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BSHS #HiddenFiguresParty

Have you heard about the film Hidden Figures? It's a film about three African American women who worked as scientists for NASA on Project Mercury and Apollo 11, and it's creating quite the buzz both in #histsci #histSTM circles and beyond. In short, this isn't the average History of Science film. Based on the true story detailed in the book by [...]

By | 2017-02-24T11:01:46+00:00 January 25th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News|Comments Off on BSHS #HiddenFiguresParty

Science Museum Group Journal Writing Prize

New Academic Writing Prize – Submission date reminder: March 1, 2017. The March 1st deadline is fast approaching to submit for the new Science Museum Group Journal writing prize. Designed to encourage and reward research articles by talented early career scholars, the £500 prize will be awarded for the best original research article that addresses [...]

By | 2017-03-01T11:45:42+00:00 January 19th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Prizes|Comments Off on Science Museum Group Journal Writing Prize

Workshop: Scientists and their Diaries

Friday 27 January 2017 12pm-7pm The Royal Society, in association with the Constructing Scientific Communities project, is hosting a one-day workshop on the topic of 'scientists and their diaries'. The full programme for the day is here. Attendance (including sandwich lunch and afternoon tea) is free, but booking is essential - please email [email protected] to reserve [...]

By | 2017-01-29T10:48:29+00:00 January 16th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Workshop: Scientists and their Diaries

Lecture: The Mathematical Skyline

Title: "The Mathematical Skyline" about using maths to answer the question of where to take the perfect picture of Battersea Power Station from. Date: 18 January, 1-2pm Speaker: Professor Simon Salamon Location: Barnard's Inn Hall   The study of perspective in art has led to a branch of mathematics called projective geometry, which addresses the relationship between [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:18+00:00 January 13th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on Lecture: The Mathematical Skyline

BSHP 50th Anniversary Conference

The British Society for the History of Pharmacy is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  To mark this milestone, we are holding a special conference in London on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April, open to all.  The Saturday programme, hosted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, features talks on the Society of the Apothecaries (celebrating [...]

By | 2017-03-01T11:46:30+00:00 January 13th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on BSHP 50th Anniversary Conference

BSHP Lecture: The Syon Abbey Herbal

Date: Monday 6 February 2017, 5:30pm Venue: UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AX  (Nearest tube: Russell Square) Event: British Society for the History of Pharmacy lecture Title: The Syon Abbey Herbal (before AD 1517), the last monastic herbal in Britain Speaker: John Adams, Member, Syon Abbey Research Associates Overview: The Syon Abbey Herbal, written [...]

By | 2017-02-14T14:01:25+00:00 January 13th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, General Events, News, Seminars & Public Lectures, University College London|Comments Off on BSHP Lecture: The Syon Abbey Herbal

Winter 2016

BSHS President Dr Patrica Fara writes: Dear Colleagues This newsletter is being mailed out to coincide with a new and exciting venture that we were asked to keep secret until now… On November 17, New Scientist is celebrating its 60th birthday with a special feature on key inventions introduced since its foundation in 1956. These [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:18+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Presidential Message|Comments Off on Winter 2016

Autumn 2016

BSHS President Dr Patrica Fara writes: Dear Colleagues For the last fortnight, I have had the great honour to be the President of the BSHS. When Greg Radick invited me to consider this position, I was delighted, flattered – and also deeply apprehensive about my ability even to approach the extraordinarily high standard he has [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:19+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Presidential Message|Comments Off on Autumn 2016

Summer 2016

BSHS President Professor Greg Radick writes: Hello!  And: Goodbye!  Yes, by this time next week, our Society will have voted in a new President. My two-year term has almost run its course. I was fortunate to begin at a moment when, thanks to the outsized success of the 2013 International HSTM Congress in Manchester and [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:19+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Presidential Message|Comments Off on Summer 2016

Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio

Has your paper been accepted at the 25th International Congress of the History of Science and Technology in Rio? Are you a BSHS member? The BSHS will be providing a limited number of travel grants for society members who are presenting in Rio. The grants will be a maximum of £750 each and require full documentation. More [...]

By | 2017-01-29T11:25:53+00:00 January 6th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, Grants, News|Comments Off on Travel Grants for the International Congress in Rio