Latest Issue of Isis

The latest issue of Isis is now available online. In this issue, “Medicinal Formulas and Experiential Knowledge in the Seventeenth-Century Epistemic Exchange between China and Europe,” by Marta Hanson and Gianna Pomata; “Mechanics in the Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes,” by Christoph Lehner and Helge Wendt; “Rubbing Elbows and Blowing Smoke: Gender, Class, and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Patent Office,” by Kara W. Swanson; Continue reading

2017 Osiris Call for Proposals

The Editorial Board of Osiris solicits proposals for Volume 36 which will appear in 2021. Osiris is an international research journal devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences and is a publication of the History of Science Society and the University of Chicago Press. Proposals will be reviewed by the Osiris Editorial Board at the annual meeting of the History of Science Society in November 2017. The announcement of the next volume of Osiris will be made in January 2018. Continue reading

NSF Funded Travel Grants for 2017 International Congress of History of Science and Technology in Rio

Please Note: While we are optimistic that we will receive the funding grant from the National Science Foundation, we have not currently received confirmation. Acceptance of applications for funding is not a guarantee that funds will be available.

Travel Grants are for transportation to and from the conference hotel, including shuttle services, and meeting registration; they do not cover other expenses, including taxis during the meeting, lodging, or food. Travel Grants are reimbursed after the conference. Reimbursement Forms will be emailed to grant awardees immediately following the congress. Continue reading

Call for Papers, 2017 Annual Meeting!

The call for papers for the 2017 HSS Meeting can be viewed here.

Before submitting, please be sure to review the guidelines for proposal evaluations.

We are using a new system this year for proposal submission and management. Please go to this page to read the instructions for submitting your proposals. Links to the proposal site can be found there.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EDT on April 3, 2017.

Please email any questions to

HSS January Newsletter

Our January Newsletter is now online . In this issue, Pamela Mack addresses the challenges of “Teaching STS in a Changing World,” Regina McGee suggests that the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is “leading the way towards gender parity at its meetings,” and Robert J. Richards pays tribute to the late Alison Winter. Also included are a recap of the 2016 meeting in Atlanta and the list of the 2016 HSS Prize winners, along with member news and other news from HSS and the profession.

A PDF of the newsletter is available here.

Latest Issue of Osiris

The latest issue of Osiris is now available to view online. This issue is titled History of Science and the Emotions and was edited by Otniel E. Dror, Bettina Hitzer, Anja Laukötter, Pilar León-Sanz.

The series editors for Osiris are W. Patrick McCray and Suman Seth.

JSTOR for History of Science Society Members

In its strategic plan, HSS identified professional development as one of its six goals. Specifically, the Society is focusing on supporting the “professional development of emerging history of science scholars in and outside the academy.” One of the ways in which the HSS can help our members advance their research and teaching is to facilitate access to the literature, and we are pleased to work with JSTOR to offer a 50% savings on a one year JPASS subscription for members. JPASS, available as monthly or yearly plans, allows you to read whatever journal article you like and enjoy up to 120 PDF downloads a year from the JSTOR archive, an archive with over 7 million articles from 2 thousand journals (including Isis and Osiris), representing some 50 academic disciplines. Continue reading

The 2017 ISHPSSB Meeting in São Paulo

The 2017 meeting of International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) will be held at the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo; those attending this meeting will also be able to participate in the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (ICHST).

For more information about the ISHPSSB meeting in general, please click here.