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Programme and Registration for Workshop: Self-Fashioning Scientific Identities in the Long Nineteenth Century

University of Leicester, 15th June 2018, Charles Wilson Building 408 09:30-18:30 Keynote: Dr Patricia Fara, University of Cambridge At the beginning of the nineteenth century, there was no such thing as a scientist. While professional careers in science were gradually formalised, many scientific practitioners aspired to none at all. Lacking blueprints to guide their behaviour, [...]

By | 2018-05-10T10:10:26+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Programme and Registration for Workshop: Self-Fashioning Scientific Identities in the Long Nineteenth Century

BSHS OEC Project Grants: Deadline May 15th

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 offered on a quarterly basis, and we would like to invite applications for the next deadline: 15th May. These grants are intended to generate engagement with the history [...]

By | 2018-05-03T09:28:23+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on BSHS OEC Project Grants: Deadline May 15th

Annals of Science Best Paper Prize 2018

Submissions are being accepted for the Annals of Science best paper prize 2018. This prize is awarded annually to the author of an original, unpublished essay in the history of science, technology or medicine, which is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The prize, which is supported by Taylor & Francis, is intended for those who are currently doctoral students, or have been awarded their [...]

By | 2018-05-01T15:25:38+00:00 May 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Annals of Science Best Paper Prize 2018

2018 BSHS Dingle Prize Lecture

Every two years, the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) awards its Dingle Prize for the best popular book on scientific history. This year's winner is Andrea Wulf, who has written a wonderful book about Alexander von Humboldt, The Invention of Nature. She has generously agreed to lecture for us at the Science [...]

By | 2018-05-03T09:34:57+00:00 April 16th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Prizes|Comments Off on 2018 BSHS Dingle Prize Lecture

What’s On at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford (April-June 2018)

To download the programme as a PDF click here. Exhibitions  Women in Science Basement Gallery March – December 2018 100 years ago, the first group of women won the right to vote in the UK. In this centenary year, there is widespread recognition of the political role women have played in society. But what about [...]

By | 2018-04-16T14:22:20+00:00 April 11th, 2018|General Events, News|Comments Off on What’s On at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford (April-June 2018)

Open Meeting on the History of Physics

The History of Physics Group will hold its first Open Meeting in London on Thursday 27 September 2018. The organising committee will be pleased to receive abstracts of no more than 500 words for 20 minute oral presentations or presentations by poster on any subject related to the history of physics. Submissions from students and [...]

By | 2018-04-11T20:44:03+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Open Meeting on the History of Physics

Workshop: Narrative Science and its Visual Practices (19th April 2018)

As part of the ERC-funded Narrative Science project we are hosting a one-day workshop focused on the intersection of visual practice and narrative in science. The workshop will take place at the London School of Economics and Political Science, on 19th April. Science abounds with visual materials: exemplary objects, 3D models, photos, diagrams, maps, graphs. [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:19:34+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Workshop: Narrative Science and its Visual Practices (19th April 2018)

The Contagion Cabaret at The British Academy (24 May 2018)

7pm (bar open from 6.30pm) Killer germs, superbugs and pestilential plagues have long fascinated writers and musicians. Join a cast of actors, scientists and literary researchers for an inventive illustration of infectious extracts from plays and music, past and present. Be sure to bring your antiseptic wipes. In collaboration with Chipping Norton Theatre and the [...]

By | 2018-03-26T15:23:25+00:00 March 26th, 2018|General Events, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Contagion Cabaret at The British Academy (24 May 2018)

2018/19 Visiting Fellowships at University of Leeds: School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science

The School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science at University of Leeds invites applications to its Non-Stipendiary Visiting Fellowships scheme for the academic year 2018/19. Visiting fellows will be provided with full library and information systems access, and office space where possible. There are no formal duties. Fellows will be expected to pursue their [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:25:14+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|Comments Off on 2018/19 Visiting Fellowships at University of Leeds: School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science

PhD studentships (early 19thC and late 20thC) at UCL

The Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London and the Royal Institution offer two fully-funded PhD studentships available to commence at the start of the next academic year. Applicants should possess or be about to successfully complete a masters in the history of science or in science studies more broadly or an [...]

By | 2018-03-22T20:48:14+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|Comments Off on PhD studentships (early 19thC and late 20thC) at UCL