Call for Applications
HSS/NASA Fellowship in Aerospace History

We are now accepting applications for our HSS/NASA Fellowship in Aerospace History.

This fellowship grants the opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering, and management.

📅 Deadline: 1 April 2019

See our HSS/NASA Fellowship page for details, past winners, and instructions on how to apply.

HSS Newsletter – January 2019

Newsletter 2019 - Cover ImageThe 48th volume of the HSS Newsletter is now online.  The 2019 January issue promises to be a good read. Projit Mukharji outlines what he plans to do as the new book review editor for Isis when he steps into that role on 1 July. Jim Endersby, whose book Orchid won the Society’s Davis Prize for best book for a general audience, describes the gestation of the book as he figured out how to live with cancer. Massimo Mazzotti provides an inspiring account of the Genoa Science Festival this past November, a city that was still reeling from the horrific collapse of a major bridge in the city center. Maria Rentetzi provides an overview of nuclear science and diplomacy project and its first meeting being held in Sokendai, Japan. We also have 8 pages of Member News, a touching piece on the late Adolf Grünbaum, and news of the profession, including a new prize announcement by our newest interest group, the Forum for the History of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.

Download a PDF of the January 2019 Newsletter.


Flashtalks submission open until 4 Feb 2019

Grad students, we are accepting flashtalk submissions until 4 Feb 2019!

Flashtalks are a special session at our annual meeting (23-27 July 2019 in Utrecht, the Netherlands), facilitated by the presidents of three academic societies. Grad students present a five minute presentation and one side, with ample time for discussion and feedback. Participation in this session does not prevent you from presenting elsewhere on the program, and flashtalkers are eligible for travel grants.

Visit the meeting website for more information and to submit your abstract (250-word limit).

Noteworthy Books of 2018, 2017, 2016

Noteworthy Books

What was a noteworthy history of science book published in 2018? Or, because we all know we’re a bit behind on our reading list, published in 2017 or 2016? Complete the form to submit your pick!

Submit a Book

Submitting for HSS 2019?

HSS 2019 Twitterdex

Organized sessions enjoy a much higher acceptance rate. Find collaborators by using the discussion board on the meeting website or on Twitter by using the hashtags: #hss19 #collab

HSS 2019 Meeting Website


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.

Join the Twitterdex

Call for Papers // HSS 2019

HSS 2019 - Utrecht

Tues. 23 – Sat. 27 July 2019 in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Welcoming submissions on all topics in the history of science.

Deadline for Submission: 7 Jan. 2019

For more info:
See the CFP (PDF) and the 2019 meeting website.

2018 Prize Winners

Prize Booklet Cover

The History of Science Society’s 2018 Prize Winners

Congratulations to these preeminent scholars in the field! See more info and prize citations.

NASA Fellowship Winner Ockert

Ingrid Ockert
NASA Fellowship

Ohad Reiss Sorokin - HSS Prize Ceremony 2018

Ohad Reiss Sorokin
Nathan Reingold Prize

Ohad Reiss Sorokin - HSS Prize Ceremony 2018

Field Life

Jeremy Vetter
Philip J. Pauly Prize

Owen James Hyman
Ronald Rainger Prize

Levinson Winner Richards

Evelleen Richards
Suzanne J. Levinson Prize

Eghigian-Price Webster

“A Drifting Concept for an Unruly Menace: A History of Psychopathy in Germany.” Isis 106, no. 2 (March 2015): 283-309.

Greg Eghigian
Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize

The Embryo Project, Steve Elliot and Erica Leigh O’Neill
Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize

Kara Swanson - HSS Prize Ceremony 2018

“Rubbing Elbows and Blowing Smoke: Gender, Class, and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Patent Office,” Isis 108, no. 1 (March 2017): 40-61.

Kara Swanson
Margaret W. Rossiter Prize

Jim Endersby - HSS Prize Ceremony 2018

Jim Endersby
Watson Davis & Helen Miles Davis Prize

Anita Guerrini - HSS Prize Ceremony 2018

Anita Guerrini
Pfizer Award

Sally Gregory Kohlstedt
Sarton Medal

2018 October Newsletter

Our 2018 October Newsletter is live. Read it online or download the PDF.

Oct 2018 Newsletter

Isis Books Received | Jul-Sep 2018

For the latest titles in the history of science, see the entire Isis Books Received List.

Click on the book for more information.