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Hosts wanted for 2020 BSHS Engagement Fellows

The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) is delighted to announce the fourth round of scheme to support small and local museums, archives, galleries and libraries whose collections can be linked to themes in the history of science, technology, engineering and medicine. The aim of the scheme is to support heritage organisations [...]

Photographing the Air with the Marconi Photographic Section: BSHS Engagement Fellowship

In the first post about our 2019 BSHS Engagement Fellowships, Lewis C. Smith, PhD student at the University of Essex, and Richard Anderson, Archives and Collections Lead at Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, describe the work Lewis did on the archives of the Marconi Company. That work will feed into a project to digitise the [...]

BSHS Ayrton Prize 2019 Winners Announced

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. [...]

Inaugural BSHS Hughes Prize awarded to James Delbourgo

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 [...]

By |2020-02-16T19:09:48+00:00February 3rd, 2020|BSHS Announcements, Hughes Prize, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes|Comments Off on Inaugural BSHS Hughes Prize awarded to James Delbourgo

Winners Announced: BSHS Great Exhibitions Prize 2018

OUTSTANDING museum exhibitions from across the globe have been recognised by the BSHS Great Exhibitions Prize 2018.The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology took home the prize in the Large category for its FOLK: From Racial Types to DNA exhibition. BSHS judges praised the museum’s exploration of the history of scientific attitudes towards race and [...]

By |2019-07-15T19:58:12+00:00July 14th, 2019|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on Winners Announced: BSHS Great Exhibitions Prize 2018

2019 BSHS Hughes Prize Shortlist

Update: James Delbourgo was announced as the winner of the 2019 Hughes Prize on 12th February 2020 The BSHS has unveiled the shortlist for its coveted Hughes Prize. Five exceptional books will now be read by judges before the winner is revealed later this year. Among those singled out is a publication which tells [...]

By |2020-02-19T18:03:45+00:00June 12th, 2019|Hughes Prize, Outreach and Education|Comments Off on 2019 BSHS Hughes Prize Shortlist

A long cold look at the history of climate change: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the Polar Museum, Cambridge

In the final post in our series about BSHS Engagement Fellowships, we hear about a project at the Polar Museum, at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge. Ed Armston-Sheret, PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Charlotte Connelly, curator at the Polar Museum describe how Ed’s research will provide visitors to the [...]

By |2020-02-19T17:41:50+00:00October 25th, 2018|Blog, Engagement Fellowships, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Outreach and Education, Postgraduates, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on A long cold look at the history of climate change: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the Polar Museum, Cambridge

Local Narratives of a Global Pandemic: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the George Marshall Medical Museum, Worcester

In the second post in our series about BSHS Engagement Fellowships, we hear about a project at the George Marshall Medical Museum (GMMM) in Worcester. Laura Mainwaring, PhD student at the University of Leicester, and Louise Price, curator at GMMM, describe their collaboration on local historical research that will complement the touring exhibition “Spanish Flu” [...]

By |2020-02-19T17:44:52+00:00October 18th, 2018|Blog, Engagement Fellowships, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Outreach and Education, Postgraduates, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on Local Narratives of a Global Pandemic: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the George Marshall Medical Museum, Worcester

Jamaican Natural History collections at Bristol – First steps in a BSHS Engagement Fellowship

Over the last three years the BSHS has run Engagement Fellowships. These Fellowships are opportunities for postgraduate students to collaborate with museums, archives and other heritage organisations. The collaborations generate new engagement activities, exhibition content or resources that are based on emerging scholarship in History of Science. Over the next three weeks we will be [...]

By |2020-02-19T17:45:04+00:00October 11th, 2018|Blog, Engagement Fellowships, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Outreach and Education, Postgraduates, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on Jamaican Natural History collections at Bristol – First steps in a BSHS Engagement Fellowship

BSHS OEC Project Grants: Extended Deadline Aug 23rd

Click here for up-to-date information about our Project Grants 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 [...]

By |2019-11-20T14:04:58+00:00August 3rd, 2018|BSHS Announcements, Grants, News, Outreach and Education|Comments Off on BSHS OEC Project Grants: Extended Deadline Aug 23rd

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