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October 2006

Welcome to Vancouver

W welcome to Vancouver! Our fair city tops most lists as one of the best places to
Slive in the world. Some of you may also know that Vancouver will host the
Winter Olympics 2010, which has excited the entire populace. Less well known,
but even more impressive is the fact that Vancouver will soon host the profession-
al conferences of the History of Science Society, Philosophy of Science Association,
and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Combined, these three groups
will represent the largest gathering of science-studies scholars ever! Thus, 2006 is
actually the year most Vancouverites anticipate with pleasure, not 2010.
Vancouver is Canada's second largest city, after Toronto. It is also the country's
largest port, its major city on the west coast and a thriving multi-cultural
metropolis. A colleague who lives in the Westend (near Stanley Park) commented
that nowhere in the world could one step out her front door and walk to beautiful
sand beaches (English Bay), wander through a virgin coniferous forest (Stanley
Park), amble through a neighborhood filled with a diverse array of cuisines, and
stroll to a world-class opera or symphony Not even New York City can boast of
these amenities.
The physical setting is also unparalleled. Nestled between Burrard Inlet to the
north and Fraser River (home to the largest salmon runs in North America)
to the south, Vancouver is surrounded by the sea and mountains. The Straits
of Georgia stretch between the city and Vancouver Island, Howe Sound extends
northward to Squamish and on to Whistler (a beautiful drive), and the begin-
nings of the Coast Range mountains (Grouse Mountain and Lion's Gate) offer
locals three ski areas within sight of downtown. It is truly a spectacular city, for
urban dwellers and outdoors people alike.
Vancouver's climate is moderate and rainy at this time of year. Average monthly
highs are 14C/58F for October and 9C/48F for November. But there is no need to
pack a "brolly;" the Hyatt Regency, our conference hotel, provides umbrellas in
each guest room.
Downtown Vancouver is a bustling center of new high rises and condominiums
(especially in Yaletown), thus creating a thriving nightlife. There are really too
many excellent restaurants to mention, featuring the nouvelle cuisine of this
region, seafood, and a mind-boggling diversity of Asian foods. Adventuresome
gastronomes are recommended to stroll through Chinatown to sample the
various foods available there, but bring a .i.:1:i. .11 since English is a second
language in this fascinating part of the city. The aforementioned Yaletown offers
many restaurants, catering especially to the young professionals who live in this
area. More established restaurants are scattered in the downtown core, especially
around Robson Street and just east of the Hyatt Hotel.
Do not miss the chance to visit Stanley Park. This is a jogger's Mecca, with a
seawall that will allow even the longest distance runner to become winded. Those

who love to hike can take advantage of well-groomed trails snaking through the
virgin forest. There are also formal gardens, an aquarium and zoo, restaurants, a
rowing club, and many other activities to enjoy.
It is tempting to provide more alluring details, but part of the wonder of
Vancouver is to discover the city on your own. Take the water taxi to Granville
Island, wander along the paths lining English Bay, rent a bicycle to explore the
University of British Columbia ... whatever you do, it will be enjoyable! Again,
.*1.:.. l, i.- to Vancouver"
By Keith Benson
Principal, Green College
University of British Columbia
News and Inquiries 3 Workspace: Emily Thompson
Awards, Honors, and and the Sounds of the City 12
Appointments 6 Future Meetings 14
Grants, Fellowships and Dissertations 15
Prizes 7 John Neu: Tending the Garden
Jobs 8 of Knowledge 16
Workspace: Spencer Weart NEH Donors 17
Physics Reaching Out 10 Employment Survey 18
Photo Essay 11 Isis Books Received 21

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2006



Michigan State University invites applications for
a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant
Professor beginning fall 2007 in the Lyman Briggs
School of Science (LBS) (75%) (http://www.
lymanbriggs.msu.edu) and the Department of
History (25%) (www.history.msu.edu).

LBS is a vibrant undergraduate, residential
program in the College of Natural Science
focusing on the study of science and its impact
on society. Candidates should have a PhD in
the history of science with a specialization in
environmental history and ancillary interests in the
life sciences. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic
about teaching and will be expected to maintain an
active research program. The successful candidate
will work closely with undergraduates, teaching
four small (15-30 students) courses a year from an
introductory freshman course to a Senior Seminar
to a graduate course.

The joint appointment with the Department of
History in the College of Social Science will add
to MSU's growing cross-college collaboration and
access to graduate students. The salary will be
competitive and commensurate with experience.
Letters of application, accompanied by a curricu-
lum vitae, writing sample, teaching philosophy and
research program statements, and syllabi from pre-
vious courses taught should be sent to:

Environmental History Search Committee
Lyman Briggs School
28 East Holmes Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing
MI 48825-1107.

Three reference letters should be sent directly to the
above address. All materials must be received by
November 15, 2006. Questions should be directed
to Prof. Kristie Macrakis, Chair of the Committee,
at macrakis@amsu.edu.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
institution. Applicants who are not U. S. citizens
or permanent residents must provide a document
of employment authorization for the U.S. Persons
with disabilities have the right to request and re-
ceive reasonable accommodation. Women and mi-
norities are strongly encouraged to apply.

History of Science Society Executive Office

PO Box 117360
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7360

3310 Turlington Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-392-1677
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Please contact the University of Chicago Press directly, at:
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Or write University of Chicago Press, Subscription
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Please notify both the HSS Executive Office and the
University of Chicago Press at the above addresses.

HSS Newsletter

Editorial Policies, Advertising, and Submissions

The History of Science Society Newsletter is published in January, April, July,
and October, and sent to all individual members of the Society; those who reside
outside of North America pay an additional $5 annually to cover a portion of
airmail charges. The Newsletter is available to nonmembers and institutions
for $25 year.
TheNewsletter is edited and desktop published in the Executive Office on an Apple
system using Microsoft Word and InDesign. The format and editorial policies are
determined by the Executive Director in consultation with the Committee on Pub-
lications and the Society Editor. All advertising copy must be submitted in elec-
tronic form. Advertisements are accepted on a space-available basis only, and the
Society reserves the right not to print 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 e-mail file attachments or on a 3.5" disk ,1i. i .. i1, a hard copy).
Please send all material to the attention of Michal Meyer at the HSS address above
(e-mail or disk appreciated).

2006 by the History of Science Society

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2006

News and Inquiries

New York Hall of Science to Study
How Children Learn Evolution
The New York Hall of Science and five other institu-
tions are beginning a project to research how children
acquire the concepts of biological evolution and look
at new ways to engage children in exploring the topic.
The NSF has awarded a $2.5 million grant for a four-
year research project entitled "Life Changes," which
will be conducted by the Hall, the Center for Human
Growth and Development, University of Michigan,
North Museum of Natural History and Science, Miami
Science Museum & Planetarium, and the Association
of Science and Technology Centers. The research will
culminate in an exhibition designed to engage both
children and their parents. The 1,000-square-foot
"Life Changes" exhibition will be displayed at the Hall
before traveling to other informal science institutions
throughout the country. For more information con-
tact the Hall's public relations office at 718.699.0005
ext. 342 or project director Martin Weiss, VP, Science,

Contributors Needed for Encyclo-
pedia of World History
Contributors are needed to write six entries for an
upcoming 21-volume Encyclopedia of World His
tory (ABC-CLIO). The coverage should be as global
as possible, under the broad heading of "Science and

Agricultural and Animal Sciences Entries (all for the
era 1900-1945): Introduction to Topic (600 words),
Animal Breeding Worldwide (1,000 words), Advances
in Agriculture: Fruits and Vegetables (600 words),
Advances in Agriculture: Coffee and Tea ii, 1 ...1,
Advances in Veterinary Medicine (600 words), Com-
mercial Animal Raising (e.g., South Africa, Argen-
tina, New Zealand) (600 words). If interested, please
contact micheal.tarver@atu.edu.

Oral History Project Requires In-
ANSYA Enterprise Solutions is conducting oral his-
tory related to fusion and is looking for individuals
with PhDs in the History of Science. The project deals
with interviewing individuals connected to Fusion
programs. The interviews will be done in California
and England. If you are interested, please contact
Madhu Nair; tel: 585.582.5701 or e-mail: mnair@

Science Education Requests
In 2007 Science Education will publish a special is-
sue and institute a new section of its journal focus-

ing on "Science Studies & Science Education." For
the special issue and the subsequent establishment
of the new section on science studies, the journal will
solicit manuscripts that develop an understanding of
how Science Studies applies to theory, : iI.. il...d. 11..
policy and practice of science education. The dead-
line for paper submissions is March 31, 2007.

The 2006-2007 Maryland Colloquium in
the History of Technology monthly col-
loquium at the University of Maryland will
convene on the following dates:
November 2
ChihyungJeon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
"A Road to Modernization and Unification: the Con-
struction of the Kyungbu Highway in South Korea."
December 7
Zachary Schrag, George Mason University, "Silent
Gatlings and Blank Cartridges: Gilded Age Attempts
at Non-Lethal Riot Control."
February 8
Guillaume de Syon, Albright College, "'Fly Me, I'm
Safe': Airline Advertising and the Spread of Aircraft
Public Knowledge."
March 1
Michael Neufeld, National Air and Space Museum,
"Space Race Hero or Nazi Villain? Wernher von
Braun as Icon in the United States and the Two Ger-
manys since 1945."

Amy Slaton, Drexel University, "Two Steps Back: En-
gineering and Race at the University of Maryland in
the Separate-But-Equal Era."
Leibniz Sozietait announces 2007 Interna-
tional Meeting planned on the International Geo-
physical Year, 50 years ago. Visit the Leibniz Sozietit
homepage at http://www.leibniz-sozietit.de.
The New York Academy of Medicine Sec-
tion on the History of Medicine and Public
Health announces their lecture season:
October 12
David S. Barnes, "The Great Stink of Paris and the Nine-
teenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs."
November 8
John P Swann, "100 Years and More of Misbranding,
Adulteration, and Drug Regulation in America."
December 6
Barron H. Lerner, "When Illness Goes Public: Celeb-
rity Patients and How We Look at Medicine."
January 25
Harriet ':,iil..i, "American Apartheid: The
Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black

February 15
Chris Feudtner, Il ..lii.:i i-,Decisions: The History of
Diabetes and the I i '.:.i- of Care."
March 21
Walton Schalick "School Books, School Days: The
Technology of Medical Books in Medieval Paris."
., '26
Susan Lederer, "Bombs, Blood, and Bio-Markers:
Medical Preparedness in Cold War America."
May 22
Gerry Oppenheimer, "Shattered Dreams?" The Im-
pact of AIDS on the New South Africa."
For more information: http://
S or write history@nyam.
or call I W Warrenat212.822.7314.

Graduate Programs
The European School of Molecular Medi-
cine (SEMM) announces the official start of its
Ph.D. program in 'Foundations of Life Sciences
and Their Ethical Consequences.' The program
will begin accepting applications soon. For further
information, please visit the Web site, or contact
Francesca Fiore, Education and Information Coor-
dinator, at francesca.fiore@semm.it.
The Unit for History and Philosophy of
Science at the University of Sydney encour-
ages applications for graduate study via a new
Australian Government initiative that will double
scholarship opportunities in Australia and the
Asia-Pacific region. For more details, please see
1l.111 1 1.1 11i ii ,1 :l1..l 1 i ,1 -.)v.au/. For
more information on graduate study in HPS at
Sydney, please see http://www.usyd.edu.au/hps.
The University of Minnesota announces a
new graduate program in History of Science, Tech-
nology, and Medicine (see advertisement page 4).
In addition to its strong offerings in the social and
intellectual history of science, technology, and
medicine the new program will allow students to
study the history of topics that lie at the boundar-
ies of these areas such as biomedical engineering,
the biomedical sciences, and the use of computer
technology in health care and the health sciences.
Financial aid is available, and applications for
graduate study are now being accepted for admis-
sion in fall 2007. For further information contact:
The Program in History of Science, Technology,
and Medicine, 148 Tate Laboratory of Physics,
University of Minnesota, 116 Church St. SE, Min-
neapolis, MN 55455. E-mail: hstm@physics.umn.
edu, or visit http://hstm.umn.edu/.


History of Science Society Newsletter October 2006

The ACLS History E-Book Project (HEB) and Rutgers University Press
have published two new electronic titles that bring sound and video
into the electronic monograph. Through HEB the Press has issued
e-versions of Fred Nadis' "Wonder Shows: Science, Religion,
and Magic on the American Stage," which incorporates several
short films that document the American fascination with the wonders
of science and technology. For a list of HEB's open-source XML tools
and features see ii ,-,-, iir..i ..i....i- ..l- ,i-features.html.
Subscribers to HEB may access these complete e-books along with
1,300 other titles currently in the collection.

The papers of Dr. Henry Bahnson, a Hopkins trained cardiovascu-
lar surgeon, long-time chairman of the department of surgery at the
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and a major innovator
from the 1950's to the 1970's in cardiac surgery, are ri.. . ,,il id.. f. .
use at the University Archives of the University of Pittsburgh. For fur-
ther information contact: Ms. Marianne Kasica; (tel.) 412.244.7078
or e-mail mariannne@pitt.edu.

In Memoriam
Audrey B. Davis, wife of Miles Davis, died on 29 August 2006. A former
officer of the History of Science Society, Audrey served as Secretary
from 1982 to 1985. She and Miles were steadfast supporters of the
HSS, establishing in 1985 the Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis
Prize, which was named for the former director of Science Service
and his wife. Her support of the Society for these many years is deeply






Professor Simon J. Schaffer
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Cambridge University
"Siuk ikso ftMa Nat ei '. S*QC"

.:;,11,,.1 1 lNovember2006
Buchanan A104, The University of British Columbia
4:00-5:30 p.m. Reception to follow.
Stephen M. Straker (19- 2* '-1: the founder of and inspiration
for Science and Technology Studies/ History and Philosophy of
Science at UBC, was a member of the UBC History Department
for more than thirty years. He was a legendary and inspirational
teacher of history and philosophy of science as well as a
distinguished scholar of early modem science.
SimonJ. Schaffer is one of today's leading historians of science.
He was co-winner, with Steven Shapin, of the 2005 Erasmus Prize,
which was awarded in the field "History of Science in relation to
Culture and Society." He is the author of scores of important essays
and books in history of science and is the editor of The British
Journal for History ofScience.
We hope that those of you coming to Vancouver for the History of
Science S ....:r I i n iI..pi, of Science Association, and Society for
Social Studies of Science meetings might think of coming a day
early to celebrate Stephen Straker's legacy.

tJtN"^ibR S*ftlB

History of Science,
Technology, & Medicine

The University of Minnesota is pleased to announce the formation
of a new graduate program in History of Science, Technology,
and Medicine resulting from the merger of the long-established
graduate programs in History of Science and Technology and
History of Medicine. In additionto its strong offerings in the social
and intellectual history of science, technology, and medicine the
new program will allow students to study the history of topics
that lie at the boundaries of these areas, such as biomedical
engineering, the biomedical sciences, and the use of computer
technology in health care and the health sciences. Substantial
financial aid is available in the form of fellowships and teaching
and research assistantships, and applications for graduate study
are now being accepted for admission in fall 2007.

The new program has eleven faculty members:

- .-n n i f,.ri Alexander
,Ii,1,.1 iI European 1'.cl ..:0-1`1,1)
MJark Borrello
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Iliin NI Eyler
I )I,.1 I 11 medicine and public

I_.-nn11-rl Gunn
I, ,01,.U 11 medicine and social

M iclh,.l [anssen
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Su-ii' lones
i, rmod,. 11 biomedical and life
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Sally Gregory Kohlstedt
(American science)
Tom Misa
(modern technology and
Robert W. Seidel
(19th and 20th century
science and science-based
Jole Shackelford
(Renaissance medicine)
Alan E. Shapiro
(early-modern physical

For further information contact: The Program in History
of Science, Technology, and Medicine, 148 Tate Laboratory
of Physics, 116 Church St. SE, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455, or at hstm@physics.umn.edu, or
visit the Web page at http://hstm.umn.edu/.

Web sites
A new Web site on the history of smallpox may be found at http://www.smallpoxhis-
tory.ucl.ac.uk/. For information on events, conferences and exhibitions in the Berlin
region on History of Science and Technology, point your browser to: http://

In the obituary notice for David L. Cowen ( j 2006 Newsletter), two errors appeared.
Professor Cowen died on 14April 2006, not the sixteenth as i stated. As well, his
book Medicine and Health in NewJersey: A History was written for New Jerseys tercentennial
celebration, not its bicentennial.


History of Science Society Newsletter October 2006

Gift of Major Library on History of Science to

The Huntington

A n unprecedented gift to The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and
botanical Gardens will substantially expand its holdings in the field of the
history of science and technology, making it one of the most extensive collec-
tions in this field in the world.
The gift is the entire Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Burndy Library,
composed of some 67,000 rare books and reference volumes, as well as a col-
lection of scientific instruments.
The Burndy Library, founded by Ukrainian-born and Connecticut-based
inventor and industrialist Bern Dibner (1897-1988), is the largest library
collection to come to The Huntington since Henry E. Huntington's founding
gift to the institution in 1919. The Burndy Library consists of an extensive
collection in the history of science and technology with a strong focus on the
physical sciences. The Burndy material is slated to move to The Huntington
in fall 2006.
The Bumdy Library comprises important materials from antiquity to the
20th century, with a particular emphasis on 18h-century physics, including
collections by and about Isaac Newton, as well as major collections in 18th
and 19h-century mathematics, the history of electricity, civil and structural
engineering, optics ain..i :,,l,,i 1i..... among others. The collection includes such
rare treasures as a 1544 edition of Archimedes' Philosophi ac Geometrae, a first
edition of Robert Boyle's Experiments and Notes about the Mechanical Origin
or Production of Electricity (1675) and the scientific library of Louis Pasteur.
Bern Dibner designed and patented the first solderless electrical connector
- a new way to join cable and wire and founded the Burndy Engineering
Company in 1924. He established the Burndy Library in 1941 to house his grow-
ing collection of rare books and manuscripts. Dibner,
a scholar as well as businessman, was fascinated
by Leonardo da Vinci and the history of science. He
enrolled at the University of Zurich in 1936 to study
the subject. It was during this period that he began his
lifelong avocation in the history of science and tech-
nology as a book collector, patron of the embryonic
field of scholarship, and as a prolific author.
Shortly before his death in 1988, Bern Dibner
expressed his desire that an institute dedicated to
the study of the history of science and technology be
founded in the Cambridge area. In 1992 David Dibner,
Bern's son and only child, ,ii I ri '.. Frances
set about to fulfill Bern's dream by establishing the
Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Tech-
nology at the Massachusetts Institute .f l.:ii..i
Anticipating the expiration of the hosting arrange-
ment with MIT in 2007, the Dibners began looking at
other possible locations and, after a national search,
decided on The Huntington. Davi

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Burndy Library. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

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library's future, David Dibner, who spearheaded the effort to move the collection
to The Huntington, passed away unexpectedly An accomplished businessman,
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in Wilton, Conn., as well as president of the Burndy
Library. His son Brent Dibner, who is chairman of
the Dibner Institute and vice president of the Dibner
Fund, succeeded him as president of the Burndy
k Library.
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rare books libraries in the nation outside of the
Library of Congress, delivering more than 350,000
rare items to some 1,700 1,- .11h, -:J..1 11 each year.
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science and technology, documenting the growth of
fundamental areas of scientific inquiry from the 12th
century up to the dawn of the 21st.
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History of Science Society Newsletter October 2006

John Perhonis retires as NSF Associate

(A Program Director

Sohn Perhonis recently announced his retirement as NSFAssociate
Program Director. Since 1995 he has been Associate Program Director
in both the Science and .. .'.. .- Studies Program and the Societal
SDimensions in r Science, 7..; .'. . Program, where he
O ? manages the dissertation proposals. He also manages the funding of the
ethics components for the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduate
Program, and is Program Manager of the Social, Behavioral, andEco
nomic Sciences Minority Post Doctoral Fellowship Program. He gives a
brief overview of his work.

I joined the STS program at NSF under Ron
Overmann in 1994. Since I came from another
part of NSF with a free staff position as well, Ron
was quite eager to have me. As Ron said at the
time when making the case to the higher ups: If
SJohn handles even one or two of my proposals that
Swill be a relief. In effect, within several years, and
after Ed Hackett joined as program officer (with
Z Ron's retirement), I was doing all the STS disserta-
tions, among other related duties, some of which
were in other programs. At that time, there were
maybe 20 STS dissertation proposals each bi-yearly
competition, mostly in history and philosophy of
science. Twelve years later we have on the average John
of between 30-40 each competition, and as many
as 50 in some competitions, half of which come from social studies of
science, an expanding area over the 12 years. In the 12 years I have run the
dissertation program, I have looked at and sent out for review approximate-
ly 700 STS dissertation proposals and have made almost 300 awards. We
had at least a 33% success rate, and in the early years we sometimes were

able to fund half of the dissertations (there were less of them).
I have stories to tell, but generally my greatest satisfaction, besides making
the awards, is having a student come up to me at a meeting and say that he/she
couldn't have finished his/her dissertation without the NSF support. I have also
been generally impressed by the caliber (and good graces) of all the students I
have been in contact with mostly via e-mail, both awardees and declines, and
I'm proud of the feedback I have offered them through the review process and
proud of how many of them have used such feedback to come back again and fi-
nally get awarded after first getting declined. As a lonely
government bureaucrat, I have felt gratified by any and
all contact with students (except those that phone me
five times a day, not having batched their questions),
I in any form, and I must say, the declines have accepted
their declines with humility and the awardees have been
appropriately ecstatic. I hoped I have helped in some
-a way with the future of the academic fields, and also the
future of some of the dissertation students. Many dis-
Ssertations have resulted in books and our shelves proudly
Display them. I hope the program can continue to offer
Dedicated support from a program officer for the disser-
tations as a distinct group of proposals because they have
Their own needs, issues, and of course satisfactions. I'm
leaving NSF because I am old enough to be concerned
'erhonis about framing my life differently for a while, and then
see what new things emerge, and, after 12 years, it's time
to give someone else a shot at it.
:.' ... Note: Ifyou see John at the meeting in Vancouver, please let him
know how much you appreciate his work for our discipline.

Awards, Honors, and Appointments

Jim Endersby has been appointed to a permanent
lectureship in the History Department at the Univer-
sity of Sussex, where he will be teaching the history
of science, focusing on Britain in the 19th Century.

Sandra Herbert (History, UMBC) will be
Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Christ's College,
Cambridge during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Chuang Liu of the Philosophy Department of the
University of Florida has been awarded a National
Science Foundation grant, his second. His project
'Quantum Measurement at the Limit' was funded
within the NSF Science and Society Program. His goal
is to "argue for a new solution to the measurement

problem (MP): a solution under the idealization of
macroscopic limit... MP is one of the main problems,
if not the problem, at the foundations of physics."

Nancy J. Nersessian (Georgia Institute of Tech-
nology) has been elected a Foreign Member of the
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Eric Schuettpelz is the recipient of the 2006 Law-
rence Memorial Award. For his dissertation research,
Mr. Schuettpelz has undertaken a study of understand-
ingthe ( ..1 Ii i ....I i.: Ir..i I of fernepiphytes.

James Secord (History and Philosophy of Science
Department at the University of Cambridge) has

been appointed director of the Darwin Correspon-
dence Project. His appointment, which follows the
retirement of Duncan Porter, comes at a pivotal
time for the project, which has just published the
fifteenth volume of what will eventually be a thirty-
volume edition of all known letters written both by
and to Charles Darwin.

Clarkson University History Professor Sheila Weiss
has been named a Daimler-Chrysler Fellow at the
American Academy in Berlin. Weiss will spend the
fall semester in Berlin working on a biography of
the German human geneticist Otmar Freiherr von
Verschuer (1896-1969), the dissertation advisor of
the notorious Auschwitz doctor Josef Mengele.

Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes
S,". ...." .. 1. .. .. -. space. Forfull descritionsandfor
the latest announcements, please visit ourWeb I.-', i.- . The Society
does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of any item, andpotential applicants
d4, ..-/'', y' all details, .... "i .. -dates, with the organization orfoundation
of interest. Those who wish to publih a grant, fellowship, or prize announcement
. ... . newsletter@hssonline.org.

Lawrence Memorial Award
The annual Award .2 :I a 11 is given to support travel for doctoral dissertation research in
systematic botany or horticulture, or the history of the plant sciences, including literature
and exploration. Professors are urged to nominate students who have achieved official
candidacy Letters of nomination and supporting materials, including seconding letters,
should be received by the Committee no later than 1 May 2007 and should be directed to:
Dr. R. W Kiger, Hunt Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh,
PA 15213-3890 USA. Tel. 412-268-2434.
The H. Richard Tyler Award
This award sponsored by the American,'.: ,.1.i ..f';.i......- i'_ ' ...i:,ii il,, i,.; il
research using the AAN Rare Books Collection at the Bemard Becker Medical Library at
the :' i, -i!. .I University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. The award provides up
to $1,200 for research expenses. Applications can be submitted online from theAANWeb
I,. irrp q 1.11.:iii. 11, The AAN Rare Books Collection consists of more than
I i,, I i, ,,,,,. l. 1 iii ,,ii .. I 1, PIli I I. I i 'r ihe founding of the AAN in 1948 and
the contemporaryl...1-..1lf ii,,1.: 11 l.,lhiJiiI.- .. i II Iii..i iiifIi In. I.11 v visit the Archives
and Rare Books section of the Becker Library Web site at http//becker.wustl.edu/aan.
Lemelson Center Fellowships 2007
The Lemelson Center Fellows Program supports projects that present creative approaches
to the study of invention and innovation in American society The fellowship program pro-
vides access to the Smithsonian's vast collections. The Center offers fellowships to scholars
and professionals who are pre- or postdoctoral candidates or who have completed advanced
professional training. Fellowships are awarded for a maximum of ten weeks and carry a
prorated stipend. Application deadline is 15January 2007. Applications may be found at
Akademie Schloss Solitude Residency Program
Three jurors will select the program's fellows for a residence fellowship of six to twelve
months in duration from the following disciplines: economics, humanities, and engineer-
ing sciences. Each fellowship recipient is granted Euro 1000 per month, in addition to free
1 ..1 1.- 11.i : ri, 1.',. i .11.. 31October 2006. For more information, e-mail: mail@
Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Competition
The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) invites submissions to its 2006 Roy
Porter Student Essay Prize Competition. The prize will i. i 1.1 I1 i, i .1. >.i..I.-;I I 11
unpublished essay in the social history of medicine submitted to the competition as judged
by the SSHM's assessment panel. The winner will be awarded 500, and his or her entry
may also be published in the journal, Social History ofMedicine. Deadline: 31 December
2006.Formoreinformation,o.iI.i,I'i i r i. i... .- iii: riri..i1 ... ,l,..:i
Reynolds Fellowships for 2007 Available
The Historical Collections unit of the University It 11 i, iin i II I i.. h I-II ii,, I1.tt.4. -I ,J11,
of up to $1,000 for research on topics covered in one or more of its three departments: Ala-
bama Museum of the Health Sciences, Reynolds Historical Library, and University Archives.
Particular strengths include (but are not limited to) Southem medicine and surgery Civil
War medicine, early 19th century medicine and health care, and botanical medicine. All
interested researchers are encouraged to apply by 31 December 2006. For more informa-
tion: http//wvwwuab.edu/reynolds/fellowship.htm.
The Bakken Library and Museum
The Bakken Library and Museum offers two kinds of assistance for the purpose of facilitat-
ing research in its collection of books, journals, manuscripts, prints, and instruments: Vis-

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2006
iting Research Fellowships and Research Travel Grants. Visiting Research Fellowships (up
to $1 :1 Ni, are to be used to help to defray the direct costs of conducting research. Deadline:
16 February 2007. Research Trael Grants up to a maximum of $500 (domestic) and $750
t. .i.. i, 1 are to be used to help to defray the direct costs of conducting research. Contact:
Elizabeth Ihrig, Librarian, The Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Avenue So., Min-
neapolis, MN., 55416; tel. 612-926-3878 ext. 227, fax. ,i 21 927-7265, or e-mail Ihrig@
*l il ,.i ,i..

The Victor andJoy Wouk Grant-in-Aid Program
California Institute of Technology Grants-in-Aid offers research assistance of up to $2000
for work in the Papers of Victor Wouk in the Caltech Archives. The Maurice A. Biot Archives
Fund and other designated funds offer research assistance up to $1500 to use the collections
of the Caltech Archives. Please visit: http://archies.caltech.edu. Applications are reviewed
onJanuary 1, April 1,July 1 and October 1 of each year
The University of Oklahoma Travel Fellowship Program
The Andrew W Mellon Travel Fellowshipl l.. I **i I,.' 11111 ,. .r i.. \, iil, use of the
University's History of Science Collections. Proposals from scholars at both predoctoral and
postdoctoral levels are evaluated continuously upon receipt, and funds awarded shortly
after the decision is m ade. E-mail: 1ii I,, i.. '..l.,.. 1 1.. .i I I i- ..ll. .-i *, ii. ei .. Web site:
Grants in Aid for History of Modern Physics
The Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics has a program of
grants-in-aid for research in the history of modem physics and allied sciences and their
social interactions. Grants can be up to $2,000 (for reimbursement of expenses for travel
and subsistence to use the resources of the Center's Niels Bohr Library in College Park,
Maryland, or expenses to tape-record oral history interviews or microfilm archival materi-
als). Apply to: Spencer Weart, Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics,
One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. E-mail: sweart@ aip.org. Phone: .111i 209-
3174. Fax: .11 209-0882. Deadlines:15 April, 15Nox,..ii.t 1r, l1. ...'- i .i,- 'I.
INA Grant-in-Aid Program
The International Neuropsychopharmacology Archives (INA) announces the availability
of grants of up to $1,500 to support research at the INA at the Vanderbilt University Medical
Center Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Grants will be given four times year Deadlines
are:l March, 1June, 1 September, 1 December. Completed applications should be sent by
the deadline to: INA Grant-in-Aid Program, c/o CINP Central. Office, 1608 17th Avenue
South, Nashville, TN, 37212, U.S.
Residencies at the Institute for Advanced Study
The School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, welcomes
11,,1 .,: I.r.,,1 .11,11 ..6 1..1, 1 C : 1 ,.1 1rW l , I 1 :1..16 %... Y: ,l : .. 1111.. 1 f Il 1-l..l,,- '.
For 2007-2008 the focus will be The Rule of Law Under Pressure. Deadline is 15 November
2006. For more information: http://wwwsss.ias.edu/applications.
The BSHS Singer Prize 2006
The Singer Prize, of up to 300, is awarded by the BSHS every two years to the writer of
an unpublished essay based in 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. Essays on offer or in press will not be eligible. Deadline: 15 December 2006.
1 11.111 h 1.. ,. 1-. l,._.M ,. i I 1. 1,, I. -J1, -. ....M,, ,. 1 1.

2007 Jerry Stannard Memorial Award
T1i, : i Iiii 11. I i i, --. ..I d the University ..fl F ,1, I f ii ,..,.1 111,- ]. 1 ,,l ..il,.li ,.,l].r
unpublished scholarly study in the pre-1700 fields of matera medical, medicinal botany,
ph., ,1 111 ,: f. ,111, ,.11. i l', i '.. and the bibliography of these areas. The competition is
open to graduate students and to recent recipients of a doctoral degree. Manuscripts must
be in English, French or German, and should include a one-page abstract in English, a
current c.v, and a letter of recommendation from an established scholar in the field. Dead-
line: 15 February 2007. Address manuscripts and correspondence to: The Stannard Award
Committee, Attn: Prof. i:1i I. i.. I N.l' of History, University of Kansas, Wescoe Hall, 1445
, 11 .i ,.1i .1 ,1 3001, Lawrence, KS 66045-7590, USA.

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ments, please visit http//hssonline.org. The Society
does ~ p I .. y ofany item, and interested
persons should .' j all details. Those who wish topublish ajob announcement
should send an electronic ;.. ,-. to newsletter@hssonline.org.

The Department of Classics at Brown University announces an open-rank search for a his-
torian of the exact sciences in antiquity Deadline: 10 November 2006. For more information,
contact Mary Louise Gill: e-i i i i I LouiseGill@brown.edu. ... .......i i 1.1. .)

The University of Minnesota I ..: .... .. I i.. of Science and I...: ..i... TWvin
Cities campus, invites applications for a one-year, temporary Assistant Professor position
".: 111.: Septemberr 2007. Deadline: 22 November 2006. For additional information, see:

Michigan State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position
as an Assistant ,..r. .. I-.. :.ii.I.I : Ill 2007 in the L.'I 11ii I n : -:1,....1 of Science and
the Department of History Deadline: 15 November 2006. For more information, contact
Prof. Kristie Macrakis: e-mail: macrakis@msu.edu.

Columbia College Chicago invites applications for the position of Dean of the
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Review of il. 11: 1 ..... i II begin in Fall 2006.
For more information, contact Richard D. Sbarbaro: e-mail: sbarbs@aol.com.

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Science at the University of Virginia seeks an Assistant Professor in science, technology
,,,.d ...-,.r i .., t..i,,,..i. ., i.. .. ,i d Uilh. hj , ,,U I ..._,,, 30 Septem ber
2006 and continue until the position is filled. Send c.v, three letters of reference, teaching
evaluations, and samples of written work to: ProfessorW Bernard Carlson, Department of STS,
SEAS, I ..i i. .ii r, ,, iii ,i Box 400744, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4744.

The Women's Studies I.. I, at the University of Alberta invites applications for
ii .tl -in,,.. tenure-trackpositions atthe rankof Assistant ,i-... . ...i .: .... i...... July
2007. Research focus: North American feminist activism; transnational and international
feminist activism; gender and peace and conflict studies; feminism and science/technolo-
gy Deadline: 20 October 2006. http:// ., 1.1. .t ...I. 1. II.... 1 ,.: /womensstudies/index.cfm.

The University of Vienna seeks a professor in history and philosophy of science.
Deadline: 20 October 2006. Written i!.!.i1.: iir..... i, -... i . ....i.i.:.. number 2006/13 Fak
including a c.v, list of publications, description of previous relevant activities, statement of
previously conducted courses, and a teaching and research concept should be submitted
to: Office for Human Resources and Advancement of Women at the University of Vienna,
Dr.-I I i i ..i ..I- I i,:- 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

The Department of History at Case Western Reserve University invites applications
for a tenured or tenure-track appointment, rank open, in the field of history of science,
technology, environment, or medicine, beginning 1 July 2007. For more information,
contact Marissa Ross: e-mail: marl4@case.edu.

The University of California at Berkeley offers a tenure-track, nine-month career
position in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, 1 .1i 111 I :.. iI.. i I. I i..
of Society and Environment, i,,,1 li. .ii.:i. iiu.i 1 Experiment Station, beginning 1 July
2007. Applications must be electronically dated or postmarked by 15 October 2006. Elec-
tronic submissions preferred; send pdf files to: STESearch@nature.Berkeleyedu.

James Madison College of Michigan State University seeks an assistant
professor for a tenure-stream position in political -1 ...., ,.1 .:,.. .:.. i .1 ..:,..1..:.
policy, '...: 1 .,.1:. 1.1 il ' Deadline: 15 October 2006. Send c.v, transcript, three
confidential letters of recommendation, and a sample of scholarship to: Political Theory
II,.i ,. .,,. I h,. I i. i..:. Policy Search, Jam es M adison ..I... 11,.: ,:I 11ii t i ,. ... i I
I II II, II'. 11 48825-1205.

The Department of History at the University of California, San Diego, seeks an
assistant professor (tenure-track) in the history of the life sciences and/or medicine,
beginning 1 July 2007. Review of ippi.: ,iii.11 .ill begin 1 October 2006 and continue
until the position is filled. Send a c.v, placement file, and/or three letters of reference to:
Chaii History of Science Search Ci.IIIIinII. I'.. ,,.ii.... t..f II ..-. 0104 HS, Universityof
California-S m -',.: 9500 Gilman Drive, LaJolla, CA 92093-0104.

The University of Oklahoma seeks an assistant professor (tenure-track) in the
Department of the History of Science. ri i,, .1 ,.. 16 August 2007. Scholarship should
address the history of science, technology or medicine in any period from antiquity to
1800 in any national or regional context. i.. ... .l begin 16 October and continue
until the position is filled. Send c.v, i 111: 11,i.1.. and the names of three individuals
S .11: 1.:-1111.. 111 iii... 1.. i., ;to: StevenJ. Livesey, Search Committee Chair, Department
of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma, 601 Elm, Room 625, Norman, OK
73019-3106. Tel.: 405-325-221 I i 405-325-2363; email: slivesey@ou.edu; http://Aww.

The University of Oklahoma seeks an assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate
professor (tenured) in the Department of the History of .:,. ,.:.. Iii .1 i.. is 16 August
2007. Scholarship should address the modem history of science, technology or medicine
outside North America. ... i I ... I:,, 16 October and continue until the position is
-II..I 1,.t 1.: 1,,, u .1. and the nam es..f 1 i d11,.. u l,, ,.h 1 1,h ... .1 ,.
tion letters to Katherine Pandora, Search Committee Chair, Department of the History of
Science, University of Oklahoma, 601 Elm, Room 625, Norman, OK 73019-3106. Tel. 405-
325-3427; Fax: 405-325-2363; email: kpandora@ou.edu; http://ww.ou.edu/cas/hsci/.

The Bard Graduate Center announces a post-doctoral fellowship for the academic

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year 2007-08. Send cover letter, proposal and names of three references by 15
November 2006 to: Chair Fellowship Search Committee, Bard Graduate Center, 18 Departm ent of History and
W86thSt.,NewYork,NY10024. O e-mailto-..II,,. I.:t,,t-,- :_ I.,: I,,..,.l Philosophy of Science
The Pembroke Center at Brown University announces three residential 11 l u ii
po i.l...:i.., I I..I .ii t..I 2007-08. I- l I II.: '' ..... i 'I i weeklyresearch sem i-
nar and pursue individual research. The 2007-08 research topic is "The Question University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Tenured/tenure stream faculty position in the
of Identity in Psychoanalysis." The term of appointment is 1 September 2007-31 Department of History and Philosophy of Science, pending budgetary approval.
May 2008. For application forms, e-mail: Donna_Goodnow@brown.edu. Area of Specialization: History and philosophy of science and related areas that
naturally complement departmental strengths.
The Center for Society and Genetics at UCLA seeks a co-director. Applica- naturally complement departmental strengths
Rank: Open; although we are especially interested in distinguished faculty at the full
ii .. ll.... II begin 1 January 2007. Send letter of application, c.v, statement of
research and teaching interests, names of referees, and samples of scholarship to: professor level.
ChaiG CSG Co-Director Search Committee, UCLA Center for Society and Genetics, Responsibilities: I 1i. .-1 1.. I I ..i ,.1 .1_., ,1i 1,. I.ii. .. i .....,1 Ir departmental duties.
Box957221, 1323 Rolfe i ill .. .....1. CA90095-7221, .. *in.: 3022-0608- Applicants must submit the following materials, which will not be returned: curriculum
01. Further information, contact Norton Wise: e-mail: nortonw@historyucla.edu. vitae, at least three confidential letters or reference, or, for senior candidates, names of
three referees we may contact; evidence of teaching ability; and samples of recent writing.
The Lewis Department of Humanities at Illinois Institute of Technology The department regrets that it cannot solicit missing materials from applicants, or return
seeks an historian of .:i..i,:.. .1 .. :1..1..:. i fl,.., level of assistant professor any materials.
(tenure track), be: ii... : ...i:., I i ,'", Research and teaching areas of particular Please direct all inquiries and application materials regarding this position to:
I i .... ,,.:1,.,. 1 i,1 .:1 ..i i ,,... : .:..1.:.. engineering, technology, and the The Appointment Committee
widersociety; ,.fi !.,i-..: ,,I. i., I ,.i ,i :.. technology and science. Send letter of Department of History and Philosophy of Science
interest, c.v, three letters of recommendation, i,.1 ,I ..: ,,,!.1... to: Warren 1017 Cathedral of Leaming, University of Pittsburgh
Schmaus, Chair; History Search Committee; Lewis Department of Humanities; Pittsburgh, PA 16260
Illinois n ,.,rii.'.. I.. I :l,....I :. 3301 S Dearborn, 111.: i:.. IL 60616. Review will
bgin 15 Otober and continue until the position is filled Fr in tion The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
begin 15 October and continue until the position is filled. Further information:
http://wwvit.edu/departmentshumanities, orcontact Warren Schmaus: e-mail: Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially
http:/Avww.iit.edu/departments/humanities, or contact Warren Sehmaus: e-mail:
schmaus@iit.edu. encouraged to apply
Deadline for Applications: Review of complete applications will begin on December 1,
(JOBS CONTINUED ON PAGE 24) 2006 and will continue until the position is filled.

y of Me ad The Department of
History of Medicine and 9 t S Classics
Greenwall Fellowship in
SThe Department of Classics at Brown University has been authorized to announce an
Bioethics and Health Policy open-rank search for a historian of the exact sciences in antiquity We seek candidates with
aprimaryfocus on one, andideally ii 11i .. ii r% ....:.I..1. i i i, 1ri..i,' andwhopossess
5w I mki a IJ I&akwi scholarly and teaching interests in multiple aspects of those civilizations, such as (but not
limited to) ancient astronomy, the physical and mathematical sciences, and the transmis-

The History of Medicine Department atJohns Hopkins University and sion of scientific texts. We anticipate that the successful candidate will establish connections
the Greenwall Fellowship Program in Bioethics and Health Policy at with others at Brown interested in the history of science and in the ancient world. Though
Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University are jointly offering the Department of Classics is conducting this search, a focus on Greco-Roman antiquity is
a three-year post-doctoral fellowship position beginning in September, not a requirement, and a successful candidate who works primarily in another field or fields
2007. We are seeking a historian with research interests that link his- will be appointed to the Department most closely aligned with his/her interests. Prerequi-
tory with ethical issues in medicine, science, and/or health policy. The sites for consideration include evidence of scholarly distinction and excellence in teaching,
position includes an individualized academic program, supervised re- commensurate with rank.
search, teaching, and a summer internship in a health policy setting. Junior candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand byJuly 1, 2007 and should submit a letter
Applicants must be fluent in English. Please send a CV, three letters of of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of schol-
reference, copies of undergraduate/graduate transcripts, a writing sam- il ri.: Candidates above the junior level should submit a letter of application and a
pie, and a personal statement describing your interest in and plans for curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of at least four references.
the fellowship to: Applications should be sent, preferably by Nowember 10, 2006, to:
Chair of Exact Sciences Search Committee
I l .,iii I aden, Departmentof Classics, Brown Uniersity,
I 1 i. .1t Medicine and Greenwall Fellowship Providence, RI 02912, USA.
.: !......il ics Institute, Johns Hopkins University Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled
i III ., ,II Charles St., Suite 740 or closed. Preliminary interviews will be held, when feasible, at the American Philological
!. Iliiin.,, MD 21201 ...i: i ,r.,, 11.1, .ii 1 -ii,.1r,. in l I il I,.g, (January 5-8,2007) and/or the American Philo-
The deadline for applications is January 1, 2007. For more informa- : 1 ...:. i r ,. r. .i '..: ,.i i,,,, -r (December 27-30,2006).
tion, visit http://histmed.jhmi.edu and http://www.hopkinsmedicine. Inquiries may be directed to MaryLouise_ .Ill 1.. I, .. .1I. Brown University is com-
orgbioethics/Academics/Greenwall/greenwall.html mitted to diversity in its faculty and encourages applications from qualified women and
under-represented minority candidates.

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Physics Reaching Out





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Death and a dearth of records caused the creation of a physics history
center in 1965. "Einstein had died; Schridinger had died. Some of the
physicists recognized that the older people were dying off and no one had
recorded their memories," says Spencer Weart, Director of the Center for History
of Physics at the American Institute of Physics (AIP).
As a result, the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, inter-
viewed Niels Bohr just before his death, followed by interviews with Wemer
Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, J. Robert Oppenheimer and many others. In the course
of these conversations, the realization dawned that an even more valuable
resource was the physicists' correspondence and nothing had been done to
preserve these (Enrico Fermi's papers were the only ones deposited in an archive
at that time). The three-year project metamorphosed into a permanent program
funded by the AIP, with a mission to preserve and make known materials related
to the history of physics and allied sciences like astronomy and geophysics. "We
deal with nineteenth- and twentieth-century science," says Weart. "Earlier mate-
rial is either preserved or it isn't -it's too late to do III ll,,,.- ,i,.,I ,1
Joe Anderson, who heads the AIP History Center's Niels Bohr Library and
archives, tracks down the papers of retiring or recently deceased physicists,
sometimes as far as their local dumpster Few of these papers end up at the
Center, says Weart. "We try to be honest brokers and ensure that papers go to the
most appropriate repository." The i I. .i ......: Ii.,i-.., everything it finds, no
matter the final destination, and the information is available on the center's Web
site. "We rely on our friends to give us information," says Weart, "to point us to
archives and people and to give us money Bequests and donations of cash or
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The Center offers its collected knowledge to the wider world. Web exhibits on
such popular figures as Einstein and Marie Curie receive millions of visits ayeai
especially at times when students are writing term papers. Alongwith students,
scientists are frequent visitors. Not all are in search of facts; one recent visitor
: i,. ,,.:..,p ir,..i,..t i ,.,.Ii, i iIlli and the visit's purpose as "amusement."
Weart, who replaced the Center's pioneer director Charles Wiener back in 1971,
says that since then the Intemet has short-circuited the Center's traditional three-
step model of saving archival knowledge to be used by professional scholars for
works that would be repackaged by popular writers and teachers for a general
audience. The Intemet is a more powerful tool, which Weart believes historians
underuse. With a little sophistication in search engine placement and design
(such as breaking up long essays into sections, since engines search only the
first ten or so pages), a much wider audience can be reached. "I have on the
Intemet a detailed study of 'The Discovery of Global Warming' [http/www.
,ip ,,.- 1ii,i... 'dli 11 ..] that gets from several hundred to a thousand visits a
day What scholarly tome is picked up by a thousand people a day?" says Weart.
While acknowledging that most people search for specific information, or simply
browse, he adds that user feedback and usage-rin :1-ii._, ..r I ... i, -i
people read the entire 250,000-word iI- '
Another Intemet advantage is the ease of correcting and updating informa-
tion. For example, new information about Einstein's love life means some
changes in the Web exhibit. "It's now public that Einstein was a randy dog we
don't have to be shy on our side."
Feedback from the center's Web site backs up Weart's belief that people use
the history of science 1ii Ii..,11i IiI1 ., largely to understand current concerns.
"They visit not because they have a specific interest in history, but in how sure
are scientists of global warming, or why do physicists build nuclear weapons, or

p-ente r \\arI
what the devil does the uncertainty principle really mean." Questions like these, Weart
says, havebroughthistorians if lh. i:,~ .....- .... i1i the world increasingly since the
end of World War II. New biographies of Oppenheimer and other Manhattan Project
subjects show that interest is keener than ever. "These long debates about should we
have dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, people don't care so rfi..:i, I il.i ., ii says
Weart. ii i. I. ,i-i.-. 'Is it moral to drop the bomb on Iran?' History is away of
disengaging yourself from current prejudices and drives and examining an issue in the
History of physics is flourishing as a discipline, says Weart, who has a Ph.D. in physics
and astrophysics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. "Lots of bright people, lots of
books coming up, and more articles being written than ever" But that reflects the scho-
lastic side; there are few good places to publish articles for the public, and professional
historians of science have written few books that have reached awide audience. On the
plus side, the balance sheet does show an "increase in Web access and public television
shows, and even in movies and plays, with increasing sophistication a good example
being Michael Frayn's play Copenhagen."
A greater focus by historians on observation, experimentation and instrumentation,
rather than only theory and philosophy reflects recent changes in the field, Weart says. Un-
fortunately, not enough historians understand physics deeply Fortunately for the discipline,
the cultural wars over the social construction of reality which centered on the history of
physics, have died down, to Weart's relief. "People hav been able to get back to their busi-
ness rather than the metahistorical, which doesn't take you anywhere, uin i ii..
The physics and astronomy community was the first to establish a history center, and
this community remains unusually historically aware, says Weart, especially when it
comes to preserving archives and papers. As for individual scientists, adds Weart, "some
are completelyunaware of 1,i,'. i,,, ,.i. if i;in, I.I Il b i i.i general, and some are
concerned with their I I i. .. .1r, 1in i I.. ..1 p,
"A fair amount of ego is involved. Scientists have fine brains and could eam a lot of
money doing something else. But they are more interested in their contribution to poster-
ity. History is relevant to them and they can become quite personally engaged in it." g
By Michal Meyer
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Martha Heil, the AIP's Senior editor and stra-
tegic planner, speaks about spreading physics
(and science) to the public.

Wat does theAIP media section do?
We help make the media's job easier. My specialization is
communicating to an audience that doesn't necessarily
know aboutphysics. I -'."l i.. ,:1i .n i,..1 11i, i,l, %I
write the entertainment pages, for example, and have
never taken a science course since high school. In partner-
ship with the NSF and other scientific groups we produce
Discoveries and . .... . ... ,-
dicated news feed introduced in 2000 with ninety-second
clips about science intended for the real general public
- local TV news watchers. Inside Science News Service is
about science you can use in daily life. AIP also produces
PhysicsNews Update on the latest research and FYI, a
newsletter that reports on developments in science policy.

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Our thought is that science is relevant in everyone's lives.

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years, aimed at an audience that knows physics, but
there's the need to reach out to other people who don't
report on science. There are few science reporters, and the
numbers are dwindling. Around the tech boom a lot of
magazines got energized about science; now advertising
space is shrinking and they're looking at the value of their
science pages. Butwe see that people are still interested.

How do you get science to thepublic?
There are many angles. For instance, avian flu and re-
search on networks inoculating one tenth of a network
can stop transmission of the virus, whether human or
computer viruses. We look for where science can fit into
the daily news. iF.. f,,, ..1ii,., i.ih i ..-l .. 11i Ii know
about new packaging for wines, we could supply the
science. We write at a level that's accessible to the average
reporter keeping in mind their needs, such as pictures,
deadlines, etc.

Why have a 7Vprogram?
According to NSF studies, forty-four percent of people rely

on local news for their science and technology informa-
tion. They don't use other resources like the Web, cable
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get reliable science coverage. T1i, i .i ,,,i..pp..In" ir
this is where the voters and taxpayers are.
A lot of people are casually interested in science and
will watch ninety seconds on that, though they won't
watch Discovery Channel. We look at whatever everyone
considers of interest we cover topics such as how body
armor is improved by exploiting the physical properties of
some types of liquids and how the current La Nina cycle
can help us understand this year's hurricane season.

How do you measure success?
For the television program, we know by how many
contracts we get with local news stations- currently we
have thirty seven that subscribe to the news feed. As for
other news products, we go by subscribers and results.
We have 4,000 subscribers to Physics News Update. If
one of our research items is picked up by the New York
Times, that's howwe measure success.

Heisenberg and Bohr
By Spencer Weart

Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg engaged in a long and intimate col-
laboration throughout the 1930s, creating the quantum physics that has
radically transformed philosophy and daily life. Michael Frayn's recent
play Copenhagen is bringing this extraordinary chapter in the history of
physics to a wide audience, showing with laudable accuracy and artistry
the collaboration's deep friendship, intellectual rivalry, and final collapse.
As a side-effect of the play's 1I" ''ll i irt the Center for History of Physics
at the American Institute of Physics has received dozens of requests for
copies of one or both of the photographs shown here. These images il-
luminate, in a compact and moving fashion, the collaboration of the two
great physicists at its peak.
The photographs were taken in 1934 by a teenage boy, Paul Ehrenfest, Jr,
son of the noted physicist Ehrenfest senior. Copies wound up in the hands
of Victor Weisskopf, another of the outstanding scientists who passed
through Bohr's institute in Copenhagen. Weisskopf eventually donated
his photograph collection to the Center for History of Physics. Ehrenfest's
snapshots are now included in the selection of images (about one-third
of AIP's holdings) available online in the Center's Emilio Segre Visual
Archives hii lrp ,- i ...-. 1n- i.,.- ..,. I
In these images we stand as silent visitors in the lunchroom of Bohr's
institute. Note the Carlsberg beer bottles: Bohr and his group were partly
supported by a bequest from the founder of the brewery. The world-fa-
mous teacher and his greatest student are eating, drinking, laughing and
- as usual vigorously arguing.
,., ,.1,i.l. .presumably Weisskopf or Ehrenfest junior, wrote on the back
of the photo that shows Bohr speaking: "Ja, ja, Heisenberg, aber- ("Yes,
yes, Heisenberg, but- ").

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Sounds of the City

Emily Thompson and The Soundscape of Modernity





hall at Harvard University. Reverberations
frayed the words of speakers, so in 1895
Harvard's president asked physics professor
Wallace Sabine to find the problem and
fix it. Along with an organ pipe and seat
cushions as mufflers, Sabine became a late-
night fixture on campus as he measured
loudness and reverberation at various spots,
using his ears as his only measuring instru-
ment. Two years later, the president asked
for a progress report. Sabine responded that
he needed more time, several years, in fact;
but the president put his foot down and so
Sabine came up with a solution. He pro-
duced a graph that plotted the number of
seat cushions versus the time it took echoes
to die away, deriving an equation used by

or historian Emily Thompson, there is more to modernity than
meets the eye. The sounds of America from the concussion of
drills to the melodies of Radio City Music Hall tell a story to
those trained to listen. It's a story of the age of the machine and of
the changing nature of American life. "I'm adding an aural or sonic
dimension to the machine age," Thompson says, "a new sound world
accompanying the new visual world."
And others have listened as Thompson chronicled the noise of
history in the first third of the twentieth century through her book,
The Soundscape of Modernity. Last year, the University of California
historian was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Grant.
The telephone's insistent call began the moment the award was
announced. '.'ii 11 ... i-you doing when they called?" all the journal-
ists asked. "What will you do with the money?" they wanted to know.
Thompson plans to spend the cash, mainly on academically worth-
while adventures: research trips, saving old film currently decaying
in motion picture archives, writing, and finding a place to live.
"With the cost of real estate in California," she says, "it will help me
upgrade from a unit to a hovel."
Another question asked by every journalist: "What was your child-
hood like?" She played the flute, she says. Always interested in archi-
tecture as well as music, Thompson worked in sound engineering and
radio production. After her undergraduate degree, she planned on a
job as an acoustical consultant, designing concert halls. "It was a way
to bring together music, science, and architecture. It didn't happen. I
got a job doing electrical engineering."
A year working at Bell Labs in NewJersey left Thompson unfulfilled
and looking for other interests. "I was playing hooky from my inte-
grated circuits one afternoon, poking around in library stacks, and
found a copy of Isis. The history of science sounded interesting to me,
a bridge from my technical background to the humanities, a way to
continue my education and take my interest in sound with me." From
the very beginning of graduate school, Thompson planned to write
about acoustics and architecture.
The science of acoustics in America began with an echoing lecture

The Italian painter turned musician
Luigi Russolo built an assortment of
instruments he named howlers, roar-
ers, cracklers, hissers, and whistlers,
all in an attempt to create a vital new
music for the new world.... The crowd,
writes Thompson, broke into a violent
uproar. The music continued as the
Futurists hurled themselves into the
audience and attempted to beat musi-
cal sense into the ears of the listeners.
All in all, eleven people ended up in
hospital, none of them Futurists.

Thompson uses her protagonists, such as Sabine
and music composers of the Twenties, to move
the story forward. Much of her research included
primary source texts such as city reports on noise
pollution and scientific papers of the time. "To
make the story work more successfully as a book
I had to read through the paper to the people
who created it." This approach, combined with
an attention to the technical details as part of the
larger story, allows both a scientific and a general
audience to enjoy the book.
Attuning her ear to the project was simple.
Thompson stuck her head out the window and lis-
tened to the sounds of the city. The sounds of the
city became the core of the book the problems of
urban noise, the din of the machine age and how
people responded to that. Most wanted to muffle


scientists until the Thirties.
Thompson's work does speak to scientists in the field. Her book not only
won a Society for the History if .ii.:li..l..- book prize in 2005, it was also
recognized by the Acoustical Society of America. Though gratified by their
interest, she says she is not so much writing for the scientists whose history
she tells, but rather for a general audience. Thompson turns what would oth-
erwise be a dry history of applied physics into a living story by focusing on
the people. "You take a huge step towards that goal simply by writing well,
by paying attention to the quality of the writing and by paying attention to
the narrative, told as much as possible through people's lives."

the noise, but some, such as American jazz musicians and Italian Futur-
ists, found inspiration in the clang and crack of the cityscape. "Urban noise
provided sonic material for them," says Thompson.

The Italian painter turned musician Luigi
Russolo built an assortment of instruments he
named howlers, roarers, cracklers, hissers, and
whistlers, all in an attempt to create a vital new
music for the new world. Results were mixed.
While supported by his fellow Futurists, his first
concert, held in Milan in 1914, appalled listen-
ers. The crowd, writes Thompson, broke into a
violent uproar. The music continued as the Fu-
turists hurled themselves into the audience and
attempted to beat musical sense into the ears of
the listeners. All in all, eleven people ended up
in hospital, none of them Futurists.
In America, such concerts were less violent,
though equally disturbing. But the new age
birthed another form of music: Jazz. Jazz also
forced listeners to redefine the meaning of
music, says Thompson. Such pieces as Harlem
Symphony and Duke Ellington's Harlem Air
Shaft, include tributes to the sound of subways
and nightclubs. The sound of a police siren

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ture had grown into a field of study over the past ten years, and individuals
working on the sounds of slavery in the south or the sounds of religion and
architecture found each other as they published their books. "I feel I've been
part of a little zeitgeist," says Thompson, of this

The close quarters of the city, and the con-
stant building of the city in the Roaring
Twenties changed the nature of sound,
says Thompson. Raucous and loud, indi-
viduals and the city tried hard to control
the sounds of the times. New York began to
map and measure noise levels with Noise
Measuring Trucks filled with equipment
and Bell Lab technicians. Scientists cre-
ated the decibel as a measure of loudness
and technicians roamed the city's streets
and alleys measuring the intensity and
worth of sounds.

closes Fats Waller's TheJoint is umpin. It was a music of life, a life lived in
the city cheek to jowl with people and machines and their noises and smells.
The close quarters of the city, and the constant building of the city in the
Roaring Twenties, changed the nature of sound, says Thompson. Raucous
and loud, the sounds of the time came under increasing scrutiny. New York
began to map and measure noise levels with Noise Measuring Trucks filled
with equipment and Bell Lab technicians. Scientists created the decibel as
a measure of loudness and technicians roamed the city's streets and alleys
measuring the intensity and worth of sounds: j angly noise was unhealthy,
quietness healthy. Noise limits were placed around hospitals and schools in
many cities. Baltimore even went so far
as to create an Anti-Noise Policeman.
Thompson writes that the officer dealt
with squeaky-wheeled trolleys, streetcar
bell ringers, roosters, cats, newsboys, and
even a baker noisily unloading his bread
from a wagon. The Anti-Noise Policeman
quieted them all.
Attempts to hush a city's noise failed,
says Thompson, and frustrated noise
reducers turned their efforts indoors and
to new technologies. Acoustic tiles, noise-
eliminating fabrics, hushed tones, and
light, air and temperature controls of the I
modern office succeeded in the Twenties
and Thirties in quieting the roar outside.
Noise, like an ill-mannered dog, was
escorted out of the modern office and
chained to the street.
Thompson found more than just jazz
and quieted offices while working on
her book; she discovered a like-minded
community The place of sound in cul-

group of less than a dozen that includes histori-
ans, sociologists, and ethnomusicologists.
Vision has a place for the sound historian, as
long as it's historical. Pictures and illustrations
fill the pages of Thompson's book; the cover is a
1926 painting by Vassily Kadinsky called Three
Sounds, a painting loved by Thompson since
her college days.
Some of the MacArthur money will go towards
film preservation. Thompson wants to iden-
tify endangered films relevant to her current
project, on the transition from silent to sound
motion pictures, to save them for herself and
for future historians. "A lot of these movies exist
in archives, but the film itself is chemically
unstable and sits there and decomposes no mat-
ter how carefully you store it." While some film
100 years old is in perfect condition, in others
the nitrate destabilizes and emits toxic gases.
Even worse, says Thompson, film that goes bad

infects stable reels and must be quarantined.
At one point Hollywood took an interest in Thompson's sound studies.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave her a fellowship and
time to work on her project, which included a fire that destroyed a Harlem
soundstage in 1929. Ten people died in the fire and a number of studio
executives faced manslaughter charges. It all ended with municipal scandals
and a mayoral ~. i- ii', ,. Thompson tracked down some descendants of the
indicted men, one of whom is a Hollywood director. "He'd never heard much
about it as a child. He was Mr. Hollywood, he was calling me honey and baby,
and he said, i. ii, ..: have to make a movie out of this.' Nobody ever said
that to me before."
Thompson's book concludes in the
early Thirties. By then sound engineers
had perfected ways of banishing echoes
from music halls, sound stages, and
even churches. Gone were connections
* between sound and space: churches
lost their ringing grandeur and concert
halls produced a sound too clinical for
twenty-first century ears. Science and
the machine age combined to produce
a sound as technologically pure as en-
4 gineers could make it. Says Thompson:
"The early 20' century in the United
States feels like a period of tremendous
changes cultural change and techni-
cal change and I find it endlessly
fascinating. This is my era and I'm
sticking with it."

by Michal Meyer

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2006

Future Meetings

Calls for Papers
BSHS Postgraduate Conference,
4-6 January 2007 at Durham University
Deadline: 8 November 2006. Please send a
brief abstract (not more than 350 words)
to bshs.pg2007@durham.ac.uk. Or
write to: BSHS Postgraduate Conference
2007, Durham University, Philosophy
Department, 50 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1
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Gender & Technology Plenary
Session. To be held 14-17 February 2007
at the Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, New
Mexico. Inquiries and/or abstracts of 250
words may be sent to Brian Still at brian.
still@ttu.edu no later than 1 December
2006. English Department, Texas Tech
University PO Box 43091, Lubbock, TX
79409. E-mail: brian.still@ttu.edu.
Technological Innovation and
the Cold War. To be held 9-10 March
2007 at the Hagley Museum and Library
I".il iiii-..ii Delaware. Proposals
should be no more than 500 words and
accompanied by a short c.v Deadline:
30 October. Send proposals to Carol
Lockman, Hagley Museum and Library,
PO. Box 3630,':, .111 illi1-- i.ii 1 'l li)7 Tel:
302.658.2400,( i : I. i 1. :,, :..3188.
E-mail: clockman@Hagley.org.
Perspectives on Mathematical
Practices. To be held 26-28 March 2007,
at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2006.
http ://www.vub.ac.be/CLWF/PMP2007/
Forum on History of Physics. To be
held 5-9 March 2007, Denver CO, and 14-
17 April 2007, Jacksonville FL. Registration
and abstract entry for March will be
available until late November at httpJ/
wwwaps.org/meet/MAR07/. I. r*' nr' ri
and abstractentry for April will be available
from early November to early January at:
Rethinking Health, Culture and
Society--Physician-Scholars in
the Social Sciences and Medical
Humanities. To be held 21-22 April
2007, University of Chicago. Schedule
information, abstract submission guidelines
and online registrationwill also be available
(as the date of the conference approaches)
at: http/lAwwmed.uiuc.edu/SSMHConf.
Cheiron and ESHHS First Joint
Meeting. To be held 25-29 June 2007
at University College, Dublin, Ireland.
Submissions mustbe received by 1 Ianuary
2007, and must be sent electronically.
ICOHTEC Symposium 2007. The
International Committee for the
History of Technology will hold
their symposium 14-18 August 2007 in
Copenhagen, Denmark. Deadline for
proposals is 15 January 2007. http/w/v.

European Association for the
History of Medicine and Health:
Environment, Health and History.
To be held in London, 12-15 September
2007. Submissions to Ingrid James by 17
November 2006; ii-i.l. 'i .1lil.l liri
ac.U.K.. http:/www Ishtm.ac.U.KJhistoy.
Les Mots et les Choses au XVIIIe
siecle: La Science.To be held 21-22
September 2007 in Lyon, France. Send
proposals to Denis Reynaud, Universite
Lyon 2 / 18, quai Claude Bernard 69365
LYON cedex 07. e-mail: denis.reynaud@
univ-lyon2.ft Deadline: 31 December 2006.

Upcoming Conferences
Conference of the International
EcoHealth Association. To be held 7-
10 October 2006, University of Wisconsin-
Madison. http/wAww.ecohealth.net/
SHOT 2006 to be held in Las Vegas,
Nevada, 12-16 October 2006; http//www.
Meeting_Main Page.htm.
Health Humanities Conference. To
be held 13-15 October 2006 in Vancouver.
The Search for the Healthy City: A
Medical History and Public Health.
To be held in Tuscany, Italy 15-22 October
2006. http /wwv.utmem.edu/gim/tuscan-
Technology, Environment and
Work. Wayne State l-i.,.,ir 19-21
October 2006. Contact Protessor Janine
Lanza, e-mail: aol605@wayne.edu.
On Responsibility in the Human
Sciences. Chicago, 20-21 October 2006.
Organizedby the University of hl 1.:-, .... ,1
the Max Planck Institute for tli. I ir.., ..t
Geological Society of America
Convention. Philadelphia, PA, 22-25
October 2006. brq .. . : ,,.i r ,,%..'
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Benjamin Franklin's World 1706-
2006. Milan (23 October 2006) and
Rome (24 October 2006). Contact Marco
Sioli at marco.sioli@unimi.it or Daniele
Fiorentino at daniele.fiorentino@luis.it.
Conference on African Science.
24 October 2006. http//www.h-net.org/
announce/showcgi?ID= 148714.
First Annual Conference of the
Bulgarian Societyfor the Chemistry
Education and History/Philosophy
of Chemistry. To be held in Varna, 26-28
October 2006. http//khimiya.org.
From Adobe Bricks to Adobe
Bytes: Historical Transformations
in California. To be held 26-28 October

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Negotiating the Sacred III. 2-3
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BSHM 2006. Health and Medicine
in History: East-West Exchange.
2-4 Novembe 2006, Jawaharlal Nehru
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History of Science Society. Joint
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2006. Vancouver, B.C., Canada; http//
2006 PSA Biennial Meeting.
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5 November 2006 in Vancouve, British
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4S Conference. 2-5 November 2006,
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Food Chains: Provisioning,
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Inventing America: The Interplay
of Technology and Democracy
in Shaping American Identity.
University of Virginia, 34 November 2006.
Contact Maggie Dennis: 202.633.3441,
"The Documentary Tradition" at
the 2006 Film and History League
Conference. To be held 8-12 November
2006 in the Dolce Conference Center near
the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. http//www.
Science within the State. Berlin,
9-11 November 2006. Contact Axel C.
Huentelmann (axel.huentelmann@
charite.de), Michael C. Schneider (Michael.
Schneider @uni-duesseldorf.de).
Research Agenda Symposium. To
be held at the John Hancock Conference
Center Boston, 10-12 November 2006.
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Ethnic Pathology in Germany,
Russia, Latin America. To be held
24-26 November 2006 at Justus-Liebig-
Universitat Giessen, Germany.
Society for Ancient Medicine. To
be held 4-7 January 2007 in San Diego,
California. httpIAwwmedicinaantiqua.
org.uk/mm sam.html.
Workshop The Robert Koch-
Institute for Infectious Diseases
and its Role During National
Socialism. To be held 19-20 January
2007 in Berlin. http://wwwmedizin.fu-
Energy and Culture. To be held 7-8
February 2007 inEsbjerg, Denmark. http//

Knowledge that Matters. To be
held 8-10 Tebruary 2007 Arizona State
University, Tempe, Arizona.
Historicide and Reiteration:
Innovation in the Sciences,
Humanities and the Arts. 9-10
February 2007, Maastricht University, the
Netherlands. Contact Lies Wesseling at lies.
epiSTEME-2. To be held at the Homi
Bhabha Centre for Science Education
(TIFR), Mumbai, India 12-15 February
2007. http//wwwhbcse.tifrres.in/episteme.
Living on the Edge: Human Desires
and Environmental Realities. To be
held 28 February 2007 through 3 March
2007 in New Orleans. httpAvwwh-net.
Living on the Edge: Human Desires
and Environmental Realities. ASEH's
2007 meeting, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1-
7 March. http://wvw.h-net.org/~environ/
SAHMS 2007. To be held 2-3 March
2007 in Charlottesville, VA. http://www.
Medicine and Culture: Chinese-
Western Medical Exchange from
the Late Imperial to Modern
Periods. To be held at the University of
San Francisco on Friday, 9 March 2007.
Precarious Matters. The History of
Dangerous and Endangered Substances in
the 19th and 20th Centuries. To be held 22-
24 March 2007 atthe Max-Planck-Institute
for the History of Sciences, Berlin.
Perspectives on Mathematical
Practices. To be held 26- 28 March
2007, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
First International ESEMP
Congress. To be held 26-30 March 2007
in Essen, Germany. bri, I-.-.i.- ..
Teaching and Learning in
the Maritime Environment:
A Conference on Pedagogy &
Scholarship. To be held 28-30 March
2007 at The California Maritime Academy.
The Business of Race and Science.
To be held 30-31 March 2007, at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Securing the Ultimate Victory -
Exploring the History of Military
Medicine and Health Care. To
be held 12-13 April 2007 at the Army
Medical Services Museum, Mytchett,
Surrey Contact: armymedicalmuseum@
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non-human in Russian Culture
and History. To be held 17-19 May 2007
in Roanoke, VA.
American Association of
Geographers Annual Meeting, San
Francisco, 17-21 April 2007.
The American Association for
the History of Medicine 80th
Annual Meeting to be held in
Montreal, Quebec, 3-6 May 2007. For
further information, contact Philip M.
Teigen ii i..'-,-'. ."' i l, ..
SICU2: An International Work-
shop on Historic Scientific
Instrument Collections in the
University. To be held at the University

of Mississippi in June 2007. http://www.
olemiss.edlu/ sicu2web/.
ESEH Conference: Environmental
World. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5-8
June 2007. http/Avw\eseh.org.
Cultivating the 'Next' Agricultural
History. Meeting of the Agricultural
History Society will be held at Iowa State
University Ames, 21-23 June 2007. http//
The 2007 International Conference
on the History ofCartographywillbe
held 8-13 July 2007 in Berne, Switzerland.

Sexual Histories: Bodies and
Desires Uncovered. To be held 23-25
July 2007, Xfl Centre, University of Exeter
Science and Religion Conference.
To be held 23-26 July 2007 at the
University of Lancaster, UK. http//

3rd International Congress on
Traditional Medicine and Materia
Medica. The event will take place in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14-16 August
2007. http://www.h-net.org/announce/
Fifteenth International Conference
on the Origin of Life. Florence, Italy

August 24-29 1r. iiri ii hll.....fnii
Nature Behind Glass: Natural
Science Collections Conference.
To be held 6-8 September 2007
Manchester Museum, England. http://
www. arts.manchester.ac.uk/
The Legacy of Ramon y Cajal.
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA, 5-
7 October 2007. E-mail Cajal@chc.edu.
Bicentenary of the Geological
Society (of London). 12-13 November
2007. rrI1 .- % i ..... i.- I II')GG .


The list below reflects information provided by Dr. Jonathon Erlen (only dissertation titles
placed in Dissertation Abstracts are included) and others and was current as of 1 May
2006. Please send any missing titles to ii if. 1 l ,. ili, .

Balladur, Laura Cecilia. !iii. -ii Ir. ..ii 11.:l-
and the Dynamics of Representation in Enlightenment
France."Dukel ..'dr ii:-, 310 pp 3191940.
Barrenechea, Francisco. 111 I. r-. in Aristophanes'
'Wealth'." ..l..ii i.l I I r 'I 15,215 pp. 3188714.
Bartlett, Mark. ii,,,,,,,,lr...-l. and the Scientific-
Aesthetic in IillM.,.1 Literature and Art." University of
California. Santa Cruz, 2005, 327 pp. 3185873.
Broich, John. "Water and the Modem British City: The
Case of London, 1835 1903." Stanford University 2005,
285 pp. 3187266.
Call, Thomas C. "Science and the Spiritof theAge: Blake,
Wordsworth, and the Romantic Scienr hi I ,.11 i._i The
University of Tennessee, 2005, 207 pp. -. :.
Carter, Eric D. "Disease, Science, and Regional
Development: Malaria Control in Northwest Argentina,
1890 1950." The University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2005,
553 pp. 3186104.
Churchill, Wendy D. "Female Complaints: The Medical
In ri.. 1.1.1 ,, Treatment of British Women, 1590 1 7-I
McMasterl ii,.. Irr 2I :.,291pp. NR07891.
Danner, Linda R. "Societes Savantes and the
I i' ll.' n: ri.. f Class and Regional Identity in Burgundy
I iii.:. I11. i ii Iersity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
2005, 217 pp. 3190236.
Deac, Mioara. "Mirror of the World or Submerged
Unconscious? Hallucinations and the Victorians (1853 -
1901). i .ii,. ,, I, .i n... i ,,.., 1105,321 pp. 3189253.
Dyck,Erika. "PsychedelicPsychiatry:LSDandPost-World
War II Medical Experimentation in Canada." McMaster
1 ii,.. lr i2i i:.,324pp. NR07898.
Geraci, Robert M. "The Cultural History of Religions
and the Ethics of Progress: Building the Human in 20th
Century Religion, Science and Art." University of California,
Santa Barbara, 2005,294pp. 3186823.
Golden, Cheryl L. "The Role of Poison in Roman
Society" The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
2005, 218 pp. 3190255.
Grinnell, George C. "On Hypochondria: Interpreting
Romantic Health and Illness." McMaster University, 2005,
296 pp. NR07905.
Herzberg, David L. "Designer Consciousness: Medicine,

Marketing, and Identity in American Culture from Miltown
to Prozac." The University of '. I 11 ,.i I ,Ii,, 2 :i .,355
pp. 3186190.
Hunt, James Christopher. "We Shall Have to Make
the Best of it': The i ,i .ii. ,.,m, ,I i , 1.1.,,1, .,:, 1 u I,.I- iii I
Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005, 272 pp.
lezzi, Carina Angelica. I .II,, ii Differences in the
Health Status of Late Bronze Age Mycenaean Populations
from East Lokris, Greece." State University of New York at
Buffalo, 2005, 449 pp. 3185353.
Johnson, Whitney Pamela. "Aristotle as Secondary
Mathematics Teacher Educator: Metaphors and Strengths."
Michigan Statel I i..p,,r 2: ., 152pp.3189673.
Kim, Jean Ju. "Empire at the Crossroads if i,..l.. r
Plantations, Medicine, and the Biopolitics of Life in Hawaii,
1898-1948."Comelll ii,.. ,ir lI1'1,. l u,.: ,l' '-!,,: '
Knight, Leah. "I,,lr. irn r.- Collections: Print, Plants, and
Poetics in Early Modem England (1550 -1600)." Queen's
University at KingIst n. i i" 309 pp. NR05227.
Lundgren, Burden Susan. "The Great Pestilence:
YellowFever in Portsmouth, Virginia, 1855." Old Dominion
1 i.. ro, r i:.,** 210 pp. 3191385.
Maerker, Anna Katharina. "Model Experts: The
Production and Uses of Anatomical Models at La Specola,
Florence, and the Josephinum, Vienna, 1775 1814."
Comelll i ,..,ir i":., 319pp 3192203.
Mann, Joel Eryn. "Of Science, Skepticism and Sophistry:
The Pseudo-Hippocratic 'On the Art' in its Philosophical
Context." The University of Texas at Austin, 2005, 347 pp.
Miller, Kimberly A. "Eugenics and American Theatre,
1912 1921." The University of Kansas, 2005, 168 pp.
Mirus, Christopher V. i.i,,i,- and Modem
Mechanics." University of Notre Dame, 2004, 290 pp.
Patton, Lydia. "Hermann Cohen's History and Philosophy
of Science." I: .ill i ii.,. Ir 2, l 4, 183 pp. NR06335.
Neill, Deborah Joy. "Transnationalism in the Colonies:
Cooperation, Rivalry, and Race in German and French
Tropical Medicine, 1880 1',-. University of Toronto,

2005,392 pp.1 ,--',
Noble, Vanessa. "Doctors Divided: Gender Race and
Class Anomalies in the Production of Black Medical Doctors
in Apartheid South Africa, 1948 to 1994." University of
Michigan, 2005, 360 pp. 3192740.
Pande, Ishita. "Curing Calcutta: Race, Liberalism,
and Colonial Medicine in British Bengal, 1830 1'"",
PrincetonI n i i ,r 1., 236pp 3188655
Park, Peter Kwan-Joon. "The Exclusion of Asia from
the Formation of a Modem Canon of Philosophy: Debates in
German Philosophy 1790-1. .,I University of California,
Los Angeles, 2005, 232 pp. 3188378.
Perry, Heather R. I :ill. the Disabled: Army
Medicine, and Society in '., 11.1 ':. ,, Ii.., ,i II.. Indiana
1 i,,'.. ,r :l" i 276 pp. 3183470.
Popa, Tiberiu M. i,,ri i,. ,,,i 'I i, i i Ii1 .,'ri.' in
S..' ,.,i,,,,i.:-' IV" University of Pittsburgh, 2005, 204 pp.

Portuondo, Maria M. "Secret Science: Spanish
C mgr aplh',l and the New .'.,,ii Johns Hopkins
1 ,,... ,r ,, ,i :., 455pp. 3189091.
Schaefer, Richard. ii,.,l1i,, on the F,,i.iilii.r-- of a
Catholic Science: Science, Society and the Syllabus ot Errors
in German Catholicism, 1820 1 -A Comell University,
2005, 430 pp. 3192080.
Shook, Beth Alison Schultz. "Ancient DNA and the
!.1,ii..*i,: il History and Prehistory of Northeastern North
11i, 1: I University of California, Davis, 2005, 207 pp.
Shukin, Nicole. "Animal Capital: The Material Politics
of Rendering, Mimesis, and Mobility in North American
Culture." University of Alberta, 2005, 303 pp. NR08732.
Smith, Melissa. "Infected T. i' 1 l.,. ,,,,] '. .1 i, 11,on
the .1.ll i I i.l.i-j "McM ,I,. iI iii. r ir L -.' pp.
Xu, Yibao. "Concepts of InfinityinChineseMathematics."
City University of New York, 2005,358 pp. 3187462.
Yoshii, June M. "Scientific Fictions: Evolutionary
Science, Literary Genre, and Theories of I -.. i.. I. 11 ii in
Fin de Sicle Britain." University of Califoria, Berkeley,
2005, 314pp.

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2006

TiM4 V-- Un Ovqm S

John Neu's career as history of science librarian ranged from the heady days of large-
scale collecting trips in Europe to a cash crunch on collections, from the days when li-
braians catalogued and referenced by hand to the sea change of information technology
and processing. Neu (pronounced Nye), who retired at the beginning of the new millen-
nium, spent thirty-seven i, i ihli... .J 'i .i.. f.. i il i. 1,1 i,,.. of science at the University
of Wisconsin Memorial Library in Madison and thirty-three, ii i ir ii .. -il.. ,ipi... f,
the HistoryofScienceSociety, :.1.. 1p,11,-- 11. 1 ii.. ,1 1.' Current 7..' ,' .I 1i 11. il.
Cumulative ''.' ;.i
In 1963 the Memorial Library hired Neu, who originally trained in rare book librari-
anship at the Lilly Library of Indiana University, to help build the history-of-science
collection primarily books from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The university
sent Neu to Amsterdam, London, and Milan to meet with book dealers and antiquarians.
I,.. I1,,, w.:.1.'''...1 ili. .. ,1,..- book collection of George W hite, a il i,. ii i I .1' ... ..I.. iiil
professor at the University of Illinois, and the William Cole collection of early chemistry.
After a fewyears the large-scale collecting stopped. "In the Seventies we ran out of money
f i l iii saysNeu. Itwasjustaswell. ,ii1... .. i .. .1. f, if 1ii.. 1,1.- -,.. -cience
collection, acting as liaison between the university's history of science department and the
library, and his new job as bibliographer for the Society kept him busy enough.
T iri,,,. i11. the bibliography had been the responsibility of the editor of is, but as the
discipline and the number of publications grew this became increasingly difficult. Under
the editorship of Robert Multhauf (1964-1978), the society began to look for someone to
take .on ii. iiil..' -i ipl "Erwin Hiebert, then history of physics professor at Wisconsin
asked me if I would be interested," says Neu. "I was." In 1966, at the HSS annual meet-
ing, the council appro,'.'i .1 .. .1 ,l l ,,Mi |J -,,I Ihi 11 ll. i i l.. 1 ,.,: I.. I .i1 Ii ,
publication rather than part of the fourth issue of Iis.
With a bachelor's degree in English from Wisconsin and a master's degree in library
science, Neu began his library careerwith little knowledge of history of science. "I self-
educated myself when I took up that position," he says. That education provided him with
a solid base on which to take oi, i .i M-.i 'l 'ti il. and understand its importance. "It's a
record of everything that's been done in history of science since its founding, and the chief
reference source for new material for just about anybody in the field. I think it's especially
important for graduate students entering a new area of research, whether for a paper or a
dissertation, to see what had already been done."
(Gei ge S:u nar founded the bibliography the same year he founded Isis, 1913, and
continued to compile the bibliography until he retired. ii .i.li i.. .: iii ii... i '
].. .'* , -'1 1...: ,...1. h,. ,,, ,,1,. ,: ,,r,: 1 .: ...1 1 ... ,I, 1 ,.. ,.1 l' .._- h- putin," saysN eu .
"The comments I made were not critical at all, they were descriptive, so we changed the
title from critical to current. Since I'm not a historian, I never felt I should be making
critical comments, and I never had time to read everything."
The searching could often be tedious; Neu perused history-of-science lists, the weekly list
of books published in almost every o.i. Ir 1111.1 ir ii ,,f ,,. ...: ,i.,i, _..,. ifiii ,,,i i-
tion. Neu did much of the journal searching himself. "I enjoyed knowing what everyone
wasworking oi, .1 iil i, i, 1',i .., he says. Ajointappointmentwith the history of
science department brought Neu into contact with students, many of whom became
friends and some assistants oi, Ii i. hi..-i ,ipl,. i.1 11i i Ii often metwith students for abeer
on Friday afternoons and for dinners.
In the Eighties, 1 I -lfh6,,M- dhi..-. ,-l, .1 ,h 1 ..i- .,.. worked with t, .li.,- i1h. l
Commission of the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science under
the leadership of Renato Massolini to attempt to unite scattered bibliographies. A meeting
in Trento, Italy led to the development of the RLG online database with the merging of the
Iis Current 7.'.. i .I, the Italian history of k..:.. .il. -, II.i iplt the technology and
culture bibliography edited by Henry Lowood, and, later, the Wellcome Institute for the
fh ,,r l,,f i,.,iI..,i ,. hi li,. ,ipl. T lij iI.,i i, f I l ,.. I. ,1 r bl, I.. I. ill j I .; m em bers.

John Neu, Longtime HSS
Bibliographer, Contrib-
utes Leadership and i

The History of Science Society is delighted
to announce thatJohn Neu has accepted the
position of Honorary i iII .f liin.. I 1111-
paign for the History of Science: Securing the
Past for the Future. ..r. : ii. n' ..i ill
l,,.!. ill i ..11.. [ohn, profiledhere, has
contributed his skills and his time, as well as financial resources to HSS.
Tli ;.,-.:..r 1id.... 1 l n1- 1 ..1 inewphase ofitsservicetothedisciplineandtothe
profession. We have taken the first step, winning a matching grant from the NEH to
endow the Current Bibliography John's contribution puts us measurably doser to
raising the $500,000 required to receive the grant.
As we move to complete the CB drive, we are planning our next steps. The Campaign
for the History of Science, i i11l I, l.I ;i-, Treasurer Marc Rothenberg as Director will
continue to seek support for core functions and new initiatives. In this, .. i... ',ll
better serve the field and those dedicated to it, thus securing the past for the future.
By Joan Cadden
Hss President

Neu retired onJanuary 1, 2000. "Itwas the end of the century and I was at retirement
age and my profession itself had changed so much. I was happy to retire, though I
loved my job the whole time I was doing it. I feel the bibliography is in -.. .1 1, ..1 i,
Stephen Weldon." Neu moved from Madison to northern Wisconsin, where he built a
house by a lake in the woods (not like Thoreau, he says; the house has central heating).
Mystery writing has taken the place of librarianship. This fall the University of Wisconsin-
Madison library press, Parallel Press, is publishing The tigers Child. "It's their first fiction
title and it came about by a fluke. I write mostly for my own entertainment writing mys-
teries is like working crossword puzzles. A friend then wanted to read what I'd written. He
was president of Friends of the Library and he was enthusiastic and gave the manuscript
to the director of the library There's so much luck involved in publishing."
His first HSS annual meetingwas in 1962, at Indiana University, after the University of
Wisconsin-Madison offered him the librarianship position. "I didn't know anybody or
much about the history of science. I first started meeting people at the banquet. My table
had Richard Westfall, Lynn White, and Rupert Hall. Over the years I'-.. ,. i, know
just about everybody. I worked with five editors i ,i. r,.1 I. i ..!., h il 1.111.1 1.
Arnold Thackray Charles Rosenberg, Ron Numbers, and Margaret Rossiter. I went to HSS
meetings because I felt it important to keep track of what everybody was doing. When you
know people it's away of keeping up with the literature, because you knowwhat subjects
are being dealt with in papers at the meeting. And I liked seeing students I had become
friends with going on in the profession. I miss that."
Despite retirement, Neu is still involved with tI.. Mi-il.. ,ipl.i i. 111, ., wr donor and as
b.,.,I 11- ,:1I 1 .. 1,, I. ,: i "lp I.' I t 1,,,."i.. Il 11 .hi, i,.I ,.lj ,tl ,.i ,p, .,r,.,.ii "It's im portant.
History of science is such an interdisciplinary field and there are lots of bibliographies, but
1i .... hi,, i i., pl ..i.. -.f the few devoted exclusively to history of science, technol-
ogy, and medicine, and it's selective. We weed out a lot of the material that isn't of much
interest to historians or graduate students." As a tender of the garden of knowledge, Neu
believes the bibliography is the first stop for scholars. "It's almost a complete record of the
literature of a discipline. And there aren't many disciplines that have a complete record."
By Michal Meyer

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History of Science Society Newsletter October 2006

HSS Employment Survey Report, 2005-2006

Cornelia C. Lambert, University of Oklahoma

This is a report of the results of the 2005-2006 HSS Employment Survey.
The information provided concerns searches for positions beginning in
or around Autumn 2006. We received 37 usable surveys, with a total of 33
hires reported eight searches were ended and one survey indicated a total
of three hires.
Respondents are given the option of indicating one of four categories to
describe their position: I) HP/STM was the primary area of expertise desired;
II) HP/STM was only a supporting or secondary area of expertise; III) HP/
STM was one of several possible areas of expertise desired in the candidate,
or IV) HP/STM did not factor at all in the job search. This year, all surveys
fell into Categories I and III.
Of the 26 Category I searches, 12 were permanent positions and 14 were
temporary. Four permanent positions were awarded to males and 7 to
females; the last one did not include a record of the gender of the successful
candidate. Of the temporary positions
in Category I, 4 went to male candidates
and 7 to female candidates, and 3, EMPLOYMENT SURV
though filled, do not indicate gender. Years
Category III jobs, or jobs for which 2000-2001
HP/STM is one of several possible areas 2001-2002
of expertise, there were two permanent 2002-2003
positions, and both were awarded to
male candidates. Of the 5 temporary 2003-2004
Category III positions, 2 were given to 2004-2005
males, and 3 to females. 2005-2006
In summary, 17 of the 29 hires for The percentage of femal
which gender was reported, both per- nificanly the past two y
manent and temporary, were awarded
to women (59% of the posts for which point ever in this year's
gender was indicated). This is especially applicants that remains
interesting in light of the recent Society- total applicant pool was
wide survey that indicated a ;i. .4".. ra-
tio of male to female members. However,
Adrian Morse of the HSS Executive Office reports that further examination
of that survey data suggests that the gap in male/female participation in
scholarship has decreased dramatically in the past ten years; it appears
from survey results that students currently enrolled in graduate programs
are equally as likely to be female as male.
There were few comments on the applicant pools this year; all of them
laudatory. Applicant groups were described as i.... ,ii lli,.-;," and "rich and
diverse." There were more critical comments from the other direction; job-
seekers reported several problems. A general complaint concerned the lack
of job openings at middle (associate professor) rank, a fact supported by
the preponderance of assistant professor positions advertised in this year's
survey. Of the 14 permanent positions recorded in this year's survey, 12 were
for assistant professor positions; one was for an archivist, and the last for a
full professorship. This at least indicates that there are more positions for
young graduates, though a multi-year study would have to be conducted in
order to reveal if this is a promising trend.
More specific replies indicate the need for better interviewing and hiring
practices. One wrote: "I wish I had been rejected from the places which
rejected me as soon as they knew. Some took 7 months to tell me they were
no longer considering me when I had never gotten a preliminary interview,



and some have never responded ... ." Another reply indicates the need for
Society-wide responsibility for unprejudiced behavior: "Interview lists," she
wrote, should be monitorede] ... for overt and covert discrimination on
the basis of gender and age, ethnicity, [and] other aspects not related to
past or present professional accomplishments." She also recommended that
HSS 1i ..' i'i. or mediate letters of reference for independent scholars as
they cannot fairly compete against inflated letters of recommendation from
major universities .. "
While the Employment Survey is an adequate gauge of trends in hiring
in the history of science and related fields, it is increasingly becoming very
difficult to retrieve the type of information necessary to reach any specific
conclusions. For example, one of our survey questions asks if the respon-
dent's institution allows for the disclosure of information about the sex and
minority status (as defined by the institution) of applicants. Seventy-five
percent of the surveys indicated that they
were prohibited from doing so 'i. .111.h1 1
YS OVER THE YEARS three of them disclosed minority status
of Female Hires information and over half gave us gender
29% information). Some respondents declined
44% filling out information on relatively
38% personal grounds; one wrote: "There are
limits to information I will provide about
37% any individual."
48% The difficulty of obtaining significant
59% results has led this author to wonder
hires has increased sig- if the days of the efficacious Employ-
ars, reaching its highest ment Survey are over. Yet the applicant
comments remind us that even if the
irvey despite a pool of Survey ceases to be a tool for gaining
ghly skewed (63% of the statistical data regarding the make-up
ale this year). of our Society, it will continue to serve
as a clearinghouse for grievances and
thus, as a catalyst for examination of our
professional practices. The goal of the Women's Caucus in sponsoring the
Annual Employment Survey is to safeguard not only the rights of women,
but the rights of all HSS members in their searches for employment and
professional exhibition.
If participants or readers of the survey have any suggestions, please send
them to Cornelia Lambert, Department of the History of Science, Physical
Sciences, Room 622, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019-0315,
or clambert@ou.edu. I would like to express my appreciation to Jay Malone
and Adrian Morse at the HSS Executive Office for getting the survey online
this year, and to both Adrian and Lynnette Regouby for comments and
conversation regarding survey data.

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

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2006

HSS Employment Survey Tables, 2005-2006


Job Descrintion
Permanent Background

Drew University
Indiana University
University of Toronto
Johns Hopkins University
Mississippi State University
University of Guelph
University of Melbourne
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puget Sound
University ofthe Pacific
Yale University

P, D
S, M, P, D
S, T, M, W, D
S, D
S, D
S, T, W, D
S, T, D

California Institute of Technology
Canadian S&T Historical Association
Colby College
Dept. of Philosophy, Bielefeld University
Durham University
Geneva Univ., Inst.,Hist. of Med.&Health
Lemelson Center, Smithsonian Institution
Max Planck Inst. for the History of Science
Max Planck Inst. for the History of Science
Max Planck Inst. for the History of Science
Max Planck Inst. for the History of Science
Northwestern University
Society for the History of Technology
University of Oklahoma

S, P, D
S, T, M, D
S, D
P, D
O, D
S, M, A, D
S, T, M, MU, PH
S, D
S, D
S, D
S, D
S, M, P, D
S, D

Advertising Media

3,4, 5,6,7
1, 5, 6
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
1,3, 5
1,2, 3, 5,6
1,3, 4, 5
1, 5
1,4, 5

Advertising Media

1,2, 3, 4
1,2, 4, 5,6

Total # Applicants
Rank Offered Male/Female

102: 40, 62
80: --, --
35: 21, 14
23: --, --
42: --, --
66: --, --
22: 1, 21
-90: --, --
116: --, --
--: -- --
-60: 20, 40

Total # Applicants
Rank Offered Male/Female


W2 Position

15: --, --
4: 1, 3
22: 7, 15
9: 4, 5
12: --, --

12: ----
33: 8, 25
68: 36, 32
68: 36,32
68: 36,32
52: --, --
6: --, --
8: 3, 5


Job Description
Permanent Background

Chemical Heritage Foundation
M, no, no, --, HP/STM



Job Description
Temporary Background

Amherst College
Harvey Mudd College
Humanities Center, Haverford College
Max Planck Inst. for the History of Science
Northwestern University

Advertising Media



Total # Applicants
Rank Offered Male/Female



Advertising Media

1,2,4, 5,7

15: --, --

-150: --, --

Total # Applicants
Rank Offered Male/Female

18: --, --
-35: --, --
36: --, --
42: 12,30
52: --, --

Successful Candidate
Gender, Minority
Degree, Date, Field

M, yes, yes, 2006, HP/STM
M, no, yes, 2004, HP/STM
F, no, yes, 2000, HP/STM
F, no, yes, --, History
F, no, yes, 2006, HP/STM
F, yes, yes, 2000, HP/STM

M, --, yes, 2002, HP/STM
F, No, No, expect.) HP/STM
F, --,yes, 2004, HP/STM
F, yes, yes, 2003, HP/STM
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Prior to the publication of each Newsletter, the HSS Executive Office receives from
the Isis Editorial Office a list of books received by that office for potential review.
This list appears here quarterly; it is not compiled from the annual Current
..i.7. r I ..'. You may also view this list and prior lists online at http://www.

Ackerman, Sandra J. Hard Science,
Hard Choices. Facts, Ethics, and Policies
S . ...bday. (TheDana
Foundation Series on Neuroethics) xiii +
152 pp. app., index. New York: Dana Press,
2006. $12.95 (cloth). 1-932594-02-7.
Andrew, Edward G. Patrons of
Enlightenment x + 284 pp., bibl., index.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.
$55 (cloth). 082090648.
Ash, Avner, Robert Gross. Fearless
Symmetry. Exposing the Hidden
Patterns ofNumbers. xxv + 272 pp. illus.,
apps., bibl., index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton
University Press, 2006. $24.95 (cloth). 0-
Asimov, Janet Jappson Notes for
a Memoir on Isaac Asimov, Life, and
Writing. 207 pp., apps., bibl. Amherst:
Prometheus Books, 2006. $25 (cloth).
Aucante, Vincent. La philosophies
medical de Descartes. Science, histoire
et society xxi + 472 pp. illus., figs.,
tables, app., bibl., index. Paris: Presses
Universitaires de France, 2006. Euro 31
(paper). 2 13 055116 5.
Baali, Fuad The Science of Human
Social Organization: .- -'.. Vews
on Ibn thalduns (1332 -1406) Ilm
Si ix + 149 pp., bibl., index.
I,.,.i..i-i..ii Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.
$99.95(cloth). 1--:.t; 791.
Baldwin, Peter. Contagion and the
State in Europe, .,' !930. xiii + 581
pp., index. NewYork: iiil.i .i. University
Press, 2005. $90 (cloth); $29.99 (paper).
Becker, Peter and Richard E
Wetzell, Editors. Criminals and their
Scientists. The History of .'.. in
International Perspective. (Publications
of the German Historical Institute) xiii
+ 492 pp. illus., figs., index. New York:
I iil.,i.i-.,: University Press, 2006. $85.
(cloth). 0-521-81012-4.
Benjamin, Ludy T., Jr. A History of
Si. /'.%. ~I' in Letters. xv + 246 pp., illus.,
bibl., index. Malden: Blackwell Publishers
Inc., 2006. $74.95 (cloth); $29.95 (paper).
Bennett, ColinJ., Charles D. Raab.
The Governance of Privacy Policy

Instruments in (, V.. 'Perspective. xxvii
+ 354 pp., fig., tables, app., bibl., index.
i I,,,.ii.,.I The MIT Press, 2006. $30.
(paper). 0-262-52453-8.
Bitbol, Michel; Jean Gayon
(Editors). L'epistemologie francaise
S-.' !970. (Science, histoire et sociAte.)
vii + 501 pp., index. Paris: Presses
Universitaires de France, 2006. Euro28
(cloth). 2130501125.
Berggren, J.L.; R.S.D. Thomas.
Euclids Phaenomena: A Tanslation
and Study of a Hellenistic Treatise
in Spherical Astronomy. (History of
Mathematics Sources, 29.) x + 132 pp.,
bibl., indexes. Providence, RI: American
Mathematical Society, 2006. (paper).
Brooks, Karl Boyd. Public Power
Private Dams: The 1:. Canyon High
Dam Controversy Foreword by William
Cronon. (Weyerhaeuser Environmental
Books.) xxvii + 290 pp., figs., bibl., index.
Seattle: University of J".:illir.l,,, Press,
2006. $35 (cloth). 0295985976.
Briiggemeier, Franz-Josef; Mark
Cioc; Thomas Zeller (Editors).
How Green were the Nazis? Nature,
Environment, andNation in the Third
Reich. vii + 283 pp., bibl., index. Athens:
Ohio University Press, 2005. $22.95 (cloth).
Bussotti, Paolo. From Fermat to
Gauss: Indefinite Descent and Methods
of Reduction in Number Theory. vii +
574 pp., bibl., apps., index. Augsburg: Dr.
Erwin Rauner Verlag, 2006. Euro27.50
(paper). 3936905185.
Carolino, Luis Miguel; Carlos
Ziller Camenietzki (Editors).
Jesuitas Ensino e .. Sc. XVIXWIII
240 pp. Casal de i i-i.li I Caleidosc6pio,
2005. (paper). 9728801831.
Carone, Gabriela Roxana. Platos
. .. ...', and its Ethical Dimensions.
x + 320 pp., bibl., index. New York:
I illi,,l.-,.. University Press, 2005. $70
(cloth). 05218485602.
Chaplin, Joyce E. The First ... ..
American. -. Franklin and the
Pursuit ofGenius. x + 421 pp., illus., figs.,
app., index. New York: Basic Books, 2006.
$27.50 (cloth). 0465-00955-7.

Conklin, Nan Dieter. Io Paths
to Heavens Gate. vi + 195 pp., app.,
bibl. Charlottesville, VA: National Radio
AstronomyN i iii- 2iii.: $14(paper).
Crelinsten, Jeffrey Einsteins Jury.
The Race to Test Relativity. x + 397 pp.,
illus., app., bibl., index. Princeton, NJ:
Princeton University Press, 2006. $35
(cloth). 06 i -2:.!,i
Donald A. Dewsbury; Ludy T.
Benjamin Jr.; Michael Wertheimer
(Editors). Portraits of Pioneers in
Si..,I '. .i xxiv + 302 pp., illus., figs.,
index. Volume VI. .~J,,ir..i. American
Psychological Association; Mahwah, NJ:
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2006.
$79.99 (cloth). 0805859306.
D'Hollander, Raymond. Loxodromie
et rf .. -:.. de Mercator 240 pp., figs.,
bibl. Paris: Institut Oceanographique,
2005. Euro42 (cloth). 2903581312.
Di Gregorio, Mario A. From Here to
Eternity: Ernst Haeckel and ...
Faith. 637 pp., bibl., index.Gittingen:
Vandenhoeck&Ruprecht, 2005.Euro72.90
(cloth). 3525569726.
Dormandy, Thomas. The Worst of
Evils: The Fight Against Pain. x + 547
pp., illus., bibl., index. New Haven/London:
Yale University Press, 2006. $35 (cloth).
Drude, Paul. Zur Elektronen-theorie
der Metalle. Edited by Holger T Grahn
and Dieter Hoffmann. (Ostwalds Klassiker
der Exakten Wissenschaften, 298.) 268 pp.,
figs. Frankfurt: Verlag Ham Deutsch, 2006.
SI..i..::,2 a, (paper). 3817132980.
Duchesneau, Frangois; J&r&mie
Griard. L .'t,.':' Selon Les Nouveaux
Essais sur LEntendement Humain.
352 pp., bibl., index. Montreal:Bellarmin-
Fides; Paris: Vrin, 2006. $39.95 (paper).
Eamon, William et al. Cronos.
(Cuademos Valencianos de Historia de
la Medicine y de la Ciencia, Series D-
'Revista', Vol. 8.) 290 pp. + bibl., index.
Valencia: Universitat de Valencia C.S.I.C.,
2005. (paper). 1139-711X.
Falchetta, Piero. Fra Mauro's World
Map. (Terrarum Orbis, History of the
Representation of Space in Text and

Image, Vol. 5.) 829 pp. + illus., apps., bibl.,
CD-ROM. Tunhout, Belgium: Brepols
Publishers Ny 2006. EurollO (cloth). 2-
Fisher, Saul. Pierre Gassendis
Philosophy and Science. xxviii + 436
pp., bibl., index. Leiden: Brill Academic
Publishers, 2005. $172.50 (cloth).
Frank, David John; Jay Gabler.
S .. , Worldwide
Shifts in Academia in the 20th Century.
ForewordbyJohn. 'I.. .. '. n + 248 pp.,
figs., tables, bibl., apps., index. Palo Alto:
Stanford University Press, 2006. $19.95
(paper). 9780804753760.
Gedeon, Andras. Science and
.' in Medicine: An
.. Account Based on
Ninety Nine Landmark Publications
from Five Centuries. ix + 551 pp., figs.,
bibl., index. Newark, NJ: Springer 2006.
$89.95 (cloth). 0387278745.
Giralt, Sebastik (Editor). Epistola de
Reprodbacione Nigromantice Fccionis
(de Improbatione Maleficiorum).
(Amaldi de Villanova Opera Medica
Omnia, VII.1.) 288 pp., bibl., index.
Barcelona: Publicacions i Edicions de la
Universitat de Barcelona, 2005. Euro24
S Nl' I ..\ I --. I "
Graham, Daniel W. Explaining the
C i .,,., l, I, .'j ii 'i
Philosophy. xiii + 344 pp., figs, bibl.,
indexes. Princeton: Princeton University
Press, 2006. $45 (cloth). 9780691125406.
Hard, Mikael; Andrew Jamison.
Hubris andHybrids: A Cultural History
d.Science. xv + 335 pp.,
h.., 1,,H11 ,I.. New York: Routledge,
2005. $29.95 (paper). 0415949394.
Haught, John E I Nature Enough?
Meaningand Truth i: I. \ .....
viii + 223 pp., index. NewYork: Cambridge
University Press, 2006. $19.99 (cloth).
Heazle, Michael. ..
Uncertainty and the Politics of Whaling.
xi + 2601'1' fi" ., i .,il 1 .. iii,.
University of Washington Press, 2006. $60
(cloth). 0295986020.
Henning, Eckart, Marion Kazemi
(Editors). Dahlemerl... I ..i .

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der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft-11).
25 pp. illus., figs. Berlin: Archiv
zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-
Gesellschaft, 2005. (paper). ISSN
Henning, Eckart, Marion
Kazemi (Editors). Die
1' .. I,. ". (1924
2004). (Veroffentlichungen aus
dem Archiv zur Geschichte der
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft-19). 174
pp. illus., figs., bibl. Berlin: Archiv
zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-
Gesellschaft, 2005. (paper). 3-
Hills, Richard L. James Watt.
Volume 1: His iime in Scotland,
1736-1774. 480 pp., illus., figs.,
bibl., index. Ashboume: Landmark
Publishing, 2006. 27.99 (cloth).
1,-i4361 l937.
Hills, Richard L. James Watt.
Volume 2: The Years of 7bil,
1775 1785. 256 pp., figs., apps.,
index. Ashbourne: Landmark
Publishing Ltd., 2005. 27.99
(cloth). 1843060469.
Hills, Richard L. James Watt.
Volume 3: Triumph through
Adversity 287 pp., figs., apps.,
bibl., index. Ashboume: Landmark
Publishing Ltd., 2006. 27.99
(cloth). si43 116l37.
Jacob, Margaret C.; Larry
Stewart. Practical Matter:
Newtons Science in the Service
of Industry and Empire 1687
1851. 201 pp. Table, intro., notes,
illus., index. Cambridge: Harvard
University Press, 2004. $35.00.
(cloth). 0674014979.
Jolliff, Bradley L.; Mark
A. Wieczorek; Charles
K. Shearer; Clive R. Neal
(Editors). New Views of the
Moon. (Reviews in Mineralogy
& Geochemistry, 60.) xxii + 720
pp., figs., index. Chantilly, VA:
Mineralogical Society of America,
2006. $10 (paper). 0939950723.
Johnson, Monte Ransome.
Aritotle on .. ''..-' i (Oxford
Aristotle Series.) xi + 339 pp.,
figs., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2005. $74 (cloth).
Johnston, Sean E Holographic
Visions. A History ofNew Science.
xxi + 518 pp. illus., figs., tables,
bibl., index. New York: Oxford
University Press, 2006. $134.50
(cloth). 0198571224.
Kohler, Robert E. .1

Creatures: Naturalists, Collectors, and
.. . 1850-1950. xiii + 363 pp.,
figs., bibl., index. Princeton: Princeton
University Press, 2006. $35 (cloth). 0-691-
Laurioux, Bruno. Gastronomic,
humanismeetsocieted Rome au milieu
du XVe siecle: Autour du De honest
voluptatedePlatina. I' i. :i i- .l.,' Library,
14.) 653 pp., tables, apps., bibl., indexes.
Firenze: Sismel Edizioni del Galluzzo,
2006.Euro77 ii' i'".' .. -.-' i .-198-9.
Leonhardt, Thomas W. (Editor).
Hi.LI',,l of Electronic and Digital
Acquisitions. xvi + 160 pp., figs., index.
New York: Haworth Press, Inc., 2006.
Loo, Tina. States ofNature: Conserving
Canadas Wildlfe in the Twentieth
Century. xxiv + 280 pp., illus., figs.,
app., bibl., index. Vancouver: University
of British Columbia Press, 2006. $29.95
(paper). 0774812907.
Long, Kathleen P., Hermaphrodites
in Renaissance Europe: Women and
Gender in the Early Modern World.
(Women and Gender in the Early Modem
World.) x + 268 pp., figs., bibl., index.
Burlington: Ashgate, 2006. $94.95 (cloth).
I --' .I I I' ..

Longair, Malcolm S. The Cosmic
Century: A History of Astrophysics and
S.. xvi + 545 pp., figs., indexes.
New York: I libid.i..: University Press,
2006. $60 (cloth). 0521474361.
Louter, David. Windshield Wilderness:
Cars, Roads, andNaturein Washington s
National Parks. Foreword by William
Cronon. xvii + 240 pp., illus., bibl., index.
Seattle: University of .:l,;liii, ...i Press,
i,, i5 (cloth). 0295986069.
MacDonald, Helen. Human
Remains: Dissection and its Histories.
xiv + 220 pp., figs., apps., bibl., index.
Originally published in 2005, Melbourne
University Press. New Haven, CT: Yale
University Press, 2006. $35 (cloth). 0-300-
McVaugh, Michael. The Rational
of the MiddleAges. "' i.: i..l...:,.,'
Library, 15.) 296 pp., fig., bibl., indexes.
Firenze: Sismel Edizioni del Galluzzo,
2006. Euro46 'II. ii -..4 11-199-7.
Maxwell, James Clerk Escrits
.:. ,.'/ \ ID'assaig Foreword byJoaquim
Pla I Brunet. Translated by Joan Masnou I
Surifach; Joaquim Pla I Brunet. xcix +
279 pp., illus., figs., bibl., index. Barcelona:
Institute d'Estudis Catalans, 2006. Euro27
l l -, l .. 1 -A la 1 1 .
Meharg, Andrew A. Venomous Earth:
How Arsenic Caused the i.'. Worst

Mass Poisoning. xiv + 191 pp., figs.,
index. New York: MacMillan, 2005. $34
(cloth). 1-I., -i-iV, I .
Moser-Verrey, Monique; et al.
Les Europeens des Lumi~es face aux
indignes. Image et textualite. (~tudes
Litteraires, Vol. 37, #3.) 190 pp. + figs.,
apps., bibl. Laval, Quebec: Universit Laval,
2006. ii,'lt. 1-1', ,i-632-2.
Moran, Bruce .' "
I'..; . I, I ', and the ... .
Revolution. (New Histories of Science,
Technology, and Medicine.) 210 pp., illus.,
bibl.,index.C !iil'i.k. _. i, i.i -li.].i ir
Press, 2004. $24.95 (cloth). 0674014952.
Moss, Laurence S.; Andrew
Savchenko (Editors). Talcott
, .. ... + i. . . .. ...' .. _',

Malden: Blackwell Publishers Inc., 2005.
$64 (cloth). 1405155299.
Moyal, Ann (Editor). The Web of
Science. ... f.. Correspondence of
the Rev. WB. Clarke, Australias Pioneer
Geologist. 2 Vols. 2 Volumes. 1998pp., illus.,
figs., tables., apps., indexes, bibl. Melboume:
Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2003.
$200. (paper). 174097042X.
Murphy, Nancey. Bodies and Souls,
or Spirited Bodis? x + 154 pp., figs.,
index. New York: I li,,hi.l.: University
Press, 2006. $65 (cloth); $22.99 (paper).
Nicholls, Henry. Lonesome George.
The Life and Loves of a Conservation
Icon. xviii + 231 pp. illus., figs., app., bibl.,
index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan,
2006. $24.95 (cloth). 1-403945764.
Oldroyd, David. Earth Cycles. A
Historical Perspective. (Greenwood
Guides to Great Ideas in Science.) xiv +
234 pp., illus., figs., tables, apps., bibl.,
index. Westport, CT Greenwood Press,
2006. $65.00 (cloth). 0-313-33229-0.
Opinel, Annick; Gabriel Gach-
elin (Editors). Parasitic Diseases in
Brazil: The Construction off i '.*' i
Xth-Xh Centuries. '1I i-iia.l.-i i A
Publication of the University of Rome "La
Sapienza Official Journal of the Italian
.. :,, .r ..i l 11 iI,1.l. ."- l-i .1 l' ,,,.
Lombardo Editore, 2005.00482951.
Ouelbani, Ml6ika Le Cercle de
Venne. 154 pp., bibl. Paris: Presses
Universitaires de France, 2006. Eurol2
(paper). 2130550908.
Park, Katharine; Lorraine Daston
(Editors). The Cambridge History
of Science, Volume 3: Early Modern
Science. (The (Ii illi.l-.-: History of
Science.) xxvii + 865 pp., figs., index. New
York: I iiild.i..,: University Press, 2006.

$160 (cloth). 0521572444.
Porter, Roy. The Cambridge History
of Science (Volume 4: The Eighteenth
SI0 928 pp. I 111''.lii.-.: University
Press. 0521572436.
Proctor, Robert W.; EJ. Capaldi.
Why Science Matters: Understanding
the Methods of l,..i;.- :. Research.
xii + 229 pp., figs., bibl., indexes. Maiden,
MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2005. $74.95
(cloth). 1405133570HB.
Queyroux, Fabienne; Bill Stockting
(Editors). Encoding Across Frontiers:
P ,. .... :...
on Encoded Archival Descrption and
Context '. I; '.i .I rs, France7
8 October 2004. 286 pp., illus., figs., index.
Binghamton: Haworth Press, 2006. $49.95
(cloth); $27.95 (paper). 0789030276.
Radder, Hans. The World Observed/
The World Conceived 220 pp., illus., figs.,
tables, bibl., index. Pittsburgh: University
of Pittsburgh Press, 2006. $35. (cloth). 0-
Rasko, John E.J.; Gabrielle M.
O'Sullivan; Rachel A. Ankeny
(Editors). The Ethics of Inheritable
Genetic I' .. A Dividing
Line? xxxi + 315 pp., index. New York:
I iiil.i,,i.-.: University Press, 2006. $95
(cloth); $45 (paper). 0521822777.
Rieger, Matthias. Helmhotlz Musicus:
Die ''. der Musik im 19.
Jahrhundert durch Helmhotz' Lehre
von den .,, : xiii +
174 pp., figs., bibl., index. Darmstadt:
Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2006.
Euro44.90 (paper). 3534192001.
Robinson, Michael. The Coldest
Crucible: Arctic Exploration and
American Culture. xii + 206 pp., illus.,
figs., app., bibl., index. (l ,: i.... University
of Chicago Press, 2006. $39 (cloth).
Rollin, Bernard E. Science andEthics.
xxi + 292 pp., bibl., index. New York:
I ,iiiil.,,i.,: University Press, 2006. $70
(cloth); $25.99 (paper). 0521674182.
Schulzinger, Robert D. A Time for
Peace: The ..i f the Vietnam War.
xix + 252 p1', 'II..' bibl., index. Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2006. $30 (cloth).
Seidengart, Jean. Dieu, I universe et la
sphre infnie. .....
a I'aube de la science classiue.
(Bibliotheque Albin Michel Ides) 616 pp.,
figs., table, bibl., index. Paris: Albin Michel,
2006. Euro29. (cloth). 2-226-17099-5.
Sergio, Emilio. VeritO matematiche e
fi i/.,. J,'i. ,i a/l .i'/o !'.. .,/- ,' ,

424 pp., figs., tables, app., bibl., index. Rome: Aracne
editrice S.rl., 2006. Euro23. (paper). 88-548-0626-9.

Sesardic, Neven. Making Sense of 1.i.. j
( p ,. . Philosophy and .'.. ) xiii +
267pp., fig., index. NewYork: Il ihiil. UniversityPress,
2005. $80 (cloth). 052182818X.

Shurkin, Joel N. Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall
of I .. '. i. Creator of the Electronic Age. ix +
207 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan,
2006. $27.95 (cloth). 1403988153.

Snyder, Laura J. .-. 7, Philosophy. A Victorian
Debate on Science and Society x + 386 pp., illus., bibl.,
index. hli,: 1-.. University of Chicago Press, 2006. $45
(cloth). 0226767337.

Stanford, P. Kyle. Exceeding Our Grasp: Science,
History and the Problem of: .. ... ..' I.
xi + 234 pp., bibl., index.. New York: Oxford University
Press, 2006. $45. (cloth). 0195174089.

Sweet, Victoria. Rooted in the Earth, Rooted in the
Sky: Hildegard of Bingen and Premodern Medicine.
(Studies in Medieval History and Culture .) xvi + 326 pp.,
illus., bibl., index. New York: Routledge, 2006. $75 (cloth).

Szulakowska, Urszula. The ,\', J,. Body and
the Day of Doom:. I /. and. I .. 'i, Discourse
in the Protestant Reormation. xii + 180 pp., illus., bibl.,
index. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2006. $155
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Tavormina, M. Teresa (Editor). Sex, Aging, &
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