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CFP Workshop: The Changing Role of Consultants in Industry, 1850–2000

The Changing Role of Consultants in Industry, 1850–2000 Workshop at the Maison Française d’Oxford, 2-10 Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE, United Kingdom 10-11 May 2019 Submission deadline for proposals: 7 December 2018 While historians have explored the role of R&D in industrial progress, consultants as a specialist professional group are largely neglected. With few exceptions, [...]

By |2018-12-23T19:32:45+00:00November 1st, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on CFP Workshop: The Changing Role of Consultants in Industry, 1850–2000

BSHS OEC Project Grants – 15th November deadline

The British Society for the History of Science Outreach and Education Committee offers grants of up to £200 to support education and outreach projects in the history of science.  These are currently awarded on a quarterly basis. The next upcoming deadline is November 15th, which is the final round for 2018. These ‘project’ grants are intended to generate [...]

By |2018-10-28T17:06:36+00:00October 28th, 2018|Grants, News, Outreach and Education|Comments Off on BSHS OEC Project Grants – 15th November deadline

A long cold look at the history of climate change: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the Polar Museum, Cambridge

In the final post in our series about BSHS Engagement Fellowships, we hear about a project at the Polar Museum, at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge. Ed Armston-Sheret, PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Charlotte Connelly, curator at the Polar Museum describe how Ed’s research will provide visitors to the [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:21:54+00:00October 25th, 2018|Blog, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Outreach and Education, Recent OEC Activities, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A long cold look at the history of climate change: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the Polar Museum, Cambridge

Workshop on Mathematical and Astronomical Practices in pre-Enlightenment Scotland and her European Networks (St Andrews, 23-24 Nov, 2018)

Registration is now open for this BSHS-sponsored two-day workshop at the University of St Andrews. Click here for more information.

By |2018-12-06T21:49:29+00:00October 25th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Workshop on Mathematical and Astronomical Practices in pre-Enlightenment Scotland and her European Networks (St Andrews, 23-24 Nov, 2018)

‘Kew’s Imperial Archive’: PhD Studentship (University of Rohampton & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

‘Kew’s imperial archive: Cataloguing Economic Botany in the Miscellaneous Reports, 1841-1928’ This TECHNE Collaborative Doctoral Project offers the opportunity to research and study the history, composition and arrangement of a major collection held in the archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: the Miscellaneous Reports; 771 volumes of printed and manuscript material relating to the administration of the [...]

By |2018-12-06T21:50:10+00:00October 25th, 2018|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|Comments Off on ‘Kew’s Imperial Archive’: PhD Studentship (University of Rohampton & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

BSHS Translations: Wilhelm Johannsen’s ‘About Darwinism, seen from the point of view of the science of heredity’

The BSHS is delighted to announce the release of the second in our Translations series. Nils Roll-Hansen's translation of Wilhelm Johannsen's 'About Darwinism, seen from the point of view of the science of heredity' is now freely available on our website. Wilhelm Johannsen is a standard reference in the history of genetics. He clarified the [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:22:19+00:00October 18th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on BSHS Translations: Wilhelm Johannsen’s ‘About Darwinism, seen from the point of view of the science of heredity’

Local Narratives of a Global Pandemic: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the George Marshall Medical Museum, Worcester

In the second post in our series about BSHS Engagement Fellowships, we hear about a project at the George Marshall Medical Museum (GMMM) in Worcester. Laura Mainwaring, PhD student at the University of Leicester, and Louise Price, curator at GMMM, describe their collaboration on local historical research that will complement the touring exhibition “Spanish Flu” [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:22:39+00:00October 18th, 2018|Blog, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Outreach and Education, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on Local Narratives of a Global Pandemic: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the George Marshall Medical Museum, Worcester

Jamaican Natural History collections at Bristol – First steps in a BSHS Engagement Fellowship

Over the last three years the BSHS has run Engagement Fellowships. These Fellowships are opportunities for postgraduate students to collaborate with museums, archives and other heritage organisations. The collaborations generate new engagement activities, exhibition content or resources that are based on emerging scholarship in History of Science. Over the next three weeks we will be [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:22:50+00:00October 11th, 2018|Blog, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Outreach and Education, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on Jamaican Natural History collections at Bristol – First steps in a BSHS Engagement Fellowship

The secret life of science (1st November at The Royal Institution)

We take the advance of science as given. But how does science really work? Who decides what the public gets to hear about? Are there too few scientists in the world or too many? At the Royal Institution on 1st November, Jeremy Baumberg will discuss how science really works, who decides what the public gets to [...]

By |2018-11-01T20:39:55+00:00October 11th, 2018|General Events, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The secret life of science (1st November at The Royal Institution)

Jeff Hughes, 12 November 1965 – 14 September 2018

We at the British Society for the History of Science would like to add our voice to those commemorating the life and work of Dr. Jeff Hughes, our former President (2008-09). His contributions to the history of science and to our organisation will continue to shape our field, and our thoughts are with all of [...]

By |2018-10-12T19:28:36+00:00October 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Jeff Hughes, 12 November 1965 – 14 September 2018

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