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Research Associate Opportunity (20 hours)

Opportunity (Research Associate, 20 hours): The 400th  birthday of Elias Ashmole. History and Science in 17th-century Lambeth (London)   In the quartercentenary of the birth of Elias Ashmole, Ashmole Primary School, a community school in Lambeth, London, is creating a programme of activities related to its namesake to introduce the pupils of the school to [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 | September 1st, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Outreach and Education Competitions|Comments Off on BSHS Engagement Fellowship

Free online course: ‘Humphry Davy: Laughing gas, literature and the lamp’

Free online course (MOOC) starting 30 October 2017 - Open to all Sign up today: http://www.futurelearn.com/courses/humphry-davy This course is produced by Lancaster University and the Royal Institution of Great Britain. The MOOC is intended for anyone with an interest in Humphry Davy, or early nineteenth-century literature, science, or history. It will explore some of the [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on Free online course: ‘Humphry Davy: Laughing gas, literature and the lamp’

Call for nominations for the 2017 BSHM Neumann Prize

The British Society for the History of Mathematics is pleased to announce the biennial Neumann Prize for 2017.  The prize is awarded for a book in English (including books in translation) dealing with the history of mathematics and aimed at a non-specialist readership, and published in 2015 or later.  There is no further restriction on [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|News, Prizes|Comments Off on Call for nominations for the 2017 BSHM Neumann Prize

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 | July 11th, 2017|General Events, Museums, News|Comments Off on Events at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

Talk: The periodic table: Its story and significance

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 20 July The Theatre, The Royal Institution The periodic table is probably the most famous chart in all of science. But what is its history? How does it relate to quantum physics? And is there an optimal form it should take? UCLA chemist Eric Scerri will investigate. Eric Scerri is a lecturer in the department [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Talk: The periodic table: Its story and significance

Annual Meeting Details

We look forward to welcoming you all at our Annual Meeting in York this weekend! For those of you wanting to choose which great papers you want to see, please download our programme here. If you are coming for the first day of the conference please do think about coming along to the walking tour [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Annual Meeting Details

CFP: Get real!: Realism as a goal for the sciences and for HPS

A conference celebrating 60 years of HPS at Leeds 19-20 September 2017 University of Leeds Deadline for Abstracts: 24 July 2017 Scientists tend to want to discover the truth about nature beyond its appearances. They want to get nature right (“scientific realism”). Historians and philosophers generally try to understand what the sciences are really like, [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on CFP: Get real!: Realism as a goal for the sciences and for HPS

Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

Antony Harwood Literary Agents are actively seeking authors with an interest in public engagement to develop ideas for books and broadcast media projects dedicated to the history of science. Our interest extends across all periods and disciplines, and topics may include biography, the history of ideas, and the social history of science, in particular the [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|News, Publications|Comments Off on Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

“Rutherford’s Chemists”: July 15th-16th 2017, Glasgow

A meeting, co-sponsored by the Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Chemistry, to mark the centenary of the second scientific revolution and a unique collaboration between physics and chemistry. It will feature invited lecturers who will speak on the contributions of key radio-chemists, including Marie Curie, Frederick Soddy, William Ramsay and Georg von Hevesy, [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on “Rutherford’s Chemists”: July 15th-16th 2017, Glasgow