• (Sept. 2016) Intoxication, Discourse and Practice

    Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October, 2016
    Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield
    Since at least the sixteenth century intoxication has frequently been seen as a problem in western cultures – a medical, social, political, moral, and economic concern, affecting both individuals and social bodies, that huge amounts of public funding and energy have been devoted to understanding, addressing, and preventing. Just as frequently, these attempts have failed, even when (...)

  • (Oct. 2016) The Gilbert lecture, 2016

    Victoria & Albert Museum, Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 16.30-18.00
    We are delighted that Professor Paula Findlen will be speaking on “Cabinets and Collecting after Thirty Years: Impey’s and MacGregor’s Origins of Museums (1985)”. It is a free event but needs to be booked and we advise to do so early by following the link below. The lecture will be followed by a conversation between Paula Findlen and Arthur MacGregor. (...)

  • (Nov. 2016) Teaching mathematics in the early modern world, All Souls College, Oxford

    Workshop announcement
    Mathematics increased in both its status as a discipline and its social visibility in Europe during the early modern period. Increasing numbers of people across different social milieus acquired mathematical skills and made use of them in the workplace: seafarers, merchants, dialers, accountants, and architects, to name but a few. Some nations or regions acquired special reputations for producing mathematicians or numerate individuals. At the same time, a variety of (...)

  • (Oct. 2016) Next In-Between Conference

    Reaching a Wider Audience for History of Science: The Challenges Ahead

  • (Oct. 2016) 8th ESHS Conference (London, 2018)

    The next ESHS conference — the conference number 8 — will take place in London in 2018 (September 15-17). Under the provocative title Unity and Disunity, The British Society for the History of Science is looking forward to welcoming the members of the European Society for the History of Science. Further details will be posted by the
    British Society for the History of Science