A number of current and former School of History staff and students have been working with the British Society for the History of Science, to stage a FREE online History Festival this July. The BSHS Global Digital History of Science Festival, a five-day celebration, will run from 6-10 July, featuring a wide range of talks, discussions, workshops and performances – and is completely free to everyone.
Dr Sam Robinson, Professor Charlotte Sleigh, PhD students Katie Heffner and Emma Hill, and alumnus Dr Daniel Belteki are on the Organising Committee. Dr Rebekah Higgitt has organised a session to share research from her Metropolitan Science project and Dr Julie Anderson will be chairing one of the Keynote speeches on disability.
A full programme and further details can be found here, however look out for School of History staff, students and alumni in the following events:
- Earth Day, the Oceans and Ocean History, Tuesday 7 July – organised by Dr Sam Robinson
- George Airy and Nineteenth-Century Science (session and exhibition), Thursday 9 July – organised by Dr Daniel Belteki
- A virtual walk through sites of knowledge and practice in early modern London, Thursday 9 July – organised by Dr Rebekah Higgit and Noah Moxham (Post-doc)
- Keynote: Pratik Chakrabarti, Do We Need a Global History of Science?, Monday 6 July – Former staff member Professor Chakrabarti gives one of the Keynotes