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BJHS Preview: Issue 2 2019

The June issue of BJHS is a special issue, titled London 1600-1800: Communities of Natural Knowledge and Artificial Practice and edited by Jim Bennett and Rebekah Higgitt. An outcome of Higgitt’s Metropolitan Science research project and its opening workshop, it examines some of the collective practical and knowledge cultures that developed within early modern London’s [...]

By |2019-06-26T17:26:47+00:00June 25th, 2019|BJHS Preview, BSHS Announcements, News, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 2 2019

BJHS Preview: Issue 1 2019

The first issue of BJHS for 2019 brings with it some good news: the joint winner of our 2014 Singer Prize for an article by an early career researcher, Jenny Bulstrode, has gone on to win the 2018 Sarton Prize for History of Science.  Awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, this [...]

By |2019-02-22T16:53:59+00:00February 22nd, 2019|BJHS Preview, BSHS Announcements, News, Publications, Singer Prize|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 1 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 |2019-03-02T19:19:21+00:00November 9th, 2018|BJHS Preview, News|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 4 2018

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 |2018-12-06T21:47:52+00:00September 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+00:00May 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+00:00December 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+00:00September 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 |2019-06-25T17:45:39+00:00June 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+00:00March 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+00:00November 22nd, 2016|BJHS Preview, BSHS Announcements, Medicine general, News, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 4, 2016

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