Institution The British Society for the History of Science (1947 - )

Great Britain
British Society for the History of Science
Congresses, conferences, and meetings
Great Britain
Historians of science and modern
History of science as a profession
Periodicals; serials
Science education and teaching
Societies; institutions; academies
Teaching history of science
Universities and colleges
Alternative Names
  • 10279 (WHSO Record Number)


"Founded in 1947, the BSHS is Britain's largest learned society devoted to the history of science, technology and medicine. Current members include lecturers, writers, students, teachers, museum curators and private individuals. Our aim is to bring together people with interests in all aspects of the field, and to publicise relevant ideas within the wider research and teaching communities and the media."

(Description taken from site.)

Even without being a paying member, researchers can access information about grants and prizes, progress made by the Outreach and Education committee, a database of theses published in Ireland and the UK up until April 2007, and links to relevant blogs, historical resources, institutions and societies, museums and libraries, journals, and online projects. This is in addition to information about membership, society publications and news, and conference information.

WHSO Record Created By: Amy Rodgers