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We are sailing: Giants’ Shoulders #63: Live from Deptford

September 17, 2013

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.

After Giants’ Shoulders is before Giants’ Shoulders

August 29, 2013

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.

Edmond Halley Thomas Murray
Edmond Halley
Thomas Murray

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.

Giants’ Shoulders goes to the library

July 17, 2013

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.

Giants’ Shoulders #60 Part II: The Present

June 21, 2013

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

Giants’ Shoulders #60 Part I: Five Full Years: A Retrospective

June 17, 2013

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 

A Bumper Crop: Giants’ Shoulders #59

May 16, 2013

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.

Giant’s Shoulders #58

April 17, 2013

The good folks at Asylum Science, Mike Finn (@theselflessmeme) and Jen Wallis, have put together a truly excellent selection of the month’s best history of science, technology and medicine bloggage for the fifty-eighth edition of the Giants’ Shoulders blog carnival. So why don’t you go on over and read your fill?

Next month’s history of science, technology and medicine post will be collected for Giant’s Shoulders #59 by Kata Pushin on her Something by Virtue of Nothing blog on 16th May 2013. So submit those world-changing posts by 15th May at the latest either directly to the host or to me here at The Renaissance Mathematicus or to Dr SkySkull at Skull in the Stars.

As always Giant’s Shoulders is on the lookout for bloggers eager to host the world’s one and only history of science blog carnival so if you think you are up to the job then please contact me here. Let’s see if we can fill 2013!

 

 

Giants’ Shoulders #57 conquers the Science Museum

March 18, 2013

The history of science blog carnival “From blazing skies to bogus shamrock Giants’ Shoulders #57” has been posted by this month’s host Alison Boyle (@ali_boyle) on the Science Museum Blog. As the title suggest we have, as always, a wide spectrum of the best of the last months #histsci bloggage so pop on over and enjoy.

Next months history of science blog carnival Giants’ Shoulders #58 will be hosted by Mike Finn and Jen Wallis at the Asylum Science Blog on 16th April. Submissions, as always, either direct to the hosts or to me here at the Renaissance Mathematicus till the 15th April.

Just three days left for that killer #histsci post!

March 13, 2013

Some guys with purple hats in a locked room with a painted ceiling are nominating a man whose gonna wear red shoes, we’re looking for the best history of science bloggage from the last month.

You have just three days to submit your favourite #histsci posts for Giants’ Shoulders #57 the history of science blog carnival hosted by Ali Boyle (@ali_boyle) at the Science Museum Blog on 16th March 2013.

You can make your submissions either direct to the host or to me here at the Renaissance Mathematicus until the 15th March.

Giants’ Shoulders #56 The Giant Edition

February 18, 2013

Michael Barton (@darwinsbulldog) has posted a positively gigantic edition of Giants’ Shoulders the history of science blog carnival on his blog The Dispersal of Darwin. It contains enough good bloggage to keep you reading until the next Giants’ Shoulders appears in a month’s time.

Giants’ Shoulders #57 will be hosted by Alison Boyle (@ali_boyle) on the Science Museum Blog on 16th March. Submission should as always be made direct to the host or to me here at The Renaissance Mathematicus or to Dr SkySkull at Skull in the Stars by 15th March at the latest.

We have a host for April but after that Giants’ Shoulders will again be an orphan searching for a kindly host on a friendly blog. If you can offer the best history of science blog carnival a home for a month then please contact me here.


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