Phenology and Me

Phenology and Me Sara Spike, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton I first encountered A. H. MacKay’s remarkable crowd-sourced phenology project in 2007, while doing archival research for my master’s thesis on an early itinerant school photographer. Among the papers of rural schools collected by the Nova Scotia Archives and historical societies across central Nova Scotia, … Continue reading Phenology and Me

The Annotations in Stillman Drake’s Personal Copy of his Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo

The Annotations in Stillman Drake’s Personal Copy of his Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo Sub-Series II: Off My Quarantined Bookshelf, Post 2 First posted  Friday, September 18,  2020 /  Yom shishi, 29 Elul, 5780, Erev Rosh Ha-Shonah In my previous blog post I introduced, from off my quarantined bookshelf, Stillman Drake’s Personal Copy of Discoveries … Continue reading The Annotations in Stillman Drake’s Personal Copy of his Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo

Stillman Drake’s Personal Copy of Discoveries and Opinions Of Galileo

Series: Personal Encounters With Primary Resources for Canadian Sci/Tech History  Sub-Series 2: Off My Quarantined Bookshelf First Posted on Saturday, September 12, 2020 / Shabbat, 23 Elul, 5780 Last updated on Monday, September 14, 2020 ===================================================================== Stillman Drake’s Personal Copy of Discoveries and Opinions Of Galileo By: David Orenstein   Part 1, Introduction As my … Continue reading Stillman Drake’s Personal Copy of Discoveries and Opinions Of Galileo

Migrating Ideas and Borrowed Designs: Canadian Women’s Hospital (1883-1948)  

Migrating Ideas and Borrowed Designs: How Cross-Border Movements of People and Ideas Shaped a Canadian Women’s Hospital (1883-1948) By: Denisa Popa, University of Toronto   This is the second entry in a two-part series on the history of Women’s College Hospital (WCH). Cross-border movement and its important role in shaping Canadian women’s medical history is … Continue reading Migrating Ideas and Borrowed Designs: Canadian Women’s Hospital (1883-1948)  

Who Was Miss Ashall?

Series: Personal Encounters With Primary Resources for Canadian Sci/Tech History  Sub-Series 1: Exploring Archival Resources at the University of Toronto Blog 2 Who Was Miss Ashall? By: David Orenstein First Posted on Friday, August 28, 2020 Last updated Friday, August 28, 2020 ** (Continued from CSTHA Blog Post “American as Apple Pie: Stealing Canadian Credit”, … Continue reading Who Was Miss Ashall?

Personal Encounters With Primary Resources for Canadian Sci/Tech History, Pt. 1

Series: Personal Encounters With Primary Resources for Canadian Sci/Tech History  Sub-Series 1: Exploring Archival Resources at the University of Toronto First Posted on Friday, August 21, 2020 / Yom Shishi, 1 Elul, 5780 Last updated Friday, August 21, 2020 By: David Orenstein Once upon a time long, long ago in a country far, far away you could … Continue reading Personal Encounters With Primary Resources for Canadian Sci/Tech History, Pt. 1

Henrietta, the Other Dr. Banting: Early Mammography Research at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital (1967)

Henrietta, the Other Dr. Banting: Early Mammography Research at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital (1967) By Denisa Popa, University of Toronto This is the first entry in a two-part series on the history of Women’s College Hospital. One of the most documented figures in the history of Canadian medicine is Sir Frederick Banting, credited for his … Continue reading Henrietta, the Other Dr. Banting: Early Mammography Research at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital (1967)

Le McGill Subarctic Research Laboratory : contexte d’émergence et d’activité

Le McGill Subarctic Research Laboratory : contexte d’émergence et d’activité Par Raphaël Pelletier, Université du Québec à Montréal Dans un entretien mené dans le cadre du 26e congrès international de l’Union géographique internationale (Sydney, 1988), Kenneth Hare soulignait l’importance de deux réalisations qu’il considérait de premier plan lors de son passage au département de géographie de … Continue reading Le McGill Subarctic Research Laboratory : contexte d’émergence et d’activité

Envirotech and Environmentalism: Dr. Ursula Franklin and the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (1971)

Envirotech and Environmentalism: Dr. Ursula Franklin and the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (1971) By Denisa Popa, University of Toronto On Sunday January 12th, 2020, I was amongst the many people in Ontario who received an emergency alert from the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. Although I was relieved to hear that the alert was sent in … Continue reading Envirotech and Environmentalism: Dr. Ursula Franklin and the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (1971)

CFP: Expertise and Uncertainty

Spontaneous Generations, a scholarly journal published by the graduate students of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, invites contributions to its 11th volume. Experts occupy an increasingly contested space in our society. Politicians challenge the expertise of public health officials amidst the COVID-19 pandemic; climate change deniers … Continue reading CFP: Expertise and Uncertainty