Giants’ Shoulders #65 The Wallace Edition has been posted at the Renaissance Mathematicus. A cornucopia of history of science, technology and medicine goodies for your delectation.
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Some of you might have noticed that I’ve been rather silent this month concerning the next edition of Giants’ Shoulders the history of science blog carnival. The explanation is quite simple I’ve managed to mislay my host. It would appear that I inadvertently erased the file on my computer containing the information on the future hosts for GS. Naturally, although I’m usually fairly good at backing up things on my computer, I don’t have a back up for this file. Now all of this wouldn’t be so tragic if it wasn’t for the fact that the next host is a new one who I don’t know from Adam and so I have no idea how to contact him. I had been hoping that he would contact me saying something like, “Oi, wot m’ I sposed t’ do with this ‘ere carnival?” However this has unfortunately not been the case. I did try to convince Sascha to host it, he’s done one before; but he just gave me a look that said, you screwed up, you can carry the can! So I shall be hosting the next edition of GS, the 65th if you’re counting, here at RM on Saturday 16th November. This means that you have just three more days to nominate those killer history of science, medicine or technology blog posts, if you wish them to be included. Just send them to me here or on Twitter, @rmathematicus.
Over on his Providentia Blog Romeo Vitelli (@rvitelli) has invited arch-lexicographer Noah Webster to co-host this months edition of Giants’ Shoulders the history of science blog carnival. Together they have created a fascinating science [systematized knowledge derived from observation, study, and experimentation carried on in order to determine the nature or principles of what is being studied], medicine [the science and art of diagnosing, treating, curing, and preventing disease, relieving pain, and improving and preserving health] and technology [science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems or invent useful tools] history [a story or tale of what has happened or may have happened in the past] dictionary [an online or printed resource that lists words in alphabetical order, listing the meaning, pronunciation and part of speech for the word].
So if you want to improve your vocabulary whilst devouring the best history of science bloggage of the last month then click on the link and immerse yourself in The Webster-Vitelli History of Science Blog Dictionary, “Giants’ Shoulders #64: The Lexicon Edition”.
You have just two days to submit those #histsci, #histtech and #histmed post to the world’s numero uno history of science blog carnival Giants’ Shoulders #64, which will be hosted by Romeo Vitelli (@rvitelli) at his Providentia blog on 16th October 2013. Submission to Romeo or myself either on Twitter or here at RM.
September’s guest host astronomer, mathematician, geophysicist, meteorologist, cartographer, hydrographer, and Captain to Sea Edmond Halley has put together the history of science blog carnival Giants’ Shoulders #63: Live from Deptford before setting out on his second voyage on the Paramore and a superb ship’s cargo of first class #histsci, #histmed and #histtech it is too. Actually I suspect that the good captain sat in a tavern ashore with his drinking cronies enjoying a mug of grog whilst his first mate Kate Morant (@KateMorant) did all the work.
If you want to read the very best of #histsci bloggage from the last month served up in fine style them cruise on over in your dingy and get your fill; landlubbers are as welcome as old seadogs.
The next history of science blog carnival, Giants’ Shoulders #64, will be hosted by our old friend Romeo Vitelli (@rvitelli) on his Providentia blog on 16th October 2013. Submissions as ever either direct to the host or to me here at RM by the 15th of the month.
It’s now almost two weeks since the HPS Glonk delivered up a brilliant Giants’ Shoulders #62: Alpha Papa history of science blog carnival for your summer reading delectation and just in case you haven’t already you really should take a perusal. However this means we only have a little bit more than two weeks before Giants’ Shoulders #63 heaves to over the horizon.
We have a very special guest host to take the helm for our next trip on the best history of science blog carnival to set sail on the seven seas mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, best friend of Isaac Newton and most hated enemy of John Flamsteed Captain to Sea Edmond Halley.
Giants’ Shoulders #63 will set sail from Halley’s Log on 16 September 2013 with Captain Halley at the helm ably assisted by his First Mate Kate Morant (@KateMorant). If you wish for your best history of science, medicine or technology blog posts to be on board then they should be ready for loading on the dock by 15September at the latest. Shipping agents are myself here at RM and Kate Morant at Halley’s Log.
The silent and insidious campaign by Giants’ Shoulders, the history of science blog carnival, to conquer the bastions of (the history of) science has scored another victory. Having, in the past, successfully breached the defences of Scientific American (twice) and the Science Museum we have now stormed the Wellcome Library.
“The Giants’ Shoulders #61: to iCHSTM and beyond” is now up at the Wellcome Library Blog and it’s a real humdinger. Go on over and catch up on the very best of the last months history of science, medicine and technology, ideal stuff for early summer reading.
For the second half of the summer Giants’ Shoulders #62 will be hosted by Leeds University’s very own Dominic Berry (@HPSGlonk) on his A Glonk’s HPS Blog on 16th August 2013. Submissions should, as always, be made either directly to the host or to me here at the Renaissance Mathematicus by 15th August at the latest.
With somewhat delay Giants’ Shoulders #60 Part II has finally been posted at the Renaissance Mathematicus. Go read the best #histstem bloggage from the last month
You can down the history of science memory lane with this retrospective of the first five years of Giants’ Shoulders here at The Renaissance Mathematicus
After a long and, at times, bitter winter spring has finally sprung in the northern hemisphere. Everywhere plants, trees and bushes are exploding into bloom and the birds and the bees are doing their fertility dances in the sparkling sunshine.
The last month has also produced a bumper crop of history of science, technology and medicine goodies that ane pixestos has harvested for you and presented in appetising form on her Something by Virtue of Nothing blog. The Whitsuntide holiday is coming up so settle back click on a link and enjoy the best in STEM history that the Internet has to offer in the Giants’ Shoulders #59 blog carnival.
Next month Giants’ Shoulders completes five years of collecting and presenting the best of Internet STEM history bloggage for your delectation. To celebrate I shall be hosting Giants’ Shoulders #60 here at The Renaissance Mathematicus on 16 June 2013. Submission should be made to me here at RM or to @rmathematicus on Twitter by 15 June at the latest.
If you would like to help Giants’ Shoulders to continue into a sixth year of existence we need, as always, willing blog owners to act as hosts. If you would like to host a future edition of the greatest STEM history blog carnival this side of Alpha Centauri then contact me as above.