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Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowships

The Bodleian Library Oxford have a number of fellowships which may be of interest to Historians of Science, Technology and Medicine including the Sassoon Visiting Fellowship and the Humfrey Wanley Fellowship for study of any topic using the Bodleian collections, and the David Walker Memorial Fellowship for researchers of Early Modern History. 144 more words

History Of Medicine

Environmental Battles on the Missile Range

Just west of Alamogordo, New Mexico, the site of the first atomic test in 1945, there is an enormous stretch of land that is off-limits to civilians, known as White Sands Missile Range. 1,035 more words

History Of Science

Tweeting Da Vinci: An Interview

Ann C. Pizzorusso’s new book is a creative and gorgeously illustrated meeting of geology, art history, and Renaissance studies. Arguing that understanding Italy’s geological history can significantly inform how we see its art, literature, medicine, architecture, and more, Tweeting Da Vinci takes a deeply interdisciplinary approach to engaging the cultural history of Italy from the Etruscans to Da Vinci and beyond. 23 more words


Graphesis: An Interview

Johanna Drucker’s marvelous new book gives us a language with which to talk about visual epistemology. Graphesis introduces the nature and function of information graphics, awakens readers to the visual interfaces prevalent in our daily work, and considers how paying careful attention to visual interpretation can serve a broader humanistic agenda. 22 more words


Technology & The American Worker #3 – Technology Through History

Before discussing how the rapid advancement of technology is going to be the sledgehammer that will be used by the top executives of companies across the land, to pound the average worker into submission, let me say that technology is not a bad thing. 296 more words

International Relations


Charles R. (Bob) Hitz              Bob’s Posting 27                    Jan. 30, 2015

Captain Tom Dunatov, one of the last NOAA civilian masters of the NOAA fleet, passed away on Friday December 5, 2014. 1,084 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

Jaquet-Droz Automata

The automata of  Pierre Jaquet-Droz are complex mechanical devices that prefigure the mechanical computers that were to come the following centuries. These delightful little robots performed music, writing, and drawing. 50 more words

History Of Technology