HSS October Newsletter

The October Newsletter is now online. This month, see our guide to good eats in Toronto for our upcoming 2017 Meeting, hear one account of the arduous search for an academic position, and read the In Memoriam section to learn the extraordinary lives of members who have recently passed.

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Latest Volume of Isis Now Online

In this issue: “‘Making Trials’ in Sixteenth- and Early Seventeenth-Century European Academic Medicine,” with Evan R. Ragland; “Darwin’s Delay”: A Reassessment of the Evidence,” by Roderick D. Buchanan and James Bradley; “From Modernizing the Chinese Language to Information Science: Chao Yuen Ren’s Route to Cybernetics,” by Chen-Pang Yeang; and  “A ‘Precious Minority’: Constructing the ‘Gifted’ and ‘Academically Talented’ Student in the Era of Brown v. Board of Education and the National Defense Education Act,” from Jim Wynter Porter.

Also, an open-access Focus Section on linguistic hegemony and the history of science with Michael D. Gordin, Ahmed Ragab, Dagmar Schäfer, Sietske Fransen, Mary Terrall, and Elena Aronova and more. Click here to go to the journal site.

AHA Releases Statement on Confederate Monuments

The American Historical Association has released a statement, approved by AHA Council August 28, 2017, about the role of history and historians in public conversations about the place of Confederate monuments in public spaces, as well as related conversations about the role of Confederate, neo-Nazi, and white supremacist imagery in American political culture.

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HSS July Newsletter

The July Newsletter is now online. This month, we discuss science marches, teaching and advisement in feminist scholarship, and more.

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HSS Annual Meeting Preliminary Program

The preliminary program for the 2017 HSS Meeting can be viewed here. Please note that decisions on flashtalks will be made soon.  Poster proposals are still being accepted and can be submitted here.

Session Chairs Needed: We are in need of chairs for several sessions. If you are interested, please search the preliminary program for “TBD.” Send your preferred sessions to info@hssonline.org.

For complete information on the HSS 2017 Annual Conference, click here. And if you need some motivation to attend:

New Osiris & Call for Proposals

The Editorial Board of Osiris solicits proposals for Volume 36 which will appear in 2021. Volumes of the journal are designed to explore how, where, and why science draws upon and contributes to society, culture, and politics. The journal’s editors and board members strongly encourage proposals that engage with and examine broad themes while aiming for diversity across time and space.

The latest issue of Osiris  on Science and Emotions is now available to view online. (more…)

JSTOR for History of Science Society Members

HSS is pleased to work with JSTOR to offer a 50% savings on a one year JPASS subscription for members. (more…)

Elizabeth Paris Endowment for Socially Engaged History and Philosophy of Science

The Elizabeth Paris Endowment for Socially Engaged History and Philosophy of Science honors the life and interests of Elizabeth Paris (1968-2009), a historian and philosopher of science and HSS member. The Endowment aims to provide for a regular public event that will bring to a wider audience an understanding of the value of the history and philosophy of science. The first event was a Baskes Lecture in History, presented by Peter Galison at the Chicago Humanities festival titled “From Einstein’s Clocks to the Refusal of Time.”

For more information on Elizabeth, the Endowment, and how to give, please click this link.

Sites for Future Meetings Finalized through 2019

The History of Science Society has finalized arrangements for the dates and sites for the annual meetings through 2018. Future HSS meetings are scheduled for:

9-12 November 2017 – Toronto, Ontario

1-4 November 2018 – Seattle, Washington

early August 2019 – Utrecht, The Netherlands (dates TBD)