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CFP: Get real!: Realism as a goal for the sciences and for HPS

A conference celebrating 60 years of HPS at Leeds 19-20 September 2017 University of Leeds Deadline for Abstracts: 24 July 2017 Scientists tend to want to discover the truth about nature beyond its appearances. They want to get nature right (“scientific realism”). Historians and philosophers generally try to understand what the sciences are really like, [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:12+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on CFP: Get real!: Realism as a goal for the sciences and for HPS

Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

Antony Harwood Literary Agents are actively seeking authors with an interest in public engagement to develop ideas for books and broadcast media projects dedicated to the history of science. Our interest extends across all periods and disciplines, and topics may include biography, the history of ideas, and the social history of science, in particular the [...]

By | 2017-06-21T10:35:06+00:00 June 21st, 2017|News, Publications|Comments Off on Literary Agents Seek History of Science Authors

“Rutherford’s Chemists”: July 15th-16th 2017, Glasgow

A meeting, co-sponsored by the Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Chemistry, to mark the centenary of the second scientific revolution and a unique collaboration between physics and chemistry. It will feature invited lecturers who will speak on the contributions of key radio-chemists, including Marie Curie, Frederick Soddy, William Ramsay and Georg von Hevesy, [...]

By | 2017-07-17T10:18:47+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on “Rutherford’s Chemists”: July 15th-16th 2017, Glasgow

Celebrating 50 Volumes of the BJHS!

The British Journal for the History of Science (BJHS) is celebrating 50 volumes just as the BSHS celebrates its 70th anniversary. In celebration of this great achievement, Editor Dr. Charlotte Sleigh has commissioned a virtual special issue for which each surviving former editor nominated one favourite paper from their period of tenure. As you can imagine, [...]

By | 2017-06-19T13:44:57+00:00 June 19th, 2017|BJHS Preview, Publications|Comments Off on Celebrating 50 Volumes of the BJHS!

CFP: Workshop on Scientific Editors

CFP: Editors and the Editing of Scientific Periodicals: Constructing Knowledge and Identity in the Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries A workshop hosted by the Institute of Intellectual History, University of St Andrews September 7 - 8, 2017 Deadline for abstracts: 30 June Organisers: Anna Gielas and Dr Aileen Fyfe Scientific periodicals have been important means [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:12+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on CFP: Workshop on Scientific Editors

CFA: BSHS Communication Officer

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 9 JULY AT 4PM! The British Society for the History of Science is looking for a part-time BSHS Communications Officer.  The role holder will work closely with members of BSHS Council on a range of short-, medium-, and long-term projects that will help advance the strategic aims of the Society, notably in [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:12+00:00 June 12th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|Comments Off on CFA: BSHS Communication Officer

Freud in Cambridge: Hidden Histories of Psychoanalysis

1 July 2017, Freud Museum, London, 9.30am - 5.00pm ***Discount Code for BSHS Members: BURSARY2*** Freud in Cambridge: Hidden Histories of Psychoanalysis Day Symposium What kind of a project is psychoanalysis? The publication of John Forrester's last book, co-authored with Laura Cameron, has not only opened new avenues of research in the history of psychoanalysis but suggests new [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:12+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Freud in Cambridge: Hidden Histories of Psychoanalysis

Challenges and Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition

Call for Registration and Posters Challenges and Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition Liège, Belgium, 6-12 August 2017 The preparation of the World Humanities Conference is now approaching very fast. The draft programme is being revised, but please see the earlier draft version online: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/SHS/pdf/whc2017_programme.pdf Please note that the Conference is preceded, on Sunday morning, by CIPSH’s [...]

By | 2017-06-28T10:33:52+00:00 May 25th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Challenges and Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition

Dingle Prize Result

The BSHS is delighted to announce that the 2017 Dingle Prize, for the best book in history of science, technology and medicine accessible to a popular audience, is awarded to Andrea Wulf for her remarkable book The Invention of Nature: the Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science. London: John Murray, 2015. The judging was chaired by [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:12+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dingle Prize Result