rossb_oxford , to histstm
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Just a reminder that, following the Royal Society event in Jan, my article 'Mendel's Closet: Genetics, Eugenics and the Exceptions of Sex in Edwardian Britain' has been made freely available until the end of Feb/LGBTQ+ History Month.

Download away while you can! 🧬🏳️‍🌈🐦

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsnr.2023.0036

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'all nature is perverse & will not do as I wish it'

  • Charles Darwin to William Darwin Fox, 7 May 1855

Poor ol' Chas.

It's Darwin Day! 🌱🌈🐵

My 2021 article 'Darwin's Closet: The Queer Sides of The Descent of Man (1871)' has been viewed over 33K times! Please keep sharing: https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/article/191/2/323/6075648

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My first sole-authored book just came out! Visions of a Digital Nation: Market and Monopoly in British Telecommunications is about the privatisation and digitalisation of the UK's telecom infrastructure, and why that was such a pivotal moment for the rise of neoliberalism.

It's published open-access with MIT Press, and you can read more (and soon, download) here: https://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262546294/visions-of-a-digital-nation/

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rossb_oxford , to histstm
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Today I'm writing about how sex selection emerged as one of the leading promises of 20th-c. biologists/eugenicists as they got to grips with sexological genetics. 😬

Ad for The Science of Life (by Julian Huxley, G. P. Wells, & H. G. Wells) in Popular Science Monthly (March 1931).

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rossb_oxford , to histstm
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Gynandromorph bordered white moth from Charles Barrett's Lepidoptera of the British Isles (1901). 🦋

At 11am (GMT) next Wednesday (31 Jan) I will be discussing my article 'Mendel's Closet' as part of the Royal Society history of science seminar series. 🏳️‍🌈 🧬

Details: https://cassyni.com/events/K7KB3CY521F84kjXqn3mws/

The article is currently free to read: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsnr.2023.0036

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CBI HCI History Lecture with HCI pioneer Aaron Marcus.

"Aaron Marcus: A Lifetime of Design." Please join us and register for this free online lecture held Jan. 31st 3pm Central/1PM Pacific/4pm Eastern.


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https://umn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtc-GgqDsoHNBhfNvysrqo4eDRp1j4r2kG#/registration

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"This article is an attempt to characterize part of the information that circulated in this transitional period through a comparative examination of Portuguese nautical instructions and Arabic navigational treatises, focusing specifically on the stars used for latitude measurements."

Bénard Inês (2022) ‘The stars in sixteenth-century nautical literature: a comparative study’. Zenodo. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6985465 @earlymodern @histodon @histodons

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📢 At 11am (GMT) on Wednesday 31 January I will be discussing (online) my latest article, 'Mendel's Closet,' as part of the Royal Society history of science seminar series. 🧬🏳️‍🌈🐦

Details here: https://cassyni.com/events/K7KB3CY521F84kjXqn3mws/

Ahead of the event, the article has been made free to access from the Notes and Records website. 🥳 Download away!

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsnr.2023.0036

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"Traces of Ink. Experiences of Philology and Replication is a collection of original papers exploring the textual and material aspects of inks and ink-making in a number of premodern cultures (Babylonia, the Graeco-Roman world, the Syriac milieu and the Arabo-Islamic tradition)."

Raggetti, L. (eds) (22 Feb. 2021). Traces of Ink, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. Available From: Brill https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004444805 [Accessed 09 January 2024] @bookstodon

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Steter Tropfen höhlt den - deshalb erinnern wir heute am wieder an unser keineswegs steinaltes -Heft 81/2020 ""; im Thementeil, hg. von Susann Lewerenz & Veronika Springmann, Beiträge von Sebastian Felten ( ), Kathrin Rottmann (Pflastersteine ) und Regina Sarreiter (Steinwerkzeuge ).
Online zugänglich: https://werkstattgeschichte.de/alle_ausgaben/steine/

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Inhaltsverzeichnis WerkstattGeschichte 81/2020 (Auszug)

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  • bibliolater , to biology
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    "The essay shows that while the majority of research projects at SIRB concerned medical genetics in the years 1936−1960, racial science never disappeared. SIRB scientists engaged in theoretical debates on the concept of race and conducted racial surveys of the Swedish population, using anthropometry and later serology as research methods."

    Martin Ericsson (2021) What happened to ‘race’ in race biology? The Swedish State Institute for Race Biology, 1936−1960, Scandinavian Journal of History, 46:1, 125-148, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03468755.2020.1778520 @science @biology

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    "The essay shows that while the majority of research projects at SIRB concerned medical genetics in the years 1936−1960, racial science never disappeared. SIRB scientists engaged in theoretical debates on the concept of race and conducted racial surveys of the Swedish population, using anthropometry and later serology as research methods."

    Martin Ericsson (2021) What happened to ‘race’ in race biology? The Swedish State Institute for Race Biology, 1936−1960, Scandinavian Journal of History, 46:1, 125-148, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03468755.2020.1778520 @science @biology

    bibliolater , to earlymodern
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    For those interested has an excellent book on Newton's theological writings entitled 'Priest of Nature: The Religious Worlds of Isaac Newton'.

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    "The ultimate objective of this work is to demonstrate that it is possible to reconsider the emergence of modern science as a process of disintegration of the quadrivium, which was considered a stable scheme for the organization of knowledge."

    Valleriani M. (2022) From the Quadrivium to Modern Science. HoST - Journal of History of Science and Technology, Vol.16 (Issue 1), pp. 121-132. https://doi.org/10.2478/host-2022-0007 @science @medievodons

    bibliolater , to science
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    "...we try to illustrate in a concise way the two main “wonders” of Faraday’s life: that the son of a poor blacksmith in the Victorian age was able to become the director the Royal Institution and member of the Royal Society, still keeping a honest and “virtuous” moral conduct, and that Faraday’s approach to many topics, but mainly to electrochemistry and electrodynamics, has paved the way to the modern (atomistic and field-based) view of physics, only relying on experiments and intuition."

    Bagnoli, F. and Livi, R. (2018) “Michael Faraday: a virtuous life dedicated to science”, Substantia, 2(1), pp. 121–134. doi: https://doi.org/10.13128/Substantia-45 @science @chemistry @physics

    rossb_oxford , to histstm
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    My 2021 article 'Darwin's Closet' in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society has been viewed over 30K times! Please keep sharing: https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/article/191/2/323/6075648 🏳️‍🌈 🐒

    There's now a prequel, 'Bounds of Diversity': https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/article/195/1/1/6568055 :transgender: 🦞

    . . . and a sequel! 'Mendel's Closet': https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsnr.2023.0036 🐦 🧬

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    bibliolater , to earlymodern
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    "Finally, basing our discussion in part on an examination of the reading marks that Newton left in the surviving copies of Hebrew grammars and lexicons that he owned, we will argue that his interest in Hebrew was not intended to achieve linguistic proficiency but remained limited to particular theological queries of singular concern."

    Joalland, M. and Mandelbrote, S. (2016) ‘Isaac Newton learns Hebrew: Samuel Johnson's Nova cubi Hebræi tabella’, Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science. Royal Society, 70(1), p. 9-21. doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsnr.2015.0055. @earlymodern @science @histodon @histodons

    attribution: Rijksmuseum, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

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    "The Amsterdam-based merchant and mathematics enthusiast Adriaen Verwer (1654/5–1717) was one of the few in the Dutch Republic to respond to the first edition of Newton's Principia (1687). Based on a close study of his published work, his correspondence with the Scottish mathematician and astronomer David Gregory (1659–1708), and his annotations in his own copy of the first edition of the Principia, I shall scrutinize the impact of Newton's ideas on Verwer's thinking."

    Ducheyne, S. (2020) ‘Adriaen Verwer (1654/5-1717) and the first edition of Isaac Newton’s Principia in the Dutch Republic’, Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science. Royal Society, 74(3), p. 479-505. doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsnr.2019.0008. @science @physics

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    bibliolater , to science
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    "Abraham de Moivre (born May 26, 1667, Vitry, Fr.—died Nov. 27, 1754, London) French mathematician who was a pioneer in the development of analytic trigonometry and in the theory of probability"

    Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Abraham de Moivre". Encyclopedia Britannica, 23 Nov. 2023, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Abraham-de-Moivre. Accessed 27 November 2023. @science

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    rossb_oxford , to histstm
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    In June 2019 I acted as contributing editor to a queer-themed edition of Viewpoint: The Magazine of the British Society for the History of Science. I thought I would share it here today as it's !

    https://www.bshs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Viewpoint_119_web_v3.pdf

    🔬 🏳️‍🌈 🐦 :transgender: 🪐

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    Have a great weekend, everyone!

    Gynandromorph Gouldian finch possessing female plumage on the left side and male on the right. Described and pictured in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1939. 🏳️‍🌈 🐦 :transgender:

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    jacobward , to histodons
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    Isidor Isaac Rabi's review of two books, by non-scientists (the horror!), on the role of scientists in policy-making is grumpy and hilarious: https://www.jstor.org/stable/2147002

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    bibliolater , to random
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    🧵 : this the first in a series of that will eventually be stitched together into a related to 📚 and 📘. (1)

    bibliolater OP ,
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    "This book provides the first full history of phrenitis. In doing so, it surveys ancient ideas about the interactions between body and soul, both in health and in disease. It also addresses ancient ideas about bodily health, mental soundness and moral 'goodness', and their heritage in contemporary psychiatric ideas."

    Thumiger, C. (2023). Phrenitis and the Pathology of the Mind in Western Medical Thought: (Fifth Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009241311 @bookstodon (68)

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