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Travel Guide: Bar Italia, Frith Street

By Tom Ritchie, Associate Lecturer and Ph.D. student, University of Kent. On first entering Bar Italia, one is confronted by the overt Italian-ness of the café. From Italian flags to football memorabilia, one can see that the aptly named ‘Bar Italia’ sits easily alongside its peers in Frith Street, Soho, with patrons viewing it as [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:34:17+00:00January 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Travel Guide: Bar Italia, Frith Street

Poll Result: BSHS backs Rosalind Franklin to feature on £50 note

​The BSHS, Britain’s leading community of scientific historians, has conducted a poll to decide who should be pictured on the new £50 bank note.  The great majority of both men and women wanted to see this honour go to a woman – and their top choice was Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920-58), who has come to symbolise [...]

By |2019-01-25T19:40:37+00:00December 13th, 2018|Blog, BSHS Announcements, News|Comments Off on Poll Result: BSHS backs Rosalind Franklin to feature on £50 note

A long cold look at the history of climate change: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the Polar Museum, Cambridge

In the final post in our series about BSHS Engagement Fellowships, we hear about a project at the Polar Museum, at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge. Ed Armston-Sheret, PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Charlotte Connelly, curator at the Polar Museum describe how Ed’s research will provide visitors to the [...]

By |2019-02-06T21:39:18+00:00October 25th, 2018|Blog, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Outreach and Education, Postgraduates, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on A long cold look at the history of climate change: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the Polar Museum, Cambridge

BSHS Translations: Wilhelm Johannsen’s ‘About Darwinism, seen from the point of view of the science of heredity’

The BSHS is delighted to announce the release of the second in our Translations series. Nils Roll-Hansen's translation of Wilhelm Johannsen's 'About Darwinism, seen from the point of view of the science of heredity' is now freely available on our website. Wilhelm Johannsen is a standard reference in the history of genetics. He clarified the [...]

By |2019-01-25T19:45:56+00:00October 18th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on BSHS Translations: Wilhelm Johannsen’s ‘About Darwinism, seen from the point of view of the science of heredity’

Local Narratives of a Global Pandemic: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the George Marshall Medical Museum, Worcester

In the second post in our series about BSHS Engagement Fellowships, we hear about a project at the George Marshall Medical Museum (GMMM) in Worcester. Laura Mainwaring, PhD student at the University of Leicester, and Louise Price, curator at GMMM, describe their collaboration on local historical research that will complement the touring exhibition “Spanish Flu” [...]

By |2019-02-06T21:39:11+00:00October 18th, 2018|Blog, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Outreach and Education, Postgraduates, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on Local Narratives of a Global Pandemic: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the George Marshall Medical Museum, Worcester

Jamaican Natural History collections at Bristol – First steps in a BSHS Engagement Fellowship

Over the last three years the BSHS has run Engagement Fellowships. These Fellowships are opportunities for postgraduate students to collaborate with museums, archives and other heritage organisations. The collaborations generate new engagement activities, exhibition content or resources that are based on emerging scholarship in History of Science. Over the next three weeks we will be [...]

By |2019-02-06T21:39:58+00:00October 11th, 2018|Blog, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Outreach and Education, Postgraduates, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on Jamaican Natural History collections at Bristol – First steps in a BSHS Engagement Fellowship

2018 Pickstone Prize – Winner Announced

    The 2018 BSHS Pickstone Prize has been awarded to Michael Wintroub for his book The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017) Judge Charlotte Sleigh, editor of the British Journal for the History of Science, described The Voyage of Thought as: ‘Extraordinary. This book changed my [...]

By |2019-01-25T19:55:58+00:00September 17th, 2018|Blog, BSHS Announcements, News, Pickstone Prize, Prizes|Comments Off on 2018 Pickstone Prize – Winner Announced

BSHS Dingle Prize Lecture 2018

Adventures in the Anthropocene by Alexander von Humboldt, father of environmentalism Roger Highfield describes a recent encounter between Royal Society science book prize winners Andrea Wulf and Gaia Vince, held in the Science Museum to celebrate Wulf’s latest literary prize, awarded by the British Society for the History of Science. You can listen to Wulf's [...]

By |2019-01-25T20:01:02+00:00June 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on BSHS Dingle Prize Lecture 2018

Mendel’s Martyrs

By Kersten Hall, University of Leeds When the Czech biologist Vítĕslav Orel wanted to discuss his work, he knew better than to do so in his office or on the telephone. Instead, he would go out onto a busy street where it was far less likely that he would be overheard by the secret police [...]

By |2019-01-25T20:01:41+00:00December 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Mendel’s Martyrs

Travel Guide: Kirkdale Cave

By Gregory Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds Kirkdale Cave was discovered by quarrymen in the summer of 1821.  What made the discovery noteworthy were the cracked fragments of bones packed into – and even sticking out of – the mud caking the cave’s floor, from animals similar to modern hyenas, [...]

By |2019-01-25T20:01:47+00:00December 5th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Travel Guide: Kirkdale Cave

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