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MRI and its History: University of Nottingham, 18th April 2018

The technique of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) was invented soon after the end of the Second World War, and over the next fifteen years or so it developed in several countries, being applied both to physics and to chemistry. From the beginning of the 1960s it was studied intensely in the then Physics Department at [...]

By | 2018-03-14T09:07:26+00:00 March 14th, 2018|News|Comments Off on MRI and its History: University of Nottingham, 18th April 2018

HAPP Network Summer School on History of Physics: Scientific Instruments and Environmental Physics – University of Oxford, 20-24th August 2018

The HAPP Network for the History of Physics aims to be the focal point for a new international group of historians, philosophers and practising physicists from a number of institutions including the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Manchester, University of Stuttgart, University of Warsaw, CNRS Paris, Real Academia Española, Uppsala University and [...]

By | 2018-03-06T09:17:54+00:00 March 6th, 2018|News|Comments Off on HAPP Network Summer School on History of Physics: Scientific Instruments and Environmental Physics – University of Oxford, 20-24th August 2018

Digital Approaches to the History of Science Workshop

Registration is now open for the second Digital Approaches to the History of Science Workshop, which will take place at the History Faculty, University of Oxford, on 23 March 2018 (9:30 to 17:00). Confirmed speakers include: Richard Dunn: the Board of Longitude Project Christy Henshaw: the Wellcome Collection Miranda Lewis, Howard Hotson, Arno Bosse: Cultures of Knowledge Robert McNamee: Electronic [...]

By | 2018-03-02T10:19:52+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Digital Approaches to the History of Science Workshop

The Royal Institution Event: ‘The Ascent of John Tyndall’

The Ascent of John Tyndall Thursday 22 March, 6.00pm – 7.00pm John Tyndall was a leading scientific figure in Victorian Britain. Among much else, he established the physical basis of the greenhouse effect, and explained why the sky is blue. To celebrate the launch of his new biography, Sir Roland Jackson will explore the scientific achievements and [...]

By | 2018-03-01T19:35:34+00:00 March 1st, 2018|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Royal Institution Event: ‘The Ascent of John Tyndall’

The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh: Postgraduate Research Studentships

The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh is a charitable trust for the promotion of research and education in natural science. Postgraduate Research Studentships in the History and/or Philosophy of Genetics or Molecular Biology. The Darwin Trust invites applications for postgraduate research studentships tenable at any UK University from graduates, of any nationality, who wish to study for [...]

By | 2018-03-01T19:28:43+00:00 March 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh: Postgraduate Research Studentships

Register before 28th February: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2018

Registration for the British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference 2018 closes on 28th February. Visit the University of Manchester estore to register now (£30/£20 PhD/Masters). This year's conference is hosted by the Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology at the University of Manchester, and will take place between the [...]

By | 2018-02-23T09:03:14+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News|Comments Off on Register before 28th February: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2018

Book Launch: Rohan Deb Roy’s Malarial Subjects

There will be a roundtable to celebrate the launch of Rohan Deb Roy's Malarial Subjects: Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India, 1820-1909 (Cambridge, 2017) on 26th February 2018 at the Royal Asiatic Society (14 Stephenson Way, Kings Cross, London NW1 2HD). The event will start at 6 pm. Speakers include Professor Clare Anderson (Leicester), [...]

By | 2018-02-21T08:53:48+00:00 February 21st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Book Launch: Rohan Deb Roy’s Malarial Subjects

Patricia Fara on In Our Time

We are pleased to announce that Patricia Fara, President of the British Society for the History of Science and Director of Studies at Clare College, Cambridge will appear as a guest on In Our Time on Thursday 22nd Februrary at 9am (repeated at 9.30pm) discussing the life and work of Rosalind Franklin.

By | 2018-02-15T07:33:54+00:00 February 15th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News|Comments Off on Patricia Fara on In Our Time

BSHS Engagement Fellowship – Jamaican Natural Science collections at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

We are pleased to announce the opportunity for a current postgraduate student working in the history of science, technology and medicine, or a closely-related field, to work with the Curator of Natural Science at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to research the Jamaican Natural Science collections. The Fellowship is worth £2,000 which will support up [...]

By | 2018-05-02T15:15:28+00:00 February 13th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Outreach and Education, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on BSHS Engagement Fellowship – Jamaican Natural Science collections at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

CFP: Self-Fashioning Scientific Identities in the Long Nineteenth Century

Self-Fashioning Scientific Identities in the Long Nineteenth Century University of Leicester, 15th June 2018 Keynote: Dr Patricia Fara, University of Cambridge ‘You will I am sure on reflection, readily acknowledge that as a man of science I have no choice but to pursue “truth” to the best of my ability in spite of consequences[.]’ St G. [...]

By | 2018-02-05T19:06:59+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on CFP: Self-Fashioning Scientific Identities in the Long Nineteenth Century