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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. [...]

By |2020-02-13T20:22:13+00:00February 12th, 2020|Ayrton Prize, BSHS Announcements, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes, Recent OEC Activities, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BSHS Ayrton Prize 2019 Winners Announced

Marie Skłodowska Curie voted most significant woman in world history

Marie Skłodowska Curie has been voted the most significant woman in world history in a poll conducted by BBC History magazine. She was nominated by Patricia Fara, President of the British Society for the History of Science. The magazine compiled a shortlist of '100 women who changed the world', chosen by 10 experts, and asked its [...]

By |2020-02-19T20:25:39+00:00August 11th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Marie Skłodowska Curie voted most significant woman in world history

BSHS Conferences Committee: Guidance for successful applicants for financial support towards conferences and other events

The following guidance is presented to successful applicants - Dear applicant: The BSHS has agreed to award you up to £300 in support of your event. If you have any questions about this award please contact the Conferences Committee Secretary (Sam Robinson: [email protected]) Please note: Participation: it is a condition of BSHS funding that the [...]

By |2019-09-10T08:29:56+00:00July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BSHS Conferences Committee: Guidance for successful applicants for financial support towards conferences and other events

BSHS Conferences Committee: Financial support for conferences, workshops and similar events

Applications for financial support of conferences, workshops and similar events should be made to the Conferences Committee and directed to the Chair of the Committee at [email protected] The Conferences Committee supports research-oriented events associated with the history of science, broadly construed. BSHS is committed to ensuring diversity of participation across the range of events it [...]

By |2018-07-24T16:55:39+00:00July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BSHS Conferences Committee: Financial support for conferences, workshops and similar events

Interview: Martha Fleming

Viewpoint Editor Hazel Blair speaks to Martha Fleming about her work in the history of science. Martha is a historian of science, curator, and artist with an interdisciplinary career spanning several decades. She is currently a Senior Researcher at the British Museum. Who or what first turned you towards the history of science? I have always been [...]

By |2018-05-18T11:03:31+00:00May 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Interview: Martha Fleming

OEC Project Grant: Celebrating 400th anniversary of Elias Ashmole

The BSHS Outreach and Education Committee were delighted to receive news of a project that was given one of our Project Grants this autumn. We’d like to extend our warm thanks to Caroline Goodson for conceiving and delivering this fantastic project. She has passed on the following report: 2017 marks the 400th anniversary of [...]

By |2019-11-20T14:08:08+00:00November 28th, 2017|BSHS Announcements, Grants, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on OEC Project Grant: Celebrating 400th anniversary of Elias Ashmole

Dingle Prize Result

The BSHS is delighted to announce that the 2017 Dingle Prize, for the best book in history of science, technology and medicine accessible to a popular audience, is awarded to Andrea Wulf for her remarkable book The Invention of Nature: the Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science. London: John Murray, 2015. The judging was chaired by [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:12+00:00May 22nd, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dingle Prize Result

Otterden Place, Faversham, Kent

Otterden Place, Faversham, Kent By Charlotte Sleigh, University of Kent, with thanks to David Clark. This simple picture below, well known to historians of science, shows one of the earliest experiments in the conductance of ‘Electrick Vertue’, performed in 1729.  ‘A’ is oiled, wet thread, supported on silk strands that run between poles C and [...]

By |2019-06-25T17:46:07+00:00April 30th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Otterden Place, Faversham, Kent

Interview With Dr. Patricia Fara

Starting this month, New Scientist magazine will be running regular history of science features, and the BSHS’s own Dr. Patricia Fara has written the first one! You can read her article on Émilie du Châtelet, a remarkable figure in the History of Science who has too often been overshadowed by those studying Voltaire, Newton, or even Locke. Patricia sat [...]

By |2016-05-25T14:25:29+00:00May 25th, 2016|Mathematics and statistics, Multimedia, Outreach and Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Interview With Dr. Patricia Fara

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