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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 | 2018-10-25T19:41:28+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A long cold look at the history of climate change: BSHS Engagement Fellowship at the Polar Museum, Cambridge

The secret life of science (1st November at The Royal Institution)

We take the advance of science as given. But how does science really work? Who decides what the public gets to hear about? Are there too few scientists in the world or too many? At the Royal Institution on 1st November, Jeremy Baumberg will discuss how science really works, who decides what the public gets to [...]

By | 2018-11-01T20:39:55+00:00 October 11th, 2018|General Events, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The secret life of science (1st November at The Royal Institution)

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 | 2018-08-11T21:08:32+00:00 August 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 | 2018-07-24T16:58:00+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BSHS Conferences Committee: Financial support for conferences, workshops and similar events

ESHS2018 registration is now open

Registration for the ESHS 2018 meeting to be held in London, 14-17 September, is now open at www.eshs2018.uk (click on ‘Book now’ at the top of the page in the middle). Early bird bookings close on 29 June. Details of the content of the meeting, which currently has more than 700 speakers, will be posted [...]

By | 2018-10-12T15:46:05+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ESHS2018 registration is now open

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+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Interview: Martha Fleming

Operating with Feeling: A Workshop on Surgery and Emotion

The Surgery & Emotion project is collaborating with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) to hold a one-day workshop, Operating with Feeling, which will take place on Friday 1 June 2018 at the RCS. The event will bring together surgeons, historians, policymakers and others to discuss the emotional experiences of surgery, past and [...]

By | 2018-10-12T15:51:00+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Operating with Feeling: A Workshop on Surgery and Emotion

AHRC CDP PhD studentship: The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and its networks of support and influence, 1675-1742

Applications are invited for the following AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship at the University of Kent and National Maritime Museum. The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and its networks of support and influence, 1675-1742 Deadline: 7 May 2018, 17:00 Supervisors: Dr Rebekah Higgitt (Senior Lecturer in History of Science, School of History, University of Kent) and Dr Richard Dunn [...]

By | 2018-10-12T15:51:35+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AHRC CDP PhD studentship: The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and its networks of support and influence, 1675-1742

Upcoming Symposia at the Apothecaries’ Hall

The Faculty of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine & the Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy are jointly running a one-day symposium: 'Quarantine' This will be held at Apothecaries’ Hall on Thursday, 24th May 2018. For more details, click here. ~ The British Society for the History of Pharmacy & Faculty of [...]

By | 2018-04-24T18:24:53+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Upcoming Symposia at the Apothecaries’ Hall