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Newsletter


HISTORY



OF SCIENCE



SOCIETY


VOLUME 33 NUMBER 1
January 2004


Letter from the President:
Recent Successes and Exciting
New Challenges

The major report that accompanies this mes-
sage presents exciting news about the National
Endowment for the Humanities' recent Challenge
Grant to the Society, funding that will help us provide
a stable financial foundation for the Isi Current
/. ./,i The grant and its challenge gives us all
a wonderful opportunity to promote the practice and
study of our discipline. I hope -with the Society's
other officers and with the members of our elected
Council that all HSS members and friends will see fit
to respond effectively to this challenge, especially as
doing so would allow the Society and its discipline to
build on the successes of the past few years.
Only two years ago, however, nobody would have
bragged about the Society's condition. To be sure, our
primary journals, Isis (edited by' I i-i 11'.." Rossiter)
and Osiris (edited by Kathryn M. Olesko) continued to
publish many excellent articles that well represented
our discipline's "research frontier" But at the fall
2001 HSS annual meeting in Denver, then-President
Ronald L. Numbers closed the Society's banquet by
AIlII ,.. I ,,, -,,l, i


Just as the United States had suffered greatly in recent
months, the year had not been a good one for our
.1 l. 1111 ii..11 The annual meeting had seen the lowest
attendance at any such event in recent years, the
Society's endowment (like those of most membership
associations) had shrunk alarmingly, and, most dis-
concertingly, the Current .I'.. ./. -..iii, II, the
Society's most significant product had not appeared
in two years. Though Ron did not use the phrase, the
words annus i... applied appropriately to the
Society's preceding twelve months, and that we have
recovered as well as we have testifies to the Society's
fundamental strengths.
That is, since 2001, the History of Science
Society has almost fully regained what it had lost,
and its programs have achieved a series of notewor-
thy successes, largely due to the leadership of just-
retired PresidentJohn W Servos. Most notably, the
Current .. .; i intensive joint efforts of several members and their
home institutions. Joy Harvey stepped into the posi-
tion of Interim Bibliographer on short notice and,
with major support from senior administrators and
the Department of the History of Science at the
University of Oklahoma, prepared the CBs for 2000
and 2001. Historians of science everywhere owe her
much for her almost miraculous achievement.
(Continued on page 9)

Contents
News and Inquiries 3
The Debate on Electronic Journals 5
Profiles Nancy Siraisi 6
Interview with Kathy Olesko 7
Awards, Honors, and Appointments 8
Jobs 10
Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes 11
Future Meetings 14
Isis Books Received 18


HSS Receives $125,000
NEH Grant

n December 15, 2003, the National
Endowment for the Humanities
announced that the HSS had received one of the
NEH's coveted challenge grants. The five panelists
who reviewed our proposal to endow the '.,il ..-
rapher's position, all rated it excellent, the high-
est ranking possible. This grant for $125,000
requires a 4 to 1 match, meaning that we must
raise $500,000 by the end of July 2007. This is a
large sum, but with the NEH behind us, it is with-
in our capabilities, particularly since the goal to
endow the '.,il .... Ipl,.i i.i position is an objective
that all members of the humanities community,
not just historians of science, can support.
As many of you know, the Isis Current
./.. ,' was, for over three decades, the
work of one man: John Neu. With the support of
the University of Wisconsin Madison, John vol-
unteered his time to the HSS, and to the academ-
ic community at large, as he assembled tens of
thousands of citations for the many volumes pub-
lished under his tenure. When he retired after
producing his last CB, the 1999 issue, he left a
hole in volunteerism and '.1i.i1.-.I ipl,.i scholar-
ship that has proven impossible to fill. No volun-
teer was willing or able to devote the amount of
time and resources that were needed to continue
this publication in the fine form that John had
created. Therefore, the Society conducted an
international search to hire a 'ilihi..I. Ipl, i. ...
could carry forward this important tool for schol-
arship. After a bumpy transition, the CB is now
being published regularly under the careful hand
of Stephen Weldon and will soon the reach the
high standards set by John Neu.
(Continued on page 9)






History of Science Society Newsletter January 2004




HSS 2004 Annual Meeting: Call for Papers
18-21 November 2004, Austin, TX


The History of Science Society will hold its 2004 Annual Meeting in Austin,
Texas, 18-21 November, 2004. Proposals for sessions and contributed papers
must be submitted by 1 April 2004 to the History of Science Society's Executive
Office, PO Box 117360, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7360; phone:
352-392-1677; fax: 352-392-2795; email::..i.. n-r, 1,, 1 .... ,.... ._
Submissions on all topics are requested. All proposals must be submitted
on the HSS Web site 1,rrp ,-, i .... ,,i I .- or on the annual meeting pro-
posal forms that are available from the HSS Executive Office. We strongly
encourage electronic submissions from the link provided on
the HSS Web site. HSS members are asked to circulate this announcement
to colleagues who are not members of the HSS but who may be interested in
presenting a paper at the Annual Meeting. Particularly encouraged are session
proposals that include: a mix of men and women; diversity of institutional affil-
iations; and/or a balance of professional ranks (e.g. mixing senior scholars
with graduate students). Only one proposal per person may be sub-
mitted. For additional information concerning the 2004 meeting, contact the
HSS Executive Office.
Before sending a proposal to the HSS Office, we ask that everyone read the
Committee on Meetings and Programs' "Guidelines for Selecting Papers and
Sessions" (on the HSS Web site); these will be used in determining the accept-
ability of session and paper proposals for the Austin meeting.





Isis Information

The Isis Editorial Office, under the editorship of Bernie Lightman, is now
located at York University:
Isis Editorial Office
304 Bethune College
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON M3J IP3
Canada
(416) 650-8278
isis@yorku.ca


History of Science Society Executive Office

PO Box 117360 3310 Turlington Hall
University of Florida University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7360 Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-392-1677
Fax: 352-392-2795
Em ail: if.,,-l ..... ,,lh .,.-
W eb site: liii I .. ... l.. 1 ..1,

Subscription Inquiries: ISIS and HSS Newsletter
Please contact the University of Chicago Press directly, at:
,,il,. : .,i ,,,,_P. .....i ,i,: : .....i ., fax: 773-753-0811.
Or write University of Chicago Press, Subscription
Fulfillment Manager, PO Box 37005, Chicago, IL
60637-7363.

Moving?

Please notify both the HSS Executive Office and the
University of Chicago Press at the above addresses.


HSS Newsletter

Editorial Policies, Advertising, and Submissions

The History of Science Society Newsletter is published in January, April,
July, and October, and sent to all individual members of the Society; those
who reside outside of North America pay an additional $5 annually to
cover a portion of airmail charges. The Newsletter is available to non-
members and institutions for $25 a year.
The Newsletter is edited and desktop published in the Executive Office
on an Apple system using Microsoft Word and Quark. The format and edi-
torial policies are determined by the Executive Director in consultation
with the Committee on Publications. All advertising copy must be submit-
ted in electronic form. 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
of publication (e. g., 20 November for the January Newsletter) and should
be sent to the attention of the HSS Executive Office at the above address.
The deadline for news, announcements, and job/fellowship/ prize listings
is firm: The first of the month prior to the month of publication. Long
items (feature stories) should be submitted six weeks prior to the month
of publication as email file attachments or on a 3.5" disk (along with a
hard copy). Please send all material to the attention of Michal Meyer at
the HSS address above (email or disk appreciated).


2004 by the History of Science Society


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






History of Science Society Newsletter January 2004


Library of Congress: Wilbur and
Orville Wright Papers Online
The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the
release of the online collection of the Wilbur and
Orville Wright Papers available at the American
Memory Web site Ir, ,I i r .I' 1... -i i.: ... ,
ammem/wrighthtml/. The online presentation of the
Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers at the Library of
Congress, comprising about 10,121 library items or
approximately -i .I; .,i il .. Ii. documents the
lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright and highlights their
pioneering work. Included in the collection are corre-
spondence, diaries and notebooks, scrapbooks, draw-
ings, printed matter, and other documents, as well as
the Wrights' collection of glass-plate photographic neg-
atives. The Wright Brothers' letters to aviation pioneer
and mentor Octave Chanute, from the Octave Chanute
Papers, were also selected for this online collection. The
Wright Papers span the years 1881 to 1952 but largely
cover 1900 to 1940.


News and Inquiries


National Academies Advisory: New
Home Page
The National Academies announce the launch of a
redesigned home page and revolutionary search
tools that make it easier to keep up with the studies
and activities of the National Academy of Sciences,
National Academy of Engineering, Institute of
Medicine, and National Research Council. The new
hom e page Irl, ,-.-., 1, 1ii 1i.: i... .. .. /
presents the wide array of the Academies' activities,
including events, top news, newly published reports,
and the latest issue of Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences.

Call for Nominations for Editor
The Society for the History of Psychology (Division 26
of the American Psychological Association) is seeking
nominees for the editor of its quarterly journal,
History off i.. '.. .. First published in 1998, the
journal features refereed articles addressing all aspects


f 1I, 1:,I1,._. I, iI 111.1 of its interrelationship with
the many contexts within which it has emerged and
been practiced. It also publishes scholarly work in
closely related areas, such as historical psychology
(the history of consciousness and behavior), psy-
chohistorio-theory in psychology as it pertains to his-
tory, historiography, biography and autobiography,
and the teaching of the history .f I. .:1, J1..
Editorial candidates should thus have broad historical
interests and outstanding editorial skills. The selected
editor will begin receiving manuscripts in mid-2004
and will become the editor in January 2005. The
Society welcomes nominations, including self-nomi-
nations, and especially encourages nominations of
members of underrepresented groups. Further infor-
mation is available from the Society's current presi-
dent, James L. Pate < il I I.'?-,.- .,1. >, to whom all
nominations should be sent.

EAHMH membership opens up
Membership to the European Association for the
History of Medicine and Health is now open to any-
one interested in the history of medicine and health;
those wishing to contribute to current work in the
field are especially encouraged to become members.
Residency in Europe is not a requirement, nor is a
research subject orientated to the history of medicine
and health in Europe. The Association organizes an
academic meeting every other year (the next one to
be held in Paris on 7-10 September 2005), offers a
high-level interdisciplinary and international forum
for studies in the history of medicine and health, and
promotes and fosters research, teaching, and interna-
tional scientific cooperation between individuals as
well as with related national and international soci-
eties. Further information and membership forms
can be obtained from the Web site, www.eahmh.org.

Newton Project Release
The Newton Project is proud to announce the most
extensive publication of Newton's personal and theo-
logical material that has ever taken place. The latest
release, consisting of about two hundred thousand
words of text and nearly a thousand images, brings
together substantial amounts of previously unpub-
lished Newton material from a number of major
scholarly institutions in Europe and the US. With the
Newton Project Release 3.02 full or partial transcrip-
tions from six early notebooks are now available,
including two items that Newton began to annotate
in his adolescence. Please consult the Web site to
view the transcriptions or for further information:
http://www.newtonproject.ic.ac.uk/.


The HSS's NEH Challenge Grant

Some of our readers will wish to donate $1,000 or more to help the Society match the NEH Challenge
Grant (see story on page 1). The NEH requires a donor transmittal letter for such donations; a sample
letter appears below. Please note that the letter addresses Marc Rothenberg, the HSS Treasurer and the
authorizing official for the challenge grant.

(Date)

History of Science Society
Executive Office
PO Box 117360
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7360

Dear Dr. Rothenberg,

In support of your National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant, I/we hereby give the sum
of $ to be used to match and to be expended for the approved purposes of this grant. Payment
in the form of is enclosed.

Sincerely,


(Signature)
Name and address of donor.

(See further payment instructions on page 20).






History of Science Society Newsletter January 2004


University of Pittsburgh
Acquires Papers of
Richard C. Jeffrey
The University of Pittsburgh Library System has
acquired the personal and professional papers of
the late Richard C. Jeffrey, professor of philosophy
emeritus at Princeton University, who passed away
on November 9th, 2002. Jeffrey was born in 1926
in Boston, Mass. He earned his M.A. in Philosophy
at the University of Chicago in 1952 and his Ph.D.
at Princeton University in 1957. He is considered to
be one of the most influential philosophers of deci-
sion-making in the 20th century. His papers will
now join those of his teachers Rudolf Carnap and
Carl Gustav Hempel and other important represen-
tatives of philosophy of science at the Archives of
Scientific Philosophy at the University of Pitts-
burgh Library System. The papers were generously
donated to the University by his wife Edith Jeffrey




In Memoriam
Susan Abrams, long-time editor at University
of Chicago Press, died June 29. Susan, known
to many in the history and philosophy of sci-
ence community., established a large and dis-
tinguished list of books in history and philoso-
phy of science at Cl,1.: 1.., In her honor, the
Press has established the Susan Elizabeth
Abrams Prize, given yearly for the best manu-
script submitted to the Press in the area of his-
tory and philosophy of science.





Proposal for an NSF STS
Postdoctoral Fellowship
The American Institute of Bii ii gical Sciences seeks
to partner with a postdoctoral fellow to apply for
funding in February 2004 from the National
Science Foundation's Science and Technology
Studies program. If funded, the grant will allow
the creation by mid-2004 of a 2.5-year postdoctor-
al fellowship at AIBS headquarters in .~:" ,ii i. jI.i
DC. The fellow will survey and document AIBS
research materials and archives, develop means to
make AIBS historical materials more accessible to
staff and outside researchers, conduct primary
research on the history of AIBS and its role in the
development of modern biology, and publish the
results of that research in the appropriate print


and online venues. The fellow will assist AIBS in
initiating a longer-term history and archives com-
ponent to the Institute's educational and adminis-
trative activities.

Journal invites manuscripts on
history of science in the U.S.
The Journal of the GildedAge and Progressive
Era invites manuscripts from members of the HSS
on any aspect of the history of science in the
United States between roughly 1870 and 1920.
Published by the Society for Historians of the
Gilded Age and Progressive Era, this is the only
journal specifically devoted to this obviously key
period for the history of science in America, includ-
ing advancements in scientific techniques, thought,
and institutional and professional structure. For fur-
ther inform ation: 1 ill. '. r-- I '". i "..

Leeds HPS Web site Relaunches
Colleagues may be interested to know that the
Leeds HPS Web site has been relaunched at a new
URL: http://www.hps.leeds.ac.uk/.

Washington Academy of Sciences
to Include History of Science
Research
The Washington Academy of Sciences (WAS) has
begun including articles on history of science in its
quarterly journal, and it is interested in receiving
original papers on this subject. The Journal, the


official organ of the Washington Academy of
Sciences, publishes original scientific research,
critical reviews, historical articles, proceedings of
scholarly meetings of its affiliated societies, reports
of the Academy, and other items of interest to
Academy members. More information on the jour-
nal and instructions for contributors are available
atli' l. .. % .. ,, 1 .: ,1,:i .'i ./journal.htm .
Prospective authors can also email, Alain
Touwaide, the chair of the WAS History Committee
at ,r,. .. ,,i.,. i I i,,,,

History of Geology
Field Excursion
in Italy
Following the 32nd International I.....: 1
Congress in Florence (20-28 August, 2004), INHI-
GEO is organizing a field excursion (29 August-3
September), visiting field sites, academies, and
museums important in the history of geology. It is
open to all persons, whether or not they are
Members of INHIGEO or are attending the
International C1..1...l.. .: 1 Congress. While the trip
is particularly designed for historians of geology
and geologists interested in earth sciences history
it will also be of general interest, contributing to
knowledge of aspects of scientific and artistic cul-
tural history. Further information: Professor
Nicoletta Morello, Dipartimento di Storia Moderna
e Contemporanea, Universita di Genova, Via Balbi
6, 16126 Genova, Italy.


Discount on Minerva for HSS Members
Special rate for members of the History of Science Society: EUR 77.00/USD 85.00.
Please send your orders to:
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Attn: Tamara Welschot
PO Box 17
3300 AA Dordrecht
The Netherlands
Tel: + 31 (0)78 6576 208
Fax: +31 (0)78 6576 254
E-mail: Tamara.Welschot@wkap.nl

Subscriptions are for the private use of that individual Society member and are to be received at the
private address of that individual. They are not to be placed in a library nor in any way used to sub-
stitute for an existing or potential library (full) subscription. Volume 41, issue 1 'l.ulih,: .111- year
2003) is the first edition available for this discount; however, members are allowed to order back
volumes under the same terms. Subscription years 2003-2005 will be included under this arrange-
ment. Please see the ad on page 17.









The Certainty of Electronic

Journals

By John Norton (Dept. of History and i-. .I 1 of Science, University of
Pittsburgh)

Daniel Goldstein ("The Uncertainty of Electronic Journals," HSS
Newsletter, October 111 p. 7) is surely correct to warn us of the risk inherent
in electronic journals if adequate archival protections are not put in place. We
should not, however, have any illusions over the desirability of the present sys-
tem. In it, archival permanence is assured by requiring thousands of libraries
and possibly also individuals to buy expensive printed versions of the journals,
which then incur continuing storage costs. This policy has led to an ongoing
crisis in university library budgets. Twenty years ago, when I was assigned to
be our departmental library liaison, I was shocked to find that I could not
order a new journal unless I was willing to nominate another that had to be
dropped from the library's list. The outcome of the policy actually diminishes
our local access to published materials. Electronic journals finally provide the
solution to this problem.
I don't pretend to know how the archival problem is best solved for elec-
tronic journals. In principle, it could be solved by each library keeping its own
archival, electronic copy. That would become quite conceivable if the econom-
ics of publishing journals were to change so that they cease to be profitable
ventures for commercial interests, who then have to treat our historical schol-
arship as their valuable property to be guarded against theft by other scholars.
The major expense of a scholarly journal has little to do with its intellec-
tual content. That content is contributed free by the author, as is the vital con-
tribution of referees. The cost of editing is borne in major part by universities
offering facilities and release time to faculty. All this contributes only a small
portion to the final cost, which derives largely from the expense of printing
and distributing many paper copies.
As far as I can see, the continuing distribution of paper copies of journals
serves only to solve the archival problem. Over the last half century, bound
copies of journals in libraries have come to function almost exclusively as
master copies for photocopying. An electronic journal serves that function far
better. We should also harbor no illusions that traditionally printed journals
are synonymous with high quality scholarship of the type valued by a promo-
tions committees. The quality of scholarship is determined by the editors and
referees, not the medium of distribution. That is now being proved by online
publishing projects, such as the Stanford Encyclopedia of, i. '. . 'I T
(http://plato.stanford.edu/) and the journal Philosophers' Imprint

Future HSS Meetings

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

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

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


History of Science Society Newsletter January 2004

(http://philosophersimprint.org/).
Surely few of us have doubts over the certainty of electronic journals.
They are the future of scholarly journal publishing for both the practical and
economic benefits they bring us. Indeed I wonder how much editorial time
and cost the society might save by publishing this newsletter in electronic
form only.





A Return to the Uncertainty of

Electronic Journals (A Reply)
Daniel Goldstein (University of 'f Davis)

John Norton expresses concern over the publication, purchase and preser-
vation of academic journals generally. Certainly, libraries have struggled with
journal subscriptions for decades now. I had focused on only one aspect of
this larger situation. In my view, electronic editions have exacerbated, not alle-
viated the crisis. Initially, librarians and others anticipated that journal costs
would plummet with the rise of electronic publishing, but the opposite has
proven to be the case. While digital publishing may offer the potential for
vastly less expensive journals, commercial publishers have continued to raise
their prices in order to profit from the relatively inelastic demand for their
r..-, i pi ..1. i ,,I tides.
Libraries are taking the lead in developing alternative publishing models
that may prove to be more beneficial and less costly to the academic commu-
nity than that which currently dominates the for-profit sector of academic
publishing. But we've a long way to go. In the end, I reiterate the conclusion
of my original article. Most of the discussion about the future of electronic
journal production and pricing takes place between librarians and publishers.
Historians and other scholars must become more active participants in these
discussions on our campuses; with the editorial boards and publishers of the
journals we write for and read; and within our professional associations in
order to ensure that journals and the libraries that house them satisfy our
immediate needs as well as the long-term interests of our craft.


Editor's Note: The HSS did explore the option of an electronic-
only format for the Newsletter. We checked with other academic
societies that tried this option and learned that they received so
many requests for printed copies that any savings were negated.


Found



A Dell laptop power cord was handed in to HSS staff at the
annual meeting. If anyone has lost such a cord please get in
touch with the HSS office.






History of Science Society Newsletter January 2004


Profiles



A Visit with Nancy Siraisi

By Michal Meyer


T he winner of the 2003 George Sarton Medal is Nancy Siraisi, the author of
numerous studies of medieval and Renaissance medicine. And 11 I..i .l :1i
Siraisi says with a straight face, even that she retired in January of this year, her
current activities show that the only difference between her pre-retired and post-
retired phase is that she has swapped a pay check for a pension. Ten months into
her retirement she has written an article, has taken part in a working group at the
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science at the invitation of Lorraine Daston,
has given a conference talk, and is continuing to work on other papers and to teach
graduate courses. When she wraps up her current commitments, Siraisi plans to get
back to her book on the relation of the disciplines of medicine, rhetoric, and history
in Renaissance culture.
The Sarton Medal, which Siraisi regards as an extraordinary honor, is not the
first :...:..-'I :i ... she has received. Last year the University of Padua (on which she
had written her Ph.D. thesis) awarded her an honorary degree during the celebra-
tions of the fourth centenary .t '%. ill, 111 Harvey's :, i.i .....i from the university.
The Renaissance Society of America also recognized her contributions to the field
last year by giving a session in her honor at their annual : ....i. 11
Her work has ranged from the medical learning of Albertus I :i'. .. to the
changing concepts of how medical knowledge was organized in Italian universities
from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries. Though .I 1111 II. a medievalist, Dr.
Siraisi has :I hl. III. inched forward into the early modern-period. The medicine of
this period has been her main interest for a long time.
Born in I :i 111.1 in 1932, Nancy Siraisi studied history at St. Hilda's ..II..:..
Oxford, :- I.., ii .in 1953. Thereafter she worked for several years in London as an
editorial assistant for various ,i: ii iir..... She describes those years as a time of
-:. ....i 11 .., proofs and being occasionally reproached." For a while she even
worked on a trade magazine for a British cement manufacturers' association.
In 1958 she went to Rome to teach English at a language school, an enjoyable
experience that left her with a desire to return to Italy as often as possible.
In 1959 she immigrated to the US and has lived in New York ever since. A
job as a secretary at the Museum of Modern Art was ..i.. ..I by a stint in the
encyclopedia industry. The museum proved the more productive she met her
future husband there, an artist who has given her enormous amounts of encoura:..-
ment -1,I,. .i1.i- .11 her career. .fT.. 1 I, I ,, and the birth of her eldest son,
she moved into freelance editing.
In 1966, Nancy Siraisi returned to historical study, .I..... IIi, at the
Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New
York. There she studied with Pearl Kibre, an eminent medievalist
whom she describes as a wonderful mentor, and someone who may
have suffered from the lack of opportunities offered to women
of her :....... i.... Kibre, who was interested in science and
medicine, had a distinguished career and was Lynn
Thorndike's collaborator, but never taught in a
Ph.D. program until late in her life. By I
the time Siraisi launched her own 40
career, -1ii: ...... changing.
"Iwas of a .i- .. ii where. ..i,li'i i
was opening up for women. I had opportu
nities that people of Pearl Kibre's genera-


tion didn't have. I don't feel I was ever held back."
"I've been very lucky. I've had the freedom to -..II ... /own professional career."
In 1970, with her newly minted Ph.D. in hand, Siraisi began teaching at the City
University's Hunter 1..II..:.. also ; ..iin: 1l.. doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center in
1976. She remained at Hunter, ..I. I:. and the Graduate Center until her retirement.
Siraisi praises New York's public education system for the opportunities it gave
both to her students and herself. Its l,::.. ii.111. !1.. 11.11ii. and relative cheapness
made all the difference. And during her teaching career at Hunter ..1. .... succes-
sive chairs of her department continued to do .. i.I, they could to encourage
her and to foster her research.
Nancy Siraisi can trace her intellectual interests, before her work with Pearl
Kibre, to her undergraduate teacher in medieval studies, Beryl Smalley. The com-
bined influence of Paul Oskar Kristeller, the distinguished Renaissance specialist at
Columbia I ..i i. and of Charles Schmitt's work on Renaissance Aristotelianism
were among the factors that pushed her into the Renaissance and early-modern
period. Today she defines her area of interest as the history of medicine in its intel-
lectual and philosophical contexts, with particular reference to Italian universities.
Her time period stretches from 1300 to 1600.
Over time, Siraisi has seen some changes in her field. "As is true of history of
science in general, there is much more attention to social and intellectual contexts.
Social history of medicine is almost part of mainstream history now. At one time it
seemed that the push toward social history was moving away from the texts, but I
think now the balance is pretty much adjusted."
"The role of medicine in the intellectual and scientific life and activity of the late
medieval and modern early period is now receiving some of the attention I
Sb..1i.-; it .-1-- -1, i--i me most satisfaction is to see a number of
I .. II .I.. .: II,..I ,, ..I ..s to this study."
Im I...... I I. ..Ii .-....... changes in the wider world of academia. Dr.
,,,, ,,,:i, 11.. I l.. ,,I i.....I of the boo.... Ii 1, 1 i..1.. ihi.. .. w hen she
SI ... I., ... .. r the expansion of the 1990s, she feels the
,11.1 I.. t I i ... .. it. llh.: i i t.. ....,I : .:i,..I ii M moreover, pre-m odern
II.,, 11I III r..ryhas now : ll..., in. a harder time.
S'hat then would she advise new students?
VIy heart would say do what interests you,
even though I'm not sure that's really
prudent advice."
Looking to the future, Dr. Siraisi is
IU,,, to get back to her book on medi-
cine and the writing of history in the six-
teenth century. Her first book still brings
back memories. It was her revised thesis,
and she says she wishes she had proof
read it more carefully. Now her major
... is beginning the next book.
I I I' ost difficult thing to do in writ-
I. -i: r rart off. That first paragraph is
_.. ..,,,..I. I ard ."






History of Science Society Newsletter January 2004


Workspace




An Interview with Kathy Olesko


W hen Kathy Olesko was appointed editor of Osiris in 1999, she made her condi
tions clear: "I didn't want to do ,i .11. ii .... a mission. I didn't want to
be only a caretaker" says Olesko, who was reappointed to her position in 2002.
And she is clear on her mission. "There had to be more mediation between his
tory and history of science. If you look at history textbooks, science and technology
are covered in cordoned-off sections. We've seen gender integrated; we've seen issues
of race integrated; given the extreme importance of science and technology in western
civilization, to have them cordoned off: ,i i .i, 111 1.... .1 ii. .1 did not do justice to the
actual historical roles of science and technology." She adds: "I felt that even in history
departments, the history of science stands apart. Historians of science are regarded as
exotic; we offer the 'unusual' elective course -and I felt that was unfortunate."
The ........ .. e i..... of historians of science is already leaning towards integra
tion, she believes. "It's the ............ .... that has beer,
most responsive to what has bee,, 1 .. ...... 11ii, Osiris."
Another motivation for Dr. Olesko was her surprise at wh ,
book such as Alfred Crosby's The i .
'I ,12501600 had little
impact in history of science publications but had three essays I,
ten about it in theAmerican Historical Review (105 (200): 485
508), only one of which was by a historian of science. It has a the-
sis -that Europe's imperial success was due to the spread of
quantitative 1 i, .- i 11 ._i ., eral areas of life that Dr. Olesko feels historians of sci
ence should have debated more widely. I ,. ....... ....... the intersection of history and
history of science needed a forum for addressing issues such as those raised by Crosby"
Olesko's Osiris tackles such issues, i1, is quick to point out that the serial's
reorientation had begun before she took up her post. Due to the delay between conception of
an Osiris volume and its production, the first volume under Olesko's stewardship came out in
2002. Reaction to 4i 1 ,, I. i i.. ,1 i .. I f, orable, i.i..i,- i i.. .... that these innova
tions may not be appreciated by everyone. "Some people perceive the journal as no longer
i, 1.11i i, 11. history of science. But there are so many other journals in the field of his
tory of science. There were none dedicated to the mediation of history and history of sci
ence." She wants to address a broader audience than just historians of science, and to do
itin i 1 .11i. i 11 i. I...... .that: "This is an experiment. Thus far the reaction
has been positive."
In I.!. lli .... I., awider audience, Olesko i .* I 11 I e to change historians'
conceptions of the history of science. "I've heard some historians say that historians of
science dilate issues thatwe take a small issue and expand it rather than to inte
grate it into a larger historical context. In our own historiography we have spoken primarily
to a small ......... ,,11. but one that has included scientists. It was time to include historians
in the audience.", i. i 1. .r.. i, i connections with historical scholarship. She is look
ing for mainstream historians and historians of science to keep i i.._. l ....i.. -H Inthe
pages of Osiris. The 2003 volume, titled "Science and the City" was adopted for courses
before publication, but Olesko says it is still too early to 11 ii.. ., I the adoption of Osiris by
mainstream historians. The aim, i ..1-,i is to produce vol
umes that can be used in general history classes.
The latest volume to be approved, number II, I ,1 i.. ... II
in 2007. "It will be on "The Self as a Political ar, .... i, U'"
Project," and will include articles by a number ol ...1... 11I ....l
historians. It addresses issues that are at the intel ,, 1......1
politics and the human sciences."


t""" By Michal Meyer

It's not only content that is changing in Osiris, but style II
The cover 6. i........ ,I i.1. new. "We made the decision that it would
be marketed not only as a journal, but as a book series. The name
"Osiris" is small and at the bottom of the cover. More attention is
given instead to the volume title and the guest editors' names in the
cover design." Certainly the overall result is more book than journal;
the artwork is not boxed at the center of the cover but spread over its
width, and color plays a more prominent role.
Olesko has spent an enormous amount of ......1 II,..i 1,,,....... 11. I conceptions of
Osiris into:. ih..i butaslong i . dii ..i. .... i L i... her work is not unduly
stressful. One of the: ,.. 1 .li,. i,, i i l..... .1. 1i 1 i ....- 1 the consequences of efficiency. "I
introduced electronic copy I. .... Ti .. .., ..... appears in red (like corrections on a test)
and each change is accompanied by a bubble down the right column ii. .... Some
:,,i ll....I .. ... i, .,.. ...... .i,... as m ore extensive than hand .i, .... bul i .. ili.. the
two techniques are equivalent." Olesko is helped out by the talents of her staff. "The Osiris
copy editor has nearly 20 years experience in .ill 111 ... I have an excellent proofreader
who knows four languages -French, German, Russian, and Latin. You need that kind of
careful checking for a journal like ours."
S- ii ... .i ,i 11.... .... volumes years ahead of publication imposes its own con
straints on an editor "I'm always on the lookout for new themes. I'm looking to the hori
zon what will be important, and trying to stay ahead of the curve. It's I, !.1 I1 I, i-.
uring out where there: ,,i ,i .. I i i .. .. I1, ..I and history of science. That is the
intellectual i, 11. .... Then I look around .... i i I . .......I. people who can
address a particular issue."
What are the horizons for Dr. Olesko? "I'd love to have a volume on the historical
context of science and technology in Africa. I would love to have another similar one on
the modern Islamic world -from North Africa to Indonesia. And on the history of the
senses, particularly on the sense of vision, which is an up-and-coming
... 'area of historical scholarship."
Ii. i. 11..i Dr. Olesko says the .. I. i il. 11 ... 1i. r editorial
.. work has been her teaching. She teaches a course on "Themes in
European Civilization: Science and i. i .1.i.... -t Daily Life" at
Georgetown University that is one of the history department's selection
of required general education courses. The first semester of the course
examines how authority and power the concept of truth, gender con
structions, economic development, and social hierarchies were related to
new technologies and new', i. ..fi lili .... about nature. "I get to dis
cuss the traditional themes in European Civilization, and then take my examples from the
history of science and technology I. i..... 1ii, I ..i ., has changed ,,. 1li,,i ...1 .1. 1 1 1
ably. I get a lot of my themes for Osiris from 1 ,iii .... about the:, i .I.... in my class." Her
course:, i.l ... ....I.. from David Herlihy's controversial The Black Death and the
f5 the West to .. i. ,,i i and include .. I 1. '
Fortune is a River
I .,,1 i.ll.. Olesko hopes I... ii . .... ...... I .... the classroom will return to the
classroom and spread out into the wider world of history, and then beyond. The public
tion of the volume 21 on science, technology, and international affairs (to appear 2006)
will play a part in that. She hopes its readership will include diplomatic historians, politi
cal scientists, and policy makers in government. "You move by inches. Who knows what
will happen in the future? Maybe Osiris will be an instrument in I. in ....I.. ...i of
Ili, .. 11.......1 ithatwould make me happy."






History of Science Society Newsletter January 2004


Awards, Honors, and Appointments


Warwick H. Anderson has been appointed Robert
Turell Professor of Medical History and Population
Health and Chair of the Department of Medical
History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-
Madison. In ,, -. Basic Books published his book on
the history of medicine and social thoughts in
Australia, The Cultivation of Whiteness: Science,
Health, and Racial 1'. I in Australia. Currently
he is :..,ii .l...I, : a book on the history of tropical
medicine and ideas of race in the colonial
Philippines. His next project concerns the history of
i .. ': i ...... of kuru in the highlands of New
Guinea.

Peter J. Bowler has been elected a Fellow of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science,
which recognizes "efforts on behalf of the advance-
ment of science or its applications [which are] scien-
tifically .. ... :1 I distinguished." His :lli l.: IllI
contributions involve work in the history of recent
biology, including evolution Fl,... :: ...... : pale-
ontology, environmentalism and science and:..i, : ,
studies.

Gregory T. Cushman has been appointed Assistant
Professor of International Environmental History at
the University of Kansas. His other fields include
Latin America and the history of science and technol-
ogy. He is currently engaged in a project to trace the
history of scientific .i .1 i. ii, .ill, of the El Nino
phenomenon.

Steven J. Dick has been appointed Director, History
Office, and Chief Historian for NASA. Dick previously
worked as an astronomer and historian of science at
the U. S. Naval Observatory. He obtained his Bachelor
of Science in astrophysics (1971), Master of Arts and
Ph.D. (1977) in history and philosophy of science
from Indiana University.

Kenneth M. Ludmerer of .- 1,i ,:ir... University
in St. Louis has received the 2003 Abraham Flexner
Award for 7'i iii, i. 11...1 Service to Medical Education
from the Association of American Medical ..II.. _..
Ludmerer was recognized for his two books in the
history of American medical education, Time to Heal
and Learning to Heal.

Andrew Warwick (Imperial I.1.. I:.. was awarded
the first Susan Elizabeth Abrams Prize for his manu-
script "Masters of Theory: Cambridge and the Rise of
Mathematical Physics." The prize is offered by the
University of I1,.: :. Press.


The HSS is Pleased to Announce its 2003 Prize Winners

Sarton Medal for lifetime achievement in the history of science
Nancy Siraisi emeritaa, Hunter College)

Pfizer Prize for best scholarly book
Mary Terrall (UCLA) The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the
Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press)

Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize for best book for a broad audience
Ken Alder (Northwestern University) The Measure of. i" Things: The Seven Year Odyssey and Hidden
Error that Transformed the World (The Free Press)

Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize for excellence in teaching
Paul L. Farber (Oregon State University)

History of Women in Science Prize (Henceforth to be known as the Margaret W.
Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize)
Ellen Singer More (Institute for Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston)
Restoring the Balance: Women Physicians and the Profession of Medicine, 1850-1995 (Harvard
University Press)

Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize for best article to appear in Isis
Peter Neushul (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Zuoyue Wang (California State Polytechnic
University) "Between the Devil and the Deep Sea: C.K. Tseng, Mariculture and the Politics of Science in
Modern China." Isis, v91, no. 1, March 2000

Henry and Ida Schuman Prize -- for best graduate student essay
Avner Ben-Zaken (UCLA) "Hebraist Motives, Pythagorean Itineraries and the Galilean Agendas of Naples:
On the Margins of Text and Context."


Front (from left): Avner Ben-Zaken (Schuman Prize), Ellen More (History of Women in Science Prize),
Nancy Siraisi (Sarton Medal).
Back h,', l- I..ii _I.iyue Wang (Price/Webster Prize), Peter Neushel (Price/Webster Prize), Mary Terrall
(Pfizer Prize), Ken Alder (Davis Prize), Paul Farber (Hazen Prize).






History of Science Society Newsletter January 2004


(Letter continued from page 1)
More recently, the Society and the University have
appointed Stephen P. Weldon to the joint position of
HSS i1i-..:. 1!.i i.. rand Assistant Professor in the
Department, and the 2002 CB he edited continues to
illustrate just why we all find this resource indispensable
in our teaching and research. The 2003 CB will appear
on schedule, and may indeed reach members' mailboxes
before this Newsletter issue.
The Society's endowment has also begun to recover,
as Treasurer Marc i .. i..,i-.. : and the members of his
Finance Committee (with advice from investment profes-
sionals) carry out the proverbial delicate balancing act
of i.ii.. III: i :i fi.: IIi returns on the Society's invest-
III.. ,, ,il ... .1. .:- these assets ii it ,,, ,, i
Like almost all such funds, however our endowment has
yet to return to its pre-2000 levels. But we have every rea-
son to be hopeful. And after a highly successful 2002
joint: 1.... ..i 1, (with the Philosophy of Science
Association and the Society for Social Studies of Science)
in Milwaukee, the 2003 HSS annual ii,....iin,: -...i :1,
:. ...I,. i l. i.. i ,i .. d1 1 .1, i .:.. at any single-society
SIl ....... ever sponsored by the Society Its success
derived primarily from the intellectually and profession-
ally ,:i111 : I"-..:1 .I created by ..: -i ii Chairs Mary
Terrall and Joan Richards and from the ways in which
Local Arrangement Chair David Kaiser i,,:i i ,1 ...i the
attractions of Cambridge. The efforts of all of these
members have been (to say the least) aided and abetted
by the Society's most able Executive Director, RobertJay
Malone. In addition, the year 2002 saw Jay's completion
and publication of the 9th edition of the Society's Guide
to the i. ., ofScience, a comprehensive directory of
resources in our field, including graduate programs,
journals and other publications, museums, special col-
lections, and individual scholars. 1..i 1.: 11 ... heavily-
used, now decade-old 8th edition -which is I 11 -, to
pieces on many members' shelves this new Guide is
available both in a -.**",, -!i :... printed format and
(through the efforts of HSS Ti f. I 11 1 :.. .*,.
Trner) on-line through the HSS Website, at
i, ..i. i ,,..i.., : This online version will likely
.. ,,1 ii.. the shelf life of many printed copies.
The past twelve months have also seen the begin-
nings, at least, of two major transitions in the life of the
Society This past summer for example, underJay's lead-
ership the HSS Executive Office moved from the
University .f '-, 1,,,-,: '.... ISeattle to the University of
Florida in Gainesville. Major financial and moral support
from senior university administrators and the Florida
Department of History have enabled Jay and his col-
leagues to establish their office on a solid ...iI i
Meanwhile, in April 2003 the Society announced the
appointment of Bernard V Lightman of York I 1i ..i r,
Toronto, to i.i.:.....1 i I : 1.. -i' Rossiter of Comell
University as the Society's lii...i I- ii, : direct charge of
1 .. .. I I 1 of Isis, and with I. ..i i :1 ..f ..i 1 .. r.:.. 's
other publications. Ti .. .r.I I.r. i.iI.: 1iii i ...1 111 -
and especially Isis, of course have -111 ... .i 1.h i11
1 1 : ,i. I 1 .. ..i i i 1 01 l -year editorship. III ..:. .;. .


of her notable achievement as Editor and her unique
contributions to our subject, the Society's Council voted
in Cambridge to rename the History of Women in Science
Prize i ili. I II : ,I.. W Rossiter History of Women in
Science Prize. It was enabled by a major fundraising
.It .,i fi if till, endowed the Rossiter Prize fund, coordi-
nated by members of the Society's Women's Caucus, who
solicited donations from many individual HSS members.
As I ,1 : 1i,.. term as Editor comes to a close, Bemie's
will begin, and the success of this major transition in
i.:ii .. I.i..:. .. as I write -will be a tribute to the hard
work of all involved, and a further sign of the Society's
renewed health.
Time and space constraints prohibit much further
attention here .... il .. i i ii ii .. 1-.... ,: pursued under
the Society's auspices. One example is a proposal to
establish as part of the HSS Web site a "portal" to
other Web sites (which i..,.ul. I ll be vetted by members of
the HSS Committee on Education) that historians of sci-
ence could reliably use in -1 ..i. .. i..:1 ,, and outreach
activities. Another involves plans for a survey of the "state
of the profession" which would gather the kinds of
demographic and employment data -1, Ii .rant makers
and senior administrators and government policy ana-
lysts all find useful being developed by members of
the HSS Committee on Research and the Profession.
Members of the others HSS committees are carrying out
11,,,11 1 ,. ,. .. I 1 ,, ,, III ,. ....,, ,t I p. .[ .II ,l ,,, I II p ro jects .
These i. .1 1i..i .. ii : ,.:ii iii.. ill be addressed
in future Newsletter issues. But here I want to emphasize
that they all involve dozens of HSS members, each of
whom has volunteered his or her time and effort for the
benefit of all of us, and our discipline. In past years
knowledgeable reviewers of the Society's programs have
always praised the voluntary commitment of its members
to its activities, and many names could thus be added to
those already mentioned.
One name that deserves special :...:..i, ..... 1 that of
JohnNeu, who editedthe Current '- .. 1 .....
1968 through 1999, and who produced three successive
editions (each covering ten years) of the Isis Cumulative
1 and who oversaw the initial on-line post-
ing of the contents ofi .... .. i.hi ..:l . .i.. .... .1li
exceptional service to our field for so many years John is
now enjoying his well-earned retirement, and, as noted,
the Society has :, .1. ..il,.. I I I Ii......... ii for the produc-
tion of the CB. But his .., :- i n 1. i : i........ ....... to the
Society provides a model N,. :i...l..I Ill embrace.
We now have a new opportunity to emulate John
Neu's commitment and, in doing so, to honor his
immense contribution to our discipline. As the accompa-
nying article makes cleai the National Endowment for the
Hum anities has i. ..I l i ...I I Int.: i ,i .iI Ii ..,,:.. but one
that'.. .I, ,i I..l u, .I ..... ...the future of the Current
i the one resource upon which we all rely In
many ways, then, our current situation resembles that
faced by Lawrence J. Henderson and others in 1924 when
they founded the History of Science Society "to ensure the
future of Isis." We can also cite other, more recent, ways in
w h ich H S S ....: ... 1...i ... ... .I...I I ,, : .:. I -ll i.. 11 11, .-


I:-. i i illI,.' ,. Ti~ ..... i,:. has already noted how just
this past year the HSS Women's Caucus raised the funds
required to endow the Rossiter Prize fund. And within a
week of NEH's announcement ot II Ii ill .. ,:...i m and
only two weeks before his retirement as HSS President,
John Servos created an "Officers'' I11. I..-... Fund," which
: 111 t.I l.. ...l t I i. I .i ,iI..i i.tt.: .. to establish
their own :1 i il..i :... to HSS members. This fund will
match on a one-to-one basis all donations made by
the membership at large, up to its full amount. As I write,
this fund has been in existence for under a week. But it has
ili... .1,l, .:1...1 .1...1:.. .. i,.. 1, $10,000, and this
: ,iii..., ,i.. I.:,:.. 1-...... Il.. 1 tt .,.the fu tur e.
.i i . :... indicates, the Society is in good
health, and it has been presented with a rare opportunity
to do even more. The' Ii Ill..' :.. m ..i.. i i, thatNEH
funded sketched a strategy for seeking major grants from
foundations and .il .... ii .., fi.,: .)urces- indeed,
NEH would not have funded the proposal without such a
plan and the Society's current officers have already
begun to iiil....... ii. ii ii..:. But our ultimate suc-
cess ii .. :1,iii,: .1 i I.:, 1il. 1,:.rests with the Society's
membership. As John wrote in I i-.i i I,: ii,. Officers'
I I, 111..,, :.. Fund, "the NEH has now put wind in our sails;
we face -l... ,: ill, ii... t I 1, iilt.iiili. ,, dollars to
take full ,1 mii i:. F..il i,. unique opportunity" I hope
that each HSS member who reads this ... i:l.. join
us in m meeting In, .:1 ,IIt.. :..
Michael M. Sokal, December 2003


(NEH Grant continued from page 1)

During his short time on the job, Dr. Weldon has
brought many innovations to the '-.,i-1i..1 l.i ....
position, but he will continue the careful prepara-
tion of Neu and will continue to provide records for
the History of Science, ...:1i, .... :. and Medicine
Database, hosted by RLG, which has proven a boon
to scholars from around the world.
The HSS is committed to the CB but this com-
mitment now carries a I:.'nit.: I I price tag, an
expense that, 11 1... i:1, worthwhile, has proven diffi-
cult for the Society to maintain. We are now, in a
sense, back in the 1980s, when then-president
Gerald Holton secured the first NEH :, ilI..', :.. grant
for the Society, the germ of the endowment that we
now rely on for so many programs, including the
CB. Once again, we have the opportunity to secure a
portion of scholarship in the humanities that will
outlive each of us, .... I.l,:' scholars, now and in
the future, the resources needed for essential
research and teaching. As we have benefited from
those who gave to that -,, I .:I1 I ..1 :... grant, we must
now shoulder our part in this important effort.
Please use the form on page 20 and send us your
pledge in support of this grant. Students, librarians,
humanists, and scientists who open a CB or who log
onto the HST database, will owe you their thanks.
-Jay Malone, HSS






History of Science Society Newsletter January 2004


Jobs


The... announcements have been edited for space. For full descriptions and for the latest announcements, please visit http://www.hsson-
line.org. -.. does not - .. .. -for the accuracy of any item, and interestedpersons should 1..' details. Those who wish to publish a job
announcement should send an electronic version to. to .


Science & Technology Studies at University College London is seeking to
appoint a suitably qualified lecturer, with teaching and research interests in
science and technology policy, social studies of science and/or science commu-
nication. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate subject or be close
to submitting their thesis. This full-time appointment carries a three year pro-
bationary period and the successful applicant should be in a position to take
up the position on August 1, 2004. For informal enquiries, please contact Prof.
Steve Miller (Head of Department) by phone 44 20 7679 3490 or by email at
s.miller@ucl.ac.uk. For an application pack please contact: Ms. Rebecca Hurst,
Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London,
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. Or email rhurst@ucl.ac.uk. Applicants
should submit the application form and a full c.v by January 15, 2004.

The Warburg Institute is offering a three-year Lectureship in Neo-Latin
cultural and intellectual history 1400-1700. Applications are invited from those
with research and teaching interests in any aspect of Neo-Latin studies within
this period, i.e. those whose research, whether in history, history of scholarship,
pliiiI 1l... l science, literature, law or religion, is centered on texts written in
Latin. Appointment, from October 2004, will be to the Lecturer A/B scale,
22,191 to 33,679 p.a. plus 2,134 London Allowance. Pay award pending.
Further details should be obtained from the Institute's Web site
http://www.sas.ac.uk/warburg/. Closing date: 16 January 2004.

The American Society for Environmental History and the Forest
History Society are seeking a new editor for the journal, Environmental
History. The current editor, Adam Rome, will be stepping down at the end of
2005, and his successor will be expected to begin taking on editorial responsi-
bilities as editor-elect on January 1, 2005. As editor-elect, he or she will be
responsible for evaluating new manuscript submissions, recruiting authors,
and representing the journal at conferences. The editor-elect will assume the
rest of the editor's responsibilities on October 1, 2005, and become editor with
the January 2006 issue. Duties will include all activities associated with the
editorial content of the journal soliciting and commissioning articles as
appropriate, screening submissions, and determining the contents of each
issue. Candidates should have a wide knowledge of and interest in the areas
the journal covers and experience with academic editing. The successful appli-
cant will demonstrate that he or she has the time and the institutional support
to assume major responsibilities on January 1, 2005. For more information
contact: Jeffrey Stine (head of the Search Committee), National Museum of
American History. Tel: (202) 633-3920, stine@nmah.si.edu. Deadline February
20, 2004, by e-mail to stine@nmah.si.edu and stevena@duke.edu. Send five
hardcopies of the application plus supporting materials to: Editor Search
Committee, Forest History Society, 701 Vickers Ave., Durham, NC 27701.


The Lancaster University Department of History is advertising two profes-
sorial chairs and three lectureships. The field for the chairs is completely open
and historians of science, technology and medicine are warmly welcome to
apply The field for the lectureships will be decided in light of the professorial
appointments. Details are available from Paolo Palladino caster.ac.uk>.

Princeton University Library seeks an accomplished, energetic, and
service-oriented professional to fill the position of Librarian for History and
History of Science. This professional will be responsible for building upon the
strong and often unique collections in these areas that are already at
Princeton and for developing outreach programs that serve undergraduates,
graduate students, and faculty working in all areas of history. Qualifications
required: Demonstrated academic strength in relevant subject areas, includ-
ing advanced degree. MLS from accredited institution, or equivalent combi-
nation of education and professional experience. Minimum of three years
successful experience in an academic research library. Knowledge of the book
trade. Strong commitment to service. Demonstrated teaching ability.
Demonstrated knowledge of '.i,1i ,., iplii i tools, including electronic
resources, available for the use of historians. Excellent oral and written com-
munication skills. Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with diverse
groups. Comfortable with technology and open to learning new applications.
Preferred: Reading knowledge of at least two European languages.
Experience with developing web pages. Familiarity with 1-ii ii. i, issues
and standards.

Funding from the Mellon Foundation will provide a two-year post-doctoral fel-
lowship at Cornell University for a candidate with an outstanding record
in the area of science & technology studies. A Ph.D. in science & technology
studies or a related field, such as the history, sociology, or 1,il i i.. ...1. of sci-
ence, is required. We especially encourage applications from candidates who
have conducted empirical research on central issues in S&TS and whose inter-
ests are relevant to normative questions. I Ih.jiilir Applicants who received
the Ph.D. degree after September 1998 or who will complete their work for the
Ph.D. degree byJune 30, 2004, are eligible to apply. To apply, send a letter of
application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and the names and addresses of
three references to: Mellon Fellowship Search, Department of Science &
Technology Studies, 306 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
USA. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.






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Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes


The, announcements have been editedfor space. For full descriptions and for the latest announcements, please visit our Web site .-
Sdoes not assume for the accuracy of any item, and potential applicants should -,' details, I closing dates, with the
foundation of interest. Those who wish to publish a grant, fellowship, or prize announcement should send an electronic version of the


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The Victor and Joy Wouk Grant-in-Aid Program

California Institute of Technology Grants-in-Aid. The Victor and Joy
Wouk Grant-in-Aid Program new in 2003 offers research assistance of up
to $2000 for work in the Papers of Victor Wouk in the Caltech Archives. The
Maurice A. Biot Archives Fund and other designated funds offer research assis-
tance up to $1500 to use the collections of the Caltech Archives. For all funds,
applications will be accepted from students working towards a graduate
degree or from established scholars. For further information on holdings
and online resources, please consult the Archives' Web page: http://archives.-
caltech.edu. Applications will be reviewed quarterly, on January 1, April 1, July
1 and October 1 of each year.

Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize

The Sociht4 de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle (SPHN) de
Geneve invites applications for the the Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize. This Prize,
in principle intended for a young researcher, will reward a significant contri-
bution to the history of science, which is as yet unpublished or has only recent-
ly appeared. Application is open to both Swiss and foreign candidates at the
university level. Notification of candidature should be sent by 29th February
2004 to the following address: Pr6sident de la SPHN, Mus6um d'Histoire
Naturelle, Case postal 6434, CH-1211 GENEVE 6, Switzerland.

The Francis A. Countway Library Fellowship in the History of
Medicine

The Francis A. Countway Library Fellowship in the History of
Medicine provides a stipend of up to $5,000 to support travel, 1l]'--iI-- and
incidental expenses for a flexible period between June 1, 2004 and May 31,
2005. The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library
has resources central to the research topic. The proposal is due by January 31,
2004. The appointment will be announced by March 31, 2004. Applications
should be sent to: Thomas A. Horrocks, Associate Director for Special
Collections and Joseph Garland Librarian, Francis A. Countway Library of
Medicine, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115.

Bakken Fellowships and Grants

Each year, the Bakken Library and Museum in Minneapolis offers
Visiting Research Fellowships and Research Travel Grants for the purpose of
f .i:,l ii[ar.; research in its collections. The focus of the Bakken's collections is
the history of electricity and magnetism and their applications in the life sci-
ences and medicine. The deadline for all 2004 applications is 16 February
2004. For more information, please contact: Elizabeth Ihrig, Librarian, The
Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Avenue So., Minneapolis, MN.,
55416 U.S.A. Tel 612-926-3878 ext. 227; Fax (612) 927-7265; E-mail
I1I. i.i.., h, 11- li-i I


Andrew W. Mellon Travel Fellowship Program

The University of Oklahoma announces the Andrew W Mellon Travel
Fellowship Pi .; ,i 1.1 fII. .1 i ,I., to make use of the History of Science Collections.
Proposals from scholars at both predoctoral and postdoctoral levels will be evaluated
continuously upon receipt, and funds awarded shortly after the decision is made. For
information, please contact: The University of Oklahoma, The Andrew W Mellon
Travel Fellowship Program, Bizzell Library, 401 West Brooks, Room 521, Norman,
OK 73019-0528. E-mail: kmagruder@ou.edu .1 ii ,.i. ,,...i. i I,.1ii. Web site:
libraries.ou.edu/etc/histsci/mellon.asp.

Lawrence Memorial Award

The Award Committee of the Lawrence Memorial Fund invites nomina-
tions for the 2004 Lawrence Memorial Award. The annual award of $2,000 is given
to support travel for doctoral dissertation research in systematic botany or horticul-
ture, or the history of the plant sciences, including literature and exploration. Major
professors are urged to nominate outstanding doctoral students who have achieved
official candidacy for their degrees and who will be conducting pertinent dissertation
research that would benefit significantly from travel enabled by the Award. The
Committee will not entertain direct applications. Letters of nomination and support-
ing materials, including secondary letters, should be received by the Committee not
later than 1 May 2004 and should be directed to: Dr. R. W Kiger, Hunt Institute,
Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, USA.Tel.
(412) 268-2434.

The American Philosophical Society Library Fellowships

The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fel-
lowships for conducting research in its collections. The fellowships are intended to
encourage research in the Library's collections by scholars who reside beyond a 75-
mile radius of Philadelphia. The fellowships are open to both U.S. citizens and foreign
nationals who are holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent, Ph.D. candidates who have
passed their preliminary examinations, or independent scholars. Applicants in any rel-
evant field of scholarship may apply The stipend is $2,000 per month, and the term of
the fellowship is a minimum of one month and a maximum of three, taken between
June 1, 2004 and May 31, 2005. Applications should be postmarked no later than
March 1. For additional information call 215-440-3443 or send an email inquiry to
II I ,.11i i i l .I| i l, i .: .. -:

Princeton University Library Short-Term Research
Grants for 2004-2005

The Friends of the Princeton University Library anticipate awarding up to
ten short-term research grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections.
These grants, which have a value of up to $ :.I i i.. i.: 1 are meant to help defray
expenses in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant.
The length of the grant will depend on the applicant's research proposal, but is






History of Science Society Newsletter January 2004

ordinarily one month. This round's grants are tenable from May 2004 to April 2005.
The deadline is 15 January 2004. Application forms are available at
http://www.princeton.edu/-rbsc/fellowships/. Awards will be made before 1 April
2004. Materials mailed to the committee must be postmarked no later than 15
January 2004.

2004 Aviation/Space Writers Award

The National Air and Space Museum is offering a grant of $5,000 to be
awarded in even-numbered years, to support research toward publication on aero-
space topics. Funds may be used to support research travel and expenses, or the pub-
lication of research. Applicants for NASM or Smithsonian Fellowships are encour-
aged to apply for the Aviation/Space Writers Award, but recipients of the award need
not be in residence at the National Air and Space Museum. The application cover
sheet can be obtained at http://www.nasm.si.edu/getinvolved/intemfellowcfm The
deadline for submission isJanuary 15, 2004. For more information, please contact:
Dr. Dominick A. Pisano at dom.pisano@nasm.si.edu.

Dibner Award

The Society for the History of Technology invites nominations for its
Dibner Award, established in 1985 to recognize excellence in museums and muse-
um exhibits that interpret the history ,fl i,.:l,,1,.I.- industry and engineering to the
general public. The winners will be announced at the Society's Annual Meeting in
Amsterdam, 7-10 October, 2004. The Award consists of a plaque and up to $1000 to
cover expenses for a member of the design team to accept the award at the SHOT
awards banquet. The Society especially .ii '.:,.i .,. ,, ,,i" iih, iii., i" 1.: 1l and
r..- i.I i 1 i li,.i, : 11 ,.:i ...., Ii. ..i. including the institution or individual responsi-
ble for its creation, may nominate an exhibit for the Dibner Award. This should be
within two years of the exhibit's opening. The deadline for nominations for the
2004 award is 1 February 2004. Nominations forms can be obtained from the SHOT
Web site at http://shot.jhu.edu/awards/dibnerhtm.

History of Medicine Prizes

The American Association for the History of Medicine seeks nomina-
tions for the Osler Medal Essay Contest, 2004. The William Osler Medal is awarded
annually for the best unpublished essay on a medical historical topic written by a
student enrolled in a school of medicine or osteopathy in the United States or
Canada. The writer of the winning essay will be invited to attend the 2004 AAHM
meeting, 29 April-2 May in Madison, WI, where the medal will be conferred.
Reasonable travel expenses will be provided, as will a two-year complimentary
membership in the AAHM. Essays may pertain to the historical development of a
contemporary medical problem, or to a topic within the health sciences related to a
discrete period of the past. Complete contest information may be viewed on the
AAHM Web site http://www.histmed.org/Awards or obtained from the Osler Medal
Committee chair: Alan M. Kraut, 6013 Sonoma Road, Bethesda, MD 20817 (e-mail:
akraut@american.edu). Entries must be postmarked no later than 1 February 2004.
Graduate students in the United States and Canada are invited to enter the Shryock
Medal Essay Contest. The award is given for an outstanding, unpublished essay by a
single author on any topic in the history of medicine. The essay (maximum 10,000
words, including endnotes) must be the result of original research. The winner will
be invited to attend the 2004 meeting of the Association, 29 April-2 May, in Madison,
WI, where the medal will be conferred. Reasonable travel expenses for the winner will
be provided, as will a two-year complimentary membership in the AAHM. Complete
contest information may be viewed on the AAHM website or obtained from the
Shryock Medal Committee chair: Kim Pelis, Ph.D., USU/MEH, 4301 Jones Bridge


Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 (e-mail: kpelis@usuhs.mil). Essays must be postmarked
no later than 1 February 2004.

2004 Competition for the Annual Stannard Memorial Award


This award encourages research by young scholars in the pre-1700 fields of the his-
tory of material medical, medicinal botany, pharmacy, folklore of drug therapy, and
the -,i .1 ..I. I 1l'i. of these areas. It recognizes the author of an outstanding published
or unpublished scholarly study in those fields. The competition is open to graduate
students and to recent recipients of a doctoral degree (the Ph.D. degree or an equiva-
lent), conferred not more than five years before the competition deadline. Each
manuscript must be accompanied by the following: (a) a one-page abstract of the
paper in English; (b) a c.v of the author; and (c) a letter of recommendation from
an established scholar in the field. Entrants who are resident in the United States are
also requested to indicate their home address and social security number. Entries
must be received no later than 15 February 2004. The i n11 I ..i1 Il, announced on
or about 15 May 2004. All manuscripts and correspondence should be addressed to:
The Stannard Award Committee, ATTN: Professor Victor Bailey, Department of
History University of Kansas, Wescoe Hall, 1445Jayhawk Blvd., Room 3001,
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590 USA.

Franklin Research Grants

The American Philosophical Society invites applications for the Franklin
Research Grant. Applicants are normally expected to have a doctorate, or to have
published work of doctoral character and quality. Pre-doctoral students are not eligi-
ble, but the APS is especially interested in supporting the work of young scholars
who have recently received the doctorate. The program does not accept proposals in
j.. iiiii 11,i i: i..i fw,,. the preparation of textbooks, or teaching aids; or the work of
creative and performing artists. Maximum award: $6000. Deadlines: October 1,
December 1. Decisions are reached in lateJanuary and in March. Questions con-
cerning the eligibility of a project or the use of funds are accepted at (215) 440-
3429, via email li ... i.: ..:. ii-iil,.ii .:, ,.: or in writing to Franklin Research
Grants American Philosophical Society 104 South 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Grants-In-Aid

The Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries are
pleased to announce that their Grants-In-Aid have increased to $1,500, with an
extra -I I f. i Il ...-.. i:.. iiii.* fi, l.i outside North America. Despite this increase, this
grant is intended as partial support to facilitate research and in most cases will
require further funds to make it through the grant period. A description of the pro-
gi i111 l.1ii.. 1 i contact and application information is available at
http://giving.library.wisc.edu/friends/grant-in-aid.shtml.

Engineer-Historian Award Announcement

The ASME History and Heritage Committee recognizes outstanding published
work by an engineer dealing with the history of mechanical engineering through its
Engineer-Historian Award. Criteria include subject matter depth of treatment, the tech-
nical level of the material, and the historical significance of the subject matter.
Preference is given to those publications dealing with the art and science of mechani-
cal engineering. Candidates must be or have been active in the practice of the art and
science of engineering, including managers, teachers, and museum professionals
directly concerned with mechanical engineering or with historical artifacts (provided
they have been trained as and practiced as engineers). Deadline for submission is no
later than April 1, 2004. Submit a letter of recommendation, short biography or








resume, and a single copy of the nominated work (if a book) or five photocopies (if an
article) to the History and Heritage Committee c/o ASME Public Information, Three
Park Avenue, 23S2, New York, NY 10016-5990. English translations must accompany
submissions in other languages. Referred and self-nominations are accepted.

Abraham Pais Award for the History of Physics

The American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics have
established a major new award, the Abraham Pais Award for the History of Physics,
which will recognize outstanding scholarly achievements in the history of physics. The
I 111 11. I. given annually and consists of $5000, a certificate citing the recipient's
contributions to the history of physics, and funds to travel to an APS meeting to receive
the award and deliver an invited talk on the history of physics. The award is the first to
be established specifically for the history of physics. Nominations are due by May 1,
2004, and should be sent to Roger Stuewer For further information, see the Web site of
the APS Forum on History of Physics, http//www.aps.org/units/fhp/pais/index.html.
The Pais Award will usually be given to a single person but in any case to no more
than three individuals and is open to scholars of all nationalities.

2005 DHS Prize For Young Scholars

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science,
Division of History of Science (IUHPS/DHS) invites submissions for the first DHS Prize
for Young Scholars to be presented in 2005. The DHS Prize is awarded by IUHPS/DHS
every four years to four young historians of science for their successful doctoral disser-
tations, completed afterJuly 2001 for the Zous Prize, which represent significant con-
tributions to the history of science. It is distributed as one prize in each of the follow-
ing fields of focus: Western civilization, Islamic civilization, Far Eastern civilization,
South Asian civilization, and Ancient civilizations (not included in the above cate-
gories). Each prize consists of a certificate and coverage of travel and accommoda-
tion expenditures for participation in the IUHPS/DHS I I- -i..n The prizes will be
presented to their winners during the IUHPS/DHS Congress to be held inJuly 2005.
Submission deadline: 31 August 2004. Applicants must have a doctorate degree on
the subject of history of science, awarded in or afterJuly 2001. Applications must be
submitted to the Office of the DHS President, to be received by 31 August 2004. For
information, applications and submissions, please write to: IUHPS/DHS President's
Office (Prof. Dr. E. Ihsanoglu), P 0. Box 24, Besiktas, 80692 Istanbul, Turkey; Fax:
90-212-258 43 65/ Tel: 90-212-260 07 17/; e-mail: ircica@superonline.com.

The Annals of Science Prize

Submissions are invited for the Annals of Science Prize for the 2004 competition.
This prize is offered every two years to the author of an original unpublished essay in
the history of science or technology, which is not under consideration for publication
elsewhere. The prize, supported by Taylor and Francis, is intended for those who
have been awarded their doctorate within the past four years, and for doctoral stu-
dents. Essays should be submitted to the Editor in a form suitable for publication in
Annals of Science (see the journal's style guide at http//www.tandf.co.uk/), and
may be in English, French, or German. Essays should be between 6,000 and 9,000
words in length, including footnotes. The winning essay will be published in the
journal, and its author will be awarded US$500. Papers should be submitted by 1
September 2004, and the winner will be notified by 31 December.

History of Chemistry 2004-2005 Fellowships

The Beckman Center is the historical unit of the Chemical Heritage Foundation
(CHF). It supports independent research aimed at preserving and publishing the his-


History of Science Society Newsletter January 2004

tory of the chemical and molecular sciences and industries. Beckman Center Fellows
have access to the Othmer Library of Chemical History, also located at CHE To apply:
Applications must include a research proposal of no more than 1,000 words describ-
ing the project and the relevance of CHF resources. The proposal should also explain
how the project will advance historical scholarship and how the outcome might be
published. Include a c.v and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly to
the Fellowship Coordinator. Send applications to: Fellowship Coordinator, Chemical
Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street, PA 19106-2702. Fax: 215-925-1954. E-
m ail: trrtl .. i ,Jl .. .,i,.. ,h,..ni ,. *,..
The Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot Scholarship sponsors historical
research that promotes public understanding of the chemical sciences. Applications
are encouraged from scholars, graduate students, science writers, and journalists. The
scholar will spend a minimum of two months in residence at CHF during the summer
of 2004. Minimum stipend: $4,500.
The Socidt6 de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellowship is
designed to stimulate public understanding of the chemical industries, using both terms in
their widest sense. Applications are encouraged fromwriters, journalists, educators, and his-
torians of science, technology, or business. The fellowwill spend three months in residence
at CHF during the summer of 2004. Applicants must specify how the outcomes of their
pmjectwill reach abroad audience. Competitive stipend. Deadline is 15 F.i1.1, Ir -i -i.

Zhu Kezhen Awards

The International Society for the History of East Asian Science,
Technology, and Medicine (ISHEASTM) announces the creation of the Zhu
Kezhen Awards and would like to solicit nominations for the awards. It is the highest
honor awarded by the ISHEASTM for an essay of original scholarship in the history of
science, technology and medicine in East Asia. The two Zhu KezhenJunior Awards are
awarded for an essay written by a junior scholar in the history of science, technology
and medicine in East Asia. All three prizes are awarded once every three years at the ple-
nary conference of the ISHEASTM. The award Committee, appointed by the Board of
the ISHEASTM, will determine the essays to be considered by reviewing lists of recently
published essays and by soliciting nominations from members of the ISHEASTM.
Members may nominate their own essays. Essays in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean,
or Vietnamese published less than four years prior to the deadline for nomination will
be considered. Essays in other Asian languages will be considered if they are accompa-
nied by an English language translation. For the Zhu KezhenJunior Award, the author
should be a graduate student or a scholar who received his/her doctoral degree less
than five years prior to the deadline for nomination. Nominations, accompanied by a
copy of the nominated essay, should be submitted to the Zhu Kezhen Award Committee.
To ensure fair evaluation, it is advised that all essays in East Asian languages should be
accompanied by an English translation. The deadline for acceptance of submission is
September 30, 2004. All nominations should be sent to the Zhu Kezhen Award
Committee Secretary: Dr. Sun Xiaochun, Institute for the History of Natural Science,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, 137 Chao Nei Street, Beijing 100010, China. An electronic
version is welcome and one hard copy of the offprint is required.

History of Home Economics and Human Nutrition Fellowship

The College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, is seeking applications for
the year 2004 Dean's Fellowship in the History of Home Economics and Human
Nutrition. Preference will be given to scholars in more advanced stages of a research proj-
ect butyounger scholars are encouraged to apply One award of : 4 a,, 11 I ,.l ai.. f, r a
summer or sabbatical residency of six continuous weeks to utilize the resources available
from the College and the Comell Library System in pursuit of scholarly research into the
history of home economics and its impact on American society The deadline is March 1.
Please consult httpJ/Avwwhuman.comell.edu/history/ for details.






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Future Meetings
Thefollowing announcements have been ..'for space. For full descriptions and the latest announcements, please visit our Web site
(i- .... The Society does not assume i. : y 'for the accuracy of any item; interested persons should all details. Those
who wish to publish future meeting announcement should send an electronic version of the posting to newsletter@hssonline.org.


Calls for Papers

British Society for the History of Science's 2004 annual meeting will
be held at Liverpool Hope University College in Liverpool, 25-27 June 2004.
Papers are invited on all areas of the history of science, technology and medi-
cine. ..I.--:..,i,.i for themed sessions are particularly welcome. BSHS subsidies
are available for student members of the Society. Hope at Everton, a lively area
of the city and home to Hope's School of Creative and Performing Arts, will
host BSHS 2004. En-suite accommodation is available on-site at Gerard
Manley Hopkins Hal, a ten minutes' walk from the Liverpool city center.
Abstracts of papers (max 250 words) should be sent to Dr. Geoff Bunn, BSHS
Programme Secretary, Department of Psychology, Liverpool Hope University
College, Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD or ''"'. 1i.,-: l,..p ": '.l Deadline for
submissions: 31 January 2004. Further details will be announced on the
Society's Web site at http://www.bshs.org.uk/conf/2004annual/.

Women, Health and Welfare. The regional Women's History Network is
celebrating its tenth annual conference at the University of the West of
England, Bristol, on Saturday, June 26th 2004. Individual papers or panels are
invited from academics, postgraduate students and independent scholars.
Submissions on a wide range of topics related to women, health, and welfare
in any place or period are encouraged. Abstracts of no more than 300 words
should be sent to Katherine Holden or Fiona Reid at the following address:
Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, University of the West of
England, Bristol, St Matthias campus, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2JP Please e-
mail abstracts to Katherine.Holden@uwe.ac.uk or Fiona.Reid@uwe.ac.uk. The
deadline for abstracts is Friday, 12th March. When submitting your abstract,
please provide your name, preferred mailing address, e-mail address and
phone number

The 9th annual meeting of the International Society for the
History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) will be held 26-29 June, 2004, on
the campus and in the vicinity of the University of Quebec at Montreal
http://www.uqam.ca/. The ISHN encourages contributions about all of the his-
tory of all the neuroscience, including basic and clinical specialties, ancient
and non- Western topics, technical advances, and broad social and cultural
aspects. The official language of the ISHN conference is English. Proposals
must be submitted by 1 February 2004. The program will be finalized by late
March 2004. Send abstracts by e-mail (preferred), surface mail, or air mail to
the Chair of the Program Committee (and ISHN President): Edward Fine, PMB
162, Transit Road, Williamsville, New York 14221 USA. Email: .l.. f.-* i.:1. i,. f-
falo.edu. Tel: +1-716-862-3141. VM: +1-716-862-8913. Papers are expected to
have at least one author who is a member of the ISHN.

2004 IEEE Conference on the History of Electronics will be held at
Bletchley Park, United i_,,.-1..i, 28-30 June 2004. The intention of the IEEE
conference is to help build a comprehensive view of electronics history through
several dozen papers, each of which investigates some formative development


in this 100-year-long history. The developments may include the opening of a
new area of application, the invention of a major technique, or the gradual
replacement of one dominant technique by another. An important feature of
this conference is the participation of people with different backgrounds -
engineers, historians, museum curators, avocational historians that should
make discussions particularly fruitful. For session papers, please send the pro-
posed title, an abstract, and a single-page c.v to the Program Chair by email
to f.nebeker@ieee.org or by regular mail to IEEE History Center, Rutgers
University, 39 Union Street, New Brunswick New Jersey 08901 USA). The
Program Committee is also interested in proposals for sessions. The deadline
for paper proposals is 31 January 2004. For further information:
http://www.iee. wi.- ,1111 i i,.h,, i1hrI, _center/.

The AHRB Research Centre for Environmental History will host a
postgraduate/postdoctoral workshop looking at historical approaches to con-
temporary issues of waste and wastelands. This workshop aims to bring togeth-
er researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including history, sociology,
pihil .....l economics, geography and environmental science. Part of the
workshop remit will be to identify the potential of developing interdisciplinary
approaches to waste-related research. Papers are welcomed that engage with
contemporary issues surrounding waste and wastelands. In particular, the
workshop will explore ways in which history might inform contemporary
issues and policies. This two-day workshop will be held in St Andrews, Scotland
29-30 June 2004. Abstracts between 200-400 words should be sent to Julia
Campbell or NicolaJeffress by 15 February 2004. UK travel expenses and
accommodation and meals will be covered for those participants presenting
papers. Contact: NicolaJeffress orJulia Campbell, AHRB Research Centre for
Environmental History, University of Stirling, STIRLING, UK, FK9 4LA. Tel:
+44 (0) 1786 466250; Fax: +44 (0) 1786 466251. E-mail:
n.a.jeffres@stir.ac.uk, j.e.campbell@stir.ac.uk.

The International Committee for the History of Technology will
hold its 31st Symposium at Bochum, Germany, 17-21 August, 2004, on
(Re-)Designing Technological Landscapes. Two centuries have altered signifi-
cantly our understanding of the term "landscape." Today it seems possible to
perceive the world as one single technological landscape. In this sense, the
technological landscapes to be examined at the 31st ICOHTEC Symposium
can be regarded as subsystems. Although the main focus of ICOHTEC 2004
will be on "Re-designing technological 1 m',i: ip... it is also possible to pro-
pose sessions and individual papers on other topics. Deadline for proposals is
1 February 2004. Please send all proposals to the Program Committee by
Email: Barton Hacker, Chair of the Program Committee Email: hackerb@-
si.edu; Maria Paula I...-* Email: mop28980@mail.telepac.pt; Sue Horning
- Email: ssh@gwis.com; '"..lf.- ii .- Koenig Email: martin@kgw.tu-berlin.de.
Proposals may be sent by fax to Dr. Hacker: 202-357-1855. Otherwise they
may be sent via regular mail, postmarked by 1 February 2004, to: Barton
Hacker, 150 12th Street N.E.,". l iir:,l..i DC 20002, USA. Please check the
ICOHTEC Web site 1,rip il ... .:,.': .-, for continuing information, dates,
and deadlines.








Alexander von Humboldt: From the Americas to the Cosmos. In
commemoration of a visit from Alexander von Humboldt's visit to the United
States in 1804, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York will host
an interdisciplinary conference devoted to Humboldt and his legacy on October
14-16, 2004. The principal focus will be Humboldt's activity in, relationship to,
and impact on the Americas, but all proposals will be considered. Areas of
interest include Humboldt's scientific work and publications, political ideas
and advocacy of human rights, paintings, travel writing, friendships, as well as
his fame, image and influence in various parts of the Americas. Proposals for
papers should consist of: (a) a concise (300 words or less) abstract with tite,
and (b) a cover letter indicating the author's professional affiliations) and
contact information. Proposals may be sent to the Program Committee,
Humboldt Conference by email to humboldt@gc.cunyedu, by post do the
Bildner Center, The Graduate Center/CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5209; New
York, NY 1 i" I .;-i. 1: or by fax at (212) 817-1540. Deadline for receipt of pro-
posals is February 1, 2004. Decisions will be made by April 1, 2004. For more
information, please visit: www.humboldtconference.org.

The National Coalition of Independent Scholars will hold a confer-
ence in New York City, October 15-17, 2004. Papers are invited on a specific
research interest in relation to the overall theme of how and why independent
scholars do their work. For more details, visit lii'. .' :. ':/. Send
abstracts of up to 250 words plus a one page vita to j 'l i... I ii..:,,. .:,,.I
(preferred) or mail to NCIS, PO.Box 5743, Berkeley, CA 94705. The deadline
for submissions is March 15, 2004.

Consuming Experiences: The Business and Technologies of
Tourism: Tourism includes many practices in modern societies as it encom-
passes the sensual and the practical, the sublime as well as the prosaic. For a
conference on November 12-13, 2004 the Center for the History of Business,
Technology, and Society seeks proposals for papers that explore the practices,
businesses, institutions, and technologies that have fabricated tourism as a
means of creating "consuming experiences." Proposals may consider any por-
tion of the globe since the mid-18th century and tourism of any variety. We are
interested in histories of travel agencies;: ,,l i air, bus travel and steamship
lines; resorts, spas and hotels; commercial photography and film; organized
tours including eco-tourism; guides, guidebooks, and the training of tourism
managers; and much else. Papers may come from any discipline but need to
be historically grounded. Proposals are due by March 1, 2004 and should be
sent in hard copy or as attachments to: Dr. Roger Horowitz, Hagley Museum
and Library, PO Box 3630, Wilmington DE 19807; E-mail: rh@udel.edu; Fax:
302-655-3188.

2004 PSA Biennial Meeting: The Philosophy of Science Association will
hold its joint meeting with the HSS in Austin, Texas, November 18th-21st,
2004. The meeting will be held at the Austin Radisson, which is located just
across the bridge from the Hyatt, site of the History of Science Society meeting.
Web site: http://www.temple.edu/psa2004/.

HSS Annual Meeting. The History of Science Society will convene in Austin,
texas for its 2004 meeting, 18-21 November, at the Hyatt Regency. Please see
the Call for Papers on page 2 of this Newsletter The deadline for submissions
is 1 April 2004.

Heritage of Technology Gdansk Outlook 4. An International
Conference will be held at Gdansk, Poland, May 4-7, 2005. For more informa-
tion, including a call for papers and other conference information, please con-


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suit the Web site: http://hotgo4.mech.pg.gda.pl.

The 20th International Congress of Historical Sciences will take
place at the University of New South Wales on July 3-9, 2005. The deadline for
submission of posters, papers and panels is May 31, 2004. Please contact
cish2005@incompass.com.au if interested.

The Atomic Bomb and American Society. To mark the 60th anniver-
sary of the detonation of the first atomic bomb, this three-day conference, to be
held July 15-17, 2005, will assess how nuclear weapons' development affected
American society and culture. This conference will convene in Oak Ridge,
Tennessee, a site which, together with Los Alamos, New Mexico and Hanford,
": IJii, r...i, played a pivotal role in the development of the first atomic bomb
detonated in Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945. The Conference
organizers, Professor G. Kurt Piehler and Captain Rosemary Mariner (U.S.
Navy, Retired), seek proposals for papers that examine the political, economic,
social, and cultural impact of nuclear weapons on American society.
Scholarship examining the impact of public opinion on American nuclear
weapons developments and strategy (i.e., SANE, the Nuclear Freeze Movement,
etc.), public participation and opposition to civil defense measures, and the
impact of nuclear weapons research on American science and education are
all welcome. Organizers are especially interested in new scholarship examin-
ing the unique roles of Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, and Hanford in developing the
atomic bomb and later generations of nuclear weapons. Scholars and
advanced graduate students interested in participating in this conference
should submit a cover letter, 2-3 page proposal and c.v by April 1, 2004 to:
Professor G. Kurt Piehler, Director, Center for the Study of War and Society, 220
Hoskins Library, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0128. E-
Mail: gpiehler@utk.edu.

22nd International Congress of History of Science Conference
will be held in Beijing from July 24 to 30, 2005. The Congress Website has now
been restructured, and will be updated frequently in order to keep participants
informed about important information concerning DHS activities and organi-
zation of the Congress. You are invited to visit it at: http://2005bj.ihns.ac.cn/.
The first circular has already been put on this Web site. On-line i'.-.:, ii,",, is
also accepted.




Upcoming Conferences


The AMS Presidential History Symposium, sponsored by the American
Meteorological Society, 13 January 2004, Seattle,. Ji ii-r..l..
http://, I ..-i..i,,, ,..: I .

Twenty Second Annual MEPHISTOS Conference: An International
Graduate Student Conference on the History, 1 ,ii,1 *l.... and Sociology of
Science, Technology, and Medicine, 30 January-1 February 2004, University of
Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. http://publish.uwo.ca/-mfrap-
pie/Mephistos.

Natural Disasters and Cultural Strategies: Responses to
Catastrophe in Global Perspective. German Historical Institute,
i iiii, r,.li,, D.C., 19-22 February 2004.






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Sixth Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for the
History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS), 27-28 February 2004,
Augusta, I..... i i

2004 Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts &
Letters, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, 5-6 March.
http://www.umich.edu/ michacad.

History of Toxicology: "Orfila i la seva epoca" (Orfila and his times)
meeting will be held in Ma6 (Minorca) on the 19-20 March, 2004.
http://www.uv.es/=bertomeu/orfila/index.html.

European Social Science History Conference, Humboldt University,
Berlin, 24-27 March 2004. http:/, ,-,-, i. -. ii'esshc.

Medicine in the Renaissance: Printing the Ancient Legacy.
Renaissance Society of America 50th Annual Meeting, New York City, 25-27
March 2004. http://www.r-s-a.org.

The Annual Conference of the American Society for
Environmental History, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 31 March-4
April 2004.

Early Modern Scientific and Intellectual Biography Seminar,
directed by Steven Shapin, Harvard University, will be held 2-3 April 2004.
http://www.folger.edu/institute/.

Joint Atlantic Seminar For the History of Biology: Yale University, 3
April 2004. http://info.med.yale.edu/histmed.

Titan: From Discovery to Encounter (Christiaan Huygens).
International conference on the occasion of the 375th birthday of Huygens,
held 13-17 April 2004, at ESTEC, ... .., i,,i the Netherlands.
http://sci.esa.int/huygens/.

City, Industry, and Environment in Transatlantic Perspective,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 16-17, 2004.

Ohio Academy of Science Annual Meeting: Intellectual Property:
Essential Capital for the New Economy, Youngstown State University,
April 16-18, 2004. l1rrl .1 .-., ..1,..... ,.

Oppenheimer as Scientific Intellectual, University of California,
Berkeley, April 23-24, 2004. http://ohst.berkeleyedu/oppenheimer/.

The American Association for the History of Medicine, 77th annu-
al meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 28 April-2 May 2004. http://www.histmed.org.

The Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy is planning a panel
for the 2004 annual meeting of the American Association for the History of
Medicine, 28 April-2 May, Madison, Wisconsin.

APS Annual Meeting: The American Physical Society's Forum on
the History of Physics, 1-4 May, 2004, Denver, Colorado.
l]u1,g1 %-% % 1i,,, .


International Conference on the History of Drugs and Alcohol,
13-16 May, 2004, Huron University College, London, Ontario, Canada.

Geographies of the Eighteenth Century: The Question of the
Global, Indiana University, 19-22 May, 2004.

Scientific Knowledge and Cultural Diversity: The 8th PCST confer-
ence will be held 3-6 June 2004, Barcelona, Spain.
http://www.pcstnetwork.org/.

The Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science
(CSHPS), 4-6 June, 2004, Winnipeg, Manitoba. http://www.fedcan.ca/eng-
lish/congress/ congress.html.

The Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, 4-6 June, 2004,
University of Manitoba.

Summer Graduate Seminars: The Cultural Context of Environmental
Issues: Past, Present, Future. Multi-disciplinary seminars for advanced gradu-
ate students and postdoctoral scholars. University of Portland, Oregon, June 5-
23, 2004. Application deadline: February 17, 2004, http://www.nd.edu/-eras-
mus/summer_programs/sumgrad.html.

Eighth International Congress of the International Society for
Ethnopharmacology, University of Kent, UK, 14-18June, 2004.
h ttp ://, - ..- .. .. i,,,i . .. .. i i 1 i '.

The International Society for the History of Behavioral and
Social Sciences: 36th Annual Meeting of Cheiron, University of Akron, Ohio,
17-20 June 2004. http://www.psych.yorku.ca/orgs/cheiron/.

The Seventh Oxford Conference on Archaeoastronomy, 20-27 June
2004, I ii ill Arizona. http://www.lowell.edu/ Public/ox7/index.html.

Scientific Instrument Collections in the University (SICU), an
international symposium at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 24-27 June
2004. www.dartmouth.edu/ sicu.

HOPOS, the International Society for the History of Philosophy
of Science: Fifth International Congress, 24-27 June 2004, San
Francisco, California.

The Making of European Contemporary Cities: An
Environmental History, 24-27 June 2004, University of Siena, Italy.
http://www.digips.unisi.it/ciscam/making.htm.

The Life, Work and Legacy of John Ambrose Fleming, 30th June-lst
July, 2004, University College, London.

From Beaufort to Bjerknes and Beyond: Critical Perspectives on
Observing, Analyzing and Predicting Weather and Climate, 5-9
July 2004, Polling Monastery, Weilheim, Germany
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The 10th International Conference on the History of Science in China
will be held at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) from 4 to 7 August 2004. Theme
is Multiaspect Studies on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in China.

Fifth British-North American Joint Meeting of the BSHS, CSHPS,
and HSS, 5-7 August 2004, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Theme:
"Circulating Knowledge."
Matthew Fontaine Maury Workshop in the History of
Oceanography: The History of Polar Oceanography, Barrow, Alaska
September 1-3, 2004.


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The 39th International Congress on the History of Medicine,
Bari, Italy, 5th-10th September 2004. http:/, .-.- v ,,i-i,: _.,. i,,: i.it.
Spain and the Pacific World, Maritime Museum of San Diego Library,
San Diego, CA, 24- 26 September, 2004.

Health and Medicine in the U.S. in the Era of Lewis and Clark,
The Wood Institute for the History of Medicine at the College of Physicians of
Philadelphia, 4-6 November 2004.


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The History of Science Society extends its deep appreciation to the following members whose terms of
service to the Society ended in 2003.

Ron Numbers (Past President)
Margaret Rossiter (Editor)
Margaret Rossiter (Editor)


Council
Katharine Park
Karen Parshall
Philip Pauly
Margaret Schabas
Robert Westman

Committee on Honors and Prizes
Alan Shapiro (Chair)

Committee on Finances
Joel Hagen

Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize
Jon Harkness (Chair)

Henry and Ida Schuman Prize
Shirley Roe (Chair)


History of Women in Science Prize
Robert Nye (Chair)

Pfizer Prize
Frederick Gregory (Chair)

Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize
Judith Goodstein (Chair)

Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize
Lawrence Principe (Chair)

Committee on Meetings and Programs
David Cahan (Chair)
Gregg Mitman (2002 Program Chair)
Katharine Park (2002 Program Chair)
Chris Young (2002 Local Arrangements)


Nominating Committee:
Philip Pauly Chair
Keith Benson
Caroline Hannaway
Margaret Schabas
Mary Terrall

Committee on Publications
M. Susan Lindee (Chair)

Women's Caucus:
Sylvia McGrath (Co-chair)






History of Science Society Newsletter January 2004


Isis BOOKS RECEIVED



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 ..'. ..A'. You may also view this list and prior lists online at http://www.hssonline.org/soci-
ety/isis/mf_isis.html.


Allen, Garland E.; MacLeod, Roy M. (eds). Science,
S 'SocialActivism:A Tribute to EverettMendelsohn.
Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Volume 228.
X+388pp. Index. Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic
publishers, 2002. &124 (cloth). ISBN: 1402004958.

Allen, Peter. A Geological Survey in Transition. British
Geological Survey Occasional Publication No. 1. xi+220pp.
Illus. Tables. Appm I. I 1. I iI ..... i.., ... ,03. ISBN:
0852724268.

Angel, Katherine; Jones, Edgar; Neve, Michael (eds).
European I i : r on the Eve of War: Aubrey Lewis, the
Maudley Hospital and the . .. Foundation in the
1930s. Medical Ii .., supplement No.22, 2003. Vii+189pp.
Illus. Index. London: The Wellcome Trust Center for the History
of Medicine at UCL, 2003 $50 (cloth). ISBN: 0854840923

Bickle, John., .' and Neuroscience: A ". "
Reductive Account. Studies in Brain and Mind. Volume 2.
Xvi+235pp. Figs. Bibl. Index. Dordrecht/Boston/London:
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. 39 (paper). ISBN:
1402013027

Biletzki, Anat. (Over) Wittgenstein. Synthese
Library: Studies in I .i .... Logic, 1 i. ...i..l... and
Philosophy of Science. Volume 319. X+237pp. Bibl. Index.
Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.
* '. 1. .1i., ISBN: 1402013264.

Bjeliu, Du6an I. Galileos Pendulum: Science, ,
and the, 'i 'Link. Foreword by Michael Lynch.
Xv+205pp. Illus. Figs. : i.i.... .!ii. ,i notes. Index. State
University of New York Press, 2003. $18.95 (paper). ISBN:
0791458822.

Black, Jeremy. Italy and the Grand Tour. xi+255pp. Maps.
Illus. Bibl. Index. New Haven/London: Yale University Press,
2003 $35 (cloth). ISBN: 0300099770.

Booth, Christopher C. A i . Herman
Boerhaave and other Foreword by Tilli Tansey
Xiii+206pp. Illus. Index. The Wellcome Trust Centre for the
History of Medicine at University ..11. ... London, 2003. 15
(paper). ISBN: 0854840931.

Braman, Sandra. (ed). Communication Researchers and
MIT Press Sourcebooks.xiii+603.!. 111, I,
table. Bibl. Index.( I -i.il.h .i ,. ..b i..,.il.., ii.i .11 .1
the MIT Press, 2003. $44.95(paper). ISBN: 026252340X.

Brantlinger, Patrick. Dark Vanishings: Discourse on the
Extinction of Primitive Races, 1800-1930. x+248 pp. Bibl.
Index. Ithaca/London: Cornell University Press, 2003. $19.95
(paper). ISBN: 0801488761.


Brenner, Anastasios. Les originesfrancaises de laphiloso
phie des sciences. Science, histoire et society. 224 pp. Bibl.
Index. Presses Universitaires de France, 2003. 18 (paper).
ISBN: 2130531504.

Buisseret, David. The Mapmakers Quest: '. New
Worlds in Renaissance Europe. xxi+227 pp. Illus. Bibl. Index.
Oxford University Press, 2003 $35 (cloth). ISBN: 019210053X.

Bushnell, Rebecca. Green Desire: in "
Modern Gardens. x+198 pp. Illus. Index.
Ithaca/London: Cornell University press, 2003. $29.95 (cloth).
ISBN: 0801441439.

Cahan, David (ed). From Natural . 'r to the
Sciences: i the ,- of NineteenthCentury Science.
xi+456pp. Bibl. Index. The University of 1'... ... Press, 2003.
$85 (cloth). ISBN: 0-226-08927-4.

Cookson, Gillian and Hempstead, Colin A.A Victorian
Scientist and F ,. ...;. Jenkin and the Birth of
Electrical .. Ashgate. Cloth. ISBN: 0754600793.

Crane, Tim. The Mechanical Mind: A Philosophical
Introduction to Minds, Machines and Mental
Representation. Second edition. First published in 1995
Xi+259 pp. Figs. Index. London/New York: ... i1... 2003
$16.95 (paper). ISBN: 0415290317.

Dahlstrom, Daniel O. (ed). Husserls Logical

I. i,...i..i... and Philosophy of Science. Volume 318. 187pp.
Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.
$82 (cloth). ISBN: 1402013256.

Didi-Huberman, (Gt.orgt.- Charcot
and the i''....i.,:.;.'.. Iconography of the Salpotriere.
Translated by Alisa Hartz. xii+373pp. Illus. Appen. Bibl. Index.
,I ,1.1.... Massachusetts/London, :,.i .i. 11 The MIT press,
2003. $34.95 (cloth). ISBN: 0-262-04215-0

Dolman, Claude, E.; Wolfe, Richard, J. Suppressing the
Diseases of Animals and Man: Theobald Smith,
S '. ix+691pp. Illus. ii. i... ,i ,i notes. Index.
Boston: The Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway
Library of Medicine, 2003. $45 (cloth). ISBN: 0674012208.

Domaradskij, Igor V.; Orent, Wendy.Biowarrior: Inside
the Soviet/Russian , War Machine. Foreword by
Judith Miller and Alan P Zelicoff 341pp. Illus. Apps. Bibl. Index.
Prometheus Books, 2003. $28 (cloth). ISBN: 159102093x

Faria, Luiz, de castro.Another Look: ai i "the serra
do norteExpedition. 213 pp. Illus. Ouro sobre azul, 2003. ISBN:
8588777029.


Freudenthal, Gad (ed).Aleph Historical Studies in Science
& Judaism. No 3. 416 pp. Bibl. The Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, 2003. ISBN: 15651525.

Ghiselin, Michael T The Triumph of the Darwinian
Method ..... I.ll i..i I ..l -I l ",9. Xvi+287pp. Figs. biblio
graphical notes. Index. Mineola, New York, 2003. $16.95
(paper). ISBN: 0486432742.

Grattan-Guinness, I. (ed). Companion . o of
the ,r and : ,' of the Mathematical Sciences.
Volume 1. Xiv+842 pp. Illus. Figs. Bibl. Baltimore/London:
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. : ''',,p. ISBN:
0801873967

Grattan-Guinness, I. (ed). Companion . o of
the ,r and .; of the Mathematical Sciences.
Volume 2. ....... il published in 1994. Xi+864 pp. Illus.
Figs. Bibl. Index. Baltimore/London: The Johns Hopkins
University Press, 2003 $49.95 (paper). ISBN: 0801873795

Greene, Briia 7'. Universe: Superstrings, Hidden
Dimensions, and the Questfor the Ultimate -.. i xv+448
pp. Figs. Tables. Bibl. Index. New York/London: WW Norton &
Company, 2003. $19.95 (cloth). ISBN: 0393058581.

Haack, Su-an .- Science-within Reason: Between
Scientism and Cynicism. 411pp. Bibl. Index. Prometheus
Books, 2003 $28 (cloth). ISBN: 1591021170

Hartcup, Guy. The of Science on the Second World
War. Foreword by Sir Bernard Lovell. Xv+214 pp. Index.
PR:i .. 1 .. i- i ,* -1 13. $26.95(paper). ISBN: 1403906432.

tlau. Millihadl '. I "
A Social ,. 1890 1930. x+286pp. Illus. Bibl. Index.
I1i,. -.. ..,,.1.. the University of 'I1 ..I . Press, 2003. $22
(paper). ISBN: 0226319768.

Houzel, Christian. La Geometrie I (Collection
Sciences dans 1'Histoire) Preface by Roshdi Rashed. V+365 pp.
bibl. Index. Paris: Albert Blanchard, 2003. 68 (cloth); 52
(paper). ISBN: 2-85367-222-0

Huff, Toby E. The Rise of_ ",' Modern Science: Islam,
China, and the West Second edition. First published in 1993.
Xx+425pp. Illus. Figs. bibl. Index. C -,1., .1... University Press,
2003. $30 (paper). ISBN: 0521529948.

Hurst, J. Willis; Conti, C. Richard; Fye, W. Bruce.
(eds) . in '.. i A Collection of,
Featuring Individuals Who Have Made
Contributions to the 'I of Cardiovascular Disease.
Volume 1. xiv+514pp. Illus. Table. Bibl. Index. Mahwah, New
Jersey: The Foundation for Advances in Medicine and Science,
Inc., 2003. '*.'* (cloth). ISBN: 0615120849.






History of Science Society Newsletter January 2004


Ickes, William. I Mind ,u, ., .,, ...: ...,.,.:
What other People Think and Feel. Foreword by Elliot Aronson.
349pp. Figs. Bibl. Index. Prometheus books, 2003. $25(cloth).
ISBN: 1591021197

Inglis, John R.; Sambrook, Joseph; Witkowski,
Jan A. (eds). Inspiring Science: Jim I .
of DNA. Foreword by Matt Ridley Xxxi+503pp. Illus. Figs.
Tables. Bibl. Index. Cold Spring Harbor, New York: Cold
Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2003. $35.00(cloth). ISBN:
0879696982.

Jones, Eric. The European Miracle: Environments,
Economies and Geopolitics: .. I 'EuropeandRAsia.
Third edition. First edition published in 1981, second in 1987.
Xxxix+301pp. Illus. Tables. Bibl. Index. Cambridge University
Press, 2003. $23(paper). ISBN: 052152783X.

Krafft, Fritz. Christus in die Himmelsapotheke: die
l.I.7.;.., des durch Christus als Apotheker
Quellen und Studien zur Geschichte der Pharmazie.
I i i. .- .i.. von Fritz Krafft und Christoph Friedrich. Band
81 vii+336pp. Illus. Bibl. Wissenschaftliche'. i 1 .. . II. 1. ,i l
1.11. iI ..'"'. 34 (paper). ISBN: 3804719813.

Krieger, Gerhard. Subjekt i. 'i ; die Metapysik
des Johannes Buridan. z.I ... zur Geschichte der
Philosophieund i-i... i ..i.. i i1. n. i .. I ,,.165
336 pp. Bibl ... i, i..iIff .,i ,. :'13. 47 (paper). ISBN:
3402040158.

Lagerkvist, Ulf Pioneers of Microbiology and the Nobel
Prize. ix+178 pp. Illus. Bibl. Index. New
I. . i.,... I.. ... II .,. ..i.. W orld Scientific, 2003.
$24 (paper). ISBN: 9812382348.

Laidler, Keith, J and the Unexpected xiii+146pp.
Illus. Fig. Table. Index. Oxford University Press, 2002. $29.95
(cloth). ISBN: 0198525168.

Lenard, Philipp i I 14.
.und Kritisch Kommentiert. Schinbeck
Wissenschaftliche I1.i ,,.II.... ... Band 4. 617pp. Illus. Figs.
Tables. Bibl. Index. Diepholz/Berlin: .,i,. fiir Geschichte der
Naturwissenschaften und der Technik, 2003. 60.00 (cloth).
ISBN: 3-928186-35-3

Lienhard,Jolhn II .. Growing Up with X
rays, I and' ix+292pp. Illus. Index. Oxford
University Press, 2003. $28 (cloth). ISBN: 0195160320.

Miiki, Uskali (ed). Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models,
Realism and Social Construction. xvi+384pp. Figs. bibl. Index.
. 1 i.,1 ,.1 .I .. 1 -'* )3. $27 (paper). ISBN: 052100957x.

Matricon, Jean; Waysand, Georges. Cold Wars: A History
of . i xiii+27 pp., illus. Index. Translated by
Charles Glashauser New Brunswick -,,, .... University Press,
2003. $65 (cloth); $26 (paper). ISBN: 0-8135-3294-9.

Midgley, Mary The Myths We Live by. x+192pp. Index.
London/New York :.... ii.. 2003. $29.95 (cloth). ISBN:
0415309069.

Miller, Keith, B. (ed). Perspectives on an 7


Creation. Xiv+528pp. Illus. Figs. Grand Rapids,
i, i. '. ... i.....1 .. UK: William B. Eerdm ans i .i i ......
Company, 2003. ''.' '" ISBN: 0802805124.

Montaigne, Michek de. Apology for i 'Sebond.
Translated, with introduction, by i Ariew and Marjorie
Grene. X+164pp. Bibl. :-1i i 111 i-...i n.ii .,... Hackett
,,Ii. Ii.... Company, Inc., 2003. $9.95(paper). ISBN:
0872206793

Moran, Jack. An Introduction to Theoretical and
Computational Aerodynamics. 464 pp. Figs. Apps. Index.
Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 2003. $429.95
(paper). ISBN: 0486428796.

Morris, Simon Conway. Solution: Inevitable
Humans in a Lonely Universe. xxi+464 pp. Illus. Figs.
i .Ir...i l.I i, notes. Index. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
$30 (cloth). ISBN: 0521827043.

Morse, Kathryn. The Nature of Gold: An Environmental
.. -' of the Klondike Gold Rush. Weyerhaeuser
Environmental Books. Foreword by William Cronon. Xviii+290
pp. Illus. Bibl. Index. Seattle/London: University of Washington
Press, 2003. $29.95 (cloth). ISBN: 0295983299,

Oudshoorn, Nelly The Male Pill: A .. of a
7 .'. .- the Making. Durham/London: Duke University
Press, 2003. $21.95 (paper). ISBN: 0822331950

Rieber, Robert W.; Robinson, David K. (eds). Wilhelm
Wundtin .. i The Making of i ,. I Path
in : ...... series. Edited in collaboration with Arthur L.
Blumenthal and Kurt 'i, i... Xvii+302pp. Illus. Figs. Bibl.
Index. New York/Boston/Dordrecht/London/Moscow: Kluwer
Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2001. i ...... .-,.

Sarmiento, Augusto. Bare Bones: A Surgeons Tale: The
Price I Medicine. With the assistance of
Mark Dorfman. Illus. 379pp. Amherst, New York: Prometheus
Books, 2003. $32 (cloth). ISBN: 1591020492.

Schmuhl, Hans-Walter (ed). :. an kaiser
Wilhelm Instituten vor undnach 1933. Geschichte der Kaiser
Wilhelm-Gesellschaft im Nationalsozialismus. Band 4. 357pp.
Index. Wallstein i. i. 2003. 27 (paper). ISBN: 3892444714.

Schneider, Laurence. ... :- and Revolution in
Twentieth-century China. Aisa/Pacific/Perspectives. Series edi
tor: Mark Selden. 307pp. Bibl. Index. Lanham/Boulder/New
York/Toronto/Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.,
2003. $75 (cloth). ISBN: 0742526968.

Schulery, Paul; Whittlesey, Ie I i .. i the
Creation of Yellowstone National Park. xv+125pp. Illus. App.
Index. Lincoln/London: University of Nebraska Press, 2003. $22
(cloth). ISBN: 0803243057

Simha, Robert 0. MIT Campus 1960 2000: An
Annotated .... 160pp. Illus. Cambridge,
Massachusetts/London, : 1.1i ,I.1 The MIT Press, 2003. $29.95
(paper). ISBN: 0262692645.

Staum, Martin S. L..' -.. People: French Scholars on
Society, Race, andEmpire 1815 1848. McGill-Queen's Studies


in the History of Ideas series. Editor: Philip J. Cercone.
Xiv+245pp. Illus. Bibl. Index. Montreal &
.H. i.. I..,i.l.. .i ii . i :Gill-Queen's University Press, 2003.
$39.95 (cloth). ISBN: 0773525807.

Taub, Liba. Ancient Meteorology. Sciences of Antiquity
xiv+271pp. Illus. Bibl. Index. London/NewY.i I i.. i.1.i ..Taylor
& Francis Group, 2003. $28.95 (paper). ISBN: 0415161967

Thackray, John C. (ed). To See the Fellows : Eye
Witness Accounts of I .. of the Geological Society of
London and its Club, 1822-1868. BSHS Monographs 12.
Xviii+243pp. Bibl. Index. The British Society for the History
of Science, 2003. $26 (paper). ISBN: 0906450144.

Tobias, Michael; Timmers, Teun; Wright, Gill. (eds).
A Parliament of Science: Science for the 21st Century.
Introduction by Michael Tobias. Vii+171pp. Illus. Index. State
University of New York Press, 2003. $18.95 (paper). ISBN:
0791458148.

Toulmin, Stephen. Return to Reason. x+243pp.
1.ii... !..i .1. ii notes. Index. Cambridge, Massachusetts/
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