Vol. 43, No. 2, April 2014
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In a few months our Isis Editorial Office will relocate to the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, under the leadership of Floris Cohen. While the journal was founded by George Sarton in Belgium, it has been edited in North America for most of its century-long existence. A few months after Isis relocates, I myself will be moving to Berlin to spend a sabbatical year at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. I suspect it is the first time that the President of HSS will be abroad for most of his or her term. Click here to continue . . .
Society Executive Director Jay Malone talks about the strategic planning process for the HSS. Click here to continue . . .
Article: Response to Rodolfo John Alaniz’s “Diversity in the History of Science Profession: Recent Doctoral Recipient Statistics” and Reply by Alaniz
Response by Evelynn M. Hammonds, PhD, with follow-up reply by Alaniz. Click here to continue . . .
Transcribed recording of Dr. Simon Schaffer’s comments at the 2013 annual meeting. Click here to continue . . .
The “Mozart of Molecular Biology,” as Matthew S. Meselson is known, evoking the many crucial experiments he was part of, (by analogy with W.A. Mozart’s many musical compositions, in both cases at a young age), was the star of our session at the 2013 HSS annual meeting: “DNA at 60: (2013, 1953) New Sources, New Questions, New Historiographies.” Click here to continue . . .
Motivated by the belief that the future of the historical discipline depends in part on demonstrating the value of history courses for all students, non-majors as well as majors, American Historical Association president Kenneth Pomeranz organized a panel at the 2014 meeting of the American Historical Association on teaching history to students in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Click to continue . . .
As scholars, historians of science have the advantage of an intellectual passport to the sciences as well as to the humanities and social sciences. The History of Earth Sciences Society (HESS), founded at a meeting of the Geological Society of America in 1982, brings together geologists (and other geoscientists with historical interests) with historians who focus on the earth sciences. Click to continue . . .
As more and more people freely share their work and their lives with a world-wide audience, (e.g. Linked In and Facebook) many individuals now question the need and the value of publishers. Since the HSS is developing a strategic plan for the future, now is a good time to examine the various moving parts of the Society. Click to continue . . .
Very good news from the Isis Bibliography office: In March, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced their support for a project that will propel the Bibliography to the forefront of digital research in the twenty-first century. Click to continue . . .
News from members of the History of Science Society. Click to continue . . .
Memorial information about members of the History of Science Society. Click to continue . . .
News from the History of Science. Click to continue . . .
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