Discovering the Canadian International Scientific Congresses

Series: Personal Encounters With Primary Resources for Canadian Sci/Tech History  Sub-Series 4: The International Canadian Scientific Congresses Project First Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020 / Yom Shishi, 5 Cheshvan , 5781 By: David Orenstein Discovering the Canadian International Scientific Congresses I’ll be debating Michael Barany today, Friday, October 23, at 2:00 pm, EDT = … Continue reading Discovering the Canadian International Scientific Congresses

Concatenation: A Promotional Blog Post

Series: Personal Encounters With Primary Resources for Canadian Sci/Tech History  Sub-Series 4: The International Canadian Scientific Congresses Project First Posted on Friday, October 16, 2020 / Yom Shishi, 28 Tishrei, 5780 By: David Orenstein Concatenation: A Promotional Blog Post I’ll be debating Michael Barany, from the University of Edinburgh, on Friday, October 23, at 2:00 … Continue reading Concatenation: A Promotional Blog Post

Receiving Darwin in 19th century Nova Scotia

Receiving Darwin in 19th century Nova Scotia By Andrew Reynolds, Christie MacNeil and Mitchell Jabalee The publication in 1859 of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection created a storm of controversy touching on issues of religion and philosophy regarding the origins of human beings, our relationship to other species, and … Continue reading Receiving Darwin in 19th century Nova Scotia

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)  

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