We regret to announce that due to COVID-19 our 2020 Annual Conference is cancelled. We are working on plans for a digital alternative, details of which will be released in the coming weeks as they are finalised.
We regret to announce that we have taken the decision to postpone our Annual Postgraduate Conference, which was due to take place at the University of Leeds between 1st and 3rd April 2020. Our Postgraduate Conference traditionally attracts researchers based across the UK and internationally, and after discussion with the organisers in Leeds we [...]
Click here to visit the Journal's home page at Cambridge University Press. How Collections End Edited by Boris Jardine, Emma Kowal, and Jenny Bangham Collections are made and maintained for pleasure, for status, for nation or empire building, for cultural capital, as a substrate for knowledge production and for everything in between. In asking [...]
On Wednesday 12th February 2020, the BSHS held our first ever digital conference, using Twitter to share research from all over the world on the theme of 'Global and International Histories of STEM'. We've gathered the 'papers' together here - click on a Tweet to go to Twitter and see the whole paper. [...]
Every two years our Outreach and Engagement Committee awards the BSHS Ayrton Prize for digital or online engagement. After deliberating over an impressive number and variety of submissions, our judging panel have announced two joint-winners for the 2019 prize, and would like to commend a further two projects for their exceptional quality. [...]
Writer James Delbourgo who revealed the founding collection of the British Museum was acquired using the profits of slavery has won a top history of science book prize. 'Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum' reveals how collector and physician Sloane made his fortune by treating slaves and their [...]
The COVID-19 outbreak has affected some of our planned activities and events. Please check the front page of our website and our social media channels for the most up-to-date information from us. Conferences In February, we'll be making our first foray into digital conferencing with our Global Histories Twitter Conference (Wednesday 12th [...]
Our 2020 Annual Conference has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Click here for further details.