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Edmonton 3-Societies Meeting: Registration Open

Register now for the Three Societies Meeting.  This Eighth Joint Meeting of the British Society for the History of Science, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science and the History of Science Society brings together historians of science every four years for a major international conference.  This conference will take place June [...]

By | 2016-04-27T17:52:17+00:00 February 16th, 2016|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Edmonton 3-Societies Meeting: Registration Open

2016 Pickstone Prize Shortlist

Established to commemorate the historian of science Professor John Pickstone, the Pickstone Prize is awarded every two years to the best scholarly book in the history of science. The winning book will mark a major advance in the understanding and interpretation of the scientific past. We are delighted to announce that our shortlist is: Katja [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:22+00:00 February 16th, 2016|News, Pickstone Prize, Prizes|Comments Off on 2016 Pickstone Prize Shortlist

The Return of the One-Day BSHS Meetings

Following a recent call for funding, it is a pleasure to announce that the BSHS will be sponsoring three themed one-day meetings in 2016, in lieu of a Britain-based annual conference. We advertised for meetings which explored themes of general HSTM interest and built in elements of professional development and / or public engagement; and [...]

By | 2016-10-04T15:33:32+00:00 February 16th, 2016|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on The Return of the One-Day BSHS Meetings

Call for Papers and Panels: Science in Public 2016

University of Kent, Canterbury, 13-15 July 2016   The annual Science in Public conference is an occasion for cross-disciplinary debate and discussion and a forum for sharing all work considering the relationships between science, technology, medicine and their multiple publics. We welcome submissions from scholars of, for example, science communication, history of science, science policy, geography, [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:22+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Call for Papers and Panels: Science in Public 2016

A History of Units from 1791 to 2018 – Registration now open!

The first meeting of 2016 will be A History of Units from 1791 to 2018, and will take place on 17 March at the National Physical Laboratory. The meeting will include talks on the history of the measurement of mass, time, temperature and electrical resistance. The second meeting of the year will be A Poetic [...]

By | 2016-01-23T02:33:46+00:00 January 23rd, 2016|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops|Comments Off on A History of Units from 1791 to 2018 – Registration now open!

History and Philosophy of Science Winter [Northern Summer] School Philosophical and Historical Dimensions of Biological Individuality

July 18-21, 2016 University of Sydney We invite applications from graduate students and early-career researchers in the history, philosophy, and social studies of science and biomedicine, and related fields, for a four-day (southern-hemisphere) winter school focusing on philosophical and historical dimensions of biological individuality. This is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in some of [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:22+00:00 January 23rd, 2016|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News, University of Sydney|Comments Off on History and Philosophy of Science Winter [Northern Summer] School Philosophical and Historical Dimensions of Biological Individuality

Ayrton Prize Winner 2015

Following a vote by BSHS members we are delighted to announce that the winner of the inaugural Ayrton Prize is the British Library for their project Voices of Science. There was strong competition amongst an excellent field but you, the members, chose to recognise the important contribution which Voices of Science is making not only to the scholarly [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:22+00:00 December 24th, 2015|Ayrton Prize, Prizes|Comments Off on Ayrton Prize Winner 2015

Winter 2015

BSHS President Professor Greg Radick writes: There’s a chill in the air; the December BJHS arrives in the inbox; virtual snow falls gently on the BSHS website… Winter’s come to Britain, and with it the latest edition of this quarterly newsletter from the BSHS, which we hope finds you well (and warm). You named it, and [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:22+00:00 December 24th, 2015|News, Presidential Message|Comments Off on Winter 2015

Update: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2016

The BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2016 will be hosted by the University of Cambridge on 6-8 January. The information hub for the conference can be found HERE. The preliminary programme can be downloaded HERE. Interested in hosting BSHS PG in 2017? Get in touch with a member of the BSHS Council or the 2016 organising team!

By | 2016-05-03T22:48:39+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops|Comments Off on Update: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2016

“MEDIEVAL PHYSICS IN OXFORD” ONE-DAY CONFERENCE

This event will be a one-day conference on the 27th February 2016 at St Cross College, Oxford on medieval physics in Oxford. This conference is intended to challenge the commonly held view of the prolonged gap in the progress of Western civilisation's understanding of the natural world between the theories of the Ancient Greeks, led [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:22+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News, University of Oxford|Comments Off on “MEDIEVAL PHYSICS IN OXFORD” ONE-DAY CONFERENCE