Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, 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 2, Volume #36

Monday 18 April 2016

EDITORIAL:

Well we’re back and fighting fit well fighting not really fit but we are back.

Busy Owl

As you can see  our slaves staff are at their desks eager to bring you a new edition of your weekly #histSTM links list Whewell’s Gazette filled to the gunwales with all the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could trawl up out of the depths of cyberspace.

Quotes of the week:

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

“Edmond Halley described as a man who ‘warmed both hands before the fire of life’”. – Kate Morant (@HalleysLog)

Birthdays of the Week:

 12 April 1961 Yuri Gagarin first man in space

 

Gherman Titov, Nikita Khrushchev and Yuri Gagarin on the Red Square in Moscow 1961 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gherman Titov, Nikita Khrushchev and Yuri Gagarin on the Red Square in Moscow 1961
Source: Wikimedia Commons

U.S. News: From the Archives: Russia’s 1961 Triumph in Space

Royal Museums Greenwich: Yuri Gagarin Statue

Youtube: Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin

BBC News: Yuri Gagarin: Russia marks cosmonaut anniversary

Christiaan Huygens born 14 April 1629

Christiaan Huygens. Cut from the engraving following the painting of Caspar Netscher by G. Edelinck, between 1684 and 1687. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christiaan Huygens. Cut from the engraving following the painting of Caspar Netscher by G. Edelinck, between 1684 and 1687.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

History of European Space: Christiaan Huygens: Discoverer of Titan

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Huygens Enigma

Abraham Ortelius born 14 April 1527 

Ortelius World Map

Ortelius World Map

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Abraham Ortelius and the 16th-Centuy information age

Annie Maunder born 14 April 1868

Annie with her solar camera at the Canadian Eclipse Station in Labrador, August 1905

Annie with her solar camera at the Canadian Eclipse Station in Labrador, August 1905

 BBC Radio Ulster: Annie Maunder – The Lady Computer of Strabane

Leonardo da Vinci born 15 April 1452

 

Francesco Melzi - Portrait of Leonardo Source: Wikimedia Commons

Francesco Melzi – Portrait of Leonardo
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Medievalists.net: The Fables of Leonardo da Vinci

Forbes: Leonardo da Vinci’s Geological Observations Revolutionized Renaissance Art

The Telegraph: Leonardo da Vinci: genius or humble draftsman

The Science Museum: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius

British Library: The Leonardo Notebook

Smithsonian.com: Historians Identify 35 Descendants of Leonardo da Vinci

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Pissing on a Holy Cow

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Is Leonardo da Vinci a great artist or a great scientists? Neither Actually.

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Arizona Daily Sun: View from Mars Hill: Phoenix rising

Suhayl 14 (2015), pp.167-188: Bīrūnī’s Telescopic-Shape Instrument for Observing the Lunar Crescent

Daniel Crouch Rare Books: The most spectacular contribution of the book-maker’s art to sixteenth-century science: Hand Coloured Astronomicum Caesareum:

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Yovisto: Houston, we have a Problem

Atlas Obscura: This 17th Century Map of the Skies is Bursting with Mythological Creatures

AIP: E. Margaret Burbidge

Gizmodo: Astronomers Found Evidence of Exoplanets 100 Years Ago and Didn’t Know It

Smithsonian.com: Scientists Discovered Exoplanets More Than 70 Years Earlier Than Thought

AHF: Otto Frisch

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Well no, actually he didn’t

Atlas Obscura: Victorians Wanted to Contact Aliens Using Giant Mirrors

AHF: Jumbo

National Geographic: The Forgotten Soviet Space Shuttle Could Fly Itself

Space:com: Lost in Space Race: Women Denied Proper Place in History

Unsung heroes of the Space Race: A historic photo of women scientists at JPL. Credit: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

Unsung heroes of the Space Race: A historic photo of women scientists at JPL.
Credit: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

D News: Obama to Shine Light on Unsung Hero of Astronomy

The Atlantic: Astronomy’s Evolving Gender DynamicsThe Public Domain Review: Celestial Phenomenon Over Nuremberg, April 14th 1561

JSTOR Daily: The Star-Studded Life of Ms. Dorothy Bennett

Dorothy A. Bennett, Dr. Julio C. Tello, and Te Ata Fisher at Inka Wasi, Dr. Tello's home, Lima, Peru, 1937 George Clyde Fisher, AMNH Digital Special Collections

Dorothy A. Bennett, Dr. Julio C. Tello, and Te Ata Fisher at Inka Wasi, Dr. Tello’s home, Lima, Peru, 1937
George Clyde Fisher, AMNH Digital Special Collections

History of Physics: Newsletter

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Bill Bailey’s Interview

AHF: Britain

Voices of the Manhattan Project: To Fermi – with Love – Part 2

Forbes: Galileo and the ‘Myth’ That Won’t Go Away

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Instagram: Cat on a map

British Art Studies: Looking for “the Longitude”

HNN: America’s Spanish origins confirmed

Jisc: Old Maps Online

Heritage Daily: The Roman World Interactive Map

Royal Museums Greenwich: Captain James Cook

James Cook, portrait by Nathaniel Dance-Holland, c. 1775, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

James Cook, portrait by Nathaniel Dance-Holland, c. 1775, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Gregory Pincus and the Contraceptive Pill

Recommended Dose: Electrocardiogram and Diphtheria in the early 20th Century

Yovisto: James Parkinson and Parkinson’s Disease

Garland Hospital: A Unique Institution: The Cumberland and Westmorland Joint Lunatic Asylum

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Smithsonian.com: A Science Lecturer Accidentally Sparked a Global Craze for Yogurt

Wellcome Library: ‘Doctor’ Dee: John Dee and medical practice

Deaf History: an incomplete jigsaw: Curing deafness!

History of Medicine in Ireland: The Cost of Insanity

Early Modern Medicine: Have you got the Pox?

Yovisto: Sir James Mackenzie and the Study of Cardiac Arrhythmias

JAMA: A Harvey Anniversary: 1616–1916

medelita: 11 Ghastly Medical Instruments From the Past

Hyperallergic: Painstaking Portraits of 19th-Century Dermatology Patients

Impetigo, hand on book, from Thomas Bateman’s ‘Delineations of Cutaneous Diseases’ (1828) Image courtesy Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham

Impetigo, hand on book, from Thomas Bateman’s ‘Delineations of Cutaneous Diseases’ (1828)
Image courtesy Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham

The National Museum of American History: Surgical Instruments used at Lincoln’s Autopsy, 1865

CHoM News: Processing of the Harold Amos Papers Underway

Dr. Alun Withey: The Lost Children’s Drawings in a 19th-Century Medical Manuscript

Thomas Morris: A beetroot up the bottom

What’s Cooking @Special Collections?: A Tea, a Counter-top Ad, and a Dead President

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: The eighteenth century dispensary movement

TECHNOLOGY:

Conciatore: Salamander

Conciatore: Cross Pollination

Conciatore: Eyes of a Lynx

Conciatore: Washing Molten Glass

The Recipes Project: How to Avoid a Bad Buy and Anger Patrons: A Recipe for Pigment Testing

Royal Museums Greenwich: Shipbuilding: The earliest vessels

WayBack Machine: New York Times: ‘Spamming’ on the Internet

Ptak Science Books: A Note on the Future of the Future, 1911

This  cross section illustration ("Rue Future"/Future Street) is from Eugene Alfred Henard's1 (1849-1923) article, "The Cities of the Future", from American City, Volume 4, January, 1911.

This cross section illustration (“Rue Future”/Future Street) is from Eugene Alfred Henard’s1 (1849-1923) article, “The Cities of the Future”, from American City, Volume 4, January, 1911.

Strife: Attacks on Undersea Cables: a Victorian Legacy

The Transcontinental Railroad: It’s All About Steam

Smithsonian.com: 10 Bizarre, Vision-Enhancing Technologies From the Last 1,000 Years

Atlas Obscura: Inside the Spark-Filled Home of a Vintage Electrical Machine Collector

Gizmodo: London Just Opened the Entrance to This Underwater Tunnel for the First Time in 147 Years

Cutaway drawing of the tunnel-in-progress and the two entrance halls on either side of the Thames

Cutaway drawing of the tunnel-in-progress and the two entrance halls on either side of the Thames

Live Science: Lost Wright Brothers’ ‘Flying Machine’ Patent Resurfaces

Wired: From the Wurlitzer to the 808, Theses are the Greatest Drum Machines Ever Made

The Architects’ Journal: From the archive: 100 years of steel in architecture

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

The Atlantic: Most of the Tree of Life is a Complete Mystery

Development: Obituary: Hans Meinhardt (1938–2016)

Niche: #EnvHist Worth Reading March 2016

Academia: The History of Reindeer Herding on the Alaska Peninsula, 1905–1950

Figure 1. Frank Taller and his daughter sitting on a reindeer, Levelock area, circa 1930. Courtesy of Alex Tallekpalek and the National Park Service, Museum  Management Program and Katmai National Park and Preserve; H-410

Figure 1. Frank Taller and his daughter sitting on a reindeer, Levelock area, circa 1930. Courtesy of Alex Tallekpalek and the National Park Service, Museum Management Program and Katmai National Park and Preserve; H-410

Archiving Early America: Thomas Jefferson: Paleontologist

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Edouard Lartet

Notches: Wolfenden, Paederasty and Paedophilia

Inventory: Vere Gordon Childe British Historian and Archaeologist 1892–1957

History of Geology: Clash of the Titans: The Science behind the Iceberg that sank the Titanic

Forbes: How Animal Freakshows Helped the Science of Biology Develop

A two-headed calf from an Austrian taxidermy collection.

A two-headed calf from an Austrian taxidermy collection.

The Recipes Project: How to Fatten a Carp

Science League of America: A Pseudo-Huxley Quotation Part 1

Circulating Now: Some of the Most Beautiful Herbals

CHEMISTRY:

Learn Chemistry: African American chemist Percy Julian born 11 April 1899

Chemistry World: Gahn’s blowpipe

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META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

The Atlantic: Innovation is Overrated

Yovisto: Henry Rawlinson and the Mesopotamian Cuneiform

The Behistun Inscriptions, Column 1 (DB I 1-15), sketch by Friedrich von Spiegel (1881)

The Behistun Inscriptions, Column 1 (DB I 1-15), sketch by Friedrich von Spiegel (1881)

Science Visions: Female-Authors-Only Philosophy of Science Syllabus

Platypus: The CASTAC Blog: Negotiating Expertise: The Case of Operational Research

Nautilus: It’s Time These Ancient Women Scientists Get Their Due

Historiens de la sante: Medical History Volume 60 Issue 2 April 2016 Table of Contents

HSS: Latest Issue of ISIS Volume 107 Number 1 March 2016

storify: The Future of the History of the Human Sciences

The #EnvHist Weekly

Lady Science: PCA/ACA Conference Recap

Forbidden Histories: Can Psychotherapists Benefit from History of Science Scholarship? Open Access to my Article on the Psychology of Belief in Histories of Science and the Occult

The Guardian: Olive Anderson obituary

Olive Anderson

Olive Anderson

OUP: The invention of the information revolution

The Ragged School Museum: Just why does Victorian science rule?

VOX CEPR’s Policy Portal: Purpose-built versus serendipitous innovation links: New survey evidence

Forbidden Histories: Scientific Revolutions and the “Will to Believe”: The Birth of Heliocentrism.

TrowelBlazers: TrowelBlazers 2016 Big Project(s)! – Raising Horizons

bonæ litteræ: Confessions of a Manuscript Researcher

SocPhilSciPract: April History and Philosophy of Science and Science and Technology Notes

ESOTERIC:

Atlas Obscura: Found: Isaac Newton’s Recipe for the Philosopher’s Stone

The Washington Post: Isaac Newton spent a lot of time on junk ‘science’ and this manuscript proves it

Chemical Heritage Foundation

Chemical Heritage Foundation

Atlas Obscura: Witch Hunting for Dummies: The 15th-Century Witchcraft Manual

PBS: Benjamin Franklin: Inquiring Mind: Mesmer

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Guardian: The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind by A C Grayling

New Statesman: The revolutionary science of eighteenth century France

Science Book a Day: Spirals of Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells

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Science Book a Day: The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg

History Extra: The astronomer and the witch: Johannes Kepler’s fight to save his mother from execution

Chemistry World: Failure: why science is so successful

Academia: David Beck ed. Knowing Nature in Early Modern Europe

The Argus: Mother of modern witchcraft revealed as Bletchley Park codebreaker

Science: Of humans and mathematical symbols

Scientific American: April Book Reviews Roundup

brainpickings: The Rise of Rocket Girls: The Untold Story of the Remarkable Women Who Powered Space Exploration

NEW BOOKS:

The Hakluyt Society: Sir Joseph Banks, Iceland and the North Atlantic 1772–1820: Journals, Letters and Documents

Historiens de la santé: Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds: Science and the Yellow Fever Controversy in the Early American Republic 

Historiens de la santé: Immunity: How Elie Metchnikoff Changed the Course of Modern Medicine 

CUP: The Smoke in London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City

Bloomsbury: The Birth of the English Kitchen, 1650–1850

English Kitchen

Historiens de la santé: Cajal and de Castro’s Neurohistological Methods

The MIT Press: The Age of Electroacoustics: Transforming Science and Sound

L’Harmattan: Les Cuissons Alimentaires au Moyen Age

Springer: Early Geological Maps of Europe: Central Europe 1750 to 1840

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

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

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Daniels Dies & Das: Eröffnung von “Argelanders Erben”

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

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Bridging the World: Benjamin Baker of Frome 5 March–21 May 2016

Dittrick Museum: Embracing Digital History: How Medicine Became Modern

Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marsella: “Made in Algeria, généalogie d’un territoire” runs till 2 May 2016

 

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

Bay Area Reporter: Wonderful worlds of 17th-century China: Asian Art Museum Runs till 8 May 2016 

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January29–July 2016

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

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

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

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

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

CHF: The Art of Iatrochemistry

University of Oklahoma: Galileo’s World: National Weather Center: Exhibits

ARTFIXdaily: “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence” Will Examine Events Preceding, During and Following the Fight for Freedom from a Cartographic Perspective and Will Open at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in March 2016

ZSL: London Zoo: Discover the fascinating wildlife of Nepal and Northern India

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

JHI Blog: Dissenting Voices: Positive/Negative: HIV/AIDS In NYU’s Fales Library

St John’s College: University of Cambridge: Fred Hoyle: An Online Exhibition

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

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

Magic Witches

allAfrica: Algeria: Exhibition on Algeria (cartography) Marseille 20 January–2 May 2016

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

New York Public Library: Printmaking Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570–1900 Runs till 27 May 2016

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Samuel Pepys Season 20 November 2015–28 March 2016

National Library of Scotland: Plague! A cultural history of contagious diseases in Scotland Runs till 29 May 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Discover Medical London: Medicine at the Movies

Science Museum: Ramanujan: Divining the origins of genius

Independent: Charles Darwin Disney film: Adventure movie will give naturalist the Indiana Jones treatment

The young sea-faring Charles Darwin – seen here in an 1809 portrait – is to be portrayed as an Indiana Jones-style adventurer Alamy

The young sea-faring Charles Darwin – seen here in an 1809 portrait – is to be portrayed as an Indiana Jones-style adventurer Alamy

 

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

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

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

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

Macrobert Arts Centre: The Trials of Galileo

Perth Concert Hall: The Trials of Galileo

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016 

EVENTS:

Warburg Institute: ‘Maps and Society’ Lectures: Dr Elodie Duché ‘Cartography and Captivity during the Napoleonic Conflicts, 1803-1815’ 28 April 2016

CHF: Medicine 1776 24 April 2016

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

Boston Medical Library: Lecture: Prescription Drug Abuse in American History:

Lessons from a Century of Failures and Occasional Successes 21 April 2016

The Polar Museum: Lucky 13 Storytelling from the polar regions of the world 13 May 2016

Frome Museum: Talk: Clash of the Walruses: Was Benjamin Baker Extravagant at his Forth Road Bridge? 27 April 2016

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Royal College of Physicians: Dee late: inside Dee’s miraculous mind 9 May 2016

University of Leeds: Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine: Lecture: Object 4: Microscope 19 April 2016

Royal Society: Lecture: Hasok Chang: Who cares about the history of science? 10 May 2016

Restaurant & Weinbauernhaus “Im Sack”, Jena: Vorstellung der neuesten beiden Bücher über Erhard Weigel 23 April 2016

Museum of the History of Science: Marconi Day 23 April 2016

Birkbeck, University of London: The History of Number Theory 21 May 2016

UCL: STS Haldane Lecture: Maja Horst, University of Copenhagen: Reframing Science Communication – Culture, Identity and Organisations 5 May 2016

The Royal Society: Workshop: The Politics of Academic Publishing 1950–2016 22 April 2016RS PUBLISHINGScience Museum: Women Engineers in the Great War and after 23 April 2016

Wren Library Lincoln Cathedral: Lecture: Anna Agnarsdóttir – Sir Joseph Banks and Iceland 28 April 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons: People Powered Medicine: A one day public symposium 7 May 2016

Discover Medical London: “Dr Dee” & The Magic of Medicine A Special Half Day Tour 27 May 2016

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

NYAM: Credits, Thanks and Blame in the Works of Conrad Gessner

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

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Delay Lines

Youtube: Ada Lovelace Day 2015

Electric Beats: Browse the History of Electronic Music from 1880 to 2015

Youtube: The Medieval Mind

Youtube: Einstein’s Miracle Year: The Road to Relativity

The Ordered Universe Project: Order, The Universe and Everything: The World of Robert Grosseteste

RADIO & PODCASTS:

The Story: Story about Science: Margaret Geller: Mapping the Universe

BBC Radio 4 Drama: Beyond Endurance

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

Conf. People Places

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

Vatican Library Conference

Swansea University: Inaugural Lecture 5 May 2016: David Turner: Locating Disability in Britain’s Industrial Revolution

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

Things

Notches: CfP. Histories of Music and Sexuality

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

Conference Portugal

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

Society and th Sea

Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science: Annual Conference Programme 28–30 May 2016

CFP Early Modern World

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

Hist Geo Conf

Birkbeck, University of London: CfP: Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century 17 June 2016

Science in Public

University of Warwick: Workshop: Early Modern Experimental Philosophy, Metaphysics, and Religion 10–11 May 2016

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LOOKING FOR WORK:

Science Friday: Job: Podcast Producer/Reporter

University of Cambridge: University Lecturer in the Sociology of Science and Technology

University of Exeter: AHRC-funded Collaborative PhD Studentship with the University of Exeter and BT Archives: The Cultures of Radio Research in India, circa. 1890-1947

ODNB: Research Bursaries in the Humanities 2016–17

University of Leeds: AHRC-Funded PhD: “The Working Life of Evolutionary Biologists: Exploring the Culture of Scientific Research Through the Personal Archive of John Maynard Smith (1920-2004)”

University of Minnesota: Call for Applications: Travel Fellowship in the History of the Academic Health Center & Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota, 2016-2017

Queen Mary, University of London: Applications Invited for AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship with RNIB: Blindness, Disability, and Literacy in Britain

University of Minnesota: Assistant Professor, History of Science and Technology

University of California – Berkeley: Lecturer – History of Science, Technology, Medicine, Environment, or Quantitative/Computational History – Department of History

Yale University: The Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its ninth annual Research Travel Award for use of the Historical Library.

University of Illinois at Chicago: Junior Fellowship in Philosophy of Quantum Gravity

 

 

 

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Blogging Hiatus

There will be a four-week blogging hiatus both here and at The Renaissance Mathematicus for two different reasons. Firstly I am going into hospital for three weeks, but have no fear this is a positive development not a negative one. I suffer from scoliosis and I’m going to get three weeks of intensive remedial orthopaedic treatment to try and improve my condition. Directly following my last day of treatment, I shall then fly to Britain for a meeting of the Christie Clan in a twelfth-century manor house in the Welsh marches. I shall not be entirely incommunicado, as I will only be a day patient during my treatment. So I will still pop up on Twitter and Facebook, from time to time, but I don’t think I shall be doing any blogging in this period and Whewell’s Gazette is definitely out.

If you are at a loose end and looking for something to do during this period, Afton, the excessively charming three-year-old daughter of my very good #histsci friend and colleague Michael Barton (@darwinsbulldog), suffers from epilepsy and has recently undergone neurosurgery. As they live in America this means big medical bills. Michael and his wife, Catherine, have set up an appeal on gofundme to help pay those bills, so you could do me and Afton a favour and make a small donation to help pass the time until I’m up and blogging again.

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, 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 2, Volume #35

Monday 14 March 2016

EDITORIAL:

Time moves on and it’s time once again for your weekly #histSTM links list, Whewell’s Gazette, bringing all of the histories of science, technology and medicine from the depths of cyberspace from the last seven days gathered up and freshly packaged for you delectation.

I wrote the editorial last week on 8 March, International Women’s Day, dedicating last week’s edition of Whewell’s Gazette to the history of women in science. However the collected post went up to Sunday 6 March and the 8 March, of course, brought lots more post dedicated to women in #histSTM, so for a second week we have a special women’s history edition.

A Mighty Girl: Those Who Dared To Discover: 15 Women Scientists You Should Know

Gerty Cori

Gerty Cori

BHL: Women Illustrators in Natural History

Darwin Correspondence Project: Correspondence with women

British Library: Collection items: Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Library of Congress: World’s Revealed: Geography & Maps: Putting women back on the map

Anna Beeck. “Plaan van de Dissante of Landing in Spangien voor Cadix…” 1702. Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division.

Anna Beeck. “Plaan van de Dissante of Landing in Spangien voor Cadix…” 1702. Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division.

c-net: The 19th century women who catalogued the cosmos

University of Kent: Thinking Back through our Mothers: The Lady’s Magazine on International Women’s Day

Mashable: 20th Century: The Evolution of Women’s Work Wear

Motherboard: An A-Z of Women Pushing Boundaries in Science and Tech

The American Bookbinding Museum: Bookbinding and the Working Woman

Natural History Museum: Sarah Stone and images from a lost museum

“Mandarin duck, Aix galericulata. Sarah Stone, 1788.” NHM Picture Library Ref 024290

“Mandarin duck, Aix galericulata. Sarah Stone, 1788.” NHM Picture Library Ref 024290

TrowelBlazers: Zonia Baber: The Fearless Firsts of a Scientific Suffragette

Mosaic: In conversation with…Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

Letters from Gondwana: Women in the Golden Age of Geology in Britain

Nature: A tumour through time

Broadly: The History of Erasing Women’s History

CNN: These are the most important women in the history of science

Chien-Shiung Wu Chinese American Physicist (1912–1997)

Chien-Shiung Wu Chinese American Physicist (1912–1997)

Royal Society of Chemistry: shaping the history of science

Natural History Museum: Metamorphosis of an artist: Maria Sybilla Merian

Nursing Clio: Women, Animals, and the Poetry of Activism

Lady Science: Wonder Women of STEM

Wiley Online Library: Women in evolution – highlighting the changing face of evolutionary biology

Madelene College Libraries: Women Printers

PL 1077(2): CORTÉS, MARTIN: THE ARTE OF NAUIGATION… [IMPRINTED AT LONDON: BY THE WIDOWE OF RICHARD IUGGE, LATE PRINTER TO THE QUEENES MAIESTIE, 1584].

PL 1077(2): CORTÉS, MARTIN: THE ARTE OF NAUIGATION… [IMPRINTED AT LONDON: BY THE WIDOWE OF RICHARD IUGGE, LATE PRINTER TO THE QUEENES MAIESTIE, 1584].

Smithsonian.com: Ten Historic Female Scientists You Should Know

Conciatore: Sara Vincx

Conciatore: Béguines of Malines

Conciatore: Dianora Parenti

Yakima Herald: Mitchell made the most of her opportunities

Nature: Women at the edge of science

Caterina Sforza defended cities and hoarded alchemical secrets in the fifteenth century.

Caterina Sforza defended cities and hoarded alchemical secrets in the fifteenth century.

The Globe and Mail: The Women on the Moon

CPH Post Online: Low on the Richter scale, but highly respected in the lab

Bletchley Park: Bombe Girls

Royal Museums Greenwich: Three Women in the London Chart Trade, c.1800-1860

Center for the History of Medicine: On View: Baumgartner, Leona papers, 1837–1993 (inclusive) 1930–1970 (bulk)

Center for the History of Medicine: On View: Dawes, Lydia M. Gibson papers, 1926–1959

The Guardian: Pioneering woman who mapped the ocean floor

Marie Tharp at work on her maps of the Atlantic Ocean floor, in the early 1950s. Photograph: Alamy

Marie Tharp at work on her maps of the Atlantic Ocean floor, in the early 1950s. Photograph: Alamy

Science: Q&A: Author of ‘feminist glaciology’ study reflects on sudden appearance in culture wars

Nicholson’s Journal

I recently got this email forwarded by Sue Bramall concerning the Nicholson’s Journal website, which she runs. This is a wonderful #histSTM resource and it is to be wished that more people follow he lead and produce similar websites for other important by long forgotten scientific periodical from the past.

Dear all,

Especially for those interested in the 18th and the 19th centuries, there is a very useful and impressive new resource. It is a gateway to the whole set of A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts, edited by William Nicholson (affectionately known, then and now, as “Nicholson’s Journal”), gathered together in one convenient place:
All of the 3,000 articles have also been indexed, so you can search by author, subject, keyword, and time period from the “Index” tab. You can also find a complete list of authors on the same website, and bibliographies of works by and about Nicholson.
All of this is the work of Sue Bramall, amateur historian and a descendant of William Nicholson. Sue is also in the process of completing a biography of Nicholson, which will fill an important gap in the literature. Information about the forthcoming book can also be found on the website.
Enjoy!
best,
Hasok

…brought to you by HPS-discussion.

The Guardian all brought an excellent article on the H-Word Blog on Ms Bramall’s efforts

The H-Word: Nicholson’s Journal: Britain’s fist commercial science periodical

 Illustration from the 1810 volume of the Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts. Photograph: Natural History Museum/Wikimedia

Illustration from the 1810 volume of the Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts. Photograph: Natural History Museum/Wikimedia

Quotes of the week:
“Imagine what would happen if Schroedinger’s cat was asked to “think outside the box”” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“His sort’s nowt a pound, and shit’s tuppence…” – Inspector Thursday h/t @telescoper

“Sensible 17th century medical proverb: ‘You should never touch your eye but with your elbow.’” – Jonathan Healey (@SocialHistoryOx)

“Mr. Watson—Come here—I want to see you” – famous first words over Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone to his assistant Thomas A. Watson @yovisto

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“Historical context is no trivial matter”. Michael Egan (@EganHistory)

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” Douglas Adams

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Douglas Adams (1952-2001) h/t @yovisto

“And bleeding Nature with all its bloody laws that we never voted for #brexit” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Too many cosmologists spoil the primordial soup” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

“Don’t put your trust in revolutions. They always come around again. That’s why they’re called revolutions.” – Terry Pratchett

Roman Algebra

“I never let practical considerations clutter my youthful dreams.” – Roy Chapman Andrews, fossil discoverer and explorer.

“All this fuss about artificial intelligence, I’d settle for a bit more human intelligence” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Science is a tribute to what we can know ‘although’ we are fallible.” – Jacob Bronowski

“How do you titillate an ocelot? Oscillate its tit a lot”. – Jon Sutton (@jonmsutton)

Birthdays of the Week:

William Herschel discovered Uranus 13 March 1781

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NASA Space Place: Why did it take so long to discover Uranus?

JHA: Uranus and the Establishment of Herschel’s Astronomy (pdf)

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EarthSky: This date in science: Uranus discovered, completely by accident

Yovisto: Sir William Herschel and the Discovery of Uranus

John Herschel born 7 March 1792

John Herschel 1846

John Herschel 1846

Encyclopædia Britannica: Sir John Herschel, 1st Baronet

Yovisto: John Herschell – A Pioneer in Celestial Photography

Urbain Le Verrier born 11 March 1811

Urbain Le Verrier

Urbain Le Verrier

Yovisto: Urbain Le Verrier and the hypothetical Planet Vulcan

Georg Buckland born 12 March 1784

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History of Geology: Geology history in caricatures: A Coprolitic Vision

Strang Science: William Buckland

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Henry Draper and his Passion for Astronomy

Ptak Science books: Kingdom of Dust: Dancing Dust and Vibrating Membranes

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Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Johann Bayer

AHF: Enrico Fermi

Yovisto: Johannes van der Waals – A Pioneer in the Molecular Sciences

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Hans Bethe

Fornax Chimiæ: Prismatic Analysis

Sky and Telescope: Flood Threatens Photographic Plates

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Leon Overstreet’s Interview

Motherboard: When Astronomers Chased a Total Eclipse in a Concorde

Concorde 001 taking off on its eclipse mission. Photo: Jim Lesurf

Concorde 001 taking off on its eclipse mission. Photo: Jim Lesurf

Forbes: Astronomy and the Cold War

Royal Astronomical Society: A brief history of the RAS

Voices of the Manhattan Project: James C. Hobbs’ Interview

The Renaissance Mathematicus: We’re British not European – Really?

In The Dark: “British Physics” – A Lesson from History

APS: John van Vleck: Quantum Theory and Magnetism

Macau Daily Times: This Day in History: 1960 Radio Telescope Makes Space History

The British radio telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire

The British radio telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Brilliant Maps: 1853 Japanese Map of the World by Suido Nakajima

1853 Japanese Map Of The World By Suido Nakajima

1853 Japanese Map Of The World By Suido Nakajima

The National Archives: The Text Message Blog: Fur Warden Sketches Map of Fortymile River Basin in Alaska

NEH 50th Anniversary: History of Cartography

Smithsonian.com: Was America Named for a Pickle Dealer

Yovisto: Richard E. Byrd, Jr. – Aviator and Polar Explorer

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: Cured by a lightning bolt

ART UK: Barber-surgeons and the history of the dentist

Nezzo, Luciano; A Toothdrawer Concealing the Key from the Patient; Wellcome Library;

Nezzo, Luciano; A Toothdrawer Concealing the Key from the Patient; Wellcome Library;

The History of Modern Biomedicine: Pyjamas on Everest and in the lab – tales from the National Institute of Medical Research

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Maister Peter Lowes Gloves

dcist.com: St. Elizabeths Stories: How the World’s Most Notorious Lobotomist Got His Start in D.C.

IEEEXplore: Ask your doctor…About Computers

Yovisto: John Fothergill – Physician and Gardener

Thomas Morris: Wrapped in a dead sheep

cha-fr.net: Le club de l’Histoire de l’Anesthésie et de la Réanimation

Cambridge Journals Medical Histoy: Professional Heresy: Edmund Gurney (1847–88) and the Study of Hallucinations and Hypnotism

Thomas Morris: Jaundice and night blindness

SSHM: The Evolving Functions and Roles of the Bristol and Dudley Dispensaries, 1888–1914

NYAM: Solving Woman’s Oldest Hygienic Problem in a New Way. A History of Period Products

“Farr’s Patent Ladies’ Menstrual Receptacle,” advertised in American Druggist, January 1884.

“Farr’s Patent Ladies’ Menstrual Receptacle,” advertised in American Druggist, January 1884.

The Recipes Project: A Medicine for the Archduchess of Innsbruck

Thomas Morris: The stomach eel

Yovisto: Alexander Fleming and the Penicillin

Atlas Obscura: Museum of Medical History Hamburg

Atlas Obscura: Bile Beans, The Incognito Laxative That Claimed to be a Cure-All

Smithsonian.com: These Erie Civil War Photos Changed How the U.S. Saw Veterans

John Bowers was 19 when he was injured in the Battle of Fredericksburgh. (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

John Bowers was 19 when he was injured in the Battle of Fredericksburgh. (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

Listverse: 10 Horrifying Medical Cases That Make You Glad You Didn’t Live in the Past

TECHNOLOGY:

The Guardian: Ray Tomlinson, email inventor and selector of the @ symbol, dies at 74

Smithsonian.com: The Accidental History of the @ Symbol

Yovisto: Nicéphore Niépce and the World’s First Photograph

Ptak Science books: Two Dimensions to Three and Back Again (1588) – a Bit of an Optical Illusion

Ptak Science Books: Universal Spelling Board, 1889

Smithsonian.com: The Laptops That Powered the American Revolution

Atlas Obscura: Text-to-Speech in 1846 Involved a Talking Robotic Head With Ringlets

Newsworks: Sound it out: the (sometimes creepy) history of the talking machine

Yovisto: Thomas Augustus Watson – Recipient of the Very First Phone Call

Bell telephone

Ptak Science Books: The Big Stuff – Heavy Numbers, 1939

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Electromechanical Telephone Switching

Yovisto: Vannevar Bush and the Memex

Yovisto: J.C.R. Licklider and Interactive Computing

Primitive Method: Clay & Ceramics in “On Divers Arts” – Medieval Crucibles Part 1

Open Culture: Meet the Telharmonium the First Synthesizer

Telharmonium console by Thaddeus Cahill 1897. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Telharmonium console by Thaddeus Cahill 1897.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Notches: Presidential Penis Politics: A Micro-History

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Library & Archives: College Botanical Books

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Atlas Obscura: Thomas Jefferson’s Dream to Rid the Oceans of Salt

BHL: Following Early Naturalists of the American West

Yovisto: Georg Wilhelm Steller and the Great Nordic Expedition

Yovisto: Rembert Dodoens and the Love for Botanical Science

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

AIP: The Discovery of Global Warming

BHL: Is it Hoppy Hour yet?

H. lupulus from American Medical Botany vol. 3 (1820)

H. lupulus from American Medical Botany vol. 3 (1820)

University of Birmingham: Professor Charles Lapworth LL D FRS

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Harry Coover and the Super Glue

rsc.org: Dmitri Mendeleev

Chemistry World: Sodium hypochlorite

Yovisto: Jeremias Richter and the Law of Definite Proportions

Jeremias Benjamin Richter Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jeremias Benjamin Richter
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Sir William Henry Bragg and his Work with X-Rays

Yovisto: Johann Rudolf Glauber – the first Chemical Engineer

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Sybiartic: Magic Beans

Recipes Project: First Monday Library Chat: The Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds

The Bigger Picture: Knowledge Begins in Wonder: The Design Behind the Smithsonian Children’s Room

An illustration of the Children’s Room in the Smithsonian Castle. Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 1901. Smithsonian Libraries.

An illustration of the Children’s Room in the Smithsonian Castle. Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 1901. Smithsonian Libraries.

JHI Blog: The Methodology of Genealogy: How to Trace the History of an Idea
Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Experimental Philosophy and Early Modern Ethics: Turnbull and Fordyce

Medium: Decolonising Science Reading List

storify: Social History of Medicine Why Does it Matter?

storify: ISISCB feedback

Computer History Museum: Reading Artifacts, Finding Culture

University of Leeds: Museum of the History of Science Technology and Medicine: History and Philosophy of Science in 20 Objects

Object 2: Two-Headed Fish

Object 2: Two-Headed Fish

BSHS: New Lecture Series: History and Philosophy of Science in 20 Objects

Town Topics: The Local Angle Enters Into the Picture in Library’s History of Science Series

The #EnvHist Weekly

Der Donerstagphilosoph: The Future of the History of Medicine

OUP: Galileo’s legacy: Catholicism, Copernicanism, and conflict resolution

ESOTERIC:

Computer History Museum: Digicomp DR-70 Astrology Minicomputer

Yovisto: Franz Josef Gall – the Founder of Phrenology

Wellcome Library: The origins of the English almanac

Zodiac man in EPB/61971/A: Goldsmith, 1679. An almanack for the year of our Lord God, 1679 (London: Printed by Mary Clark, for the Company of Stationers, 1679), leaf B2 recto. Image credit: Elma Brenner.

Zodiac man in EPB/61971/A: Goldsmith, 1679. An almanack for the year of our Lord God, 1679 (London: Printed by Mary Clark, for the Company of Stationers, 1679), leaf B2 recto. Image credit: Elma Brenner.

BOOK REVIEWS:

Niche: Bouchier and Cruikshank, The People and the Bay

Notches: The Calendar of Loss: Dagmawi Woubshet on Race, Sexuality, and Mourning in the Early Era of Aids

The Guardian: Imaginative science of Einstein celebrated in short story anthology

The Guardian: Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World – disbelief has been around for 2,500 years

A 19th century Greek vase illustration of Zeus abducting Leda in the form of a swan. Photograph: Stapleton Collection/Corbis

A 19th century Greek vase illustration of Zeus abducting Leda in the form of a swan. Photograph: Stapleton Collection/Corbis

H-Histsex: Jennings on Lanser: The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sappic, 1565–1830

TLS: Calendars and capitalism, from the Middle Ages to the present

TLS: Localization and its Discontents: A Genealogy of Psychoanalysis and the Neuro Disciplines, by Katja Guenther

NEW BOOKS:

Enfilade: The Global Live of Things

Historiens de la santé: Heightened Expectations: The Rise of the Human Growth Hormone Industry in America

Hachette Book Group: Rise of the Rocket Girls

Early Modern Medicine: Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England – Anne French

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Historiens de la santé: Jean Fernel, premier physiologiste de la Renaissance

OUPO: Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry

Heterodoxology: Replacing the Dictionary: Brill launches new Esotericism Reference Library

Historiens de la santé: Le rose et le bleu : La fabrique du féminin et du masculin

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marsella: “Made in Algeria, généalogie d’un territoire” runs till 2 May 2016

The Guardian: Cambridge University Library dusts off Darwin and Newton for display

Universty of Cambridge: Research: Newton, Darwin, Shakespeare – and a jar of ectoplasm: Cambridge University Library at 600

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

Bay Area Reporter: Wonderful worlds of 17th-century China: Asian Art Museum Runs till 8 May 2016 

A Complete Map of the World (1674) (detail) by Ferdinand Verbiest (Flemish, 1623-88). Beijing, China. Ink on paper. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington D.C. Photo: Courtesy Asian Art Museum

A Complete Map of the World (1674) (detail) by Ferdinand Verbiest (Flemish, 1623-88). Beijing, China. Ink on paper. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington D.C. Photo: Courtesy Asian Art Museum

Greenwich Historical Society: Upcoming Exhibitions: Close to the Wind: Our Maritime History

Royal Society of Chemistry: Our 175 faces of chemistry exhibition

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January29–July 2016

University of Delaware: UDaily: Alchemy and Mineralogy 26 February–31 March 2016

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

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Colonial Williamsburg: We are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence Opening 5 March 2016

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

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

Queens’ College Cambridge: ‘The Rabbi & The English Scholar’ exhibition in the library 22 February–24 March 2016

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

CHF: The Art of Iatrochemistry

University of Oklahoma: Galileo’s World: National Weather Center: Exhibits

The English Garden: Visit the RHS Botanical Art Show

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Luxury of Time Runs until 27 March 2016

ARTFIXdaily: “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence” Will Examine Events Preceding, During and Following the Fight for Freedom from a Cartographic Perspective and Will Open at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in March 2016

ZSL: London Zoo: Discover the fascinating wildlife of Nepal and Northern India

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

JHI Blog: Dissenting Voices: Positive/Negative: HIV/AIDS In NYU’s Fales Library

St John’s College: University of Cambridge: Fred Hoyle: An Online Exhibition

Culture 24: Small but worldly maps exhibition makes sense of human wandering at London’s Store Street gallery

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

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

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Museum für Naturkunde Berlin: Dinosaurier in Berlin: Brachiosaurus as an Icon of Politics, Science, and Popular Culture 1 April 2015–31March 2018

allAfrica: Algeria: Exhibition on Algeria (cartography) Marseille 20 January–2 May 2016

Advances in the History of Psychology: Mar. 12th Pop-Up Museum Explores Contributions of Women of Colour in Psych

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

New York Public Library: Printmaking Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570–1900 Runs till 27 May 2016

New-York Historical Society: Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York 13 November 2015–17 April 2016

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Samuel Pepys Season 20 November 2015–28 March 2016

Science Museum: Ada Lovelace Runs till 31 March 2016

National Library of Scotland: Plague! A cultural history of contagious diseases in Scotland Runs till 29 May 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

HBO Movies: Einstein & Eddington

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

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

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

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

Macrobert Arts Centre: The Trials of Galileo

Perth Concert Hall: The Trials of Galileo

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016 

EVENTS:

Salle du Conseil de l’ancienne Faculté, Paris: Prochaine séance de la Société Française d’Histoire de la Médecine 19 Mars 2016

The Early Modern Intelligencer: John Dee, the Magus of Mortlake Birkbeck 18 March 2016

FitzPatrick lecture – Churchill’s medical men, Dr David Eedy 21 March 2016

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne: Leonardo And Anatomical Drawing: A Brief History Of Anatomy Illustration In Medical Education 17 March 2016 

Birkbeck, University of London: The History of Number Theory 21 May 2016

Workshop RS

Royal College of Surgeons of England: Skeletons in the Closet: The Grant Museum

Wellcome Trust: Pharmacy history: sources and resources 18 April 2016

UCL: STS: Haldane Lecture: Helen Longino ‘Underdetermination in science:  a dirty little secret?’! 16 March 2016

Science Museum: Women Engineers in the Great War and after 23 April 2016

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: Pharmacy History: sources and resources 18 April 2016

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Wren Library Lincoln Cathedral: Lecture: Anna Agnarsdóttir – Sir Joseph Banks and Iceland 28 April 2016

Atlas Obscura: OBSCURA SOCIETY NY: AFTER-HOURS AT THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE “EAST MEETS WEST” 10 March 2016

The Royal Society: Workshop: The Politics of Academic Publishing 1950–2016 22 April 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Warburg Institute: ‘Maps and Society’ Lectures: Mental Maps of the World in Great Britain and France, 1870–1914

Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons: People Powered Medicine: A one day public symposium 7 May 2016

Bletchley Park: Alan Turing Through His Nephews Eyes 3 April 2016

Glasgow histmed events

Discover Medical London: “Dr Dee” & The Magic of Medicine A Special Half Day Tour 23 March & 27 May 2016

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

NYAM: Credits, Thanks and Blame in the Works of Conrad Gessner

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

City Arts and Lectures: Steve Silberman: The Untold History of Autism 28 March 2016 Live on Public Radio

Schwetzingen: Astronomie-Tagung: Von Venus-Transit zum Schwarzen Loch 19 März 2016

Map Event

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Henry Stacy Marks: Science is Measurement, 1879

Henry Stacy Marks: Science is Measurement, 1879

TELEVISION:

M Télévision & Radio: « T4 », prologue de la « solution finale »

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Albert Einstein – Draw My Life

Gresham College: Darwin, Evolution and God: The Present Debates

Youtube: Cosmos – Experiment

RADIO & PODCASTS:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Conf. People Places

Institute of Physics: A history of Units from 1791 to 2018 17 March 2016

Notches: History of Sexuality at the 2016 European Social Science History Conference

Notches: CfP: Histories of Magic and Sexuality

University of Göttingen: Göttingen Spirit Summer School: Academic Collecting and the Knowledge of Objects, 1700-1900 5-10 September 2016

Atelier du Centre d’Études Médiévales et Post-médiévales de l’Université de Lausanne: Alimentation et santé au Moyen-Âge Le 18 mars 2016

Institute of Historical Research, London: Conference: Best-Laid Plans 8 April 2016

Manipulatingflora: CFP: Publications on JEMS: Gardens of Laboratories. The History of Botany through the History of Gardens Deadline 1 October 2016

Hist Geo Conf

Heterodoxology: CfP: Trans-States: the art of crossing over Deadline 20 March

University of Cambridge: The African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK) biennial conference: CfP: Medical knowledge and practice in print 7-9 September 2016

McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada: CFP: Early Modern Works by and about Women: Genre and Method 4-6 November 2016

AIP: Center for History of Physics: Early Career Conference Annapolis Maryland 6-10 April 2016

Museum of the History of Psychiatry S. Lazzaro, Reggio Emilia, Italy: CfP: The conflict, the trauma. Psychiatry and First World War September 2016

Nice: Appel à communication: Quatrième rencontre du groupe RES-HIST (Réseaux & Histoire) 22-24 septembre 2016

Science Museum: CFP: Artefacts Meeting 2–6 October 2016

Vatican Library Conference

Butser Ancient Farm (UK): Experimental Archaeometallurgy Course 13–16 May 2016

Hunterian Museum: One-Day Symposium: People-Powered Medicine 7 May 2016

Eidyn Research Centre: Workshop: Relativism in Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science, 16 March 2016

Institut d’Anatomie Pathologique, Hôpital Civil – Strasbourg: Mardis de l’Histoire Médicale Programme 2015-2016

(HSTM) Network Ireland: CfP: Annual conference of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland in association with Celsius 11–12 November 2016

American Printing History Association: CfP: The Black Art & Printer’s Devils: The Magic, Mysticism, and Wonders of Printing History Huntingdon Library 7–8 October 2016

CHPHM Blog: Crossing Boundaries: The Histories of First Aid in Britain and France, 1909–1989

University of Leeds: CfP: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of WW1: Civilian and Military Perspectives (Deadline 30 March) 10 August 2016

The Renaissance Society of America: CfP: Early Modern Works by and about Women: Genre and Method McGill University Montreal 4–6 November 2016

NEASEC Amherst MA: CfP: The Globe, the World, and Worldliness: Planetary Formations of the Long Eighteenth Century

EHESS; Paris: Appel à communications: Santé au travail, santé environnementale : quelles inclusions, quelles exclusions ? 29 juin 2016

University of Oxford: Call for Registration: Oxford Scientiae 5–7 July 2016

AAAS: History and Philosophy of Science at AAAS call for symposia proposals for 2017 AAAS Meeting

La mort en Europe du XVIIe au XXIe siècle. Représentations, rites et usages: Appel à contribution

University of St Andrews: Mathematical Biography: A Celebration of MacTutor 16–17 September 2016

Budapest: CEU Summer University: Cities and Science: Urban History and the History of Science in the Study of Early Modern and Modern Europe 18–27 July 2016

Amsterdam: Conference by Women in Philosophy #3 1 July 2016

University of Oklahoma: Midwest Junto for the History of Science: 1–3 April 2016

University of Plymouth: CfP: One-Day Symposium: Pilgrimage, Shrines and Healing in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe 24 June 2016

University of Kent: CfP: Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science 3 June 2016

23 Things for Research: Book now for a Women in Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 23 March 2016

NYAM: Scientific Illustration: A Workshop Using the Collections of the Academy 7 April 2016

University of Kassel: CfP: Workshop: Representing Scientific Results 18–19 November 2016

Victoria University of Wellington: CfP: The New Zealand Polymath – Colenso and his contemporaries 17–19 November 2016

Rio de Janeiro: 25th International Congress for the History of Science and Technology: CfP: Global Mathematics 23–29 July 2017

Berlin: Call for Participants: Convening for three workshops in Berlin, 2016-2017 Accounting for Health: Economic Practices and Medical Knowledge, 1500–1970

Public Communication of Science and Technology: Conference program (Draft: PCST Conference Istanbul 26–28 April 2016

AAR: Western Esotericism Group: CfP: AAR Annual Meeting San Antonio 19–22 November 2016

University of Warsaw: CfP: Interim Conference of ISA Research Committee on the History of Sociology 6–8 July 2016

BSHS: Call for Papers and Panels: Science in Public 2016

Science in Public

University of Sussex: CfP: SPRU 50th anniversary conference on ‘Transforming Innovation’

Mexico City: CfP: The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M) 14thAnnual Conference 27–30 October 2016

NACBS, Washington DC: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop on “Networks of Knowledge” November 2016

UCL: STS: Workshop: Technology, Environment and Modern Britain 27 April 2016

Rutgers University: Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology, & Science (WHEATS) 30 October–2 October 2016

University of Zürich: Conrad Gessner Congress Program 6–9 June 2016

University of Kent: Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference Programme (DRAFT as at Feb 15, 2016) 7–10 July 2016

London Metropolitan University: CfP: ‘Made in London’: Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London, from the 18th to 21st centuries

Summer School: Rethinking Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives 23–25 July 2016 Part I Lisbon 26–30 July 2016 Part II Porto

Istanbul: XXXV Scientific Instrument Symposium: CfP: Instruments between East and West 26–30 September 2016

University of York: Conference: The Future of the History of the Human Sciences 7-8 April 2016

Harvard University: 51st Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology 2 April 2016

University of Cambridge: CfP Teaching and Learning in Early Modern England: Skills and Knowledge in Practice

American Historical Association: Perspectives on History: The 131st Annual Meeting Call for Proposals and Theme Denver CO 5–7 January 2017

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Call for Submissions: Book: Historical Epistemology of Science/Philosophy of Science, Torricelli

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sexuality in Latin America

University of Western Ontario: CfP: Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference

Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse, Corsica: CNRS School “BioPerspectives” Philosophy of Biology 29 March–1 April 2016

Klosterneuburg: CfP: European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) 59 September 2016

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester: Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb–June 2016

AIP: Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lectures Feb–Sept 2016

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CfP: ICOHTEC Symposium in Rio de Janeiro on 23-29 July 2017

Asian Society for the History of Medicine: Call for Submissions: Taniguchi Medal 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Essay

International Committee for the History of Technology: CfP: 43rd Annual Meeting in Porto, Portugal Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives 26–30 July 2016

Advances in the History of Psychology: The Future of the History of the Human Sciences

University of York 7–8 April 2016

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: CfP: Maculinity, health and medicine, c.1750–present 28–29 April 2016

Effaced Blog: CfP: History of Facial Hair

Sidney Sussex College: University of Cambridge: Programme and Registration Treasuries of Knowledge: 8 April 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

AIP: Research Assistant: two full-time temporary Research Assistants to join the Center for History of Physics for Summer 2016.

Bath Spa University: PhD Fee Waiver Studentships

Queens University Belfast: Research Fellow: War and the Supernatural in Early Modern Europe

University of York: AHRC-funded PhD Studentship at the University of York (History dept.) in collaboration with the Science Museum “Instruments and their makers: A study of experiment, collaboration and identity in seventeenth-century London”

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, 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 2, Volume #34

Monday 07 March 2016

EDITORIAL:

Another week and another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you all the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could find in cyberspace over the last seven days.

As I type this it is International Women’s Day and March is Women’s History Month so today’s edition of Whewell’s Gazette is dedicated to the women in #histSTM. When I first became interested in #histSTM women almost didn’t feature at all. Things have improved in more recent decades but we still have a long way to go. Women have played a role in #histSTM since antiquity in numerous capacities and for all too long #histSTM has been dominated almost exclusively by stories of men and their contributions, this is changing but it still needs to change more. If you blog about #histSTM include women in your blog posts, if you teach #histSTM include women in your courses, if you write about #histSTM write about women and if you talk about #histSTM talk about the women and not just the men.

Lady Science: Bibliography

Women You Should Know: Lady Science: Ladies First… History and the Phenom

AMNH: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Curator of Micropaleontology Angelina Messina

Curator of Micropaleontology Angelina Messina

Center for the History of Medicine: On View: The Stethoscope Sorority: Stories from the Archives for Women in Medicine

Myrtelle M. Canavan was a pathologist at Boston State Hospital

Myrtelle M. Canavan was a pathologist at Boston State Hospital

EE Times: 13 Women Who Changed Science

Edith Clarke was the first woman to earn a master's degree in electrical engineering from MIT

Edith Clarke was the first woman to earn a master’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT

JSTOR Daily: Mary Somerville, Queen of 19th Century Science

Mary Somerville (1780 - 1872), portrait by Thomas Phillips (1833). WikiMedia Commons

Mary Somerville (1780 – 1872), portrait by Thomas Phillips (1833).
WikiMedia Commons

The Institute: How Marie Curie Helped Save a Million Soldiers During World War I

Marie Curie [right] and her teenage daughter, Irène, operated the "Petite Curies" and established a program to train other women to use the X-ray equipment.

Marie Curie [right] and her teenage daughter, Irène, operated the “Petite Curies” and established a program to train other women to use the X-ray equipment.

ODNB: Podcast: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917), first woman physician in Britain

Letters from Gondwana: Women in the Golden Age of Geology in Britain

Mary Elizabeth (née Horner) Lyell, (1808–1873), wife of Sir Charles Lyell, by Horatio Nelson King © National Portrait Gallery, London, and Mary Ann (née Woodhouse) Mantell (1795–1869), wife of Dr. Gideon Mantell, © 2014 The Natural History Museum, London.

Mary Elizabeth (née Horner) Lyell, (1808–1873), wife of Sir Charles Lyell, by Horatio Nelson King © National Portrait Gallery, London, and Mary Ann (née Woodhouse) Mantell (1795–1869), wife of Dr. Gideon Mantell, © 2014 The Natural History Museum, London.

BHL: Celebrating Women in Science and Museum Day Live

Monsonia speciosa illustrated by Henrietta Maria Moriarty. Fifty plates of green-house plants, drawn and coloured from nature (1807).

Monsonia speciosa illustrated by Henrietta Maria Moriarty. Fifty plates of green-house plants, drawn and coloured from nature (1807).

Biodiversity Library Exhibition: Early Women in Science

Florence Merriam Bailey

Florence Merriam Bailey

Youtube: English Heritage: Can You Name Three Women From History

Atlas Obscura: How Female Computers Mapped the Universe and Brought America to the Moon

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Quotes of the week:

“Lifetime Achievement Award for Bringing the Same Paper to Conferences for More Than 20 Years – #AcademicOscars” – Travis Stern (@TravisStern)

“People have forgotten this truth … You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince h/t @annegalloway

“On This Day in 1813 [1 March]: We appointed Michael Faraday as a laboratory assistant. The rest is history…” – Royal Institution

Baby on Board

“never, never, never trust someone else’s footnotes as a source for your citations. Amazing how often silly mistakes become re-cited ‘canon’”. – Vanessa Heggie (@HPS_Vanessa)

“In all science error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.” –Horace Walpole

“What is the First Law of Robotics?”

“Don’t talk about robotics” – Melissa Kaercher (@chebutykin)

Epigram quote

Sobel – “Longitude”

Pumfrey – “Latitude”

Brok – “Lassitude”

Nah, can’t be bothered. – Peter Brok (@peterbrok)

“Szilard phoned Edward Teller and reported his news in a single sentence in Hungarian. ‘Megtaláltam a neutronokat.’ I have found the neutrons” – Gene Dannen (@GeneDannen)

“Why didn’t Newton discover group theory?

Because he wasn’t Abel”. – Erica (@17Random)

Hippo

“Libraries are always bigger on the inside because every book has an entire world inside of it” – R Arger

  1. What do you call alternative medicine that actually works?
  2. Medicine. – Jim al-Khalili (@jimalkhalili)

 

Your chief sub-editor after posting a week's edition

Your chief sub-editor after posting a week’s edition

Birthdays of the Week:

 1 March 1896 Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity

 Yovisto: Henri Becquerel and Radioactivity

Henri Becquerel in his Lab

Henri Becquerel in his Lab

Instagram: On this day, 120 years ago, Physicist Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity.

John Murray born 3 March 1841

Yovisto: John Murray and the Oceanography

Letters from Gondwana: The Challenger Expedition and the Beginning of Oceanography

The science and ship crew of the HMS Challenger in 1874.

The science and ship crew of the HMS Challenger in 1874.

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Murray

Gerard Mercator born 5 March 1512

 The Renaissance Mathematicus: It’s not the Mercator projection; it’s the Mercator-Wright projection!

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The Renaissance Mathematicus: The “first” Atlas

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TIME: Google Doodle Honors Inventor of Flat Map Gerardus Mercator

History Today: The Flemish cartographer was born on March 5th, 1512

British Library: The Mercator Atlas of Europe

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British Library: Collection Item: Mercator’s atlas of Europe

 

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

France Wonder

The Statesman: Astronomy’s first revolutionary

World Digital Library: Mysteries of Celestial Phenomena: 8 Juan

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Jane M. Amenta

Astrolabes and Stuff: Leap years and astrolabes

PLOS Blogs: Lawrence and the Cyclotron: the Birth of Big Science

The Getty: The Aztec Calendar

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Fraunhofer Gesellschaft: Joseph von Fraunhofer (pdf)

dannen.com: Leo Szilard Online

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Norris Bradbury’s Interview

Yovisto: John Flamsteed – Astronomer Royal

Royal Museums Greenwich: An account of the Revd John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer-Royal

Yovisto: Georg Gamow and his fundamental Views on the Foundations of Science

AHF: Robert Wilson

Alessandro Volta: Volta’s Life and Works

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arXiv: Gerbert of Aurillac: astronomy and geometry in tenth century Europe

Society for the History of Astronomy: Happy 229th Birthday Joseph von Fraunhofer

Darin Hayton: Edmond Halley Complains about the Clouds

AHF: Hans Bethe

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Rerum Romanarum: Mappa di Roma di John Senex (1721)

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henry Kellett

Instagram: A 19th century map of Moscow

The Public Domain Review: Maps from Geographicus

Atlas Obscura: Maps of the Moon Mountains Once Thought to be the Source of the Nile

A map from 1805 show the fictional Mountains of the Moon bisecting the African continent. (Photo: Wikipedia)

A map from 1805 show the fictional Mountains of the Moon bisecting the African continent. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Motherboard: Rare Globes From the 1600s are Being Digitized So You Can Spin Them On Line

Yovisto: Henry the Navigator

Marks of Genius: London

Royal Museums of Greenwich: John Cabot

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Colon Health

Thomas Morris: An intestinal…mouse?

Nature: A tumour through time

The History of Modern Biomedicine: A Wellcome leap year day?

Perceptions of Pregnancy: ‘The Wages of Sin is a Month in the Locke’: Irish Modernism and the Politics of Venereal Disease

L0038208 Illustration of baby diseased with hereditary Syphilis Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

L0038208 Illustration of baby diseased with hereditary Syphilis
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Notches: Moral Panic and Syphilis in Jamaica

HNN: Historian and physician Vanessa Worthington Gamble interviewed about the disturbing story of the founder of gynecology

BBC Future: The gruesome and mysterious case of exploding teeth

Advances in the History of Psychology: JHBS Early Views: “Blots and All” a History of the Rorschach in Britain

Notches: “The Unreasonable Indulgence of that Appetite”: Cancer as a Venereal Disease in the Nineteenth Century

Yovisto: Fritz Schaudinn and the ‘French Disease’

Thomas Morris: Lost and Found

CHF: Sickening Sweet

Popular Archaeology: Archaeologist investigate early 19th century asylum of old Tasmania

The barracked bulding of Williow Court as it appears today. Courtesy K. Leonard

The barracked bulding of Williow Court as it appears today. Courtesy K. Leonard

Thomas Morris: ‘Powder a Toad’ – Wesley’s Primitive Physick

NYAM: “Solving Woman’s Oldest Hygienic Problem in a New Way”: A History of Period Products

TECHNOLOGY:

Yovisto: James Sadler – the First English Aeronaut

FACT: A guide to Pierre Schaeffer, the godfather of sampling

Conciatore: Antonio Neri’s Birthday

Grace’s Guide: Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History

The New York Times: When ‘Symptoms of Television’ Began Their Inexorable Spread

Nautilus: The Most Important Object In Computer Graphics History Is This Teapot

Yovisto: Robert Cornelius shoots the very first SelfieRobertCornelius-229x300

The New York Times: Relics of the Space Age

Yovisto: Walter Bruch and the PAL Color Television System

Yovisto: Seymour Papert’s Logo Programming Language

The National Museum of Computing: Lost Dead WITCH portrait rediscovered

The National Museum of American History: Hammond No. 12 Quadruple Shift Typewriter

The Register: Reelin’ in the years: Tracking the history of magnetic tape

Historical Climatology.com: Did the Spanish Empire Change Earth’s Climate

Textilis: Waterproof Garments – The Long Nineteenth Century

Atlas Obscura: The Lonely Launchpads and Rusted Rockets of America’s Abandoned Space Facilities

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Internet Hall of Frame: Official Biography: Raymond Tomlinson

Ptak Science Books: A Simpler Explanation in a Complicated Print

The New York Times: Cryptography Pioneers Win Turing Award

Medievalists.net: Medieval Eyeglasses: Wearable Technology of the Thirteenth Century

Yovisto: Herman Hollerith and the Mechanical Tabulator

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Sliding to mathematical fame

William Oughtred Inventor of the Slide Rule Source: Wikimedia Commons

William Oughtred Inventor of the Slide Rule
Source: Wikimedia Commons

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Yovisto: Sir Peter Medawar – The Father of Transplantation

The New York Times: Five Minutes to Moonflower

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Robert Hooke

Back to the Sustainable Future: The War Machine in the Garden

Science & Religion Exploring the Spectrum: What’s in a name? Does Darwin hinder the acceptance of evolution?

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Hugh Strickland

Smithsonian.com: A Brief History of the St. Bernard Rescue Dog

Dogs of the St. Bernard Hospice during a walk organized by their trainers with tourists. (MicheleVacchiano/iStock)

Dogs of the St. Bernard Hospice during a walk organized by their trainers with tourists. (MicheleVacchiano/iStock)

The Atlantic: How Ancient Coral Revealed the Changing Length of a Year

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Stukeley

AMNH: The Butterflies of North America

The Guardian: Which came first: the butterfly or the flower?

Smithsonian.com: A Brief History of Twin Studies

The Guardian: How cars ruined our love of the countryside

The New Yorker: The Stress Test

Underworlds: Fossils and Geology: What Lies Beneath?

Duria Antiquior – A More Ancient Dorset, 1830 Watercolor by Henry De la Beche Courtesy National Museum of Wales

Duria Antiquior – A More Ancient Dorset, 1830
Watercolor by Henry De la Beche
Courtesy National Museum of Wales

CHEMISTRY:

IWCH 2015 Tokyo: Transformation of Chemistry from the 1920s to the 1960s: Proceedings

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Now Appearing: A popular science blooper that stands on the shoulders of giants

Symptoms Of The Universe: “You’re a professor at university for f**k’s sake. Stop wasting your time on YouTube and do research”

University of Rochester: Newscenter: Taking a ‘look’ at historical hoaxes

BioLogos: Scripture and Science: A Long History of Conversation

WordPress Discover: Medieval History, Illuminated: Book Historian Erik Kwakkel Uncovers the Past Through Books

BuzzFeed: If Male Scientists Were Written About Like Female Scientists

CHF: Chemical Heritage Foundation–Life Sciences Foundation Merger Questionnaire

Early Modern Letters Online: The Correspondence of Giovanni Antonio Magini (100 letters)

CHoM News: Processing of the Myron “Max” Essex papers has begun

Ptak Science Books: The Tools of A Scientist

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The New York Times: Notes from Psychiatry’s Battle Lines

The Recipes Project: On Close Reading and Teamwork

The #EnvHist Weekly

Springer Link: Journal of the History of Biology: Volume 49, Issue 1, February 2016 ToC

Isis CB: On the Scholarly Merit of Creating Your Own Research Tool: An Interview with Jennifer Rampling

The Atlantic: The Problem With History Classes

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Caterina Sforza

Caterina Sforza, by Lorenzo di Credi (now in the Museum of Forlì.)

Caterina Sforza, by Lorenzo di Credi
(now in the Museum of Forlì.)

Conciatore: Women in Alchemy

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Cultural History of Philosophy Blog: Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change?

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Physics Today: Tunnel Vision: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider

HNN: The Medieval Christian King Inspired by the Muslim World

Chemistry World: Early responses to the periodic system

Retro-Forteana: What Makes a Great Physicist?

 

Smithsonian.com: Ben Franklin Was One-Fifth Revolutionary, Four-Fifths London Intellectual

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Les bains d’al-Andalus. VIIIe-XVe siècle

Éditions Matériologiques: Qu’est-ce que la technologie?

The Open Notebook: Science Blogging: The Essential Guide

Bloomsbury Academic: From a Photograph: Authenticity, Science and the Periodic Press, 1870–1890

Amberley Publishing: 30 Years of Mobile Phones in the UK

Historiens de la santé: Leprosy and Charity in Medieval Rouen

Seuil.com: Des sexes innombrables: Le genre à l’épreuve de la biologie

Historiens de la santé: Nature’s Path: A History of Naturopathic Healing in America

CUP: Moral Authority: Men of Science, and the Victorian Novel

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Historiens de la santé: Air Pollution Research in Britain c.1955–c.2000

ART & EXHIBITIONS

boingboing: Secret museum on the moon’s surface

Greenwich Historical Society: Upcoming Exhibitions: Close to the Wind: Our Maritime History

Royal Society of Chemistry: Our 175 faces of chemistry exhibition

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January29–July 2016

University of Delaware: UDaily: Alchemy and Mineralogy 26 February–31 March 2016

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

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Colonial Williamsburg: We are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence Opening 5 March 2016

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

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

Queens’ College Cambridge: ‘The Rabbi & The English Scholar’ exhibition in the library 22 February–24 March 2016

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

CHF: The Art of Iatrochemistry

University of Oklahoma: Galileo’s World: National Weather Center: Exhibits

The English Garden: Visit the RHS Botanical Art Show

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Luxury of Time Runs until 27 March 2016

ARTFIXdaily: “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence” Will Examine Events Preceding, During and Following the Fight for Freedom from a Cartographic Perspective and Will Open at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in March 2016

ZSL: London Zoo: Discover the fascinating wildlife of Nepal and Northern India

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

JHI Blog: Dissenting Voices: Positive/Negative: HIV/AIDS In NYU’s Fales Library

St John’s College: University of Cambridge: Fred Hoyle: An Online Exhibition

Culture 24: Small but worldly maps exhibition makes sense of human wandering at London’s Store Street gallery

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

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

Magic Witches

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin: Dinosaurier in Berlin: Brachiosaurus as an Icon of Politics, Science, and Popular Culture 1 April 2015–31March 2018

Universty of Cambridge: Research: Newton, Darwin, Shakespeare – and a jar of ectoplasm: Cambridge University Library at 600

allAfrica: Algeria: Exhibition on Algeria (cartography) Marseille 20 January–2 May 2016

Osher Map Library: Masterpieces at USM: Celebrating Five Centuries of Rare Maps and Globes 19 November 2015–12 March 2016

Advances in the History of Psychology: Mar. 12th Pop-Up Museum Explores Contributions of Women of Colour in Psych

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

New York Public Library: Printmaking Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570–1900 Runs till 27 May 2016

New-York Historical Society: Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York 13 November 2015–17 April 2016

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Samuel Pepys Season 20 November 2015–28 March 2016

Science Museum: Ada Lovelace Runs till 31 March 2016

National Library of Scotland: Plague! A cultural history of contagious diseases in Scotland Runs till 29 May 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

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

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

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

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

Macrobert Arts Centre: The Trials of Galileo

Perth Concert Hall: The Trials of Galileo

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016 

EVENTS:

French Event

Royal College of Surgeons of England: Skeletons in the Closet: The Grant Museum

QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions: Work in Progress Seminar: 9 March 2016

Wellcome Trust: Pharmacy history: sources and resources 18 April 2016

UCL: STS: Haldane Lecture: Helen Longino ‘Underdetermination in science:  a dirty little secret?’! 16 March 2016

Science Museum: Women Engineers in the Great War and after 23 April 2016

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: Pharmacy History: sources and resources 18 April 2016

Leeds Health Event

Wren Library Lincoln Cathedral: Lecture: Anna Agnarsdóttir – Sir Joseph Banks and Iceland 28 April 2016

Atlas Obscura: OBSCURA SOCIETY NY: AFTER-HOURS AT THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE “EAST MEETS WEST” 10 March 2016

Cambridge Bright Club: 10 March 2016 Featuring Seb Falk and his Astrolabe

The Royal Society: Workshop: The Politics of Academic Publishing 1950–2016 22 April 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Map Event

RCP: Dee late: rediscovering the lost world of John Dee 10 March

Warburg Institute: ‘Maps and Society’ Lectures: Mental Maps of the World in Great Britain and France, 1870–1914

Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons: People Powered Medicine: A one day public symposium 7 May 2016

Waterhouse Room Gordon Hall Harvard Medical School: The Unknown Story of Art and Artists in Louis Pasteur’s Personal and Professional Life 3 March 2016

Bletchley Park: Alan Turing Through His Nephews Eyes 3 April 2016

Boole-Shannon

Discover Medical London: “Dr Dee” & The Magic of Medicine A Special Half Day Tour 23 March & 27 May 2016

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

NYAM: Credits, Thanks and Blame in the Works of Conrad Gessner

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

City Arts and Lectures: Steve Silberman: The Untold History of Autism 28 March 2016 Live on Public Radio

Schwetzingen: Astronomie-Tagung: Von Venus-Transit zum Schwarzen Loch 19 März 2016

Workshop RS

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Louis Jean Marie Daubenton 1716-99 in his Laboratory by Benjamin Eugene Fichel

Louis Jean Marie Daubenton 1716-99 in his Laboratory by Benjamin Eugene Fichel

 

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

BBC: Future: The computer designed in the 1800s

Youtube: Wellcome Collection: Omniskop X-ray machine

Vimeo: Linnean Society: Ancient Oaks in the English Landscape

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: The Dutch East India Company

CHF: Episode 164: Bones#

PBS Newshour: Author explores life on the expanding autism spectrum

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Royal Statistical Society: The Impact of Statisticians, Actuaries and Economists during the Second World War 21 April 2016

Conf. People Places

Butser Ancient Farm (UK): Experimental Archaeometallurgy Course 13–16 May 2016

Hunterian Museum: One-Day Symposium: People-Powered Medicine 7 May 2016

Eidyn Research Centre: Workshop: Relativism in Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science, 16 March 2016

Institut d’Anatomie Pathologique, Hôpital Civil – Strasbourg: Mardis de l’Histoire Médicale Programme 2015-2016

(HSTM) Network Ireland: CfP: Annual conference of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland in association with Celsius 11–12 November 2016

Descartes event

American Printing History Association: CfP: The Black Art & Printer’s Devils: The Magic, Mysticism, and Wonders of Printing History Huntingdon Library 7–8 October 2016

CHPHM Blog: Crossing Boundaries: The Histories of First Aid in Britain and France, 1909–1989

University of Leeds: CfP: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of WW1: Civilian and Military Perspectives (Deadline 30 March) 10 August 2016

The Renaissance Society of America: CfP: Early Modern Works by and about Women: Genre and Method McGill University Montreal 4–6 November 2016

Galerie Colbert, Auditorium Paris: Un régime de santé du Moyen Âge, le Tacuinum sanitatis 15 mars 2016

Hist Geo Conf

NEASEC Amherst MA: CfP: The Globe, the World, and Worldliness: Planetary Formations of the Long Eighteenth Century

EHESS; Paris: Appel à communications: Santé au travail, santé environnementale : quelles inclusions, quelles exclusions ? 29 juin 2016

University of Oxford: Call for Registration: Oxford Scientiae 5–7 July 2016

AAAS: History and Philosophy of Science at AAAS call for symposia proposals for 2017 AAAS Meeting

La mort en Europe du XVIIe au XXIe siècle. Représentations, rites et usages: Appel à contribution

University of St Andrews: Mathematical Biography: A Celebration of MacTutor 16–17 September 2016

Budapest: CEU Summer University: Cities and Science: Urban History and the History of Science in the Study of Early Modern and Modern Europe 18–27 July 2016

Amsterdam: Conference by Women in Philosophy #3 1 July 2016

University of Oklahoma: Midwest Junto for the History of Science: 1–3 April 2016

University of Plymouth: CfP: One-Day Symposium: Pilgrimage, Shrines and Healing in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe 24 June 2016

University of Kent: CfP: Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science 3 June 2016

23 Things for Research: Book now for a Women in Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 23 March 2016

Vatican Library Conference

NYAM: Scientific Illustration: A Workshop Using the Collections of the Academy 7 April 2016

University of Kassel: CfP: Workshop: Representing Scientific Results 18–19 November 2016

Victoria University of Wellington: CfP: The New Zealand Polymath – Colenso and his contemporaries 17–19 November 2016

Rio de Janeiro: 25th International Congress for the History of Science and Technology: CfP: Global Mathematics 23–29 July 2017

Berlin: Call for Participants: Convening for three workshops in Berlin, 2016-2017 Accounting for Health: Economic Practices and Medical Knowledge, 1500–1970

Public Communication of Science and Technology: Conference program (Draft: PCST Conference Istanbul 26–28 April 2016

AAR: Western Esotericism Group: CfP: AAR Annual Meeting San Antonio 19–22 November 2016

University of Warsaw: CfP: Interim Conference of ISA Research Committee on the History of Sociology 6–8 July 2016

BSHS: Call for Papers and Panels: Science in Public 2016

Science in Public

University of Sussex: CfP: SPRU 50th anniversary conference on ‘Transforming Innovation’

Mexico City: CfP: The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M) 14thAnnual Conference 27–30 October 2016

NACBS, Washington DC: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop on “Networks of Knowledge” November 2016

UCL: STS: Workshop: Technology, Environment and Modern Britain 27 April 2016

Rutgers University: Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology, & Science (WHEATS) 30 October–2 October 2016

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: The Museum as Method: Collections, Research, Universities 14–15 March 2016

University of Zürich: Conrad Gessner Congress Program 6–9 June 2016

University of Kent: Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference Programme (DRAFT as at Feb 15, 2016) 7–10 July 2016

London Metropolitan University: CfP: ‘Made in London’: Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London, from the 18th to 21st centuries

Summer School: Rethinking Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives 23–25 July 2016 Part I Lisbon 26–30 July 2016 Part II Porto

Istanbul: XXXV Scientific Instrument Symposium: CfP: Instruments between East and West 26–30 September 2016

University of York: Conference: The Future of the History of the Human Sciences 7-8 April 2016

Harvard University: 51st Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology 2 April 2016

University of Cambridge: CfP Teaching and Learning in Early Modern England: Skills and Knowledge in Practice

American Historical Association: Perspectives on History: The 131st Annual Meeting Call for Proposals and Theme Denver CO 5–7 January 2017

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Call for Submissions: Book: Historical Epistemology of Science/Philosophy of Science, Torricelli

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sexuality in Latin America

University of Western Ontario: CfP: Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference

Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse, Corsica: CNRS School “BioPerspectives” Philosophy of Biology 29 March–1 April 2016

Klosterneuburg: CfP: European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) 59 September 2016

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester: Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb–June 2016

AIP: Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lectures Feb–Sept 2016

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CfP: ICOHTEC Symposium in Rio de Janeiro on 23-29 July 2017

Asian Society for the History of Medicine: Call for Submissions: Taniguchi Medal 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Essay

International Committee for the History of Technology: CfP: 43rd Annual Meeting in Porto, Portugal Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives 26–30 July 2016

Advances in the History of Psychology: The Future of the History of the Human Sciences

University of York 7–8 April 2016

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: CfP: Maculinity, health and medicine, c.1750–present 28–29 April 2016

Effaced Blog: CfP: History of Facial Hair

Sidney Sussex College: University of Cambridge: Programme and Registration Treasuries of Knowledge: 8 April 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Middlesex University London: David Tresman Caminer Studentship for the History of Computing

Imperial War Museum: Collaborative Doctoral Awards

AIP: Two Research Assistants: Research and develop information on the history of women and minorities in physics and allied sciences.

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Call for Applications: Travel Fellowships in the History of the Academic Health Center & Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota

University of Leeds: PhD Project: Making the Pulse: The Reception of the Stethoscope in Nineteenth-Century Britain, 1817–1870 (pdf)

University of Sheffield: Lecturer in the History of Medicine, Science or Technology

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #33

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #33

Monday 29 February 2016

EDITORIAL:

 The year rolls on and we roll with it. It’s time once again for your weekly #histSTM links list Whewell’s Gazette bringing you all the histories of science, medicine and technology that we could scoop up in the far reaches of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Over the weekend there was a minor flurry in the Internet #histSTM and #scicomm communities cause by an opinion piece from the new President of the Royal Society, Vanki Ramakrishnan on The Guardian Website with the seemingly harmless title More than ever, science must be central to our lives. Like many of my Internet friends I felt my self thrown back in time to C. P. Snow’s legendary Two Cultures lecture from 1959, in which the chemist and novelist Charles Snow complained about the gulf between the arts and the sciences as he saw it and the fact that it was socially acceptable to admit ignorance of the science, but not of the (highbrow) arts.

Ramakrishnan’s Guardian piece reads like a cheap copy of Snow’s legendary Reith Lecture and was made all the worse by his extraordinary claim that the arts are privileged today in our society vis-à-vis the sciences. A claim that appears to be more than ridiculous in a time when politicians throughout the so-called developed world are calling the existence of humanities departments in universities into question whilst promoting spending on the sciences.

#histSTM is of course the seam where the humanities and the sciences meet and I am not alone in thinking that it is ridiculous for anybody involved in research or education to try and drive a wedge between them, as Ramakrishnan appears to be doing in his opinion piece. A cultured society needs all of the academic disciplines, which should compliment and not rival each other and I find it depressing when somebody in as influential a position as Ramakrishnan tries to pit the sciences and the humanities against each other. Whewell’s Gazette is a symbol of the unity that can and should exist between them and we hope that all our readers will continue to fight to support that unity.

Two Cultures

 Quotes of the week:

“Wait. If autism-spectrum people are over-represented in the sciences… wouldn’t that imply that… autism causes vaccines?!” – Zach Wienersmith (@ZachWeiner)

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“The different branches of Arithmetic – Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.” – Lewis Carroll

Book joke

“Some details are enormously important.

Some are absolutely worthless.

“Attention to detail” means nothing without context”. – John D Cook (@JohnDCook)

“Jan 1790, Thomas Mann lodges a patent for “a certain instrument for assisting the human body in walking (and which I call an artificial leg)” – Alun Withey (@DrAlun)

Giveup technology

“All human thought, all science, all religion, is the holding of a candle to the night of the universe.” – Clark Ashton Smith h/t @cratylus

Social Media

“Seems to me that kids get taught plenty about writing but not so much about storytelling, which is really its own distinct discipline” – Adrian Bott (@Cavalorn)

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Birthday of the Week:

Camille Flammerion born 26 February 18

Nicolas Camille Flammarion Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nicolas Camille Flammarion
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

Today in Science History: Flammarion The Astronomer

Shareok: Boldly Explore: Camille Flammarion (1888)

Flammarion engraving, Paris 1888, for Flammarion's 1888 L'atmosphère : météorologie populaire (p. 163) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Flammarion engraving, Paris 1888, for Flammarion’s 1888 L’atmosphère : météorologie populaire (p. 163)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Matter Joke

Geographicus: 1801 Bode Celestial Hemispheres or Star Maps

American Astronomical Society: James B. Pollock (1938 – 1994)

AHF: Fritz Strassmann

The Public Domain Review: Self-Portrait by Ernst Mach (1886)

Yovisto: Carl Friedrich Gauss – The Prince of Mathematicians

Yovisto: The Sky Disc of Nebra

Time: How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Like a 1960s School Kid

Caption from LIFE. Fifth-graders at the Emerson School in Maywood, Ill. line up with backs to the sun and their eclipse-watching boxes over their heads. Francis Miller—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Caption from LIFE. Fifth-graders at the Emerson School in Maywood, Ill. line up with backs to the sun and their eclipse-watching boxes over their heads.
Francis Miller—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Voices of the Manhattan Project: General Paul Tibbets – Reflections on Hiroshima

The Sphere of Sacrobosco: The First (Printed) Portuguese Sphere

irf.se: Viking – Sweden’s first satellite

Astrolabes and Stuff: Medieval (g)astronomy: my PhD in biscuit form

Edible equatorium

Edible equatorium

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Christoph and the Calendar

The Atlantic: A Murder at the American Physical Society

Voices of the Manhattan Project: General Kenneth Nichols’ Interview

Royal Society: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: About the Cover

UCL: STS Observatory: Britain’s Oppenheimer?

Atlas Obscura: Dwingeloo Radio Observatory

AHF: James Chadwick

Anna Belfrage: No nose & a burst bladder – poor man!

Ladd Observatory Blog: An Astronomical Blunder

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Cartographia: Archive for the ‘Charles Joseph Minard’ Category: Mondays with Minard: Cotton and Wool Comparisons

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Little-known African-American among Peary’s North Pole explorers

In this May 14, 1926, photo, Matthew Henson, in New York, points to a map of the North Pole. He was part of the expedition of Robert Peary to the Pole. Associated Press

In this May 14, 1926, photo, Matthew Henson, in New York, points to a map of the North Pole. He was part of the expedition of Robert Peary to the Pole.
Associated Press

Slate: The Vault: A Colorful Late-19th-Century Map of Native American Languages

Yovisto: Amerigo Vespucci and the New World

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The naming of America

Atlas Obscura: Can You Spot The Monsters in This Medieval Map of The World

New York Public Library: Open Access Maps at NYPL

Brilliant Maps: An Incredibly Detailed Map of the Roman Empire At Its Height in 211 AD

British Library: Maps and views blog: ‘Whither the Fates Carry Us’: Bermuda goes Off the Map

Mappa ÆSTIVARUM Insularum, alias BERMUDAS dictarum [BL: Maps K Top 123.127]

Mappa ÆSTIVARUM Insularum, alias BERMUDAS dictarum [BL: Maps K Top 123.127]

National Library of Scotland: Scotland – Land Use Viewer

BnF: Gallica: 55 Digitised 3D Globes

Hyperallergic: A Map Library Is Digitizing Its Rarest Globes as 3D Models

The Australian: Finally, history at all our fingertips at National Library

BBC News: What books were taken to the Antarctic 100 years ago?

The National: The Great polish Map of Scotland is shown in great detail by drone image

Tabletop Whale: Here there be robots: A medieval map of Mars

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: Leeches for everybody

Penn Libraries Manuscripts: A 15c Italian Herbal with Male & Female Mandrake Plants

NYAM: A Medical Symphony: Celebrating African Americans in New York Medicine

Georgian Gentleman: A method of preventing a Miscarriage, given by Mrs Stringer

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

Thomas Morris: The man with a tooth in his ear

NCBI: Early victims of X-rays: a tribute and current perception

The Public Domain Review: Frederik Ruysch: The Artist of Death

Detail from Jan van Neck’s Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Frederick Ruysch (1683), showing Ruysch in the centre with an infant cadaver  Source: Wikimedia Commons

Detail from Jan van Neck’s Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Frederick Ruysch (1683), showing Ruysch in the centre with an infant cadaver
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Andover Townsman: Illuminating the darkness

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: The College Library: William Macewen, Glasgow Police Surgeon

Circulating Now: Pubmed Central: Visualizing a Historical Treasure Trove

University of Queensland: UQ News: Ancient medicines and bone lever in rare Roman medical kit

Medicine, ancient and modern: Blog Facelift!

The H-Word: How to spot a doctor before the invention of the stethoscope

Nursing Clio: Flowers and Lady Charlotte: Talking about Menstruation, Past and Present

O Can You See?: Kids pitched in to defeat disease and advance medical research

Ida A. Bengston National Library of Medicine #101410279

Ida A. Bengston National Library of Medicine #101410279

 

The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice: The Battle over Bodies: A History of Criminal Dissection

The Huntingdon: Major History of Medicine Collection Comes to the Huntingdon

Yovisto: Giovanni Battista Morgagni and the Science of Anatomy

Yovisto: The Flaked Cereal turns 128 – thanks to John H. Kellogg

Thomas Morris: Mütter’s operation – plastic surgery 19th-century style

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Great Plague of London in numbers

TECHNOLOGY:

Farmhouse Lighting

Conciatore: Reticello

Conciatore: Glass or Rock

Literacy of the Present: Nothing Left to Invent: Victorian visions of the future

Two Nerdy History Girls: Fashionable Technology, c.1740

New Scientist: Old Scientist: Do you really want this computer?

Ptak Science Books: An Escher-Like Non-Escher Architectural Image

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Mental–floss: The Electrifying Rivalry of History’s Greatest Frenemies

Yovisto: Jacques de Vaucanson and his Miraculous Automata

The Atlantic: Hearing the Lost Sounds of Antiquity

Daily Kos: The Baghdad Battery: An Update

The Recipes Project: Making ‘Powder for Hourglasses’ in the Early Modern Household

Shropshire Star: £1.25 million renovation for Shropshire’s Iron Bridge

The Iron Bridge in Ironbridge. Photo by Jamie Ricketts.

The Iron Bridge in Ironbridge. Photo by Jamie Ricketts.

National Railway Museum: Pulling Flying Scotsman off the Drawing Board

Royal Museums Greenwich: St. Michael – identifying the mysterious ship from 1669

Yovisto: Thomas Newcomen and the Steam Engine

Yovisto: Robert Alexander Watson-Watt and the Radar Technology

Upworthy: These 6 women got written out of tech history. They’re finally being recognised

Photo of "the world's first computer" via International Communications Agency/Wikimedia Commons.

Photo of “the world’s first computer” via International Communications Agency/Wikimedia Commons.

The New York Times: Wesley A: Clark, Made Computing Personal, Dies at 88

Ptak Science Books: History of the Future of Massiveness: Stadium-Seating Skyscrapers, NYC, 1938 Imaginary New York City Landscapes from CON-ED, 1938

Sarnof Quote

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

jamesungureanu: Visions of Science: Charles Lyell

evolution-institute.org: Was Hitler a Darwinian? No! No! No!

National Graphic: The Plate: Like Sushi? Thank a Female Phycologist for Saving Seaweed

National Geographic: ‘Shark Lady’ Eugenie Clark, Famed Marine Biologist, Has Died

Eugenie Clark examines deep water sharks from Suruga Bay, Japan.  PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID DOUBILET

Eugenie Clark examines deep water sharks from Suruga Bay, Japan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID DOUBILET

Yovisto: Andrea Cesalpino and the Classification of Plants

Mental_floss: The King of Scotland’s Peculiar Language Experiment

Notches: Catholicism, Contraception, and The History of Sexuality

The Guardian: Lost Worlds Revisited – an introduction to our new palaeontology blog

BHL: We Need Books to…Identify New Species

The Public Domain Review: Extracts from the Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks (1769)

JHI Blog: Aldo Leopold and the History of Environmental Ideas

Smithsonian.com: How the Gold Rush Led to Real Riches in Bird Poop

A 19th-century illustration depicts a scene off the coast of Peru, where bird poop, or guano, was harvested as a valuable agricultural fertilizer. (Corbis)

A 19th-century illustration depicts a scene off the coast of Peru, where bird poop, or guano, was harvested as a valuable agricultural fertilizer. (Corbis)

Notches: Gay Politics and Police Politics in the American City

Hindustan Times: Not so dumb: Dodos may have been fairly smart, says study

The Thrifty Traveller: In Search of Wallace – Gading & Ayer Panas

Earth and Planetary Science: Clyde Wahrhaftig (1919–1994)

Seismo Blog: Deep Earthquakes and The King

Understanding Society: History of sociology

Herbarium

CHEMISTRY:

about education: Who is the Father of Chemistry?

about education: Aqua Regis Definition

Royal Society: Glenn Theodore Seaborg 19 April 1912– 25 February 1999

Seaborg in his lab Source: Wikimedia Commons

Seaborg in his lab
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Plutonium

AHF: Glen Seaborg

Compound Interest: A Periodic Table of Rejected Element Names

Othmeralia: Georg Washington Carver

CHF: Dangerous Materials?

Chem quote

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Harvard Magazine: The Science of History

The Recipes Project: A Recipe for Recipe Research: The Making and Knowing Project

People’s History of the NHS: People’s History of the NHS Introduction

psych.yoku.ca: Partial Bibliography of the History of Black Women Psychologists

The Nation: Ibn Rushd vs Ghazali: Did the Muslim world take a wrong turn?

Niche: #EnvHist Daily

Ambitious about Autism: Guide to an Autism Friendly Museum

HNN: Elizabeth Eisenstein, Trailblazing Historian of Movable Type, Dies at 92

The New York Times: Elizabeth Eisenstein, Trailblazing Historian of Movable Type, Dies at 92

Elizabeth Eisenstein Source: NYT

Elizabeth Eisenstein
Source: NYT

The #EnvHist Weekly

Science Gossip: A Year of Science Gossip

Slate The Vault: Timeline Lets You Browse Hundreds of Historical Documents From The Vaults Blog

Cultures of Knowledge: Giovanni Antonio Magini and the dawn of EMLO’s thematic clusters

Global Dialogue: The Strange History of Sociology and Anthropology

Lady Science: Pitch an article for Lady Science

ESOTERIC:

The Casebook Project: Introduction to the edition of The Astrologicalle Judgmentes of phisick and other Questions

The Casebook Project: The Astrologicalle Judgmentes of phisick and other Questions: witnesses and dating

Heterodoxology: The scholastic imagination

Wellcome Collection Blog: The Hand and the Eye: the story of an amulet

Amulets and charms in Medicine Man gallery.

Amulets and charms in Medicine Man gallery.

distillatio: The part medieval alchemy played in the scientific revolution

Conciatore: Friar Mauritio

PIT Journal: Lead to Gold, Sorcery to Science: Alchemy and the Foundations of Modern Chemistry

BOOK REVIEWS:

Science Book a Day: The Mysterious Universe

npr: ‘Pandemic’ Asks: Is A Disease That Will Kill Tens of Million Coming?

Backlist: Histories of the Scientific Revolution by Deborah Harkness

Advances in the History of Psychology: New Books Network: Interview Round Up

Nature: History of Science: When eugenics became law

Deseret News: The Mapmakers of New Zion tells the story of Mormonism through maps

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NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: The World of Plants in Renaissance Tuscany: Medicine and Botany

Historiens de la santé: The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science During the Third Reich

Historiens de la santé: Therapoetics after Actium: Narrative, Medicine, and Authority in Augustan Epic

Historiens de la santé: Spannungsherde. Psychochirurgie nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg

Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine: Air Pollution Research in Britain c.1955–2000 Free Download

Historiens de la santé: Nurse Writers of the Great War

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G.T. Labs: The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded

Harvard University Press: Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums

Historiens de la santé: Suicide in Twentieth-Century Japan

OUP: Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry

Historiens de la santé: La folle clinique sexuelle du Professeur Pxxx, de la Belle époque aux Années folles

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Londonist: 5 Excellent Reasons to Catch the Pepys Show at Greenwich

issuu.com: Pepys Show

Royal Society of Chemistry: Our 175 faces of chemistry exhibition

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January29–July 2016

Griseda Heppel: The lost library of Dr Dee

New Scientist: The maddeningly magical maths of John Dee

Towering figures: Euclid’s Elements in a sumptuous edition from 1570 John Chase/RCP

Towering figures: Euclid’s Elements in a sumptuous edition from 1570
John Chase/RCP

University of Delaware: UDaily: Alchemy and Mineralogy 26 February–31 March 2016

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

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Colonial Williamsburg: We are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence Opening 5 March 2016

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

SciArt in America: Traces of the Space Age and Memories of Tragedy in Robert Rauschenberg’s “Stoned Moon” 

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

gq-magazine: Leonardo da Vinci Will Make You Feel Terrible About Your Career

Queens’ College Cambridge: ‘The Rabbi & The English Scholar’ exhibition in the library 22 February–24 March 2016

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

CHF: The Art of Iatrochemistry

University of Oklahoma: Galileo’s World: National Weather Center: Exhibits

The English Garden: Visit the RHS Botanical Art Show

Watercolour on vellum by James Bolton. Bolton was born in West Yorkshire, England and was the son of a weaver. He was a self- taught botanist, artist and engraver. His brother Thomas Bolton (1722-1778) was also a naturalist. James Bolton was highly successful as a mycologist and author of several botanical books including the first British book on fungi. James and Thomas Bolton were both sponsored by the art and natural history collector Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland (1715-1785). Painting date c.1790s.

Watercolour on vellum by James Bolton. Bolton was born in West Yorkshire, England and was the son of a weaver. He was a self- taught botanist, artist and engraver. His brother Thomas Bolton (1722-1778) was also a naturalist. James Bolton was highly successful as a mycologist and author of several botanical books including the first British book on fungi. James and Thomas Bolton were both sponsored by the art and natural history collector Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland (1715-1785). Painting date c.1790s.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Luxury of Time Runs until 27 March 2016

ARTFIXdaily: “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence” Will Examine Events Preceding, During and Following the Fight for Freedom from a Cartographic Perspective and Will Open at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in March 2016

ZSL: London Zoo: Discover the fascinating wildlife of Nepal and Northern India

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

JHI Blog: Dissenting Voices: Positive/Negative: HIV/AIDS In NYU’s Fales Library

St John’s College: University of Cambridge: Fred Hoyle: An Online Exhibition

Culture 24: Small but worldly maps exhibition makes sense of human wandering at London’s Store Street gallery

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

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

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin: Dinosaurier in Berlin: Brachiosaurus as an Icon of Politics, Science, and Popular Culture 1 April 2015–31March 2018

Universty of Cambridge: Research: Newton, Darwin, Shakespeare – and a jar of ectoplasm: Cambridge University Library at 600

allAfrica: Algeria: Exhibition on Algeria (cartography) Marseille 20 January–2 May 2016

Osher Map Library: Masterpieces at USM: Celebrating Five Centuries of Rare Maps and Globes 19 November 2015–12 March 2016

Advances in the History of Psychology: Mar. 12th Pop-Up Museum Explores Contributions of Women of Colour in Psych

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

New York Public Library: Printmaking Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570–1900 Runs till 27 May 2016

New-York Historical Society: Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York 13 November 2015–17 April 2016

Closing Very Soon: Science Museum: Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age

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

The Mary Rose: ‘Ringing the Changes’: Mary Rose Museum to re-open in 2016 with unrestricted views of the ship

Royal Museums Greenwich: Samuel Pepys Season 20 November 2015–28 March 2016

Science Museum: Ada Lovelace Runs till 31 March 2016

Closing soon: British Library: 20th Century Maps 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

JHI Blog: Brave Entertainments

National Library of Scotland: Plague! A cultural history of contagious diseases in Scotland Runs till 29 May 2016

Science Museum: Churchill’s Scientists Runs till 1 March 2016

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

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

Early Modern Medicine: Review: Mr Foote’s Other Leg

Restricted Data: The nuclear Secrecy Blog: Historical thoughts on Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen

Harvard Observatory History in Images: The Harvard Observatory Pinafore

Actors: Peter Millman, Leon Campbell, [Ransom or Wheelwright], Henrietta Swope, Cecilia Payne, Mildred Shapley, Helen Sawyer, Sylvia Mussels, Adelaide Ames. Characters: William A. Rogers, Arthur Searle, [Pickering or Upton], computer, Josephina, computer, computer, computer, Rhoda Saunders

Actors: Peter Millman, Leon Campbell, [Ransom or Wheelwright], Henrietta Swope, Cecilia Payne, Mildred Shapley, Helen Sawyer, Sylvia Mussels, Adelaide Ames.
Characters: William A. Rogers, Arthur Searle, [Pickering or Upton], computer, Josephina, computer, computer, computer, Rhoda Saunders

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

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

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

Coming Soon: The Crescent Theatre: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus 7 March–4 August 2016 

EVENTS:

Descartes event

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: Pharmacy History: sources and resources 18 April 2016

Wren Library Lincoln Cathedral: Lecture: Anna Agnarsdóttir – Sir Joseph Banks and Iceland 28 April 2016

Atlas Obscura: OBSCURA SOCIETY NY: AFTER-HOURS AT THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE “EAST MEETS WEST” 10 March 2016

Cambridge Bright Club: 10 March 2016 Featuring Seb Falk and his Astrolabe

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The Royal Society: Workshop: The Politics of Academic Publishing 1950–2016 22 April 2016

The Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine: Lecture: The Unknown Story of Art and Artists in Louis Pasteur’s Personal and Professional Life 3 March 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

RCP: Dee late: rediscovering the lost world of John Dee 10 March

Warburg Institute: ‘Maps and Society’ Lectures: Mental Maps of the World in Great Britain and France, 1870–1914

University of Greenwich: Greenwich Maritime Centre Launch 8 March 2016

Royal College of Physicians: Dee late: inside Dee’s miraculous mind

CRASSH: Cambridge: Genius in History: A Public Conversation: 2 March 2016

University of Manchester: Master’s Study Information Day: Science communication; History of science, technology and medicine; Medical humanities 2 March 2016

Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine’s Center for the History of Medicine: Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England 8 March 2016

Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons: People Powered Medicine: A one day public symposium 7 May 2016

Waterhouse Room Gordon Hall Harvard Medical School: The Unknown Story of Art and Artists in Louis Pasteur’s Personal and Professional Life 3 March 2016

University of York: Lecture: “Not Everyone Can Be Gandhi”: The Global Indian Medical Diaspora in the post WWII Era 3 March 2016

Bletchley Park: Alan Turing Through His Nephews Eyes 3 April 2016

Discover Medical London: “Dr Dee” & The Magic of Medicine A Special Half Day Tour 23 March & 27 May 2016

Glasgow histmed events

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

NYAM: Credits, Thanks and Blame in the Works of Conrad Gessner

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

City Arts and Lectures: Steve Silberman: The Untold History of Autism 28 March 2016 Live on Public Radio

Schwetzingen: Astronomie-Tagung: Von Venus-Transit zum Schwarzen Loch 19 März 2016

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. The Attributes of the Sciences. 1731.

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. The Attributes of the Sciences. 1731.

 

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

Ordered Universe: Lessons for Interdisciplinary Working from Medieval Science

VIDEOS:

Youtube: MHS Oxford: Animate It – Diptych Dial

Youtube: Gauss and Germain – Professor Raymond Flood

WIMP: 1930: Rare Footage of Helen Keller Speaking With the Help of Anne Sullivan

RADIO & PODCASTS:

V&A Podcast: What was Europe? A New Salon

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 070: Jennifer Morgan, How Historians Research

University of Cambridge: Sandars Lectures 2016: 3 Adam Winthrop: History of Resource Anthony Grafton

History of Alchemy: Abufalah, Soul Dust, and making a Basilisk

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

University of Oxford: Call for Registration: Oxford Scientiae 5–7 July 2016

AAAS: History and Philosophy of Science at AAAS call for symposia proposals for 2017 AAAS Meeting

Workshop RS

La mort en Europe du XVIIe au XXIe siècle. Représentations, rites et usages: Appel à contribution

University of St Andrews: Mathematical Biography: A Celebration of MacTutor 16–17 September 2016

Budapest: CEU Summer University: Cities and Science: Urban History and the History of Science in the Study of Early Modern and Modern Europe 18–27 July 2016

Conf. People Places

Amsterdam: Conference by Women in Philosophy #3 1 July 2016

University of Oklahoma: Midwest Junto for the History of Science: 1–3 April 2016

Notches: CfP: Histories of Music and Sexuality

Hist Geo Conf

University of Plymouth: CfP: One-Day Symposium: Pilgrimage, Shrines and Healing in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe 24 June 2016

University of Kent: CfP: Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science 3 June 2016

23 Things for Research: Book now for a Women in Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 23 March 2016

Vatican Library Conference

NYAM: Scientific Illustration: A Workshop Using the Collections of the Academy 7 April 2016

University of Kassel: CfP: Workshop: Representing Scientific Results 18–19 November 2016

Victoria University of Wellington: CfP: The New Zealand Polymath – Colenso and his contemporaries 17–19 November 2016

Rio de Janeiro: 25th International Congress for the History of Science and Technology: CfP: Global Mathematics 23–29 July 2017

Berlin: Call for Participants: Convening for three workshops in Berlin, 2016-2017 Accounting for Health: Economic Practices and Medical Knowledge, 1500–1970

Public Communication of Science and Technology: Conference program (Draft: PCST Conference Istanbul 26–28 April 2016

University of York: Research Masterclass: Death of the king: smallpox vaccination and diplomacy in Nepal in 1816 9 March 2016

AAR: Western Esotericism Group: CfP: AAR Annual Meeting San Antonio 19–22 November 2016

University of Warsaw: CfP: Interim Conference of ISA Research Committee on the History of Sociology 6–8 July 2016

Boston University: Conference: How Can HPS Contribute to Science Literacy and Policy? 26–27 February 2016

BSHS: Call for Papers and Panels: Science in Public 2016

Science in Public

University of Sussex: CfP: SPRU 50th anniversary conference on ‘Transforming Innovation’

Mexico City: CfP: The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M) 14thAnnual Conference 27–30 October 2016

NACBS, Washington DC: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop on “Networks of Knowledge” November 2016

UCL: STS: Workshop: Technology, Environment and Modern Britain 27 April 2016

Rutgers University: Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology, & Science (WHEATS) 30 October–2 October 2016

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: The Museum as Method: Collections, Research, Universities 14–15 March 2016

University of Zürich: Conrad Gessner Congress Program 6–9 June 2016

University of Kent: Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference Programme (DRAFT as at Feb 15, 2016) 7–10 July 2016

University of York: History of Medicine Masterclass – Smallpox Vaccination and Diplomacy in Nepal 9 March 2016

London Metropolitan University: CfP: ‘Made in London’: Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London, from the 18th to 21st centuries

Summer School: Rethinking Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives 23–25 July 2016 Part I Lisbon 26–30 July 2016 Part II Porto

Istanbul: XXXV Scientific Instrument Symposium: CfP: Instruments between East and West 26–30 September 2016

University of York: Conference: The Future of the History of the Human Sciences 7-8 April 2016

Harvard University: 51st Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology 2 April 2016

University of Cambridge: CfP Teaching and Learning in Early Modern England: Skills and Knowledge in Practice

American Historical Association: Perspectives on History: The 131st Annual Meeting Call for Proposals and Theme Denver CO 5–7 January 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sexuality in Antiquity

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Call for Submissions: Book: Historical Epistemology of Science/Philosophy of Science, Torricelli

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sexuality in Latin America

University of Western Ontario: CfP: Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference

Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse, Corsica: CNRS School “BioPerspectives” Philosophy of Biology 29 March–1 April 2016

Klosterneuburg: CfP: European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) 59 September 2016

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester: Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb–June 2016

AIP: Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lectures Feb–Sept 2016

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CfP: ICOHTEC Symposium in Rio de Janeiro on 23-29 July 2017

Asian Society for the History of Medicine: Call for Submissions: Taniguchi Medal 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Essay

International Committee for the History of Technology: CfP: 43rd Annual Meeting in Porto, Portugal Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives 26–30 July 2016

Advances in the History of Psychology: The Future of the History of the Human Sciences

University of York 7–8 April 2016

UCL: London Ancient Science Conference: 15–18 February 2016

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: CfP: Maculinity, health and medicine, c.1750–present 28–29 April 2016

Effaced Blog: CfP: History of Facial Hair

Sidney Sussex College: University of Cambridge: Programme and Registration Treasuries of Knowledge: 8 April 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Queen Mary University of London: Applications Invited for AHRC CDP with British Library: Hans Sloane’s Books

Scientific Instrument Society: SIS grants

Univesity of Umeå: PhD student in History of Science and Ideas

Science Museum: Assistant Curator, Technologies and Engineering (maternity cover)

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Library and Archive: Wellcome Trust Research Bursaries

University of Leeds: AHRC Funded PhD Studentship: “The Working Life of Evolutionary Biologists: Exploring the Culture of Scientific Research Through the Personal Archive of John Maynard Smith (1920-2004)”

AIP: Director of Niels Bohr Library

AHA Today: Cornell University History of Home Economics Fellowship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #32

 

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #32

Monday 22 February 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Seven days seems to go by in a flash and once again we are back with the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing you, as always, all we could find throughout cyberspace over the last seven days of the histories of science, technology and medicine.

Last week our short editorial concerned the death of the great historian Elizabeth Eisenstein, unfortunately we have again a death to report that of the much better known semiotician, essayist and novelist Umberto Eco. Officially Eco was not even a historian let alone a historian of science but his novels reveal an intellect that knew no boundaries when it came to investigating and describing the world of human thought throughout a vast swath of history. As I wrote on Twitter upon reading of his death, Eco’s novels drove my desire to be a historian as least as much as any academic history book that I read. Reading one of Eco’s novels made me want to go into a library and fetch fifty books to examine in detail all aspects of the historical setting that he was writing about. Judging by the response from my fellow STM historians on Twitter I was not alone in having these feelings. What follows are some of the comments and tributes that appeared on the web on the day that his death was announced.

Umberto Eco 1932–2016

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Umberto Eco 2005 Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

“I think that writing is an act of love.” —Umberto Eco

“When men stop believing in God, it isn’t that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.” – Umberto Eco

“People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction.” ― Umberto Eco, The Prague Cemetery

When we consider a book, we mustn’t ask ourselves what it says but what it means. – Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco is like one of those amazing tool boxes that always have the right tool for every job – Joserra Marcaida (@JoserrMarcaida)

Eco intellectual

storify: Remembering Umberto Eco

The New York Times: Umberto Eco, 84, Best-Selling Academic Who Navigated Two Worlds, Dies

The Guardian: Umberto Eco, Italian novelist and intellectual, dies aged 84

The Guardian: Umberto Eco in quotes – 10 of the best

The Guardian: Umberto Eco: ‘People are tired of simple things. They want to be challenged’

boingboing: Umberto Eco, 1932–2016

Eco stories

BBC News: Italian writer Umberto Eco dies at 84

npr: Italian Author and Philosopher Umberto Eco Dead at 84

The New Yorker: A Guide to Thesis Writing That is a Guide to Life

The Paris Revue: Umberto Eco, The Art of Fiction No. 197

io9: Umberto Eco Asked the Hard Questions About the Myths We Can’t Help Believing In

Medievalist.net: Umberto Eco, medievalist and novelist, passes away

Yovisto: Umberto Eco and The Name of the Rose

Eco enigma

Vimeo: A Conversation With Umberto Eco

Quotes of the week:

“Dear students: the hardest part of making writing a career is not convincing someone to publish you. It’s convincing them to pay you. So if you want to be a writer, don’t practise writing (though it helps). Practise getting paid”. – Frank Swain (@SciencePunk)

“Reviewer 2 to author:

I’m doing you a favour by rejecting your paper. Rejection builds character.

You can thank me later”. – Grumpy Reviewer (@GrumpyJReviewer)

“Today is the birthday of Galileo. Unfortunately we do not know the birthdays of his two main collaborators, Figaro and Magnifico”. – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

New favorite response after telling someone I’m a historian:

“You’re a historian? So you know about conspiracy theories?” – Maria R. Montalvo (@MariaRMontalvo)

Book quote

“Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled” – William Blake h/t @MistressRougeUK

“Global temperatures are skyrocketing!”

“I’m sure it’s fine”

“No evidence links mobile phones to cancer”

“You can’t prove they’re safe!” – Katie Mack (@AstroKatie)

“People don’t buy the best product. They buy the product they can understand the fastest.” – Donald Miller h/t @JohnDCook

Birthdays of the Week:

 René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec born 17 February 1781

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The H-Word: René Laennec’s stethoscope: giving doctors a new way to listen to patients

The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice: Laennec’s Baton: A Short History of the Stethoscope

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Monaural stethoscope as devised by Laennec. It could be unscrewed in the middle for carrying in the pocket Source: RCPSG Library

University of Cambridge: Medical Library: The inventor of the stethoscope

Galileo Galilei born 15 February 1564

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Source: Ladybird Books

Smithsonian.com: Happy 452nd Birthday, Galileo

Linda Hall Library: The Face of the Moon: Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)

NYAM: The Private Lives of Galileo

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Extracting the Stopper

Nicolaus Copernicus born 19 February 1473

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Graphic courtesy of @UrbanAstroNYC

Lind Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Nicolaus Copernicus

Encyclopædia Britannica: Nicolaus Copernicus

British Library: Collection items: Copernicus’ celestial spheres

The Beacon: Copernicus’s 543rd Birthday Reveals the Date of His Death

Space Coast Daily: NASA History: Revolutionary Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus Was Born in 1473

Georg Joachim Rheticus born 16 February 1514

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Yovisto: Georg Joachim Rheticus’ Achievements for Astronomy

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Midwifery in the evolution of science

Ernst Haeckel born 16 February 1834

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Radiolaria illustration from the Challenger Expedition 1873–76. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Letters from Gondwana: Ernst Haeckel, the Scientist as an Artist

Letters from Gondwana: Haeckel and the Legacy of Early Radiolarian Taxonomists

History of Geology: A Geologist’s Dream: The Lost Continent of Lemuria

Kuriositas: Art Forms of Nature – The Ernst Haeckel Collection

AMNH: Happy Birthday Ernst Haeckel!

The Public Domain Review: Ernst Haeckel and the Unity of Culture

Youtube: Proteus 2004

Tobias Mayer born 17 February 1723

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Tobias Mayer Source: Tobias Mayer Verein Marbach

The Renaissance Mathematicus: How far the moon?

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: John Wilkins and the Universal Language

Atlas Obscura: Until 1958, The FBI Followed Physicist Richard Feynman Very Closely

Yovisto: Herman Kahn and the Consequences of Nuclear War

math.buffalo.edu: From Banneker to Best: Some Stellar Careers In Astronomy and Astrophysics

The PI’s Perspective: Nine Mementos Headed to the Ninth Planet

NOVA: My Dad Discovered Pluto

PACHSmörgåsbord: Interview with Clyde Tombaugh

BBC News: Watching the heavens: The female pioneers of science

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Fiammetta Wilson: She opened the door to women in professional astronomy but her name has largely been forgotten Source: BBC

Yovisto: Pierre Bouger – Child Prodigy and ‘Father of Photometry’

University of Cambridge: Astronomical Images “Diagrams, Figures, and the Transformation of Astronomy, 1450-1650”: Erasmus Reinhold, Theoricae novae planetarum Georgii Purbacchii

The New York Times: When Einstein Was Wrong

The National Library of Israel: UNESCO recognizes Newton’s theological manuscripts as “Memory of the World”

npr: Was Einstein Wrong?

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Peter Lax’s Interview

Spacewatchtower: Comet of 1491: Self-Correction of Science

Ptak Science Books: The Building that Toppled the Earth

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Source: NYPL Digital Collections

AHF: Ernest O. Lawrence

The City Lab: This Old Map: The Moon, 1647

AHF: Maria Goeppert-Mayer

The Ordered Universe Project: Gravitational Waves and the Cosmic ‘Sonativum’

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

AEON: Fantasy North

Atlas Obscura: The Perfect 22-Foot Map for Your Ancient Roman Road Trip

Ptak Science Books: History of Lines – the Use of Thick and Bold Lines in Information, 1862

The Press and Journal: Bizarre map of Aberdeenshire drawn by “conman Craftsman” on display

Cultures of Knowledge: A call across ‘The Theatre of the World’: Abraham Ortelius

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‘Typvs Orbis Terrarvm’, by Abraham Ortelius. 1570. (The Library of Congress; source of image: Wikimedia Commons)

British Library: Asian and African studies bog: Kaempfer’s cat

Library of Congress: Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps: Deciphering the Land: An Unknown Estate Survey Book from Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Century Italy

The Map Room: George Washington, Mapmaker

 

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: Trees do not grow in humans

The Scotsman: Weird and wonderful Scottish treatments of the past revealed

Two Nerdy History Girls: Germs Discovered in 1835

The Guardian: Cancer moonshot? It’s not rocket science!

The Public Domain Review: Sketches in Bedlam (1823)

The Anatomy Lab: Pathological Spotlight: What becomes of the broken hearted?

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Boston University: The Florence Nightingale Digitization Project

Thomas Morris: The man who ate chalk

University of Glasgow Library: Vision of Health: The Wellcome UK Medical Heritage Library Project

The McGill Tribune: The History of Eugenics in Quebec and at McGill

Nursing Clio: “The Only Menstrual Murderess”: Blood, Guns, and a Theory of Female Crime

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Illustration of the Borden trial for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper in 1893. (Benjamin West Clinedinst/Library of Congress | Public domain)

The H-Word: From Rubella to Zika: pregnancy, disability, abortion and the spectre of an epidemic

Thomas Morris: The mystery of the exploding teeth

Medievalists.net: Uterine cancer in the writings of Byzantine physicians

New Republic: Getting Clean, the Tudor Way

National Republic: Lemons, Sponges, and Other Old Forms of Birth Control

Atlas Obscura: Opium Soaked Tampons Were the Midol of Ancient Rome

Thomas Morris: Oshkosh, by gosh

Diseases of Modern Life: The Menace of the Barber Shop

Thomas Morris: The electric scalpel

TECHNOLOGY:

Yovisto: Nikolaus Wirth and PASCAL

Yovisto: Henry Steinway and the Grand Pianos

Conciatore: Early Modern Glass Furnace

Conciatore: Gold Ruby Glass

Conciatore: Filigrana

Smithsonian.com: Abraham Lincoln Is the Only President to Have a Patent

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Lincoln’s original patent model was acquired by the Smithsonian in 1908. This replica was built by the Smithsonian in 1978 for long-term display to preserve the fragile original. (NMAH/SI)

Yovisto: The Letters of Giambattista Bodoni

Smithsonian.com: The Innovative Spirit: Can You Guess the Inventions Based on These Patent Illustrations

Yovisto: Frederick Eugene Ives and the Halftone Printing Process

Yovisto: The Sinking of the H.L. Hunley

Smithsonian.com: Texting Isn’t the First New Technology Thought to Impair Social Skills

Cambridge University Library Special Collections: The first slide rule: a discovery in the Macclesfield Collection

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William Oughtred and Elias Allen, portraits by Wenceslaus Hollar. Public domain.

Public Domain Review: Edison reading Mary Had a Little Lamb (1927)

O Say Can You See?: Power from the people: Rural Electrification brought more than lights

Ptak Science Books: The British Bicycle Airborne, 1944

Digital Trends: Before Gates, Zuckerberg, or Jobs, 6 Women Programmed The First Digital Computer

ICE: Image Library

Open Culture: The World’s Oldest Surviving Pair of Glasses (Circa 1475)

Smithsonian.com: Steve Wozniak’s Apple I Booted Up a Tech Revolution

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Animal barometer

Animal Barometer: Lady’s Magazine Jan 1814

Yovisto: The Great Paris Academic Dispute of 1830

Yovisto: Robert Malthus and the Principle of Population

Brown University: Miller reviews Dover model of standing up for science

Yovisto: Sir Francis Galton – Polymath

Brain Pickings: Charles Darwin’s Touching Letters of Appreciation to His Best Friend and Greatest Champion

The New Yorker: The Making of the American Museum of Natural History’s Wildlife Dioramas

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Fossil shark-jaw restoration, 1909. COURTESY AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Colanizing Animals: Getting the Wasp into the Cyanide Jar

Niche: Greatest Hits in Canadian Environmental History Part I

Niche: Greatest Hits in Canadian Environmental History Part II

The Public Domain Review: The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents (1658)

BBC Earth: Beatrix Potter: Pioneering scientist or passionate amateur?

Academia: Art and Science in Landscape Painting: Alexander von Humboldt (pdf)

Ptak Science Books: A Beautiful Infographic With Little Info to “Graph” (1835)

Wonders & Marvels: The Short and Wondrous Career of Harry Glicken

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Harry Glicken in the field, 1980s

Notches: Inventing the Family Farm: Towards a History of Rural Heterosexuality

Nature: What sparked the Cambrian explosion

Science League of America: Tyndall Twice Twisted, Part 1

Science League of America: Tyndall Twice Twisted, Part 2

Atlas Obscura: The Doomed Blind Botanist Who Brought Poetry to Plant Description

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The Atlantic: How the Idea of a ‘Normal’ Person Got Invented

History of Geology: Bailey Willis – The Man who made Mountains

Lady Science: No. 17: Embracing Nature: The Women of the Eco-Feminist Movement

Rick Allmendinger’s Stuff: Darwin’s Description of the 1835 Concepción Earthquake

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Flashback: 25 years ago

CHF: Svante August Arrhenius

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“Charged Croquet Balls.” Drawing by William B. Jensen. Courtesy Oesper Collection, University of Cincinnati.

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Chronicle Live: Bede’s World visitor attraction in Jarrow closes due to cash problems

Victorian Research Web: The Curran Index 19th-century English periodicals

The February HPS&ST Note is on the web

Historians in Residence: Will Thomas on What Historians Shouldn’t Moan About

The Recipes Project: Networking Recipe Writers with “Networking Early Modern Women”

Drugs & Poisons in World History: Some advice about academic writing

British Library: Untold live blog: Let the people speak: history with voices

Ptak Science Books: Potentially Useless Info Dept.: Scientists Quoted in Definitions in the OED

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Scientists and Saints’ Days

Scientific American: Is There Really a War on Science?

The Return of Native Nordic Fauna: Belonging to country

My Sense of Place: Galileo Galilei

The #EnvHist Weekly

Occult Minds: Project Update and Relocations

ESOTERIC:

distillatio: Trying to work out practical recipes from 15th century English Alchemy poetry

BOOK REVIEWS:

Library Journal Reviews: Medicine, February 2016 – Best Sellers includes #histmed

Science Book a Day: Electronic Dreams: How 1980s Britain Learned to Love the Computer

Roots of Unity: Black Mathematical Excellence: A Q&A with Erica Walker

BSHS: Pickstone Prize Shortlist

SomeBeans: The Honourable Company by John Keay

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Five Books: Steve Silberman on Autism: top five new books on autism

Live Mint: A Numerate Life

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: The Germ of an Idea: Contagionism, Religion, and Society in Britain, 1660–1730

Palgrave Macmillan: Italian Psychology and Jewish Emigration under Fascism

Morbid Anatomy: New Morbid Anatomy Book on the Allure of the Anatomical Venus

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University of Chicago Press: The Great Devonian Controversy

Bloomsbury Publishing: The Birth of the English Kitchen, 1600–1850

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

SciArt in America: Traces of the Space Age and Memories of Tragedy in Robert Rauschenberg’s “Stoned Moon” 

Opus 39 Gallery, Nicosia: Small treasures on display: Exhibition of engravings, maps, books and decorative items 10–29 February 2016

Royal College of Physicians: John Dee exhibition: late opening 18 February

Daily Grail: The Lost Library of John Dee, Advisor to Queen Elizabeth I and Confidant of Angels

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January29–July 2016

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

gq-magazine: Leonardo da Vinci Will Make You Feel Terrible About Your Career

Queens’ College Cambridge: ‘The Rabbi & The English Scholar’ exhibition in the library 22 February–24 March 2016

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

CHF: The Art of Iatrochemistry

University of Oklahoma: Galileo’s World: National Weather Center: Exhibits

The English Garden: Visit the RHS Botanical Art Show

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Luxury of Time Runs until 27 March 2016

ARTFIXdaily: “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence” Will Examine Events Preceding, During and Following the Fight for Freedom from a Cartographic Perspective and Will Open at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in March 2016

ZSL: London Zoo: Discover the fascinating wildlife of Nepal and Northern India

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

JHI Blog: Dissenting Voices: Positive/Negative: HIV/AIDS In NYU’s Fales Library

St John’s College: University of Cambridge: Fred Hoyle: An Online Exhibition

Culture 24: Small but worldly maps exhibition makes sense of human wandering at London’s Store Street gallery

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

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

Magic Witches

 

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin: Dinosaurier in Berlin: Brachiosaurus as an Icon of Politics, Science, and Popular Culture 1 April 2015–31March 2018

Universty of Cambridge: Research: Newton, Darwin, Shakespeare – and a jar of ectoplasm: Cambridge University Library at 600

allAfrica: Algeria: Exhibition on Algeria (cartography) Marseille 20 January–2 May 2016

Osher Map Library: Masterpieces at USM: Celebrating Five Centuries of Rare Maps and Globes 19 November 2015–12 March 2016

Advances in the History of Psychology: Mar. 12th Pop-Up Museum Explores Contributions of Women of Colour in Psych

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

New York Public Library: Printmaking Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570–1900 Runs till 27 May 2016

New-York Historical Society: Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York 13 November 2015–17 April 2016

CLOSING SOON: Royal Geographical Society: Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley 21 November 2015–28 February 2016

Closing Very Soon: Science Museum: Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age

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

The Mary Rose: ‘Ringing the Changes’: Mary Rose Museum to re-open in 2016 with unrestricted views of the ship

Royal Museums Greenwich: Samuel Pepys Season 20 November 2015–28 March 2016

Royal College of Surgeons: Designing Bodies 24 November 2015–20 February 2016

CLOSING SOON: Natural History Museum, London: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017

Science Museum: Ada Lovelace Runs till 31 March 2016

Closing soon: British Library: 20th Century Maps 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

Closing soon: Royal Pavilion, Brighton: Exotic Creatures 14 November 2015–28 February 2016

National Maritime Museum: Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution Runs till 28 March 2016

JHI Blog: Brave Entertainments

National Library of Scotland: Plague! A cultural history of contagious diseases in Scotland Runs till 29 May 2016

Science Museum: Churchill’s Scientists Runs till 1 March 2016

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: Henry Walter Bates Until 26 February:

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Harvard Observatory History in Images: The Harvard Observatory Pinafore

http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~fine/Observatory/pages/play.html

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

 

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

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

Coming Soon: The Crescent Theatre: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

EVENTS:

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Museum of the History of Science: Calendar Curiosities 28 February 2016

The Royal Society: Workshop: The Politics of Academic Publishing 1950–2016 22 April 2016

The Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine: Lecture: The Unknown Story of Art and Artists in Louis Pasteur’s Personal and Professional Life 3 March 2016

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

RCP: Dee late: rediscovering the lost world of John Dee 10 March

Warburg Institute: ‘Maps and Society’ Lectures: Cartography in the Sands: Mapping Oman 25 February 2016

Warburg Institute: ‘Maps and Society’ Lectures: Mental Maps of the World in Great Britain and France, 1870–1914

University of Greenwich: Greenwich Maritime Centre Launch 8 March 2016

Sam Noble Museum: Galileo’s World Symposium 25 February 2016

Glasgow histmed events

The London PUS Seminars: Atoms, Bytes and Genes – Public Resistance and Technoscientific Responses 24 February 2016 LSE

Royal College of Physicians: Dee late: inside Dee’s miraculous mind

CRASSH: Cambridge: Genius in History: A Public Conversation: 2 March 2016

University of Manchester: Master’s Study Information Day: Science communication; History of science, technology and medicine; Medical humanities 2 March 2016

Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine’s Center for the History of Medicine: Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England 8 March 2016

Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons: People Powered Medicine: A one day public symposium 7 May 2016

Waterhouse Room Gordon Hall Harvard Medical School: The Unknown Story of Art and Artists in Louis Pasteur’s Personal and Professional Life 3 March 2016

Royal Holloway – Management Building Lecture Theatre: Public History and Fiction 25 February 2016

University of York: Lecture: “Not Everyone Can Be Gandhi”: The Global Indian Medical Diaspora in the post WWII Era 3 March 2016

Bletchley Park: Alan Turing Through His Nephews Eyes 3 April 2016

Workshop RS

Discover Medical London: “Dr Dee” & The Magic of Medicine A Special Half Day Tour 23 March & 27 May 2016

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

NYAM: Credits, Thanks and Blame in the Works of Conrad Gessner

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

City Arts and Lectures: Steve Silberman: The Untold History of Autism 28 March 2016 Live on Public Radio

Schwetzingen: Astronomie-Tagung: Von Venus-Transit zum Schwarzen Loch 19 März 2016

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

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Alexander von Humboldt und Aimé Bonpland “Urwaldlaboratorium am Orinoco” (“Jungle lab on the Orinoco“) By Eduard Ender

 

TELEVISION:

Channel 4: Walking Through Time

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Dawin on the Palouse’s Channel: Glenn Branch – After Kitzmiller, What’s Next for Creationism?

Youtube: The Quicksilver Experiment

TestTube Plus: Galileo Didn’t Invent the Telescope… Sorry

Youtube: A Brief History of Industrial Revolutions – W. Patrick McCray

The Atlantic: Why ROYGBIV Is Arbitary

DES Daughter Network: Pesticides – DDT – Rachel Carson – Silent Spring

Youtube: Berkeley Lab: Berkeley Lab Founder Ernest O. Lawrence Demonstrates the Cyclotron Concept

RADIO & PODCASTS:

npr: Hidden Brain: Episode 20: Remembering Anarcha

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Robert Hooke

BBC Radio 4: Book of the Week: Benjamin Franklin in London

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Boston University: Conference: How Can HPS Contribute to Science Literacy and Policy? 26–27 February 2016

BSHS: Call for Papers and Panels: Science in Public 2016

Science in Public

University of Sussex: CfP: SPRU 50th anniversary conference on ‘Transforming Innovation’

Vrije University of Amsterdam: CfP: Conference by Women in Philosophy #3

Mexico City: CfP: The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M) 14thAnnual Conference 27–30 October 2016

NACBS, Washington DC: CfP: Early Modern History Workshop on “Networks of Knowledge” November 2016

UCL: STS: Workshop: Technology, Environment and Modern Britain 27 April 2016

Rutgers University: Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology, & Science (WHEATS) 30 October–2 October 2016

Descartes event

University of Cambridge: CRASSH: The Museum as Method: Collections, Research, Universities 14–15 March 2016

University of Zürich: Conrad Gessner Congress Program 6–9 June 2016

University of Kent: Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference Programme (DRAFT as at Feb 15, 2016) 7–10 July 2016

University of York: History of Medicine Masterclass – Smallpox Vaccination and Diplomacy in Nepal 9 March 2016

London Metropolitan University: CfP: ‘Made in London’: Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London, from the 18th to 21st centuries

Hist Geo Conf

Summer School: Rethinking Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives 23–25 July 2016 Part I Lisbon 26–30 July 2016 Part II Porto

Istanbul: XXXV Scientific Instrument Symposium: CfP: Instruments between East and West 26–30 September 2016

University of York: Conference: The Future of the History of the Human Sciences 7-8 April 2016

Harvard University: 51st Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology 2 April 2016

University of Cambridge: CfP Teaching and Learning in Early Modern England: Skills and Knowledge in Practice

American Historical Association: Perspectives on History: The 131st Annual Meeting Call for Proposals and Theme Denver CO 5–7 January 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sexuality in Antiquity

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Call for Submissions: Book: Historical Epistemology of Science/Philosophy of Science, Torricelli

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sexuality in Latin America

University of Western Ontario: CfP: Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference

Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse, Corsica: CNRS School “BioPerspectives” Philosophy of Biology 29 March–1 April 2016

Klosterneuburg: CfP: European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) 59 September 2016

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester: Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb–June 2016

Vatican Library Conference

AIP: Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lectures Feb–Sept 2016

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CfP: ICOHTEC Symposium in Rio de Janeiro on 23-29 July 2017

Asian Society for the History of Medicine: Call for Submissions: Taniguchi Medal 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Essay

International Committee for the History of Technology: CfP: 43rd Annual Meeting in Porto, Portugal Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives 26–30 July 2016

Advances in the History of Psychology: The Future of the History of the Human Sciences

University of York 7–8 April 2016

UCL: London Ancient Science Conference: 15–18 February 2016

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: CfP: Maculinity, health and medicine, c.1750–present 28–29 April 2016

Effaced Blog: CfP: History of Facial Hair

Sidney Sussex College: University of Cambridge: Programme and Registration Treasuries of Knowledge: 8 April 2016

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Kent: Lecturer in the History of Medicine (1750 to the present)

Edward Worth Library, Dublin: One Month Research Fellowship 2016 #histmed

University of Lincoln: College of Arts: PhD Studentships Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717–1791): multicultural and multinational networks in Georgian London

University of Sheffield: Lecturer in the History of Medicine, Science or Technology

Women in Technological History: Conference Grant 2016 Singapore

Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis: Medical Humanities & Health Studies: Visiting Assistant Professor

Environmental History: Book Review Editor Search

Harvard University: History of Science Lecturer, History of Modern Medicine

Middlesex University London: David Tresman Caminer Studentship for the History of Computing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette Year 2, Vol. #31

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #31

Monday 15 February 2016

 

EDITORIAL:

It’s time once again for this week’s edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list that bringing you a new bumper crop of articles and post on the histories of science, technology and medicine harvested in the infinite fields of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Almost unnoticed, I can’t find a single obituary, American historian Elizabeth Eisenstein slipped out of this world on 31 January 2016 at the age of 92. It is rare for a historian to write a book that fundamentally changes a discipline or sub-discipline of their profession and goes on to stand the test of time as a monument to scholarship, Elizabeth Eisenstein achieved this feat with her, by now almost legendary, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, originally published in two volumes by the Cambridge University Press in 1979. At nearly 800 pages in the single volume paperback edition it is a weighty book in all senses of the word.

To quote the Wikipedia article, “In this work she focuses on the printing press’s functions of dissemination, standardization, and preservation and the way these functions aided the progress of the Protestant Reformation, the Renaissance, and the Scientific Revolution. Eisenstein’s work brought historical method, rigor, and clarity to earlier ideas of Marshall McLuhan and others, about the general social effects of such media transitions.“ It is a book, like all the best history books, that provoked a debate that is still going on. Although some of Einsenstein’s main contentions have been challenged, most notably by Adrian Johns in his equally monumental The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (University of Chicago Press, 1998), it is a treasure trove of facts, ideas and stimulating thoughts and should have a place on the bookshelf of any serious historian of science.

 The week also saw a minor scandal in the proposal to put a famous face from STEM on the new RBS £10 note. Three names were presented for selection by popular vote, Mary Somerville, Thomas Telford and James Clerk Maxwell. Somerville was leading comfortably one day before the poll closed when Telford who was languishing in third place suddenly shot into first place with a massive surge of last minute votes. Suspecting foul play the RBS disqualified Telford and so for the first time ever a women other than the Queen will grace a British bank note.

Mary Somerville

Mary Somerville

The Herald Scotland: Scots scientist Mary Somerville set to be unveiled as new face of RBS £10 note

The Herald Scotland: RBS is investigating fraud in the £10 note poll in which Thomas Telford surged to lead over Mary Somerville

The Guardian: Scientist Mary Somerville to appear on Scottish £10 note

RBS: Mary Somerville to appear on new Royal Bank of Scotland 10 note

Quotes of the week:

“Szilard famously said of Los Alamos, ‘Everybody who goes there will go crazy.’ In some sense, they did”. – Gene Dannen (@GeneDannen)

“A scientist’s aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify.” – Leo Szilard

“Two black holes are like a couple on Valentine’s Day, the universe is a water bed, gravitational waves are… well you get the picture”. – @SarcasticRover

Gravity waves!

Humanity waves back!

Gravity was actually waving at neutron star behind us

Humanity is embarrassed for next 3 billion years – Dean Burnett (@garwboy)

“The man who invented predictive text died yesterday

His funfair is next monkey” – Malcolm Brown (@MalcolmBrown53)

“Historians of science, crushers of dreams”. – Audra J. Wolfe (@ColdWarScience)

“There is no such thing as philosophy-free science, there is only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on board without examination”. – Daniel Dennett h/t @cathyby

Evolution…is the most powerful and the most comprehensive idea that has ever arisen on Earth. – Julian Huxley h/t @FossilHistory

“Give a man a duck, he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to duck & he’ll avoid projectiles aimed at his head for a lifetime”. – Rachel axler (@rachelaxler)

“Don’t piss in my soup and tell me you’re cooling it down” – Rachel Williams (@billiwilliams)

Valentine’s Day!

Courting dance of the Blue Foote Booby

Courting dance of the Blue Foote Booby

 “A giant hug for anyone who has been made to feel lonely because of this preposterous manufactured abomination of a day”. – Ed Yong (@edyong209)

 “Valentine’s Day is just a made-up holiday manufactured by the greeting cardioid industry”. – Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer)

 Birthdays of the Week:

 ENIAC ‘born’ 14 February 1946

ENIAC  Source: Huffington Post

ENIAC
Source: Huffington Post

 Independent: The ENIAC machine: Rhodri Marsden’s Interesting Objects No.100

Philly Voice: 70 years ago, six Philly women became the world’s first digital computer programmers

AHF: Computing and the Manhattan Project

 

Agnes Clerke born 10 February 1842

Communicate Science: “She looks beneath the shadow of my wings”

Agnes Mary Clerke Source: Wikimedia Commons

Agnes Mary Clerke
Source: Wikimedia Commons

A&G: Agnes Mary Clerke: Real–time historian of astronomy

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Lady of Science

archive.org: A Popular History of Astronomy during The Nineteenth Century by Agnes M. Clerke

Jan Swammerdam Born 12 February 1637

 

Happy Birthday Jan Swammerdam! 17th-C Dutch biologist, 1st to describe red blood cells. Pic of his work on the lungs Source: Science Museum

Happy Birthday Jan Swammerdam! 17th-C Dutch biologist, 1st to describe red blood cells. Pic of his work on the lungs Source: Science Museum

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Biological Birthday

janswammerdam.org: Jan Swammerdam (1637–1680)

Charles Darwin born 12 February 1809 

Charles Darwin drawing by G Richmond Source: Wikimedia Commons

Charles Darwin drawing by G Richmond
Source: Wikimedia Commons

BBC: iWonder: Charles Darwin: Evolution and the story of our species

Yovisto: Charles Darwin and the Natural Selection

University of Cambridge: Darwin Correspondence Project

Geological Society of London: Happy Darwin Day!

Science & Religion: Exploring the Spectrum: Darwin Day: Celebrating Without Deifying

University of Leiden: How Charles Darwin became an Honorary Doctor in Leiden

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Robert Hofstadter and controlled Nuclear Fission

The Sphere of Sacrobosco: Sacrobosco’s Sphere in Portugal and Spain

AHF: John von Neumann

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The orbital mechanics of Johann Georg Locher a seventeenth-century Tychonic anti-Copernican

AHF: J. Robert Oppenheimer

Voices of the Manhattan Project: David Hall’s Interview

Yovisto: Daniel Bernoulli and the Bernoulli Principle

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Voices of the Manhattan Project: Orville Hill’s Interview

Yovisto: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen – The Father of Diagnostic Radiology

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Wilhelm Röntgen

Yovisto: Leo Szilard and the Atomic Bomb

dannen.com: Leo Szilard – A Biographical Chronology

Mosaic Science Magazine: Pinning Down the Elusive G

Yovisto: Lost on Mars – The Beagle 2 Mission

Nature: The hundred-year quest for gravitational waves – in pictures

NASA: Oral History Project: Annie J. Easley

dwc.knaw.nl: Marcel Gilles Jozef Minnaert 1893–1970

Yale University Department of Physics: APS honors the Original Sloane Lab as an Historical Site in honor of Dr. Edward Bouchet

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Physics Buzz Blog: A New Ninth Planet?

The Public Domain Review: Transit of Venus (1882)

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: Solzhenitsyn and the Smyth Report

Chemistry World: Michelson’s interferometer

AIP: William Shockley

SPLC: William Shockley

Jalons: Version Découverte: La Bombe Française

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Spectrograph, Faint Object, Hubble Space Telescope (FOS)

AIP: Wallace Sargent

NASA: Billion Dollar Technology: A Short Historical Overview of the Origins of Communications Satellite Technology, 1945–1965

AHF: Walter Zinn

 

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: Erich von Drygalski’s Antarctic Expeditions

jackroubaud.com: A recent discovery: Utopia by Abraham Ortelius

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section: DCRM[C]: Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Catographic) available online free as pdf

dclibrary.org: Washington Map Collection

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Thomas Morris: Penis in a bottle

Galeno: Catalogo delle traduzioni latine di Galeno

PBS Newshour: Was Charles Dickens the fist celebrity medical spokesman?

Charles Dickens was a great supporter of the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London.

Charles Dickens was a great supporter of the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London.

Advances in the History of Psychology: APA time Capsule on the Bühlers

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

London Historic: The Old operating Theatre

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: A Must Have for Nursing Mothers

University of Leeds: Pasts, Presents and Futures of Medical Regeneration: Publications

Thomas Morris: Medicinal pancakes

Midlist Writer: Travel Tuesday: Disturbing Artifacts in the Royal College of Physicians, London

Thomas Morris: Curing conjunctivitis with frogspawn

Live Science: Oldest Medical Report of Near-Death Experience Discovered

The Public Domain Review: William Cheselden’ Osteographia (1733)

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Remedia: What Kind of Morph Are You? Biotypology in Transit, 1920s–1960s

Notches: “She was both Poxt and Clapt together”: Confessions of Sexual Secrets in Eighteenth-Century Venereal Cases

Thomas Morris: The electric spectacles

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Johann Freidrich Meckel (The Younger)

Dr Alun Withey: Robbing the Doctor: 17th-Century Medics as Victims of Crime

Oxford Science Blog: 75 years of penicillin in people

The H-Word: Hospital or Home: Who Cares?

Royal College of Physicians: Gone but not forgotten

Thomas Morris: Killed by shaving

Thomas Morris: King George’s heart

TECHNOLOGY:

Yovisto: Henri Giffard and the Giffard Dirigible

Sound on Sound: The Story of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Conciatore: Fabergé and Purpurine

Fabergé c.1900. Purpurine cherries, nephrite leaves, gold stalk, rock crystal pot.

Fabergé c.1900. Purpurine cherries,
nephrite leaves, gold stalk, rock crystal pot.

Slate: The Vault: How One Company Designed the Bookshelves that Made America’s Biggest Libraries Possible

South Wales Argus: Newport ship could last another 500 years thanks to new climate control unit

Scientific American: GPS and the World’s First “Space War”

Atlas Obscura: This Gritty Small Town in Michigan Became the World’s Gavel Capital

Yovisto: Auto Pioneer Wilhelm Maybach

Toronto: Bridging the Don: the Prince Edward Viaduct

Yovisto: Photographic Pioneer Henry Fox Talbot

Yovisto: Mary Had a Little Lamb – Edison and the Phonograph

Smithsonian Libraries: Collection of United States patents granted to Thomas A. Edison, 1869–1884

Yovisto: Richard Hamming and the Hamming Code

Smithsonian.com: Melt-Proof Chocolate, 3D Printed Gummies and Other Fascinating Candy Patents

The Guardian: Big computers, big hair: the women of Bell Labs in the 1960s – in pictures

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Jalopnik: The Technology That Helps Make Your Car More Aerodynamic? It’s Been Around Since the 1880s

Lemelson-MIT: George Ferris: The Ferris Wheel

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

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Yovisto: Gregor Mendel and the Rules of Inheritance

The Atlantic: Natural History Museums Are Teeming with Undiscovered Species

Tallahassee Democrat: Kinsey Collection: Ioannis Africani Africae, 1632

 

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henry Walter Bates

Conciatore: Botanical Gardens

The New York Times: Richard P. Von Herzen, Explorer of Earth’s Undersea Furnaces, Dies at 85

The New York Times: The Environmental Legacy of the Steel City

The Mountain Mystery: 100 years of Drift: Parts 1–4

Alfred Wegener, in Greenland, 1930  (photo by Fritz Loewe)

Alfred Wegener, in Greenland, 1930 (photo by Fritz Loewe)

the many-headed monster: A Walk in the Park: History from Below and the English Landscape

The Recipes Project: Reading the Landscape and a Dish of Weeds

Yovisto: Barnum Brown and the Tyrannosaurus Rex

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Barnum Brown

Atlas Obscura: Inside Atlas Obscura’s All-Night Adventure at the Explorers Club

BHL: Darwin’s Early Love

The Guardian: Fossils: Flightless bird with giant head roamed swampy Arctic 53m years ago

CHEMISTRY:

Medievalists.net: Saltpetre in medieval gunpowder: Calcium or Potassium Nitrate?

Method: Atom by Atom: Building Protein Models

Computer graphics console in the early 1970s.

Computer graphics console in the early 1970s.

Yovisto: Ira Remsen and Saccharin

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR): RPYS i/o: A web-based tool for the historiography and visualization of 
citation classics, sleeping beauties, and research fronts

MedHum Fiction–Daily Dose: MedHum Mondays: Museums, STEM, and the Vital Role of Humanities

albawaba: Qatar National Library organises the history of science and technology in the Middle East and the Islamic World Public Lecture

Method: Science in the Making: What is the world really like?

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Thousands of early English books released online to public by Bodleian Library and partners

The Atlantic: Stop Calling the Babylonians Scientists

homunculus: On being “harsh” to Babylonians

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Understanding Newton’s Principia as part of the Baconian Tradition

The #EnvHist Weekly

Blink: Radha and the space-time illusion

Before sunrise: The night sky in this 1650 painting betrays the artist’s ignorance of astronomy Rohit Gupta Business Line Rohit Gupta

Before sunrise: The night sky in this 1650 painting betrays the artist’s ignorance of astronomy
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Business Line Rohit Gupta

UCL: Museums & Collections Blog: Please don’t call us a Cabinet of Curiosity

 

ESOTERIC:

History Today: The Science of the Supernatural

Luther alchemy

Conciatore: The Duke’s Oil

BOOK REVIEWS:

Science: Tim Radford on Science Writing

The New York Times: ‘The Good Death’, When Breath Becomes Air’ and More

Science Book a Day: Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haekel

Art Forms in Nature von Olaf Breidbach

Art Forms in Nature von Olaf Breidbach

JHI Blog: Towards a Global Intellectual History?

The Spectator: Alexander Humboldt: a great explorer rediscovered

H-Net: Valerie Traub: Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns

PsychCentral: NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism & the Future of Neurodiversity

NEW BOOKS:

Niche: Mining and Communities in Northern Canada & Canadian Countercultures and the Environment

The Quack Doctor: The History of Medicine in 100 Facts

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University of Chicago Press: Groovy Science

Brill: Frederick de Wit and the First Concise Reference Atlas

The Dispersal of Darwin: The Voyage of the Beagle: The Illustrated Edition of Charles Darwin’s Travel Memoir and Field Journal

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Opus 39 Gallery, Nicosia: Small treasures on display: Exhibition of engravings, maps, books and decorative items 10–29 February 2016

Royal College of Physicians: John Dee exhibition: late opening 18 February

Daily Grail: The Lost Library of John Dee, Advisor to Queen Elizabeth I and Confidant of Angels

Royal College of Physicians: Scholar courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 18 January29–July 2016

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

The Engineer: The engineering genius of a Renaissance man

The Guardian: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius review – an eye for destruction

 An armoured vehicle by Leonardo da Vinci. Photograph: Alessandro Nassiri/Science Museum

An armoured vehicle by Leonardo da Vinci. Photograph: Alessandro Nassiri/Science Museum

Science Museum: Leonardo for a Time of Austerity

The Telegraph: Leonardo da Vinci: genius or humble draftsman?

History Extra: In pictures: Leonard da Vinci – The Mechanics of Genius

Queens’ College Cambridge: ‘The Rabbi & The English Scholar’ exhibition in the library 22 February–24 March 2016

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

CHF: The Art of Iatrochemistry

University of Oklahoma: Galileo’s World: National Weather Center: Exhibits

The English Garden: Visit the RHS Botanical Art Show

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Luxury of Time Runs until 27 March 2016

ARTFIXdaily: “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence” Will Examine Events Preceding, During and Following the Fight for Freedom from a Cartographic Perspective and Will Open at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in March 2016

ZSL: London Zoo: Discover the fascinating wildlife of Nepal and Northern India

Pangolin illustration on display at ZSL London Zoo

Pangolin illustration on display at ZSL London Zoo

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

JHI Blog: Dissenting Voices: Positive/Negative: HIV/AIDS In NYU’s Fales Library

St John’s College: University of Cambridge: Fred Hoyle: An Online Exhibition

Culture 24: Small but worldly maps exhibition makes sense of human wandering at London’s Store Street gallery

Manchester Art Gallery: The Imitation Game

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

Magic Witches

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin: Dinosaurier in Berlin: Brachiosaurus as an Icon of Politics, Science, and Popular Culture 1 April 2015–31March 2018

Universty of Cambridge: Research: Newton, Darwin, Shakespeare – and a jar of ectoplasm: Cambridge University Library at 600

allAfrica: Algeria: Exhibition on Algeria (cartography) Marseille 20 January–2 May 2016

Osher Map Library: Masterpieces at USM: Celebrating Five Centuries of Rare Maps and Globes 19 November 2015–12 March 2016

Advances in the History of Psychology: Mar. 12th Pop-Up Museum Explores Contributions of Women of Colour in Psych

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

Closing very soon: British Museum: The Asahi Shimbun Displays: Scanning Sobek: mummy of the crocodile god Room 3 10 December 2015–21 February 2016

Closing soon: Horniman Museum & Gardens: London’s Urban Jungle Run until 21 February 2016

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

New York Public Library: Printmaking Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570–1900 Runs till 27 May 2016

New-York Historical Society: Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York 13 November 2015–17 April 2016

CLOSING SOON: Royal Geographical Society: Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley 21 November 2015–28 February 2016

CLOSING SOON: The Huntarian: ‌The Kangaroo and the Moose Runs until 21 February 2016

Science Museum: Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age

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

The Mary Rose: ‘Ringing the Changes’: Mary Rose Museum to re-open in 2016 with unrestricted views of the ship

Royal Museums Greenwich: Samuel Pepys Season 20 November 2015–28 March 2016

Royal College of Surgeons: Designing Bodies 24 November 2015–20 February 2016

CLOSING SOON: Natural History Museum, London: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017

Science Museum: Ada Lovelace Runs till 31 March 2016

Closing soon: British Library: 20th Century Maps 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

Closing soon: Royal Pavilion, Brighton: Exotic Creatures 14 November 2015–28 February 2016

National Maritime Museum: Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution Runs till 28 March 2016

National Library of Scotland: Plague! A cultural history of contagious diseases in Scotland Runs till 29 May 2016

Science Museum: Churchill’s Scientists Runs till 1 March 2016

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: Henry Walter Bates Until 26 February:

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

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

ChoM News: Center for the History of Medicine: Screening of “Mystery Street” 24

February 2016

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

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

Coming Soon: The Crescent Theatre: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

EVENTS:

Boole-Shannon

The London PUS Seminars: Atoms, Bytes and Genes – Public Resistance and Technoscientific Responses 24 February 2016 LSE

Royal College of Physicians: Dee late: inside Dee’s miraculous mind

CRASSH: Cambridge: Genius in History: A Public Conversation: 2 March 2016

University of Manchester: Master’s Study Information Day: Science communication; History of science, technology and medicine; Medical humanities 2 March 2016

Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine’s Center for the History of Medicine: Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England 8 March 2016

French seminar

Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons: People Powered Medicine: A one day public symposium 7 May 2016

Waterhouse Room Gordon Hall Harvard Medical School: The Unknown Story of Art and Artists in Louis Pasteur’s Personal and Professional Life 3 March 2016

Royal Holloway – Management Building Lecture Theatre: Public History and Fiction 25 February 2016

University of York: Lecture: “Not Everyone Can Be Gandhi”: The Global Indian Medical Diaspora in the post WWII Era 3 March 2016

Bletchley Park: Alan Turing Through His Nephews Eyes 3 April 2016

Glasgow histmed events

Discover Medical London: “Dr Dee” & The Magic of Medicine A Special Half Day Tour 23 March & 27 May 2016

CHF: Brown Bag Lectures Spring 2016

NYAM: Credits, Thanks and Blame in the Works of Conrad Gessner

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

City Arts and Lectures: Steve Silberman: The Untold History of Autism 28 March 2016 Live on Public Radio

Medical Museum Cafe

CRASSH: Cambridge: Workshop: Orientalism and its Institutions in the Nineteenth Century 18 February 2016

Schwetzingen: Astronomie-Tagung: Von Venus-Transit zum Schwarzen Loch 19 März 2016

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Albert Einstein, Oil on Canvas

Albert Einstein, Oil on Canvas

 

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

The Society for Nautical Research: Ships, Clocks & Stars at Mystic Seaport

Youtube: The History of Photography in 5 Minutes

RADIO:

Lady Radio: Episode February 12, 2016: Listen to @AnnaNReser & @leilasedai talk about their motivations behind Lady Science (abt 30 mins in)

PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories

readara: Life’s Greatest Secret: The Race To Crack The Genetic Code: Interview with Matthew Cobb

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

University of York: Conference: The Future of the History of the Human Sciences 7-8 April 2016

Harvard University: 51st Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology 2 April 2016

University of Cambridge: CfP Teaching and Learning in Early Modern England: Skills and Knowledge in Practice

Hist Geo Conf

American Historical Association: Perspectives on History: The 131st Annual Meeting Call for Proposals and Theme Denver CO 5–7 January 2017

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sexuality in Antiquity

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Call for Submissions: Book: Historical Epistemology of Science/Philosophy of Science, Torricelli

HoS Conf

Notches: CfP: Histories of Sexuality in Latin America

University of Western Ontario: CfP: Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference

Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse, Corsica: CNRS School “BioPerspectives” Philosophy of Biology 29 March–1 April 2016

Klosterneuburg: CfP: European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) 59 September 2016

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester: Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb–June 2016

Vatican Library Conference

AIP: Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lectures Feb–Sept 2016

H-Sci-Med-Tech: CfP: ICOHTEC Symposium in Rio de Janeiro on 23-29 July 2017

Asian Society for the History of Medicine: Call for Submissions: Taniguchi Medal 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Essay

International Committee for the History of Technology: CfP: 43rd Annual Meeting in Porto, Portugal Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives 26–30 July 2016

Advances in the History of Psychology: The Future of the History of the Human Sciences

University of York 7–8 April 2016

Workshop RS

UCL: London Ancient Science Conference: 15–18 February 2016

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: CfP: Maculinity, health and medicine, c.1750–present 28–29 April 2016

Effaced Blog: CfP: History of Facial Hair

Sidney Sussex College: University of Cambridge: Programme and Registration Treasuries of Knowledge: 8 April 2016

Science in Public

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Munich: Assistant Professorship Philosophy of Physics

ChoM News: 2016-2017 Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellowship: Application Period Open

University of Kent: School of History: Postgraduate Funding

University of Bordeaux: Postdoc: Philosophy of Biology

Ruhr-University Bochum: Fellowships: Mind, Brain, Cognitive Evolution; Philosophy, Neuroscience

University of Kent: Lecturer in the History of Medicine (1750 to the present)

Nazarbayev University (KAZ): Assistant Professorship: Hist Medicine, Public Health and/or Environmental History

pasold.co.uk: Textile History – Seeks a new Editor

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU): PhD position STS

University of Manchester: CHSTM: Fully Funded Studentship for Graduate Study in History of the Biological Sciences or Medicine after 1800

Royal Holloway University of London: AHRC Studentship: The indigenous map: native information, ethnographic object, artefact of encounter

University of Sheffield: Department of History: Lecturer in Medicine, Science and Technology

University of Umeå: PhD student in History of Science and Ideas

Middlesex University London: David Tresman Caminer Studentship for the History of Computing

University of Manchester: Research Associate: Medical Archive Collections

Birkbeck University of London: Post-doctoral Researcher: ‘Hidden Persuaders? Brainwashing, Culture, Clinical Knowledge and the Cold War Human Sciences, c. 1950-1990’.

The British Museum: Print Curator: Monument Trust

 

 

 

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