matter, Bodies, Forces, and Motion Part II 23–28 July 2017 Deadline 15 July 2017

University of Westminster, London: CfP: Different Bodies: (Self-)Representation, Disability and the Media 23 June 2017 Deadline 28 April 2017

Open University of the Netherlands: CfP: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future 23–26 January 2018 Deadline 1 July 2017

TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam: CfP: EAHN: The Tools of the Architect 22–24 November 2017 Deadline 15 May 2017

RDS Dublin: CfP: Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine Network of Ireland 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 26 May 2017

The Society for the History of Natural History: William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize Deadline 30 June 2017

Hakluyt Society Blog: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

TORCH: Call for Humanities Researchers to Celebrate Elias Ashmole’s 400th Anniversary on 19 May 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Rutgers University: CfP: Workshop: Method and Analysis of Syriac texts

NICHE: CfP: Special Issue of Canadensis on Environment and Technology Deadline 1 June 2017

University of Oxford: The Bountiful Sea Conference: Fish processing and consumption in Mediterranean antiquity 6–8 September 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

St Anne’s College, Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Trinity Term 2017

Insitute of Historical Research: School of Advanced Study, University of London: Food History

L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences sociales, Paris: Soutenance de thèse d’Athanasios Barlagiannis: Hygiène publique et construction de l’Etat grec, 1833-1845. La police sanitaire et l’ordre public de la santé 5 mai 2017

University of Uppsala: CfP: Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice 12-14 April 2018 Deadline 15 May 2017

Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire: Special Issue: Call for Proposals: The Material Realities of Energy History Deadline 2 June 2017

Science Museum London: CfP: The Evolution of the Museum: 13–14 July 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

University of Sevilla, Institute of Mathematics: CfP: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical question 18-20 Sept. 2017

Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam: Symposium: Madness in Civilization. Current research into the history of psychiatry in the Low Countries 2 June 2017

University of Sheffield: The 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017

Kings’s College London: Conference: CfP: The Forgotten Other: Disability Studies and The Classical Body 18–19 June 2017

Colloque National Annuel des Espaces de Réflexion Ethique Régionaux Journée scientifique: Appel à communication: La Transgression en santé Date limite d’envoi des propositions : dimanche 16 juillet 2017

University of London: Institute of Historical Research: CfP: The Hakluyt Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

University of Amsterdam: Maria Sibylla Merian Conference 7-9 June 2017

Durham University: CfP: Toxic Legacies, Global Pollutants 29–30 June 2017

Royal Institution: New and Old Themes in the History of Chemistry 20 May 2017

Society for the History of Technology: Prizes

University of Crete: CfP: Ancient Greek and Indian Medicine: Achievements and Interactions 6 June 2017 Deadline 17 April 2017

Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde: CfP: Understanding the Intersection of Alcoholism, Stigma, and Disability: Past and Present 1–2 March 2018 Deadline 3 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

University of Kent: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

The Recipes Project: What is a Recipe?: A Recipes Project Virtual Conversation 2 June–5 July 2017

APS: 2017 History of Physics Essay Contest Deadline 1 September 2017

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew: Joseph Dalton Hooker Bicentenary Meeting: The Making of Modern Botany 30 June 2017

SHMCNG, Archives départementales Nîmes: Appel à communications: Hygiène et santé en Bas-Languedoc oriental du XVIIIe siècle aux lendemains du premier conflit mondial la fin septembre 2017

Madison Wisconsin: Conference: CfP: Book History and Digital Humanities 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 15 April 2017

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

Royal Air Force Museum: Conference: Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty 29 September 2017

Manchester Medieval Society: New Seminar Series: Connecting ‘Medieval’ Worlds

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: Conference: Scientists and “Third World Countries” in the 1960s to 1980s 23–24 November 2017

Libori Summer School: Émilie Du Châtelet: Matter, Bodies, Forces, Motion 23–28 July 2017

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

Hamburg Museum of Medical History: CfP: XVI.th Conference of the German-Polish Society for the History of Medicine (DPGGM): Historical Aspects of Preventive Healthcare in Germany and Poland 12–14 July 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Warburg Institute: Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture 22–25 May 2017

Université de Genève: Appel à communication: Produire du nouveau ? Arts – Techniques – Sciences en Europe (1400-1900) 23–25 novembre 2017 avant le 15 mars 2017

Academia: Call for Articles: Wilkie Collins Journal Special Issue, ‘The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and Contemporaries’

Christ’s College, Cambridge: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400–1750

Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée: Appel à contribution: Corps au travail. Performance, discipline et fatigue à l’épreuve du métier (XVIIe-XXe siècle) 30 juin-1er juillet 2017 avant le 10 avril 2017

University of Bern: Conference: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity 13–15 September 2017

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: SHAC Award Scheme open for applications Deadline 31 May 2017

University of Colorado in Boulder: CfP: 33rd Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science 13–15 October 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Journée d’étude pluridisciplinaire: Appel à communications: Corps et dépendances Date limite : 30 avril 2017

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

Durban, KZN, South Africa: CfP: Philosophy of Technology Symposium 22–23 July 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh: CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress 13–16 September 2017 Deadline 31 May 2017

Sheraton City Centre, Toronto: CfP: History of Science Society (HSS) 2017 Conference 19–121 November 2017 Deadline 3 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Call for Submissions, Glenn Sonnedecker Prize

University of Notre Dame: Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop – ND XIII 5–9 July 2017

Red EsCTS: First joint meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS network: Lost In Translation? People, Technologies, Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: CfP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future 21–22 July 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

St Anne’s College, Oxford: CfP: International Research Symposium: Alcohol, Psychiatry and Society 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

New College, Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Conference: Borders and Technology 7–10 September 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Workshops on Early Modern Bodies and Cultures of Imperialism November 2017 Deadline 30 March 2017

New College, University of Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Leibniz University Hannover: CfP: PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – Workshop with Philip Kitcher 14 June 2017 Deadline 12 March 2017

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile: Conference: KNOWLEDGE/CULTURE/ECOLOGIES – KCE2017 15–18 November 2017

NICHE: New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey: IHPST Biennial Conference 4–7 July 2017

Liverpool Medical Institution: CfP: The Governance of Health Conference 2017: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Medical, Managerial and Economic Influence on Health Policy-Making 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 24 February 2017

University of Glasgow: CfP: First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse 14–16 June 2017 Deadline 28 February 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation: Summer School on “Science and Religion” Crete 5–10 June 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Society for Renaissance Studies: London Rare Books School 26 June–14 July 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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University of Glasgow: Conference: CfP: Medical Machines in Antiquity 19–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017 

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf: Vortrags- und Sektionsanmeldungen für die erste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft in Münster vom 22.-24. September 2017: Wissenschafts-, Medizin- und Technikreflexion auf dem Prüfstand: Historische und aktuelle Herausforderungen

IUHMSP, Lausanne: Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé, et des sciences du vivant: Semestre de printemps 2017

University of Münster, Germany: CfP: Contemplating Science, Medicine, and Technology: Past and Present Challenges 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Collation: Announcing a New Folger Fellowship in Honor of Margaret Hannay

Domus Comeliana, Pisa: International Conference: CfP: Humours, mixtures, & Corpuscles: A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library: Teacher Workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England 9–14 July 2017 National Participants 23–28 July 2017 Commuting Participants Applications Deadline 1 March 2017

University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

Bucharest, Romania: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August–2 September 2017 New Deadline 31 January 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

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

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

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

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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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation 18–20 May 2017

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

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

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Wellcome: Small Grants in Humanities and Social Science

Lady Science: Join the Lady Science Team: Managing Editor, Lady Science also Contributing Editors

Wesleyan University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program

Geological Society of America: GSA Science Communication Fellowship Deadline 15 May 2017

Birkbeck, University of London: Lecturer B in History of Science and Medicine Deadline 1 June 2017

Stevens Institute of Technology: Adjunct Instructor – History – HHS 130 – History of Science & Technology

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #37

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 #37

Monday 01 May 2017

EDITORIAL:

It is May Day the International Day of Labour and our labour is to bring you the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we have laboured to discover in the Internet, for your delectation, over the last seven days.

Robert M Pirsig the author of the quite extraordinary, intellectual bestseller, quasi-autobiographical novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance died on 24 April at the age of 88. The book is a multi-layered odyssey. It documents a motorcycle journey across part of the USA, the narrator’s journey into and back out of serious mental illness and also the narrator’s intellectual journey in his attempt to find a middle ground between the rational and the romantic approaches to life. It is a big, brawling, intellectual challenge to the reader that sucks you in and leaves you pondering a thousand different things, both during reading and after you have read the final page.

It is in the strict sense not a book about #histSTM, but it is a book that had a major influence on my becoming a historian of science and as I discovered when Robert Pirsig’s death was announced on quite a lot of my #histSTM colleagues. This being the case I have decided to dedicate this edition of Whewell’s Gazette his memory.

Robert M Pirsig
6 September 1928 – 24 April 2017

 

The New York Times: Robert M. Pirsig, Author of ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ Dies at 88

npr: ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies at 88

continent: Maintenance as Romance: Recuperating Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Open Culture: Robert Pirsig Reveals the Personal Journey That Led Him to write His Counterculture Classic, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)

TLS: On the road with Aristotle

Robert Pirsig on the academic pursuit of gumptionology (from “Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance”) – h/t @michael_nielson

Quotes of the week:

 “Good philosophers draw on science to answer their questions.

Good scientists draw on philosophy to question their answers” – Jack Chew (@Chews_Health)

 

 

“Try not to become a (person) of success, but rather try to become a (person) of value” – Albert Einstein

“Coal tar is the junk pile of the chemical manufacturer” c. 1917 – John F. Queeny Founder, Monsanto Company

“I seldom consult physicians about the changes in my health,for these men take advantage of you when they have you at their mercy” – Montaigne h/t @hekint

“Your password must contain upper-case letters, a T.S. Eliot allusion, and a Fibonacci sequence. No special characters” – Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan)

Man from Wakefield on Brexit: “They voted for a Unicorn, but what they are actually going to get is a donkey with a carrot on its head” h/t @MikeABeevers

“A hard BrexShit is inevitable if the General Election is won by the Constipative Party” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

“A DENTILOQUIST is someone who speaks through gritted teeth” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

Sooooo… not someone who throws their voice to speak through a puppet of @susie_dent? – Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner)

“Ha! No no, that would be a sousaphomne…” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

“There is perhaps no greater evidence of the existence of a patriarchy than the wilful collective amnesia of women’s contributions to science” – Peter Campbell (@petercampbell)

“London is dirty, the English are rude, and Oxford scholars are rudely ignorant – Shorter The Ash Wednesday Supper” – Zachary Fisher (@senseshaper)

“England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality” – A timeless Orwell observation – h/t @_paullay

“It’s a scientifically proven fact that women think about Kant’s​ “Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals” every seven seconds” – Existential Comics (@existentialcoms)

Q.: How many British people does it take to change a lightbulb?

A.: Under strong and stable government British people won’t need lightbulbs – Alexander Clarkson (@APHClarkson)

Why you should not use pie charts – Max Roser (@MaxCRoser)

Birthday of the Week:

The Royal Opening of the National Maritime Museum, 1937. King George VI speaking in Neptune Hall @NMMGrenwich 27 April 1937

 30 April 1897: Physicist Joseph John Thomson announced the discovery of the electron during a lecture at the Royal Institution

On this day inn Chemistry: April 30th: Sir Joseph J. Thomson announced the discovery of the electron on this day in 1897

cambridgephysics.org: The Electron, Thomson, 1877

nobelprize.org: Documentary about J.J. Thomson (7 minutes)

CHF: Joseph John “J.J.” Thomson

Hertha Ayrton born 29 April 1854

Helena Arsène Darmesteter Portrait of Hertha Ayrton
(c) Girton College, University of Cambridge; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

IET: Archives Biographies: Hertha Ayrton

Claude Shannon born 30 April 1916

Claude Shannon
Photo by Konrad Jacobs
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Boole, Shannon and the Electronic Computer

brainpickings: How the Bit Was Born: Claude Shannon and the Invention of Information

Guglielmo Marconi born 25 April 1874

Marconi demonstrating apparatus he used in his first long distance radio transmissions in the 1890s. The transmitter is at right, the receiver with paper tape recorder at left.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SCiHi Blog: Guglielmo Marconi and his Magic Machine

E&T: Marconi’s life and times laid bare in landmark biography

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

Leopold von Buch born 25 April 1774

Christian Leopold von Buch, by Carl Joseph Begas (1850)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Leopold von Buch

Harold Urey born 29 April 1893

Harold Clayton Urey
Nobel Foundation
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Harold Urey

CHF: Distillations: Harold C-. Urey: Science, Religion, and Cold War Chemistry

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

The birth of the Universe «God creating the sun and moon» Bible historiale, c. 1420, Add. 18856, f. 5v

 SciHi Blog: The Case of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings: Lise Meitner – Fame without a Nobel Prize

SciHI Blog: Siméon Denis Poisson’s Contributions to Mathematics

NASA: Space Shuttle Overview: Endeavour (OV-105)

Scientific American: How 2 Pro-Nazi Nobelists Attacked Einstein’s “Jewish Science”

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Arno Penzias

Penzias and Wilson stand at the 15 meter Holmdel Horn Antenna that brought their most notable discovery.
NASA
Source: Wikimedia Commons

NASA: Cassini The Grand Finale

The H-Word: Cassini: the 17th-century astronomer who shrank France

Making Science Public: Cassini: Space probes, history and women

Quora: How much more computing power does an iPhone 6 have than Apollo 11? What is another modern object I can relate the same computing power to?

The Catholic Astronomer: Strange Tales of Galileo and Proving: Splitting the Stars

Muslim Heritage: Precious Records of Eclipses in Muslim Astronomy and History

IAS: Emmy Noether’s Paradise

Left: Mathematician Emmy Noether, who had been forced to flee Göttingen, began giving weekly lectures at IAS as a Visitor in the School of Mathematics. Right: Letter from Oswald Veblen to Abraham Flexner, dated February 28, 1935, regarding a $1,500 grant for Noether
Left: American Institute for Physics; Right: Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center, Institute for Advanced Study

NASA: John O. Creighton

AHF: Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker

 

ESA: Herschel Closes it’s Eyes on the Universe

AHF: Hydrogen Bomb – 1950

OSTA: The Life of Marietta Blau – Austrian Physicist and Pioneer of Particle Physics

Marietta Blau
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHI Blog: Wolfgang Pauli and the Pauli Principle

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Sotheby’s: Blaeu, Joan: ARCHIPELAGUS ORIENTALIS SIVE ASIATICUS. AMSTERDAM: JOAN BLAEU, [1659]

British Library: Picturing Places Website

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Edward Whymper

Smithsonian.com: The Tragic Story of the First Ascent of the Matterhorn

Maps of Early Modern London: The Agas Map

Dr Caitlin R. Green: Some interesting early maps of Lincolnshire

Harvard University Library Open Collections Program: Expeditions & Discoveries: Sponsored Exploration and Scientific Discovery in the Modern Age

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

From the Lancet, 1863 – anaesthesia not as novel as most had presumed h/t @thomasngmorris

SchHi Blog: Sigmund Freud’s Structural Model of the Human Psyche

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Military Medical Illustration: A Civil War Invention?

“Re-amputation at hip joint,” watercolor by Peter Baumgras. Subject is Private Eben Smith, Co. A, 11th Maine Volunteers, wounded 16 August 1864 at Deep Bottom, VA.

Mistaking History: Pregnancy between East and West

Mistaking History: Women have ways? Seeds, wombs and ‘legitimate rape’

Mistaking History: What women know about sex (and eggs)

Mistaking History: One-sex and two-sex bodies?

Le Monde: Les tampons hygiéniques sont-ils dangereux pour la santé?

Hekteon International: Joseph Lister and the story of antiseptic surgery

Joseph Lister

The Conversation: Discovered in WWI, bacterial viruses may be our allies in a post-antibiotic age

Thomas Morris: Death by barley

Remedia: Selling Bed Nets and Malaria Control as Good Investments in the Late Twentieth Century

The New York Times: William Hammond and the End of the Medical Middle

History Today: Thou Simple Tube

John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog: Visual Medical Collections

Advances in the History of Psychology: Publish & Perish: Psychology’s Most Prolific Authors Are Not Always the Ones We Remember

Medievalists.net: Getting High in the Middle Ages: Hashish in Medieval Egypt

British Library: Untold lives blog: William Close – “one deserving of remembrance”

Thomas Morris: The eye fungus

NYAM: Preservation Week: Health Pamphlet Rehousing Project Moves Forward with Support from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Torontoist: Historicist: Uncomfortably Numb

Devices for administering chloroform. Arthur Ernest Sansom, Chloroform: Its Action and Administration (John Churchill and Sons, 1865: London).

Hektoen International: Muslim women healers of the medieval and early modern Ottoman Empire

Past Medical History: The Mysterious Sweating Sickness

Thomas Morris: Pitched upon a pitchfork

New Scientist: Did Goya get an autoimmune disease before his art went scary?

Science: In surprise, tooth decay afflicts hunter-gatherers

CHF: Distillations: Biting Back: The story of Louis Pasteur and the development of the rabies vaccine

Georgian Gentleman: A trip to the dentist, 18th Century style, and a craze for transplanting “live” teeth

‘The Dentist, or teeth drawn with a touch’ by Robert Sayer from 1790-2

Thomas Morris: The egested intestine

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Meet the Hospital Steward

Atlas Obscura: Central State Hospital

Civil Discourse: Mental Stress in the Union Army

Hektoen International: Jeremiah Kenoyer’s cancer cure

BioEdge: Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics? From a textbook

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Conciatore: Cross Polination

SciHI Blog: Anthony Trollope and the Red Postal Box

Executed Today: 1792: Nicolas Pelletier, Madame Guillotine’s first kiss

Fact Mag: The 124 most important synths in electronic music history – and the musicians who use them

SciHi Blog: Laurens Hammond and the Hammond Organ

Hammond Organ model L-112
Image: Jake

The National Royal Navy Museum: ENIGMA

EDN: Inventor Samuel Morse is born, April 27 1791

Dawlish Chronicles: Napoleon’s St. Helena Submarine

Science Museum: The Remarkable Mary Rosse

Mary, Countess Rosse (1813-1885). Credit: Birr Trustee Company

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Science: A famous ‘ancestor’ may be ousted from the human family

HuffPost: The Blog: In Pursuit of Truth: Darwin Day and Alfred Russel Wallace

The Public Domain Review: The Strange Adventures of a Pebble (1921)

New Scientist: Homo naledi is only 250,000 years old – here’s why that matters

New Scientist: The heretical passion of the man who first described Parkinson’s

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: Blooming lovely

Entries for chamomile and ‘hart clover’, from an illustrated Old English Herbal, England (? Christ Church Canterbury or Winchester), early 11th century, Cotton MS Vitellius C III, f. 29v

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Scientific America: Ancient Bones Spark Fresh Debate over First Humans in the Americas

The New York Times: Humans Lived in North America 130,000 Years Ago, Study Claims

A side view of groove produced by percussion on a mastodon leg bone. Credit Tom Deméré/San Diego Natural History Museum

The Atlantic: A New Study Says Humans Were in America 130,000 Years Ago

Nature: Controversial study claims humans reached Americas 100.000 years earlier than thought

Hakai: From Vilified to Vindicated: the Story of Jacques Cinq-Mars

Colonizing Animals: Undead Capitol

SciHi Blog: Charles Francis Richter and the Richter Scale

19C-20C American Seed Catalogs: 1889 Philadelphia Seed Catalog – from lumber company to seed store

 

White Noise: Leaden or Golden? A Short, Fraught History of Urban Silence

Science: Neandertal and Denisovan DNA from Pleistocene sediments

The New York Times: Ancient Horse DNA Shows Scythian Warriors Were Adept Domesticators

Smithsonian.com: Hike in the Footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt

A Short History of Climate Change: The man from the Elephant who helped switch on the world

Forbes: Millennia Old Myths Preserve The Memory of Ancient Volcanic Disasters

Hyperallergic: The Early-20th-Century Photographer Who Magnified the Alien Beauty of Plants

Karl Blossfeldt, Acanthus mollis, bear’s breeches, flowering stem with bracts, flowers removed (courtesy D.A.P.)

CHEMISTRY:

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Nib: Burden of Proof: Four Cartoonists on Communicating Science in the Current Political Climate

In All Quarters of the Earth: Visit Seven – Burning Ink and 77 Sheep at the CCCC and the Whipple

Smithsonian.com: People Have Been Using Big Data Since the 1600s

The inside cover of John Graunt’s groundbreaking book on life and death in London in the 17th century. (Wikimedia Commons)

AHF: Scientific Refugees and the Manhattan Project

NICHE: An Evolving Conversation: Environmental History and Current Events

Bloomberg View: How Science Sorts Fact From Alternative Fact

Slate: Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things

AEON: Science has outgrown the human mind and its limited capacities

The National Archives: Science and Technology Archives Group

IET: Archives Blog

Institute of Mechanical Engineers: IMechE Virtual Archive

Centre for Scientific Archives

Health Archives and Records Group

Literacy of the Present: Phatic Sci-Com

OUP Blog: Women in the History of Philosophy

History of the Human Sciences: Volume 30, Issue 2, April 2017: Psychotherapy in Historical Perspective: Table of Contents

Old Operating Theatre: Staff Profiles: Q&A with Juliana Wakefield

Juliana Wakefield

The New Atlantis: Why the Arabic World Turned Away from Science

AHF: Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences

Science Museum Group Journal: 07 Spring 2017: Sound and Vision: Table of Contents

dwc: Dutch Instrument Makers

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The problem with superlatives

Union of Concerned Scientists: A Peer Review of the March for Science

The #EnvHist Weekly

http://paper.li/wilkohardenberg/1303388212#/

ESOTERIC:

World Digital Library: Divinations by Astrological and Meteorological Phenomena, Issued by Imperial Order

 BOOK REVIEWS:

History News Network: WOW; Auschwitz Had a Pharmacist

The Guardian: Wellcome science book prize goes to story of a heart transplant

History of the Human Sciences: Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment

New Books Network: Tania Munz The Dancing Bees

The New York Review of Books: Secret Knowledge – or a Hoax?

The Map Room: Maps and Empire

Bristol 24/7: Putting Bristol on the map

Constantly Explore: Collecting Evolution by Matthew J. James

Marginalia: God on the Brain: Cognitive Science and Natural Theology

New Books Network: J. C. McKeown A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities

NEW BOOKS:

Manchester University Press: History through material culture

University of Nebraska Lincoln: Six Septembers: Mathematics for the Humanist (free ebook)

Historiens de la santé: A history of case studies: Sexology, psychoanalysis, literature

 

Historiens de la santé: Syphilis in Victorian Literature and Culture: Medicine, Knowledge and the Spectacle of Victorian Invisibility

BSHS: Free e-book by Anita McConnell from the Whipple Museum

Glass-makers working with blow-pipes and furnace. Antonio Neri, Art de la verrerie, Paris, 1752. Image © the Whipple Museum

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS:

Nursing by motorbike 1931 Great image from @theRCN public health nursing exhibition Launch event @RCNScot 3 May @RCNLibraries

 Sanofi Pasteur: The Legacy Project

The Recipes Project: Artifacts at an Exhibition: The Art and Science of Healing at the University of Michigan

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Reframed: A Celebration of Diversity 19 May 2017

Hektoen International: Art and Medicine

Fildes’s The Doctor

Het Scheep Vaart Museum: Blaeu’s Wereld In Kaart 14 April–31 December 2017

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

Royal Cornwall Museum: The Medicine Man – A Spotlight on Richard Lander March–September 2017

The Gibbes Museum of Art: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas 12 May–24 September 2017

Indianapolis Museum of Art: Audubon: Drawn to Nature 1 April–30 July 2017

The Guardian: Mat Collishaw restages 1839 photography show in virtual reality

hist63.herokuapp.com: There’s An App For That: Student exhibition of historic scientific instruments

Arizona State University: Rare ASU map collection reveals truths about history of American Southwest

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

Criminal Corpses: Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpses – Online Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017

Daguerreotype of J.D. Hooker by William Edward Kilburn, circa 1852

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

The British Museum: Where the Thunderbird lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America 23 February–27 August 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), was an English conchologist and algologist

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

Harvard Map Collection: Exhibition Analysis 1: Commemorative and Humanitarian Disasters

University of Southern Maine: Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? American views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

St John’s College: Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

Boston Public Library: Exhibition: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History 4 March–27 August 2017

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

Hyperallergic: Artistic Expressions of Math Over Seven Centuries Through 8 May 2017

Peter Flötner, “Perspectival Drawing with Three Cubes” (1528), pen and black ink, brush and grey wash (courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jean A. Bonna Gift)

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–25 June 2017

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: coming soon – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

NYBG/125: What in the World is a Herbarium

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

ekathimerini.com: Antikythera Mechanism – Athens – 10 February–28 May 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

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

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

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Gallica Rose

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Film Journal: Film Review: Amazon Adventures

vivaverve.com: Letters from Baghdad

Hyperallegic: The Complicated Legacy of Gertrude Bell, the Englishwoman Who Helped Colonize the Middle East

The Guardian: Letters from Baghdad review – Gertrude Bell gets the documentary she deserves

Smithsonian.com: How Filmmakers Distill Science for the Big Screen

Finding Ada: Hidden Figures screenwriter Allison Schroeder talks to Helen Keen

Wellcome Collection: Bill Morrison: Domesticating electricity

The Verge: Watch the first trailer for HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

OUDaily: OU to host world premiere of play about Galileo’s trial

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

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

EVENTS:

University of Oxford: Oxford Talks: Oxford Seminar in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Wednesdays: 3, 10, 17 May & 14 June 2017

California Academy of Sciences: Lecture: Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity 9 May 2017

King’s Manor, York: Panel: Representing War Trauma in the Nineteenth Century 5 May 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Public Lecture: Ingenious Failure: Artisanal Languages of Error – Sven Dupré 10 May 2017

Birkbeck, University of London: Artists and Artisans: Creative Work in Early Modern England 13 May 2017

Notches: Walking Tour: Gentrification and Queer Erasure in Roanoke, Virginia

NYAM: Walking Tour of Medical Heritage Sites: Uptown 13 May 2017

NYAM: Walking Tour of Medical Heritage Sites: Downtown 20 May 2017

Senate House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: Glasgow and Its Maps: How Cartography Has Reflected the Highs and Lows of the Second City of the Empire 18 May 2017

CHF: First Friday: Alchemical Storytime 5 May 2017

Royal Geographical Society: Icons of exploration 9 May 2017

Monmouthshire Meadows: Biodiversity Day to raise funds for the Alfred Russel Wallace Memorial at Llanllywel (Usk) 7 May 2017

The National Museum of Computing: A triple bill for the Bill Tutte Centenary 11 May 2017

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

The Houses of Parliament: Talk: Conserving the Great Clock of Westminster: Big Ben 5 May 2017

Royal Institution: Lecture: The Periodic Table: Its Story and Significance – Eric Scerri 20 July 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: J. Worth Estes Lecture: Spare Parts Hope, Drama and Dispute: Heart Transplantation and Total Artificial Heart Implant Cases in the 1960s 23 May 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departure: 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

The Guardian: Genius review – Geoffrey Rush impresses as an unexpectedly racy Albert Einstein

Reuters: ‘Genius’ TV series shows drama of Albert Einstein’s life

 

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

AEON: Animated life: Pangea, Wegener and the continental drift

Youtube: Royal Society: Pearl of Wisdom – Objectivity #34

Youtube: Royal Society: Return to Scrapbook 131 – Objectivity #109

Youtube: How Do We Know Languages Are Related?

Youtube: British Science Association: Constructing the mad scientist: tackling stereotypes in science – Alice Roberts

Computer History Museum: Command Lines: Software, Power, and Performance 18–19 March 2017

The Public Domain Review: The Over-Incubated Baby (1901)

Youtube: Netflix: The Crown~ Switchboard Operator: How Telephone Calls Were Connected in the Mid-20th Century

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Broadcasting House: The difference between Lorenz and Enigma signals demonstrated by @bbcpaddy on Radio 4 (37 mins in)

BBC Radio 4: In Their Element

BBC Music: William Herschel Tracks

Colorado Public Radio: A Hideous Past As Prologue? How The Nuremberg Trials Helped Shape Modern Medical Ethics

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Rutherford

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Poincaré Conjecture

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Angoulême: Appel à communications: Corps handicapés, corps mutilés dans la bande dessinée 29-30 novembre et 1er décembre 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Histories of Anthropology: Transforming Knowledge and Power (1870–1970)

Science Museum: Dana Research Centre: Metropolitan Science: Opening Workshop 16–17 June 2017

University of Groningen: Histories of Healthy Aging 21–23 June 2017

Institute of Historical Research: School of Advance Study University of London: Workshop: What is Microhistory Now? 2 June 2017

Remedia: CfP: Themed Series: Managing Women’s Health

Fondation Singer-Polignac, Paris: Appel à communications: L’Oeil du XIXe siècle 26-29 mars 2018

University of Leeds: Symposium: Medicine and the Senses 1 June 2017

University of Edinburgh: CfP: Conference: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558–1702 30 September 2017 Deadline 30 June 2017

University of Montréal: Conference: Early Modern ‘Transformissions’ Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c.1470–1660)

Libori Summer School 2017: Émilie du Châtelet on Matter, Bodies, Forces, and Motion Part II 23–28 July 2017 Deadline 15 July 2017

University of Westminster, London: CfP: Different Bodies: (Self-)Representation, Disability and the Media 23 June 2017 Deadline 28 April 2017

Open University of the Netherlands: CfP: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future 23–26 January 2018 Deadline 1 July 2017

TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam: CfP: EAHN: The Tools of the Architect 22–24 November 2017 Deadline 15 May 2017

RDS Dublin: CfP: Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine Network of Ireland 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 26 May 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: Colloque: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 mai 2017

The Society for the History of Natural History: William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize Deadline 30 June 2017

Hakluyt Society Blog: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

TORCH: Call for Humanities Researchers to Celebrate Elias Ashmole’s 400th Anniversary on 19 May 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Rutgers University: CfP: Workshop: Method and Analysis of Syriac texts

NICHE: CfP: Special Issue of Canadensis on Environment and Technology Deadline 1 June 2017

University of Oxford: The Bountiful Sea Conference: Fish processing and consumption in Mediterranean antiquity 6–8 September 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

St Anne’s College, Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Trinity Term 2017

Insitute of Historical Research: School of Advanced Study, University of London: Food History

 

L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences sociales, Paris: Soutenance de thèse d’Athanasios Barlagiannis: Hygiène publique et construction de l’Etat grec, 1833-1845. La police sanitaire et l’ordre public de la santé 5 mai 2017

University of Uppsala: CfP: Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice 12-14 April 2018 Deadline 15 May 2017

Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire: Special Issue: Call for Proposals: The Material Realities of Energy History Deadline 2 June 2017

Science Museum London: CfP: The Evolution of the Museum: 13–14 July 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

University of Sevilla, Institute of Mathematics: CfP: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical question 18-20 Sept. 2017

Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam: Symposium: Madness in Civilization. Current research into the history of psychiatry in the Low Countries 2 June 2017

University of Sheffield: The 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017

Kings’s College London: Conference: CfP: The Forgotten Other: Disability Studies and The Classical Body 18–19 June 2017

Colloque National Annuel des Espaces de Réflexion Ethique Régionaux Journée scientifique: Appel à communication: La Transgression en santé Date limite d’envoi des propositions : dimanche 16 juillet 2017

University of London: Institute of Historical Research: CfP: The Hakluyt Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

University of Amsterdam: Maria Sibylla Merian Conference 7-9 June 2017

Durham University: CfP: Toxic Legacies, Global Pollutants 29–30 June 2017

Royal Institution: New and Old Themes in the History of Chemistry 20 May 2017

Society for the History of Technology: Prizes

University of Crete: CfP: Ancient Greek and Indian Medicine: Achievements and Interactions 6 June 2017 Deadline 17 April 2017

Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde: CfP: Understanding the Intersection of Alcoholism, Stigma, and Disability: Past and Present 1–2 March 2018 Deadline 3 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

University of Kent: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

The Recipes Project: What is a Recipe?: A Recipes Project Virtual Conversation 2 June–5 July 2017

APS: 2017 History of Physics Essay Contest Deadline 1 September 2017

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew: Joseph Dalton Hooker Bicentenary Meeting: The Making of Modern Botany 30 June 2017

SHMCNG, Archives départementales Nîmes: Appel à communications: Hygiène et santé en Bas-Languedoc oriental du XVIIIe siècle aux lendemains du premier conflit mondial la fin septembre 2017

Madison Wisconsin: Conference: CfP: Book History and Digital Humanities 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 15 April 2017

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

Royal Air Force Museum: Conference: Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty 29 September 2017

Manchester Medieval Society: New Seminar Series: Connecting ‘Medieval’ Worlds

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: Conference: Scientists and “Third World Countries” in the 1960s to 1980s 23–24 November 2017

Libori Summer School: Émilie Du Châtelet: Matter, Bodies, Forces, Motion 23–28 July 2017

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

Hamburg Museum of Medical History: CfP: XVI.th Conference of the German-Polish Society for the History of Medicine (DPGGM): Historical Aspects of Preventive Healthcare in Germany and Poland 12–14 July 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Warburg Institute: Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture 22–25 May 2017

Université de Genève: Appel à communication: Produire du nouveau ? Arts – Techniques – Sciences en Europe (1400-1900) 23–25 novembre 2017 avant le 15 mars 2017

Academia: Call for Articles: Wilkie Collins Journal Special Issue, ‘The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and Contemporaries’

Christ’s College, Cambridge: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400–1750

Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée: Appel à contribution: Corps au travail. Performance, discipline et fatigue à l’épreuve du métier (XVIIe-XXe siècle) 30 juin-1er juillet 2017 avant le 10 avril 2017

University of Bern: Conference: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity 13–15 September 2017

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: SHAC Award Scheme open for applications Deadline 31 May 2017

University of Colorado in Boulder: CfP: 33rd Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science 13–15 October 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Journée d’étude pluridisciplinaire: Appel à communications: Corps et dépendances Date limite : 30 avril 2017

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

Durban, KZN, South Africa: CfP: Philosophy of Technology Symposium 22–23 July 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh: CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress 13–16 September 2017 Deadline 31 May 2017

Sheraton City Centre, Toronto: CfP: History of Science Society (HSS) 2017 Conference 19–121 November 2017 Deadline 3 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Call for Submissions, Glenn Sonnedecker Prize

University of Notre Dame: Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop – ND XIII 5–9 July 2017

Red EsCTS: First joint meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS network: Lost In Translation? People, Technologies, Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: CfP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future 21–22 July 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

St Anne’s College, Oxford: CfP: International Research Symposium: Alcohol, Psychiatry and Society 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

New College, Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Conference: Borders and Technology 7–10 September 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Workshops on Early Modern Bodies and Cultures of Imperialism November 2017 Deadline 30 March 2017

New College, University of Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Leibniz University Hannover: CfP: PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – Workshop with Philip Kitcher 14 June 2017 Deadline 12 March 2017

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile: Conference: KNOWLEDGE/CULTURE/ECOLOGIES – KCE2017 15–18 November 2017

NICHE: New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey: IHPST Biennial Conference 4–7 July 2017

Liverpool Medical Institution: CfP: The Governance of Health Conference 2017: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Medical, Managerial and Economic Influence on Health Policy-Making 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 24 February 2017

University of Glasgow: CfP: First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse 14–16 June 2017 Deadline 28 February 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation: Summer School on “Science and Religion” Crete 5–10 June 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Society for Renaissance Studies: London Rare Books School 26 June–14 July 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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University of Glasgow: Conference: CfP: Medical Machines in Antiquity 19–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017 

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf: Vortrags- und Sektionsanmeldungen für die erste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft in Münster vom 22.-24. September 2017: Wissenschafts-, Medizin- und Technikreflexion auf dem Prüfstand: Historische und aktuelle Herausforderungen

IUHMSP, Lausanne: Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé, et des sciences du vivant: Semestre de printemps 2017

University of Münster, Germany: CfP: Contemplating Science, Medicine, and Technology: Past and Present Challenges 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Collation: Announcing a New Folger Fellowship in Honor of Margaret Hannay

Domus Comeliana, Pisa: International Conference: CfP: Humours, mixtures, & Corpuscles: A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

 

University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library: Teacher Workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England 9–14 July 2017 National Participants 23–28 July 2017 Commuting Participants Applications Deadline 1 March 2017

University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

Bucharest, Romania: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August–2 September 2017 New Deadline 31 January 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

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

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

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

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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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation 18–20 May 2017

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

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

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

APA

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Society for Renaissance Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowships

University of Jena: Chair (W3) of the History of Physics/Science Communication

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #36

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 #36

Monday 24 April 2017

EDITORIAL:

 Another week, another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing its readers all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could round up over the last seven days.

In the real world the event of the week was the Science March(es) last Saturday in towns and cities throughout the world, in the first line, protesting the cut to science funding and science services made by the incoming Trump administration in the USA.

Tens of thousands took to the streets calling on politicians to support and finance science and in particular research into climate change, which many see as the greatest threat currently facing the human race.

Awareness of climate change caused by carbon emission has existed since at least the middle of the nineteenth century under scientists, so it remains an interesting question as to why many, including many politicians, refuse to accept it as a reality. An even more important question in the current situation is how those in power can be persuaded to take climate change and the dangers that it carries with it seriously.

Maybe we won’t succeed, maybe the human ability to close its eyes to inherent danger and hope for the best will lead humanity down the slippery slope to doom and chaos. I can offer no solutions and no answers, which leaves me with a feeling of hopelessness and to be honest; although impressive; I don’t think the Science March will in the end have achieved very much.

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: A march through time: Historical perspectives on the March for Science

 Quotes of the week:

“The world has always been disgracefully managed but now you no longer know to whom to complain” – Eugen Weber, historian

“The word museum comes from the Musaeum of Alexandria—where Euclid wrote Elements & home of famous library. Meant “Institution of the Muses”” – Dave Richardson (@divbyzero)

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire” – Winston Churchill

“A theory is what a hypothesis wants to be when it grows up” – John Wilkins (@john_s_wilkins)

“Perhaps we should have a March for History? My banner will be EVERYTHING IS MORE COMPLICATED THAN YOU THINK” – David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress)

Abraham Lincoln on what he got out of Euclid’s Elements – h/t @divbyzero

Birthday of the Week:

Giovanni Battista Riccioli born 17 April 1598

Riccioli as portrayed in the 1742 Atlas Coelestis (plate 3) of Johann Gabriel Doppelmayer.

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Giovanni Battista Riccioli

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Who put the names on the moon?

Riccioli’s Map of the Moon

The Renaissance Mathematicus: 126 Arguments

Glenn Seaborg born 19 April 1912

Seaborg in his lab Source: Wikimedia Commons

Glenn T. Seaborg Institute: Dr. Seaborg

AIP: Emilio Segrè Visual Archive: Glenn Seaborg

Gordon Moore born 19 April 1965

Image of computer scientist and businessman Gordon Moore. The image is a screenshot from the Scientists You Must Know video, created by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, in which he briefly discusses Moore’s Law.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Gordon Moore

Charles Plumier born 20 April 1646

Charles Plumier
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Charles Plumier

Jean-Baptiste Biot born 21 April 1774

Gay-Lussac & Biot in a balloon…

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day Jean-Baptiste Biot

Max Planck born 23 April 1858

AIP: Emilio Segrè Visual Archive: Max Planck

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

BuzzFeed: 14 Rare Photos of Albert Einstein That You’ve Probably Never Seen Before

AIP: Maurice Goldhaber

SciHi Blog: Pierre Curie and the Radioactivity

EsoterX: Our Ancient Multiverse: The Cosmic Pluralism of Anaximander, Leucippus, Democritus, and Epicurus

Taking Measure: Grote Reber, Radio Astronomer

Reber’s self-built telescope in the backyard of his home in Wheaton, Illinois, circa 1938. It is widely considered to be the world’s first radio telescope.
Credit: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The Atlantic: The Secret PR Push That Shaped the Atomic Bomb’s Origin Story

CSIRO blog: 5 things you didn’t know about the Parkes radio telescope

National Geographic: Why the FBI Kept a 1,400-Page File on Einstein

Spaceflight History: A bridge from Skylab to Station/Shuttle: Interim Space Station Program (1971)

EO Portal: ESA – GEOS Program

Forbes: The Failed Experiment That Changed the World

Albert Abraham Michelson, 1881
The original design of a Michelson interferometer.

SciHI Blog: James David Forbes and the Conduction of Heat

AHF: Frederic Joliot-Curie

The Curious Wavefunction: Richard Feynman’s sister Joan’s advice to him: “Imagine you’re a student again”

Google Arts & Culture: Galileo and space exploration

AHF: Lyman Briggs

Richard and Joan at the beach

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Edward Teller’s Interview

Voices of the Manhattan Project: J. Robert Oppenheimer’s Interview

AHF: Emilio Segrè

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: The Spies Who Mapped Great Swathes of South Asia by Foot

Soko is Barefoot: Cosmology to Cartography

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – August Peterman

The New Yorker: Literature’s Arctic Obsession

The National Library of Wales: The History of Wales in 12 Maps

Enfilade: Williamsburg Acquires Wooldridge Collection of Virginia Maps

The Map Room: Burmese Maps at Cambridge

Map of the Maingnyaung region, located between the Chindwin and Mu Rivers in Upper Burma, in the present-day Sagaing Region, ca. 1860. Textile map, 209 × 204 cm. Cambridge University Library Special Collections. Creative Commons licence.

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: Spirits go straight to your head

Conciatore: Archiater

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: ‘The Magic Years’: a forgotten perspective on post-war US psychiatry

CHF: Distillations: Auld Medicine

PBS: Benjamin Franklin: Inquiring Minds: Mesmer

Hektoen International: The medical journey of Charles Dickens

NYAM: Annette Smith Burgess: Ophthalmological Illustrator

Portrait of Annette Smith Burgess
Davis RW. Annette Smith Burgess (1899-1962). Journal of the Association of Medical Illustrators. 1963; 14:25-28.

Mistaking History: Menstruation

Mistaking History: The vulva goes on pilgrimage

Mistaking History: “Call the Midwife” – or knit your own womb

Mistaking History: The ideal midwife?

Mistaking History: Midwifery and ventriloquism: did Elizabeth write her own books?

Mistaking History: Midwives as murderers in 17th century London: a case of domestic abuse

Mistaking History: The bespoke midwife

Geri Walton: Pioneering French Midwife: Angélique du Coudray

Illustration from Coudray’s Book, “Abrégé de l’Art des Accouchemens,” Showing Birth of Twins, Public Domain.

The Conversation: Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics

The Public Domain Review: W.B. O’Shaughnessy and the Introduction of Cannabis to Modern Western Medicine

Thomas Morris: A chainsaw to the spine

Philly.com: Garlic, wine and bile from a cow? Ancient remedies hold promise today

CU Boulder Today: Remembering the Nuremberg doctors’ trial

Past Medical History: Claudius Galen

iNews: Throwback Thursday: The incredible life of India’s first female physician Anandibai Joshi

Anandibai Joshi’s baby was just 10 days old when he died (Creative Commons)

Memento Mütter: Eye Pathologies: A Sight for Sore Eyes

Slate: The Vault: Tickets to Dissections and Lectures, Purchased by 18th– and 19th-Century Medical Students

slip.co.uk: ‘The Man Who Paints Those Dreadful Pictures…’ Francis Bacon and The Oral Diseases Textbook

Thomas Morris: An X-ray vision

Smithsonian.com: The Gruesome History of Eating Corpses as Medicine

Early Modern Medicine: Preventing Pregnancy

L0068371 Dioscorides describing the mandrake
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk

Hektoen International: Ibn Sīnã cures a prince who thinks he is a cow

CHF: Distillations: Yellow Fever Fiend

Hektoen International: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:SciHi Blog: Aviatrix Wilhelmine Reichard

IET: IET Archives: Women in Engineering

Atlas Obscura: Modern Cities Owe Their Cleanliness to These Innovative Old Sewers

Formax Chimiae: Boy Genius Blocks Navy Wireless

O Say Can You See?: Keeping Khaki-Kool during World War I

Medium: How Thomas Edison Described His Most Productive Days as an Inventor

Brown: Ladd Observatory blog: A fine aerial

Wired: Meet the Cute, Wobbly Robot That Started the AI Revolution

The New York Times: Harry Huskey, Pioneering Computer Scientist, Is Dead at 101

Harry Huskey 2011
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Quora: Who contributed more to the development of electricity, Charles Steinmetz or Nikola Tesla?

Quora: What inventions or discoveries are often attributed to the wrong person?

University of Toronto Scientific Instrument Collection: A Brass Wheel to Study Vision: The Kirschmann Episcotister

My medieval foundry: Tinning copper and bronze, part 1

Medievalists.net: Time and Clocks in the Middle Ages

Science Friday: Afloat in a French Flying Machine

Albert Tissandier (left), Gaston Tissandier (right), and an unidentified man in the basket of their airship demonstrate an electric navigational system featuring a propeller. Credit: P. Ferat; E.A. Tilly, sc. Library of Congress,

Forgotten Weapons: Carl Gustav m/42: A 20mm Recoilless Antitank Rifle

Wired: You’ve Never Heard of Tech Legend Bob Taylor, but He Invented Almost Everything

London Review of Books: The Most Expensive Weapon Ever Built

Guru 42: Fessenden and Westinghouse

Geek History: Early television technology frequently asked questions

ANS Nuclear Cafe: A Yankee Success Story in Pictures

Yankee Row in the distance Will Davis

AHF: Percival “Dobie” Keith

Innovation150: A question of time

Atlas Obscura: Steam Tunnels Under Capitol Hill

Geek History: Urban legend: I think there is a world market for maybe five computers

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas: Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains

The Atlantic: The Long-Ignored Reptile Rewriting the Prologue to the Dinosaur Story

Smithsonian.com: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 Laid Bare the Divide Between North and South

Phys Org: The giant sloth megatherium was a vegetarian

OUP Blog: Where did Darwin go on the Beagle

hv1: Jane Colden, America’s first female botanist, classified plants locally

NCSE: Walter R. Hearn dies

Engagement: Life on the Frontier: The Environmental Anthropology of Settler Colonialism

Natural History Museum: The Imilac meteorite: a gem as old as the solar system

Scientific American: Laelaps: The Dawn Phytosaur

SciHi Blog: John Muir and the U.S. National Park System

The Atlantic: The Giant Sea Mammal That Went Extinct in Less Than Three Decades

An illustration of the now-extinct Steller sea cow
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Public Domain Review: John Muir’s Literacy Science

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading: March 2017

Schhaecter: Requiem for a Machine

News Network Archaeology: Indonesian ‘Hobbits’ Not Related to Homo Erectus

CHEMISTRY:

aps: Humphry Davy, nitrous oxide, the Pneumatic Institution, and the Royal Institution

SciHI Blog: Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran and the improvement of Spectroscopy

Forbes: 60 Years of Starstuff: How Humanity Discovered Where Our Elements Come From

RSC: Historical Group: Robert Burns Woodward in his Own Words

Woodward talked about Chlorophyll in 1965
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Distillations: High Times: When does self-experimentation cross the line?

Chemistry World: The strychnine exhumation

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Recipes Project: Cold Case I: Hidden Identities Between Printed and Manuscript Recipes

AHA Today: “A Historian Walks into an Archive…” Humor and Historical Research

Science & Religion: Exploring the Spectrum: Science and religion conflict for non-religious Britons and Canadians

Ptak Science Books: Think or be Damned ­– 1899

The New Atlantis: The Limits of Information

The Guardian: Christopher Clarkson obituary

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Measure for measure

Medieval Hungary: Bibliotheca Corviniana Online

Future Learn: Online Course: Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World Start 5 June 2017

Forbes: Saving Endangered Data from Ancient Rome to Trump’s America

arXiv: A century of Science: Globalization of Scientific Collaborations, Citations and Innovations

MHS Oxford: Benjamin Martin: London lectures and the 1756 syllabus

The #EnvHist Weekly

Somatosphere: Teaching Medical Anthropology

AEON: When philosophy needed Muslims, Jews and Christians alike

Canada Science and Technology Museum: Open Archive Portal

EDN: Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, April 21, 1962

Lady Science no. 31: The Personal in the Professional: a 19th-Century Hangover

Science News: Top 10 science anniversaries of 2017

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Resources

ESOTERIC:

Scottish History: The Survey of Scottish Witchcraft 1563–1736

Conciatore: Don Antonio de’Medici

Don Antonio de’ Medici
Frontispiece from Pierfilippo Covoni 1892

Lady Science. 31: Forced into the Fringe: Margaret Murray’s Witch-Cult Hypothesis

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: The Ascent of Gravity by Marcus Chown review – the fascinating story of a fundamental force

Academia: D. Jütte: The Age of Secrecy: Jews, Christians, and the Economy of Secrets, 1400–1800

brainpickings: Albert Einstein’s Little-Known Correspondence with W.E.B Du Bois About Equality and Racial Justice

Nature: a view from the bridge: Fibonacci’s real mathematical legacy

Audubon: A New Graphic Novel Chronicles the Adventures of John James Audubon

Some Beans: Man of Iron by Julian Glover

Nature: Books in Brief:

NEW BOOKS:

Island Press: Roads Were Not Built for Cars

AHF: Guidebook Set (4 Books)

Historiens de la santé: Principles of Anatomy according to the Opinion of Galen by Johann Guinter and Andreas Vesalius

New Books Network: Imperial Technoscience: Transnational Histories of MRI in the United States, Britain, and India

Early Modern Medicine: Maladies and Medicines: Exploring Health and Healing 1540–1740

Sara’s Blog: Maladies and Medicine: Exploring Health and Healing, 1540–1740

Historiens de la santé: Mental Health in Asia and the Pacific. Historical and Cultural Perspectives

Historiens de la santé: The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health

Historiens de la santé: Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict, 1914–45

Boydell & Brewer: The History of the Brain and Mind Sciences: Technique, Technology, Therapy

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Het Scheep Vaart Museum: Blaeu’s Wereld In Kaart 14 April–31 December 2017

Le Soleil: 400 ans de pharmacie

Royal Cornwall Museum: The Medicine Man – A Spotlight on Richard Lander March September 2017

The Gibbes Museum of Art: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas 12 May–24 September 2017

Indianapolis Museum of Art: Audubon: Drawn to Nature 1 April–30 July 2017

The Guardian: Mat Collishaw restages 1839 photography show in virtual reality

hist63.herokuapp.com: There’s An App For That: Student exhibition of historic scientific instruments

Arizona State University: Rare ASU map collection reveals truths about history of American Southwest

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

Criminal Corpses: Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpses – Online Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017

Daguerreotype of J.D. Hooker by William Edward Kilburn, circa 1852

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

The British Museum: Where the Thunderbird lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America 23 February–27 August 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), was an English conchologist and algologist

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

Harvard Map Collection: Exhibition Analysis 1: Commemorative and Humanitarian Disasters

University of Southern Maine: Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? American views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

St John’s College: Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

CLOSING VERY SOON: Museum of Richmond: The Royal Star & Garter: 100 Years of Care till 29 April 2017

Boston Public Library: Exhibition: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History 4 March–27 August 2017

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

Hyperallergic: Artistic Expressions of Math Over Seven Centuries Through 8 May 2017

Peter Flötner, “Perspectival Drawing with Three Cubes” (1528), pen and black ink, brush and grey wash (courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jean A. Bonna Gift)

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–25 June 2017

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: coming soon – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

NYBG/125: What in the World is a Herbarium

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

ekathimerini.com: Antikythera Mechanism – Athens – 10 February–28 May 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

CLOSING VERY SOON: Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 April 2017

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

CLOSING VERY SOON: Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

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

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017 

 THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Film Journal: Film Review: Amazon Adventures

vivaverve.com: Letters from Baghdad

Hyperallegic: The Complicated Legacy of Gertrude Bell, the Englishwoman Who Helped Colonize the Middle East

The Guardian: Letters from Baghdad review – Gertrude Bell gets the documentary she deserves

Smithsonian.com: How Filmmakers Distill Science for the Big Screen

Finding Ada: Hidden Figures screenwriter Allison Schroeder talks to Helen Keen

Wellcome Collection: Bill Morrison: Domesticating electricity

The Verge: Watch the first trailer for HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

OUDaily: OU to host world premiere of play about Galileo’s trial

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

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

EVENTS:

Columbia University: Knowledge Production in 20th Century China and Beyond 28 April 2017

The National Museum of Computing: A triple bill for the Bill Tutte Centenary 11 May 2017

Salle Léopold-Delisle, Paris: Conférence de Nathalie Sage Pranchère L’école des sages-femmes. Naissance d’un corps professionnel (1786-1917) 2 mai 2017

Senate House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599 27 April 2017

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

The Houses of Parliament: Talk: Conserving the Great Clock of Westminster: Big Ben 5 May 2017

Royal Institution: Lecture: The Periodic Table: Its Story and Significance – Eric Scerri 20 July 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Lecture: From Farmer’s Daughter to Physician: The Advocacy Activism, and Legacy of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter and Her Contemporaries 25 April 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: J. Worth Estes Lecture: Spare Parts Hope, Drama and Dispute: Heart Transplantation and Total Artificial Heart Implant Cases in the 1960s 23 May 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departure: 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

 

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

The New York Times: ‘Genius’ Unravels the Mysteries of Einstein’s Universe

Nature: a view from the bridge: An immortal life: Henrietta Lacks on film

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Vimeo: Philosophical Issues in Physics: Ideas Roadshow Trailer

Youtube: British Pathé: Death of Einstein (1955)

AEON: Farewell: etaoin shrdlu

Youtube: The Einstein Theory of relativity (Max Fleischer, 1923)

Vimeo: Royal Observatory Greenwich: The Story of the Stars

Youtube: The Reusable Condom – Episode 13 – Under The Knife

AEON: How perspective shapes our reality

Youtube: Genius – Extended Trailer – National Geographic

RADIO & PODCASTS:

soundcloud: Femmes of STEM: Episode Five: The “Women” Paleontologist

History of Philosophy Without Gaps: Mind out of Matter: Materialist Theories of Self

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Roger Bacon

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Montréal: Conference: Early Modern ‘Transformissions’ Linguistic, material, and cultural translation in England and France (c.1470–1660)

Libori Summer School 2017: Émilie du Châtelet on Matter, Bodies, Forces, and Motion Part II 23–28 July 2017 Deadline 15 July 2017

University of Westminster, London: CfP: Different Bodies: (Self-)Representation, Disability and the Media 23 June 2017 Deadline 28 April 2017

Open University of the Netherlands: CfP: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future 23–26 January 2018 Deadline 1 July 2017

TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam: CfP: EAHN: The Tools of the Architect 22–24 November 2017 Deadline 15 May 2017

H-Sci-Med-Tech: SIGGIS: Computer History Museum Book Prize Deadline 1 May 2017

RDS Dublin: CfP: Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine Network of Ireland 13–14 October 2017 Deadline 26 May 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: Colloque: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 mai 2017

The Society for the History of Natural History: William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize Deadline 30 June 2017

Hakluyt Society Blog: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

TORCH: Call for Humanities Researchers to Celebrate Elias Ashmole’s 400th Anniversary on 19 May 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Rutgers University: CfP: Workshop: Method and Analysis of Syriac texts

NICHE: CfP: Special Issue of Canadensis on Environment and Technology Deadline 1 June 2017

University of Oxford: The Bountiful Sea Conference: Fish processing and consumption in Mediterranean antiquity 6–8 September 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

St Anne’s College, Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Trinity Term 2017

Insitute of Historical Research: School of Advanced Study, University of London: Food History

L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences sociales, Paris: Soutenance de thèse d’Athanasios Barlagiannis: Hygiène publique et construction de l’Etat grec, 1833-1845. La police sanitaire et l’ordre public de la santé 5 mai 2017

University of Uppsala: CfP: Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice 12-14 April 2018 Deadline 15 May 2017

Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire: Special Issue: Call for Proposals: The Material Realities of Energy History Deadline 2 June 2017

Science Museum London: CfP: The Evolution of the Museum: 13–14 July 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

University of Sevilla, Institute of Mathematics: CfP: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical question 18-20 Sept. 2017

Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam: Symposium: Madness in Civilization. Current research into the history of psychiatry in the Low Countries 2 June 2017

University of Sheffield: The 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017

Kings’s College London: Conference: CfP: The Forgotten Other: Disability Studies and The Classical Body 18–19 June 2017

Colloque National Annuel des Espaces de Réflexion Ethique Régionaux Journée scientifique: Appel à communication: La Transgression en santé Date limite d’envoi des propositions : dimanche 16 juillet 2017

University of London: Institute of Historical Research: CfP: The Hakluyt Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

University of Amsterdam: Maria Sibylla Merian Conference 7-9 June 2017

Durham University: CfP: Toxic Legacies, Global Pollutants 29–30 June 2017

Royal Institution: New and Old Themes in the History of Chemistry 20 May 2017

Society for the History of Technology: Prizes

University of Crete: CfP: Ancient Greek and Indian Medicine: Achievements and Interactions 6 June 2017 Deadline 17 April 2017

Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde: CfP: Understanding the Intersection of Alcoholism, Stigma, and Disability: Past and Present 1–2 March 2018 Deadline 3 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

University of Kent: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Dibner Award 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

The Recipes Project: What is a Recipe?: A Recipes Project Virtual Conversation 2 June–5 July 2017

APS: 2017 History of Physics Essay Contest Deadline 1 September 2017

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew: Joseph Dalton Hooker Bicentenary Meeting: The Making of Modern Botany 30 June 2017

SHMCNG, Archives départementales Nîmes: Appel à communications: Hygiène et santé en Bas-Languedoc oriental du XVIIIe siècle aux lendemains du premier conflit mondial la fin septembre 2017

Madison Wisconsin: Conference: CfP: Book History and Digital Humanities 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 15 April 2017

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

Royal Air Force Museum: Conference: Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty 29 September 2017

Manchester Medieval Society: New Seminar Series: Connecting ‘Medieval’ Worlds

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: Conference: Scientists and “Third World Countries” in the 1960s to 1980s 23–24 November 2017

Libori Summer School: Émilie Du Châtelet: Matter, Bodies, Forces, Motion 23–28 July 2017

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

Hamburg Museum of Medical History: CfP: XVI.th Conference of the German-Polish Society for the History of Medicine (DPGGM): Historical Aspects of Preventive Healthcare in Germany and Poland 12–14 July 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Warburg Institute: Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture 22–25 May 2017

London Metropolitan Archives: Symposium: Exploring Hospital Records and Archives 28 April 2017

Université de Genève: Appel à communication: Produire du nouveau ? Arts – Techniques – Sciences en Europe (1400-1900) 23–25 novembre 2017 avant le 15 mars 2017

Academia: Call for Articles: Wilkie Collins Journal Special Issue, ‘The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and Contemporaries’

Christ’s College, Cambridge: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400–1750

Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée: Appel à contribution: Corps au travail. Performance, discipline et fatigue à l’épreuve du métier (XVIIe-XXe siècle) 30 juin-1er juillet 2017 avant le 10 avril 2017

University of Bern: Conference: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity 13–15 September 2017

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: SHAC Award Scheme open for applications Deadline 31 May 2017

University of Colorado in Boulder: CfP: 33rd Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science 13–15 October 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Journée d’étude pluridisciplinaire: Appel à communications: Corps et dépendances Date limite : 30 avril 2017

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

Durban, KZN, South Africa: CfP: Philosophy of Technology Symposium 22–23 July 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh: CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress 13–16 September 2017 Deadline 31 May 2017

Sheraton City Centre, Toronto: CfP: History of Science Society (HSS) 2017 Conference 19–121 November 2017 Deadline 3 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Call for Submissions, Glenn Sonnedecker Prize

University of Notre Dame: Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop – ND XIII 5–9 July 2017

Red EsCTS: First joint meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS network: Lost In Translation? People, Technologies, Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: CfP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future 21–22 July 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

St Anne’s College, Oxford: CfP: International Research Symposium: Alcohol, Psychiatry and Society 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

New College, Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of “Smut,” “Porn” and “Obscenity”

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Conference: Borders and Technology 7–10 September 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Workshops on Early Modern Bodies and Cultures of Imperialism November 2017 Deadline 30 March 2017

New College, University of Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Leibniz University Hannover: CfP: PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – Workshop with Philip Kitcher 14 June 2017 Deadline 12 March 2017

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile: Conference: KNOWLEDGE/CULTURE/ECOLOGIES – KCE2017 15–18 November 2017

NICHE: New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

Princeton University: Vulnerability in the Middle Ages 28 April 2017

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey: IHPST Biennial Conference 4–7 July 2017

Liverpool Medical Institution: CfP: The Governance of Health Conference 2017: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Medical, Managerial and Economic Influence on Health Policy-Making 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 24 February 2017

Nursing Clio: Call for Bloggers: Nutrition and Diet

University of Glasgow: CfP: First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse 14–16 June 2017 Deadline 28 February 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation: Summer School on “Science and Religion” Crete 5–10 June 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Society for Renaissance Studies: London Rare Books School 26 June–14 July 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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University of Glasgow: Conference: CfP: Medical Machines in Antiquity 19–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017 

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf: Vortrags- und Sektionsanmeldungen für die erste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft in Münster vom 22.-24. September 2017: Wissenschafts-, Medizin- und Technikreflexion auf dem Prüfstand: Historische und aktuelle Herausforderungen

IUHMSP, Lausanne: Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé, et des sciences du vivant: Semestre de printemps 2017

University of Münster, Germany: CfP: Contemplating Science, Medicine, and Technology: Past and Present Challenges 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Collation: Announcing a New Folger Fellowship in Honor of Margaret Hannay

Domus Comeliana, Pisa: International Conference: CfP: Humours, mixtures, & Corpuscles: A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

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University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library: Teacher Workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England 9–14 July 2017 National Participants 23–28 July 2017 Commuting Participants Applications Deadline 1 March 2017

University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

Bucharest, Romania: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August–2 September 2017 New Deadline 31 January 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

 

University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

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

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

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

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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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation 18–20 May 2017

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

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

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

APA

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

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

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

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

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

 

‘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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Leibniz Universitat Hannover and Bielefeld University: 4 PhD Positions in Ethics of Science/Philosophy of Science Deadline 28 May 2017

University of Roehampton: Senior Research Fellow: A Theatre of Emotions: The Affective Landscape of Nineteenth-Century British Surgery Deadline 11 May 2017

University of Chicago: Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, joint with the History Department Instructor, One Year, non-renewable Deadline 30 May 2017

Wesleyan University: Visiting Assistant Professor: Science in Society Program

University of York: Lecturer in the History of Science, Ideas and Medicine c. 1500–c. 1750

University of Edinburgh: AHRC: Collaborative PhD Studentship: Engineering ‘Modern’ Scotland: The Stevenson Maps and Plans and Scotland’s Built Infrastructure, c.1800–c.1900 Deadline19 May 2017

One-Planet Talking: The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University seeks two Postdoctoral Research Associates who will contribute to research on science communication and help advance the Center’s research-based curriculum

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #35

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 #35

Monday 17 April 2017

EDITORIAL:

Easter rolls around and along with a surfeit of chocolate eggs it brings the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list filled to the brim with all the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could find on the Internet over the last seven days.

Easter is the major movable feast in the Church calendar, all the others are dependent on the date of Easter, but why does Easter oscillate around the calendar like a drunken weekend? According to the Christian legend, Jesus was crucified when he went to Jerusalem to celebrate Pesach, the Jewish feast celebrating the flight from Egypt and the establishment of Israel. Pesach is celebrated on the 15th of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, so it should be easy to celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection on the three days before, during and after 15th Nisan, right? Well its not quite that simple.

The Jewish calendar, which they inherited from the Babylonians, is a lunar-solar calendar. It consists of twelve lunar months and the year is as a result 354 days long; that is 11 days shorter than the solar year. This causes the calendar to slip against the solar year so a leap month is added approximately every three years. In fact the modern Jewish calendar follows the so-called Meton cycle and 7 leap months are added over a period of 19 years, which pretty accurately keeps the lunar and solar years in alignment with each other. The result is that Nisan, which is a spring month, oscillates back and forth over the 19 year cycle. To complicate matters in earlier times the Jewish calendar didn’t use the Meton cycle but just added leap months when ‘necessary’. Also the fist of any month was determined empirically when the Chief Rabbi first observed the new moon.

The early Christian community, who considered themselves superior to the Jews, who had not recognised the Messiah, could hardly go to the Chief Rabbi and ask when 15th Nisan was, so they devised their own Christian Pesach so to speak. It actually took nearly a thousand years before the system that they used was finalised by, in the end, Easter became the first Sunday following the full moon which falls on or after the spring or vernal equinox, which for Church purposes is determined to be 21 March. In reality the equinox can fall on 19, 20 or 21 March. This arrangement means that Easter can fall in a fairly random pattern anywhere between 22 March and 25 April.

Because the lunar and solar cycles do not mesh actually calculating the date of Easter for any given year is quite complex and this mathematical process is know as computos. Computos was taught as a mathematical disciple in the medieval universities. Of interest is the fact that although the Hindu-Arabic place value number system was only introduced into European civil society in the thirteenth century and only really came into use in the fourteenth century with the introduction of double entry bookkeeping, it was already in use in the twelfth century in the universities to facilitate the computos reckoning.

Medieval Computos Manuscript

 

Quotes of the week:

 “The weirdest thing about our universities: how tiny History of Science is. Central to the human story; ought to be a huge, popular subject” – Ted Underwood (@Ted_Underwood)

And Jesus said: “Blessed be the simple-minded for they’ll follow me on twitter” Sabine Hossenfelder (@skdh) #AltJesusQuotes

“2 types of historical research: jigsaw = putting random pieces together to make a whole; pulling threads = out of one solid source” – Katrina Navickas (@katrinanavickas)

Fantasy is probably the oldest literary device for talking about reality – Ursula K. Le Guinn

“Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, writing an exact man” – Francis Bacon

“You can save billions on military spending simply by having world leaders actually waving their willies at each other” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Smart is about reasoning. Wisdom is about how to live well” – Ruth-Anna Putnam h/t @TomLevenson

“‘The chicken crosses the road’ is an anagram of ‘she checks corn at other side’” – Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks)

Birthday of the Week:

 

12 April 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space

Space Race: Yuri Gagarin: First Man in Space

ESA: the Flight of Vostok 1

Youtube: Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin

Samuel Hahnemann born 10 April 1755

Samuel Hahnemann Monument at Scott Circle, Washington, D.C.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: Better than Bloodletting

Edward Maunder born 12 April 1851

Photograph of Edward Maunder
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SciHi Blog: Edward Walter Maunder and the Sunspots

Richard Trevithick born 13 April 1771

Linnell, John; Richard Trevithick (1771-1833); Science Museum, London

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Richard Trevithick

Christiaan Huygens born 14 April 1629

Christiaan Huygens by Caspar Netscher, Museum Hofwijck, Voorburg

“The world is my country, science is my religion” – Christiaan Huygens

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Christiaan Huygens

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Huygens Enigma

ESA: Christiaan Huygens: Discoverer of Titan

Plate from Systema Saturnium (1659) by Christiaan Huygens

Abraham Ortelius born 14 April 1527

Abraham Ortelius by Peter Paul Rubens
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Google Art & Culture: Abraham Ortelius: Inventor of the Atlas

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Abraham Ortelius and the 16th century information age

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

static1.squarespace.com: Caring for the Circle: The Maintaenance of the Airy Transit Circle, 1851–1861

NASA: John C. Houbolt

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A birthday amongst the stars

Zeiss Mark II Planetarium Projector

APS: This Month in Physics History: April 10, 1661: Hooke’s pamphlet on capillary action

SciHi Blog: Physicist Sir John Leslie

ianridpath.com: A Brief History of Halley’s Comet

Londonist: Londoners On the Moon

brainpickings: Poems of Space: Pioneering Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell Reads: “Halley’s Comet” by Stanley Kunitz

New York Times: Hans Dehmelt, Nobel Laureate for Isolating Electrons, Dies at 94

Hans Dehmelt with one of his early ion-trapping devices in October 1989. Credit Davis Freeman/University of Washington

Uppsala University: Copernicana

Royal Museums Greenwich: Great Equatorial Telescope

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Esther Virgil’s Interview

Wellcome Collection: Charged Bodies

AHF: John Wheeler

AHF: Britain

Spaceflight History: The Collins Task Force Says Aim for Mars (1987)

Robotic Mars missions would have played significant roles in both the Collins Task Force piloted Mars program and Sally Ride’s robotic Solar System exploration “leadership initiative.” Image credit: NASA

NASA: Touchdown! Landing the First Shuttle Mission

Nature: a view from the bridge: Imagine and imagining black holes

Popular Astronomy: The History of Uranography, or Celestial Cartography

Honeysuckle Creek: Helios 1 & 2

hua.umf.maine.edu: Guo Shoujing

Guo Shoujing – 郭守敬

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Smithsonian.com: Stanford Researchers Map the Feelings Associated With Different Parts of London

Amusing Planet: Inuit Tactile Maps of Greenland

Osher Map Library: New Website

Atlas Obscura: The Intrepid ‘20s Women Who Formed an All-Female Global Exploration Society

Journalist and explorer Marguerite Harrison shares a meal with a group of Bakhtiari men. (From the documentary A Nation’s Battle for Life by Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack) BETTMANN/GETTY IMAGES

The British Library: Untold lives blog: English settlements on Madagascar – a tale of disaster

British Library: Maps and views blog: Early Netherlandish T-O Trickery

daijiworld.com: PhD research that blossomed into first organised collection of Dehli’s maps

Ptak Science Books: A True “Severance of the Sea” – the “Perpendicular Barrier of Ice”

Royal Museums Greenwich: Commander James Clark Ross – Discoverer of the North Pole

Portrait of Sir James Clark Ross by John R. Wildman. The object in the bottom righthand corner is a dip circle, designed by Robert Were Fox and used by Ross to discover the magnetic north pole.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

This recipe for ‘snail-water’ was used at St Thomas’s Hospital in London to treat consumption (tuberculosis) in the 18th century – Thomas Morris (@thomasmorris)

Amusingly, a hundred years earlier the physician Gideon Harvey had condemned snail-water as ‘ridiculous’ – Thomas Morris (@thomasmorris)

 Medievalists.net: Medieval Viagra

CHF: Distillations: Auld Medicine

MDR: Wissen: Kommt die erste Cola der Welt aus Wittenberg?

Thomas Morris: The man who peed a bullet

NYAM: Robert L. Dickinson: Doctor and Artist

National Geographic: Call the Aztec Midwife: Childbirth in the 16th Century

A tlamatlquiticitl washes a newborn in cold water in an illustration adapted from the 16th-century compendium on Aztec customs, the General History of the Things of New Spain.
ARTWORK: SANTI PÉREZ

Nursing Clio: Eyes of the Beholder: The Public Health Service Reports on Trachoma in White Appalachia and Indian Country

The Wood Library-Museum: Minnitt Apparatus

Thomas Morris: The eye fungus

ncbi.nim.nih.gov: John Bostock’s first description of hayfever

Nursing Clio: Elimination Diets: Medical & Dietary Detective Work

SciHi Blog: Sir James Mackenzie and the Study of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Portrait of Sir James Mackenzie [1853 – 1925], Scottish cardiologist
Source: Wikimedia Commons

National Museum of American History: Salk Polio Vaccine, Mahoney Strain

Historiens de la santé: Harmonia universalis: Base de données prosopographique: Prosopographie du mesmérisme

Dr. Alun Withey: The Hand of History: Hands, fingers and nails in the eighteenth century

Clara Barton Museum: Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Thomas Morris: The man who coughed up a knife

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Online Exhibition: Glasgow’s Lost Hospitals

Hyperallergic: Peruse 1,000-Year-Old Medical Remedies, from Ox Bile to Mandrake Root

f.36v and f.37r of Cotton MS Vitellius C III (all images via the British Library and used under Public Domain)

Social History of Medicine: Gilding the Pill: The Sensuous Consumption of Patent Medicines, 1815–1841

Mistaking Histories: The history of tampons – in ancient Greece?

Thomas Morris: Broken glass and boiled cabbage

The Recipes Project: Dying to Be Cured

Mistaking Histories: Period Pains – have women always suffered from menstrual cramps?

Bentley University: Bentley Professor Awarded NEH Grant to Study Women Doctors of the 1800s

STAT: 5 important ways Henrietta Lacks changed medical science

KQED: S2 Episode 4: The Elementary Kool-Aid Acid Test

thestar.com: Inhuman experiment, Ontario miners say they paid devastating price

Peter McCandless, History and Stuff: Bedlam: the hospital and the word it gave us

Mercy Street: Behind the Lens: A History in Pictures: Surgery in the Civil War

Mistaking histories: Vicarious menstruation

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Once upon a time (1883) there was an incredible network in London. It was the London Hydraulic Power Company. It powered incredible things – Tim Dunn (@MrTimDunn)

 ars technica: Formula 1: A technical deep drive into building the world’s fastest cars

Conciatore: Washing Molten Glass

Conciatore: Carries the Palm

SciHi Blog: Frank Stephen Baldwin and the Pinwheel Calculator

Ptak Science Books: A Technical Report on the V-1, January 1945

Cornell Chronicle: NYC tunnel-borer named for Cornell engineer, suffragist

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney
NYC Department of Environmental Protection/Provided

Atlas Obscura: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of an Unplanned Meltdown at America’s First Nuclear Power Reactor

NASA: NASA Armstrong Fact Sheet: D-558-I Skystreak

Today I Found Out: Hobbs and his Lock Picks: The Great Lock Controversy of 1851

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Titanic in our collection

Geek History: You don’t need to be a genius to know why Thomas Edison was popular

Canada Science and Technology Museums: Collection Online: Recorder-player, tape

TV Technology: The Videotape Recorder Turns 50

he VTR design team: (L to R) Fred Pfost, Shelby Henderson, Ray Dolby, Alex Maxey, Charles Ginsburg, and Charles Anderson

Geek History: In the 1960s Paul Baran developed packet switching

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Teleskopos: How the telescope got its name

The New York Times: What’s in Your Microwave Oven?

Davison: Make Mistakes! The Eraser is Here to Stay!

Geek History: George Westinghouse used Tesla power to defeat Edison in Currents War

The New York Times: Robert Taylor, Innovator Who Shaped Modern Computing, Dies at 85

Mr. Taylor at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in California in an undated photo.
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER

SciHi Blog: Aviation Pioneer Harriet Quimby

Geek History: Pittsburgh at the forefront of technology inventions and innovations

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Oxford Academic: Environmental History: 40th Anniversary Virtual Edition (open access)

Forbes: How Mendel Channeled Darwin

Skulls in the Stars: April 10, 1825: Mount Tambora blows up

Notches: Egyptology, sexual science and modern gender identity

Science News: The giraffes that sailed to medieval China

A Short History of Climate Change: No one told Gilbert Plass to study global warming. But no one told him no to either

TrowelBlazers: Margarete Gütschow

 

The Guardian: Painting a new picture of the ‘little ice age’

Forbes: The Climate Science Behind the Sinking of the Titanic

NICHE: The Past Comes Flooding Back: The War That Almost Sank Holland

Smithsonian.com: Before There Were Dinosaurs, There Was This Weird Crocodile-Looking Thing

Darwin Online: Charles Darwin’s Beagle Library

A scale diagram of the poop cabin, probably drawn by one of the officers, with Darwin’s annotations, including on the right and bottom, “Book Cases”. (Cambridge University Library, DAR 44.16)

Thomas Morris: The glow-in-the-dark Easter feast

Conciatore: Primordial Matter

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Western Dig: N. America’s Oldest Bison Fossil Found, Revealing ‘Mother of All Bison’

CHEMISTRY:

SciHi Blog: Leopold Gmelin and the Chemistry of Digestion

Leopold Gmelin (1788-1853)

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Milton Levenson’s Interview

The Psychedelic Library: The Discovery of LSD and Subsequent Investigations on Naturally Occurring Hallucinogens

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Rosalind Franklin in a letter to her father h/t Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote)

U.S. Intellectual History Blog: Ideas and Social Welfare Policy

Medieval Science and Philosophy: A Brief History of Popular Science: Explaining the World Through the Ages

The Recipes Project: Editing the Recipes Project – 5 Years On: A Recipe for Happiness

IDTC–IUHPS: HPS&ST Note April 2017

Hyperallergic: Why a Herbarium of 7.8 Million Plants Is One of New York’s Most Valuable Resources

Old Operating Theatre: Staff Profiles: Q&A with Iris Millis

Birmingham Mail: Lottery grant boosts Lunar Society heritage project

NLM in Focus: Twelve Things You Probably Didn’t Know About John Shaw Billings

Startnext: Buchprojekt zur Reichshebammenführerin: Nanna Conti (1881-1951) Eine Biographie der Reichshebammenführerin

Bulletin: History of Medicine: Volume 91. Number 1, Spring 2017 Table of Contents

JSTOR Daily: Scientists Have Always Been Political

Geek History: Explore who invented the internet and origins of all things geek

The #EnvHist Weekly

AEON: Machine envy

Providentia: Shy Henry

Art of Travel 1500–1850: Database of European Travel

Sapping Attention: The history of looking at data visualisation

Smithsonian.com: Why Are We So Obsessed With Dead Bodies?

Medieval Science and Philosophy: Medieval Science in Medieval Fiction

Blink: The centrifuge and the sun

Entitle Blog: The Banality of the Anthropocene

ESOTERIC:

The Public Domain Review: Giambattista della Porta’s De humana physiognomonia libri IIII (1586)

From De humana physiognomonia, 1586
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BOOK REVIEWS:

Nature: Physics: Revelations of fundamental science

TLS: Who was the first modern philosopher?

New Books Network: Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic

Harvard Gazette: Light years ahead

Science: Books, Et Al: Harry Collins, a sociologist embedded in the LIGO project, recounts the discovery of a lifetime

Edinburgh UP: Archives of Natural History: Volume 44, Issue 1, April 2017 Book Reviews Open Access

Notches: Denounced: How Modernizing Mexico Criminalized Infanticide and Abortion

Academia: Review of Elizabeth Yale, Sociable Knowledge: Natural History and the Nation in Early Modern Britain

THE: Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection, by Evelleen Richards

New Books Network: Radio and the Politics of Sound in Interwar France, 1921–1939

Popular Science: What Algorithms Want – Ed Finn

Advances in the History od psychology: No Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s–1930s

The Aperiodical: The Mathematics of Secrets by Joshua Holden

The Wall Street Journal: A Zoo in Dickensian London

Popular Science: Common Sense, The Turing Test and the Quest for Real AI – Hector Levesque

The Washington Post: An insider’s tale of how biography works: ‘this Long Pursuit’, by Richard Holmes

National Geographic: How the Discovery of Two Lost Ships Solved an Artic Mystery

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens e la santé: Medicine in First World War Europe: Soldiers, Medics, Pacifists

W.W. Norton: Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Historiens de la santé: Transcending Borders: Abortion in the Past and Present

Historiens de la santé: The Late Sigmund Freud. Or, The Last Word on Psychoanalysis, Society, and All the Riddles of Life

Historiens de la santé: William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Historiens de la santé: British Women Surgeons and their Patients, 1860–1918

Historiens de la santé: The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism

New Books Network: Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

Historiens de la santé: Arnau de Vilanova, Regiment de sanitat per al rei d’Aragó. Aforismes de la memoria

Historiens de la santé: The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic

Springer: In the Footsteps of Columbus: European Missions to the International Space Station

Routledge: The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrant

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Royal Cornwall Museum: The Medicine Man – A Spotlight on Richard Lander March September 2017

Linnean Society: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas

The Gibbes Museum of Art: Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas 12 May–24 September 2017

Indianapolis Museum of Art: Audubon: Drawn to Nature 1 April–30 July 2017

thestar.com: How London’s Science Museum is making over math

The Guardian: Mat Collishaw restages 1839 photography show in virtual reality

hist63.herokuapp.com: There’s An App For That: Student exhibition of historic scientific instruments

Arizona State University: Rare ASU map collection reveals truths about history of American Southwest

Old Operating Theatre: Virtual Tour

Criminal Corpses: Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpses – Online Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place 25 March–17 September 2017

Daguerreotype of J.D. Hooker by William Edward Kilburn, circa 1852

IET: Archives: Online Exhibitions

Oxford Today: Volcanoes – from catastrophe to the sublime

The British Museum: Where the Thunderbird lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America 23 February–27 August 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Mummies Opens Now

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), was an English conchologist and algologist

SD Times: Computer History Museum debuts Make Software exhibit

Harvard Map Collection: Exhibition Analysis 1: Commemorative and Humanitarian Disasters

University of Southern Maine: Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? American views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

St John’s College: Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

CLOSING VERY SOON: Museum of Richmond: The Royal Star & Garter: 100 Years of Care till 29 April 2017

Boston Public Library: Exhibition: Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History 4 March–27 August 2017

Osher Map Library: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities

Adler Planetarium: Chasing Eclipses Opening 25 March 2017

Hyperallergic: When Dissection Was a Criminal Punishment Worse Than Death

Hyperallergic: Artistic Expressions of Math Over Seven Centuries Through 8 May 2017

Peter Flötner, “Perspectival Drawing with Three Cubes” (1528), pen and black ink, brush and grey wash (courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jean A. Bonna Gift)

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–25 June 2017

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Feeling the buzz … 1910 advertisement for body lotion. Photograph: Wellcome Collection

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Book & Touring Exhibit on Ramón y Cajal: The Beautiful Brain

The Royal Society: Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice

The Sydney Morning Herald: Beauty in Science

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Palaeo Manchester: Object Lessons exhibition: coming soon – Opens 20 May 2017

Brendel plant models. Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

Brendel plant models.
Image courtesy of Rosamond Purcell

NYBG/125: What in the World is a Herbarium

Linda Hall Library: Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI 16 March–1 September 2017

ekathimerini.com: Antikythera Mechanism – Athens – 10 February–28 May 2017

The Orange County Register: CSUF’s Pollak Library presents a special program and exhibit on the art of map making

Djournal.com: 200 years of statehood: Ole Miss puts history on display for bicentennial

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library

Daily Titan: New CSUF exhibit maps out California’s history

Stedelijk Studies: Vestiges of 125,660 Specimens of Natural History

heritage.utah.gov: Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps Opens: 27 January 2017

Colonizing Animals: Historical Pose-abilities of Colonial Photography

Royal Museums Greenwich: Endeavour galleries: Launches 2018

Hyperallergic: When Art Was the Scientist’s Eye: 400 Years of Natural History Illustrations

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Frog dissection illustration from the book “Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium…(Natural history of the native frogs…)” from 1758 (© AMNH\D. Finnin)

Orpiment: Prehistoric Animals: A series of illustrations by David Roland

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Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg: 19 Oktober 2017 – 28 Februar 2018: Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Frühling/Sommer 2018: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Evening Standard: Forgotten women of science are remembered in a new exhibition at Burlington house

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

CLOSING VERY SOON: Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 April 2017

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

Utah Capitol Building: Utah Dawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps 27 January–Late Summer 2017

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

CLOSING VERY SOON: Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

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

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Wellcome Collection: Bill Morrison: Domesticating electricity

The Verge: Watch the first trailer for HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

OUDaily: OU to host world premiere of play about Galileo’s trial

PBS: American Experience: Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species…us.

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 03 June 2017

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

EVENTS:

The National Museum of Computing: A triple bill for the Bill Tutte Centenary 11 May 2017

Ancienne Faculté, Paris: Prochaine séance de la Société Française d’Histoire de la Médecine 22 Avril 2017

Salle Léopold-Delisle, Paris: Conférence de Nathalie Sage Pranchère L’école des sages-femmes. Naissance d’un corps professionnel (1786-1917) 2 mai 2017

Queen’s College, Oxford: Steve Silberman – The Rediscovery of Neurodiversity 21 April 2017

University of Milan: Lecture: The controversial polyp: The history of the early modern disease concept 21 April 2017

Senate House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599

Discover Medical London: London’s Medical Cabinets of Curiosity

The Houses of Parliament: Talk: Conserving the Great Clock of Westminster: Big Ben 5 May 2017

Royal Institution: Lecture: The Periodic Table: Its Story and Significance – Eric Scerri 20 July 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Lecture: From Farmer’s Daughter to Physician: The Advocacy Activism, and Legacy of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter and Her Contemporaries 25 April 2017

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: J. Worth Estes Lecture: Spare Parts Hope, Drama and Dispute: Heart Transplantation and Total Artificial Heart Implant Cases in the 1960s 23 May 2017

Senate, House, University of London: Maps and Society Lectures: ‘Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599’ 27 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Events January –June 2017 

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

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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

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Leonhard Fuchs: De Historia Stirpium Commentarii Insignes
It was illustrated by: Albrecht Meyer, who made drawings based on the actual plants; Heinrich Füllmaurer, who transferred the drawings to woodblock; and Vitus Rudolph Speckle, who cut the blocks and printed the drawings
Fuchs called this thistle Chamaeleon albus, it is now known as Carlina acaulis

TELEVISION:

BBC Four: Dial “B” for Britain: The Story of the Landline

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: A Sad Story of Pendulums – Objectivity #114

Youtube: University of Arizona: The Evolution of Modern Neurosurgery: A History of Trial and Error, Success and Failure

Youtube: Library and Archives Canada: Ottawa, Canada’s Capital City (1938)

Youtube: Public Land Transfer – Destroying the Myths

Jeremy Millar: Human Form in Art (2008)

Youtube: Recording Archaeology: Introduction-Plague in diachronic and Interdisciplinary perspective

Makers: Katherine G. Johnson

Youtube: Disney ’46 The Story of Menstruation

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Futility Closet: An Audio Ghost: Alexander Graham Bell’s Voice, ca. 1885

Radiolab: Nukes

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Averroes

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Pitt-Rivers

Royal Aeronautical Society: Podcast: The Chuck Yeager Interview

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Oxford: The Bountiful Sea Conference: Fish processing and consumption in Mediterranean antiquity 6–8 September 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

Academia: Scientiae 2017 Programme

St Anne’s College, Oxford: Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Trinity Term 2017

Insitute of Historical Research: School of Advanced Study, University of London: Food History

L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences sociales, Paris: Soutenance de thèse d’Athanasios Barlagiannis: Hygiène publique et construction de l’Etat grec, 1833-1845. La police sanitaire et l’ordre public de la santé 5 mai 2017

University of Uppsala: CfP: Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice 12-14 April 2018 Deadline 15 May 2017

Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire: Special Issue: Call for Proposals: The Material Realities of Energy History Deadline 2 June 2017

Science Museum London: CfP: The Evolution of the Museum: 13–14 July 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

Columbia University: The Center for Science & Society: Evidence: An Interdisciplinary Conversation about Knowing and Certainty 21–22 April 2017

University of Sevilla, Institute of Mathematics: CfP: Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical question 18-20 Sept. 2017

Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam: Symposium: Madness in Civilization. Current research into the history of psychiatry in the Low Countries 2 June 2017

University of Sheffield: The 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017

Kings’s College London: Conference: CfP: The Forgotten Other: Disability Studies and The Classical Body 18–19 June 2017

Colloque National Annuel des Espaces de Réflexion Ethique Régionaux Journée scientifique: Appel à communication: La Transgression en santé Date limite d’envoi des propositions : dimanche 16 juillet 2017

University of London: Institute of Historical Research: CfP: The Hakluyt Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017 Deadline 30 April 2017

University of Amsterdam: Maria Sibylla Merian Conference 7-9 June 2017

Durham University: CfP: Toxic Legacies, Global Pollutants 29–30 June 2017

Royal Institution: New and Old Themes in the History of Chemistry 20 May 2017

Society for the History of Technology: Prizes

University of Crete: CfP: Ancient Greek and Indian Medicine: Achievements and Interactions 6 June 2017 Deadline 17 April 2017

Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde: CfP: Understanding the Intersection of Alcoholism, Stigma, and Disability: Past and Present 1–2 March 2018 Deadline 3 July 2017

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe 10–12 May 2017

University of Kent: CfP: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11–12 September 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Dibner Award 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

The Recipes Project: What is a Recipe?: A Recipes Project Virtual Conversation 2 June–5 July 2017

APS: 2017 History of Physics Essay Contest Deadline 1 September 2017

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew: Joseph Dalton Hooker Bicentenary Meeting: The Making of Modern Botany 30 June 2017

SHMCNG, Archives départementales Nîmes: Appel à communications: Hygiène et santé en Bas-Languedoc oriental du XVIIIe siècle aux lendemains du premier conflit mondial la fin septembre 2017

Madison Wisconsin: Conference: CfP: Book History and Digital Humanities 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 15 April 2017

EUI – History of Science: #BSHSPG2017 programme is out

Royal Air Force Museum: Conference: Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty 29 September 2017

Manchester Medieval Society: New Seminar Series: Connecting ‘Medieval’ Worlds

University of Birmingham: Symposium: Science & Religion 24 April 2017

Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: Conference: Scientists and “Third World Countries” in the 1960s to 1980s 23–24 November 2017

Libori Summer School: Émilie Du Châtelet: Matter, Bodies, Forces, Motion 23–28 July 2017

Somatosphere: CfP: Speculative Health Deadline 1 June 2017

Hamburg Museum of Medical History: CfP: XVI.th Conference of the German-Polish Society for the History of Medicine (DPGGM): Historical Aspects of Preventive Healthcare in Germany and Poland 12–14 July 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Warburg Institute: Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture 22–25 May 2017

London Metropolitan Archives: Symposium: Exploring Hospital Records and Archives 28 April 2017

Université de Genève: Appel à communication: Produire du nouveau ? Arts – Techniques – Sciences en Europe (1400-1900) 23–25 novembre 2017 avant le 15 mars 2017

Academia: Call for Articles: Wilkie Collins Journal Special Issue, ‘The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and Contemporaries’

Christ’s College, Cambridge: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400–1750

Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée: Appel à contribution: Corps au travail. Performance, discipline et fatigue à l’épreuve du métier (XVIIe-XXe siècle) 30 juin-1er juillet 2017 avant le 10 avril 2017

University of Bern: Conference: Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity 13–15 September 2017

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: SHAC Award Scheme open for applications Deadline 31 May 2017

University of Colorado in Boulder: CfP: 33rd Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science 13–15 October 2017 Deadline 1 June 2017

Journée d’étude pluridisciplinaire: Appel à communications: Corps et dépendances Date limite : 30 avril 2017

Philosophia Scientiae: Journal CfP

Durban, KZN, South Africa: CfP: Philosophy of Technology Symposium 22–23 July 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh: CfP: British Society for the History of Medicine Congress 13–16 September 2017 Deadline 31 May 2017

Sheraton City Centre, Toronto: CfP: History of Science Society (HSS) 2017 Conference 19–121 November 2017 Deadline 3 April 2017

NYAM: Public Programs

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Call for Submissions, Glenn Sonnedecker Prize

University of Notre Dame: Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop – ND XIII 5–9 July 2017

Red EsCTS: First joint meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS network: Lost In Translation? People, Technologies, Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: CfP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future 21–22 July 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

St Anne’s College, Oxford: CfP: International Research Symposium: Alcohol, Psychiatry and Society 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 31 March 2017

New College, Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of “Smut,” “Porn” and “Obscenity”

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Conference: Borders and Technology 7–10 September 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Workshops on Early Modern Bodies and Cultures of Imperialism November 2017 Deadline 30 March 2017

New College, University of Oxford: CfP: Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850–1948 18–19 September 2017 Deadline 1 April 2017

Leibniz University Hannover: CfP: PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – Workshop with Philip Kitcher 14 June 2017 Deadline 12 March 2017

Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile: Conference: KNOWLEDGE/CULTURE/ECOLOGIES – KCE2017 15–18 November 2017

NICHE: New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

Princeton University: Vulnerability in the Middle Ages 28 April 2017

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey: IHPST Biennial Conference 4–7 July 2017

Liverpool Medical Institution: CfP: The Governance of Health Conference 2017: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Medical, Managerial and Economic Influence on Health Policy-Making 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 24 February 2017

Nursing Clio: Call for Bloggers: Nutrition and Diet

University of Glasgow: CfP: First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse 14–16 June 2017 Deadline 28 February 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

University of Göttingen: Summer School: The Material Culture of Exploration and Academic Travel 1700–1900 24–29 July 2017

Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation: Summer School on “Science and Religion” Crete 5–10 June 2017

Royal Historical Society: New Historical Perspectives: Accepting Proposals from Early Career Historian

CHF: The Decay Project: Call for Entries

Society for Renaissance Studies: London Rare Books School 26 June–14 July 2017

Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, Zeist: Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise 21–25 August 2017

Université McGill, Montréal: 85e congrès de l’ACFAS: Appel à communications: Les infirmières de la folie. Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

Tunis National Library: Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History 10-15 July 2017

University of Manchester: CHSTM seminar series

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University of Glasgow: Conference: CfP: Medical Machines in Antiquity 19–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017 

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf: Vortrags- und Sektionsanmeldungen für die erste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft in Münster vom 22.-24. September 2017: Wissenschafts-, Medizin- und Technikreflexion auf dem Prüfstand: Historische und aktuelle Herausforderungen

IUHMSP, Lausanne: Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé, et des sciences du vivant: Semestre de printemps 2017

University of Münster, Germany: CfP: Contemplating Science, Medicine, and Technology: Past and Present Challenges 22–24 September 2017 Deadline 1 March 2017

American Academy of Religion: Annual Meeting Boston MA 18-21 November 2017 CfP: Western Esotericism Unit

Université McGill, Montréal: Appel à contribution: Les infirmières de la folie: Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone 8 et 9 mai 2017 avant le 20 février 2017

BSHS: Themes: Call for Proposals

IRSPUM, Montréal: La santé en débat: Programme de l’Hiver 2017

Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History: Workshop: 11–15 June 2017 Applications Due 1 February 2017

University Paris Diderot: International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry: CfP: Symposia: 3–5 July 2017 Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Collation: Announcing a New Folger Fellowship in Honor of Margaret Hannay

Domus Comeliana, Pisa: International Conference: CfP: Humours, mixtures, & Corpuscles: A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Indiana University in Bloomington: Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400­–1800) 19 June–7 July 2017

SHOT 2017: CfP. Thinking with Ann Johnson Philadelphia 26–29 October 2017

Patras, Greece: 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress: CfP. History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy 15–17 May 2017

NACBS Denver: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical 3–5 November 2017 Deadline 3 March 2017

Society for the History of Natural History’s Annual Conference: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus 15 June 2017 Freshwater Biological Association, at Far Sawrey 16th June 2017

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University of Helsinki: CfP: International Seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes 27–28 April 2017

American Astronomical Society: DDA’s New Early Career Prize Named for Very Rubin

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library: Teacher Workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England 9–14 July 2017 National Participants 23–28 July 2017 Commuting Participants Applications Deadline 1 March 2017

University of Texas at Dallas: CfP: Conference: Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology 18–21 May 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

Bucharest, Romania: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August–2 September 2017 New Deadline 31 January 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus: SHNH: CfP: Women in the History of Natural Sciences 15-16 June 2017

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference: CfP: Session proposal: Science and Connoisseurship: New Perspectives 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Cornell University: The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar Spring 2017

History of Anaesthesia Society: CfP: HAS Summer Scientific meeting 16–17 June 2017 Deadline 17 May 2017

BSHS 2017: CfP: Science and Connoisseurship 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 10 January 2017

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

 

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

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University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

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

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

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

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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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation 18–20 May 2017

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

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

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

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

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

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

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

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‘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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Roehampton: Senior Research Fellow: A Theatre of Emotions: The Affective Landscape of Nineteenth- Century British Surgery

University of Lisbon: Two Special Regime Research Fellowships for Doctorates: MEDEA-CHART: The Medieval and Early-Modern Nautical Chart: Birth, Evolution and Use Deadline 28 April 2017

Deutsches Museum: Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (w/m) als Kurator Leitung der Abteilung Telekommunikation und Mikroelektronik

University of Maine: Postdoctoral Research Associate: Reconstructing ice age food webs from Project 23 fossil deposits at the La Brea Tar Pits

UCL: Unlocking the SCAR archive: the sixty-year long consolidation of Antarctic governance through polar research

University of York: Lecturer in the History of Science, Ideas and Medicine c. 1500 – c. 1750 Deadline 10 May 2017

University of Manchester: Research Associate, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and Governance Deadline 2 May 2017

AHA Today: Grant of the Week: School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study

Nursing Clio: Join the NC team: Social Media Manager Deadline 1 May 2017

University of Strasbourg: Call for Postdoc Applications: The healthy self as body capital in post-1945 Great Britain Deadline 20 May 2017

University of Liverpool: ESRC CASE Doctoral Award: ‘Expectations and Experiences of Lung Cancer in Liverpool since 1948’ Deadline 21 April 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #34

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 #34

Monday 10 April 2017

EDITORIAL:

Another week has flowed by in the world of #histSTM and it’s time once again for a new edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list to deliver up its cornucopia of the histories of science, technology and medicine harvested on the banks of cyberspace over the last seven days.

The decision made by a minority of British voters to leave the European Union has provoked some truly bizarre claims and wishes on the part of those so eager to escape to an imaginary past where everything was better and those pesky continentals didn’t meddle in the affairs of the true blue islanders. Perhaps the most bizarre from a #histSTM standpoint is the wish of those, over a certain age, to return to the golden age of chains, rods, poles and perches, and gills, fluid ounces, pints, quarts and gallons, that is the ‘good old’ imperial system of measurement.

This is particular bizarre for at least three reasons. Firstly the main wish is to be able to buy produce in shops in pounds and ounces again, but this has always been possible under EU regulations so it wasn’t necessary to leave the EU to fulfil this particular desire. Germany has a rather convenient colloquial arrangement, when one goes shopping one can buy a pound (German pfund) or half a pound of carrots with no problems. What one gets is half or a quarter of a kilo. A half-kilo is approximately 46 grams more than a pound, which in terms of fruit and vegetables is a difference that one can neglect without worry. I just wish that those Brits who desire the return to the pounds of their distant childhood were as pragmatic. The term distant childhood illustrates very nicely the second problem, the UK went metric in 1965, which means anybody under the age of about fifty has only really experienced the metric system and would find the imperial system totally strange and extremely unwieldy. The third oddity is the fact that the UK went metric in 1965 that’s six whole years before it joined the EU! Put quite simply, viewed historically the adoption of the metric system and joining the EU had nothing to do with each other.

The conservative politicians pushing for Brexit keep repeating the mantra that by leaving the EU the UK will be opening up to the world. If upon leaving the EU they abandon the metric system and return to the imperial one they will be aligning themselves with the USA, Myanmar and Liberia, the only three countries in the world that don’t use the metric system as their official national system of measurement, not exactly what one would normally understand by opening up to the world.

Quotes of the week:

“To Spanish friends: please ignore anything the UK says just now, we are having a nervous breakdown. We hope the medication will arrive soon” – Philip Ball(@philipcball)

“1 mile = 1760 yards = 5280 feet = 63360 inches. You know it makes sense! Let’s get rid of the ridiculous metric system” – Carsten Timmermann (@ctimmermann)

“Imagine if your life was so unutterably empty that the colour of your passport was something you gave a shit about.” Best comment so far ­– Darren Johnson (@DarrenJohnson66)

“In the row over Cadbury’s eggs I think the true spirit of Easter is being lost which is to eat so much chocolate you are physically sick” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“The truth of an idea is not a stagnant property inherent in it. Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events” – William James h/t @peterbroks

“It all became clear when I realised that the UK is a parody account” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“A man between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats” – Benjamin Franklin

“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason is like administering medicine to the dead”–Thomas Paine

“May the wings of liberty never lose a feather” – Jack Burton h/t @LeapingRobot

“We knew there were lots of stars. Then we found out there are lots of galaxies. Now there are lots of planets too – History of Astronomy” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

“Spencer’s phrase Survival of the fittest does not appear in On the Origin of Species until the fifth edition” – “And “evolution” does not appear until the 6th edition”

“Science is an accretion of provisional certainties” – Jerome Groopman h/t @PiersatPenn

Birthday of the Week:

 David Rittenhouse born 8 April 1732

David Rittenhouse by Charles Wilson Peale Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: “…and then he missed it” – David Rittenhouse and the Transit of Venus 1769

SciHi Blog: David Rittenhouse and the Transit of Venus

Penn University Archives & Records Center: David Rittenhouse (1732–1796)

 William Henry Jackson born 4 April 1843

William Henry Jackson, as a member of the U. S. Geological Survey exploring the Teton country in 1872
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Henry Jackson

Yellowstone’s Photo Collection: Jackson Photos

Hayden party; William H Jackson; No date

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

 ESA: Space in Images: SENTINEL-1 Solar Wing

Voices of the Manhattan Project: To Fermi – with Love – Part 2

One Big Monkey: Apollo 16 Ultra-violet photography

Lights in the Dark: These Photos Taken from the Moon Show Lots and Lots of Stars

Libraries University of Missouri: Library News Hub: Johannes de Sacrobosco and the sphere of the universe

NASA: Mars Rover Leader Peter Theisinger Receives National Trophy

NASA: NASA’s Cassini Mission Prepares for ‘Grand Finale’ at Saturn

AHF: Warren Nyer

Phys Org: Scientists reconstruct space history with ancient texts

AHF: Robert Serber

The Catholic Astronomer: Astronomy in Art & Architecture: Covington, Kentucky, USA

The Chronicle of the Fall: 648BC Apr. 6: Event #2648: Earliest solar eclipse to be chronicled by the Greeks

The Public Domain Review: The Influence of the Blue Ray of the Sunlight and of the Blue Color of the Sky (1877)

University of Toronto Scientific Instruments Collection: Counting Atoms in the ISOTRACE facility

staff.science.uu.ni: The astrolabe: Description, History and Bibliography

Smithsonian Nation Air and Space Museum: How Being Deaf Made the Difference in Space Research

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Vincenzo Viviani

Vincenzo Viviani (April 5, 1622 – September 22, 1703) Portrait by Domenico Tempesti (1652-1718)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

ESA: Cryosat Mission Overview

ESA: Space Science: 8 April 1998 ISO ended its observational phase

SciHi Blog: Kamerlingh Onnes and Superconductivity

AHF: James Tuck

American History: The Cosmos in Miniature: The Remarkable Star Map of Simeon de Witt

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: The 15th-Century Monk Who Crowdsourced a Map of the World

Earth according to Fra Mauro. PUBLIC DOMAIN

History Today: Celebrity, Politics and Francis Drake

Royal Museums Greenwich: Sir Francis Drake

The Mountaineers: Mary Anderson, Mountaineer and REI Co-Founded, Passes Away at 107

SciHi Blog: Robert Cavelier de La Salle and his Mississippi ExpeditionSciHi Blog: Jacob Roggeveen and the Easter Island

British Library: data.bl.uk: Pelagios Project: Medieval maps, itineraries and charts

SciHi Blog: Jacob Roggeveen and the Easter Island

Map of Jacob Roggeveen’s voyage in 1722

Harvard Maps: The Longest Map in Our Collection

Mail Online: How America USED to look: Ultra-precise maps compiled for insurance companies from as early as the 1860s reveal incredible detail about neighborhoods across the US

National Geographic: How Maps Became Deadly Innovations in WWI

Ptak Science Books: Two Compasses by Paul Revere, 1772

Boston Rare Maps: A rare and curious “planisphere”

New York Public Library: The NYC Space/Time Directory: Building the Future of NYC’s Past

The Orkney News: Dr John Rae: Arctic Explorer

ohn Rae statue (2013) © Copyright Jo Turner

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

h/t JF Ptak (@ptak)

 brainpickings: The Illustrated Story of Persian Polymath Ibn Sina and How He Shaped the Course of Medicine

Thomas Morris: A fishy business

Wellcome Collection: The ‘Obscene’ Doctor

The Public Domain Review: Reed Bontecou’s Portraits of Wounded Soldiers (1865)

Nursing Clio: Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe free: Tuberculosis in Progressive Era New York City

Origins of Science as a Visual Pursuit: The Carrara Herbal – Sarah Kyle’s Pandora’s box

Fig. 1. Anonymous, Frontispiece with Carrara heraldry and “Citron” (Citrus medica, L., citron tree), Carrara Herbal, London, British Library, Egerton 2020, f. 4r, 35 × 24 cm, gouache on vellum, Padua, ca. 1390–1400. Copyright © The British Library Board

Concocting History: Grandmas and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Beyond

History of Medicine and Allied Sciences: Nature or Artifice? Grafting in Early Modern Surgery and Agronomy

SciHi Blog: John Hughlings Jackson and his studies of Epilepsy

British Library: Medieval manuscripts blog: An illustrated Old English Herbal

Dr Alun Withey: Barbers and Shaving in early modern Britain

Chawton House Library: Woman writer of the month: Elizabeth Blackwell

Blackwell’s beautiful illustration of the dandelion includes drawings of seeds and progression of growth.

Nursing Clio: “Save Changes”: Telling Stories of Disability Protest

Thomas Morris: Hip hip

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Glasgow Pathological and Clinical Society

Early Modern Medicine: Thomas Gibson’s Life and Times

SSHM: A “Cult of Productivity”: Treatment Regimes in the Colonial Maltese”Lunatic” Asylum, 1850–1900

The Recipes Project: Treating the Stone in Sixteenth-Century Wales (according to the Vicar of Gwenddwr)

Smithsonian.com: This Feminist Psychologist-Turned-Rock-Star Led a Full Life of Resistance

Naomi Weisstein was a feminist activist, a neuropsychologist and, for a brief time, a rock ‘n roll musician. (Harvard University, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America)

Royal College of Physicians: Pharmacological preparations: evidence from the RCP library and archives

Academia: