2017 HSS Business Meeting

HSS Business Meeting Agenda
November 12, 2017, 7:45 AM
Toronto, Ontario

All HSS members are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

President’s Welcome – Janet Browne

Approval of MinutesHSS Business Meeting Minutes 2016

Executive Director’s Report – Jay Malone

Editor’s Report – H. Floris Cohen

Treasurer’s Report – Gwen Kay

Committee Reports – Synopsis by Jay Malone

Science of Science Communication III Livestreamed this November

Climate intervention…fracking…vaccines…human genome editing…artificial intelligence… with so many complex, important, and sometimes uncertain scientific issues facing our society, there has never been a more critical time to communicate effectively. The National Academy of Sciences’ Sackler Colloquium on the Science of Science Communication III is the premier gathering for researchers, practitioners, content experts, and philanthropists to come together to ensure that evidence-based science communication thrives.

With so many complex and sometimes uncertain scientific issues facing our society, there has never been a more critical time to communicate science effectively. Watch the National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication III live online November 16 – 17 to hear from researchers, practitioners, content experts, and philanthropists, all vested in ensuring that evidence-based science communication thrives. Register to watch the livestream – https://ssc3_webcast.eventbrite.com

November 16-17, 2017
Washington, DC. Register to watch the livestream.
www.nasonline.org/sacklerscicomm

 

Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine — History and Theory Group

The History and Theory Group of CHSTM will launch its new season on October 13 at 3:30pm EST. We will be discussing the first three chapters (front matter to p. 97) of James C. Scott, The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009). The group will plan to read the book in its entirety over three meetings.

If you are not already a member, please register at https://www.chstm.org/groups or contact info@chstm.org for questions and assistance.

Co-Convenors:

  • Robert Brain
  • Edward Jones-Imhotep
  • Dana Simmons

The October 2017 HPS&ST Note

The October HPS&ST Note is now available on the web at: http://www.hpsst.com/hpsst-note.html

This month’s contents include the following:

  • Royal Society, Notes and Records Gratis Papers
  • University College London, Downloadable Open-Access Book
  • Rounded Globe, Downloadable Open-Access Books
  • RISE Special Issue: Epistemic Insight – teaching and learning about the nature of science in real world and multidisciplinary arenas
  • Postdoctoral position, Centre for Science Studies, Aarhus University
  • Gratis MOOC Course: ‘Humphry Davy: Laughing gas, literature and the lamp
  • Opinion Page:
  • Recent HPS&ST Research Articles
  • Recent HPS&ST Related Books
  • Coming HPS&ST Related Conferences

This HPS&ST monthly Note is sent to about 7,500 individuals who directly or indirectly have an interest in the connections of history and philosophy of science with theoretical, curricular and pedagogical issues in science teaching, and/or interests in the promotion of more engaging and effective teaching of the history and philosophy of science.  The note is also sent to different HPS lists and to science education lists.  It is an information list, not a discussion list.

The note seeks to serve the diverse international community of HPS&ST scholars and teachers by disseminating information about events and publications that connect to HPS&ST concerns.

Contributions to the note (publications, thematic issues, conferences, Opinion Page, etc.) are welcome and should be sent direct to the editor:  Michael R. Matthews, UNSW, m.matthews@unsw.edu.au .

If you have friends, colleagues or students who would like to subscribe to the list, tell them to send a message to:  hpsst-list-subscribe@lists.unsw.edu.au   There is no need for subject header or any message; the email itself suffices for addition to the hpsst-list.

 

CFP for Mentorship and CV Review Programs

The registration for the Mentorship Program and CV Review at HSS Toronto is live! Follow this link (https://goo.gl/forms/UgkVCp6hU9AkvM653) to apply now, or read below for more information. Deadline to register is October 22.

Interested in meeting more senior scholars, other graduate students, or mentoring? Consider registering to be a mentor or mentee for the upcoming History of Science Society meeting in Toronto from November 9-11. To the best of our ability, mentors and mentees are paired based upon interests, career aspirations, and complementing career stages. Once paired, how you meet and what you do is up to you. Past mentors and mentees have grabbed coffees, cocktails and beers, or meals and spent ~an hour getting to know each other’s work and learning from one another. It’s a great way for mentors to do some service to the profession, and for mentees to get to know more senior scholars, learning the tips and tricks of the trade.

If you’re looking to devote a little less time, but still want to serve or participate, we are also looking for participants for our annual CV review. Interested reviewers can serve a half hour or more reviewing registered participants’ CVs. The CV review is a 15-minute, unofficial meeting between a more senior person and a graduate student who wants to have an extra pair of eyes on their CV. Participation in either the Mentorship Program, CV Review, or both is welcome!

To register, fill out this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/UgkVCp6hU9AkvM653. Direct questions and comments to Emmie Miller (mill6266@umn.edu). Please use subject headings like “HSS Mentorship/CV Review.”

Call for HSS GECC Officers

Are you a graduate student or early career scholar looking to become more involved in service to the profession? The Graduate and Early Career Caucus will be looking to take on new officers at the next HSS Meeting in Toronto. There are positions available as Mentorship Officers, Diversity Officers, and Communications Officers. If you are interested in GECC, or any of these roles specifically, please email our co-chair, Emmie Miller (mill6266@umn.edu), for more detailed information. See below for a rough sketch of each of the officers’ roles.

Mentorship: Collaborate on and oversee the Mentorship Program, the Women’s Mentorship Networking Event, and the CV Review Programs at the HSS Meeting

Communications: Collaborate on, provide content for and oversee the GECC blog, Twitter, and Facebook pages while at HSS annual meetings and throughout the year, including our summer blog series

Diversity: Collaborate on and devise programming to define diversity in the content of HSS, encourage diversity, and improve the quality of underserved attendees’ HSS experiences

Call for thematic issue – HoST – Journal of History of Science and Technology

The editors of HoST – Journal of History of Science and Technology are looking for proposals for a thematic issue to be published in 2019 (HoST volume 13). The volume should be prepared by a guest editor and include four research papers.

HoST is an open access, on-line peer-reviewed international journal devoted to the History of Science and Technology, published in English by a group of Portuguese research institutions and De Gruyter (https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/host).

HoST encourages submissions of original historical research exploring the cultural and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine (STM), both from a local and a global perspective. Past thematic issues have dealt with topics as diverse as circulation, communication of science and the relationships of science with fascist regimes. Future issues might deal with both established and emerging areas of scholarship. Proposals might consider broad themes such as: STM and diplomacy, the Anthropocene, urban history, crisis, and the relationships between the Global North and the Global South.

Proposals should include the following items:

  1. An abstract describing the topic for the thematic issue and its significance (500 words);
  2. A list of the contributors along with the titles and abstracts (300 words) of the four research papers;
  3. Brief CVs (300 words) of the guest editor(s) and authors;

The guest editor(s) and the contributors must be prepared to meet the HoST publication schedule:

  • Abstract and titles submission: 10 November, 2017
  • Submission of complete research papers: 1 September, 2018
  • Publication: September/October, 2019

Proposals will be subject to approval by the Editorial Board and the outcome will be known to the authors by December 2017.

Submissions should be sent as an e-mail attachment to the editor: chiefeditor@johost.eu

 For further information: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/host

(for back issues published until 2014, see http://johost.eu/)

Contact Email:

New Open Access Book: Bloomsbury Scientists- Science and Art in the Wake of Darwin

UCL Press is delighted to announce a new open access book that may be of interest to members of this list: Bloomsbury Scientists: Science and Art in the Wake of Darwin. Download it free from https://goo.gl/rRPaE3 

Bloomsbury Scientists: Science and Art in the Wake of Darwin

Michael Boulter

Download free: https://goo.gl/rRPaE3

Bloomsbury Scientists is the story of the network of scientists and artists living in a square mile of London before and after World War I. This inspired group of men and women viewed creativity and freedom as the driving force behind nature, and each strove to understand this in their own inventive way. Their collective energy changed the social mood of the era and brought a new synthesis of knowledge to ideas in science and art. Class barriers were threatened as power shifted from the landed oligarchy to those with talent and the will to make a difference.

A time of unexpected opportunities, from the new disciplines of Genetics and Ecology to Post-Impressionism and beyond, Michael Boulter seamlessly weaves together the stories originating from Bloomsbury’s laboratories, libraries and studios. He narrates the breakthroughs of scientists such as Ray Lankester and Marie Stopes alongside the creative outputs of H. G. Wells and Virginia Woolf, among many others, and intricately connects them all through personal friendships, grievances, quarrels and affections. Bloomsbury Scientists offers a fresh and crucial perspective on this history at a time when the complex relationship between science and art continues to be debated. Download free: https://goo.gl/rRPaE3

UCL Press: The UK’s first fully open access university press

ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press | @uclpress

The Historical Heroines Coloring Book

First started as a Kickstarter funding campaign, the “Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries” is now published and available on Amazon.

Elizabeth Lorayne of White Wave Press and the critically acclaimed Piratess Tilly children’s book series, feels passionately about creating platforms that excite children, especially females, and ignites their curiosity in nature, science, art, and writing. She teamed up with artist Kendra Shedenhelm and science historian Michael D. Barton to create The Historical Heroines Coloring Book. Kendra’s illustrative style is as whimsical as it is fierce – a combination that honors these pioneering women in science. Michael’s expertise and help with research and editing made sure that the bios were as accurate as possible.  For more information, please visit https://historical-heroines.com/.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997909870/

 

September HPS&ST Note Available

The September HPS&ST Note is now on the web at: http://www.hpsst.com/hpsst-note.html

This issue includes the following:

  • Introduction
  • Interdivisional Teaching Commission (IDTC), Summer School, Lille, October 2017
  • Interdivisional Teaching Commission (IDTC), Innovative Teaching Sessions Presenters’ Files Available
  • RISE Special Issue: Epistemic Insight – teaching and learning about the nature of science in real world and multidisciplinary arenas
  • Centre for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Spring Programme
  • Gratis MOOC Course: ‘Humphry Davy: Laughing gas, literature and the lamp
  • Neu Whitrow-Prize of the Commission on Bibliography and Documentation
  • Science Teaching: The Contribution of HPS, Chinese, Turkish & Spanish Translations
  • Opinion Page
  • Recent HPS&ST Research Articles
  • Recent HPS&ST Related Books
  • Coming HPS&ST Related Conferences

This HPS&ST monthly Note is sent to about 7,500 individuals who directly or indirectly have an interest in the connections of history and philosophy of science with theoretical, curricular and pedagogical issues in science teaching, and/or interests in the promotion of more engaging and effective teaching of the history and philosophy of science.  The note is also sent to different HPS lists and to science education lists.  It is an information list, not a discussion list.

The note seeks to serve the diverse international community of HPS&ST scholars and teachers by disseminating information about events and publications that connect to HPS&ST concerns.

 

Contributions to the note (publications, thematic issues, conferences, Opinion Page, etc.) are welcome and should be sent direct to the editor:  Michael R. Matthews, UNSW, m.matthews@unsw.edu.au .