Sverker Sörlin | 2017 Distinguished Lecture


Sverker Sörlin delivers the History of Science Society’s 2017 Distinguished Lecture, “Greening the Great White: Encounters of Knowledge and Environment – and the Northern Turn in the History of Science.”


2017 Prize Winners

Read more about our prize winners…

Toronto 2017

Thank you to all those who traveled to Toronto to participate in our annual meeting! You’ll see plenty of photos and press releases from the events in the coming days and weeks. The #hss17 hashtag on Twitter is a great place to find out what went on.

New issue of Osiris now online

Click here to view Osiris Volume 32, Number 1, titled “Data Histories.” In this issue you’ll find fourteen articles on the use of data in everything from biology to linguistics.

Osiris is our annual thematic journal highlighting recent research on significant themes in the history of science and is currently edited by W. Patrick McCray (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Suman Seth (Cornell University).

HSS October Newsletter

The October Newsletter is now online. This month, see our guide to good eats in Toronto for our upcoming 2017 Meeting, hear one account of the arduous search for an academic position, and read the In Memoriam section to learn the extraordinary lives of members who have recently passed.

Click here to download the PDF.

Latest Volume of Isis Now Online

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.

AHA Releases Statement on Confederate Monuments

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.

Click here to read the statement >

Why come to the annual HSS conference?

Thinking of submitting a proposal for the 2017 HSS annual conference? Click below to see just why you should join us in Toronto this 9-12 November!