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ESHS2018 registration is now open

Registration for the ESHS 2018 meeting to be held in London, 14-17 September, is now open at www.eshs2018.uk (click on ‘Book now’ at the top of the page in the middle). Early bird bookings close on 29 June. Details of the content of the meeting, which currently has more than 700 speakers, will be posted [...]

By | 2018-05-23T14:35:22+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Interview: Martha Fleming

Viewpoint Editor Hazel Blair speaks to Martha Fleming about her work in the history of science. Martha is a historian of science, curator, and artist with an interdisciplinary career spanning several decades. She is currently a Senior Researcher at the British Museum. Who or what first turned you towards the history of science? I have always been [...]

By | 2018-05-18T11:03:31+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Operating with Feeling: A Workshop on Surgery and Emotion

The Surgery & Emotion project is collaborating with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) to hold a one-day workshop, Operating with Feeling, which will take place on Friday 1 June 2018 at the RCS. The event will bring together surgeons, historians, policymakers and others to discuss the emotional experiences of surgery, past and [...]

By | 2018-04-25T11:46:53+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Operating with Feeling: A Workshop on Surgery and Emotion

AHRC CDP PhD studentship: The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and its networks of support and influence, 1675-1742

Applications are invited for the following AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship at the University of Kent and National Maritime Museum. The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and its networks of support and influence, 1675-1742 Deadline: 7 May 2018, 17:00 Supervisors: Dr Rebekah Higgitt (Senior Lecturer in History of Science, School of History, University of Kent) and Dr Richard Dunn [...]

By | 2018-04-24T18:36:53+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AHRC CDP PhD studentship: The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and its networks of support and influence, 1675-1742

Upcoming Symposia at the Apothecaries’ Hall

The Faculty of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine & the Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy are jointly running a one-day symposium: 'Quarantine' This will be held at Apothecaries’ Hall on Thursday, 24th May 2018. For more details, click here. ~ The British Society for the History of Pharmacy & Faculty of [...]

By | 2018-04-24T18:24:53+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Upcoming Symposia at the Apothecaries’ Hall

Seven Volkswagon Stiftung Funded Doctoral Studentships

Position: Seven Fully Funded Four Year PhD Studentship Organisation: University of Göttingen / Seven European Museums Location: Göttingen and Collaborating Institutions Closing Date: 30/04/2018 Salary: Tuition Fees, Maintenance, Research Expenses for Four Years University of Göttingen: Department of Art History with Professor of the Materiality of Knowledge, Dr Margarete Vöhringer Senior research professors working in [...]

By | 2018-04-16T14:32:42+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seven Volkswagon Stiftung Funded Doctoral Studentships

BSHS EGM Notification

EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING The British Society for the History of Science Ltd A company limited by guarantee and registered in England No 562208, Registered Charity No 258854 Registered Address: The Union Building, 51-59 Rose Lane, Norwich, NR11 1BY Notice Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary* General Meeting of the Society will be held on [...]

By | 2018-05-04T11:38:21+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BSHS EGM Notification

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)

Postdoctoral Research Associates – Scott Polar Research Institute

The Scott Polar Research Institute (University of Cambridge) is looking for four three-year Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRAs) to work on the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant project (2017-22), ARCTIC CULT, Arctic Cultures: Sites of Collection in the Formation of the European and American Northlands, led by Dr. Richard Powell. Further details here. CLOSING DATE 30 APRIL 2018 The [...]

By | 2018-03-26T08:48:13+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Postdoctoral Research Associates – Scott Polar Research Institute

Event at the Royal Institution: The Electricity of Life 

Wednesday 21 March, 7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre Electricity plays a vital role in our bodies, from neurons in our brain to nerves in our feet. But how does our body create electricity, how was it discovered and what clues can our understanding of electricity give us to help cure disease? Join Phil Ball and [...]

By | 2018-03-14T15:27:17+00:00 March 14th, 2018|General Events, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Event at the Royal Institution: The Electricity of Life