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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

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!

BJHS Themes: Call for Proposals

DEADLINE EXTENSION: 1 AUGUST 2017 We are calling for proposals for Issue 4 (2019) of BJHS Themes, the annual open-access journal that is a companion to the British Journal for the History of Science. Like the BJHS, BJHS Themes is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the BSHS. Previous volumes have included 'Science of giants: India and China in [...]

By | 2017-08-02T17:25:06+00:00 May 17th, 2017|News, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Themes: Call for Proposals

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 | 2017-05-11T11:06:26+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 30th, 2017|News, Publications|Comments Off on Free e-Book by Anita McConnell from the Whipple Museum

Issue 07 of the Science Museum Group Journal Now Online

By Richard Nicholls The Spring 2017 issue of the Science Museum Group Journal is on the theme of Sound and Vision. Read it online here: http://journal.sciencemuseum.org.uk/issues/spring-2017/ Issue 07 of the Journal collects scholarly articles from research related to sound and vision from across the Group. Several of these focus on sound and visual elements within [...]

By | 2017-06-12T11:14:47+00:00 April 30th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Publications|Comments Off on Issue 07 of the Science Museum Group Journal Now Online

The New BSHS Translations Series

Translation is the life-blood of scientific communication as well as historical research. Without translators — often uncredited, and many of them women — new scientific ideas would not have been able to travel around the world. Reflecting its commitment to international learning, the BSHS is delighted to support an exciting new series of scholarly on-line [...]

By | 2017-01-29T10:46:54+00:00 January 6th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Outreach and Education, Publications|Comments Off on The New BSHS Translations Series

BJHS Preview: Issue 4, 2016

Guest Editor James Stark writes Who owns medicine? This is the provocative and far-reaching question which has stimulated the latest issue of the BJHS on the theme “Owning Health”. There are many different kinds of ownership, but the papers are concerned principally with patenting, perhaps the most recognisable way of protecting and profiting from an [...]

By | 2017-03-01T11:47:57+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|BJHS Preview, BSHS Announcements, Medicine general, News, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 4, 2016

BJHS Preview: Issue 3, 2016

Editor Charlotte Sleigh writes: Jessica Ratcliff kicks off the autumn for us – perhaps an Indian summer? – in her exploration of how and why a semi-autonomous princely state such as Travancore engaged the scientific community in Europe in the nineteenth century. The article focuses in particular on the work of turning observation data into [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:19+00:00 October 27th, 2016|BJHS Preview, BSHS Announcements, News, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 3, 2016

BJHS Themes Issue 1

There is something for everyone in the first issue of BJHS Themes, the new open access, annual journal brought to you by the BSHS and Cambridge University Press. The first collection, ‘Science of giants’, looks at science and technology in modern India and China, and is the outcome of several years’ intensive discussion at workshops [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:20+00:00 October 11th, 2016|BSHS Announcements, News, Publications|Comments Off on BJHS Themes Issue 1