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BJHS Themes: How Collections End – Available now, open access

Click here to visit the Journal's home page at Cambridge University Press. How Collections End Edited by Boris Jardine, Emma Kowal, and Jenny Bangham Collections are made and maintained for pleasure, for status, for nation or empire building, for cultural capital, as a substrate for knowledge production and for everything in between. In asking [...]

By |2020-02-19T16:19:47+00:00February 19th, 2020|BJHS, BSHS Announcements, News, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Themes: How Collections End – Available now, open access

Call for Abstracts: Special Issue on New Directions in the Historiography of Genetics

Call for Abstracts: Special Issue, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences The historiography of genetics has radically changed in the past few decades. Gregor Mendel’s Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden is no longer simply regarded as a study of the problem of heredity (e.g., Olby 1979; Gliboff 1999; Müller-Wille and Orel 2007). The so-called “great [...]

By |2020-02-19T15:58:27+00:00February 19th, 2020|News, Publications|Comments Off on Call for Abstracts: Special Issue on New Directions in the Historiography of Genetics

BJHS Preview: Issue 3 2019

Well.  How five years can zip by.  This time five years ago the people of Scotland narrowly voted to remain part of the United Kingdom.  President Obama announced the resumption of normal relations between the US and Cuba.  And the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the final part of its Fifth Assessment [...]

By |2019-11-12T15:47:03+00:00September 18th, 2019|BJHS, BJHS Preview, BSHS Announcements, News, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 3 2019

BJHS Developments

Earlier this year, the outgoing BJHS editor, Professor Charlotte Sleigh, announced three new initiatives for the journal:Science in Translation will provide open-access, English-language versions of texts whose translation would be of benefit to colleagues, and will link them with scholarly commentaries provided by their translators.Retrospectives will encourage senior scholars to reflect on their own experiences of how [...]

By |2019-07-18T20:31:22+00:00July 18th, 2019|BJHS, BSHS Announcements, News, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Developments

BJHS Preview: Issue 2 2019

The June issue of BJHS is a special issue, titled London 1600-1800: Communities of Natural Knowledge and Artificial Practice and edited by Jim Bennett and Rebekah Higgitt. An outcome of Higgitt’s Metropolitan Science research project and its opening workshop, it examines some of the collective practical and knowledge cultures that developed within early modern London’s [...]

By |2019-12-07T17:46:28+00:00June 25th, 2019|BJHS Preview, BSHS Announcements, News, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 2 2019

BJHS Preview: Issue 1 2019

The first issue of BJHS for 2019 brings with it some good news: the joint winner of our 2014 Singer Prize for an article by an early career researcher, Jenny Bulstrode, has gone on to win the 2018 Sarton Prize for History of Science.  Awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, this [...]

By |2019-12-07T17:47:14+00:00February 22nd, 2019|BJHS Preview, BSHS Announcements, News, Publications, Singer Prize|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 1 2019

Science Museum Group Journal: Issue 8

Issue 8 of the Science Museum Group Journal is now available to read online here. The Science Museum Group Journal (ISSN: 2054-5770) is an open-access online publication presenting the global research community with peer-reviewed papers that are relevant to SMG’s collections and practice and to the wider international science museum community. Issue 8 includes papers authored by [...]

By |2018-10-12T16:10:02+00:00January 10th, 2018|News, Publications|Comments Off on Science Museum Group Journal: Issue 8

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 |2019-06-25T17:45:39+00:00June 19th, 2017|BJHS Preview, Publications|Comments Off on Celebrating 50 Volumes of the BJHS!

Revisiting Anna-K Mayer’s ‘The history of science in Britain, 1945–65’

The BSHS celebrates its 70th Anniversary this year, and in honour of this, Cambridge University Press has made Anna-K Mayer's fantastic BJHS piece, "‘I have been very fortunate…’. Brief report on the BSHS Oral History Project: ‘The history of science in Britain, 1945–65’" freely available from now until the end of 2017. This article was originally [...]

By |2018-10-12T16:23:23+00:00May 11th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Publications|Comments Off on Revisiting Anna-K Mayer’s ‘The history of science in Britain, 1945–65’

Free e-Book by Anita McConnell from the Whipple Museum

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science is extremely proud to publish as a free E-book Anita McConnell’s research monograph, A Survey of the Networks Bringing a Knowledge of Optical Glass-Working to the London Trade, 1500-1800. Originally completed in 1997, this work had long been recognized by colleagues as an important account of optical glass-making [...]

By |2017-07-11T16:02:45+00:00April 30th, 2017|News, Publications|Comments Off on Free e-Book by Anita McConnell from the Whipple Museum

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