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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|0 Comments

BJHS Preview: Issue 3 2018

Editor Charlotte Sleigh writes: September’s BJHS is pervaded by themes of public science.  Daniel Mitchell’s ‘From Corps to Discipline’ starts us off in nineteenth-century France, where teaching and communication of experimental physics helped form the new, expert science.  Following this, Katharine Anderson, examines the strange case of a merchant seaman, an outsider to science, who [...]

By | 2018-11-19T18:17:37+00:00 September 24th, 2018|BJHS Preview|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 3 2018

BJHS Preview: Issue 2 2018

Editor Charlotte Sleigh writes: This June’s BJHS contains a pair of articles on natural history cabinets. Kit Heintzman’s Singer-winning essay ‘A cabinet of the ordinary’ discusses the collections of the Ecole vétérinaire d'Alfort and the construction of veterinary science as a matter of domestic animals. Also located in the eighteenth century, Edwin Rose’s essay ‘Specimens, slips and [...]

By | 2018-10-12T15:45:36+00:00 May 29th, 2018|BJHS Preview|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 2 2018

BJHS Preview: Issue 4, 2017

BJHS rounds off its golden volume with a typically diverse set of articles, stretching over 400 years in time, and bridging in space England, Italy, France, Scotland and the Netherlands. Anna Marie Roos takes us on tour in early eighteenth-century Italy with Martin Folkes, a freemason, numismatist and Newtonian protégé, to discover how he saw [...]

By | 2018-10-12T16:10:24+00:00 December 1st, 2017|BJHS Preview|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 4, 2017

BJHS Preview: Issue 3, 2017

Guest editors Jesse Olszynko-Gryn, Patrick Ellis and Caitjan Gainty write: Reproduction is one of the most persistently generative themes in the history of science and cinema. Today we have grown accustomed not only to the once controversial portrayals of sperm, eggs and embryos in biomedicine, but also to the clones and monstrous creations of dystopian [...]

By | 2018-10-12T16:20:48+00:00 September 1st, 2017|BJHS Preview|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 3, 2017

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 | 2017-06-19T13:44:57+00:00 June 19th, 2017|BJHS Preview, Publications|Comments Off on Celebrating 50 Volumes of the BJHS!

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 | 2017-11-10T09:53:15+00:00 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 | 2017-03-01T11:47:57+00:00 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 | 2017-11-10T09:53:19+00:00 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 | 2016-10-18T16:59:04+00:00 July 5th, 2016|BJHS Preview, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 2, 2016