January 2018 Newsletter

IsisCB staff

A Bibliography for the Future
The Isis Bibliography has come a long way since 1913, and the changes I have made over the past year have brought new functionality to the Explore service, our open access discovery search engine, that now allow me and my staff to work entirely online. This new curation system has far-reaching implications for scholars around the world, and it is already providing new possibilities for collaboration, collection, and discovery.

Putting History and Philosophy of Science to Work with the Life Sciences
The first international “Putting History and Philosophy of Science to Work with the Life Sciences” workshop held at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole,Massachusetts in October as part of a project funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation and led by McDonnell Fellow Kate MacCord.

25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology
In the last week of July 2017, about a thousand historians of science, technology, and medicine gathered in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro to attend the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (ICHST). This is the largest and longest-standing international event of the profession, having first taken place in 1929, in Paris.

A Diplomatic Turn in History of Science
or How a 2 Million Euro European Research Council Grant Offers New Perspectives on the History of Radiation Protection
In May 2011, only a couple of months after the Fukushima accident, The Guardian reported an interesting incident. Furious parents in the Fukushima area filled up a black bag with radioactive playground earth and delivered it to education officials in protest of certain moves to weaken nuclear safety standards in schools in the area. Three years later, CBS News reported that Fukushima parents were still too scared to let their kids play outside. It was around the same time that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was bringing together some of the world’s foremost experts and speakers on radiation protection in its headquarters in Vienna to discuss nuclear safety after Fukushima. But what do these incidents have to do with history of science?

The Marriott Hotel Corporation and Sustainability
Since the Marriott Corporation recently purchased Starwood Hotels and HSS has been using Starwood properties, members should know that this past November, Marriott launched a new sustainability and social impact initiative called Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction.

Member News – January 2018

In Memoriam – January 2018
Frederick B. Churchill, Roger L. Williams

News from the Profession – January 2018