Fields and Friends as Architecture   

Fields and Friends as Architecture Another 1921-2021 Centennial in the History of Canadian Science and Technology. First posted Friday, December 17, 2021 / Yom shishi, 13 Tevet, 5782. By David Orenstein As we’re nearing the exact centennial of the 1921 Toronto AAAS Meeting (held from Tuesday, December 27, to Saturday, December 31, 1921), I already … Continue reading Fields and Friends as Architecture   

Q&A with Dr. Dominique Marshall

Q&A with Dr. Dominique Marshall on Gendered Design in STEAM This article has been cross-posted from Gendered Design in STEAM Bulletin, Issue Five | November, 2021 (pp. 21–23) In this issue, we talk to Dr. Dominique Marshall, Professor in the Department of History at Carleton University and Co-PI for the GDS Program. 1. You’re one … Continue reading Q&A with Dr. Dominique Marshall

“Happy 131st Birthday, Jennie!”

"Happy 131st Birthday, Jennie!” Another 1921-2021 Centennial in the History of Canadian Science and Technology First posted Friday, December 10, 2021 / Yom shishi, 6 Tevet, 5782. By David Orenstein             Since my last post regarding the 1921 Toronto AAAS, I found out more about the only Canadian woman delegate to Section A Mathematics and … Continue reading “Happy 131st Birthday, Jennie!”

CSTHA XXII Biennial Conference Award Winners

The CSTHA recently held its XXII Biennial Conference during a virtual event on 5-6 November.  The event was a resounding success, and the CSTHA wishes to extend its sincere thanks and gratitude to keynote speaker Professor Scott Knowles as well as all the conference organizers, panel chairs, speakers and participants. This year, as part of … Continue reading CSTHA XXII Biennial Conference Award Winners

Ottawa’s Power: An Energy History of the National Capital Region

An Interactive Virtual Talk to Explore the True Nature of Ottawa’s Power Hosted by Bytown Museum - December 8, 2021 (7:00 - 8:00 pm ET) Please click here for more details and to register for this virtual event. In this interactive virtual talk, we will explore the energy history of Ottawa and the National Capital … Continue reading Ottawa’s Power: An Energy History of the National Capital Region

Gerhard Herzberg’s Pursuit of Scientific Study & Progress

Humanity, Humility and Humour: Dr. Gerhard Herzberg’s Pursuit of Scientific Study & Progress By: Denisa Popa This article was originally published on the Defining Moments Canada website. Introduction On January 17th, 1985, Dr. Gerhard Herzberg attended a dinner in his honour after receiving the Great Cross of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of … Continue reading Gerhard Herzberg’s Pursuit of Scientific Study & Progress

CSTHA XXII Biennial Conference 5-6 November/Novembre 2021

  We are pleased to announce that the program for the 2021 CSTHA conference, to be held virtually on 5-6 November/Novembre 2021, is now available. The conference theme is Science, Technology, and History in Times of Crisis / Science, technologie, et histoire en temps de crise, and we look forward to a virtual event that … Continue reading CSTHA XXII Biennial Conference 5-6 November/Novembre 2021

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