October 2014 Newsletter

 

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Vol. 43, No. 4, October 2014
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Chicago's Navy Pier

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Welcome to Chicago

The HSS offers its thanks to our local arrangements team of Ken Alder, Bob Richards, Tania Munz and Nick Huggett for their work on this year’s conference. We are grateful for the many hours they have devoted to the 2014 HSS and PSA meetings. Click here to continue…

Quality in Scholarship in the Age of the Impact Factor Official Opening of the HSS Editorial Office at Utrecht, The Netherlands

On 10 September 2014, in the intimate and historic atmosphere of the Lutheran Church in Utrecht, scholars gathered to celebrate the official opening of the History of Science Society’s Editorial Office. Many historians of science, as well as people from outside the field, were present to witness this happy occasion.  Click here to continue…

Remarks for Official Opening of Isis in Utrecht

Today I am here not as an expert on scholarly publications or digital humanities, but as the President of the History of Science Society. And as it happens, as Vice President I was on the search committee for the new Editor of the History of Science Society. So I am in a good position to comment on why the selection of Floris Cohen as Editor and the opening of our editorial office in Utrecht are exciting and sound developments for us. Click here to continue…

Putting some STE(A)M into STEM: Collaborations and Conversations about Socially Engaged History of Science

Recently, I was invited to take on two new positions. The first was a transcontinental move from New Jersey to California, to direct the recently funded STEM Collaboratives Project for the California State University (CSU), courtesy of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The second was to oversee the history side of a new initiative within the History of Science Society, the Joint Caucus for Socially Engaged Philosophers and Historians of Science (JCSEPHS). Click here to continue . . .

Oliver Lodge, Psychical Research and German Physicists: Heinrich Hertz and Max Planck

Since its foundation in 1882, the Society for Psychical Research (SPR)—the first large organisation to scientifically investigate controversial phenomena associated with mesmerism and spiritualism—has boasted a considerable number of notable physical scientists among its members. Click here to continue . . .

No Half-life: My Atomic Origins

On a cool spring morning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I met with Steven Shapin over a cup of coffee to discuss his distinguished career in the history of science.  Click here to continue . . .

Member News

News from members of the History of Science Society. Click here to continue . . .

In Memoriam

Memorial information about members of the History of Science Society. Click to continue . . .

News from the Profession

News from the History of Science. Click to continue . . .

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