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JOB: Curator of Art Collections, Science Museum

CURATOR OF ART COLLECTIONS Do you have experience of working in a museum or art gallery and are you looking for your next career move? Do you have a broad knowledge of the history of art in relation to science, technology and medicine? Are you driven by a desire to share your knowledge and experience [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, Museums, News|Comments Off on JOB: Curator of Art Collections, Science Museum

Guidelines: BSHS Travel Guide Assignment

The BSHS Travel Guide can serve as a useful basis for assignments at any level – as the equivalent to an essay/report of somewhere between 500 and 1000 words. Articles should: List the physical location details of the site, and where appropriate link to a page with information about opening hours and admissions costs. Give a narrative [...]

By | January 29th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education|Comments Off on Guidelines: BSHS Travel Guide Assignment

Science Museum Group Journal Writing Prize

New Academic Writing Prize – Submission date reminder: March 1, 2017. The March 1st deadline is fast approaching to submit for the new Science Museum Group Journal writing prize. Designed to encourage and reward research articles by talented early career scholars, the £500 prize will be awarded for the best original research article that addresses [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Prizes|Comments Off on Science Museum Group Journal Writing Prize

Winner of the Great Exhibitions Competition!

The BSHS is delighted to announce that the winner of the fourth Great Exhibitions Competition, is the Adler Planetarium, Chicago for their innovative display, What is a Planet? They have put together an engaging exhibition which draws on cutting-edge research to provide a fascinating and immersive visitor experience. In judging the entries, the Outreach and [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Outreach and Education Competitions, Prizes|Comments Off on Winner of the Great Exhibitions Competition!

Exhibition: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics

4 November 2016 – 21 May 2017, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford University The rise of the superbug. A pressing contemporary issue? Or a problem dating back 80 years? Will modern medicine save us from antibiotic resistance, or will we need to save ourselves? 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the first human [...]

By | October 15th, 2016|BSHS Announcements, General Events, Museums, News, University of Oxford|Comments Off on Exhibition: Back from the Dead: Demystifying Antibiotics

BSHS Engagement Fellowship

The BSHS is delighted to be launching a scheme to support small and local museums, archives, galleries and libraries whose collections connect to themes in the history of science, technology, engineering and medicine. This scheme will fund the placement of Master’s or PhD students with heritage organisations and museums for the equivalent of a month’s work (timescales [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|BSHS Announcements, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Outreach and Education Competitions|Comments Off on BSHS Engagement Fellowship

Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016 The BSHS Outreach and Education Committee is pleased to announce its fourth Great Exhibitions competition, kindly funded by the B.Gee bequest. The winners in the 2014 competition were the National Maritime Museum for Ships, Clocks and Stars: the Quest for [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Outreach and Education Competitions|Comments Off on Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

CFP: Object Lessons and Nature Tables

Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between Historians of Science and University Museums University of Reading, 23 September 2016 With the 'material turn' in the humanities, historians of science are paying greater and greater attention to collections of all kinds, and to their complex structures and histories. University museum collections in the UK and [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, Museums|Comments Off on CFP: Object Lessons and Nature Tables

Forthcoming Lectures at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford has some great free upcoming lectures that will be of interest to us all, so if you can make it, don't miss out! Monday 23 May, 19:00 Buckets, Bollards and Bombs Join Mats Fridlund (Aalto University, Finland) at the Museum as he examines the power of terrorizing things [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|Museums, News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on Forthcoming Lectures at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

New Lecture Series: History & Philosophy of Science in 20 Objects

What is the history and philosophy of science? What can it tell us about the way we see ourselves and the world around us? How can objects help us to understand what science is, and has been in the past? From January 2016, we will answer these questions and more as we examine the history [...]

By | March 9th, 2016|Museums, News, University of Leeds|Comments Off on New Lecture Series: History & Philosophy of Science in 20 Objects