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Recent Content

Lunchtime Seminar: Witnessing Illness in Early Modern England, 9 November

The next Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions Lunchtime Work in Progress Seminar will take place on Wednesday 9 November.

‘Doleful Groans & Sad Lookes’: Witnessing Illness in Early Modern England’

Hannah Newton (University of Reading)

9th November, 1pm, Room 2.17, Arts Two.

Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences 2017: Call for applications

Call for applications: please circulate

Cycles of Life
Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences
‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy, 24 June – 1 July 2017

Organizers: Janet Browne (Harvard), Christiane Groeben (Naples), Nick Hopwood (Cambridge), Staffan Müller-Wille (Exeter) and Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Naples)

Call for Papers Workshop Histories of Measurement and Self-making.



Call for Papers


Workshop: Histories of Measurement and Self-making.

Date: Thursday 29 and Friday 30 June 2017

Venue: University of Utrecht, the Netherlands


Speakers:    Hilary Marland & Roberta Bivins (University of Warwick)

                    Harro Maas (University of Lausanne)


14th Annual John C. Burnham Lecture in the History of Medicine

The Ohio State University Department of History and The Medical Heritage Center are proud to present the 14th Annual John C. Burnham Lecture in the History of Medicine featuring Christoph Gradmann, Dr. phil., habil., M.A., Professor in History of Medicine, University of Oslo Institute of Health and Society.


2017-2018 Lemelson Center Fellowships and Travel Grants (Apps Due: 1 Dec 2016)

Research Opportunities at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center
Apps Due: 1 December 2016

Through its fellowships and travel grants, the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation supports research projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. Projects may include (but are not limited to) historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products.