Grant Aided Projects

The SIS Grants Programme began in 2006 and the following awards have been made with subsequent publication in the Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society:

Sergei Masilkov (Russia)  
'Large Wooden Astrolabe from the State Hermitage Museum', Bulletin 133 (2017), pp. 2–12

Fabrizio Bigotti (UK)         
'Recreating the Pulsilogium of Santorio: Outlines for a Historically-Engaged Endeavour', Fabrizio Bigotti, David Taylor and Joanne Welsman, Bulletin 133 (2017), pp. 30–35

Günther Oestmnann (Germany)
'Manufacture and Testing of Marine Chronometers in Germany during the First World War and in the Interwar Period', Bulletin 133 (2017), pp. 36–38

Takis Lazos (Greece)
'Greek Secondary School Science Collections in Istanbul', Bulletin 134 (2017), pp. 16–23.

Nicole Welk-Joerger (USA)
The Armsby respiration calorimeter

Johan Gärdebo (Sweden)
The history of French-Swedish satellite remote sensing

Frederick Page (UK)
The Binks burette

Victor Perez (UK)
The archives of clockmaker Martin Alteman

Daniel Belteki (UK)
The galvanic wire system of the Airy Transit Circle at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Toby Athersuch (UK)
A private collection of vintage chromatographs (2016)

Viviane Quirke (UK)
'From Phamaceutical Innovation to Public Engagement: Stephen Carter and the "Micrarium in Buxton"', Bulletin 132 (2017), pp.18–21

Cesare Pastorino (Germany)
Early modern mathematical instruments based on values of specific gravities held at the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon in Dresden (2016)

Jenny Bulstrode (UK)
Magnetic dip (2015)

Patricia Dosio (Argentina)
Historic school science collections in Buenos Aires (2015)

David Singerman (Canada)
Sugar polariscopes (2015)

Sergei Masilkov (Russia)  
Astrolabes in the Hermitage

Fabrizio Bigotti (UK)         
Medical instruments of Santorio Santorio

Rachel Dunn (Durham, UK)
Collections associated with John Dalton

Emily Winterburn (UK)
‘The Chemical Museum’, Bulletin 124 (2015), pp. 39–41     

Antoine Gallay (UK)         
Chérubin d’Orléeans and binocular telescopes          

Günther Oestmnann (Germany)
English chronometers imported to Germany at the start of WWI

Monica Blanco (Spain)
'On Gardeners, Dukes and Mathematical Instruments’, Bulletin 125 (2015), pp. 22–27

Dawn Correia         
'The Scientific Nature of the Kaleidoscope', Bulletin 131, pp. 2–7

Heloise Finch-Boyer (UK)
Instruments of the Jesuit Observatory at Ambohidempona, Madagascar 1888–1967         

Matteo Realdi (Italy)          
'The Double-Image Micrometer of Giovanni Battista Amici', Bulletin 131, pp. 11–16

Jennifer Wallis (UK)        
'The use of the sphygmograph (an instrument creating a visual tracing of the pulse) in the asylum in 19th-century Britain', Bulletin 124 (2015), pp. 25–28

Panagiotis Lazos (Greece)
Greek secondary school science collections in Istanbul                                      

Jane Insley (London)
‘Crystal Clear! Crystal Models in the Natural Science Collections at the National Museums Scotland’, Bulletin 125 (2015), pp. 38–43

Roberto Affonso Pimental Junior (Brazil)
‘Zeeman en Einstein. Meeslepende metingen’, studium 9.1–2 (2016), pp. 96–110 [with Ad Maas]
‘The ruins of an experiment: Zeeman’s Fizeau-effect experiments within the Boerhaave collection’, Bulletin 115 (2012), pp. 41–44

Hautala, Svetlana (Finland)
‘A Fifteenth Century Instrument for Computing the Quantity of Verses in Latin Hexameters and Pentameters’, Bulletin 121 (2014), pp. 34–35        

Flora Paparou (Greece)
‘Following the traces of science education in Greek schools and institutions of the North Aegean region from the beginning of the nineteenth century up to the 1920s’, Bulletin 117 (2013), pp. 10–21

Darren Wagner (UK)
‘Arousing applications: syringes and anatomical preparations of genital organs in the long eighteenth century’, Bulletin 113 (2012), pp. 10–15

Claire Jones (UK)
Magic lanterns and slide in Leeds
Report presented to the SIS Committee

Boris Jardine (UK)
The scientific instrumentation of the astronomer Charles Piazzi Smyth (2010)
Talk: '"One vast headless society": Charles Piazzi Smyth and the material culture of anti-internationalism', Artefacts XVII, Edinburgh, 8 October 2012.

Jane Draycott (UK)
Medical Instruments in Roman Egypt (2010)
Published: ‘Medical and Surgical Instruments in Roman Egypt: Evidence from the Documentary Papyri’, Bulletin 107 (2010), pp. 18–20 and ‘Lenses in Roman Egypt’, Bulletin 117 (2013), pp.22–24

Ignacio Suay Matallana (Spain)
‘Secondary school science collections in Spain: Castelló and Alicante’, Bulletin 113 (2012), pp. 16–22

Terje Brundtland
‘The correspondence between Francis Hauksbee and Samuel Molyneux on the air pump’, Bulletin 116 (2013), pp. 14–16

Martin Willis (UK)
The telescopic practices of specific nineteenth-century astronomers (2010)

Dana Freiburger (USA)
The collections of Stonyhurst College (2009)
Published: ‘The History of Scientific Instruments at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, England’, Bulletin 106 (Sept 2010), pp. 20–30.

Samuel Gessner (Portugal)
The relationship between the Schissler globe in Sintra and Caspar Vopell’s 1532 design of a celestial globe (2009)
Published: ‘The Vopelius-Schissler Connection: Transmission of Knowledge for the Design of Celestial Globes in the 16th Century’, Bulletin 104 (March 2010), pp. 32–42.

Günther Oestmann (Germany)
German marine chronometer manufacture in the 18th century (2008)
Published: ‘On the compensating pendulums used by Heinrich Johann Kessels (1781-1849)’, Bulletin 122 (2014), pp. 28–32

Ron Thompson (Canada)
Critical edition of pseudo-Masha'allah on the astrolabe (2008)

Stanley Greenberg (USA)
Photography of particle detectors (2007)

Shae Trewin (USA)
Derek Price and the origins of the Yale instrument collection (2006)
Published: ‘The Curatorial Legacy of Derek de Solla Price’, Bulletin 99 (Dec 2008), pp. 11–16.

Alexi Baker (UK)
Archival research on 18th-century London instrument makers (2006)
Talk: ‘The instrument trade in London, 1700-1750’, SIS AGM, Oxford, 22 July 2006.
Published: ‘Reading Between the Lines: The Instrument Trade in the Newspapers of Early 18th Century London’, Bulletin 102 (Sept 2009), pp. 12–18.