SIC Palermo Online Seminar

On-line

We are happy to announce the program for the SIC Online Seminar for accepted speakers who could not attend and present their paper at the SIC Symposium in Palermo due to illness or other reasons. We will now get the opportunity to listen to their papers online. The Seminar will take place at 19:00 – …

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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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DHST Global History of Science and Technology Festival 2023

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Join us online as the SIC President, Roland Wittje, takes part in this 24-hour global event in which 53 speakers based in 35 different countries will be speaking about the latest ideas in history of science scholarship. Roland’s talk, entitled Rethinking Scientific Instruments and Education in History of Science will take place during Session 9 …

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XLII Scientific Instrument Symposium

INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Hosted by Ileana Chinnici at the INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Sicily Through Ages, Cultures, Concepts: Instruments in Collections, Books, Archives The INAF (National Institute for Astrophysics– Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo and Servizi Biblioteche, Musei e Terza Missione) and the University of Palermo, Department of Physics and Chemistry, are pleased to host the annual symposium of …

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SIC Seminar October 2022

On-line

This online seminar was created to provide an opportunity for speakers who could not attend the Athens Symposium to present their papers to the SIC community. 9:00 BST / 10:00 CEST / 16:00 CST Replicating the Enigma Machine: Code Brain in the Past, Education Today Zhao Ke (Electronic Science and Technology Museum, University of Electronic …

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XLI Scientific Instrument Symposium

National Hellenic Research Foundation Athens, Greece

Call for Papers We will take the 40th anniversary of the Scientific Instrument Symposia as an occasion to discuss how the study of scientific instruments has changed in the last four decades and where we stand today. Are we now studying different kinds of instruments? Has the very definition of what is a scientific instrument …

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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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SIC Virtual Tour: The Physics Museum, La Plata National University, Argentina

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The Physics Museum, located within the Physics Department of the National University of La Plata, has the mission of preserving, studying, and providing access to the historical heritage that forms its collection, and to function as a participatory science center. The Museum’s collection developed around a complete set of Max Kohl demonstration instruments, which was …

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SIC Virtual Tour: The South African Astronomical Obervatory (SAAO), Cape Town

On-line

A 20-minute video tour of the historic domes and telescopes, followed by a Q&A session in the SAAO Museum, hosted by Ian Glass and Auke Slotegraaf. The Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, was founded in 1820 and in 1972 became the headquarters of the newly created South African Astronomical Observatory. Over the years, many …

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XL Symposium of the Scientific Instrument Commission

Prague On-line, Czech Republic

Call for Papers Symposium theme: Giants, Dwarfs and Scientific Instruments For its annual symposium to be held at the 26th International Congress of History of Science in Prague, the Scientific Instrument Commission invites papers related to the congress theme of “Giants and Dwarfs”, that is, the question of scale in the making and using of …

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SIC Virtual Tour: Electronic Science and Technology Museum, Chengdu, China

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As the first comprehensive museum of electronic science and technology of China, the Electronic Science and Technology Museum (ESTM) was built by the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu in 2016. The ESTM has collected over 14,000 objects in six sections, namely radar, radio and television, electronic measuring instruments, electronic components …

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