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

Creating the Electric Tree Pt. 3: Conflict and Compromise

Part 3 Creating the Electric Tree: Conflict and Compromise By Michael Feagan Historians of the telephone have often pointed out the social significance of public reactions to the overcrowding of poles and wires in late nineteenth-century cities. One of the first Canadian historians to recognize social conflict over poles and wires was Robert Collins, who … Continue reading Creating the Electric Tree Pt. 3: Conflict and Compromise

Scientia Canadensis v. 43 n. 1

The latest number of Scientia Canadensis (43, no. 1) is now available on Erudit. Articles include: Jennifer J. Connor, "An Author’s Delusion in Victorian Canada: Richard Maurice Bucke and Transnational Publishing of Popular Science." J. T. H. Connor, "Bibliographic Ghostbusting: The Evanescent Life and Spirited Times of the Canadian Journal of Homoeopathy (1856-57)." Raphaël Pelletier, … Continue reading Scientia Canadensis v. 43 n. 1