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.
An article by Dr Sally Frampton and Professor Roger Kneebone on the history of keyhole surgery has been published in Social History of Medicine. The article is available here.
Alison Moulds has written a piece for the British Medical Journal‘s Medical Humanities blog entitled Embarrassing Bodies: The male doctor/female patient encounter. To read the post, please click here.
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.
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
Dr Geoff Belknap has written a guest post for The Guardian‘s science blog, The H Word. The blog argues that citizen science/humanities methods have the potential to change how we see expertise, and how non-professional historians can become key partners in investigating big-data history. The article is available here
Sally Frampton’s blog post for Remedia on the first aid movement in the nineteenth century is now online and available here. (2 November 2015)
An article by Professor Sally Shuttleworth, Professor Gowan Dawson and Professor Chris Lintott on the Constructing Scientific Communities project has been published in the Journal of Victorian Culture (Volume 20, Issue 2, 2015). The article is available to read here
Dr Geoff Belknap has written a blog post for the University of Leicester website discussing the Constructing Scientific Communities project and how the public can contribute to scientific research. The post, which includes an update on our Science Gossip project with Zooniverse, is available here.
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