Monthly Archives: June 2010

Bibliography for the History of Science, Part 1: Basic use

To find information related to the history of science in a wide variety of academic journals and monographs, consult the Isis Bibliography for the History of Science. This remarkable project is sponsored by the international History of Science Society and … Continue reading

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Earliest published microscopic study

Galileo’s Sidereus nuncius (Venice, 1610) created an international sensation as the first published record of observations made with a telescope. Yet many people do not realize that Galileo was also involved with the first published record of observations made with … Continue reading

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The Night Sky at Alamut

Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day features a photo of the night sky at Alamut, in the Alborz Mountains of Iran, northeast of Tehran. Alamut Castle was for a while the home of the Persian mathematician and astronomer Nasir al-Din … Continue reading

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Collections in the news

OU’s Bizzell Memorial Library Named as One of the Most Beautiful College Campus Libraries

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Congratulations to Dr. Kate Sheppard!

Kate defended her doctoral dissertation in the Department of the History of Science on April 19, 2010. Her dissertation is entitled: The Lady and the Looking Glass: Margaret Murray’s Life in Archaeology. History of Science Department Associate Professor Katherine Pandora … Continue reading

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Saulnier (1822) on the Temple of Dendera

Recent acquisition: Sébastien Saulnier, Notice sur le voyage de M. Lelorrain, en Égypte; et Observations sur le zodiac circulaire de Denderah (Paris, chez lʼauteur, 1822). This is a story at the intersection of intrigue, thievery, French nationalism, Egyptian archaeology, politics, … Continue reading

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Digitized Books

See also: About the Online Galleries Over 130 books are digitized entirely (or nearly so) on the Online Galleries website of the History of Science Collections of the University of Oklahoma Libraries. The Galleries provide over 60,000 high-resolution color images … Continue reading

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