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Final CFP Reminder: ICOHTEC Katowice 2019 (Deadline: 18 February)

There are only a few days left to the deadline of ICOHTEC's call for papers for the next ICOHTEC Symposium in Katowice, Poland (22-27 July 2019). 

The main theme is "Technology and Power", the Kranzberg lecuture will be given by

Dagmar Schäfer, Max Plank Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Paper and session proposals on other subjects of hisory of technology are wellcome as well.

Air Pollution: Local Contexts, Universal Effects - 6 March 2019 - University of York

You are warmly invited to ‘Air Pollution: Local Contexts, Universal Effects’ (Global Health Histories Seminar 119), which will be held at the University of York, UK, on Wednesday 6th March 2019, and webcast live online. Please do circulate to colleagues, students and friends you feel would be interested in attending this event.

‘Air Pollution: Local Contexts, Universal Effects’

6 March 2019, 12:30  - 13:30pm

Venue: RCH/017, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York, UK

International Admissions to MA program “Usable Pasts”: Applied and Interdisciplinary History, Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia

International MA program “Usable Pasts”: Applied and Interdisciplinary History
Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia

How to apply: http://spb.hse.ru/en/ma/apphist/howto


HSE St Petersburg, Department of History, invites international applicants to its two-year,

English-language MA program “Usable Pasts”: Applied and Interdisciplinary History.

Michael Boulter
Yin Chung Au

Au on Boulter, 'Bloomsbury Scientists: Science and Art in the Wake of Darwin'

Michael Boulter. Bloomsbury Scientists: Science and Art in the Wake of Darwin. London: UCL Press, 2018. 198 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78735-005-2; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78735-006-9.

Reviewed by Yin Chung Au (National Cheng Kung University) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (February, 2019) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)