April 2016 Newsletter

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Vesalius’ Fabrica: The Aims of the New Census

Andreas Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica is one of the milestones of European printing history. Its impact is without doubt: it revolutionized the history of anatomy and established a new norm for illustrated scientific books. Historians have studied extensively Vesalius’ tangled relationship with the Galenic tradition, and his complex visual strategies in picturing the body. Yet we know very little about how the Fabrica was received by the contemporary public and posterity.

Notes From the Inside: AAAS and AHA

Each year I attend the conferences of the American Historical Association (in January) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (in February). HSS is officially affiliated with both groups and long-time members may recall that we used to meet with AHA and AAAS in alternate years, until the Society’s meetings became too large.

IsisCB Explore—What You Can Do Now, and What You Can Expect

Six historians of science and technology from the U.S. (the largest delegation after that of the host country—the Czech Republic) joined participants from 18 countries at this international conference, held on 4-6 June 2015.

Digital HPS Consortium

The Digital HPS Consortium is holding its annual conference from Friday morning August 26, through Sunday morning August 28, 2016 at the University of Oklahoma. The conference title is “Varieties of Digital Humanities Experience: Avoiding Silos while Maintaining Uniqueness.”

What is Big History?

Big History seeks to understand the integrated history of the Cosmos, Earth, Life, and Humanity, using the best available empirical evidence and scholarly methods.

Member News

In Memoriam: Marjorie Caroline Malley

Announcing the 2017 Neu-Whitrow Prize

The Commission on Bibliography and Documentation (CBD) of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST) invites nominations for the Neu-Whitrow Prize, named after two outstanding bibliographers in our field: John Neu and Magda Whitrow.

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