• Philadelphia Bound!

    Like hundreds of other scholars, I’m headed to Philadelphia for The Three Societies meeting: a joint meeting of the  History of Science Society, British Society for the History of Science and Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science. It takes place every four years, so I’m excited for my first ever participation in this meeting. And of… Continue Reading

  • Reading Census Reports

    Who’s Matilda? Or you read the name below JH Curtis’s differently? UPDATE: Thanks to @DeafHeritageUK! I got a bit confused since my records said Curtis left his estate to his sister Anne and his wife’s name is Sophia Newman.

  • Atomic Age Artifacts

    A group of history students at the University of Ottawa prepared a Prezi based on their research in the collections at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, under the supervision of David Pantalony. This is an excellent way to integrate artifacts into the study of history, encouraging group work and fun at the same time!… Continue Reading

  • Dedications

    One of my favorite parts of experiencing a book–whether it’s a nineteenth century treatise, or a trashy beach novel–is reading the dedication page.  I always wonder how much time and effort the author puts into deciding who gets the honor of the dedication (and of course, thinking about who I will dedicate my dissertation to…) and am at times… Continue Reading

  • History Carnival

    With all the chaos in my life right now, I completely forgot to mention I’m hosting the next edition of the History Carnival, a monthly showcase of blog writing about history. I’m SO sorry! If you have a great historical piece to nominate, please send me an email or use the nomination form on the site.… Continue Reading

  • VISUALS & REPRESENTATIONS: Giant’s Shoulders #28

    VISUALIZING SCIENCE David Bressan discusses the value of scientific caricatures,especially those by English geologist Henry De la Beche (1796-1855), in both revealing and teaching aspects of the history of geology. Michael Barton also discusses cartoons and caricatures representing Darwin of evolution (in its various forms). He remarks on how evolution was used as a means to comment on society… Continue Reading

  • Carnival!

    Send in your posts! Visuals and Representations! Science in History! History of Science! Anything goes!!! Send via jaipreetvirdi@gmail.com, or through the Blog Carnival site. The 28th Edition of The Giant’s Shoulders will be up on Sat. October 16.

  • The Giant’s Shoulders #27

    The September carnival is now up over at Entertaining Research! Thanks for adding me and I would like to officially welcome fellow Toronto Blog Collective (TBC) bloggers Aaron, Jon, and The Bubble Chamber to their first inclusion into the carnival! Welcome and congrats!  Oh yes, this means the pressure for all TBC bloggers and HPS bloggers across the ‘net… Continue Reading

  • The Giant’s Shoulders #25

    The 25th edition of The Giant’s Shoulders–a special 2nd anniversary edition!–is up over at The Dispersal of Darwin. Thanks for mentioning two of my posts. Go on, Dear Reader–check it out!