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Miscellaneous

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Zoological Society of London

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Library is located in Regent's Park in London, it offers extensive resources on all animals and their conservation. Our holdings include : books dating from the sixteenth century to the present. We hold almost all important zoological titles including many of the folio illustrated books of the nineteenth century [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:40+00:00 December 20th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Zoological Society of London

UK archives of scientists, since 1945

Professor Jon Agar at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL is working his way fairly systematically through the catalogues of UK archives relating to post-war science, and thought it would be useful to him, and perhaps others, to keep a running list of scientists' collections. Here's the list so far, with links via [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:40+00:00 December 19th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on UK archives of scientists, since 1945

New Blogs at SHOT Talk

The Society for the History of Technology is pleased to announce the launch of two new blogs on the SHOT  Talk blog site (shot-talk.org), both of which feature history and historians at work "in the real world." Lindy Biggs's Sustainability Stories Lindy Biggs explores the issues of sustainability from her perspectives as a multidisciplinary scholar, [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:40+00:00 December 12th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on New Blogs at SHOT Talk

New DHST commission History and Philosophy of Computing

The HaPoC Council are happy to announce the new commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing of the Division for the History of Science and Technology. For more information on HaPoC please do have a look at our new website: www.hapoc.org We are convinced that this website should really be the dynamic result of [...]

By | 2013-12-09T17:21:03+00:00 December 9th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on New DHST commission History and Philosophy of Computing

Query about history of cranes

E-FAITH has declared the year 2015 "European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year", which is being supported by the EU. See: http://www.e-faith.org/home/?q=content/council-europe As Crane historians it is our intention to pay special attention to the History of Cranes and to set-up activities to Hi-light the European Crane Manufacturers and the still existing Historical Cranes in Europe. [...]

By | 2013-12-05T13:55:28+00:00 December 5th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Query about history of cranes

Voices of Science Website Launched

A major oral history project to gather the life stories of British scientists has culminated in the launch of a new online archive by the British Library. ‘Voices of Science’ is drawn from a National Life Stories programme ‘An Oral History of British Science’, and features interviews with over 100 leading UK scientists and engineers, [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:41+00:00 December 5th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Voices of Science Website Launched

Call for Nominations: National Inventors Hall of Fame

The National Inventors Hall of Fame wants to increase the diversity of its candidate pool and the technologies represented, and we hope that you can assist us in that endeavor.  The National Inventors Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor individuals who conceived, patented, and advanced great technological achievements that have benefited our [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:42+00:00 December 2nd, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Call for Nominations: National Inventors Hall of Fame

New archival resource: Genetics, Statistics, Agriculture

List members with interests in the history of genetics, agriculture, statistics, plant breeding, and Britain in the Twentieth Century, will be relieved to know that the archives of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany have now been catalogued and are ready for consultation. To access the archive handlist please visit niabarchive.org The site also contains [...]

By | 2013-11-08T18:48:36+00:00 November 8th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on New archival resource: Genetics, Statistics, Agriculture

European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSAeu)

I am writing to you as the Executive Manager of the SLSAeu, the European sister organization of the USA-based Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (http://www.litsciarts.org). Both the international and the European SLSA welcome scholars, artists and scientists who are working at the intersections of science, medicine, technology and the arts (including literature), in [...]

By | 2013-11-08T18:42:34+00:00 November 8th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSAeu)

Competition: The steampunks are taking over the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and we want you to join them!

Longitude Punk'd exhibition The steampunks are taking over the Royal Observatory, Greenwich! Opening at Easter 2014, Longitude Punk’d at the Royal Observatory will celebrate the creations of wacky inventors, star-gazing scientists and extremely elegant explorers of the 18th century. Royal Museums Greenwich have commissioned eight UK steampunk artists to create works inspired by the technical [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:44+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Miscellaneous, Prizes|Comments Off on Competition: The steampunks are taking over the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and we want you to join them!