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HISTORY



OF SCIENCE



SOCmIE


VOLUME 33 NUMBER 2
April 2004


Welcome to Halifax: Site of the 2004

3-Societies Conference


By Daryn Lehoux
The beautiful port city of Halifax is one of Canada's
oldest European settlements. I .i 'iI 1' .ii i1I and
old-worldy, I il I ii l'. i, an impressive array of
music, entertainment, museums, pubs, restaurants,
galleries, cobblestone walkways, steep streets, historic
sites, and one of the largest natural harbors in the
world. Halifax is within short day-tripping distance of
world heritage sites such as Peggy's Cove and
Lunenburg, as well as within easy driving distance of
the Bay of Fundy (world's highest tides!) and Cape
Breton Island's spectacular scenery.
In August 2004 11 i, iit. i I11. celebrating the
400th anniversary of the landing of the Acadians
.-, ,: i.,i.. 4,1I,: i), a significant event for the New
World's French heritage (there would be no Mardi
Gras in New Orleans but for the Nova Scotia Acadians
- or the '- as they call themselves down there).
And for boat lovers: from July 29 to August 2, 2004
Siliti II h l. 1., II be hosting the historic Tall Ships
from around the world. In and around Halifax you
can visit Nova Scotia's spectacular coastlines and


enjoy harbor cruises, ". i1-, i liii..
hiking, or just relaxing in one of
Canada's most scenic regions.
Halifax is easily reachable by
direct flights from Eastern U.S.
destinations, Europe, and all of
Nineteenth-century ft
Canada. For those who prefer a
more leisurely approach, you can catch a ferry in
Bar Harbor or Portland, Maine and watch the
whales. See ..-. 11, nf. .I:, ,i, 1,- i f, -
tourism.ca for more information.
Tidbits of historical interest: the north end of
Halifax has a distinctive architecture, "the hydros-
tones," because of the 1917 Halifax explosion, when
a munitions ship carrying ,i II tons of explosives col-
lided with another in the harbor to produce the
largest non-nuclear manmade explosion ever, level-
ing the entire north end of the city The blast was
heard 200 miles away ''-, lil i f -explosion.org).
In a further 'disastrous' vein, Halifax cemeteries are
also home to many of the Titanic's victims, who were


Halifax from the water. Built on a peninsula, the city is a compact and comfortable walk.


pulled from the sea and
buried here. On a more upbeat
note, Halifax is Canada's old-
est English city. We have
Canada's first Protestant
church (St. Paul's, built in
1750), a spectacular early
nineteenth-century citadel,
and much, much more.
The 3-societies conference
tions of the Halifa Citadel itself will be hosted at the
University of King's College, the
oldest university in the British Commonwealth (out-
side of the UK, of course). Accommodation will be at
King's College and Dalhousie University It's very rea-
sonably priced: single rooms are CDN $42 per night,
including breakfast and lunch.
Transportation within the city is by bus or
taxi. Since the city is built on a peninsula, it is
remarkably compact by North American standards;
almost anywhere within the main part of the city
is an easy walk from the university. There is a reg-
ular passenger ferry service to Dartmouth; at $2.25
it is the cheapest harbor tour available.



Contents
HSS Council Candidates 4
News and Inquiries 8
Awards, Honors, and Appointments 9
Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes 10
Isis's Bernie Lightman
and Katey Anderson 12
Interview with Ed Larson 14
Halifax Conference Program 16
Future Meetings 23
Isis Books Received 26






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Editorial Policies, Advertising, and Submissions


The History ofScience 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.
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be sent to the attention of the HSS Executive Office at the above address.
The deadline for news, announcements, and job/fellowship/ prize listings
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History of Science Society Newsletter April 2004


HISTORY OF SCIENCE SOCIETY

Council, Committee, and Delegate Roster 2004


Council
Includes Executive Committee, immediate past president, 15 at-large, the latter
of which are elected to serve 3-year terms (calendar years), 5 elected annually
by HSS membership. One council member serves on each standing committee.
President and Vice-President elected by membership at large.

Executive Committee
Michael Sokal (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) President
msokal@wpi.edu
Joan Cadden (University of California, Davis) Vice President
jcadden @ucdavis.edu
Margaret Osler (University of Calgary) Secretary
- I .. /
Marc Rothenberg (Smithsonian Institution) Treasurer
josephhenr@aol.com
Bemie Lightman (York University) Editor
lightman @yorku.ca
Jay Malone (ex '.', r, i..i - ii :i Executive Director
jay@hssonline.org

At-large members
2002-2004
William B. Ashworth (University of Missouri, Kansas City)
M. Susan Lindee (University of Pennsylvania)
Joan L. Richards (Brown University)
James A. Secord (Cambridge University)
Michael H. Shank (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

2003-2005
Angela N. Creager (Princeton University)
Lynn K. Nyhart (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Michael A. Osborne (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Diane Paul (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Jole R. Shackelford (University of Minnesota)

2004-2006
Peter Dear (Cornell University)
David Hollinger (University of California, Berkeley)
Bruce Hunt (University -f i.. ,,,
Naomi Oreskes (University of California, S ii i ..-. '
Andrea Rusnock (University of Rhode Island)

Past president
John Servos (Amherst College)

HSS Publications
E, "'r of Osiris
Kathryn Olesko i.....1. i.. University)


P,,r of the Current 7.:.. .i.'
Stephen Weldon (University of Oklahoma)
Managing E i,; Isis
Ian Slater (York University)
Book Review E l/., ,-
Katharine Anderson (York University)

Standing Committee Chairs
Committee chairs are appointed by the Executive Committee. Terms are for
five years, and run on the academic/fiscal year, 7/1 to 6/30.

Committee on Education
Robert Hatch (University of Florida)
Committee on Finance
Marc Rothenberg (Smithsonian Institution)
Committee on Honors and Prizes
James Secord (Cambridge University)
Committee on Meetings and Programs
Karen Rader (Sarah Lawrence College)
Committee on Publications
Ted Porter (UCLA)
Committee on Research and the Profession
Constance Malpas (New York Academy of Medicine)

Prize Committee Chairs
Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize
Emily Thompson (University of Pennsylvania)
Henry and Ida Schuman Prize
Larry Badash (University of California- Santa Barbara)
Margaret W Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize
Arleen Tuchman (Vanderbilt University)
Pfizer Award
Crosbie Smith (University of Kent)
Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize
Larry Owens (University of Massachusetts)
Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize
Lisa Rosner (Richard Stockton College)

Delegates
AAAS Section L (history and philosophy ofscience)
Paul Farber (Oregon State University)
AAAS Section X (societal impacts of science and
SaraJoan Miles (Eastern University)
American Council of Learned Societies
Arnold Thackray (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
National ...
Jay Malone 2000-






History of Science Society Newsletter April 2004


HSS Council and Nominating Committee Candidates 2004




Council


John Carson, Assistant Professor,
Department of History, University of
m IMichigan, and Associate Director,
SProgram in Science, Technology &
Society. Ph.D., Princeton University,
1994. HSS and Professional
Activities: Member of the Dibner com-
mittee, chair of the Cheiron Book Prize
committee, past member of the Derek
Price Prize committee, former steering
committee member of the Forum for the
History of the Human Sciences.
Selected Publications: "Army Alpha, Army Brass, and the Search for
Army Intelligence," Isis 84(1993): 278-309; and "Differentiating a
Republican Citizenry: Talents, Human Science, and Enlightenment Theories
of Governance," Osiris, vol. 17: Science and 'Society, eds. Thomas
Broman and Lynn Nyhart (2002): 74-103. Forthcoming book from Princeton
University Press is tentatively titled Making "a ....- Matter:
Constructions of Human 1',. ,f' in France andAmerica, 1750 1940.

Joe Dauben, Distinguished Professor
of History and History of Science,
Herbert H. Lehman College and Ph.D.
Program in History, The Graduate
Center, City University of New York.
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1972. HSS
and Professional Activities: HSS
Coordinator of Programs (1984-1987);
served 5-year terms on both the Isis
and Osiris editorial boards; editor,
Historia Mathematica (1978-1986);
chairman, International Commission
on History of Mathematics (1986-1993); Institute for Advanced Study (1977-
1978); Guggenheim Fellowship (1980-1981); NEH Fellowship (1991-1992);
ACLS Senior Fellowship (1998-1999). Selected Publications: Georg
Cantor: His Mathematics and, J I. I.. i of the i, .'..' (Harvard 1979,
repr. Princeton 1990, Chinese translation 1989, Japanese translation in prepa-
ration); editor, Mathematical Perspectives: Essays on Mathematics and its
Historical Development (Academic Press 1981); editor, The History of
Mathematicsfrom Antiquity to the Present (Garland Press, 1985);
Abraham Robinson: The Creation of NonstandardAnalysis: A Personal
and Mathematical Odyssey (Princeton University Press, 1995); Chinese
translation, Science Press, 2004); Writing the History of History of
Mathematics (an Historiography Project of the International Commission on
History of Mathematics), J. Dauben and CJ. Scriba, eds. (Birkhlluser, -1111 i,,,


From I to Paris: 2000 Years of Mathematical Transmission, J.
Dauben, Y Dold-Samplonius, and M. Folkerts, eds., Boethius (Steiner Verlag,
2002).

Greg Good, Associate Professor,
Department of History, West Virginia
University. Ph.D., University of Toronto,
1982. HSS and Professional
Activities: Member History of Earth
Sciences Society, editor Earth Sciences
History journal (1998-), commis-
sioner of the International Commission
on History of Earth Sciences (INHI-
GEO), member of the Steering
Committee of the Forum for History of
Science in America. Selected
Publications: Two edited books: The Earth, the Heavens and the Carnegie
Institution of Washington (1994); Sciences of the Earth: An Encyclopedia
of Events, People, and Phenomena (1998); Articles: "From Terrestrial
Magnetism to Geomagnetism: Disciplinary Transformation in the Twentieth
Century" (2002); "The Assembly of Geophysics: Scientific Disciplines as
Frameworks of Consensus," (2000); "Scientific Sovereignty: Canada, the
Carnegie Institution, and the Earth's Magnetism in the North" (1991); "The
Rockefeller Foundation, the Leipzig Geophysical Institute and National
Socialism in the 1930s" (1991); and the forthcoming i.....P. I, ,i: ii
Travellers: The Magneticians of the Carnegie Institution of .J, ,hh.:i1,,"

Jessica Wang, Associate Professor of
History, UCLA. Ph.D., MIT, 1994. HSS
and Professional Activities:
Advisory editor for Isis, -I,, '1,l ii,.-
Committee for the Forum for the
History of Science in America, Stanford
Linear Accelerator Center Archives, and
History Office Program Review
Committee. Selected Publications:
"The United States, the United Nations,
and the Other Post-Cold War World
Order: Internationalism and
Unilateralism in the American
,iiii.ii in Cold War Triumphalism, ed. Ellen W. Schrecker bt,:illIh-:,,,,,.:
spring 2004); "Scientists and the Problem of the Public in Cold War America,
1945- I',11 in Osiris, vol. 17, Science and 'Society, ed. Lynn K. Nyhart
and Thomas H. Broman (2002); "Merton's Shadow: Perspectives on Science
and Democracy since 1940," Historical Studies in the Physical and
Biological Sciences (1999); andAmerican Science in an Age ofAnxiety:
Scientists, Anti Communism, and the Cold War (1999).








Mark A. Largent, Visiting Assistant
Professor of History at the University of
SPuget Sound. Ph.D., University of
Minnesota, 2000. HSS and
Professional Activities: Chairman
S.. i of the Steering Committee for the HSS
j. Forum on American Science (2003-
2005); Permanent Secretary of the
Columbia History of Science Group; Co-
Founder of the Program in Science,
Technology & Society at the University
of Puget Sound; Organizer, MEPHISTOS
annual meeting, 1998. Selected Publications: Edited Sourcebook on
History of Evolution (Kendall/Hunt, 2002); editor of the twelve volume
Science and Society Series for ABC-Clio; "'The Greatest Curse of the Race:'
Eugenic Sterilization in Oregon, 1909-1983" Oregon Historical .- '. 'i -
(2002); "Introduction," The Benevolent Hand: Darwinism and -.. I in
America, 1850 1930 (Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2002); "Bionomics: Vernon
Lyman Kellogg and the Defense of Darwinism, 1890-1910"Journal of History
of-.'. (1999).

Ernst Hamm, Assistant Professor and
Coordinator of the Science and
Technology Studies Program, York
University. Ph.D., University of Toronto,
1991. HSS and Professional
Activities: HSS Annual Meeting
Session Organizer (1993, 1991), Paper
Presenter (1997, 1993, 1991, 1989),
Session Chair '2,111-. 2001); Chair of
the Program Committee of the
Canadian Society for the History and
Philosophy of Science Annual Meeting
(2002). Selected Publications: "Unpacking Goethe's Collections: The
Public and the Private in Natural-Historical Collecting," British Journalfor
the History of Science 34 (2001): 275-300; "Shipwrecked Romanticism?
Henrich Steffens and the Career of Naturphilosophie," Studies in History and
,; ;' r ...I. of Science 31 (2000): 509-536; "Knowledge from Underground:
Leibniz Mines the Enlightenment." Earth Sciences History 16 (1997): 77-99;
Co-editor with Alan Richardson of Measurement of the People, By the People,
and For the People, special issue of Studies in History and, ;... -i of
Science 32A, no. 4 (2001).

Peggy Aldrich Kidwell, (no photo available) Curator of Mathematics,
Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Ph.D., Yale University, 1978.
HSS and Professional Activities: HSS Council member, co-chair of HSS
Women's Caucus, member Isis Editorial Board, book review editor of the Annals of
the History of Computing. Selected Publications: On the history of astro-
physics and the history of mathematical instruments, and presently is working on a
book on the material culture of mathematics teaching. co-authored books include
a translation of Ernst Martin's The Calculating Machines (MIT) and Landmarks
in Digital Computing (Smithsonian). Most recent article was on the introduction
of the blackboard into the American classroom (Rittenhouse, December, 2003).


History of Science Society Newsletter April 2004

James J. Bono, Associate Professor of
History and of Medicine, University at
Buffalo, SUNY. Ph.D., Harvard
University, 1981. HSS and
Professional Activities: Schuman
Prize Committee (2003-2005); HSS
Annual Meeting: Session Organizer,
Presenter, Chair, Commentator.
Founding Editor,
(1991-2004). President, Society for
Literature and Science (1993-1995).
American Association for the History of Medicine: Chair, Local Arrangements
Committee for 1996 Annual Meeting; Garrison Lecture Committee (1998-99;
Chair, 2000); Council Member (1999-2002); Future Meetings Committee
(2002-2003, Chair). Selected Publications:"The Word of God and the
Languages of Man: Interpreting Nature in Early Modern Science and
Medicine," vol. 1, Ficino to Descartes (Madison: University of Wisconsin
Press, 1995); co-editor, Ethical Issues in Health Care on the Frontiers of the
Twenty First Century (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000); associate editor for science,
medicine, and technology, Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World:
Europe 14501789, 6 vols. (New York: Scribners, 2004); "Medical Spirits and
the Medieval Language of Life," Traditio 40 (1984): 91-130; "From
Paracelsus to Newton: The Word of God, the Book of Nature, and the Eclipse
of the Emblematic World View," In Newton and Religion: Context, Nature,
and Influence, ed. James Force and Richard H. Popkin (Dordrecht: Kluwer,
1999), pp. 45-76; "The Human Genome, Difference, and Disease: Nature,
Culture, and New Narratives for Medicine's Future," in Ethical Issues in
Health (above), pp. 113-124; "Why Metaphor? Toward a Metaphorics of
Scientific Practice," in Science Studies: Probing the Dynamics of ,,.,. ,,','
Knowledge, ed. Sabine Maasen and Matthias Winterhager (Bielefeld:
Transcript, 2001), pp. 215-234; "Figuring Science: Metaphor, Narrative, and
the Cultural Location of Scientific I ,..., h.il.,, (in progress).

Theodore M. Porter, Professor of
History, University of California, Los
Angeles. Ph.D., Princeton, 1981. HSS
S and Professional Activities: HSS
Council (1991-1993); Committee on
Meetings and Programs (1992-94); pro-
gram chair for 1992 annual meeting;
Nominating Committee (1999-2000);
Committee on Publications 1- ,,1 I I-
secretary for Committee on Publications
2' -,-. chair of Committee for
S,.,: II ~l 211 1:,-04). Selected
Publications: The Rise of Statistical : .1820 1900 (Princeton
University Press, 1986); The Empire of ... How Probability 1. ,..
Science and Everyday Life (Cambridge University Press, 1989, coauthor); Trust
in Numbers: The Pursuit of ,7-.... I~ in Science and Public Life (Princeton
University Press, 1995); Cambridge History of Science, volume 7: Modem Social
Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 2,,,,-. coeditor); Karl Pearson: The
.. Life in a StatisticalAge, Princeton University Press, 2004.






History of Science Society Newsletter April 2004

Robin E. Rider, Curator of Special
Collections (in the General Library
System) and Senior Lecturer in History
of Science, University of Wisconsin-
Madison. Ph.D., University of California,
Berkeley, 1980. HSS and
Professional Activities: Advisory
board to the Society l.1H,.- q.1. Ilo
(2002-); Committee on Publications
(1995-2000, chair 1999-2000); Council
(1993-1996); Nominating Committee
(1993-1994); Committee on Research
and the Profession (1989-1991);
Committee on Diversity (1989-1993, chair 1990); Curator of Special
Collections, General Library System, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1996-);
teaching appointment in the Department of History of Science (1996-); bibli-
ographer for history of science (2000- ); associate director for collection devel-
opment, management, and preservation ,c,,,,1- -- 111;.; acting university
archivist (2 iiiii-2 112), Frances and Charles Field Curator of Special
Collections, with adjunct teaching appointment in the Program for History
and Philosophy of Science, Stanford University (1993-1996); Head, History of
Science and Technology Program, The Bancroft Library, University of
California, Berkeley (1981-1993). Selected Publications: Contribution to
Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science, ed. J.L. Heilbron [et
al.] (Oxford and New York, 2003), 845-849 (with Henry E. Lowood); "The
Scientific Book as a Cultural and LI.,ii Ii.. ii Object," in Thornton and
Tullys .. .. Books, i7- ,. and Collectors, ed. Andrew Hunter
(Brookfield, Vermont, 1999), 1-25; "Shaping Information: Mathematics,
C,,l,.,,..oInm: and Typography," il ... i7- Science: .. .. Texts and the
Materiality ofCommunication, ed. Timothy Lenoir (Stanford, California,
1998), 39-54; plus library publications.


Nominating Committee at Large


James Fleming, Professor, Science,
Technology and Society, Colby College.
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1988. HSS
and Professional Activities: History of
Science Society: Advisory Editor, i si (2000-
03); Schuman Prize Committee (1999-
2001, Chair 2001); Forum for the History
Aua.ic Aof Science in America, Steering Committee
(1993-95, 1996-99); Article and Book Prize
Committee (1993-94), Chair (1994);
American Association for the Advancement
of Science: Fellow -1'111-., Member of the
Nominating Committee, Section L (2003-
05); American Geophysical Union: History Committee (1988-present); History
Editor, EOS: Transactions of theAmerican Geophysical Union (1990-96);
/ ,,l-... : 1I. 1 I.. ,,, ,1 ._.,: 11 I ..:... r History of the Atmospheric Sciences Committee
(1987-present, Chair i' a- 2I I -.); History Subject Editor, Bulletin of theAmerican
I.... .. *..r I (2002-present); Deutche Meteorologische Gesellschaft:
AuslandischAutoritat, .. ..i Geschichte der Meteorologie (1998-pres-


ent); History of Earth Sciences Society: Associate Editor, Earth Sciences History
(2002-present), Program Officer (2000-05); International Commission on the
History i 'lI I.. .,.,.: President (2000-05); Member, International Program
Committee, International .I,.1 ri.. .. I i .i i, of Science, Beijing, China, 2005.
Smithsonian Institution: Member, Editorial Advisory Committee, The Papers of
Joseph Henry (1993-present). Selected publications: i .f-., *'.- I in America,
1800-1870 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990 Paperback edition, '-,I,'"i
Historical Perspectives on Climate 1 .7 (Oxford University Press, 1998), Editor,
Special theme issue on geophysics and the rli,1- ..... . in the
Physical and Biological Sciences, vol. 30, no. 2 (2000), Editor, with Naomi
Oreskes, "Perspectives on Geophysics," Studies in the History and Philosophy of
Modern Physics, vol. 31B, no. 3 (2000); Weathering the Storm: Sverre Petterssen,
the D Day Forecast and the Rise ofModern 1 ,...' i-. (Boston: American
v i,.i,.,,,,,.:..i, : 1 ..: r 2001); "Global Environmental Change and the History of
Science." p. 634-50, in Cambridge History ofScience, vol. 5; The Modern
Physical andMathematical Sciences, Mary Jo Nye, ed. (Cambridge University
Press, 2003).

Bruce T. Moran, Professor, Department
of History, University of Nevada. Ph.D.,
UCLA, 1978. HSS and Professional
Activities: Guest professor of the
Institute for the History of Pharmacy
,' I i.,i..: Fellow at Clare Hall,
Cambridge; past member of the HSS
Committee on Education; past committee
member for the Pfizer Prize and the
Derek Price Award (chair); contributing
editor to the journal Pharmacy in
History. Selected Publications:
Knowledge:. I... .
Chemistry, and... S .. Revolution, 2,I,, ,-:..",.: Harvard University Press),
"Courts and Courtiers, Academies and Academicians," forthcoming in
Cambridge History of Early Modern Science, ed. Daston and Park, (Cambridge
University Press), The Alchemical World of the German Court (Franz Steiner,
1991), and ed. Patronage and Institutions (Woodbridge, 1991).

Anita Guerrini, Associate Professor of
Environmental Studies and History,
University of California, Santa Barbara.
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1983. HSS
and Professional activities:
Committee on Independent Scholars
(1990-92); Schuman Prize Committee
(1992-94, chair, 1994); Council (1995-
98); Committee on Education (1996-99,
acting chair, !,)I editorial board
(1995-97); President, West Coast HSS
(1997-99); various committees for
American Society for Eighteenth-
Century Studies. Selected Publications: Natural History and the New
World, 1524 1770. An Annotated 7. r. ,I -i (American Philosophical
Society, 1986. Second edition (revised), 2002, 11. Ill li s,..: .. l-/library/
guide/guerrini); i'%. j- and Depression in the Enlightenment: The Life
and Times of George Cheyne (Oklahoma, 2000); Experimenting with
Humans andAnimals: From Galen to Animal :. oI Introductory
Studies in the History of Science (Johns Hopkins, -,, -., "The Rhetorics of








Animal Rights," in Applied Ethics in Animal Research, ed. John P. Gluck,
Tony DiPasquale and F Barbara Orlans (Purdue, 2001), 55-76; Duverney's
Skeletons, Isis (in press, December 2003)

Cathryn Carson, Associate Professor,
Department of History, and Director,
Office for History of Science and
Technology, University of California,
Berkeley. Ph.D., Harvard University,
1995. HSS and Professional
Activities: HSS panelist (1994, 1996,
,111 ,,, Nominating Committee, Section
L (History and Philosophy of Science),
AAAS. Selected Publications: "The
Peculiar Notion of Exchange Forces,"
Studies in History and Philosophy of
Modern Physics 27 (1996); co-guest
editor, conference issue on "Physicists in the Postwar Political Arena,"
Historical Studies in the Physical and I.,,i, .,l : ,i Sciences 30:1 (1999);
"Objectivity and the Scientist: Heisenberg Rethinks," Science in Context 16
(200); . 7-. in the Atomic Age: Science and the Public Sphere, over-
due to Cambridge University Press.

Bruce Seely, Professor of History and
Department Chair, Michigan
Technological University. Ph.D.,
University of Delaware,1982. HSS and
Professional Activities: SHOT sec-
retary (1990-1995) involved in a
range of cooperative activities with HSS
and 4S; NSF Program Director for STS
(July 2000-August 2002). Selected
Publications: Encyclopedia of
American Business History and
., ;I TheIron and Steel
Industry in the Ywentieth Century.
(Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., and Facts on File, 1994, Editor
and contributor of more than 30 entries); -. the America I'" :I ,
System: Engineers as Policy Makers. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press,
1987); "NSF and the Philosophy of Chemistry," in Joseph E. Early, ed.,
Chemical Explanation: I- .. . .. Development, Autonomy, Vol. 98
of the Annals of the New York Academy of Science (May 2003): 370-76;
; "The Other Re-engineering of Engineering
Education, 1900-1965," Journal of Engineering Education 88, no. 3 (July
1999): 285-94; "Der americanishe Blick auf die deutschen Autobahnen.
Deutsche und americanische Autobahnbauer 1930-1965," Werkstatt
Geschichte 21 (December 1998): 11-28; "Research, Engineering, and Science
in American Engineering Colleges, 1900-1960," 7..;- '.. and Culture 34
(April 1993): 344-86; reprinted in Stephen H. Cutcliffe and Terry S. Reynolds,
eds., ... ..'.. andAmerican History: A Historical. I .'.. 1 'from
F and Culture ,-11,: ,., University of Chicago Press, 1997), pp.
345-89; "The Scientific Mystique in Engineering: Highway Research in the
Bureau of Public Roads, 1918-1940," -.. ..'. - and Culture 25 (October
1984): 798-831; reprinted in Terry S. Reynolds, ed., The Engineer in
America: A Historical. I .'. I. from 7..,- ..'. - and Culture (Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1991), pp. 309-42.


History of Science Society Newsletter April 2004

Bert Hansen, Associate Professor of
History, Baruch College of The City
University of New York. Ph.D.,
Princeton University, 1974. HSS and
Professional Activities: HSS
Member (1974-), HSS panelist (!'i-.
1994), Schuman Prize Committee
(1987), book reviewer, Isis. Selected
Publications: Nicole Oresme and
the Marvels ofNature (PIMS, 1985);
"Medical Education in New York City in
1866-1867: Lectures on Obstetrics," NYS
J ofMed. (August and September
1985); "American Physicians' "Discovery' of Homosexuals, 1880-1900: A New
ID I- ..... in a Changing Society," reprinted in Sickness and Health in
America: Readings eds. Judith Walzer Leavitt and Ronald L. Numbers, 3rd
ed. (Wisconsin, 1997); "America's First Medical Breakthrough: How Popular
Excitement about a French Rabies Cure in 1885 Raised New Expectations of
Medical Progress," Am. Hist. Rev. (April 1998); "Public Careers and Private
Sexuality: Some Gay and Lesbian Lives in the History of Medicine and Public
Health," Am. J Pub. Health (January 2002); "Medical History for the Masses:
How American Comic Books Celebrated Heroes of Medicine in the 1940s,"
Bull. Hist. Med. (Spring 2004).



Nominating Committee from

Council




Lynn K. Nyhart, Associate Professor,
Department of the History of Science,
University of Wisconsin, Madison. Ph.D.,
University of Pennsylvania. History and
Sociology of Science, 1986. HSS and
Professional Activities: Council
(2003-), Committee on Honors and
Prizes (2002-), Annual Meeting
Program co-chair (2000), Nominating
Committee (1999), Independent
Scholars Committee (Chair);
Committee on Research and the
Profession (1990-1992), Advisory Board,
Isis (1999-2002), International Society for the History, 11 id. '.Il 1 and Social
Studies of f.1.1.: Program Officer for 2005 meeting, Chair, Department of
the History of Science, University of Wisconsin (2000-2003). Selected
Publications: .c'. c Takes Form: Animal i. "T .. '. V and the German
Universities, 1800-1900. (University of Chicago Press, n.)d ..... and
Society. Osiris, vol. 17 (2002), Co-editor with Thomas H. Broman;
"Teaching Community 1 11 !il..I..- in Late Nineteenth-Century (... ,ii .ll,
Osiris 17 (2002): 141-170; "Civic and Economic Zoology in Nineteenth-
Century Germany: The Living Communities of Karl M6bius." Isis, December
1998, 89: 605-630.






History of Science Society Newsletter April 2004

Susan Lindee, Professor, Department
of the History and Sociology of Science,
University of Pennsylvania. Ph.D.,
Cornell University, 1990. HSS and
Professional Activities: Committee
on Publications, the Women in Science
Prize Committee, Committee on
Research and the Profession, Editorial
Boards of Isis and Osiris, and is current-
ly a member of HSS Council. Selected
P a Publications: Co-editor, with Alan
Goodman and Deborah Heath, of
Genetic Nature/Culture:i ;......'. I
and Science Beyond the n o Culture Divide (California Press, 2r -. co-
author, with Dorothy Nelkin, of The DNA Mystique: The Gene as a Cultural
Icon Made Real: American Science and the Survivors at
Hiroshima. A study of James Neel's Amerindian work recently appeared in
an edited volume by Francisco Salzano and Magdalena Hurtado, Lost
Paradises and the Ethics of Research and Publication (Oxford University
Press, 2l ,-.I Current project: A study of genetic disease in American culture,
titled Moments ./., which will be published by Johns Hopkins
University Press.

James Secord, Department of History
and Philosophy of Science, University of
Cambridge, Professor of History and
Philosophy of Science. Ph.D., Princeton
University, 1981. HSS and
Professional Activities: History of
Science Society, Member (1977-),
Council (2002-2004), Isis Editorial
Board (1984-89), British Society for the
History of Science, Member (1976- ),
Council (1987-89, 2002-2005), Society
for the History of Natural History (1976-),
Council (1987-89) Selected
Publications: Controversy in Victorian 6 .. '. 1 (Princeton, 1986);
Victorian Sensation 'li,-: ,i., 2000), winner of the 2002 Pfizer Prize;
Collected Works of Mary ... .' (9 vols., Bristol, 2004).

Joan Richards, Professor of History,
Brown University. Ph.D., Harvard
University, 1980. HSS and
Professional Activities: HSS
Council member, co-chair of the pro-
gram committee for the Cambridge
History of Science Meeting (November,
2003). Selected Publications:
Angles of ..'... (W. H. Freeman,
211111, I. Ali,. I. /l Visions: The
Pursuit of Geometry in Victorian
England, (Academic Press. Fall, 1988);
and numerous articles on the develop-
ment of mathematics and logic in Victorian England. Current project is a
family biography that traces views of reason through three generations of the
family of Augustus De Morgan.


News and Inquiries


John von Neumann papers
Nicholas A. Vonneuman, 'li. ,.l. i.i 11..1 b i.. 1 pl,. r of John von Neumann, has in his
possession a memorabilia collection that documents his brother's life. The collection
of papers and photos would be of great value to anyone planning a biography of von
Neumann. The materials include pieces such as the proceedings of the 1995 inaugu-
ration of John into the Hall of Fame of the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers in
i ..l..i -.. P""; .i.:1i,,1 ai would be pleased to make these materials available to
prospective biographers of John under an appropriate i- i,.i.,i.. i i' 'f: i .".. ii' i... I ,
Interested parties can reach him at the following address: Nicholas A. Vonneuman,
Attorey-at-Law, 1396 Lindsay Lane, Meadowbrook, PA 19046-1833, tel: 215-886-
6244, fax: 215-886-2899, e-mail: nicholasavon@webtv.net.

New Editor at University of Chicago Press
Catherine Rice has joined the University of Chicago Press as editor for the history,
1,1,i1. I.I ,. and social study of science. Before coming to Chicago, Catherine worked
at Comell University Press for six years, ,i. .. i . ill. : l'"".l -, i .. :i..l..
11 il 1 11 ,1..-: race studies, and the history of psychiatry. Catherine can be reached at
crice@press.uchicago.edu, and her telephone number is 773-702-7641.

Creation of the European Society for the History
of Science
The European Society for the History of Science was founded in October 2003 at a
meeting in Paris, attended by representatives from nine countries. The following offi-
cers were elected: Robert Fox (Oxford) President; Eberhard Knobloch (Berlin), Vice-
president and President-elect; Claude Debru (Paris), Vice-president Erwin
Neuenschwander (Zurich), Treasurer; Stephanie Dupouy (Paris), Secretary The
society's first newsletter will be published shortly in electronic form. For further
information ib.1 .. il.... :.r please contact the secretary: Stephanie Dupouy,
Department de Philosophie, Ecole normal superieure, 5 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris,
France (email: stephanie.dupouy@ens.fr).

New Editor for Washington Academy of Sciences
The Washington Academy of Sciences has appointed a new editor for its journal.
From now on, the journal will include a section on the history of sciences.
Submissions are invited. For further information on the Academy and the Journal:


Bavarian State Ministry of Science Journal
The Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts has made available its
science journal at: http/www.stmwfk.bayem.de/en/index.html.

HSS Women's Caucus Launches Online Directory
This new directory will enhance communication and encourage cross-disciplinary
contact between all scholars of women/gender in history of science, technology and
medicine and women in these fields. It is hoped that it also will serve as a useful tool
for employment recruitment. The directory can be searched by discipline and
research interest and can be sorted according to several additional categories. To join
the directory, go to the directory website and
click on the "Join the Directory" link in the upper right-hand comer. You can edit
your record easily and remove your record at a later time, if desired.








NASA History Office Newsletter Now Online
The NASA History Office newsletter may be found online at http /www.hq.nasa.-
:.. t' th.. I, I, luhl..I : 1ii ii: l In addition to news, announcements are made
about grants for '.....1 ,]. ,lI... i ili the history of '. 'ii" "i'"

E-Publication of MJ.B. Orfila's Works
The Academic 1 I.i. il l ii ir of Paris (BIUM) has the pleasure to announce the e-
publication i II untill i, .. I-,,I 1 paris5.fr/histmed/medica/orfila.htm.

New HSS Information Manager
The HSS Executive Office welcomes Felton "Bif" Sheffield as the new HSS
Information Manager. Bif is a native Floridian, having been bor and raised in
Gainesville, the current site of the Executive Office. He received his undergraduate
degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he completed a degree
in Religion, with minors in Youth Ministry and Music. Upon graduation he contin-
ued his studies at Wesley Theological Seminary in .:,' i i .;. -i, DC where he was
awarded a Masters of Arts degree in T1l... d..- ii, I J of 2003. During his years in
graduate school, he worked full-time in the Office of Admissions at the Seminary as
well as part-time for three years as the Minister of Youth for Dumbarton United
Methodist Church. He is a master of 1111 ii.. i, and has already rearranged many
parts of the Office all for the better. We are fortunate to be able to draw on his many
talents in the Executive Office.


History of Science Society Newsletter April 2004


Salmon papers acquired by University of
Pittsburgh Library
The University of Pittsburgh Library System has acquired the professional and schol-
arly papers of the late Wesley C. Salmon (1925-2001), University Professor Emeritus
of Philosophy and Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of
Pittsburgh, who died in April of 2001 in a car accident. Salmon's work included
research on the problems of space and time, the :1, 11 I.:1,. .-f i'. i,,.,.iii.- probability
and confirmation, and the problem of causality and scientific explanation. Salmon's
work has built upon and enriched a distinguished scientific philosophical movement
prominently represented by, among others, his teacher Hans Reichenbach, his col-
league and intellectual inspiration Carl Gustav Hempel, and Rudolf Camap, all of
whose papers are already part of the Archives of Scientific Philosophy at the University
of Pittsburgh Library System. The papers were generously donated to the University by
his wife Merrilee Salmon, herself a Professor Emerita of the history and philosophy of
science, pi Il. *,li andof Iilii I..|1... at the University of Pittsburgh.


Awards, Honors, and

Appointments



William Eamon has been appointed Regents Professor at New Mexico State
University. The Regents Professorship is the highest professorial appointment at
New Mexico State University and recognizes outstanding contributions in
research, teaching, and service to the university.

Philip J. Pauly, Professor of History at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is a
fellow in 2003-2004 at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and
Writers, the New York Public Library. He is writing a history of American horticul-
ture from Thomas Jefferson to the present.

In 2003 HSS member Rhoda Rappaport (professor emerita, Vassar College)
was awarded the Sue Tyler Friedman Medal by the C1.. 1. ..-: il Society of
London. This honor recognizes Professor Rappaport for her extensive scholarly
contributions to the history of geology.

The Department of History at Yale University is pleased to announce the
appointment of Ole Molvig as assistant professor of history and a member of
the Yale Program in the History of Medicine and Science. Molvig is a historian
of the modern physical sciences and technology who is completing his Ph.D.
at Princeton University with a dissertation titled: I '.,,,,i ii-.i: ii Revolutions:
Relativity, Astronomy, and the Shaping of a Modern Universe."

James Strick has been appointed to a tenure-track position in the Program
in Science, Technology and Society at Franklin and Marshall College. Strick
received a M.S. in microbiology (1983) from SUNY College of Environmental
Science and a Ph.D. in History of Science (1997) from Princeton University.
His latest book, coauthored with Steven Dick, is The Living Universe: NASA
and the Development of '.. (Rutgers, forthcoming Sept. 2004).

Steven J. Dick's book Sky and Ocean Joined: The U.S. Naval .. .. j.
1830-2000 1 Iih i.-.: University Press, 2003) has won the Pendleton Prize of the
Society for History in the Federal Government, and the John Lyman Book Award of
the North American Society for Oceanic History.


Naomi Oreskes Presents Sarton Lecture at AAAS

HSS Member Naomi Oreskes delivered the George Sarton Award Lecture in the
History and Philosophy of Science at the annual meeting of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science, Feb. 13 in Seattle. Chosen by the HSS
Executive Committee to give this important annual lecture, she spoke on the topic,
Consensus in Science: How Do We Know We Are Not Wrong?, in which she pre-
sented historical examples that suggest that researchers should be sensitive to alter-
native explanatory models. The history and theory of continental drift provides one
such example of the need to consider alternative views. She explained how
American earth scientists were united in their opposition to the, then, radical
notion of continental drift. American earth scientists had adopted a certain model
of the Earth's crust that worked so well that it came to be viewed as fact, although
this model also made the theory T.1 .t trii., continents an impossibility
Oreskes started her professional career as a field geologist. Her current research
focuses on the development of knowledge, methods and practices in earth and
environmental sciences. She is now :* ipl,. i ... on a Mission: American
". .. ,.1i the Cold War and Beyond. (From an article byBarry Jagoda)






History of Science Society Newsletter April 2004


Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes


The announcements have been edited for space. For full descriptions and for the latest announcements, please visit our Web site .
does '. for :- .. of any item, and potential applicants should I closing dates, with .
interest. Those who wish to publish a grant, fellowship, or prize announcement should send an electronic to


FHHS/JHBS John C. Burnham Early Career Award

The Forum for History of Human Science (FHHS) and the Journal of the
History of the Behavioral Science (JHBS) encourage young researchers to submit
unpublished manuscripts for the annualJohn C. Bumham Early 11i.,.1 I,'i The
journal will publish the winning paper with a notice of the award, and the publisher will
provide the author of the paper an honorarium of US $500. Unpublished manuscripts
dealing with any aspects) of the history of the human sciences are welcome. Eligible
scholars are those who do not hold tenured university positions (or equivalent); graduate
students and independent scholars are encouraged to submit. "Early career" is interpret-
ed to include the period up to seven (7) years beyond the Ph.D. The committee's selection
of the prizewinner will be announced at the annual History of Science Society meeting.
Send three copies of unpublished manuscript and of c.v by April 30 to: Nadine Weidman,
Secretary of FHHS, 138 Woburn St., Medford, MA02155, e-i .,Iii ....ii ,,I.ii. i -
harvard.edu. For more information, see the FHHS website: httpI//www.fhhs.org/.

FHSA Young Scholars Book Prize

The Forum for the History of Science in America seeks nominations for the
best first book, published in English in 2001, 2002, .1 21.i"-. by a scholar who has
received a Ph.D. within the last ten years (1994 or later). The subject area- the history
of North American Science includes Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the United
States. Authors may nominate themselves. The Forum Prize will be awarded at the gen-
eral meeting of the Forum to be held at the History of Science Society meeting in Austin,
Texas, November 18-21, 2004. Nominations are due by May 1, 2004 and should be sent
to Daniel Goldstein, chair of the committee, i il ... i. .11. '. ,11 -... Daniel Goldstein,
University of California at Davis, Shields Library, Humanities and Social Sciences
Department, 100 NW Quad, Davis, CA 95616-5292. E-mail: dgoldstein@ucdavis.edu.

Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships are available from the National Endowment for the
Humanities. Guidelines for the 2005-2006 NEH Fellowships are now available on
the NEH Web site birp I 1. i i,, -... /. The submission deadline is May 1, 2004. NEH
Fellowship applications will be made online. NEH strongly encourages all applicants
to apply using the new web-based application form. The application site will be
available on March 1, 2004 through May 1, 2004. Fellowships are awarded for
projects in all areas of the humanities, including the history of science, history of
medicine, and history f i...:1ii..1l._. i i.;i: l,,I may be faculty or staff members of
colleges or universities or independent scholars. Those enrolled in degree programs
as of May 1, 2004 are not eligible to apply For more information, contact NEH
Fellowships by telephone: (202) 606-8200; or by e-mail: fellowships@neh.gov

IEEE Life Members' Prize in Electrical History

The IEEE Life Members' Prize in Electrical History is administered by the Society for
the History of Technology. The prize recognizes the best paper in electrical history
published during the previous year. Any historical paper published in a learned journal
or magazine is eligible if it treats the art or engineering: I I..I l f.1 ,...: n ,. .1. .._- and
its practitioners. Electrotechnology encompasses power electronics, telecommunications,


and computer science. The prize consists of a cash award of $500 and a certificate. The
committee invites submissions for the 2004 prize which will be presented at the Society's
annual meeting in Amsterdam October 7-10, 2004. For more information, contact: Amy
Bix, SHOT Secretary, 603 Ross Hall, History Department, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
50011. Fax: 515-::'-i'.'" i. tel: 515-294-8469; e-mail: shot@iastate.edu.

The Victor and Joy Wouk Grant-in-Aid Program

California Institute of Technology Grants-in-Aid 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 assistance 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, onJanuary 1, April 1,July 1 and October 1 of each year.

Andrew W. Mellon Travel Fellowship Program

The University of Oklahoma announces the Andrew W Mellon Travel
Fellowship Pi.-1 i fi i i,i .II,, 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 ,, ii.. i. ,.,... ,.i., 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 horticulture,
or the history of the plant sciences, including literature and exploration. Major profes-
sors 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 supporting 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.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowships

One-semester fellowships at the Needham Research Institute, I Il11,i,.i.. UK, are
available for US-based scholars and researchers working within the history of science,
technology and medicine in East Asia. Applications may be made with a view to taking
up fellowships from fall 2004 to the end of 2005, and informal advance enquiries by e-
mail are encouraged. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 May 2004. Details of
the NRI and full details of the fellowships may be found at httpA/vww.nri.org.uk.


or foundation of








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 jour-
11 ,h 11,: i.. i .- f. 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 late January and in March. Questions concem-
ing the eligibility of a project or the use of funds are accepted at (215) 440-3429, via
email t,. i i., ,1._ I, i ii i ...:.. : or in writing to Franklin Research Grants
American Philosophical Society 104 South 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Abraham Pais Award for the History of Physics

The American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics
have established the Abraham Pais Award for the History of Physics, which will recog-
nize outstanding scholarly achievements in the history of physics. The I.. 11 I i.. II 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 estab-
lished specifically for the history of physics. Nominations are due by May 1, 2004, and
should be sent to Roger Stuewer For further information: b ilrr1 i' i"" '.."1 -
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 'ii ung Schl dl:us ti be presented in 2005. The DHS's Zous Prize is awarded by
IUHPS/DHS every four years to four young historians of science for their successful
doctoral dissertations, completed afterJuly 2001, which represent significant contribu-
tions to the history of science. It is distributed as one prize in each of the following
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 accommodation
expenditures for participation in the IUHPS/DHS I ,. -Ji.. The prizes will be present-
ed to their winners during the IUHPS/DHS .I --i .. i. 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 ofScience (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


History of Science Society Newsletter April 2004

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.

Zhu Kezhen Awards

The International Society for the History of East Asian Science,
Technology, and Medicine (ISHEASTM) would like to solicit nominations for the
Zhu Kezhen 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 Kezhen Junior 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 plenary conference 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 nomi-
nation will be considered. Essays in other Asian languages will be considered if they
are accompanied by an English language translation. For the Zhu Kezhen Junior
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. Nom-
inations, accompanied by a copy of the nominated essay, should be submitted to the
Zhu Kezhen Award Committee. 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.


Welcome to lan Slater

Dr IanJ. Slater is the: .. 1 11 11. 1:11 i editor of is. He completed his B.A. in
HPS at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and I ,:111 i .1.. -
(IHPST) at the University of Toronto, his M.A. in Philosophy at Carleton University,
his M.A. in HPS at the IHPST, and his Ph.D. in HPS in 2003 at the IHPST His thesis
w as a history i .f 1 i. -. i .1 I.. ,:1. 11 ,,I .. i I ,:1 in ,.1 -1-; in Canada.
Slater has published articles on the philosophy of science, the philosophy of
technology, and the history of modern technology His current research revolves
around the relationship between technology and the state, privatization, non-
Western origins of science, early 20th century philosophy of science, and the
I,,.i 1r11 r question" with respect to technology
Slater is pleased to have been added to tli. I i at this juncture. He notes
that the volume of material that passes through the journal office is impressive.
"One of the i. -' i :1 II. ,, for 1I1 1I-1 11, 1, i :.editor in a situation like this is to
have an overview of every aspect of the journal (manuscripts, book reviews, letters to
the editor, etc.) for a whole year's worth of issues. The managing editor's responsi-
bility, 1 il, 11-i ,, : i ,- ... ... i n.1 financing, is : 1 I .- i ., to m ake
sure that production schedules are met and that official journal format is consis-
tently maintained." Slater also notes that with the transition from Cornell to York
there have been a. 11, I ~ . ,11 l I, i :.. ii il. li., .1 i office has been blessed with
an i.: ii' . ll il. ni.l ai l li I- 1 lI, I I. Ii t so I i :l ,ll. ..: ,have been m et
and overcome in short order.
"This is an Iin, i- i. for us," Slater says, "we are currently focused on the
production schedule, and our next task is a reassessment of the journal from the
ground up. We hope to strike a balance '. r .... I. f.i .1 io . 1.. and innovative
i,,f I .i.. I,,' 1',, history of science to a wide audience." Slater notes that, "this
is also an in, i.,,, form e ...... 1 II1 :, i ,,ll, ,,t ... 1 il anew baby, a
recently completed Ph.D. and a teaching appointment at York to go 1. .1: il1, the
new position at Isis."






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Workspace

Words Across the Border: An Interview with Bernie Lightman


By Michal Meyer
For Bemie V Lightman, hell is a disorganized office.
The new editor of Isis, who at interview time had
been on the job for only 24 days, has fought to bring
order out of disorder. Almost everything that could go
wrong, did. First, snow delayed the move by a day.
Then there were the computer problems. "It was diffi-
cult because we were starting almost from scratch; we
had to feel our way around. Our most serious problem
was the database, which is for keeping track both of
books and manuscripts and wasn't behaving properly.
There were also glitches with setting up the office e-
mail system so that all of the students and faculty
could have access. We had given up on that when
someone made some random keystrokes and the prob-
lem was solved. "Maybe it was the prayer I had sent up
for salvation," il..i-. ,ili ..11. technically savvy
graduate students.
Then there was the case of the nonappearing
manuscripts. Alan Weber, the previous managing edi-
tor who had traveled to Toronto in December to help
with training and setting up, was supposed to receive
the final proofs for the December issue in Toronto.
"They never showed, even after repeated calls.
Finally on Monday Alan had left ind I phnned to
locate the manuscripts. I d u. .,i i1.. :i ..ii.. i .
and they weren't there. I gor It w.:- ii .I ilt..i. I ,
message on mydoorsayi._ '.i.iii..II .i 1.
where were you?" We ended i.i' I i -
ing on the final editing. Ia :
Slater [the new managing ...I -
tor] had been hired just a
week earlier; next thing he
knows he's doing a final
touch up."
Despite the recent
turmoil Lightman is r
upbeat '.. ,il ..I, a
sense of humor and got
through it in the best
possible way. Everyone
put in a lot of time in
the first few weeks to get us
where we are now the stu-
dents, Ian, and Katey Andeir ,.
(the book review editor) ha. .
been superb since we opened I
our doors. We're much
calmer and more confident
of working through the
huge backlog that built
up since the journal
moved. In the next few
weeks I expect every-


thing to be iuIm,II,,... .i,,,, ,lii
Lightman received both his Bachelor's and his
Master's degrees in history from York University.
During his undergraduate years in the late Sixties and
early Seventies, he became interested in the history of
science after taking what he describes as a marvelous
course in science and religion in Victorian England
1 11.1 1.1.h i].., Eisen. "It was one of those courses
that just amazes you it gave me a passion for the
history of science, particularly the 19th century."
Lightman hears echoes in the 19th century of our
current intellectual situation. "I see also a real growth
of science, unlike anything before, and that continues
right up until the present time. England was on top of
the world then the premier power and there were
all these interactions with European and colonial sci-
ence that are f i:, ii ,ir,. as well."
After receiving a Ph.D. in the history of ideas
from Brandeis in 1979, Lightman started off as an
intellectual historian while retaining his interest in
scientific and religious ideas. But a funny thing hap-
pened. "As my interest moved more in
the direction of history of science, the
field Ais undergoing changes which
li 11.,1_ii1 it closer to what I was work-
ii ii. History of science was grow-
ii.... lle intellectual history was
. I ..i. ':ing tough times in the
I.i._.hi,. it wasn't a field to get
ri :.ied about as it didn't seem to
II 've a place in America. I
carted to see myself much
more as a historian of sci-
l. ence. I already knew about
the religious context, so
I looking at the literary
dimensions of scientific
texts or the role of gender
in society all seemed to fit
nicely into my concep-
tion of the field."
S In addition to the his-
Irrical knowledge he brings to
I .. job, Lightman also has the
.,:.. isary ._. 1111 111.-1 i1 and
i ~I iinistration skills. In fact, he
i,.. l I Ioen in training for the editor-
ill, 1 fr some time. -...,,,,,. 4 ,the
I..1 I, in ning for administration was
.I I. i worked at a summer camp
tor many years. I was program direc-
tor at various camps. Working out


daily schedules for 400 kids and staff was hard; being
an associate Dean of Arts at York was easy."
His first editing experience ". .:...1iiir,;
Victorian Faith in Crisis during the Eighties. He
soon realized he enjoyed editing. "There was some-
thing appealing il.,i 'i...11ii 111. li colleagues to
develop fully the potential in their work. And it's sat-
isfying to see people really happy with the end
result." This collaborative approach explains why
Lightman enjoys conferences.
When it comes to conferences he can kill two
birds with one stone. "I like conferences and
organizing conferences and it doesn't seem worth-
while to organize one without having a publication
come out of it."
Isis has a long history which Lightman is eager
to maintain. "It's been over 80 years since Isis was
edited outside the United States [after arriving from
Belgium] it has never been in Canada. Some of
my York colleagues were quite shocked [when we
landed the journal]. We have an inferiority complex
here; we live in the shadow of the University of
Toronto and the United States. People didn't think
we would be taken .. .. i..,0i
And then there was the superiority complex from
across the border. "There were concerns about the
Canadian postal service, that postage will take much
longer. I was asked 'How good is the Postal Service?',
'Has the Pony Express been replaced?'
But Lightman says that the HSS saw what a
move to Canada could offer. Not only was Toronto
a flourishing center for the study of history of sci-
ence, York also has strengths in that field. "When
Michael Sokal came for an onsite visit, there were
12 people working in the history of science or
allied fields who could join us for lunch. We have
a good, strong group; if I had to brag a little I
would say maybe among the strongest in the
world. The Committee of Publications saw we had
a good collection of people and financial support.
And I've done a lot of work with the Society and
I've had plenty of experience editing. It was a
combination of good location, good people, and
editing experience all I. .... il.,
sis has a tradition of being the premier journal in
the field, says Lightman, and he wants to see that con-
tinued. "One way is to make it a more dynamic jour-
nal. I want to consult with the advisory board, and
there will be a questionnaire going out to all members
of HSS. In the meantime I want to take a section of
the journal that is the same length as an article and in
each issue do something different with it.






History of Science Society Newsletter April 2004


"In our next issue (September) we plan to have a
special section on the scientific reader. A few scholars
are pioneering research into who was reading scientif-
ic books, what informed them, and how it was cultur-
ally shaped. What sort of interpretive frameworks did
they bring to their reading? It's a new approach that I
think will be of broad interest. We will have three
scholars give short think-pieces that are different from
the traditional scholarly article. We wanted something
innovative, thoughtful, provocative."
Lightman has planned a special section on
Einstein for the December issue and has lined up
Einstein scholars for provocative think pieces on
what is not known about Einstein after 100 years.
Apart from the think-pieces Lightman also wants
to develop interactive formats that reflect the
intellectual interchange found at conferences; a
round-table book review that looks at an especially
important book, or a serious scholarly interview
with a major figure in the field.
The new editor's feet are planted firmly on the
ground. '... ,mi iii ,. bit of experimentation with
the format, but not to lose sight of the people submit-
ting manuscripts. We are L....ln, f111. .I:.iii,. articles
in the field by senior and junior scholars, and every-
one in between, so send ui ., '. '.. i
Though Lightman's initial term as editor is for
five years, there is an option for extension if he
is interested and if the HSS Committee on
Publications thinks he is doing a good job. As he
reflects on his first few weeks, he says "now is
not a good time to ask me how long I want to
do the job."




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The Invisible Editor: Katey Anderson




Satharine Anderson wants to be known for her
anonymity "Part of my vision as book editor," she says
somewhat ironically, "is invisibility. A good editor lets the
books and the reviews speak for themselves. When I'm vis-
Si s 1ible that will be when there is a mess."
Anderson expects a steep learning curve in her new
job as Isis book review editor. But there are 1' I --t', i,, the
I -- I position. "We have a fabulous team of students at York
SUniversity. Historians mostly work alone and this is a very
different kind of environment to be in. The students make
'this work so much more manageable, more fun, more
S .interesting, simply by their enthusiasm and expertise."
Anderson, who received her Ph.D. from Northwestern
University in 1995, has been at York University since 1997.
Her priorities, she says, are clear. "The message from
the Committee on Publications (CoP) has been that book reviews are vital to the journal
but that we don't have infinite space. The field has expansive boundaries, and given those
boundaries and the finite number of pages we have the task of trying to ri.-' i, li I
needs to review and', i i ii : i,
It's not a unilateral decision, says Anderson, but one that should be worked out in con-
sultation with members, CoP, and with editors. "It should never be Katey Anderson's view of
the history of science it needs to be more collaborative than that."
One pressing problem is that there is now a huge field in popular science. "The office
gets so much good popular science, and that's a change from even 10 years ago it's a
post-Dava Sobel influence. One of our decisions must be to what extent we can review this
kind of material as compared to more academic works."
For Anderson, the ideal is to publish a review while the book is still newishh." "I want
to appeal to people who read Isis to bring books to our attention. We don't always catch
everything and we do rely on people."
She says that, on the whole, historians of science are very responsible and take the job
of reviewing works in the ,,.ili ,,,i '. ; has a long-established policy of not accepting
self-nominated reviewers, but if people bring books to Anderson's attention she says she will
try and match them up with a different book.
"My ideal reviewer is obviously someone who has expertise in the subject being dis-
cussed, but can also comment on it for the profession as a whole. A reviewer is not writing
simply for the five or 100 people who know the subject intimately he or she is writing for
the profession more '. I .1ii
What is the best part of being the books editor? "The bibliophile's fix. Getting to see
and handle all the books," she says. Anderson is also on the receiving end of the editorial
process. Her book, Predicting the Weather: Victorians and the Science of i. ,.. .
(Chicago University Press) is due out in the fall.






History of Science Society Newsletter April 2004



Ed Larson on Ice


By Michal Meyer


F I !d Larson, the chilly road to Antarctica led
i lugh the Galapagos Islands. "It grew out of my
S...I- on the history and science of the Galapagos.
'.i.ii isingly the Galapagos and Antarctica are simi-
I 1 they are the two places in the world that are set
,I,.. for science. And because of the institutional
I ,up.I l.t provided to scientists working there, science is
.111 '.1 ingly easy to do, despite their remoteness and
iiiI Ir hey also both have penguins."
i i, ion's trip to the bottom of the world unfolded in
S11ll .. straightforward way. His book, Evolution s
..... 1' :,. God and Science on the Galapagos Islands
b ubliuittd for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize, four years after
Larson's Summer for the Gods won the prize) attracted the attention of the NSE
The ._iii ., ,iii,, was intrigued and asked Larson if he would like to visit Antarctica
as part of the Antarctic artists and writers program. Not surprisingly, Larson says he
jumped at the chance. "It is somewhat unusual," he admits. "I don't know of the
NSF asking historians before."
In Antarctica, the NSF provides all logistical support, food, and even tents for
scientists. There are 150 science teams on average at the Galapagos and Antarctica
each year, says Larson, and they produce an enormous amount of field work. Which
is where Larson's and the NSF's interests intersect; he studies science in context as
well as voyages of exploration.
i-, .. i i I've been curious about the history of scientific work during the
heroic age of Antarctic exploration. Science had a role in the early expeditions,
running from the Wilkes expedition that went looking for Antarctica to the efforts
of Scott and Shackleton."
There are two interconnected questions that interest Larson, a professor of both
history and law at the University of iC..i .:-i i How did science play into these explo-
rations, which Larson says were mainly expeditions of discovery and adventure
seeking, and what science came out of them? Larson's answers to these questions
will lead to separate publications.
Larson's journey to Antarctica led him first to Christchurch, New Zealand,
the closest major airport to McMurdo Base. Both the U.S. base and New Zealand's
Scott Base lie on the Ross Ice Shelf. "They are where they are because they were
the most southern places in the world that could be re-supplied by sea that is,
if the sea ice broke open during the summer. It's the traditional place for launch-
ing into the interior"
It's a busy place. The U.S. base has up to 1000 people in the summer, and a
couple of hundred in the winter, says Larson.
While Larson had an office and a lab at the base, much of his time was
spent traveling. He found himself staying in tents and huts and traveling by
foot, snowmobile, and helicopter. And the context of modern science was very
much on his mind.
"There is an enormous amount of science being done at McMurdo and at
South Pole Base. The work at South Pole has changed tremendously in the past five
years there is a lot of work in physics and astrophysics."
"The polar plateau is a place where neutrinos can be detected. The U.S. govern-
ment is building the world's largest neutrino detector there; it's called Ice Cube and is
:., r,.-. 100 million dollars." Part of that money is going towards drilling almost
two-mile deep holes through the two-and-a-half-mile thick ice. The other major


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Ed Larson at the South Pole. Sent to Antarctica by the NSF, Larson spoke to many scientists and says he found a

project at South Pole is a quarter-billion-dollar astronomical observatory. The polar
plateau, says Larson, is the best place on earth to do sub-millimeter astronomy since
it is so dry. "Astrophysicists can literally see the birth of the universe."
During his 10 days at South Pole Base, Larson met astronomers from all over the
world setting up their experiments, and saw first hand how science on ice worked. He
also noticed the benefits of seniority "The experiments are run by graduate students
or technicians who stay over the winter, when it's dark and cold for six months."
As a historian, Larson had his uses. "I was there for the 100th anniversary of
the discovery of the Dry Valleys by Scott. He was exploring the fringes of the polar
plateau and thought it would drop down to the sea ice; he dropped down and
landed on exposed earth." It is a strange place, says Larson; there is no sense of
perspective because there are no trees nothing visible is alive apart from the
wandering scientists. Today, as the largest non-ice covered part of the continent,


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contented group.


(Photo courtesy of Ed I


the Dry Valleys are important to scientists. I.,.J.. -,,, and geologists do a tremendous
amount of work there on extreme environments. "I went over as the only historian
on the continent. The scientists working in the area came over; the governor general
of New Zealand and the Antarctic Ross Dependency flew in by helicopter i1. ..1 ,
a high-level delegation from the New Zealand government the defense secretary
and four cabinet members."
"I gave a brief history of Scott's discovery, which was recorded by a NZ television
crew, and I talked to the governor general, which is probably the closest I'll ever get
to a royal audience."
Larson retraced Scott's steps that day, which was also the anniversary of the
Wright brothers' first flight: December 17. "The re-creation for that didn't work.
Mine was more successful," he notes.
Antarctica was unexpected in many ways: "The surprising beauty of the place -


some places are subtle, others are as striking as the Grand Canyon. And I was
overwhelmed by the level and caliber of scientific research, such as the break-
throughs in cosmology. I did not know the magnitude of the discoveries."
Larson was also surprised by how easy it is to do science. He says that
out of the 100 or so scientists he spoke to, practically all agreed it was the
easiest place in which they had worked. "I was talking to a large-mammal
biologist who studies Weddell seals. The rest of year he studies animals in
Yellowstone National Park. He says in Antarctica he doesn't have to bother
about food, carrying his tent, or grants." An added bonus, says Larson, is
that scientists don't have to worry about a lack of sunlight or a surfeit of
department meetings and teaching.
There are similarities between the Antarctic explorers of old and modern-
day scientists, Larson believes. Despite the isolation, the harsh conditions, and
the uncertainties, he says the explorers' writings showed they had become
hooked on the place. "I felt the same way about those I met. The people
working out of McMurdo come back year after year, and they love being in
Antarctica. The exception is the physicists at South Pole. They go there
because it's the best place to conduct their research, though a lot of them feel
S being at the South Pole is a nuisance. Basically, I found a very contented
group of scientists."
Larson packed a lot into his eight-week trip. Apart from the bases and
the Dry Valleys, he also visited Mt. Erebus (an important spot for volcano
research), a research ship, field camps on the ice shelf, and the Cape Royds
Penguin rookery, which happens to be near Shackleton's old hut. "I could
experience where Shackleton had been for two years and also see the pen-
guins I could kill two birds with one stone." Though Larson hastens to add
that no penguins were harmed during his visit and that he found them
S absolutely endearing.
The explorers' huts are unchanged, says Larson. "They just closed the door
and left. In Scott's hut there is a piece of mutton hanging up. You could proba-
bly cut a hunk off it and eat it." The food may not have improved much since
S then. Larson says South Pole food today is powdered eggs, meat, potatoes, and
canned vegetables all flown in during the three-month summer window.
McMurdo is a little luckier it has a longer window and most of the food is
supplied by ship.
Larson feels he was very fortunate to have visited Antarctica. "The science
done there is profoundly influential in shaping environmental law. When it
arson) comes to global warming and fisheries, the research is
coming out of Antarctica. For me -working in
international law and environmental law seeing
the science on site that is shaping those issues was an
added plus." And there were other bonuses. "I had never
flown in an helicopter. And there I was taking helicop-
ters like buses. I,. i, ii. .I I. .a. ,i i .i ., at 60 miles
an hour, leaping over cracks in the sea ice
because you're supposed to go fast or you fall in."



Larson has a new book coming out in April:
Evolution: The Remarkable History of a
,., Theory.






History of Science Society Newsletter April 2004


Fifth British-North American Joint Meeting of the BSHS, CSHPS, and HSS


The Program Committee ispleased to announce theprogram for the Fifth British North American Joint .. 5-7August 2004, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Registrationfor the conference and accommodation reservations are now available at: ;. ,1 .. J j *p .. /orgs/cshps.
All participants should registerfor the conference.
An updated version of the meeting program can be found at: ;. ,. I... /. .' .
.1-. ,, and cancellations should be sent to: jan.golinski@unh.edu


Halifax Conference Program


"Circulating Knowledge"
(* = session organizer)

Thursday 5 August


08:30-11:00

Plenary Session
Circulating Knowledge in the Scientific Revolution
Margaret Osler, I of i, "New Wine in Old Bottles: Natural
Philosophy in a Period of Transition."
Peter Dear, Cornell i, "I'. ,,1 ..i... d ... ... between Natural Philosophy
and Utility in the Scientific Revolution."
Robert Westman, I of 'San "The Copernican Question
and The Scientific Revolution."
Stephen Pumfrey, r of Lancaster, I lii ..... Networks, i.1..i... and
I .... in the Scientific Revolution: The Perspective f..... I i ,i.1 "

11:15-13:00

Parallel Sessions
Two Centuries of Creating and Disseminating
Science from the Pacific,
1769-1963
Keir Sterling, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, "Mammal and Bird
Collections Made by Titian 1.1 ....... the U i .i........ I ...ii... of 1838-1842, and
the Fate of his Published Account."
Larry Spencer,, i '* State "J. .. Bray and the History of Forest
Si..- in New Zealand."
*Janet Bell Garber, Independent Scholar, "New ..I..-..ii Shared between
Tasmania and .i ,,,1. via the Journal of the Tasmanian of Science,
1839-1849."
Commentator: Don Garden, ofMelbourne.
Chair: Michael Brodhead, U.S. Army Corps of

Popular Science Writing in the Twentieth Century
Matt Stanley, Harvard i, "Physics, Marxism and Mysticism: Politics and
-, i .... 11, the Reception i 1 i.ii ...' ;Science Popularizations."
Sophie Forgan, I of Teeside, "Common Readers and ii. II ..... Laymen:
... and Pelican Specials in Mid-Twentieth Century Britain."
*Peter Bowler, Queen's I. / '- I._. for Science: Scientists and
Popular Science 1 .... I i i Twentieth-Century Britain."
Commentator: Peter Broks, i f
Chair: Aileen Fyfe, '


Bacteriology and the Environment
*Christopher Hamlin, r of Notre Dame, I. i .... Germs: 1.,, .1.-
in the Cremation Controversy, 1874-1900."
*Daniel W. Schneider, I ` 'Urbana- "Sewage, Science
and Control: Science and Labor in b1i .. i..1 .I_.1.. Process."
Angela Gugliotti, I of "Air Pollution as a Threat to Health in the
Mellon Institute Smoke il 1.... ...... Industrial Exposures and Air

Chair: TBA.

Seeing and Knowing: Visual Culture and the Circulation of Knowledge in the
18th Century
*Lucia Dacome, I Trust Centre, '. London, T1n.1...
Blood: The Display of Circulation in the -'.1i.. Ii1, Century"
Christelle Rabier, Universite de Paris, "i,,,, 1.... n. the Surgical Gaze: Visual
SI.. 1 _,_.. in '' i ... i i ; (1760-1830).
*Daniela Bleichmar, Princeton i i ......... Expert Eyes and Hands in
i, _.,, 11, Century Colonial Natural History"
Commentator & Chair: Anne Secord, .

The Empire and the Metropolis
Hannah Gay, Simon Fraser and Imperial London, "Imperial
Science at Imperial .. II. 1907-47."
Mike Buttolph, London, "J. G. Adami's Croonian Lectures of 1917: A
McGill- 1iI,.1.. i, 1 Confronts the : ..i..- .of London."
Jean-Pierre Beaud and Jean-Guy Pr6vost, Universite du Quebec a Montreal,
"I',. ,,1 1,~I ,. ,...1.. _.- and Scientific-Bureaucratic Cooperation: The 1920 Imperial
Conference and its Context."
Chair: TBA.

Evolution and Extinctions
Patricia Princehouse, Case Western Reserve ii... ....... Fossils:
Macroevolution, 1., 1., 1..- and Punctuated Equilibriain Europe and North America."
David Boersema,, . "Mass Extinctions: In. "1 ,Ini,,, ..I. iand
I,. ,1 1 ....i Debates."
Keynyn Brysse, I of Toronto, "A Hierarchy by Any Other Name: Walter
Alvarez and the 'Spectrum' of Scientific Disciplines."
Chair: TBA.

Scientists and their Publics in Russia, Britain,
and the USA
Paul Buckingham, I of Saint Francis, Indiana, "Mathematics on the
Periphery: The Role of the Moscow Mathematical Society in the Creation of a Russian
Mathematics Community"
Theodore M. Porter, UCLA, i liil .....l Professionalism: British Science ca. 1900."
Edward B. Davis, Messiah f Iii .. ..... Elite Views on
Science and i...... ,i........ Pamphlets by .i .ii. Scientists in the 1920s."
Chair: TBA









Studies in Early-Modern Science
Peter Schimkat, Independent Scholar, "The Astronomer Accountant in the 16th
Century: A Case Study o, I ,,,.1i i ,iI,. In. i of Hesse-Kassel (1532-1592)."
Ian Stewart, of' . I i. ..i.. Circulation andA New, '
Anna Marie Roos, r of Minnesota Duluth, "Salient Circulations of Chemical
I.... .. .., iii. .,, ,' I i iii, 1... i 1,, i -. (c. 1638-1712), Volatile Salts and Fool's Gold."
Alvan Bregman, I of Illinois at Urbana- I Ii .I..1.. Alternate
and the Composition of Medicines: Mathematics and Medicine in Il i.. 1.... I 1 .i1 "I

14:00-15:45

Parallel Sessions
Transplanting Science in Transatlantic Communities in the
19th Century
*Aileen Fyfe, National of Ireland Galway, I .......... British Popular
Science to America: The Role i.. II,..l..- in the .i. i'.. of W. & R. Chambers."
Robert J Scholnick, of I and i. i 1 .. 1,1. Subversion, and
Transmutation: (1844) Comes to America.
Leslie Howsam, I of Windsor, "Transatlantic Collaboration and the New


Scientific History"
Commentator & Chair: Bertrum H. MacDonald, Dalhousie


Physical Science and the Changing Sense of Reality in the Early
Twentieth Century
Charlotte Bigg, Swiss Federal Institute of i. Zurich, "Brownian Motion
and Microphysical ,. circa 1900."
Richard Staley, of Wisconsin Madison, "The Co-Creation of Classical and
Modern Physics."
Suman Seth, Cornell "'Experimentalised Theory': Arnold Sommerfeld and
the Early Quantum Theory, 1918-1925."
Commentator & Chair: *Otto Sibum, Max Planck Institute for the I of
Science, Berlin.

Signs and Questions of Induction
Ian Maclean, All Souls Oxford, 1rl .......... and Sign Theory in Early
Modern Natural Philosophy"
*Daryn Lehoux, I of "Signs, Symptoms, and Predictive
Inference in the Ancient Sciences."
*Jay Foster, i. of Toronto, "The Order of Nature and the Order of Language:
Thomas Reid on the Semiotics of Perception."
Chair: Daryn Lehoux, I of *

Networking Human Origins: Case Studies in
the History of Anthropology
and Archaeology
Marianne Sommer, Swiss Federal / . ri, "A Lady Comes of .. i...
Modern Science Projects Produce Definitive Reports?"
Staffan Miiller-Wille, Max Planck Institute for the I of Science, "From Race
I ... ... Human Genetics: Tl ikil ...1.. ,. I1 Survey of the 'Swedish Lapps' 1922-1941."
Conor Burns, i. of Toronto, "Institutional Agendas, Correspondence
Networks and Archaeology in the Ohio' II. 1880-1894."
Commentator: Joan Gero.

Twentieth-Century Technological Systems
Roland Ililuie "- ofScience and i "Launching from the
Physics Department towards Industry : i.ii... The Transition of Practices between Amateur
F I-.11.. I . 1, .... i .. ...... 11-..i .. I .... ... . 4 ,_1,. .. P erio d ."
Vera Pavri-Garcia, r of Toronto, ..hi.1._. ,i Doublespeak: Metaphors,
Public Policy and the Development of the First Domestic Communications Satellite
I. I,,..i.. in Canada."
Matthew Eisler, of Alberta, "The Sociology of 'Star Wars':: -i.i..... a
Chair: TB A.
Chair: TBA.


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Geology in 19th-century North America
Lee Mayo, r of Notre Dame, "On the Importance of Geology ........ the
Establishment of a National Scientific Community in America, 1802-1847."
Rob-Roy Douglas, I of Alberta, "Finding Fossils and : ,1i,1..
Reputations: John William Dawson, Charles Lyell and the Joggins Fossil Beds."
Robert H. Silliman, Emory "Floods, Ice Floes, or Glaciers: Nova Scotia's
S-.... II. i... Testimony in 19th Century Interpretations of the Diluvium-Drift."
Chair: TBA.

International Exchange and the Treatment of Disease
Kim Taylor, Needham Research Institute, I" 1 ..... i .1... 1894: The Route by
which the Germ Theory of Disease Gained Entry into China."
Bert Hansen, Baruch The ,' ofNew York, i .. ... ... Pioneers:
Pasteur Institutes in the USA, 1885-1944."
Moira Howes, Trent i. Ontario, I '........... ,i Research in Europe and
North America: The Case of the Panama Blot."
Chair: TBA.

Reconfiguring the Disciplines
Robert S. Leventhal, of I and I "The Entropy Effect: ....... the
Impact of the Second Law in the Human Sciences of the Late 19th and Early 20th Century"
Rivers Singleton, Jr., ofDelaware, "Disciplinary Origins of '... 1 ..... ii Two
Case Studies."
Andrea Loettgers, Swiss Federal Institute of i. Zurich, i...i. 1... and
.....1 ii.... the Brain."
Chair: TBA.
16:00-18:00

Parallel Sessions
Isaac Newton: Private Texts, Public Texts
Jean-Frangois Baillon, Universite Michel de i Bordeaux III, "Newton's
'Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture': The Further History of a Manuscript."
Scott Mandelbrote, Peterhouse, "Printed and Manuscript Publication
of Isaac Newton's Nachlass."
*Stephen Snobelen, I of' "Isaac Newton, 7 11,... I' Style
and the Esoteric/Exoteric Divide."
Rob Iliffe, Imperial London, "Prospects for the Newl.. .i.. I Tul .. ..1
Research Resource for the Study of the Interconnectedness of Newton's Literary Output."
Chair: Larry Stewart, I ofSaskatchewan.

Channels for Establishing Physical Organic Chemistry
Jerome A. Berson, Yale I, "Did the Montpellier Conference at the End of the
1940s Promote or Hinder the Development of Physical Organic Chemistry?"
Pierre Laszlo, Ecole ; "' "Neville 'l .. i ..1 ... 1 Organic '. .
of, (1910) and Edwin S. Gould's Mechanism and Structure in Organic
(1959): A Comparative Analysis."
John D. Roberts, Caltech, "The Place of Physical Organic Chemistry in Elementary
Organic Textbooks."
Stephen L. Weininger, Worcester "' :. Institute, "Early British and American
Textbooks in Physical Organic Chemistry: A Comparison among Watson, Dewar, Ingold,
Branch and Calvin, Remick and Gould."
Chair: Pierre Laszlo, Ecole 7 '

Indexical Organisms: Exemplars and Biological Problems in the
Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
RuthannaDyer, .' I "( ...... 11...... (1812-1898): ProtoplasmandtheIndividual."
*James Elwick, i of Toronto, "Questions Incarnate: Exemplar Invertebrates
and mid-Century Victorian biology."
Andrew Reynolds, '. of Cape Breton, "Amoebae as Exemplar Cells:
the Protean Nature of Elementary Organisms."
Luis Campos, Harvard "'Secret of Life Unveiled!': Popular Accounts and
the Synthesis of Artificial Life."
Commentator & Chair: Kenton Kroker, York


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Thursday 5 August
16:00-18:00 (continued)

Latin America in the Circulation of Scientific Knowledge
Sonia Lozano, Ecole des Hauts Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris, "The ...... i .1..
for the Set up of French .- , .1.. ... 1 .1 Techniques in Mexico, 1879-1910.
Laura Chazaro, El de Michoacdn, Mexico, I ... .. i... i. and 1 .......... ,
Medical Practices, Bodies and Instruments in Mexico, 1890-1915."
Shawn Mullet, Harvard "Philanthropy and Physics at the University of
Sao Paulo."
Dimitri Della Faille De Leverghem, Universite du Quebec a Montreal,
"Representations of Latin America in North American Sociology (1945-1970)."
Chair: TBA.

Studies in the Sciences of the Enlightenment
Eric Palmer I "The iii ...... ,l I, Process: Leibniz, Voltaire, and
Noel Pluche."
Warren Alexander Dym, r of Davis, li ........ Science:
Treasure I1-i,,, ... and the Si .. iiiii...... Industry, 1650-1765."
Adriana S. Benzaqu6n, Mount Saint Vincent "The Doctor, the Child,
and the Mother: The Formation and Circulation of a Medical Science of Childhood in the
European i .i i, 1111..... i
Michael J. Sauter, Centro de y Docencia Economicas, Mexico ,
"Clock Watchers and I. . Berlin's Clocks between Science, the State, and the
Public Sphere at the 1..,, ,,1, Century's End."
Chair: TBA.

Physics and Its Interdisciplinary Connections
Richard Noakes, I of !' ,I i ..... Physics Psychic: The New
Physics and Audiences for the Occult in Britain, 1870-1920."
Falk Mueller, I of Halle, "How Vacuum Travelled in the 19th Century or
How Geissler, Hittorf and Crookes Met Virtually in Edison's Workshop."
Graeme Gooday, I- ofLeeds, i ....... i i..... the Electric Fluid: 20th Century
Reappropriations of Franklinian Theory."
Helena M. Pycior, I of Wisconsin Milwaukee, I i.i..i... Physics and
Medicine: Marie Curie and the Medical Applications of X-rays and Radioactivity.
Chair: TBA.

Psychology in 20th-Century Culture
Ben Harris, r ofNew Hampshire, "Transatlantic Popular .1..1... The
Americanization of Coueism in the 1920s."
Henderikus J. Stam and Ren6 Van Hezewijk, F Iof i and Open
I. Netherlands, l. i.....1.. 1.... 1 1..1... ,11 Europe and North America:
The Case of Johannes Linschoten and the Demise of the 'Utrecht School'."
Julien Prud'homme, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, "Une appropriation selec
tive et localisee. La circulation en m ilieu I ,,.| I,, .. .. II. I. .. l ... .i,. .
en therapie du language, 1985-2000."
Sara Amadon, I of New Hampshire, "When Fact and Fiction Collide? The
Reception of Carol I ill.. I1 ia Voice."
Chair: TBA.

Friday 6 August

08:30-11:00

Plenary Session
Mediators and Knowledge Networks in Late Eighteenth Century
Imperial Experience
James Delbourgo, I .. i. "Double Agents: ..., 1,i. and ..... ., ,1--,
Producers in Atlantic Circulation."
Kapil Raj, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, "Indian Detours of
British Geography: .'liii.. lames Rennell on the Map."
Lissa Roberts, I of Twente, "Full Steam Ahead: Failed Inventors and


Entrepreneurial Networks in -.11i,, ,11, Century Europe."
Simon Schaffer, F of '' "Instruments as Cargo in the China Trade."
Chair: TBA.

11:15-13:00

Parallel Sessions
The Passage of Geography: From Local Knowledge to the Public
Marketplace
Matthew Edney of Southern Maine, "The Multiple Circuits of, _1 ,ii,, 1,
Century Cartographic ...1. ,, Colony/Metropole, Manuscript/ Print, 'Private'/Public.
Neil Safier, F Iof i:.' "Boundary Expeditions, Geographic Networks and
the Circulation of _.1..iii F, i. .11, 11 Century Amazonia."
*Sujit Sivasundaram, and Caius F I of
"'-' "" ", .... i .. .. .1,. ...... Views of Geography, British .............. and the
Conquest of the Kandyan Hills of Ceylon."
Chair: TBA.

Industrial Enlightenment
*L. Stewart, F' of Saskatchewan, i .....I iii ,,ii,... ... I, The Factory
and the Laboratory at the End of the -.1.1 ,,11, Century."
M. C. Jacob, UCLA, "The French Assess the' I ,ll ..... 1800-1850."
Commentator: Joel Mokyr, Northwestern
Chair: Otto Sibum, Max Planck Institute for the I- of Science, Berlin.

Visual Illustration and Popular Science
*Jennifer G. Tucker, I I I "'; .., I il 1,11I_. Bullets from the Planet of
War': Popular Science Illustrations of Mars, 1890-1910.
*Constance Areson Clark, Randolph Macon Woman s "The Cave Man, the
Strenuous Life, and the Irreverent Funny .-
Julie K. Brown, Independent Scholar, i ..... the 'Speaking Picture': Displays of
Health and Medicine at International Expositions in the United States, 1876-1904."
Chair: Bernard Lightman, York

Metropolitan vs. Settler Science in the Field: Forming Knowledge
about Animals in Southern Africa and the
Western United States
*Jeremy Vetter, rof 7 "Settler Science Goes Metropolitan?
,I i- i i,... and Mammals at the Colorado Museum of Natural Ii I ..- 1901-1920.
Karen Brown, Oxford "Onderstepoort and the Development of Veterinary
Medicine in South Africa c.19081950."
Emily Pawley, r of 7 "Specimens of Sportsmanship: British
Mammal, ..II .. I. ... Southern Africa, 1870-1917.
Commentator & Chair: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, I of Minnesota.

Exhibiting Human Beings in the 19th Century
Sharrona Pearl, Harvard "Dramatic ..in- Usesof 1 i ....... onthe
Victorian I, "
Sadiah Qureshi, of : "Living Curiosities: Human 11li...1..- i,
Exhibition and the I ...... ... .1 1 ii .i .. 1810 1854."
Beverley Eadie, York "Science, Spectacle, and Fears of Contamination:
Mesmerism in Mid-Nineteenth Century Britain."
Chair: TBA.

International Migration and Scientific Careers
Joanne A. Charbonneau and Richard E. Rice, Independent Scholars, "I i. i 11111..
Scientific I .. .. .1 .. Between Europe and North America: The Role of Women in Physics
and Chemistry Before WWI."
Robin Mackie, Gerrylynn K. Roberts, and Anna Simmons, The Open
UK, "The Circulation of Expertise: British Chemists Abroad, 1890-1939.
Christian Fleck and Werner Reichmann, I "Graz," II. ,, i. I I .I
I ..... '.1i, of German-Speaking Sociologists."
Chair: TBA.









Geometry and Early-Modern Science
Antoni Malet, UniversitatPompeu Fabra, Barcelona, "Euclid in the Renaissance."
Albert Presas i Puiig 1 Planck Institute for the . Berlin, "Artistic
and Technical Education in the Italian Renaissance."
Mary Domski, State i. Fresno, "The Geometry of the Principia:
J.i. 1 I ,,,,i .i..J- Public Claims in the Preface."
Chair: TBA.


16:00-18:00

Parallel Sessions
Instruments and Ideologies: The Diffusion of
Chemical Knowledge
Patricia Meindl, I Toronto, "Refractometers: Their Rise and Fall in Scientific
Analysis."
Martha Harris, I of Toronto, "The I .... and X-ray ,' I ll.p_ ,.!1I
Translation of Scientific i .1. .1 .from Spots to Spectrometers."
Gillian Gass, r of Toronto, "Spheres of Influence: Illustration, Notation, and
John Dalton's Conceptual Toolbox, 1803-1835."
Victor Boantza, ofToronto, i 11..i....... i; and Ideas: Joseph Priestley's
Experimental i. i1,.,1. ..1 ".
Commentator & Chair: David M. Knight, Durham

Atlantic Geologies
Elizabeth Haigh, Saint i i i II ....... hek. in the Work of Abraham
Gesner."
*Brian C. Shipley, / i, "Logan at Joggins: Fieldwork in the
Carboniferous between Britain and Canada."
Paul Lucier, Independent Scholar, "The Albert Controversy: Geology, Industry, and the
Law in the Mid-Nineteenth Century Maritimes."
*Debra Lindsay, I- of New Brunswick, Saint John, "Prototaxites (Daw) v
:'i. (Carr): Geologists v Botanists in the Formative Period of the Science of
Paleobotany"
Commentator: David Spanagel, Harvard
Chair: Randall E Miller, New Brunswick Museum.

The Scientist as Historian of Science
*Rebekah Higgitt, Imperial London, "'To Make Men Wise': Aims and Uses of
the History of Science in Mid-Nineteenth Century Britain."
*Anna Mayer, I of Florida, "Historical Verification in Scientific
Humanism."
Michael A. Dennis, Independent Scholar, "Libraries, Laboratories, Weapons and
Scientists: History of Science Goes to War!"
Tom Scheinfeldt, i I "Scientific Servants in the Inter war Museum."
Chair: TBA.

Circulating Knowledge in the Medieval Period
Michael McVaugh, I of North Carolina, "The Latin Maimonides."


14:00-15:45

Keynote Speaker

James A. Secord
University of Cambridge
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Gregg De Young, The American I- in Cairo, "Gerard of Cremona's
Translation of Euclid's Elements in Relation to its Arabic Antecedents."
Shana Worthen, '. of Toronto, "Late Medieval Histories of T,,,, 1 .. 1.
Devices."
Robert Ralley, Pembroke ' I. ii ., i .......
and the Assembly of Textual Authority in Fifteenth Century I i i i. .i. "
Chair: TBA.

The Life-Sciences in their Social Context
Ruth Simpson, i I i, "Substance and Vision: Theories of Epidemics as
Latent Social Theories."
Jim Endersby, Iof "The Vagaries of a Rafinesque: i i f ...
Naturalists in Early Nineteenth-Century America."
Dawn M. Digrius, Drew I, "See" i. Clearly: Microscopy and European
Paleobotany in the Nineteenth Century, 1831-1868."
Lisa Gannett, State I i. Chico, "Theodosius ..1. 1i 11 the
I ..i i._, ,i Population Distinction, and the Question of Race."
Chair: TBA.

Natural Knowledge and Imperial Networks
Palmira Fontes da Costa, New University of Lisbon, "The Circulation of Botanical and
SI. h. il .I... ,, _, -. ..i. 1 (.1,, , 1 1 i. I 1. .1 .... ... the Sixteenth Century."
Charlotte M. Porter, of Florida, "Natural History and the Skin Trade:
William Bartram in East Florida."
Ellen Valle, of Turku, Finland, "The 'Col..... i .. i.....' in 18th Century
Natural History"
Chair: TBA.

Biology and Philosophy
Joan Steigerwald, York I "The Insurrection of Nature: The Problem of
Science in German Idealism."
Kevin S. Amidon, Iowa State / Free I of Berlin, i.i';
Fortress of Free T1.. .1.ii ':The i... .i,,. i Sciences between Discipline and Public in the
1877-78 Haeckel Virchow Controversy"
Martin Fichman, York I "'Don't Shoot the i .... ': A. R. Wallace,
I i .. ... _, ,!i, and Victorian Transatlantic Evolutionary 1. i. ,I. "

Saturday 7 August

08:30-11:00

Plenary Session
Circulating Psychological Knowledge
Graham Riltl ard. . I ... i... I 71ccl I I ,i.i i, ,.1 Top-
down, Bottom-up, and Simply ..I "1
Trudy Dehue, I of "Double Blind Trust: Experimental Research
and Psychotropic i-. "
Rhodri Hayward, I Centre for the I, of Medicine,
London, "Gerald Heard (1889-1971) and the i....... Fr .1..- of Popular Science."
Kurt Danziger, York I "A .i -... that Travels Often but Not Well."
Chair: Michael Sokal, Worcester "'i .: Institute.

11:00-13:00

Parallel Sessions
Tacit, Embodied, Reified: The Circulation of
Surgical Knowledge

*Thomas Stillti, i. i "What is Special about S ..... ii I ...i.. i
*Susan Lederer, Yale "Insides Out: Patients andS i.. i I i .. ... ,
Julie Anderson, I CManchester, "Greenhouses and Body Suits: TI. I I ll1... i
...Commentar & Hip John Picks I
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Saturday 7 August
11:00-13:00 (continued)

Knowledge on the Go: North American Institutions and the
International Exchange of Scientific Text and Specimens,
1850s-1950s
Bertrum H. MacDonald, Dalhousie i "The Smithsonian Institution as
Promoter of Science: The Diffusion of Scientific Information in Nineteenth-Century
North America."
J.T.H. Connor and Michael G. Rhode, National Museum of Health and
Medicine, T '- "The United States Army Medical Museum as International
Scientific Resource."
*Jennifer J. Connor, of the Sciences in Philadelphia, "A 'purely
scientific' Goal: Constructing an I ii. 1. i 11 i .:11 ,, : of Biomedical Literature."
Commentator & Chair: Philip Teigen, National i ", of Medicine,


Equations, Algorithms, and Images: Computer Simulations and
the Development of New Sciences
Johannes Lenhard, - of --. '. '. "Phillips' Experiment and
Arakawa's Trick: Transitions in the Development of Computer Simulations."
*Ann Johnson, Fordham 'v, "Algorithmic Images: How II:1 1111111 ..
Helped to Create a New Technoscientific Field."
Davis Baird, .- of South Carolina, II., i: Models, i i andArt:
A I, I.1, :. of Pictures of the Nanoscale."
Commentator: Jeffry Ramsey, Smith .
Chair: Ann Johnson, Fordham I

Beyond the Observatory: Writing Popular Astronomy
Around 1900
David H. DeVorkin, Smithsonian Institution, "'A Monthly Classification of the State
of Astronomy': Henry Norris Russell's ( .i n 11 111 ..1 . ....
Bernard Lightman, York University, "Celestial Objects for Common Readers: T W
Webb as Popularizer of Science."
*Robert Smith, University of I'..' "The Story of the Heavens and Great
Astronomers: R. S. Ball and Popular Astronomy."
Chair: TBA.

Colonialism and the Human Sciences
Mioara Deac, of Notre Dame, "Colonialism and .:1,..1..,. in
Tahiti, 1812-1842."
Ishita Pande, Princeton . ,i n:i l I n. ; i ,1,1:,1 I 11 in,. Race:
Colonial India in Imperial Race Theory, 1820s to 1860s."
Ricardo Roque, .- 'v of .. ... ii i In a Head? Anthropology
and the Circulation of 'Stuffed Human Heads'."
Chair: TBA.

Science from the Fringe
Sherrie Lyons, SUNY Empire State, iiI :. at the Edge of Scientific
Respectability: Sea Serpent i i i. ii: 11 .in the Victorian Era."
Robert Paul, Dalhousie University, "The Influence of Eastern Philosophies on the
Foundational Interpretation of I I ii, ,, i .:i 11I. 1.: J i. ii i ll ,, 111. , to David Bohm."
Betty M. Bayer, Hobart and I Smith -.' 1 -,inii Dissonance' -
Circulating Medium for Scientific Psychology, Prophesiers, and ( II i i I ..i i ....
Chair: TBA.


Printing, Publishing, and Circulating Books
Huib J. Zuidervaart, Independent Scholar, "Science for the Public: The Translation


of Foreign Scientific Texts into the DuL. :l iii ., i, the First Half of the 18th Century."
Philip Davis Loring, Harvard .. ,. ,' I I i ill. Victory."
Alan Rauch, -' of North Carolina at Charlotte, 'l ..Ilfl.:iIIIII.
.. ... ,1. I Private Subscription Libraries and Public Erudition."
Robin E. Rider, - of WisconsinMadison, "End Runs and the
Publishing of Science."
Chair: TBA.
14:00-15:45

Parallel Sessions
Knowing the Oceans
Dane Morisson, Salem State ." "i .iitl iiI.. the Pacific: Captain Edmund
1 11.11.1 Construction of Peoples and Oceans in -'i Round the World (1833)."
*Matthew McKenzie, Sea Education Association, "Sounding the Banks: Fishermen
as Marine .:1 i. ii 1 ..,1 I .:1 ,: 11 I ii.1 : ii,. i on the Scotian Shelf, 1800-1860."
Jennifer Hubbard, Ryerson i, "The 'Ayes' of Fisheries Science:
Fishermen and Their Relations with Scientists."
Commentator: Helen Rozwadowski, of Connecticut.

A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing: Protecting the Public from
Vulgarizers, Quacks, and Charlatans in Victorian England
Christine Garwood, Open University, U i I 11, .:. a Line between Science and
Pseudo-Science: Reactions of Amateurs and Professionals to the 'Flat-Earth' 11 ,,|. 11
1850-1880."
Suzanne Paylor, of Leeds, "Communicating Popular
Darwinism(s): Late Nineteenth-Popularisers and Professionals in Print and in
Practice."
*Erin McLaughlin-Jenkins, .' of Victoria, "Yesterday's Hero: T H.
Huxley and the Victorian Left."
Chair: TBA.

Literature and Science in Circulation
*Kate Price, Homerton -".. : .7 .. "Science, Poetry and
Popularisation."
Jeff Wallace, of '. .. "Literature, Science and Humanism."
Guy Ortolano, Northwestern i I. "E R. Leavis, Literary Criticism, and
the Origins of a Critique of Science."
Chair: TBA.

Natural History in 18th- and 19th-Century France
Mary Terrall, UCLA, "All in a Day's Work: Reaumur and Natural History in the
Enlightenment."
Snait B. Gissis, Tel Aviv "Interactions between Social and
.i ..i.. :i: i Thinking: The Case of Lamarck."
Cedric J. Cremiere, Centre Koyre d'Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques,
Paris, "The Culture of Donation: The International Network of Naturalists of the
Museum d'histoire naturelle of Paris (Chair of Comparative Anatomy) in the
19th Century."
Chair: TBA.

Science and International Politics in the 20th Century
Christopher Chilvers, Science Museum, London, "The History of Science as
an Intellectual Movement: The 1931 Second International Congress of the History
of Science and I :1,,, J1.:. as a Public Platform for Science."
Patrick Petitjean, Centre National de la Recherche . "Needham,
UNESCO and International Relations of Science, 1946-1950."
Gennady Gorelik, Boston . I il .i i. Top-Secret ..... 1. 1:.- for
the History of the H-Bomb."
Chair: TBA.








Knowledge from a Distance
Margaret Meredith, Universiteit Maastricht, "The Contingencies of
Communication: European .ii. d.,..:.: of American Natural Productions in a
Transatlantic Context, 1760-1810."
William D. Lauffer, of i]. I' . Baltimore ', "The Lost
Physics of the Wilkes Expedition, 18- "
Amanda Rees, :. i: of York, UK, "A Place that Answers Questions:
Primatological Field Sites and the Making of Authentic Observations."
Chair: TBA.

Twentieth-Century Medical Sciences
Steve Sturdy, . of :. :. :., "From Bedside to Bench and Back:
Cases, Programmes, and the Cycle of Scientific I...-1-.i1., Production in
Edinburgh Medicine, 1880-1920."
Michael Bresalier, -. of Cambridge, "Virus Strains and Culture
Standards: Coordinating the World Health i. iii iii ..i-, Influenza Programme
through the Developing Chick Egg, 1947-1957."
Emm Barnes,. r' ofManchester, "The UK Childhood Cancer Study Group,
1977 to the Present: Studies in Co-operation and 1 II, iihrll
Chair: TBA.


16:00-18:00

Parallel Session
Magical Science or Scientific Magic? The Specific
Problems of Transmitting Magical
and Alchemical Knowledge
Anke Timmermann, . of Cambridge, "A Square Circle: Authors,
Writers and Readers of Late Medieval Alchemical Poetry."
*Koen Vermeir,. . i of Leuven, "Openness and Secrecy in Transmitting

Karin Leonhard of '.-.:. I ,:.I. ii Moments in Early
Microscopy: Dalenpatius Sees Something that Leeuwenhoek Does Not See."
Oliver Hochadel, Independent Scholar, "Fraudbusters: '.1 -i.i I,,.. as Experts
on Deception in Natural ii....plii
Chair: Koen Vermeir, . :' of Leuven,

Migrating Neutral Particles in Physics:
The Neutral Particle
and the Neutrino.
Katrina Dean, . of Bristol, "An Australian History of the Neutron."
Allan Franklin, : of Colorado, :'.'i.. i.. The Neutrinos? The Early
History of the Solar Neutrino Problem."
*Gisela Mateos, National Autonomous :. of Mexico, "The
Neutrino: From Elementary Particle to Measurement Tool."
*Jaume Navarro, . :- of Cambridge and Universitat Autonoma de
Barcelona, "Neutrinos and the Scattering of a Team Group: Theory and
Experiment in the Cavendish Laboratory in the 1930s."
Chair: TBA.

Between Science and the Market
*Iwan Rhys Morus, Queen's r./f i'.t. "Selling Skill: The Magic
Lantern and the Presentation of Technical i11 .. r
*Will Ashworth, Liverpool . : "Metrology, Tax and the English State in
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Andre Wakefield, Pitzer College, .. "The German Sciences of State
Promotion."
Leonard Rosenband, Utah State . ', "Accounting for Productivity:
Papermaking in Western Europe and America, 1750-1850."
Chair: Lissa Roberts, .

Disciplines, Domains and Boundaries: Circulating
Eugenic Knowledge
Etienne Lepicard, TelAviv i' "Popular Science, Research Institutions
and War: Alexis Carrel and the Transformation of Eugenics during WWII."
Victoria Solan, Yale .- . : "Model Skulls and Healthy Houses: Popular
Science and Domestic Architecture in Mid-Nineteenth Century America."
Lynne Curry, Eastern "- T-- : .. :', "From Germs to Genes: Scientific
Authority and Eugenic Theory in the U. S. Supreme Court."
Julia Schaefer, Heinrich-Heine . i, "Framing the Colonial Body: The
German Doctor as :. i11....1-: Producer."
Commentator & Chair: *Edmund Ramsden, ., ofManchester.

Computing and Artificial Intelligence
Atsushi Akera, Rensselaer .'I .'. ..'-, Institute, "The Circulation of
..I. 1.1..:.: and the Emergence of a Coherent Discipline: Analyzing Early
Developments in Computing as an Ecology of .. .11.1.-.. "
Stefano Franchi, :. : of Auckland, "From Dartmouth to Paris and
Back: The Birth and Development of AI and Structuralism."
Nathan Ensmenger, . : of?. :. "Is Chess the Drosophila of
Artificial Intelligence? The Role of Computerized Gaming in the Emergence of a
New Scientific Discipline."
Chigusa Kita, Kyoto ,', "The Structure of Technology Transfer:
Comparative Case Studies in the Transfer of Fundamental 1.ii.1...1-:. About
Computing from Japan to the United States between 1950 and 1980."
Chair: TBA.

Psychology and Psychiatry in the 19th and
20th Centuries
Joel Peter Eigen, Franklin and Marshall College, ll..illl.. Odyssey:
Charting Victorian Psychiatry's Journey in the English Courtroom."
Anne (hri-lina Ro-e I. ,Hopkins . i, "Late Nineteenth-century French
and Italian Psychiatric Case Studies of Childhood Hysteria."
Pete N. Economou, York . i, "Emil Kraepelin's Textbook of
Psychiatry and the Circulation of Scientific i. .11 .-1.. "
Maarten Derksen, -. of Groningen, "Instincts and Integration:
McDougall's Attempt to Unify the Social Sciences."
Chair: TBA.

Links between Science and Technology
in 19th-Century Britain and France
Anne Scott and Crosbie Smith, : of Kent at -. ,', "Trust
in Providence: Making Credible the Cunard Line of Steamships."
James Sumner, . :I of Manchester, "Dissemination and Reception of
Scientific Approaches in the British BrewingI n, ill
Sarah Dry, :- of Cambridge, iI1.1 ii,:. Inquiries: Railway Accidents
and their Statistics in mid-19th Century Britain."
Caroline Fieschi, Centre de recherche en histoire des sciences et des tech
niques, Paris, "The Circulation of Scientific Practical .11 .., 1v.1-.. Photographic
Skills in Scientific Practice in France, 1870-1900."
Chair: TBA.






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Calls for Papers

Agricultural History Symposium, September 9-11, 2004 seeks historical
papers on subjects including state support of higher education in agriculture;
Comell University and agriculture; New York State and agriculture; achievements
of alumni, faculty, and staff of CALS, the Green Revolution, and other agricultural
institutions internationally; and related topics in the history of the agricultural
sciences (horticulture, soils, entomology, animal science, etc). The deadline for
the submission of abstracts for papers and sessions is May 15, 2004. Proposals or
any inquiries should be sent to: Prof. Margaret W Rossiter, Department of Science
and Technology Studies, 331 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
148C-. I -i,,, i mwr4@cornell.edu.

American Studies Association Annual Meeting will be held at Atlanta,
11-14 November, 2004. The topic will be "Plugging in, Greening America:
Technological and Environmental Utopianism." This panel will look at the ways
that the 1960s counterculture, often depicted as having an iii-i,.,:ii li..11 J"
bias found ways to embrace technology, particularly technology subordinated to
an environmentalist or quasi-religious ethic. Cultural history, literature, social
sciences, and cultural studies approaches all welcome. Please email 250-word
proposal and c.v as soon as possible to: Fred Nadis, Graduate School of American
Studies, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. Email: fII ,i,-._ I. il .,iiJli i II,

The Nineteenth Barnard Medieval and Renaissance Conference to be
held 4 December, 2004, calls for papers centered on medieval and renaissance med-
ical theory and practice from around the world. Possible topics include: theories of
the body and its workings; signs and cures of sickness; definitions of health; ideas on
the circulation of fluids; notions of equilibrium; pharmacological theory; connections
between medicine and empirical science; the relationship of medicine to -1,., ,1 ..-
,ii,1 "l ,:1,,,1,.-: medical education and practitioners; medicine and literature; medi-
cine and the plastic arts; medicine and music. Papers centered on a comparative
analysis of two or more cultures/traditions are particularly welcome. Send abstracts to
jkaye@bamard.edu orJoel Kaye, Dept. of History, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway,
New York, NY 10027. Deadline for abstracts is April 15, 2004.

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) and the Universita di
Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Ambientali Forestall, are pleased to
invite proposals for panels, papers and posters for the Third International
ESEH Conference. The theme of the conference is "History and Sustain-
ilrd.a Please, submit your proposal via the website form at http://-
www.eseh2005.unifi.it/. Scholars are invited to submit proposals of no more than
600 words per paper in any of the above categories in English by May, 21st, 2004.
The conference will take place 16-19 February, 2005, in Florence, Italy Contact
information: M. Agnoletti ESEH2005, DISTAF Universita di Firenze, Via San
Bonaventura 13, 50145 Firenze. Tel. +39 055 30231200. E-mail:
info.eseh2005@unifi.it. Website: http://wwweseh-2005.unifi.it/.

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 consult
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 3-9 July, 2005. The deadline for
submission of posters, papers and panels is May 31, 2004. Please contact
cish2005@incompass.-com.au if interested.

Perspectives on 20th-century Pharmaceuticals will be held 14-16 July,
2005 at Oxford. The conference has two following broadly-defined aims: 1) to
bring together scientists, industrialists, clinicians, and historians, who share a
common interest in the development of pharmaceuticals in the 20th century; 2)
To contribute to a greater understanding of the history of the pharmaceutical
industry in the 20th century through a multi-disciplinary approach, taking into
account the different perspectives provided by health economists, sociologists,
InIIl'"I"ll.-,id and historians of business, science, technology, and medicine.
The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2004. Please send abstracts of up
to one page to either of the co-organizers. Electronic submissions are preferred.
Co-organizers: V Quirke &J. Slinn, Centre for Health, Medicine and Society and
Business School, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England. E-mail:
vquirke@brookes.ac.uk and jaslinn@brookes.ac.uk.



Upcoming Conferences

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, Noordwijk, 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. l i1. .,-..- ,, I ...... ,a. :

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 annual
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. lri. -'-, i|" ,-:








Fifth Graduate Conference in Logic, Math, and Physics will be held
May 9, 2004 in conjunction with the 9th Annual Conference on Contemporary
Issues in Philosophy of Physics (May 8th, -:' 1,1 and the Rotman Lecture (May
7th, 2'i 1i-, The conference will be held at the University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario, Canada.

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 conference
will be held 3-6 June 2004, Barcelona, Spain. lr rl ,..:,i.r ,..i...

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

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

Eighth International Congress of the International Society for
Ethnopharmacology, University of Kent, UK, 14-18June, 2004.
http ://'.'. ',. ':.,,i,., .,._. ,... .i 2,,,,4i '.

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, 20-27June
2004, Flagstaff, Arizona. http://www.lowell.edu/ Public/ox7/index.html.

Scientific Instrument Collections in the University (SICU), an inter-
national 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, 24-27June 2004, San Francisco,
California.

The Making of European Contemporary Cities: An Environmental
History, 24-27 June 2004, University of Siena, Italy 11. ', ..- -
unisi.it/ciscam/making.htm.

The Atomic Heritage Foundation, with the Los Alamos Historical Society,
Los Alamos National Laboratory and other partners, is presenting a two-day event
on "Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project" in Los Alamos, 25-26 June, 2004.
b ril ,,,, ,, ,i ,,,,;h. In ,1,:. ,, 'I,/ .

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.
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.


History of Science Society Newsletter April 2004


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 AHRB Research Centre for Environmental History is hosting a
postgraduate/postdoctoral workshop looking at historical approaches to contem-
porary issues of waste and wastelands. This two-day workshop will be held in St.
Andrews, Scotland, 29-30 June 2004.

2004 IEEE Conference on the History of Electronics will be held at
Bletchley Park, United Kingdom, 28-30June 2004. r . ,, -
- i,,n II ,I..I _center/.

The History of Technology Summer Event will be held at University
College, London from 2-3 July 2004. http://www.iee.org/events/history.cfm.

From Beaufort to Bjerknes and Beyond: Critical Perspectives on
Observing, Analyzing and Predicting Weather and Climate, 5-9 July
2004, Polling Monastery, Weilheim, Germany. lp ir i.... i-r..r1.- .

John Locke Conference will be held at Centre for Public Culture and Ideas,
Brisbane, Australia, 12-14July 2004. http://www.griffith.edu.au/school/amc/.

The Atomic Bomb and American Society. The three-day conference will
be heldJuly 15-17, 2005at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

The 10th International Conference on the History of Science in
China will be held at Harbin Institute .1 .111:,i,,,11.i: (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."
Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy,
15-20 August, 2004, Big Sky, Montana. http://ww, i.: ,.i- Ii' .- i, 2 '"'i I.ii-
cy.htm.

The International Committee for the History of Technology will hold
its 31st Symposium at Bochum, Germany, 17-21 August, 2004. http://www.ico-
htec.org.

4S/EASST Conference: "Public Proofs-Science, Technology d,,i I i....:
Paris, August 25-28, 2004.

Matthew Fontaine Maury Workshop in the History of
Oceanography: The History of Polar Oceanography, Barrow, Alaska, 1-3
September, 2004.

Eighteenth-Century European Thought and the Nature-Culture
Problem in Advanced Techno-Scientific Societies, 1- 4 September 2004,
Hotel Vuoranta (Baltic Sea coast near Helsinki).

The 39th International Congress on the History of Medicine, Bari,
Italy, 5th-10th September 2004. bi11. :, -, ,i .. I', ,:.,,.1_,,,-i 1)4.it.






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Spain and the Pacific World, Maritime Museum of S, I' l... Library, San
Diego, CA, 24- 26 September, 2004.

The Society for the History of Technology will hold its annual meeting
in Amsterdam, 7-10 October, 2004.

Alexander von Humboldt: From the Americas to the Cosmos. The
conference will be held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York,
14-16 October, 2004.http://www.humboldtconference.org.

The National Coalition of Independent Scholars will hold a conference
in New York City, 15-17 October, 2004. b l.r I ..- .

"Intelligentsia: Russian and Soviet Science on the World Stage,
1860-1960," 29-31 October 2004, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

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.

Second National Meeting of the American Society for Matrix
Biology, 10-13 November, 2004, Manchester Grand Hyatt, 5" II 'll..' CA.


http://www.asmb.net/.

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

Society for Ancient Medicine will hold a conference on "Theories of fetal
development in the ancient world" at the Boston meeting of American
I l il,,l,,..,: ,il ..:. 11i iii 6-9January, 2005, lirp i' % ii ,, :1 .- - ../.

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 ii..,, is
also accepted.


Special Membership Offer


In i...:.,._ii...i of the fifth joint meeting of the British Society for the
History of Science, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of
Science, and the History of Science Society, to be held at Halifax, Nova
Scotia, August 2004, each society is offering a discounted membership for
a limited period.

If you wish to join any of the above societies, you may do so and

* pay half the normal rate

* enjoy full membership benefits

* receive publications for the whole year

This offer applies whether or not you are already a member of one socie-
ty, is for the calendar year 2'14 I. .1 i and is not valid for student, retired,
family or institutional memberships.

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4700 Keele St., Toronto,
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History of Science Society Newsletter April 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 .*'.. I. You may also view this list and prior lists online at
http://www.hssonline.org/society/isis/mf_isis.html.


Bailey, Michael (Editor). Robert Stephenson: The
Eminentr F xxvii + 401 pp. Includes Illustrations,
.,Ii. ii.. .in.' references, index. I: inl .... VP: Ashgate
'ii, ii..... Company, 2003. : ...: (Hardcover). ISBN
0754636798.

Baker, David B. Thick Description and Fine
Texture: Studies in the .' IF of :. : ,
xxii+249pp. Includes: i.i.... ii.. note,
index. Akron, Ohio: University of Akron Press,
2003. $34.95 (hardcover). ISBN 1931968020.

Becker, Carl. The 'r- il- of the :
Century Philosophers. xix + 168pp. First Edition 1932.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. $16.00 (paper).
ISBN 0300101503.

Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette; Bernardi,
Bruno. Rousseau etlesSciences. 311pp. li.ll.. ,!.i,,.
notes, notes on contributors. Paris, L'Harmattman,
2003. ISBN 2747551008.

Berlinghoff, William P; Gouvea, Fernando.
Math :., *' the Ages: A Gentle '. 'for Teachers
and Others, Expanded Edition. DCi 1:ii.... DC:
Mathematical Association of America. + Instructors'
Guide ISBN 0883857367.

Bess, Michael. The Light Green Society:. '
and- 7. '. .'.i ' in France. 1960-2000.
xix + 369 pp., illus., bibl., index. Il... i., and London:
The University of 'II.. i... Press, 2003. $18, 13.00
(paper). ISBN 0226044181.

Birkhead, Tim. A Brand New Bird: How Two
American Scientists Created the First .. ,
T I .'. xx+ 268 pp. Includes notes, bibli
graphic references, index. New York: Basic Books,
2003. $26.00 (paper). ISBN 0465006655.

Boas, Franz. Franz Boas among the Inuit of
Island 1883-1884: Journals and Letters.
Edited with an introduction by Ludger
Miller Wille. Translated by '* 1i 1.11 Barr. Xvi + 298
pp., apps., glossary, references, index, illus.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998. ISBN
0802041507.

Burns, William E. Science in the: .
xxvii + 353 pp., .'li.h.. ,i ii... ii references, index.
Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2003. $85.00 (Hardcover).
ISBN 1576078868.


Burton, Dan; Grandy, David. i, : ,'1 and
Science: The Occult in Western Civilization. xii+ 390 pp.,
.li i..i. .ii,.. references, index. : ...........l .. Indiana
University Press, 2004. $21.95 (trade paperback). ISBN
0253343720.

Campbell-Kelly, Martin; Croarken, Mary;
Flood, Raymond; Robson, Eleanor (Editors).
The ., F- of Mathematical Tables from Sumer to
Spreadsheets. 361pp. I i.i... ii notes, biographi
cal notes, index. New York: Oxford University Press,
2003. $74.50 (hardcover). ISBN 0198508417.

Chabas, Jose; Goldstein, Bernard. The I"
Tables of Toledo. xiii + 241pp. Includes ',Iil.. .ii.
tables, index. Dorchect, Kluwer Academic Publishers,
2003. $154.00 (hardcover). ISBN 1402015720.

Cole, Douglas. Franz Boas: The ., '- Years. Forward
by Ira Chaikin and Alex Long. Viii + 360 pp., notes, bibli.,
index. Seattle: University of I 1I1, _i... Press, 1999. ISBN
0295979038.

Crisciani, Chiara; Bagliani, Agostino.
Alchimia e medicine nel Medioevo. xvi + 400 pp.,
ii.. .-iii.. references, index, contributor.
Impruneta: Sismel Edizioni Del Galuzzo, 2003. ISBN
8884500516.

Daniels, Roger. .' the Golden Door: American
I '. andImmigrants Since 1882. xii +
328 pp., bibli., index. New York: Hill & 2-. 2004. $30.
ISBN 0809053438.

Daston, Lorraine; Vidal, Fernando. The Moral
I '- F ofNature. vii + 519pp. Includes: '.ii.... !.i,..i
notes, index. ',1. i.... University of 1. I .. Press, 2004.
ISBN 0226136817.

Davies, Brian. r, ' Chaos a'. ,' and
Experiment. xii + 341pp. Includes index 1.11.11ii. i,, i.i,
ic references. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2004. $30.00
(paper). ISBN 0813341272.

Deparcieux, Antoine. Essai sur les probabilites
de la duree de la vie humaine (1746) Addition a
I'essai (1760). ccxi+187pp. Includes: index, foot
notes, graphs, ii ...I i.. illustrations. Introduction
and notes by Cem Behar. Contributions from G.
Gallais-Hamonno, C Rietsch, J. Berthon. Paris:Institut
National D'Etudes '.' i.. i1,.l.|i. 2003. (paper)
ISBN 2733210262.


Dunnington, G. Waldo; Gray, Jeremy Gauss: Titan of
Science. xxxix + 537pp. Includes: index, bibliographic notes,
illustrations. Previously printed (1955) New York, Hafner
I i11i .11 i1 Reprinted. 1,i ,.iiI Mathematical Association
of America, 2004. $49.99 (hardcover). ISBN 088385547x.

Durell, Clement. Readable '. i vii + 146pp.
Mineola, New York Dover Publication Inc., 2003. $10.95
(paper). This edition is an unabridged reprint of the Harper
Torchbooks Edition, published by Harper and Row, Publishers,
New York, in 1960. The workwas .......i. .ii!.,i ..i .byG.
Bell & Sons Ltd, London, in 1926. ISBN 0486432572.

Edgar, Gerald A. Classics on Fractals. x + 366pp.
Includes index, 1i.ii... i,.i,. ii references, acknowledge
ments. Boulder CO: Westview Press, 2004. $32.99 (paper)
ISBN 0813341531.

Entman, Robert M. Pi. i,.-.".. of Power: ,
News, Public Opinion, and US. I '. i xi + 229
pp,. Notes, reference, index. 1 ... i.. University of, I... .
Press, 2004. $16.00. ISBN 0226210723.

Friedman, Russell L., Nielsen, Lauge 0. The
Medieval '/ in F .,'- Modern t1 ; '., and
Modal 7'- i. 1400 1700. vi+ 346 pp., index. Dordrecht:
Kuwer Academic Publishers, 2003. $149.00 (Hardcover).
ISBN 140201631x.

Garwin, Laura; Lincoln, Tim. A Century of Nature:
7 1 One Discoveries that :.. Science and the
World. xviii + 360 pp., contributors, index. '1... .. The
University of 'I.. i... Press, 2003. $25.00 (paper). ISBN
0226284158.

Goodman, Alan; Heath, Deborah; Lindee, M.
Susan. Genetic Nature/Culture. xvii + 311 pp., biblio
graphic references, contributors, index. Berkeley: University
of California Press, 2003. $24.95 (paper). ISBN
0520237935.

Goodman, Jordan; McElligott, Anthony; Marks,
Lara. Useful Bodies: Humans in the Service of Medical
Science in the Twentieth Century. vi +217pp., Includes:
notes on contributors, .',ii..i,. iii i. i.. Baltimore:
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. $42.00 (hardcover)
ISBN 0801873428.

Griffiths, Robert. Consistent Quantum 7
xvi+391pp., includes: index, .,' I .11 .ii. diagrams. First
published in paperback 2002. New York: Cambridge
University Press, 2003. $50.00 (paper). ISBN 0521539293.






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Hanson, James R. The Bird Is on the
Aerodynamics and the -. of the American
Airplane. Centennial of Flight Series, General Editor:
D. Launius. xi + 273 pp., illus., bibl., index.
'.. .-. Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2004. $50
(paper). ISBN 1595442437.

Harrington, Roger F. Introduction to
vii + 312pp.
Includes index and appendices. Mineola, New York:
Dover Publications Inc., 2003. $19.95 (paper). This
edition is a corrected publication of the work origi
nally published by I ..i 1 illll Company, Inc. New
York, Toronto and London, in 1958. ISBN
0486432416.


Hochadel, Oliver. '. *:* ii
Elektrizitat in der deutschen I 7
Includes .il.l.. ,.i I,.. references, index.
'i. II 11 Verlag, 2003. ISBN 3892446296.


364pp.
'liii" i


Hochstrasser, T.J.; Schroder, P. '.,'i Modern
Natural Law Theories: Contexts and '. in
r ,. f ,- :. xvii+ 332 pp. .,ii.i .- .i,,.
notes, notes on contributors, index. Dordrecht, Kluwer
Academic Publishers, 2003. $140.00 (hardcover). ISBN
1402015690.

Kammerer, Paul. Environmental Vitalism: The
Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics. xii + 283
pp., index Gold Beach, Oregon: High Sierra Books,
2003. $17.95 (paper). ISBN 0789020912.

Kermit, Hans. Niels Stensen: The Scientist Who Was
ix + 179 pp., ,'lih.._r I. i,.. references,
index. Leominster, .ii. .il, Gracewing, 2003. ISBN
0852445830.

Lawrence, Christopher; Macdonald, Fiona.
Sambrook Court: The Letters of J.C. Lettsom at the
Medical Society of London. v+ 320 pp., '.1i i...I ii .1i
references, index. London: The 'I. II...... Trust, 2003.
ISBN 0854840834.

Le Doux, Joseph; Debiec, Jacek; Moss,
Henry. The '"from Soul to Brain. viii + 315pp.,
,ih..i _, i i,,.' notes, index of contributors of contribu
tors. New York: The New Academy of Sciences, 2003.
157331451x.

Leitio, Henrique. O Comentario de Pedro Nunes
a Navegacao a Remos. I" [11. Includes: '.1.iI..I -.i,
ic notes, i i. I ... Praca do Impario, Lisboa:
Comissao Cultural da Marinha, 2002. (paper). ISBN
9728004540.

Light, Jennifer. From I ., to I ".. Defense
Intellectuals and Urban Problems in Cold War
America. x+ 287pp., Includes index ....i iii.h.. ii..
notes. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
$42.00 (harcover). ISBN 080187422x.


Livingstone, David N. I Science in Its
Place: Geographies of F ' xii+ 234
pp., ,i.hil. I li,i.. essay, index. 1i .. .. The University
of 'I1. ... Press, 2003. $27.50 (Hardcover). ISBN
0226487229.

Marcinkowski, Ismail M. Measures and I in
the Islamic World. xxii+98pp. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
International Institute of Islamic T1,..ln.li and
Civilization, 200 .11 i i1 i Translation of Walther Hinz's
Handbook Islamische Mabe Und Gewichte. ISBN
9839379275.

Martin, Thierry. Arithmetique Politique Dans La
France Du XVIII Seicle. xii+573pp. Includes: index,
',iiihi,, .i i.. references, tables. Preface written by
Bernard-Pierre Lecuyer. Paris: Institut National
De'Etudes 7 1..i... i .. 1,.1,. 2003. (paper). ISBN
2733210270.

McGuinnes, Diane. Growing a Reader from Birth:
Your Childs Path from Language to .. i 271pp.
Includes endnotes, ii-. i..... for further :. .il.
index. New York: W.W. Norton Company, 2004. $37.50
(Hardcover). ISBN 0393058026.

McLuhan, Marshall. . Me: Lectures
and Interviews. Forward by Tom Wolfe. Edited by
Stephanie McLuhan and David Staines. ISBN 026213442x.

Merril, Andrea. 7. '*' of Cultural
Resources: To Preserve and Protect. xx + 23 pp., biblio
graphic references, contributors, index. I I.1 i.ii... New
York: The Hawforth Information Press, 2003. $39.95
(paper). ISBN 0789020912.

Merton, Robert K.; Barber, E. The Travels and
Adventures of A I'- in Sociological
Semantics and the Sociology of Science xxv + 313 pp.
Includes selected references, name index, general index.
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2004.
$20.97 (Hardcover). ISBN 0691117543.

Moloney, Jerome V.; Newell, Aland C. Nonlinear
Optics. x + 440pp., Includes references. Boulder, Colorado:
Westview Press, 2004. (paper) ISBN 0813341183.

Morse, Phillip; Kimball, George. Methods of
Operations Research. xi+ 158 pp., index. Mineola:
Dover Publications, 2003. $19.95 (paper). This is an
unabridged republication of the revised edition of the
work, as published by The i.. I,. .I..-. Press of MIT. The
original volume was first published by the U.S. Navy in
1946. A new introduction to the Dover edition, written
by Saul I. Gass, has been added to the present edition.
ISBN 0486432343.

Parks, George. i':i of Space Plasmas: An
Introduction. xv + 597pp., Includes index, .1i.1i..._ i. i,.
diagrams. First Edition 1991. Boulder, Colorado: Westview
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Petit, Annie. Auguste Comte: . Positivistes
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Rein, Raanan. Studios Interdisciplinarios DeAmerica
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Across the. Evidence and Practice. xii+536pp.
Includes: index, '. .i ..... i ..... I. ... Foreword written
by: Aaron T Beck. New York, Cambridge University Press,
2003. $50.00 (paper). ISBN 0521533775.

Savoia, Andrea Ubrizsy. Rapporti
NellaNascita- Botanicaln Ungheria. 374pp., illus.,
bibli., index. University degli studi di Roma La Sapienza,
2002. ISBN 963641906x.

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York: Oxford University Press, 2003. $28.00 (hardcover).
ISBN 0195120493.

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Tomaiuolo, Nicholas G. The Web. " ,
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2003. $65.00 (hardcover). ISBN 0195155270.





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