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Looking for a host for Giant’s Shoulders #48!

June 4, 2012

Here we are, already well into June, and we don’t yet have a host for the 48th edition of the Giant’s Shoulders history of science blog carnival — the 4-year anniversary edition!  If you are interested in hosting this special edition, please let us know, either through email or comments, as soon as possible!


Giants’ Shoulders #47 is visiting the Medical Heritage Library

May 23, 2012

The Medical Heritage Library has invited Giants’ Shoulders the history of science blog carnival to visit and has made its visitor feel very much at home. Hanna Clutterbuck has put together a bumper crop of choice history of science bloggage for your delectation. Pop over pull up a chair or a lectern and read the best history of science that the Internet has thrown up in the last month in Giants’ Shoulders #47.

Next months carnival Giants’ Shoulders #48 completes four years of histsci collected bloggage if we can only find a host! If you want the honour of hosting this historical edition then contact Thony C at The Renaissance Mathematicus or DrSkySkull at Skulls in the Stars.

The Giant’s Shoulders #47 is up at The Medical Heritage Library!

May 23, 2012

A week delayed, but worth the wait:  the 47th edition of The Giant’s Shoulders history of science blog carnival is up at The Medical Heritage Library!  In this edition, you can read about:

  • the politics of Isaac Newton’s knighthood,
  • the gruesome history of eating corpses as medicine,
  • the story of  Lady Mary Montagu, who introduced smallpox innoculation to London,
  • the Great New York Starvation Challenge of 1881,
  • and much more!

A very hearty thanks to Hannah for assembling such a nice carnival!

Once again, we have run out of hosts for future editions of the carnival!  If you are willing to host a future edition (including and especially June), please let myself or ThonyC, the carnival organizers, know!  You can either send an email or leave a comment on this post.

Giants’ Shoulders #47 has gone missing!

May 21, 2012

If you have been paying attention you might have noticed that the history of science blog carnival Giants’ Shoulders #47 failed to appear as previously announced on 16th May. Due to organisational problems it has in fact been delayed and will now be appearing at The Medical Heritage Library on the coming Wednesday 23rd May.

We are still (desperately!) looking for a host for Giants’ Shoulders #48 due on 16th June and all future editions of course. If you have a blog and want to host the one and only history of science blog carnival then please contact either Thony C at The Renaissance Mathematicus or the legendary Dr SkySkull at Skulls in the Stars. 


March 17, 2012

Dr SkySkull, founder and senior manager of your monthly history of science blog carnival, has posted the 45th edition of The Giants’ Shoulders at Skull in the Stars and as always it is a fascinating, titillating, exhilarating, scintillating and captivating potpourri of histsci delight. So put on the reading specs and mosey on over to Dr SkySkull’s abode and drink your fill at his history of science well of knowledge.

The 46th edition of the world’s numero uno history of science blog carnival will be hosted by Romeo Vitelli at his Providentia blog on 16th April 2012. We are having problems with the Blog Carnivals website so submissions please either direct to the host or to me (and I will forward them) before or on 15th  April.

The 47th edition of Giants’ Shoulders is being hosted by a newcomer to our blog carnival the Medical Heritage Library on 16th May. You can have the historic chance of hosting either the last Giants’ Shoulders #48 in its fourth year of existence on 16th June or the very first edition in its fifth year on 16th of July! Book now to avoid disappointment! Contact either Dr SkySkull at Skulls in the Stars of Thony C here at the Renaissance Mathematicus.

The Dispersal of History of Science Blog Posts: Giants’ Shoulders #43

January 17, 2012

Our second favourite doggie, Sascha is naturally numero uno, Michael Barton, Darwins Bulldog, has posted the 43rd edition of the history of science blog carnival On The Shoulders of Giants at The Dispersal of Darwin and a bumper edition it is too. So go on over to Michael’s home patch and peruse the best of histsci blogging from the last month.

Giants’ Shoulders #44 will be hosted by yours truly here at the Renaissance Mathematicus on 16th February 2012. Submissions as always by 15th February either direct to your genial host, that’s me of course, or to the blog carnival website.

As always we are desperately searching for hosts for the rest of 2012 so if you have a blog and want to host the best blog carnival in the blogosphere the contact either Dr SkySkull at Skulls in the Stars or Thony C at The Renaissance Mathematicus.

The Giant’s Shoulders #43 is out — People, places & things!

January 17, 2012

The 43rd edition of the history of science blog carnival The Giant’s Shoulders is out today over at  The Dispersal of Darwin!  Go there to read about the people, places and things of the history of science, including:

  • Victorian poet scientists
  • Legends of “cursed” glaciers
  • A pictorial history of the mysterious wolverine (the animal, not the X-Man!)

Many thanks to Michael Barton for putting together an excellent and intriguing edition of the carnival!

We’re still desperately looking for future hosts of the carnival for the next few months!  I’m hoping, now that the holidays are behind us, that people will step forward to volunteer to host.  Please drop us a comment if you’re interested and/or send an email to one of the carnival managers.

Neglected Duties: Giants’ Shoulders #42 & Giants’ Shoulders #43

January 10, 2012

I’m afraid that in the last month I have rather neglected my duties as junior co-manager, chief cook and bottle washer of The Giants’ Shoulders the monthly history of science blog carnival. This is a somewhat belated attempt to make good.

Giants’ Shoulders #42 appeared punctually and in full glory edited by Darin Hayton at the PACHS blog on 16th December 2011 and if by chance you still haven’t read it you should get on over there now and enjoy a months worth of first class history of science blogging.

Giants’ Shoulders #43 will be hosted by our own very favourite bull doggie, Michael Barton Darwin’s Bulldog, at that wonderful repository of all things Darwinian The Dispersal of Darwin on 16th January 2012. Submission as usual either direct to the host or to the blog carnival’s website by 15th January 2012.

As always Giants’ Shoulders is desperately seeking hosts for the next months so if you are seeking fame and glory this is your chance. You just need to contact either Dr SkySkull at Skulls in the Stars or myself that’s Thony C at The Renaissance Mathematicus.

The Giant’s Shoulders #42 is out!

December 17, 2011

The 42nd edition of The Giant’s Shoulders, the history of science blog carnival, is up at PACHSmörgåsbord!  In it, you can see maps of the Moon that date back to the 17th century, how to write the square root of 2 in ancient Babylon, and a discussion of the “dancing fever”!  Thanks to Darin for once again putting together an excellent carnival!

The deadline for the next edition is January 15th, but we don’t have a host yet!  We desperately need hosts for all upcoming editions in 2012!  If you can help, please contact  Thony C at Renaissance Mathematicus or Dr SkySkull at Skulls in the Stars, or leave a comment here.

Christmas is coming and Giants’ Shoulders #42 too

December 1, 2011

The history of science blog carnival Giants’ Shoulders #42 will be hosted by Darin Hayton at the PACHSmögåsbord blog on 16th December. This means you have just fourteen days to write and submit those history of science post either direct to the host or to the blog carnival website.

The Giants’ Shoulders need hosts for 2012. Book the month of your choice now while you have chance and help to make 2012 a great year for history of science on the Internet. If you are interested contact either Dr SkySkull at Skull in the Stars or Thony C at The Renaissance Mathematicus.

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