2018 Prize Winners

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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

Announcement of the 2018 HSS Business Meeting

All HSS members are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

See the event on the 2018 meeting program.

Materials for the HSS Business Meeting:


President’s Welcome – Bernard Lightman

Approval of Minutes

Action Items

  1. Restore Voting Right’s to the Editor
  2. Vote for Secretary – (Nominee Information Below)
  3. Vote for Treasurer – (Nominee Information Below)

Executive Director’s Report – Jay Malone

Editor’s Report – H. Floris Cohen

Treasurer’s Report – Gwen Kay

Committee Reports Synopsis – Jay Malone

Nominee for Secretary

The Secretary attends all meetings of the Council, and is responsible for keeping minutes of the proceedings of all such meetings, as well as signing and executing all corporate documents and instruments as required. The Secretary may also perform further duties as delegated by the Council.

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Luis Campos

Associate Professor
History Department
University of New Mexico

Related Positions

  • Baruch S. Blumberg NASA Chair of Astrobiology, Library of Congress, 2017

HSS and Related Professional Activities

  • HSS Secretary, 2017-present
  • HSS Nominating Committee, 2014-2015
  • HSS Forum for the History of Science in America (FHSA), steering committee, 2012-2014
  • Editorial Board, Journal of the History of Biology, 2015-present
  • I have attended every HSS meeting since 2000 apart from one.

Selected Publications

  • Radium and the Secret of Life. University of Chicago Press, 2015.

  • “Dialectics Denied: Muller, Lysenkoism, and the Fate of Chromosomal Mutation,” in The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon: Genetics and Agriculture in the Soviet Union and Beyond, edited by William de Jong-Lambert and Nikolai Krementsov. Palgrave-MacMillan, 2017.
  • With Alexander Schwerin. “Transatlantic Mutants: Epistemics, Evolution, and the Engineering of Variation 1903-1930.” In Heredity Explored: Between Public Domain and Experimental Science, 1850-1930, edited by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger and Staffan Mueller-Wille. MIT Press, 2016.
  • “Outsiders and In-Laws: Drew Endy and the Case of Synthetic Biology.” In Outsider Scientists: Routes to Innovation in Biology, edited by Oren Harman and Michael Dietrich, 331-48. University of Chicago Press, 2013.
  • “Un Siècle de Biologie de Synthèse.” Revue Médecine/Sciences Juin 2013 (Numéro Spécial GENOPOLE, hors série no. 2): 16-21, débat 22-24.
  • “The BioBrick™ Road.” Biosocieties 7, no. 2 (June 2012): 115-39.
  • With Alexander Schwerin, eds. Making Mutations: Objects, Practices, Contexts. Berlin: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science 2010, volume 393.
  • “The Birth of Living Radium.” Representations 97 (2006): 1-29.

Nominee for Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining the financial records belonging to the HSS, as well as providing reports and documentation of the financial condition of the HSS as required. Additionally, the Treasurer handles corporate documents, and is responsible for arranging for the performance of an audit and for the preparation of audited financial statements by a certified public accountant on behalf of the HSS when directed.

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Gwen Kay

Professor, History Department
President, SUNY University Faculty Senate

HSS and Related Professional Activities

  • Treasurer, HSS 2017-2019
  • Committee on Membership
  • Chair, Committee on Finance
  • Rossiter Prize Committee
  • Secretary/Treasurer Forum for the History of Science in America

Selected Publications

  • Dying to Be Beautiful: The Fight for Safe Cosmetics. Ohio State University Press, 2005.

  • Remaking Home Economics: Resourcefulness and Innovation in Changing Times. University of Georgia Press, 2015.
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.

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HSS 2019 | Important Dates

HSS 2019 | Important DatesWe have a New Year’s resolution for you: Submit an abstract for our 2019 annual meeting in Utrecht, the Netherlands (23–27 July). Abstracts will be due on 2 January 2019 (23:59 EST). Our Call for Papers is forthcoming. We’ll announce it on the usual channels once it’s ready.

Call for Chairs | HSS 2018

Call for Chairs

Be a Part of HSS Meeting History!

The History of Science Society is still seeking moderators for its 2018 meeting in Seattle. This linked spreadsheet lists all available sessions. If you find something that piques your interest, contact us and we’ll put you on the program.

Please note that graduate students are not eligible to chair/moderate at this time.

July Newsletter 2018

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.

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Front Page of July 2018 Newsletter

Isis Books Received | Apr-June 2018

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

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