On Wednesday 12th February 2020, the BSHS held our first ever digital conference, using Twitter to share research from all over the world on the theme of ‘Global and International Histories of STEM’. We’ve gathered the ‘papers’ together here – click on a Tweet to go to Twitter and see the whole paper.

Lachlan Fleetwood: Making Mountains Global

Rebecca Le Get: The use and re-use of medicalised landscapes: the retention of former tuberculosis sanatoria sites in Australia, and their utilisation for health in the present

Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh: Galenising the New World

Michaela Clark: The Afterlives of Clinical Photographs

Louise Bell: The Prosthetics Industry in Britain During the First World War

Derya Gurses Tarbuck: scientists of STEM

Paul Scott: The Great Panjandrum?

Francesca Elliott: Thomas Bangbala and the Global Workforce of 20th Century Manchester

Rachael Jones: The Place of Useful Learning: 5 ways in which University of Strathclyde has maintained international STEM significance through the centuries

Catherine Helen Gibson: Numbers are boring!: Debating data visualization at the 1872 International Statistical Congress in St. Petersburg

Michael Barany: 🌎Making a Global Theory in Mid-20th Century Mathematics🌏

Chaokang Tai: Anton Pannekoek and the Global Distribution of Labour in Astrophotography

Helen-Frances Dessain: Jane Marcet’s Conversation in Chemistry in Geneva

Helen Parish: religion and ecology in early modern natural science

Xavier Roqué Rodríguez: Small science

Emmeline Ledgerwood: Privatisation of government science: scientists and the effects of organisational change on their working lives

Jörg Matthias Determann: The Extraterrestrial Life Debate and the Muslim World

David Freis: Televising the Future: The 1970 Houston-Davos Broadcast and the Future of Medicine in the Space Age

Osnat Katz: “I don’t see any borders, do you?” – National histories of space science in an international world

E. L. Meszaros: Chaldean Astronomy in Latin Authors

Mirjam Brusius: “What to do with ’the field’? Reconsidering the History of scientific Exploration, Collecting and Museums in Light of the ‘Repatriation Debate’

Lea Beiermann: “Everything new in the microscopical line”: Publishing microscope manufacturers in C19 Europe and America

Manuel Xavier: Claiming authority with instrumental precision: Gago Coutinho’s Salmoiraghi theodolites

Josepha Richard: Uncovering the essential contributions of Chinese go-betweens in the making of 18-19th century British knowledge of Chinese flora & traditional medicine

Sarah A. Qidwai: Complexities Around Translating Scientific Knowledge in 19th Century British India

Mats Fridlund: What is Global Nuclear Culture? Understanding Nuclear Energy

Jim Fleming: HistoryBig History Meets the History of Science

Ross Brooks: No Lustmord Please, We’re British! The Whitechapel Murders and the Initial Reception of Richard von Krafft-Ebing’s Psychopathia sexualis (1886) in Britain

Linnea Kuglitsch: “Their Clothing and Keeping:” Insanity, dress, and institutional life in the United States

Catarina Madruga: Nature in Boxes

Kate Bowell: Evolutions of Exhibition Text: Science and Technology Labels at National Museums Scotland

Anna Toledano: Resurrecting Lost Objects in the Natural History Museum

Conor Heffernan: Building the Perfect Man? Scientific Progress, Physical Culture and Personal Health in the Early Twentieth Century