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Queering the History of Science: A Lunchtime Public Lecture on Narrative, Science, and Conformity (21st February 2019)

In what ways do our ideas about science, what it is, how it works, and who does it, need to change in recognition of LGBTQ+ lives? The history of science in public is still often told as male, white, able-bodied, and heterosexual. This does not reflect reality as evidenced by expanding historical and sociological scholarship, [...]

By |2019-01-20T17:47:01+00:00January 20th, 2019|General Events, News|0 Comments

Osler Lecture: ‘Al-Razi: Physician, Philosopher, Maverick’ (Monday 21st January 2019)

By |2019-01-17T23:03:46+00:00January 17th, 2019|General Events, News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-01-19T21:45:34+00:00December 13th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Outreach and Education|Comments Off on Hosts wanted for our next round of BSHS Engagement Fellows

Poll Result: BSHS backs Rosalind Franklin to feature on £50 note

​The BSHS, Britain’s leading community of scientific historians, has conducted a poll to decide who should be pictured on the new £50 bank note.  The great majority of both men and women wanted to see this honour go to a woman – and their top choice was Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920-58), who has come to symbolise [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:20:52+00:00December 13th, 2018|Blog, BSHS Announcements, News|Comments Off on Poll Result: BSHS backs Rosalind Franklin to feature on £50 note

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+00:00November 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 |2019-01-12T15:49:57+00:00November 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 |2019-01-12T15:49:01+00:00November 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 |2019-01-01T12:56:18+00:00November 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+00:00November 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 |2019-01-12T15:47:44+00:00November 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Call for Submissions: History of Science Sourcebook (deadline January 10th 2019):

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