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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 |2019-04-04T18:20:23+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

BSHS Engagement Fellowship

The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) is delighted to announce the second iteration of 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 [...]

By |2018-10-12T16:21:09+00:00September 1st, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Outreach and Education Competitions|Comments Off on BSHS Engagement Fellowship

Events at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

July – September 2017 EXHIBITIONS Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria Special Exhibitions Gallery OPENING 28 September Explore your relationship with the microbial world, antibiotics and technology. The internationally renowned artist Anna Dumitriu takes visitors on an artistic journey through infection, from the Romantic period to contemporary synthetic biology. Anna’s work Ex Voto previously featured in the Museum’s [...]

By |2018-10-12T16:22:03+00:00July 11th, 2017|General Events, Museums, News|Comments Off on Events at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

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 |2017-04-30T14:47:41+00:00April 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 |2017-05-17T13:19:40+00:00January 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 |2017-03-01T11:45:42+00:00January 19th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Prizes|Comments Off on Science Museum Group Journal Writing Prize

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