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BSHS Announcements

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BSHS ‘Great Exhibitions’ Prize Open for Entries

The BSHS Outreach and Education Committee is pleased to announce the opening of its fifth 'Great Exhibitions' competition. This prize is a biennial award for exhibits on the history of science, medicine and technology, kindly funded by the B.Gee bequest. The winner of the 2016 competition was the Adler Planetarium. Chicago, for their display ‘What [...]

By | 2018-10-15T16:07:17+00:00 September 18th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes|Comments Off on BSHS ‘Great Exhibitions’ Prize Open for Entries

2018 Pickstone Prize – Winner Announced

    The 2018 BSHS Pickstone Prize has been awarded to Michael Wintroub for his book The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017) Judge Charlotte Sleigh, editor of the British Journal for the History of Science, described The Voyage of Thought as: ‘Extraordinary. This book changed my [...]

By | 2018-10-01T17:35:57+00:00 September 17th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Pickstone Prize, Prizes|Comments Off on 2018 Pickstone Prize – Winner Announced

Have you had research funding? Info request from BSHS

The Council of the British Society for the History of Science is seeking to gain a better understanding of the extent to which HPS and STS are benefitting from research funding, whether that be for substantive research projects, fellowships, networks, impact projects or studentships. If you have been investigator on a funded research project in [...]

By | 2018-08-30T16:18:16+00:00 August 30th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News|Comments Off on Have you had research funding? Info request from BSHS

BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2019: CFA

Call for Abstracts British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference 2019 Deadline: 9 November 2018 Location: Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge Dates: 10–12 April 2019 Keynote speaker: Dr Sujit Sivasundaram The Department of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), University of Cambridge, will be hosting the annual British Society for the History [...]

By | 2018-08-22T08:44:20+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|BSHS Announcements, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2019: CFA

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|Comments Off on Marie Skłodowska Curie voted most significant woman in world history

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 | 2018-10-12T15:40:20+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|BSHS Announcements, Grants, News, Outreach and Education|Comments Off on BSHS OEC Project Grants: Extended Deadline Aug 23rd

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 | 2018-10-12T15:41:24+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

2018 BSHS Pickstone Prize Shortlist

The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Pickstone Prize is this country’s most prestigious award for the best scholarly book in the history of science and medicine in English. The BSHS is delighted to announce the 2018 shortlist. The five shortlisted books represent exciting new advances in understanding and interpreting science’s past. They are: 1. [...]

By | 2018-10-12T15:41:48+00:00 June 28th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Pickstone Prize, Prizes|Comments Off on 2018 BSHS Pickstone Prize Shortlist

Exhibition: Insects Through The Looking Glass

The BSHS is proud to help support the following exhibition through the award of an Outreach and Education Project Grant. Curators Chris Jeffs and Franziska Kohlt are organising this exhibition at the Story Museum in Oxford as part of National Insect Week. The main funders are the Royal Entomological Society. Insects Through The Looking Glass A very special [...]

By | 2018-10-12T16:19:12+00:00 June 13th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, Grants, News, Outreach and Education, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on Exhibition: Insects Through The Looking Glass