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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 

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