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Florence Bell: The Other ‘Dark Lady of DNA’?

By Kersten Hall, University of Leeds When Florence Bell addressed a group of delegates about research into textile fibres at the Institute of Physics conference held in Leeds in 1939, she probably wasn’t expecting to shatter any fundamental physical laws of the universe. Yet to read the press reports that followed her presentation you could [...]

By |2018-10-12T16:21:42+00:00July 5th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Florence Bell: The Other ‘Dark Lady of DNA’?

Celebrating 50 Volumes of the BJHS!

The British Journal for the History of Science (BJHS) is celebrating 50 volumes just as the BSHS celebrates its 70th anniversary. In celebration of this great achievement, Editor Dr. Charlotte Sleigh has commissioned a virtual special issue for which each surviving former editor nominated one favourite paper from their period of tenure. As you can imagine, [...]

By |2019-06-25T17:45:39+00:00June 19th, 2017|BJHS Preview, Publications|Comments Off on Celebrating 50 Volumes of the BJHS!

Revisiting Anna-K Mayer’s ‘The history of science in Britain, 1945–65’

The BSHS celebrates its 70th Anniversary this year, and in honour of this, Cambridge University Press has made Anna-K Mayer's fantastic BJHS piece, "‘I have been very fortunate…’. Brief report on the BSHS Oral History Project: ‘The history of science in Britain, 1945–65’" freely available from now until the end of 2017. This article was originally [...]

By |2018-10-12T16:23:23+00:00May 11th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Publications|Comments Off on Revisiting Anna-K Mayer’s ‘The history of science in Britain, 1945–65’

Spring 2017

BSHS President Dr Patrica Fara Dear BSHS members We held our Spring Council meeting on Saturday 6th, and so I’m writing to keep you up-to-date with the latest information and also to tell you about some time-limited opportunities. The first feel-good news item is that Cambridge University Press (they publish BJHS) is offering a 20% [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:12+00:00May 11th, 2017|Presidential Message|Comments Off on Spring 2017

It’s Time to Rethink International Conferences

By Jim Grozier At the end of July, historians of science and technology from all over the world will be converging on Rio for the 25th International Conference of the History of Science and Technology (ICHST). It will no doubt be an excellent meeting, even a landmark occasion in the field. But at what cost [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:13+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on It’s Time to Rethink International Conferences

Otterden Place, Faversham, Kent

Otterden Place, Faversham, Kent By Charlotte Sleigh, University of Kent, with thanks to David Clark. This simple picture below, well known to historians of science, shows one of the earliest experiments in the conductance of ‘Electrick Vertue’, performed in 1729.  ‘A’ is oiled, wet thread, supported on silk strands that run between poles C and [...]

By |2019-06-25T17:46:07+00:00April 30th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Otterden Place, Faversham, Kent

Free e-Book by Anita McConnell from the Whipple Museum

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science is extremely proud to publish as a free E-book Anita McConnell’s research monograph, A Survey of the Networks Bringing a Knowledge of Optical Glass-Working to the London Trade, 1500-1800. Originally completed in 1997, this work had long been recognized by colleagues as an important account of optical glass-making [...]

By |2017-07-11T16:02:45+00:00April 30th, 2017|News, Publications|Comments Off on Free e-Book by Anita McConnell from the Whipple Museum

Issue 07 of the Science Museum Group Journal Now Online

By Richard Nicholls The Spring 2017 issue of the Science Museum Group Journal is on the theme of Sound and Vision. Read it online here: http://journal.sciencemuseum.org.uk/issues/spring-2017/ Issue 07 of the Journal collects scholarly articles from research related to sound and vision from across the Group. Several of these focus on sound and visual elements within [...]

By |2017-06-12T11:14:47+00:00April 30th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Publications|Comments Off on Issue 07 of the Science Museum Group Journal Now Online

Wonderalp: A Virtual Cabinet of Curiosities

Wonder and Science: The Alps and the Culture of Curiosity Researchers at the Université de Lausanne have just launched a new website available in English, German, and French to feature virtual wonder rooms, with portals that can take you through a number of artifacts and archival holdings to add to our understanding of the History of [...]

By |2018-10-12T16:24:32+00:00April 19th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News|Comments Off on Wonderalp: A Virtual Cabinet of Curiosities

Statement from HSS Regarding the March for Science

After considerable discussion, HSS has decided to lend its support to the March for Science this 22 April (Sat). That support has taken the following form: Sign the American Historical Association’s letter of supportfor the March.HSS is an affiliate of AHA. Issue a statement (below) on the March that we will post on the HSS site [...]

By |2017-04-30T14:48:15+00:00April 19th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News|Comments Off on Statement from HSS Regarding the March for Science

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