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April 2003




Lightman Named as New Editor of HSS

The History of Science Society has
selected Bernard V. Lightman of York
University in Toronto as the next Editor of
Isis and the HSS. Dr. Lightman will assume
the editorship on 1 January 2004, taking
over the duties so superbly handled by
Margaret Rossiter.
Lightmanis a full professor atYork
University, where he teaches in the Division
of Humanities, in which the undergraduate
Program in Science and Society is housed.
He is also a member of the Graduate History
Program. Professor Lightman's main area
of expertise is nineteenth-century British
science. Some of his publications include
The Origins ofAgnosticism (Johns Hopkins
UP, 1987) and Victorian Science in Context
(Editor, U of Chicago Press, 1998). He is at
present involved in a number of scholarly
projects, including the general editorship of
a biographical dictionary of nineteenth-
century British scientists, to be published by
Thoemmes Press; the general editorship of a
reprint series ofnineteenth-century, popular-
science books also to be published by

Thoemmes Press; and, with his colleague
Ann Shteir, he is editing a collection of
essays that have come out of a conference at
York on science, gender, and visual images.
Dr. Lightman brings to the HSS
editorship extensive administrative
experience. He setup anew interdisciplinary
program in Science, Technology, Culture
and Society a few years after arriving at
York (the title was recently changed to
Science and Society). He served as associate
dean of Arts for four years, from 1993-1997,
and is currently the Director Designate ofthe
new Graduate Program in Humanities. He
has been an active member of the HSS
having recently been elected to the Council
andhaving served on variety ofcommittees
over the years, including the Isis editorial
board, the Dibner Visiting Historian of
Science Committee (which he chaired from
1996-1998), and the Committee on Finance
(1996-1999). Finally, he was the Canadian
representative on the three-person program
committee for the Fourth British-North
American Joint Meeting ofthe British Society

for the History of Science, Canadian Society
for the History and Philosophy of Science,
and History of Science Society, which took
place from August 3-6, 2000, at St. Louis,
Professor Lightmanwillbe assisted
by Katharine Anderson, who will assume
the duties of the Book Review Editor, and
Kathryn Olesko, of Georgetown University,
who will continue her excellent work as the
editor of Osiris for the next two years. The
new editorial office for the HSS will be
located in Bethune College at York


Cover Story 1
HSS Election Ballot 2
HSS Council, Committee,
and Delegate Roster, 2003 3
Innovations in Education 4-5
HSS Candidates 6-10
News and Inquiries 10-15
Awards, Honors,
and Appointments 16-17
Jobs 17
Grants, Fellowships,
and Prizes 18-19
Future Meetings 20-21
Isis Books Received 22-24



Vice President:
Serves 2 years as vice president and then 2 years as president
1 January 2004-31 December 2005
Please vote for one of the two candidates.

Joan Cadden (University of California, Davis)
M. Norton Wise (University of California, Los Angeles)
write-in candidate:

Council Nominees:
Three-year term:
1 January 2004-31 December 2006
Please vote forgive of the ten candidates.

Peter R. Dear (Corell University)
Bruce Hevly (University of Washington)
David A. Hollinger (University of California, Berkeley)
Bruce J. Hunt (University of Texas)
Naomi Oreskes (University of California, San Diego)
Diane B. Paul (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Robert J. Richards (University of Chicago)
Lisa Rosner (Richard Stockton College)
Andrea A. Rusnock (University of Rhode Island)
Alice A. Walters (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
write-in candidate:

Nominating Committee:
One-year term:
1 July 2003-30 June 2004
Please vote for three of the six candidates.

Thomas H. Broman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Judith R. Goodstein (California Institute of Technology)
Mott T. Greene (University of Puget Sound)
Susan E. Lederer (Yale University)
Pamela E. Mack (Clemson University)
Londa Schiebinger (Pennsylvania State University)
write-in candidate:

Nominating Committee:
One-year term:
1 July 2003-30 June 2004
Please vote for two of thefour candidates.

Michael A. Osborne (University of California, SB)
Katharine Park (Harvard University)
Karen Parshall (University of Virginia)
Jole R. Shackelford (University of Minnesota)
write-in candidate:

Ballots are due in the HSS Executive office by 31 May 2003.

History of Science Society Executive Office
University of Washington
Box 351330
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Phone: 206-543-9366
Fax: 206-685-9544
Email: info@hssonline.org
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Or write University of Chicago Press, Subscription
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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
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send all material to the attention of Gail Alexander at the HSS
address above (email or disk appreciated).
0 2003 by the History of Science Society


Council, Committee, and Delegate Roster, 2003

Composed of Executive Committee, immediate past president,
15 at-large, the latter of which are elected to serve 3-year terms
(calendar years), 5 elected annually by HSS membership. One
council member serves on each standing committee. President
and Vice-President elected by membership at large.
Executive Committee
John Servos (Amherst College), President
Michael Sokal (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Vice-President
Margaret Osler (University of Calgary), Secretary
Marc Rothenberg (Smithsonian Institution), Treasurer
Margaret Rossiter (Cornell University), Editor
Jay Malone (ex o(i, .'. non-voting), Executive Director
At-large members
Katharine Park (Harvard University)
Karen Parshall (University of Virginia)
Philip Pauly (Rutgers University)
Margaret Schabas (University of British Columbia)
Robert Westman (University of California, San Diego)
William B. Ashworth (University of Missouri, Kansas City)
M. Susan Lindee (University of Pennsylvania)
Joan L. Richards (Brown University)
James A. Secord (Cambridge University)
Michael H. Shank (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Angela N. Creager (Princeton University)
Bernard V Lightman (York University)
Lynn K. Nyhart (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Michael A. Osborne (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Jole R. Shackelford (University of Minnesota)
Past president
Ronald Numbers (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
HSS Publications
Editor of Osiris: Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University)
Editor of the Current Bibliography: Stephen Weldon
(University of Oklahoma)
Managing Editor, Isis: Alan Weber (Cornell University)

Standing Committee Chairs
Committee chairs are appointed by the Executive Committee.
Terms, typically, are for three years, and run on the academic/
fiscal year, 7/1 to 6/30.
Committee on Education: Robert Hatch (University of Florida)
Committee on Finance: Marc Rothenberg
(Smithsonian Institution)
Committee on Honors and Prizes: Alan Shapiro
(University of Minnesota)
Committee on Meetings and Programs: David Cahan
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Nominating Committee: Philip Pauly (Rutgers University)
Committee on Publications: Susan Lindee
(University of Pennsylvania)
Committee on Research and the Profession: Constance Malpas
(New York Academy of Medicine)
Dibner Committee: Karen Rader (Sarah Lawrence College)
Prize Committee Chairs
Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize: Jon Harkness
Henry and Ida Schuman Prize: Shirley Roe
(University of Connecticut)
History of Women in Science Prize: Robert Nye
(Oregon State University)
Pfizer Award: Frederick Gregory (University of Florida)
Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize: Judith Goodstein
(California Institute of Technology)
Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize: Larry Principe
(Johns Hopkins University)
AAAS. Section L (history and philosophy of science):
Paul Farber (Oregon State University)
AAAS. Section X (societal impacts of science and engineering):
Sara Miles (Eastern University)
American Council of Learned Societies:
Arnold Thackray (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History:
Jay Malone
National Humanities Alliance: Jay Malone 2000-

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Innovations in Education
Teaching Gender Analytics in Science, Medicine, and Technology in Culture
Londa Schiebinger*, Pennsylvania State University

The twentieth century witnessed a historic turnaround for
women in science. Historically, women had been excluded from
European and U.S. universities from the twelfth century to the late
nineteenth century. By the late 1800s, women were admitted nearly
everywhere in Europe and the U.S. (except for a few private
holdouts, such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Yale). By the mid-
twentieth century women were receiving Ph.D.s, and by the end of
the century had entered the ranks of the professoriate. Though
numbers differed across Europe and the U. S., countable percentages
of women in the rank of senior professor existed everywhere: the
Netherlands stood at 6%, the United Kingdom at 9%, France and the
U.S. at 14%, with Portugal and Finland enjoying the highest
percentages with 17 and 18% respectively (1998 figures, ETAN
2000, 10).
In an about face from earlier policies that kept women out,
including anti-nepotism rules, the 1990s witnessed extraordinary
efforts by governments and funding agencies to legislate women
into science. Since the European Union (EU) established its Women
and Science Unit in 1998, European member states have been
jockeying forthe bestnumbers in the women-in-science competition.
The French, who in the past have assumed that Enlightenment
notions of egalite and fraternity would afford women equal
opportunities, are now extending the politics ofparite to the halls of
science. In 2001, the French Ministry for Research launched its
Mission Parite en Sciences et Technologies to advance research in
the area of gender analytics in the sciences. The Germans have also
set up governmental offices in Bonn focused on expanding equal
opportunity, equal pay, increased female leadership, and "gender
mainstreaming" inall "concepts, processes, andmeasures" in science
(Ebeling, 2001). In addition, a law has been put forward to the
German parliament that would set (minimum) quotas for women in
senior research positions (20% by 2005). This controversial policy,
if enacted, would amount to a social revolution in a country where
women are still often expected to choose between profession and
family, and where in 2000 women held only 7% of top-level
professorships (C4) and only 3% of leading positions in top German
research institutes, such as the Max-Planck Gesellschaft.
The U.S., too, initiated aggressive programs to encourage
women in the sciences in the 1990s. The narrowest models for
reform were established by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
and the Congressional Commission on the Advancement of Women
and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology
Development. Programs at the NSF were limited to promoting
women's participation in science; the point has been to increase the
supply of qualified women through fair and equitable education and
career development. NSF's current ADVANCE program, designed
to improve women's standing in science, will offer approximately
24 institutions $4 million each over five years to transform internal
structures, such as promotion and tenure procedures, in efforts to
make universities conform more comfortably to women's career
patterns (NSF 2001). Many of the proposals sent to NSF borrow
(though largely without acknowledgement) from the institutional

changes feminists in the humanities have put in place over the past
twenty years, mostly without governmental support.
In the U.S., different agencies have different track records
in promoting gender equality. In contrast to the NSF's limited
approach, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) opened its Office
of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) in 1990, which provides
a broader and deeper model for promoting equality for men and
womeninthe sciences. The ORWHwas foundedwithtwo interrelated
missions: to increase the number of women in the medical profession

and to reconceptualize medical research to include women. Thus the
NIH took the crucial step of joining increased opportunities for
women in medicine to mainstreaming gender analysis in medical
research. This approach has not only increased the number of
women in the medical sciences, but has also brought about a minor
revolution in biomedical research (ORWH 1999). Earlier in the
twentieth century, females (human and non-human) were rarely
used in basic biomedical research and drug testing; since 1993, the
inclusion ofa representative mix of females in clinical trials has been
secured by U.S. federal law. In addition, the NIH also launched the
Women's Health Initiative, a fourteen-year $625 million study of
historically-neglected aspects of women's health, such as heart
disease, breast cancer, and osteoporosis.
The EU Commission on Women in Science has moved
beyond the U.S. to generalize this approach-joining women's
career advancement to efforts to correcting gender bias in the
substantive outcomes ofresearch-to all areas of scientific research,
not just the biomedical. In recent years, the EU has implemented a
system that evaluates potential gender bias in all government-
sponsored research. Gender experts in the EU are mandated to
evaluate the extent to which gender considerations have been
"mainstreamed," or integrated, at all levels ofresearch from personnel
considerations, to science policy, calls for proposals, contracts, and
finally into the research itself, where relevant. The EU has also
implemented "Gender Impact Assessment" as part of its basic
research programs.
One obstacle to mainstreaming gender analysis into science is
that there are few gender experts. Here is where we as teachers ofhistory
ofscience enterthe picture. While mostpeople agree that studentneeds
to learn biology orphysics in order to excelinthose fields, manybelieve
that one can just "pick up an understanding of gender along the way."
Understanding gender, however, requires research, development, and
training, as in any other field of intellectual endeavor.
It is our job to train students in gender analytics to prepare
them as future historians of science, working scientists, or science
policy makers and administrators (for sample syllabi, see Rusnock,
1999). Teaching gender in science currently takes place in at least
two contexts. First are specialized courses for students who are
preparing to become historians of science and who intend to research
and teach in this and related areas. Courses of this type have been in
place for well over twenty years. The history of gender in science is
a well-developed field with great materials to teach from ever-new
areas for research.



A second context in which gender in science is taught is in
courses designed for students who plan to continue in science-
related fields. How specifically do we get first-rate historical
scholarship mainstreamed into the sciences? Some years ago I
directed the Women in the Sciences and Engineering (WISE)
Institute at Penn State. I was shocked that the top-flight scientists on
my advisory board knew little about how to analyze how gender
functions in institutions and in scholarship. I wrote my 1999 Has
Feminism ( .....i g,/ 1. ,. L L partly to explore some of the ways this
might be remedied.
Gender in science/feminist science studies/gender science
studies courses tend to attract students (by now equal numbers of
women and men) from the humanities and social sciences-
journalism, women's studies, political science, cultural anthropology,
history, etc. These students may well hold important jobs in the
future as science journalists, policy makers, legislators, university
administrators, gender researchers, and so forth. It is also desirable,
however, to draw a good number of students from the sciences. I
have taken number of steps overthe years to increase the enrollments
of sciences students in my courses, making sure that my courses
fulfill humanities requirements for science and engineering students,
scheduling courses so they do not conflict with labs, and so forth.
All my courses on gender in science treat three interrelated
levels of analysis: 1) women's participation in science; 2) gender in
the culture of the sciences; and 3) gender in research results or
knowledge created. The problem ofunderrepresentation of women
in science cannot be solved without addressing gender bias in the
culture ofthe sciences and in the knowledge produced. It is this final
area-knowledge production-where, to my mind, the most
important and creative research in gender studies of science is going
on at the moment. It is here where real transformation in human
knowledge will take place. And it is here where science students
have the greatest potential to take "gender analytics" into the
laboratory and mainstream these perspectives into their future work
as scientists. We begin to see the fruits of our labor when scientists
can report on how feminism has brought foundational revisions to
theory and practice in their fields of specialization. Primatologists,
for example, no longer see nonhuman primate society predominantly
in terms of aggressive and territorial males. Biologists no longer
(innocently) talk about fetal androgens "masculinizing" certain
parts of the brain. Federal law now requires biomedical scientists to
test procedures or drugs on a proper mix of females and males (see
also, Schiebinger 2003, forthcoming). I devote the secondhalfofmy
semester-long course to questions concerning gender in science
theory and basic research.
In addition to courses that we as historians of science give
that may treat the history of women and gender across many decades
and many sciences, a growing number of our scientist colleagues also
teach specialized courses that focus on gender analytics in their field
of study. Worthy of note is a course, "Comparative Vertebrate
Embryology in Social Context" taught by Anne Fausto-Sterling at
Brown University. In this course, designed for biology majors and
taught in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and
Biochemistry, she mainstreams gender analysis into a broader
consideration of social contexts informing and informed by her
science. Scott Gilbert also teaches gender analysis in his biology
course at Swarthmore College, and Rebecca Scheckler teaches a
course, "Computer Science and Gender" in the Computer Science


Department at Virginia Tech, just to name a few. It is a welcome
development to see a growing number of scholars grounded in gender
studies working inside the sciences; this raises many new possibilities
for creative collaborations between humanists and scientists.
There is still much to do in the history of gender in science.
In June 2003, the EU will be hosting a meeting in Berlin to explore
how gender functions in the industrial sciences, a topic that is not
much developed in the U.S. There is also an urgent need to study
gender in science cross culturally. While efforts are underway now
to understand how historical traditions within Europe have yielded
different experiences for women in the sciences (low numbers in
Germany and the Netherlands, relatively high numbers in France
and Italy), there is very little scholarly work on how gender functions
in the sciences outside of Europe or North America. Where science
is organized on a Western model in, say, China, Brazil, or India, one
supposes gender dynamics are similar to those found in Europe or in
the U.S. What is the picture, however, for traditional Chinese
astronomy, Amazonian herbalism, or Indian forestry? Or, looking
elsewhere, what role does women's traditional language in Japan
play in the development of gender patterns in Japanese science
today? There is so much more to know. It is an exciting time to
cultivate students' thinking in this vibrant field of study.

*Londa Schiebinger is Edwin E. Sparks Professor of History of
Science and Co-Director of Science, Medicine, and Technology in
Culture (STMC) at Pennsylvania State University. SMTC's current
work on mainstreaming gender into science has been supported by
the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0114706. Any
opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed
in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect
the views ofthe National Science Foundation. Portions of this essay
that appeared in "European Women in Science" Science in Context
15 (2002):473-576 are includedhere bykindpermissionofCambridge
University Press.


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Vice President


Joan Cadden, Professor, History and
Science & Technology Studies,
University of California, Davis. Ph.D.
Indiana University, 1971. HSS and
Professional Activities: Council,
Member (1975-78, 1995-98), Isis,
Editorial Board (1986-89); Member and
Chair: Pfizer (2000-2002), Zeitlin-Ver
Brugge (1986-87), Henry & Ida
Schuman (1975) prize committees;
Member: Nominating (1973, 1976, 1996), Finance (1996-98), Honors
& Prizes (1996-99), Unaffiliated Scholars (1977-83) committees;
Dibner Visiting Lecturer (1996-97). Selected Publications:
MeaningsofSexDi, u,. t .i1 ia,< 1,JJ/, ."- '(CambridgeUniversity
Press, 1993), winner of the 1994 Pfizer Prize; "Trouble in the
Earthly Paradise: The Regime ofNature in Late Medieval Christian
Culture," forthcoming in TheMoralAuthority oJ \ i I I L, ed. Lorraine
Daston and Fernando Vidal (University of Chicago Press); "'Nothing
Natural Is Shameful': Vestiges of a Debate about Sex and Science
in a Group of Late Medieval Manuscripts," Speculum 76 (2001): 66-
89; "Charles V, Nicole Oresme, and Christine de Pizan: Unities and
Uses of Knowledge in Fourteenth-Century France," in Texts and
Contexts in Ancient and Medieval Science, ed. Edith Sylla and
Michael McVaugh, pp. 208-244 (Brill, 1997).

M. Norton Wise, Professor,
Department of History, UCLA. Ph.D.,
Princeton University, 1977. HSS and
Professional Activities: Council,
i Member (1999-2001); Derek Price
Award Committee (1991-1994), Chair
(1993-94); Isis, Advisory Editor (1991-
94); HSS Annual Meetings, Paper
Presenter, Chair, and Commentator
(many years). Selected Publications:
Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin, co-
authored with Crosbie Smith (Cambridge University Press, 1989),
winner ofthe 1990 Pfizer Prize; "Work and Waste: Political Economy
and Natural Philosophy in 19' C. Britain. Parts I, II, and III," with
the collaboration of Crosbie Smith, History ofScience, 27 (1989),
263-301, 391-449; 28 (1990), 221-261. "P.icu.il Jordan: Quantum
Mechanics, Psychology, National Socialism," in M. Walker and M.
Renneberg, eds., Science, Technology, and National Socialism
(Cambridge University Press, 1994), 224-254. The Values of
Precision, editor (Princeton University Press, 1995). "Architectures
for Steam," in The Architecture ofScience, Peter Galison and Emily
Thompson, eds (MIT Press, 1999), pp. 107-140. "Time Discovered
and Time Gendered in Victorian Science and Culture," in B. Clarke
and L. Henderson, eds, Energy to Information: Representation in
Science, Art, and Literature (Stanford University Press, 2002), 39-
58. Growing Explanations: Historical Perspectives on Recent
Science, editor(forthcoming, 2003); presently completing Bourgeois
Berlin and Laboratory Science.

Peter Dear, Professor of History and
of Science & Technology Studies,
Cornell University. Ph.D., Princeton
University, 1984. HSS and
Professional Activities: Isis, Associate
Editor book reviews (1994-96); Isis
advisory board (current); chair,
nominating committee (1995); HSS
Annual Meetings, Session Organizer
(1987), Presenter, Chair and
Commentator (various years). Selected Publications: Mersenne
andtheLearningo i 'i 1.. 1, (CorellU.P., 1988);Disciplineand
Experience: The Mathematical Way in the \. i, it;, Revolution (U.
of Chicago Press, 1995), winner of the Ludwik Fleck Prize of the
Society for Social Studies of Science, 1998; "A Mechanical
Microcosm: Bodily Passions, Good Manners, and Cartesian
Mechanism," in Christopher Lawrence and Steven Shapin (eds.),
Science Incarnate: Historical Embodiments of Natural Knowledge
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998), pp.51-82; "Method
in the Study ofNature," in Daniel Garber and Michael Ayers (eds.),
The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy
(Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp.147-177; Revolutionizing
the Sciences: European Knowledge and its Ambitions, 1500-1700
(PrincetonU.P., 2001), winner ofthe Watson Davis and Helen Miles
Davis Prize, 2002.

Bruce Hevly, Associate Professor,
Department of History, University of
Washington. Ph.D., Johns Hopkins,
1987. HSS and Professional
Activities: Annual Meeting, Program
Co-Chair (1995); NASA Aerospace
History Fellowship, HSS
Representative. Selected Publications:
Big Science: The Growth of Large-
Scale Research (editor, with Peter
Galison); The Atomic West (editor, with John M. Findlay); "The
Heroic Science of Glacier Motion," Osiris 11 (1996): 66-86. Other
scholarship and interests: history of physics, particularly terrestrial
physics; history of technology; science-technology relationships.

David A. Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis
Professor of History at the University
of California, Berkeley. Ph.D.,
University of California, Berkeley,
1970. HSS and Professional
Activities: Committee on Publications,
Member; IsisAdvisoryBoard, Member;
Nominating Committee, Member; HSS
Distinguished Lecturer; George Sarton
Lecturer. Selected Publications:
Morris R. Cohen and the \. i, i.;. Ideal (MIT Press, 1975); In the
American Province (Indiana University Press, 1985); Science, Jews,
andSecular Culture (Princeton University Press, 1996); Postethnic



America (Basic Books, 2nd edition, expanded, 2000); The American
Intellectual Tradition (co-edited with Charles Capper, Oxford
University Press, 4' edition, 2001); "Money andAcademic Freedom
Fifty Years After McCarthyism: Universities Amid the Force Fields
of Capital," in P. G. Hollingsworth, ed., Unfettered Expression
(University of Michigan Press, 2000), 161-184; and other recent
articles (since 1997) in Philosophical Studies, Diacritics, Journal of
American History, Constellations, Daedalus, The Historian, Aleph,
Hannover \, li.n.. Church History, Academe, Responsive
Community, The Cambridge Companion to William James, and The
Cambridge History of Science.

Bruce J. Hunt, Associate Professor,
Department of History, University of
Texas at Austin. Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
University, 1984. HSS and
Professional Activities: Committee on
Publications, Member (2001-present);
Committee on Meetings and Programs,
Member (1999-2001), Chair (2000-
2001); Pfizer Award Committee,
Member (1998-2000), Chair (2000);
Nominating Committee, Member (1996); Committee on the Dibner
Visiting Historians of Science Program, Member (1994-97); winner
of the Schuman Prize (1980). Selected Publications: The
Maxwellians (Cornell University Press, 1991); "Electrical Theory
and Practice in the Nineteenth Century," in Volume V., Modern
Physical and Mathematical Sciences, editedby Mary Jo Nye, of The
Cambridge History ofScience (Cambridge University Press, 2003),
edited by David C. Lindberg and Ronald L. Numbers; "Doing
Science in a Global Empire: Cable Telegraphy and Victorian
Physics," in Bernard Lightman (ed.), Victorian Science in Context
(University of Chicago Press, 1997), pp. 312-33; "Scientists,
Engineers and Wildman Whitehouse: Measurement and Credibility
in Early Cable Telegraphy," British Journal for the History of
Science 29 (1996): 155-70; "The Ohm is Where the Art Is: British
Telegraph Engineers andthe Development ofElectrical Standards,"
Osiris 9 (1994): 48-63; "Michael Faraday, Cable Telegraphy, and
the Rise of British Field Theory," History of Technology 13 (1991):
1-19; "'Practice vs. Theory': The British Electrical Debate, 1888-
1891," Isis 74 (1983): 341-55.

Naomi Oreskes, Associate Professor,
Department ofHistory and the Program
in Science Studies, University of
California, San Diego. Ph.D., Stanford,
1990. HSS and Professional
Activities: NSF Young Investigator
Award (1994); Consultant, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and
the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical
Review Board; HSS Annual Meetings,
Paper Presenter, Session Organizer (various years);. Selected
Publications: "Verification, Validation, and Confirmation of
Numerical Models in the Earth Sciences," Science 263 (1994): 641-
646; "Objectivity or Heroism: On the Invisibility of Women in
Science," Osiris 11 (1996): 87-133; The Rejection of Continental
Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science (Oxford


University Press, 1999); and with Homer Le Grand, Plate Tectonics:
An Insider's History of the Modern Theory of the Earth (Westview
Press, 2001).

Diane B. Paul, Professor of Political
Science and Director, Program in
Science, Technology, and Values,
University of Massachusetts Boston.
Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1975. HSS
and Professional Activities: HSS
Annual Meetings, Session Organizer
(1985, 1990); Paper Presenter (1985,
1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998);
Employment Survey Report for HSS
Women's Committee (1993); Mendel Newsletter, Editorial Board
(1991-1992, 2001-present), Editor (1992-2000); Journal of the
History oJ B. ,/.. Editorial Board (1999-2002), Associate Editor
(2002-present). Selected Publications: Controlling Human
Heredity: 1865 to the Present (Humanity Press, 1995); The Politics
of Heredity: Essays on Eugenics, Biomedicine, and the Nature-
NurtureDebate (SUNY Press, 1998); co-editorwith Costas Krimbas,
Rama Singh, and John Beatty, Thinking aboutEvolution: Historical,
Philosophical, and Political Perspectives (Cambridge University
Press, 2001); "The Failure of a Scientific Critique: David Heron,
Karl Pearson, and Mendelian Eugenics," British Journal for the
History of Science 31 (1998): 441-452 (co-authored with Hamish
Spencer); "From Reproductive Responsibility to Reproductive
Autonomy," inMutating Concepts, EvolvingDisciplines: Genetics,
Medicine, and Society, Lisa S. Parker and Rachel A. Ankeny, eds.
(Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002), 87-108; "Darwin, Social
Darwinism, andEugenics," in The Cambridge Companion toDarwin,
Jonathan Hodge and Gregory Radick, eds. (Cambridge University
Press, in press).

Robert J. Richards, Professor of
History, Philosophy, and Psychology,
and Director of the Fishbein Center for
the History of Science and Medicine,
University of Chicago. Ph.D., History
of Science, University ofChicago, 1978.
HSS Activities: Isis Advisory Board,
Member. Selected Publications:
Darwin and the Emergence of
Evolutionary Theories of Mind and
Behavior (1987), winner of the 1988 Pfizer Prize; The Meaning of
Evolution (1992); and The Romantic Conception ofLife: Science
and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe (2002).

Lisa Rosner, Professor, History,
Richard Stockton College of New
Jersey; Ph.D., History of Science, Johns
Hopkins University, 1985. HSS and
Professional Activities: Directory of
Women in the History of Science,
Medicine, and Technology, Co-Editor
(1991); Committee of Education,

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Committee Member and Chair (1998-2001); Hazen Prize Committee,
Member (2001-present). Selected Publications: MedicalEducation
in the Age of Improvement: Edinburgh Students and Apprentices
1760-1828 (1991); The Most Beautiful Man in Existence: The
Scandalous Life of Alexander Lesassier, (1999): co-author with
John Theibault, A Short History of Europe 1600-1815, (2000);
consulting editor, ( /.,.. \, ~. I, .III 2111 Currentresearch:
universities and academies of science in the Enlightenment.

Andrea A. Rusnock, Assistant
Professor of History, Department of
History, University of Rhode Island.
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1990. HSS
and Professional Activities: Henry and
Ida Schuman Prize Committee, Member
(1999-2001), Chair (2002); Women's
Caucus, Co-Chair(1997-1999); Women,
Gender, and the History of Science
Syllabus Sampler, Co-Chair: solicited,
collected, and edited syllabi (History of Science Society Publications,
1999); HSS Meeting, SessionOrganizer(1998, 1993, 1989). Selected
Publications: VitalAccounts: 0.ll ,~i ;,i .- Health and Population in
Eighteenth-Century England and France (Cambridge University
Press, 2002); The Correspondence of James Jurin (1684-1750),
Physician and Secretary to the Royal Society, edited with an
introduction, notes, and calendar of correspondence (Rodopi, 1996);
"Hippocrates, Bacon, and Medical Meteorology at the Royal Society,
1700-1750," in Reinventing Hippocrates, ed. David Cantor (Ashgate
Press, 2001),144-161; "Biopolitics andthe Mathematics ofPopulation:
Medical and Political Arithmetic in the Eighteenth Century," in The
Sciences in EnlightenedEurope, ed. William Clark, Jan Golinski, and
Simon Schaffer (University of Chicago Press, 1999), 49-68;
"Correspondence Networks and the Royal Society," British Journal
for the History of Science 32 (1999): 155-69.

Alice N. Walters, Associate Professor
ofHistory, University ofMassachusetts
Lowell. Ph.D., University of California
Berkeley, 1992. HSS and Professional
Activities: Isis, Advisory Editor (2000-
2002); Committee on Honors and
Prizes, subcommittee on History of
Women in Science Prize, Member
(1997-1999), Chair(1999); Committee
on Meetings and Programs, Member
(1995-1997). Selected publications: "Importing Science in the
Early Republic: Union College's 'First Purchase' of Instruments
and Books," Rittenhouse 16 (2002), 85-107; "Ephemeral Events:
English Broadsides of Early Eighteenth-Century Solar Eclipses,"
History of Science 37 (1999), 1-43; "Conversation Pieces: Science
and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century England," History of Science
35 (1997), 121-54.



Nominating Committee at Large:

Tom Broman, Associate Professor of
History of Science and History of
Medicine, University of Wisconsin-
Madison. HSS and Professional
Activities: HSS Meeting Madison,
Co-Chair of Local Arrangements
(1991); Watson-Davis Prize
Committee, Member (1998 -2000),
Chair (2001). Selected Publications:
The Transformation of German
AcademicMedicine, 1750-1820 (Cambridge University Press, 1996);
the author of nearly a dozen articles in journals such as History of
Science and The Journal ofModern History; Co-editor with Lynn
Nyhart, "Science and Civil Society," Osiris 17(2002); "Introduction:
Science and Civil Society," Osiris 17 (2002).

Judith Goodstein, University Archivist
S and Faculty Associate in History,
California Institute of Technology;
Ph.D., University ofWashington, 1969.
HSS and Professional Activities:
Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis
Prize, Committee (2001- 2002), Chair
(2003); DevelopmentCommittee, Chair
(2001-present); History of Science
Council, Member (1986-1988); Pfizer
Prize Committee, Member (1985-1986); Schuman Prize Committee,
Chair (1974). Selected Publications: "Un medico in prima linea,"
with Carlotta Scaramuzzi, Sapere, October (2002): 51-63; "A
Conversation with Franco Rasetti," in Physics in Perspective 3
(2001): 271-313; Millikan's School: A History of the California
Institute of Technology (W.W. Norton, 1991).

Mott Greene, John Magee Professor
ofScience and Values, and Co-Director,
Program in Science, Technology and
Society, University of Puget Sound.
4.$L Ph.D., University ofWashington, 1978.
HSS and Professional Activities:
Council, Member (1995-1998); Task
Force Overseeing the
Professionalization of the Society's
Executive Office; George Sarton
Lecturer (1997), Isis and Osiris, Advisory Editor (1993-1998);
Johns Hopkins Introductory Studies in the History ofScience, Series
Editor (with Sharon Kingsland); Editor, Earth Science History,
1993-1998. Selected Publications: Geology in the Nineteenth
Century (Cornell University Press, 1982); Natural Knowledge in
Preclassical Antiquity (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992);
"What Cannot be Said in Science," Nature 388 (1997): 619-620;
"Alfred Wegener and the Origin of Lunar Craters," Earth Sciences
History 17 (1998): 111-138; "Archival versus Canned History,"
Earth Sciences History 18 (1999): 336-343; Alfred Wegener and
The Origins ofModern Earth Science in the Theory of Continental
Drift (Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming 2004); Current
research: the history of climate modeling.


Susan E. Lederer, Associate Professor,
Sectionofthe History ofMedicine, Yale
University School of Medicine,
Department ofHistory, Yale University.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin,
Madison, 1987. HSS and Professional
Activities: Isis, Advisory Editor (1999-
2002); Forum for the History of Science
in America, Coordinating Committee,
Prize Committee (1998-1999). Selected
Publications: Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets ofNature (New
Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2002); Subjected to Science:
Human Experimentation in America Before the Second World War
(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995); "'Porto Ricochet':
Joking about Germs, Cancer, and Race Extermination in the 1930s,"
AmericanLiteraryHistory 14(2002): 720-746; "HippocratesAmerican
Style: Representing Professional Morality in Early Twentieth-Century
America," in Reinventing Hippocrates, ed. David Cantor (Ashgate,
2002), 239-56; "The Tuskegee Syphilis Study in the Context of
American Medical Research," in Tuskegee's "Truths ": Rethinking
the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, ed. Susan Reverby (University of North
Carolina Press, 2000), 266-275; and "Political Animals: The Shaping
of Biomedical Research Literature in Twentieth-Century America,"
Isis 83 (1992): 61-79.

Pam Mack, Associate Professor,
History of Technology and Science,
Clemson University; Ph.D., University
of Pennsylvania, 1983. HSS and
Professional Activities: Committee on
Women, Co-Chair (1990-1991, 2001-
2002); Council, Member (1991-1992,
.. 1998-2000); Treasurer (1993 1996);
Finance Committee, Member (1997-
present). Selected Publications: "What
Difference Has Feminism Made to Engineering in the Twentieth
Century," in Feminism in Twentieth Century Science, Technology
and Medicine, edited by Angela N. H. Creager, Elizabeth Lunbeck,
Catharine R. Stimpson, and Londa Schiebinger (University of
Chicago Press, 2001); with Gail Delicio, "The Authority of
Experience: Assessing the Use of Information Technology in the
Classroom," The Journal ofElectronic Publishing 6, Issue 1 (Fall
2000): http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/06-01/mack.html; Editor,
From Engineering Science to BigScience: TheNACA/NASA Collier
Trophy Research Project Winners, NASA SP-4219, (Government
Printing Office, 1998); Viewing the Earth: The Social Construction
of the Landsat Satellite System (MIT Press, 1990).

Londa Schiebinger, Edwin E. Sparks
Professor of the History of Science,
Department of History, and Co-
Director, Science, Medicine, and
Technology in Culture, Pennsylvania
State University. Ph.D., Harvard
University, 1984. HSS and
Professional Activities: Women's
Committee, Co-Chair (1993-95);
History of Women in Science Prize


Committee, Member (2003-05); Science, Board of Advisors, Book
Reviews (2001-present); Dibner Historian of Science (1994-1995).
Selected Publications: Has Feminism ( /1,i ... \.... I L 9 (Harvard
University Press, 1999); Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of
Modern Science (Beacon Press, 1993), winner of the 1995 Ludwik
Fleck Book Prize, Society for Social Studies of Science; The Mind
Has No Sex? Women in the Origins of Modern Science (Harvard
University Press, 1989); "Why Mammals are Called Mammals:
Gender Politics in Eighteenth-Century Natural History," American
Historical Review 98 (1993): 382-411, winner of the 1994 History
of Women in Science Prize; "Maria Winkelmann and the Berlin
Academy: A Turning Point for Women in Science," Isis 78 (1987):
174-200; co-editor with Angela Creager and Elizabeth Lunbeck,
Feminism in Twentieth-Century Science, Technology, and Medicine
(University of Chicago Press, 2001); section editor, Oxford
Companion to the Body (Oxford University Press, 2001); editor,
Feminism and the Body (Oxford University Press, 2000).

Nominating Committee from Council:

Michael A. Osborne, Associate
Professor, Departments of History and
Environmental Studies, University of
California, Santa Barbara. Ph.D.,
University of Wisconsin, Madison,
1987. HSS and Professional
Activities: HSS Annual Meetings,
Session Organizer (1989), Paper
Presenter (1984, 1986, 1989, 2001),
Session Chair (2000,2001); Committee
on the History of Women in Science, Member (1992-1994), Chair
(1994-1995). Selected Publications: co-author, "Constructions and
Functions ofRace inNineteenth CenturyFrench Military Medicine"
in ed. Tyler Stovall, Sue Peabody, Race in France: A History (Duke
University Press, in press); "M6decine naval" in ed. Dominique
Lecourt, Dictionnaire d'histoire et philosophies de la medicine
(Presses Universitaires de France, in press); "Acclimatizing the
World: A History of the Paradigmatic Colonial Science," Osiris 15
(2000): 135-151; "The Geographical Imperative in Nineteenth
Century French Medicine," Medical History 20 (2000, supply) : 31-
50; co-editor and contributor, special issue, "The Social History of
Science," Science, Technology & Society4 (1999): 159-378; Nature,
theExotic, l, l ..... I L 'French Colonialism (IndianaUniversity
Press, 1994).

Katharine Park, Zemurray Stone
Radcliffe Professor of the History of
Science and Women's Studies, Harvard
University; Ph.D., Harvard University,
1981. HSS and Professional Activities:
Council, Member (1991-93, 2002-04);
Committee on Research and the
Profession, Member (1991-93);
Nominating Committee, Chair (1991);
Nominating Committee, Member(1997).
Selected Publications: Doctors and Medicine in Early Renaissance

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Florence (Princeton University Press, 1985); with Lorraine J. Daston,
Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750 (Zone Books, 1998),
winner of the 1999 Pfizer Prize; "The Criminal and the Saintly Body:
Autopsy and Dissection in Renaissance Italy," Renaissance Quarterly
47 (1994): 1-33; "Magic and Medicine: The Healing Arts," in Judith C.
Brown and Robert C. Davis, eds., Gender and Society in Renaissance
Italy (Addison Wesley Longman, 1998): 129-49; "Was There a
Renaissance Body?" in Allen J. Grieco, Michael Rocke, and Fiorella
Gioffredi Superbi, eds., The Italian Renaissance in the Twentieth
Century (Florence: Olschki, 2002): 321-35 (I Tatti Studies, vol. 19).

Karen Parshall, Professor of History
and Mathematics, University of
Virginia. Ph.D., University of Chicago,
1982. HSS and Professional
Activities: HSS Council, Member
(2001-2004); HSS Committee on
Education, Member (2002-2004);
Committee on Meetings and Programs,
Member (1999-2001); HSS Annual
Meeting, Program Co-Chair for the
Atlantameeting (1996); Schuman Prize Committee, Member (1989-
1991), Chair(1991); SessionOrganizer (1994, 1992, 1987). Selected
Publications: WithDavidE. Rowe, The ZsE. .i, .I L .' 1 L 4 rican
Mathematical Research Community, 1876-1900: J J Sylvester, E.
H. Moore, and Felix Klein (American Mathematical Society and
London Mathematical Society, 1994); with Paul Theerman,
Experiencing Nature (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997); James
Joseph Sylvester: Life and Work in Letters (Clarendon Press, 1998);
with Adrian C. Rice, Mathematics Unbound: The Evolution of an
International Mathematical Research Community, 1800-1945
(American Mathematical Society and London Mathematical Society,
2002); "Varieties as Incipient Species: Darwin's Numerical
Analysis," Journal of the History of Biology 15 (1982): 191-214;
"Mathematics in National Contexts (1875-1900): An International
Overview," Proceedings of the International Congress of
Mathematicians Zurich, 2 vols. (Birkhauser, 1995): 1581-1591.

Jole Shackelford, Adjunct Assistant
Professor, Program for the History of
Medicine, University of Minnesota.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1989.
HSS and Professional Activities: HSS
Council, Member (2003-2005); Isis,
Advisory Editor (1998-2000);
Subcommittee on Independent
Scholars, Member (1995-97);
Executive Council of the Society for
the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies, Member (1998-2001).
Selected Publications: "Providence, Power, and Cosmic Causality
in Early Modern Astronomy: The Case of Tycho Brahe and Petrus
Severinus," in Tycho Brahe and Prague: Crossroads of European
Science, ed. J. R. Christianson, et al. (Frankfurt am Main: Harri
Deutch Verlag, 2002): 46-69; "The Chemical Hippocrates:
Paracelsian and Hippocratic Theory in Petrus Severinus Medical
Philosophy," inReinventingHippocrates, ed. David Cantor (Ashgate,
2002): 59-88; "Documenting the Factual and the Artifactual: Ole
Worm and Public Knowledge," Endeavour 23 (1999): 65-71.



NASA is pleased to announce a new historical book project entitled
"Access to Space: The Evolution of an Idea and Technology." Full
details are available at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/
sol.cgi?acqid-103561 on the Web and a more brief description of
the project is below.
The goal of this research project is to produce a roughly
500-page manuscript history of the views of scientists, engineers,
policymakers, enthusiasts, and the general public regarding the
various methods conceivable and available to put humans and
payloads into space.
This work will present a conceptually challenging analysis
ofthe manner inwhichhumanity has thought aboutthe methodologies
of reaching Earth orbit (focusing on the twentieth century). It will
describe the process of technological innovation that has led to the
development ofchemical rocket launch vehicles that presently exist,
and will explore the debates over the use of expendable launch
vehicles versus reusable rockets. It will also describe the possible
other types of launch systems that have been considered such as
nuclear, electromagnetic, laser, and ion propulsion technologies, in
addition to hypersonic aircraft.
This project should not simply be a descriptive history of
the development of various U.S. launch vehicles. Rather, it should
tell a broader, analytical narrative story about why particular launch
systems were chosen over others.

Greenwood Publishers seeks authors for volumes inits Greenwood
Guides to Science and Religion, a major new reference series
intended for school, public, and college libraries. The series will
explore how spiritual traditions andnaturalknowledge have interacted
throughout history. Each volume will include a narrative section of
70,00-80,000 words, a set of selections from primary documents,
and an annotated bibliography. The volumes will be accessible to
students and the lay public, but will be informed by the best and most
recent scholarship. The books will begin publication in 2004 and
continue through 2005.
The series is edited by Richard Olson (Harvey Mudd
College), assistedbya distinguished editorialboard: Owen Gingerich
(HarvardUniversity), S. Nomanul Haq (UniversityofPennsylvania),
and Peter M. J. Hess (Independent Scholar).
For further information, please contact Professor Olson at
olson@hmc.edu or rgolson@mines.edu.

The HSS Executive Office is moving to the

University of Florida in the Summer of 2003. The

e-mail address info@hssonline.org will remain

valid. Mail sent to the History of Science Society,

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 should

reach us. A more exact address will be published in

the July Newsletter and will appear on the HSS

Web site (hssonline.org).


Oregon State University Libraries Special
Collections has launched a new Web site,
"Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA: A
Documentary History," at http://
The Linus Pauling DNA Web site explores
one of the greatest scientific achievements
of the 20th century the discovery of the
structure ofdeoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA,
the basic foundation of life.
More than 800 original letters,
manuscripts, photographs, audio-clips and
video excerpts-many never before available
outside of archives form the heart of the
site. They include a number ofimportant and
unique items, such as: an extremely rare
prepublication typescript of James Watson
and Francis Crick's groundbreaking DNA
paper; a one-of-a-kind prepublication
typescript ofRosalind Franklin's DNApaper,
published in the same issue of "N.iruiic as
Watson and Crick's paper, with handwritten
additions by Franklin; Linus Pauling's
contemporaneous laboratorynotes outlining
his DNA work, and a much-corrected
manuscriptofthe paperrelating his famously
mistaken structure; scores of manuscript
letters written at the time, including
correspondence between all the majorplayers
in the race for DNA.
The original documents are tied
together with a narrative of the discovery
from the largely unknown viewpoint of the
major "loser" in the race, Pauling. A
comprehensive, day-by-day account of all
of Pauling's personal and professional
activities in the years 1952 and 1953 is also
included as an adjunct to the main DNA
narrative, with scanned images ofdocuments
and photographs accompanying the text.

A new working edition of a Salernitan
medical text from the 12th century is available
as an e-publication on the home-page of the
Hamburg Institute for the History of
Medicine. It may be downloaded by
colleagues interested in this field:
Archimatheus Salernitanus: Erklirungen zur
hippokratischen Schrift Prognostikon. Nach
der Handschrift Trier Bisch6fliches
Priesterseminar 76 herausgegeben von
Hermann Grensemann. Hamburg 2002/11.

New Web Site Launched for the
History of Science in Latin America

There is a new Web site dedicated to the
history of science in Latin America. It is
designed as a type of 'bulletin board' where
scholars (including graduate students) may
post news, articles, and links to their own
personal web page. It is sponsored by the
Institute de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia en
America Latina (ICTA). Web site: http://

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin

The Yale edition ofThe Papers ofBenjamin
Franklin is pleased to announce that users
of the series may now access the indexes of
the thirty-six volumes published to date at
the project's Web site: http://www.yale.edu/

Keith Porter Papers

The Archives, University of Colorado at
Boulder Libraries, wishes to announce the
completion of the processing of the Keith
Porter Papers. Keith Porter was a pioneer in
the field of micro-cellular biology. The
Archives will put the guide up on their Web
site. The Archives encourage links to their
Web site and resources for other biology and
science collections. For more information,
visit http://www-libraries.colorado.edu/ps/

Information Needed on
Erhard Eylmann,
German Anthropologist

A biography on Erhard Eylmann, a pioneer
of Australian culture, has been recently
published. Most of his results, including
medicine, family sociology, and religion
have been published inhis fundamentalbook
on the natives of south Australia (1908).
Unfortunately, no letters from or to Eylmann
have been found during intense source
studies. It is clear that Eylmann had contact
with Baldwin Spencer, James F. Gillen, and
other German anthropologists. Anyone who
can help with information is kindly asked to
inform Wilfried Schr6der: Geomoppel@t-

NEH Summer Seminar on
Leibniz And His Contemporaries

The seminar will focus on G. W. Leibniz's
philosophy inthe contextoflate 17th-century
culture, that is, the universe of Scholastics,
Hobbesians, Spinozists, Cartesians,
Lockeans, Newtonians, et al. By
understanding Leibniz in this way we gain
an entry into the broader currents of European
thought, a world on the threshold of the
Enlightenment. Capturing Leibniz's
philosophy in its context helps us to
appreciate the importance of Cartesianism
and Spinozism in the late 17th century, the
significance ofthe new philosophies ofLocke
and Newton that enter then and become
more and more important through the 18th
century, and the meaning given to the
philosophy that will lead directly to Kant's
enormously influential system. The seminar
will take place between June 23 and July 18,
2002 on the campus of Virginia Tech. The
seminar directors will be Roger Ariew and
DanielGarber. Formore information, consult
the Web site at: http://www.phil.vt.edu/

New Undergraduate Program in
Science, Technology, and Society

The University of Puget Sound announces
a new undergraduate program in Science,
Technology, and Society, offering both a
major and a minor. The program is directed
by Mott Greene (history of earth and
planetary sciences) and Jim Evans (history
of astronomy, history ofphysics). Affiliated
faculty include William Beardsley (history
of philosophy), Nancy Bristow (history of
medicine), Douglas Cannon (philosophy of
science, logic and mathematics) Heather
Douglas (philosophy of science,
environmental ethics), Wade Hands
(philosophy of science, history and
philosophyofeconomics), Suzanne Holland
(Science and Religion, bioethics), and Mark
Largent (history ofbiology, eugenics, history
oftechnology), with additional support from
faculty in the university's Science in Context
Program. For information contact Mott
Greene (greene@ups.edu), Jim Evans
(jcevans@ups.edu) or Mark Largent
(mlargent@ups.edu) or visit the university's
Web site: http://www.ups.edu.



Georgia Tech's School of History, Technology & Society
Re-Names Graduate Degrees

The School of History, Technology and Society (HTS) at Georgia Tech has changed
the name of its graduate program and graduate degrees from "History ofTechnology"
to "History and Sociology of Technology and Science," to more accurately reflect the
breadth ofthe program and its considerable strengths in sociology and the study of science.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia recently approved
changing the names of the Master's and Doctoral degrees to Master of Science in History
and Sociology of Technology and Science and Doctor of Philosophy with a major in
History and Sociology of Technology and Science. The first students will graduate with
the new degree names this spring.
"We are pleased that the name change has been approved," said Andrea Tone,
professor and director of Graduate Studies, HTS. "Our graduate program is one ofthe best
in the country, and we feel this change will help us attract even stronger students. One
student has already selected the sociology track, and we expect this number to grow."
"When I became chair of the School in 2001, I realized that the School's
intellectual strength in sociology and science was not readily apparent to potential
students and faculty," said Willie Pearson, Jr., chair and professor, HTS. "I felt it was
important to change the name in order for the program to grow the way it deserved."
For years the school's faculty was composed primarily ofhistorians, reflecting
the legacy of former school chair and professor Mel Kranzberg, founder of the Society
for the History of Technology and widely regarded as the founder of the History of
Technology discipline. In recent years, the school has consciously added more faculty
with sociology backgrounds including such notable additions as Mary Frank Fox,
gender; Willie Pearson, Jr., science and family; and Sue Rosser, women and science and
women's health. Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
and University of Pennsylvania offer similar hybrid programs in history and sociology.
HTS launched its graduate program in 1992. The medium-sized graduate
program serves approximately 21 full-time graduate students. A few of the topics that
current students are researching includes the role of radio technology in the Cold War,
sociology of cancer research, women in architectural space, economic development in
biotechnology, and history of the printing industry.
More information about the School of History, Technology and Society is
available online at http://www.hts.gatech.edu.

New Graduate Program in Humanities at York University

York University is pleased to announce a new Graduate Program in Humanities. The
program is currently under review by the province and therefore is still pending approval.
But there is every possibility that it will be approved in time for the program to be launched
in the 2003-2004 academic year. The Graduate Program in Humanities offers advanced
training leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Drawing upon the demonstrated expertise
of a wide range of faculty members within York University's Division of Humanities and
related areas of study at York, the program aims to provide highly qualified students with
unique opportunity ofdoing specialized academic work in the diverse, cultural expressions
of humanities.
The program's mandate is to produce graduates equipped to utilize the rich tools
afforded by interdisciplinary scholarship in humanities, with an emphasis on three fields:
Comparative Perspectives and Cultural Boundaries; Religion, Values and Culture; and
Science, Technology and Culture. Participating faculty in the Science, Technology and
Culture area include Steven Bailey, Jody Berland, Ernst Hamm, Martin Fichman, Bernard
Lightman, Ann Shteir and Joan Steigerwald. Application materials are available at: http:/
/www.yorku.ca/admissio/graduate/gradprog/humanities.asp. For more information see the
Graduate Humanities Program Web site at: http://www.yorku.ca/human/graduate/index.html,
or contact Professor Bernard Lightman (lightman@yorku.ca or 416-736-2100 ext. 22028).

Proposed New MA Program in
History of Medicine

The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History
of Medicine at University College London
has announced a new Master's program.
Anticipated to begin in late September2003,
the course will enable graduates to 1)
understand important issues in the history of
medicine; 2) obtain skills essential for work
in the field; and 3) conduct independent
research. It will introduce students to the
history of medicine in Asia as well as the
"West." Students will be able to complete
the program in one year, or in two years on
a part-time basis. The course is designed to
be a high-level, academic qualification in its
own right, but it will also serve as a
preparation for students considering further
research in this or related fields.
The course will have three
components: the core course (in the autumn
term), options (in the autumn and spring
terms), and a dissertation due in mid-
September. Students may also be able to
take the equivalent two options in a related
field or degree program offered by approved
institutions in the University of London.
Options include courses in the history of
medicine in China and in India, medicine
and literature, medicine and drugs in the
20th Century, madness and society, early
modern medicine, and international health.
Candidates should normally have
the equivalent of at least a good
undergraduate degree. Applications are
invited from candidates from all disciplines
although background in historical, scientific
or medical studies may be advantageous.
Applications are due no later than
15 July 2003. Application forms may be
obtained from, and initial queries should be
addressed to: Adam Wilkinson, The
Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of
Medicine atUCL, 24 Eversholt Street, London
NW1 1AD. Tel: 020 7679 8202. Fax: 020
7679 8194. Email: a.wilkinson@ucl.ac.uk.
It is anticipated that one or more
Studentships for UK/EU applicants,
providing a bursary and payment of home
student fees may be available. Candidates
should make it clear whether they wish to
apply for a Studentship.
The availability of this course is
subject to formal approval by UCL. A final
confirmation of its approval may not occur
before Easter 2003. Please visit our Web
page at www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed.



Colleges, Foundations Should Support Faculty Development
(This edited article originally appeared in the Summer 2002 Independent, published by the Council of Independent Colleges.)
By Richard Ekman

A myth about faculty members at CIC
(Council of Independent Colleges)
colleges and universities is that, while they
are effective and dedicated teachers, they
are not productive scholars. On some
campuses, the strong emphasis on teaching
does overshadow scholarly work, but the
myth may explain why many faculty
members do not submit applications to
major fellowship competitions; and in the
headquarters of the fellowship
competitions, itoffers ahandy explanation
forwhymost awards are to facultymembers
at research universities.
An opportunity to test this
misconception arose recently when CIC
announcedanew seminar, cosponsoredby
the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American
History. All CIC chief academic officers
were encouraged to nominate historians to
a seminar at Columbia University on the
historiography of slavery, led by David
Brion Davis, the retired Yale professor
who is perhaps the world expert on the
subject. For those accepted, all expenses
of participation were covered.
The nomination process allowed
deans to put forth candidates on the multiple
grounds of scholarly promise, teaching,
and institutional service. We received 79
nominations from CIC colleges and 32
were accepted.
More than 80 percent ofthe deans
and/or nominees said that they hoped the
seminar experience would lead to
strengthened teaching. One-third said they
hoped to use what they learned to develop

new courses or special campus programs.
About a third (36 percent) said they hoped
the seminar would advance their own
research or writing.
In addition to enhanced teaching as
the main reason for wishing to participate, a
large number of those nominated also listed
impressive records as scholars. Sixteen of
22 full professor nominees have published a
book. Thirteen have more than 1 book, and
12 publish an article on average at least once
a year. Of the associate professors, more
than half have published a book.
The individuals inthe nominee pool
have not been very well supported with
grants and fellowships. Only 12 of the 39 full
and associate professors appear to have
receivedmultiple awards ofexternal support
throughout their careers. Only 7 out of 39
nominated professors and associate
professors mentioned any kind of special
institutional support.
How representative is this group of
nominees of all faculty members at smaller
institutions? My view is that it is reasonably
representative. The procedures and selection
criteria for this seminar would not have
skewed the pool by leading many potential
nominees to conclude it was not worth the
trouble to apply or that they could not be
competitive. American history is taught at
every American college. The typical history
department in a small college has only one or
two U.S. historians on the faculty and they
are routinely expected to teach a wide array
of subjects. Teaching loads are heavy and
opportunities for sabbaticals, travel, and

research support are few. Only some
colleges are located near major libraries
and archives.
Several lessons are suggested by
this quickanalysis. The first is that teaching
and research, far from being opposites,
tend to be mutually reinforcing in the lives
of many faculty members. According to
the nominators, many of the individuals
were notable in both arenas.
The second is that colleges should
try to support faculty development because
it does produce results in both scholarly
achievement and in fulfillment of such
institutional objectives as improved
teaching and program development.
The third is that foundations,
government agencies, and fellowship
organizations should recognize that
excellent work is being done by a large
number of faculty members at institutions
that do not offer much financial support for
faculty members' scholarly or curricular
projects. And ifthe Ph.D. "g u '' ofthe past
generationhas ledmany superbly prepared
Ph.D.s to accept jobs in institutions that
cannot offer much support, more support
will likely make these faculty members
even more effective teachers, leaders of
major programs and curriculum
development, and producers of high-
quality scholarship. At least a few would
surely produce work that is equal to the
work offormer graduate-school colleagues
who have had the benefit over the years of
frequent institutional and external support.

Derek Price Prize Renamed

The History of Science Society recently received a generous gift from Marjorie (Madge)
Webster, in honor of her late husband, Roderick Webster. Many HSS members may not
know that the Websters, who were curators of the History of Astronomy Collection at
the Adler Museum in Chicago, gave a large subvention in 1988 for the Isis prize, which
was then called the Zeitlen-Ver Brugge Prize. The renamed Derek Price Prize, in
recognition of Derek John de Solla Price, continued to honor exemplary articles
appearing inlsis. Articles published during the three-year period prior to each award are
nominated automatically, and the prize is awarded each year by a three-member prize
committee. With this latest gift, the prize has been renamed the Derek Price/Rod
Webster Prize and, as before, will recognize superior scholarship inlsis. We are grateful
to Ms. Webster for her support.

In Memoriam:
Robert K. Merton

Robert K. Merton has died after an
extended illness. Merton was author of
Science, Technology and Society in
Seventeenth-Century England (1938/
1970), Social Theory andSocialStructure
(1949/1968), 011, / \1 '.,Il. ,, ofGiants
(1965), On T1i... ,', L / 1. .. .. J.:v(1967),
and The Sociology of Science (1973), as
well as other signal works inthe sociology
of science.



The Evolution of Hssonline.org

The HSS Executive Office has added
many new features to the Society's Web
site. Over the last few months, hssonline.org
has become more searchable. The site features
over 800 static html pages that can now be
explored through a site map, an alphabetic
index, andasite-specific searchengine provided
byGoogle. Followthe "Site Map + Index" link
off the main page to use these features.
Hssonline.org also uses online databases to
manage dynamic content like the Guide to the
History ofScience. The more popular parts of
the site are the job/fellowship listings,
conference announcements, and the news of
theprofession. Thesehaverecentlybeenloaded
into an online database and integrated into the
Guide. Users can now smoothly navigate, for
instance, from conference's call forpapers, to
a description of the department hosting that
conference, to an announcement of a job
opening at that university. It is also possible to
run keyword searches through nearly all
postings dating back to mid-2001.
Hssonline.org is also becoming
increasingly interactive. Web-based surveys
enable the Society to better understand
members' needs. Two surveys are currently
being conducted. The first asks how people
use the Guide; the Executive Office would
greatly appreciate members taking moment
to complete the questionnaire at http://
www.hssonline.org/guide/survey.lasso. The
second survey polls users of the Web site
generally. It appears automatically when the
main page is loaded, and should notreappear
after it has been completed. To date, the
response to this survey has been excellent
and it will help the HSS enhance service to
our members and the public.
The Web site is now capable of
handling more financial transactions. Using
the site's 128-bit secure connection, you can
donate to the Society or order HSS
publications. (The office is also running a
major sale on publications prior to moving
to the University of Florida. Save 50-75%!)
Another recent addition to the site can be
found at http://www.hssonline.org/books.
The titles inthe "Isis Books Received" pages
are now linked to Amazon.com, enabling
users to find reviews and pricing information
regarding new volumes in the history of
science. In addition, the HSS receives 5-
15% of each purchase made on Amazon.com
that originates from our links. Make your
book purchases online and benefit the HSS.

HBCU Initiative

The History of Science Society, with
support from the Dibner Fund, has be-
gun an exciting venture with a number of
Historically Black Colleges and Universi-
ties. The goal in this initiative is to listen to
representatives ofthe HBCUs and learnhow
we can introduce the history of science into
these schools. To accomplish this aim, the
HSS sponsored a workshop this past fall that
brought together historians of science and
faculty and administrators from Morehouse,
Bowie State, Morgan State, Spelman, Xavier,
Howard, and Florida A&M. Under the di-
rection of Keith Benson (NSF) and Evelynn
Hammonds (Harvard) the participants cov-
ered a wide range of topics and possibilities.
The attendees agreed that there is a critical
need at HBCUs for curricula in the social
studies of science and technology. These
schools produce a disproportionately large
number of students with baccalaureate de-
grees in science and students who enter the
political and public sector in the United
States. Yet, there is no well-developed pro-
gram or comprehensive curricular offerings
in the social studies of science and technol-
ogy in any of these institutions.
The History of Science Society in-
tends to play a pivotal role in helping the
HBCUs develop a presence in the history of
science. All of the recommendations and
conclusions from the two-dayplanning work-
shop were embraced by the participants, and
we look forward to the many positive effects
this association will bring. The History of
Science Society would like to express its
appreciation to the Dibner Fund for providing
the financial resources to beginthis important
program, and to Keith Benson and Evelynn
Hammonds for the time, enthusiasm, and
dedication they have given this project.

Complete Run oflsis to be
Available Online

April 2003 promises to be a big month for
Isis. The University of Chicago Press (UCP)
plans to activate access control on the Isis
Web site (http://www.joumals.uchicago.edu/
Isis/home.html) at some point during the
month, which will allow individual
subscribers to view the electronic edition of
the journal, hosted by UCP, as well as back
issues of both Isis and Osiris, archived by
JSTOR. UCP will be authenticating each
member's/subscriber's access for Isis and

that authentification will then be passed on
seamlessly to JSTOR. To coincide with
access control being turned on the UCP
marketing department will send an e-mail
message to all HSS members, explaining
how access control works and informing
them of their user name and password (UCP
will assign user names and passwords).
Regular mail letters will go out to those who
do not have an e-mail address registered
with UCP. Members who have problems
should contact UCP by clicking the "help
with access" button on the page (Note:
Members willneedto access JSTOR through
the UCP site).
During the open-access period that
began in December 2002, there was a five-
year gap between current issues and issues
archived at JSTOR. After April 2003,
however, JSTOR is authorized to digitize
print issues to close that gap, so that individual
subscribers will be able to view the entire
run ofthe journal. Accordingly, JSTOR will
release issues of Isis through Vol. 92, #4
(Dec. 2001) to close the gap with the current
issues online at UCP.
Once that gap is closed, JSTOR
will not add any new issues to their archive
until five years have passed, at which time
they will begin to add an additional volume
each year so as to create a five-year moving
wall. Readers should recognize that there
are now two formats forlsis: the print edition
and the electronic edition. The print edition,
the one that JSTOR will digitize, is the
"traditional" Isis, the format that has been
used since the first issue was published in
1913. The electronic format, which first
appearedinMarch 2002, v.93, no. 1, features
some notable departures from the print
version. For example, some articles in the
electronic version may contain supplemental
material, such as a video clip, that, obviously,
will not appear in the print edition and will
not be available on the JSTOR site. All back
issues in the electronic format will remain
available on the UCP site.
Members are encouraged to visit
the Isis site (there is a link off of the HSS
homepage, hssonline.org) to view the
electronic format of Isis. The site features a
search capability ofthe electronic Isis, and it
is hoped that RLG will be able to establish
links to bibiliographic citations in the HST
database that will take readers to the Isis
articles housed at both UCP and JSTOR.



National Coalition for History Washington Update
(by Bruce Craig)

(Editor's Note: This past January, the National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of
History changed its name to the National Coalition for History. The NCH functions as a
"central educational/advocacy outreach office for history and archives organization"; it is an
importantvoice for the historical and archival professions on Capitol Hill. The HSS Newsletter
will periodically reproduce updates provided by the NCH's director, Bruce Craig.)
The Library of Congress has received approval from the U.S. Congress to spend
nearly $100 million on program that seeks national solutions to ensure the collection, long-
term storage, preservation, and rights protection of the nation's digital heritage. Unveiled
on 14 February 2003, the "Plan for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and
Preservation Program" (NDIIPP), enables the Library to launch the initial phase of the
program. With the release of congressional funds, the Library will now develop the details
of the plan and begin to implement the next phase of NDIIPP.
In December 2000, Congress directed the Library to set forth a strategy "in
collaboration with other federal and nonfederal entities, to identify a national network of
libraries and other organizations with responsibilities for collecting digital materials that
will provide access to and maintain those materials." The long-term goal is to build a
network of committed partners working through a preservation architecture of defined roles
and responsibilities.
The challenge of preserving digital information is vexing. Some statistics: as of
January 2002, there were more than 550 billion public pages on the World-wide Web, and
that number grows by 7 million pages a day. The average life-span of a Web site is 44 days
and 44 percent of the Web sites available in 1998 disappeared by 1999.
The complete text of the "Plan for the National Digital Information Infrastructure
and Preservation Program" is available at: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov. Here readers
will find an explanation of how the plan was developed, who the Library worked with to
develop it, and the key components of the digital preservation infrastructure.


On 12 February 2003, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
released the "Access to Archival Databases (AAD) System" to the public. AAD provides
researchers with online access to over 50 million historical electronic records organized in
over 350 databases that were created by some 20 Federal agencies. The long-term plan calls
for the program to be expanded to over 500 databases.
The AAD System is the first publicly accessible application developed under the
auspices of the Electronic Records Archives (ERA) Program. The ERA program seeks to
address the challenges of preserving and increasing the variety and volume of government
records that have been created and stored in electronic form.
AAD enables researchers to search, retrieve, print out, and download records.
Researchers will need to determine in advance the series and file units of interest before
initiating their research. To access the System, tap into: http://www.archives.gov/aad/.

Special Collections Institutes at the
University of Illinois

The Graduate School of Library and
Information Science and the Rare Book
and Special Collections Library at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign will be offering four short
courses ontopics in special collections during
the summer of2003. The Special Collections
Institutes will offer four special programs of
interest to library and information
professionals, book lovers, and teachers.
Courses include:
1) Special Collections in the
Sciences, May 19-23,2003 withRobinRider,
Associate Director for Collection
Development, Management, and
Preservation for the General Library System,
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
2) Library Fundraising, June 10-
12, 2003 with Victoria Steele, Head of
Special Collections, University of
California, Los Angeles.
3) Teaching Using Primary Source
Material, July 14-18, 2003, with Barbara
Jones, Head of the Rare Book and Special
Collections Library, University of Illinois at
4) History ofthe Book, August 4-8,
2003, with Sidney Berger, faculty at
Simmons College and recent Director of the
California Center for the Book.
For registration and logistic
information, contact: Conferences andInstitutes
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign,
302 East John Street, Suite 202, Champaign, IL
61820; tel: 217-333-2880 or toll free 877-455-
2687; email: wolffl@uiuc.edu.
For program information visit:
conferences. Or contact: Marianne Steadley,
Graduate School ofLibrary and Information
Science; tel: 217-244-2751, email:

Grad Students in Cambridge

Thanks to two separate funds-the Boyer and Helman funds-
established by long-time supporters of the History of Science
Society, and the generosity of John C. Greene, our 2002 Sarton
Medal Winner, the HSS will provide a subvention for graduate
students to stay atthe Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, the conference
hotel for 2003. Graduate students will be able to book rooms at
less than half the conference rate. Due to space limitations, we
can only reserve 20 rooms for students. When making
reservations, please identify yourself as a graduate student.

HSS Announces Winner of Hotel Drawing

To boost attendance at the 2002 annual meeting's Sunday-
morning sessions, the HSS collected the names of session
attendees and held a drawing for three free nights at the 2003
conference hotel in Cambridge, Mass. Under the watchful eyes
of the Society's Executive Director, the intelligent and beautiful
Olivia Malone (4 years old) chose the winner. He is Robert
Goulding ofPrinceton. Our congratulations to Dr. Goulding and
our thanks to all of you Sunday-morning delegates.




James R. Fleming (Science, Technology
and Society, Colby College) has been named
the seventh William E. and Mary B. Ritter
Fellow at the Scripps Institution of
Oceanography in La Jolla. The fellowship
was established by Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.
Cody to encourage study of the history ofthe
marine sciences.

Robert J. Malone (History of Science
Society) was confirmed by the HSS council
for another 5 year term as the Executive
Director of the HSS.

Nancy Nersessian has been elected Chair of
the Cognitive Science Society. She will serve
2002-3 as Chair-elect and 2003-4 as Chair.
The Cognitive Science Society brings
together researchers from many fields who
hold a common goal of understanding the
nature of cognition. The Society promotes
scientific interchange among researchers in
disciplines constitutingthe field of Cognitive
Science, including Artificial Intelligence,
Linguistics, Psychology, Philosophy,
Neuroscience, Anthropology, Sociology, and
Learning Sciences. The Society has
approximately 1200 members, and the annual
conference draws over 500 participants.

Stephen Pyne, a professor in the Biology
and Society Program at Arizona State
University, and a specialist in the history of

exploration, gave the 2003 George Sarton
Memorial Lecture at the American
Association forthe Advancement of Science
meeting this past February. His talk, "The
Future ofExploration"was historical survey
of geographic exploration in Western
civilization. That chronicle, he explained, is
divided into three periods, separated by
geographic emphases, cultural contexts, and
geopolitical rivalries. The future is likely to
return to the past, in particular, it may well
resemble the 16th and 17th centuries, with a
relatively small but steady number of
expeditions launched and a tenuous
connection to the larger culture. The Sarton
Lecture has been a fixture at the AAAS
annual meetings since 1960. Past Sarton
Lecturers include Stephen Jay Gould, Roy
Porter, Thomas Kuhn, and Jane Maienschein.
For a complete list of lecturers, please visit
the HSS Web site at hssonline.org.

Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University

The Dudley Observatory announces that the
winnerofthe 2003 Herbert C. PollockAward
for the history of astronomy is Dr. Bradley
E. Schaefer of the University of Texas. The
award, named in honor of the late physicist
and President of the Dudley Observatory,
Herbert C. Pollock, supports innovative
projects in the history of astronomy and
astrophysics. This year's award of $5000
support's Dr. Schaefer's work on "Precise
Latitude and Date for the Constellation Lore
in Aratus's Phaenomena." The Dudley
Observatory, one of the nation's oldest
independent supporters of astronomy
education and research, is located in
Schenectady, New York. (http://

William R. Shea, who is currently Professor
of History of Science at the University of
Strasbourg, has been appointed to the
"Galileo Chair of the History of Science" at
the University of Padua, Italy. He will take
up his appointment in the autumn of 2003
and will head a research group on Galileo.

Carlos Eduardo Sierra, of Medellin, has
been selected to appear in Marquis' Who's
Who, the leading biographical reference
publisher of the highest achievers and
contributors from around the world. Sierra
will be profiled in the 2003 edition of Who's
Who in the World.


Publications Now Available from the HSS Executive Office
Name: Address:
City: State: ZIP:
Email: Phone: Fax:

Current Publications
copy/copies of An Introduction to the History of Science in Non-Western Traditions ($5 US/Canada; $5 other addresses).
copy/copies of History of Science Syllabus Sampler ($5 US/Canada; $5 other addresses).
copy/copies of History of Science Syllabus Sampler II ($5 US/Canada; $5 other addresses).
copy/copies of Topical Essays for Teachers ($5 US/Canada; $5 other addresses).
copy/copies of Women, Gender, and the History of Science Syllabus Samplers ($5 US/Canada; $5 other addresses).
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front of AmEx cards.
My payment in US funds is attached:
Please make check or money order payable (in US dollars) to the History of Science Society. Please send to the following address: HSS
Executive Office, Box 351330, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1330; tel: 206-543-9366; fax: 206-685-9544.




Pauline R. Yu Named as President of the ACLS

Dean Pauline R. Yu of the University of California, Los Angeles, will
become the sixth president of the American Council of Learned Societies in the
summer of 2003.
Yu has been a member of the ACLS Board of Directors since 1998 and
is currently Dean ofHumanities inthe College ofLetters and Science and Professor
of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA. Before becoming Dean at UCLA
in 1994, Professor Yu taught at the University of California, Irvine, where she was
Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and
Literatures. Between 1986 and 1989, she was Professor of East Asian Languages
and Cultures at Columbia University, having joined that faculty as an Associate
Professor in 1985. She earlier held appointments as an Assistant Professor (1976-
1980) and Associate Professor (1980-1985) in Humanities and East Asian Studies
at the University of Minnesota. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford
University in 1978.
Professor Yu completed her undergraduate study in Moder European
History and Literature at Harvard University, receiving a B.A. magna cum laude
in 1971. While an undergraduate, she spent one year at the Freie Universitaet in
(West) Berlin. She did graduate work at Stanford University, where she earned an
M.A. in 1973, and a Ph.D. in 1976, both in Comparative Literature.
She is a member of five of the constituent societies of ACLS the
Modern Language Association, the Association for Asian Studies, the American
Comparative Literature Association, the American Oriental Society, and the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served on the councils or
national committees of each.
In addition to serving on the ACLS Board of Directors, Professor Yu is
a Trustee of the National Humanities Center, a member of the Advisory Board of
the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, and a member of the Task
Force on the Humanities of the Association of American Universities. Professor
Yu has three children: Emily, Matthew, and Alexander Huters.
ProfessorYu succeeds JohnH. D'Arms, who died in January 2002. After
the death of President D'Arms, the ACLS Board appointed Francis Oakley,
President Emeritus of Williams College and a former Chair of the ACLS Board,
as Interim President until a national search could identify a permanent successor.
The members ofthe Search Committee were Sandra T. Barnes, member
of the ACLS Board of Directors and Professor of Anthropology at the University
ofPennsylvania, andNeilL. Rudenstine, PresidentEmeritus ofHarvardUniversity,
who served as Co-Chairs, Anne Betteridge, Director of the Center for Middle
Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, and former Executive Director ofthe
Middle East Studies Association and former member of the ACLS Conference of
Administrative Officers, Marshall Cohen, Professor of Philosophy and Law,
UniversityofSouthern California, Nancy S. Dye, President ofOberlin College, and
Theodore Ziolkowski, Professor of English at Princeton University.
The American Council of Learned Societies is the pre-eminent private
humanities organization in the United States. A non-profit organization founded
in 1919, itis a federation of66 national learned societies inthe humanities and social
sciences. The purpose of the Council, as set forth in its constitution, is "the
advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and
social sciences andthe maintenance and strengthening ofrelations among national
societies devotedto such studies." The HistoryofScience SocietyjoinedtheACLS
in 1927. The Council will award more than $5 million in fellowships in 2003. The
ACLS draws together learned societies, affiliates, and college and university
associates for consideration of shared concerns, particularly those related to
maintainingandimproving conditions for scholarship, educationandcommunication
among scholars in the humanities. Further information: http://www.acls.org.


The following announcements have been edited for
space. For full descriptions and for the latest
announcements, please visit our Web site (liiu /
www.hssonline.org).The Society does not assume
responsibilityfor the accuracy ofany item, and interested
persons should verify all details. Those who wish to
publish ajob announcement should send an electronic
version of the posting to newsletter@hssonline.org.

The Department of Medical History and Bioethics at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison announces an
opening for one person to teach two undergraduate
level courses in the history of medicine in the fall
semester of 2003: "Society and Health Care in
American History" and "The Development of Public
Health in America." Preferred applicants will have a
Ph.D. in the history of American Medicine. Salary
commensurate with experience. Send resume and a
cover letter to Ronald L. Numbers, 1432 Medical
Sciences Center, 1300 University Avenue, Madison,
Wisconsin 53706-1532 by 15 May 2003. Additional
information may be found at www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/
ohrpv xr 12_post.html, PVLNo. 43536.

Please see page 19 for the description of a post-
doctoral position at the University of Florida.

A Florida Opportunity
The Executive Office of the History of Science Society
has an opening for an individual to help with Society
administration. This full-time position in Gainesville,
Florida (on the campus of the University of Florida)
will begin in July 2003. We need a mature individual
with computer skills (Mac experience preferred) and
who feels comfortable with databases (FileMaker Pro),
word processing, static and dynamic coding with
DreamWeaver and Lasso and Web site maintenance.
We will also consider individuals who wish to develop
these skills. We are particularly interested in someone
with a degree in the history of science.
This job offers the possibility of being hired
through the University of Florida, making this person
eligible for University benefits such as pension plans,
health insurance, access to exercise facilities, and
more. Gainesville is located in north-central Florida,
about 2 hours from Orlando. It has been recognized as
one of the most livable communities in the United
States and features numerous opportunities for
education and recreation. For further information
please contact Jay Malone, Executive Director, History
of Science Society, Box 351330, University of
Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195-1330 USA. Phone
206.543.9366; jay@hssonline.org. The HSS is an
equal-opportunity employer.


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site (/,ii1- i / -i..i,, i/, ..rg). The Society does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of any item, and potential applicants should
verify all details, especially closing dates, with the organization or foundation of interest. Those who wish to publish a grant, fellowship
or prize announcement should send an electronic version of the posting to newsletter@hssonline.org..

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research
Fellowships for US-Based Scholars at the
Needham Research Institute, Cambridge

The Needham Research Institute (NRI), home of the
Science and Civilisation in China Project, provides
scholars with excellent facilities for research into the
history ofscience, technology andmedicine in East Asia.
Funds granted by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation make it possible for the NRI to offer a
number of one-semester fellowships (including the
"Summer semester") tenable at the Institute for US-
based scholars and researchers working within the
broad field of the history of science, technology and
medicine in East Asia. Applications are now invited
for the first awards, which are tenable as soon as
possible. Applications must include cv and a
description of the work that will be done during the
period of the fellowship, together with two letters of
recommendation from qualified persons. The project
description should indicate why it wouldbe particularly
helpful for the researcher to be able to work at the NRI.
Applications may be made with a view to taking up
fellowships at a later date: informal advance inquiries
by email are encouraged.
The remit of these fellowships is intended to
be as wide as is necessary to maximize the contribution
they can make to the development of what is a varied
and lively field. There are some indispensable requisites,
however: (1) Recipients must be engaged in research
using primary materials in East Asian languages; (2)
Recipients must either hold academic posts or be
registered for a research degree in a U. S. university.
The fellowships will meet the costs of
economy air travel to the UK, together with a grant
adequate to cover living costs in Cambridge for one
semester, and some support for research expenses and
travel inthe UK. While these fellowships are primarily
intended to fund one-semestervisits, under exceptional
circumstances they may be held for longer periods.
The fellowships will be awarded without
distinction of gender, ethnic origin or other factors
irrelevant to scholarly merit. Other things being equal,
preference will be given to proposals from scholars at
an earlier stage of their careers, but others should not
feel precluded from making applications.
Please send applications and inquiries too:
The Administrator, Needham Research Institute, 8
Sylvester Road, Cambridge CB3 9AF, UK. Email:
admin@nri.org.uk. Details of the NRI may be found
at http://www.nri.org.uk.

NEH Fellowships

The next available deadline for proposals for National Endowment for the
Humanities Fellowships is 1 May 2003. These Fellowships support six to twelve
months of individual research with stipends of $24,000 or $40,000 depending on
the length of tenure. Eligible applicants are United States citizens and also foreign
nationals who have been in residence in the United States for the three years
immediately prior to the May 1, 2003 deadline.
Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research in the
humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's
understanding of the humanities. Applicants may be faculty or staff members of
colleges or universities, or of primary or secondary schools, or independent
scholars or writers. Fellowships provide support for projects that can be completed
during the tenure of the award, as well as for work that is part of a long-term
endeavor. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized
subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions,
or other scholarly tools.
Fellowship awards cannot be used for: studying teaching methods or
theories, surveying courses and programs, preparing institutional curricula, works
in the creative or performing arts-painting, writing fiction or poetry, dance
performance, etc., projects that seek to promote a particularpolitical, philosophical,
religious, or ideological point of view, projects that advocate a particular program
of social action,
Special Initiatives: Applicants who would like their projects to be
considered under one of the following special initiatives should so indicate in the
project narrative. Those responding to "We the People" should also check the box
on the cover sheet.
Humanities and Healthcare Projects exploring subjects such as the
history of healthcare and public health, medical ethics, disability studies, and
interdisciplinary approaches to health-related humanities topics are eligible for
joint support from NEH and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Researchinthe Library of Congress Research projects in the humanities
that draw on the collections of the Library of Congress (LOC) are eligible forjoint
support by LOC and NEH. Only applicants who qualify as junior scholars under
the Fellowships guidelines are eligible for joint support.
We the People To help Americans make sense of their history and of the
world around them, NEH has launched an initiative: http://www.wethepeople.gov/.
NEH encourages applications that explore significant events and themes in our
nation's history and culture and that advance knowledge of the principles that
define America. Proposals will be evaluated through NEH's established review
process and will not receive special consideration.
Last year the NEH received 1161 applications for Fellowships and
offered 170 Fellowships. Several of them concerned topics in history of science,
technology, and medicine. A list of awards can be found on the NEH Web site:
http://www.neh.gov/news/recentawards.html. Guidelines are available on line at
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html. Questions can be
addressed to fellowships@neh.gov or contact: Daniel P. Jones, Senior Program
Officer, Division of Research Programs, Room 318, National Endowment for the
Humanities Washington, DC 20506. Telephone: 202/606-8217. Fax: 202/606-
8204. NEH Web site: http://www.neh.gov.



Roy Porter Memorial Studentship Announced

The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History ofMedicine at University
College London is proud to announce the establishment of the Roy
Porter Memorial Studentship. This is in memory of their much-
loved former colleague Roy Porter who sadly died last year.
The award will support a student registering for the Ph.D.
in the History of Medicine at the Centre and will be tenable for three
years. The value ofthe award will be circa 16,000 pounds per annum
plus payment of fees at the "home rate."
Anyone wishing to be considered for this award should
write to the Centre Administrator setting out a research proposal,
enclosing a curriculum vita. The address for all queries is: Mr. Alan
Shiel, Administrator, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of
Medicine at UCL, 24 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1AD, UK.
Email: a.shiel@ucl.ac.uk. Web site: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed.

The Program in History of Science at the University of Florida offers
a 3-year post-doctoral stipend from the Volkswagen Foundation for
work supporting the research program "Mysticism and Modernity."
Responsibilities include half-time assistance to UF faculty associated
with the program and half-time devoted to independent research
leading to publication on a topic consistent with the program's goals.
Participation in annual conferences, to be held in Germany or Florida,
is also expected (travel supported by VW separately from the stipend).
Stipend is approximately $45,000 (E 45,000) per year for three years.
Foradescription ofthe researchprogram, qualifications, andapplication
procedures, see http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/fgregory/vw.html.
Applications will be reviewed beginning 1 May, 2003 and will
continue until the position is filled.

Victor and Joy Wouk Grants-in-Aid Program in
support of research in the Papers of Victor
Wouk at the Caltech Archives. Wouk graduated
from Caltech in 1942 with a PhD in electrical
engineering and pioneered the development of
electric and hybrid vehicles. Assistance up to
$2000 may be provided to applicants working
towards a graduate degree or to established
scholars. Applications will be reviewed
quarterly on January 1, April 1, July 1, and
October 1. Further information on this and other
grants-in-aid may be obtained through the
Archives' Web site: archives.caltech.edu or by
mailing or writing: archives@caltech.edu or
Archivist, Mail Code 015A-74, California
Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125.


2003 Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Competition

The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) invites
submissions to its 2003 Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Competition.
This prize will be awarded to the best original, unpublished essay in
the social history ofmedicine submittedto the competition as judged
by the SSHM's assessment panel. It is named in honor of the late
Professor Roy Porter, a great teacher and a generous scholar.
The competition is open to undergraduate and post-graduate
students in full or part-time education. The winner will be awarded
500.00, and his or her entry may also be published in the journal,
Social History of Medicine.
Further details and entry forms can be down-loaded from
the SSHM's Web site http://www.sshm.org. Alternatively, please
contact: David Cantor, Division of Cancer Prevention, National
Cancer Institute, Executive PlazaNorth, Suite 2025,6130 Executive
Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20892-7309, U.S.A. Email:
The deadline for entries is 31 December 2003.

Year 2004 Laureate of the History of Anesthesia

Nominations are invited for the person to be namedthe Third Wood
Library-Museum Laureate of the History of Anesthesia in the
year 2004.
This Wood Library-Museum Program, established in 1994,
seeks to foster recognition of the richness and importance of the
history of anesthesia by recognizing the work of scholars who have
made singular contributions to the field. The honor is awarded every
four years by the WLM Laureate Committee.
The Laureate Program is international. Nominations for the
award are sought by physicians, not just anesthesiologists, as well as
medical historians. All nominations are to be received by 1 July 2003.
Nominations offered for the 1996 or 2000 Laureate can be
renewed and will be considered for the year 2004 by sending to the
WLM an update of the candidate's curriculum vitae, together with
updated letters of support.
Additional information regarding the Laureate Program
may be obtained by contacting, by mail only, the WLM Laureate
Committee at the Wood Library-Museum, 520 N. Northwest
Highway, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-2573.


Mark you calendars for the annual meeting, which will be in
Cambridge, Massachusetts 20-23 November 2003. These dates
are later than we usually meet, but they have enabled us to secure
rooms atthe unheard ofrate of $135 (US) single/double, compared
to a regular price of $285 for a single room. It has been 10 years
since we met on the East Coast of the United States, and we
expect heavy attendance. Meeting details will be published in the
July Newsletter and posted on the HSS Web site: hssonline.org.



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forpapers should send an electronic version of the posting to newsletter@hssonline.org.

The Istituto di Fisica Generale Applicata ofthe Universita degli Studi
di Milano and The Science Studies Group ofthe UniversidadNacional
de Colombia has announced the Workshop on Migrant Scientists in
the Twentieth Century, Milan (Italy), 20-22 June 2003. The workshop
will focus on many questions related to the relationship among
science, politics, scientific careers, disciplinary changes as a result of
the mobility of scientists, the role of local contexts in the twentieth
century. These workshops will facilitate informal discussion among
the participants. Presenters will sending draftpapers for pre-circulation
among all the participants. Each session will consist of 3/4 short
presentations (20 minutes maximum), followed by a comment by a
specialist, allowing plenty of time for comments, criticisms and
suggestions. It is expected to publish the contributions in a volume.
Questions regarding the meeting should be directed to Alexis De
Greiff, alde@uniandes.edu.co, and Leonardo Gariboldi,

Ptolemy's Geography in the Renaissance A Warburg Institute
Workshop, 27-28 June2003, London, United Kingdom. Inthis two-day
workshop, twelve scholars from Europe, NorthAmerica, andthe UKwill
explore the broad cultural context in which Ptolemy's Geography was
edited,read, andcommenteduponinthe Renaissance. Religion, astrology,
education, antiquarianism, art, andarchitecture-aspects whichtraditional
interpretations of early modem geography usually neglect- will be at the
foreground of the discussion. The meeting aims beyond Ptolemy and
points to new ways of thinking about the discipline and practice of
geography in the early modem period. Speakers include: Daniel
Brownstein, Mario Carpo, Angelo Cattaneo, Lesley Cormack, Francesca
Fiorani, Darin Hayton, Alfred Hiatt, Alessandro Scafi, Margaret Small,
George Tolias, and Benjamin Weiss. The event is generously supported
by the British Academy. Organizers: Zur Shalev (Princeton University),
Prof Charles Bumett (Warburg Institute). For more infomration, contact:
Elizabeth Witchell, Warburg Institute, Wobum Square, London WC 1H
OAB; tel.: +44 (020) 7862 8949; email: elizabeth.witchell@sas.ac.uk.
Visit the Web site at http://www.sas.ac.uk/warburg.

Alexander Von Humboldt Conference 2003. The Instituto de
Investigaciones Historicas of the Universidad Michoacana de San
Nicolas de Hidalgo, located in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, in
collaborationwith the Humboldt State University ofArcata, California,
will commemorate the bicentenary ofAlexander von Humboldt's visit
to Michoacan by celebrating the II Alexander von Humboldt
Conference: "Travels, Travellers and Travel writing to and from
Mexico, Latin America andthe Caribbean, 15thto 20th Centuries." The
Conference will be held in the Centro Cultural Universitario of the
UniversidadMichoacana de SanNicolas de Hidalgo, in the colonial city
of Morelia, state of Michoacan, Mexico, from 12-16 August, 2003.
Interested scholars and graduate students are invited to submit papers
before April 25th, by sending an abstract of no more than 250 words in
English or Spanish, indicating paper title, presenter's name, affiliation,
address (mail, email, telephone, fax) and a suggestion ofthe Conference

panel where to include the paper. Proposals are to be sent to: Dr. Lourdes
de Ita (humboldt@jupiter.umich.mx). The Conference will include four
Plenary Talks and several parallel sessions of individual presentations.
Only one presentation per participant will be allowed. The official
languages of the Conference will be English and Spanish. There will be
no simultaneous translation. Reading ofthe papers should not exceed 20
minutes (8 pages double spaced, 2000 words approximately). Proposals
for other panels according to the general theme of the Conference are
welcome. Potential panel chairs should send abstracts and details of all
participants in their proposed panel. After the Conference the organizers
may select some papers for publication. Notification of acceptance or
rejection will be made by 16 May 2003. Information on hotels and
transport to Morelia will be available shortly. For further information
please contact: Dr. Lourdes de Ita, humboldt@jupiter.umich.mx.

VII International Congress on the History of Oceanography.
Kaliningrad, Russia. 8-14 September 2003. Theme: "International
Collaboration in the Research of the World Ocean." The official
languages of the Congress are Russian and English. The Congress
organizational committee is willing to offer help in obtaining Russian
visas for the meeting. Kaliningrad has a direct airway connection to
Warsaw (Poland). Organizers: Ministry of Culture of the Russian
Federation; MinistryofNatural Resources; Ministryoflndustry, Science
and Technology; Administration of Kaliningrad Region;
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO;
Commission of Oceanography of the International Union of History
andPhilosophyofScience, DivisionofHistoryofScience. Forregistration
information contact: Museum ofthe World Ocean, Russian Federation,
236006, Kaliningrad, Naberezhnaya Petra Velikogo, 1; tel.: (+7) 0112
-436302; fax: (+7)0112-340211; email:postmaster@vitiaz.koenig.su.
Visit the Web site for more information: http://www.vitiaz.ru.

The 2003 annual meeting ofthe Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History
ofthe Physical Sciences (JASHOPS) willtake place in Cambridge, MA.
19-21 September2003. The meetingwillbejointlyhostedbythe Program
in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and by the Department of
History of Science at Harvard University. Graduate students and recent
Ph.D.'s are particularly encouraged to present papers on their latest
research. The meeting's theme is "Modem Physical Sciences and the
State."The goalofthe seminaristo reviewanddiscussrecenthistoriographic
innovations andmethodologicalapproaches. Proposals forpapers dealing
with the post-Newtonian physical sciences, analyzed from different
angles and perspectives, are welcomed. More time than usual will be
reserved for the informal discussion of papers to encourage reflection on
the significance of different methodological frameworks. The meeting
and discussion will be highly informal. We expect some limited funds to
reimburse travel expenses. Housing will be arrangedby local participants.
The deadline for submitting an abstract (of approximately 250 words) is
April 30,2003. Please includeyourname, address, institutionalaffiliation,
and year of graduate study or Ph.D. completion date. Please send your
proposal to: Jimena Canales, Department of History of Science, 235



Science Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. For more
information, go to http://www.fas.harvard.edu/-hsdept/jashops. Or
contact: Jimena Canales (jcanales@fas.harvard.edu), Debbie Coen
(coen@fas.harvard.edu), LambertWilliams (lwilliam@fas.harvard.edu),
or Rebecca Slayton (rms@mit.edu).

30 September-4 October 2003. The XXII Scientific Instrument
Symposium will be held at The Mariners' Museum, 100 Museum
Drive, NewportNews, Virginia 23606. The Symposium will have no
specific theme. SIC Members are invited to organize sessions on
particular themes. During the Symposium highlights from The
Mariners' Museum navigational instrument collection, including a
selection donated by Peter Ifland, will be on display in the Collections
Gallery. Friday afternoon a visit will be made to nearby Colonial
Williamsburg and include a viewing of scientific instruments and
storage. On Saturday the Symposium will travel to Washington DC
for a program at the National Museum of American History,
Washington. This will include a visit to the collection storage areas.

The Society for the History of Technology will meet in Atlanta,
Georgia, 16-19 October 2003. The conference will examine race and
technology, regionalism and technology, technology and the city,
suburbanization and sprawl, and industrialization and the New South,
technology and globalism, colonialization, and transnationalism. For
further information, contact: Jennifer Alexander, SHOT Program Chair,
c/o Alyssa Burger, Executive Assistant, Department of Mechanical
Engineering, 111 Church Street SE,UniversityofMinnesota, Minneapolis,
MN 55455; fax: 612-625-9395; email: shot2003@me.umn.edu.

Rivers in History: Designing and Conceiving Waterways in Europe
and North America. A Conference at the German Historical Institute,
5-7 December 2003. The historical study of rivers can serve as a prism
to refract the linkages between environment and politics, culture and
technology, society and everydaylife. This conference seeks to compare
the findings of historians of technology, the environment, and culture
whose work touches on river systems in North America and/or Europe
during the early modern or modern eras. Preference will be given to
proposals addressing larger issues even if engaged in local or case
studies. We would like to invite speakers from both sides ofthe Atlantic
topresenttheirresearchatthe GermanHistorical Institute in Washington,
D.C. Papers involving comparative issues are particularly welcome.
Please send a short proposal ofnot more than 500 words and a briefc.v.
with your postal and e-mail address no later than May 7, 2003 to both
conveners. The German Historical Institute will cover participants'
lodging and travel expenses. Contact: ChristofMauch, Thomas Zeller,
German Historical Institute, 1607 New Hampshire Ave., NW,
Washington, D.C. 20009 USA; tel.: 202-387 3355; fax: 202-483 3430;
email: mauch@ghi-dc.org or zeller@ghi-dc.org.

Victoria, British Columbia, 31 March-4 April 2004. The joint
conference in2004 betweenthe American Society of Environmental
Historians andthe National Council on Public History will revolve
around the theme "Cultural Places and Natural Spaces: Memory,
History, and Landscape." A call for poster session proposals will be
released in September 2003. All proposals must include the following
information: 1) A cover page, including complete mailing address, e-
mail, phone number and affiliation of each participant; 2) An abstract
of no more than 500 words for the session as a whole; 3) A prospectus


of no more than 250 words for each paper or presentation; 4) A two-
page vita for each participant; and 5) Any requests for audio-visual
equipment for the session. Individuals interested in acting as chairs or
commentators are welcome to submit their names to the committee.
All proposals must be submitted by e-mail to Jon Hunner, co-chair of
2004 Program Committee, atjhunner@nmsu.edu. Proposals should
be attached as either a Word or Wordperfect file. 2004 Program
Committee: Brian Black, Penn State University (ASEH); Chris Conte,
Utah State University (ASEH); Jon Hunner, co-chair, New Mexico
State University (NCPH); Nancy Langston, co-chair, University of
Wisconsin (ASEH); Marla Miller, University of Massachusetts
(NCPH); DavidNeufeld, Parks Canada (NCPH); Lise Sedrez, Stanford
University (ASEH); Dan Vivian, National Park Service (NCPH).

13-16 May, 2004. Huron University College, London, Ontario, Canada.
The International Conference on Drugs and Alcohol in History
(ICDAH) will be an assembly of established researchers and new
scholars examining drugs and alcohol history from a variety ofhistorical
perspectives. Themes include but are not limited to the production,
regulation(includingtemperancemovements), consumption, economics,
culture andmedicalization of alcohol and drugs. The geographic scope of
the conference is unlimited. The conference will consist of paper
presentations, panel discussions and poster sessions. The ICDAH
organizers encourage graduate students and new researchers in the field
to submit proposals. Funds may be available to assist the travel of
international participants. Deadline for submissions is 1 August, 2003.
Proposals for each paper should include an abstract of no more than 500
words, and abriefcurriculum vitae. Proposals forpanels, sessions, papers
and posters should be sent to one of the conference co-chairs: Dr. Greg
Marquis, History and Politics Dept., University ofNew Brunswick, P.O.
Box 5050, Saint John, NB, Canada E2L 4L5, ph: (506) 648-5600,
gmarquis@unbsj.ca; AND Dr. DanMalleck, CommunityHealth Sciences,
Brock University, 500 Glenridge Ave, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2S 3A1, ph: (905) 688-5550 ext 3106, dan.malleck@brocku.ca.

International Commission on History of Meteorology (ICHM).
"From Beaufort to Bjerknes and Beyond: Critical Perspectives on
Observing, Analyzing and Predicting Weather and Climate." 5-9 July
2004, Polling Monastery, Weilheim, Germany. The year 2004 marks the
anniversary of a number of important developments in atmospheric and
marine sciences, including the wind force scale of Admiral Francis
Beaufort(1804), the foundingoftheBritishMetOffice (1854), publication
ofthepaper"Weather forecasting as aprobleminmechanics andphysics"
byVilhelmBjerknes(1904),andthe establishmentofoperationalnumerical
weather prediction (1954). Proposals for critical, historically-informed
papers and sessions onunderstanding, predicting, andcontrolling weather
and climate may be sent to any member of the program committee:
Cornelia Liidecke: C.Luedecke@lrz.uni-muenchen.de, Jim Fleming:
jrflemin@colby.edu, Tsukahara Togo: eug@cs.cla.kobe-u.ac.jp, or
Vladimir Jankovic: vladimir.jankovic@man.ac.uk. The conference will
beheldinthe baroque-style formermonasteryofPolling, anidyllicvillage
close to Weilheim. Questions regarding local arrangements should be
sent to Cornelia Liidecke: C.Luedecke@lrz.uni-muenchen.de or Hans
Volkert: Hans.Volkert@dlr.de. The conference is sponsored by the
International Commission on History ofMeteorology (ICHM), which is
seeking co-sponsors interested in supporting student travel and other
needs, or in hosting a reception or exhibition. Check http://
www.meteohistory.org for conference updates.



Prior to the publication of each Newsletter, the HSS Executive office receives from the Isis Editorial Office a list of books received by that
office for potential review. This list appears here quarterly; it is not compiled from the annual Current B, /,-i,,q !i i You may also view
this list and prior lists online at http://www.hssonline.org/society/isis/mfisis.html.

Qaderns d'Historia de I'Enginyeria: 150 anos
d'enginyeria industrial. Vol. V ix + 415pp. Illus., figs.,
tables., bibl. Barcelona: Escola Tecnica Superior
I 1 !! ,.! 0 h i. I 1. I ,. l1 Jl..' i -ItI"' 1 t 1 i 1 ',1 I
per copy. $15.00 in subscription. ISBN#: 1135-934X.

Aveni, Anthony. Behind the Crystal Ball: Magic,
Science, and the Occultfrom Antiquity through the New
Age. Revised Edition. xvii + 361 pp. Illus., bibl., index.
Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2002. $24.95
(paper). ISBN#: 0-87081-671-3.

Aveni, Anthony. Conversing with the Planets: How
Science and Myth Invented the Cosmos. Revised
edition. xiv + 243 pp. Illus., bibl., index. Boulder:
University Press of Colorado, 2002. $21.95 (paper).
ISBN#: 0-87081-673-X.

Ball, Phillip. The Ingredients: A Guided Tour of the
Elements. xii + 216 pp. Bibl., index. Oxford/New York:
The Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002. $22.00
(cloth). ISBN#: 0-19-284100-9.

Behnegar, Nasser. Leo Strauss, Max Weber, and the
Scientific Study ofPolitics. xiii + 221 pp. Bibl., index.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003. $30.00
(cloth), $21.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 0-226-04142-5.

Bell, Millicent. Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism. xvii
+ 283 pp. Bibl. New Haven/London: Yale University
Press, 2003. $26.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 0-300-09255-5.

Blay, Michel. L homee sans repos: L homee moderne
s 'estvous. L'inspirationPhilosophique series. 157pp. Illus.
Paris: Armand Colin, 2002. ISBN#: 2-200-26183-7.

Bonner, Thomas Neville. Iconoclast: Abraham
Flexner and a Life in Learning. 432 pp. Frontis., illus.,
index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press,
2002. $36.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 0-8018-7124-7.

Bridgman, P.W.A Sophisticate s i .. i. ,
Introduction by Arthur I. Miller. xlviii + 172 pp.
Middletown/Mineola, Wesleyan University Press,
Middletown, CT, 1962; Dover Publications, Mineola,
NY, 2003. ISBN#: 0-486-42549-5.

Broelmann, Jobst. Intuition und Wissenschaft in der
Kreiseltechnik. 435 pp. Deutsches Museum, 2002.
ISBN#: 3-924183-87-2.

Bruno, Giordano. The Cabala ofPegasus. Translated
and Annotated by Sondergard, Sidney L.; Sowell,
Madison U. xlix + 203 pp. Bibl., index. New Haven/
London: The Yale University Press, 2002. $40.00
(cloth). ISBN#: 0-300-09127-2.

Bueno, Antonio Gonzalez; Blanco, Alberto Gomis.
Los Naturalistas Espanoles en elAfrica Hispana (1860-
1936). Serie Historica. xxi + 425 pp. Illus., figs., bibl.,
index. Madrid: Edita Organismo Autonomo Parques
Nacionales, 2001. ISBN#: 84-8014-348-7.

Burger, William C. Perfect Planet, Clever Species:
How Unique Are We? 345 pp. Bibl., index. Amherst:
Prometheus Books; Amherst, New York, 2003 $29.00
(cloth). ISBN#: 1-59102-016-6.

Campion, Nick (ed.). Culture and Cosmos: A Journal
of the History ofAstrology and Cultural Astronomy.
Vol. 6 (1). Spring/Summer 2002. 80 pp. Bibl., table.
Bristol: Culture and Cosmos, 2002. $17 for individual
subscribers and $26 for institutions. ISBN#: 1368-6534.

Carter, K. Codell. The Rise of Causal Concepts of
Disease: Case Histories (The History 1 . ., in

Context). ix + 237 pp. Bibl., index. Ashgate publishing
limited, 2003. $99.95 (cloth). ISBN#: 0-7546-0678-3.

Carter, Ruth C.; Frusciano, Thomas J. (eds.).
Journal ofArchival Organization. Vol. 1 (1). 103 pp.
Figs. Binghamton: The Haworth Press, Inc., 2002.
ISBN#: 1533-2748.

Charles, Daniel. Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big
Money, and the Future ofFood. xix + 348 pp. Illus.,
figs., index. Perseus Publishing, 2003. $17.' i" ipi i
ISBN#: 0-7382-0773.

Ciardi, Marco. Atlantide: Una controversial scientific
da Colombo a Darwin. 235pp. Illus., bibl., index.
Roma: Carocci editor, 2002. ISBN#: 88-430-2430-2.

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Coelho, Ricardo Lopes. Zur Konzeption der Kraft der
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Davies, Kevin. Cracking the Genome: Inside the Race
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Dick, Stephen J. '.. and Ocean Joined: The U.S.
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Feingold, Mordechai (ed.). Jesuit Science and the
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Ferngren, Gary B. Science and Religion: A Historical
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Forbes, Eric, G; Murdin, Lesley; Willmoth, Frances
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Gauch, Hugh G., Jr. Scientific Method in Practice. x
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Giacalone, JosephA.; Cobb, Clifford (eds.). ThePath
to Justice: Following in the Footsteps ofHenry George.
Foreword by Joseph A. Giacalone. Studies in
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Giberson, Karl W.; Yerxa, Donald A. Species of
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Gill, Jerry H. Native American Worldviews: An
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Gilly, Carlos; van Heertum, Cis (eds.). Magic,
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Gilly, Carlos; van Heertum, Cis (eds.). Magic,
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Goffen, Rona. Renaissance Rivals: Michelangelo,
Leonardo, Raphael, Titian. viii + 521 pp. Frontis., illus.,
bibl., index. New Haven/London: Yale University Press,
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Goodall, Jane R. Performance and Evolution in the
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Guarente, Lenny. Ageless Quest: One Scientist's Search
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Hamilton, Carolyn; Harris, Verne; Taylor, Jane;
Pickover, Michele; Reid, Graeme; Saleh, Razia (eds.).
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index. Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic
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Harpur, Patrick. The Philosophers 'SecretFire:A History
ofthe Imagination. xi + 323 pp. Bibl., index. Chicago: Ivan
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Heller, Genevieve; Jeanmonod, Gilles; Gasser,
Jacques. Rejeties, rebelles, mal adaptees. Collaboration
de Jean-Francois Dumoulin. Bibliotheque D'histoire
de la Medecine et de la sante. vii + 480 pp. Illus., figs.,
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Hinsley, Curtis M.; Wilcox, David R. The Lost
Itinerary ofFrank Hamilton Cushing. The Southwest
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University of Arizona Press, 2002. $50.00 (cloth).
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Hoffmann, Peter. Tomorrow s Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel
Cells, and theProspects for a Cleaner Planet. Foreword
by Senator Tom Harkin. x + 301 pp. Illus., bibl., index.
Cambridge/London: The MIT Press, Cambridge 2001.
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Hughes, Jason. Learning to Smoke: Tobacco Use in
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James, FrankA. J. L. (ed.). 'The Common Purposes of
Life': Science and Society at the Royal Institution of
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Jenkins, Dominick. The Final Frontier: America,
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Jones, Susan D. Valuing Animals: Veterinarians and
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Josephson, Paul R. Industrialized Nature: Brute Force
Technology and the Transformation oftheNatural World.
vii + 313 pp. Illus., index. Washington, DC: Island Press,
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Jowitt, Claire; Watt, Diane (eds.). The Arts of 17th-
Century Science: Representations ofthe Natural World
in European and North American Culture. xiv + 270
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Klein, Ursula. Experiments, Models, Paper Tools:
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index. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2003.
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Kouremenos, Theokritos. The Proportions in
Aristotle's Phys. 7.5. Palingenesia Band 76. 132 pp.
Bibl., index., Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2002.
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Kuhn, Thomas S. The Road Since Structure:
Philosophical Essays, 1970-1993, with an
Autobiographical Interview. viii + 328 pp. Bibl.

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Lambright, W. Henry (ed.). Space Policy in the 21st
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Levere, Trevor; Turner, Gerard.Discussing ( ., *
andSteam: The Minutes ofa (. ,, Philosophical
Society 1780-1787. viii + 284 pp. Frontis., bibl., index.
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Linnaeus, Carolus. Nemesis Divina. Translated by Eric
Miller. xlii + 149 pp. Index. Lanham/New York/Oxford:
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Magnello, Eileen; Hardy, Anne (eds.). The Road to
Medical Statistics. Clio Medica 67; The Wellcome
Series in the History of Medicine. xi + 155 pp. Index.
Amsterdam/New York: Editions Rodopi B.V, 2002.
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Magueijo, Joao. Faster than the Speed ofLight: The
Story ofa Scientific Speculation. vi + 279 pp. Illus.,
figs., index. Perseus Publishing, 2003. $26.00 (cloth).
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Malleson, Andrew. Whiplash and Other Useful
Illnesses. vii + 527 pp. Illus., tables, apps., bibl., index.
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Marshall, Alan. The Unity ofNature: Wholeness and
Disintegration in Ecology and Science. viii + 280 pp.
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McCartney, Mark; Whitaker, Andrew (ed.). Physicists
ofreland: Passion andPrecision. xiv +298 pp. Illus., figs.,
index. Bristol/Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing,
2003. $58.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 0-7503-0866-4.

McElheny, Victor K. Watson and DNA: Making a
Scientific Revolution. xiv + 365 pp. Illus., index.
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Merchant, Carolyn. Reinventing Eden: The Fate and
Nature in Western Culture. xii + 292 pp. Bibl., index.
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Mindell,DavidA. BetweenHuman andMachine: Feedback,
Control, and ComputingBefore Cybernetics. Johns Hopkins
Studies in the History of Technology. xiv + 439 pp. Illus.,
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Monforte, Guillermo Lusa (ed.). Inquietudes YReformas
de Cambio de Siglo: El proyecto de nueva escuela
industrial (1899-1910). Documenttos de la escuela de
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Monge, Fernando. En la Costa De la Niebla: elpaisaje Y
el discurso etnografico ilustrado de la expedicion malaspina
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Montgomery, Scott L. The Chicago Guide to
Communicating Science. xi + 228 pp. Figs., tables, bibl.,
index. Chicago/London: The University of Chicago
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Moss, Laurence S. (ed.). City and Country. x + 429 pp.
Illus., figs., tables, bibl., index. Blackwell publishers,
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Newman, William R.; Principe, Lawrence M.
I .. Triedin the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, andtheFate
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index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
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Newman, William R. Gehennical Fire: The Lives of
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Nichol, Lee (ed.). The Essential David Bohm.
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Nickles, Thomas. Thomas Kuhn: Contemporary
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Olson, Paul A. The Kingdom of Science: Literary
Utopianism andBritish Education, 1612-1870. xiii + 375
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Overmier, Judith (ed.). Out-Of-Print and Special
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Palmer, Steven. From Popular Medicine to Medical
Populism: Doctors, Healers, andPublic Power in Costa
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Parker, Andrew. In the Blink of an Eye. xvi + 299 pp.
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Penny, H. Glenn. Objects of Culture: Ethnology and
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Perlin, John. From Space to Earth: The Story of Solar
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Peters, Ted; Iqbal, Muzaffar; Haq, Syed, Nomanul
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Porter, Roy. Blood and Guts: A Short History of
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Prebble, John; Weber, Bruce. Wandering in the
Gardens of the Mind: A Biography of Peter Mitchell
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Principe, Lawrence; DeWitt, Lloyd. Transmutations:
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Radder, Hans (ed.). The Philosophy of Scientific
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Richards, Robert J. The Romantic Conception ofLife:
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Richelson, Jeffrey T. The Wizards ofLangley: Inside
the CIA s Directorate of Science and Technology. 416
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Riskin, Jessica. Science in the Age of Sensibility: The
SentimentalEmpiricists ofthe French Enlightenment. xii +
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Ryan, Christopher K. Harry Gunnison Brown: An
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Scharff, Robert C.; Dusek, Val (eds.). Philosophy of
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Schmidt, Ulf. Medical Films, Ethics and Euthanasia
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Medizin und der Naturwissenschaft 92. Illus., tables,
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Schoepflin, Rennie B. Christian Science on Trial:
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Schwinger, Julian.Einstein Legacy: 7, i - . ..-
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Shvarts, Shifra. The Workers' Health Fund in Eretz
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Sloane, David, Charles; Sloane, Beverlie Conant.
Medicine Moves to the Mall. 198 pp. Illus., bibl., index.
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Stamhuis, Ida H.; Koetsier, Teun; De Pater, Cornelis;
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Starobinski, Jean. Action and Reaction: The Life and
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Teller, Edward; Teller, Wendy; Talley, Wilson.
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Terrall, Mary. The Man Who Flattened the Earth:
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Thomas, Douglas. Hacker Culture. xxviii + 267 pp.
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Trigger, Bruce G. Artifacts & Ideas: Essays in
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Turner, James. Language, Religion, Knowledge: Past
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Westwick, Peter J. The National Labs: Science in an
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White, Michael. Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers:
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Whorton, James C. Nature Cures: the History of
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Williams, Michael.DeforestingtheEarth: From Prehistory
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Wilson, Suzanne M. California Dreaming: Reforming
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Wu, Nancy Y. (ed.). Ad Quadratum: The Practical
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