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Outreach and Education

/Outreach and Education

BSHS Engagement Fellowship

The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) is delighted to announce the second iteration of a scheme to support small and local museums, archives, galleries and libraries whose collections connect to themes in the history of science, technology, engineering and medicine. This scheme will fund the placement of Master’s or PhD students with heritage [...]

By | 2017-09-01T15:28:09+00:00 September 1st, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Outreach and Education Competitions|Comments Off on BSHS Engagement Fellowship

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

Ayrton Prize Winner

The BSHS is delighted to award the second Ayrton Prize, for digital engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine, to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for their project REACH - Raising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History. This valuable set of educational resources, which has the potential to grow significantly through collaborations in the future, [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:13+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Ayrton Prize, BSHS Announcements, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes|Comments Off on Ayrton Prize Winner

Guidelines: BSHS Travel Guide Assignment

The BSHS Travel Guide can serve as a useful basis for assignments at any level – as the equivalent to an essay/report of somewhere between 500 and 1000 words. Articles should: List the physical location details of the site, and where appropriate link to a page with information about opening hours and admissions costs. Give a narrative [...]

By | 2017-05-17T13:19:40+00:00 January 29th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education|Comments Off on Guidelines: BSHS Travel Guide Assignment

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

BSHS Engagement Fellowships: Hosts Announced

The BSHS is delighted to have awarded our first BSHS Engagement Fellowships to support small and local museums, archives, galleries and libraries whose collections connect to themes in the history of science, technology, engineering and medicine. This scheme funds the placement of Master’s or PhD students with heritage organisations and museums for the equivalent of a month’s work (timescales [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:19+00:00 November 21st, 2016|BSHS Announcements, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Outreach and Education, Outreach and Education Competitions, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BSHS Engagement Fellowships: Hosts Announced

Winner of the Great Exhibitions Competition!

The BSHS is delighted to announce that the winner of the fourth Great Exhibitions Competition, is the Adler Planetarium, Chicago for their innovative display, What is a Planet? They have put together an engaging exhibition which draws on cutting-edge research to provide a fascinating and immersive visitor experience. In judging the entries, the Outreach and [...]

By | 2017-01-29T11:26:32+00:00 November 7th, 2016|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Outreach and Education Competitions, Prizes|Comments Off on Winner of the Great Exhibitions Competition!

Interview With Dr. Patricia Fara

Starting this month, New Scientist magazine will be running regular history of science features, and the BSHS’s own Dr. Patricia Fara has written the first one! You can read her article on Émilie du Châtelet, a remarkable figure in the History of Science who has too often been overshadowed by those studying Voltaire, Newton, or even Locke. Patricia sat [...]

By | 2016-05-25T14:25:29+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Mathematics and statistics, Multimedia, Outreach and Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Interview With Dr. Patricia Fara

Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

The British Society for the History of Science Prize for Exhibits on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2016 The BSHS Outreach and Education Committee is pleased to announce its fourth Great Exhibitions competition, kindly funded by the B.Gee bequest. The winners in the 2014 competition were the National Maritime Museum for Ships, Clocks and Stars: the Quest for [...]

By | 2016-10-03T13:01:03+00:00 May 24th, 2016|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Outreach and Education Competitions|Comments Off on Great Exhibitions Competition 2016

Dingle Prize Winner 2015

The BSHS is delighted to announce that the 2015 Dingle Prize for the best book in history of science, technology and medicine accessible to a popular audience is awarded to Martin Rudwick for his book Earth’s Deep History: how it was discovered and why it matters (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014). The judging was chaired by [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:38+00:00 June 19th, 2015|Outreach and Education Competitions, Prizes|Comments Off on Dingle Prize Winner 2015