Click here to view Osiris Volume 32, Number 1, titled “Data Histories.” In this issue you’ll find fourteen articles on the use of data in everything from biology to linguistics.
Osiris is our annual thematic journal highlighting recent research on significant themes in the history of science and is currently edited by W. Patrick McCray (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Suman Seth (Cornell University).
The October Newsletter is now online. This month, see our guide to good eats in Toronto for our upcoming 2017 Meeting, hear one account of the arduous search for an academic position, and read the In Memoriam section to learn the extraordinary lives of members who have recently passed.
In this issue: “‘Making Trials’ in Sixteenth- and Early Seventeenth-Century European Academic Medicine,” with Evan R. Ragland; “Darwin’s Delay”: A Reassessment of the Evidence,” by Roderick D. Buchanan and James Bradley; “From Modernizing the Chinese Language to Information Science: Chao Yuen Ren’s Route to Cybernetics,” by Chen-Pang Yeang; and “A ‘Precious Minority’: Constructing the ‘Gifted’ and ‘Academically Talented’ Student in the Era of Brown v. Board of Education and the National Defense Education Act,” from Jim Wynter Porter.
Also, an open-access Focus Section on linguistic hegemony and the history of science with Michael D. Gordin, Ahmed Ragab, Dagmar Schäfer, Sietske Fransen, Mary Terrall, and Elena Aronova and more. Click here to go to the journal site.
The American Historical Association has released a statement, approved by AHA Council August 28, 2017, about the role of history and historians in public conversations about the place of Confederate monuments in public spaces, as well as related conversations about the role of Confederate, neo-Nazi, and white supremacist imagery in American political culture.
The Elizabeth Paris Endowment for Socially Engaged History and Philosophy of Science honors the life and interests of Elizabeth Paris (1968-2009), a historian and philosopher of science and HSS member. The Endowment aims to provide for a regular public event that will bring to a wider audience an understanding of the value of the history and philosophy of science. The first event was a Baskes Lecture in History, presented by Peter Galison at the Chicago Humanities festival titled “From Einstein’s Clocks to the Refusal of Time.”
For more information on Elizabeth, the Endowment, and how to give, please click this link.