Content Categorized ‘history of science’

Atomic paranoia

Posted on October 25, 2007 under film, history of science

The film noir series at the revamped Parkway Theater in South Minneapolis showed Kiss Me Deadly (1955) this week.  Based on a Mickey Spillane novel I’ve never read, it seemed like a conventional film noir at first, with a stoic private eye hero, fast-talking dames, and so forth, it soon showed itself to have (slightly […]

Speaking Science 2.0–tonight

Posted on September 28, 2007 under history of science

Since I can’t resist any event with 2.0 in the title, I’ll be going to the Bell Museum on the East Bank tonight to see some science bloggers, including PZ Myers. Speaking Science 2.0: New Directions in Science Communications Friday, September 28, 2007 7:30 p.m. Bell Museum Auditorium $5 Suggested Donation Seed magazine writers and […]

HST and HMed Lectures, University of Minnesota

Posted on September 21, 2007 under history of medicine, history of science, minnesota

The fall list of lectures from the History of Medicine program have been announced.  All take place from 12:20-1:10 pm in 555 Diehl Hall, U of M East Bank. More info. October 8        “Gender and Depression in the Twentieth Century”  A Dorothy Bernstein Lecture in the History of Psychiatry, Laura Hirshbein, MD, Ph.D. (University of […]

New HST podcast

Posted on September 3, 2007 under history of medicine, history of science | 2 Comments

The awesome historian of science Elizabeth Green Musselman announces that she’s producing a history of science/technology/medicine podcast.  From the announcement (via H-net): I am writing to announce the recent launch of the Missing Link, my monthly podcast on the history of science, medicine, and technology (RSS). The program is designed to help make our discipline […]

“We shall have a procession of the damned…”

Posted on August 6, 2007 under history of science | 1 Comment

Hey, today is Charles Fort‘s 133d birthday!  (via)   Fort, a bookish writer from upstate New York, spent most of his life in the British Library and the NYPL, researching paranormal phenomena, and writing four books full of documentation and pronouncements on the nature of science, evidence and belief.  He insisted that paranormal phenomena be investigated […]

Public Historian on The Public Historian 29 (1)

Posted on May 16, 2007 under history of science, public history

The new issue of The Public Historian made its way to me recently, and it’s a good one, worth running down to the library for, or looking it up when they put the issue online. The journal features a special focus section on the public history of science.  Roger Launius’ piece, about presenting the history […]

Some CFPs

Posted on March 7, 2007 under history of science, museums

Some interesting museum- and history-related conferences with CFP deadlines coming up. Rethinking Museums, an interdisciplinary academic conference 5/3-5/4 in Seattle.  Looks like it’s aimed mostly at folks in the Seattle area.  They have a lovely logo, and of course, who doesn’t like to talk about the future of museums?  Abstracts due 3/26 SHOT, the history […]

“There’s More to Science than Just Like, Science”

Posted on February 27, 2007 under history of science, minnesota | 2 Comments

From Overheard in Minneapolis: Dim student #1: I thought a ‘science and the humanities’ class would be easy, but it’s actually really hard. It’s showing that there’s more to science than just like, science. It’s like the history of science. Dim student #2: Whoa. Dim student #1: Yeah. We’re reading all these French guys.. um… […]

HST Colloquium, 2/9

Posted on February 7, 2007 under academe, history of science, minnesota

Wow, our colloquium this week sounds amazing. If you’re in the Cities and not doing anything on a Friday afternoon, this is the place to be. University of Minnesota History of Science and Technology Spring Colloquium 2007 Friday, February 9 Room 131, Tate Lab of Physics 3:35 p.m. (refreshments at 3:15 in Room 216) Nina […]

The 10-week dissertation-or-bust plan

Posted on January 26, 2007 under academe, history of medicine, history of science | 2 Comments

I’d like to inform you, my dear handful of readers, about my current plans for finishing my dissertation, in the hopes that internet accountability will help it actually happen. As suggested by my advisor, I am now on the 10-week dissertation completion or bust program (patent pending), aiming for a mid-May defense. I thus need […]