Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #17

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 #17

Monday 12 December 2016

EDITORIAL:

Rolling on towards Christmas we bring you the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list containing all the histories of science, technology and medicine we could round up from the Internet over the last seven days.

On 7 December Google celebrated Ole Rømer’s determination of the speed of light with a Doodle.

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Rather strange was the abysmal level of the reporting on the reasons for this Google Doodle this is typified by this tweet from the Royal Society:

 It was on this day 340 years ago, Danish astronomer, Ole Rømer, first successfully measured the speed of light.

Ole Rømer didn’t measure the speed of light and thus the 7 December was not the 340th anniversary of this feat. As you can read in one or other of the accounts linked below, he determined the speed of light after he had noticed discrepancies in the timings of the eclipses of the Jupiter moon Io. Rømer hypothesised that the discrepancies were caused by the time difference that the light took to reach the earth depending on whether the earth was closer or further away from Jupiter. To test his hypothesis he spent eight years observing the moons of Jupiter and timing their eclipses by the planet.

As he reported to French Royal Academy of Science on 22 August 1676 he was changing the basis of his calculation for the table of eclipses of Io, probably stating as his reason:

This second inequality appears to be due to light taking some time to reach us from the satellite; light seems to take about ten to eleven minutes [to cross] a distance equal to the half-diameter of the terrestrial orbit. [source: Wikipedia]

The original Academy record of his announcement has been lost but there was an anonymous report of his talk published in the Journal des sçavans on 7 December 1676 and it is this anniversary that Google was celebrating.

Ole Rømer at work in his home observatory at t. Kannikestræde in Copenhagen. Cipperplate engraving intended for a never published work by Rømer. After his death it was published in Peder Nielsen Horrebow's Basis Astronomiæ (1735). Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ole Rømer at work in his home observatory at t. Kannikestræde in Copenhagen. Cipperplate engraving intended for a never published work by Rømer. After his death it was published in Peder Nielsen Horrebow’s Basis Astronomiæ (1735).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Google Doodle Archive: 340th Anniversary of the Determination of the Speed of Light

C–Net: Determine the speed of light, and be honoured with a Google Doodle

Why Evolution Is True: Google Doodle honors first measurement of the speed of light

The Renaissance Mathematicus: The speed of light, a spin off from longitude research

Independent: Determination of the speed of light: Who is Ole Roemer and how did he make his discovery?

Google Doodles are not displayed overall in the World but according to a logic, which nobody appears to be able to fathom only in selected countries. The Ole Rømer Doodle was not displayed in Egypt, where instead there was a Google Doodle celebrating the 1113th birthday of the Islamic astronomer Ibn al-Sufi

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Google Doodle Archive: Abd al-Rahman Al-Sufi’s (Azophi) 1113th Birthday

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I wasn’t planning on doing a history of science advent calendar link this year but for those who wish for one, Darin Hayton has an excellent one on his blog. Just click on the Archives for December 2016 and you can read the whole series.

Johannes Stabius’s triangle-shaped labyrinth, one of three labyrinths in his “Figura Labyrinthi” published in 1504. This hand-colored version is in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Rar. 786#Beibd.2

Johannes Stabius’s triangle-shaped labyrinth, one of three labyrinths in his “Figura Labyrinthi” published in 1504. This hand-colored version is in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Rar. 786#Beibd.2

Quotes of the week:

 “Nature News challenge the history of science falsehoods, too. History of science falsehoods set unscientific expectations of science” – Alistair Kwan (@libroraaptor)

“An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them” – Werner Heisenberg

 “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan h/t @SteveMcCluskey

Croucher’s Law – Mike Crocher (@walkingrandomly)

Croucher’s Law – Mike Crocher (@walkingrandomly)

“Who would not shudder in horror and choose to die if offered the choice between…death or undergoing childhood all over again?”– Augustine h/t @GuyLongworth

“If you’re worried about immigrants changing British culture remember not to put up a Christmas tree” – Peter Broks (@peterbroks)

“Anyone who thinks puppies solve all problems clearly isn’t in the process of trying to train one” – Professor Snarky (@ProfSnarky)

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“Note to self: Do not agree to do things w deadline in distant future – deadline always pounces upon you unexpectedly like a lion on prey” – Dolly Jørgensen (@DollyJorgensen)

Marx was very clear about the repetitive nature of historical events: first as tragedy, then as farce, then as “WTF is Trump tweeting now?!” – Jan Mieszkowski (@janmpdx)

“History is NOT a matter of opinion. Fine to be a revisionist but only on the basis of evidence and analysis – not whose side you are on” – Lawrence Freedmsan (@LawDavF)

“Entirely bemused by the idea that people who know nothing slinging nonsense at experts is somehow Debate and that this is A Good Thing” – John Gallagher (@earlymodernjohn)

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“Science has ALWAYS been political. Idealizing science as pure objectivity is a political position” – Adam Shapiro (@TryingBiology)

“I remember when Pisa was about everyone gathering together around the fire to unwrap the data. We’ve lost the true meaning of the holiday” – Sarah Cunnane (@Sarah_Cunnane)

“Philosophy is important because without it we could never know whether or not it was possible to know if you really know anything. And the worst part is, you wouldn’t even know that you didn’t know!”

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“When atheist Voltaire on his deathbed was urged by a priest to denounce the devil, he refused, saying he didn’t want to make new enemies” – Kaushik Basu (@kaushikcbasu)

“Of course the world is flat. How else would it fit on a turtle?”

A rare photo of The Flat Earth Society doing maintenance on the Moon. Most likely replacement of the light bulb – djb (@djboptics)

A rare photo of The Flat Earth Society doing maintenance on the Moon. Most likely replacement of the light bulb – djb (@djboptics)

Birthday of the Week:

Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz born 5 December 1822

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz – Educator and Naturalist

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Elizabeth Cary Agassiz

History of American Women: Elizabeth Cary Agassiz

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac born 6 December 1778

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

Yovisto: Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and his Work on Gases

Youtube: Keeley Hoek: Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

J.L. Gay-Lussac & Jean-Baptiste Biot take to the skies in 1804 h/t @bhgross

J.L. Gay-Lussac & Jean-Baptiste Biot take to the skies in 1804 h/t @bhgross

Grace Hopper born 9 December 1908

 Grace Murray Hopper at the UNIVAC keyboard, c. 1960. Grace Brewster Murray: American mathematician and rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who was a pioneer in developing computer technology, helping to devise UNIVAC I. the first commercial electronic computer, and naval applications for COBOL (common-business-oriented language). Credit: Unknown (Smithsonian Institution)


Grace Murray Hopper at the UNIVAC keyboard, c. 1960. Grace Brewster Murray: American mathematician and rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who was a pioneer in developing computer technology, helping to devise UNIVAC I. the first commercial electronic computer, and naval applications for COBOL (common-business-oriented language).
Credit: Unknown (Smithsonian Institution)

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Grace Hopper

Engineering and Technology History Wiki: Grace Murray Hopper

Yovisto: Grace Hopper and the Programming Languages

Youtube: Grace Hopper on Letterman

Annie Jump Cannon born 11 December 1863

Annie Jump Cannon at her desk at the Harvard College Observatory Source: Wikimedia Commons

Annie Jump Cannon at her desk at the Harvard College Observatory
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Annie Jump Cannon

The Atlantic: This Episode of Neil deGasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ Was for the Ladies

 

Jan Ingenhousz born 8 December 1730

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Jan Ingenhousz

Yovisto: Jan Ingenhousz and Photosynthesis

Gemma Frisius born 9 December 1508

Gemma Frisius 17th C woodcut E. de Boulonois Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gemma Frisius 17th C woodcut E. de Boulonois
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Mapping the history of triangulation

Yovisto: The Most Accurate Instruments of Gemma Frisius

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Astronaut John Glenn died 8 December 2016

Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. dons his silver Mercury pressure suit in preparation for launch of Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) rocket. Source: NASA via Wikimedia Commons

Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. dons his silver Mercury pressure suit in preparation for launch of Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) rocket.
Source: NASA via Wikimedia Commons

The Columbus Dispatch: John Glenn, American Hero, aviation icon and former U.S. senator, dies at 95

NYT: On This Day: Glenn Orbits Earth 3 Times

National Geographic: John Glenn, Pioneering Astronaut, Dies at Age 95

Collect Space: Godspeed John Glenn: First American to orbit the Earth dies at 95

Scientific American: John Glenn, First American to Orbit Earth, Dis at 95

Air & Space Mag: John Glenn (1921–2016): The passing of an American hero

The Washington Post: John Glenn and the courage of the Mercury Seven

The Mercury Seven. Front row, from left: Walter M. Schirra Jr., Donald K. “Deke” Slayton, John H. Glenn Jr. and M. Scott Carpenter. Back row: Alan B. Shepard Jr., Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and L. Gordon Cooper Jr. (NASA)

The Mercury Seven. Front row, from left: Walter M. Schirra Jr., Donald K. “Deke” Slayton, John H. Glenn Jr. and M. Scott Carpenter. Back row: Alan B. Shepard Jr., Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and L. Gordon Cooper Jr. (NASA)

NASA: NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project: John H. Glenn Jr.

Books and Ephemera: Colonel John Glenn…A man in orbit (1963)

Scientific American: My Journey into Space with John Glenn

The Guardian: How three black women helped send John Glenn into orbit

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Yovisto: Werner Heisenberg and the Uncertainty Principle

AHF: Werner Heisenberg

The Guardian: First edition of Isaac Newton’s Principia set to fetch $1m at auction

A page from Principia Mathematica, right, with Newton’s notes opposite, held at Cambridge University. A European first edition could sell for up to $1.5m. Photograph: Cambridge University Library

A page from Principia Mathematica, right, with Newton’s notes opposite, held at Cambridge University. A European first edition could sell for up to $1.5m. Photograph: Cambridge University Library

The Guardian: A brief history of Tim Peake’s space capsule to go on display at Science Museum

Voices of the Manhattan Project: J. Robert Oppenheimer’s Interview

ESA: Space in Images: Unity Docking with Zarya 6 December 1998

Yovisto: George Uhlenbeck and the Electron Spin

Capital Gazette: Seeing stars, again: Naval Academy reinstates celestial navigation

The Renaissance Mathematicus: I wish a certain (tv) star would think before he tweets

AHF: Katherine Way

Katharine "Kay" Way (1903-1995)

Katharine “Kay” Way (1903-1995)

Oakridger: Historically Speaking: Katherine Way and her influence on Oak Ridge

AHF: Japanese Atomic Bomb Project

Yovisto: Astronomer Gerard Kuiper

Bad Astronomy: The Mysterious Case of a Nonexistent Alien Planet Discovered 160 Years Ago

NYT: 9 December 1906: There is Life on the Planet Mars

Yovisto: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen – The Father of Diagnostic Radiology

Wikiwand: Adriaan Metius

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Yovisto: Henry Way Kendall and the Scattering of Particles

The Atlantic: Astronomers Are Using Ancient Eclipse Records to Solve a Cosmic Mystery

AHF: James Chadwick

AHF: Walter Zinn

The Royal Institution: Breaking the Laws?

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Transit Orientated: Mini Metro Maps

The metro, subway and underground maps of 220 cities, simplified.

The metro, subway and underground maps of 220 cities, simplified.

arXiv.org: Connecting Harbours. A comparison of traffics networks across ancient and medieval Europe

The Keep: Ordnance Survey maps at The Keep

British Library: Maps and Views blog: MacDonald Gill: original drawing goes on show today

Map History: Cartographic innovations by the early portulan chartmakers

Hakai Magazine: He’s Got the Whole Coast in His Hand

Danish explorer Gustav Holm commissioned this carved map from an Inuit man to gain an understanding of the east coast of Greenland. According to a Danish textbook, this is how the map corresponds to the islands off the coast. Carved map photo courtesy of Greenland National Museum and Archives, illustration by Mark Garrison

Danish explorer Gustav Holm commissioned this carved map from an Inuit man to gain an understanding of the east coast of Greenland. According to a Danish textbook, this is how the map corresponds to the islands off the coast. Carved map photo courtesy of Greenland National Museum and Archives, illustration by Mark Garrison

Hyperallergic: Library of Congress and Digital Public Library of America Launch Partnership with Maps

Olean Times Herald: McElfresh map on national display to remember Perl Harbor

City Lab: A Manufacturing Map of New York, Circa 1919

chartae-antiquae.cz: Virtual Map Collection

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Thomas Bartholin and the Lymphatic System

Lapham’s Quarterly: Flow Chart: A history of the four humors

Live Science: Black Death ‘Plague Pit’ with 48 Skeletons Is ‘Extremely Rare’ Find

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Phineas Gage 3D Print

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Library and Archive: Trailblazers: Women in Science and Medicine in the Archives

Hilta Ines Christina Pfister (1898-1944)

Hilta Ines Christina Pfister (1898-1944)

Early Modern Medicine: Metaphorical Magnitude

Whipple Library Books Blog: X is for X-ray or just funny bones

The Public Domain Review: The Many Lives of the Medieval Wound Man

The Guardian: School library book returned more than 120 years late – with no fine

BBC News: History of smallpox called into question

National Geographic: Child Mummy Found With Oldest Known Smallpox Virus

One of several naturally mummified bodies found in a church in Lithuania. The preserved partial body of a child found in the same crypt contains the oldest known sample of smallpox virus. PHOTOGRAPH BY KIRIL CACHOVSKIJ, DELFI

One of several naturally mummified bodies found in a church in Lithuania. The preserved partial body of a child found in the same crypt contains the oldest known sample of smallpox virus.
PHOTOGRAPH BY KIRIL CACHOVSKIJ, DELFI

Thomas Morris: The venomous boot

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: 16th Century Surgery & Comic Creation

Jack El-Hai: Is There Any Truth to Truth Serum?

Wonders & Marvels: Male Menstruation in Early Modern Medicine

in propia persona: Smallpox inoculation and quarantine in colonial America

Thomas Morris: Killed by his false teeth

general-anaesthesia.com: Horace Wells (1815–1848)

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ozy.com: The Cocaine Addict Who Invented Radical Cancer Surgery

npr: Million-Year-Old ‘Hero Bug’ Emerges From Cave

Providentia: A Spy in Bedlam (Part One)

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Photographer Berenice Abbott, 'Woman wiring an early IBM computer' from the Documenting Science series (1938-58)

Photographer Berenice Abbott, ‘Woman wiring an early IBM computer’ from the Documenting Science series (1938-58)

I Programmer: BBC Micro Turns 35

Ptak Science Books: An Early Mechanical-Biological “Interface” – the Perfect Voice, 1878

IEEE Spectrum: Germanium Can Take Transistors Where Silicon Can’t

Ptak Science Books: German Aircraft Losses During WWII

in propria persona: Stepping stone to Internet privacy: the telegraph

Yovisto: The Airplanes of Glenn Luther Martin

Ptak Science Books: Talking Phonographs and Talking Photographs, 1877/8

An early "alternative" use for Edison's newly-invented phonograph ("Punch", London, 1878) h/t John Ptak

An early “alternative” use for Edison’s newly-invented phonograph (“Punch”, London, 1878) h/t John Ptak

The Public Domain Review: Leaving the Opera in the Year 2000

New York Times: Erich Bloch, Who Helped Develop IBM Mainframe, Dies at 91

laststandonzombieisland: The nicest factory Nagant revolver ever

Yovisto: John Boyd Dunlop and the Inflatable Tire

Conciatore: Roasting the Frit

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Mountain Clamor! Resource Flows and Metal Culture in Early Modern Mining

Yovisto: The Clifton Suspension Bridge

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Yovisto: Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin

British Library: Untold lives blog: Anglo-Italian Competition: The sale of military aircraft to Kabul

The Getty: A Brief History of Albumen Silver Prints

Tedium: Lessons From the Video Professor

About Manchester: Did you know the Blackpool Tower came from Newton Heath?

Ptak Science Books: A Submarine Research Platform, 1873

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Whipple Library Books Blog: W is for Ward’s World of Wonder

Ptak Science Books: A Case of Pedestrian Confusion: Adam & Eve, Monkeys, and Darwin (1878)

Smithsonian.com: This Lady Scientist Defined the Greenhouse Effect but Didn’t Get the Credit, Because Sexism

The H-Word: Over 200 years of deadly London air: smogs, fogs, and pea soupers

The Illustrated London News, Volume 10, 1847. The men and boy carrying lighted torches are acting as guides to the carriage and pedestrians: fogs were often so thick it was impossible to see across a street. Illustration: Wellcome Library, London/Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

The Illustrated London News, Volume 10, 1847. The men and boy carrying lighted torches are acting as guides to the carriage and pedestrians: fogs were often so thick it was impossible to see across a street. Illustration: Wellcome Library, London/Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Academia: Specimen Lists: Artisanal Writing or Natural Historical Paperwork

Notches: The Romantic Concept of Psychological Androgyny

mental_floss: Woolly Mammoth’s Skeleton May Revise Experts’ Timeline of Early America

Atlas Obscura: The Hidden Signs That Mark Britain’s Ghost Forests

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Theodor Schwann

History of Geology: Fantastic Rocks and Where to Find Them – High Pressure Metamorphites

The Catholic Astronomer: Copernicus and the “High Seas” (ii)

Left—Illustration of how in the Two Spheres Theory water from the watery sphere feeds springs. Right—Illustration of how, even under a more modern view in which the world is mostly earthy material with water in ocean basins on its surface, the ocean is supposed to be higher (at F) than the land, and thus feeds springs (at L). Illustrations from Gaspar Schott’s Anatomia Physico-Hydrostatica Fontium ac Fluminum of 1663

Left—Illustration of how in the Two Spheres Theory water from the watery sphere feeds springs. Right—Illustration of how, even under a more modern view in which the world is mostly earthy material with water in ocean basins on its surface, the ocean is supposed to be higher (at F) than the land, and thus feeds springs (at L). Illustrations from Gaspar Schott’s Anatomia Physico-Hydrostatica Fontium ac Fluminum of 1663

The Catholic Astronomer: Copernicus and the “High Seas” (iii)

Atlas Obscura: The Popular Victorian Clubs That Yearned To Fill Europe With Hippos

The New York Times: Mapping Three Decades of Global Water Change

The Leakey Foundation: The Leakey Family

KEW: About Joseph Hooker

Forbes: Four-Legged 350-Millio-Year-Old Fossils Fill An Evolution Gap

Motherboard: How This 99-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tail Ended Up in a Burmese Amber Market

National Geographic: First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

The amber specimen containing coelurosaur tail. Image: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar)

The amber specimen containing coelurosaur tail. Image: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar)

CNN: ‘Once in a lifetime find’: Dinosaur tail discovered trapped in amber

The Verge: This dinosaur tail in amber reminds birds of their once and future empire

High level of detail in the amber feathered tail specimen. Image: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar)

High level of detail in the amber feathered tail specimen. Image: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar)

BBC News: ‘Beautiful’ dinosaur tail found preserved in amber

CHEMISTRY:

 Yovisto: Nicolas Leblanc and the Leblanc Process

AHF: Ida Noddack

Conciatore: Fall from Grace

Smithsonian.com: Leaded Gas Was a Known Poison the Day It Was Invented

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META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

in propria persona: History and its purpose: the case of the government and the Internet

BSHS: BSHS Engagement Fellowships: Hosts Announced

History of the Human Sciences: “We Should beware anyone who thinks they’ve got an easy application of biology to society” – an interview with Chris Renwick

Early Modern Experimental Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet and experimental philosophy 1

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749), French mathematician and physicist Portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749), French mathematician and physicist
Portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Recipes Project: A 17th-Century Italian’s Encounter with Uzbek Plov

The Society for Nautical Research: The Mariner’s Mirror

The H-Word: Royal Society funds small museums to tell stories of local science “heroes”

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: 17th Alma Dea Morani Award Presented to Paula A. Johnson

JHI Blog: Intellectual History and Global Transformations

on risk of: ISO 31000 and Those Who Don’t Know History

Natural History Daily

IDTC–IUHPS: HPS&ST Note December 2016

The #EnvHist Weekly

Deutsches Museum: Digital

Planetarium in Armillarsphäre, kopernikanisch, von Desnos, Paris

Planetarium in Armillarsphäre, kopernikanisch, von Desnos, Paris

 

Auxiliary Hypothesis: Popper Prize 2016

Smithsonian.com: What Does It Take to Win a Nobel Prize? Four Winners, in Their Own Words

Yovisto: Melvil Dewey and the Dewey Decimal System

Journal of Social History of Medicine & Health: Call for Papers

Library of Congress: Technology at the Library: Getting the Whole Picture

Institute of Engineering and Technology: IET Archive Blog

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Francesco’s Studiolo

The Studiolo of Francesco de' Medici, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.

The Studiolo of Francesco de’ Medici,
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.

Othmeralia: Johann Rudolf Glauber’s Pharmacopea Spagyrica

BOOK REVIEWS:

 The Guardian: Robin McKie’s best science books of 2016

QI: QI Book of the Year

brainpickings: The Greatest Science Books of 2016

Quartz: Quartz’s favourite books of 2016, reviewed in 25 words or less

Space.com: ‘The Glass Universe’: How Women ‘Computers’ Measured the Stars

The Atlantic: The Women ‘Computers’ Who Revolutionized Astronomy

Wall Street Journal: The Lady Computers

NICHE: Introducing: Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research

brainpickings: A Voyage in the Clouds: The Heartening Illustrated Story of the First International Flight in 1785

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Academia: Goulet & Gagnon, Histoire de la médecine au Québec. 1800-2000

Popular Science: Welcome to the Universe

Notches: Sex and the Devil: An Interview with Laura Stokes

Popular Science: Are Numbers Real – Brian Clegg

Slate: “Inexplicable, Terrible, and Capricious”: A history of scurvy, the mysterious disease that haunted the age of exploration

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital

CUP: Ancient Wisdom in the Age of the New Sciences

Bibnum: Méthodes nouvelle pour diagnostiquer l’idiotie, l’imbécillité et la débilité mentale

Routledge: The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities

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Brill: The Textual Tradition of Plato’s Timaeus and Critias

Didymos Verlag: Scientia Kircheriana: Die Fabrikation von Wissen bei Athanasius Kircher

Historiens de la santé: Portraits of the Insane: Theodore Gericault and the Birth of the Subject of Psychotherapy

The Map Room: New Biography of 17th-Century Cartographer John Ogilby

John Ogilby, The Road From London to the Lands End, 1675.

John Ogilby, The Road From London to the Lands End, 1675.

SAGE Publishing: The SAGE handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies

The MIT Press: The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Fourth Edition

Historiens de la santé: Une histoire des plantes médicinales du « Nouveau Monde »

Foucault News: The Routledge Handbook of Biopolitics

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Science Museum – The Winton Gallery

ngut-credit-0012The exhibition event of the week was without doubt the official opening of the new permanent exhibition space for mathematics at the Science Museum, The Winton Gallery created by the star architect Zaha Hadid. Whewell’s Gazette doesn’t usually do the history of mathematics but this gallery concentrates on the practical applications of mathematics so it is more about physics and engineering than pure mathematics and so falls well within out remit. Judging by the reports it’s well worth a visit if you are in London.

Science Museum: Mathematics – The Winton Gallery

BBC News: Inside Dame Zaha Hadid’s ‘womb-like’ Science Museum Gallery

The Aperiodical: “Mathematics: The Winton Gallery” opens at Science Museum

The Guardian: Science Museum’s maths gallery soars with stunning Zaha Hadid design

AM2: Zaha Hadid’s Mathematics Gallery opens at London’s Science Museum

The Guardian: Kazuo Ishiguro: “We’re coming close to the point where we can create people who are superior to others”

The Guardian: Zaha Hadid remembered by Rana Hadi

‘The flow of energy goes on for ever’: the new mathematics gallery at the Science Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid, which opened on 7 December 2016. Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex/Shutterstock

‘The flow of energy goes on for ever’: the new mathematics gallery at the Science Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid, which opened on 7 December 2016. Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex/Shutterstock

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

The Huffington Post: Astronomy in Renaissance Art

ICE: ICE Bridge Engineering exhibition

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

The H-Word: Three free exhibitions for history of science enthusiasts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

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

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:

Florence Nightingale Museum: Bluebeard the Panto! 14–15 December 2016

Motherboard: Rocket Opera Pays Homage to Women of the Space Race

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:

Museum of the History of Science: The Star of Bethlehem m 13 December 2016

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: From Attendants to Nurses: Philanthropy, Psychiatry and American Nursing 1940–1955 15 December 2016

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

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Medical Tourism in Victorian Edinburgh

University of Greenwich: Carry van Lieshout on London’s Waterscapes: Land Drainage and Water Supply in the Eighteenth Century 89 December 2016 

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 £££

CHM Live: The Process: Track Changes Author Matthew Kirschenbaum in Conversation with Science Fiction Author David Gerrold 14 December 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

University of Greenwich: Seminar: Royal Naval Hydrography and Marine Surveying, 1830–50

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:

"Inge Lehmann and the Earth's Core" - Ele Willoughby

“Inge Lehmann and the Earth’s Core” – Ele Willoughby

TELEVISION:

The Conversation: Planet Earth’s adventure into cities cements its position as a pioneer of environmental film

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: Foreign Secretary – Objectivity #95

Youtube: Royal Society: Golden Snuff Box – Objectivity #26

Gresham College: The Curious Case of the Decapitated Frog

RADIO & PODCASTS:

The Royal Institution: How Richard Feynman explained the first law

Cara Santa Maria: Episode 137 – Dava Sobel

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: How Much Testosterone Makes You a Man?

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The man who predicted deforestation and climate change 200 years ago

soundcloud: Being Human: Laura Snyder Interview

Science Friday: The Female Astronomers Who Captured the Stars

TECHistory Saints: Episode 8: Paratrooper Technology

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

Science Museum: Research Seminar Series Autumn 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UCL: STS: Work in Progress Seminars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Manchester: CHSTM Seminars Autumn/Winter 2016

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

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

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

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

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

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

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

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

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

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

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

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

CFP Early Modern World

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Munich Center for Technology in Society: Master’s Program in STS

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Research Fellow in History

Johns Hopkins: Department of The History of Medicine: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History and Ethics of Genomics and Infectious Disease

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #16

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 #16

Monday 05 December 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Into December and the St Nicholas Eve edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing its readers all of the histories of science, technology and medicine that we could chase up around the Internet over the last seven days.

We all live in the nuclear age, a period that on the grand scale is surprisingly short. Although the ancient Greek atomists hypothesised fundamental particles of matter sometime around the sixth century BCE the theory, which drifted in and out of fashion, remained purely speculative until John Dalton began to put it on a scientific footing at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Even after Dalton the theory remained controversial until the early twentieth century when various people such as Henry Moseley and Niels Bohr put it onto a more solid footing. Around the same time Henri Becquerel and Pierre and Marie Curie began to investigate and explain radioactivity and radioactive decay.

Things picked up at this point and famously on 12 September 1933 Leó Szilárd discovered the principle of the nuclear chain reaction whilst waiting at a traffic light on the corner of Southampton Row in London. On 2 December 1942 to quote Gene Dannen, “Leo Szilard’s ‘impossible’ vision of a nuclear chain reaction became a reality” when Enrico Fermi fired up the world’s first nuclear reactor at the University of Chicago’s sports arena

From here the physicists and the engineers would go on to develop both nuclear weapons and civil nuclear energy. The former have always been damned but the latter has been both regarded as a blessing and a curse. Today, for example, China is following an aggressive policy of nuclear power expansion, whilst Germany, following the Fukushima disaster, has decided to phase out its nuclear power programme completely replacing it with renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power.

What of the future?

The world’s first nuclear reactor was initiated 2 December 1942

On December 2, 1942, Leo Szilard's 'impossible' vision of a nuclear chain reaction became a reality: CP-1 – Gene Dannen (@GeneDannen)

On December 2, 1942, Leo Szilard’s ‘impossible’ vision of a nuclear chain reaction became a reality: CP-1 – Gene Dannen (@GeneDannen)

Yovisto: The First Self-Sustained Nuclear Chain Reaction

AHF: Chicago Pile-1

AHF: Chicago Pile-1: Ushering in the Atomic Age

Library of Congress: Today in History – December 2 Nuclear Fission

Quotes of the week:

 In a time when lies rule it cant be enough for history just to walk its readers down memory lane; our pages need to fight for truth – Simon Schama (@simon_schama)

This reminds me that Khrushchev said that “historians are dangerous people” – and, for our sakes, we need them to be dangerous – Danny Vincent (@DannyDudlow)

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“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.”– Claude Lévi-Strauss h/t @Yovisto

“A truth that’s told with bad intent

Beats all the lies you can invent.” -William Blake

“I say, George, damned odd play, this. It’s full of quotations!” – a soldier overheard in 1829 seeing Romeo & Juliet for the first time h/t @greg_jenner

women-quote

FOOD SCIENTIST: we bred this corn to have less rigid stoma

ME: Stoma?

FS: Pores for breathing essentially

ME: So this is…soft pore corn? – Elle Noël (@ElleOhHell)

“Taxonomy is just our way of making sense of a mess” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t” – Mark Twain h/t @Yovisto

“Academia now produces writing literally faster than any sane person can keep up with reading it, let alone assimilating it to their own work” – David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress)

"the Colon and Semicolon are frequently used promiscuously" h/t @SLevelt

“the Colon and Semicolon are frequently used promiscuously” h/t @SLevelt

“The earliest known reference to someone in England having a cup of tea is in Samuel Pepys’ diary on 25 September 1660” – Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo)

“Plotinus seems like a guy who would have seen the face of Plato in a piece of flatbread, and then eaten it to become more philosophical” – M.A.D: Moore (@Atticist)

“Science is built up of facts as a house is with stones. Collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house” – Poincare h/t @bstorax

“Let’s get on with Brexit. Bring the expats back from Spain and get them picking vegetables in Lincolnshire” – History Scientist (@historyscientis)

Birthday of the Week:

The Royal Society was founded in Gresham College 28 November 1660

Gresham College, engraving by George Vertue, 1740

Gresham College, engraving by George Vertue, 1740

Yovisto: The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge

Royal Museums Greenwich: Spirit of enquiry; Samuel Pepys and the Royal Society

The Royal Society: History

 

The first Pulsar was discovered 28 November 1967

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Cosmic Search: Little Green Men, White Dwarfs or Pulsars?

Yovisto: Jocelyn Bell Burnell and the Discovery of Pulsars

Cambridge Physics: Pulsars: Bell and Hewish, 1968

amphilsoc:org: The Discovery of Pulsars and the Aftermath

Jagdish Chandra Bose born 30 November 1858

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C-Net: Google Doodle celebrates scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose

John Ray born 29 November 1627

John Ray, by unknown artist Source NPG via Wikimedia Commons

John Ray, by unknown artist
Source NPG via Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A boy from Essex who made good

 

Yovisto: John Ray and the Classification of Plants

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

 

 

Yovisto: Otto von Guericke and the Horror of Vacuum

Engraving by Caspar Schott Source: Wikimedia Commons

Engraving by Caspar Schott
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Oppenheimer the Teacher

Smithsonian.com: Barns Are Painted Red Because of the Physics of Dying Stars

Yovisto: Christian Doppler and the Doppler Effect

Yovisto: Ernst Chladni – The Father of Acoustics

AHF: Philip Abelson

Nobelprize.org: Gustaf Dalén – Biographical

Apparently as a young man, Nobel laureate Gustaf Dalén-b. 30 November 1869-was a bit of a hipster – Ben Gross (@bhgross)

Apparently as a young man, Nobel laureate Gustaf Dalén-b. 30 November 1869-was a bit of a hipster – Ben Gross (@bhgross)

Forbes: A History of Cataloging The Heavens: The International Astronomical Union’s New Star Catalog

Whipple Library Books Blog: U is for the Universe

Smithsonian.com: For the Only Person Ever Hit by a Meteorite, the Real Trouble Began Later

AHF: Louis Slotin

EurekAlert! Renaissance astronomer Tycho Brahe was full of gold

Tycho Brahe Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tycho Brahe
Source: Wikimedia Commons

SDU: Renaissance astronomer Tycho Brahe was full of gold

Scienmag: Renaissance astronomer Tycho Brahe was full of gold

San Marino Tribune: The Story of Grace Lillian Burke Hubble

Universe Today: Who Was Giovanni Cassini?

National Maritime Museum: Sundials

ibiblio.org: Greek Astronomy: The Revival of an Ancient Science

Atlas Obscura: Discover the Perfect Sundial Motto to Describe Your Mortality

Translated from the Latin, “The hours perish and are reckoned.” NABOKOV/CC BY-SA 3.0

Translated from the Latin, “The hours perish and are reckoned.” NABOKOV/CC BY-SA 3.0

Library of Congress: Tian wen lue (Summary of Astronomy) 1615

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: Luigi Galvani: The Man Behind Animal Electricity

AHF: Samuel Goudsmit

Muslim Heritage: Ottoman Contributions to Science and Technology

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Macro-Typography: Vatican Mappamundi

Hearth Tax Online: London Hearth Tax Mapping: A ‘Charles Booth’ for the Seventeenth Century?

Atlas Obscura: Found: An Intricate 17th-Century Map, Stuffed Into a Chimney

BBC News: Rare antique map used as draught excluder is restored

The map has been restored to reveal its "detailed splendour"

The map has been restored to reveal its “detailed splendour”

Smithsonian.com: Rare 17th-Centzury Map Found Shoved Up a Chimney Is Restored

David Rumsey Map Collection: Andrew’s Schoolroom Chart of Geographical Illustrations

ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Gerard Mercator

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Lewis Rutherford and Cleveland Abbe

Star Tribune: Old real estate maps of the Twin Cities contain details of a forgotten history

Gallery: 1914 Plat Maps of downtown Minneapolis, showing the extensive rail lines. TOM WALLACE – STAR TRIBUNE

Gallery: 1914 Plat Maps of downtown Minneapolis, showing the extensive rail lines.
TOM WALLACE – STAR TRIBUNE

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Who Knows Anything? – Journalism, Caesarean Section, and the Production of Knowledge

Early Modern Medicine: Anne Taylor’s Stones

Yovisto: Sir William Henry Flower on Mammals and the Human Brain

Yovisto: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Aids

Yovisto: Christine Ladd-Franklin and the Theory of Colour Vision

Christine Ladd-Franklin Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christine Ladd-Franklin
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Smithsonian.com: Why This Robotic Medical Device Belongs in a Museum

The Cullen Project: From: Dr William Cullen to: Addressee Unknown Regarding: Mr Strachan (Patient) 30 November 1772

Mosaic: In pictures: AIDS posters

Thomas Morris: The miller’s tale

Atlas Obscura: Bibliomania, the Dark Desire for Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s

 

Medical Heritage Library: Insanity, medicine and the law – The case of President Garfield’s assassin, Charles Guiteau

Conciatore: Royal Apothecary

Fresco, early 16th century speziale, Castello di  Issogne, lower Aosta Valley, Italy.

Fresco, early 16th century speziale,
Castello di Issogne, lower Aosta Valley, Italy.

 

Medievalists.net: The rebirth of fertility: the Trotula and her travelling companions c. 1200–1450

Thomas Morris: Bunged up

BBC: The strange, gruesome truth about plague pits and the Tube

The Jackson Laboratory: Women in Science: Elizabeth Stern’s Cancer Research Has Had a Lasting Impact on Women’s Health

The Jackson Laboratory: Women in Science: Remembering Henrietta Lacks

The Jackson Laboratory: Women in Science: Jane C. Wright Revolutionized Cancer Research (1919–2013)

Jane C. Wright  National Library of Medicine, Images from the History of Medicine, B026210

Jane C. Wright
National Library of Medicine, Images from the History of Medicine, B026210

CHF: Distillations: The Filter of Life

OUP Blog: What Burton’s ‘anatomy of Melancholy’ tells us about modern day mood disorders

Yovisto: António Egas Moniz and the Cerebal Angiography

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

The Public Domain Review: The Daddy Long Legs of Brighton

Hyperallergic: A One-of-a-Kind Room Fragrancer from Medieval Europe Finally Gets Its Due

Table Fountain (c. 1320–40), gilt-silver, translucent enamel on basse-taille, opaque enamel (all photos courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art unless otherwise noted)

Table Fountain (c. 1320–40), gilt-silver, translucent enamel on basse-taille, opaque enamel (all photos courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art unless otherwise noted)

Mark Hill: Was ‘Internet’ First Used for a Transistor Radio?

MIT Technology Review: Four Lessons for Silicon Valley from Its First Startup

History Matters: Talk Tarp, Not Trump: Why I Decided to Write The Biography of a Fabric

The Telegraph: Letter reveals Bletchley Park code breakers secretly thanked by General Eisenhower for “priceless” work

AHF: Project Silverplate

Smithsonian.com: The Forgotten Car That Won America’s First Auto Race

J. Frank Duryea, left, and race umpire Arthur W. White, right, in the 1895 Duryea during the Chicago Times-Herald race, the first automobile race in the U.S. (Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library) Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/model-t-came-duryea-wagon-180961218/#GdIOslif1eOVXTLA.99 Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

J. Frank Duryea, left, and race umpire Arthur W. White, right, in the 1895 Duryea during the Chicago Times-Herald race, the first automobile race in the U.S. (Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/model-t-came-duryea-wagon-180961218/#GdIOslif1eOVXTLA.99
Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv
Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

 

The Public Domain Review: Airopaida (1786) – the Narrative of a Balloon Excursion

@Bcast_Md: NBC Chimes

Atlas Obscura: The Long, Politically Fraught History of Seeds in the U.S.

Hagley: Museum Collection: Patent Model Connections

The Conversation: Ancient Syrian bitumen discovered in Anglo-Saxon boat at Sutton Hoo

TNMoC: Winter 1966 in Computer Weekly

The Atlantic: Searching for Lost Knowledge in the Age of Intelligent Machines

A screenshot of Yewno’s inference hub returning a search for “Antikythera Mechanism.” (Yewno)

A screenshot of Yewno’s inference hub returning a search for “Antikythera Mechanism.” (Yewno)

Longreads: Hidebound: The Grisly Invention of Parchment

Yovisto: Peter Carl Goldmark and the Color Television

Financial Times: Big Ben and Liberty Bell maker to close London Foundry

Spitalfields Life: So Long, Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Photographs copyright © John Claridge

Photographs copyright © John Claridge

laststandonzobieisland: They towed the Cold War mine line: The Agile/Aggressive/Dash-class MSOs

ars technica: Forgotten audio formats: Wire Recording

A.V: Club: Meet the 19th Century’s tuition-waiving, gelatin-inventing Renaissance man

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

entomologists

Yovisto: John Lloyd Stephens and Archaeology of Middle America

Laelaps: The Time 19th Century Paleontologists Punched it Out

Yovisto: The Discovery of the Taung Child

Yovisto: Pierre André Latreille – The Father of modern Entomology

Discovering Necrobia ruficollis while in prison saved Latreille’s life

Discovering Necrobia ruficollis while in prison saved Latreille’s life

Geri Walton: Pierre André Latreille: How a Beetle Saved an Imprisoned Entomologist From the Guillotine

mncn: El arte de conservar las plantas

Atlas Obscura: In 1918, California Drafted Children Into a War On Squirrels

The Guardian: The balloonist MP who gave his life foe meteorology

EurekAlert!: The tree of life has its roots in Jena

Pen and Pension: The Greenland Whalers of King’s Lynn

18th Century whaling could be dangerous!

18th Century whaling could be dangerous!

Inverse: Sue the Tyrannosaur Has a Sexual Identity Crises

The Public Domain Review: “Plantscapes” from Kerner von Marilaun’s Pflanzenleben (1887)

Evolving Thoughts: Pritchard on species 2

NOAA History: Giants of Science: Cleveland Abbe

CBC News: Thawing permafrost is altering chemistry of northern rivers, researchers say

 

CHEMISTRY:

Nautilus: Authenticity in the Age of the Fake

ALL THAT GLITTERS: A rose-cut synthetic diamond created using a chemical vapor deposition process. Source: Wikimedia Commons

ALL THAT GLITTERS: A rose-cut synthetic diamond created using a chemical vapor deposition process.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

CHF: Distillations: The Flavor of Smog

 

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Academic Publishing – Guillem Vidal (@guillemvidal)

Academic Publishing – Guillem Vidal (@guillemvidal)

IEEE History Center Newsletter: Issue 102, November 2016

The Oxford Historian: The Newton Project

The Recipes Project: Moocing About with Ancient Recipes

The Conversation: The absurdity of natural history – or, why humans are ‘fish’

call-for-bloggers

JSTOR: Open Access eBooks on JSTOR

Talking News Media: Library of Congress to become ‘content hub partner’ with the Digital Public Library of America: The first batch of records will include 5,000 items from three major Library of Congress maps collections

Reading Euclid: Website: ‘Reading Euclid: Euclid’s Elements of Geometry in Early Modern Britain’, an AHRC-funded research project

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Whipple Library Books Blog: R is for the Royal Society and the History of Thomas Sprat

Science Museum: Museum History

ISIS: Volume 107, Number 4 – December 2016 Table of Contents OA: Viewpoint: Clocks to Computers

The Renaissance Mathematicus: History (of Science) Books by Women

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The #EnvHist Weekly

Making Science Public: Making sense of plasticity

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: Veins of the Earth

Notches: Maleficent Favourites: Seductive Bewitchment at the English Court

The bewitching George Villiers to whom James VI and I became attached. Michiel van Mierevelt, George Villiers, 1625-6. (Wikimedia Commons)

The bewitching George Villiers to whom James VI and I became attached. Michiel van Mierevelt, George Villiers, 1625-6. (Wikimedia Commons)

Notches: Witchcraft Confessions and Sexual Fantasies during the English Civil War

Routledge: Witchcraft and the Supernatural FreeBook!

NYAM: Found in the Eyes of Rams: The Bezoar and its Powers

BOOK REVIEWS:

New Republic: Who Gets to Be a Science Nerd? The troubling history of popular science

The History of Emotions Blog: The Kingering of the Lost Self. Review: Deborah Lutz ‘Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture’

Journal of the American Revolution: Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution

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Stanfords: 13 Journeys Through Space and Time

teleskopos: Scientific instruments on display

Chemistry World: The water kingdom

The Dispersal of Darwin: The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre: John Aubrey – Wiltshire’s 17th Century Pioneer

Science Friday: The Best Science Books of 2016

Smithsonian.com: The Best “Art Meets Science” Books of 2016

Financial Times: Best books of 2016: Science

NEW BOOKS:

Historiens de la santé: Waldemar  Mordekhaï Haffjine (1860-1930). Biographie intellectuelle

Historiens de la santé: De la naissance et des pères

W. W. Norton: The Species Seekers

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Historiens de la santé: Hearing Voices: The History of Psychiatry in Ireland

Historiens de la santé: Lettres 1904–1937

OUP: Phenomenology of Illness

Historiens de la santé: La grammaire intérieure. Une sociologie historique de la psychanalyse

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

The H-Word: Three free exhibitions for history of science enthusiasts

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.

BBC News: Dippy dinosaur’s national tour stops announced

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Motherboard: Rocket Opera Pays Homage to Women of the Space Race

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

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

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

Mercury Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde 18–28 January 2017

Stockport Garrick Theatre: Copenhagenn 11–14 January 2017

EVENTS:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Medical Tourism in Victorian Edinburgh

University of Greenwich: Carry van Lieshout on London’s Waterscapes: Land Drainage and Water Supply in the Eighteenth Century 89 December 2016 

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 £££

University of Leiden: International Institute for Asian Studies Annual Lecture: After the Silk Roads: Asia, Europe, and the Discovery of the Americas 8 December 2016

The Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret: Talk: The Artist and the Anatomist 8 December 2016

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

CHM Live: The Process: Track Changes Author Matthew Kirschenbaum in Conversation with Science Fiction Author David Gerrold 14 December 2016

Paderborn University: Round-table: Émilie du Châtelet – 310 Anniversary 13 December 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

University of Greenwich: Seminar: Royal Naval Hydrography and Marine Surveying, 1830–50

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

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

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

 

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

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

Wellcome Collection: Glimpses of life inside the asylum 7 December 2016

 

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Robert Walter Weir The Microscope Yale University Art Gallery

Robert Walter Weir The Microscope
Yale University Art Gallery

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

Youtube: Royal Society: Electrical Furniture – Objectivity #25

Youtube: HHMI BioInteractive Video: The Making of a Theory: Darwin, Wallace, and Natural Selection

Youtube: The National Gallery: Painting Stars – Star Trail

Youtube: The National Gallery: Stargazing – Star Trail

Youtube: Loughborough University: Alan Turing, Bletchley Park and the origins of Big Data

Youtube: Al-Massir – Water Telescope

Youtube: NICHE: Nature’s Past Episode 55: Asbestos Mining and Environmental Health

Youtube: Alliterative: Etymology: Word History Connections

The Public Domain Review: Opium Destruction, San Francisco (1914)

Youtube: Harvard University: The Place of the Mechanical in Liberal Studies By Ann Blair

Youtube: Minerva Scientifica The Franklin Effect CD launch

Youtube: Helen Arney: THE ELEMENTS – with new elements nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson!

AEON: Marie Tharp: uncovering the secrets of the ocean floor

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Day the Earth Stopped Standing Still

RTÉ Radio 1: Then There Was Light

BBC Radio 4: Book of the Week: Carlo Rovelli: Reality Is Not What It Seems

BBC Radio 4: The Tarpaulin – A Biography

Institute of Historical Research: Historical Geographies of he Prime Meridian: the Case of France and Britain in the Eighteenth Century

BBC Radio 4: The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry

Futility Closet: Podcast Episode 129: The Voynich Manuscript

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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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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 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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

Science Museum: Research Seminar Series Autumn 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UCL: STS: Work in Progress Seminars

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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 Manchester: CHSTM Seminars Autumn/Winter 2016

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

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

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

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

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

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

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

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

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

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

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

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

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

 

 

LOOKING FOR WORK:

Natural History Museum: PhD Studentship: Rapid climate change and bacterial blooms in deep time

Natural History Museum: PhD Studentship: Quantifying population change in UK pollinators using Museum collections

University of Exeter: PhD Funding in World, Global, Colonial, and Imperial History

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Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh: Temporary Herbarium Assistant Events Manager (Maternity Cover) – Learning Technologist

University of Bergen: Post-Doc Philosophy of Science

University of Wisconsin: Assistant Professor of History of Science

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Birkbeck, University of London: PhD Scholarships in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy

The Linnean Society: BSHS Engagement Fellowship

University of Copenhagen: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Science

AIP: Associate Historian & Two Oral History Graduate Fellows

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #15

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 #15

Monday 28 November 2016

EDITORIAL:

 With the first Sunday of Advent we have entered the season of Newtomas with the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing a sack full of seasonal histories of science, technology and medicine gathered up by the #histSTM elves in the recesses of the Internet over the last seven days.

It is also the season of books of the year list published by all the leading magazines and newspapers, nowadays mostly on the Internet. For the mass media books means literature with a capitol ‘L’, that is novels, biographies etc. and very little or no science or #histSTM.

As scientist and history of science author Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb) pointed out the two day Guardian book of the year list barely contained a handful of science and history of science books in a list of over three hundred titles.

Whewell’s Gazette doesn’t do a book of the year list but every week in our ‘book review’ and ‘new book’ sections we bring you all that we can find on new #histSTM publications, so if you’re looking for suitable seasonal presents just read your way through a years worth of our book sections and take your pick

Quotes of the week:

collections

“Environmental history is the most boring kind of history. It’s very important, but unbelievably boring” – Zoya Siddiqi (@flouderingbear)

“On the plus side, the country’s gone downhill far faster than I” – Guy Longworth (@GuyLongworth)

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“I am NOT a grammar Nazi!

I’m alt-write” – Wilde Thingy (@WildeThingy)

“I am sorry to learn that you have been rather ill. I wonder what your influenza is…Arsenic perhaps might be good” ­– Henry 1898 (@KewDC)

“Dear academic publishers, If you want me to use/buy ebooks, please stop it with the use of endnotes, unless they’re hyperlinked. Ta muchly” – Rebekkah Higgitt (@beckyfh)

Conversation in an Asian market, described in 1603 – Jonathan Healey (@SocialHistoryOx)

Conversation in an Asian market, described in 1603 – Jonathan Healey (@SocialHistoryOx)

“My dad had a portable movie camera which he had to carry around with him everywhere. It was a cine qua non” – Charles Fernyhough (@cfernyhough)

“Charles-François Dufay (1698-1739) reported that if you rubbed a dead cat it would ‘sparkle’ but would not produce any light” – Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb)

“As a student of history, I feel it’s important to impart a piece of information I learned in the course of my studies:

The Nazis were bad” – Sir Michael (@Michael1979)

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UK Immigration official: “Reason for visit?”

Me: “Richard Hakluyt, he died 400 years ago.”

UK Immigration: “Thank you for telling me that.” – Joyce E. Chaplin (@JoyceChaplin1)

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“The binomial for the northern giraffe is Giraffa camelopardalis – giraffe camel leopard. More evidence that Linnaeus was a jerk” – Adam Rutherford (@AdamRutherford)

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Birthday of the Week:

Henry Moseley born 23 November 1887

Henry G. J. Moseley in the Balliol-Trinity Laboratories, Oxford (1910). Source: Wikimedia Commons

Henry G. J. Moseley in the Balliol-Trinity Laboratories, Oxford (1910).
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Henry Moseley

Carl Benz born 25 November 1844

Carl Benz 25 years old (1869) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Carl Benz 25 years old (1869)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Henry Ford: Karl Benz and Family with Benz Automobiles, circa 1896

Deutches Museum: Der Motorwagen von Carl Benz

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Norbert Wiener born 26 November 1894

Wired: Nov. 26, 1894: Cybernetics Pioneer Norbert Wiener Born

Dazed: How Norbert Wiener invented cybernetics and Brian Eno

Anders Celsius Born 27 November 1701

Anders Celsius Source: Wikimedia Commons

Anders Celsius
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Anders Celsius and the Celsius Scale of Temperature

sealevelrise: The Seal Rock

Youtube: Anders Celsius

24 November in 1639, Jeremiah Horrocks recorded the 1st observation of the transit of Venus. Pic from Hevelius' 'Mercurius in Sole...' 1662

24 November in 1639, Jeremiah Horrocks recorded the 1st observation of the transit of Venus. Pic from Hevelius’ ‘Mercurius in Sole…’ 1662

The Renaissance Mathematicus: An important anniversary in the history of science

Sky & Telescope: Transits of Venus in History 1631–1716

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Wonderful illustration of the 1925 total solar eclipse – @AmericanEclipse

Wonderful illustration of the 1925 total solar eclipse – @AmericanEclipse

 The National Interest: The Sad Story of Russia’s Space Shuttle Program

AHF: Atomic Energy Commission

NASA: Margaret Hamilton, Apollo Software Engineer, Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Verge: Apollo software engineer Margaret Hamilton receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

C–NET: White House honors two of tech’s female pioneers

Hamilton standing next to the navigation software that she and her MIT team produced for the Apollo project. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Hamilton standing next to the navigation software that she and her MIT team produced for the Apollo project.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

nro.gov: The Legacy History Series: SAMOS to the Moon: The Clandestine Transfer of Reconnaissance Technology Between Government Agencies

The Catholic Astronomer: Copernicus and the “High Seas” (i)

svengrahn.pp.se: More pictures from the XI International Astronomical Congress in Stockholm, August 1960

BSHS: CERN and the History of Science

ESA: 24 November

TANK Magazine: Hyperbolas in the sun

Vrihat Samrat Yantra is the world’s largest gnomon sundial. It measures time in intervals of two seconds using shadows cast from the sun.

Vrihat Samrat Yantra is the world’s largest gnomon sundial. It measures time in intervals of two seconds using shadows cast from the sun.

The Renaissance Mathematicus: A Herschel comes seldom alone

APS: November 27, 1783: John Michell anticipates black holes

Torontoist: Historicist: The Noiseless Revolution

SpaceWatchtower: 155th Anniversary of Allegheny Observatory: The Very 1st Director

arXiv: The Coriolis Effect Further Described in the Seventeenth Century

APS: Henry Augustus Rowland

The National Museum of American History: Rowland Solar Spectrum

AHF: Vannevar Bush

AHF: J. Ernest Wilkins Jr.

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

Canadian Mysteries: The Franklin Mystery ­– Life & Death in the Artic

History Today: The First Global Empire

British Library: Maps and views blog: 20th Century Paanoramaniac

Heinrich Berann, [Jungfraubahn mountain railroad, Switzerland], 1939. British Library Maps 1060.(4.).

Heinrich Berann, [Jungfraubahn mountain railroad, Switzerland], 1939. British Library Maps 1060.(4.).

The Spectator: The map-maker’s task may never be done

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: Captain Cook Sights Maui

Yovisto: Georg Forster – Naturalist and Revolutionary

adn.com: Thawing Arctic ice reveals new clues in mystery of the lost ships Terror and Erebus

MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Le Monde: La mort de Jackie Pigeaud, philologue

Thomas Morris: A window in his chest

Atlas Obscura: Feteke Sas Patikamúzeum (Black Eagle Pharmacy Museum)

Spitalfield’s Life: Thomas Newington’s Recipes

Eastern Daily Press: How East Anglia is revealing the inside story of the Black Death

RCPI Heritage Centre Blog: Mary Ward; naturalist, microscopist and first road traffic accident victim

Mary Ward Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mary Ward
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Recipes Project: Tales from the Archives: Green Sickness, Red Plants

Thomas Morris: The exploding scrotum

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Macewen Sir William 1884 1924 surgeon

Hagströmerbiblioteket: Alperi, Propero (Alpino, 1553–1617) & Bondt [Bontius], Jacob de (1591–1631)

facebook: Cards and Canvas: The Old Operating Theatre Museum

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: A history of aviation medicine

Early Modern Medicine: Medical Materials

V0040054 A man wearing a skull cap and holding another cap in his han Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

V0040054 A man wearing a skull cap and holding another cap in his han
Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

The Recipes Project: Tracing Recipes to Kill Vermin

Georgian Papers Programme: Medicine and the Georgian Navy

Darin Hayton: Patients at the Friends’ Asylum, 1817–1833

Thomas Morris: Pregnant with a toothbrush

Museum Boerhaave: Verloskundige oefenpop

John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog: Radium and Radiotherapy in Neurological Cases

Royal College of Physicians: ‘Delineated as large as the life’: William Cheselden’s atlas of the bones

Illustrations of a male human skeleton and the skull of a male tiger in Osteographia, or The anatomy of the bones. William Cheselden, published London, 1733

Illustrations of a male human skeleton and the skull of a male tiger in Osteographia, or The anatomy of the bones. William Cheselden, published London, 1733

The New York Times: A Breakthrough in C-Section History: Beatrice of Bourbon’s Survival in 1337

Academia: Monica H. Green: Bibliography of Caesarean Sections in the Middle Ages

Yovisto: Nobel Laureate Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

Thomas Morris: Reeking from the jaw of the living animal

Active History: Before Mifegymiso: A History of Rural Women’s Access to Abortion

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Today in Ladybird 21 Nov 1783 Montgolfier balloon rises 3000 feet with 2 passengers and travels 5 and a half miles

Today in Ladybird 21 Nov 1783 Montgolfier balloon rises 3000 feet with 2 passengers and travels 5 and a half miles

Confusions and Connections: When programming was physical: Interactive 1950’s computer programming reconstruction from Germany wins 2016 Tony Sales Award

BBC News: Early computer rebuild wins conservation award

ZD Net: Inside the project to rebuild the EDSAC, the world’s first general purpose computer

TechRepublic: Meet the iPhone’s 30-ton ancestor: Inside the project to rebuild on of the first computers

The original Eniac.

The original Eniac.

Smithsonian.com: One Hundred Years Ago, the Titanic’s Sister Ship Exploded While Transporting Injured WWI Soldiers

Medieval Warfare: How to Besiege a Castle

distillatio: Testing modern pewter for lead

Ptak Science Books: Selling Never-Flown Planes U.S. Navy Aircraft, 1920

permalink.lanl.gov: Metropolis, Monte Carlo, and the MANIAC

Conciatore: Yellow Glass

The Guardian: Dead zeppelins: Brazilian gravesite is airships’ stairway to heaven

The giant zeppelin Hindenburg, pictured in Lakehurst, New Jersey, was so big that its tail stuck out of the hanger built for it in Santa Cruz, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The giant zeppelin Hindenburg, pictured in Lakehurst, New Jersey, was so big that its tail stuck out of the hanger built for it in Santa Cruz, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

JSTOR Daily: A Black Sea Shipwreck Trove

Thomas Morris: An exercise in futility

Wired: Codebreakers will return to Bletchley Park in 2018 (and you can get involved)

British Library: Medieval Manuscripts blog: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Supermonk

Haaretz: Divers uncover world’s oldest habor, in Red Sea

CHF: Distillations: The Frontiersman: In Silicon Valley’s renegade days, a hardheaded Texan chased dreams of a flying car

You know antique microscopes are undervalued when.... James Hyslop (@astrolabe)

You know antique microscopes are undervalued when…. James Hyslop (@astrolabe)

 

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Ri Science: Humphry Davy’s landscape sketches

Ri Science: Humphry Davy animal sketches

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Science & Religion: Exploring the Spectrum: Henry Neville Hutchinson: Dinosaurs, Evolution, and Faith

Warwick: GHCC: Deserts and the Modern World

TrowelBlazers: Raising Horizons: Fire and Ice

TrowelBlazers: Raising Horizons: Bedrocks of Equality

TrowelBlazers: Raising Horizons: All Creatures Great and Small

TrowelBlazers: Raising Horizons: Multimedia Mavens

Jacquetta Hawkes, likely shown here at the excavation of Harristown Passage Tomb, County Waterford, Ireland, which she directed in 1939. Photographer unknown. Many thanks to Alison Cullingford, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford, home to the Jacquetta Hawkes Archive, for supplying this photo. She also runs the blog Celebrating Jacquetta Hawkes.

Jacquetta Hawkes, likely shown here at the excavation of Harristown Passage Tomb, County Waterford, Ireland, which she directed in 1939. Photographer unknown. Many thanks to Alison Cullingford, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford, home to the Jacquetta Hawkes Archive, for supplying this photo. She also runs the blog Celebrating Jacquetta Hawkes.

The Conversation: Fossil footprints give glimpse of how ancient climate change drove the rise of reptiles

International Business Times: Single-toothed sea monsters haunted imaginations of inland Maya people

Yukon News: Constant gardeners: The early days of Yukon agriculture

Forbes: Rising From the Ashes – The Colonization od a Volcano’s Ground by Plants

Business Insider UK: Newly unearthed Mammoth remains could help reveal when humans first arrived in the Americas

Marine Lives: c17th Artic Whaling

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Sacred Wonderland: White privilege in the national parks: remaking parks as inclusive spaces

CHEMISTRY:

Recipe for gunpowder Vollenkommene Unterweisung/ (1660) h/t @nathan

Recipe for gunpowder Vollenkommene Unterweisung/ (1660) h/t @nathan

CHF: Distillations: The Flavor of Smog

Yovisto: Charles-Adolphe Wurtz and the Atomic Theory

Charles-Adolphe Wurtz

Charles-Adolphe Wurtz

Yovisto: Lars Onsager and Irreversible Chemical Processes

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

BSHS: Engagement Fellowships Hosts Announced

BSHS: BJHS Preview: Issue 4, 2016

38 Degrees: Save 7 Bruce Grove, Tottenham (one time home of Luke Howard)

The #EnvHist Weekly

Metascience: Volume 25, Issue 3 Table of Contents

Silicon Republic: The role of science journalism in an age of denial

AEON: Arabic translators did far more than just preserve Greek philosophy

Socrates and his Students, illustration from 'Kitab Mukhtar al-Hikam wa-Mahasin al-Kilam' by Al-Mubashir, Turkish School, (13th c) Photo by Bridgeman

Socrates and his Students, illustration from ‘Kitab Mukhtar al-Hikam wa-Mahasin al-Kilam’ by Al-Mubashir, Turkish School, (13th c) Photo by Bridgeman

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Archive Catalogue

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada- Vol. 53, No 2 (2015): Medical Examinations: Book History at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine Table of Contents

ESOTERIC:

Othmeralia: What does it all mean?

From Georg von Welling’s (1652-1727) Opus mago-cabbalisticum et theosophicum, Saltzburgh, 1729.

From Georg von Welling’s (1652-1727) Opus mago-cabbalisticum et theosophicum, Saltzburgh, 1729.

CHF: Distillations: The Language of Alchemy

BOOK REVIEWS:

U of T News: The complicated history of zoos: U of T’s Dan Bender

The Dispersal of Darwin: Burn: Michael Faraday’s Candle

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The Dispersal of Darwin: Evolutionary Tales

The Dispersal of Darwin: Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origin

Popular Science: The Realization of Star Trek Technologies

Popular Science: Four Way Interview – Tom Cabot

Huenmanniac: The Problem of Disenchantment

Nature: Women who read the stars

Standpoint: How The West Invented Itself

Notches: The Way Out: Sebastian Buckle on Homosexuality in Modern Britain

The New York Review of Books: The Private Heisenberg and the Absent Bomb

Werner and Elisabeth Heisenberg, Göttingen, Germany, circa 1946

Werner and Elisabeth Heisenberg, Göttingen, Germany, circa 1946

Popular Science: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science – Nancy Cooke & Margaret Hilton (Eds.)

The New York Times: The AIDS Fight: Andrew Sullivan on a History of the Movement

The Guardian: Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton review – portrait of an author ahead of her time

The Wall Street Journal: Step Into the Madhouse

Popular Science: Astrophotography – Rhodri Evans

The New York Times: Steven Johnson on How Play Shaped the World

brainpickings: How the Nobel Prize Was Born: A Surprising Story of Bad Journalism, Existential Guilt, and Dynamite

NEW BOOKS:

NICHE: Introducing “Border Flows”

NICHE: Introducing “Moving Natures”

CUP: Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World: The Ottoman Experience, 1347–1600

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University of Pittsburgh Press: The Imagined Empire

Historiens de la santé: Les tables d’opération. De l’Antiquité à nos jours

NICHE: All posts in Canadian History & Environment book series

Historiens de la santé: Les rebouteux du Morbihan en 1900

Faith and Wisdom in Science: Let There Be Science! – a guest-blog from its first author

Historiens de la santé: Naissance et évolution des électrocardiographes de 1900 à nos jours

ART & EXHIBITIONS

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

The Public Domain Review: Rainbows in Art

Plate LXVI from Johann Jakob Scheuchzer’s Physica Sacra (1731) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Plate LXVI from Johann Jakob Scheuchzer’s Physica Sacra (1731)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The H-Word: Three free exhibitions for history of science enthusiasts

Florence Nightingale Museum: And we’re off!… ‘The Age of the Beard launch party

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: William Hodges and Captain Cook

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

the iris: Behind the Scenes at the Getty: A Curator’s Curiosity at an L:A. Landmark Transformed into an Exhibition on Alchemy

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.

BBC News: Dippy dinosaur’s national tour stops announced

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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

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Gallica Rose

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

The Independent: The Story of a Woman Who Changed the Course of Astronomy

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

Perisphere Salon: Spotlight on Copenhagen 4 December 2016

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

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

Mercury Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde 18–28 January 2017

Stockport Garrick Theatre: Copenhagenn 11–14 January 2017

Theatre Royal, York: Frankenstein 3-26 November 2016

EVENTS:

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

CHM Live: The Process: Track Changes Author Matthew Kirschenbaum in Conversation with Science Fiction Author David Gerrold 14 December 2016

King’s Manor Refectory, York: York Science Trail – Open meeting 5 December 2016

King’s College London: History and the Internet 1 December 2016

Paderborn University: Round-table: Émilie du Châtelet – 310 Anniversary 13 December 2016

The Florence Nightingale Museum: Talk: The Hirsute History of Facial Hair 30 November 2016

Morbid Anatomy Museum: Events

University of Greenwich: Seminar: Royal Naval Hydrography and Marine Surveying, 1830–50

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

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

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

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

Wellcome Collection: Glimpses of life inside the asylum 7 December 2016

Museum of the History of Science: Back from the Dead: Curator Tour 30 November 2016

Admundson Lecture

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Johannes Vermeer: The Geographer

Johannes Vermeer: The Geographer

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

VIDEOS:

historywm.com: James Watt: A product of the ‘first century of modernity’

Youtube: McGill University: Wallace’s century-old global map of animals updated

AEON: Is a scientific career predictable? Science doesn’t rely on luck, but success in science can’t do without it

mental_floss: Watch How Libraries Were Organized in 1951 (Card Catalogs)

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

Youtube: WWII Carter Air Raid Siren

RADIO & PODCASTS:

BBC Radio 3: 15 excellent facts we’ve learned about beards

BBC Radio 3: Free Thinking: Nine reasons Victorians thought men were better with beards

Little Atoms: Podcast 443 – Adam Rutherford’s Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

supchina: Books, podcasts and the history of science in China with Carla Nappi

History of Philosophy without any gaps: The Young Ones: Encounters with European Thought

BBC Radio 4: Science Stories: The Day the Earth Stopped Standing Still

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

University of Oslo: Translations in Antiquity, Translating Antiquity: methods and practices 1–2 December 2016

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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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 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

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

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 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

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017Science Museum: Research Seminar Series Autumn 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UCL: STS: Work in Progress Seminars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Manchester: CHSTM Seminars Autumn/Winter 2016

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

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

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

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

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

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

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

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

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

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

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

 

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

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UCL: STS: Work in Progress Seminars

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

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

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

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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 Manchester: CHSTM Seminars Autumn/Winter 2016

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

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

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

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

 

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

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

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

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

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

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

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

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

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

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

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

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

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

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

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

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

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

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

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

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

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

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

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

BSHS: Prizes

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

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

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

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

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

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

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

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LOOKING FOR WORK:

Durham University – Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies: Library Fellowships

Wellcome: Web Editor, Wellcome Collection

Linda Hall Library: Fellowships

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Aalto University: Postdoctoral Researcher in Science and Technology Studies

The Genentech Center for the History of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library & Archives: The Sydney Brenner Research Scholarship

Yale: Lecturer in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health

 

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #14

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 #14

Monday 21 November 2016

EDITORIAL:

 The world is going to hell in a bucket but we still bring you the latest edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list with all the histories of science, technology and medicine that the tide swept up on the banks of the Internet over the last seven days.

In my other guise as the author of the Renaissance Mathematicus I have often blogged about the phenomenon of practitioners of science, who are not as well known as the deserve to be. This of course raises the question, who should actually be better known and why? A serious candidate is the seventeenth and early eighteenth century German scholar Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the tercentenary of whose death was on 14 November. This led to 2017 being named Leibniz Year in Germany but even in the land of his birth this did not excite much interest outside of expert scholarly circles.

If English speaking people, who are not professional philosophers, have heard of Leibniz then most of them only because of his rather spectacular priority/plagiarism dispute with Isaac Newton over the invention/discovery (choose your term according to your preferred philosophy of mathematics) of the calculus. The term polymath is often abused but if anyone is a true polymath then it is Leibniz. Leibniz, for a large part of his life a professional librarian, was a philosopher, a mathematician, a historian, a physicist, an astronomer, a geologist, an inventor, a theologian, a diplomat, a psychologist, a lawyer, a logician, a linguist, a philologist, a palaeontologist, a biologist and a one man international communications hub whose correspondence contains 15 000 letters exchanged with 1100 correspondents. What is most important is that his contributions in a large number of these areas are anything but trivial.

He is alongside Newton one of the greatest mathematicians of the seventeenth century. The modern physics that emerged during the eighteenth century, whilst based largely on the works of Newton, also contains a substantial contribution from Leibniz. He invented a calculating machine, which although it never really functioned contains the stepped drum, Leibniz’s own invention, which would later become the heart of the first generation of commercially successful calculating machines. Leibniz is an important enlightenment philosopher, whose works are part of the European Philosophical cannon. I could go on but you should have got the general picture by now.

The real question is why this intellectual giant, and that is a description with little hyperbole, remains a name largely only known to experts. Even given this major anniversary I have only stumbled across a small handful of articles this week and the most of them are in German. However I hope it might encourage one or other of you to take a closer look at this fascinating scholar.

A last comment is that Leibniz is a serious candidate for the wearer of the most spectacular wigs in the early modern period. 1980’s glam metal hair is pathetic in comparison.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz died 14 November 1716 Portrait by Christoph Bernhard Francke Source: Wikimedia Commons

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz died 14 November 1716
Portrait by Christoph Bernhard Francke
Source: Wikimedia Commons

 “Love is to be delighted by the happiness of someone, or to experience pleasure upon the happiness of another.” – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Slate: The Philosopher Who Helped Create the Information Age

Gresham College: Curves in Honour of Leibniz’s Tercentenary

Technology Review: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: “Anders hätte Gott sie gar nicht erschaffen können”

Deutschlandradio Kultur: In nahezu allen Wissensgebieten zuhause

La recherché du bonheur: Leibniz “Societas Philadelphica”

Frankfurter Allgemeine: Schönschrift war nicht seine Sache

Quotes of the week:

 “If some of us want to throw around some “neo-” words, then I’m thinking “Neonazi” is a good one for getting a good airing these days” – David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress)

“The shores of ignorance grow as the island of knowledge grows” – Marcelo Gleiser h/t @bstorax

“If you care to inflict a beautiful tender trauma on your child by all means read them Oscar Wilde’s tale The Happy Prince (1888)” – Liam Heneghan (@DublinSoil)

“For no one can bypass the science of triangles and reach a satisfying knowledge of the stars” – Regiomontanus (1464)

“I mean “John Hughes”, come ON. How is ANYONE supposed to research him? Parents, give your kids rare names. Do it for future historians” – Anton Howes (@antonhowes)

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“I wonder if my revived interest in the history and philosophy of science is because I’m gettin’ old” – Matthew R. Francis (@DrMRFrancis)

“The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do” – Ted Nelson h/t @CodeWisdom

“Happy wondering what joker put international men’s day and word toilet day on the same day” – Alice Bell (@alicebell)

“It’s still November: there should NOT be Xmas carols on the radio!” – Elaine Chalus (@EHChalus)

A new contender in my ongoing quest for 'Most supercilious, impossible to follow up old-school footnote' – Richard O’Brien (@notrockyhorror)

A new contender in my ongoing quest for ‘Most supercilious, impossible to follow up old-school footnote’ – Richard O’Brien (@notrockyhorror)

Birthdays of the Week:

Frederick G. Banting born 14 November 1891

Oil painting of Banting in 1925 by Tibor Polya, now in the possession of the National Portrait Gallery of Canada Source: Wikimedia Commons

Oil painting of Banting in 1925 by Tibor Polya, now in the possession of the National Portrait Gallery of Canada
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nobelprize.org: Frederick G. Banting – Biographical

Wallifaction: Frederick Banting, Artist

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CHF: Distillations: Sickening Sweet

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Leo Hendrick Baekeland born 14 November 1863

1916 photograph of Leo Hendrik Baekeland Source: Wikimedia Commons

1916 photograph of Leo Hendrik Baekeland
Source: Wikimedia Commons

ACS: Leo Hendrick Baekeland and the Invention of Bakelite

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Leo Baekeland

Yovisto: Leo Baekland and the Beginning of the Plastic Age

William Herschel born 15 November 1738 

William Herschel 1785 portrait by Lemuel Francis Abbott Source: Wikimedia Commons

William Herschel 1785 portrait by Lemuel Francis Abbott
Source: Wikimedia Commons

ing.iac.es: Frederick William Herschel (1738–1822)

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – William Herschel

Louis Daguerre born 18 November 1785

Portrait of Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Louis Daguerre (1787-1851)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Making Photography Really Operational – Louis Daguerre

Youtube: Louis Daguerre The Camera

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Edwin Hubble born 20 November 1889

Edwin Hubble Source

Edwin Hubble
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Yovisto: The Universe goes beyond the Milky Way – Edwin Hubble contributions to Astronomy

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Edwin Hubble

Hubble Space Telescope: Erwin Powell Hubble – The man who discovered the cosmos

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Drawing by Maria Clara Eimmart (1676 – 1707)

Drawing by Maria Clara Eimmart (1676 – 1707)

Yovisto: Mariner 9 – The first Spacecraft to reach another planet

Linda Hall Library: The Face of the Moon

The Washington Post: Who could stop nuclear war in the Trump era? These scientists

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

Open Mind: The Priest Who Invented The Big Bang

Atlas Obscura: Why Catholics Built Secret Astronomical Features Into Churches to Help Save Souls

Giovanni Domenico Cassini’s floorplan of San Petronio, showing the meridian line. INTERNET ARCHIVE/PUBLIC DOMAIN

Giovanni Domenico Cassini’s floorplan of San Petronio, showing the meridian line. INTERNET ARCHIVE/PUBLIC DOMAIN

Astronomy Magazine: The woman who named the moon and clocked variable stars

Yovisto: Eugene Wigner and the Structure of the Atomic Nucleus

AHF: Eugene Wigner

AIP: Eugene Wigner

Yovisto: Giovanni Riccioli – a man of Encyclopedic Knowledge

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Jean-Antoine Nollet

Hawksbees Electrical Machine by Jean-Antoine Nollet Source: Wikimedia Commons

Hawksbees Electrical Machine by Jean-Antoine Nollet
Source: Wikimedia Commons

AHF: Robert Bacher

Leiden Observatory: In memoriam: Hendrik Christoffel van de Hulst

Yovisto: The Flight of Alan Shepard

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

History Today: Atlantis at its Prime, 1896

Linda Hall Library: Ice Victorian Romance

University of Cambridge: Digital Library: Curious Objects: A correct globe with the new discoveries; A correct globe with ye new constelations of Dr Halley &c

The Guardian: The lie of the land: when map makers get it wrong – in pictures

The Island of California

The Island of California

flourish.org: The Upsidedown Map Page

stevenberlinjohnson: Small World After All

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

Londonist: The Best Old Maps of London

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Mandeville

Full-page portrait of Sir John Mandeville. Created 1459

Full-page portrait of Sir John Mandeville. Created 1459

The National Library of Wales: A world class map collection

 MEDICINE & HEALTH:

The Scotsman: How 7 women battled for the right to study medicine in Edinburgh

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Thomas Morris: A most fortunate escape

Diseases of Modern Life: ‘Drooping with the Century’: Fatigue and the Fin de Siècle

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: HMS LXX: 70 Years of Women at Harvard Medical School

Thomas Morris: Attempted suicide by spoon

AEON: Visiting your leg

Brought to Light: St. Joseph College of Nursing

Sister M. Frida and researchers in the Pathology Laboratory, circa 1939. St. Joseph College of Nursing collection.

Sister M. Frida and researchers in the Pathology Laboratory, circa 1939. St. Joseph College of Nursing collection.

MedHum – Daily Dose: “Not Dead Yet!” Medieval Medicine Beyond Monty Python

Historical Texts: UK Medical Heritage Portal

Peter McCandless, History and Other Stuff: “We Have Conquered Infectious Disease!”

Nursing Clio: Is Your Doctor Experimenting On You?

Thomas Morris: A bit of a headache

Mittelalter: A Closer Look at the Zodiac and Phlebotomy Men in Wellcome MS 8004

Phlebotomy Man, The Physician’s Handbook: English medical and astrological compendium 1454, Credit: London, Wellcome Library, MS 8004, fol. 18r. License: CC BY 4.0.

Phlebotomy Man, The Physician’s Handbook: English medical and astrological compendium
1454, Credit: London, Wellcome Library, MS 8004, fol. 18r. License: CC BY 4.0.

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Recent Additions to the Warren Anatomical Museum

Contagions: The Case for Louse-Transmitted Plague

NYAM: Blood Transfusion: 350 Years

Lapham’s Quarterly: Map: Contagion – A brief history of malaria, leprosy, and smallpox

History: Remembering the First Native American Woman Doctor

Recipes Project: Movember: Men’s Health in Eighteenth-Century Recipe Collections

Remedia: Homesick: Disease and Distance in American Indian Boarding Schools

Students Standing at Attention at Albuquerque Indian School (ca. 1910)

Students Standing at Attention at Albuquerque Indian School (ca. 1910)

Nature: European diseases left their mark on First Nations’ DNA

Thomas Morris: Mother knows best

New York Magazine: A Mad Doctor and a 19th-Century Medical Mystery We’re Still Learning From Today

Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library: Documenting and preserving the Warren Anatomical Museum’s medical wet specimen collection

Slate: How to Tell If You’re Dead

Yovisto: Leopold Auenbrugger and Diagnosis by Percussion

Leopold Auenbrugger and his wife Source: Wikimedia Commons

Leopold Auenbrugger and his wife
Source: Wikimedia Commons

DW: Surgeon behind first successful heart transplant in United States dies

Dangerous Minds: Arsenic and Old Lace: When Women’s Clothing Could Actually Kill You

Atlas Obscura: Mütter Museum

Notches: Technological Perspectives on Pregnancy, Birth (Control), and Fertility

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Yovisto: Herbert Eugene Ives and the Ives-Stilwell Experiment

The Charlotte Observer: Antique phonographs offer the sound of nostalgia to fan

Huffpost Tech: How An 1860’s Experiment Transformed Modern Shipping

The Vintage News: Crusader-era hand grenade found in Israel

Atlas Obscura: Nazi Rocket Test Site

Conciatore: Sara Vincx

Hakai Magazine: The Dark Side of Lighthouses

Lighthouse keepers have always faced risks, but historical keepers faced a lot more of them. Photo by Phil Rees/Alamy Stock Photo

Lighthouse keepers have always faced risks, but historical keepers faced a lot more of them. Photo by Phil Rees/Alamy Stock Photo

AHF: Jose Baca

Yovisto: Doug Engelbart and the Computer Mouse

Smithsonian.com: This 6,000-Year-Old Amulet Is an Ancient Metal Marvel

Atlas Obscura: Striking Photos of Philadelphia’s Abandoned Power Stations

The New York Times: Jay W. Forrester Dies at 98; a Pioneer in Computer Models

Science Museum: The Silver Swan

The Silver Swan. Credit: The Bowes Museum

The Silver Swan. Credit: The Bowes Museum

 

Dr Charlotte Mathieson: Writing a Transport History of the Great Exhibition I: Introductory Thoughts

The Atlantic: 17 of the Best Internet Reactions to the Original iPhone

Verso: The Brave New (and Old) World of Data

History of the BBC: Watching at home

English Heritage: Top 10 Toilets Through Time

Interesting ad for "gullies" in late C19th asylum construction book "Stench, silth and grease traps" (@RCPSGlibrary)

Interesting ad for “gullies” in late C19th asylum construction book “Stench, silth and grease traps” (@RCPSGlibrary)

Yovisto: Ferdinand de Lesseps and the Suez Canal

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

Yovisto: Charles Lyell and the Principles of Geology

James Ungureanu: Visions of Science: Charles Lyell

FiveThirtyEight: How Do We Know When a Hunk of Rock Is Actually a Stone Tool

Geri Walton: Hans and Marguerite: The Elephants of France

Smithsonianm.com: Preserve and Protect: How Paleontologists Care for Their Long-Dead High-Maintenance Stars

Notches: Archives of Desire: Sexualisation of Girlhood During Edwardian Times

Forbes: The Bronze Age Eruption That Ended the First European Civilisation

The Aegean Sea with the Cyclades islands. The islands of volcanic origin (shown in orange), including Santorini, form a line that follows the borders of two large tectonic plates. Image from the Physical Atlas by Heinrich Berghaus, published 1838-48. (Photo by David Bressan)

The Aegean Sea with the Cyclades islands. The islands of volcanic origin (shown in orange), including Santorini, form a line that follows the borders of two large tectonic plates. Image from the Physical Atlas by Heinrich Berghaus, published 1838-48. (Photo by David Bressan)

TrowelBlazers: Raising Horizons: Time and Space

BBC Earth: The other person that discovered evolution, besides Darwin

NICHE: #EnvHist Worth Reading: October 2016

The Return of Native Nordic Fauna: Learning to live in the multi-species city

Tetrapod Zoology: The Ridiculous Nasal Anatomy of Giant Horned Dinosaurs

Credit: Darren Naish

Credit: Darren Naish

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Asa Gray

The New York Times: Who First Farmed Potatoes? Archaeologists in Andes Find New Evidence

environmentandsociety.org: Environmental Knowledge, Environmental Politics: Case Studies from Canada and Western Europe Free ebook

The New Inquiry: Lady Science no. 26(1): Plants, Domesticity, and the Female Poisoner

The Quirky Traveller: A dash of history & culture in the Rocky Mountains

CHEMISTRY:

Yovisto: Joseph Black and the Discovery of Carbon Dioxide

Yovisto: Elmer McCollum and the Vitamins

Yovisto: Humphry Davy and the Electrolysis

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt, by Thomas Phillips

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt, by Thomas Phillips

AHF: George Kistiakowsky

Nobelprize.org: Karl von Frisch – Biographical

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

Indiegogo: Contributions: Raising Horizons: 200 years of Trowelblazing Women

Enfilade: London’s Blue Plaques Turn 150

History of Psychiatry: December 2016: Table of Contents

The Recipes Project: New Digital Tools for the History of Medicine and Religion in China

in propria persona: The Statute of Anne: “An Act for the Encouragement of Learning

Smithsonian.com: Why the U.S, Government Brought Nazi Scientists to America After World War II

Wernher von Braun, one of the architects of the Apollo program, was a Nazi scientist brought to the U.S. in secret in 1945. (NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center) Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-us-government-brought-nazi-scientists-america-after-world-war-ii-180961110/#het5Y3MhLQraAXpQ.99 Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

Wernher von Braun, one of the architects of the Apollo program, was a Nazi scientist brought to the U.S. in secret in 1945. (NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center)
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-us-government-brought-nazi-scientists-america-after-world-war-ii-180961110/#het5Y3MhLQraAXpQ.99
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Yovisto: Jean Baptiste le Rond d’Alembert and the Great Encyclopedy

AEON: Bookish fools

Past & Present: Volume 230 suppl 11 2016: The Social History of the Archive: Record-Keeping in Early Modern Europe: Table of Contents

Our World in Data: Books

The Atlantic: Progress Isn’t Natural

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Never say Never!

Grace Hopper working on the Harvard Mark I Source: Harvard Gazette

Grace Hopper working on the Harvard Mark I
Source: Harvard Gazette

Kairos: Journal of Philosophy of Science: Volume 16 Issue 1 (October 2016) Table of Contents

Yovisto: Pierre Bayle – Forerunner of the Age of Enlightenment

Smithsonian.com: How Experts Are Digitizing Ancient Manuscripts

The #EnvHist Weekly

NICHE: #EnvHist Daily

Blink: Brahma in the Lighthouse

The Royal Institution: Share your memories of the Christmas Lectures

NY Public Library: Digital Collections

MIT News: Apollo code developer Margaret Hamilton receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Huffpost Living: The Blog: The Invention of Science: How The Very First Fact Came to Be

The Inquiry: Lady Science no. 26(2): Lady Wranglers

Yovisto: Yuri Knorozov and the Decipherment of the Mayan Language

The Atlantic: The Science Fiction that Came Before Science

ESOTERIC:

The Recipes Project: Dung? Alchemy Is Full of It

Conciatore: Women in Alchemy

Antonio Neri, 1598-1600, MS Ferguson 67, f. 25r.

Antonio Neri, 1598-1600,
MS Ferguson 67, f. 25r.

History of Alchemy: Episode 77: Sir Francis Bacon

BOOK REVIEWS:

Good Reads: Karl Galle’s Reviews: Johann Schöner’s Globe of 1515: Transcription and Study

Geographical: Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World by Philip Hatfield

The Guardian: Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany by Norman Ohler review – a crass and dangerously inaccurate account

H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences: Cuckoldry, Impotence and Adultery in Europe (15th–17th century)

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SomeBeans: The Invention of Science by David Wootton

La Presse: L’odyssée des illusions: le crie du coeur de Jean Lemire

Nature: Public Health: Gore and glory

NEW BOOKS:

Routledge: Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research

Historiens de la santé: Medicine, Knowledge and Venereal Diseases in England, 1886-1916

Johns Hopkins University Press: Life Histories of Genetic Disease

Faith and Wisdom in Science: Let There Be Science

Historiens de la santé: Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term

Chicago Tonight: Authors Debate Charles Darwin’s Theories, Work in a New Book

British Library Shop: A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps

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Routledge: The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine

Princeton University Press: Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Stephen Pearce

The Guardian: Hair-raising tales: Exhibition recalls Victorian beard craze

History Extra: A brief history of beards

A cartoon depicting a man making fun of another who is being close-shaved, c1800. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A cartoon depicting a man making fun of another who is being close-shaved, c1800. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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

the iris: Behind the Scenes at the Getty: A Curator’s Curiosity at an L:A. Landmark Transformed into an Exhibition on Alchemy

Hyperallergic: The Transformative Influence of Alchemy on Art

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.

BBC News: Dippy dinosaur’s national tour stops announced

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

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

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

BBC News: William Heath Robinson museum set to open

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

The Arctic Journal: Northwest Passages: Pre-factual cartography

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

Exhibition open 15 September 2016 through Summer 2017

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

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

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Gallica Rose

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

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

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

The Hunterian: Tracking Animals 7 April–12 February 2017

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

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

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent Oceans

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Do the Ultimate Time Trail

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

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

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

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

Heriot Watt University: New exhibit unveiled at ICE museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horniman Museum & Gardens: H Blog: Tyrannosaurus and Tarbosaurus

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

AMNH: Opulent Oceans 3 October 2015–1 December 2016

Globe Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Science Museum: Einstein’s Legacy

Science Museum: Journeys Through Medicine

Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture

Science Museum: Challenge of Materials

Science Museum: The Clockmakers’ Museum

Science Museum: Making the Modern World

Science Museum: Flight

Science Museum: Exploring Space

Science Museum: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THEATRE, OPERA AND FILMS:

Astronomy Magazine: New trailer for Hidden Figures will pull on your heartstrings

Women Make Movies: Great Unsung Women of Computing: The Computers, The Coders, and The Future Makers

Anesthesiology News: Laughing Gas at the Movies: From the Silents to “Blue Velvet”

Open Culture: Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube

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

Perisphere Salon: Spotlight on Copenhagen 4 December 2016

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

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

Mercury Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde 18–28 January 2017

Stockport Garrick Theatre: Copenhagenn 11–14 January 2017

Theatre Royal, York: Frankenstein 3-26 November 2016

EVENTS:

University of Greenwich: Seminar: Royal Naval Hydrography and Marine Surveying, 1830–50

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

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

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

Royal College of Physicians: Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

Bodleian Libraries: Hakluyt and the Renaissance discovery of the world 2425 November 2016

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

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

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

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester: Engine Demonstration

Morbid Anatomy: Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

The National Museum of Computing: Guided Tours

Gresham College: Future Lectures (some #histSTM)

Glasgow: Science on the Streets – Free Walking Tours

Admundson Lecture

PAINTING OF THE WEEK:

Saraswati – the Indian Goddess of Wisdom, Knowledge, Learning, Music and Arts by Raja Ravi Varma

Saraswati – the Indian Goddess of Wisdom, Knowledge, Learning, Music and Arts by Raja Ravi Varma

TELEVISION:

SLIDE SHOW:

Scientific America: Urban Engineering in 1916: Science and Technology for the City

VIDEOS:

Vimeo: Aby Warburg: Archive of Memory (26 minutes, 2003)

Youtube: The Royal Society: The Accidental Death of John Tyndall – Objectivity #93

Atlas Obscura: Watch How Globes Were Made in 1955 in This North London Workshop

Open Culture: Glass: The Oscar-Winning “Perfect Short Documentary” on Dutch Glassmaking (1958)

Laughing Squid: How Cartographer Marie Tharp Help Scientists Understand Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics

Youtube: The Last Steps – A Really Great Story

IEEE.tv: AMPEX

TED: Steven Johnson: How play leads to great inventions

Vimeo: The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language

RADIO & PODCASTS:

History of Philosophy without any gaps: 240. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Albert the Great’s Natural Philosophy

Erik Davis: Alchemical Fantasy

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 28: Janice Fontanella, Building the Erie Canal

soundcloud: Mosaic Science Podcast: The man who gave himself away

CHF: Distillations: Second Skin: The Unexpected Origin of the Sports Bra

Radio 4: Drama: Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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 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

BSHS: Winner of the Great Exhibitions Competition!

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

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

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

Ottawa Insider: Improved Science & Tech Museum Opening November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CHF: Oral History Training Institute 2017 9-13 January

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

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

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

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

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

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

TURRIANO: ICOHTEC BOOK PRIZE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hakluyt Society: CfP: Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017hakluyt-essayScience Museum: Research Seminar Series Autumn 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UCL: STS: Seminar Series Autumn 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UCL: STS: Work in Progress Seminars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Manchester: CHSTM Seminars Autumn/Winter 2016

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

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

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

IHR: Library Exhibition Curation Competition (ECR)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IEEE: International Early Engines Conference: Papers: May 2017

Digital History Seminar: Autumn & Winter Term 2016–2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICHST “2017: Symposium Proposals Approved by IPC

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

BSHS: Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

Hakluyt Society: Essay Prize 2017 Deadline 30 November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Association for the History of Medicine: Awards and Grants

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

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

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

IUHPST: Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science “What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?” Deadline 30 November 2016

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

JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES: Appel à communicatio: « Petites mains » d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques

BSHS: Museum of the History of Science Upcoming Free Lecture Series

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

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

Lexicon Philosophicum: CfP: Issue 5 (2017) Histories of Philosophy, Science and Ideas

HSTM Network Ireland: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Young Scholar Prize

ENVA, Amphithéâtre Blin: Appel à communications: Animalhumanité. Expérimentation et fiction : l’animalité au cœur du vivant 1er et 2 décembre 2016

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

Villa Mirafiori, Rome: Conference: Building Theories, Hypothesis & Heuristics in Science

University of Lisbon: CfP: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues 14–16 December 2016

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

ICOHTEC Conference Porto: CfP: Early Career Scholars Workshop: Tension of Europe 1 August 2016

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

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science: CfP: “Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Thought Styles and Thought Collectives – Translations and Receptions” Deadline 30 August 2016

HPDST: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

BSHS: Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

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

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

MedHum Fiction – Daily Dose: CfP: Medical Humanities

BSHS: The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016

University of Birmingham: Social Studies in the History of Medicine – ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Partington Prize

Western Michigan University: CfP: Sixth Annual Medical Humanities Conference 

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

Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science: Upcoming Events

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma): CFP: Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science 14–16 December 2016

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

Calenda: Le Calendrier des Lettres et Sciences Humains et Sociales: Appel à contribution « Les sciences du vivant. Imaginaire et discours scientifique »

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

University of Bristol: Centre for Science and Philosophy: Events

BSHS: Singer Prize: The Singer Prize, of up to £300, is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.

BJHS Themes: We are calling for proposals for Issue 3 (2018) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHSBJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS.

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

BSHS: Prizes

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

University of Leicester: Centre for Medical Humanities: Seminars:

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

CFP Early Modern World

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

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

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST): Invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017.

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

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

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LOOKING FOR WORK:

Canada Science and Technology Museums: Technical Support Officer

Bodleian Libraries: Applications for the 2017-18 Visiting Fellowships are accepted from 17 October 2016

University of Bristol: Reader/Chair in Environmental History

Durham University: Three-year PhD studentship in the new field of philosophy of social technology, starting in October 2017 Deadline 12 January 2017

LuEsther T. Mertz Library: Humanities Institute: Fellowship Program

Yale University: Lecturer in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health

 

 

 

 

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #13

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #13

Monday 14 November 2016

EDITORIAL:

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

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

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

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

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

Quotes of the week:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birthdays of the Week:

Lise Meitner born 7 November 1878

Lise Meitner in 1906 Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lise Meitner in 1906
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Renaissance Mathematicus: Unsung? I hardly think so.

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

AIP: Lise Meitner

AHF: Lise Meitner

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

Marie Curie born 7 November 1867

Marie Curie 1903 Nobel Prize portrait Source: Wikimedia Commons

Marie Curie 1903 Nobel Prize portrait
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yovisto: Marie Curie – Truly an Extraordinary Woman

175 Faces of Chemistry: Marie Curie

Nobelprize.org: Marie Curie – Biographical

Nobelprize.org: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1911

AHF: Marie Curie

History Extra: Life of the Week: Marie Curie

Youtube: Marie Curie – Mini Biography

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Benjamin Banneker born 10 November 1731

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

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

Youtube: African American Mathematician Benjamin Banneker

biography.com: Benjamin Banneker

bnl.com: Benjamin Banneker (1731–1806)

encyclopedia.com: Benjamin Banneker

Yovisto: The Almanachs of Benjamin Banneker

PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE:

Martianus Capella's geo-heliocentric astronomical model

Martianus Capella’s geo-heliocentric astronomical model

AHF: Philip Morrison

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

Yovisto: Edmond Halley besides the Eponymous Comet

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Edmond Halley

Yovisto: C.V. Raman and the Raman Effect

AHF: Vera Kistiakoesky

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Yovisto: Hermann Weyl – between Pure Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – John Bevis

AIP: Hugh Everett

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Vesto Slipher

ESA: Tree Planting

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

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

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

Encyclopaedia Britannica: John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh

AHF: Kenneth D. Nichols

EXPLORATION and CARTOGRAPHY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Royal Museums Greenwich: Captain Robert Falcon Scott

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MEDICINE & HEALTH:

Yovisto: Cesare Lombroso – The Father of Criminology

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

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

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

The Scientist: The Body Electric, 1840s

Diseases of Modern Life: Worked to the Point of Madness

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

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

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

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

Scientific American: Finding Her Nerve

CSTMC: Collection Online: X-ray machine

Pen and Pension: The Georgian and Regency Home Medicine Chest

Mosaic: The engineer who fixed his own heart

Thomas Morris: The spear and the eucalyptus tree

The University of Glasgow Story: Dame Anne Louise McIlroy

Anne Louise McIlroy

Anne Louise McIlroy

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

Yovisto: Ephraim McDowell – the Father of Abdominal Surgery

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

Thomas Morris: The soldier operated on himself

Yovisto: Sir James Young Simpson and the Chloroform

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

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

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

All Things Georgian: 1775 Influenza Epidemic

Providenta: The San Quentin Sex Gland Experiments

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

Quinine & More: Arsenic, Syphilis and Malaria

Thomas Morris: Cured by a lightning bolt

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Linda Hall Library: Scientist of the Day – Cornelis Drebble

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

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

Conciatore: Neri’s other Rubino Glass

mountvernon.org: Spyglass

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

ENIAC Programmers Project: Website

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

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

Yovisto: French Aviation Pioneer Robert Esnault-Pelterie

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

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

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

Yovisto: Jacques Charles and the Hydrogen Balloon

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

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

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

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

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES:

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Yovisto: William Stukeley and the Mystery of Stonehenge

Tetrapod Zoology: The Natural History Museum at South Kensington

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

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

TrowelBlazers: Raising Horizons: Bedrocks of Equality

Yovisto: Robert Morrison and the Classification of plants

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

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

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

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

Niche: The Making of Pure Michigan

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

Yovisto: Salim Ali – the Birdman of India

CHEMISTRY:

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

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

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

META – HISTORIOGRAPHY, THEORY, RESOURCES and OTHER:

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

J D Davies: Noah’s Archive

The Scholarly Kitchen: Does Democracy Need Footnotes?

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

Meta Science: Volume 25, Issue 3 Table of Contents

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

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Auxiliary Hypothesis: Causation in Scientific Methods – Rani Lill Anjum

RSVP: Michael Wolff

Lady Science: Pitching Lady Science

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

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

The #EnvHist Weekly

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

Female role models in science and engineering

Female role models in science and engineering

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

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

ESOTERIC:

Conciatore: The Paracelsans

Wellcome Library: The horoscope of Iskandar Sultan

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

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

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