HPS&ST June Newsletter

Dear Colleague,

The June HPS&ST Newsletter is on the web at:



# Introduction

# Michael R. Matthews: History, Philosophy and Science Teaching: A Personal Story, Springer, 2021

# Paul Bunge Prize 2022

# German Society for Philosophy of Science, Fourth International Conference, Berlin March 2022

# Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) Covid Teaching Resources

# Assistant Editor Required, HPS&ST Newsletter

# Opinion Page: Where Science and Miracles Meet, Alan Lightman, MIT

# Recent HPS&ST Research Articles

# Recent HPS&ST Related Books

# Coming HPS&ST Related Conferences

# HPS&ST Related Organisations and Websites

The first-listed item is my own just-published academic autobiography.  The book’s Preface and TOC can be read at:


Book details, chapter titles, previews, and purchasing information can be seen at:


Hopefully there are some useful lessons that teachers and researchers can draw from my account of forty years of writing, editorial and administrative work in HPS&ST.

Do please excuse a personal note, but the link below is to a brief one-minute clip made today by my 10-year-old grandson, Joshua, with support from his near 3-year-old brother, Hugo, as part of a local Minnamurra (Australia) environmental campaign with which he is involved.


A nice example of young children’s appreciation of immediate environmental issues.  An appreciation that surely can be built upon in a science programme and extended to less immediate environmental and related social and political issues.

The Table of Contents and web-link of the HPS&ST Newsletter is sent monthly to about 9,500 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 newsletter is readable and downloadable from the website above.

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Michael R. Matthews, UNSW, m.matthews@unsw.edu.au .

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