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The 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.
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