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Hosts wanted for 2020 BSHS Engagement Fellows

The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) is delighted to announce the fourth round of scheme to support small and local museums, archives, galleries and libraries whose collections can be linked to themes in the history of science, technology, engineering and medicine. The aim of the scheme is to support heritage organisations [...]

Public History of Science Conference, 15-16 May 2020, Railway Museum, York

Save the date! The programme will include: Tim Boon: Introduction: Distinguishing Adjacent Disciplines: Public History of Science and its Conceptual Neighbours Sharon Babaian:  A Shattered Past Re-Made: Public History at the Canada Science and Technology Museum Manon Parry:  Medicine versus Health: Public History and Medical Museums Alex Rose and Jane Desborough: Co-curation, communities and [...]

By |2020-02-19T17:14:41+00:00February 19th, 2020|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, Museums, News|0 Comments

Photographing the Air with the Marconi Photographic Section: BSHS Engagement Fellowship

In the first post about our 2019 BSHS Engagement Fellowships, Lewis C. Smith, PhD student at the University of Essex, and Richard Anderson, Archives and Collections Lead at Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, describe the work Lewis did on the archives of the Marconi Company. That work will feed into a project to digitise the [...]

Deadline Extended to 29/08/2019 – Lisa Jardine Grant (The Royal Society)

LISA JARDINE GRANT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY -  APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 29th AUGUST (3pm) Lisa Jardine grants are available to PhD students and early career researchers in history of science, and other interdisciplinary studies combining humanities and the natural sciences. The scheme offers funding for: Extended research trips for UK and overseas-based researchers to [...]

By |2019-11-05T20:10:03+00:00August 15th, 2019|Grants, Museums, News, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Deadline Extended to 29/08/2019 – Lisa Jardine Grant (The Royal Society)

Winners Announced: BSHS Great Exhibitions Prize 2018

OUTSTANDING museum exhibitions from across the globe have been recognised by the BSHS Great Exhibitions Prize 2018.The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology took home the prize in the Large category for its FOLK: From Racial Types to DNA exhibition. BSHS judges praised the museum’s exploration of the history of scientific attitudes towards race and [...]

By |2019-07-15T19:58:12+00:00July 14th, 2019|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on Winners Announced: BSHS Great Exhibitions Prize 2018

July, August, and September 2019 at the History of Science Museum

HISTORY OF SCIENCE MUSEUM EVENTS Visit the History of Science Museum website for full details JULY Sculpture - Heads appear Monday 17 June – Friday 21 July As part of the Tomorrow’s Oxford Heads project two exciting new sculptures will be appearing outside the Museum. Object handling - Objects and us Tuesday 2 July, 12.30–1.30pm [...]

By |2019-12-07T17:40:43+00:00June 25th, 2019|General Events, Museums, News|Comments Off on July, August, and September 2019 at the History of Science Museum

Deadline Soon: Science Museum Group Research Conference 2019

The 2019 Science Museum Group Research Conference will take place on 4–5 November 2019, at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday 28 June 2019. Click here to view the full Call for Papers on the Science and Industry Museum's website.

By |2019-07-28T13:16:52+00:00June 25th, 2019|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, Museums, News, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Deadline Soon: Science Museum Group Research Conference 2019

April, May, and June 2019 at the History of Science Museum

Events at the History of Science Museum Download the programme as a PDF  APRIL Trail: Easter discoveries      Saturday 6 – Sunday 21 April, 12–5pm Challenge yourself to the Easter trail. Self-led, ages 7+ Evening Talk: Science fictions Thursday 11 April, 6pm Professor Rob Iliffe explores how the human imagination shaped [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:52:32+00:00April 4th, 2019|General Events, Museums, News|Comments Off on April, May, and June 2019 at the History of Science Museum

Travel Guide: Tide & Time exhibition, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

By Helen Mair Rawsthorne Have you ever thought about how we were able to predict the tides before the advent of digital computers? The very first attempts at predicting the tides were made as far back as the 11th century and were for a long time based on simplistic rule-of-thumb methods. Other methods [...]

By |2020-02-19T20:24:51+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Blog, Museums, News, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Travel Guide: Tide & Time exhibition, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits (Deadline 1st May 2019)

  The Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits was established in 1985, through the generosity of Bern Dibner, to recognize excellence in museums and museum exhibits that interpret the history of technology, industry, and engineering to the general public. Winning exhibits, in addition to being well designed and produced, should raise pertinent historical issues. [...]

By |2019-05-02T20:16:27+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Museums, News, Prizes|Comments Off on Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits (Deadline 1st May 2019)

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