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 [...]
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. These are offered on a quarterly basis, and we would like to invite applications for the next deadline: 15th May. These grants are intended to generate engagement with the history [...]
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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 [...]
Deadline for applications: 23 February 2018 Fellowship to be completed by: End September 2018 Fee payable to Fellow: £2000 George Marshall Medical Museum (GMMM), Worcester, is delighted to be hosting a British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Engagement Fellowship during 2018. Supported by the BSHS, this post will enable a current postgraduate student [...]
Deadline for applications: Monday 15 January 2018 Shortlisted candidates to be interviewed via Skype on Wednesday 24 January 2018 Fellowship to be completed by: end June 2018 Fee payable to Fellow: £2000 The Polar Museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, is delighted to be hosting a BSHS Engagement Fellowship in the [...]
In 2016 the BSHS successfully launched an innovative scheme to promote the history of science and technology in the heritage sector: the BSHS Engagement Fellowships. The scheme was designed with two key goals. The first was to support archives and museums (a sector that is receiving dwindling state subsidy) to be able to tell new [...]
A recent Outreach and Education Committee project has been the collection of songs from the history of science. This resulted in a lyric-writing competition in 2009, in a blog containing historic examples, and in a session at ‘Outreach Day’ at the 2010 BSHS Aberdeen conference.
Astronomical Amusements is an activity developed by the Outreach and Education Committee introducing Georgian recreational astronomy. It ran at Scientriffic in Wrexham in 2008, and at an activity day at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, in 2009.
The Tables Turned - Cast In Victorian Britain, thousands of people were turning tables. Participants at séances across the country heard long-departed voices, levitated musical instruments, and channelled strange languages, breaching supposed barriers between the natural and the supernatural, soul and matter, the known and the unknown, the quick and the dead. Well-known [...]
'The Business of Bodies' takes its audience to a grave-robbing trial of the late 1820s. 'Spanish Frank' has been apprehended after a moonlit chase through a churchyard, and is accused of body-snatching. The audience must act as his jury, as they hear expert witness from legal, medical, and scientific figures, and uncover the historical and social contexts of this grave anatomical trade.