Content Categorized ‘history of science’

HSS preliminary program

Posted on August 7, 2008 under history of science, hss2008

Are you coming to Pittsburgh in November? The History of Science Society will be meeting with the Philosophy of Science Society Nov 7-9, 2008 in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood. The session I organized, F26, To Market: A New Look at the Medical Marketplace, will take place Friday afternoon at 3:30 pm. You can check it out […]

Interesting job: CSHL archivist

Posted on July 29, 2008 under history of science, public history jobs

Here’s an interesting job posted recently at Museum Professionals, to manage Jim Watson’s papers.  It would be a good fit for a historian of biology who knows XML, or an archivist who cares about recent biology and genetics.* Archivist – Cold Spring Harbor , NY, USA Position Title: Archivist Job Category: Archives Employer Name: Cold […]

Junto report

Posted on April 9, 2008 under history of medicine, history of science, minnesota

The 51st Annual Midwest Junto for the History of Science was held last weekend here at Minnesota.  Here’s a report from Steph, and one from Nathan.  There was a real diversity of presentations and research areas, as well as some geographic diversity, with our usual folks from Minnesota, Wisconsin, various places in Missouri, Iowa State […]

Midwest Junto this weekend!

Posted on April 1, 2008 under history of medicine, history of science, me, minnesota

Come one, come all to the Midwest Junto for the History of Science, the regional history of science/technology/medicine conference, held this weekend at the University of Minnesota. The program is not online as yet, so I can’t point you to it, but suffice it to say that there will be lots of terrific and diverse […]

Briefly noted for 2/11

Posted on February 11, 2008 under digital history, history of medicine, history of science, minnesota

CFP hit parade: Midwest Junto for the History of Science, University of Minnesota, April 4-6. Abstracts are due on Friday, 2/15, to Jole Shackelford at shack001@umn.edu. Web 2.0/History 2.0: Making History Together:  The Annual Meeting of the American Assoc for History and Computing, April 20-22.  Abstracts due Feb 28. Other news: At Hanging Together, an […]

New blog alert for 1/23

Posted on January 23, 2008 under blogs, history of science, minnesota

Blogospheric news: Students, faculty and staff of the Program in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Minnesota, of which I will soon be a proud alumna, now have a blog for news, events, etc. It’s inspired by the Logan Lounge, UPenn’s program blog, but will hopefully be updated more frequently; […]

The PH Magazine Rack

Posted on January 8, 2008 under history of science, magazine rack, public history

Are you a member of more history organizations than you can keep track of? Do they all send you newsletters, so many that you can’t find a clear space on the floor? Or would you like to read these publications, but can’t find them on the web? The PH Magazine Rack* will solve all your […]

Shiny and new: link roundup for 12/24

Posted on December 24, 2007 under history of science, museums | 2 Comments

Today and tomorrow, every public library in the Twin Cities metro is closed (and public librarians deserve a break!), so I thought I’d give you all something to read while you wait.  Theme:  all new! There’s a new online history and philosophy of science journal with an excellent title, Spontaneous Generations (which would also make […]

21st century spiritualism

Posted on December 7, 2007 under historical fiction, history of science, kidlit | 2 Comments

Suzanne Harper, The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney Wendy Corsi Staub, Lily Dale: Awakening Christine Wicker, Lily Dale: The True Story of the Town that talks to the Dead Lily Dale, a small town in Western New York, is possibly the last remaining spiritualist outpost–not (necessarily) New Age-y spiritualist, but practitioners of Swedenborgian spirtualist religion […]

Evelynn Hammonds at UMN on Friday

Posted on November 26, 2007 under academe, history of science

Come by the U of M’s history of science colloquium this week for a talk by Evelynn Hammonds on the underrepresentation of women of color in science/technology/engineering/medicine.  She may discuss U of M’s own gender-equity class action suit, the Rajender case (a woman chemist, repeatedly passed over for tenure-track jobs, sued for gender discrimination in […]