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Zoological Society of London

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Library is located in Regent's Park in London, it offers extensive resources on all animals and their conservation. Our holdings include : books dating from the sixteenth century to the present. We hold almost all important zoological titles including many of the folio illustrated books of the nineteenth century [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:40+00:00December 20th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Zoological Society of London

UK archives of scientists, since 1945

Professor Jon Agar at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL is working his way fairly systematically through the catalogues of UK archives relating to post-war science, and thought it would be useful to him, and perhaps others, to keep a running list of scientists' collections. Here's the list so far, with links via [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:40+00:00December 19th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on UK archives of scientists, since 1945

New Blogs at SHOT Talk

The Society for the History of Technology is pleased to announce the launch of two new blogs on the SHOT  Talk blog site (shot-talk.org), both of which feature history and historians at work "in the real world." Lindy Biggs's Sustainability Stories Lindy Biggs explores the issues of sustainability from her perspectives as a multidisciplinary scholar, [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:40+00:00December 12th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on New Blogs at SHOT Talk

Voices of Science Website Launched

A major oral history project to gather the life stories of British scientists has culminated in the launch of a new online archive by the British Library. ‘Voices of Science’ is drawn from a National Life Stories programme ‘An Oral History of British Science’, and features interviews with over 100 leading UK scientists and engineers, [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:41+00:00December 5th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Voices of Science Website Launched

New archival resource: Genetics, Statistics, Agriculture

List members with interests in the history of genetics, agriculture, statistics, plant breeding, and Britain in the Twentieth Century, will be relieved to know that the archives of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany have now been catalogued and are ready for consultation. To access the archive handlist please visit niabarchive.org The site also contains [...]

By |2013-11-08T18:48:36+00:00November 8th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on New archival resource: Genetics, Statistics, Agriculture

JISC News release: London’s health records open up with the launch of London’s Pulse

London’s health records open up with the launch of London’s Pulse From smallpox to sun lamps, the health of London and Londoners over 125 years is uncovered with London’s Pulse (http://wellcomelibrary.org/moh/), an ambitious digitisation project from the Wellcome Library which launches today supported by Jisc. The online resource contains over 5000 fully searchable reports, from [...]

By |2013-10-29T10:38:58+00:00October 29th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on JISC News release: London’s health records open up with the launch of London’s Pulse

Casebooks Project: 12,000 Richard Napier records and images of all of Simon Forman’s casebooks released

The Casebooks Project http://www.magicandmedicine.hps.cam.ac.uk Release 6: Richard Napier’s casebooks 1597–1605 and images of Ashmole MSS 236 and 411 Transcriptions of the first nine volumes of Napier’s casebooks, comprising nearly 12,000 cases, can now be browsed and searched. All the Forman cases are accompanied by images of the original manuscripts. Images and further transcriptions of Napier’s [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:45+00:00October 4th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Casebooks Project: 12,000 Richard Napier records and images of all of Simon Forman’s casebooks released

Audio recordings online: Patenting life: genes and generations. ISHPSSB 2013 Roundtable

Audio recordings from a recent roundtable event focused on the patenting of life are now available online, and to download, at the IPBio website: http://ipbio.org/patenting-life-genes-generations.htm. Participants from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds (including history, philosophy, sociology, law and policy) came together at the ISHPSSB 2013 meeting to discuss two recent headline-grabbing Supreme Court opinions: [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:47+00:00August 12th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Audio recordings online: Patenting life: genes and generations. ISHPSSB 2013 Roundtable

Web Resource: Wallace Letters Online

In January 2013 The Natural History Museum, London launched Wallace Letters Online. This is a free online catalogue of all known surviving letters to and from Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913). Over 150 repositories are represented in the catalogue from around the world and we currently have over 4,700 letters both to and from Wallace. Wallace [...]

By |2013-08-12T12:54:59+00:00August 12th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Web Resource: Wallace Letters Online

New online guide to oral history resources: 28 resources on history of science & medicine included

The History Faculty Library, Oxford graduate trainee, Laura Johnson, spent her project on creating a guide to oral history resources for British and Irish history. She has now published it and it is accessible at http://ox.libguides.com/oralhistory.  This newly launched LibGuide aims to introduce the subject and acts as a portal to oral history resources available [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:59+00:00July 30th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on New online guide to oral history resources: 28 resources on history of science & medicine included

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