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 Editorial Board of Osiris solicits proposals for Volume 36 which will appear in 2021. Volumes of the journal are designed to explore how, where, and why science draws upon and contributes to society, culture, and politics. The journal’s editors and board members strongly encourage proposals that engage with and examine broad themes while aiming for diversity across time and space.
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.
The History of Science Society has finalized arrangements for the dates and sites for the annual meetings through 2018. Future HSS meetings are scheduled for:
9-12 November 2017 – Toronto, Ontario
1-4 November 2018 – Seattle, Washington
early August 2019 – Utrecht, The Netherlands (dates TBD)