Category Archives: History of Science
Fall 2016 Classes on Flickr
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Winter 2016 Classes on Flickr
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Were National Parks Actually Mexico’s Best Idea?
“On the eve of the Second World War, Mexico led the world in number of national parks. The Mexican government designated hundreds of thousands of hectares in fourteen states as national parks by 1940, during a time when the country … Continue reading
Seeing the Oceans According to Our Values
Jacob Darwin Hamblin’s essay on how “seeing the oceans” has changed over time was published in the June 2014 issue of Isis. The title is “Seeing the Oceans in the Shadow of Bergen Values.” It begins with a discussion of … Continue reading
WWI Panel Convened at OSU Special Collections
What did WWI mean for the concept of citizenship and for citizens as they experienced and later commemorated the sacrifices made? History of Science graduate students Tamara Caulkins and Matt McConnell review and discuss the recent WW1 panel discussion held … Continue reading
Hamblin Wins the 2014 Paul Birdsall Prize
Congratulations go out to Jacob Darwin Hamblin, associate professor of history at Oregon State University, who has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Paul Birdsall Prize for his latest book Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism … Continue reading
A Sonnet for Anatomist Barthélémy Cabrol
Montpellier surgeon Barthélémy Cabrol (1529-1603) first published his Alphabet anatomic in 1594. A series of tables that graphically represented the parts of the body, it was immensely popular, with eleven editions in the seventeenth century as well as translations into … Continue reading
Roundtable on ‘Arming Mother Nature’
After editing a couple of dozen H-Environment roundtables himself, it is great to have one of Jake Hamblin’s own books, Arming Mother Nature, as the subject of one – this time guest-edited by Michael Egan of McMaster University. You can … Continue reading