Category Archives: History of Science

Bruce Ritchie on James Clerk Maxwell

Video of the Inverness book launch event for Bruce Ritchie, James Clerk Maxwell: Faith, Church and Physics (Edinburgh: Handsel Press, 2024); #2024-br-1. My video recommendation (above). For those who want more, below is a longer video review (21 mins). But … Continue reading

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Marilyn B. Ogilvie Celebration

Above: Marilyn B. Ogilvie, portrait by Mike Wimmer in the Marilyn B. Ogilvie Room, Bizzell Memorial Library, 5th floor, University of Oklahoma History of Science Collections. Marilyn B. Ogilvie, a specialist on women in science, served as the second curator … Continue reading

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Scripture and Science exhibit

This week I had the joy and delight of visiting the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington, D.C. My purpose was related to the Scripture and Science exhibit, which opened in January 2023 and will close at the end … Continue reading

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Seismic Reflection open house

It was a delight to host participants in the Seismic Reflection conference in OKC for an open house at the History of Science Collections on April 12, 2023. Here are some of the books, labels, and photos from that event: … Continue reading

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Firbush November 2022

I’m so pleased that we’ll be able to participate in the upcoming Firbush retreat November 9-11. Thanks to Bob Walker, I’ve been invited to present about the new T. F. Torrance Science and Religion Collection (description here). My presentation will … Continue reading

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IEEE VIS 2022

Thinking Visually IEEE VIS, the premier international conference on visualization and visual analytics, is bringing 1100 people to Oklahoma City this week either in-person or virtually. OU Professor David Ebert is one of the organizers of the conference. David is … Continue reading

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OU History of Geology Collecting Initiative

“Preserving Papers of People, Places, and Things: The OU History of Geology Collecting Initiative,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver on Oct 9, 2022. OU History of Geology Collecting Initiative. Links from … Continue reading

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Reading with imagination

Whether you're reading to learn, enjoying your favorite book, or exploring the various collections on campus, @OU_Libraries has something for everyone. Today on #NationalBookLoversDay, hear from Dr. Kerry Magruder on the impact these stories can have on our daily lives. … Continue reading

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Mary Anning

Dedication of a Mary Anning sculpture in Lyme Regis last month: PS: Here is the provisional content for a Mary Anning exhibit in the OU History of Science Collections this fall, to be installed in late July and August: PDF … Continue reading

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Alcon2022

This summer Candace and I are going to Alcon2022 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We’ll be presenting an update on The Sky Tonight project (skytonight.org; see overview). The program and speaker line-up look exciting. It even includes an all-day trip to … Continue reading

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