Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #22

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #22

Monday 16 January 2017

EDITORIAL:

 Another seven days have flowed past and once again it’s time for another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing all the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could pull together out of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Wikipedia celebrated its sixteenth birthday on 15 January, I am a Wikipedia editor, which just means that I’m a human being with a computer who takes the time and trouble to edit articles on Wikipedia. Over the years I read comments, again and again, on social media complaining about some aspect of Wikipedia. Usually the complaints in #histSTM are along the lines of there are not enough articles about women, minorities, people of colour etc. etc.

The people who make these complaints don’t seem to realise how Wikipedia functions. If you want something to change then you have to do it yourself. Complaining that the editors of Wikipedia are inherently sexist or whatever is a waste of time and effort. The output of Wikipedia is determined by the input and if you want the input changed don’t expect somebody to do it for you; you have to do it yourself.

People actively involved in promoting women in #histSTM, for example, have organised successful Wikipedia editathons at various times in which at a particular time people group together and make a concentrated effort to improve existing Wikipedia articles or add new ones for women they think should be included.

The Surgeon’s Hall Museum in Edinburgh are organising a history of medicine Wikipedia editathon next month. If you care about the history of medicine and how it is presented on Wikipedia go along and devote an hour or two to improving that presentation.

Surgeons’ Hall Museum: History of Medicine Editathon 23– 24 February 2017

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If you don’t have time, don’t live in Edinburgh or your #histSTM interests are not necessarily in the history of medicine you can always do what I do; sit down at your computer at home, log into Wikipedia and start editing, it’s easier than you think.

“So honored to share a birthday with the British Museum, opened 15 January in 1759. What an inspiration in sharing knowledge” – Wikipedia (@Wikipedia)

Yovisto: All the World’s Knowledge ­ Wikipedia

The British Museum: History of the British Museum

Quotes of the week:

“Was wäre der Mensch ohne Telefon! Ein armes Luder. Was aber ist er mit dem Telefon? Ein armes Luder“ – Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935)

I don’t quite understand the Devil. He punishes evil-doers. So he must be against evil? – Roger Morris (@rnmorris)

“The Laws of Robotics for governments: A government may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

Dennis Hopper talking about the Super Mario Bros movie

Dennis Hopper talking about the Super Mario Bros movie

‘History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme’ – Mark Twain

“I ain’t gonna tell you what to think, because if you get your social conscience from a guitar player you’re pretty fucked” – Carolyne Wonderland

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others” – Pericles

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Nurse: Is this photo of a camel?

My friend’s nanna (being tested for post-op awareness): No.

Nurse (concerned): No?

Nanna: It’s a dromedary – Miranda Keeling (@MirandaKeeling)

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“Obviously writing a Ladybird book on Quantum Mechanics has to be the pinnacle of my career” – Jim Al-Khalili (@jimkhalili)

“Every age has the Stonehenge it deserves—or desires” – Jacquetta Hawkes h/t @ProfDanHicks

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“I think that the interment of the remains of Mr Darwin in Westminster Abbey is in accordance with the judgment of the wisest of his countrymen…It would have been unfortunate if anything had occurred to give weight and currency to the foolish notion which some have diligently propagated, but for which Mr Darwin was not responsible, that there is a necessary conflict between a knowledge of Nature and a belief in God…”. A later, widely believed, rumour of a “deathbed conversion” to Christianity was denied by his daughter, who was actually present at his death. – Harvey Goodwin Bishop of Carlisle Memorial Sermon for Darwin preached at Westminster Abbey on the Sunday following Darwin’s funeral.

Birthday of the Week:

Simon Marius born 10 January 1573

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The Renaissance Mathematicus: One Day Later

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The Goddess, her husband and his lovers

Marius Prognosticon Moons of Jupiter orbits

Marius Prognosticon Moons of Jupiter orbits

The Marius Portal

Nicolas Steno born 11 January 1638

Google Doodle celebrating Steno's birthday

Google Doodle celebrating Steno’s birthday

Google Doodles Archive: Nicolas Steno

Yovisto: Nicolas Steno and the Principles of Modern Geology

Geschichte der Geologie: Steno und die Anfänge der Stratigraphie

William Spottiswoode born 11 January 1825

William Spottiswoode Source: Wikimedia Commons

William Spottiswoode
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Spottiswoode

William Spottiswoode’s Induction Coil

William Spottiswoode’s Induction Coil

Igor Kurchatov born 12 January 1903

Igor Kurchatov – employee of the Radium Institute. Mid-1930s Source: Wikimedia Commons

Igor Kurchatov – employee of the Radium Institute. Mid-1930s
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Igor Kurchatov

Yovisto: Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov – Father of the Soviet Atom Bomb

Huygens Landed on Titan 13 January 2005

Cutaway image of Huygens Source: Wikimedia Commons

Cutaway image of Huygens
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Discover: News From Earth’s Wayward Twin

Astronomy Magazine: This video recaps the stellar landing of Huygens on Titan

ESA: Cassini-Huygens: Science Highlights from Huygens: #7. Titans Tiny Aerosols

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Scientist William Herschel discovers Oberon and Titania, two moons of Uranus, 11 January1787 image NASA

Scientist William Herschel discovers Oberon and Titania, two moons of Uranus, 11 January1787 image NASA

Royal Museums Greenwich: What is Greenwich Mean Time?

Astronomy: Fighting for Visibility

Yovisto: Carl David Anderson and the Positron

Yovisto: Project Diana hits the Moon

bbastrodesigns.com: Think you know who invented the reflecting telescope?

Yovisto: Joseph Jackson Lister and the Microscope

Achromatic microscope (1830): These used the more accurate achromatic lens developed by Joseph Jackson Lister

Achromatic microscope (1830): These used the more accurate achromatic lens developed by Joseph Jackson Lister

AHF: Edward Teller

Yovisto: Edward Teller

AHF: Isidor I. Rabi

FNA: Schrödinger’s cat & other physics tales

AHF: Robert F. Stone

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Newton shows the light: a commentary on Newton (1972) ‘A letter…containing his new theory about light and colours…’

The Logical Indian: Three Women Scientists Who Helped India Reach Mars In The Very First Attempt

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Making Science Public: The mystery of the missing Martians

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Paul Villard

Royal Museums Greenwich: Astronomy in the 19th century

The Atlantic: What Happens If You Stick Your Head in a Particle Accelerator?

Open Culture: How the World’s Oldest Computer Worked: Reconstructing the 2,200-Year-Old Antikythera Mechanism

Yovisto: Edward Teller and Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: The ‘Balloon Maps’ That Aided Exploration, War, and Tourism

British Library: Maps and views blog: ‘Lhasa Englishman First’

OUP Blog: How has map reading changed since the 1600s?

Yovisto: Ernest Shackleton’s South Pole Expeditions

Royal Museums Greenwich: Shackleton’s search for the South Pole

Nimrod Expedition South Pole Party (left to right): Wild, Shackleton, Marshall and Adams.

Nimrod Expedition South Pole Party (left to right): Wild, Shackleton, Marshall and Adams.

 

Digital Journal: Laser research reveals the fate of the Franklin expedition’s crew

British Library: Asian and African Studies Blog. The Wise Collection: Acquiring Knowledge on Tibet in the late 1850s

British Library: Maps: The map of the world in the 20th century

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

 

Beastly Histories: Popular Representations of the Victorian Vivisection Debate in Punch Magazine

Thomas Morris: The ear maggots

 

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist. Part 1. – Beginnings and the Way to London

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist. Part 2. – Medical School Days

Old Operating Theatre: John Snow, the First English Anaesthetist. Part 3: A medical living and the arrival of ether

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: The great women of anaesthesia: Janet Lindsay Greig

Janet Lindsay Greig

Janet Lindsay Greig

Yovisto: Alec Jeffreys and the Genetic Fingerprint

Science Museum: Brought to Life: Nicholas Culpeper (1616–54)

The Recipes Project: How to Cure a ‘Headache’ in a Mesopotamian Way?

h-madness: Bulletin of the History of Medicine

BBC Culture: How Bedlam became ‘a palace for lunatics’

Dr Alum Withey: Sick Servants in Early Modern Britain

Nicholas Maes, the Idle Servant – image from Wikimedia Commons

Nicholas Maes, the Idle Servant – image from Wikimedia Commons

The JAMA Network: Electromagnetic Foreign Body Locator in Otolaryngology

Thomas Morris: She cut off his nose with a carving knife

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Physical Examination and Diagnosis in the College Collections

NYAM: Dr David Hosack, Physician to Hamilton and Burr

The Atlantic: How Ancient Cure-Alls Paved the Way for Drug Regulation

JSTOR Daily: When Russia Conquered the World with White Oil

Nursing Clio: Faith, Reproductive Politics and Resistance: A Conversation with the Reverend Joan Bates Forsberg

Joan Forsberg. (Courtesy of Yale Divinity School Memorabilia, RG 53, Series 5: Faculty Photos.)

Joan Forsberg. (Courtesy of Yale Divinity School Memorabilia, RG 53, Series 5: Faculty Photos.)

DNA Science Blog: A Necessary Retelling of the Smallpox Vaccine Story

Smithsonian.com: The First Cryonic Preservation Took Place Fifty Years Ago Today

Medievalists.net: Make-Up and Medicine in the Middle Ages

Slate: John Bailar’s Righteous Attack on the ‘war on Cancer’

Bizarre Victoria: The No Nose Club

Thomas Morris: Evacuated with a spoon

Academia: Ben Johnson’s The Alchemist and Plague in London

Medievalists.net: 10 Tips on Surviving a Poisoning from Maimonides

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Nottingham Post: Tributes paid to one of the heroes of Bletchley Park

CNN Money: Apple: Hello, iPhone

Smithsonian.com: Escape Artist harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn’t Want Anybody to Know

Cincinnati.com: How the suspension bridge became an icon

Yovisto: Donald Knuth and the Art of Programming

Yovisto: The Watches of Abraham-Louis Bréguet

Yovisto: William Hedley and his Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy 1862 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Puffing Billy 1862
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Valentin Glushko and the Space Race

The Royal Society: Forms of miners’ safety lamp

Yovisto: Baron Haussmann’s Renovation of Paris

Yovisto: Amelia Earhart – Record-Breaking Aviation Pioneer

Atlas Obscura: The Bird-Like Soviet Flying Machine That Never Quite Took Off

Bizarre Victoria: The Newark Steam Man

boingboing: My first Enigma machine: Mattel once sold a Barbie typewriter with built-in crypto capabilities

 

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Dittrick Museum Blog: Seeing Small: How the Microscope Changed Everything

Atlas Obscura: The Best kitchen Gadget of the 1600s Was a Small, Short-legged Dog

MK Pulse Magazine: The fascinating story behind Colossus

Conciatore: Enamels in the 17th Century

The Spectator: The greatest hackers of the first world war

Tedium: Streaming Before Netflix

BBC News: Programming in the early days of the computer age

Research students like Joyce Wheeler had to use Edsac at night Photo: G R Harvey

Research students like Joyce Wheeler had to use Edsac at night
Photo: G R Harvey

Medievalists.net: River navigation in Medieval England

Smithsonian.com: This Three-Wheeled, Battery-Powered Plastic Car-Bike Was a Giant Flop in 1985

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

The New York Times: What the Muck of Walden Pond Tells Us About Our Planet

Forbes: The Origin of Geological Terms: Kyanite

Yovisto: How a Cobbler became the ‘Princeps Botanicorum’ – Carl Linnaeus

The New York Times: Tomatillo Fossils, 52 Million Years Old, Are Discovered in Patagonia

The New York Times Magazine: Neanderthals Were People, too

Yovisto: Elizabeth Gertrude Britton Knight and the Study of Mosses

Elizabeth Gertrude Knight (Later Britton) (1858-1934) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Elizabeth Gertrude Knight (Later Britton) (1858-1934)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

OUP Blog: Aldo Leopold at 130

CHF: Distillations: Man Made: A History of Synthetic Life

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Pengelly

Blade and Bone: The Discovery of Human Antiquity: Brixham Cave, 1859

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading December 2016

The Pleistocene Scene: Moving Beyond Trees: Metaphors for Evolution

TrowelBlazers: Margaret Murray

Margaret Murray, front centre, with Miss Hart-Davies, Mr Standen and Mr. Wilfred Jackson (May 1908). Murray supervised the public unwrapping - in front of an audience of 500 people – of a mummy from the Tomb of the Two Brothers at the Manchester Museum. Copyright Manchester Museum, all right reserved.

Margaret Murray, front centre, with Miss Hart-Davies, Mr Standen and Mr. Wilfred Jackson (May 1908). Murray supervised the public unwrapping – in front of an audience of 500 people – of a mummy from the Tomb of the Two Brothers at the Manchester Museum. Copyright Manchester Museum, all right reserved.

OZY.com: How Darwin’s Social Anxiety Nearly Prevented the Discovery of Evolution

Hakai Magazine: Archaeological Find Puts Humans in North America 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

International Business Times: It became cold. I mean, really cold: Global temperatures in the aftermath of the dinosaur-killing asteroid

This Day in Water History: January 13, 1916: Los Angeles Water Supply Purity

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Economic Botany Collection

Atlas Obscura: The Meatless, Wheatless Meals of World War I America

Yovisto: Matthew Fountaine Maury and the Oceanography

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Jan Baptiste Helmont and the Gases

Posthumous portrait of Jan Baptist van Helmont Source: Wikimedia Commons

Posthumous portrait of Jan Baptist van Helmont
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Distillations: Revolutionary Instruments: Lavoisier’s Tool’s as Objets d’Art

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Conciatore: Glass: A poem by Henry Schoolcraft

Advances in the History of Psychology: Winter 2017 Issue of JHBS Contents

Cambridge Core Blog: Deceived by Orchids

AEON: Child’s play

Medical History: Volume 61 – Issue 1 – January 2017 Table of Contents

Making Visible: The Graphic and Visual Practices of the Early Royal Society: An Image Interview with Alice Marples

Dr Charlotte Mathieson: New Research: Sunburn and Tanning in Victorian Medicine and Culture

Past & Present: History from Oxford: Volume 230 suppl 11 2016: The Social History of Archive Record Keeping in Early Modern Europe: Table of Contents (oa)

The Atlantic: All of Human Knowledge Buried in a Salt Mine

Hallstatt, Austria, is home to the world's largest salt mine—and a growing collection of information-storing ceramic plates.

Hallstatt, Austria, is home to the world’s largest salt mine—and a growing collection of information-storing ceramic plates.

OUP Blog: Spectacular science in the shadows of New York

The Recipes Blog: Illustrated Recipes in Crophill’s Cookery

Paul Graham: The Risk of Discovery

The Freethink Tank: Interview with Professor Jim Al-Khalili

littleBits: 7 women in STEM every kid should know: They changed the world

University of Glasgow Library: William Hunter’s Library: Transcribing the early catalogues

The #EnvHist Weekly

Blink: Raga Bhairavi for a dinosaur

Nautilus: Cosmos: Fine-Tuning Does Not Imply a Fine Tuner

Archivalia: Nachlass Alexander von Humboldts online

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Glassware in Alchemy

Antonio Neri (1598-1600), "Libro intitulato Il tesoro del mondo" f. 38

Antonio Neri (1598-1600),
“Libro intitulato Il tesoro del mondo” f. 38

Academia: The Philosopher-Magus: Apuleius in the Mirror of Theurgy

BOOK REVIEWS:

Popular Science: Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction – James Binney

The Renaissance Mathematicus: He fought for his mother

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Physics Today: The Glass Universe illuminates the lives of early female astronomers

Hakai Magazine: The Tide and Tides

Forbes: The 10 Best Popular Science Books of 2016: Biological Section

NEW BOOKS:

University of Chicago Press: Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovations in Twentieth Century America

Royal College of Physicians: In conversation: The curious collections of Sir Thomas Browne

The New York Times: Books: Best Sellers Science

Historiens de la santé: Childbirth, Maternity, and Medical Pluralism in French Colonial Vietnam, 1880–1945

Routledge: The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning: Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems

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Cornell University Press: The Power of Systems

Boydell & Brewer: Setting Nutritional Standards: Theory, Policies, Practice

Academia: Dutch and Flemish Newspapers of the Seventeenth Century (2 vols.)

Penguin: Quantum Mechanics (A Ladybird Expert Book)

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ART & EXHIBITIONS

Science: How a 19th century concoction transformed oil painting

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

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

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

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

AHF: Los Alomos History Museum Reopens

Linda Hall Library: Online Exhibition: Ice Victorian Romance

Yale Center for British Art: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the Modern World 2 February–30 April 2017

Quarry Bank: A Woman’s Work is Never Done 21 January–17 April 2017

Cal State Fullerton’s Pollack Library: California as an Island and Worlds That Never Were 22 January–29 March 2017

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

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

A Peace of London: The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London Bridge: Something for the Weekend (But not for the Squeamish)

University of Arizona: The Art of Planetary Science: 10–12 February 2017

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

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

The Oxford Times: Museum exhibition explores groundbreaking work on antibiotics in Oxford

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Arab World Institute Paris: Ocean Explorers: From Sinbad to Marco Polo 11 November 2016–26 February 2017

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

CLOSING SOON: Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Sir Morell Mackenzie, a lifetime in laryngology 7 November 2016–28 January 2017

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Morell Mackenzie

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

Enfilade: Exhibition – Robert Adams’ London 30 November 2016–11 March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

Princeton University Art Museum: Transcient Effects

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

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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CLOSING SOON: The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

 THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Kepler’s Trial: An Opera

Youtube: Kepler’s Trial

Fusion: A movie about black female mathematicians just beat ‘Star Wars’ to become the top film in America

The Atlantic: What Sets the Smart Heroines of Hidden Figures Apart

Physics Today: Hidden Figures effectively portrays brilliant women making scientific history

New York Times: ‘Hidden Figure’ Ties ‘Rogue One’ at Box Office

Lady Science: ‘Hidden Figures’: Finally a NASA film not about white guys

ars technica: Hidden Figures is the perfect space race movie

The Huffington Post: I Shouldn’t Have to Learn Black History From a Movie

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

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

Mercury Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde 18–28 January 2017

EVENTS:

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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Talk: Maister Peter Lowe and Glasgow 19 January 2017

The Royal Society: Frankenstein: inspiring the monster

UCK School of Pharmacy: BSHP Lecture: The Syon Abbey Herbal 6 February 2017

NYAM: Event Announcement: The Roles of Physicians in 19th Century Polar Exploration

Surgeon’s Hall Museum: Lecture: Burke and Hare: Dissected 27 January 2017

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Florence Nightingale’s Reluctant Life in Portraiture 31 January 2017

National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours: January through March 2017

Cardiff University: Cheats, Liars and Fornicators: Alfred Russel Wallace and Mimicry 22 February 2017

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Clinical Trials: Medical Truth and Medical Fiction 16 February 2017

University of London Senate House: Maps and Society Lectures: Travels, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain 19 January 2017

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The Royal Institution: Spirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world 1 February 2017

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials 8 March 2017

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Painting of John Arbuthnot, the physician and mathematician, by Godfrey Kneller Source: Wikimedia Commons

Painting of John Arbuthnot, the physician and mathematician, by Godfrey Kneller
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

ars technica: PBS’ Containment reflects on the challengers od storing radioactive waste

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Chic Inspector: Black Girls Code Interview The Stars of Hidden Figures

Greece High Definition: The Antikythera mechanism

RADIO & PODCASTS:

Soundcloud: Science Friday: Slow Science: A Look at Long-Lived Experiments

History Hit: Podcasts: January 10: The Wheel

KBPS: ‘Containment’ Envisions Nuclear Waste Storage 10,000 Years in the Future

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Birth of Photography

Book Lab: BookLab 014: The Big Picture; You Belong to the Universe; Time Travel

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Surgeons’ Hall Museum: History of Medicine Editathon 23– 24 February 2017

Conférence de Laurence Monnais (Historienne, Université de Montréal): Médecine et santé : historiciser et « décoloniser » une relation (dis)tendue 26 janvier 2017

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

The Royal Society: Scientific Diaries Workshop 27 January 2017

University of Calgary: 26th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 17–18 March 2017

British Society for the History of Pharmacy: BSHP 50th Anniversary Conference 1–2 April 2017

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

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

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 2017

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

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

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

Historiens de la santé: Jason A. Hannah Medal Deadline 1 March 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

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

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

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

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

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

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

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 2017

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

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

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 2017

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

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Environmental Histories of Architecture 10 March 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

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

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

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

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

The Royal Society: Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture Nominations Open Deadline 30 January 2017

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

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

SSHM: Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Now Open! Deadline 1 February 2017

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

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

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

University of Exeter: CfP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, Exeter Deadline 20 February 2017

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

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

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

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

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

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

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

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

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

British Library: Eccles Centre for American Studies: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Birkbeck, University of London: Lecturer A in Early Modern History (any aspect!)

New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study: Post Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology

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University of Manchester: Research Associate in the History of Twentieth-Century Physiology & Genetics

Royal Historical Society: RHS Grants for Postgraduate Research Expenses 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #21

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #21

Monday 09 January 2017

EDITORIAL:

 The holiday season is finally over, in many European countries Epiphany on 6 January being the last public holiday, the bank account is empty and the belly too full but it is time to fill up the mind once again with the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing its smorgasbord of the histories of science, technology and medicine collected from the four corners of cyberspace over the last seven days.

Those who read our Art & Exhibitions subsection will have known for weeks that Dippy the Natural History Museum in London’s iconic diplodocus skeleton model was to be removed from the cavernous central hall of the museum and retired after 112 years of faithful service entertaining and astounding the visitors. Before he gets mothballed Dippy is going on a farewell tour of the UK.

The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Found in Wyoming, USA.

The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Found in Wyoming, USA.

Natural History Museum: Dippy the Dinosaur’s UK tour venues announced

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Although fairly muted there have been some murmurings and mutterings from the off about the removal of this much loved and truly iconic exhibit. Generations of visitors cannot only remember their own first sight of this 32 metre monster from the very distant past but also the joy of introducing their children and even their grandchildren to this symbol of the Jurassic. All of which raises the interesting question of permanence contra change in museums, especially large museums that are major attractions.

People visit these temples to history expecting to see and to marvel at famous and iconic exhibits; if one goes to the Louvre one wants to/must see the Mona Lisa. Museums are expected to fulfil such expectations. On the other hand museums are expected to move with the times offering their visitors new and exciting exhibitions and activities that can compete with the ever growing, ever more spectacular world of amusement offered by their competitors in the entertainment business. Museum of course have an obligation to inform and educate as well as to entertain but in order to do the former they must also, in this day and age, excel at the latter. First you have to bring in the punters before you can educate them.

At what point do the curators of a museum remove and replace an iconic exhibit such as Dippy? Are there exhibits, such perhaps as the Mona Lisa, that are too iconic ever to be replaced? Are those who mourn the passing of Dippy and with him part of their childhood just people who fail to move with the times? Or are they right to say/think that Dippy is the trademark of the Natural History Museum and like the Mona Lisa too iconic to be replaced? These are questions that all curators have to grapple with and in a time when the Natural History Museum’s sister the Science Museum is going through a series of massive renewals, ones that all of those who work in or take an interest in #histSTM should give more than a passing thought to.

Natural History Museum: Hintze Hall

BBC News: London visitors’ last chance to see Dippy ahead of tour

Twitter: UK News: When you have to flatpack a dinosaur and take it on tour

National Museums Northern Ireland: Discovering Diplodocus

The Guardian: Dippy’s last days: diplodocus leaves London after 112 years for farewell UK tour

About 90 million people are estimated to have seen Dippy

About 90 million people are estimated to have seen Dippy

Quotes of the week:

Happy Gnu Year from @LindaHall_org!

Happy Gnu Year from @LindaHall_org!

“Bloggers: this is your random reminder that you should credit artists for images you use” – Moiety Mouse (@moietymouse)

“I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men” – Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

“If you want to geek out an historian years after you death, put a note in a file that says “this file should be cremated””Alice Dreger (@AliceDreger)

“A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction allow a human being to come to harm” – Isaac Asimov (born 2 January 1920), Three Laws of Robotics, 1942

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“”Two-thousand and seventeen” does not share any letters with “prickly fig”. This will not happen again until 7000” – Matt Parker (@standupmaths)

Definition of a mathematician (c.1385): “he that telleth suche lengthe and brethe be in oon body that man may grope and fele” h/t @PiersatPenn

Not for the faint-hearted. My current reading: Aldini (1803). These are the heads of two unnamed 'brigands', recently beheaded ¬– Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

Not for the faint-hearted. My current reading: Aldini (1803). These are the heads of two unnamed ‘brigands’, recently beheaded ¬– Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

„Die armen Historiker, die dereinst mal unsere ganzen Twitternachrichten auswerten müssen“ – Der Buddler (@DerBuddler)

“Unsere Sprache ist auch unsere Geschichte”– Jacob Grimm (1785-1863)

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“It makes more sense to celebrate New Year’s Day, as some cultures do, at the Spring Equinox..” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

“We could also do with more _good_ kids books on history” – Adam Shapiro (@TryingBiology)

“Physicist Leo Szilard “Christmastime isn’t a time to work, it is a time to loaf”. Great minds know the need for rest to see a breakthrough” – Monica Owens (@MonicaKonrath)

 

“Philosophy of science that is not scientifically serious is not serious philosophy” – Clark Glymour h/t @bradweslake

“Science means never having to say you’re sorry (BUT DEFINITELY SAYING WHEN YOU’RE WRONG)” – Maggie Ryan Sandford (@Mandford)

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Haggard Hawks: Word of the Year 2016 SNOLLYGOSTER (n.) an unprincipled politician

“I’m German. Over here, we have a word for “angry, low-education, disaffected white nativist voters”.

We call them Nazis. And so should you” – Everyone’s Grudge (@paulengelhard)

“What happens if I push this button?” he said.

“Oh, nothing,” she said.

He pressed it down.”It’s when you let go that things get nasty.” – A Small Fiction (@ASmallFiction)

Birthdays of the Week:

 190th Birthday of Sir Sandford “Timezone” Fleming

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Sandford Fleming’s 190th Birthday

Frederick Hope born 3 January 1797

Frederick Hope  Source: Linda Hall Library

Frederick Hope
Source: Linda Hall Library

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Frederick Hope

Some nondescript insects from Assam"-described by F.W. Hope

Some nondescript insects from Assam”-described by F.W. Hope

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: Hope Entomological Collections

 

James Ussher born 4 January 1581

James Ussher Peter Lely - National Portrait Gallery Source: Wikimedia Commons

James Ussher Peter Lely – National Portrait Gallery
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Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – James Ussher

Linda Hall Library: Ussher, James: Annales veteris testamenti, a prima mundi origine. London: Ex officina J. Flesher, 1650

The Renaissance Mathematicus: In defence of the indefensible

Alfred Russel Wallace born 8 January 1823

Alfred Russel Wallace Source: Wikimedia Commons

Alfred Russel Wallace
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Johnica P. Morrow: Alfred Russel Wallace’s 134th Birthday

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Alfred Russel Wallace

History of Geology: A.R. Wallace on Geology, Great Glaciers and the Speed of Evolution

Paige Fossil History: Murdering Their Child: Wallace, Darwin, and Human Origins

Beetles illustrated in The Malay Archipelago by A.R. Wallace

Beetles illustrated in The Malay Archipelago by A.R. Wallace

Clarence King born 6 January 1842

Clarence King Source: Wikimedia Commons

Clarence King
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Clarence King

Pyramid Lake, Nevada-photograph from geological survey led by Clarence King

Pyramid Lake, Nevada-photograph from geological survey led by Clarence King

The New York Times: Sometimes One Man Can Live Two Lives

Chromolithograph of Shoshone Falls from geological survey led by Clarence King

Chromolithograph of Shoshone Falls from geological survey led by Clarence King

The Internet was possibly born 1 January 1983

Packet routing across the Internet involves several tiers of Internet service providers Source: Wikimedia Commons

Packet routing across the Internet involves several tiers of Internet service providers
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: How the ARPANET became the Internet

 

Alfred Wegener held his Continental Drift Lecture 6 January 1912

Snider Pellegrini Wegener Fossil Map Fossil patterns across continents (Gondwana). Source: Wikimedia Commons

Snider Pellegrini Wegener Fossil Map
Fossil patterns across continents (Gondwana).
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Forbes: Alfred Wegener’s Lost Cause for his Continental Drift Theory

Yovisto: Alfred Wegener and the Continental Drift

Johns Hopkins University Press: Alfred Wegener

Youtube: Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane HÖRBUCH Deutsch Wegener Full AudioBook German

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Satyendra Nath Bose and the Einstein-Bose Statistic

Yovisto: Urbain Le Verrier and the hypothetical Planet Vulcan

Yovisto: Giuseppe Piazzi and the Dwarf Planet Ceres

The Franklin Institute: Celestial Globe

Erhardt Wiegel Celestial Globe

Erhardt Wiegel Celestial Globe

WomanAstronomer’s Blog: Search for a #WomanAstro, Somerville and a Death

Muslim Heritage: Arabic Eclipse Records Bring Light to Scientific Analysis of the Earth’s Rotation

AHF: Ernest Rutherford

AHF: Atomic Accidents

Royal Museums Greenwich: Airy’s Transit Circle telescope and the dawn of the Universal Day

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Voices of the Manhattan Project: Vincent and Clare Whitehead’s Interview – Part 2

Journal for the History of Astronomy: On a Newly Discovered Copy of Copernicus’ De Revolutionibus 1543 Edition

The New York Times: Why Vera Rubin deserved a Nobel

Physics Central: Buzz Blog: Raising a Glass to Vera Rubin & Dark Matter

bitchmedia: Translating the Universe Remembering Trailblazing Astronomer Vera Rubin

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NASA: Who is Katherine Johnson?

NASA: Mary Jackson Biography

Smithsonia.com: The Market Crash That Cost Newton a Fortune

The Daily Galaxy: “The Glowing Nebula” – First 1900 Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy

Atlas Obscura: Bracewell Radio Sundial

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Two view of the celestial spheres

Greenhill, John; Seth Ward (1617-1689), Savilian Professor of Astronomy, Oxford (1649-1660), Bishop of Exeter and Salisbury;

Greenhill, John; Seth Ward (1617-1689), Savilian Professor of Astronomy, Oxford (1649-1660), Bishop of Exeter and Salisbury;

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Medievalists.net: The Original Placement of the Hereford Map

NEH: Historical Atlas of Maine Wins Major Awards!

Ptak Science Books: An Exceptional Not-Very-Exceptional Map (1876)

"Carte Physique de l'Amerique dressee par Th. Joly", Avril 1876 Source: Ptak Science Books

“Carte Physique de l’Amerique dressee par Th. Joly”, Avril 1876
Source: Ptak Science Books

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Mother Jones: Dr. Orange: The Scientist Who Insists Agent Orange Isn’t Hurting America’s Veterans

IanVisits: The myth of Medieval Small Beer

Le Figaro: Des outils modernes pour comprendre la médicine préhistorique

Nursing Clio: On Hymens, Strength, and Nationalism

The Atlantic: A Long-Lost Data Trove Uncovers California’s Sterilization Program

Irish Medical Times: Lobotomy in Ireland: the single greatest mistake in the history of psychiatry

Grangegorman Mental Hospital

Grangegorman Mental Hospital

Atlas Obscura: An Adorable Swedish Tradition Has Its Roots in Human Experimentation

Social History of Medicine: ‘Everybody Likes a Drink. Nobody Likes a Drunk’. Alcohol, Health Education and the Public in 1970s Britain

Thomas Morris: The girl whose sweat turned black

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Epilepsy in the College Collections

Wellcome Collection Blog: How cultural contexts can shape mental illness

The Scotsman: How Hebridean island of Mingulay was ‘wiped out’ by plague

Mingulay. Pic: WikiCommons/Paul Store Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/how-hebridean-island-of-mingulay-was-wiped-out-by-plague-1-4331737

Mingulay. Pic: WikiCommons/Paul Store

TLS: The literary glamour of madness

Yovisto: Louis Braille and the Braille System

The Wood Library-Museum: Pitkin Tiltometer

The Public Domain Review: Illustrations of Madness: James Tilly Matthews and the Air Loom

Royal College of Physicians: Thomas Millington

Social History of Medicine: Russia and the Medical Drug Trade in the Seventeenth Century

Atlas Obscura: How Flap Illustrations Helped Reveal the Body’s Inner Secrets

Anatomical fugitive sheets of a skeleton, male figure and a female figure, 1573. WELLCOME LIBRARY, LONDON/CC BY 4.0

Anatomical fugitive sheets of a skeleton, male figure and a female figure, 1573. WELLCOME LIBRARY, LONDON/CC BY 4.0

Robert Koch Institute: RKI-Jubiläum – Briefe von Robert Koch transkribiert und digitalisiert

Past Medical History: Claudius Galen

Spirit of Change: A History of Medicinal Mushrooms

The Recipes Project: What’s in a Name: Plaster of Paris

Yovisto: Sir Percivall Pott and his Cancer Research

Yovisto: The CT Scan of Tutankhamun

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Yovisto: Agner Erlang and the Mathematics of Telecommunication Traffic

Conciatore: Hooke’s Tears

Conciatore: Thomas Hobbes on Glass

Conciatore: Torricelli on Glass

BT: Great Scottish Inventors – How Bain, Bell, Baird and the Watt family changed the world

The Huntarian: Electric Pendulum Clock

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Wisconsin Historical Society: “Tracto” the “Talking” Robot

Smithsonian.com: On This Day in 1847, a Texas Ranger Walked Into Samuel Colt’s Shop and Said, Make Me a Six-Shooter

laststandonzombieisland: Warship Wednesday: There is no longer an Escape

History Extra: 60-secod guide to Bletchley Park – the WW2 code-breaking centre that spawned the computer age and made the D-Day landings possible

Ptak Science Books: Beautiful Screws and Nails, 1888

Harvard Magazine: An Orphaned Sewing Machine

Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Smithsonian.com: A Coal Fire May Have Helped Sink the ‘Titanic’

Ptak Science Books: Beautiful Screws and Nails, 1888

Apollo: What will become of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry?

Yovisto: Johann Philipp Reis Demonstrates the first Telephone

AHF: Richard Hamming

Yovisto: Richard Hamming and the Hamming Code

Yovisto: Ulman Stromer and the First Paper Mill North of the Alpes

The Renaissance Mathematicus: How papermaking crossed the Alps

Ulman Stromer’s Paper-mill. (From Schedel’s Buch der Chroniken of 1493.)

Ulman Stromer’s Paper-mill. (From Schedel’s Buch der Chroniken of 1493.)

 

Yovisto: Nikola Tesla – The Master of Lightnings

Yovisto: Jean-Pierre Blanchard crossed the English Channel in a Balloon

Ptak Science books: An Interesting Cutaway for the Graf Zeppelin, 1929

Ptak Science Books: A SteamPunk Torpedo Car of the Possible Future (1925)

Ptak Science Books: A Beautiful Naval Cross-Section of Superb Detail, 1851

Ptak Science Books: LOST at Sea and Waiting to be Saved (1877)

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

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International Business Times: Ancient auroch species close to being brought back to life by European scientists

Yovisto: Jule Gregory Charney and the Weather Prediction

Wonders & Marvels: Siegfried and the Dragon Legend Linked to Dinosaur Footprints?

ars technica: Open sourcing Lucy, the world’s most famous fossil

Phys Org: The caves that prove Neanderthals were cannibals

A Short History of Climate Change: Story one: The chemist with a broken heart

Svante Arrhenius, c1910. Source: Wikipedia.

Svante Arrhenius, c1910. Source: Wikipedia.

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Arthur Hasler

Discover: Meet the Denisovans

UCL: Museums & Collections Blog: Specimen of the Week 273: The Narwhal Tusk

Yovisto: Johan Christian Fabricius and his Classification System for Insects

Paige Fossil History: On Admitting Error: Arthur Keith & the Taung Child

NASA: Computing the Origin of Life

CHEMISTRY:

Chemistry World: Detective work uncovers Perkin’s deep understanding of first synthetic dye

William Henry Perkin (* 12. März 1838 in East End, London; † 14. Juli 1907 in Sudbury) Source: Wikimedia Commons

William Henry Perkin (* 12. März 1838 in East End, London; † 14. Juli 1907 in Sudbury)
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Chemistry World: Woulfe’s bottle

AHF: Harold Urey

AHF: George Kistiakowsky

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

npr: Reflecting on Some of the Scientists We Lost in 2016

grammarly blog: Historic vs. Historical – Which Should I Use?

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet and Experimental Philosophy II

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Winners of 2016 Hakluyt Society Research Grants Announced

The Recipes Project: Here’s to a New Year!

tes: The history of science is like an Indiana Jones-style treasure hunt – this is how we can engage learners

The New York Academy of Sciences: 200 Years of History in Images

Research Beyond Borders: Annotated almanacs in the Huntington Library

From the Grapevine: Einstein started a book club, and here’s the reading list

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Beauty in the Bones: A Night at the Old Operating Theatre!

The Conversation: Andrea Leadsom is wrong about the history of farming – and here’s why it matters

The #EnvHist Weekly

BSHS: The New BSHS translation Series

BHL: BHL Adds Two New European Affiliates

Process: a blog for American history: About NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality

NYAM: Become a Friend of the Rare Books Room

ESOTERIC:

Der Tagesspiegel: Berliner Forscher will die Alchemie rehabilitieren

Glänzende Ergebnisse. Wie „funktionierte“ die Alchemie? Antike Alchemisten glaubten, sie hätten Gold geschaffen, wenn ein von...FOTO: MAURITIUS IMAGES

Glänzende Ergebnisse. Wie „funktionierte“ die Alchemie? Antike Alchemisten glaubten, sie hätten Gold geschaffen, wenn ein von…FOTO: MAURITIUS IMAGES

BOOK REVIEWS:

Physics Today: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race; Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Lit Reactor: The Book as the Most Powerful Object of Our Times

Physics Today: Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation

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The Guardian: The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel review – the women who measured the stars

Nature: Publishing: A brief history of Stephen Hawking’s blockbuster

brainpickings: 100 Ideas That Changed Photography

NEW BOOKS:

Living Books About History: Histories of the Internet and the Web (oa)

Historiens de la santé: Gender, Medicine, and Society in Colonial India: Women’s Healthcare in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Bengal

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CUP: The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic

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

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 February — 30 April 2017Kensington Palace, London, June 22–November 12, 2017

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

A Peace of London: The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London Bridge: Something for the Weekend (But not for the Squeamish)

University of Arizona: The Art of Planetary Science: 10–12 February 2017

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

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

The Oxford Times: Museum exhibition explores groundbreaking work on antibiotics in Oxford

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Arab World Institute Paris: Ocean Explorers: From Sinbad to Marco Polo 11 November 2016–26 February 2017

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

CLOSING SOON: Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Sir Morell Mackenzie, a lifetime in laryngology 7 November 2016–28 January 2017

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Morell Mackenzie

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

Enfilade: Exhibition – Robert Adams’ London 30 November 2016–11 March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

CLOSING SOON: Ashmolean Museum: Power and Protection 20 October 2016–15 January 2017

Princeton University Art Museum: Transcient Effects

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

CLOSING VERY SOON: Tellers Museum: Bloemenpracht 25 July 2016–08 January 2017

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

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

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLOSING VERY SOON: The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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

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Gallica Rose

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

EVENTS:

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, London: Florence Nightingale’s Reluctant Life in Portraiture 31 January 2017

National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours: January through March 2017

Cardiff University: Cheats, Liars and Fornicators: Alfred Russel Wallace and Mimicry 22 February 2017

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Clinical Trials: Medical Truth and Medical Fiction 16 February 2017

University of London Senate House: Maps and Society Lectures: Travels, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain 19 January 2017

The Royal Institution: Spirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world 1 February 2017

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

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Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials 8 March 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Physics Today: Hidden Figures effectively portrays brilliant women making scientific history

New York Times: ‘Hidden Figure’ Ties ‘Rogue One’ at Box Office

Lady Science: ‘Hidden Figures’: Finally a NASA film not about white guys

ars technica: Hidden Figures is the perfect space race movie

The Huffington Post: I Shouldn’t Have to Learn Black History From a Movie

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

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

Mercury Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde 18–28 January 2017

Stockport Garrick Theatre: Copenhagenn 11–14 January 2017

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

TELEVISION:

The New Yorker: David Attenborough’s Exploration of Nature’s Marvels and Brutality

BBC ONE: Call the Midwife: The Casebook 15 January 2017

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SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Intro to the History of Medicine – JHU Online Program in the History of Medicine

Youtube: The Centre for Computing History

Internet Archive: Hindenburg Explodes

Youtube: The Super-Continents Before Pangea

AEON: Adrift: ‘Space junk’ is a calamity in the making and a threat to anyone venturing off Earth

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BirdNote: The Dodo

BookLab: 014: The Big Picture; You Belong to the Universe; Time Travel

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Jumping Genes

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Birth of Photography

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: Mesmerism

BBC Radio 4: Travels with Bob: Episode 4: Tommy Flowers

soundcloud: Light Falls by Brian Greene

BBC Radio 3: Words and Music: Maps

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Genetics

New Books Network: Brian Clegg: Are Numbers Real? The Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World

iTunes: Chalke Valley History Hit: Peter Frankopan The Silk Road

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Ulster University: CfP: Food anxieties in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland 7 April 2017 Deadline 25 January 2017

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

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

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

Historiens de la santé: Jason A. Hannah Medal Deadline 1 March 2017

BHSH: Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

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

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

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

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

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

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

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 2017

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

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

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 2017

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

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Environmental Histories of Architecture 10 March 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

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

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

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

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

The Royal Society: Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture Nominations Open Deadline 30 January 2017

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

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

SSHM: Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Now Open! Deadline 1 February 2017

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

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

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

University of Exeter: CfP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, Exeter Deadline 20 February 2017

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

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

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

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

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

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

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

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

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

British Library: Eccles Centre for American Studies: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Faculté des lettres et Sciences Humaines, Limoges: Colloque: Contestations, résistances et négociations environnementales à l’échelle locale dans les sociétés industrialisées. XIXe-XXIe siècle 08 et 09 décembre 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Autumn 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

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

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

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

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

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Deadline 16 January 2017

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

University of Kent: Postdoctoral Research Associates x 2: “Metropolitan Science: Places, Objects and Cultures of Practice and Knowledge in London, 1600-1800” Deadline 22 January 2017

GLOBHEALTH ERC Project: 24-Month Post-Doctoral Fellowship on “Medical Genetics and Genomics in Global Health”

Science Museum Group: Curator – Medicine (maternity cover)

Wellcome: Interaction designer (fixed-term contract until Sept 2018)

British Library: PhD Placements: Call for Applications

Johns Hopkins University: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History and Ethics of Genomics and Infectious Disease

New York University: Post Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology

CRNS Bordeaux: One Postdoc, One PhD: Philosophy of Biology and/or Philosophy of Medicine and/or Conceptual/theoretical Biology: Immunity, Development and the Microbiota (IDEM): Understanding the Continuous Construction of Biological Identity

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #20

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #20

Monday 02 January 2017

EDITORIAL:

 2017 has arrived and so has its first edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links lists bringing all the histories of science, technology and medicine scooped up throughout the Internet over the last days of 2016.

The American astronomer Vera Rubin died at the age of 88 on 25 December 2016. Rubin played a central role in establishing an anomaly between the observed and the predicted rotational motions of spiral galaxies, which provide the strongest evidence to date of the dark matter hypothesis.

Vera Rubin mapped the motion of stars in spiral galaxies. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Vera Rubin mapped the motion of stars in spiral galaxies. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

“The first thing Vera Rubin said to me: “How do you think we solve the dark matter problem?” No one had ever asked what I thought before” – Dr. Chandra (@IBJIYONGI)

“So, besides scientific excellence, one key lesson of Vera Rubin’s life is the profound impact of treating ppl with respect & kindness” – Julianne Dalcanton (@dalcantonJD)

Her death raised, once again, the question as to why she had never been awarded the Nobel Prize for physics, for her, by any definition, groundbreaking work in astrophysics. Some argue that although her work strongly supports a dark matter hypothesis, dark matter has never actually been detected and therefore it would be premature to have awarded her a Nobel for her work. Although there is a certain logic to this argument, as astrophysicist Katie Mack (@astrokatie) has pointed out, the 2011 Physics Nobel Prize was awarded for the evidence that suggests the presence of dark energy, which has also not yet been directly detected.

Vera Rubin on dark matter, “I’m sorry I know so little. I’m sorry we all know so little. But that’s kind of the fun, isn’t it?” h/t @overbye

Even stronger has been the suggestion that she has not been awarded the Nobel because of sexuel discrimination on the part of the Nobel committee. This accusation is underlined by the fact that in the one hundred and fifteen years that the Physics Nobel has been awarded only two women, Marie Curie and Maria Goeppart, have been so honoured as opposed to more than two hundred men.

(Only) 2 times has a woman been awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics, Marie Curie 1903 & Maria Goeppert Mayer 1963

(Only) 2 times has a woman been awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics, Marie Curie 1903 & Maria Goeppert Mayer 1963

The claim of sexism is underlined by the fact that until Pierre Curie protested, only he and not Marie was going to be awarded the then still young award.

All of this raises the more general question of the number of more than deserving scientists who have never been awarded a Nobel, which in turn raise the question of the whole veneration of the Nobel and its recipients. Do we give too much weight to the award of Nobel prizes in our assessment of the significance of a scientist’s work? Should we have a more equitable award system with a whole series of equally valued prizes being awarded every year instead of the singular Nobel? Should we scrap such prestige awards altogether? All that can be said for certain is that the system as it exists today is anything but satisfactory with more injustice than justice being done.

abc News: Female Astronomer Who Pioneered Research on Dark Matter Dies

BBC News: Vera Rubin, pioneering astronomer, dies at 88

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

The Sydney Morning Herald: Vale Vera Rubin, the greatest astronomer you never heard of

Scientific American: Vera Rubin: 1928–2016

Slate: Vera Rubin, Discoverer of Dark Matter, Has Died

Washington Post: How Vera Rubin changed science

skepchic: RIP Vera Rubin, Who Should Have Won a Nobel Prize

New York Times: Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women

The Guardian: Vera Rubin obituary

Michael Brooks: Meeting Vera Rubin

JSTOR Daily: From the Horse’s Mouth: Vera Rubin

Astronomy Magazine: How Vera Rubin confirmed dark matter

Discover: Astronomer Vera Rubin – The Doyenne of Dark Matter

The Astrophysical Journal, 238:471–487, 1980 June 1: Rotational Properties of 21 Sc Galaxies with a Large Range of Luminosities and Radii, From NGC 4605 (R=4 kpc) to UGC 2885 (R=122 kpc) Vera C. Rubin, W. Kent Ford, Jr., and Norbert Thonnard

“The conclusion is inescapable that nonluminous matter exists beyond the optical galaxy”

BBC: Vera Rubin

The Sydney Morning Herald: The women in science who never got the credit they deserved

Quotes of the week:

 “Thoughts to improve 2017: stop giving roles like science outreach and political communication strictly to comedians. Thoroughly sick of the notion everything must be constantly entertaining and have a punchline in order to teach. If you are one of these and think I’m subtweeting you YES I absolutely am. Smug end of year podcasts give the illusion of knowledge without any transfer of understanding, and it’s pushing out basic info. Distrust of experts is not a problem only of the right; happens when we habitually & preferentially raise entertainers above practitioners.” – Dr Brooke Magnanti (@belledejour)

“Die Hard was actually originally a pagan festival” – Andrew O’Neill (@destructo9000)

“If we ground ourselves in history, and carve out space for us in the present, we become free to imagine any future and make it possible” – medievalpoc (@medievalpoc)

“Hard Brexit, soft Brexit, clean Brexit?

Nah, it will probably be a Baldrick Brexit based on someone’s cunning plan” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Top tip: place a damp cloth over stale trends, and microwave them for 30 second to refresh” – Scott Smith (@changeist)

William Gilbert sums up intellectual life (Wootton. The Invention of Science p304) h/t @KateMorant

William Gilbert sums up intellectual life (Wootton. The Invention of Science p304) h/t @KateMorant

“Vermehren sich Mönche auch durch Zellteilung?” ­ – DerBuddler (@DerBuddler)

“Brot statt Böller”? Hab ich im letzten Jahr versucht. Nie wieder!

Wisst Ihr eigentlich, wie schwer sich so ein Baguette anzünden lässt? – DerBuddler (@DerBuddler)

“Mathematicians often like to point out the obvious, such as “Anagram is an anagram of anagram.” It gives them a sense of group identity” – Martin Gardner tweet (@WWMGT)

“What makes you think we have a civilization? We only have *pockets* of civilization.”

–Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., NIGHTLINE, 2001 h/t @austinkleon

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“The reason we can’t have a sensible debate about history’s role in our national identity is that “national identity” is a toxic myth” – David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress)

“There was a Jesuit at my college who began his course, “The Church and the Poor,” each semester by shouting “IT NEVER TRICKLES DOWN!”” – Liam Stack (@liamstack)

“The official Austrian Word of 2016 is BUNDESPRÄSIDENTENSTICHWAHLWIEDERHOLUNGSVERSCHIEBUNG” – Haggard Hawk Words (@HaggardHawks)

Jonathan Swift, on self-proclaimed "free thinkers" who abhor experts (1721) h/t @JolyonMaugham

Jonathan Swift, on self-proclaimed “free thinkers” who abhor experts (1721) h/t @JolyonMaugham

“Twitter is a place where you can watch ppl who don’t read books argue with ppl who write them” – Mark Safronski (@zenpundit)

 

Birthdays of the Week:

The Beagle set sail 27 December 1831

AboutDarwin.com: HMS Beagle Voyage

Yovisto: The second Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle

American Museum of Natural History: A Trip around the World

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

BBC: A History of the World: Ship’s chronometer from HMS Beagle

History of Geology: Charles Darwin in Rio de Janeiro and the Geology of Sugarloaf Mountain

Forbes: How Charles Darwin Classified His Mineral Collection

Letters from Gondwana: Darwin and the Strangest Animal, Ever Discovered

Johannes Kepler born 27 December 1571

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The Renaissance Mathematicus: Christmas Trilogy 2016 Part 3: The English Keplerians

NASA Earth Observatory: The Science: Orbital Mechanics

University of Oklahoma: University Libraries: Sacred Mystery of the Structure of the Cosmos

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Christian Jürgensen Thomsen born 29 December 1788

Christian Jurgensen Thomsen Portrait by Johan Vilhelm Gertner Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christian Jurgensen Thomsen
Portrait by Johan Vilhelm Gertner
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Christian Thomsen

Yovisto: Christian Jürgensen Thomsen and the Three-Age System

Charles Macintosh born 29 December 1766

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Google Doodles Archive: Charles Macintosh’s 250th Birthday

Georgian Gentleman: Happy Birthday to the Rain(coat) Man – Charles Macintosh

“250th birthday of raincoat mogul Charles Macintosh, who is confused with Charles Rennie Mackintosh in EVERYTHING I EVER GET SENT TO EDIT” – James Sumner (@JamesBSumner)

Andreas Vesalius born 31 December 1514

Portrait of Vesalius from his De humani corporis fabrica. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Vesalius from his De humani corporis fabrica.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Andreas Vesalius

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Medical Brackets

Linda Hall Library Digital Collections: De humani corporis fabrica libri septem

Marcellin Boule born 1 January 1861

Marcellin Boule Boyer/H. Roger-Viollet

Marcellin Boule
Boyer/H. Roger-Viollet

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Marcellin Boule

Paige Fossil History: Marcellin Boule’s Old Man: A Neanderthal Tale

Blade and Bone: The Discovery of Human Antiquity: The Old Man of La Chapelle-Aux-Saints, 1911

The Public Domain Review: Neanderthals in 3D: L’Homme de La Chapelle

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Atomic secrets 1 h/t @AtomicAnalyst

Atomic secrets 1 h/t @AtomicAnalyst

 

Atomic secrets 2 h/t @AtomicHeritage

Atomic secrets 2 h/t @AtomicHeritage

Atomic secrets 3 h/t @wellerstein

Atomic secrets 3 h/t @wellerstein

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Carl D. Anderson’s Interview

Yovisto: CoRoT Space Observatory

AHF: John von Neumann

The Bruce Medalists: Arthur Stanley Eddington

Nature: Arthur Eddington was innocent!

Yovisto: The Case of Klaus Fuchs

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Maarten Schmidt

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The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright: What Galileo Almost Saw

The New York Times: Edwin Goldwasser, Physicist Who Co-Founded Fermilab, Dies at 97

National Geographic: Why Newton Believed a Comet Caused Noah’s Flood

AHF: Eugene Wigner

NASA: SP-404 Skylab’s Astronomy and Space Sciences: 4. Observations of Comet Kohoutek

Comet Kohoutek photographed from the Joint Observatory for Cometary Research, South Baldy Mountain, New Mexico, on December 7, 1973, about 3 weeks before perihelion.

Comet Kohoutek photographed from the Joint Observatory for Cometary Research, South Baldy Mountain, New Mexico, on December 7, 1973, about 3 weeks before perihelion.

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Atlas Obscura: Take a Journey Into One of the World’s Most Impressive Map Collection

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Otto von Kotzebue

Linda Hall Library: Voyages: Kotzebue’s Expedition 1815–1818

Portrait of the Inhabitants of Kotzebue Sound from Entdeckungs-Reise in de Süd See und nach der Berings-Strasse zur Erforschung einer nordöstlichen Durchfahrt: Weimar: Hoffmann, 1821.

Portrait of the Inhabitants of Kotzebue Sound
from Entdeckungs-Reise in de Süd See und nach der Berings-Strasse zur Erforschung einer nordöstlichen Durchfahrt:
Weimar: Hoffmann, 1821.

Hyperallergic: Tracking the 19th-Century Explorer Who Scaled Java’s Volcanoes

Ordnance Survey: A history of the trig pillar

CNN: Vasco da Gama’s Esmeralda believed to have been found

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: William H. Masters – Master of Sex

Yovisto: Louis Pasteur – the Father of Medical Microbiology

Smithsonian.com: A Brief History of America’s Most Outrageous Dentist

The Recipes Project: From the Dry Sands of Egypt… Greek Medicine Labels on Papyrus

The New York Times: The Woman’s Heart Attack

Yovisto: Thomas Sydenham – The English Hipocrates (sic)

Cabinet: Bringing the Drugstore Home: An Interview with Deanna Day

 

1923 advertisement for Squibb's medical and hygiene products.

1923 advertisement for Squibb’s medical and hygiene products.

Thomas Morris: The forty-foot tapeworm

Nautilus: My Personal Hero: Robert Sapolsky on Rudolf Virchow

Remedia: Irish Medical Migration and the First World War

THE: The small scientist

Thomas Morris: The spider’s web cure

CHF: Alice Hamilton

Alice Hamilton at the age of 24, the year she graduated from medical school. Courtesy Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

Alice Hamilton at the age of 24, the year she graduated from medical school.
Courtesy Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

The New York Times: What Doctors Can Learn From Looking at Art

indy100: Dr Donald Henderson: The most significant death of 2016 you didn’t hear about

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Conciatore: Neri’s Travels

Conciatore: Neri’s Aleppo Connection

Yovisto: George Cayley and the Science of Aeronautics

The Victorian Web: William George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Cragside (1810–1900)

mental_floss: August Musger: The Priest and Physicist Who Invented Slow Motion

The Economist: The curious history of the clothespeg

Laura Mitchison

Laura Mitchison

Yovisto: There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom

Old Tokyo: Tokyo’s first subway, c. 1930

Yovisto: Samuel Morland and his Calculator Machine

Yovisto: Henri Gaston Busignies and the HuffDuff System

BT: December 29, 1940: Central Telegraph Office targeted by Luftwaffe bombers

The Central Telegraph Office in London 1940

The Central Telegraph Office in London 1940

Ptak Science Books: The Phonograph as a “Philosophical Toy” in April 1878, and then not so in May

120years.net: 120 Years of Electronic Music

BT: How telecoms helped police catch a murderer for the very first time – in 1845

Contempory Physics: Richard Feynman and computation

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Smithsonian.com: The Northwest’s Earliest “Garden” Discovered in British Columbia

99% Invisible: America’s Last Top Model

Yovisto: Alfred Romer and the Evolution of Vertebrae

UW–Milwaukee: Special Collections: Falconry

Smithsonian.com: What Have the World’s Oldest Mummies Kept Under Wraps?

Yovisto: John Milne and the History of Seismology

Lemelson-MIT: John Milne

flickr: BHL: The moth book

Smithsonian.com: The Story of the Canary in a Coal Mine

Ptak Science Books: A Singular Cloud of 1817

Letters from Gondwana: From Argentina with Love: Top Fossils of 2016

CHEMISTRY:

CHF: George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver seated (front row, center) on steps at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, with staff, ca. 1902. Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. LC-DIG-ppmsca-05633.

George Washington Carver seated (front row, center) on steps at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, with staff, ca. 1902.
Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. LC-DIG-ppmsca-05633.

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Landscapes: Themed Issue: Landscapes of Disease Table of Contents

Facebook: Michael Nielsen: Mini-essay on what the intellectual elite know, ignorance, and the inventions driving human progress

Scientific American: Gone in 2016: 10 Notable Women in Science and Technology

Deborah Jin Credit: Geoffrey Wheeler National Institute of Standards and Technology Flickr

Deborah Jin
Credit: Geoffrey Wheeler National Institute of Standards and Technology Flickr

Making Science Public: Science communication: Mary Somerville

The #EnvHist Weekly

Science Museum: Medicine galleries

JSTOR Daily: The Turn-Of-The-Century Lesbians Who Founded The Field of Home EC

Martha Van Rensselaer and Flora Rose at a meeting of the League of Women Voters at the home of Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park in the 1920s via Wikimedia Commons

Martha Van Rensselaer and Flora Rose at a meeting of the League of Women Voters at the home of Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park in the 1920s
via Wikimedia Commons

The Recipes Project: From Dificio di Ricette to Bâtiment des Recettes: The Afterlife of Italian Secrets in France

Medium: Can we build a science of human evolution that people can trust?

AEON: What say you, dinosaur?

Early Modern Typography

ESOTERIC:

Academis: Unexpected in the Octagon: Heinrich Khunrath’s Presentation Copy

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BOOK REVIEWS:

The New York Times: Ladies Who Launch: Women Who Opened the Door to Space Exploration

Skyweek Zwei Punkt Null: Ein Monument für den „fränkischen Galilei“

Nursing Clio: Clio Talk: Kids and Science: An Interview with Rebecca Onion

Skeptic: Back to the Future and Forward to the Past

LSE: Electronic Dreams. How 1980s Britain Learned to Love the Computer by Tom Lean

The Guardian: The Nine Lives of John Ogilby review – a cunning cartographer

John Oliver’s Map of London – circa 1680. Photograph: The London Map Fair

John Oliver’s Map of London – circa 1680. Photograph: The London Map Fair

Academia: Recension: “Daniel Burston, A Forgotton Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern”

The Guardian: Stalin and the Scientists by Simon Ings review – a scientific state?

NEW BOOKS:

Penguin Random House: Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World’s Most Famous Human Fossils

9780525429852ART & EXHIBITIONS

 

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

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

The Oxford Times: Museum exhibition explores groundbreaking work on antibiotics in Oxford

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Arab World Institute Paris: Ocean Explorers: From Sinbad to Marco Polo 11 November 2016–26 February 2017

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

CLOSING SOON: Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Sir Morell Mackenzie, a lifetime in laryngology 7 November 2016–28 January 2017

Morell Mackenzie

Morell Mackenzie

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

Enfilade: Exhibition – Robert Adams’ London 30 November 2016–11 March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Natural History Museum: Dippy the Dinosaur’s UK tour venues announced

The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Found in Wyoming, USA.

The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Found in Wyoming, USA.

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

CLOSING SOON: Ashmolean Museum: Power and Protection 20 October 2016–15 January 2017

Princeton University Art Museum: Transcient Effects

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

CLOSING VERY SOON: Tellers Museum: Bloemenpracht 25 July 2016–08 January 2017

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

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

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLOSING VERY SOON: The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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

Gallica Rose

Gallica Rose

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

 THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

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

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

Mercury Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde 18–28 January 2017

Stockport Garrick Theatre: Copenhagenn 11–14 January 2017

EVENTS:

Cardiff University: Cheats, Liars and Fornicators: Alfred Russel Wallace and Mimicry 22 February 2017

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Clinical Trials: Medical Truth and Medical Fiction 16 February 2017

University of London Senate House: Maps and Society Lectures: Travels, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain 19 January 2017

The Royal Institution: Spirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world 1 February 2017

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials 8 March 2017

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Jan Vermeer The Geographer (1669) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jan Vermeer The Geographer (1669)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: Map of the Galaxy – Objectivity #99

RADIO & PODCASTS:

University of Oklahoma: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art: Podcasts: Beyond Galileo

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Johannes Kepler

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Denver Colorado: 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA): History of Sexuality

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

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

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

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

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 2017

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

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

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 2017

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

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Environmental Histories of Architecture 10 March 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

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

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

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

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

The Royal Society: Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture Nominations Open Deadline 30 January 2017

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

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

SSHM: Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Now Open! Deadline 1 February 2017

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

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

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

University of Exeter: CfP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, Exeter Deadline 20 February 2017

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

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

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

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

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

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

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

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

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

British Library: Eccles Centre for American Studies: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Faculté des lettres et Sciences Humaines, Limoges: Colloque: Contestations, résistances et négociations environnementales à l’échelle locale dans les sociétés industrialisées. XIXe-XXIe siècle 08 et 09 décembre 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Autumn 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

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

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

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

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

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Deadline 16 January 2017

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

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

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

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

Tranforming Bodies CfP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

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

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

CFP Early Modern World

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, Vol. #19

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #19

Monday 26 December 2016

EDITORIAL:

 This is the final edition for 2016 of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list, somewhat delayed by the Christmas holidays we bring you all the histories of science, technology and medicine that our editorial team could find in the deep recesses of cyberspace.

It will be 2017 before we once again gather up all the #histSTM goodies for you, so in place of an editorial we just hope that you had a good Christmas holiday and wish you all the best for a #HistSTM New Year.

The annual end of year Whewell's Gazette Editorial Board photo. Wishing you a Happy #histSTM New Year

The annual end of year Whewell’s Gazette Editorial Board photo. Wishing you a Happy #histSTM New Year

Quotes of the week:

 WOW 2016 IS NEARLY OVER THANK GOD YEARS ARE NOT AN ARBITRARY MARKER OF TIME IN AN UNCARING UNIVERSE THAT EXISTS IN CONSTANT CHAOS – NOT A WOLF (@SICKOFWOLVES)

Two wrongs do not make a right But two Wrights did make an aeroplane – Prof Saiful Islam (@SaifulChemistry)

Two wrongs do not make a right
But two Wrights did make an aeroplane – Prof Saiful Islam (@SaifulChemistry)

 

“The idea that Jan 1st 2017 will somehow relieve us of all bad news requires a level of superstition that I wish I could access, but can’t” – Rhodri Marsden (@rhodri)

“Passive voice should be banned” – Carsten Timmermann (@ctimmermann)

“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate on the preservation of the future.” – Dian Fossey (murdered 26 December 1985)

I respect your opinion.

-Then why are you criticizing me?

I said I respect it, not that I agreed with it – Massimo Pigliucci (@mpigliucci)

Dogs & Cats MJones (@pinkbagels)

Dogs & Cats MJones (@pinkbagels)

“All right,” said Deep Thought.

“The Answer to the Great Question of Brexit”

“Yes”

“Is”

“Yes”

“Brexit,” said Deep Thought – David Allen Green (@DavidAllenGreen)

“All I want for Christmas is a world where the media doesn’t go to Nigel Farage for comment” – Michael Brooks (@DrMichaelBrooks)

“We are all born mad. Some remain so“ – Samuel Beckett

“All cold callers. I never want to talk to you. Ever. Fek off” – Thomas Levenson (@TomLevenson)

Great story about the creation of Sweden & Denmark in 17th century text by Lorenzo Magalotti ¬ h/t @DollyJorgensen

Great story about the creation of Sweden & Denmark in 17th century text by Lorenzo Magalotti ¬ h/t @DollyJorgensen

 

“It took six weeks for “fake news” to go from unknown phrase to common media-niche phrase to completely useless phrase” – Daniel Dale (@ddale8)

“Using a calculator is like ”relying on a crutch when one doesn’t have a bad leg”” – Nalini Joshi (@monsoon0)

“History is a navigational tool. Historians have a responsibility to protect the past & its record from being co-opted to serve any kind of ideological platform. In so doing, historians protect the future from decisions made of false premises and pretences” – Michael Egan (@EganHistory)

“Who corrects Santa’s grammar…a subordinate clause” … Anna Marie Roos (@roos_annamarie)

“Grammar got run over by a reindeer…” – Ben Gross (@bhgross144) 

Clausiality Joke Sigma Network (@sigmahubs)

Clausiality Joke Sigma Network (@sigmahubs)

Birthday of the Week:

 Scientists born on Christmas Day

Isaac Newton 1642 (os)

This a copy of a painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller(1689). This copy was painted by Barrington Bramley. Source: Wikimedia Commons

This a copy of a painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller(1689). This copy was painted by Barrington Bramley.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Geologist John Phillips 1800

John Phillips (1800 - 1874), the geologist Horace Bolingbroke Woodward - Opposite page 112 of The History of the Geological Society of London Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Phillips (1800 – 1874), the geologist
Horace Bolingbroke Woodward – Opposite page 112 of The History of the Geological Society of London
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Physicist James Prescott Joule 1818

James Prescott Joule Source: Wikimedia Commons

James Prescott Joule
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Botanist Isabel Clifton Cookson 1893

Isabel Clifton Cookson Source: Wikimedia Commons

Isabel Clifton Cookson
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Albert Michelson born 19 December 1859

Lt. Cmdr. Albert A. Michelson while serving in the U.S. Navy. He rejoined the U.S. Navy in World War I, when this portrait was taken. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lt. Cmdr. Albert A. Michelson while serving in the U.S. Navy. He rejoined the U.S. Navy in World War I, when this portrait was taken.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yopvisto: Albert Abraham Michelson and the Famous Experiment that lead to Einstein’s Special Relativity Theory

Andreas Osiander born 19 December 1496 or 1498

Andreas Osiander Portrait by Georg Penz Source: Wikimedia Commons

Andreas Osiander Portrait by Georg Penz
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Andreas Osiander

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The greatest villain in the history of science?

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Osiander (in black) being mocked at the 1539 Schembart festival in Nuremberg Both pics from late-16C Schembart memorial books in Nürnberg Stadtbibliothek; Osiander protested to council & future festivals were banned – h/t Karl Galle (@GalleKarl)

Osiander (in black) being mocked at the 1539 Schembart festival in Nuremberg Both pics from late-16C Schembart memorial books in Nürnberg Stadtbibliothek; Osiander protested to council & future festivals were banned – h/t Karl Galle (@GalleKarl)

Mary Somerville born 26 December 1780

Thomas Phillips - Mary Fairfax, Mrs William Somerville, 1780 - 1872. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Phillips – Mary Fairfax, Mrs William Somerville, 1780 – 1872.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Letters from Gondwana: Mary Somerville, Queen of Science

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

Charles Babbage born 26 December 1791

Daguerreotype of Charles Babbage c. 1850. Antoine Claudet - National Portrait Gallery Source: Wikimedia Commons

Daguerreotype of Charles Babbage c. 1850. Antoine Claudet – National Portrait Gallery
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Distillations: The French Connection

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Christmas Trilogy 2016 Part 2: What a difference an engine makes

Charles Babbage – Difference Engine No. 2 Science Museum

Charles Babbage – Difference Engine No. 2 Science Museum

Science Museum: The Babbage Papers

Bob Kahn born 23 December 1938

Bob Kahn in Geneva, May 2013 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Bob Kahn in Geneva, May 2013
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Robert Kahn and the Internet Protocol

Wired: Bob Kahn, The Bread Truck, and The Internet’s First Communion

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE: 

Chicago Pile–1 Participants Left to right, back row: Norman Hilberry, 1899-1986 Samuel Allison, 1900-1965 Thomas Brill, 1920-1998 Robert Nobles, 1917-2007 Warren Nyer, 1922-2016 Marvin Wilkening, 1918-2006 Left to right, middle row: Harold Agnew, 1921-2013 William Sturm, 1918-1999 Harold Lichtenberger, 1920-1993 Leona Woods, 1919-1986 Leo Szilard, 1898-1964 Left to right, front row: Enrico Fermi, 1901-1954 Walter Zinn, 1907-2000 Albert Wattenberg, 1917-2007 Herbert Anderson, 1914-1988

Chicago Pile–1 Participants
Left to right, back row:
Norman Hilberry, 1899-1986
Samuel Allison, 1900-1965
Thomas Brill, 1920-1998
Robert Nobles, 1917-2007
Warren Nyer, 1922-2016
Marvin Wilkening, 1918-2006
Left to right, middle row:
Harold Agnew, 1921-2013
William Sturm, 1918-1999
Harold Lichtenberger, 1920-1993
Leona Woods, 1919-1986
Leo Szilard, 1898-1964
Left to right, front row:
Enrico Fermi, 1901-1954
Walter Zinn, 1907-2000
Albert Wattenberg, 1917-2007
Herbert Anderson, 1914-1988

Smithsonian.com: John Glenn and the Sexism of the Early Space Program

The Guardian: Jim Low obituary

Scientific American: The Forgotten Life of Einstein’s First Wife

Smithsonian: National Air and Space Museum: Recovery of Apollo 17

Academia: A Critical Look at the History of Interpreting the Star of Bethlehem in Scientific Literature and Biblical Studies

Forbes: The Astronomy Behind The Star of Bethlehem

Depiction of three magi and the Star of Bethlehem. Credit: Flickr user Waiting For The Word

Depiction of three magi and the Star of Bethlehem. Credit: Flickr user Waiting For The Word

AHF: David Bohm

Yovisto: Robert Millikan and the Millikan experiment

Yovisto: Robert J. Van de Graaff and the Van de Graaff Generator

Yovisto: Ernest Rutherford Discovers the Nucleus

The Curious Wavefunction: Oppenheimer’s folly: On black holes, fundamental laws and pure and applied science

Skulls in the Stars: Dircks and Pepper: A Tale of Two Ghosts

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Voices of the Manhattan Project: Elsie McMillan’s Lecture

Smithsonian.com: The Strange Story of the Westinghouse Atom Smasher

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog: The price of the Manhattan Project

AHF: Otto Hahn

AIP: Ira Sprague Bowen

AHF: Priscilla Duffield

Astrolabes and Stuff: How short is the shortest day?

Ring of Brodgar (from @VisitScotland via @HistoryNeedsYou)

Ring of Brodgar (from @VisitScotland via @HistoryNeedsYou)

Stanford News: Sidney Drell, theoretical physicist and national security expert at Stanford, dies at 90

Sidney Drell, professor emeritus of theoretical physics at SLAC and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution who was a staunch opponent of nuclear proliferation, died Wednesday. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

Sidney Drell, professor emeritus of theoretical physics at SLAC and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution who was a staunch opponent of nuclear proliferation, died Wednesday. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

 

National Geographic: An Astronaut’s Final Mission: Fight Climate Change and Cancer

AHF: George Koval

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Yovisto: Vitus Bering and his Artic Expeditions

Atlas Obscura: From Bordeaux to Brie, This Map Plots the Origin of Your Favorite French Food

British Library: Collection items: Saxton’s England and Wales proof maps

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The Map Room: More on Escape Maps

Scott Polar Research Institute: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914–1916

Royal Museums Greenwich: Vasco de Gama: The first European to reach India by sea

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Anne Anastasi and Psychological Testing

Thomas Morris: Shot by a toasting fork

Nursing Clio: Mary, Did You Know?: An Essay on Christmas Carols, Medical History, and Reproductive Politics

The Guardian: Henry Heimlich obituary

The Wood Library-Museum: Gwathmey Mask

Thomas Morris: A beetroot up the bottom

Yovisto: Amboise Paré – Renaissance Pioneer in Surgical Techniques

Ambroise Paré (1510-1590)

Ambroise Paré (1510-1590)

 

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Library and Archive: Surgeon’s Apprentices: Bodysnatching and other Immoral Behaviour in 18th-Century Edinburgh

Wonders & Marvels: Race and Gender in the Selection of Patients for Lobotomy

Touch History: Valentine Greatrakes

Notches: A Christmas Abortion

Cyprus Mail: Skeleton in well and ancient surgery among Paphos’ archaeology finds

Academia: Alfred Binet et l’Échelle métrique de l’intelligence

NewsWorks: Bodysnatching and the curious case of One-Eyed Joe

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in propria persona: Kara Swanson on blood banks, commodification, and “de-propertization”

Thomas Morris: Pegged out

The Wood Library-Museum: American Meter

Mediebvalists.net: The Middle Ages Contribution to Cardiovascular Medicine

Providentia: The Virtuoso

Atlas Obscura: The First Female Doctor in Britain Spent 56 Years Disguised as a Man

Yovisto: Sir Thomas Lewis – the Father of clinical cardiac electrophysiology

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Yovisto: Edwin Armstrong and Frequency Modulation

The New York Times: The Invention That Shot Rocky Up Those Steps

BT: When a telephone conversation was actually a telegram in the eyes of the law

Yovisto: The World’s First Nuclear Power Plant

Heritage Daily: Late Roman glass kilns discovered at the foot of Mount Carmel

Yovisto: James Rumsey’s Steam Boat

itv News: UK’s first wind farm marks 25th birthday

The turbines are a landmark in the Cornish countryside Credit: ITV West Country

The turbines are a landmark in the Cornish countryside Credit: ITV West Country

IET: Archives Biographies: Hertha Ayrton

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Hal Behl’s Interview

The Royal Institution: A marriage of saltwater and electricity

Conciatore: Glass Beads

AHF: Little Boy and Fat Man

Forbes: Designing The Death Star: ‘Rogue One’ and the History of Weapons Engineers

Literary Hub: The Last Bookbinder on the Lower East Side

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Ptak Science Books: The Mother of All Mothers of Massive Airplanes (1934)

The Open Gazette: A Brief History of Sitting Down

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Transistors

War is Boring: The Supermarine Nighthawk Was a Bizarre, Zeppelin-Hunting Flop

Smithsonian: National Air and Space Museum: Rutan Voyager

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Letters From Gondwana: A Brief History of the Climate Science

Popularizing Palaeontology: Historical & Current Perspectives: Mark Witton, The Popularity of Dinosaurs – For Better, For Worse

Natural History Museum: Museum’s oldest natural history book now accessible online

Science Friday: From China, a Flock of Fossils

Forbes: The 10 Most Intriguing Skeletons of 2016

environment 360: The Legacy of the Man Who Changed Our View of Nature

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Jean-Henri Fabre

Mantis from Fabre's Book of Insects

Mantis from Fabre’s Book of Insects

Academia: The organism as reality or as fiction: Buffon and beyond

Letters from Gondwana: Christmas Edition: Geologizing with Dickens, Part II

PLOS Biology: A Speculative History of DNA: What If Oswald Avery Had Died in 1934?

Oswald Avery at Xmas 1940

Oswald Avery at Xmas 1940

Yovisto: Gorillas in the Mist

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Carl Wilhelm Scheele and the Discovery of Oxygen

Conciatore: Sal Ammoniac

Chemistry World: A cautionary tale

RSC: On This Day in Chemistry: Raoul-Pierre Pictet made liquid oxygen

Raoul-Pierre Pictet Source: Wikimedia Commons

Raoul-Pierre Pictet
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Science Museum: The RI’s Christmas Lectures remind us of the value of chemistry

Royal College of Physicians: ‘A native of the icy regions’: a historical view of reindeer

Yovisto: Horticulturist Liberty Hyde Bailey

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Sigma Pi Sigma: Voices from the Past – The Niels Bohr Library & Archives Oral History Collection

tandonline.com: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews Volume 41, 2016 Issue 2-3: Some Significances of the Two Cultures Debate: Table of Contents

Extinct: The Philosophy of Palaeontology Blog: Picturing Data, Narrating History

Morbid Anatomy: Eulogy to The Morbid Anatomy Museum: Guest Post by Scholar in Residence Evan Michelson

WNYC: Gowanus’ Morbid Anatomy Museum Closes

Recipes Project: Notes From a Newly Discovered English Recipe Book

Robert Paston, Earl of Yarmouth, Recipe Book Containing Medical, Chemical and Household Recipes and Formulas. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

Robert Paston, Earl of Yarmouth, Recipe Book Containing Medical, Chemical and Household Recipes and Formulas. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

Yovisto: Leopold von Ranke and the Science of History

Yovisto: Pjotr Kropotkin and the Theory of Mutual Aid

Contagions: Contagions: The Society for Historic Infectious Disease Study

The Dispersal of Darwin: Origins Card Game

Significant Figures by Peter Gleick: From Scientists to Policymakers: Communicating on Climate, Scientific Integrity, and More

AHF: Los Alamos History Museum to Reopen

Cyborgology: A Historical Lens For Machine Vision

Atlas Obscura: See the Most Captivating Infographics of the Last Century

BBC News: Peter Frankopan: The events of 1498 changed our world

The #EnvHist Weekly

Nautilus: How We Got From Doc Brown to Walter White: The changing image of the TV scientist

Skulls in the Stars: Twitter Weird Science Facts, Volume 19

ESOTERIC:

Alchemical Musings: Newton and Alchemy

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BOOK REVIEWS:

Physics Today: The year in reviews: Books that stood out in 2016

npr: ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘The Glass Universe,’ And Why Science Needs History

Australian Academy of Science: Christmas Reading List 2016

NICHE: Holiday Reading

npr: Portraits Capture Life in Dissecting Class

Students pose with a skeleton at Western Female Seminary in Oxford, Ohio. Miami University Libraries

Students pose with a skeleton at Western Female Seminary in Oxford, Ohio.
Miami University Libraries

NEW BOOKS:

University of Pittsburgh Press: The Life Organic: The Theoretical Biology Club and the Roots of Epigenetics

Lion Hudson: Let There Be Science: Why God loves science, and science needs God

Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas: Book: Through a Green Lens: Fifty Years of Writing for Nature

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

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The MIT Press: Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism

Penguin Random House: The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition: A Compendium of Knowledge from the Classical Islamic World

alchemy-bookART & EXHIBITIONS

Los Angeles Review of Books: Allegorical Knowledge: The Art of Alchemy

The New York Times: When Art Conservation Means Repairing TVs, Not Canvases

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

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

The Oxford Times: Museum exhibition explores groundbreaking work on antibiotics in Oxford

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Arab World Institute Paris: Ocean Explorers: From Sinbad to Marco Polo 11 November 2016–26 February 2017

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

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

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Sir Morell Mackenzie, a lifetime in laryngology 7 November 2016–28 January 2017

Morell Mackenzie

Morell Mackenzie

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

Enfilade: Exhibition – Robert Adams’ London 30 November 2016–11 March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Natural History Museum: Dippy the Dinosaur’s UK tour venues announced

The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Found in Wyoming, USA.

The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Found in Wyoming, USA.

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

Ashmolean Museum: Power and Protection 20 October 2016–15 January 2017

Princeton University Art Museum: Transcient Effects

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

Teylers Museum: Bloemenpracht 25 July 2016–08 January 2017

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

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

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

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

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

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

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

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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

Gallica Rose

Gallica Rose

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

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

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

Mercury Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde 18–28 January 2017

Stockport Garrick Theatre: Copenhagenn 11–14 January 2017

EVENTS:

Cardiff University: Cheats, Liars and Fornicators: Alfred Russel Wallace and Mimicry 22 February 2017

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Clinical Trials: Medical Truth and Medical Fiction 16 February 2017

University of London Senate House: Maps and Society Lectures: Travels, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain 19 January 2017

The Royal Institution: Spirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world 1 February 2017

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials 8 March 2017

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Donato Creti - Astronomical Observations - 02 - Moon

Donato Creti – Astronomical Observations – 02 – Moon

TELEVISION:

BBC TV: Zoo Quest: 21 December 1954 David Attenborough’s Zoo Quest began

The Royal Institution: 80th anniversary of a television tradition

iNews: The Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures burn brightly after 80 years on television

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Grace Hopper – Nanoseconds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEpsKnWZrJ8

Gallica: Elisabeth Badinter parle d’Émilie du Châtelet

http://gallica.bnf.fr/essentiels/video/elisabeth-badinter-parle-emilie-chatelet

Youtube: Nat and LO: A Journey to the Bottom of the Internet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9R4tznCNB0

The Spinning Project: Richard Arkwright goes to Germany

http://spinning-wheel.org/2015/06/richard-arkwright-goes-to-germany/

Youtube: Royal Society: Newton’s Principia Manuscript – Objectivity #100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZwzE2VFCtI&feature=youtu.be

AEON: Karl Popper’s falsification

https://aeon.co/videos/falsification-ruled-20th-century-science-does-it-need-revision-in-the-21st

Youtube: National Gallery: Star Trails 5 Videos

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvb2y26xK6Y4n1XXBXEg-jcCWeUGGgAAB

Youtube: Royal Navy: Launch & Recover (1960)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsE9oCdSEEI&feature=youtu.be

Youtube: Royal Society: Krakatoa – Objectivity #84

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bnvNI-j22E&utm_source=social_media&utm_medium=hootsuite&utm_campaign=standard

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Start the Week: Scientific Discoveries: from the mind to the cosmos

npr: On A ‘Eugenics Registry,’ A Record of California’s Thousands of Sterilizations

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Johannes Kepler 29 December 2017

BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Drama: Mercury 13

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Woman Who Tamed Lightning

BBC Radio 4: A Brief History of TIM

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

Society for the History of Technology: The Diber Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits 2017 Deadline 1 May 2017

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 2017

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

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

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 2017

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

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

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

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Environmental Histories of Architecture 10 March 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

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

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

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

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

The Royal Society: Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture Nominations Open Deadline 30 January 2017

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

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

SSHM: Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Now Open! Deadline 1 February 2017

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

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

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

University of Exeter: CfP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, Exeter Deadline 20 February 2017

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

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

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

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

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

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

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

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

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

British Library: Eccles Centre for American Studies: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of York: Medical History William Bynum Essay Prize Deadline 1 January 2017

Society for the Social Studies of Science: Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting Submission deadline: January 1, 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

Faculté des lettres et Sciences Humaines, Limoges: Colloque: Contestations, résistances et négociations environnementales à l’échelle locale dans les sociétés industrialisées. XIXe-XXIe siècle 08 et 09 décembre 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

Society for the Social Studies of Science: Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting Submission deadline: January 1, 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 2017

UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

University of Leeds: The Past, Present and Future of Integrated HPS: An International Postgraduate Forum 13-14 January 2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

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Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Autumn 2016

Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2016

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

Edinburgh Napier University: American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Lecture: ‘What, if anything, makes knowledge an improvement over information?’ 30 November 2016

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library: Symposium: CfP: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017 Deadline 27 November 2016

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017

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University of Durham: CfP: Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP. Pierre Duhem’s Philosophy and History of Science Deadline 30 March 2017

BSHS: The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Deadline 16 January 2017

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London: The Forum for European Philosophy Women in Science Forthcoming Events

Royal Museums Greenwich: CfP: Conference: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and Exploration 14–15 September 2017

Rice University, Houston: CfP: Southern Forum on Agriculture, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) 10–11 February 2017 Deadline 1 November 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: CFP: 11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry 29 August–2 September 2017

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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National University: 13th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place: CfP: “Nightmare Spaces/Uncanny Places” 28–30 April 2017 Deadline 8 February 2017

University of York: CfP: The Medieval Brain 10–11 March 2017

University of Edinburgh: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain): CfP: Workshop: Ether and Modernity: The Recalcitrance of an Agonising Object in Physics and Culture 30–31 March 2017

Trivium, Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies: CfP: Religious and/or Medicinal definitions of Otherness Deadline 23 September 2016

The Maintainers: CfP: Maintainers II: Labor, Technology, and Social Order 6–8 April 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

University of Groningen: CfP: Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017

Institut Pasteur de Lille: Conférences d’histoire de la médecine de Lille Programme des conférences 2016 – 2017

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H-Empire: CfP: Empires of Knowledge” ESEH 2017 (Zagreb 28 June–2 July 2017)

GHI Washington: CfP: Workshop: Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies 1–3 June 2017

Coastal Carolina University: CfP: SAHMS Nineteenth Annual Meeting 16–18 March 2017 Deadline 31 October 2016

Archives and Records: CfP: Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

University of Bristol: CfP: Writing Remains: In Interdisciplinary Symposium on Archaeology and Literature 20 January 2017

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo: ICMS: CfP: Before and After 1348: Prelude and Consequences of the Black Death 11–14 May 2017

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historical Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 Deadline: 28 October 2016

University of York: CfP: Workshop: The Medieval Brain 10-11 March 2017

Birkbeck: University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

King’s College London: CHoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

ICHST 2017 Rio: CfP: XXXVI Symposium of the Scientific Instruments Commission Deadline 25 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich: AHRC Funded Research Network Project: Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World

University of Pittsburgh: Center for Philosophy of Science 57th Annual Lecture Series 2016–17

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

APS Physics: CfP: April Meeting 2017 Include History of Physics Deadline 30 September 2016

Royal Historical Society: University of Chester: CfP: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments 21 April 2017 – deadline 28 October 2016

IWHA: CfP: Water History Conference 2017 Grand Rapids USA 15–17 June 2017

University of Durham: Conference: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism? 5–7 August 2017

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EOI: Call for Expressions of Interest: Learned societies and the circulation of knowledge, 1750-2000 From Aileen Fyfe and Jenny Beckman

Mahon/Maó (Menorca): 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation: CFP: Living in Emergency: humanitarianism and medicine 18–20 May 2017

Berlin –Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft: Project: Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine

Warwick: Humanities Research Centre: Conference: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Birkbeck University of London: The Birkbeck Trauma Project: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–27 March 2017

Christ Church & Bodleian Library Oxford: Conference: Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World 24–25 November 2016

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800–2000 18 April 2017

Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall: Workshop: Tools of Reason: The Practice of Scientific Diagramming from Antiquity to the Present 10–11 February 2017

HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies: CfP: Issue 32, April 2017: Beyond Toleration? Inconsistency and Pluralism in the Empirical Sciences

Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture, Paris: Appel à communications: “L’Homme dans le monde de l’incertitude. Méthodologie de la cognition culturelle et historique”. Colloque international pour le 120e anniversaire de la naissance de Lev Vygotsky 13 octobre 2016

University of Glasgow: CfP: Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures 3–4 April 2017

Université François Rabelais, Tours: Appel à communications: Représentations et figures de la maternité dans le monde anglophone 3 au 5 avril 2017

Université de Strasbourg: Appel à symposia: 6ème Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques (SFHST) 19-20-21 avril 2017

Birkbeck University of London: CfP: Gender and Pain in Modern History 24–25 March 2017

Christ’s College Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World (1400-1750) 3–4 April 2017

Society for Renaissance Studies: CfP: More than meets the page: Printing Texts and Images in Italy, 1570s–1700s 4 March 2017

Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick: CfP: Beauty and the Hospital in History 6–8 April 2017

University of Cambridge: CfP: Medicine, Envirment, and Health In the Easterm Mediterranean World, 1400–1750 3–4 April 2017

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Everything Early Modern Women: CfP: The Body and Spiritual Experience: 1500–1700 (RSA 2017)

Kunsthistorisches Institut In Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut: CfP: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences 15–17 February 2017

Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017): CfP: Blood, Food, and Climate: Historical Relationships Between Physiology, Race, Nation-Building, and Colonialism/Globalization

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H-Sci-Med-Tech: CFP: Blood, Food & Climate – Symposium at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 2017

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

University of Leeds: The Past, Present and Future of Integrated HPS: An International Postgraduate Forum 13-14 January 2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

University of Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum

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Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Leeds Museums and Galleries: Project Placement (Industrial History)

University of Mainz: Doctoral Fellowships (X3) in Medicine and the Humanities

Oxford Brookes University: PhD Studentship in The Air Disaster in Post-War Britain c. 1940–1990

Linda Hall Library: Just Three Weeks Left to Apply for a Linda Hall Library Fellowship!

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 03, Vol. #18

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #18

Monday 19 December 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Christmas is coming and with it another fat edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing a bargain basement load of the histories of science, technology and medicine gathered up over the last seven days throughout the Internet.

Last week Google brought out a doodle celebrating Roald Amundsen’s arrival at the South Pole.

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Google Doodle: 105th Anniversary of First Expedition to Reach the South Pole

Yovisto: Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition

Royal Museums Greenwich: Roald Amundsen: Who was the man who beat Captain Scott to claim the South Pole?

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Now the British love a great hero and in particular they love heroes who die heroically whilst failing but maintaining that proverbial stiff upper lip. The list is long and includes such notable episodes as General Gordon senseless defence of Khartoum and the thousands sacrificed to stupidity during the Battle of the Somme.

Growing up in the 1950s and 60s I was regaled with detailed accounts of the heroism of the polar expedition of Robert Falcon Scott, who having arrived at the South Pole five weeks after Amundsen then all died on the march back out. I suspect every Brit of my age can quote the famous last words of Captain Oates, “I am going outside now and maybe sometime” uttered as he left the tent to his certain death. A more perfect example of British stiff upper lip is almost unimaginable.

A bizarre side effect of this strange form of hero worship is that in Britain at that time Amundsen almost didn’t get a look in, at most as the dastardly foreigner who had the cheek to beat Scott to the Pole and then to live to tell the tale. Not the done thing.

Map of the Southern Hemisphere by Guillaume de L'Isle, 1739 – Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo)

Map of the Southern Hemisphere by Guillaume de L’Isle, 1739 – Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo)

All of this brings to my mind the problem of presenting history (of science) as a series of stories about heroes. However it is done it automatically leads to, often serious, distortions, not necessarily as bad as the British version of the Scott Amundsen story of my youth but distortions none the less.

This week threw up two interesting blog post on heroes and historiography. At Extinct: The Philosophy of Palaeontology Blog, Daniel Nolan discusses Historical Sciences and “Great Man” Approaches to History, an interesting essay with much food for thought. On Nautilus, Philip Ball takes the discussion in to the counterfactual, If Not Darwin, Who? He suggests that if historians of science are right in saying that great discoveries would have been made even if heroic scientist discoverer, who is credited with it, had never lived then it would be credited to a different heroic scientist discoverer. Having presented his hypothesis he then asks who is the most likely candidate as substitute heroic scientist discoverer in a series of well-known cases of scientific discovery. He even adds a couple more in a second blog post on his own homunculus blog, More alternative heroes.

The #histSTM and STS communities are saddened today by the loss of Ann Johnson, a fantastic scholar and a fantastic person ­ APS History (@APSHistory)

Cornell University: The College of Arts & Sciences: Ann Johnson

Ann Johnson, associate professor of science and technology studies (STS).

Ann Johnson, associate professor of science and technology studies (STS).

IEEE Spectrum: How the Ford Motor Co. Invented the SQUID – Ann Johnson

Quotes of the week:

Sign on a Copenhagen street. – Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior)

Sign on a Copenhagen street. – Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior)

 “Dear media: stop using the Middle Ages as a comparison if your sole point of reference is the Vikings tv show” – Colleen Curran (@cmcurran21)

“But yeah if your Medieval Fantasy game has potatoes, corn, tomatoes, chocolate, etc. and a stunning lack of people of color? It’s wrong” – Díacolleté (@dialacina)

 “Do you think Amazon drone shooting could replace clay pigeon shooting as an Olympic sport?” – Thony Christie (@rmathematicus)

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“A doctoral student walks into a bar. Bartender asks: “Draft?” Student replies: “I’ll have one by the end of the month”” – William Morgan, PhD (@willmorgan66)

“An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex” – Edgar Wallace h/t @JFDerry

“Like God science moves in mysterious ways.

Take credit for the good things and blame others for the bad” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

"balls to the wall" and "balls out" (meaning top speed) refer to the centrifugal governor – Toby Jaffey (@tobyjaffy)

“balls to the wall” and “balls out” (meaning top speed) refer to the centrifugal governor – Toby Jaffey (@tobyjaffy)

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away” – Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)

“Looking for the perfect vocabulary to describe the tenuousness of your reality? Time to crack open the Philip K. Dicktionary!” – Ben Gross (@bhgross144)

“Did Vivaldi write music about any kind of pizza other than the Four Seasons?” – Peter Coles (@telescoper)

education-quote

“Charles-François Dufay, a French electricity pioneer: if you rub a dead cat it will ‘sparkle’ but will not produce any light” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

What are we?

“BOOKWORMS!”

What do we want?!

“BOOKS!”

When will we read them?!

[INDISTINCT MUMBLING ABOUT HUGE TBR PILES AND MAYBE NEXT YEAR] – Cait (@PaperFury)

A nativity scene without any Jews, Arabs, Africans, refugees or unwed mothers – Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse)

A nativity scene without any Jews, Arabs, Africans, refugees or unwed mothers – Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse)

Birthday of the Week:

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749) Source: Wikimedia Commons

 The Renaissance Mathematicus: A feminist Newtonian

Yovisto: A great man whose only fault was being a woman – Émile du Châtelet

APS: This Month in Physics History: December 1706: Birth of Émilie du Châtelet

brainpickings: The Philosopher and the Prodigy: How Voltaire Fell in Love with a Remarkable Female Mathematician

Cosmos: Émilie du Châtelet, pioneering mathematician and feminist

Youtube: Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet, Part 1

Youtube: Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet, Part 2

Linda Hall Library Digital Collections: Principes mathématiques del la philosophie naturelle, vol. 1.

Werner von Siemens born 13 December 1816

Werner von Siemens (Portrait by Giacomo Brogi) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Werner von Siemens (Portrait by Giacomo Brogi)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Werner von Siemens – Inventor and International Entrepreneur

Siemens: Happy Birthday Werner

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Werner von Siemens and Erlangen

Robert Plot born 13 December 1640

Portrait of Robert Plot, D.D. by Sylvester Harding Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Robert Plot, D.D. by Sylvester Harding
Source: Wikimedia Commons

oum.ox.ac.uk: Robert Plot

Tycho Brahe born 14 December 1546

1586 portrait of Tycho Brahe framed by the family shields of his noble ancestors, by Jacques de Gheyn. Source: Wikimedia Commons

1586 portrait of Tycho Brahe framed by the family shields of his noble ancestors, by Jacques de Gheyn.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Tycho Brahe – The Man with the Golden Nose

Smthsonian.com: Astronomer and Alchemist Tycho Brahe Died Full of Gold

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Tycho Brahe

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Financing Tycho’s little piece of heaven

The History Blog: Tycho Brahe was gilded

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Newton's First Law Of Motion, Post-Truth Edition – Ben Greenman (@bengreenman)

Newton’s First Law Of Motion, Post-Truth Edition – Ben Greenman (@bengreenman)

 Yovisto: Max Born and the statistical interpretation of the Wave Function

arXiv: Georges Lemaître: Life, Science and Legacy

Nautilus: My Life with the Physics Dream Team

Smithsonian.com: For a Larger-Than-Life Space Icon, John Glenn Was Remarkably Down-to-Earth

Pasadena Now: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Remembers John Glenn

The IRM Quarterly: Johann von Lamont (1805–1879): A pioneer in geomagnetism

BBC News: The women scientists who took India into space

India's 'space women' (from left) Ritu Karidhal, Anuradha TK and Nandini Harinath Photo: ASIF SAUD

India’s ‘space women’ (from left) Ritu Karidhal, Anuradha TK and Nandini Harinath
Photo: ASIF SAUD

Library of Congress: Stars of the first 5 magnitudes visible in Northern latitudes

AHF: Rotblat Account

Amy’s Smart Girls: Katherine G. Johnson: NASA Trailblazer, STEM Icon

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Edward Purcell’s Interview

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Geoffrey Chew’s Interview

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Baldwin Swayer’s Interview

Voices of the Manhattan Project: Edwin McMillan’s Lecture

Smithsonian.com: The Hidden Connections Between Darwin and the Physicist Who Championed Entropy

Besides exceptional facial hair, what could these two gentlemen have in common? (GL Archive / bilwissedition / Alamy)

Besides exceptional facial hair, what could these two gentlemen have in common? (GL Archive / bilwissedition / Alamy)

Yovisto: Nikolay Basov and the Development of the Maser and Laser

Scientific American: It’s Time for Particle Physics to go Back to the Future

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henri Becquerel

Yovisto: Lord Kelvin and the Analysis of Thermodynamics

Yovisto: Edward Emerson Barnard and Celestial Photography

Ptak Science Books: Antique Circles – Astronomical Prints

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AHF: Dorothy McKibben

insanfazlioglu.net: The Samarqand Mathematical-Astronomical School: A Basis for Ottoman Philosophy and Science

Muslim Heritage: Al-Khalili and the Culmination of Spherical Astronomy in 14th-Century Damascus

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Map History: Understanding Engraved Maps

GIS Lounge: The Map Myth of Here Be Dragons

THE HUNT-LENOX GLOBE IS THE ONLY DOCUMENTED EXAMPLE OF THE PHRASE “HERE BE DRAGONS” (RED ARROW) ON A MAP.

THE HUNT-LENOX GLOBE IS THE ONLY DOCUMENTED EXAMPLE OF THE PHRASE “HERE BE DRAGONS” (RED ARROW) ON A MAP.

The Map Room: Miscellaneous Globes

British Library: Maps and views blog: Maps & scrap metal

Smithsonian.com: The Library of Congress Is Putting Its Map Collection on the Map

Atlas Obscura: In 1562 Map-Makers Thought America Was Full of Mermaids, Giants, and Dragons

Mail Online: What the first map-makers REALLY thought of the Americas: Stunning map made for King Philip II to show off ‘The Spanish Empire’ in 1562 reveals a landscape full of mermaids, giants, sea serpents, and cannibals

Map History: Martin Llewellyn’s Atlas of the East (c. 1598)

A selection from Llewellyn's many different compass rose centres

A selection from Llewellyn’s many different compass rose centres

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Perceptions of Pregnancy: Risky hormones, birth defects and the business of pregnancy testing, Part II

Thomas Morris: A high pain threshold

The Guardian: The German doctor’s surgery left untouched for 30 years – in pictures

The Telegraph: Haunting photos capture inside Doctor’s surgery left abandoned for 30 years

Siemens: The first Siemens X-ray tube

Messy Nessy: The Radium Girls and the Generation that brushed its Teeth with Radioactive Toothpaste

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Nursing Clio: On Feeding My Husband with Cancer

Smithsonian.com: People Have Spent Years Trying to Diagnose Mary Todd Lincoln From Beyond the Grave

brainpickings: Marie Curie, Ambulance Driver: The Trailblazing Scientist’s Little-Known Humanitarian Heroism and Her Life-Saving Mobile X-Ray Machines

The Guardian: Heimlich maneuver inventor Dr Henry Heimlich dies at 96

Radiolab: The Man Behind the Maneuver

New York Times: Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, Famous for Antichoking Technique, Dies at 96

Dr. Heimlich demonstrating the Heimlich maneuver on Johnny Carson in 1979. Credit Gene Arias/NBC, via Getty Images

Dr. Heimlich demonstrating the Heimlich maneuver on Johnny Carson in 1979. Credit Gene Arias/NBC, via Getty Images

histmodbiomed.org: Technology, Techniques, and Technicians at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) c.1960–c.2000

Thomas Morris: A bayonet through the head

Medium: America’s first pop psychologist

eidolon.pub: Midwifery, Then and Now

Geoffrey Kaye Museum: Acriflavine: Why is it in an anaesthetic museum?

Remedia: The Artificial Kidney

The JAMA Network: Heart Transplantation in Man

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Yovisto: Guglielmo Marconi and his Magic Machine

Yovisto: My Hovercraft is full of Eels

Yovisto: Maria Telkes and the Power of the Sun

Atlas Obscura: The Creative and Forgotten Fire Escape Designs of the 1800s

Atlas Obscura: The Obsessed, Feuding Searchers Still Looking for Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, 1936. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/LC-DIG-HEC-40747

Amelia Earhart, 1936. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/LC-DIG-HEC-40747

The Telegraph: The first electric telegraph in 1837 revolutionised communications

Conciatore: Neri the Scholar

Yovisto: Hans von Ohain and the Jet Engine

Smithsonian.com. The Oldest Structure on the National Mall Is on the Move

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Jervis

AHF: Walter Goodman

Womanthology: Celebrating the achievements of Amy Johnson by re-imaging her world through a new lens of art and engineering

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Londonist: London’s Hidden Tunnels Revealed In Amazing Cutaways

The Scotsman: On this day in 1896: The Glasgow Subway opens

mental_floss: Makin’ Copies: the Complete History

Smithsonian.com: After Nearly 500 Years in Business, the Company that Cast the Liberty Bell Is Ceasing All Operations

Smithsonian.com: Ever Wondered Who Invented The Tea Bag? 

Conciatore: Rise and Fall

Yovisto: The Wright Brothers Invented the Aviation Age

The first flight of the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903

The first flight of the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903

Smithsonian.com: On This Day, The Black Box Proved Its Worth

EarthSky: Today in science: Wright brothers succeed

The New York Times: The Executive Computer December 8 1985

Yovisto: Christopher Polhem anticipating the Industrial Revolution

Past Horizons: Craggie Bloomery: iron working in late medieval Sutherland

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Edwin H. Armstrong

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Yovisto: Milutin Milanković and the Cause of Ice Ages

Scientific American: Jaw on the Floor: Entire Chunk of Feathered Dinosaur Discovered in Amber

New York Times: That Thing With Feathers Trapped in Amber? It Was a Dinosaur Tail

The Guardian: Why palaeontologists are aflutter over new fossil find

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Juan Bautista Bru de Ramon

Juan Bautista Bru de Ramon Britannica-4th ed, 1824

Juan Bautista Bru de Ramon Britannica-4th ed, 1824

TrowelBlazers: Leslie Aiello

NICHE: New Articles in Canadian Environmental History: From Adventurous Tourists to Experimental Farms

The Atlantic: A Possible Break in One of Evolution’s Biggest Mysteries

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Sir William Hamilton

In the Company of Volcanoes: Interpreting historic eruptions with old dusty hidden treasures: Introduction to historical and social volcanology

The Guardian: Why don’t humans have a penis bone? Scientists may now know

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/dec/14/why-dont-humans-have-a-penis-bone-scientists-may-now-know-baculum

Paige Fossil History: Dinosaurs, Gorillas, & More: Re-remembering Richard Owen

Sir Richard Owen. Photograph by Maull & Polyblank. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Sir Richard Owen. Photograph by Maull & Polyblank.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

NCSE Blog: “Why Are There Still Monkeys?” in Lyell

Textbook History: What Piltdown Taught

Live Science: Giant Megalodon Shark Teeth May Have Inspired Mayan Monster Myths

Colonising Animals: When Gorillas Smoke Cigars…

Dr Clare Hickman: Experiencing Arcadia

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading: November 2016

Yovisto: Margaret Mead and Modern Anthropology

Margaret Mead (1901 – 1978) Image by Library of Congress

Margaret Mead
(1901 – 1978)
Image by Library of Congress

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: The Ascent of Man and the Politics of Humanity’s Evolutionary Future

undark.org: The Slow Death of Ecology’s Birthplace

Smithsonian.com: How the Potato Changed the World

Forbes: How Maps and Mountain Fossils Led to Plate Tectonics

Forbes: Rockin’ Around The Tree – Geological Applications of Tree Ring Research

The Dispersal of Darwin: Article: The Creativity of Natural Selection? Part I: Darwin. Darwinism, and the Mutationists

CHEMISTRY:

chem.ucla.edu: The Role of Triads in the Evolution of the Periodic Table: Past and Present

CHF: Distillations: Positive Effect

Schematic of J. J. Thomson’s apparatus. Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library, CHF

Schematic of J. J. Thomson’s apparatus.
Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library, CHF

Yovisto: Charles Coulson and the Molecular Orbital Theory

Yovisto: Willard Frank Libby and the Radio Carbon Dating

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

L’archive psychiatrique: Santé mentale au Québec – Volume XLI, numéro 2 Table of Contents

The Chapel Hill Rare Book Blog: Mummy Printing in the Rare Book Collection

AHF: Newsletter

Auxiliary Hypotheses: Scientific explanation from the history and philosophy of science to general philosophy of science (and back again… and again… and again) | Lina Jansson

History of Psychiatry: December 2016: 27(4) Table of Contents

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

The #EnvHist Weekly

The Alfred Russel Wallace Website: The 200th Anniversary of Wallace’s birth is ONLY 6 years away!

Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace

historypoints.org: Former Mechanics’ Institute, Neath

BSHS Travel Guide: Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex Park, Kent

The New York Times: Thomas C. Schelling, Master Theorist of Nuclear Strategy, Dies at 95

The Hakluyt Society Blog: Looking back on Hakluyt@400

ISIS: A Journal of the History of Science Society: Volume 107, Number 4 – December 2016 Table of Contents

ISIS: Viewpoint: Clocks to Computers oa

The Guardian: Isaac Newton masterwork becomes most expensive science book sold

 A page from Principia Mathematica, right, with Newton’s notes opposite, held at Cambridge University. A European first edition has sold for £3m. Photograph: Cambridge University Library

A page from Principia Mathematica, right, with Newton’s notes opposite, held at Cambridge University. A European first edition has sold for £3m. Photograph: Cambridge University Library

Smithsonian.com: Most Expensive Science Book Sells for $3.7 Million

The Recipes Project: Research From the Kitchen: Emma Schreiber’s “Apple Jelly for a Corner Dish”

The Irish Times: The Edward Worth Library: a treasure trove of maths

The Dispersal of Darwin: Journal special issue on “Replaying the Tape of Life: Evolution and Historical Explanation” Table of Contents

AEON: Why is simpler better?

on display: The Prince of Wales, the rhino leg waste-paper basket, and the Museum Association’s Disposal Toolkit

Long Island Press: Nikola Tesla Wardenclyffe Lab to Receive World Historical Site Designation

Tesla's Wardenclyffe plant on Long Island in 1904.  Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tesla’s Wardenclyffe plant on Long Island in 1904.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

ESOTERIC:

The Thinkers Garden: Odd Truths: The Alchemical Life of Glassmaker Antonio Neri

Česky Krumlov: Alchemy in Česky Krumlov

Temporal display of workshop, where precious metals were processed and their quality tested, reproduction of woodcut from 1574

Temporal display of workshop, where precious metals were processed and their quality tested, reproduction of woodcut from 1574

Circulating Now: A Book Unfinished: Paracelsus in Hand-Press Sheets

Yovisto: The Prophecies of Nostradamus

The Iris: Your Questions About Alchemy – From Its Origins to the Philosopher’s Stone – Answered

BOOK REVIEWS:

Confessions of a Science Librarian: Best Science Books 2016: Goodreads Choice Awards

Nature: A View From the Bridge: Top 20 books: a year that made waves

Popular Science: A Tale of Seven Scientists – Eric Scerri

Les Livres de Philosophie: Ludwig Binswanger : Le Cas Ellen West. Schizophrénie. Deuxième étude

Popular Science: Reality Is Not What It Seems – Carlo Rovelli

Advances in the History of Psychology: The Psychopath Machine: A Story of Resistance and Survival

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The Roanoke Time: Roots of today lie in the ‘Ancient Worlds’

NICHE: Review of Van Horssen, A Town Called Asbestos

SpaceWatchtower: Einstein for Everyone: A Quick Read

NEW BOOKS:

Hermann: Le corps en crise: Dans la pratique psychanalytique et médicale

h-madness: Book announcement – Electroconvulsive Therapy in America: The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy

Palgrave Macmillan: Medicine, Knowledge and Venereal Diseases in England, 1886–1916

University of Chicago Press: The Technical Image: A History of Styles in Scientific Imagery

Science Museum: Mathematics: How it Shaped Our World

Palgrave Macmillan: Deinstitutionalisation and After: Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World

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Penn State University Press: A Saving Science: Capturing the Heavens in Carolingian Manuscripts

Cambridgeshire Records Office: Jonas Moore’s Mapp of the Great Levell of the Fens 1658

Historiens de la santé: Le concept de pathocénose de M. D. Grmek. Une conceptualisation novatrice de l’histoire des maladies

Historiens de la santé: The Proceedings of the 21st Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 2012

Yale University Press: Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England

ART & EXHIBITIONS

BHL: Poetic Botany: A Digital Exhibition Celebrating the History of Botany

Wallpaper: Maths rebranded: London’s Science Museum opens Zaha Hadid-designed gallery

The Telegraph: Thanks to Zaha Hadid, mathematics gets a home to do it proud – The Winton Gallery, Science Museum, review

LSE: Phillips Machine finds new home at London’s Science Museum

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Bilderwelten: Aufbruch zu Neuen Ufern: Mitteleuropäische Buchmalerei 1400–1540

The Oxford Times: Museum exhibition explores groundbreaking work on antibiotics in Oxford

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

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Arab World Institute Paris: Ocean Explorers: From Sinbad to Marco Polo 11 November 2016–26 February 2017

COMING SOON: Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

COMING SOON: The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse: Maria Merian’s Butterflies 17 March–23 July 2017

Harvard Gazette: The story of Edwin Land

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

Royal Society of Medicine: Exhibition: Sir Morell Mackenzie, a lifetime in laryngology 7 November 2016–28 January 2017

Morell Mackenzie

Morell Mackenzie

Hagley Museum: Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream Through March 2017

Enfilade: Exhibition – Robert Adams’ London 30 November 2016–11 March 2017

Florence Nightingale Museum: The Age of the Beard: Putting on a Brave Face in Victorian Britain 18 November 2016–30 April 2017

Natural History Museum: Dippy the Dinosaur’s UK tour venues announced

The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Found in Wyoming, USA.

The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Found in Wyoming, USA.

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity October 19 2016–April 23 2017

Ashmolean Museum: Power and Protection 20 October 2016–15 January 2017

Princeton University Art Museum: Transcient Effects

The National Museum of Computing: 1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

Teylers Museum: Bloemenpracht 25 July 2016–08 January 2017

H.J. Elwes, A monograph of the genus Lilium, z.p., 1880

H.J. Elwes, A monograph of the genus Lilium, z.p., 1880

British Library: Maps of the 20th Century: Drawing the Line 4 November 2016–1 March 2017

Causway Coast Community: County Antrim adventurer’s royal maps will graphically outline history

Bradbury Science Museum: Fifty years of nuclear safeguards

Cambridge Digital Library: Browse our collections: Curious Objects

Leek Post & Times: Mary A Blagg the Cheadle Astronomer honoured at Cheadle Discovery Centre exhibition

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

The Foundling Museum: Feeding the 400 23 September 2016–08 January 2017

The Getty Research Institute: The Art of Alchemy 11 October 2016–12 February 2017

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700. 950053

Osher Map Museum: The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities 29 September 2016–11 March 2017

The Huntingdon: Gardens, Art, & Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints 17 September 2016–9 January 2017

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Guildhall Art Gallery, London: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September 2016–22 January 2017

Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography 4 October 2016–15 January 2017

past@present: Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: the asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

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Gallica Rose

 

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge: 13 October 2016–30 June 2017

Guildhall Art Gallery: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy 20 September–22 January 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

Royal College of Physicians: ‘To fetch out the fire’: reviving London, 1666 1 September –16 December 2016

The Australian: Hadron Collider show reveals art of science at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

National Railway Museum: National Railway Museum marks historic First World War centenary with new exhibition

Christ Church Oxford: Hakluyt and Geography in Oxford 1550–1650 Opens 14 October 2016

Bodleian Library: The World in a Book: Hakluyt and Renaissance Discovery Opens 28 October 2016

National Library of Scotland: You Are Here 22 July 2016–3 April 2017

Science Museum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care 29 June 2016–15 January 2018

Museum of London: Fire! Fire! 23July 2016–17 April 2017

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Digital Library: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Uzeeum: House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869–1922

Until Darwin: Maria Martin Bachman’s sketches and paintings for Audubon: On-line Exhibition from the Charleston County Public Library

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

Bodleian Library & Radcliffe Camera: Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs 25 February2016–19 February 2017

Corning Museum of Glass: Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope: April 23, 2016–March 18, 2017

Royal College of Physicians: “Anatomy as Art” Facsimile Display Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Historical Medical Library: Online Exhibition: Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Somerset House: Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility

Museum of Science and Industry: Meet Baby Meet Baby Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Natural History Museum: Bauer Brothers art exhibition Runs till 26 February 2017 

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford: Shakespeare’s World View: Stars, Globes and Magic 1 August–31 December 2016 

Wellcome Collection: Bedlam: The asylum and beyond 15 September 2016–15 January 2017

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea: Royal Collection: Leonardo da Vinci 14 October 2016–6 January 2017

Maudsley Long Gallery: Before and After 15 September 2016–16 January 2017

Wellcome Collection: Electricity: The spark of life 23 February–2 July 2017 

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–1 May 2017

University of Birmingham: Inspiring Knowledge 26 September 2016–30 June 2017

National Maritime Museum: Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity 3 November 2016–17 April 2017

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle Saale: Alchemie – Die Suche nach dem Weltgeheimnis 25 November 2016–5 Juni 2017

Wellcome Collection: Making Nature: How we see animals 1 December 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Royal College of Physicians: ‘a cabinet of rarities’: the curious collection of Sir Thomas Browne 30 January–27 July 2017

Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics 4 November 2016–21 May 2017

COMING SOON: Bodleian Libraries: Volcanoes 10 February–21 May 2017

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

 THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The BMJ: Doctors on Film

npr: ‘Hidden Figures No More: Meet The Black Women Who Helped Send America To Space

According to NASA, Mary Jackson "may have been the only black female aeronautical engineer in the field" in the 1950s. Singer and actress Janelle Monáe plays her in the film Hidden Figures. Bob Nye/Courtesy of NASA Langley

According to NASA, Mary Jackson “may have been the only black female aeronautical engineer in the field” in the 1950s. Singer and actress Janelle Monáe plays her in the film Hidden Figures.
Bob Nye/Courtesy of NASA Langley

WGNO: They did the math: How NASA’s black mathematicians multiplied success

Gielgud Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Booking to 07 January 2017

The Regal Theatre: The Trials of Galileo International Tour March 2014­–December 2017

Mercury Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde 18–28 January 2017

Stockport Garrick Theatre: Copenhagenn 11–14 January 2017

EVENTS:

University of London Senate House: Maps and Society Lectures: Travels, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain 19 January 2017

The Royal Institution: Spirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world 1 February 2017

National Museum of Scotland: Stereoscopy an Introduction to Victorian Stereo Photography 5–18 December 2016

New Scientist Discovery: The Science of the Renaissance: 8 Day Tour Departures: 9 March 2017 & 2 November 2017 £££

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

Truman State University: The Story and Significance of the Periodic Table 3 April 2017

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

The Warburg Institute: Maps and Society Lectures 26th Series Programme 2016–2017

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Talk: Gendering Artificial Anatomies: Practices and Materials 8 March 2017

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

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TELEVISION:

The Royal Institution: BBC Four: Supercharged: Fuelling the future 2016 Christmas Lectures

Image of the final RI Christmas Lecture

Image of the final RI Christmas Lecture

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: National Gallery: Myth-Making Stars – Star Trail

Youtube: Under The Knife: Episode 9: The Barber’s Pole

Youtube: Canada Science and Technology Museum: 1890 Coin Operated Polyphon Music Box – “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Youtube: Science Museum: Collider: JJ Thomson’s Cathode-ray Tube

Youtube: Albert Einstein speaks at the Royal Albert Hall 1933

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The man who predicted deforestation and climate change 200 years ago

Research in English At Durham: New Podcast: Alchemy, The Philosopher’s Stone, and the Holy Grail

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Strasbourg: La Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (SFHST): Congrès National: Appel à communications: L’histoire des vaccins et des vaccinations : quelle pertinence dans les débats actuels ? 19–21 Avril 2017 Jusqu’au 5 janvier 2017

BNF/Université Paris-Descartes-USPC: Colloque international: Appel à communications: Alfred Binet, expérimentateur. Entre archives de la psychologie et éducation physique 12–13 Octobre 2017 Avant le 31 janvier 2017

University of Aberdeen: CfP: Workshop: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture 26-27 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: ebook: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals Deadline 28 February 2017

Société de Démographie Historique, Centre Roland Mousnier, Paris: Appel à communications: Le sang. Famille, parenté, transmission du Moyen Âge à nos jours 23–24 novembre 2017 Date limite de l’appel : 15 janvier 2017

The Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: CfP: “IX International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Alexander von Humboldt and Travellers Through Yucatan”, 19–24 November 2018 Deadline 29 May 2017

University of Sydney: CfP: Workshop: Environmental Histories of Architecture 10 March 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Pittsburgh: Call for Applications: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups 10–14 July 2017

Département de français, New York University: Appel à communications: Le goût 13 et 14 avril 2017 avant le 15 janvier 2017

Domus Comeliana of Pisa: CfP: Conference: Humours, mixtures, & corpuscles. A Medical Path to Corpuscularism in the Seventeenth Century 18–20 May 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories, Department of History, University of York: Call for applications: William Bynum Essay Prize (Medical History)

The Royal Society: Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture Nominations Open Deadline 30 January 2017

University of Sheffield: Call for Open Panels: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference Science, Technology & Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa: CfP: Joint Meeting of the Red EsCTS and the Portuguese STS Network: Lost in Translation? People, Technologies for Practices and Concepts Across Boundaries 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 10 February 2017

SSHM: Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Now Open! Deadline 1 February 2017

University of California, Berkeley: 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

Historiens de la santé: CfP: Edited Collection: Medicine and What it Means to be Human

History of Psychology: CfP: Special Issue on the History of Global Psychology and Psychiatry Deadline 15 May 2017

University of Exeter: CfP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, Exeter Deadline 20 February 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

Journal 18: a journal of eighteenth-century art and culture: CfP: #3 Lifelike (Spring 2017) #4 East-Southeast (Fall 2017) #5 Coordinates (Spring 2018) #6 Albums (Fall 2018)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: CfP: Estimated Truths: Water, Science, and the Politics of Approximation

Tartu, Estonia: 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science “On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot” 18-20 May 2017

University of Leeds: CfP: Conference: Who Cares? The Past and Present of Caring 27–28 March 2017 Deadline 13 January 2017

UK Association for the History of Nursing: Annual Nursing History Writing Competition Deadline 31 March 2017

Mississippi State University: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 22-25 June 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of Sheffield: CfP: 11th Annual Science in Public Conference: Science, Technology and Humanity 10–12 July 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study: CfP: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700–1830 Two Conferences Berne 14–16 September 2017 Göttingen 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare 23–24 June 2017

British Library: Eccles Centre for American Studies: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017

Manchester Conference Centre: CfP: Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space 7–9 December 2017 Deadline 15 February 2017

University of Chicago: Marine Biological Laboratory: Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Cells and Organisms 17–24 May 2017

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

University of York: Medical History William Bynum Essay Prize Deadline 1 January 2017

Society for the Social Studies of Science: Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting Submission deadline: January 1, 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

Faculté des lettres et Sciences Humaines, Limoges: Colloque: Contestations, résistances et négociations environnementales à l’échelle locale dans les sociétés industrialisées. XIXe-XXIe siècle 08 et 09 décembre 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture: Annual Sophia Centre Conference: CfP: The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres 1-2 July 2017 Deadline 15 January 2017

Society for the Social Studies of Science: Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting Submission deadline: January 1, 2017

University of Toronto: CfP: 7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable 23–24 June 2017

SSHM: CfP: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) 30 August–2 September 2017 Deadline 31 January 2017

University of Darmstadt: CfP: Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of York: CfP: BSHS Annual Conference 2017 6–9 July 2017 Deadline 19 January 2017

University of Oxford: TORCH: CfP: Symposium: Doctor-Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor Patient Relationship 24 March 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016 Deadline 17 March 2017

University of Ireland, Galway: CfP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction 8 June 2017

University of North Caroline: CfP: Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis 30 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

British Library: What’s on: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line – Workshops 14 November 2016–1 March 2017

UCLA: CfP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies

Septièmes journées internationales d’études médiévales des Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes de l’Université de Genève & de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale: Appel à communications: Vivre et mourir au Moyen Âge 9-10 mars 2017 avant le 1er décembre 2016

University of Amsterdam: CfP: Changing the Nature of Art and Science: Intersections with Maria Sibylla Merian 7–9 June 2017 Deadline 31 December 2016

Harvard University: CfP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art 6–8 April 2017 Deadline 14 December 2016

University of Southampton: CfP: Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference 24–26 March 2017 Deadline 16 December 2016

University of Ghent: Program Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2016–2017

Toronto Ontario: CfP: Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

Transversal: CfP: Special Issue on Historiography of Medicine Deadline 31 July 2017 Publication December 2017

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science: 57th Annual Program 2016–2017

CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

University of Leeds: The Past, Present and Future of Integrated HPS: An International Postgraduate Forum 13-14 January 2017

Victoria, British Columbia: CfP: Conference SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book 9-12 June 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

Durham University: Conference: CfP: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being 18 March 2017 Deadline 25 November 2016

University of Groningen: CfP. Histories of Healthy Ageing 21–23 June 2017 Deadline 1 December 2016

Kraków Poland: CfP. 6th Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20-22 September 2017

University of Utrecht: CfP: Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-Making 29–30 June 2017 Deadline 6 January 2017

‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy: Call for applications: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences Cycles of Life 24 June–1 July 2017

IHPS Leeds: CfP: The First International IHPS Postgraduate Forum 13–14 January 2017 Deadline 7 November 2016

Philadelphia, PA: RBS Mellon Conference: CfP: Resembling Science: The Unruly Object across the Disciplines 12–15 October 2017

University of Padua: CfP: Scientia 2017 19–22 April 2017

University of Ghent: Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2016–2017

Friends of Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery (BMAG): Looking for speakers for their Science Shorts series in March, June, September and December 2017

The History of Modern Biomedicine: CfP: Frontiers in Pharmacology: Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals

BSHS: Dingle Prize 2017: The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize

Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris: Histoire des sciences humaines et sociales 4 novembre 2016 au 9 juin 2017

Ryerson University (Toronto): Appel à communications: Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’histoire de la médecine: L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir 27–29 mai 2017

University of Warwick: CfP: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers, 1600–1800

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Indianna University: CfP: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century 29–30 March 2017

University of Illinois: Graduate STS workshop: CfP: Interdisciplinary Encounters: Exploring Knowledge-Making Across Boundaries 10–11 March 2017

All Souls College Oxford: Oxford Naval History Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea 1650–1950 13–15 July 2017

H-Material-Culture: CfP. Kitchen and Kitchen Gardens in Britain and Europe, 1500–1950

University of Bristol: CfP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 6–8 April 2017

King’s College London: ChoSTM Seminar Programme 2016–2017

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Workshop: Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction 27 March–1 April 2017 Deadline 27 November 2017

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UCL: STS: Seminar Series Autumn 2016

Constructing Scientific Communities: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2016

Erasmus University Rotterdam: CfP: Fourth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science

University of Toronto: CfP: CSHPS–SCHPS Annual Conference 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 20 January 2017

BSHS: CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 5–7 April 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK: CfP: Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures 6–10 July 2017 Deadline: 1 November 2016

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SCHCT: 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularisation

University of Exeter: EPSA 17: CfP: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association 6-9 September 2017 Deadline 5 January 2017

University of Kiel: CfP: 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX) 6–12 August 2017: Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations Deadline 1 November 2016

‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest: Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH): CfP: The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health 30 August-2 September 2017 Deadline 1 January 2017

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine: CfP: From Far and Wide: The Next 150 27–29 May 2017 Deadline 15 November 2016

Museo de América, Madrid: Symposium: CfP: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge 5–7 April 2017

Moot Court Room, Toronto, ON: ISHTIP 9th Annual Workshop: CfP: ‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’ 12–14 July 2017

BSHS: University College London: 8th International Conference for the European Society for the History of Science: Unity and Disunity 15–17 September 2018

Edinburgh Napier University: American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Lecture: ‘What, if anything, makes knowledge an improvement over information?’ 30 November 2016

TU Darmstadt: 20th Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: CfP: The Grammar of Things 14–17 June 2017 Deadline 5 December 2016

University of Padua: CfP: Scientiae 2017 19–22 April 2017

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS: CfP: 49th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library: Symposium: CfP: Cold War Geographies 16 January 2017 Deadline 27 November 2016

University of St Andrews: CfP: Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval 19–20 January 2017

Institute of Historical Research, University of London: Maritime History and Culture Seminar 2016–17

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Applications to Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science 2017