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Postponed: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2020 (1st – 3rd April 2020)

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 [...]

By |2020-03-13T16:38:00+00:00March 13th, 2020|BSHS Announcements, BSHS Conferences, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Postponed: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2020 (1st – 3rd April 2020)

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 [...]

By |2020-02-19T17:54:46+00:00February 19th, 2020|Blog, Engagement Fellowships, Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Postgraduates, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on Photographing the Air with the Marconi Photographic Section: BSHS Engagement Fellowship

Repatriation, a short guide to some of the resources

By Johanna Parker Anyone working in collecting institutions that contain human remains are likely to have encountered the debates around repatriation.  I have worked in the area for many years as both a government employee and as part of my studies and I am often asked who are the key writers in [...]

By |2020-02-19T20:23:24+00:00January 7th, 2020|News, Postgraduate Resources & Advice, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Repatriation, a short guide to some of the resources

Hans Rausing Scholarships at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (King’s College London)

The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at (CHoSTM) at King's College London invites applications for Hans Rausing Scholarships to begin in October 2020.  The scholarships are available to students from overseas, the EU, and the UK to study the history of science and/or technology at Masters and PhD-level at the [...]

By |2019-11-20T14:46:26+00:00November 20th, 2019|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Hans Rausing Scholarships at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (King’s College London)

BSHS Twitter Conference #BSHSGlobalHist

💻🌍🎓🔬🔭💉 The British Society for the History of Science held our first ever digital conference on Wednesday 12th February 2020, using the social media platform Twitter. The theme was 'Global and International Histories of STEM'. Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation! All of the papers are collated here for easy access  Click [...]

By |2020-04-01T19:07:54+00:00October 1st, 2019|BSHS Announcements, BSHS Conferences, Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News, Postgraduates|Comments Off on BSHS Twitter Conference #BSHSGlobalHist

Diseases of Modern Life Database Launch

The ERC-funded project Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth Century Perspectives is pleased to announce the launch of its database for researchers. The database contains a list of over 3000 references, gathered together by researchers on the project. The majority of these are primary sources, with a small selection of secondary sources which provide historical context, from [...]

By |2019-08-15T20:53:10+00:00August 15th, 2019|News, Postgraduate Resources & Advice, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Diseases of Modern Life Database Launch

How to Present at a Conference

By Jemma Houghton Follow @PlantHistorian Conferences are a great place to share your research, get feedback, and network in your academic community. However, it can be nerve-wracking to present for the first time… or even the second, tenth or hundredth time! The key is to be well-prepared. Here are some tips to [...]

By |2019-06-05T18:25:20+00:00April 8th, 2019|Blog, Postgraduate Resources & Advice, Postgraduates|Comments Off on How to Present at a Conference

Exploring museum collections: practical advice for scholars  

By Erin Beeston Follow @Erin_bee As a historian of science, technology or medicine you might think of your research as being grounded in documentary sources or other media, such as oral history recordings or film. However, even if material culture isn’t your area, museum collections offer a variety of [...]

By |2020-02-19T20:24:06+00:00April 8th, 2019|Blog, Postgraduate Resources & Advice, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Exploring museum collections: practical advice for scholars  

Using the BBC Genome Project for Cultural History

By Alexander Longworth-Dunbar Follow @AlexLDunbar Image © genome.ch.bbc.co.uk Recovering the Media Landscape As any historian who has attempted to reconstruct the British media landscape of the twentieth century will know, finding even basic information about programming in the past can be nigh on impossible. Broadcast media have historically been ephemeral, disappearing [...]

By |2020-02-19T20:24:39+00:00April 8th, 2019|Blog, Postgraduate Resources & Advice, Postgraduates|Comments Off on Using the BBC Genome Project for Cultural History

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