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The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

The title of this post is the subtitle of Dava Sobel’s Longitude, her mega bestselling account of the life and work of the eighteenth-century clock maker John Harrison; probably the biggest selling popular #histSTM book of all time. 1,478 more words

Myths Of Science

Britain's Industrial Revolution was actually premised upon the de-industrialization of India

… We had for example Sir Richard Otterwy suggesting, challenging the very idea that it could be argued that the economic situation of the colonies was actually worsened by British colonialism.

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The Further Scientific Career of the Pacific Flyer

We are enormously pleased to link to this article by by Colin Levings, Scientist Emeritus,  Department of Fisheries and Oceans, about his days on board the… 300 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

In Praise of Folly

A few half-timbered houses survived the bombing of Nürnberg, and several of them have become museums. The Fembohaus is dedicated to life in Nürnberg from the 15th to the 18th century, and one of its charming decorations is this painting of a fool driving another fool in a barrow. 544 more words

Ancient

CFP Borders & Crises in European Past & Present (Greece)

The Tensions of Europe Early Career Scholars’ Group organises the summer school “Borders and Crises in European Past and Present – angles from the history of technology” 576 more words

Conferences

History Weekend: Rope

Rope is strands or yarns of fibers twisted together into a stronger form, and is a staple for everyday life all over the world. But how did it originate? 424 more words

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