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BJHS Preview: Issue 1 2017

Editor Charlotte Sleigh writes:   2017 is a noteworthy year for BJHS, marking the 50th volume of publication.  A special issue will be published online, very soon, featuring selections and reflections from previous editors.  Meanwhile, the first issue of our anniversary year brings an appropriately diverse and innovative selection of topics and treatments. First off, [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|BJHS Preview|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 1 2017

BJHS Preview: Issue 4, 2016

Guest Editor James Stark writes Who owns medicine? This is the provocative and far-reaching question which has stimulated the latest issue of the BJHS on the theme “Owning Health”. There are many different kinds of ownership, but the papers are concerned principally with patenting, perhaps the most recognisable way of protecting and profiting from an [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|BJHS Preview, BSHS Announcements, Medicine general, News, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 4, 2016

BJHS Preview: Issue 3, 2016

Editor Charlotte Sleigh writes: Jessica Ratcliff kicks off the autumn for us – perhaps an Indian summer? – in her exploration of how and why a semi-autonomous princely state such as Travancore engaged the scientific community in Europe in the nineteenth century. The article focuses in particular on the work of turning observation data into [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|BJHS Preview, BSHS Announcements, News, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 3, 2016

BJHS Preview: Issue 2, 2016

Featuring: the living dead! Killer flowers! Killer insects! Auntie Beeb! Editor Charlotte Sleigh writes: This quarter’s edition kicks off with our Society’s president on the topic of ‘experimenting with the scientific past’, specifically asking how biology might look, in the taught curriculum, if we were not so centred on the gene as a central pillar [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|BJHS Preview, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 2, 2016

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 | March 23rd, 2016|BJHS Preview|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 1, 2016

BJHS Preview: Issue 4, 2015

Editor Charlotte Sleigh writes: Two controversial elaborations of evolutionary theory open this issue of BJHS.  Sarah A. Swenson, joint winner of the 2014 Singer prize, sets out the early work of Neo-Darwinian W. D. Hamilton, and the development of his anti-altruist account of mutual aid, amidst cold war politics.  Reaching back to the inter-war period, [...]

By | December 9th, 2015|BJHS Preview|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 4, 2015

BJHS Preview: Issue 3, 2015

Editor Charlotte Sleigh writes: Waddling into Autumn 2015, the third issue of BJHS for 2015 opens with Natalie Lawrence’s account of how early-modern naturalists fitted the dodo into contemporary systems of taxonomy. Dodos are somehow inherently intriguing, but this paper makes a more general contribution to the history of science by showing how the emblematic and the [...]

By | August 19th, 2015|BJHS Preview, News|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 3, 2015

BJHS Preview: Issue 2, 2015

Editor Charlotte Sleigh writes: Issue 2 for 2015 has a bit of a Georgian theme to it, with no less than three papers based in the period of the savant-turned-madman king.  Two of these, moreover, focus on technics as moral tools within the era.  Florence Grant considers the manipulation of moral subjectivity in the young [...]

By | June 19th, 2015|BJHS Preview, BSHS Announcements|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 2, 2015