HSS April Newsletter

The April Newsletter is now online. This month, learn about “Demystifying the NSF Process” with Anita Guerrini and see the myriad ways we were involved at this year’s AAAS conference.

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HSS and the March for Science

The HSS has signed the AHA letter regarding the March for Science and has issued this message:

The study of the history of science demonstrates that science is a human enterprise, deriving strength both from the diverse cultures of scientific practice and the
faithful application of shared methods of evidence-based inquiry. In the past, science has undeniably advanced collective knowledge. When it is responsive to public concerns, it serves the common good. On these grounds, the History of Science Society heartily endorses the Core Principles of the March, which affirm a commitment to the highest ideals of science in service of global society.

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Latest Issue of Isis

The latest issue of Isis is now available online. In this issue, “Medicinal Formulas and Experiential Knowledge in the Seventeenth-Century Epistemic Exchange between China and Europe,” by Marta Hanson and Gianna Pomata; “Mechanics in the Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes,” by Christoph Lehner and Helge Wendt; “Rubbing Elbows and Blowing Smoke: Gender, Class, and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Patent Office,” by Kara W. Swanson; Continue reading

2017 Osiris Call for Proposals

The Editorial Board of Osiris solicits proposals for Volume 36 which will appear in 2021. Osiris is an international research journal devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences and is a publication of the History of Science Society and the University of Chicago Press. Proposals will be reviewed by the Osiris Editorial Board at the annual meeting of the History of Science Society in November 2017. The announcement of the next volume of Osiris will be made in January 2018. Continue reading

NSF Funded Travel Grants for 2017 International Congress of History of Science and Technology in Rio

Please Note: While we are optimistic that we will receive the funding grant from the National Science Foundation, we have not currently received confirmation. Acceptance of applications for funding is not a guarantee that funds will be available.

Travel Grants are for transportation to and from the conference hotel, including shuttle services, and meeting registration; they do not cover other expenses, including taxis during the meeting, lodging, or food. Travel Grants are reimbursed after the conference. Reimbursement Forms will be emailed to grant awardees immediately following the congress. Continue reading

Latest Issue of Osiris

The latest issue of Osiris is now available to view online. This issue is titled History of Science and the Emotions and was edited by Otniel E. Dror, Bettina Hitzer, Anja Laukötter, Pilar León-Sanz.

The series editors for Osiris are W. Patrick McCray and Suman Seth.

JSTOR for History of Science Society Members

In its strategic plan, HSS identified professional development as one of its six goals. Specifically, the Society is focusing on supporting the “professional development of emerging history of science scholars in and outside the academy.” One of the ways in which the HSS can help our members advance their research and teaching is to facilitate access to the literature, and we are pleased to work with JSTOR to offer a 50% savings on a one year JPASS subscription for members. JPASS, available as monthly or yearly plans, allows you to read whatever journal article you like and enjoy up to 120 PDF downloads a year from the JSTOR archive, an archive with over 7 million articles from 2 thousand journals (including Isis and Osiris), representing some 50 academic disciplines. Continue reading

The 2017 ISHPSSB Meeting in São Paulo

The 2017 meeting of International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) will be held at the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo; those attending this meeting will also be able to participate in the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (ICHST).

For more information about the ISHPSSB meeting in general, please click here.