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.