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Book Launch: Rohan Deb Roy’s Malarial Subjects

There will be a roundtable to celebrate the launch of Rohan Deb Roy's Malarial Subjects: Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India, 1820-1909 (Cambridge, 2017) on 26th February 2018 at the Royal Asiatic Society (14 Stephenson Way, Kings Cross, London NW1 2HD). The event will start at 6 pm. Speakers include Professor Clare Anderson (Leicester), [...]

By | 2018-02-21T08:53:48+00:00 February 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Patricia Fara on In Our Time

We are pleased to announce that Patricia Fara, President of the British Society for the History of Science and Director of Studies at Clare College, Cambridge will appear as a guest on In Our Time on Thursday 22nd Februrary at 9am (repeated at 9.30pm) discussing the life and work of Rosalind Franklin.

By | 2018-02-15T07:33:54+00:00 February 15th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News|0 Comments

BSHS Engagement Fellowship – Jamaican Natural Science collections at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

We are pleased to announce the opportunity for a current postgraduate student working in the history of science, technology and medicine, or a closely-related field, to work with the Curator of Natural Science at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to research the Jamaican Natural Science collections. The Fellowship is worth £2,000 which will support up [...]

CFP: Self-Fashioning Scientific Identities in the Long Nineteenth Century

Self-Fashioning Scientific Identities in the Long Nineteenth Century University of Leicester, 15th June 2018 Keynote: Dr Patricia Fara, University of Cambridge ‘You will I am sure on reflection, readily acknowledge that as a man of science I have no choice but to pursue “truth” to the best of my ability in spite of consequences[.]’ St G. [...]

By | 2018-02-05T19:06:59+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on CFP: Self-Fashioning Scientific Identities in the Long Nineteenth Century

OEC Project Grants: next deadline 15th Feb 2018

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, and the first 2018 deadline is 15th February. These grants are intended to generate [...]

By | 2018-02-05T18:48:11+00:00 February 5th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, Grants, News|Comments Off on OEC Project Grants: next deadline 15th Feb 2018

Linnean Society: Celebration of First Female Fellows

DAY MEETING 10:30–17:00 Wednesday 21 March 2018 Just over 100 years ago, the Linnean Society admitted 15 ground-breaking Fellows - all women. To coincide with its 230th anniversary, the Society will be celebrating the first female Fellows and their contributions. This one-day event will look at these women in detail, while also exploring issues facing women today [...]

By | 2018-02-01T09:59:26+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Linnean Society: Celebration of First Female Fellows

SMG Journal Writing Prize – call for entries

The submission deadline for this year’s Science Museum Group journal writing prize is 1st March 2018. The prize aims to encourage writing and publication by early career scholars, and winners will receive £500 and the chance to publish in the SMG Journal. Winning entries will be judged according to best original research article that addresses [...]

By | 2018-02-01T09:27:16+00:00 February 1st, 2018|News, Publications|Comments Off on SMG Journal Writing Prize – call for entries

Antiquarian Horological Society AGM (12-13 May, Keele University)

This year’s Antiquarian Horological Society annual meeting takes place on 12–13 May 2018 at Keele University in Staffordshire. The year 2018 will mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Edward Massey, a significant and important inventor of a range of horological and nautical devices. The annual meeting will celebrate the contribution of Massey and his [...]

By | 2018-01-29T19:14:32+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Antiquarian Horological Society AGM (12-13 May, Keele University)

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)

Remembering David Knight (1936-2018)

With deep regret we report the recent death of David Knight, former President of the British Society for the History of Science and editor of the journal. Eminent as a historian of chemistry, and specialising in Romanticism and the works of Humphry Davy, he was Professor of the History of Science at the University of [...]

By | 2018-01-25T18:06:32+00:00 January 25th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News|Comments Off on Remembering David Knight (1936-2018)