Creating an Ordered World in Disordered Times: The Pope Orrery

Harvard University 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

This event will gather specialists—historians of science, furniture, labor, and politics, as well as horologists, and conservators—around the Pope Orrery (built 1776-1787 in Boston) to interpret it from their diverse vantage points. Together we will use the Pope Orrery as a mise-en-scène for an examination of Boston and the British world during the American Revolution, …

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Objects of Understanding: Historical Perspectives on Material Artifacts and Practices in Science Education

Europa-Universität Flensburg Flensburg, Germany

Understanding the history of science education is essential if we want to understand the generation, reproduction and circulation of scientific knowledge, practices, practitioners, and objects. While history of science education has moved from the periphery to the focus of history of science in recent decades, the central role of instruments, demonstrations and models in teaching …

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Thinking with Scientific Instruments

Yale University New Haven, CT, United States

An international workshop organized by Paola Bertucci, with the support of the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and the History of Science and Technology Division of the Yale Peabody Museum. This workshop is sponsored by the Scientific Instruments Commission. All events …

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Historical Optical Instruments and the Collection of the Optisches Museum Jena

Optisches Museum Jena, Germany

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Optisches Museum, the Ernst-Abbe-Foundation Jena cordially invites to participate in the symposium “Optical Instruments and the Collection of the Optisches Museum” located in the auditorium of the Optisches Museu, Carl-Zeiß-Platz 12. The conference is held in cooperation with the Institute of History of Medicine, Natural Sciences …

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9th International Conference for the History of Science in Science Education

Institut für Physik und Chemie und ihre Didaktik Flensburg, Germany

The 9th International Conference for the History of Science in Science Education will take place at the Institut für Physik und Chemie und ihre Didaktik at the Universität Flensburg, Germany in 2012, from July 30th to August 3rd. Plans are to open the conference on Monday morning and to close in the early afternoon on …

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Astronomy and Its Instruments – Before and After Galileo

San Servolo Conference Center Venice, Italy

Symposium Announcement A symposium has been announced - "Astronomy and its Instruments - Before and After Galileo" - that will take place in Venice, Italy, at the San Servolo Conference Center from 28 September to 3 October, 2009 (sponsored in part by the Scientific Instrument Commission). From the organizer's web site: This conference aims to …

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Learning by Doing: Experiments and Instrument in the History of Science Teaching

University of Regensburg Regensburg, Germany

The international symposium 'Learning by doing: Experiments and Instruments in the History of Science Teaching' will take place on 4-5 April 2009 at the University of Regensburg (Ratisbon) in Germany. The symposium precedes the Annual Congress of the Deutscher Verein zur Förderung des mathematischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Uniterrichts (German Society for the Promotion of Mathematics and …

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Colloque Patrimoine scientifique et technique, culture et société

CNAM Paris, France

Le colloque « Patrimoine scientifique et technique contemporain, culture et société » organisé par le Musée des arts et métiers, qui aura lieu les 13 et 14 mars 2008 au Conservatoire national des arts et métiers à Paris. Documents SIC2008-Paris-programme

SICU2 – An International Workshop on Historic Scientific Instrument Collections in the University

University of Michican Oxford, MS, United States

The first international conference on Scientific Instrument Collections in Universities (SICU) was held at Dartmouth College in 2004. The SICU1 conference began addressing the unique challenges faced by those who deal with university collections, while also striving to increase awareness among those who may not recognize the importance of their collections. The purpose of the …

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Workshop dedicated to the Scientific Instrument Heritage of the second half of the 20th century

CNAM Paris, France

In collaboration with the Scientific Instrument Commission, the Musée des Arts et Métiers (CNAM-Paris) is organizing a workshop dedicated to the scientific instrument heritage of the second half of the 20th century. Invited speakers will present results from projects undertaken in various museums as well as the most recent experiences concerning the acquisition, selection, cataloguing, …

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Workshop: Curating 20th Century Science

Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht Utrecht, Netherlands

The Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam and the Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht announce a jointly organized two-day workshop titled "Curating 20th Century Science." The workshop will be organized in cooperation with the Scientific Instrument Commission and provide a platform to discuss themes related to curating 20th century scientific heritage. Sessions of the workshop will focus on history, materials, uses, …

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Scientific Instrument Collections in the University – An International Symposium

Dartmouth College Hanover, NH, United States

Although hundreds of universities and colleges have preserved historic scientific apparatus, many of these collections remain less than fully accessible and may even be virtually unknown outside of (and within) their home institutions. Yet these collections, taken individually, provide unique windows into the history of scientific research, pedagogy and popularization. Taken collectively, they represent a …

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