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NEWSLETTER






VOLUME 32 NUMBER
January 2003


HISTORY


0 OF SCIENCE



SOCIETY


HSS EXECUTIVE OFFICE MOVING TO FLORIDA


An alligator hatchling, a symbol for the UF
Gators. Courtesy ofthe University ofFlorida.

n 1993, the History of Science Society
announced that the HSS Executive Office
hadmovedacrossthecountry, fromWorcester,
Massachusetts to Seattle, Washington. Now,
10 years later, the Office will once again
relocate, and will once again travel the breadth
of the U.S. where we will begin a new
association with the University of Florida, in
Gainesville, Florida. We are excited by this
impending move and look forward to our new
home in Northeast Florida.
This move was brought about by the
impending expiration ofthe current agreement
between the HSS and the University of
Washington. Last November, 2002, the HSS
Executive Committee informed the History of
Science Society's Councilthata subcommittee,
consisting of Society officers Maggie Osler
(Secretary), Mike Sokal (Vice-president), and
John Servos (President), would review our


arrangements with the University of
Washington and explore alternative sites for
the Office. That subcommittee completed its
work last summer, and the Executive
Committee recommended to the HSS Council
that the Society sign a new agreement that
would make the University of Florida our host
for five years commencing on July 1, 2003.
The Executive Office has been at
the University of Washington for nearly a
decade, and the Society is indebted to the
administrators and faculty at "UDub" for
their help during this period. The University
has given us space, assisted us in staffing the
Executive Office with graduate assistants,
and shown us many courtesies. While we
deeply appreciate the hospitality that the UW
has shown HSS, it has been expensive to
maintain an office in Seattle. The high cost-
of-livinghas affectedHSS costs forpersonnel
and contractor services. Also, while the
University has grantedthe Executive Director
some of the privileges ofa faculty member, it
has not offered him the opportunities for
professional development that we hoped
would evolve (the opportunity to teach an
occasional course, for instance). So, even
while this andprevious Executive Committees
have been grateful to the UW for its many
courtesies, we came to the conclusion last
year that it would be in the best interests ofthe
Society to consider alternatives.
Lastyear, we undertookanaggressive
campaign to secure bids for the Executive
Office. In addition to posting a "call for
proposals," we solicitedhelp frommembers of
the Society at eight institutions that seemed to
have potential as sites forthe Executive Office.
These efforts led to the receipt of five solid
proposals by the middle ofApril2002, return
thatboth surprised and delightedus. The entire
HSS Executive Committee reviewed the five


proposals at its springmeeting and after further
review authorized HSS Executive Director,
Jay Malone, to visit the site and to draft an
agreement with UF.
The resulting agreement gives the
HSS all of the benefits that we currently
enjoy at UW while remedying some of the
problems that we have facedin Seattle. At its
meeting inNovember, the HSS Councilvoted
unanimously to approve the agreement.
We consider ourselves fortunate to
have such a fine opportunity for the HSS
Executive Office as the one that Florida is
offering us. We owe special thanks to
Frederick Gregory, past president of the
HSS andprofessorofhistory atthe University
of Florida and Neil Sullivan, Dean of
Florida's College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences who provided HSS with every
courtesy during the search. A promise of
confidentiality makes it impossible to thank
by name those who helped frame proposals
from other institutions, but we are deeply
appreciative of their help nonetheless.


CONTENTS

Cover Story 1
News and Inquiries 4-8
Awards, Honors,
and Appointments 9
Jobs 10-11
Grants, Fellowships,
and Prizes 12-13
Future Meetings 14-17
Isis Books Received 18-24






HISTORY OF SCIENCE SOCIETY NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2003


Points to Remember when
Submitting a Proposal for the Annual Meeting

The HSS received far more proposals for the 2002 meeting than
we could accommodate on the program. Although we do have
space limitations at the conference hotels, it is our wish that the
annual meeting be as inclusive as possible. The following advice
may be useful for those of you wishing to submit a proposal for the
2003 conference in Cambridge. It may be helpful to know that the
acceptance rate for individual paper proposals in 2002 was close to
50%, whereas the session acceptance rate was around 61%. Clearly,
ifyou are part of an organized session, your chances of appearing on
the program are greater than if you submit as an individual. For the
2003 meeting, we will give potential submitters the chance to post
session ideas on the HSS Web site so that they can invite others to
form a session. It is important to remember when submitting a
sessionto provide an abstract outlining what you hope to accomplish
in your session. Individual papers, which are grouped by themes
created by the session chairs, typically appear in the early afternoon
slots (4 papers or 3 papers with commentator). Since there are only
two days of such slots, the chances of being accepted are not as great
as say, those appearing in the late-afternoon slots, of which there will
be three in 2003 (4 papers or 3 papers with commentator). (The
program chairs will revive the practice of beginning the meeting
with sessions on Thursday and concluding the meeting on Sunday
morning with the plenary session.) Likewise, there will be just two
morning slots (Friday and Saturday) to accommodate sessions with
5 papers or 4 papers with commentator.
In trying to be inclusive, the meeting guidelines state that
one factor in evaluating a proposal will be whether a person
appeared on the previous year's program. This policy was adopted
to ensure variety in each year's conference and to give our members
greater opportunity to present their research. However, a prior-year
appearance is just one consideration in evaluating a proposal. The
principal criterion is the importance of the topic and the perceived
quality of the proposals. All submitters are encouraged to read the
guidelines that appear onpage 3 ofthis Newsletter. As always, if you
have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Executive
Office (206.543.9366, hssexec@u.washington.edu).


FUTURE HSS MEETINGS

Austin, TX
(joint meeting with PSA)
18-21 November 2004

Minneapolis, MN
(co-located meeting with SHOT)
3-6 November 2005

Vancouver, BC
(joint meeting with PSA)
2-5 November 2006


History of Science Society Executive Office
University of Washington
Box 351330
Seattle, Washington 98195-1330
Phone: 206-543-9366
Fax: 206-685-9544
Email: hss@hssonline.org
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Physical address (Fed-Ex, UPS):
Johnson Hall, Room 236
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-1330
Subscription Inquiries: ISIS and HSS Newsletter
Please contact the University of Chicago Press directly, at:
j-orders@press.uchicago.edu; fax: 773-753-0811.
Or write University of Chicago Press, Subscription
Fulfillment Manager, 1427 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL
60637-7363.
Moving?
Please notify both the HSS Executive Office and the
University of Chicago Press at the above addresses.

HSS Newsletter
Editorial Policies, Advertising, and Submissions
The History of Science Society Newsletter is published in
January, April, July, and October, and sent to all individual
members of the Society; those who reside outside of North
America pay an additional $5 annually to cover a portion of
airmail charges. The Newsletter is available to nonmembers and
institutions for $25 a year.
The Newsletter is edited and desktop published in the
Executive Office on an Apple Power Macintosh system using
Microsoft Word and Adobe PageMaker. The format and editorial
policies are determinedby the Executive Director in consultation
with the Committee on Publications. All advertising copy must
be submitted camera-ready. Advertisements are accepted on a
space-available basis only, and the Society reserves the right not
to accept a submission. The rates are as follows: Full page (9 x
7.5"), $400; Horizontal or Vertical Half page (4.5 x 7.5"), $220;
Quarter page (3 x 5"), $110. The deadline for insertion orders and
camera-ready copy is six weeks prior to the month ofpublication
(e. g., 20 November for the January Newsletter) and should be
sent to the attention of the HSS Executive Office at the above
address. HSS recommends that all camera-ready ads be sent via
overnight or 2-day mail to the physical address above.
The deadline for news, announcements, and job/fellowship/
prize listings is firm: The first of the month prior to the month
of publication. Long items (feature stories) should be submitted
six weeks prior to the month of publication as email file
attachments or on a 3.5" disk (along with a hard copy). Please
send all material to the attention of Gail Alexander at the HSS
address above (email or disk appreciated).
0 2002 by the History of Science Society






HISTORY OF SCIENCE SOCIETY NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2003


HSS 2003 Annual Meeting: Call for Papers
20-23 November 2003, Cambridge, MA


The History of Science Society will hold its 2003 Annual
Meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 20-23 November 2003.
Proposals for sessions and contributed papers must be submitted by 1
April 2003 to the History of Science Society's Executive Office, Box
351330, University ofWashington, Seattle, WA 98195-1330; phone:
206-543-9366; fax: 206-685-9544; e-mail: meeting@hssonline.org.
Submissions on all topics are requested. All Proposals
must be submitted on the HSS Web site (http://www.hssonline.org)
or on the annual meeting proposal forms that are available from the
HSS Executive Office. We strongly encourage electronic
submissions from the link provided on the HSS Web site. HSS
members are asked to circulate this announcement to colleagues
who are not members ofHS S but who may be interested in presenting
a paper at the Annual Meeting. Particularly encouraged are session
proposals that include: a mix of men and women; diversity of
institutional affiliations; and/or a balance of professional ranks (e.g.
mixing senior scholars with graduate students). Only one proposal
per person may be submitted. For additional information
concerning the 2003 meeting, contact the HSS Executive Office.
Before sending a proposal to the HSS Office, we ask that
everyone readthe Committee on Meetings and Programs' "Guidelines
for Selecting Papers and Sessions" (below); these will be used in
determining the acceptability of session and paper proposals for the
Cambridge meeting.

HSS Committee on Meetings & Programs'
Guidelines for Selecting Papers and Sessions

1. In evaluating individual proposals for possible inclusion in
general sessions created by the Program Chairs of "contributed
papers":
(a) The principal criterion will be the quality of the proposal.
(b) A second factor of substantial weight will be the need to bring
balance to the program.
(c) Except for the most exceptional of circumstances (to be cleared
with the chair of CoMP), no person may appear in more than one
session (e.g., as a presenter of a paper, as a chairperson, or as a
commentator). Apersonmay, however, serve more than one function
ina single session, e.g., chair and presenter. Also, apersonis exempt
from the stricture against duplication if he or she serves only as an
organizer of another session or is involved in a special gathering
such as a workshop or plenary session.
(d) Priority will be given to people who did not appear on the
previous year's program.
Note: The Program Chairs will reserve a block of sessions for
"contributedpapers," primarily, butnot solely, by graduate students.
Graduate students are also encouraged to apply as participants in
regular sessions.
2. In evaluating sessions that organizers submit as wholes and whose
proposals support unified themes:
(a) The principal criterion will be the importance of the topic and the
perceived quality of the proposals and their integration into a
meaningful and useful session.
(b) Another criterion will be the need for balance in the subjects
covered on the program.


(c) Another factor will be sponsorship by an official HSS interest
group or committee (one session only).
(d) Another factor will be involvement of participants representing
diversity of institutional affiliations.
Note: Sessions may not, but for the most exceptional circumstances
(to be cleared with the chair of CoMP), include people on the
program in another session (as presenter, commentator, discussant,
or chair). Where possible, Program Chairs are also encouraged to
select sessions that include a mix of men and women. The chairs are
further encouraged to choose sessions that include participants
representing a balance of professional ranks (avoiding sessions
composed exclusively of, for example, graduate students).
Note: For inclusion on the official program, the following activities
require regular applications as sessions: public forums or speakers
sponsored by HSS interest groups andcommittees; honorific sessions
sponsored by members' colleagues; commemorations of historic
events; plenary sessions; and other special gatherings. Program
Chairs will judge these submissions along with other sessions on
theirmerits. (Ofcourse, official HS S interest groups and committees
remain welcome to mount specialprograms inthe time-slots normally
allocated for their business meetings. Similarly, HSS members
remain welcome to organize private activities independent of the
official program).
3. In evaluating workshops, field trips, or site visits:
(a) The principal criterion will be the activity's relevance to the
Society's collective goals.
(b) A related issue will be the activity's logistical feasibility.
(c) Another factor of importance will be the need to bring balance to
the program.
(d) A final aspect will be sponsorship by an official HSS interest
group or committee, including the local arrangements committee.
Note: The program chairs will reserve periods during Thursday
afternoon and Friday evening for workshops, field trips, site visits,
and related activities.
Audio Visual: The Society will arrange for slide and overhead
projectors. In its 2001 meeting, the HSS Council ruled that the
Society will also furnish one meeting room with an LCD Projector
and a TV/VCR. Potential participants must specify whether they
need such equipment when submitting their proposals.
If you have questions about the CoMP guidelines, please
contact the HSS Executive Office (hss@hssonline.org).


REMINDER: The Isis Biil,. i,,q, ,.i, from 1975 to the present is
available online with the Research Libraries Group (RLG).
Members of the Society may access the RLG Web site, and the
History of Science and Technology Database (HST) through the
HSS homepage http://hssonline.org. RLG has assigned us
"Y6.G19" as a"UserName" and"HSSDEMO" as a "Password."






HISTORY OF SCIENCE SOCIETY NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2003


NEWS AND INQUIRIES


ABC-Clio, a leading reference publisher with offices in the US and
UK, is looking for authors to write single-volume encyclopedias
(roughly 150,000 words) on Nineteenth Century Science (from
1820) and Early Twentieth Century Science (to 1950). Payment is
on a royalty basis, including advances. If interested, please contact:
William Burns, Series editor, 1840 Independence Ave., SE,
Washington, DC 20003, USA; tel.: 202 547 2012; email:
williamburs@erols.com.

The Bibliotheque Interuniversitaire de Medecine (Paris) is pleased
to announce the creation of the Early Modern Medicine Newsletter,
abibliographic and online newsletter made by the history ofmedicine
department of the library in collaboration with the Centre d'Etudes
Sup6rieures de la Renaissance (Tours). This database completes the
Ancient Medicine Newsletter, which concerns ancient and medieval
medicine, and the series called Medic@, which offers ancient
medical texts in digitalized form. This project aims to collect
articles, books and dissertations described in the main medical
history periodicals, as well as the humanities. This newsletter also
offers a possibility to announce conferences and seminars. It is
available in the Bibliotheque Interuniversitaire de Medecine's web
pages at: http://www.bium.univ-paris5.fr/bmtm.
The Early Modern Medicine Newsletter contains now
approximately 900 references, but it will regularly grow thanks to
current publications. Interested researchers, who are working on the
history of medicine for the early modern period, are invited to
provide references of their own new publications, to publicize
conferences that they organize or in which they take part, and finally
to suggest to us medical texts to be digitalized. Contact: Estelle
Lambert, Librarian History of medicine department Bibliotheque
Interuniversitaire de Medecine, 12, rue de l'Ecole de Medecine F
- 75270 PARIS cedex 06; tel.: 33 (0)1 40 46 19 75; fax: 33 (0)1 44
41 10 20; email: Estelle.Lambert@bium.univ-paris5.fr; Web site:
www.bium.univ-paris5.fr.

The Charles Babbage Institute for the History of Information
Technology is pleased to announce the launch of its peer-reviewed e-
journal, Iterations: An Interdisciplinary Journal ofSoftware History.
The journal is available free of charge at http://www.cbi.umn.edu/
iterations. Iterations provides an outlet for scholarly articles on
software history, a forum for first-hand accounts of significant events
and developments in software, reviews, and feedback from readers
and authors. This first issue of the journal contains articles on the
history andhistoriographyofsoftware applications in industry (focusing
on the petroleum trade), the recent history of Microsoft as it faces
continuing legal threats and advocates of open source, and the social
history of early email development and use. It also has a review essay
on Web resources in the history of software, as well as a number of
individual reviews and commentary. Iterations is partially funded by
CBI's NSF-sponsored project, "Building a Future for Software
History." Jeffrey Yost is the CBI Associate Director and Iterations
Editor. Philip Frana is the CBI Software History Project Manager and
Iterations Associate Editor.

Ertel Memorial Volume on the occasion of his 100 Birthday in
2004. For the Ertel memorial book (Gedenkschrift, Editor: Wilfried


Schr6der) papers are kindly requested in the field of Ertel's work:
theoretical meteorology, weather forecasting, geophysical
hydrodynamics, Ertels Potential Vorticity Theorem, physical
hydrography, oceanography, theoretical geomorphology,
volcanology and history of meteorology and geophysics. Papers
should be 10-14 pages, with only black-white figures. The deadline
is 31 October 2003. Those who are interested may send their
proposal only by letter to Dr. Wilfried Schr6der, Geophysical
Commission, Hechelstrasse 8, D-28777 Bremen, Germany.

The international journal Foundations of Chemistry, published by
Kluwer Academic Press, is now soliciting "letters to the editor" and
"commentaries" in addition to the usual full-length articles and book
reviews. Such letters/commentaries can be on any topic of interest
concerning foundational aspects of chemistry, history of chemistry,
philosophy of chemistry, chemical education, theories of chemical
bonding, etc. Please take a moment to view the journal web pages and
tables of contents for past issues. A free issue of the journal is also
available ontheseweb pages: http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/1 386-
4238. Tables of contents are viewed by clicking, "journal contents."

The British Society for the History of Science has a newly
redesigned and expanded Web site at http://www.bshs.org.uk/. The
Society's former pages on the University of Manchester's CHSTM
server are now defunct: if you maintain any links beginning http://
www.chstm.man.ac.uk/bshs/.. or http://www.man.ac.uk/
Science_Engineering/ CHSTM/bshs/..., please update them as
appropriate.
Details of the Society's governing council, prizes,
conferences and subscription rates have been updated, and a new
edition of the BSHS Guide to History of Science Courses in the
UnitedKingdom andRepublic oflrelandhas been produced for the
2002-3 academicyear. Thismaybe foundathttp://www.bshs.org.uk/
courses/. It aims to be the definitive guide to taught courses and
research opportunities in the history of science, technology and
medicine in Britain and Ireland, listing members of staff, areas of
specialist study, programs available and full contact details for
around 40 institutions.
The BSHS Education Section, including the Humanity in
School Science resource and forum for teachers, is now at http://
www.bshs.org.uk/educ/and willbe revised over the coming months.
In addition, the Society now has an expanded links directory at http:/
/www.bshs.org.uk/links/, coveringjournals, societies, lists, museums
and online resources by subject area.

To help teachers search for the latest and most relevant films for use
in class or research, there exists a database that scans the inventory of
seven leading film distributors of independent documentary, social
issue, and educational films. With DocuSeek, readers are able to use
the newlyupdated search engine to browse over 2550 films andvideos
from Bullfrog Films, Direct Cinema Limited, Fanlight Productions,
First Run/Icarus Films, Frameline, New Day Films and Women Make
Movies. The search engine is easy to use and can narrow searches
according to title, subject, distributor, film length, release date,
awards, format, and grade level. The site is at www.DocuSeek.com.
For more information, contact info@docuseek.com.


NEWS AND INQUIRIES






HISTORY OF SCIENCE SOCIETY NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2003


A NEW HISTORY OF SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN EASTERN CANADA


Autumn 2002 will mark the beginning of the third year of the
History of Science and Technology Programme (HOST) at
the University of King's College and Dalhousie University in
Halifax, Nova Scotia. This, the first new undergraduate degree
program in history of science in Canada in many years, has a
number of unusual features, the first being that it is a true joint
program of two universities: one, King's, specializing in a unique
high-quality interdisciplinary liberal arts undergraduate education,
the other, Dalhousie, a full-spectrum multiversity with extensive
undergraduate programs and a sizeable graduate school, noted for
its science. The aim of HOST is to explore the cultural and
conceptual origins of science and technology from the ancient to
the modem world based especially upon intensive study of
contemporaryprimarytexts as well as secondary literature. Students
in HOST do not major in history of science and technology alone
but can combine that subject with almost any other undergraduate
subject in social sciences, humanities, or science available at
King's or Dalhousie. The HOST program aims to forge links
between the arts and the sciences within the two universities. The
result should provide graduates with an unusual, memorable, and
marketable set of skills centered on close study of original texts,
essay writing experience, and critical thinking, in two honors
subjects, one of which is history of science and technology.
History of science teaching is not new in Halifax
universities. Classes that were predecessors to the new HOST
Programme were given initially, beginning many years ago, by John
Farley and Ravi Ravindra, and later by Eric Mills at Dalhousie.
King's flagship undergraduate Foundation Year Programme has
included integral lectures on history of science given for some time
by Drs. Ian Stewart, Angus Johnston and Kyle Fraser. Also at
King's, the undergraduate honors Contemporary Studies and Early
Modem Studies Programmes (withhistorian-philosopherofscience,
Kathryn Morris), provide a wide range ofteaching often relevant to
the history of science. However, for the first time the new HOST
Programme enables students to make history of science a significant
part of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.
The core of HOST teaching is built around a set of three
required classes, History of Ancient Science, The Scientific


The Earth and Environment Forum, an interest group of the
history of science society, has launched its new Web site: http://
www.cieq.uqtr.ca:591/EEF.htm. The Web site contains a directory
of environmental historians of science and historians interested in
environmental sciences including, among others, ecology,
oceanography, agricultural sciences, geology, conservation biology,
and earth sciences. Like-minded researchers are invited to submit
their names under the heading Membership Request.
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The University of Durham's Department of Philosophy has a
listserv for the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
(HPSM). Its main purpose is to advertise HPSM research and events
that take place in or are associated with the North of England (and
sometimes Scotland). This includes seminars, conferences and
research projects being conducted at the Universities of Durham,
York, Newcastle, Sunderland, Teesside, Edinburgh, Glasgow and


Revolution, and Science and Nature in the Modem World. The
first is taught by Daryn Lehoux (Ph.D. Toronto), a specialist in
ancient astronomy, astrology, and history of mathematics, the
second by Stephen Snobelen (Ph.D. Cambridge), a scholar of the
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries whose research includes
Newtonianism, science popularization and theology, and the third
by Gordon McOuat (Ph.D. Toronto), whose interests lie in
philosophy of science, the history of philosophy, and natural kinds
and biological classification systems. A wide selection of other
classes is available, ranging from "Aristotle's Physics" to
"Darwinism," "the Nature of Time," "the History of the Marine
Sciences," "Omens inthe AncientWorld," "The Birth ofMedicine,"
"Nature and Romanticism," amongst others.
HOST is founded upon a solid base of support from the
University of King's College, which has created two new faculty
positions in history of science (filled by Lehoux and Snobelen),
and also the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and Science at
Dalhousie from which cross-appointments are made to HOST.
The Killam Library of Dalhousie has a respectable collection of
olderbooks and manyjournals in history of science and technology,
while King's has a remarkable antiquarian collection and is, in
addition, putting a good deal of money into new monographs and
journal subscriptions. The very high concentration of government
and university scientific laboratories in this part of eastern Canada
provides significant informationresources and also the opportunity
for students to see modern science in action while studying its past.
Dr. Snobelen has received a grant from the Center for Theology
and the Natural Sciences (Berkeley) for his new class on Science
and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.
The HOST Programme will make a significant
contribution to the organization of the annual meeting of the
Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science
during the Conference of the Social Societies and Humanities in
Halifax in May 2003, and during the following summer, 2004, will
provide support to the "Three Societies" conference (BSHS, HSS
and CSHPS) also in Halifax. The HOST faculty look forward to
meeting our colleagues in the history and philosophy of science
and technology during those events.


PEALS (Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Institute, Centre
for Life, Newcastle). During the year it also runs adverts for British
and international postgraduate essay prizes and fellowships that
might be of interest to those who are just finishing up an MA or a
Ph.D. Information on how to join the listserv is available on the
HPSM Web site: http ://www.dur.ac.uk/m.d.eddy/
HPSMHomepage.html.

Dream Anatomy, an exhibition on art and anatomy, will run at the
National Library ofMedicine from October 9,2002 to July 31,2003.
Drawn mainly from the collections of the National Library of
Medicine, Dream Anatomy shows offthe anatomical imagination in
some of its most astonishing incarnations, from 1500 A.D. to the
present. For online information on Library hours, directions, and
parking go to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/visitor.html.


NEWS AND INQUIRIES






HISTORY OF SCIENCE SOCIETY NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2003


THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AND THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
Keith R. Benson, Program Director for Science and Technology Studies


NOTE: InearlyAugust, 2002, SHOTmemberBruce Seely completed
his two-year term as program director of the NSF's Science and
Technology Studies (STS) Program and returned to his permanent
position at Michigan Technological University. Bruce did a superb
job for all of the scholarly communities under the STS program's
umbrella, and left a smoothly-running and well-organized program
that had experienced steady growth in the number of submitted
proposals. He deserves our thanks. Keith Benson arrived atNSF on
August 19 as Bruce's successor.
The National Science Foundation's Program in Science
and Technology Studies is the primary supporter of research in the
field of history of science and related areas. The program's budget
for FY2002 is $3.8 million. I write to draw the attention of HSS
members to the various opportunities at the program, which include
both traditional modes of support that many know about, as well as
new and emerging possibilities.

NSF FUNDING SUPPORT FOR THE STS COMMUNITY

For several decades, the National Science Foundation has supported
the scholarly efforts of historians of science and technology and
philosophers of science. More recently, the program's scope expanded
to encompass social studies of science and technology, that is,
research by sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and
psychologists, among others.
The most common award from the program is the STS
Scholars Awards, which supports research by an individual scholar
for an academic year, summerss, or for longer periods of time.
Support may include salary, travel and research expenses, assistance
for graduate and undergraduates students, and other costs. Grants
for Collaborative Research support projects involving several
investigators. Two differenttypes of STS Fellowships are available.
Postdoctoral Fellowships are for scholars within five years of the
award date of their doctoral degrees. Professional Development
Fellowships offer opportunities for more senior scholars who seek
to gain formal knowledge of science and technology specialties (for
historians and social scientists) or in the humanities and social
sciences (for scientists and engineers) in order to improve their STS
activities. Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants support research
expenses not normally available through the student's university.
Small Grants for Training and Research provide sustainedresearch
opportunities for a group of graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows on important issues or topics in STS. These opportunities
usually extend for three years. The program also accepts proposals
for Conferences and Workshops, with support normally limited to
$10,000. Small Grants for Exploratory Research also are available;
please contact the program to discuss the guidelines governing such
proposals. The program also supports efforts to expand the
experiences of undergraduates in research (REU). Detailed
information on the program and its activities, program guidelines,
and information on application materials can be found atthe program's
Web site (http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/sts/start.htm). The target
date for the next round of competitions is 1 February 2003.
Additional opportunities also exist for scholars working in
the history of science and related STS fields inside other programs


at the Foundation. For example, Societal Dimensions of
Engineering, Science, and Technology Program (SDEST)
supports studies considering the ethical and values elements in
science and technology, as well as research related to "improving
approaches and information for decision making concerning
management and direction of research, science, and technology."
SDEST Program Director Rachelle D. Hollander often collaborates
with the STS Program in co-funding projects (rholland@nsf.gov).
Formore information, see the SDESTwebpage: http://www.nsf.gov/
sbe/ses/sdest/start.htm.
Other opportunities that many STS scholars do not know
about are found in the NSF's International Program Offices
(INT). The International Program encourages collaborationbetween
American scholars and in the rest ofthe world in all fields of science.
Funding is often available for travel aimed at developing such
connections. Special opportunities exist for contacts with Japan at
all levels from graduate students to senior scholars. INT is especially
interested in supporting postdoctoral exchanges of all types, and
support exists for organizing conferences to open exchanges.
Research collaborations also are targeted for emphasis. INT is
especially interested in expanding connections to the lesser-developed
nations, particularly in Africa. STS scholars can obtain INT funding
to supplement a regular award, or can apply directly to INT in some
instances. For more information, see the INT web page: http://
www.nsf.gov/sbe/int/start.htm.
In recent years, important research opportunities at NSF
have come via initiatives focused on topics of timely importance.
These reach across the entire Foundation. Severalhave been targeted
at encouraging broader participation in science by under-represented
groups or to provide special opportunities for individuals. These
include: Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and
Education (POWRE); Faculty Early Career Development
Awards (CAREER); Minority Postdoctoral Research
Fellowships; and Career Advancement Awards for Minority
Scientists and Engineers. Other initiatives are focused on very
specific research topics of potentially great importance. These tend
to have a three-year life, provide special resources, and also reach
across the entire Foundation. Importantly, social scientists, including
STS scholars, are encouraged to propose projects for funding.
Information about all of the cross-cutting program of the NSF can be
accessed at http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/.
The most current research initiatives are Nanoscale Science
and Engineering and Information Technology Research. Anyone
interested in the social, political, historical, and societal impacts
aspects ofnanotechnology should watch forthe next announcement.
The initiative specifically notes that work in these areas is eligible
for funding. See the Web site at http ://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/
nano/start.htm.

NSF: THE ELECTRONIC WORLD OF FASTLANE

The Foundation has been developing a paperless submission and
review process for several years. The key feature is a web-based
interface called FASTLANE. This mechanism allows all steps in the
submission and management of grants to be handled electronically.


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ALL proposals, reviews, and reports must be submitted through
FASTLANE. Independent scholars may apply for a waiver from
FASTLANE, but everyone else must use the new system. This
requires, however, that proposals be translated into PDF files in
order to maintain formatting. Fortunately, NSF will translate Word,
WordPerfect, or other formats into PDF. But all steps are spelled out
atthe FASTLANE web site: http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov. Electronic
submission of proposals and reviews, allows much more rapid
transmission of copies at much lower cost and with substantial
savings in paper. Moreover, once you have received an award, it will
be a little easier to handle administrative details, like requesting
extensions and submitting annual reports. But please be aware that
it may take you a little more time at first. You should draw upon the
expertise of your sponsored research offices.
If you encounter any difficulties while submitting your
proposal, please contact me at the addresses below.
FASTLANE also will enable colleagues who are requested
to review proposals to both access proposals and submit reviews in
a much more efficient manner. I would like to thank all of you who
have graciously acceptedmy invitation to review proposals, for such
peer review is vital to the success of the grant programs at NSF.
Finally, allow me to encourage anyone who has a question
about the STS Program's scope, its activities, or its processes, to
contact me or John Perhonis, the Associate Program Director who
handles the dissertation program. We are always eager to talk to you
about your ideas, your proposals, your plans. We welcome queries
by telephone or email. And remember the next target date for
proposals is 1 February 2003.
Thanks!

Keith R. Benson, Program Director for Science and Technology
Studies, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard,
Suite 995, Arlington, VA 22230; tel.: 703-292-7283; fax: 703-292-
9068; email: kbenson@nsf.gov or jperhoni@nsf.gov; Web site:
http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/sts/start.htm.














2002 Prize Winners and HSS Officers
Back Row (from left): Peter Dear, Watson Davis and Helen Miles
Davis Prize winner; Margaret Rossiter, HSS Editor; John Servos,
HSS President; Matthew Stanley, Schuman Prize winner; John C.
Greene, Sarton Medalist; James Secord, Pfizer Prize winner.
Front Row (from left): Margaret Osler, HSS Secretary; Joy
Harvey, interim HSS Bibliographer and special citation recipient;
Michael Sokal, HSS Vice President; Robert A. Hatch, Hazen
Education Award winner; Marc Rothenberg, HSS Treasurer.
Not Pictured: Ruth Oldenziel, History of Women in Science Prize
winner; Daniel Schneider, Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize winner.


Call For Papers: Art After Darwin

n the 120 years since the death of Charles Darwin (1809-
1882), the English naturalist's lasting contribution to our
understanding of Nature and of ourselves has been rejoiced and
reviled, reformulated by some and rejected outright by others.
While the mechanics of evolution by natural selection are far
from being wholly understood even today, Darwin's impact on
how the late 19th century saw-and sometimes defended-itself is
undeniable. The task remains, however, to fully unveil the visual
impact of Darwinism's renewed construction of self. PART, the
online journal of the Art History Department of The Graduate
Center of the City University ofNew York, is planning a special
issue devoted to the notion of Art After Darwin, guest edited by
Brian Edward Hack.
PART is seeking art historical papers dealing with the
late 19th- and early 20th-centuryvisual implications ofDarwinism
following the publications of On the Origin of Species (1859)
and The Descent of Man (1871). Art-related articles on Natural
Selection, Genetics and Heredity, Ernst Haeckel's Monism,
Spiritual Darwinism, Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy, Eugenics
and Social Darwinism, Non-secular imagery in relation to
Darwinism, Organic Architecture, Expressions and Emotion,
Degeneration and Regeneration, and any other issues involving
art's relationship to the biological sciences of the period are
welcome. All students, recent graduates, and professionals of all
disciplines are invited to submit articles, reviews, and practice
articles (please check submission guidelines at http://
dsc.gc.cuny.edu/part/).
Submissions for Art After Darwin should be mailed to:
Brian Edward Hack, Art Department, Kingsborough Community
College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, New York, 11235.
Deadline for submissions is 31 March, 2003. For further questions,
please contact Brian Edward Hack directly at
1bli.ick',icc ciuny.edu. If you have suggestions for PART in
general, or would like to get involved and join the PART
editorial team, contact the managing editor, Caterina Pierre, at
caterina@erols.com.



In Memoriam

George Molland, a retired Senior Lecturer in History of Science
at the University of Aberdeen, died suddenly in September,
2002. The funeral was held at Cruden Bay. George Molland
published extensively on medieval and early modern science
and mathematics.

Pierre Souffrin, of the Observatoire de la C6te d'Azur, died
suddenly 4 September, 2002. Pierre Souffrin made significant
contributions in the history of medieval science and in Galileo
studies.


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THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS (ICHM):
AN INTRODUCTION AND A CALL TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF HISTORIANS OF MATHEMATICS
Karen Hunger Parshall, Chair, Executive Committee ICHM


INTRODUCTION TO THE ICHM

The International Commission for the History of
Mathematics (ICHM) is an inter-union commission joining the
International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the Division of the
History of Science (DHS) of the International Union for the History
and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS). The ICHM is comprised of
representatives of some fifty-five nations-those nations
internationally in which the history of mathematics is taught and/or
actively researched-and is governed by a ten-person Executive
Committee. The complete list of ICHM members, as well as the
names of the Executive Committee members, appears quarterly on
the back cover ofHistoria Mathematica.
The ICHM has these international aims: first, to encourage
the study of the history of mathematics, and, second, to promote a
high level of historically and mathematically sophisticated
scholarship in the field. It works to realize these goals in a number
of ways. Perhaps first and foremost, it oversees its official journal,
Historia Mathematica. Founded in 1974 by Kenneth O. May,
Historia Mathematica publishes original research on the history of
the mathematical sciences in all periods and in all cultural settings.
The ICHM also engages in a variety of special projects and
regular activities to promote and encourage the history of
mathematics. The two most recent special projects are the updated,
CD-ROM version of The History of Mathematics from An, q' '1,1, to
the Present: A Selctive AnnotatedB Bii.i, ~yd i.Ji kJ by Albert C.
Lewis and produced by the American Mathematical Society in 2000
and the book, Writing the History of Mathematics: Its Historical
Development, coedited by Joseph W. Dauben and Christoph Scriba
and published in the fall of 2002 by Birkhiiuser Verlag. Both
represent the combined efforts of several dozen historians of
mathematics internationally. The latter, in particular, traces the
history and methodology of the history of mathematics in different
countries throughout the world. The book also contains appendices
that provide invaluable and hard-to-obtain biographical information
onkey scholars ofthe history ofmathematics inadditionto exhaustive
bibliographical information.
Among the ICHM's regular activities, four are ofparticular
importance. First, the ICHM sponsors or co-sponsors scientific
symposia at the International Congresses of the History of Science,
atmeetings ofnational history of science and mathematics societies,
and at other conferences. Most recently, it co-sponsored (with the
Institute for Mathematics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
(CAS) and the Institute for History of Natural Sciences (CAS)) an
"International Colloquium for the History of Mathematics" at
Northwest University in Xi'an, China, 15-18 August, 2002. This
colloquium, held as a satellite conference prior to the International
Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Beijing, focused on the three
general themes of "Transmission and Transformation of
Mathematics: East and West," "Mathematical Thought in the
Twentieth Century," and "Mathematics in China." Second, the


ICHM awards, once every four years on the occasion of the
International Congress of the History of Science, the Kenneth 0.
May Medal to historians ofmathematics for outstanding contributions
to the history of mathematics. The most recent recipients ofthe May
Medal-Ubiratan d'Ambrosio (Sao Paolo, Brazil) and Lam Lay
Yong (Singapore)-were announced in Mexico City in August
2001. Ubiratan D'Ambrosio received his medal in Mexico City,
while Lam Lay Yong officially received hers at ICM-2002 in
Beijing on the occasion of another ICHM-sponsored meeting, the
International Symposium on the History of Chinese Mathematics
held at the Beijing Science and Technology Museum. The next May
medallists will be announced in Beijing in 2005. Third, the ICHM
maintains a Web site at http ://www.math.uu.nl/ichm which it hopes
will come to serve the international community of historians of
mathematics as a source of current information on upcoming
conferences and symposia as well as on other information pertinent
to members of the field. Fourth, the ICHM maintains the World
Directory of Historians of Mathematics. These last two activities
prompt the present call to historians ofmathematics internationally.

CALL TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF HISTORIANS OF
MATHEMATICS

The ICHM is currently engaged in producing an updated,
electronicversionofthe WorldDirectory oJfll, i .., i /, 1,, %.
the third editionofwhich came outinpaper form in 1995. The problem
with the paper version, of course, was that it was already obsolete at
the time of its printing. The electronic, web version of the Directory
will be maintained as an up-to-date database of practitioners in the
field at the ICHM's Web site. In order to get this database up and
running, however, the ICHM needs your help. Please visit the ICHM
Web site and fill out the questionnaire you will find there. It asks for
such basic information as your name, address, e-mail address, and
primary and secondary areas of research interest within the history of
mathematics. Please also spread the word to other historians of
mathematics, encouraging them to do the same. If you or your
colleagues do not have easy access to the web, then please write to the
ICHM Secretary, Jan P. Hogendijk, at hogend@math.uu.nl or at
Department ofMathematics, University ofUtrecht, P. O. Box 80.010,
3508 TAUtrecht, The Netherlands forahardcopyofthe questionnaire.
(Once the database is relatively complete, the ICHM will supply on
request, although most likely at a small fee, a hard copy of the
Directory for those without easy web access.)
Relative to conferences, symposia, and news of the
profession, please send announcements with complete details on
dates, locations, speakers, topics, contact people, etc. to the ICHM
Secretary. Please plan also to make the ICHM Web site one that you
visit regularly to keep abreast of activities in the field.
We can only gather this information and make this Web site
successful with your help. Please help the ICHM fulfill its aim of
creating true, international community ofhistorians ofmathematics.


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AWARDS, HONORS, AND APPOINTMENTS


Andreas Daum (Center for European Studies, Harvard) has been appointed Professor of
History at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). His book on popular science in 19th century
Germany appeared in a second edition in 2002.

Krishna R. Dronamraju (Foundation for Genetic Research, Houston) has been appointed
to the National Advisory Board to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (NAREEE) by
Secretary Ann Veneman. He also published his latest (12th) book: Biological Wealth and
Other Essays during 2002. Earlier he received a Rockefeller Archives Center Grant to
conduct research in the history of molecular biology.

Yves Gingras (Universite du Qu&bec a Montreal) has received the 2001 Ivan Slade Prize
awarded by the BSHS biennially for an essay (published or unpublished) making the best
critical contribution to the history of science. His paper was on "The Social and
Epistemological Consequences of the Mathematization of Physics."

The Smithsonian Institution announced on 17 Oct 2002, that Brent D. Glass has been named
as the new Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (NMAH).
A highly respected historian, Glass was the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania
Historical and Museum Commission in Harrisburg, Pa. and former director of the North
Carolina Humanities Council. Marc Plachter, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, has
served as Acting Director of the NMAH since November 2001, when long-time director
Spencer Crew left the museum to direct the National Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.
Glass' service began in December, 2002.

Judith V. Grabiner has been chosen to receive the Mathematical Association ofAmerica' s
Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for 2003, awarded for Distinguished College
or University Teaching of Mathematics. The award honors teachers who have been
extraordinarily successful, both in their home institutions and also in a wider setting.
Grabiner is the Flora Sanborn Pitzer Professor of Mathematics at Pitzer College in
Claremont, California, and a member of the Claremont Colleges' intercollegiate program
in Science, Technology, and Society.

The Department of the History of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has
been renamed. Its new name is the Department of Medical History and Bioethics. Three
new faculty members, all having joint appointments in the Department of History of
Science, have recentlyjoinedthe department. Professor Gregg Mitman (Ph.D., University
of Wisconsin 1988) is also a faculty member in the Institute for Environmental Studies and
the Science and Technology Studies Program. His research interests, in addition to
environment and health, include the history of ecology and animal behavior, science and
popular culture, and visual cultures in the life sciences, in particular science and film.
Assistant Professor Judith Houck (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1998) holds a joint
appointment in the Women's Studies Program/Center for Women's Health and Women's
Health Research. She focuses on the issues of women and race in medicine and public
health, as well as sexuality and aging. Assistant Professor Richard Keller (Ph.D., Rutgers
University, 2001) focuses on the history of European and colonial medicine and science,
especially French psychiatry. His research interests include science and medicine in global
development as well as the history of public health and hygiene.

The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) is pleased to announce that the
winner of its 2001 student essay competition is Angela Montford (Department ofMedieval
History, University of St Andrews, Scotland) for her essay "Dangers and Disorders: The
Decline ofthe Dominican Frater Medicus." A revised version ofthis essay will be published
in Social History of Medicine in 2003.


Kim Plofker of the Department of the
History ofMathematics at Brown University
has been awarded a fellowship from the
American Institute of Indian Studies to
catalogue Sanskrit astronomical manuscripts
at the Shree Sanjay Singh Museum in Jaipur
(Rajasthan) in 2003-2004.

Jon H. Roberts and James Turner received
the first-ever Thomas Bonner Prize for their
jointly authored book, The Sacred and the
Secular University (Princeton University
Press, 2000). The prize, named in honor of
former Wayne State University President
Thomas Bonner and awarded by that
university, recognizes "the best recent book
in English on the theory and practice of the
Liberal Arts," especially one that bridges the
"two cultures" of the sciences and the
humanities.

John M. Steele is the Kenneth O. May
postdoctoral fellow in the history of
mathematics for 2002-2003 at the Institute
for the History and Philosophy of Science
and Technology ofthe UniversityofToronto.
Steele is the author of Observations and
Predictions of Eclipse Times by Early
Astronomers (2000). At Toronto he is doing
research on ancient Babylonian mathematical
astronomy.

John Harley Warner has been named to
the newly-created position of Chair of the
Yale University Program in the History of
Medicine and Science. Earlier in summer
2002 he was named Chair of the Section of
the History ofMedicine at the Yale University
School of Medicine.

Simon Werretthas been appointed Assistant
Professor in the Department of History,
University ofWashington, Seattle, where he
will teach courses in the history of early
modern science and the history of Russian
science. He comes to Seattle from the Max
Planck Institute for History of Science in
Berlin, where he has been working with a
grant from the Getty Research Center on a
project exploring the history of the art and
science of fireworks in eighteenth-century
Russia.


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JOBS

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www.hssonline.org. The Society does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of any item, and interested persons should verify all
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University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Tenure/tenure stream
faculty position in the Department of History and Philosophy of
Science beginning 1 September 2003, pending budgetary approval.
Area of Specialization: History and Philosophy of Seventeenth
Century Science. Rank: Open. Responsibilities: A balance of
undergraduate and graduate teaching; regular department duties.
Salary: Dependent on qualifications. Ph.D. or equivalent and
significant publications required. Applicants must submit the
following materials, which will not be returned: curriculum vitae, at
least three confidential letters ofreference, evidence about teaching
ability, and samples of recent writing. The department regrets that
it cannot solicit missing materials from applicants, or return any
materials. Please direct all inquiries and application materials
regarding the position to: The Appointment Committee, Department
of History and Philosophy of Science, 1017 Cathedral of Learning,
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. The University of
Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and members of minority groups underrepresented in
academia are especially encouraged to apply. Deadline for
Applications: Review of applicants begins in March 2003 and will
continue until the position is filled.

York University, Faculty of Arts, Division of Social Science seeks
candidates for a tenure-stream appointment atthe assistant professor
level in the critical interdisciplinary study of health, illness and
health care commencing 1 July 2003. A Ph.D. or equivalent, is
required. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of critical,
interdisciplinary scholarship and/or teaching experience in one or
more of the following areas: 1) social history and/or anthropology
of health and illness in North America or Europe; 2) effects of
corporate involvement in health research and health care; 3) role of
globalization and poverty in the spread of new and resurgent
infectious diseases; 4) alternative health care systems and practices;
5) social and environmental health movements. In addition to
teaching dutiesthe successful candidate willbe expectedto participate
in the administration ofthe Health and Society Program and to show
initiative in the development of health studies at York. As well, the
successful candidate willbe expectedto teach in aGraduate Program
at York University. Candidates are asked to submit a curriculum
vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, and a sample
publication; and to have three referees send letters of reference
directly to: Dr. Mary-Louise Craven, Chair, Division of Social
Science, S756A Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele Street,
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3; tel.: (416) 736-2100 x77812; fax: (416)
736-5574; email: mlc@yorku.ca. Deadline: 1 February, 2003. York
University has an Affirmative Action Program with respect to its
faculty and librarian appointments. In accordance with Canadian
immigrationrequirements, Canadian citizens andpermanentresidents
will be considered first for this position; applications are invited
from qualified individuals regardless of their immigration status in
Canada.


Three positions to be filled in the Division of Social and Economic
Sciences. The National Science Foundation is located in the
Washington DC metropolitan area. The Division contains programs
in the social sciences as well as in history and philosophy of science
and science and ethics. Successful applicants will assist program
managers in grant review and administration. Annual salary ranges
from $25,347 to $60,405. Applicant information: For additional
information and the complete announcement and materials, call
Yvonne Woodward, on (703) 292-4386. Hearing impaired individuals

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Director of the Center for the Humanities

Director, Center for the Humanities (CFTH), is the chief
administrative officer of the CFTH reporting directly to the
Vice Provost for Research. The successful candidate must
have an earned terminal degree (which is field specific), and
demonstrated scholarly/creative productivity, justifying an
appropriate academic appointment. The candidate will be a
recognized scholar with strong credentials and
accomplishments in the humanities, as well as be able to
provide interdisciplinary and collaborative administrative
leadership in ensuring the continuing development and success
of the Center.
The Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-
day operations of CFTH, including fiscal accountability and
coordination of CFTH activities, both on campus and within the
larger local andnational communities. The Director is supervisor
of other Center staff and provides guidance to visiting internal
and external scholars. The position is a full-time, 9-month
appointment: 0.5 FTE as Director of the Center and 0.5 FTE in
an appropriate department at the rank of Professor (preferred) or
Associate Professor. Forreviewofthe fullpositionannouncement
refer to http://osu.orst.edu/jobs, or call 541-737-3537. For full
consideration, apply by 31 January 2003.
Direct letter of application, including a two-page
statement of the candidate's view of the role of a Humanities
Center and the contributions the candidate could make as a
Director; a curriculum vitae; and three letters of professional
reference, to:
Jon Hendricks, Dean, Search Committee Chair
Center for the Humanities
Oregon State University
811 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97333
541-737- 4380 (FAX)
Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer, and has a policy ofbeing responsive to
the needs of dual-career couples.


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may call TDD 703-292-8044. Submit all application material to
National Science Foundation, Division of Human Resource
Management, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 315, Arlington, VA
22230. Attn: Announcement Number E20030018. NSF is an equal
opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified
staff that reflects the diversity of our nation. Job duties and
responsibilities: Each individual selected for these positions will
provide scientific assistance to the Program Directors in all phases
of the proposal review process and coordination of proposal-review
activities; assist with the screening of proposals and develop factual
information to ascertain whether the research is supported by the
cluster; recommend the referral of proposals to other NSF programs
as applicable; and participate in ad-hoc reviewer identification by
(a) reading professional journals and reviews in the areas of science
handled by the programs of the cluster, working with Program
Directors to expand the reviewer base, (b) administering the review
process for selected categories of proposals, (c) producing reports
using administrative data and other information from proposals and
award records, (d) accessing information from other sources to help
the Program Directors identify appropriate reviewers for proposals,
and (e) serving as a resource to the programs to assist Program
Directors with library researchto identify less than obvious conflicts-
of-interest of reviewers and Principal Investigators and working
relationships with other scientists and academic institutions. In
addition the individuals serving in these positions will edit panel
summaries for recommended actions when necessary to provide
feedbackto Principal Investigators andpersonallyrespondto inquiries
(written, telephone or in person) concerning operation ofthe program
and, as appropriate, handle technical questions. Applicants must
have a Baccalaureate degree in any of the social and behavioral
sciences or equivalent experience. Some administrative, managerial
or professional experience related to the position is desirable.
Appointment to this position may be contingent upon successful
completion of the appropriate background investigation. How to
apply: Please consult the NSF Web site at www.nsf.gov.


The Educational Advancement Foundation, a nonprofit
organization located in Austin, Texas and supporting
mathematical education through inquiry-based learning, seeks a
full-time Executive Director for the R. L. Moore Institute (a
multi-program office situated near The University of Texas at
Austin campus, which will be headquarters for the Legacy of R.
L. Moore Project). Applicants should have a strong mathematics
background (preferably a current or former faculty member),
including recent administrative or leadership experience in
academic societies or professional associations. In addition, a
history of "entrepreneurial" (i.e. sole proprietorship or small
business) type management accomplishment is desirable. Duties:
Strong "hands-on" managerial leadership and personal
involvement carrying out non-routine activities is essential. The
Executive Director will coordinate workflow and assign "priority"
while working actively with a small staff and a large, diverse
group of consultants/volunteers/constituency members and
outsiders. The candidate shall have exceptional communication,
organizational and executive skills as well as an ability to
articulate a mission-focused vision to diverse constituencies. It
is essential that the Executive Director be able to manage
actively and conclude multiple non-routine projects on a timely
basis. Requirements: Advanced degree in mathematics or science
desirable, with over 10 years educational/administrative
experience. The prospective Executive Directormust demonstrate
accomplishment in combining leadership with administrative
controls and support, while sustaining entrepreneurial initiatives.
Applicants must be adaptable and flexible to rapidly changing
priorities; a self-starter and self-responsible individual with a
successful history working with both small groups and larger
organizations/associations. Excellent benefits (health, life, and
long-term disability insurance, retirement, etc.) and stimulating
cross-discipline working environment with demanding workload.
Compensation includes an early merit bonus for exceptional
performance. R. L. Moore Institute is an equal opportunity
employer. U. S. Citizenship required. Email cover letter and
resume to: personnel@edu-adv-foundation.org.


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California Institute of Technology, MauriceA. Biot and Archives
Research Funds. The Maurice A. Biot Archives Fund and other
funds provided by the Archives offer research assistance up to
$1500 to use the collections of the Archives of the California
Institute ofTechnology. Applications will be accepted from students
working towards a graduate degree or from established scholars.
Graduate students must have completed one year of study prior to
receiving a grant-in-aid. For the Biot award, preference will be given
to those working in the history oftechnology, especially in the fields
of aeronautics, applied mechanics and geophysics. No applicant
may receive more than two awards. For further information on
holdings and on-line resources, please consult the Archives' Web
page: http://archives.caltech.edu. Application guidelines may be
obtained by writing to: Archivist, 015A-74, California Institute of
Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125. Applications will be accepted
year-round and will be reviewed quarterly, on 1 January, 1 April, 1
July and 1 October of each year.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin
announces the Lorenz Krueger postdoctoral fellowship for 2003/05
for an outstanding junior scholar whose current research combines
perspectives from the history of science withthose ofthe philosophy
of science and/or the history of philosophy. The fellowship is named
in honor of the late Professor Lorenz Krueger, of the University of
G6ttingen, whose work sought to connect philosophy with the
history of science. The Lorenz Krueger Fellowship is awarded for a
two year stay at the Institute in Berlin, beginning 1 October, 2003.
The fellowship is open to scholars of all nationalities who have
completed their Ph.D. no earlier than 1998 and no later than
September 2003. The stipend for applicants from abroad is Euro
1,841 per month. Women are encouraged to apply. Qualifications
being equal, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.
Applicants are invited to send a curriculum vitae, a brief research
proposal (maximum 1000 words), andtwo letters ofrecommendation
by: 31 January, 2003. Send materials to: Max Planck Institute for the
History of Science, "Lorenz Krueger Fellowship," Wilhelmstrasse
44, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

Funding Opportunities in Science, Technology, Society at the U.S.
National Science Foundation. The next target date for submitting
proposals to the Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science,
and Technology (SDEST) program is 1 February 2003. Societal
Dimensions considers a wide variety of proposals for research and
education about the interactions ofengineering, science, technology,
and society. The Ethics and Values Studies (EVS) component
supports examinations of the ethical and value dimensions in those
interactions. The Research on Knowledge, Science and Technology
(RST) component supports research on the implications of social
and strategic choices that influence knowledge production and
innovations. The program's home page is at http://www.nsf.gov/
sbe/ses/sdest/; check out the links to other related sites and the


assistance on "Preparing a Proposal, What You Should Know."
Information about submission procedures and the kinds of awards
the program makes, including professional development and
graduate-training efforts, is in the program announcement, at http:/
/www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf01152. You can reachthe SDEST
program director Rachelle Hollander at rholland@nsf.gov; tel.:
703-292-7272. Program director John Perhonis handles dissertation
proposals; he can be reached at jperhoni@nsf.gov; tel.: 703-292-
7279. Special opportunities: The US and UK programs on science,
technology and society announce a unique opportunity to support
US-UK collaboration in research on: science in governance and the
governance of science, science communication, science in the
economy and the economics of science, science and globalization,
and science and gender, ethnicity, and the lifecycle. Researchers
wishing to cooperate must submit separate proposals to their own
national funding bodies. In the UK, that is the Science in Society
Programme of the UK Economic and Social Research Council -
Science in Society Programme. Inthe US, the Science and Technology
Studies program and the Societal Dimensions of Engineering,
Science, and Technology program are both encouraging submissions.
Proposals should identify the collaborating project in the other
country, explain the value added by transatlantic cooperation, and
request coordinated review. For further information on specific
submission requirements, US researchers should contact Rachelle
Hollander, or Keith Benson at the STS program; e-mail:
kbenson@nsf.gov; tel.: 703-292-7283. UK researchers will find
information at www.esrc.ac.uk. NSF Wide Competitions: The
National Science Foundation has numerous special competitions;
many occur yearly. Three areas of special interest to researchers
investigating issues in science, technology, and society are:
Biocomplexity and the Environment, Information Technology, and
Nanotechnology. All three can consider research proposals on
social dimensions of relevant scientific and engineering activities.
The information technology announcement is at: http://www.nsf.gov/
pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?ods_key-nsf02168. The relevant contact
for research on social and ethical dimensions is James Granato in the
Division of Social and Economic Sciences, tel.: 703-292-8762; e-
mail: jgranato@nsf.gov. The nanotechnology announcement is at:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02148/nsf02148.htm, and the
relevant contact is Rachelle Hollander in the Division of Social and
Economic Sciences, tel.: 703-292-7272; e-mail: rholland@nsf.gov.
The most relevant section of the biocomplexity announcement is
Coupled Natural and Human Systems; the announcement is at http:/
/www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02167/nsf02167.htm. The relevant
contact for further information about the CNH section is Thomas
Baerwald, tbaerwal@nsf.gov, in the Division of Behavioral &
Cognitive Sciences; tel.: 703-292-7301. After 1 October 2002 all
proposals must address both NSF review criteria in the project
summary and description. See the NSF Grant Proposal Guide,
www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?gpg.


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HISTORY OF SCIENCE SOCIETY NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2003


The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is pleased to invite
applications for a 2003/2004 AMS Graduate Fellowship in the
History of Science, to be awarded to a student wishing to complete
a dissertation on the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or
hydrologic sciences. The award carries a $15,000 stipend and will
support one year of dissertation research. Fellowships cannot be
deferred and must be used for the year awarded, but can be used to
support research at a location away from the student's institution
provided the plan is approved by the student's thesis advisor. The
goal of the graduate fellowship is to generate a dissertation topic in
the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic
sciences, and to foster close working relations between historians
and scientists. An effort will be made to place the student into a
mentoring relationship with an AMS member at an appropriate
institution. Eligibility Criteria: Candidates mustbe graduate students
in good standing who propose to complete a dissertation as described
above. Candidates must submit the following: a cover letter with
vita; official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions;
a typewritten, detailed description of the dissertation topic and
proposed research plan (10 page maximum); three letters of
recommendation (including one from your dissertation advisor).
Applicationpackages must be postmarked no laterthan 21 February
2003. Application Procedures: Application packages and supporting
materials should be sent to: AMS, Attn: Fellowship/Scholarship
Program, 45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108-3693. Applicants
will be informed by mail of application materials received. Any
questions regarding the fellowship/scholarship opportunity may be
directed to Donna Fernandez, Fellowship and Scholarship
Coordinator or Stephanie Armstrong, Director of Development,
AMS Headquarters; tel.: 617-227-2426, ext. 246 or 235; email:
dfernand@ametsoc.org or armstrong@ametsoc.org. AMS
encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled
students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric
and related oceanic sciences. The Web site of the American
Meteorological Society is http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries Resident Scholar Programs
2004. The Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) offers two
programs for scholars to use SIL Special Collections for the calendar
year 2004. Each program awards stipends of $2,500 per month for
up to six months. Historians, librarians, doctoral students, and post-
doctoral scholars are welcome to apply. Scholars must be in residence
at the Smithsonian. Dibner Library Resident Scholars will do
research in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and
Technology. The Dibner Library specializes in the physical sciences
and technology, and contains books and manuscripts from the 15th
to the 20th centuries. Subject areas include mathematics, astronomy,
classical natural philosophy, theoretical physics (up to the early 20th
century), experimental physics (especially electricity and
magnetism), engineering technology (from the Renaissance to the
late 19th century), and scientific apparatus and instruments. This
award is supported by The Dibner Fund. Baird Society Resident
Scholars will do research in other SIL Special Collections located
in Washington, DC and New York City. These special collections
include natural history; printed materials on world's fairs (19th and
early 20th centuries); manufacturers' commercial trade catalogues
(300,000 pieces representing 30,000 companies and dating from the
19th and 20th centuries); and European and American decorative


arts, architecture, and design (18th to 20th centuries). This award is
supported by the Smithsonian Libraries Spencer Baird Society.
Deadline for applications is 1 March 2003. For application materials
and further information about SIL Special Collections visit
www.sil.si.edu, orwrite to Smithsonian Institution Libraries Resident
Scholar Programs, P.O. Box 37012, NMAH 1041 MRC 672,
Washington, DC 20013-7012; tel.: 202-357-1568; email:
libmail@sil.si.edu.

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is
soliciting submissions for its publication prize. The prize is intended
to identify superior research in the environmental history of Europe
carried out by younger scholars from all countries. The prize will be
awarded for the best article published in an academic journal since
the year 2000 and will be awarded at the next ESEH meeting in
September 2003 in Prague. The ESEH publication prize is intended
for an article on any subject in European environmental history
published by a graduate student or scholar whose Ph.D. was not
awarded before 2000. The winner will receive a complete copy of
the Encyclopedia of World Environmental History, worth $450.
Applicants are asked to submit one copy oftheir published article by
mail, together with a one-page curriculum vitae, to each member of
the prize committee (see Web site below). The article can have been
published in any European language. Ifthe article was not published
in English, however, applicants are required to submit a one-page
summary in English oftheir article with their applications. Complete
applications must be received by 1 May 2003. Further information
on the European Society for Environmental History is available on
its Web site: www.eseh.org.

The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) invites
submissions for its 2002 Student Essay Competition. The prize will
be awarded to the best original, unpublished essay in the social
history of medicine submitted to each competition as judged by the
SSHM's assessment panel. The 2002 student essay competition is
open to students in full or part-time education. Details of this year's
essay competition are available at http://www.sshm.org or by
mailing competition@sshm.org.


The History of Science Society welcomes nominations for its
various prizes. Further information on how to nominate a
colleague (or yourself) for The Pfizer Prize, Watson Davis and
Helen Miles Davis Prize, The History of Women in Science
Prize, The Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize, The Schuman Prize,
The Jospeh H. Hazen Prize, or The Sarton Medal can be found
on the HSS Web site: www.hssonline.org. The Nomination
deadline is 1 April 2003.


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HISTORY OF SCIENCE SOCIETY NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2003


FUTURE MEETINGS

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for the accuracy of any item, and interested persons should verify all details. Those who wish to publish a future meeting announcement
or callfor papers should send an electronic version of the posting to newsletter@hssonline.org.


Workshop: Teaching History of Medicine to Medical Students.
Wednesday, 26th February 2003. University of Birmingham.
Information: http://www.prs-ltsn.ac.uk/hist_science/events/
index.html. Organized by PRS-LTSN (University of Leeds) with
Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Birmingham
Medical School, Supported by LTSN-01 Medicine, Dentistry and
Veterinary Medicine (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne) The
History in Medical Education Working Party. This one-dayworkshop
aims to bring together those involved in the teaching of the history
of medicine to medical undergraduates. A number of medical
students currently studying or who have recently studied the history
of medicine will be invited and there will be in attendance those who
manage the curriculum in medical schools and involved in the
employment of medical students once they qualify. If you want to
attend, or have a colleague who teaches the history of medicine to
medical students please contact Bob Arnott,
ArnottRG@hhs.bham.ac.uk. For registration form, print off the
relevant document at http://www.prs-ltsn.ac.uk/histscience/events/
index.html. If problems arise, please contact either enquiries@prs-
ltsn.ac.uk or AmottRG@hhs.bham.ac.uk.

The Third Laboratory Conferences, "Spaces ofExploration." 7-
8 March 2003. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Organized by the Program in Science, Technology, Information and
Medicine (STIM) under the auspices of the STS Workshops Series
at the University of Illinois. The focus on spaces has expanded the
conference to include voyages of exploration, medical research,
astronomy, the scientific workplace, the atmosphere, and
technological, intellectual and archival spaces. Further information
including abstracts is available at www.uiuc.edu/unit/STIM.

Discovering the Nanoscale. 20-23 March 2003. University of
South Carolina, Columbia. 10-12 October 2003. Technische
Universitit Darmstadt, Germany. The dramatic shift to nanoscale
research in recent years raises questions concerning multi-, inter-, or
transdisciplinary research and the very ideaof"technoscience." The
history of nanoscale research looks very different from the
perspectives of chemistry and of miniaturization technology, but at
any rate depends crucially on the development of instrumental
access to the nanoscale (atomic force vs. electron microscopy). The
conference discussions will begin in Columbia, SC and continue six
months later in Darmstadt, Germany. Formore detailed information,
see PERLINK http://www.cla.sc.edu/Phil/scistud/call.html
www.cla.sc.edu/Phil/scistud/call.html.

Dibner/Sloan History of Recent Science and Technology
Conference. 28-29 March 2003. Cambridge, Massachusetts. The
Dibner/Sloan History of Recent Science and Technology Project
(HRST) and the Dibner Institute will host a conference on the novel
opportunities and challenges that the World Wide Web presents for
our field. The conference has two goals: provide a snapshot of the


most original projects that use the Web to produce, present and
disseminate scholarly and educational materials; and examine
critically the challenges as well as the opportunities that such
projects face. Three sessions are planned, each of which includes
presentations concerning recentand on-going projects: New Methods,
about new tools and approaches for doing history on line; New
Projects, about the use and maintenance of new media and the
production of content; and New Challenges. More details can be
found at http://hrst.mit.edu and from Babak Ashrafi, the Project
Manager, at ashrafi@mit.edu. If you are interested in attending the
conference, please contact Babak Ashrafi as space is limited.

The Local and the Global: Contexts in Science and Technology.
April 2003. American Association for the Advancement of Science
Headquarters, Washington, DC. Abstracts due by 30 January 2003.
The conference is an opportunity for graduate students to present
their research in areas concerning science, technology and
globalization, particularly as they relate to the concerns raised in the
post-9/11 world. It will take place in conjunction with a workshop
on science and technology policy careers planned by the American
Association for the Advancement of Science, and immediately
follow their annual S&T colloquium. Abstracts (up to 250 words)
for a 10-15 minute presentation should be submitted by January 30,
2003 to stglobal@vt.edu. Submittedabstracts willreceive response
by March 1, 2003. Final papers will be included on the conference
Web site. Travel funding may become available for a limited
number of presenters. Students in need of travel funds should
indicate so when submitting their abstract. The organizers welcome
submissions from graduate students whose research focuses on
challenges inthe global science and technology arena. The conference
will be held in late April of 2003 at the American Association for the
Advancement of Science Headquarters in Washington, DC. Further
information on previous conferences, area lodging, schedule etc. is
available on the conference Web site athttp://www.gwu.edu/-cistp/
indexl.html. If you have any questions, please contact either of the
following organizers: David Bruggeman, dbrugg@vt.edu; or
Christine Pommerening, cpommere@gmu.edu; or Edith Webster,
ewebster@gwu.edu; or Meighan O'Reardon, oreardon@gwu.edu.

The Midwest Junto for the History of Science. 4-5 April 2003.
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities. This conference
encourages graduate students as well as faculty and independent
scholars to attend and participate. Papers on any topic in the history
of science, the history of technology, history of medicine, or the
philosophy of science or technology are welcome. A one-page
abstract should be submitted to the address below by 28 February
2003: Program in History of Science & Technology, Tate Laboratory
of Physics, University of Minnesota, 116 Church Street SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55455. Further information is available from
KarenRoss atross0199@umn.edu or Bob Seidelat rws@tc.umn.edu.


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