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“Wandering Womb” Exhibition Launch

“The Wandering Womb”: Women’s health past and present Exhibition at the Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN (18 October 2018 – 15 March 2019)   Women have long been viewed as at the mercy of their biology. In the ancient medical world it was believed that a [...]

By | 2018-10-01T20:49:02+00:00 September 24th, 2018|General Events, News|Comments Off on “Wandering Womb” Exhibition Launch

BSHS ‘Great Exhibitions’ Prize Open for Entries

The BSHS Outreach and Education Committee is pleased to announce the opening of its fifth 'Great Exhibitions' competition. This prize is a biennial award for exhibits on the history of science, medicine and technology, kindly funded by the B.Gee bequest. The winner of the 2016 competition was the Adler Planetarium. Chicago, for their display ‘What [...]

By | 2018-10-22T16:46:51+00:00 September 18th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes|Comments Off on BSHS ‘Great Exhibitions’ Prize Open for Entries

2018 Pickstone Prize – Winner Announced

    The 2018 BSHS Pickstone Prize has been awarded to Michael Wintroub for his book The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017) Judge Charlotte Sleigh, editor of the British Journal for the History of Science, described The Voyage of Thought as: ‘Extraordinary. This book changed my [...]

By | 2018-10-01T17:35:57+00:00 September 17th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Pickstone Prize, Prizes|Comments Off on 2018 Pickstone Prize – Winner Announced

Have you had research funding? Info request from BSHS

The Council of the British Society for the History of Science is seeking to gain a better understanding of the extent to which HPS and STS are benefitting from research funding, whether that be for substantive research projects, fellowships, networks, impact projects or studentships. If you have been investigator on a funded research project in [...]

By | 2018-08-30T16:18:16+00:00 August 30th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News|Comments Off on Have you had research funding? Info request from BSHS

Vacancy: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Oxford

Applications are invited for a full time Graduate Research Assistant to join the team working on the AHRC funded project ‘Constructing Scientific Communities’ and the ERC funded project, ‘Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives’, under the direction of Professor Sally Shuttleworth. The projects are interdisciplinary, bringing together scholars from the fields of literature and science, [...]

By | 2018-09-25T17:33:31+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|Comments Off on Vacancy: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Oxford

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science & Technology Studies (2019-21, Cornell University)

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science & Technology Studies Academic Years 2019 - 2021 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Science & Technology Studies invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning July 1, 2019. The fellowship offers a stipend of $53,000/year. Cornell’s Department [...]

By | 2018-11-01T20:45:37+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|Comments Off on Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science & Technology Studies (2019-21, Cornell University)

Society of Apothecaries’ Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy – 2018 courses

The Society of Apothecaries' Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy still have places on the "History of Medicine" and “Ethics and Philosophy of Healthcare" courses starting on 8 September 2018. The History of Medicine offers a range of classes from ‘Greek and Roman Medicine’ to ‘Ayurvedic Medicine’, ‘Psychiatry’ into modern medicine. The [...]

By | 2018-10-12T15:39:01+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|General Events, News|Comments Off on Society of Apothecaries’ Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy – 2018 courses

BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2019: CFA

Call for Abstracts British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference 2019 Deadline: 9 November 2018 Location: Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge Dates: 10–12 April 2019 Keynote speaker: Dr Sujit Sivasundaram The Department of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), University of Cambridge, will be hosting the annual British Society for the History [...]

By | 2018-11-01T22:05:48+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2019: CFA

Nursing Night Sweats – RCN event

Royal College of Nursing event Nursing Night Sweats: Tuberculosis care in the early twentieth century 6 September, 5.30 – 7pm RCN Eastern Region, Abbotsgate House, Hollow Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7AU Before the advent of successful drug therapies in the 1950s, nursing was central to patients’ experiences of tuberculosis care. Patients could spend [...]

By | 2018-10-12T15:39:59+00:00 August 20th, 2018|General Events, News|Comments Off on Nursing Night Sweats – RCN event

Marie Skłodowska Curie voted most significant woman in world history

Marie Skłodowska Curie has been voted the most significant woman in world history in a poll conducted by BBC History magazine. She was nominated by Patricia Fara, President of the British Society for the History of Science. The magazine compiled a shortlist of '100 women who changed the world', chosen by 10 experts, and asked its [...]

By | 2018-08-11T21:08:32+00:00 August 11th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Marie Skłodowska Curie voted most significant woman in world history