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Washington Trawl Fishing Log

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz Bob’s posting 39 May 13, 2016

I had the opportunity to visit Brad Pattie recently. I’d heard that he was ill with cancer so I called him, and during our discussion we touched on what he did during his career with the Washington State Fisheries Department (WSFD). 1,501 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

From Preface to "Medieval Technology and Social Change", Lynn White Jr.

Voltaire to the contrary, history is a bag of tricks which the dead have played upon historians. The most remarkable of these illusions is the belief that the surviving written records provide us with a reasonably accurate facsimile of past human activity.

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Time Passes

Redirect: "Maintaining Space" from The Maintainers Blog

In the first part of April 2016 I participated in a fascinating conference with the title, “The Maintainers,” held at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. 356 more words


The Astrolabe – an object of desire

Without doubt the astrolabes is one of the most fascinating of all historical astronomical instruments.

To begin with it is not simply one object, it is many objects in one: 1,181 more words

History Of Science

Electric Stair-Climbers and Mobility in the Nineteenth Century

In his book on machines and modernity in India, historian David Arnold rightly points out that ‘big technologies’ like the telegraph and the railways have received more attention from scholars than smaller, ‘everyday technologies’ like the typewriter, the bicycle, the sewing-machine and the rice mill.  895 more words

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Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century, St Anne's College, Oxford, 10th-11th September 2016

Registration for our upcoming conference, Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century to be held on 10th and 11th September at St Anne’s College, Oxford, is now open, and links to the full programme and registration page can be found here: 228 more words


Moskovita book for sale at history conference

You have no idea how pleasant it is to see a book you have worked on for sale. Even better would be watching somebody buy… 224 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project