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Nursing Night Sweats – RCN event

Royal College of Nursing event Nursing Night Sweats: Tuberculosis care in the early twentieth century 6 September, 5.30 – 7pm RCN Eastern Region, Abbotsgate House, Hollow Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7AU Before the advent of successful drug therapies in the 1950s, nursing was central to patients’ experiences of tuberculosis care. Patients could spend [...]

By | 2018-08-20T10:08:34+00:00 August 20th, 2018|General Events, News|0 Comments

Marie Skłodowska Curie voted most significant woman in world history

Marie Skłodowska Curie has been voted the most significant woman in world history in a poll conducted by BBC History magazine. She was nominated by Patricia Fara, President of the British Society for the History of Science. The magazine compiled a shortlist of '100 women who changed the world', chosen by 10 experts, and asked its [...]

By | 2018-08-11T21:08:32+00:00 August 11th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Science Museum Group Research Conference 2018

DATE: Friday 14 September 2018 TIME: 10.00–18.00 LOCATION: Dana Research Centre and Library Wellcome Wolfson Building 165 Queen’s Gate London SW7 5HD The event is a chance to meet the Science Museum Group's (SMG) research community of staff, students and collaborators, gathered to discuss the great variety of research projects currently under way at SMG museums. This [...]

By | 2018-08-07T21:18:30+00:00 August 5th, 2018|General Events, News|Comments Off on Science Museum Group Research Conference 2018

BSHS OEC Project Grants: Extended Deadline Aug 23rd

The British Society for the History of Science Outreach and Education Committee offers grants of up to £200 to support education and outreach projects in the history of science.  We have recently structured these to be awarded on a quarterly basis. The next deadline (previously advertised as August 15th) has been postponed to August 23rd. These grants are [...]

By | 2018-08-03T17:59:47+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|BSHS Announcements, Grants, News, Outreach and Education|Comments Off on BSHS OEC Project Grants: Extended Deadline Aug 23rd

Call for Contributions: Book Project – Women in their Element

In 2019, the 150th anniversary of Mendeleev’s first publication of the Periodic Table of Elements will be celebrated, and UNESCO has declared 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table. Of the many publications dealing with the history of the Periodic Table, few texts deal with women’s contributions. We are planning a collective volume [...]

By | 2018-07-24T17:16:05+00:00 July 24th, 2018|News, Publications|Comments Off on Call for Contributions: Book Project – Women in their Element

Events at the Royal Institution (autumn 2018)

What are Museums for in the 21st Century? (Discourse) 7.20-8.45pm, Friday 28 September, The Theatre Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and former MP, Dr Tristram Hunt, will discuss how museums can retain their relevance and purpose in our contemporary age. For an institution enmeshed in collections going back 5,000 years, the V&A is as [...]

By | 2018-07-24T08:48:09+00:00 July 24th, 2018|General Events, News|Comments Off on Events at the Royal Institution (autumn 2018)

CFA: BSHS Communications Officer

The British Society for the History of Science is looking for a part-time BSHS Communications Officer to look after the website, promote the Society through social media, and develop Press Releases. 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 [...]

By | 2018-07-19T16:46:26+00:00 July 19th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|Comments Off on CFA: BSHS Communications Officer

2018 Singer Prize winner announced

The BSHS is delighted to announce the winner and runner-up for the 2018 Singer Prize, which is awarded every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine. This year's winner is: Pierre Verschueren, ‘“Great things are done when (Wo)Men & [...]

By | 2018-07-18T08:19:08+00:00 July 18th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Prizes, Singer Prize|Comments Off on 2018 Singer Prize winner announced

Science and the First World War: the aftermath

Booking is now open for this one-day conference at the Royal Society on Thursday 13 September 2018. The conference is the third and final event in a series organised by the Leopoldina Academy, the Académie des Sciences and the Royal Society. This London event, in partnership with the British Society for the History of Science, has [...]

By | 2018-07-16T17:22:13+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Science and the First World War: the aftermath

Events at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford (July-Sept 2018)

You can download the programme as a pdf here. 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 political role women have [...]

By | 2018-07-18T13:23:55+00:00 July 12th, 2018|General Events, News|Comments Off on Events at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford (July-Sept 2018)