CFP: CSTHA Virtual Conference 4-7 November 2021

Call for Papers: Science, Technology, and History in Times of Crisis CSTHA Virtual Conference 4-7 November 2021 Deadline for proposals: 15 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 the … Continue reading CFP: CSTHA Virtual Conference 4-7 November 2021

History of Geosciences in Canada, Nov. 2021

SS-26 History of Geosciences in Canada Convenors: David Orenstein (Toronto DSB), Raphaël Pelletier (UQAM & CIRST), Matthew Wiseman (St. Jerome’s College, University of Waterloo) The Geosciences in Canada have long been a major part of the Geosciences internationally and a leading component of our nation's scientific community. As early as 1913 Canada hosted an International … Continue reading History of Geosciences in Canada, Nov. 2021

The Official Opening of the David Dunlap Observatory

Happy 70th Birthday (Just Around the Corner), Clarence Chant! The Official Opening of the David Dunlap Observatory, As Witnessed by Helen Hogg and Frank Hogg First posted Friday, May 28, 2021 / Yom shishi, 17 Sivan, 5781 By David Orenstein, Danforth CTI, Retired I celebrated my 70th birthday earlier this year and received many fine … Continue reading The Official Opening of the David Dunlap Observatory

Introducing Herzberg50

Introducing Herzberg50 By: Denisa Popa This year marks the 50th anniversary of German-Canadian scientist Dr. Gerhard Herzberg’s Nobel Prize Award in Chemistry. The prize was awarded in recognition of “his contributions to the knowledge of electronic structure and geometry of molecules, particularly free radicals." (NSERC) In celebration of this anniversary, Defining Moments Canada, in collaboration … Continue reading Introducing Herzberg50

CSTHA Summer Student Contract

CSTHA Summer Student Contract June-August 2021 CDN $409.50 per week based on an 18.75 hour work-week Deadline for submission: Monday, May 17, 2021. Please submit a letter of interest and a CV. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide 2 references. The Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association (CSTHA) is seeking a graduate student in … Continue reading CSTHA Summer Student Contract

Helen Hogg and Frank Hogg at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory

Helen Hogg and Frank Hogg at Victoria, B.C.’ s, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory First posted St. George’s Day, Friday, April 23, 2021 / Yom shishi, 11 Iyyar, 5781 By David Orenstein   Celebrating “Mathematical Marriages”,  April 29-30, 2021 Just two days before Valentine’s Day I was telling you about Helen Hogg and Frank Hogg: a married … Continue reading Helen Hogg and Frank Hogg at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory

Lead Historian Contract Position – Defining Moments Canada (DMC)

Canada's leading heritage-education organization Defining Moments Canada (DMC) is currently searching for the position of 'Lead Historian' to help shape a national digital commemoration project honouring the 50th Anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Dr Gerhard Herzberg – to be known as 'Herzberg50'. This is a short-term contract position available from April 30th … Continue reading Lead Historian Contract Position – Defining Moments Canada (DMC)

Publication Notice: Jennifer Connor on Richard Maurice Bucke

Jennifer Connor's article on the publishing travails of renowned Canadian physician Richard Maurice Bucke is now available at https://www.erudit.org/fr/revues/scientia/2021-v43-n1-scientia05889/1075824ar/. "An Author's Delusion in Victorian Canada" examines Bucke's experience in the transnational world of scientific publishing in the late nineteenth century. This publication marks the second time that Scientia has published an article in advance of … Continue reading Publication Notice: Jennifer Connor on Richard Maurice Bucke

Mi’kmaw Calendar and Traditional Astronomy: A Two-Eyed Seeing Partnership

Mi’kmaw Calendar and Traditional Astronomy: A Two-Eyed Seeing Partnership First posted Friday, March 5, 2021 / Yom shishi, 21 Adar, 5781 By David Orenstein The March/April 2021 issue of SkyNews features the two-page article “Mi’kmaw Moons”, by its editor Allendria Brunjes.  SkyNews is the bi-monthly “Magazine of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada”. Here Brunjes … Continue reading Mi’kmaw Calendar and Traditional Astronomy: A Two-Eyed Seeing Partnership