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Workshop: Preparing to Present

‘Preparing to Present’ 11 March 2017 Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester The British Society for the History of Science welcome postgraduate students to apply for a free place at this workshop, tailored for masters level and early stage PhD students. The aim of the day is to improve both skills and confidence in presenting [...]

By | 2017-02-14T14:02:02+00:00 January 6th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Workshop: Preparing to Present

The New BSHS Translations Series

Translation is the life-blood of scientific communication as well as historical research. Without translators — often uncredited, and many of them women — new scientific ideas would not have been able to travel around the world. Reflecting its commitment to international learning, the BSHS is delighted to support an exciting new series of scholarly on-line [...]

By | 2017-01-29T10:46:54+00:00 January 6th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Outreach and Education, Publications|Comments Off on The New BSHS Translations Series

Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums

University of Reading 23 September 2016 9:45 - 17:00 Venue: Special Collections and Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5EX, UK With the ‘material turn’ in the humanities, historians of science are paying greater and greater attention to collections of all kinds, and to their complex structures and [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:21+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News, University of Reading|Comments Off on Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums

CFP Extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World

CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 29 MAY 2016. 15 - 16 September 2016, Cambridge Organisers: Dorit Brixius, Sebestian Kroupa, Stephanie Mawson Keynote speaker: Sujit Sivasundaram (Cambridge) Within World History, the Indo-Pacific has played an important role in the production and development of scientific and cultural knowledge. Focusing on islands in the Indo-Pacific in particular, this two-day conference [...]

By | 2016-06-13T12:56:07+00:00 May 15th, 2016|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, University of Cambridge|Comments Off on CFP Extended: Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World

Spring 2016

BSHS President Professor Greg Radick writes: “The travels and adventures of serendipity”: this lovely phrase entered the language ten years ago thanks to the sociologist of science Robert Merton, who used it as the title for an erudite book on the word “serendipity.”  But what makes the phrase so resonant is the way it evokes the [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:21+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Presidential Message|Comments Off on Spring 2016

[Supported by the BSHS] Conference: Science in Public

Registration open: Science in Public 2016 University of Kent, Canterbury, 13-15 July 2016 Registration for the Science in Public 2016 conference is now open via this link. The early bird rate is available until 20 May. A draft timetable for the conference runs from lunchtime on Wednesday 13 July to about 3pm on Friday 15 July. There is a full range of [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:21+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, Science studies, University of Kent|Comments Off on [Supported by the BSHS] Conference: Science in Public

BJHS Preview: Issue 1, 2016

Editor Charlotte Sleigh writes: We begin 2016 with a joint Singer-award winner of 2014, Jenny Bulstrode.  ‘The industrial archaeology of deep time’, reveals how a Victorian paper-manufacturer helped to make sense of difficult-to-interpret prehistoric artefacts. To make a major contribution to the acceptance of the antiquity of man, he drew on his experiences of industrial [...]

By | 2017-03-13T15:07:39+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|BJHS Preview|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 1, 2016

CFP: HSTM Network Annual conference in association with Celsius

Call for Papers: Annual conference of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland in association with Celsius. HSTM Network Ireland and Celsius will host this year’s conference at Dublin City University, on November 11th-12th 2016. Professor Peter Bowler will deliver the keynote address entitled ‘Prophets of Progress?: Predicting the future of science [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:22+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops|Comments Off on CFP: HSTM Network Annual conference in association with Celsius

Call for proposals – SPRU 50th anniversary conference on ‘Transforming Innovation’

Innovation is critical to the future of our economy and societal prosperity. This conference will explore the nature, determinants and direction of innovation and its contribution to meeting future global challenges in multiple domains - such as economic stability, food security, healthcare provision, resource use, water supply, waste management, energy supply and climate change. Responding [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:22+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Call for proposals – SPRU 50th anniversary conference on ‘Transforming Innovation’

Defence Electronics History Society (DEHS) Spring Lecture, 13 April 2016

This year's Defence Electronics History Society (DEHS) Burns Lecture will take place on 13 April 2016 at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham. The speaker will be  Dr Graham Farmelo, Institute of Physics Kelvin Medallist and author of the internationally acclaimed Churchill's Bomb. The lecture title will be Winston Churchill - a Nuclear [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:22+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Defence Electronics History Society (DEHS) Spring Lecture, 13 April 2016