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The Royal Institution Event: ‘The Ascent of John Tyndall’

The Ascent of John Tyndall Thursday 22 March, 6.00pm – 7.00pm John Tyndall was a leading scientific figure in Victorian Britain. Among much else, he established the physical basis of the greenhouse effect, and explained why the sky is blue. To celebrate the launch of his new biography, Sir Roland Jackson will explore the scientific achievements and [...]

By | 2018-03-01T19:35:34+00:00 March 1st, 2018|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Royal Institution Event: ‘The Ascent of John Tyndall’

Registration Open for Remembering James Petiver (1665-1718)

Remembering James Petiver (1665-1718) 26th April 2018 The Linnean Society of London Registration is open here. This day meeting marks the tercentenary of the death of James Petiver FRS, an important but often overlooked professional apothecary and compulsive natural historian in 18th-century London. Petiver made significant contributions to multiple fields of natural history, above all [...]

By | 2018-01-29T18:49:24+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Registration Open for Remembering James Petiver (1665-1718)

British Society for the History of Pharmacy Lecture on Byzantine Pharmacology

The British Society for the History of Pharmacy's events programme covers a wide range of pharmacy history topics.  Details of its upcoming lecture are below. LECTURE: BYZANTINE PHARMACOLOGY BETWEEN EAST AND WEST Maplethorpe Lecture Theatre, UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AX Monday 5 February 2018, 17:30 Cost: free Lecture by Dr Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, [...]

By | 2018-01-16T09:30:36+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on British Society for the History of Pharmacy Lecture on Byzantine Pharmacology

OEC Project Grant: Celebrating 400th anniversary of Elias Ashmole

The BSHS Outreach and Education Committee were delighted to receive news of a project that was given one of our Project Grants this autumn. We’d like to extend our warm thanks to Caroline Goodson for conceiving and delivering this fantastic project. She has passed on the following report: 2017 marks the 400th anniversary of Elias [...]

By | 2017-11-28T20:30:54+00:00 November 28th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Grants, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on OEC Project Grant: Celebrating 400th anniversary of Elias Ashmole

ESHS 2018: Call for Symposia

We are delighted to announce that the Call for Symposia for the next European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) Biennial Conference is now live and can be found here. The conference - which is being organised in conjunction with the British Society for the History of Science - will be held at University [...]

By | 2017-12-05T18:24:58+00:00 October 25th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ESHS 2018: Call for Symposia

Research Associate Opportunity (20 hours)

Opportunity (Research Associate, 20 hours): The 400th  birthday of Elias Ashmole. History and Science in 17th-century Lambeth (London)   In the quartercentenary of the birth of Elias Ashmole, Ashmole Primary School, a community school in Lambeth, London, is creating a programme of activities related to its namesake to introduce the pupils of the school to [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:11+00:00 September 20th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Research Associate Opportunity (20 hours)

CFP: Technologies of Frankenstein

Announcement and Call for Papers: “Technologies of Frankenstein” Sponsor and Host: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA Meeting Dates: 7 – 9 March 2018 CFP Deadline: 15 October 2017 Website: http://frankenstein2018.org/ Summary: The 200th anniversary year of the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus has drawn worldwide interest in revisiting [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:12+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CFP: Technologies of Frankenstein

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

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 | 2017-11-10T09:53:13+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:13+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Novembertagung on the History of Mathematics 2017