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Hosts wanted for our next round of BSHS Engagement Fellows

The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) is delighted to announce the third 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. The BSHS is inviting museums and archives to apply to the scheme [...]

Vote science! Who should we nominate to be featured on the next £50 bank note?

The Bank of England recently announced that the next £50 bank note will feature someone who made an outstanding contribution to science. The British Society for the History of Science is delighted at this recognition of the importance of the history of science, and we will be adding our voice to the debate. President Tim [...]

By | 2018-12-13T22:11:57+00:00 November 29th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News|Comments Off on Vote science! Who should we nominate to be featured on the next £50 bank note?

Arthur S. Eddington: From Physics to Philosophy and Back Again

The centenary of the 29 May 1919 eclipse is a great opportunity for specialists to gather in Paris from 27 to 29 May 2019. This international conference aims to bring together physicists, philosophers and historians, in order to discuss the works and achievements of Arthur S. Eddington. It is jointly organised by IPC-Facultés Libres de [...]

By | 2018-11-26T18:31:34+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Arthur S. Eddington: From Physics to Philosophy and Back Again

Call for Papers – SCIENTIAE: Early Modern Knowledge (June 2019, Queen’s University, Belfast)

With plenary addresses by Ingrid Rowland (Notre Dame/Rome) & Rob Iliffe (Oxford) and plenary panels led by Subha Mukherji (Cambridge) & Marco Sgarbi, Pietro Daniel Omodeo, and Craig Martin (Venice). Scientiae is the interdisciplinary conference on intellectual culture, 1400-1800. It is centred on, but not limited to, developments in the early-modern natural sciences. Philosophers, historians, literary scholars and [...]

By | 2018-11-19T17:59:23+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Call for Papers – SCIENTIAE: Early Modern Knowledge (June 2019, Queen’s University, Belfast)

2019 Dingle Prize: Book Nominations Open

The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2019 Dingle Prize. In keeping with the Society’s concern to communicate history of science to broad audiences, the 2019 Dingle Prize will be offered for the best book in the history of science, technology, and medicine, first published in English in 2017 [...]

By | 2018-12-12T16:11:39+00:00 November 14th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes|Comments Off on 2019 Dingle Prize: Book Nominations Open

Superwomen of Engineering

  BSHS Vice-President Patricia Fara recently performed at the Science Museum's Late "Superwomen of Engineering". Find out more about the Minerva Scientifica theatre-music project and its reflections on the lives and work of British Women Scientists on Electric Voice Theatre's website.

By | 2018-11-09T19:59:03+00:00 November 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Superwomen of Engineering

Call for Submissions: History of Science Sourcebook (deadline January 10th 2019):

The following call for submissions comes from a group of student members of the BSHS We are asking for Sources and explanatory text for a history of science sourcebook that focuses on women in science (broadly construed) from a global perspective, from antiquity to the present day. Aims Our sourcebook is designed to complement the [...]

By | 2018-11-09T19:30:22+00:00 November 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Call for Submissions: History of Science Sourcebook (deadline January 10th 2019):

BJHS Preview: Issue 4 2018

Special issue: Science and Islands in Indo-Pacific Worlds The December BJHS issue will take us to the distant islands and waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The editors Sebestian Kroupa, Stephanie Mawson and Dorit Brixius open with a conceptualisation of the Indo-Pacific, its islands and their place within the history of science. Following the [...]

By | 2018-11-09T19:13:28+00:00 November 9th, 2018|BJHS Preview, News|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 4 2018

CFP Workshop: The Changing Role of Consultants in Industry, 1850–2000

The Changing Role of Consultants in Industry, 1850–2000 Workshop at the Maison Française d’Oxford, 2-10 Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE, United Kingdom 10-11 May 2019 Submission deadline for proposals: 7 December 2018 While historians have explored the role of R&D in industrial progress, consultants as a specialist professional group are largely neglected. With few exceptions, [...]

By | 2018-11-01T20:37:40+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on CFP Workshop: The Changing Role of Consultants in Industry, 1850–2000

BSHS OEC Project Grants – 15th November deadline

The British Society for the History of Science Outreach and Education Committee offers grants of up to £200 to support education and outreach projects in the history of science.  These are currently awarded on a quarterly basis. The next upcoming deadline is November 15th, which is the final round for 2018. These ‘project’ grants are intended to generate [...]

By | 2018-10-28T17:06:36+00:00 October 28th, 2018|Grants, News, Outreach and Education|Comments Off on BSHS OEC Project Grants – 15th November deadline