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Otterden Place, Faversham, Kent

Otterden Place, Faversham, Kent By Charlotte Sleigh, University of Kent, with thanks to David Clark. This simple picture below, well known to historians of science, shows one of the earliest experiments in the conductance of ‘Electrick Vertue’, performed in 1729.  ‘A’ is oiled, wet thread, supported on silk strands that run between poles C and [...]

By | April 30th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Otterden Place, Faversham, Kent

Novembertagung on the History of Mathematics 2017

Novembertagung on the History of Mathematics 2017 Theme: “Tools for research in mathematics, history and philosophy” Invited speakers: Liesbeth de Mol (Lille) & Ralf Krömer (Wuppertal) Date: November 2-4, 2017 Location: Brussels, Belgium Submission deadline: August 15, 2017 Contact: [email protected] Web page: https://novembertagung.wixsite.com/conference We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Logic and Philosophy [...]

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CFP: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference

Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Network Ireland In Association with the RDS Library and Archives 13th and 14th October 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts: 26th May 2017 We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the annual History of Science, Technology and Medicine Network Ireland Conference, which will [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CFP: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference

CFA: PhD Studentships with the Science Museum

Please see below several great postgraduate opportunities to work with the Science Museum and some fantastic universities and researchers! Making electronics in interwar Britain: gendered labour in the thermionic valve industry AHRC-funded PhD studentship The University of Leeds Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, in collaboration with the Museum of Science & Industry, [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CFA: PhD Studentships with the Science Museum

AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award: BT Archives

AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with the University of Exeter and BT Archives: Beaming the British empire: the Imperial Wireless Chain, circa 1900-1940 NEW DEADLINE: 3 April 2017 About the award Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with the University of Exeter and BT Archives to research and study the origins, development and [...]

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BJHS Themes Call for Proposals

The topic of each issue of BJHS Themes will be chosen through an annual competition. The deadline for proposals for the next volume of BJHS Themes is 15 July 2017. The selection of the winning proposal is the responsibility of the BJHS Themes Editor, whose decision is final. The BJHS Themes Editor will then work [...]

By | January 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BJHS Themes Call for Proposals

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 | 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

Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

Submissions are being accepted for the Annals of Science best paper prize 2016. This prize is awarded annually to the author of an original, unpublished essay in the history of science or technology, 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 doctorate within [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|BSHS Announcements, News, Prizes, Publications, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Annals of Science Student Essay Prize

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 | May 25th, 2016|Mathematics and statistics, Multimedia, Outreach and Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Interview With Dr. Patricia Fara

Forthcoming Lecture: Who Cares About the History of Science?

2015 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture by Professor Hasok Chang, 10 May 2016, 18:30-19:30 (this announcement has been cross-posted from The Royal Society's website) Science is a progressive enterprise, always focused on the future.  So, why should anyone care about the past of science?  Professor Hasok Chang argues that the historical study of science has several important purposes [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News, Seminars & Public Lectures, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Forthcoming Lecture: Who Cares About the History of Science?