CSTHA Best Thesis Prize / Prix de la meilleure thèse de l’AHSTC

CSTHA Best Thesis Prize / Prix de la meilleure thèse de l’AHSTC Proposal: The CSTHA Best Thesis Prize recognizes a doctoral thesis that makes an original contribution to the history of science, technology, or medicine in Canada. The prize is awarded every two years and carries an award of $1000. Deadline: The application deadline for … Continue reading CSTHA Best Thesis Prize / Prix de la meilleure thèse de l’AHSTC

CFP: Special issue of Scientia Canadensis on the Material Culture of Science and Technology in Canada

Call for Papers Special issue of Scientia Canadensis on the Material Culture of Science and Technology in Canada Recent years have seen an emerging interest in using  artifacts as primary sources in historical work. Small collections, emerging from a variety of institutions, preserved locally or acquired by national museums, provide essential evidence of Canada’s technological … Continue reading CFP: Special issue of Scientia Canadensis on the Material Culture of Science and Technology in Canada

Climate History Lecture Series, Winter 2023

Please join us for a series of lectures on the history of climate and weather held in Ottawa at Carleton’s Dominion-Chalmers Centre and online on Zoom on Monday evenings in early 2023. Full lecture details and dates listed below:   Climate Histories   Climate in the Age of Empire: Three Centuries of Canadian Climate Observations … Continue reading Climate History Lecture Series, Winter 2023

How to Light the Menorah (in this Universe)

How to Light the Menorah (in this Universe), in 5783/2022 Another Calendrics Blog Post & A 2022 Anniversaries Bolg Post First Posted Friday, December 23, 2022 / Yom shishi, 29 Kislev, 5783. David Orenstein, Emeritus, Danforth CTI, Toronto, Ontario, Canada david.orenstein@alumni.utoronto.ca You might remember that, on December 16, I blogged here that: “This Sunday, December … Continue reading How to Light the Menorah (in this Universe)

Counting All the Chanukah Candles in 5783/2022

Counting All the Chanukah Candles in 5783/2022 Another Calendrics Blog Post First Posted Friday, December 16, 2022 / Yom shishi, 22 Kislev, 5783. David Orenstein, Emeritus, Danforth CTI, Toronto, Ontario, Canada david.orenstein@alumni.utoronto.ca This Sunday, December 18, 2022, at sunset, will be the start of Yom sheni, 25 Kislev, 5783: the first of eight nights of … Continue reading Counting All the Chanukah Candles in 5783/2022

Re-Reading Torah, Re-Reading Science Texts

Re-Reading Torah, Re-Reading Science Texts, in 5783/2022 (&2023) Another Calendrics Blog Post First Posted Friday, November 25, 2022 / Rosh Chodesh, Yom shishi, Kislev, 5783. By David Orenstein, Emeritus, Danforth CTI, Toronto, Ontario, Canada david.orenstein@alumni.utoronto.ca It’s Rosh Chodesh once more. Only this month it’s Kislev, the month of Chanukah, which begins on Yom sheni, 25 … Continue reading Re-Reading Torah, Re-Reading Science Texts

Catching up with Prince Peter Kropotkin, from 125 Years Ago

Catching up with Prince Peter Kropotkin, from 125 Years Ago   2022 Anniversaries in the History of Canadian Science and Technology. First posted Friday, November 4, 2022 / Yom shishi, 10 Cheshvan, 5783. By David Orenstein, Emeritus, Danforth CTI, Toronto david.orenstein@alumni.utoronto.ca In 1897, 125 years ago, Prince Peter Kropotkin was in Canada for the 1897 … Continue reading Catching up with Prince Peter Kropotkin, from 125 Years Ago

It’s Simchat Torah, 5783: Another Calendrics Blog Post

It’s Simchat Torah, 5783!!! Another Calendrics Blog Post Wednesday, October 26, 2022 / Rosh Chodesh, Yom revi’i, 1 Cheshvan, 5783. By David Orenstein, Emeritus, Danforth CTI, Toronto, Ontario, Canada david.orenstein@alumni.utoronto.ca On a recent Sunday evening (October 16, 2022 / Yom sheni, 22 Tishrei, 5783), I went to synagogue in-person (but masked) to join our observance … Continue reading It’s Simchat Torah, 5783: Another Calendrics Blog Post

Ross Fair on the Agricultural Association of Upper Canada

Ross Fair Speaks on Agricultural Association of Upper Canada Riverdale Historical Society, Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 6:30 pm. Announcements in the History of Canadian Science and Technology. First posted Friday, October 21, 2022 / Yom shishi, 26 Tishrei, 5783. by David Orenstein, Emeritus, Danforth CTI, Toronto david.orenstein@alumni.utoronto.ca You might remember my post about Robert … Continue reading Ross Fair on the Agricultural Association of Upper Canada