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.
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).
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.
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
Sally Gregory Kohlstedt
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.