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Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World, 1400-1750

Christ’s College, University of Cambridge Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April 2017 Organized by Valentina Pugliano (Cambridge) and Nükhet Varlık (Rutgers-Newark) Generously sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and Christ's College, Cambridge This conference will offer, for the first time, a comprehensive picture of medicine and healing in the eastern Mediterranean and the Near East, ca. [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News, University of Cambridge|Comments Off on Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World, 1400-1750

The curious history of curiosity-driven research

Prize lecture Professor Jon Agar, 2016 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Prize winner 4 April 2017 18:30 - 19:30 Location The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG View map Venue information Overview Explore the curious place of curiosity in the history of science. In the early modern period, curiosity was doubled-edged: it was both a [...]

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BSHS Ayrton Prize: Call for Applications

In 2015 The British Society for the History of Science launched a new prize recognising outstanding web projects and digital engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine (HSTM). The prize name was chosen by members of the BSHS from a shortlist to recognize the major contributions of Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923) to numerous scientific fields, especially electrical [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Ayrton Prize, BSHS Announcements, News, Prizes|Comments Off on BSHS Ayrton Prize: Call for Applications

BSHS #HiddenFiguresParties

We have been busy planning BSHS #HiddenFiguresParty events across the UK, and are so excited to see the film with you, and then meet up to discuss it afterwards. Below are the dates, times, and locations of the viewings we have arranged, and if you would like to get involved in any of them, please [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, General Events, News|Comments Off on BSHS #HiddenFiguresParties

Science Museum Lates: Strength in Numbers

Science Museum Lates - STRENGTH IN NUMBERS Wednesday 22 February 2017 Doors Open 18.45–22.00 Over 18s only Admission free although some events may require a ticket A celebration for the fabulous new Winton Gallery of Mathematics created by Zaha Hadid - herself a mathematician - includes our very own Minerva Scientifica - Superwomen of Mathematics. [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, General Events, Mathematics and statistics, News|Comments Off on Science Museum Lates: Strength in Numbers

“Good Mothers” and “King Tyrants” in the Mesozoic

“Good Mothers” and “King Tyrants” in the Mesozoic: An Anthropology of Dinosaur Science and Spectacle Dr Brian Noble, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University Date: Weds 1 March, 2017 Time: 5.15 - 6.45pm followed by reception Place: Templeman lecture theatre, University of Kent (Library building) Drawing on his recent book, Articulating Dinosaurs: A [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Seminars & Public Lectures|Comments Off on “Good Mothers” and “King Tyrants” in the Mesozoic

CFP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future

Mapping the past, exploiting the future: cartographies and understandings of the Arctic National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London 21-22 July 2017 Royal Museums Greenwich will host an interdisciplinary conference which aims to interrogate the processes and products of mapping the Arctic, to coincide with the opening of a major new exhibition, Death in the Ice: the [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on CFP: Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future

Science and Religion Summer School

The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation is pleased to announce the organization of the Summer School on “Science and Religion” from  5 to 10 June 2017 in collaboration with the Orthodox Academy of Crete. The one-week intensive Summer School will take place in Crete island in Greece and aims to provide participants with knowledge of the history of the relations [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, General Events, News|Comments Off on Science and Religion Summer School

CFP: Material Culture of Exploration & Academic Travel

Göttingen Spirit Summer School: The material culture of exploration and academic travel, 1700-1900 Göttingen, July 24 - 29, 2017 Deadline: March 15, 2017 www.uni-goettingen.de/de/how-to-apply/555121.html) Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Historic Observatory, University of Göttingen, Germany, Convenors Dr. Marie Luisa Allemeyer (Zentrale Kustodie, University of Göttingen) Dr. Dominik Hünniger (Lichtenberg-Kolleg, University of Göttingen) Christian Vogel (Zentrale Kustodie, University of Göttingen) Experts/Speakers Professor [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, General Events, News|Comments Off on CFP: Material Culture of Exploration & Academic Travel

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 | January 29th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education|Comments Off on Guidelines: BSHS Travel Guide Assignment