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Vote science! Who should we nominate to be featured on the next £50 bank note?

The Bank of England recently announced that the next £50 bank note will feature someone who made an outstanding contribution to science. The British Society for the History of Science is delighted at this recognition of the importance of the history of science, and we will be adding our voice to the debate. President Tim [...]

By | 2018-11-29T19:30:35+00:00 November 29th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News|0 Comments

Arthur S. Eddington: From Physics to Philosophy and Back Again

The centenary of the 29 May 1919 eclipse is a great opportunity for specialists to gather in Paris from 27 to 29 May 2019. This international conference aims to bring together physicists, philosophers and historians, in order to discuss the works and achievements of Arthur S. Eddington. It is jointly organised by IPC-Facultés Libres de [...]

By | 2018-11-26T18:31:34+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|0 Comments

Public Talk – King Richard III: the resolution of a 500 year old cold case

King Richard III: the resolution of a 500 year old cold case 7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 26 November The Theatre, The Royal Institytion The 500 year old skeleton of Richard III was uncovered in 2012 and identified a year later. In this year's Genetics Society JBS Haldane Lecture, Turi King will discuss leading the international research team involved [...]

By | 2018-12-06T21:51:14+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Public Talk – King Richard III: the resolution of a 500 year old cold case

Symposium: Sleep and Stress, Past and Present (7th December, The Royal Society)

Sleep and Stress, Past and Present 7th December 2018 9:00am—5:00pm Kohn Centre, The Royal Society A one-day interdisciplinary symposium in the Kohn Centre at the Royal Society, Sleep and Stress, Past and Present brings together expert scientists, medical practitioners, historians and literary critics to discuss the intersections between sleep and stress, both historically and in [...]

By | 2018-11-19T18:12:38+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Symposium: Sleep and Stress, Past and Present (7th December, The Royal Society)

Call for Papers – SCIENTIAE: Early Modern Knowledge (June 2019, Queen’s University, Belfast)

With plenary addresses by Ingrid Rowland (Notre Dame/Rome) & Rob Iliffe (Oxford) and plenary panels led by Subha Mukherji (Cambridge) & Marco Sgarbi, Pietro Daniel Omodeo, and Craig Martin (Venice). Scientiae is the interdisciplinary conference on intellectual culture, 1400-1800. It is centred on, but not limited to, developments in the early-modern natural sciences. Philosophers, historians, literary scholars and [...]

By | 2018-11-19T17:59:23+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Call for Papers – SCIENTIAE: Early Modern Knowledge (June 2019, Queen’s University, Belfast)

2018 Dingle Prize: Book Nominations Open

The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2019 Dingle Prize. In keeping with the Society’s concern to communicate history of science to broad audiences, the 2019 Dingle Prize will be offered for the best book in the history of science, technology, and medicine, first published in English in 2017 [...]

By | 2018-11-14T13:28:34+00:00 November 14th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes|Comments Off on 2018 Dingle Prize: Book Nominations Open

Superwomen of Engineering

  BSHS Vice-President Patricia Fara recently performed at the Science Museum's Late "Superwomen of Engineering". Find out more about the Minerva Scientifica theatre-music project and its reflections on the lives and work of British Women Scientists on Electric Voice Theatre's website.

By | 2018-11-09T19:59:03+00:00 November 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Superwomen of Engineering

Call for Submissions: History of Science Sourcebook (deadline January 10th 2019):

The following call for submissions comes from a group of student members of the BSHS We are asking for Sources and explanatory text for a history of science sourcebook that focuses on women in science (broadly construed) from a global perspective, from antiquity to the present day. Aims Our sourcebook is designed to complement the [...]

By | 2018-11-09T19:30:22+00:00 November 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Call for Submissions: History of Science Sourcebook (deadline January 10th 2019):

BJHS Preview: Issue 4 2018

Special issue: Science and Islands in Indo-Pacific Worlds The December BJHS issue will take us to the distant islands and waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The editors Sebestian Kroupa, Stephanie Mawson and Dorit Brixius open with a conceptualisation of the Indo-Pacific, its islands and their place within the history of science. Following the [...]

By | 2018-11-09T19:13:28+00:00 November 9th, 2018|BJHS Preview, News|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 4 2018

CFP Workshop: The Changing Role of Consultants in Industry, 1850–2000

The Changing Role of Consultants in Industry, 1850–2000 Workshop at the Maison Française d’Oxford, 2-10 Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE, United Kingdom 10-11 May 2019 Submission deadline for proposals: 7 December 2018 While historians have explored the role of R&D in industrial progress, consultants as a specialist professional group are largely neglected. With few exceptions, [...]

By | 2018-11-01T20:37:40+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on CFP Workshop: The Changing Role of Consultants in Industry, 1850–2000