Content Categorized ‘history of science’

Roundup for 8/12

Posted on August 12, 2011 under history of science, museums, public history | 2 Comments

Since I seem to be blogging again, here’s a links post on recent topics in publichistoryland. Various reports, updates and roundups on the document thieves who targeted historical societies, archives and presidential libraries.   A costumed first-person interpreter at Plimoth Plantation has a piece in The Hairpin entitled The Ladies of the 17th Century Were […]

Public History of Science and Technology

Posted on August 11, 2011 under history of science, history of technology, me, museums, public history | 2 Comments

Remember this conference? This great event about the Public History of Science and Technology will be happening September 11-14 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.  The program is up and registration will soon follow. I’ll be talking about cabinets of curiosity and contemporary museum practice on the 13th, and the program is […]

The conference of my dreams

Posted on March 3, 2011 under history of science, history of technology, public history | 2 Comments

Call for Papers: The Public History of Science and Technology University of South Carolina Columbia, SC September 11-14, 2011 What role does history play in the general public’s understanding of science and technology? History is often the tool for hooking audiences and making science relevant to daily life.  From anecdotal introductions to sidebars in science […]

Roundup for 2/11

Posted on February 11, 2011 under history of science, museums

I’m sure you’ve all seen the Google Art Project, a neat visualization of works of art in 17 big Western art museums.  Official blog announcement.  Behind-the-scenes blog from the Tate. This post at Curator by Nancy Proctor has comments from lots of smart people thinking about museum/web issues and  is a great overview of the […]

Cliopatria awards

Posted on January 7, 2011 under blogs, history of science

Congrats to this year’s Cliopatria Award winners, recognizing the best in history blogging.  Lots of great stuff to add to the ol’ feed reader.  No explicitly public history-themed blogs made the cut this year, but a history of science blog did win best individual blog, so at least one of my teams was represented. Visit […]

Is your future in plastics?

Posted on January 27, 2010 under history of medicine, history of science, history of technology, public history jobs

A few interesting (though short-term) jobs in the public history of science, technology and medicine: Project Leader, Plastics Collection, Syracuse University Syracuse University Library invites applications for the position of Plastics Collection Project Leader. This 18 month, benefits eligible position reports to the Director of Special Collections. The successful candidate will lead an ambitious effort […]

My dissertation

Posted on September 1, 2009 under academe, history of medicine, history of science, me | 1 Comment

If you’d like to read my dissertation, here it is. Please cite as: Suzanne Fischer, “Diseases of Men:  Sexual Health and Medical Expertise in Advertising Medical Institutes, 1900-1930,” PhD diss., University of Minnesota, 2009. Diseases of Men: Sexual Health and Medical Expertise in Advertising Medical Institutes, 1900-1930 by Suzanne M Fischer is licensed under a […]

Off to Pittsburgh

Posted on November 6, 2008 under history of science, hss2008

I’m in Ann Arbor, waiting for a ride to Pittsburgh, where we’re having the annual meeting of the History of Science Society. Remember that my paper, and our great panel on “To Market:  A new look at the medical marketplace” is at 3:30 pm tomorrow (Friday Nov 7)!  Jeremy Greene, Debby Levine and I will […]

Linus Pauling Papers blog

Posted on September 5, 2008 under history of science

The Linus and Ava Helen Pauling Papers at Oregon State have started a nice blog with discussions of Pauling’s life and work as well as cataloguing, collections management and preservation. (Pauling was an OSU grad.) They’ve put up tons of content already, so it’s a great resource on Pauling as well as on special collections […]

The history of science megablog list

Posted on August 20, 2008 under blogs, history of science

John Lynch from Arizona State has been developing a nice list of history of science blogs/blogs written by historians of science, which is very exciting because it’s a great resource and also because I’ve been meaning to do such a thing for ages and now I don’t have to.  The list is shortish, but there […]