Illustrations of heads showing surprise and aversion. Holograph manuscript by Louis Charles d'Ourches Bigarures. Credit: Wellcome Library, London
Following on from our birthday post yesterday, as we’ve added a number of links to our ‘Blog List’ side bar over the last 12 months, we thought we would quickly flag up some of them.
Institutions: Curators from the Science Museum now blog at Stories from the Stores. Posts cover a wide range of the Museum’s collections, including, of course, objects originally collected by Henry Wellcome. The Royal Society History of Science Centre also highlight their work on their Blog: recent posts have included such topics as “forgotten” Fellows of the Royal Society, ‘Fellows in Fiction’ in the Society’s Library and the career of Sir William Crookes FRS.
History and Philosophy of Science: Named after the coiner of the term ‘scientist’, Whewell’s Ghost is a collaborative blog covering a broad range of topics including debates on what makes for good, popular, histories of science. Ether Wave Propaganda covers similar ground, being a history of scienece blog, aimed at academics working in History of Science and Science and Technology Studies.
History of Medicine: The Quack Doctor features transcripts and commentaries on British and US patent medicine advertisements (mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries). From the Hands of Quacks is the work of a PhD candidate at the the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, and whilst structured around their research, also features book reviews and commentaries. The Chirugeon’s Apprentice is “dedicated to the study of early modern chirurgeons, and all the blood and gore that comes with it”: so, grave-robbing, resuscitations and embalming all feature… On more recent themes, both DNA and Social Responsibility and The Pauling Blog are blogs based around archive project work: the former, the papers of Maurice Wilkins at King’s College London, the later the papers of Linus Pauling at Orgeon State University Libraries.
Of course, we can’t forget our colleagues on the Wellcome Collection and the Wellcome Trust Blogs. Launched in late 2009, these two Blogs are regularly updated with news and reviews on the work of the Wellcome Trust and events and exhibitions in Wellcome Collection.
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