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Winners Announced: BSHS Great Exhibitions Prize 2018

OUTSTANDING museum exhibitions from across the globe have been recognised by the BSHS Great Exhibitions Prize 2018.The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology took home the prize in the Large category for its FOLK: From Racial Types to DNA exhibition. BSHS judges praised the museum’s exploration of the history of scientific attitudes towards race and [...]

Call for Applications: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at Essex Record Office

The BSHS OEC are delighted to present the first of their Engagement Fellowship opportunities for 2019, to be hosted by Essex Record Office. Within the varied holdings of the Essex Record Office (ERO) are a number of collections of value for researching the history of science, technology, engineering and medicine. These include over 100,000 photographs [...]

By |2019-06-25T21:01:09+00:00June 25th, 2019|BSHS Announcements, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Call for Applications: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at Essex Record Office

Conference – The Public History of Science, Technology, Medicine & Mathematics: Category, Practice and Future

15-16 May 2020, National Railway Museum, York British Society for the History of Science / Science Museum Group Tim Boon and Ludmilla Jordanova - convenors Deadline for proposals: Friday 6th September. Please send a title and outline of around 300 words to: [email protected] with the subject ‘Public History of Science Conference’ The term ‘public history’ [...]

By |2019-06-25T16:31:28+00:00June 25th, 2019|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, Museums, News, Outreach and Education|Comments Off on Conference – The Public History of Science, Technology, Medicine & Mathematics: Category, Practice and Future

July, August, and September 2019 at the History of Science Museum

HISTORY OF SCIENCE MUSEUM EVENTS Visit the History of Science Museum website for full details JULY Sculpture - Heads appear Monday 17 June – Friday 21 July As part of the Tomorrow’s Oxford Heads project two exciting new sculptures will be appearing outside the Museum. Object handling - Objects and us Tuesday 2 July, 12.30–1.30pm [...]

By |2019-06-25T16:38:11+00:00June 25th, 2019|General Events, Museums, News|Comments Off on July, August, and September 2019 at the History of Science Museum

Deadline Soon: Science Museum Group Research Conference 2019

The 2019 Science Museum Group Research Conference will take place on 4–5 November 2019, at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday 28 June 2019. Click here to view the full Call for Papers on the Science and Industry Museum's website.

By |2019-06-25T15:18:37+00:00June 25th, 2019|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, Museums, News, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Deadline Soon: Science Museum Group Research Conference 2019

April, May, and June 2019 at the History of Science Museum

Events at the History of Science Museum Download the programme as a PDF  APRIL Trail: Easter discoveries      Saturday 6 – Sunday 21 April, 12–5pm Challenge yourself to the Easter trail. Self-led, ages 7+ Evening Talk: Science fictions Thursday 11 April, 6pm Professor Rob Iliffe explores how the human imagination shaped [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:52:32+00:00April 4th, 2019|General Events, Museums, News|Comments Off on April, May, and June 2019 at the History of Science Museum

Workshop: The Food Journey at Bristol Museum (30th March 2019)

Do you know the difference between the breadnut and the breadfruit? Do you know how it got to Jamaica and why? How many types of yam have you ever eaten and how do they contribute to Caribbean food resilience? This workshop will explore Caribbean food histories and present day plant foods in dialogue with the [...]

By |2019-04-04T16:47:27+00:00March 27th, 2019|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Workshop: The Food Journey at Bristol Museum (30th March 2019)

Travel Guide: Tide & Time exhibition, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

By Helen Mair Rawsthorne Have you ever thought about how we were able to predict the tides before the advent of digital computers? The very first attempts at predicting the tides were made as far back as the 11th century and were for a long time based on simplistic rule-of-thumb methods. Other methods [...]

By |2019-03-23T12:34:29+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Blog, Museums, News, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Travel Guide: Tide & Time exhibition, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits (Deadline 1st May 2019)

  The Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits was established in 1985, through the generosity of Bern Dibner, to recognize excellence in museums and museum exhibits that interpret the history of technology, industry, and engineering to the general public. Winning exhibits, in addition to being well designed and produced, should raise pertinent historical issues. [...]

By |2019-05-02T20:16:27+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Museums, News, Prizes|Comments Off on Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits (Deadline 1st May 2019)

BSHS ‘Great Exhibitions’ Prize Open for Entries

The BSHS Outreach and Education Committee is pleased to announce the opening of its fifth 'Great Exhibitions' competition. This prize is a biennial award for exhibits on the history of science, medicine and technology, kindly funded by the B.Gee bequest. The winner of the 2016 competition was the Adler Planetarium. Chicago, for their display ‘What [...]

By |2019-02-06T19:29:28+00:00September 18th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes|Comments Off on BSHS ‘Great Exhibitions’ Prize Open for Entries

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