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Jamaican Natural History collections at Bristol – First steps in a BSHS Engagement Fellowship

Over the last three years the BSHS has run Engagement Fellowships. These Fellowships are opportunities for postgraduate students to collaborate with museums, archives and other heritage organisations. The collaborations generate new engagement activities, exhibition content or resources that are based on emerging scholarship in History of Science. Over the next three weeks we will be [...]

By | 2018-10-12T19:27:54+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|0 Comments

The secret life of science (1st November at The Royal Institution)

We take the advance of science as given. But how does science really work? Who decides what the public gets to hear about? Are there too few scientists in the world or too many? At the Royal Institution on 1st November, Jeremy Baumberg will discuss how science really works, who decides what the public gets to [...]

By | 2018-10-12T19:28:05+00:00 October 11th, 2018|General Events, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jeff Hughes, 12 November 1965 – 14 September 2018

We at the British Society for the History of Science would like to add our voice to those commemorating the life and work of Dr. Jeff Hughes, our former President (2008-09). His contributions to the history of science and to our organisation will continue to shape our field, and our thoughts are with all of [...]

By | 2018-10-12T19:28:36+00:00 October 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Jeff Hughes, 12 November 1965 – 14 September 2018

What’s On at the Museum of the History of Science (University of Oxford), October – December 2018

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD October – December 2018 DISPLAYS WOMEN IN SCIENCE: Portraits, Archive Material, Trails and Talks Basement Gallery March – December 2018 100 years ago, the first group of women won the right to vote in the UK. In this centenary year, there is widespread recognition of the [...]

By | 2018-10-12T19:28:51+00:00 October 8th, 2018|General Events, News|0 Comments

Linda Hall Library 2019-20 Fellowships

The Linda Hall Library is now accepting applications for its 2019-20 fellowship program. These fellowships fund research stays in Kansas City, MO lasting between one week and four months for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars in the history of science and related STS fields. The Linda Hall Library offers outstanding primary sources that [...]

By | 2018-10-12T19:29:06+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|0 Comments

Job: Principal Curator, Science at National Museums Scotland

This is an exciting opportunity to manage one of the best science collections in the UK, leading a team of expert staff. The section includes instruments relating to a range of fields: astronomy, geography, physics, chemistry and others. It also includes biomedicine, computing, and a large photography collection. The post-holder will supply a high level [...]

By | 2018-10-12T19:29:19+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|0 Comments

Exhibition: Two Hundred Years of Becoming Digital (Royal Holloway University of London)

By | 2018-10-12T19:29:35+00:00 October 1st, 2018|General Events, News|Comments Off on Exhibition: Two Hundred Years of Becoming Digital (Royal Holloway University of London)

2019 DHST Prize Competition for Recent PhDs

Scheme The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST), invites submissions for the fifth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be awarded in 2019 and presented in 2021. Initiated at the 22nd International Congress of History of Science in 2005 held in Beijing, [...]

By | 2018-10-01T20:50:49+00:00 October 1st, 2018|News, Prizes|Comments Off on 2019 DHST Prize Competition for Recent PhDs

Faking It: Forgery and Fabrication in Late Medieval and Early Modern Culture (August 2019)

The University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 15-17th August 2019 What is real and what is fake? And why does it matter? As soon as objects, texts and utterances (be they pragmatic or artistic) become imbued with a sense of authority or authenticity, there is a potential to produce other objects, texts and utterances which mimic and [...]

By | 2018-10-01T20:49:38+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Faking It: Forgery and Fabrication in Late Medieval and Early Modern Culture (August 2019)

Registration Open: HSTM Network Ireland Conference

Call for registration Annual History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland Conference. 26-27 October 2018 – Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), School of Natural and Built Environment (SNBE).   The HSTM Network Ireland cordially invites all interested individuals to attend its 4th annual conference, supported by the Culture and Society research cluster of the [...]

By | 2018-10-01T20:49:21+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Registration Open: HSTM Network Ireland Conference