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VOLUME 33 NUMBER 3
July 2004


Welcome to Austin


By Elizabeth Green Musselman, Southwestern University


This year'sj ,iii i iiiig,,f the History
of Science Society and Philosophy of
Science Association will be held on 18-21
November in Austin, Texas. The HSS will
meet at the Ii i.I P 'i. I :y on Town Lake
(technically not a lake but a wide spot
along the Colorado River), with lovely
views of the Austin skyline.
Those flying in for the ii. iii., ill
use the im l: i1 II ,iii International
Airport. Since Austin is the self dubbed
"Live Music Capital of the World," those
arriving in the afternoon or early
evening will probably find a band play
ing in the concourse area. A Super
Shuttle "blue van" will take you from the
airport to the Hyatt for $10.75 (Super
Shuttle is offering a discount with
coupon -see p. 2); a cab will cost about
$18.50. Austin's metro bus service can
take you downtown for 50t; the free
'Dillo bus service, which runs through
out downtown Austin, can take you the
remainder of the way to the Hyatt
Apart from the city's vibrant live
music scene -notjust in country/west
ern ("both kinds of music") but in virtu
ally every genre -its residents do much
more to "keep Austin weird," as a popu
lar local bumper sticker admonishes.
Richard Linklater's films -especially
Slacker, Dazed and Confused and
i Life give the uninitiated a
vivid sense of Austin's peculiar blend of
southern pacing and southwestern
bohemianism. Molly Ivins's and Jim
Hightower's books and columns show
how far Austinites' political sensibilities


tend to stray from their fellow Texans'.
In November, Austin's high temper
atures average around 72 and lows
around 50, and the city enjoys about 300
days a year of sunshine -so visitors will
want to pack warm weather clothing
and walking shoes.
The area immediately around the
conference hotel abounds with attract
tions and restaurants. Just outside the
Hyatt stretch both the hike-and-bike trail
that loops around Town Lake and shows
off Texas Hill Country's surprisingly
green ecology, and ultrahip South
Congress Avenue with its quirky shops
and restaurants. A stroll across the


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Endowing

the Isis CB
ingress Avenue Bridge (summer home
more than a million Mexican free-tail
ts) will take visitors to the heart of $66,502 Raised,
wntown, including the PSA : III~ $433,498 to Go!
e (the Radisson), the State Capitol,
ite history museum, the stunning new
y hall, more restaurants, and dozens of You Can Help By
zy, live-music venues. Further north a ta ee donation.
s the University of Texas campus, 2 theCBtoa . or
lere the newly renovated Harry fiendand asking for a contribution.
3. ideas for contributors
nsom Humanities Research Center 3. : .. ideas for contributors
11 display some of its fine rare book and ad otherfunding sources.
chival collection in the history of sci- ast January's Newsletter reported our
ce. The Lyndon Baines Johnson library L receipt of a National Endowment
d museum are just east of the UT for the Humanities Challenge Grant,
mpus. I awarded to help the Society secure the
future of the Isis Current ,/' : 1i,,1,
the one major resource (in both its print
ed ad anon line versions) upon which
each of us depends. As that announce
ment noted, NEH pledged to pay the
Society, in graduated installments over a
four-year period, a total of $125,000,
dependent upon our ability to match
these funds on a four to one basis. That
is, in order to receive the full sum of this
grant, the Society has to raise (by the end
of July 2007) a total of $500,000. (No
wonder NEH calls such awards Challenge
Grants!) The total amount received up
to the maximum of $625,000 will be set
aside as an HSS Bibliographer's Fund, an
endowment whose income will pay the
salary of the Society's half time
Bibliographer, currently Stephen P.
Weldon of the University of Oklahoma.


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History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004




Contents

Welcome to Austin 1
Endowing the Isis CB 1
News and Inquiries 4
Faces of the Media: Ira Flatow 6
Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes 8
Future Meetings 10
Dissertation List 12
Preliminary Program (Insert) I-VIII
Hotel and Conference Forms 13, 14
Awards, Honors, and Appointments 15
Jobs 15
NEH Challenge Fund Update 16
Dibner Institute Fellows Program 18
Isis Books Received 21



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University of Chicago Press at the above addresses.


HSS Newsletter

Editorial Policies, Advertising, and Submissions

The History of Science Society i . i, published in Januar '." ii
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 Newsletteris edited and desktop published in the Executive Office
on an Apple system using Microsoft Word and Quark. The format and edi
trial policies are determined by the Executive Director in consultation
with the Committee on Publications. All i11 Ii iiig copy must be submit
ted in electronic form. Advertisements are accepted on a space-available
basis only, and the Society reserves the right not to accept a submission.
The rates are as follows: Full page (9 x 7.5"), $400; Horizontal or Vertical
Half page (4.5 x 7.5"), $220; Quarter page (3 x 5"), $110. The deadline
for insertion orders and camera-ready copy is six weeks prior to the month
of publication (e. g., 20 November for the January Newsletter) and should
be sent to the attention of the HSS Executive Office at the above address.
The deadline for news, announcements, and job/fellowship/ prize listings
is firm: The first of the month prior to the month of publication. Long
items (feature stories) should be submitted six weeks prior to the month
of publication as email file attachments or on a 3.5" disk (along with a
hard copy). Please send all material to the attention of Michal Meyer at
the HSS address above (email or disk appreciated).

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History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004


(Continued from p.l)

The HSS Bibliographer creates the Current
i'' ": qi, which in turn provides many of the entries
"I 111' II dII ..1, Ii HST Database, and thus serves all
HSS members and many others. The retirement of John
Neu who, as a volunteer, produced the CB for over 30
years, precipitated the move to endow the position. This
account reports on the Society's fundraising successes to
date, and reminds our members how far we still have to
go to meet NEH's challenge.
The 1111 i il.. d i iiI call for the Society to raise
at least $50,000 by the end of July 2004 and -due to
iifl. 11i. efforts on the part of many individuals
we've long since met that intermediate goal. (The
report on page 16 lists all individual and foundation
donations and pledges to the Bibliographer's Fund
received to date.) Perhaps most notably, in response to
a call issued last December by then-president John W.
Servos, the Society's past and current officers created
(as part of the Bibliographer's Fund) an Officers'
Incentive Fund, designed to set an example that HSS
members and others could follow. Unfortunately, NEH
: i; i1 i.1,i prevent this fund from acting as a formal
challenge fund that could match contributions from
others. But those who established it hope that it will
serve as an informal challenge to others, and as of 26



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May it had attracted $11,751.50 in donations and
another $10,150 in pledges. It also enables the Society
to provide evidence -which private foundations and
other prospective major donors always call for -of the
membership's own commitment to the Society's goals.
Other individuals have also risen to the NEH's
challenge and have made significant donations and
pledges. To date, these total over $10,000, as many HSS
members -including many who had not previously
supported the Society -and several non-members
have responded generously. Our personal appeals read
ily convinced these new donors and non-members just
how important our '.il. i. q.,i ip i.-to so many dif
ferent users, and we now hope to reach many more
such individuals. In addition, several members -all
alumni of Case Western Reserve 'I ,i I, ii and its
predecessor, Case Institute of Technology -made their
donations and pledges in honor of their major profes
sor, Robert E. Schofield. These contributions now total
$2,700, as their donors seek to recognize the mentor
who first introduced them to research using the
Society' ,iiii..hi illi. These donors also hope that
alumni of dill I Ii II ii'i, i our field will soon
emulate their efforts.
Of course, the Society must look to major found
tions for significant donations to the Bibliographer's
Fund, and our current officers and
members of the HSS Development
Committee have already met with pro
gram officers at several of these found
tions, and with other prospective major
Harvard donors. These iI .... 1g. emphasize both
rellai- our members' reliance on these bibli
Ips are ographies and the wide variety of other
ienifisi.
int~iS groups- .,,111.; ~1 general
Yrki historians, school teachers, science
M arts. journalists, policy makers, popular
pprop(- science writers, and others -who use
a of the these resources on a daily basis. Such
discussions will of course continue until
S, we've finally met the NEH Challenge.
Hanard One foundation that has already com
ation i mitted itself to donate $30,000 to
iwt* the Bibliographer's Fund is
th t4h the Gladys Krieble
r works- Delmas Foundation,
well known to school
;It at ars for its grants for
!adic'hi individual research
e, MA in Venice and the
S a Veneto. The Foun
dation also funds
oow large-scale projects
hi ,, ii Ii ii; progranl i Ii iii
Humanities and at
Research Libraries,
and these have


supported such significant activities as the National
Humanities Center's Fellowships Program, and the
completion of the Dictionary of American Regional
English. The two Delmas Foundation programs have
jointly funded the Foundation's grant to I, ,,, ,, i
thus I, III nII ....., 1,,i1i,, 11 lih .' importance to a
wide range of audiences and users.
The Laurence S. Rockefeller Fund has also
responded positively to our appeal. Even as the Fund's
Trustees noted that "the mission of the Society does not
fall within the parameters of Mr. Rockefeller's current
philanthropic program," they recognized[] that the
Society plays an important role in providing a bridge
between the study of science and the humanities," and
thus provided an especially welcome grant of $5,000.
This grant derived from the focused efforts of one
member of the Society's Development Committee, and
we all hope that other HSS members will follow this
individual's lead.
OniIr imll,1 if the Society is to meet NEH's chal
lenge and raise the $500,000 by July 2007, more and
more of our members must involve themselves in our
campaign. Of course, the Society encourages individ
ual donations -these may be made through the
Society's Web site, or through the form appearing on
page 17 of this issue -and we hope that the list of
donors appearing in the September 2004 issue will be
at least twice as long as the current one. But the
Society's officers and Development Committee also
look to individual members for whatever leads and
advice and contacts they could provide. As noted above,
several scholars and other individuals who are not
members of the Society have responded most gener
ously to personal appeals. For example, at least one
non-member thanked the officer who asked him for a
donation I, I ,I ii IIII this important endeavor to my
attention" and pledged $1,000. This incident suggests
that, even though we all know the value of our bibli
ographies, many other potential users do not. Most
likely they would appreciate introductions to the Isis
Current Biblographyand the HST Database and at
least a few iI ilii |, plii ii. the donorjust cited.
Indeed, who knows how many other potential
donors are out there. Please pass along any
and all ,11 '. I. ii. to (and coordinate
any direct appeals with) any of the
Society's current officers. The
Society's Web site provides their
"contact information."

Michael M. Sokal
'n HSS President

S i .i,. Krieble Delmas
i ',. 11 courtesy Gladys
S h,, Ile Delmas foundation







History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004


News and Inquiries


The Seven Pines Symposium
The Seven Pines Symposium is dedicated to bringing leading historians, philoso
phers, and physicists 1' g..11 i for several days in a collaborative effort to probe and
I i 11.1 il ill. II fouindational issues in physics.
TIh. i.ili annual Seven Pines Symposium was held from May 5-9, 2004, on
the subject, "Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Information, and Quantum
Computation." It was held in the Outing Lodge at Pine Point near Stillwater,
Minnesota, a beautiful facility surrounded by spacious grounds with many trails for
hiking and bird-watching. Twenty-two prominent historians, philosophers, and
physicists were invited to participate in this year's symposium. Each day the speakers
. I iI i g for the discussions by addressing major historical, philosophical, and
physical issues. The morning of Thursday, May 6, was devoted to I" g. i.. 11 topic of
"The Copenhagen Spirit," with Michel Janssen (Minnesota) speaking on "Quantum
Dialogues, 1925-1927" and Don Howard (Notre Dame) speaking on "Quantum
Dialogues, 1955-1960." That afternoon the general topic was "Interpretations of
Quantum Mechanics," with Geoffrey Hellman (Minnesota) and Jeffrey Bub
(Maryland) speaking on "Major Interpretive Issues" and James B. Hartle (UC Santa
Barbara) speaking on "Decoherent Histories." Friday morning was devoted to the
general topic of "Computability and Computational C' ,ll1 1 ii "with Itamar
Pitowsky (Hebrew University) speaking on "Turing and Other Concepts of
C, 1"i|' g" and Gregory J. Chaitin (IBM) speaking on "Computational Complexity
Theory." That afternoon the topic was "Quantum Information," with Charles H.
Bennett (IBM) speaking on "Introduction to Quantum Information" and
Christopher A. Fuchs (Bell Labs) speaking on "Quantum Mechanics from
Information Theory." The morning and afternoon of Saturday, May 8, was devoted
to the general topic of "Quantum Communication and Computation," with Markus
Aspelmeyer (Vienna) speaking on "Teleportation," John P. Preskill (Caltech) speak
ing on "Introduction to Quantum Information Science," William G. Unruh (British
Columbia) speaking on "What is Quantum about Quantum C 'ii1'iiiig' and
Gerard J. Milburn (Queensland) speaking on "Realizability." Before dinner on
Friday, May 7, Alan E. Shapiro (Minnesota) also spoke on "Newton Writes his
Opticks On the 300th Anniversary of its Publication."
The ninth annual Seven Pines Symposium will be held from May 4-8, 2005, on
the subject, "The Classical-Quantum Borderlands."


In Memoriam
David K. van Keuren was struck and killed in a traffic accident in Washington
DC this past March. Described as a big-hearted man with a big laugh, van
Keuren graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Ph.D. in the histo
ry of science. He had worked as a historian at the Naval Research Lab in
Washington since 1986. His latest book, "The Machine in Neptune's Garden:
Historical Perspectives on Technology and the Marine Environment," co-edited
with Helen Rozwadowski, was published shortly after his death.


History of Medicine in the North of England
With the support of a 325,000 Wellcome Trust Enhancement Award, the Centre for
the History of Medicine and Disease at the University of Durham and the medical
historians at the University of Newcastle have formed ajoint new center for the his
tory of medicine. The activities of the new center comprise a co-ordinated research
program, a Masters' training program in the History of Medicine, a number of Ph.D.
projects, a series of seminars, workshops and conferences, 1 ,I 1,, il I- I I ii i within
the medical curriculum, and a series of public- Igi III' Iii iI.1 IlI.


Lone Star Historians of Science


(Elizabeth Green Musselman, Ludy Benjamin, Karl Stephan, Ruben Martinez, Bruce Hunt, Anna Fay
Williams, Tom Williams, Victoria Sharpe, Steve Kirkpatrick, Xaq Irohlich, Niles Illich, Anthony
Stranges)

The Lone Star History of Science Group held its seventeenth a. I]. 11 .. 111 ..i i 1
2 April 2004 high atop the Rudder Tower at Texas A&M University in College
Station. Ti1 l i. I I i., l I, 11, I. Iii... ,.Professor ..iliii. 11 i 1i.i I, iI the
speaker was Professor Ludy Benjamin of the Texas A&M Department of
Psychology. Professor Benjamin gave a very :-I.i I i~ aand well-illustrated talk
about "Harry Hollingworth and the Shame of Applied Psychology," , ,n.. 1,.
important work of one of the leading American 1 "I ,'I' I I .I i .1 first half of
the twentieth century and analyzing Ili11.; ,iiII professed ambivalence
toward his contributions to applied psychology.
After Professor Benjamin's stimulating talk and some lively discussion, the
group moved to an adjoining dining room in the Rudder Tower, where every
one enjoyed dinner and further conversation, as well as expansive views of the
Brazos Valley.
Each spring, the Lone Star Group dI I, i. 1. 1 111 i ii h i i f Fscience, tech
nology, and medicine from around Texas and the Southwest to discuss their
shared interests and enjoy a friendly dinner. In keeping with its constitution,
which provides that there shall be "no officers, no by-laws, and no dues," the
group remains resolutely informal.
Members of the Lone Star Group plan to g I i .l ... f 11.i 111. ill, of course)
at the annual HSS :," Ill, in Austin in November. The next regular Lone Star
ini, 1111 Ill be at the University of Texas at Austin in April 2005. Anyone inter
ested i. iii ll i 11.l 1' ll' ih,, i sl 1i .. 1..i11 . III 1,I i Pi..i i ,i .:e Huntatthe History
Department, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, or by e-mail at
bjhunt@mail.utexas.edu.


Transfer of Medical Archives
Following the closure of Community Health Councils (CHCs) and ACHCEW in
December 2003, major archives :p 1 1"' I11Ii; .." 11 .i I II1 i patient and public
involvement work have been transferred to three libraries. These are the Wellcome
Trust, the London Metropl.1Ii 11II i, 1 ii and Oxford Brookes University.

Thompson's Research Spawns Opera
Emily Thompson's article, "Machines, Music, and the Quest for Fidelity:
Marketing the Edison Phonograph in America, 1877-1925," which appeared in








Musical Quarterlyin 1995, inspired musician Nick Brooke to compose an
opera. "Tone Test," a spoken and sung opera for two performers and a phono
graph, will have its world premiere this summer in New York at the Lincoln
Center Festival.

New Edition of Greene Book
A new paperback edition of John C. Greene's American Science in the Age
of Jefferson is being published by Regina Books, P. O. Box 280, Claremont, CA
91711. Composed at the Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa 50010. First edi
tion, 1984. Second ;iii1, 2004.

CFP: Foucault Studies
A new electronic, refereed, international journal titled Foucault Studiesis coming
soon. The first issue will be published in November 2004. Submissions are welcomed.
Full details of the journal can be found online at http://www.foucault studies.com/.


Call for Papers: ISIS

Isis, now under the editorial leadership of Bernard Lightman, of York
University in Toronto, is actively seeking original submissions. Lightman and
his fellow editors are working to preserve and enhance Isiss reputation as the
most;,I. I' iiin.. forum for articles in the history of science. Isiswill continue
to serve as a journal where scholars receive high-quality feedback on their
work. The editors of sis seek articles that will take the lead in lI i'p o il. field
through proactive discussion on emerging and provocative developments in
all areas of the history of science. Since its inception in 1912, Isis has featured
scholarly articles on the history of science, medicine, and technology, and
their cultural influences. Review essays and book reviews on new publications
in the field are also included. An official publication of the History of Science
Society, it is the oldest (and most widely,,' i11 11111-' English-languagejour
nal in the field.


History of Medicine Syllabus Archive
The History .I 1 I hI. ii ..' Division of the National Library .I Ii n ii.. is pleased to
announce the launch of its Online Syllabus Archive. The Archive aims to provide
both an online syllabus exchange and a historical record of teaching in the history
of medicine at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/syllabi/index.html. The Online
Syllabus Archive welcomes new syllabi from anywhere in the world, in any lan
guage, and on any subject in the history of medicine, public health, nursing and
related areas. Syllabi should be of college or university level. For details on submis
sions, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/syllabi/send.html.

Web-based Resources for History of Science
A web-based list of sources, museums, and publications on the history of science,
technology, and medicine has been created by the Bibliotheque national de France.
The coverage is mainly French, and after that European, but extends to American
and Latin American as well. http://1 14ii, 1 p1 lI I '1 i :1 in .1..
d3.html#Histoireinstit.

Program for "Critical Perspectives" Meeting
Available Online
The Final Program for the "Critical Perspectives" i.' I img of the International
Commission on History .I 1 i 11 '',l' I._- in Polling, Germany, 5-9 July 2004 is
now available as a PDF file at the Web-site http://www.meteohistory.org.


History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004

In Memoriam
Former HSS Editor and President Robert P. Multhauf, 84, died of cardiopulmonary
arrest on May 8 at his home in California. Dr. Multhauf was editor of Isisfrom 1964
to 1978, president of the Society for the History .1 I1, Ilii Ii.- from 1969 to 1970,
and president of the HSS from 1979 to 1980. Dr. Multhauf graduated from Iowa
State College in 1941 and worked as a chemist before turning to history. He received
his Ph.D. in the history of medieval chemistry in 1953 from the University of
California at Berkeley. Dr. Multhaufjoined the Smithsonian Institution in 1955 and
later served as the director of the Museum of History and Technology. His published
works include Neptune Gift: A History of Common Salt


HSS Statement on Evolution
The HSS Statement on Evolution is now available in an, i pi mi.- format and
includes links to the AAAS that contain useful information on evolution. To view
the statement, go to ,li, i ,,1..ii .. ,'," ,,1 i l.iiii/mf_about.html.



History of Telecommunications Conference in 2005
By Christopher Chilvers

In conjunction with the Connected Earth Partnership, a consortium of British
museums with an interest in telecommunications, I am seeking to organize an
academic conference on the history of telecommunications to take place in the
second half of 2005. As Research Fellow for the Partnership my remit is to stim
ulate, augment, and articulate scholarly research in the field. The Science
Museum is keen to organize and host the conference, projected to last for three
days. Themes considered include communications and the shifting loci of social
power; the automation; analog, and digital revolutions; communications and
empire; military power and technology transfer; the rise of satellite and mobile
phone technologies; and material collections of telecommunications history.
Other relevant histories may iI 1,1 ii i 1i, categories. The conference proposal
is at a preliminary stage and we would welcome your thoughts on its f ,i ilji
your possible participation, and a suitable date. Once there is a clearer idea of
likely ; i 1"ing '11, 11i ii' nii we shall form a steering committee to start
precise planning and to seek sponsorship. We are eager to gather support and
expertise that can widen the appeal of the conference in the history of science and
technology field. Please contact me as soon as possible for further information
and with any suggestions you may have for development of the proposal: christo
pher.chilvers@nmsi.ac.uk, BT Connected Earth Senior Research Fellow, Science
Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD, UK.



The HBCU Initiative: An Update

The April 2003 Newsletterreported on an exciting initiative in the history of science
directed by HSS members Keith Benson (National Science Foundation) and Evelynn
Hammonds (Harvard University). Drawing on 1. gI 1..1 i "'1'1" 'ii of the Dibner
Fund and the National Science Foundation (SES 0342327), Benson and Hammonds
have met with numerous members of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
(HBCUs) so as to uncover ways that the history of science can be introduced into these
schools. The goal has been to develop and disseminate STS scholarship that motivates
underrepresented groups to become science, engineering, and science and technology
studies professionals and to enable all groups to value the contributions of underrepre
sented groups to science and technology. (Continued on p. 7)






History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004


Faces of the Media: National !

Public Radio's Ira Flatow



By Michal Meyer


Few people are paid to converse. Even fewer are
paid to converse with scientists. Ira Flatow, host
of National Public Radio's science program Talk of
the Nation: Science Friday, is paid to chat with
and challenge -scientists. "I like the idea that we
can prod them and needle them and see how they
react. I'm trying to have a conversation, not an
interview. I picture us having a cup of coffee or beer
and shooting the breeze about what they're doing."
It all began in high school, when Flatow discov
ered the theater. It allowed him to abandon his stu
dious math and physics persona and act out a little,
a role he continues to enjoy on his show. Though
Flatow does much more than host a radio show -he
writes books and articles and is involved in produce
ing science shows for television the radio program
remains his favorite.
A native New Yorker, Flatow studied engineering
in the late Sixties. During that time hejoined the
technical side of public radio at WBFO-FM/Buffalo,
what Flatow calls "working the dials." His thespian
talents soon came in handy. "They wanted to beef up
the news department the anti-Vietnam War
demonstrations were heating up and they needed
more reporters to cover them. So they threw a tape
recorder at me." Flatow launched his sciencejour
nalism career in 1970, when he reported on the first
Earth Day. That year his boss, Bill -., iii. 1 11i moved
to Washington to start National Public Radio, where
he created the show All Things Considered. Flatow
soon talked his ex-boss into giving him ajob as a
science correspondent and was there when the show
first went on air in May 1971. That first decade in
Washington was tremendously exciting. There was
Nixon and Watergate, the space race, Three-Mile
Island, and an environmental movement that was
beginning to make an impact.
As host and executive producer of Talk of the
Nation: Science Fridaysince 1991, Flatow has a
team of helpers. There are story 1i... i ,g. every
week with his three producers, though Flatow is the
final arbiter as to what is covered that week. He and
his producers gather research and ideas fromjour


nals, magazines, and from keeping
their collective fil 1l11. on the
scientific pulse.
Whereas Science Fridaycov
ers ideas about space and time,
Flatow says the show prides itself
as much or more on its medical
stories such as stem-cell
research and cloning. Fast-moving
discoveries in such fields means that a vital part of
the show is in keeping its audience up to date on
how the science is changing.
The audience is wide ranging, says Flatow, and
runs from Nobel Prize winners to people who take
tickets in underground garages. Of the three million
or so people who listen weekly to Talk of he Nation,
over half that number listen to Science Friday. And
at least half of those are women, perhaps, believes
Flatow, due to the medical topics covered.

Any time Flatow can find an excuse to discuss
history of science he will. "I like going back in time
and discovering how other people got us here." Just
as important is showing that science does not work
in a vacuum and that scientists are not all-knowing.
This year his show has covered world fairs of the past
and the Lewis and Clark expedition. But his personal
scientific favorite comes from physics. "What the
heck is dark ii. ,- T me, the historical side of the
question goes back to Einstein, when he was com-
posing the theory of relativity and trying to figure
out the shape of the universe, and put in the cosmo
logical constant. It's better than science fiction."
Flatow says his biggest on-the job challenge is
making some of the more esoteric physics palatable.
"Like string theory. Why should we care about some
of these li1iI -' Flatow is so interested in his subject
that it occasionally comes as a surprise to find peo
ple who are not. "I had a discussion the other day
with someone who couldn't understand what was so
fascinating about the universe. He said 'I don't care
about that.' You can't change some people's minds,
but others you can interest. The great challenge is to


bring a topic to the level of listeners but not water it
down so much that you lose the beauty and the
detail." Anchoring science in the story is hard work.
Flatow tries to avoid lecture-type talks on his show.
"We want an explanation, without losing the meat
of the science. But because it's radio, once it's gone
you can't turn the page back and reread a para
graph. So we have to set our sights a little lower
than might be the case in newspapers or magazines.
We try to start the discussion; sometimes we can't
finish as much as we'd like to."
One of the advantages of having spent almost
35 years in the business, is the reputation Flatow has
built up with scientists. The long-format program
also means scientists have plenty of time to express
themselves. "They don't feel burned -they know we
do serious science." Sometimes too serious. During
one show, in the early days of the program, a scien
tist was discussing his theory of dinosaur extinctions.
Another scientist, with a different theory, called to
disagree. It led to what Flatow calls a frank
exchange of views, often way above the audience's
head "It's a chance you take when scientists start to
talk shop. I wish I had a buzzer to ring." Instead of
buzzing his scientists, Flatow cuts them off and asks
them to explain themselves. Incidents like that have
had unexpected repercussions. A few years later a
writer of textbooks for those learning English as a
second language called; she wanted transcripts of
Science Friday. Flatow was flattered that his show
would be used as a vehicle for teaching English, but
was taken aback when told that it was his ability to
cut people off rather than the science that was val
ued. He was to be used as an example of the polite
interruption. "It was my contribution to internation






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al tranquility," he says wryly.

For Flatow, it's all about story telling. There
needs to be a great mystery or a human-interest
story. To tell a good story, science writers must be
detectives. "If you get people interested in the per
sonalities then the science and history will come
with it." And even though science is filled with fasci
nating stories, Flatow sadly reports that science writ
ing is the step child of the journalism family -fewer
journalists are to be found in science and newspaper
budget cuts tend to hit there first. But despite its
lowly status science journalism does li b ,ii Ill lls
to teach about getting the facts of the story. "Science
journalists depend on data; we say show us the
research, the papers, the facts you use to back up
your claim. You don't ever hear that question being
asked [elsewhere] in journalism."
As in all journalism, deadlines are unbreakable,
though Flatow does give the concept a twist. "The
deadline doesn't happen until the show is over.
Success is how much we engage the audience, and
we don't know that until we're doing it. The ideal is
to have a 'driveway moment.'" These moments hit
when listeners arrive at their destination but are too
caught up in the program to leave their cars. "We
aim for those moments when we have I" il'. 111.p
in driveways all over the country."
Though one of the few improvements Flatow
would like to make in his working life is to move it
to Hawaii, his favorite spot remains the South Pole.
He has kept a photo of an interview he conducted
with penguins and says he now never travels any
where without an extra set of warm clothing. He
likes to approach his subject in unexpected ways
and has won awards for his ability to tackle tough
subjects and make them :1i11 II1..il to the public.
In the late Seventies he did a story on things that
glow under pressure and ended the program by
chewing on Wint 0-Green Lifesavers in a dark close
et. "I got more mail on that piece than on any
thing else I did in the next ten years. It's because I
found a different way [to approach it]; if I had said
I would talk about triboluminescence the dials
would have turned off."
At the moment Flatow is working on the inter
section between science and politics in global warm
ing and air pollution.
Despite his many years on the job, Flatow has
retained a sense of wonder at the universe. He is fas
cinated by the ideas lurking behind the public face
of science. Ideas that take him deep into theoretical
physics or to an awareness of himself as a tiny speck
walking down an 800-mile glacier on a continent
that hides most of the world's fresh water. "It's con
stantly a learning experience; new things that
explain how the world works," he says.


(Continued from p. 5)
Efforts to reach this goal have included fall and
summer workshops, countless e-mail messages, site
visits, and many other strategies for I igm partner
ships with HBCUs. These discussions have focused on
several objectives: teaching the history of science
within a liberal-arts curriculum, adding a history-of
science component to curricula at HBCU, and
designing a proposal for funding to realize these
objectives.
The success of these 1... 1111, has been due both
to the leadership offered by Benson and Hammonds
and to the appreciation by HBCU scholars of what
history of science can accomplish in the curricular
offerings of their institutions. Additionally, any suc
cess stems from the commitment of history-of science
scholars who realize that one way to create the need
ed diversity in our community is to reach out to
HBCU colleagues who have not been previously


exposed to the history of science. T gil I these col
leagues have pledged to commit their energies to this
diversity and to the enrichment of the profession.
After some two years oF Iii.. ~Ii- discussions,
and debates, the HBCU group, now comprised of six
institutions, has produced a grant application to NSF
to introduce STS into their curricula. The grant
requests $500,000 for three years, and it will be fund
ed with base funding from NSF's Science and
Technology Studies Program (up to $300,000 for
three years) in addition to support from other pro
grams in NSF This funding will enable 1I ...11, ,
and universities to follow up on the many ideas and
goals that have been generated, with the expected
outcome being more HBCU professors using science
and technology studies in their courses, more science
teachers being trained in the history of science, more
persons of color in the discipline, and, finally, more
nuanced views of the history of science.


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Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes


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does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of any item, and potential applicants should verify all details, especially closing dates, with the
interest Those who wish to publish a grant, fellowship, orprize announcement should send an electronic version of the i


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 electric
cal history published during the previous year. Any historical paper published in a
learned journal or magazine is ihlli,, if it treats the art or engineering aspects of
electrotechnology and its practitioners. I1 I. ii, I liiiin- encompasses power, elec
tronics, 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 ii. IsI. in Amsterdam 710
October, 2004. For more information, contact: Amy Bix, SHOT Secretary, 603 Ross
Hall, History Department, Iowa State 'Ili ,, i i I',, IA 50011. Fax: 515-294
6390; 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 assis
tance of up to $2000 for work in the Papers of Victor Wouk in the Caltech Archives.
The Maurice A. Biot Archives Fund and other designated funds offer research assis
tance up to $1500 to use the collections of the Caltech Archives. For all funds,
applications will be accepted from students -working towards a graduate degree
or from established scholars. For further information on holdings and online
resources, please consult the Archives' Web page: http://archives.-caltech.edu.
Applications will be reviewed quarterly: on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1
of each year.

Andrew W. Mellon Travel Fellowship Program

The University of Oklahoma announces the Andrew W. Mellon Travel
Fellowship Program for visitors to make use of the History of Science Collections.
Proposals from scholars at both predoctoral and postdoctoral levels will be evaluate
ed continuously upon receipt, and funds awarded shortly after the decision is
made. For information, please contact: University of Oklahoma, The Andrew W.
Mellon Travel Fellowship Program, Bizzell Iii 11i 401 West Brooks, Room 521,
Norman, OK 73019-0528. E-mail: kmagruder@ou.edu ., .,gi i .. ,i,,II Web
site: libraries.ou.edu/etc/histsci/mellon.asp.

Franklin Research Grants

The American Philosophical Society invites applications for the
Franklin Research Grant. Applicants are normally expected to have a doctor
ate, or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Pre-doctoral
students are not ili"ii' but the APS is especially interested in i'ppI" -the
work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. The program
does not accept proposals in journalistic writing; for the preparation of text
books, 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 concerning the hgliill of a
project or the use of funds are accepted at (215) 440-3429, via email to


The Society
or foundation of


,,i1, i,1lIii ...I ..i or in writing to Franklin Research Grants, American
Philosophical Society, 104 South 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

2005 DHS Prize for Young Scholars

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of
Science, Division of History of Science (IUHPS/DHS) invites submissions for
the first DHS Prize for Young Scholars to be presented in 2005. The DHS's Zous
Prize is awarded by IUHPS/DHS every four years to four young historians of
science for their successful doctoral dissertations, completed after July 2001,
which represent significant contributions to the history of science. It is distrib
uted 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 categories). Each prize consists
of a certificate and coverage of travel and accommodation expenditures for
participation in the IUHPS/DHS Congress. The prizes will be presented to their
winners during the IUHPS/DHS Congress to be held in July 2005. Applicants
must have a doctorate degree on the subject of history of science, awarded in
or after July 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. 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 compete
tion. 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 students. Essays should be submitted to the Editor in a form suitable for
publication in Annals of Science (thejournal's style guide may be viewed at
http://www.tandf.co.uk/), and may be in English, French, or German. Essays
should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words in length, including footnotes. The win
ning 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 dead
line for nomination will be considered. Essays in other Asian languages will be
considered if 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 nomi
nation. Nominations, 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 submissions 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,
I: 111i.- 100010, China. An electronic version is welcome and one hard copy of the
offprint is required.

Call for Nominations for the Edelstein Award for 2005

The Division of the History of Chemistry (HIST) of the American Chemical
Society (ACS) solicits nominations for the 2005 Sidney M. Edelstein Award for
Outstanding Achievements in the History of Chemistry. The Edelstein Award is
sponsored by Ruth Edelstein Barish and Family, and is administered by HIST. The
winner is presented with an engraved plaque and the sum of $3500. The award is
international in scope, and nominations are welcome from anywhere in the world.
Details may be found on the HIST web site, http://www.scs.uiuc.edu/-mainzv/
HIST/. Each nomination should consist of: a complete c.v. for the nominee,
including biographical data, education, publications, presentations, awards, hon
ors, and other services to the profession; a letter of nomination, which summarizes
the nominee's achievements in the field of history of chemistry, and cites his or her
contributions that merit a major award; and at least two seconding letters. Copies
of no more than three publications may also be included. All nominations should
be sent in triplicate to Professor Alan Rocke, Chair, Edelstein Award Committee for
2005, History Department, Case Western Reserve 'lIii ii Cleveland, OH 44106,
U.S.A. (email alan.rocke@case.edu), for arrival no later than 31 December 2004.

Memberships in the School of Historical Studies

The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study,
Princeton, New Jersey, supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but
is concerned principally with the history of Western, Near Eastern and Far Eastern
civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the
history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East
Asian studies, the history of art, and modern international relations. Qualified can
didates of any nationality are invited to apply for memberships. Residence in
Princeton during term time is required. The only other d11g 1iiii of Members is to
pursue their own research. Approximately forty Members are appointed for either
one or two terms each year. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications
are required of all candidates at the time of application. Application may be made
for one or two terms (September to December, January to April). Further informa
tion and application materials are on the School's Web site, www.hs.ias.edu.
Completed applications must be returned to the Administrative Officer by 15
November 2004.
Mellon Fellowships for assistant professors are also offered each year to two
qualified assistant professors. These full-year memberships are designed specifical
ly for assistant professors at universities and colleges in the United States and
Canada to support promising young scholars who have embarked on professional
careers. Applicants must have served at least two, and not more than four years as
assistant professors in institutions of higher learning in the United States or
Canada and must have approval to return to their institution following the period


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of membership. Application materials are the same as for membership.
ACLS/Frederick Burkhardt Fellowships for recently tenured scholars.
These fellowships support more wide-ranging, and longer term patterns of research
than are current in the humanities and related social sciences. Depending on the
availability of funds, ACLS will provide fellowships for up to eleven recently tenured
faculty, most of whom will spend a year at one of several residential research
centers, including the Institute for Advanced Study. A scholar applying for the
academic year 2005-2006 must normally have begun her/his tenured contract at a
U.S. institution no earlier than the fall 2000 semester or quarter. Applicants must
submit a research plan, typically covering a three to five year period; one of the
first three years of research could be spent as a Member at the Institute, either in
the School of Historical Studies or the School of Social Science. For further infor
mation: http://www.acls.org/burkguid.htm. Applications for this program must be
submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA) no later
than 9 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, September 30, 2004. OFA is accessible at


The BSHS Singer Prize

The '.ii I Prize, of up to 300, is awarded by the BSHS every two years to the
writer of an unpublished essay based on original research into any aspect of the
history of science, technology or medicine. The Prize is intended for younger
scholars or recent entrants into the profession. The Prize may be awarded to the
writer of one outstanding essay, or may be divided between two or more entrants.
The Prize will usually be presented at the BSHS annual conference and public
tion in the British Journal for the History of Science will be at the discretion of
the Editor. Essays on offer or in press will not be i'ili,' Candidates must be regis
tered for a postgraduate degree or have been awarded such in the two years prior to
the closing date. Entry is in no way limited to British nationals. Essays must not
exceed 8,000 words (including footnotes following the style guidelines in the
British Journal for the History of Science), must be fully documented, 1, 1 "
with double-line spacing, and submitted in English. Use of published and unpub
lished primary material is strongly encouraged, and full and correct use of school
arly apparatus (e.g. footnotes) is expected. Entries (3 copies, stating the number of
words) should be sent to arrive not later than 15 December 2004. Essays must not
bear any reference to the author, either by name or department; candidates should
send a covering letter with documentation of their status and details of any public
cations. Entries should be sent to: BSHS Secretary, Dr. Sally Horrocks, School of
Historical Studies, Leicester 'ii ii Leicester, LEE 7RH, UK. Enquiries only by e
mail to smh4@le.ac.uk. Do not send essays as e-mail attachments.

Bakken Library and Museum Research Travel Grants

The Bakken Library and Museum offers Research Travel Grants for the
purpose of facilitating research in its collection of books, journals, manu
scripts, prints, and instruments. Up to a maximum of $500 (domestic) and
$750 (foreign) is available to help researchers defray the expenses of travel,
subsistence, and other direct costs of ,',,1,' lii, research at The Bakken. The
minimum period of residence is one week. Application may be made anytime
during the calendar year 2004 for research to be conducted during 2004. For
more information and application guidelines, please contact: Elizabeth Ihrig,
Librarian, Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Avenue So., Minneapolis,
MN 55416, Tel: 612-926-3878 ext. 227, Fax: (612) 927-7265; E-mail:


(Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes continued on p.12)






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Future Meetings
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Those who wish to publish a future - "- announcement should send an electronic version of the, -. to :. .


Calls for Papers


Foundations of the Formal Sciences V: Infinite Games will take
place at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn Mathe
matisches Institut, 26-29 November, 2004. The conference FotFS V wants
to bring 1 11, il1 I researchers from the various areas that employ infinitary
game techniques to talk about similarities and dissimilarities of the differ
ent approaches and develop cross-cultural bridges. We invite all re
searchers to submit their papers before September 15th, 2004. Topics will
include Games in Algebra and Logic, Games in Higher Set Theory, Games
in Set-Theoretic Topology, Infinite Games & Computer Science, Infinite
Games in Philosophy, Infinite Evolutionary Games, Machine Games,
Game Logics, Infinite Games in the Social Sciences. Coordinating e-mail
address: fotfs@math.uni-bonn.de. Further information:
http://www.math.unibonn.de/people/fotfs/V/.

Heritage of Technology Gdansk Outlook 4. An International
Conference will be held at Gdansk, Poland, 4-7 May, 2005. For more infor
mation, including a call for papers and other conference information,
please consult the Web site: http://hotgo4.mech.pg.gda.pl.

Perspectives on 20th-century Pharmaceuticals will be held 1416
July, 2005 at Oxford. The conference has two broadly-defined aims: 1) to
bring 1t ; il, I 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-discipli
nary approach, taking into account the different perspectives provided by
health economists, sociologists, anthropologists, 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.

History of Medicine Conference will be held at Ministere de la
Recherche, Paris, France, on Wednesday, September 7th through Saturday
10th, 2005. A joint venture of the European Association for the History of
Medicine and Health (its VIIth iiI, i!.i.''I and the Society for the Social
History of Medicine. For further information, see http://www.eahmh.net/.
Any proposal of papers or posters should be accompanied by an abstract
clearly describing the contents, one A4 page, no more. The abstract will
be submitted as an e-mail attachment. The abstract should clearly state


the problem or questions that will be addressed in the study, the material
on which it relies, the methods used, the results emerging, and there
should be some lines discussing the originality and scientific relevance.
Sessions which foster cross-national themes and perspectives are encour
aged. Research networks of the EAHMH and Erasmus Networks, are also
welcome to propose sessions. The official languages of the international
sessions are English and French. All correspondence dealing with scientif
ic presentations '1' q1" i. or posters) should be directed to the organizer of
the conference Prof. Patrice Bourdelais to
whom the abstracts also should be submitted. Deadline for proposals, 15
November 2004.



Upcoming Conferences



From Beaufort to Bjerknes and Beyond: Critical Perspectives
on Observing, Analyzing and Predicting Weather and
Climate, 5-9 July 2004, Polling Monastery, Weilheim, Germany.
http://www.meteohistory.org.

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

The Art of Exploration: European and American Artistic
Responses to Exploration, 1750-1860. National Maritime Museum,
Greenwich, 14-16 July, 2004. http://www.nmm.ac.uk/conferences/.

Popular Science: Nineteenth-century Sites and Experiences.
York University, Toronto, 2-3 August, 2004. http://www.yorku.ca/popsci/.

The 10th International Conference on the History of Science
in China will be held at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) from 4 to 7
August 2004. Theme is "Multiaspect Studies on the History of Science,
Technology and Medicine in China."

Fifth British-North American Joint Meeting of the BSHS,
CSHPS, and HSS, 5-7 August 2004, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Theme: "Circulating Knowledge."

Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology
Policy, 15-20 August, 2004, Big Sky, Montana. http://www.grc.org/pro
grams/2004/policy.htm.








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

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

Matthew Fontaine Maury Workshop in the History of
Oceanography: The History of Polar 0,, 11 ii,'" iI1i 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, 5-10 September 2004. http://www.39ishmcongress2004.it.

Agricultural History Symposium, Cornell, September 9-11, 2004.
Inquiries to: Prof. Margaret W. Rossiter at mwr4@cornell.edu.

Spain and the Pacific World, Maritime Museum of San Diego
Iii I San Diego, CA, 24 26 September, 2004.

Mysticism and Religious Experience: The Imaginal Cosmos.
University of Kent at Canterbury, 2-3 October 2004.
http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/thrs/divconference/index.html.

The Society for the History of Technology will hold its annual
i,,,, Ii-i, 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. http://www.ncis.org/.

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.

Science in Europe Europe in Science:1500-2000. An inter
national conference will be held in Maastricht (the Netherlands), 4-6
November 2004. http://www.gewina.nl/.

Second National Meeting of the American Society for Matrix
Biology, 10-13 November, 2004, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA.
http://www.asmb.net/.


History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004
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."

2004 PSA Biennial Meeting: The Philosophy of Science Association
will hold its joint i,,, I I with the HSS in Austin, Texas, 18-21 November,
2004. The III,, Iii" will be held at the Austin Radisson, which is located
just across the bridge from the Hyatt, site of the History of Science Society
111i' I1ii' 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 P, *,- 11i

The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative will host a conference on
nanoscience and nanotechnology, 19 21 November, in Irvine,
Calif. http://www.nationalacademies.org/keck/.

Biblical Exegesis and the Emergence of Science in the Early
Modern Era. Birkbeck College, University of London, 27 November
2004.

The Nineteenth Barnard Medieval and Renaissance
Conference on "Medicine Across Cultures: 600-1600" will be held 4
December, 2004.

epiSTEME 1. An international conference to review research on
Science, Technology and Mathematics Education will be held at the
International Centre, Dona Paula, Goa, India, 13-17 December, 2004.

Society for Ancient Medicine will hold a conference on "Theories of
Fetal Development in the Ancient World" at the Boston in1,, III'. of
American Philological Association, 6-9 January, 2005, http://www.apaclas
sics.org/.

International workshop: "A Cultural History of Heredity III:
Nineteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries" will be held at the Max
Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, 13-16 January, 2005.

The Third International ESEH Conference will take place 1619
FD 1,1111 2005, in Florence, Italy. The theme of the conference is "History
and Sustainability." http://www.eseh-2005.unifi.it/.

The 20th International Congress of Historical Sciences will
take place at the University of New South Wales on 3-9 July, 2005. Contact
details: cish2005@incompass.com.au.

The Atomic Bomb and American Society. The three day confer
ence will be held July 15-17, 2005 at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

22nd International Congress of History of Science
Conference will be held in Beijing from July 24 to 30, 2005.
http://2005bj.ihns.ac.cn/.







History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004
(Continued from p. 9)

2004 Gutenberg-e Prize for History

The American Historical Association, Columbia University Press and the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are pleased to announce the 111 Ii, 1. e Prize
for History. For the 2004 competition, submissions will be accepted for dissertations or
first manuscripts in all fields of history. Each of the six prizes will consist of a $20,000
fellowship to be used by the author for .....I 11 'i... the dissertation into an electronic
monograph of the highest quality to be published by Columbia University Press. One
prize will be reserved for a dissertation or first-book manuscript by an independent,
public, or part-time scholar -that is, a historian who does not have full-time employ
ment in an institution that supports research. The other five prizes will go to disserta
tions defended between January 1, 2001 and August 15, 2004. The dissertations must
be in English and should have been defended at a university in the United States or
Canada. A dissertation (in English) defended at a university not located in the United
States or Canada will also i,, .. i i.- if the author is a member of the AHA. The dead
line for submissions is September 1, 2004. For more information and competition
..i li hl, please go to our website http://www.historians. i.. '"i i, '.. 11 1i1i .. '.

Upcoming NSF Funding Opportunities

The next target date for applications to the NSF societal dimensions program is
August 1, 2004. Investigators who are interested in studying ethical and value aspects


in the interactions of iii..ii hi;.. i, ii, technology and society and investigators
.1111111 11 .i and I,,..ill in i , .1 ,,,,,,i ,.. ,,,,i1 Iciety should contact
Sheila Slaughter at sslaught@nsf.gov. Program information is at http://www.nsf.gov/
sbe/ses/sdest/.

The Philosophy of Time: How are we to respond to McTaggart?

The contemporary philosophical debate concerning how we are best to think of
the metaphysics of time and tense has John Ellis McTaggart's infamous paper
"The Unreality of Time" at its root. Over the century that has followed, a variety of
responses have been given as to how we might try and reconcile ourselves to the
conclusions that McTaggart drew. Philosophical iT i. Ih I11,11 ... papers con
training an explicit response as to how we might deal with McTaggart's allegation
that time is unreal. Papers should be between 3,000 and 4,000 words. Papers
should be original and meet all other criteria stipulated by the submission guide
lines at http://www.dur.ac.uk/philosophical.writings/Submission.html. To be con
sidered for the themed issue first drafts should arrive no later than November 1,
2004, and should be emailed to the editors at '111i,, ...i'I i i ii ,@...dur.ac.uk
and include the subject i,, ,II.. "McTaggart paper." The author of most promise
ing paper submitted will receive a 50 prize from Philosophical iT The
award will be made at the discretion of the editors. His decision is final in this mat
ter. Further details concerning this call for papers and information about the jour
nal can be found at the Web site http://www.dur.ac.uk/Philosophical.Writings/.


Dissertation List (since April 2004)
The HSSNewsletter, in cooperation with Jonathon Erlen (University of Pittsburgh), will begin publishing dissertation titles that have been brought to our attention. The
list belowreflects information provided by Dr Erlen and others and was current as of June 2004. Please send any missing titles to., '. .


Amidon, Eleanor Maria. "Rudolf Steiner's
Cosmology and its Implications for Human Health."
California Institute of Integral Studies, 2003, 294
pages, 3109700.

Amster, Ellen Jean. "Medicine and Sainthood:
Islamic Science, French Colonialism and the Politics of
Healing in Morocco, 1877-1935." University of
Pennsylvania, 2003, 319 pages, 3109147.

Ferry, Susan Janice. "Bodily Knowledge: Female
Body Culture and Subjectivity in Manchester, 1870
1900 (England)." Johns Hopkins 'lli i 2004, 524
pages, 3107502.

Gluck, Stuart Murray. "The Metaphysics of
Quantum Mechanics: Modal Interpretations." Johns
Hopkins 'lli I i 2004, 126 pages, 3107508.

Jones, Mary Ellen. "Politically Corrected Science:
The Early '"1.ii. in. i of United States Agricultural
Biotechnology Policy." Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State 'lli i i 1999, 404 pages, 3110272.

Liebman, Elizabeth Amy. "Painting Natures:
Buffon and the Art of the 'Histoire Naturelle'"
(Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, France).


University of Chicago, 2003, 261 pages, 3108092.

Mann, Mark Howard. I"' I, 1, iiii Grace: Holiness,
Human Being, and the Science." Boston 'li ii
2004, 254 pages. 3108153.

Martinez-Cruz, Paloma. "l1ii11 I 'p1 Ig the
(Me)xican Wise Woman: Convivial and Representation.
Columbia 'Ii i 1 2004, 231 pages, 3110162.

Morris, Susan W. "Resource Networks: Industrial
Research in Small Enterprises, 1860-1930." Johns
Hopkins 'Ili I ii1 2004, 383 pages, 3107546.

Nilsson, Ulrika Birgitta. "The Politics of Woman:
Professionalisation Processes and Construction of
Gender in Swedish Gynaecology, 1860-1925." Uppsala
Universitet, 2003, 458 pages, C815206.

Safier, Neil Franklin. "Writing the Andes, Reading
the Amazon: I. IT pl4 i r lii 1110 and the Itineraries
of Scientific Knowledge in the Fili, iiii Century"
(France, Ecuador). Johns Hopkins'lli ii 2004, 476
pages, 3107572.

Shostak, Sara. "Locating Gene-Environment
Interaction: Disciplinary Emergence in the


Environmental Health Sciences, 1950-2000."
University of California, San Francisco, 2003, 301
pages, 3109836.

Skirry, Justin James. "Descartes on the Metaphysics
of Human Nature" (Rene Descartes). Purdue'll ii, ii
2003, 200 pages, 3108420.

Slater, lan James. "The Bungling Giant: Atomic
Fi, ii- Canada Limited and Next-Generation
Nuclear Technology, 1980-1994." University of
Toronto (Canada), 2003, 398 pages, NQ84750.

Sweet, Victoria. "Body as Plant, Doctor as Gardener:
Premodern Medicine in Hildegard of Bingen's 'Causes
and Cures.'" University of California, San Francisco,
2003, 432 pages, 3109869.

Whitesides, John Gregory. "Genes, Minds and
Selves: American Science, Religion and the Industry of
Faith and Reason." Department of History, University of
California, Santa Barbara.

Zulueta, Benjamin. I, ,'1g" the Model
Minority: Refugee Chinese Intellectuals, American
Science, and the Cold War." Department of History,
University of California, Santa Barbara.






History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004

Preliminary Meeting Program

HSS 2004

Austin, TX

18-21 November
This information is subject to change. For the most up-to-date program, please visit our Web site at http://www.hssonline.org. The PSA program is available online
at http://scistud.umkc.edu/psa/.


Thursday, 18 November 2004

1:00 5:00 PM
HSS Council Meeting

(* indicates session organizer)
5:00 7:00 PM

Aliens in Science and Science Fiction from the
17th Century to Today
Patricia Fara, University of Cambridge, 'Hidden Depths: Halley, Hell and
Other People"
*Laura J. Snyder, St. John University "Lord Only of the Ruffians and
Fiends?': William Whewell and the Plurality of Worlds Debate"
Thomas P. Weber, Lund Universit "Spiritualism, Evolution and the Plurality of
Worlds: A Comparison of Alfred Russel Wallace, Camille Flammarion and Carl du Prel"
Manfred D. Laubichler, Arizona State Universiy '"Universal Biology
Dream or Reality?"
Chair: Laura Snyder, St. John University

A Volatile Relationship? Theory and Practice in
Early Modern Chemistry
*Dane Thor Daniel, DibnerInstitute, MIl, 'The Wandering Magus:
Paracelsus' Medical Practice"
Lawrence Principe, Johns Hopkins University "Wilhelm Homberg and the
Chemistry of Light"
M. D. Eddy, DibnerInstitute, M.I., 'Principles and Practice: Agricultural
Chemistry in Scotland, 1770-1800"
Chair and Commentator: William R. Newman, Indiana University

Representing Life and Mind: New Methods for Analyzing
Structures, Functions, and Sequences in Mid-20th Century
Biology and Psychology
David Steffes, University of Oklahoma, "Causal Connections, Nature's Game
and Organismal Perspective: the Role of Chance in Sewall Wright's 'Balanced'
Evolutionary Theory"
Joel Hagen, Radford University,"Fossil Proteins, Chemical P il.1 i. ii. and
the Early Development of Molecular Systematics"
*Hunter Crowther-Heyck, University of Okahoma, "The Program 'Is' the Theory:
The Search for a New I i,, -, iI, l i i1,. Behavioral Sciences in Postwar America"
Chair and Commentator: Vassiliki B. Smocovitis, University of Florida

Man, Mind, and Machine: Ideas of the Self in the Context of
Nineteenth-Century Science in Western Europe
*Minsoo Kang, University of Missouri, St. Louis,"The Living Machines: The
Automaton as a Modernist Symbol, 1886 -1909"


Courtenay Raia, UCLA, 'Frederic Myers, Depth Psychology and the Spiritual
Anatomy of Mind: Searching for the Psychical Soul in Late 19th Century England"
Kevin Lambert, UCLA, "George Boole in Ireland: The Reasoning Self and the
Claims of Science"
Chair and Commentator: Bruce Clarke, Texas Tech University

Rethinking National Security and American Physics 50 Years
after the Oppenheimer Hearing
Rebecca Press Schwartz, Princeton University, "Scientists Under Scrutiny
in World War and Cold War"
Shawn Mullet, Harvard University, I 1111 111111. Atomic Espionage:
Historians' Uses of Government Files"
*David Kaiser, M.L "The Atomic Secret in Red Hands?: Cold War Fears of
Theoretical Physicists"
Chair and Commentator: Mary Jo Nye, Oregon State University

7:00 8:30 PM
HSS and PSA Opening Reception Hyatt Regency


Friday, 19 November 2004

9:00 11:45 AM

All in the Family: Science and the Domestic Sphere
Alix Cooper, SUNYStony Brook, 'The Nature of Home: Work, Gender, and
Power in Early Modern Natural History"
Joan L. Richards, Brown ,. i. 'Parallel Universes: Visions of Reason
in the De Morgan Household"
Catherine Nisbett, Princeton Universivty I I 1, 1Ii Widowhood in
Amateur Astronomy"
*Deborah Rachel Coen, Harvard University 'Beyond Public and Private:
Science and Liberalism in Imperial Austria"
Commentator: Charles Rosenberg, Harvard University
Chair: TBA

Between Science and Politics: Historical Constructions of
Expertise
*Mary Carmel Finley, University of California, San 'All the Fish
in the Sea: Science and the Development of Maximum Sustained Yield"
Steve Luis, University of California, San '... 'Lochner v. New York:
Expert and Common Knowledge in the Supreme Court Decision"
Peter A. Shulman, MI., 'Why Let a Petroleum Geol.g' I i !i. Your Taxes?"
Rebecca Slayton, M..., "Professionals Against Nukes: An Epistemic
Culture Clash?"
Chair and Commentator: TBA







History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004
Friday, 19 November 2004 (continued)
9:00 11:45 AM (continued)

Intellectuals and the Political Meanings of Science in the
Twentieth-Century North Atlantic World
Jessica Wang, UCLA, "Knowledge and Policy: Pragmatism, Law, and Social
Science in New Deal America"
Andrew Jewett, Yale University, "American Scientists and the International
Reconstruction Debate"
Charles Thorpe, University ,,'London, "Scientific Freedom, Cold
War Liberalism, and the Oppenheimer Case"
*Cathryn Carson, University of California, Berkeley, 'Science, Politics,
and Instrumental Reason: Heidegger, Habermas, Heisenberg"
Commentator: Thomas Broman, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Chair: David Hollinger, University of California, Berkeley

Exploration and Alienation in the History of Science
Elizabeth H. Lee, Harvard University, "Genealogies of Piracy: Alienation
and Early-Modern French Geographical Knowledge"
Maria Lane, University of Texas, Austin, 'Wonderful, Terrible Martians:
Geographic Representations of the Red Planet, 1894-1916"
Hannah Landecker, Rice University 'What Cells Might Be: Cell Fusion
and the History of Biotechnology"
*Colin Milburn, Harvard University, i:... I lii .In, .of the Wounded
Body (Posthuman Horror)"
Chair and Commentator: Timothy Lenoir, Stanford University

Self-Training: The Moral and Practical Stakes of Perception and
Decision Making
Matthew Stanley, Iowa State University 'The Pointsman: Maxwell's
Demon and Victorian Free Will"
Deborah Weinstein, Brown University, "Through the Looking Glass:
Technologies of Perception in Twentieth-Century American Psychotherapy"
*Sharrona Pearl, Harvard University, "Natural-Born Beggars:
Physiognomy and Determinism in Victorian Britain"
Orit Halpern, Harvard University 'The Freedom to Attend: Producing
Attention in American Pragmatism and Psychology"
Chair and Commentator: Rebecca Herzig, Bates .

A Just Story of Learning: Histories of Science in Early Modern
Europe
*James Steven Byrne, Princeton University ', i 1111n11111 Padua
Oration in the University Context"
Robert Goulding, University of Notre Dame, "'How May We Move
Alexandria to Oxford?' Henry Savile's History of Mathematics and
Institutional Reform"
Nicholas Popper, Princeton University "Abraham, Planter of
Mathematics': Making Mathematics Orthodox in Early Modern England"
H. Darrel Rutkin, Dibner Institute, 'Francis Bacon's Reform of Astrology:
De iiin'. iii. scientiarum III"
Lauren Kassell, Pembroke "'All Was This Land Full Fill'd of
Faerie', or Magic and the Past in Early Modern England"
Chair: Nicholas Popper, Princeton University

Dimensions of The Naturalist Tradition in America
Kristin Renee Johnson, Arizona State University, I.. 1...1I.;


Systematics: The Plague Flea and the Role of Species Identification"
Mary Anne Andrei, University of Minnesota, 'Smithsonian Taxidermy
and the Birth of Wildlife Conservation"
Chris Young, I i ., 'Status and Agenda in Wildlife Preservation:
William T. Hornaday as Zoologist and Activist"
*Frederick R. Davis, Florida State University 'The Naturalist Tradition
and the Evolution of Conservation Biology"
Commentator: TBA
Chair: Paul L. Farber, Oregon State University

Across the Pacific: American-East Asian
Scientific Interactions during the
Cold War
Zuoyue Wang, California State Polytechnic University Pomona,
'Technical Aliens: Chinese Scientists in the United States and the Politics of
the Early Cold War"
Benjamin Zulueta, University of Southern California, "People of
Science: American-Educated Chinese and the 'Cold War of the
Classrooms'"
Jacob Darwin Hamblin, California State University Long Beach,
"Scientific Opportunity or Political Opportunism? American Oceanographers,
UNESCO, and Cooperation in Asia, 1950-1970"
*John Paul DiMoia, Princeton University, "Teaching the Atom: AERI and
the Origins of the South Korean Nuclear Program, 1955-1959"
Chair and Commentator: John Krige, Georgia Institute of Technology

Late-Twentieth Century Biosciences and Their Publics:
Controversy and Pedagogy
Hanne Andersen, University of Copenhagen, "Misrepresentation or
Ignorance: The Case of 'The Sceptical Environmentalist"'
Christina Brandt, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science,
'Between Fact and Fiction: Bioscientific Research and Early Debates About
Cloning and Genetic Engineering in Germany"
Xaq Frohlich, Mi., "Origins of the US 'Sound Science' Rationale and Its
Confrontation with Europe's 'Precautionary Principle' over GM Foods"
Amber Vogel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "From
Frankenstein to Frankenfoods: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Secondary
Education in the Biosciences"
Chair: Diane Paul, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Science and Art Go East
*Simon Werrett, UniversityofT "'I "Russian Science Illuminated:
Physics, Fireworks, and Court Spectacle at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences"
Michael D. Gordin, Princeton University "The Weekday Chemist: Music,
Science, Training, and Aleksandr Borodin"
Margarete Voehringer, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science,
"How to Experiment with Instruments, Stones and People -Nikolai Ladovski's
Psychotechnical Laboratory for Architecture, Moscow 1926"
Margareta Tillberg, Vaxjo University "New Eyes. Department for Organic
Culture, Leningrad 1920s"
Commentator and Chair: Sven Spieker, University of California,
Santa Barbara


12:00 1:15 PM
Committee on Honors and Prizes








12:00 12:30 PM
Forum for the History of Science in America Business Meeting


1:30 3:10 PM

Evolution, Old and New: Contested Interpretations
of Darwinism from Haeckel to the Present. Part I:
The Evolution and Development of German Darwinism
*Sander Gliboff, Indiana University 'Ernst Haeckel and the Mechanical
Causes of Ontogeny"
Robert J. Richards, University of -,, 'Haeckel's and Miklucho
Maclay's Polymorphous Demonstration of Darwin's Theory, or How to Deep-Six
your Graduate Student"
Frederick B. Churchill, Indiana University 'August Weismann and the
Bl.. i i .. II Paradox"
Patricia Princehouse, Case Western Reserve University, "Haeckel,
Goldschmidt, Gould: 100 Years of Contrarian Darwinians"
Chair: Marsha Richmond, Wayne State University

Mind and Modernity
Mioara Deac, University of Notre Dame, "Vision, and the Late Nineteenth
Century Modernist Project"
Philipp Felsch, MaxPlanck Institute for the History of Science 'Laboratory
Landscapes. Angelo Mosso and the Mountains of Fatigue, 1875 -1900"
Henning Schmidgen, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, "The
Early History of Reaction Time Experiments, 1850-1865"
Chair: Lenny Moss, University of Notre Dame

Visualizing the Body
Cynthia Klestinec, Georgia Institute ol .. ',. I 'Fabricius and the
Dramatic Rhetoric of Anatomical Inquiry"
Eva Ahr6n Snickare, Nobel Museum, 'Medicine and the Media: The Human
Body on Display around 1900"
Lucia Dacome, Welcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL,
'Seeing Enlightenments: Anatomical Models and the Visual Regimes of the Body
in F.ill., iii. Century Italy"
Chair: Pamela Smith, Pomona

The Scientist in Memory
Laura Otis, Hofstra University, "Haeckel's Deferred Action"
Jeris Stueland Yruma, Princeton University 'How Experiments are
Remembered: DI. ... Discipline and the Birth of Fission"
Michael Cory Halliburton, Independent Scholar 'Paul Kammerer,
Immortal Suicide"
Chair: TBA

From Collections to Populations in Life Science
Charissa S. Varma, IHPST University of Toronto, "Early 19th Century


12:30 1:15 PM
Forum for the History of Science in America
Distinguished Scientist Lecture
Steven Weinberg, University of Texas, Austin


History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004
Taxonomy and Essentialism: William Kirby's Place in the History of Systematics"
Jean-Francois Auger, Institut de Recherches Interdiscplinaires, "The
Cultural Meaning of Leon Provancher's Entomological Collections, 1877-1980"
Christine Keiner, Rochester Institute ol .. '--. I "Rats, Humans, and
Urban Ecology: The Johns Hopkins Rodent Ecology Project, 1944-1952"
Chair and Commentator: John Lynch, Arizona State University

Re-examining Aristotle
Jeremy Kirby, Florida State University 'Aristotle's Rejection of Resurrection"
Tiberiu Marcel Popa, University of Pittsburgh, "Metaphysical Implications
of Aristotle's Chemistry"
Bill Sterner, University of -:,, "The Definitory Dialectic of Aristotle's
Four Causes in the Poetics"
Chair: R.J. Hankinson, University of Texas, Austin

Cells and Viruses in the History of Biology
Sabine Brauckmann, ILI, "Cells Migrate and Shape: A Historical Sketch of
Developmental Fate Maps"
Neeraja Sankaran, Yale University, "What Was a Virus? -The Status of
Bacteriophage in this Debate in the Early 20th Century"
Rena Selya, Harvard University "Viruses, Cancer and the Institutionalization
of Molecular Biology"
Commentator and Chair: Angela N.H. Creager, Princeton University

Science between Nations
Jahnavi Phalkey, Georgia Institute of ". '* I, I I_. ,1i I Saha and the
Calcutta Cyclotron
Kenji Ito, The University ol I., "Gender and Physics in Japan around
WWII: Toshiko Yuasa and Her Emigration to France"
Sara Tjossem, Columbia University "C'... 1p" ii'i Visions for Marine Science
in the North Pacific"
Boumsoung Kim, The University of i., i' l | "i"ii Earthquakes: A
Historical Interpretation of Seismograms in Meiji Japan"
Chair: Abha Sur, MI.T

Science and Religion in Public Life
Adam R. Shapiro, University of -:,, "The Evolution of the 'New Civic
Biology'"
Stephen P. Weldon, University of Oklahoma, "Humanistic Psychology and
Liberal Religion in America, 1950-1980"
Greg Whitesides, University of California, Santa Barbara, "Manu
facturing Faith: The Industry at the Intersection of American Science and
Spirituality"
Chair: Ronald L. Numbers, University of Wisconsin, Madison


3:30 5:30 PM

Evolution, Old and New: Contested Interpretations of
Darwinism from Haeckel to the Present. Part II:
"Challenges to Gradualism: Saltationism,
Punctuated Equilibrium, and Neo-Catastrophist
Mass Extinction Theory"
Sherrie Lynne Lyons, SUNYEmpire State .,. "From Huxley to
Gould: Thomas Henry Huxley's Relevance For Modern Evolutionary Theory"
David Sepkoski, Oberlin . i. I' ,I.i ,Ini- in the 1970s: Punctuation,
Mass Extinction, and Quantification"







History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004
Friday, 19 November 2004 (continued)
3:30 5:30 PM (continued)

*Marsha L. Richmond, Wayne State University, "Views of Evolution at
the Darwin 1909 Celebration: The Challenges of Mendelism, Mutation,
Meiosis, and Saltation"
Michael R. Dietrich, Dartmouth . h. i', I Il the Hopeful Monster:
Richard Goldschmidt and Saltational Evolution"
Chair: Sander Gliboff, Indiana University

State-Sponsored Surveys in America: Providence, Politics and
Capitalist Expansion
*Daniel Goldstein, University of California, Davis, "Great Expectations: The
Intellectual Context for State Geological and Natural History Surveys in
Antebellum America"
Jeremy Vetter, University of Pennsylvania, 'Knowledge, Capitalism, and the
States: The Role of State Surveys in the Economic Development of the U.S.
Central West, 1890-1920"
Brian Frehner, University of Oklahoma, r '1'1 ipi Nature: The Role of Field
Work in the Oklahoma Geological Survey"
Commentator: Julie Newell, Southern Polytechnic State University
Chair: Daniel Goldstein, University of California, Davis

Tracing the Development of Mathematics in Early
Twentieth-Century America: Three Case Studies Drawn from the
Archives of American Mathematics, Austin
Albert C. Lewis, Indiana University Purdue t'"', i Indianapolis,
'G.B. Halsted and Mathematics on the American Frontier"
Della D. Fenster, University ofRichmond, 'Leonard Dickson: You Can Take
the Man Out of Texas but Not the Texas Out of the Man"
David E. Zitarelli, Temple University 'The Moore-Kline Correspondence: A
Portrait of Two Mathematicians"
Commentator: *Karen Parshall, University of r .... .
Chair: Joseph Dauben, The Graduate Center CUNY

Scientific Persona(e)
Matthew L. Jones, Columbia University 'eibniz and the Persona of the
Decorous Natural Philosopher"
Theodore M. Porter, UCLA, 'The Cultivated Scientist: Fashioning a Self for a
New Age of Science"
*Jamie Cohen-Cole, Princeton University 'Experimental Psychology and
The Professional Politics of Thinking About Thinking"
Chair: Alison Wylie, Barnard ..

The Formation of Scientific Practice and Knowledge in
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Minghui Hu, Westmont . 1.l1 ill iii the Cosmos: Tension between
Confucian Cosmology and Jesuit Cosmography"
*Fa-ti Fan, State University ofi 1 York at Binghamton, "Natural History in
Chinese-Western Encounter"
Grace Yen Shen, Harvard t' -. '- 'Scientific Worldviews: Chinese
Geology and International Science,1911-1949"
Chair and Commentator: Roger Hart, University of Texas, Austin

Behavior on Film The Uses of Motion Picture in Studies of
Human and Animal Behavior
Scott Curtis, Northwestern University "As 1Tiii.i.. as Tissue: Arnold Gesell,


Infant Behavior, and Film Analysis"
Ute Holl, Bauhaus-University Weimar 'Science and Avantgarde. Dziga
Vertovs Filmwork and the Techniques of 01' I ii in Russian Reflexology"
*Tania Munz, Princeton University "Birds, Bees, Lights, Camera, Action
Karl von Frisch, Konrad Lorenz and the Behavior of Animals on Film"
Chair and Commentator: Alison Winter, University of -'

Computers in the Midst: Computational Science
Enters the Laboratory
Charles N. Yood, Pennsylvania State University 'Building Big Iron:
Applied Mathematics, 'Hybrid Areas' and the Social Organization of
Computational Science at Argonne National Laboratory, 1949-1970"
Joe November, Princeton University 'DENDRAL: Automating Ii -il.i i.
Formation"
*Ann Johnson, University of South Carolina, 'Molecules or Very, Very Tiny
Beams? Writing Algorithms to Model Carbon Nanotubes at NASA"
Chair and Commentator: Robert W. Seidel, University ofMinnesota

Astronomy and Representation in the
Nineteenth Century
*Anna Henchman, Harvard University 'To See What I See: Thomas De
Quincey and the Orion Nebula"
Pamela Gossin, University of exas Dallas, 'Literary History of Astronomy:
Thomas Hardy's Personal Construct Cosmology"
Jimena Canales, MI.., "AUTO, NOMOS, and MATIC: Boundaries Between
'Impersonal' and 'Personal' Representations"
Commentator: Allen MacDuffie
Chair: Anna Henchman, Harvard University

Detection Devices and Experimental Agents
Keith A. Nier, IndependenVt/hemical Heritage Foundation, "Development
of Mass Spectrometry: Weighing Ions and the Nature of Science"
William Shields, i f" -.. Tfech, 'The Strange Tale of (. f, liii ii Force"
Catherine Lee Westfall, Argonne National Laboratory 'When Little
Plays Big: Fifty Years of Mossbauer Spectroscopy at Argonne"
Chen-Pang Yeang, M. T, 'Toward a Science of Noise"
Chair: Christophe Lecuyer, Chemical Heritage Foundation

Mathematics and Practice in Early
Modern Europe
Sigurd Tonnessen, University of-. ( 1 "C, 11I1 Physics: Kepler's
Analysis and Synthesis of Geometry, Kinematics and Dynamics"
Saul Fisher, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Gassendi and Puy-de
Dome: .I n iiiIiiiii' the i'h .i i." for a Method of 11, p dil .'
Albrecht Heeffer, Ghent University "Recreation Mathematiques (1624)":
A Study on the Authorship, Sources and Influence"
Alexander J. Hahn, University of Notre Dame, 'Discorsi and Experiment
in Conflict: Galileo's Folio 116v and His Resolution of the Mirandum Paradox"
Chair: Jole R. Shackelford, University of Minnesota


6:15 8:00 PM
Joint Reception with HSS and PSA
(Harry Ransom Humanities Center tickets required)
Buses will run from the hotel to the Center.








8:00 9:30 PM

Committee on Education Workshop
Bringing the History of Science to Science and Mathematics
Teachers
Elizabeth Cavicchi, DibnerInstitute/MlIT
Peter Heering, University of '.. M. . Museum
Bruce Hunt, University of Texas, Austin
Mark Largent, Universityo. l 'Sound
Michael Marder, University of Texas, Austin
Chair: David Rhees, Bakken Museum


Saturday, 20 November 2004

7:30 8:45 AM

Forum for the History of Science in America Steering Committee

Osiris Editorial Board Meeting


9:00 11:45 AM

State of Nature: Presenting and Representing Animals in 20th
Century Japan and the United States
*Victoria Cain, Columbia University, "'Selling' Animals: Consumption and
Conservation in American Natural History Museums, 1900-1930"
Brett L. Walker, Montana State University "Global Science and National
Distinctiveness: Animal Representations and the Birth of Ecology in Japan"
Hanna Rose Shell, Harvard University "Hide: Reframing Wartime Natural
History and the AMNH Alaska Brown Bear Group 1937 11' I,
Ian Jared Miller, Arizona State University "The Nature of the Beast: The
Ueno Zoological Gardens and the Culture of Imperialism in Japan"
Chair and Commentator: Gregg Mitman, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Russian Intelligentsia and Science, 1860-1960
Olga A. Valkova, S I. Vavilov Institute for History of Science and
Technology Moscow, ',._i ..1,. between 'National' and 'International' Parties
in Russian Scientific Community in the Second Half of the 19th Century"
Kirill 0. Rossiianov S. I VavilovInstitute for History of Science and
". i'. I Moscow, 'Taming the Primitive: Elie Metchnikov and his Discovery
of Immune Cells"
*Alexei B. Kojevnikov, University of Georgia, Athens, 'Space and Time,
and the Russian Revolution"
Konstantin Ivanov, Tula State . m' University, "The First Steps of
Astrophysics in the USSR: Revolutionary Policies in Science and Disciplinary
Boundaries"
Ivan V. Zavidonov, S I. Vavilov Institute for History of Science and
Technology Moscow, 'IGY, Sputniks, and Soviet Research in the Geospace"
Chair: Jonathan Coopersmith, Texas A&M University

Who Knows Best Judges, Fakers, Scientists, or Historians?
A Festsession for J.L. Heilbron
Mario Biagioli, Harvard University "Intellectual Property in Early Modern
Instruments: Galilei vs. Capra"
Jessica Riskin, Stanford University, "Simulations and Dissimulations"


History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004
Larry Lagerstrom, University of California, Davis, 'Applied History of
Science: The Case of Creation and Evolution"
Timothy Moy, University of I 11 Mexico 'Recent Applications of History of
Science and Technology in National Security Policy"
Commentator: TBA
Chair: Abigail Lustig, University of Texas, Austin
MVatthias Dorries, Universite Louis Pasteur

Citizens as Subjects: Behavioral Science Research and Its Critics
in Postwar America
Lynn Gorchov, Oberlin m. I. ,i ini the Experts: The 1950 Senate Sex
Perversion Hearings"
Jill Morawski, Wesleyan University 'Socialized/Civilized: The Promise of
Socialization Theory and the Protean Human in Postwar America"
Sarah E. Igo, University of Pennsylvania, 'Social Scientific Citizens:
Participation and Dissent in a Postwar Statistical Public"
Laura Stark, Princeton i. I i' i 1 1; Morality: Psychological Research
Practices and the Rise of Human Subjects PF ,iil 1ii i. in Postwar America"
Commentator: Elizabeth Lunbeck, Princeton University
Chair: *John Carson, University ol i.'. "

Heavenly and Earthly Bodies: Problems of "Pre-modernity" in
Chinese and Ottoman Science
Hilary A. Smith, University ofPennsylvania, 'Does the "Early Modern"
Shoe Fit? Foot qi and Chinese Nutritional Science"
Avner Ben-Zaken, Harvard Society ofFellows, "The Decade When the Sky
Fell and New Astronomy Arose
Carla Suzan Nappi, Princeton University, II 1 i.11 Blood and Cardamom:
The Foreign and the Distant in Early Modern Chinese Natural History"
*Jane H. Murphy, Princeton University, "The Ubiquity of the 'Uncommon
Sciences': Scientific Practices in 18th Century Cairo"
Commentator and Chair: Christopher Minkowski

Racial Biology before and during the Third Reich:
New Research Initiatives
Volker Roelcke, University ofiessen, I'r ii 11.I I, 1 1111i, 11, lil. Race:
Genetic Research at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, 1917-1' I '
Bernd Gausemeier, MPG Forschungsprogramm, "Science or Politics?: Nazi
Racial Biology, 'Pure Genetics' and the Rockefeller Foundation Connection"
*Sheila Faith Weiss, Clarkson University "The Political Function of Human
Genetics at International Conferences Under the Swastika"
Hans-Walter Schmuhl, University ofBielefeld, 'Racial Science,
Eugenics, and Developmental Genetics: The Politics of the Paradigm Shift at
the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for '.iii.liiii|Iii,. Human Heredity and Eugenics,
1938-1' .1
Commentator: Garland Allen, 'T: '* University
Chair: Susanne Heim

The Other Final Frontier: American Science and the Sea after
World War II
Ronald Rainger, Texas Tech t',,i i 'Beyond Being Blue: The Expanding
Domain of American Oceanography"
Helen M. Rozwadowski, University of Connecticut, Avery Point
'Turning Heads: FLIP and the Technological Imagination in Postwar
Oceanography"
*D. Graham Burnett, Princeton University 'Whales and the Cold War: The
First International Symposium on Cetacean Research"







History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004
Saturday, 20 November 2004 (continued)
9:00 11:45 AM (continued)

Naomi Oreskes, University of California, San ', 'Secrecy and Sea-floor
Spreading"
Commentator: Eric L. Mills, Dalhousie University
Chair: D. Graham Burnett, Princeton University

The Politics of Cosmology in Early Modern Europe
John P. Friesen, University of Leeds, "Newtonian Natural Philosophy and the
Ancients-Moderns Controversy at Christ Church Oxford"
David Marshall Miller, University of Pittsburgh, "The Thirty Years War and
the Galileo Affair: A Plea for Political Contextualization"
Derek Jensen, University of California, San Diego, "The Idea of a Plurality
of Worlds in Seventeenth-Century Danzig"
Steven R. Vanden Broecke, The Johns Hopkins University, II iliinli,
Astrology: Notes on the Publication of Tycho Brahe's World System (1588)"
Commentator and Chair: Adrian Johns, University of

Displays and Audiences
Anna Maerker, ',. University, "How (not) to be a Museum Visitor in
Late-f igli Ii ,il Century Florence: Micro-Histories and Retrospective Accounts
from the Royal Museum of Physics and Natural History"
Elizabeth R. Neswald, National University of Ireland, Galway,
'Itinerants and Institutions: Popularizing Science in 19th-century Provincial
Ireland"
Julia R. Saari, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, "A Space of Their Own:
Making Room for the Public at NASAs Kennedy Space Center"
Linda Dalrymple Henderson, University of Texas, Austin, "Robert
Smithson, Science Fiction, and the Fourth Dimension in the Mid-1960's"
Chair and Commentator: Karen Rader, Sarah Lawrence


12:00 3:00 PM
Committee on Publications


12:00 1:15PM

History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS), Business Meeting

The Expanding Scope of History of Science: Doctoral Dissertations
Jonathon Erlen

Forum for the History of Human Sciences, Business Meeting

Committee on Finance

Earth and Environment Forum, Business Meeting


1:30 3:10 PM

Disease Etiology and Prevention
Andrea Rusnock, UniversityofRhode Iland i iii .... i, ofVaccination circa 1800"
Elise S. Lipkowitz, Northwestern University 'Matters of Family, Matters of
State: The Debate over Inoculation in France 1754-1774"


Sofie Lachapelle, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, 'The
Prophylaxis and Treatment of Endemic Cretinism by Nineteenth-Century
Alienists"

Science and Education
Donald Cotter, Mount Holyoke .. "A Converted Organic Chemist' and
the Invention of American General Chemistry"
Deepanwita Dasgupta, University of Minnesota, 'The Story of
Engineering Education in India: Science Education within the Framework of a
Colonial Requirement"
Hanna Ostholm, Uppsala University 'The 'Idea of the University': The
Impact of the Berlin University on Scandinavia/Sweden"
Holly C. VanScoy, Academic Research Associates, 'The Role of the
Psychological Sciences in the Supreme Court's Decision in Brown v. Board of
Education"
Chair and Commentator: Nancy Hall, University o i.' ,

Communication, Community, and Knowledge
Peter Schimkat, Independent Scholar "A Truly German Science": Attempts to
Redefine Geology in Interwar Germany"
Steven Maxwell Schwartz, University of Toronto, 'Disciplinary
Relations between 'I. III'_- and Psychiatry from 1877-1897: Similarities and
Differences of Representation in Specialized English and American
Periodicals"
Anne Katrine Gjerloff, University of Copenhagen, "Adventures of the Ape.
Popularizations of P il..i 11.11 ii .I... in Denmark in the 20th Century"
Jesse Richmond, University of California, San -' ,. "The Art of
Ancestral Identity: Pictorial Representation and the Marginalization of
"Australopithecus"
Chair: TBA

Postwar Science and Politics
Thomas Lassman, American Institute ofPhysics, "The Path Not Taken:
Henry Wallace and the Reconstruction of American Science after World War II"
Anja Skaar Jacobsen, Roskilde University, "The Role of Marxist Ideology in
Leon Rosenfeld's Defence of Complementarity in the 1950s"
David C. Cassidy, Hofstra University 'Militarized Science: J. Robert
Oppenheimer as Federal Science Advisor"
Chair and Commentator: Susan M. Lindee, University of Pennsylvania

The Historiographical Roots of History and
Philosophy of Science
Peter McLaughlin, University of ].. 'Rethinking Internalism in the
Scientific Revolution"
Nahum Kipnis, Independent Scholar 'Are Old Scientific Theories 'Rejected'
or 'Abandoned'?"
Chair: Joseph T. Rouse, Wesleyan University

Travels and Expeditions of Nineteenth-
Century Scientists
David Cahan, University of Nebraska, "The Scientific Tourist: Helmholtz in
Gilded Age America"
Christopher R. Carter, Duke University, "Herschel, Humboldt and
Imperial Science"
Alistair Sponsel, Princeton University "Fathoming the Depth of Charles
Darwin's Theory of Coral Reef Formation"
Commentator and Chair: James Secord, University of Cambidge








Epistemology and Audience
Edward Jurkowitz, University of llinois at `,- -. "Liberal Unities of
Mind and Knowledge: Hermann von Helmholtz's and Ernst Mach's Images of
Intellect and Epistemology"
Katherine Arens, University of Texas, Austin, "Mach, Haeckel, and the
Rejection of the 'Two Cultures': Popular Science as Epistemology in German
Language Science of the (Last) Fin de siecle"
Joel Isaac, University of Cambridge, "The Education of a "Scientific
Philosopher": W. V. Quine and the Analytic Turn in American PhI'ii i iih
1926-1940"
Chair: John Zammito, Rice University

Theory Confronts the World
Jean Eisenstaedt, Observatoire de Paris, "Light and Relativity: From Newton
to Einstein"
Ole Molvig, Princeton t', i. i 'Making 'a New Universe': How Relativity
became Astronomical"
Cibelle Celestino Silva, Instituto de Fisica 'Gleb "'
Universidade de Campinas, Brazil, "Dimensional Analysis and the Search
for the True Nature of I I ,'i 111 n i. Quantities: The Contribution of
Reginald A. Fessenden"
Slobodan Perovic, York University 'Recent Revival of Schrodinger's Ideas
on II 111~I 1I I'i Quantum Mechanics and Relevance of Their Early
Experimental Critique"
Chair and Commentator: TBA

18th-Century Naturalism
William Max Nelson, UCLA, "Healing 'Time's Eunuch': Buffon and the
Generation of the Future in Enlightenment France"
Mary Terrall, UCLA, "Reaumur's Networks of Knowledge and Practice"
Jed Foland, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 'Crossing Species: Buffon
and the Science of Experimentation"
Monika Gisler, University of Basel, "I" I1 p. Iim, Earthquakes in 18th
Century Protestant Switzerland: Between Science and Theology"
Chair: TBA


3:30 5:30 PM

Practicing Natural History
Lynn K. Nyhart, University of Wisconsin, Madison i'.i 11iI Natural History
to Life: 'Practical' Natural History, Museums, and Zoos in Mid-Nineteenth
Century Germany"
Anne Secord, University of Cambridge, 'Social Class and the Boundaries of
the Field in Nineteenth-Century British Botany"
Richard Burkhardt, University of Illinois, "Ordering and C(, l ii iiiii
Naturalists' Practices in Restoration France"
*Robert E. Kohler, University of Pennsylvania, 'American Museums and
Natural History C(dl., i 1i"
Chair: Mark V. Barrow, ri .. Tech

Imagined Worlds: Constructions of Nature
in Early-Modern Europe
Jonathan Seitz, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 'Science in the Holy
Office: The Inquisition and Views of Nature in Early Modern Venice"
Maria M. Portuondo, Johns Hopkins University 'Mapmakers at Work:
C.i 11 II I a Map of the New World"


History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004
Mark A. Waddell, Johns Hopkins University 'Magic, Magnets, and
Machines: Jesuit Depictions of Artifice and the End of Nature's Wondrous
Power"
*Allison B. Kavey, Johns Hopkins University 'Structuring Nature:
.-I 1pimio the Natural in "'The Secrets of Albertus Magnus' and 'Cornucopiae,
or Divers Secrets'"
Chair: Allison Kavey, Johns Hopkins University

Going Wrong: Errors, Failures, and Other Pitfalls in
Scientific Practice
Theodore Arabatzis, Universityof Athens, I i ,ii ''pi "" ii (correct)
Experimental Results: Kaufmann's Rejection of the Particulate Interpretation of
Cathode Rays"
Davis Baird, University ofSouth Carolina, 'Atomic Precision: Rowland's
Dictum and Nanotechnology"
Giora Hon, University of Haifa, 'Living Extremely Flat: The Status of Errors
in Experimental Studies of Biological Systems"
*Jutta Schickore, University of Cambridge, 'The Productivity of Faulty
Procedures: Microscopy of the Nerves in the 1820s and 1830s"
Chair: TBA

Scientists as Educators: Teaching the Exact Sciences in
the U.S. from 1910 to 1970
John L. Rudolph, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 'Millikan, Mann,
and the Debate over General Science in the High School Course of Study"
Patti Wilger Hunter, Westmont .. 'Foundations of Statistics in
American Textbooks: Probability and Pedagogy in Historical Context"
*David Lindsay Roberts, "Mathematicians in the Schools: The 'New Math'
as an Arena of Professional Ii i...1 1950-1970"
Commentator: John Servos, Amherst .
Chair: Peggy Kidwell, Smithsonian Institution

The German Physical Society under
National Socialism
Richard Beyler, Portland State U[ 'i i 'Boundaries and Authority in the
Physics Community in the Third Reich"
*Dieter Hoffmann, Max Planck Institute for History of Science, The
"Ramsauer Era" and the Self Mobilization of the DPG'
Michael Eckert, Deutsches Museum, 'The DPG and 'Aryan Physics'"
Chair and Commentator: Mark Walker, Union

Darwin's Adaptation of Darwinism
*Stephen G. Alter, Gordon .-. 'The Textual Sources of Darwin's
'Unconscious Selection' Concept"
Joy Harvey, Independent Scholar 'Rethinking French Darwinism"
Paul White, University of Cambridge, 'Darwin's Correspondence and the
Imperial Archive"
Chair and Commentator: Phillip R. Sloan, University of Notre Dame

Caltech at War and Peace
*Patrick McCray, University of California, Santa Barbara, 'Caltech, Project
Vista, and the Dilemmas of Lee DuBridge"
Peter Neushul, University of California, Santa Barbara, 'World War II War
Production at Caltech: The Rocket Program"
Peter J. Westwick, Caltech, i' 111. .1111 111. for Defense in the 1980s: The Case
of the Jet Propulsion Lab"
Chair and Commentator: Daniel Kevles, Yale University






History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004
Saturday, 20 November 2004 (continued)
3:30 5:30 PM (continued)

The Autonomy of the Automaton: Paradoxes of Subjectivity and
Technology in the Scientific and Literary Culture of
Modern Europe
Adelheid Voskuhl, Comell] '" -. '.i :,.ii, i I..iiIIII ..1 Mechanical Bodies
and Autonomous Subjects in the Nascent Civil Society of Late 18th-Century Germany"
*John Tresch, Northwestern University 'The Automaton and its Uncanny
Kin in French Fantastic Literature, c.1848"
Matt Price, Univeristy of Toronto, 'The Hand, Human Nature, and the Art of
Prosthesis in World War I"
Commentator: Robert Brain, University of British Columbia
Chair: Tracie Matysik, University of Texas, Austin

Recent Work in the History of Biological Science in Japan
Eriko Kakuzaki, Rissho University 'History of Human-Animal Interaction
in Japan"
Yoshiko Lizuka, Rissho University, "Birth Technology and Gender Problems
in Recent Japan"
*Hazime Mizoguchi, Rissho University 'Japanese Biologists at the Marine
Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole"
Chair and Commentator: Keith Benson, National Science Foundation


6:00 7:00 PM
Distinguished Lecture

Peter Dear, University
What is the History of Science the History of?
Identifying the Subject-Matter of a Discipline





Sunday, 21 November 2004


8:00 9:00 AM
HSS Business Meeting


9:00 11:45 AM
Plenary Session
To Market, To Market
Daniel Kevles, Yale University 'The Engineering and Ownership of Life: The
Establishment of Intellectual Property in Living Organisms"
Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame, "Caveat Emptor: On the History
of Perceptions of the Supposed Independence of Scientific Research from the
Forms of Economic Support"
Mary S. Morgan, London School of Economics/University ofAmsterdam,
"Experimental Farming and the Political Arithmetic of Distribution in Early
19th-Century Britain"
Donald MacKenzie, Universiy ofEdinburgh, "Markets, Bodies, and Theorems"
Chair: TBA
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Awards, Honors, and

Appointments


Robert Marc Friedman, University of Oslo, has been elected Senior Visiting
Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Bologna for the fall
2004 semester. His project on li i1111in, ii epistemology, and values is part of a
broader history of research as an academic activity. Friedman's play on Lise
Meitner will be performed on the main stage of C,.1 ii. ,1,1g City Theatre in
June in connection with an international nuclear physics congress. Swedish
BFl, 11i iii,, will present the play in its popular Radio Theatre later this year.

The California Institute of Technology and the Francis Bacon Foundation are
pleased to announce Lawrence M. Principe, Professor of History of Science
and Technology and Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University as the first recipi
ent of the Francis Bacon Prize in The History and Philosophy of Science and
Technology. Offered biennially in the amount of $20,000, the Prize is awarded
to an outstanding scholar whose work has had substantial impact on the his
tory of science, the history of technology or historically-engaged philosophy of
science.

William Eamon, Regents Professor of History, New Mexico State 'lli ii
was recently selected as the S.P and Margaret Manasse Chair at New Mexico
State University for 2004-2006. Eamon's research proposal, titled i 1,li iii,
the Margins of Early Modern Science," involves two independent but related
projects. The first is a book under contract with Cambridge University Press,
"Science and Everyday Life in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1750." The second
is "Beyond the Black Legend: Spain and the Scientific Revolution," which will
result in a major international conference to be held in Valencia, Spain, an
edited book, and an interpretive monograph.

The Office of NIH History is pleased to announce the appointment of three
DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Memorial Fellows in the History of Biomedical Sciences and
Technology. The new fellows will be: Maya Ponte, an M.D.-Ph.D. candidate in
medicine and medical 11.11,1. ii.i1- at the University of California, San
Francisco. She will work with the National Institute of Hir1 iigii al Diseases
and Stroke on "Transmissible ."p"'i "l'iii" Encephalopathy in the U.S. and
U.K." Leo Slater, a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institut fir
Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin. He will work with the National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases on the history of "Malaria Research at NIAID."
Claudia Wassman, a physician who is' ,,iiil ilug a Ph.D. in the history of
science and medicine at the University of Chicago. She will work with the
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering on the history of
how imaging technology has shaped our understanding of emotion as a part of
a larger project on "The Science of Emotion."

Janet Browne has been awarded the 2003 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for
her biography, Charles Darwin, Vol. f The. 1. ofPlace (Jonathan Cape). Dr.
Browne joins such luminaries as Lytton '"i, i1 Lady Antonia Fraser, Quentin Bell,
Martin Amis and Peter Ackroyd.

Keith Benson has been appointed as Principal of Green College, an interdiscipli
nary graduate student residential (Il .1 gI 1 ill University of British Columbia. The
College was founded by Cecil Green and is beginning its second decade of existence.
Benson will also be a tenured professor in the Department of History at UBC.


History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004

Jobs

The ii i ,l announcements have been edited for space. For full descrip-
tions and for the latest announcements, please visit
http://www.hssonline.org. The Society does not assume responsibility for
the accuracy of any item, and interested persons should verify all details. Those
who wish to publish ajob announcement should send an electronic version of
the to ,.

The Department of the History of Science at Harvard University
invites applications for a senior professorial position in the history of the mod
ern biological sciences i"'I I !::1" to the present). The field is open, but school
ars of biotechnology, genetics, molecular biology and evolutionary theory are of
particular interest, as are scholars whose historical work draws on methodolo
gies from fields such as 1il11 iii"l..n sociology, science studies,-,,I .. i'll
and public policy. While the focus of the search is on i.i '111 iii, a candidate at
the senior (full professorial) level, the appointment could be made at the
advanced associate professorial level untenuredd). Closing date for applications
is October 1, 2004. For further information contact: Professor Anne Harrington,
Chair, Senior Search in the History '. i:. I1..- Department for the History of
Science, Harvard 'Ill i i Science Center 371, Cambridge, MA 02138. E-mail:
aharring@fas.harvard.edu.

The Lancaster University Department of History is i, 1i ii I- two
professorial chairs and three lectureships. The field for the chairs is completely
open and historians of science, technology, and medicine are warmly welcome
to apply. The field for the lectureships will be decided in light of the professorial
appointments. Details are available from Paolo Palladino: P.Palladino@lan
caster.ac.uk.

An interdisciplinary research project on French philosophy of science -The
History of the Philosophy of Science from 1860 to 1930: A Comparison of
France and Germany -will begin next year at the Department of
Philosophy of the University of Tuebingen, under the direction of the
chairholder of Philosophy of Science and Logic, Prof. Dr. Michael Heidelberger.
We are looking for an historian (of science)/ philosopher of science to collabo
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?- 2 THE HISTORY
O -CIENC : AND
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DIBNER
INSTITUTE
FELLOWS
PROGRAMS
2005-2006


FELLOWS PROGRAMS 2005 2006
The Dibner Institute for the History of Science and
Technology invites applications to its three fellow-
ship programs for the academic year 2005-2006: the
Senior Fellows program, the Postdoctoral Fellows
program, and the Science Writer Fellowship.
Appointments are based on applicants' earlier work
and the significance of the research projects submit-
ted. Applications for the Senior and Postdoctoral
Programs are available on the Dibner website.

The Dibner Institute, established in 1992, is an inter-
national center for advanced research in the history
of science and technology. It offers the resources of
the Burndy Library, a major collection of both pri-
mary and secondary material in the history of sci-
ence and technology, and is the cornerstone of the
Dibner Institute Consortium consisting of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the host insti-
tution; Boston University; and Harvard University.

The Institute's primary mission is to support scholars
doing advanced research in the history of science
and technology and favors projects that address
events dating back thirty years or more. The Institute
generally does not support projects in the history of
clinical medicine although it is not always possible
to make strict distinctions between the history of
medicine and the history of biology.

This year, 2004-2005, a Science Writing Fellowship
was awarded to a senior science writer with a sub-
stantial track record reporting for a general audience,
who is pursuing a major project related to the
Institute's mission.

Senior Fellows Program
Candidates for Senior Fellowships are expected to
provide evidence of substantial scholarly experience
and accomplishment. They may apply for a second
fellowship appointment five years after their first
successful application. Scholars may apply to the
Senior Fellows program for the Fall Term, beginning
August/early September through December 31; the
Spring Term, January 1 through May 31 or later, or
both terms. The Institute prefers that Senior Fellows
apply for a two-term, full-year residency if possible.


Postdoctoral Fellows Program
Fellowships are awarded to outstanding scholars of
diverse countries of origin who have received the
Ph.D. or equivalent within the previous five years.
Postdoctoral Fellowships run for one year, from
September 1 through August 15, and may be
extended for a second and final year at the discre-
tion of the Dibner Institute. A second year is not
guaranteed; re-appointments will be considered in
conjunction with the other applicants for that year.

Science Writer Fellowship
This appointment is for a calendar year beginning
September 1. This Fellow will enjoy the camaraderie
of the other Dibner Fellows and the opportunity to
participate in the activities of MIT's Graduate
Program in Science Writing and the Knight Science
Journalism Program. Applications should include a
cover letter, a resume, a two-page project descrip-
tion, two letters of recommendation, and two writing
samples.

Terms and Conditions
All Dibner Institute Fellows are expected to reside in
the Cambridge/Boston area during the terms of their
grants, to participate in the activities of the Dibner
Institute community, and to present their work once
during their fellowship appointment. Fellowships
provide office space, support facilities and full
privileges at the Burndy Library and the libraries
of consortium universities.

The deadline for receipt of applications for 2005-
2006 is December 31, 2004. Fellowship recipients
will be announced in March, 2005. Please send
requests for further information to:


Trudy Kontoff, Program Coordinator
Dibner Institute for the History of
Science and Technology
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DIBNER INSTITUTE NAMES SENIOR
FELLOWS, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS and
GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWS for 2004-2005


The Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology is pleased to
announce the appointments of the Dibner Institute Fellows for 2004-2005. The
Institute will welcome eleven Senior Fellows, one Science Writer Fellow, two
Senior Research Scholars, four Postdoctoral Fellows, five re-appointed
Postdoctoral Fellows, and seven Graduate Student Fellows.


SENIOR FELLOWS


Thomas Archibald is Professor of Mathematics, Acadia 'lli ii Nova
Scotia. He is author of "Charles Hermite and German Mathematics in France,"
and has a book manuscript in progress expanding on this article. His project at
the Dibner Institute will examine the transformation of the mathematical
research community in France between the onset of the Franco-Prussian War and
the end of World War I.

Sonja Brentjes is an independent scholar based in Berlin. She is the author of
several articles on Islamic science, including i:, I i I) oubts and Certainties:
on the Place of History of Science in Islamic Societies" (NTM, 2003). Her
research at the Dibner will take a wide view of Islamic science, 1 l Ii h, il I
different types of dynasties and courts in the Islamic world sponsored different
types of scientific activities.

David Cahan, Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, is the editor of
Herman von Helmholtz and the Foundations of Nineteenth-Century Science
(California, 1993) and editor and translator of Helmholtz's letters to his parents
and a collection of Helmholtz's philosophical essays. He plans to finish his biog
raphy of Helmholtz during his fellowship year at the Dibner Institute.

Olival Freire Jr, Professor, Universidade Federal de Bahia, Brazil, is the author
of the book, David Bohm e a Controversia dos Quanta, 1999 and numerous
articles in Portuguese and English. His project at the Dibner Institute will explore
changes in the quantum controversy and the consensus and dissension in physics
in the second half of the 20th century.

Giora Hon, University of Haifa, Israel, is well known for such historical and
philosophical writings on error in science as "Towards a Typology of
Experimental Errors: An Epistemological View" (SHPS, 1989) and "Putting Error
to (Historical) Work: Error as Tell-tale in the Studies of Kepler and Galileo"
(Centaurus, 2003). At the Dibner Institute he will work on a monograph on
error and experimentation and continue his joint effort with Bernard Goldstein
on the history of the concept of symmetry.

Cesare Maffioli, who teaches at Ecole Europeenne in Luxembourg, is author
of Out of Galileo: The Science of Waters: 1628 1718 (Erasmus, 1994) and edi
tor, with A. Fiocca and D. Lamberini, of Arte e Scienza delle acque nel
Rinascimento. His 1p I i ,.i at the Dibner Institute is to continue work on a
volume entitled "The Way of Waters: From Art to Science 1557-1697," which
examines the changing relationships between the mechanical arts and the math
ematical sciences during the Scientific Revolution.


History of Science Society Newsletter July 2004
Conevery Valencius, on the faculty of the Department of History, Washington
'l, I i I St. Louis, is author of The Health of the Country: HowAmerican
Settlers Understood --. -,- i, and Their Land (Basic, 2002). The book she
will be working on at the Dibner Institute, entitled "The River Ran Backward:
The Great New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812," will be a history of these
intraplate earthquakes and the i1I.... 11.ing impact they have had on seismology.

James Voelkel, an independent scholar, is the author of The Composition of
Kepler' Astronomia Nova' (Princeton, 2001) and Johannes Kepler and the
i- 11 Astronomy (Oxford, 1999). At the Dibner Institute he will be producing the
first English translation of Kepler's Rudolphine Tables, with commentary, tracing
the influence these tables had on 17th century astronomy and comparing them
with other planetary tables of the time.

Sara Wermiel, an independent scholar who is currently a Visiting Scholar at
MIT, is the author of The FireproofBuilding: .. '. I and Public Safety in
the Nineteenth-CenturyAmerican Ciy (Johns Hopkins, 2000). At the Dibner
Institute she plans to complete her .. ... 1i i.ll study of the engineering accom
plishments of American architect engineers in the nineteenth century and the
emergence of structural engineering as an engineering specialty at the end of this
century.


SCIENCE WRITER FELLOW


Seth Shulman, is a free-lance writer, whose most recent book, Unlocking the
Sky2002, is a historical narrative about aviation pioneer Glen Curtiss and the
birth of the airplane. He has written two other books and hundreds of articles for
magazines such as Smithsonian, The Atlantic, Parade, Discover, Rolling Stone
and Time. His project while at the Dibner Institute will be the exploration of the
relationship between Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Alva Edison.


SENIOR RESEARCH SCHOLAR


W. Ford Doolittle, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology at Dalhousie 'lli i i Nova Scotia, and a Member of the
U. S. National Academy of Sciences. As a molecular geneticist he has been one of
the seminal figures in the new science of molecular pl.1. 11. 11. At the Dibner
Institute he intends to complete his book, "Tree of Life, Web of Life," which will
place in historical context current controversies in microbial molecular phyloge
netics.

Alan Stahl is the author of Zecca: The Mint of Venice in the Middle Ages, 2000
and editor of The Documents of Angelo de Cartura and Donato Fontanella:
Venetian Notaries in 14th Century Crete. He will be' 1,,,111iiii- his work on a
scholarly edition of the 15th-century Venetian manuscript of the merchant
mariner Michael of Rhodes.


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS (First Year)


Kristine Harper received her Ph.D. in History of Science from Oregon
State University in 2003. She has finished a "'....1 I.nil, manuscript,







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"Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern I. i, ii d.1 .. based on her
dissertation. At the Dibner Institute she will be working on a new book on
the history of efforts on weather control techniques in the post-World War II
era and their reception within the private sector and the U. S. government.

Andrew Johnston is a doctoral candidate in Architectural History at the
University of California, Berkeley, finishing his dissertation, "Quicksilver
Landscapes: Space, Power, and Ethnicity in the Mercury Mining Industry in
California and the West, 1845-1920. At the Dibner Institute he will be inves
tigating a historical correlation that he has found between the technologies of
mercury amalgamation and the technologies of reducing mercury from its
ore, cinnabar.

Takashi Nishiyama is a doctoral candidate at The Ohio State 'lli i i
writing a dissertation entitled "Swords into Plowshares: Civilian Application
of Wartime Aeronautical Technology in Modern Japan, 1918-1963," based on
extensive archival work he has carried out in Japan. At the Dibner Institute
he will be ,.i ....Ii inii his research on technology transfer from aeronautics to
the high-speed bullet train in post-War Japan.

Chen-Pang Yeang is a doctoral candidate in MIT's Program in Science,
Technology, and Society, writing a dissertation on long-distance radio-wave
11',' i' i''' and technologies for dealing with interference from 1900 to
1940. His principal project while at the Dibner Institute will be to turn his
dissertation into a book, though he also intends to expand upon research he
has done on Newton's theory of comet orbits.


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
(Second Year)


Peter Bokulich received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of
Notre Dame in 2003. His dissertation analyzed proposed solutions to
Hawking's information-loss paradox by invoking Niels Bohr's epistemology of
complementarity. At the Dibner Institute he is' ,iiilT i1,g a book exploring
controversies about quantum electrodynamics in the 1930s and 1940s and
their later transformation when applied to the gravitational field.

Claire Calcagno received her Ph.D. in Archaeology from Oxford University
and was then a Visiting Scholar in MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and
Society, working in the Deep-Water Archaeology Research Program. Her
research at the Dibner Institute is focusing on Harold Edgerton's innovative
engineering contributions to maritime archaeology, including various instru
ments he designed that now reside in the MIT archives.

Dane Daniel received his Ph.D. in September 2003 from Indiana University.
He is the author of the article "Paracelsus on Baptism and the Acquiring of the
Eternal Body," in Paracelsian Moments, ed. Williams and Gunnoe (2002). At
the Dibner Institute he is working on an English translation of the Astronomia
U." ,,,niIIIIIIII his study of Paracelsus's unedited h. ",Ing. i1 manuscripts,
and preparing his book on Paracelsus for publication.

Gerard J. Fitzgerald received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in
2003. He is currently working on a '",,,1 1. ,,il manuscript, expanding on his
dissertation on the medical and technological history of airborne disease. He is
also', Tinii1l ili, a chapter on the history of industrial microbiology for a
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f.il 1 'l.....' Dibner publication, "The Business of Life: A Century of Life
Sciences, II.i.i II and Biotechnology in International Perspective."

David Pantalony, received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and
recently worked as a curator of scientific instruments at Dartmouth College.
He is the author of the article in press, "Rudolph Koenig's Workshop of
Sound: Instruments, Theories and the Debate over Combination Tones," in
Annals of Science. He is co-author of a fill 1d i..... book on Dartmouth's
instrument collection. At the Dibner he is' .. 1iii, i. I a book about the
Parisian nineteenth-century instrument maker and scientist, Rudolph
Koenig.


GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWS


Alexander Brown, a student in MIT's Program in Science, Technology and
Society, received first-class honors from University of Otago, New Zealand. The
title of his thesis is "From Apollo I to Columbia: Accidents, Politics and
Engineering Cultures at NASA, 1967-2003."

Luis Campos, Department of the History of Science, Harvard 'li ', ii
received the A.B. with honors from Harvard, and a M. Phil. First Class from the
University of Cambridge. His dissertation explores the strong connection
between radioactivity and the origins of life in the first decades of the twentieth
century.

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare, Department of the History of Science, Harvard
University received the A.B. from Harvard, magna cum laude. The title of
her dissertation is i' I' 1'''' Poison: Scientists, Healers and the
Transformation of Plant Medicine in Ghana (1850-2000)," in which she
explores the interactions between scientists and healers vying for control of
information on therapeutic plants.

Peter Shulman, a student in MIT's Program in Science, Technology and
Society, received his B.S. in Mathematics from MIT. He is the author of
"Science Can Never Demobilize: The United States Navy and Petroleum
Geology, 1898-1924," History and .. *. i, 2003. His dissertation will
explore the history of alternative energies in the United States, 1890s -1940s.

Jenny Leigh Smith, a student in MIT's Program in Science, Technology
and Society, received the B.A. from Macalester College. Her dissertation, "The
Soviet Farm Complex: Socialist Agriculture in an International Context, 1948
1972," explores the long-term implications of agricultural industrialization in
the Soviet Union.

Dr. Katrien Vander Straeten, is a student in Boston University's Center
for Philosophy and History of Science. In 2003 she received the Ph.D. with
Greatest Distinction from the Free University of Brussels. The tentative title of
her dissertation at Boston University is "Reasons & Causes: Kant's Debt to
Leibniz with regard to Causality."

Anya Zilberstein, a student in MIT's Program in Science, Technology and
Society, received the B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Mass
achusetts, Amherst. For her dissertation she will explore the history of agri
culture in the Atlantic colonies of the British Empire, late 17th -early 19th
century.







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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 7' ;i You may also view this list and prior lists online at
http://ww 1hi dii .. "i '"II 1 i" 'fi isis.html.


Abelshauser, Werner; Von Hippel, Wolfgang;
Johnson, Jeffrey Allan; Stokes, Raymond G.
German Industry and Global Enterprise. BASF The
History ofa Company ix + 677 pp., app., bibl., index.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. $75.00
(hardback). ISBN 0521827264.

Andrews, Richard. 1.' ., the Environment,
1' Ourselves: A History of American
Environmental Policy xiii+ 463 pp., illus., fig.,
chronol., notes., bibl., index. New Haven/London:
Yale University Press, 1999. $70.00 (Cloth); 32.50
1'' i" 1. ISBN 0300073585.

Arecco, Davide. I' science e Luminel
tardo Settecento. 296 pp., images, appendices, index,
,ill" .11il in. notes. Bari: Cacucci Editore, 2003. CD
Incl. ISBN 8884222575.

Chebotarev, Tanya; Ingersoll, Jared (Editors).
Russian and East European Books and Manuscripts
in the United States. 139pp. Includes '"ii,,,;, Ipi
notes. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press,
2003. ISBN 0789024055.

Ciocci, Argante. Luca Pacioli e la matematiz
zazione del sapere nel Rinascimento. 292 pp.,
images, diagrams, appendices, index, ,ii,,,;, piT
notes. Bari: Cacucci Editore, 2003. CD Incl. ISBN
8884222699.

Cirillo, Vincent J. Bullets and Bacilli The
Spanish American War and Military Medicine.
xii+241pp. Includes illustrations, notes, ,iill,; 1i
phy, index. Piscataway, New Jersey: Rutgers
University Press, 2004. $50.00 (cloth). ISBN
0813533392.

Cole, Sally. Landers, Ruth: A Life in
.. I vi + 299pp., iIII i,.;, Iii notes,
index. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
$55.00 (cloth). ISBN 0803215223.

Conway, Jill; Keniston, Kenneth; Marx, Leo
(Editors). Earth, Air Fire, Water: Humanistic
Studies ofthe Environment. ix+ 349 pp., notes., bib
lii-2 i11 appendix. Boston University Press, 1999.
$50.00 (cloth), $19.00 '1' il1. ISBN 1558492216.


Coulehan, Jack. Chekhovs Doctors: A Collection
ofMedical Tales.xxv + 199pp. Iii il.ih iMihiig, ipll,
Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 2003.
$12.60 '11i i" 11. ISBN 0873387805.

Dewitt, Richard. Worldviews: An Introduction to
the History and Philosophy of Science. Xii + 326pp.,
chapter notes, index. Malden, MA: Blackwell
Publishing, 2004. $29.95 'i i" y ISBN 140511620x.

Donley, Carol; Buckley, Sheryl. What's
Normal? Narratives of Mental & Emotional
Disorders. xv + 355pp. Index, notes. Kent, Ohio: The
Kent State University Press, 2000. $20.30 '111"" i .
ISBN 0873386531.

Evenden, Matthew D. Fish Versus 11. An
Environmental History of the Fraser River.
xvii+309pp., bibl., index., New York: Cambridge
University Press, 2004. $65.00 (Hardback). ISBN
0521830990.

Fan, Fa-ti. British Naturalists in Qing China:
Science, Empire and Cultural Encounter.
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004.
ISBN 0674011430.

Fleishhacker, Jochen; De Gans, Henk A.;
Burch, Thomas K. Populations, Projections and
Politics. x+270pp. Includes figures, ,iiih, I|, ill
index. Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers, 2003. ISBN
9051707479.

Hardcastle, Garly L.; Richardson, Alan W.
Logical Empiricism in North America. xxix +
293pp., Includes ,llh,,- ,pi, notes, index.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
$49.99 (cloth) ISBN 0816642214.

Johnson, Robert D. (Editor). The Politics of
Healing. Histories of i ,-,- Medicine in
1. i- -. -' Century North America. ix + 388 pp., notes,
index. New York: P. .m1i ,l1 2004. ISBN 0415933390.

Junker, Thomas. Geschichte Der Biologie. Die
Wissenschaft vom Leben. 128pp. Includes images,
i i1 1iih index. Munchen: C.H. Beck Wissen,
2004. ISBN 3406508340.


Keil, Inge (Editor). Von Ocularien, Perspicillen
und Mikroskopen, von Hungersnoten und
Friedensfreuden, Optikern, Kaufleuten und
Fursten. Materialien zur Geschichte der optischen
Werkstatt von Johan Wiesel (1583 1662) undsein
er .'. ')urg 260pp. Includes 'ilhi,
raphy, cd-rom. Augsburg: ~ 1.,i, 1\I,1 2003. ISBN
3896394053.

Knoppers, Laura Lunger and Joan B.
Landes (Editors). Monstrous Bodies/Political
Monstrosities in Early Modern Europe. xi+320pp.
Images, ,il._'i il, i notes on contributors, index.
New York: Cornell University Press, 2004. $59.50
(cloth). ISBN 0801441765.

Kohn, Martin; Donley, Carol; Wear, Delise
(Editors). Literature and Aging An i, .- '.
xviii+ 434 pp. index. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State
University Press, 1992. $24.07 '1, i i). ISBN
0873384660.

LaPorte, Joseph. Natural Kinds and Conceptual
x + 221 pp., notes, refs., index. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2004. $70.00 (hard
back). ISBN 0521825997.

Lombroso, Cesare; Ferrero, Guglielmo.
Criminal Woman, the Prostitute, and the Normal
Woman. xiv + 304 pp. Includes notes, glossary, refer
ences, illustrations. London: Duke University Press,
2004. $21.95 '11. 11. ISBN 0822332469.

Long, Greg. The o.' i ofBigfoot, The Inside Story
475pp. Includes images, ,iidi-,_ ll il, index. Amherst,
New York: Prometheus Books, 2004. ISBN 1591021391.

Ochs, Sidney. A History of Nerve Functions.
From Animal Spirits to Molecular Mechanisms.
ix+ 438pp., illus., figs., bibl., index. (New York:
Cambridge University Press, 2004). $100.00
(Hardback). ISBN 052124742x.

Owen, Alex. The Place of Enchantment: British
Occultism and the Culture of the Modern.
xiv+355pp. Includes ,lhi.l,"i iiid index. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 2004. (hardcover) $30.00
ISBN 0226642011.







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Penz, Francois; Radick, Gregory; Howell,
Robert. Space in Science, Art and Society.
v+206pp., illus., figs., bibl., notes on contributors.,
index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
$45.00 (Hardback). ISBN 0521823765.

Rusnock, Andrea A.. VitalAccounts: Quantifying
Health and Population in Ei,,:n,-Century
.' and France. xiv + 249 pp., illus., bibl.,
index. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press,
2002. ISBN 0521803748.

Sayyid, Ayman Fuad. 1 .' i Walitibar: Fi
Dikr Al-Hitat Wal-atar de Maqrizi Vol IV/1.
London: Al-Furquan Islamic Heritage Foundation,
2003.ISBN 1873992742.

Sayyid, Ayman Fuad. I i.' Wali'tibar: Fi
Dikr Al-Hitat Wal-atar de Maqrizi Vol. I '.
London: Al-Furquan Islamic Heritage Foundation,
2003.ISBN 1873992750.

Shamdasani, Sonu. Jung and the .' -, of
Modern 1 i1 '. The Dream of Science. xv+
387pp., bibl,, index. New York: Cambridge University
Press, 2003. $26.60 (Cloth). ISBN 0521831458.

Shephard, David A.E. Island Doctor: John
Mackieson and Medicine in Nineteenth Century


Prince Edward Island. xxviii + 187pp. Includes:
illustrations, appendices, 'iihii11. Ipi, notes, index.
Montreal: McGill-Queens, 2003. ISBN 0773525246.

Slater, Candace (Editor). In Search of the Rain
Forest. x+318pp. Includes notes on contributors,
index. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004. $22.95
(Paperback) ISBN 0822332183.

Staley, Kent W. The Evidence for the Top
Quark.: -',. -i and Bias in i.
Experimentation. xvi+343pp.,illus., figs., bibl., index.,
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. $70.00
(Hardback). ISBN 0521827108.

Stanton, J. Linden. The Alchemy Reader: From
Hermes Trismegistus to Isaac i 11 xi +260pp.
Includes illustrations, glossary, 'illh-'i ildi index.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. ISBN
0521796628.

Teresa, Brennan. The Transmission ofAffect. xi +
227pp. Includes 'ihl".,i Ipil, notes, index. Ithaca,
NY: Cornell University Press, 2004. ISBN 0801488621.

Udias, Augustin Searching the Heavens and theEah:
The lIstory of esuit Observatories. xiii+369pp. Includes
illustrations, ,i ill, ,i, noI )tes, index. Dordrecht Kluwer
Academic Publishers, 2003. ISBN 140201189x.


Verderber, Stephen; Fine, David J.
Healthcare Architecture in an Era of Radical
Transformation. xii+404pp. Includes figures, bib
liographic notes, New Haven: Yale University Press,
2000. ISBN 0300078390.

Williams, Roger L. French Botany in the
E:L',.'i:i:n.r The ll fated' ofLa ..
and His Rescuers. (International Archives of the
History of Ideas, 182) 240 pp., illus., bibl., index.
Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 2001. $85 (cloth). ISBN
1-4020-1109-1.

Youngquist, Paul. Monstrosities: Bodies and
British Romanticism. Xxxi +224pp., Includes illus
trations, ,iih,,g ITin, notes, index. Minneapolis:
University of Minnesota Press, 2004. $54.95 (cloth).
ISBN 0816639795.

Zammito, John H. A Nice Derangement of
Epistemes: Post Positivism in the Study of Science
from Quine to Latour. X +390pp., 'll"ih,, Ipi
notes, index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,
2004. $27.00 '11. i" ). ISBN 0226978621.

Ziolkowski, Theodore. Clio the Romantic
Muse: Historicizing the Faculties in Germany. xii
+ 215pp. II,. il.i. iihliin Iin notes, index. Ithaca,
NY: Cornell University Press, 2004. ISBN 0801442028.


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Afar Jon .... . '.. ... vHistoryof the
Computer viii + 554 pp, notes, index. Cambridge and London: The
MIT Press, 2003. $50.00 (cloth). ISBN 0262012022.

Akbari, Suzanne Conklin. Seeing .... .. v
and' . i 375pp., Toronto: University of Toronto Press,
2004. $65.00 (cloth). ISBN 0802036058/.

Alexander, Brian. Rapture: How Biotech Became the New
289pp. Index. New York: Basic Books, 2003. $25.95(cloth)
ISBN 0738207616.

Alexander, Rani T. Yaxcaba and the Caste War of Yucatan: An
Archeologica Perspecive. xii + 207pp. images., tables., bibl., index.
(Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2004). $49.95 (cloth).
ISBN 0826329624.

Allen, David E.; Hatfield., Gabrielle. MedicinalPlants in Folk
Tradition. An Ethnobotany of Britain and Ireland 431pp., illus.,
apps., bibl., indexes. ..I ,I I ....I.... Timber Press, 2004. $29.95
(cloth). ISBN 088192-648-8.

Amaldi, Edoardo. Da via Panisperna allAmerica: I/ siciitaiani
e la second guerra mondial 198 pp. Rome: Editori Riuniti, 1997.
ISBN 8835943722.

Anderson, Marlow; Katz, Victor; Wilson, Robin (Editors).
Sherlock Holmes in Babylon and Other Tales Of Mathematical


History x+420pp. Index. l,1, ,,,1, DC: The Mathematical
Association of America, 2003. ISBN 0883855461.

Auyang, Sunny. .. An Endless Fronder xiii+ 344pp.
Includes images, bibliography, index. Cambridge Massachusetts:
Harvard University Press, 2004. ISBN 0674013328.

Badesa, Calixto. The Birth of Model theory: Lowenheimn Theorem
in the Frame ofthe theory ofRelatives. xiii +240 pp., apps., references,
index. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2004. $49.95.
ISBN 0691058539.

Baird, Davis. Thing Knowledge: A Philosophy of Scientiic
Instruments. xxi+ 273 pp., illus., references, index. Berkeley and
Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004. $65.00. ISBN
0520232496.

Baker, Zachary M., (Editor). Judaica in the Slavic Realn,
Slavica in the Judaic Realm: Repositories, Collections Projects,
Publcaions. 197 pp., index. New York: The Haworth Press, 2003. ISBN
0789022796.

Baldi, Marialuisa; Canziani, Guido. CardanoEla Tradiione
Dei Saperi 635pp., images., appendix., (Italy: Francoangeli S.R.L,
2004). 39.50 euros i... I II. I I,.

Banks, Erik C. Ernst Machs World Elements: A Study in Natural
Philosophy 304pp. The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science.


Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. ISBN 140201662X.

Bitter, Francis. Mathematical Physics A Popular Introduction.
188pp. llus. New York, Dover Publications, 2004. ISBN 0486435016.

Black, Jeremy. Maps andPolics 188pp. Illus. Chicago: University of
l . ,, 1 ., 11 .I -1_1 1- 11 1 1 II..TII ,'I11

Boczkowskl, Pablo J. News: Innovation in Online
Newspapers xi+243pp. Notes. Biblio. Index. Cambridge: The MIT
Press, 2004. ISBN 0262025590.

Bouloux, N.B. Culture et saviors geographiques dans l'itale du
Vesiecle. ISBN 250351121X.

Bowles, Mark D.; Dawson, Virginia P. With One Voice: The
Association ofAmerican Medical Colleges 1876-2002 256 pp., apps.,
in d ex Ih, 1,1, lu ,,, , ,,,,, I ,,. ,,,.. I, h ,l ,, l ,.1 11111
ISBN 1577540298.

Bown, Nicola; Burdett, Carolyn; Thurschwell, Pamela
(Editors). The Victorian Supernatural xv+305pp. Illus. Notes.
Foreword., Biblio., Index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
ISBN 0521810159.

Bradley, Patricia. Mass Media and the of American
Feminism, 1963-1975 xviii + 322 pp., bibl., index. Jackson, MS:
University Press of Mississippi, 2003. ISBN 1578066123.








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Brown, C. Suzanne. With A Camera in My Hands: William 0.
Field, Pioneer ... 300pp. Illus. Bibl. Index. University of
Alaska Press, 2003. $59.95(cloth). ISBN 1-889963-46-1.

Buhle, Mari Jo. Feminism and its Discontents: A Century of
with Psychoanalysis viii + 432 pp., index. Cambridge,
Mass./London: Harvard University Press, 1998. $35.00. ISBN
0674004035.

Bulmer, Michael. Francis Galton: Pioneer of Heredity and
Biomety xv+ .' 1. I I. -3 ,i
Press, 2003. ISBN 0801874033.

Burgess, Helen; Higgs, Harrison; Kendrick, Michelle;
MarMWl Robin ... CulturalEncounters
with Mars. DVD ROM, ISBN 0-8122-3620-3.

Butrica, Andrew J. Single to Orbit: Politics, Space
... and the Quest for Reusable Rocketry xiii+266 pp.,
:ll ,, I I _..I I l ..... .. I 1,, ,,l I, "i 1 Press, 2003.
ISBN 080187338-x.

Candaux, Jean-Daniel and Drouin, Jean-Marc (Editors).
Memoires et Souvenirs (1778 1841) de Augustin Pyramus de
Candolle. xv+ 591pp. Index. Bibliotheque D'histoire des Sciences.
Paris: Georg Editeur, 2004. ISBN 2825708321.

Canone, Eugenio (Editor). La Filosolia Di Giordano Bruno:
Problem Ermeneuici E -. Convengno Internazionale.
Lessico Intellettuale Europeo XC. viii+ 464pp. Index. Firenze: Leo S.
Olscheki Editore, 2003. ISBN 882225189x.

Cardano, Girolamo. De Subtilitate. 720pp., images., indexes.,
11 1i 1 ,, - ,, I, 1 1 11 11 1..- .. -- I q ,- I 1 11. 1 1 1 11

Celal, Sengor A. M. The .. formations of the
Lithosphere: Materias fora Historyc ..
the Earliest Times to Plate Tectonics. (Memoir 196). xvii+347pp.,
illus., bibil., index. Boulder: I 1.. .... I ... .. 1I of America, 2003.
$100 (cloth). ISBN 0813711967.

Chikara Sasald. Descartes'Mathematical + 496 pp.,
bible, indexes. Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers,
2003. $158; 144. ISBN 1402017464.

Clavelin, Maurice. Galilee copernicien. Le premier combat
(16101616). Bibliotheque de revolution de l'humanite. 300pp. App.
Index. Paris: Editions Albin Michel, 2003. ISBN 2226142355.

Cockell, Charles S. (Editor). Martian Expedition
506pp. American Astronautical Society and the British Interplanetary
Society Volume 107 Science and I ..l,..I.. Series. App. Index.
California: Univelt, 2004. ISBN 0877035083.

Connor, Steven. The Book of Skin 304pp. Ithaca: Cornell University
Press, 2004.$29.95 1i....l. I I 11 111 1 'I I

Corry, Leo. Modem and the Rise of Mathematical
Structures. viii+ 431pp., index. First Edition 1996. Switzerland:
I I, n, . I. 1, 1I1 1 .I 3764370025.

Crato, Nuno; Reis, Fernando;Tirapicos, Luis. Transitos de
Venus: A Procura da Escala Exacta do Sistema Solar 184pp. Apps,
Biblio., Index. Portugal: Gradiva, 2004. ISBN 9726629640.

Crawford, Elisabeth; Svansson, Artur. Neptune Och
Mammon: Otto Petterssons Brev till Gusta Ekman 1884 1929.
220pp. Sweden::.. I.... I ,, I .111 I I 1 .9170295301.

Cremo, Micheal A. Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternatve to
Darwin' Theory xxx+554pp. Bio. Index. California: Torchlight


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Crocker, Robert. Henry More, 1614 1687 A i of
the Cambridge Platonist xxvi + 275pp., bibl., index.
(Dordrecht/ Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004).
$130.00 (cloth). ISBN 140201502.

Crosby, Alfred W. .. Imperialism: The .
Expansion of Europe, 900 1900 xxii+368pp. llus.,app., index.,
C .,, I . .. I. ,, d ... .. I 11 1 1 0521546184.

Daston, Lorraine (Editor). That Talk Object Lessons
from Art and Science. 250pp. 82 illus. Cambridge MA: MIT Press,
2004. $30.00 (cloth). ISBN 0890951439.

Debr6, Patrice. Louis Pasteur. xxv + 552 pp., illus., bibl., index.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998 (1994). $59.95
(cloth). ISBN 08018-6529-8.

Dietrich Stoltzenberg. Fitz Haber: Chemist, Nobe Laureate,
German, Jew 352pp. Ilus., Notes., Index.Philadelphia: Chemical
I ,, Foundation Publications, 2004. $40.00 (cloth). ISBN
0941901246.

Dreger, Alice Domurat. One of Us: Conjoined fTins and the
Future of Normal 193pp. Index. Cambridge: Harvard University
Press, 2004. ISBN 0674012941.

Ede, Andrew; Cormack, Lesley B.. A History of Science: From
Philosophy to Utlig 458pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Broadview
Press, 2004. $32.95, Can$42.95, ir i, ,,, ,... I I 1551113325.

Eden, Lynn. Whole Worldon, .. and
Nuclear Weapons Devastation. xiv+365pp. index New York: Cornell
University Press, 2004. $32.50. ISBN 0801435781.

Edlow, Jonathan A., M.D. Bull Eye: i. the Medical
Mystery of Lyme Disease 286 pp., illus., index. New Haven: Yale
University Press, 2003. $29.95 (cloth). ISBN 0-300-09867-7.

Eglash, Ron; Croissant, Jennifer L.; Di Chiro, Giovanna,
and Fouche, Rayvon (Editors). Appropriating .. ..
Vernacular Science andSocialPower 376pp. 8 halftones, 21 line art,
1 table. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2004. $77.95 (cloth).
ISBN 0816634262.

Eigen, Joel Peter. Unconscious Crime: Mental Absence and
CriminalResponsibiltyin Victorian Londonxii+.. ii i. 'In. I'
S......., I.. 1 1 .. 1... ,,, i .I 1 .I 1, 1 1 0801874289.

Engstrom, Eric; Roelcke, Volker. Psychiatric im 19
Jahrhundert: . zur Gestichte von psychiatrischen
Instituionen, Debatten undPrakiken im deutschen Sprachraum
294pp. Includes bibliography, index, notes on contributors. Basel:
Schwabe ., i .1,1 iI I 3796519334.

Engstrom, Eric J. Clinical Psychiary in nIperial Germany A
History of Psychiatric Practice. xii + 295 pp., bibl., index.
Ithaca/London: Comell University Press, 2004. $49.95 (cloth). ISBN
0801441951.

Fara, Patricia. An Entertainment for Angels Electriciy in the
S iv+177pp. bib., illus., index. New York: Columbia
University Press, 2003. ISBN 0231131488.

Fara, Patricia. Newton: The Making of a Genius xvi + 347 pp.
nIlus., bibl., index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. $27.95
(cloth). ISBN 0231-12806-1.

Faye, Emmanuel. Philosophie et Perfection de lHomme: De
la Rennaissance a Descartes 398 pp., bibl., index. Paris:


Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 1998. F198 (paper). ISBN
2711613313.

Feldman, EricA. The .
Health Polcy xiv + 219 pp., bibl., index. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2000. $64.95. ISBN 0521770408.

Feldman, Eric A. and Bayer, Ronald (Editors). BloodFeuds:
AIDS Blood and the Poiics ofMedical Disaster xiv + 375 pp., tables.,
index. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. $49.95. ISBN
0195131606.

Fichman, Martin. An Elusive Victoian: The Evolution ofAlfred
Russel Wallace. x+382pp. Bib., index. Chicago: University of Chicago
Press, 2004. ISBN 0226246132.

Fiocca, Alessandra; Lamberini, Daniela; Maffioloi, Cesare.
Arte e scienza dele acque nelinascimento. xix+301pp. Illus., bibl.,
index.,Venezia: Marsillo Editori, 2004. ISBN 8831783297.

Forbes, Nancy. Imitation of Life: How is bInspiring
Computing 176pp., I .II, I .... ... I I I' Press, 2004. $25.95
(cloth). ISBN 0262062410.

Huisman; Frank and Warner, John Harley (Editors).
. +507pp.,
index. Baltimore/London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
$45 (cloth). ISBN 0801878616.

Frank, Lawrence. Victoian Detective Fiction and the Nature of
Evidence: The Scientific Invesigaions of Poe. Dickens and Doyle
x+249pp. Index. New Y i I i I .. .111I I.'' 1 (hardcover). ISBN
1403911398

Fruton, Joseph S. Methods and Syles in the Development of
Chemisty xviii + 332 pp., notes, index. Philadelphia: American
Phl .i... ih, .1 .....1 .1111. I I .0871692457.

Fuch, Leonhart. De Historia Stirpium Commentarii nsignes.
Octavo. Digital edition. Basel: Octavo, 2003. $30(cd). ISBN 1591100518.

Fiiss, Wilhelnl; Trischler, Helmuth. Geschichte des Deutschen
Museums Akteure, Artefakte, Ausstellungen. Munchen 2003. 456pp.
Illus. index. Deutsches Museum, Germany, 2003. New York: Prestel
,, I 11 II 379133025x.

Gal, Ofer. Meanest Foundations and Nobler Superstructures:
Hooke, Newtonandthe "
Planets." xii+239pp., illus., bib., index. Dordrecht/Boston/London:
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002. $87, 79 (cloth). ISBN 1402007329.

Gevitz, Norman. The DOs Osteopathic Medicine in America
Second Edition. 242pp. Notes. Index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins
University Press, 2004. ISBN 0801878349.

Ghirardi, GianCarlo. Sneaking a Look at God' Cards:
the Mysteries of Quantum Mechanics. 496pp. Illus.
tables. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004. $35.00 (cloth).
ISBN 0691049343.

Gingras, Yves; Keating, Peter; Limoges, Camille. Du scribe
au savant : Les porteurs du savoir de lantiquite a la revolution
Industrielle 368 pp. Presses Universitaires de France, 2000. ISBN
2130503195.

Gooday, Graeme J. N. The Moral of Measurement: Accuracy
Irony and Trust in Late Victorian Electrical Practice xxv+285pp.
Illus., Index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN
0521430984.

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, , , I T ,, , ,, ,, ,I I ,,,,I ,, ,, ,
New '.. I ... 11,, ..... 1 .i, .11111i (hardback).ISBN
0521830141.

Grmek, Mirko D. (Editor). Western Medical from
Antiquiy to the Middle Ages. Vi., 478 pp., notes, bibl., index.
C .i,,I I, I .. 1 ... I 1 i 1998.$49.95. ISBN 0674
40355 X.

Guido Rizzi; Matteo Luca Ruggiero (Editors). Relativiyin

xxii + 452 pp., index. Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic
Publishers, 2003. $193; 175. ISBN 140201853.

Guillemin, Jeanne. Anthrax: The Invesagadon of a Deadly
Outbreak xviii + 321 pp., frontis., illus., apps., bibl., index. Berkeley:
University of California Press, 1999. $27.50. ISBN 0520222040.

Gusterson, Hugh. People of the Bomb: Portrais ofAmerica'
Nuclear Complex 328pp. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press,
2004. $59.95 (cloth). ISBN 0816638594.

Hahn, Roger. Le Systeme du Monde. Pierre Simon Laplace. Un
itineraire dansla science 320 pp. illus., Biblio. Notes. Paris: Editions
Gallimard, 2004. ISBN 2070729362.

Haidara, Adbelkader Mamma; Sayyid, Ayman Fu'ad.
Catalogueof Manuscripts i i VolIV 258
pp., index. London: Al Furqan Islamic I.,, Foundation, 2003.
ISBN 1873882823.

Hallyn, Fernand. Les Structures rhtoriques de la science: De epler
a Maxwell 322pp., index. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 2004. ISBN
2020632497.

Han T. Siem. Men, Microbes and Medical Mcrologiss: A Concise
Pictorial IIstory of Medical Microbiology and Infecious Diseases.
xiv+327pp., illus., index. Rotterdam Erasmus Publishing, 2004. ISBN
9052351694.

Harrison, Ira E.; Harrison, Faye V. (Editors). African
American Pioneers in Anthropology 269 pp., illus., bibl., index.
,I I... I. .... University of Illinois Press, 1999. $45.95 (cloth);
$21.95 (paper). ISBN067363.


Hashagen, Ulf. Walther von Dyck (1856 1934): MathematLk,
Technik und . THMunchen. vi
+ 802 pp., bibl., index. Stuttgart: ... i, i i I
3515083596.

Hazen, Craig James. The F in
America: Popular and Science in the Nineteenth
Century. xii + 194 pp., illus., bibl., index. ,I .. I .
University of Illinois Press, 2000. #34.95 (cloth); 19.95 (paper).
ISBN 0-252-06828-9.

Heidelberger, Michael. Nature From Within: Gustav Theodor
Fechner and his Psychophysical Worldview vii+ 465pp. Index.
Cynthia Klohr (trans). .11 I1 l., I University of Pittsburgh Press,
2004. $49.95 (cloth). ISBN 0822942100.

Hereward, Tilton.. The Quest for the Phoenix: Spiritual
Alchemy and Rosicrucianism in the Work of Count Michael
Maier (1569 '. ... ll i II l...-. York:de Gruyter,
2003. $97, 88 (cloth). ISBN 3-11-017637-8.

Heringman, Noah. Romantic Rocs, Aesthetic .. 11 I I
halftones. New York: Cornell University Press, 2004 $47.50 (cloth).
ISBN 0801441277.

Hippocrates. Places in Man. xxiii + 259 pp., figs., apps., bible,
indexes. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. $85. ISBN
0198152272.

Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo. The Politics of Fieldwork: Research in
an American Concentration Camp. xii + 219 pp., illus., app., bibl.,
index. Tuscon: The University of Arizona Press, 1999. $35.00. ISBN 0
8165-2146-8.

Hitchcock, Christopher (Editor). ContemporaryDebates in
Philosophy ofScience, xiii + 348 pp., index. Maiden, MA: Blackwell
Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1405101512.

Hofer, Hans-Georg. Nervenschwache und Krieg:
Modernitatskritk t in der Osterreichischen
Psychiatric (1880 1920). 443pp., bibl., index. Postfach: Bohlau
Wien, 2004. 45 (cloth). ISBN 3205772148.

Hock, Randolph. The Exreme Searcher Internet Handbook: A


Guide for the Serious Searcher 272pp. Foreword by Gary Price. New
Jersey: C I.. l .1 I .. 1 -111 I 0910965684.

Ihsanoglu, Ekmeleddin. Science, ....
the Ottoman Empire: Western Influence, Local institutions, and
the Transfer of Knowledge xiv+338pp., index. Burlington, VT:
Ashgate, 2004. $111.95 (cloth). ISBN 0860789241.

Klasen, H.J. History ofBums 632 pp., illus., indexes. Rotterdam:
Erasmus Publishing, 2004. ISBN 9052351686.

Luxbacher, Giinther. Massenproduktion im globalen Kartell
Gluhlampen, Radiorohren und die der
Elektroindustrie bis 1945 490 pp., illus., index. Berlin/Diepholz:
GNT Verlag, 44.ISBN 392818668X.

Miller, David Philip. ..... Water: James Watt, Henry
Cavendish andtheNineteenth Century Water Controversy I .i
2004 ISBN 0-7546-3177X.

Mowery, David C.; Nelson, Richard R.; Sampat, Bhaven
N.; Ziedonis, Arvids A.. Ivory Tower and Industrial
Innovation: Universiy Industry .. .. f Transfer Before
and After the Bayh Dole Act in the United States. xiv+239pp.,
figs., tables, bibl., index. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004.
$39.95 (cloth). ISBN 0-8047-4920-5.

Parrett, Aaron. The Translunar Narrative in the Wester
tradition. vii+140pp., index. Burlington: Ashgate, 2004. 64.95
(cloth). ISBN 0754635899.

Rozwadowski, Helen M.; van Keuren David K. (Editors).
The Machine in Neptunes Garden: Historical Perspectives on
.. . and the Marine Environment xxvii+371pp., illus.,
index. Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications/USA, 2004.
$49.95 (cloth). ISBN 0881353728.

Thacker, Eugene. Biomedia 392pp. 9 halftones, 11 line art.
Electronic Mediations Series Volume 11. Minnesota: University of
Minnesota Press, 2004. $74.95 (cloth). ISBN 0816643520.

Wohlforth, Charles. The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the
Northem Front . ,'+322 pp., index. New York:
North Point Press, 2004. $25 (cloth). ISBN 0865476594.


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