Sarton Medal

The Sarton Medal, the most prestigious award of the History of Science Society, honors George Sarton, the founder of Isis and one of the founders of the modern phase in the history of science. It has been awarded annually since 1955 to an outstanding historian of science, selected from the international scholarly community. The medal honors a scholar for lifetime scholarly achievement. The medal was designed by Bern Dibner and is donated each year by the Dibner Fund. Nominations are valid for 3 years. Check the nomination form below for the deadline.

Submit a Nomination for the Sarton Medal

The Sarton Medalists of the History of Science Society are:

2018

Sally Gregory Kohlstedt

2017

Garland E. Allen

2016

Katharine Park

2015

Robert Fox

2014

Steven Shapin

2013

Simon Schaffer

2012

Lorraine Daston

2011

Robert J. Richards

2010

Michael McVaugh

2009

John E. Murdoch

2008

Ronald L. Numbers

2007

Martin Rudwick

2006

Mary Jo Nye

2005

A.I. Sabra

2004

Robert E. Kohler

2003

Nancy Siraisi

2002

John C. Greene

2001

Daniel J. Kevles

2000

Frederick L. Holmes

1999

David C. Lindberg

1998

Thomas L. Hankins

1997

Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs

1996

Loren Graham

1995

Charles Rosenberg

1994

Allen G. Debus

1993

John L. Heilbron

1992

Edward Grant

1991

Mirko D. Grmek

1990

A. Hunter Dupree

1989

Gerald Holton

1988

Stillman Drake

1987

G.E.R. Lloyd

1986

Ernst Mayr

1985

Co-winners: Paolo Rossi
and Richard S. Westfall

1984

Charles Coulston Gillispie

1983

Georges Canguilhem

1982

Thomas S. Kuhn

1981

A. Rupert Hall
and Marie Boas Hall

1980

Marshall Clagett

1979

Maria Luisa Righini-Bonelli

1978

A.P. Youschkevitch

1977

Derek T. Whiteside

1976

Bern Dibner

1975

René Taton

1974

I. Bernard Cohen

1973

Henry Guerlac

1972

Kiyosi Yabuuti

1971

Willy Hartner

1970

Walter Pagel

1969

Kurt Vogel

1968

Joseph Needham

1967

Not awarded

1966

Anneliese Maier

1965

J. R. Partington

1964

Not awarded

1963

Vassili Zoubov

1962

E. J. Dijksterhuis

1961

Alex
andre Koyré

1960

Owsei Temkin

1959

Richard Shryock

1958

John F. Fulton

1957

Lynn Thorndike

1956

Charles
and Dorothea Waley Singer

1955

George Sarton