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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: 1,175 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

Sparkling, Plowing and Urbanizing. Technology and Community Life in Greece

Methodological Approaches

The modernization was progressing slowly in the peripheries; through the introduction of horse-drawn wells and railways, heavy steam-powered ploughing engines for land reclamations, and later, harvesters, balers, mowers, high pressure pumps and especially the internal combustion engine. 4,625 more words

History Of Technology

Reminder: Call for Papers HSTM Conference

Call for Papers: Annual conference of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland in association with Celsius

HSTM Network Ireland and Celsius will host this year’s conference at Dublin City University, on November 11th-12th 2016. 155 more words

History Of Medicine

Wissenschaft, Technologie und Wirtschaft im Laufe der großen Ozeanischen Entdeckungen


Diese Studie bezieht sich auf die interdisziplinären Bemühungen, die Welt mit den großen ozeanischen Entdeckungen zu erkunden, d.h. eine interessante offene Frage, die auch zur Entwicklung der Geographie und Exploration beigetragen hat. 5,901 more words

History Of Technology