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Botanical Boudicas and Scientific Soldiers

Botanical Boudicas and Scientific Soldiers: Struggles past and Present By Dr. Patricia Fara Thursday 20th April 2017 JIC Conference Centre, Norwich Tea and biscuits at 18:00 for 18.30 start At the end of World War One, women won the battle for the vote, but they lost the fight for equality. For four years, female scientists [...]

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New Reference Resource on the History of the Human Genome Project

The Human Genome Project: An Annotated & Interactive Scholarly Guide to the Project in the United States is a comprehensive reference e-book on the history of sequencing human DNA. The Scholarly Guide, in both its Wiki and e-book formats, is available at this link: http://library.cshl.edu/Guide-to-HGP/ We invite you to share the Scholarly Guide with colleagues [...]

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JOB: Antiquarian Horological Society Postdoctoral Position

The Antiquarian Horological Society (www.ahsoc.org) has launched a research project, probably ideal for a post-doctoral student, to test the interesting hypothesis that there was a large scale clock manufactory supplying raw movements to the London trade, as early as the late seventeenth century. A bursary of £4,500 is offered. The project has several facets, including [...]

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Two AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentships: histSTM @ Leeds

The Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds, in collaboration with the Science Museum Group, invites applications for two fully-funded, three-year PhD studentships (or 5 years part-time) in the history of technology and the history of medicine.  The studentships have been awarded by the Science Museums & Archives Consortium [...]

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CFP: The British Post Office in the Telecommunications Era

The British Post Office in the Telecommunications Era This is a call for papers for a workshop which will explore the history of the British Post Office from its monopolisation of the telegraph service in 1869 under control of the state until the privatisation of the telecommunications business as British Telecom. The history of the [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News, University College London|Comments Off on CFP: The British Post Office in the Telecommunications Era

Postgraduate Opportunities at CHSTM, Manchester

On Wednesday 8 March, there’s an opportunity to find out more about taught Master’s (MSc) study at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester. Events during the afternoon will introduce our three taught Master’s (MSc) pathways: History of Science, Technology and Medicine Science Communication Medical Humanities The talks do [...]

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Call for Proposals: Special Issues of Centaurus

Call for proposals special issues of Centaurus for 2018 and 2019 Call for Papers: Special Issue of Centaurus - Extended Deadline to March 15, 2017 Regularly Centaurus, the Official Journal of the European Society for the History of Science, publishes issues dedicated to a special theme. They are the result of an annual Call for Proposals. Past issues include: [...]

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Wellcome Hub Award: Call for Applications

Hub Award: Call for applications 2018-2020 Wellcome is now accepting applications for a new group of residents in Wellcome Collection’s 5th floor work space The Hub. The grant supports an interdisciplinary group of researchers and creative minds to collaborate on a project of up to 2 years and £1m which explores the cultural and social [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|Comments Off on Wellcome Hub Award: Call for Applications

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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