Year:

  1.  2
    Optimizing and Normalizing the Population Through Hormone Therapies in Italian Science, C.1926–1950.Chiara Beccalossi - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):67-88.
    This essay explores how hormone treatments were used to optimize and normalize individuals under Italian Fascism. It does so by taking the activities of the Biotypological Orthogenetic Institute − an Italian eugenics and endocrinological centre founded by Nicola Pende in 1926 − as the prime example of a version of eugenics, biotypology, which was based on hormone therapies. This essay first demonstrates that Italian Fascist biopolitics was not only concerned with increasing the size of the Italian population, but also with (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  2.  2
    Retrospectives: Uses of History of Science in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Republican Turkey.Alper Bilgili - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):109-117.
    I am a Turkish student of [the] History of Science and have been working on the subject within the last six years for the preparation of a History of Science [book] in Turkish.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  3.  2
    Philip W. Clements, Science in an Extreme Environment: The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. Pp. Xvii + 269. ISBN 978-0-8229-4511-6. $39.95 (Paperback). [REVIEW]Jordan Bimm - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):121-123.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  4.  2
    Marcos Cueto, Theodore M. Brown and Elizabeth Fee, The World Health Organization: A History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Pp. Ix + 373. ISBN 978-1-1087-2884-3. £26.99 (Paperback). [REVIEW]Daniele Cozzoli - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):126-128.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  5.  2
    Lorei Gruen (Ed.), Critical Terms for Animal Studies. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018. Pp. 472. ISBN 978-0-2263-5542-9. £32.50/£24.50 (Paperback). [REVIEW]Rosa Deen - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):132-134.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  6.  2
    Jacqueline H. Wolf, Cesarean Section: An American History of Risk, Technology, and Consequence. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. Pp. 320. ISBN 978-1-4214-2552-8. $49.95 (Hardback). [REVIEW]Sally Frampton - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):136-137.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  7.  5
    Tremoring Transits: Railways, the Royal Observatory and the Capitalist Challenge to Victorian Astronomical Science.Edward J. Gillin - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):1-24.
    Britain's nineteenth-century railway companies traditionally play a central role in histories of the spread of standard Greenwich time. This relationship at once seems to embody a productive relationship between science and capitalism, with regulated time essential to the formation of a disciplined industrial economy. In this narrative, it is not the state, but capitalistic private commerce which fashioned a national time system. However, as this article demonstrates, the collaboration between railway companies and the Royal Greenwich Observatory was far from harmonious. (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  8.  3
    Amelia Bonea, Melissa Dickson, Sally Shuttleworth and Jennifer Wallis, Anxious Times: Medicine and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019. Pp. 320. ISBN 978-0-8229-4551-2, $50.00 (Hardcover). [REVIEW]Anne Hanley - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):119-121.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9.  2
    Michael Bravo, North Pole: Nature and Culture. London: Reaktion Books, 2019. Pp. 254. ISBN 978-1-7891-4008-8. $24.95/£14.96 (Paperback). [REVIEW]Daniel Helsing - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):131-132.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10.  2
    Michael Oppenheimer, Naomi Oreskes, Dale Jamieson, Keynyn Brysse, Jessica O'reilly, Matthew Shindell and Milena Wazeck, Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2019. Pp. Ix + 281. ISBN 978-0-2266-0201-1. $35.00 (Paperback). [REVIEW]Elliot Honeybun-Arnolda - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):128-129.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  11.  3
    Constructing the ‘Automatic’ Greenwich Time System: George Biddell Airy and the Telegraphic Distribution of Time, C.1852–1880.Yuto Ishibashi - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):25-46.
    In the context of the telegraphic distribution of Greenwich time, while the early experiments, the roles of successive Astronomers Royal in its expansion, and its impacts on the standardization of time in Victorian Britain have all been evaluated, the attempts of George Biddell Airy and his collaborators in constructing the Royal Observatory's time signals as the authoritative source of standard time have been underexplored within the existing historical literature. This paper focuses on the wide-ranging activities of Airy, his assistant astronomers, (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  12.  4
    Sociability, Radium and the Maintenance of Scientific Culture and Authority in Twentieth-Century Ireland: A Case Study of the Royal Dublin Society.Adrian Kirwan - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):47-66.
    This article, through a case study of the Royal Dublin Society, traces the reception, experimentation with, and uses of radium in early twentieth-century Ireland. Throughout the nineteenth century there was increasing state intervention in the provision of scientific and technical education in Ireland. This culminated in the loss of the RDS's traditional role in this area. The article demonstrates that the RDS was forced to re-envisage its role as a scientific institution by actively seeking to support experimental research. Using radium (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  13.  2
    Peter R. Broughton, Northern Star: J.S. Plaskett. Toronto and London: University of Toronto Press, 2018. Pp. Xx + 539. ISBN 978-1-4426-3017-8. $90.00 (Hardback). [REVIEW]Lee T. MacDonald - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):125-126.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  14.  3
    Helen M. Rozwadowski, Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans. London: Reaktion Books, 2018. Pp. 268. ISBN 978-1-78023-997-2. £16.00 (Hardback). [REVIEW]Tirza Meyer - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):123-125.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  15.  3
    Scientific Broadcasting as a Social Responsibility? John Maynard Smith on Radio and Television in the 1960s and 1970s.Helen Piel - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):89-108.
    John Maynard Smith was one of Britain's most eminent evolutionary biologists. For over forty years, from 1954 onwards, he also regularly appeared on radio and television. He primarily acted as a scientific expert on biology, but in the late 1960s and the 1970s he often spoke on the implications of science for society. Through four case studies, this paper analyses Maynard Smith's scientific broadcasting against developments within the BBC as well as the relation between science and society in Britain. It (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  16.  2
    Nicholas B. Breyfogle (Ed.), Eurasian Environments: Nature and Ecology in Imperial Russian and Soviet History. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. Pp. 424. ISBN: 978-0-8229-6563-3. $34.95 (Paperback). [REVIEW]Giulia Rispoli - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):134-136.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  17.  2
    Benjamin Wardhaugh, Gunpowder and Geometry: The Life of Charles Hutton, Pit Boy, Mathematician, and Scientific Rebel. London: William Collins, 2019. Pp. 312. ISBN 978-0-0082-9995-8. £20.00/$39.99 (Hardback). [REVIEW]Hannah Wills - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (1):129-131.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
 Previous issues
  
Next issues