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Public History of Science Conference, 15-16 May 2020, Railway Museum, York

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED OR POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK PLEASE CONTACT THE ORGANISERS FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION Save the date! The programme will include: Tim Boon: Introduction: Distinguishing Adjacent Disciplines: Public History of Science and its Conceptual Neighbours Sharon Babaian:  A Shattered Past Re-Made: Public History at the Canada Science and [...]

By |2020-03-29T17:59:40+00:00February 19th, 2020|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, Museums, News|Comments Off on Public History of Science Conference, 15-16 May 2020, Railway Museum, York

Photographing the Air with the Marconi Photographic Section: BSHS Engagement Fellowship

In the first post about our 2019 BSHS Engagement Fellowships, Lewis C. Smith, PhD student at the University of Essex, and Richard Anderson, Archives and Collections Lead at Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, describe the work Lewis did on the archives of the Marconi Company. That work will feed into a project to digitise the [...]

By |2020-02-19T17:54:46+00:00February 19th, 2020|Blog, Engagement Fellowships, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Postgraduates, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on Photographing the Air with the Marconi Photographic Section: BSHS Engagement Fellowship

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 [...]

By |2019-07-15T19:58:12+00:00July 14th, 2019|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on Winners Announced: BSHS Great Exhibitions Prize 2018

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 |2020-02-19T20:24:51+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Blog, Museums, News, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Travel Guide: Tide & Time exhibition, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

From radioactive spa treatments to the taxonomy of snacks: BSHS Engagement Fellows 2016-2017

In 2016 the BSHS successfully launched an innovative scheme to promote the history of science and technology in the heritage sector: the BSHS Engagement Fellowships. The scheme was designed with two key goals. The first was to support archives and museums (a sector that is receiving dwindling state subsidy) to be able to tell new [...]

By |2020-02-19T17:45:29+00:00September 1st, 2017|Blog, Engagement Fellowships, Museums, Postgraduates, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on From radioactive spa treatments to the taxonomy of snacks: BSHS Engagement Fellows 2016-2017

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

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 |2017-01-29T11:26:32+00:00November 7th, 2016|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Outreach and Education Competitions, Prizes|Comments Off on Winner of the Great Exhibitions Competition!

Information regarding Dana Research Centre and Library

The splendid new Dana Research Centre and Library opened on Monday 9 November at its home at 165 Queens Gate, London SW7 5HD. The new library is more than we had hoped for with a beautiful design by Coffey Architects that provides a relaxing and inspirational atmosphere for visitors to use our collection for research. The [...]

By |2015-12-01T17:01:36+00:00December 1st, 2015|Museums|Comments Off on Information regarding Dana Research Centre and Library

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