H-PhysicalSciences provides a communication channel and resource nexus for historians of the physical sciences. Its topical scope covers the physical sciences broadly understood, including but not limited to: physics; chemistry; earth, space, and atmospheric science; astronomy; and materials science. By linking these fields, H-PhysicalSciences encourages active dialogue between scholars studying a diverse range of topics with the goal of galvanizing the community in a way that promotes integration with the larger discipline of history of science.

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New Open Access Book: Bloomsbury Scientists- Science and Art in the Wake of Darwin

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UCL Press is delighted to announce a new open access book that may be of interest to members of this list: Bloomsbury Scientists: Science and Art in the Wake of Darwin. Download it free from https://goo.gl/Yxj1bV.

Seeking Hosts for the podcast New Books in Science

New Books in Science (http://newbooksnetwork.com/category/science/) is currently seeking hosts interested in conducting interviews with authors of new books on science and the history of science. Hosting the channel is a good way to bring the work of scientists and historians of science to the attention of large audiences. Interested parties should write Marshall Poe at marshallpoe@gmail.com.

Conference Annoucement: "Émilie Du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics: A Conference Celebrating the Complete English Translation", April 26th–28th 2018, University of Notre Dame

Conference announcement: 

Registration is now open for the upcoming conference "Émilie Du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics: A Conference Celebrating the Complete English Translation" to be held on April 26th–28th, 2018, at the University of Notre Dame: https://philosophy.nd.edu/news/events/foundations-of-physics/



The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry invites contributions for a one-day workshop to be held at the Maison Française in Oxford on Saturday 30 September, 2017, on the theme of “Chemistry in Europe”. Abstracts of no more than 300 words for presentations lasting twenty-five minutes should be sent to the organizer, Dr. Simon Werrett, at the following email address: