Ottawa’s Power: An Energy History of the National Capital Region

An Interactive Virtual Talk to Explore the True Nature of Ottawa’s Power Hosted by Bytown Museum - December 8, 2021 (7:00 - 8:00 pm ET) Please click here for more details and to register for this virtual event. In this interactive virtual talk, we will explore the energy history of Ottawa and the National Capital … Continue reading Ottawa’s Power: An Energy History of the National Capital Region

Gerhard Herzberg’s Pursuit of Scientific Study & Progress

Humanity, Humility and Humour: Dr. Gerhard Herzberg’s Pursuit of Scientific Study & Progress By: Denisa Popa This article was originally published on the Defining Moments Canada website. Introduction On January 17th, 1985, Dr. Gerhard Herzberg attended a dinner in his honour after receiving the Great Cross of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of … Continue reading Gerhard Herzberg’s Pursuit of Scientific Study & Progress

CSTHA XXII Biennial Conference 5-6 November/Novembre 2021

  We are pleased to announce that the program for the 2021 CSTHA conference, to be held virtually on 5-6 November/Novembre 2021, is now available. The conference theme is Science, Technology, and History in Times of Crisis / Science, technologie, et histoire en temps de crise, and we look forward to a virtual event that … Continue reading CSTHA XXII Biennial Conference 5-6 November/Novembre 2021

Jennie A. Kinnear of Port Colborne

Jennie A. Kinnear Came From Port Colborne For Section A Mathematics of the December 1921 Toronto Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).                             Another 1921-2021 Centennial in the History of Canadian Science and Technology. First posted Friday, October 8, 2021 / Yom shishi, 2 Cheshvan, 5782 By David Orenstein December … Continue reading Jennie A. Kinnear of Port Colborne

How the Filing Cabinet Facilitated the Growth of Corporate Bureaucracies

Another Day at the Office: How the Filing Cabinet Facilitated the Growth of Corporate Bureaucracies By Michael Feagan Historians of technology have a tendency to focus on big and innovative technologies, such as the locomotive, the steam engine, the printing press, or the aeroplane. Technologies that have been with us for longer or are used … Continue reading How the Filing Cabinet Facilitated the Growth of Corporate Bureaucracies

Montreal Engineer New NRC Chairman: One Hundred Years Ago Yesterday

Montreal Engineer New NRC Chairman: One Hundred Years Ago Yesterday Another 1921-2021 Centennial in the History of Canadian Science and Technology First posted Friday, August 20, 2021 / Yom shishi, 12 Elul, 5781 By David Orenstein 2021 continues to be an opportunity for historians of Canadian Science and Technology to celebrate centennials, including today’s commemoration … Continue reading Montreal Engineer New NRC Chairman: One Hundred Years Ago Yesterday

Telegraph Schools: The Development of Technical Education in Canada

Telegraph Schools: The Development of Technical Education in Canada By Michael Feagan Developing and using large telecommunications networks requires a body of workers skilled and knowledgeable in operating and maintaining that network. In the nineteenth century this training was done through apprenticeships or learning while working other positions at the telegraph office, such as a … Continue reading Telegraph Schools: The Development of Technical Education in Canada

CSTHA Conference Application Deadline Extended to Aug. 29th

Call for Papers: Science, Technology, and History in Times of Crisis CSTHA Virtual Conference 4-7 November 2021 NEW Deadline for proposals: 29 August 2021 Please click here to download this notice as a PDF: CSTHA 2021 We invite scholars and researchers to the biennial conference of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association to explore … Continue reading CSTHA Conference Application Deadline Extended to Aug. 29th

The Origins of the Electric Telegraph in Canada

175 Years of Telecommunications: The Origins of the Electric Telegraph in Canada By Michael Feagan During the spring of 1844, Samuel B. Morse sent the first American telegraph over an experimental line from Washington to Baltimore. The message was “What hath God wrought?” It was a biblical message that resounded in a triumphant and apocalyptic … Continue reading The Origins of the Electric Telegraph in Canada