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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 | 2017-11-10T09:53:18+00:00 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 | 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

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 This prize is awarded annually to the author of an original, unpublished essay in the history of science or technology, which is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.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 | 2017-11-10T09:53:21+00:00 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 | 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

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 | 2017-11-10T09:53:22+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News, Seminars & Public Lectures, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Forthcoming Lecture: Who Cares About the History of Science?

BSHS Intern

The British Society for the History of Science seeks to appoint a part-time BSHS Intern.  The role holder will work closely with members of BSHS Council on a range of short-, medium-, and long-term projects that will help advance the strategic aims of the Society, notably in developing closer links with science educators and in raising [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:22+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BSHS Intern

Lecture: Joseph Banks: a Lincolnshire botanist

Monday 12th October 2015, 5:30pm Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 66 East Smithfield, London E1W 1AW  (Nearest tube: Tower Hill) British Society for the History of Pharmacy lecture “Joseph Banks: Lincolnshire botanist” Andrew Sankey, garden designer and lecturer, will be talking about the life and times of Joseph Banks. Banks was an extraordinary man who sailed around [...]

By | 2015-09-18T22:45:16+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lecture: Joseph Banks: a Lincolnshire botanist

Ayrton Prize

The British Society for the History of Science is delighted to announce the launch of a new prize recognising outstanding web projects and digital engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine (HSTM). The prize name was chosen by members of the BSHS from a shortlist to recognize the major contributions of Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923) to [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:38+00:00 July 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ayrton Prize

Upcoming: Three Societies Conference, Edmonton, June 2016

North Saskatchewan River Valley - ©University of Alberta Lesley Cormack, University of Alberta, writes: "Every four years the 3-Societies Meeting brings together three organizations dedicated to the study of the history of science, technology, and medicine: the History of Science Society, the British Society for the History of Science, and the Canadian Society [...]

By | 2017-11-10T09:53:38+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Upcoming: Three Societies Conference, Edmonton, June 2016