We’re also assembling a Twitterdex of all the historians of science who will be live tweeting the annual meeting or who just generally spread the good news of the history of science.
The History of Science Society’s 2018 Prize Winners
Congratulations to these preeminent scholars in the field! See more info and prize citations.
Ohad Reiss Sorokin
Nathan Reingold Prize
Philip J. Pauly Prize
Owen James Hyman
Ronald Rainger Prize
Suzanne J. Levinson Prize
“A Drifting Concept for an Unruly Menace: A History of Psychopathy in Germany.” Isis 106, no. 2 (March 2015): 283-309.
Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize
The Embryo Project, Steve Elliot and Erica Leigh O’Neill
Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize
“Rubbing Elbows and Blowing Smoke: Gender, Class, and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Patent Office,” Isis 108, no. 1 (March 2017): 40-61.
Margaret W. Rossiter Prize
Watson Davis & Helen Miles Davis Prize
Sally Gregory Kohlstedt
The July Newsletter is now available. In Vol. 47, our new editors, Alix Hui and Matt Lavine, introduce themselves and their vision for our journal, Isis; the HSS Executive Director, Jay Malone, provides an update on our 2018 annual meeting in Seattle, WA; members share their news, and more.
The Society is pleased to announce that the next Editor of HSS will be, in fact, two editors: Alexandra (Alix) Hui and Matthew (Matt) Lavine, both of Mississippi State University. Alix and Matt will immediately begin a one-year transition and will formally assume the Editorship on 1 July 2019. Their term will run through 30 June 2024. A powerful part of Alix and Matt’s proposal is the role outlined for Carin Berkowitz of the Science History Institute (formerly Chemical Heritage Foundation). Carin (pronounced KAH-rin), one of our more steadfast volunteers, will serve as the Book Review Editor and will be able to draw on the deep resources of the greater Philadelphia area.
Their appointment follows an 18-month search, in which HSS’s Committee on Publications sought and encouraged nominations, vetted these proposals, engaged in multiple site visits, debated the merits of the bids, and made a recommendation to the HSS Executive Committee. The Executive Committee enthusiastically endorsed CoP’s nomination and HSS’s Council gave final approval.
This will be the first formal co-editorship for the HSS (although one could argue that Sarton and IB Cohen effectively functioned as co-editors), and the July Newsletter will feature an article by Alix and Matt, outlining their vision for HSS’s publications. We hope that you will read it with care and respond to their request for suggestions as they work through the transition period.