Science Periodicals in the 19th and 21st Century: Special Issue of the Royal Society’s Notes and Records

In November 2015, the project held a symposium at the Royal Society on The End of the Scientific Journal? Transformations in Publishing 1800-2015.

Following on from this symposium, papers and analysis pieces have been published as a special issue of Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science.  (Volume 70, Issue 4) entitled Science Periodicals in the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries.

The special issue, edited and introduced by Professor Sally Shuttleworth and Dr Berris Charnley, is available to read here.

 

Alison Moulds on co-curating the Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Exhibition

The Ministry of Curiosity has published a guest blog post by Alison Moulds on the project’s Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses exhibition which is currently on display at the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

The post, which is available here, discusses the experiences of Alison and Dr Sally Frampton in co-curating the exhibition with the Hunterian Museum.

The exhibition runs until Saturday 17 September in the Qvist Gallery and admission is free. For full details on the exhibition and opening hours, please visit the museum’s website.

 

 

Review of Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Exhibition

An article by Professor Sally Shuttleworth and Dr Sally Frampton on the Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses exhibition has been published in Nature. The article is available here.

The exhibition, which has been co-curated by the Hunterian Museum and the Constructing Scientific Communities project, is free to visit and runs until 17 September. Full details on the exhibition and opening hours are available on the Hunterian Museum’s website

Constructing Scientific Communities article published in The Lancet

Professor Sally Shuttleworth and Dr Sally Frampton’s article on the medical strand of the Constructing Scientific Communities project has been published in The Lancet (Volume 385, Number 9987, 27 June 2015). The article discusses the research being undertaken on 19th century medical periodicals which included contributions from outside the medical profession, and the ways in which the public can engage with medical issues in the 21st century.

The article is available on The Lancet website