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History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004
ISSN 0739-4934


October 2004

Rare Book Treasures in Austin
Reception and Exhibit at UT's Ransom Center
By Bruce J. Hunt

T he University of Texas will welcome the History of
Science Society and the Philosophy of Science
Association to a joint reception at the Harry Ransom
Humanities Research Center on Friday, November 19,
from 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. The Ransom Center, located on
the UT campus about two miles north of the conference
hotels, is home to one of the world's leading collections
of rare books and manuscripts. Its greatest strengths lie
in British and American literature, but the Center also
has important holdings in the history of science, a sam-
pling of which will be on exhibit during the reception
and throughout November. Among the items on display
will be a first edition of Copemicus's De Revolutionibus
(one of two copies in the Center's collection); a copy of
Newton's Principia with annotations reportedly by
Edmond Halley; selections from a large collection of the
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Caroline Herschel; letters from Charles Darwin, Bertrand
Russell, and Niels Bohr; and the original manuscript of
C. P Snow's "Two Cultures" lecture. The exhibit will also
include materials from UT's Center for American History,
particularly from the extensive Archives of American
Mathematics and the papers of mathematician and edu-
cator R. L. Moore.
Harry Ransom, a professor of English and later the
president of UT, founded the Humanities Research Center
in 1957; it was named for him in 1983. Since 1972 it has
been housed in a large and until recently rather for-
'i1.11 II I II...i i,.lii h i.11-. .- I. the southwest corer of
campus. Renovations completed last year opened the
building up, as great stretches of limestone were replaced
by glass walls etched with images of manuscripts and
photographs from the Center's collections. A Gutenberg
P.ibli iNs .n lp.rmlnent display in the lobby where the
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I I1I, I ,l ,,1t ,fl,, ti '~: I.I.h .I br1 J. N. Ni6pce in 1826.
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I i.11 ... .,ri 111 I, i, I I i.-, ,III. inform ation on the
i ,,i, hi. I .II.-:, ,an be found atwww.hrc.utexas.edu.
i Ii. i::1..I i ,,1 will be sponsored by the Educational
I. :., Ii 'in.indation of Austin, which has done
iiii.'l:I I 1 1..1 ii the Archives of American
I .ii. in in,: nd many educational initiatives at
i i i I .I .where. It is thus especially fitting that
I II,. 1 .. Committee on Education will hold a
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i. sciencee and Mathematics Teachers"
in the Ransom Center's Prothro
S Theater from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.,
S. ... immediately after the reception.
n. lance at the reception will be limited;
nr:i Ii, ch cost $5 and include bus trans-
I.. 1ii. 1 ,, h,, ille hotels, should be purchased as
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'he northeast corner of the Ransom Center.
(Courtesy Pete Smith)


News and Inquiries 3
Jobs 5
Dissertation List 6
Faces of the Media 7
Teachers on Call 8
Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes 10
Future Meetings 12
Awards, Honors, and Appointments 15
HSS Employment Survey 16
Donors to NEH Challenge Fund 19
Isis Books Received 20
NSF News 24




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Editorial Policies, Advertising, and Submissions

The History ofScience Society Newsletter is published in January, April,
July, and October, and sent to all individual members of the Society; those
who reside outside of North America pay an additional $5 annually to
cover a portion of airmail charges. The Newsletter is available to non-
members and institutions for $25 a year.
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on an Apple system using Microsoft Word and Quark. The format and edi-
torial policies are determined by the Executive Director in consultation
with the Committee on Publications. All advertising copy must be submit-
ted in electronic form. Advertisements are accepted on a space-available
basis only, and the Society reserves the right not to accept a submission.
The rates are as follows: Full page (9 x 7.5"), $400; Horizontal or Vertical
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2004 by the History of Science Society

Reminder: The Isis 7... .., fl,'iii ,,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 .....ii"

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News and Inquiries

New Web Sites from the Science Museum in London

Two new Web sites have been launched by the Science Museum in London. Thirty
thousand images of pictures and artifacts from the museum's collections are con-
textualized at http://www.ingenious.org.uk/. An animated history of technology
since 1750, with links to educational material for high school students, is avail-
able at http:/www.makingthemodernworld.org.uk/.

New Dictionary of 19th-Century British Scientists

Thoemmes Continuum Press would like to announce the publication of the
Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists, edited by Bernard
Lightman. This four-volume work contains more than 1,200 entries on both
major and minor figures who had an impact on British science. Taking a
broad interpretation of "science" the dictionary covers traditional subjects,
as well as the new sciences, to present a rich panorama of the development
of science in the nineteenth century. For more information:

Information Commons Published

The Information Commons, recently published by the Free Expression Policy
Project, is a groundbreaking report that links the vitality of 21st-century democ-
racy to the creation of online communities dedicated to producing and sharing
information. These "information commons" emphasize open access, sharing,
collaboration, and communal management. The Information Commons gives
an overview of the problem of enclosure, explains how theories of the commons
have been adapted to the information age, and describes dozens of flourishing
information communities. For the full report, see http://www.fepproject.org/poli-

HOPOS Newsletter: Volume VIII, Number 1

The new edition of the HOPOS Newsletter is now online. Book reviews include
Berggren and Jones, "Ptolemy's ...,.. ipl'1h. An Annotated Translation of the
Theoretical Chapters" (2001); Harkness, "John Dee's Conversations with
Angels: Cabala, Alchemy and the End of Nature" (2000) and Stoffel, !.,l.i...
graphie d'Alexandre Koyre" (2000). Please visit HOPOS, the International
Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, at http://scistud.umkc.edu/
hopos/. On the,. '.. I1 ;-'. you will find the current edition (Volume
VIII, Number 1) on the right-hand side. You will need Adobe Reader to read
and print the Newsletter.

Cities of Science

Cities of Science, a Web site for people living in certain cities or urban areas -
including teachers and students in the schools and colleges of these cities is
available at http://www.citiesofscience.co.uk/go/About.html.

Anatomical Plates Available Online

RLG now has anatomical plates from the Thomas Fisher Rare B ...l I l, 11, -
spanning the 16th to the 19th centuries available for online viewing. To learn
more, please ,,1i iirlr i--.-.. i .en/p 1.1q. lip i.-:_ID=17921#articlel.

The Bancroft Library to be Closed for Construction

The Bancroft Library of the University of id ill f..i,, i, i i,...il which has many
large and important book and archival collections in the history of science, will
be closed the summer of 2005 to move its collections preparatory to a seismic
upgrade of the building. For a few years thereafter, most but not all of the collec-
tions will be available by advanced request through temporary quarters elsewhere
on the campus. For more information, check http://bancroft.berkeleyedu
/info/move/. You may also call 510-643-3871 to hear recorded updates.

Sciences et Empires Listserve

The Sciences and Empires mail list is an interactive list operated by the Sciences
et Empires Groupe, a Commission of the International Congress of the History of
Science. This list is intended to serve as a major forum for discussions by histori-
ans, philosophers, and sociologists of science, technology, and medicine who
study how these activities intersect with colonialism, imperialism, and postcolo-
nialism. You may sign onto this list and set your preferences at this address
https://secure.lsit.ucsb.edu/mailman/listinfo/sciemp/. If you have problems sign-
ing onto or off the list, contact the list manager at osborne@history.ucsb.edu.

A Link to British Doctoral Theses

A new Web site provides links to numerous British doctoral theses. The site is
located at http://www.bshs.org.uk/.

Societal Implications of Nanoscale Science and
Engineering Competition

The first deadline for Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers (preliminary pro-
posals) is on November 10, 2004, followed by Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research
Teams on November 12, 2004, and Nanoscale Exploratory Research on November
18, 2004. One major element in this year's solicitation is in the thematic area:
Societal and Educational Implications of Scientific and Technological Advances on
the Nanoscale. The solicitation announces the competition for a center in this area.
The title of the centerwillbe "NSEC: Center for: '. ,.,i.,:l,,. d. .. int Society (CNS)."
It is expected that this Center will involve ai -:, II 1i In... .. it I .ir partnership
among a number of institutions in order to meet the goals articulated in the solici-
tation. Further information is available at the Web site: blir .,-, i ,' ./pubsys/
,li, 1.4 0,,,.,i,,f,, 1'," l-n. The p-i -. .. n.,, 1 .11. d.111 ,, '. 03-043 (NSE) has been
published at http//www.nsf.;-. 1il. ..r.i, . i I.,i, If1, 1 1-0, -n.

Lloyd Library and Museum Extended Hours

Effective September 18, 2004, the Library will be open the third Saturday of each
month during the academic yea; September-May, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Saturday

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004
hours will enable the library to serve patrons and researchers who are unable to visit
during the regular work ,,.i- .. 1. 11.. -, :.,i a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday to Friday The
library's holdings include avast array f I1 1.,. o .... 1 :..: ini, .1 .11ii I b. I.,i 1ii. 11 .:
illustrations and historical information on medicinal botany, pharmacy, alternative
medicine, gardening, and more. For moreii ni a111 il.rI ii.. .%ii, ii.. .1- '.

Pasteur Film on DVD

The film "Pasteur: A Contemporary' .... has been released by the Pasteur
Foundation on DVD. The 30-minute film was created for the centennial of Louis
Pasteur's death in 1995 and explores the relevance of his work today For more
inform ation, 1,,i ilr rp *" 1' ii...i,, ii ,i,. ,,,.

New Web site for Science and Empire Commission

The Science & Empire Commission of the Division of History of Sciences/IUHPS
now has a Web site: http://www.ige.unicamp.br/sciemp/.

In Memoriam: Patricia Peck Gossel

Patricia Peck Gossel, Chair of the Division of Science, Medicine, and Society at
the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, died of cancer on
June 12, 2004. Dr. Gossel received a B.A. in biology from Augustana College in
Sioux Falls, and an M.S. in microbiology from Montana State University. She
received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gossel became a Museum
curator in 1988. In addition to her administrative duties, Dr. Gossel played a
major role in the creation of the permanent exhibition, "Science in American
Life." Dr. Gossel was an active member of the History of Science Society, the
American Association for the History of Medicine, Sigma Xi, and other profes-
sional *, 1111 II, II'

McGill University: New lPS Seminars and Special Lectures

The History and Philosophy of Science Committee at McGill University is pleased
to announce the revival of seminars and public lectures for the academic year
2004-05. For details of both, please visit: http://wwwmcgill.ca/hpsc/lectures/.
The first of this year's public lectures, the Elizabeth McNab & D. Lorne
Gales Lectures in the History of Science and Ideas will be given on

Thursday February 17, 2005, by Professor Donna Haraway, of the History of
Consciousness Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. McGill
HPS seminar: The McGill HPS seminar is a revived interdisciplinary group
seeking to bring together scholars from all four universities in Montreal (and
beyond) who work in HPS, science studies, and related areas. All interested
scholars are invited to attend. This year's program (organized around the
theme of "early ri.. .i111 ,r. broadly defined) will feature talks by historians,
philosophers and literary scholars, and will cover the sixteenth to the nine-
teenth centuries. Sessions will be held on Thursday afternoons at McGill, in
downtown Montreal (unless otherwise noted on the Web site), and will be fol-
lowed by a social hour and dinner.


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Ernst Mayr, at the Harvard University celebration held in his honor.
The History of Science Society extends its :ii-.i 11iii.1 ii I, to Ernst
Mayr, who reached his personal centennial in 2004.

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The .. announcements have been edited for space. For full descriptions and for the latest announcements, please visit
http://www.hssonline.org. 7- .. does not . .. i -for the accuracy of any item, and interestedpersons should 1'..' details. Those who wish
to publish a job announcement should send an electronic version of :'. .. to newsletter@hssonline.org.

Applications are invited for a tenure-stream position at the rank of assistant or asso-
ciate professor in the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science
and Technology at the University of Toronto. Speciality: History of physics
and related sciences. Ph.D. required. The expected starting date for the position is
July 1, 2005. Candidates should send their c.v, a writing sample, teaching materials,
and at least three letters of reference to Professor Paul Thompson, Director, Institute
for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. University of Toronto, 91
Charles St. West, Room 316, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1K7. Deadline: November 15,
2004. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and per-
manent residents will be given priority.

Haverford College History Department invites applications for a tenure-
track appointment; assistant professor. Specialization in medieval and/or early mod-
em eras with research emphasis in comparative scientific traditions and/or interac-
tions between Western and non-Western knowledge cultures, including Islam. Send
letter of application, c.v, three current letters of recommendation, and a sample of
scholarship by December 1, 2004 to: Sharon Nangle, Administrative Assistant to the
History of Science Search Committee, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue,
Haverford, PA 19041-1392. Direct questions to Professor LisaJane Graham [Igra-

The Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell
University is seeking to fill a tenure-track professorial position. The area of spe-
cialization within Science & Technology Studies is open. Applicants should have a
strong record of research and publication in Science & Technology Studies. App-
lications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2004 until the position is filled.
For further information, please contact the Department at (607) 255- ',, 1. or
II-.:' .:.,.,.11.1 ..., or visit http://www.sts.comell.edu/.

The Rice University History Department seeks a visiting lecturer in history
of science, technology or medicine for the Spring Term 2005. Candidates must be at
least ABD. The salary is $20,000. The person will teach two courses: a lower division
survey of science in the modem period, and an advanced course in the specialty of
the lecturer. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2004. Interviews will be
conducted at the History of Science meeting in Austin, TX, in late November.

The Liberal Studies Department at California State University
Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin fall semester
2005. Specialization in one of the natural sciences or in the history or philosophy of
the natural sciences required. The position is at the rank of assistant professor.
Appointment date: August 19, 2005. Applications received by November 14, 2004 are
assured of full consideration. More information is available at

York University (two positions): Tenure-track position, assistant professor,
Science and T.,:li ..l..-: .i..i..1i effective July 1, 2005. Seeking a candidate with
teaching and research strengths in the social studies of current or recent technology.
Ph.D. in science and technology studies, or in a related field, required. The deadline
for receipt of completed applications is November 15, 2004. Applications are also

invited for a one-year contractually limited appointment at the assistant-professor
level, effective July 1, 2005. The Science and Technology Studies Program is seeking
a candidate with teaching and research strengths in science, technology, and media.
Candidates should also have an interest in journalism and popular science writing/
science communication. Ph.D. in science and technology studies, or in a related
field, required. The successful candidate will teach in the Natural Science general-
education curriculum. Deadline: November 15, 2004. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be
given priority. More information is ;- ii ,ii,. ii ilr'I ii. ii II

The University of California at Davis seeks to appoint a Director of the Science
and Technology Studies Program, with a I l-.iiI ...' ii..n i i"'"-r"l ,,1,,,,1._.-I
Economics, History, I i1l' I'ii. Political Science, ., ,:, ,1. 1_ or Psychology. Tenured
associate or full professor,... *.iiii.. I i ill .-I i:.. Send a letter expressing interest and
current c.v by December 1, 2004. Further contact information is available at
http //historyucdavis.edu/. The position will remain open until filled.

The Lancaster University Department of History is ,1.i.11I1i.ii- two profes-
sorial chairs and three lectureships. The field for the chairs is completely open and
historians of science, technology and medicine are welcome to apply The field for
the lectureships will be decided in light of the professorial appointments. The adver-
tisement will appear at http//lobs.ac.uk/. Details are available from Paolo
Palladino: P.Palladino@lancasterac.uk.

James Madison College of Michigan State University seeks candidates
in the field of science and l.:1111,,1 **-: "1'1; 1. focus on the relationship
between science and technology on the one hand and society on the other.
Candidates must have a strong background in health, environment, biotech-
nology, and/or security. Minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged
to apply Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2004. The position
will begin August 16, 2005. For more information, go to http://www.jmc.msu.edu.

The University of Florida invites applications for the position of assistant
professor of history of science to begin Fall 2005. The Department of History
is interested in scholars specializing in early modern European history of sci-
ence, but applicants with other chronological and geographic specializations
are also encouraged to apply Applicants should have the Ph.D. completed by
August 2005 and have a strong record of research and teaching in history of
science. The successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate
courses. Candidates should submit: (a) a letter detailing research and teach-
ing interests; (b) c.v.; (c) sample syllabi for undergraduate and graduate
courses; (d) three letters of recommendation; and (e) a writing sample such
as a chapter or article to Dr. Robert A. Hatch, Chair, History of Science Search
Committee, Department of History, 226 Keene-Flint Hall, University of Florida,
Gainesville, Florida 32611. Applications received by 30 October 2004 are
guaranteed consideration. For further information please contact Bob Hatch
at ufhatch@ufl.edu or visit http://www.history.ufl.edu/1-fac-staff/1-fs-
hps.html. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution.

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Dissertation List
The HSS Newsletter, in cooperation with Jonathon Erlen (University ofPittsburgh), publishes dissertation titles that have been brought to our attention. The list below
'i. .. information provided by Dr. Erlen (only dissertation titlesplaced in Dissertation Abstracts included) and others and was current as of 1 July 2004. Please
send any missing titles to info @hssonline.org

Amster, Ellen Jean. "Medicine and Sainthood:
Islamic Science, French Colonialism and the Politics
of Healing in Morocco, 1877-1935." University of
Pennsylvania, -2:1-. 219 pages. 3109147.

Becsei Kilborn, Eva. "Going against the Grain:
Francis Peyton Rous (1879-1970) and the Search for
the Cancer Virus." University of Illinois at Chicago,
2 -. 272 pages. 3111234.

Bertiz, Agnes Acolos. "Picturing Health: The
Garden and Courtiers at Play in the Late Fourteenth-
century Illuminated 'Tacuinum Sanitatis"'
University of Southern California, 2003, 404 pages.

Bevins, Michael B. "The Practice of Medicine."
University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical
Sciences at Galveston, 2004, 253 pages. 3113418.

Cherico, Rebecca Vitz. "The Struggle with
Darwin in the Turn-of-the-Century Spanish Novel:
Emilia Pardo Bazan, Miguel de Unamuno, and Pio
Baroja." New York University, 2004, 297 pages.
iII -iI I .

Chung, Immin. "Mathematical and Architectural
Concepts Manifested in lannis Xenakis's Piano Music
(Greece)." University of Texas, 2.:-". 144 pages.

Cisco, Michael. "Supematural Embarrassment:
The Polemic between Science and the Supernatural in
the Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan
Poe, and Herman Melville." New York University,
2004, 409 pages. 3114185.

Crockett, Lynne. "Victorians and Vivisection:
Fictions of Pain from Fin de Siecle (Wilkie Collins,
Sarah Grand, H. G. Wells, Octavia E. Butler)." New
York University, 2004, 278 pages. 3114187.

Daniel, Dane T. I iI i.:.i,.,' 'AstronomiaMagna'
(15-. -.-.. Bible-based Science and the Religious
Roots of the Scientific Revolution." Indiana
University, 2003, 293 pages. 3111854.

de la Fuente Leon, Javier. "Forestal History of
Almazan and its Area in the 19th Century (Spanish text)."
Universidad de Valladolid, 2" 1 -. 292 pages. 3115679.

Delbourgo, James. "Electricity, Experiment and
Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century North
America." Columbia University, 2,1:"-. 409 pages.

Domski, Mary. "Geometry and Experimental
Method in Locke, Newton and Kant." Indiana
University, :' -. I ,.. I..r 3111858.

Dowd, Matthew F. "Astronomy and Compotus at
Oxford University in the Early Thirteenth Century: The
Works of Robert Grosseteste (England)." University of
Notre Dame, -2:I"-. 338 pages. 3116630.

Espinosa, Mariola. "Epidemic Invasions: Yellow
Fever, Public Health, and the Limits of Cuban
Independence, 1878 through the Early Republic."
University of North Carolina, 2003, 207 pages.

Everett-Lane, Debra Adrienne. "International
Scientific Congresses, 1878-1913: Community and
Conflict in the Pursuit of Knowledge." Columbia
University, 2004, ,' i'-. 3115380.

Gustafson, John Richard. '.:.. if-: ii,: Pauli 1900-
1930: His Early Physics in Jungian Perspective."
University of Minnesota, 2004, 220 pages.

Haely, Karen Cordric. i...:l.wi a in the
Feminist Philosophy of Science." Ohio State
University, 2I :i -. 154 pages. 3115747.

Hakre, Shilpa. "The Fl.i.1,.,iii.,l.-. of Malaria in
Belize, 1989-1999." Uniformed Services University
of the Health Sciences, 21:" -. 269 pages, 3117211.

Happe, Kelly Elizabeth. "The Rhetoric of
Geneticization: Science, Ideology, and the Case of
Breast Cancer." University of Pittsburgh, 2,:, 285
pages. 3117764.

Jackowicz, Stephen. "The Mechanics of Spirit: An
Examination of the Absorption of Qi." Boston
University, 2004, 188 pages. 3113358.

Johnson, Jeffrey Alan. "Democratic DNA:
Technology, Pragmatism, and the Politics of the Human
Genome." University of Wisconsin, li,-. 162 pages.

Johnson, Kristin R. "Karl Jordan: A Life in
Systematics." Oregon State University, 2004, 387
pages. 3115466.

Jolly, J. Christopher. "Thresholds of Uncertainty:
Radiation and Responsibility in the Fallout
i ..iii...,i Oregon State University, 2004, 591
pages. 3115467.

Keranen, Lisa. "Science and Self-defense: Rhetoric,
Politics, and Personae in the Bernard Fisher Breast
Cancer Research ( ..I..i, University of
Pittsburgh, 2' ,. 265 pages. 3111154.

Kerner, Jaclynne J. "Art in the Name of Science:
Illustrated Manuscripts of the Kitab al-Diryaq." New
York University, 2004, 543 pages. 3114204.

Kinney, Jeremy Ryan. "'Shifting Gears in the Air':
America and the Variable-pitch Propeller, 1918-1938."
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Lenning, Alisha Ann. "Health in Motion: Women,
Health Paradigms, and Expressive Physical Culture."
University of Texas, :" 1I. 303 pages. 3118042.

Malane, Rachel Ann. "'Sex in Mind': The
Gendered Brain in Nineteenth-century Literature and
Mental Sciences (Charlotte Bronte, Wilkie Collins,
Thomas Hardy)." University of Notre Dame, 2004, 279
pages. 3111616.

Nadis, Fred Robert. '.:.. ni.i. Shows: Science,
Religion, and Magic on the American Stage,
1845-2001." University of Texas, 2002, 502 pages.

Neeman, Ziv. l.i.i.I;j, Profit-power into this
Electronic Brain': The Early Computer,
Programming, and Literature in Cold War Culture."
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Rinka, Marcie Denise. iii.l,., of Female
Madness in the Nineteenth-century Latin American
Novel and Short Story (ose Marti, Cuba; Eduardo
Holmberg, Argentina; Emilia Freitas, Brazil; Juana
Manuela Gorriti)." Tulane University, 2:"'-. 204
pages. 3116906.

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History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004

Faces of the Media: Dennis Overbye

By Michal Meyer

Dennis Overbye carefully considers his words before he opens his mouth.
But ask him about his job and words such asi 1 i":1 11',.1-" :1111..'1.- "
Iii.., 1i.- pour out. Interestingly, it's not a job the science journalist ever
planned he wanted to be a novelist. When that career flamed out Overbye
was lucky enough to be offered a low-level job at Sky and T .., I.' magaLine
in 1976. The MIT physics graduate worked his way up to become a full-fledged
journalist. Now, he says, his job is to observe scientists. "Scientists watch
nature and I watch them." And he writes books, non-fiction ones.
Overbye has been a science reporter at The New York Times since 1998. "I
came in at a crazy time Monica Lewinsky, but then I realized it's always a
crazy time here." The Times job came at the perfect moment, just as Overbye
was finishing up his second book, Einstein in Love: A ,\..' f Romance, an
unsparing examination of Einstein's early life and first loves (His first book
Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos: The ... .. Quest for the Secret of the
Universe was published in 1991). The move out of history and back into jour-
nalism was a relief i -.. i,1..i.. in the book is dead, and as a journalist I'm
more used to working with living people. That's a lot of the fun in journalism
- being an eyewitness to things. It's hard conjuring it out of old letters."
The best part of his job exists very much in the present. "[It's] ': 1 11ii.-i
a corner of the culture that most people don't know very much about in the
popular mind it's still fresh and unexplored. People don't know much about
physicists, what they do, or who they are. People can name last year's Oscar
winners but not last year's Nobel Prize winners. It's rich territory for a writer."
Balancing the science and the story is a never-ending battle. His job, says
Overbye, is not to write for the scientist, but for people who don't know the
science but are interested in the story. "Anything I can leave out I do leave
out. I try to tell stories in a narrative form I don't give the science lecture
until there's some point to it." Science historians, he feels, have a harder
job. "They are trying to be truer to the record in a more rigorous way, and
they have to parse things much more :i .. i If Overbye has any advice for
historians of science, it is that they should not aim for greater relevance. "I
think they should be true to what they are doing. I don't try to be relevant -
I only get dragged kicking and screaming to stories that have relevance.
[Historians] should be true to the core of their mission. Striving for rele-
vance is a horrible mistake."
Overbye was a member of the History of Science Society for a time and
even went to one annual meeting. He was struck by the widely varying styles
of the historians. After spending some time listening to historians of
physics he came away with the sense that no scientist, includ-
ing Einstein, ever wrote a paper that was completely
correct. "It's a wonder anyone got anything J
right. But I like that. Even things you
think you know keep chang- 1
ing over time." fe
Certainly science 4
journalism has changed.
E-mail, says Overbye, has
altered the feel of his profes-

sion. Reader responses to that day's articles are ili'. l.1 '. ii1.-, on his com-
puter by the time he gets to work. "Mistakes," he says, "are pointed out by
Overbye says the response of scientists to his work is generally positive -
they all appreciate interest in their work. The most common complaint he
receives from scientists is not that they have been misquoted, but that they
have not been quoted.
"I sit at the bottom of a huge funnel of information that's flowing in, the
biggest challenge is to know what to pay attention to and what to ignore." The
challenge, says Overbye, is to convince himself that he understands what the
shouting is about in some of the scientific fields and then explain it to the rest
of the world. "That's the science writer's dilemma. And it's getting harder and
harder as physics and genetics get more and more complicated and further
and further divorced from what we thought was common-sense 1,. i i
What does it takes to be a science writer? "A combination of adolescent
eagerness and skepticism and a certain foolhardiness. I'm still doing it so I
suppose I still have them." Overbye considers science journalism to be a privi-
leged form of journalism; unlike other fields, such as politics, scientists do
mostly tell the truth, even though their communication skills may not be as
polished. "There are people in the journalism profession who wander into sci-
ence and like it because people are more frank and there are happy stories."
Despite this, science journalists do retain some skepticism, and more so
than in the past. Overbye says he has been lied to on a few occasions. "The
Challenger explosion was a big moment of truth for a lot of people. Just
because a Ph.D. said it doesn't mean it's necessarily true.
Weapons of mass destruction, stem-cell debates, battles over creationism -
the scientific controversies of the day keep Overbye and his dozen or so
coworkers busy, so much so that he says they are stretched thin
serving up the weekly diet of science stories. But it's a job
in a million. "I'm surprised they let me do it, and
I'm surprised they let me in the next day
to do it again." 1 i

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004

Teachers on Call

Three Historians of Science Take their Classrooms to the World
By Michal Meyer

Sarny Principe's media career began in 1998. He was discovered by The Teaching
L company after a newspaper published an account of his selection as Maryland
Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Institute. Intrigued, the company sent someone
to investigate, and Principe turned up one day for his science and religion course to
find a young woman, tape recorder in hand, '. ii,,.- f .1 him. Frederick Gregory has
no idea how he was discovered. "They e-mailed me. [The message] said 'I will be in
Gainesville with The Teaching I .- 11' "I. may I visit one of your classes."'
Since 1990, The Teaching Company has produced audio and video courses on
subjects ranging from art history to mathematics. With Principe, the company began
its foray into the history of science. Following the mid-2004 release of Steven
Goldman's lectures on science in the 20th century, the myriad historical facets of sci-
ence -from Babylonian astronomy to string theory are now reaching an audience
far larger than any auditorium could possibly hold.
Principe began the series with "The History of Science: Antiquity to 1700," which
starts with the Babylonians and ends with the development of scientific societies.
Gregory continued with his "History of Science: 1700 to 1900," which was released in
January 2004, and Goldman finished with "Science in the 20th I .. i irl.r
Tom Rollins, founder of The Teaching I .1 ,,1' "I is enthusiastic about
the series. "I think it is absolutely compelling material. No, it's not
useful. Ir ,'.i -..- i .-, to make you any more money. For our
customers the real objective is to understand the world and
in the hands of a great professor you can share in that expe-
rience in 72 hours. And that is time well spent."
The series fed into something Principe had wanted to do for
a long time. "I think it's important for all of us to do public out-
reach for all academics, but of historians of science especially"
Principe has more than one reason for his emphasis on outreach.
"There is such a distorted view of what science is among the general pub- P
lic, whether from watching science fiction or getting a watered-down ver-
sion of science from various low-level sources. People need to know more
about how science develops, how scientists work, how we come to understand
and create something we call science. People vacillate between thinking science is
a savior for all of us and being disappointed that it doesn't have quick answers to all
their problems. The disappointment o [i,.., fi ... 1 e .ii i-. ., .. ii.- .. : ii,.1:, :.. i- ,
Principe is also concerned about a knowledge gap growing between people doing
the science and everybody else. "It is more and more difficult to communicate sci-
ence to a general audience, yet it is more and more important it is science and
l,.,:1, .., ,1, ,- i i drives our lives today"
Outreach is also important for Gregory, but after more than 25 years exposure to
the classroom so is the pleasure of teaching those who just want to learn. "We teach
students and we are sometimes under the illusion that they are learning for its own
sake, but really there are practical considerations. This is really learning for its own
sake. That is wonderful."
Each 36-lecture series was a lot of work. And it wasn't only the recording that
was time and energy consuming. "There was at least a full year of preparation for
those nine afternoons of recording," 1i .1.. ..1 "A year of organizing and figuring
out what to include and what not to include. It was an arduous journey but enor-
mously gratifying. It confirmed that I could do it. You do like to do some summing
up, and I'm at a point in my career where I wanted to do that."
All three lecturers were asked to provide a sample lecture, recorded at The
Teaching Company studios in Chantilly, Virginia. The lectures were then sent out to
some of the company's regular customers who reported back on style, content, and

enjoyment of the lecture. A tape with tips for successful lecturers included: be engag-
ing, use humor, and tell the audience what you will be doing in a lecture. There are
also warnings. "Do not come in and try to wing it. It does not work. People have
failed because they have ignored this warning,", h .. ..
A good speaking voice and camera presence is required, plus a certain amount of
articulateness. 11.. .i .I 1t. tries to get used to the camera. The only thing for the
lecturer to look at is the big clock ticking down the :. ,,liii.., says Principe. It also
took practice to produce a clever link to the next lecture in the last ten seconds of the
one being recorded.
Most listeners to the history of science courses are not professional scientists, says
Rollins. "One of the ways science is made most accessible to a lay person is by teach-
ing it as a story So the history of science develops a context that makes what is other-
wise bewildering, accessible."
Listener response has been positive. .i ,.1*..- I' i'1,i. ., Ii take the time to
write do so because they are very unhappy hi ,, i. 1..r,.k i,.., I... happy, and I've only
gotten the latter. There seem to be more physicians [responding] than anyone else."
Principe sees his lectures with The Teaching Company as a new way to get the
message out, one that complements more traditional ways. "It's an extraordinary
vehicle for reaching a wide audience. I certainly couldn't have had such diffu-
sion on my own it's _.. ..1 f.. i 1,. 1,, good for me, and _.. ..1 f.. 11.-i profes-
sinn in "oneral." He has found that even within the scholarly community
S.. 1I,, listen to the tapes. He has received mail from political science, his-
ini- physics, and chemistry people. His lectures have also been picked
.u i by a home-schooling group.
"The audience is for the most part adults who are several years
out of college," says Rollins. "People no longer in the launch
Phase of their career trajectory and who now want to return to
things they find most intellectually compelling."

X 11 three lecturers have scholarly backgrounds in more than just
lthe history of science. Principe graduated from the University
of Delaware with a B.S. in chemistry and a BA in liberal studies. A Ph.D. in organic
chemistry from Indiana University followed. Principe then shifted disciplines and in
1996 received a Ph.D. in history of science fromJohns Hopkins University, where he
has been ever since. This year he won the Francis Bacon Prize in the History and
Philosophy of Science and Technology, the first recipient of this award.
As to why he shifted from chemistry to history of science: "I'm a victim of big
science. I had wanted to be a professor of chemistry from the time I was 10 or 12
years old. About the time I i.. i.- ii dissertation I realized that the image I had
of a chemistry professor was outdated by at least 50 years or so. By the late twentieth
century the amount of chemistry academic chemists get to do at the bench is essen-
tially zero. I'm more of a solitary scholar interested in finding my own answers to my
own questions."
Principe's science background does affect his current job. "First of all, it makes
me more interested in scientific practices what happens in the laboratory and how
results are interpreted." His interest in chemistry has run side by side with an interest
in history of science, especially alchemy That includes a more accurate depiction of
what alchemists were doing in their laboratories, how they approached questions of
understanding and control of the natural world. And for Principe's scientific side, what
kind of contributions did the early history of chemistry make in terms of knowledge
and technique. In repeating many of the alchemical experiments, Principe came to
understand what good bench chemists the alchemists were, despite their primitive

*** I .lii. 11Il maces and fragile glassware. Though
A h p lied with respect for their work and
equipment Principe has little desire to
-. go back to the 1 l i..i d r......f -..1
/, .Id days. "I wouldn't swap my pyrex
-. 1 ,s for their soft glass which shattered the
.. third or fourth time you heated it up."
Goldman arrived at the history of science
From a philosophy of science and a physics back-
ground. After receiving a B.S. in physics from
Polytechnic University of New York he moved to
Boston University where he received his master's and
doctoral degrees in philosophy Since 1977 he has been
the Andrew W Mellon Distinguished Professor in the
Humanities at Lehigh University.
During the Eighties, Goldman made the unusual decision for a historian of
science to get involved in technology and engineering. This involvement grew out
of articles he published on the logic of technical innovation. "Engineering knowledge
does not drive innovation. Why we have the nuclear power plants that we have, the
computers that we have, we would never deduce that from the knowledge without
knowing the political and institutional forms. Innovation is a highly calculated
process." As a result of his work Goldman was invited to participate in federal policy
initiatives, which in turn led to industry initiatives in the Nineties. It was his attempt
to apply what he had learned in the history of science and technology. "There was
lots of fieldwork shadowing engineers. One of the great myths of the modem era is
that engineering is an applied science. But there is the need to factor in value judg-
ments that come from social context. The Intemet is loaded with value judgments
that have caused it to take the form that it has."
Currently, Goldman is at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Sidney Edelstein
Centerfor the ir. i- I ili,.,lih ..,ii1 ;.. i,,,:.,,.:- of Science, Technology and
Medicine, working on a monograph on the philosophy of engineering. It is a critique
of the role played in western intellectual history by contingency as opposed to necessi-
ty. Or more specifically: "In western philosophy and its impact on western intellectual
history, action is fundamentally non-rational because it is ultimately driven by will,
which is based on desire. This is quite clear in Aristotle he concedes that action is
not rational because we can never deduce what we should do from what we know.
There is a gulf between knowledge and action that could not be bridged by reason. In
this line of thinking we give pride of place to a definition of knowledge which practi-
callye :1I..1.., i. :rin,.. fhiii.. 1,...- .ri. in11 yetwhatwe prize most highly in human
beings is their rational faculties. I want to highlight the extent to which there has
been a parallel discipline, right from before Plato, that argues that this is a miscon-
ception .fi ir.- ii hir and that we must begin with the underlying logic of action and
define rationality in terms of .ili ,i:r- ii and that requires that we think in terms of
context. It's contextual, particular probabilistic, and historically located as against
knowledge as universal, necessary and certain."
This all links to Goldman's interests in policy and industry "By looking at the
distinctive logic of engineering we can work our way back into understanding this
alternative philosophic tradition."
Gregory made his way to the history of science via mathematics and -1 J... 1 .* H.
received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Wheaton College, Illinois, a
degree in divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological seminary, a master's from the J
University of Wisconsin in the history of science, and a doctorate in the history of
science from Harvard. J
"History of science as a discipline has always been very friendly to religion,
much more so than the philosophy of science. You c 11,i1ii1 i..'.. 1, 11. d ii11 )r
religion; in the past they have been so intimately connected, ,d,,. i 11:i i 1ii. I
His interests lie in the modem physical sciences, primarily that of 18th and

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004
19th century Germany. Currently, Gregory is writing a two-volume history of science
textbook, planned for publication in 2006 by Houghton-Mifflin. It's a project he has
been interested in for a long time. In the Eighties, Gregory had helped prepare a pre-
liminary survey for a textbook, but the project had foundered due to the difficulties in
writing specifically for students.
"I have learned to develop .1. liI,,. ,f a thick skin. The publisher's develop-
ment editors are ruthless. When something is boring they say so; when something
can't be justified they want to know what it's doing there." Gregory has also learned
to stand his ground; such I I , i on including what the editors regarded as a
surplus of historiography "They have these preconceived ideas about the nature of
science that get in the way One of the editors wanted to know why I insisted on talk-
ing so much about Lamarck. He'. "'".' ir'iii'- a very positivistic level, and that's
not the kind of history we write. At times, I insisted on being more complicated than
they would have liked."
r.:. i- 11. l... 1- says Gregory, gives him the opportunity to say what he
thinks. "I suspect it's a more tempting opportunity as one comes near the end of
one's career" As well, Gregory enjoys telling the stories of those who influenced sci-
ence. I...1.. I 11, I ii II I ..1 i he hastens to add. "It can drive you : ,
1 i.l ,1- ., ,11111 and video lecturing are equal in some ways, Gregory believes;
' .11I-. .1-;i as a tabula rasa." [It's about] making things fit and a matter of organi-
zation. And there is a grand summary sweep in both."
Content has different imperatives when lecturing before a camera. "Certain sub-
jects have to be included. In astronomy, for example, when did people start believing
there was life on other worlds? People would be curious about that. I try to anticipate
what the general public would expect. After that I have to make the decision for
myself; what is important for the history of science that I want to include."
Presenting the history of 20th century science presented its own problems, says
Goldman. It is harder to treat chronologically than earlier centuries. As a result,
Goldman turned his lectures into an intellectual odyssey, highlighting seminal intel-
lectual innovations, rather than a chronological history. For history of science, the
importance of 20th century science is its non-equilibrium and non-linear aspects,
says Goldman. "There is the primacy of relationships over substance." Evolution
rather than revolution is emphasized; an underlying continuity transformed by sud-
den discontinuities. "There is a tremendous amount of 19th-century physics in rela-
tivity and quantum physics. Sometimes we 1.11ii f ... ., thrown out the old stuff
but there is an underlying :. i.Iiii.,1i r

yThether writing or lecturing, the importance of keeping the larger public in
W mind should not be underestimated, believes Gregory. '.,... i .1't do our dis-
cipline a great service by staying completely within our niches. Most people have an
interest in the history of science. And if we don't represent ourselves, other people will."
People, Principe believes, enjoy a broadening of their horizons. Learning about
Islam and science in the Middle Ages is one example, and issues between
science and religion is another. "Kepler, Newton, and Boyle
.11.. l.,I.l,,,I l., uIi ... I., vith a great deal ,f iI .1..
I.: I li..-... i.... That's a shock for most
people in the general public. What I had
Ii,.,I i, II.... ii......ed out true. People do
h i-, ii.. ii., ,i tion and seeing the com-
1 1, r ,t 1 , 1. : i. n p a r e d t o t h e s a n i t i z e d
I1i1i I u''1' ii '"' i.:i': textbooks and what you
i ...I ... 11 II, ii" the History Channel."
I ,, II ,.,I Iit'i-:'..,.~s, all three lecturers have
i. I, y have an almost mes-
sianic desire to explain the fruits of their discipline to
the rest of the world," says Rollins. "In the end that may
4 4 be the defining term for the word 'teacher"'

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004

Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes

he announcements have been editedfor space. Forfull descriptions andfor the latest announcements, please visit our Web site .
does not assume for the accuracy of any item, andpotential applicants should '. details, closing dates, with the
of interest. Those who wish to publish a grant, fellowship, or prize announcement should send an electronic version :; to

Bakken Library

Each year, the Bakken Library and Museum in Minneapolis offers Visiting
Research Fellowships and Research Travel Grants to facilitate research in its collec-
tion of books, journals, manuscripts, and instruments. The subject of the Bakken's
collections is the history of electricity and magnetism with a focus on their roles in
the life sciences and medicine. Significant holdings include the works of natural
philosophers, scientists, physicians, electro-therapists, ;ii ,.1,.: 11l. ,, 1.._..,i, Ifi .
18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. Related subjects and materials include mes-
merism, animal magnetism, and hypnotism, in addition to works documenting the
history .f II'- 1 .:l, .1..-- psychical research, ii.1 li..1.. 1 ..1 ...- .i of interest are
collections of 19th-century medical and electro-medical ephemera, miscellaneous
scientists' letters, and trade catalogues. The instrument collection includes electrostat-
ic generators, magneto-electric generators, induction coils, physiological instruments,
recording devices, and accessories. Visiting Research Fellowships up to a maximum
of $1,500 are to help defray the expenses of travel, subsistence, and other direct costs
of conducting research at The Bakken. The minimum period of residence is two
weeks. Preference is given to researchers who are interested in :..11l ii i ii.. ili The
Bakken on exhibits .i ..1i.. pi ..'-' ".ii The deadline for applications is 15 February
2005. Travel Grants up to a maximum of $500 (domestic) and $750 t,., I. _-11 are to
help defray the expenses of travel, subsistence, and other direct costs of conducting
research at The Bakken. The minimum period of residence is one week. Application
may be made at any time during the calendar year For application guidelines or fur-
ther information, please contact: Elizabeth Ihrig, Librarian, The B il-.-. i i iii ir and
Museum, 3537 Zenith Avenue So., Minneapolis, MN., 55416, tel 612-926-3878 ext.
227, fax (612) 927-7265, e-mail II.111-, .11.. il1-1. . -.I Web site: http/www.the-
bakken.org; click on "I ihi ii; or "Research."

J. Worth Estes Award

The American Association for the History of Medicine and the Com-
mittee for the J. Worth Estes Award in the History of Pharmacy invite
nominations for papers in the history of pharmacy published in 2003 and 2004 for
the 2005 award. Nominations should be sent to: Marcia Meldrum, UCLA, Chair, J.
Worth Estes Award Committee 2005, or e-mail mlynnmel@earthlink.net. Papers
from 2003 that were considered for this year's award are automatically nominated.

Best Article: North American Science

The Forum for the History of Science in America seeks nominations for
the best article, published in English in 2002, 211 1l. or 2004, by a scholar who has
received a Ph.D. within the last ten years (1995 or later). The subject area- the his-
tory of North American Science includes Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the
United States. Authors may nominate themselves. Nominations are due May 15,
2005 and may be sent to: Daniel Goldstein; University of California; Davis; Shields
Library; Humanities and Social Sciences Department 100 NW Quad; Davis CA
95616-5292, or e-mailed to dgoldstein@ucdavis.edu. The Forum Prize will be
awarded at the general meeting of the Forum to be held at the History of Science
Society meeting in Minneapolis, November 3-6, 2005.

History of Astronomy or Astrophysics

The purpose of the Herbert C. Pollock Award is to provide encouragement and
support for an innovative project in the history of astronomy or astrophysics, to be
undertaken by a faculty member, research associate, or postdoc associated with a
college, university, nonprofit research institution or observatory located in North
America. Applications from persons meeting the other requirements, who are not
currently ittlil ii..1 I il any institution will also be considered. Special consideration
will be given to proposals that involve the use of the Dudley Observatory Archives, the
Dudley Collection of early astronomical works housed at Union College or the
Benjamin A. Gould, Jr library held by the Dudley ( I',. ii i.. The Award consists of
a maximum of $5,000 to be distributed in the year of the Award. A recipient of the
Pollock Award may not reapply for a new award for three years. The application
should include a descriptive title with a brief account of the project (4 pages max.),
a one-page nontechnical "executive summary" of the project to be evaluated by
non-historians; a budget showing how the Award funds would be spent, together
with a description of the applicant's current funding and the funding agency, if any,
for present work; a biographical sketch ,.i I".. i'. .i ii h,.. ,plhi the names and
ittih iii, ,11,, ,t' two scientists or other scholars who may be contacted by the Selection
Committee, should the need arise, as well as the name of the applicant's supervisor
or Department Chair. The complete application must be received by Dudley
Observatory by November 14, 2004. Dudley I 1.,. r ir 1 107 Nott Terrace, Suite 201,
Schenectady, NY 12308.

Alwyne Wheeler Bursary Travel Award

Those expecting to attend meetings of the Society for the History of Natural History
are reminded about the Alwyne Wheeler Bursary to support travel by young
scholars to meetings of the Society The award includes up to GBP100 (or equiva-
lent) for travel to the meeting, plus conference 1i. i.:, ii.. i One bursary will be
awarded per year. Preference will be for applicants who contribute a paper or other
presentation at the annual Spring meeting of the Society Bursary recipients will be
invited to submit a paper to the Society's journal, Archives ofNatural History, sub-
ject to normal review processes. The application deadline is thirty days prior to the
meeting. Applicants need not be members of the Society For the purposes of this
award, i.. .. :i, 1.i 11" normally applies to persons under thirty at the time of the
meeting. Application forms, notes for guidance, and a diary of meetings are avail-
able through the Society's newsletter and Web site: lirr. % l, 11. il. ..I-. and from
the SHNH Secretary c/o The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7
5BD, United Kingdom, secretary@shnh.org.

The Victor and Joy Wouk Grant-in-Aid Program

California Institute of Technology Grants-in-Aid offers research assistance
of up to $2000 for work in the Papers of Victor Wouk in the Caltech Archives. The
Maurice A. Biot Archives Fund and other designated funds offer research assistance
up to $1500 to use the collections of the Caltech Archives. For all funds, applications


will be accepted from students working towards a graduate degree or from
established scholars. For further information on holdings and online resources,
please consult the Archives' Web page: http://archives.-caltech.edu. Applications will
be reviewed quarterly: on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 of each year.

Andrew W. Mellon Travel Fellowship Program

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

Franklin Research Grants

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

Call for Nominations for the Edelstein Award for 2005

The Division of the History of Chemistry (HIST) of the American Chemical
Society (ACS) solicits nominations for the 2005 Sidney M. Edelstein Award for
Outstanding Achievements in the History of Chemistry. The Edelstein Award is
sponsored by Ruth Edelstein Barish and Family, and is administered by HIST. The

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

The BSHS Singer Prize

The Singer Prize, of up to 300, is awarded by the BSHS every two years to the
writer of an unpublished essay based on original research into any aspect of the
history of science, technology or medicine. The Prize is intended for younger schol-
ars or recent entrants into the profession. The Prize may be awarded to the writer of
one outstanding essay, or may be divided between two or more entrants. The Prize
will usually be presented at the BSHS annual conference and publication in the
British Journal for the History of ... .. II be at the discretion of the Editor.
Essays on offer or in press will not be eligible. Candidates must be registered for a
postgraduate degree or have been awarded such in the two years prior to the closing
date. Entry is in no way limited to British nationals. Essays must not exceed 8,000
words (including footnotes following the style guidelines in the British Journalfor
the History ofScience), must be fully documented, typewritten with double-line
spacing, and submitted in English. Use of published and unpublished primary
material is strongly encouraged, and full and correct use of scholarly apparatus
(e.g. footnotes) is expected. Entries (three copies, stating the number of words)
should be sent to arrive not later than 15 December 2004. Essays must not bear any
reference to the author, either by name or department candidates should send a
covering letter with documentation of their status and details of any publications.
Entries should be sent to: BSHS Secretary, Dr. Sally Horrocks, School of Historical
Studies, Leicester University, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK. Enquiries only by e-mail to
smh4@le.ac.uk. Do not send essays as e-mail attachments.

Roczniak, Wladyslaw. "Preserving the Poor: Pre-
modern Polish Hospitals, Twelfth to Eighteenth
I .111.11r City University of New York, 2004, 386 pages.

Rorke, Marcia L. "The Manhattan Project the Du Pont
(" I'i ''. and the Management of New Product
I.',.i1l.llii.l George : I7'l inlrl.I.i University, -2:I-. 301
pages. 3112545.

Schayegh, Cyrus. "Science, Medicine, and Class in
the Formation of Semi-Colonial Iran, 19111"-!I'-il'
Columbia University, 2004, 556 pages. 3115382.

Semendeferi, loanna. I piirlinr.; Uncertainty in
Radiation Limits: Monticello Dissenters, Health

Dissertation List (continued from p.6)
Physicists, and the Civilian Nuclear-Power Debate."
University of Minnesota, 2'1i -. 326 pages.

Severns, Jennifer L. "Alcohol Addiction and
Spiritual Recovery: A Sociohistorical Approach."
Duquesne University, 2002, c",1 i;-.' 3117814.

Shelor, Erin J. "'If the Parish Screw Him, Let Him
Screw the Parish': Professionalization and Reform of the
Poor Law Medical Service in Nineteenth-century Britain."
University of Kentucky, lI -. 261 pages. 3112338.

Smeenk, Christopher Joel. l...l.iii, the
Absolute Zero of Time: Theory Development in Early
Universe i .,.i.ii..I.- University of Pittsburgh, lal,-.
346 pages. 3111146.

Trott, Wendy Carmen. "An Afrocentric Analysis of
the Transition and Transformation of African Medicine
(Root Medicine) as Spiritual Practice among Gullah
People of Lowcountry South Carolina." Temple
University, -21:-. 165 pages. 3112320.

Walsh, Lynda Christine. "The Rhetoric of the
Scientific Media Hoax: Humanist Interventions in the
Popularization of Nineteenth-century American
Science (Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Adams Locke, Mark
Twain, Dan De Quille). University of Texas, 2-: 1-. 436
pages. 3116219.

Wickkiser, Bronwen Lara. "The Appeal of Asklepios
and the Politics of Healing in the Greco-Roman World."
University of Texas, 2" a -. 361 pages. 3116230.

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004

Future Meetings

Thefollowing announcements have been edited for space. For full descriptions and the latest announcements, please visit our Web site (i''
S. The Society does not assume .. 7 9' y for the accuracy of any item; interestedpersons should all details. Those who wish to publish a
future meeting announcement should send an electronic version of the posting to newsletter@hssonline.org.

Calls for Papers

The Thomas Harriot Semiinar ,... I I-...... II, it, ii il.. University of Durham, is devot-
ed to the life and times of the Elizabethan scientist and mathematician Thomas Harriot.
This .. .. 1 ...... II be held at StJohn's' ..I I... 16-18 December I p. II .. ..II
include Robert Goulding (Notre Dame) on the Harriot-Kepler correspondence, Stephen
Pumfrey (University of Lancaster), on Thomas FI n .. in.i .:..,.: ...... :. ... :i..i i
Popper (Princeton) on i i: i ,.1 1.,rIii.n 1 Philosophy in Walter i1 .. :i,. History of the
World, Harriet I...11 :i 1. 11 in .: ; Bacon and notebook culture in the seventeenth century
For more information ,.i .i..I ,ii i i... i. 1 i.. 1i Ii.i... !.i.. .. contact Dr. Stephen Clucas

The 16th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of
Hawai'i and the Pacific: "Pacific Connections Through the Ages." The con-
-:... .. I IIl be held February 19-21, 2005 at Honolulu, Hawaii. Paper topics are not lim-
ited to the theme but special consideration will be given to all abstracts that incorporate
this message. Suggested topics include: ... :,,, i: .:I ..I ..:... ..ili..1 IL the Pacific Rim;
Transpacific maritime commerce; Naval engagements and interactions in the Pacific;
R ecen t ,.:1, ,....1.. :. : I ... 11.:1,.. 1 I .:l f.: ,,, i, ,,,,.. .:,.111 .11 .. .- i i.- 1 -,...11 .1 ... n o m ore
than 300 words and include a title, name(s) of presenters and affiliation. Deadline
November 15, 2004. Please e-mail abstract and contact information to Donald Froning,Jr
h ..ii 1. 1 ,Ii ... : For more information about the conference, go to:

The c .. 1 i 1i,..... ini, of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters will
be held on i ,.. .: ii.. iI. .u li i ..i. I :i : 1 , L .... rT 1 1 .:1,T 4-5, 2005. The abstract
deadline is November 11, 2004. Abstracts of papers on any appropriate topic are welcome.
I., ii,, .:........: ...... ,, i :i of the History of Science and I...:i,, ..i. .. :1 ..... part of the ses-
sion will be organized around the theme of "Science on the Periphery" For further infor-
mation, contact the section chair Contact information for other section chairs can be
found on the Academy's-- .. . .. http://www.umich.edu/-michacad/.

The twenty-third annual Mephistos conference will be held on March 5-6, 2005. The
Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers from graduate students. Please sub-
mit all of the .. .11..... : i I-.. ..-mail to Tanya Sheehan, Chair of the Organizing Committee,
at m ephistos@ brown.edu: :. .. 1..r .. 1. .: 1 1,..1 .1 . .....1 1 iri,.u .i 1 ...1 affiliation
I .1. 1 ....i ii .1 .:. II..-:. .. ... .. ii. title of proposed paper :* .1,,!.i. I ,. ii ll.I, address,
and telephone numberss; one-page abstract of the proposed paper; c.v Deadline:
December 1, 2004. For further information, please consult the conference Web site:

Beyond Imperial Centre and Colonial Periphery: Reconnecting the Global
and the Local. March 11-12, 2005, University of Cambridge, UK. This conference seeks
to explore new', ,.i,.1, 1 ,. i ,: i i,... global movement of ideas and information.
Some particular themes include: The limits of imperial reach: how ideas associated with
empire have been reshaped by the social and cultural practices of individual communi-
ties; and how ideas and knowledge move beyond national and imperial borders. 'Trans-
imperial' ideas: the movement of ideas between different imperial systems, both within the
same geographical area, and between Africa, Asia and the Atlantic. Deadline for abstracts
November 15, 2004. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2005. Abstracts maybe sent
to conference2005 @world.historybritishlibrarynet.

From Earthly Bowels into Light A three-.1.. ii.......i. on the history of cave research
will be held in Torquay (Devon, i ,1 11 i' from 21-24 April 2005. The study of caves, their
formation and their contents, has attracted the interest of a variety of researchers over the
past few centuries. If anyone would like to give a talk on the history of cave research, con-
tact either Anne O'Connor iI i..:: -...: _. i ,r. iiii i...... or by post to the Department of
Archaeology, University of Durham, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, with a brief title or

As part of the celebration of the World Year of Physics in 2005, the Forum on History
of Physics of the American Physical Society invites, for the first time, relevant
contributed ill i 1I-...I i; March (21-25, Los Angeles CA) andApril (16-19, Tampa FL)
2005 :i.....11,1 The former is focused on condensed matter polymers, and computational
physics; the latter on astrophysics, nuclear and particle physics. Advice on abstract sub-
ri -ii i .. : ii i.ii.. and so forth, can be found attheAPSWeb site: iii,. i, ..i /
meet/MARO5/and'ir! i i ..i..... .i 1 1,.. ..i..... ill be in late fall. A com-
pletecalendarofAPS : i....r1ii :. ...1 ii.. i| t Il . 1. :i /meet/calendarhtml.

Imaging Nanospace. Iin 1:. i 11 1.. i ..i ... ii :..-making 1.... I.En....: i,.. field of
nanoscience and nanotechnology Much of nanoscale research practice revolves around
the creation and in . ..... i,,,I .. The workshop, to be held 11-14' I,. 2005, will
focus on i i....:,. .:.:i, n .:.. I.: .f.. :a; as visual representations. The full call for
papers takes the form of an Internet exhibition at www.ifs.tu-darmstadt.de/phil/
NanoSpace. This is supposed to serve as I i ,',t : ...... .1 :...........1 .. f.... .. i ..i'the
talks and workshop discussions. Please send a 200 to 500-word abstract in the form of a
word document by December 1, 2004 to ..:. i... i,. iI ... :i r t I i,. I... I. II... (Jochen
Hennig, Helmholtz Zentrum fir Kulturtechnik, Humboldt ri ..I r. Unter den Linden 6,
10099 Berlin, Germany). Please indicate the 'ii .. il.. f ,,,i i :.. ; from the Web gallery that
your proposal is ..1 ,i,,: i.. For further information please contact: I,:I I.. li... ..i ii ,It
huberlin.de or nordmann@phil.tu-darmstadt.de.

The AAAS Pacific Division Meeting 12-16 June 2005 at Southern Oregon Ir ..I i r
Ashland, OR. Members especially are invited to submit papers for the History of Science
Section (Donald J. McGraw, chair, e-mail: granttree@yahoo.com) but submissions in a
multitude of fields are accepted. Current information may be found on the Pacific
Division W eb si. i ..: .: , '.

International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology
.... ilI be held in Guelph, Ontario, 13-17 1i.., '" Electronic forms for submission
of papers and sessions are available iir il. I i1i. i... : ..: 'submit.php/. You may
floatideas fi .. .... Iin!. .. i.i. i ..- .ii,...i,. g Or, gotoourWebsiteat
'inn|. i,1i. i .. ., 'and click on the ....i n, '., ii.. '''links.

The Special Session at ISES 2005 will be on "The History of Solar i ..... I. ISES."
Possible topics include: intellectual history of solar energy; solar technologies from
ancient civilizations to the industrial revolution; solar technologies in the 19th and early
20th century; politics and policy drivers in solar-energy research and use at national and
international levels; solar energy, its market introduction and the established science and
t(..:l ,..1.. ... ..... r ..... ab o u t so la r e .., I. .:- i ...i. i bi ... ...i .. ....
http://www.swc -'", -' .. : Deadline November 15, 2004.

First International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and
Technology will be held 28 September to 2 October, 2005. It will cover art and new

media, art and technology, art-science interaction, and the history of media as pertinent
to contemporary art. TI .. .:. ..i.....ii:. II be held at The Banff Centre, Canada.

A History of Medicine Conference will be held at Ministere de la Recherche, Paris,
France, 7-10 September, 2005 as a joint venture of the European Association for the
History of Medicine and Health (its 71 ii ii .......iI I: and the Society for the Social History of
Medicine. For further information, see http://www.eahmh.net/. Any proposal of papers or
posters should be accompanied by 11i I, ,.:i .:I .1. 1i .:,,1.,,,1: li..i.:..I..,i, oneA4
page, no more. TI ,.. Iti.:lI I II .I 1:.. ; of the international sessions are 1 ,i 1 ii, i1,
French. All : i ..... i .. i ,,i,..:. li. i I. i l i i I i,. ,, l presentations should be directed to the
.i ..1 .I.. fl ,.:..........:.. Prof Patrice Bourdelais (Patrice.Bourdelais@ ehess.fr) to
whom the abstracts also should be submitted. Deadline for proposals, 15 Novembei 2004.

Fifteenth Conference of the Canadian Science and Technology
Historical Association will be held 29 September to 2 October, 2005. Topics will be:
Canada's scientific and technological i,..ii 1. -. World Year of Physics 2005 (see
Iii ' :. .1'" : I, other subjects :.1 iiin,: 1., the history of science and technol-
ogy We also encourage you -.... . ... ... i ,. i other :..II. 1,..i. Proposals must
include a title, summary (75 to 100 words) and brief c.v Abstracts and papers may be
in either French or English. Deadline May 2, 2005: Send proposals to Suzanne
Beauvais, Canada Science and I... ::i,,1..:. Museum, 2380 Lancaster Road, P.O. Box
9724, Station T, Ottawa ON K1G 5A3. Telephone: (613) 991-1429 Fax: (613) 990-3636
or by e-mail at: CSTHA-AHSTC-2005@technomuses.ca.

Upcoming Conferences

Alexander von Humboldt: From the Americas to the Cosmos. The conference
will be held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 14-16 Octobei
2004. 1 ,,i ,,,,,ii, ,,I, ,

The National Coalition of Independent Scholars will hold a conference in New
York City, 15-17 October, 2004. 'ii! ,,i ,.:, -'I

Intelligentsia: Russian and Soviet Science on the World Stage, 1860-
1960. 29-31 October 2004, University of C.....I ,, .il i.... GA.

Health and Medicine in the U.S. in the Era of Lewis and Clark, The Wood
Institute for the History of Medicine at the' ..II...... I i.: 111; of Philadelphia, 4-6
November 2004.

Science in Europe Europe in Science:1500-2000. An international
conference will be held in Maastricht (the Netherlands), 4-6 November 2004.
il ,, , i

Second National Meeting of the American Society for Matrix Biology,
10-13 November, 2004, Manchester Grand Hyatt, S 111 i .,. :*. CA. http://www.asmb.net/.

American Studies Association Annual Meeting will be held at Atlanta, 11-14
November, 2004. The topic will be I i I..i: I Greening America: ...i,,:..i..i:.: and
Environmental Utopianism."

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

HSS Annual Meeting. The History of .:,.:,. :. .i :.r .i convene in Austin, Texas for
its 2004 1 ..i...... 18-21 November at the li. 111 i .. --..:. Web site: 'i, i ..i n ... '.

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004
The National Academies Keck Futures 11ii ,111 .111 1 i. a conference on nanoscience
and nanotechnology, 19-21 Novembei 2004, in Irvine, Calif http://wwwnationala-

Foundations of the Formal Sciences V: Infinite Games will take place at the
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitit Bonn Mathematisches Institut, 26-29
November, 2004. http:/Avww.math.unibonn.de/people/fotfs//.

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

The Nineteenth Barnard Medieval and Renaissance Conference on
"Medicine Across Cultures: 1 1- 1 1 ill be held 4 December, 2004.

epiSTEME 1; to review research on Science, ..:il..i..:., i.ii I -iiJ.- i iii.:. Education,
International Centre, Dona Paula, Goa, India, 13-17 Decembei 2004.

Society for Ancient Medicine will hold a conference on "Theories of Fetal
Development in the Ancient World" at the i i.... .....iI ;o ......... 111, I 11..i.. .: i
Association, 6-9January, 200' i. 'I .:1 .

International workshop: "A Cultural History of Heredity III: Nineteenth to
Early Twentieth Centuries" will be held at the Max Planck Institute for the History of
Science, Berlin, 13-16, 11 ., 11.', ,-1 ,:

The Third International ESEH Conference will take place 16-19 ..i-1. 2005,
in Florence, Italy The theme of the conference is "History and Sustainability"
http:/Avww eseh-2005.unifi.it/.

The Australian Institute of Physics' Congress, 31 January to 4 February
2005. One session is dedicated to the History of Physics. Web site: http://aip-
. .ii-'. ', :..anu.edu.au/.

The Southern Association for History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS)
will hold : .. .. il 11111 I 1 i....i...i on 25-26 i..il1.1 11. 2005 in Augusta, Georgia.

The Program Committee for the American Society for Environmental
History will hold its 2005 : i.....i11', of the ASEH in Houston, Texas, 16-20 March.

The 78th ~1.Iu l li........i of the American Association for the History of
M medicine will be b..i.i,, i 1 I I i...:1 . .i i-.ii ,, 7-10 April, 2005.

Heritage of Technology Gdansk Outlook 4. An International ,... .....i.. .ill Ibe
held at Gdansk, Poland, 4-7 1.. 2005. '1. i,.. -..- mech.pg.gda.pl/.

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

Perspectives on 20th-century Pharmaceuticals will be held 14-16 July, 2005 at
Oxford University

The Atomic Bomb and American Society. The three-day :...........i... II be held
July 15-17, 2005 at 01 I .1..1 Tennessee.

22nd International Congress of History of Science Conference will be held
ii, I .., Iii: fl..... July 24 to 30, 2005. http://2005bj.ihns.ac.cn/.

The 11th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia will take
place in Munich, Germany, 15-20 /.i.i '.,: 1 '"

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004

History of Science Reception

Please join us at the

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

HSS Annual Meeting 0
Austin, Texas
19 November 2004
6:15 to 8:00 p.m.

Reception Sponsored by
The Educational Advancement

Providing support for
The Legacy of R.L. Moore Project .
The Archives of American Mathematics Dr. R.L. Moore, Professor of Mathematics,
at the Center for American History University of Texas 1920-1969. (Photo circa
1939. From the R.L. Moore Papers,
University of Texas at Austin Archive of American Mathematics, Center
for American History, University of Texas
at Austin)

Exhibits from the
Ransom Center
and the Archives
of American
Mathematics will
be on display at
the reception.
American Mathematical Society/Mathematics Association of America \MuILLI''. Cleveland,
Ohio, 1930. L to R: Wilfred Wilson, J.W. Alexander, W.L. Ayers, G.T. Whyburn, R.L. Wilder,
P.M. Swingle, C.N. Reynolds, W.W. Flexner, R.L. Moore, T.C. Benton, K. Menger, S.
Lefschetz. (From the R.L. Moore Papers)

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004

Awards, Honors, and Appointments

The American Association for the History of Medicine has awarded the J.
Worth Estes Award in the History of Pharmacy for 2004 to Professor
Paulo Alves Porto, of the Centro Simao Mathias de Estudos em Hist6ria
da Ciencia (CESIMA) and Programa de Estudos P6s-Graduados em Hist6ria
da Ciencia Pontiffcia Universidade Catdlica de Sao Paulo, Brazil, for his
essay: "Summus atque felicissimus salium: The Medical Relevance of the
Liquor alkahest," in: Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. 76 (2002), p.
1-29. Paulo Alves Porto traces the elusive quest for a universal solvent the
alkahest from a brief mention by Paracelsus to its glory days with Joan
Baptista van Helmont in the early 17th century and its quick descent into an
object of chemists' mockery.

The Society for the History of Natural History announces the award of the
2004 Thackray Medal for "an outstanding contribution to the history of nat-
ural history realized in the preceding twelve months." The 2004 award is to
the American Philosophical Society for its exhibition, "Stuffing Birds,
Pressing Plants, Shaping Knowledge: Natural History in North America,
1730-1860." Further details about this exhibition are available at
http:/, .. %% llilhiL .,,: ..- /exhibitions/.

The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) is pleased to
announce that the winner of its 2003 Roy Porter Student Essay Prize
Competition is Marianne Samayoa of the University of Missouri, St.
Louis. A revised version of her essay "More Than Quacks: Seeking Medical
Care in Late Colonial Latin America" will be published in Social History of

After being a fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and
Technology and at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin),
Matthew D. Eddy has been appointed Lecturer in the History of Science at
the University of Durham (England). At Durham, Eddy also will be member of
the Seventeenth Century Studies Centre, the Centre for the History of North
England (funded by the British Arts and Humanities Research Board) and the
Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease (housed in the School of
Medicine). In addition to these university responsibilities, he also has been
appointed to be an Honourable Member of Council for the Society for the
History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC). One of the oldest history of science
societies in Britain, SHAC oversees the publication of the journalAmbix.

Londa Schiebinger has been appointed professor of the history of science
and the Barbara D. Finberg director of the Institute for Research on Women
and Gender at Stanford University. She has three books coming out this
autumn. The first, Plants and Empire: Colonial Bioprospecting in the
Atlantic World (Harvard University Press, October 2004), includes the story
of the exotic abortifacients used in the eighteenth century in Europe's West
Indian colonies by Arawaks, Tainos, and African slaves to abort their off-
spring so that they would not become slaves. Research for this work was sup-
ported by the National Science Foundation, the Max-Planck Gesellschaft, the
National Institutes of Health, and the Humboldt Foundation. Also scheduled
to appear this autumn is Colonial Botany: Science, Commerce, and

Politics, co-edited with art historian Claudia Swan (University of
Pennsylvania Press) and a reissue of her prize-winning bookNatures Body:
Gender in the Making of Modern Science (Rutgers University Press).

Ronald Rainger, of Texas Tech University, has been awarded the William
E. and Mary B. Ritter endowed fellowship at the Scripps Institution of
Oceanography. Rainger will be presenting three lectures at Scripps and the
Science Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego, in the
Fall of 2004. He has also been appointed Program Director of the Science
Technology Studies program of the National Science Foundation. He encour-
ages members of the STS community to contact him with questions they
might have concerning any of the initiatives that the STS program supports.
He can be reached at rrainger@nsf.gov or at (703) 292-7283.

Gregg Mitman, of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is the recipient of
fellowships from both the American Council of Learned Societies and the
National Humanities Center for the year 2004-2005. He will spend the year at
the National Humanities Center in the Research Triangle Park area in North
Carolina completing his book Breathing Space: An Ecological History of
i". in America, to be published by Yale University Press. For the follow-
ing year, 2005-2006, he has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and
will return to Madison where he will finish Breathing Space and begin
research on his next book project, tentatively titled, America's Rubber
Empire: f. .'.. Disease, and Commerce in the Making of the Firestone
Plantations Company.

Judith W. Leavitt, University of Wisconsin, Madison, received the spring
2004 Hilldale Award for Arts and Humanities in i..:. .-ii.." of her distin-
guished professional accomplishment. She has also been awarded the
University of Wisconsin Foundation Chair Rupple Bascom Professor, a five-
year renewable appointment.

Warwick H. Anderson, University of Wisconsin, Madison, received the
major book prize, the W.K Hancock Award, from the Australian Historical
Association in July 2004 for his book Cultivating Whiteness. He also has
received funding, il.,,. .. ili Richard Keller (University of Wisconsin,
Madison), from the Office of the International Studies and Programs of the
University of Wisconsin for their project "Globalizing the Unconscious:
Cross-Cultural Exchanges with Colonial Psychoanalysis." As part of the proj-
ect they are proposing a series of workshops and seminars on the colonial
histories of psychoanalysis.

Toby A. Appel is the first holder of a newly endowed librarianship, the
John Robinson Bumstead Librarian for Medical History, at the Cushing/
Whitney Medical Library, Yale University. She has been Historical Librarian at
the Medical Library since 1994.

Martha H. Verbrugge has been appointed Presidential Professor at
Bucknell University. The appointment recognizes distinguished contributions
in teaching, scholarship, and university service.

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004


Cornelia C. Lambert, University of Oklahoma

This is a report on the results of the 2003-2004 HSS Employment Survey.
The information provided concerns searches for positions beginning in or
around Autumn 2004. While we received 42 useable surveys, there were a total
of 51 hires reported, as some searches were satisfied by multiple hires. In addi-
tion, three surveys indicated that the search in question had been terminated
before completion. Finally, several institutions either failed to or were prohibit-
ed from indicating the gender of their candidates and/or hires. Taking these
discrepancies into account, this report tallies the results of the 51 filled positions
relating, even if only tangentially, to the needs of universities and institutions for
graduates of HP/STM programs.
The results are divided into four categories: 1) HP/STM was the primary
area of expertise desired; 2) HP/STM was simply a supporting or secondary
area of expertise; 3) HP/STM was one of several possible areas of expertise, or
4) HP/STM did not factor at all in the job search.
Of the 29 job searches in Category I, 13 were permanent and 16 were tem-
porary. Over half of the 11 permanent hires (three of these searches were
stopped) were awarded to men ,.i r".. or 6 out of 10); females were awarded 4
of these positions, or 40%. Of the 16 temporary positions filled, ten (71%) were
male hires while only 4 (28%) were female (Two institutions did not indicate
the genders of their successful candidates).
In Category II, in which training in HP/STM was desired in a candidate
but only as a secondary emphasis, 1 of the 2 permanent positions was awarded
to a male candidate, while the other was awarded to a female. There were no
temporary positions in this category.
Of the 17 hires in Category III, males garnered 5, or 55% of the perma-
nent positions while females received 45%. Of the 8 temporary hires in this
category, in which HP/STM was simply optional, males and females were each
awarded 50% of the positions (4 out of 8 apiece).
Finally, three positions were reported in which HP/STM was not a factor in
the job search; all of these two permanent and one temporary were award-
ed to males.
In summary, 17 of the 46 hires for which gender was reported, both per-
manent and temporary, were awarded to women .-".. of the posts for which
gender was indicated).
This figure is consistent with the result of the -' i: ,- I,,3 Survey, which
indicated a female hire rate of 37.5%, down from 44% the year before. But
while only 1 woman received a permanent, Category I position in last year's
tally, this year, almost half of the permanent positions in this category were
given to women.
Only three hires were described as "minority"; interestingly, only one of

these was female. It should be taken into account, however, that many surveys
failed to indicate whether or not the candidate fell into a category defined as
"minority" by their institution; many indicated they were unaware of the
guidelines for determining this status.
Overall, respondents had positive things to say about this year's pool of
applicants. Several indicated that candidates were, to use the words of one
respondent, "extremely talented" and that choices were hard to make. One
noted his/her difficulty in finding applicants for Post Docs, wondering if it
were becoming more difficult to convince scholars to move somewhere for one
year. Most importantly, after hiring a non-HP/STM candidate for a Category IV
job, one respondent wrote the following advice: "Grad programs in HPS/STS
are doing their students a terrible disservice in not preparing them at least
somewhat for positions in larger, affiliated fields."
Candidates themselves had advice for the committees entering the search
process. Most basically, those seeking jobs in HP/STM would like to see better
communication between job applicants and the search committee "process
updates would be very helpful," one wrote. While one noted that post descrip-
tions are "too narrow or specific," another went as far as to assert that "Many
job searches are not legitimate. More often than not, advertised positions par-
ticularly at public universities are not real. Insider candidates ... have the
inside track." Indeed, this was corroborated by several employer surveys that
indicated the use not of wide-reaching advertising media but of directed letters
of inquiry and local networks ...I Iil iIl survey tallies illustrate that employers
are relying more and more on electronic advertisement even, sometimes,
electronic media only Several respondents noted the various difficulties in
moving between American and European institutions, especially regarding the
discrepancy in professor status. One complained, "In what other profession is it
acceptable to carry out three day interviews, or day-long interviews that last
from 8am-10pm?" Another informed us that he/she has left the profession in
search of a more "financially remunerative" and fulfilling job in industry.
We endeavor, year after year, to improve the quality of this survey, as well
as our ability to extricate reasonably firm data from it. Look for improve-
ments in next year's survey among them, a self-addressed envelope, as
promised but not delivered this year. If participants or readers have recom-
mendations for methods of improving this process, please send them to:
Cornelia Lambert, Department of the History of Science, Physical Sciences
Room 628, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019-0315; or by
email at clambert@ou.edu. Thanks to Adrian Morse and RobertJ. Malone at
the HSS Executive Office for producing the survey, and thanks to the HSS
Women's Caucus for its support of this project.

Don't Forget...

the combined HSS/HPSA Meeting to be held 18-21 November at Austin, Texas

Go to http://hssonline.org/ to register

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004

HSS Employment Survey Tables, 2003-2004


Job Description

California State University Fullerton
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Drexel University
Drexel University
Franklin & Marshall College
Indiana University

Iowa State University
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
University of British Columbia
University of Central Arkansas
University of Chicago Press
Yale University

Job Description

American Academy in Berlin
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Deutsches Museum
Deutsches Museum
Deutsches Museum
Deutsches Museum

S, B
S, T, or M. D, W

S, M, D
S, M, P, D

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

S, T


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

German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific
Research and Development S, D
Iowa State University S, T, M, W
Johns Hopkins University S
Halle-Wittenberg S, O, D
Max Planck Institute/History
of Science S, D
Max Planck Institute/History
of Science S, D
National Science Foundation S, T, P, D
University of California San Diego S, P, D

University of Chicago
Yale University

S, D
S, T, D

3, 4, 5, 6,
1, 3, 5, 6
1, 4, 5, 6, 8
3, 4, 5, 6, 8

1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7
1, 6, 7, 8
1, 2, 3, 5, 6
3, 6
4, 5, 8
1, 5


Total # applicants:
Rank Offered Male, Female

-45: 33, 12
Program Assistant 20: 8, 12
AST 5, 6,-,

98: 71, 27
65: 54, 11


36: 19, 17

8: 7, 1
150: 125, 25
32: 24, 8
34:25, 9

Total # applicants:
Rank Offered Male, Female

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

4, 5, 6, 8
2, 3, 5, 6
1, 5, 6

5, 8

4, 5, 6, 8

4, 5, 6, 8
2, 4, 5, 6
5, 6, 8

4, 5, 8
5, 6

131: 78, 53
30: -, -
32: 10, 12
32: 10, 12
32: 10, 12
32: 10, 12

9: 7, 2
12: 8, 4
3: 3, 0

1: 1, 0

33: 21, 12

12: 7, 5
15: 11, 4
26: 18, 8

25: -
17: 9, 8

Successful Candidate
Gender, "minority"
Degree, date, field

Search canceled
Female; -, -, -
Search canceled
Search canceled
Male, no, PhD, 1997, HP/STM
Female, no, PhD, 1996,
Philosophy and Social Science
Male, no, PhD, 2004, HP/STM
Female, no, PhD, -, HP/STM
Male, yes, PhD, 1993, HP/STM
Male, no, PhD, 1996, HP/STM
Male, no, PhD, 1999, HP/STM
Female, no, -,-,-
Male, no, PhD expected 2004

Successful Candidate
Gender, "minority"
Degree, date, field

Male, no, PhD, 1996, HP/STM
Male, no, PhD, 1997, HP/STM
Male, no, PhD, 1999, HP/STM
Female, no, no, HP/STM

Male, no, PhD, -, HP/STM
Female, -, -, -, HP/STM
Male, no, PhD, 2004, HP/STM

Male, -, PhD, 2003, HP/STM

Male, no, PhD, -, HP/STM

Female, no, PhD, -, HP/STM
Male, no, PhD, 1978, HP/STM
Female, -, PhD, 2004,
Male, no, PhD, 2004, HP/STM
Male, yes, PhD expected
2004, HP/STM


Job Description

American Philosophical Society
National Library of Medicine

S, T, A, PH

Advertising Rank Offered
1, 5, 6, 8 ASC, LIB

Total # applicants:
Male, Female

15: 10, 5
15: 10, 5

Successful Candidate
Gender, "minority"
Degree, date, field
Male, no, -, MA, MLS
Female, no, no, -, Library

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004

Job Description

Duke University

McGill University
McGill University
McGill University
Penn State University
Santa Clara University
Southwestern University

University College London
University of Redlands

Job Description

University of California Berkeley
University of California Berkeley
University of California Berkeley
University of California Berkeley
University of London
York University
York University
National Science Foundation


S, T, or M, D
S, T, or M, D
S, T, or M, D
S, M, D

P, D


M, PH, D
S, T, STS, D
S, T, STS, D
S, T, P, D


3, 5
3, 5
3, 5
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
3, 5
3, 5, 6, 8

3, 6, 8


3, 4, 5, 6, 8
3, 4, 5, 6, 8
3, 4, 5, 6, 8
3, 4, 5, 6, 8
4, 5, 8
4, 5, 8
4, 5, 6, 8

Rank Offered




Rank Offered

Total # applicants:
Male, Female

Successful Candidate
Gender, "minority"
Degree, date, field

32: 13, 19 Female, no, MA, American
134: 74, 60 Female, no, PhD 1992, History
134: 74, 60 Male, no, -, Neuroscience
134: 74, 60 Male, no, 1993, Philosophy
74: -, Male, no, PhD, 2002, HP/STM
100: 71, 29 Male, no, PhD, 1984, HP/STM
75: 4, 71 Female, yes, PhD, 2004,
Women's Studies in Religion
44: -, Male, no, PhD, -, STS
280: 30, 150 Female, no, PhD, 1999, History

Total # applicants: Successful Candidate
Male, Female Gender, "minority"
Degree, date, field

72: -,
72: -,
72: -,
72: -,

27: 20, 7
27: 20, 7
12: 5, 7

Female, no, PhD,
Female, no, PhD,
Male, no, PhD,
Male, no, PhD,
Female, no, PhD, 2004, -
Male, no, PhD, -, HP/STM
Female, no, PhD, -, HP/STM
Male, no, PhD, -, HP/STM


Job Description

Baylor University
University of Maryland

Job Description

University of Pittsburgh



1, 3, 6
1, 3, 8


Rank Offered


Rank Offered

Total # applicants:
Male, Female

20: 18, 2
139: -,

Total # applicants:
Male, Female

4: 3, 1

Successful Candidate
Gender, "minority"
Degree, date, field
Male, no, PhD, 1985, History
Male, no, PhD, -, History

Successful Candidate
Gender, "minority"
Degree, date, field

Male, no, no, Journalism


A Archival Training, Experience
B BA only
D Ph.D. or equivalent in hand at time of starting position
MU Museum Training, Experience
M Training in History of Medicine
MD M.D. degree
O Other specific training
P Training in Philosophy of Science
PH Public History
S Training in History of Science
STS Training on Sci, Tech, and Society
W Ability to teach American or Western History Survey
T Training in History of Technology


Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Full Professor

Full Professor
Post Doctorate
Temporary Faculty
Visiting Faculty

1 AHA Perspectives
2 SHOT Newsletter
3 Chronicle of Higher Education
4 HSS Newsletter
5 HSS Web site
6 H-Net, or other electronic media
7 AAHM Newsletter
8 Other
: No (clear) reply

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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 .:'.* ,... You may also view this list and prior lists online at

Al-Qabisi (Alcabitius): The Introduction to Astrology.
Editions of the Arabic and Latin texts with an English
Translation. Edited by Charles Burnett; Keiji Yamomato;
Michio Yano. 1,.1 .... Institute Studies and Texts, 2.)
viii+515pp., apps., bibl., indexes. London: The ....
Institute, 2004. 50 (paper). ISBN 085481132X.

Alferov, G. I. (Editor). Academic Science in Saint
7 in the XIIIXX centuries. Historical i
605pp. Saint -i1. i 1..11 Nauka, 2003. ISBN 5020249998.

Averroes (Ibn Rusd).Commentaire moyen a la
Rhetorique dAristote. Edition critique du texte arabe et
traduction franCaise. Volume I Introduction general.
Edited by Maroun Aouad. (Textes et Traditions.) 352pp.,
bibl. Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 2002. ISBN

Averroes (Ibn Rusd). Commentaire moyen a la
Rhetorique dAristote. Edition critique du texte arabe et
traduction franaise. Volume II: Edition et traduction.
Edited by Maroun Aouad. (Textes et Traditions.) 352pp.,
bibl. Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 2002. ISBN

Averroes (Ibn Rusd). Commentaire moyen a la
Rhetorique dAristote. Edition critique du texte arabe et
traduction francaise. Volume II: Commentaire du
Commentaire. Edited by Aouad, Maroun (Textes et
Traditions.) 352pp., bibl. Paris: Librairie Philosophique J.
Vrin, 2002. ISBN 271161610X.

Barrow, John D.; Davies, Paul C. W.; Harper,
Charles, Jr., L. Harper (Editors). Science and
Ultimate Quantum 'i. .- and
Sxx + 721 pp., illus., apps., index.
Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
$55 (cloth). ISBN 052183113X

Bell, J. S. Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum
Mechanics. With a new introduction by Alain Aspect.
(Collected papers on quantum philosophy) xxxix+248
pp., illus. ...... i II published in 1987. Cambridge/New
York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. $35 (paper).
ISBN 0521523389.

Bos, Henk J. M. Geometrical Exactness:.
Descartes' of the ',F Modern
Concept of Construction. (Sources and Studies in the
History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences.) 470 pp.,
illus., bibl., indexes. New 'i, I 1 l .I. II .1. .
Springer Verlag, 2001. ISBN 0387950907.

Bolles, Edmund Blair. Einstein Genuis ver
sus Genius in the Quantum Revolution. 348 pp., bibl.,
index. i i...i,..ii DC: Joseph Henry Press, 2004. $27.95
(cloth). ISBN 0309089980.

Bolzano, Bernard. Miscellanea Mathematica 18.
Edited by Bob van Rootselaar; Anna van der Lugt. 163pp.,
index. ill-. ,i Friedrich Frommann Verlag, 2004. Euros
233 (cloth). ISBN 3772804896.

Breidbach, Olaf; Hoffeld, Uwe; Jahn, Ils;
Schmidt, Andrea (Editors). Mathias Jacob Schleiden
(1804-1881): .' und zur
I ..' xi+148 pp., table, intro., index. ,1111. ,i,
Franz Steiner Verlag, 2004. Euros 36 (paper) ISBN

Bullough, Vern L. Universities, Medicine and Science in
the Medieval West. xiii+298 pp., intro., index. Vermont:
Ashgate i ii. Ii i...- 2004. $105.95 (cloth). ISBN 0860789438.

Camp, Joseph L.Jr. A i- in the .- ',-
of ' + 246 pp., table, notes, index. Cambridge,
Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2002. (paper). ISBN

Capeilleres, Fabien. Kant philosophy newtonien.
de I'iddal en -, I.
(I i. -* 356 pp., app., bibl. Paris: Les Editions du Cerf,
2004. ISBN 2204074659.

Cardano, Girolamo. De librispropriis. The editions of
1544, 1550, 1557, 1562, with supplementary material.
Edited with an introduction and chronology of Cardano's
works by anM clean. i. .1 I 11. 1 ....... .I i
S.R.L, 2004. Euros 28 (paper). ISBN 8846454499.

Carroll, John W. (Editor). on Laws of
Nature. viii+284pp., bibl., index. .ii 1..... University of
,ii 1.... ii. 2004. $26.95 (paper). ISBN 082295852X.

Cavallie, James. Habers Nobelpris. 243pp., illus., bibl.,
index. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 2004.
ISBN 9163139707.

Chakrabarti, Pratik. Western Science in Modern
India: Metropolitan Methods, Colonial Practices.
xi+228pp., bibl., index. Delhi: Premanent Black, 2004.
ISBN 8178240785.

Chaoui, Natalie Janine. Mit Messzirkel
234 pp., table, bibl., index. Bundesrepublik, Germany:
Basilisken-Press, 2004. (paper). ISBN 3925347739.

Cheyette, Fredric L. ofNarbonne and
the World Troubadours. xiii+474 pp. maps, pref.,
notes, bibl., index. New York: Cornell University Press,
2001. $24.95 (paper). ISBN 0801489253.

Chow, Kai-wing., : Culture, and Power in
S "' Modern China. xv+395 pp., rigs., tables, notes,
apps., bibl., index. California: Stanford University Press,
2004.ISBN 0804733678.

Ciardi, Marco; Giudice, Franco (Editor). Storia
E Fondamenti Della Chimica. 513 pp., intro., index.
Pavia: Accademia Nazionale Delle Scienze Detta Dei XL,
2003. (paper).

Gillispie, Charles Coulston. Science and, in
France: The I' and Napoleonic Years.
viii+751pp., illus., bibl., index. Princeton/Oxford:
Princeton University Press, 2004. $80 (cloth). ISBN

Creese, Mary R. S. Ladies in the Laboratory II: West
European Women in Science, 1800-1900. A ,- of
Their Contributions to Research. With contributions by
Thomas M. Creese. X+290 pp., illus., app., bibl., index.
Lanham/Oxford: The Scarecrow Press, 2004. $69.95
(cloth). ISBN 0810849798.

Crone, Hugh. Paracelsus: The Man Who
Medicine. 202 pp., tables, index. Melbourne: The
Albarello Press, 2004. ISBN 064643327X.

Crozet, Pascal; Horiuchi, Annick (Editors).
Traduire, Transposer Naturaliser: La formation
d'une langue moderne hours des fron
tieres de I'Europe au XDXe siecle. xxx + 262 pp. Paris:
L'Harmattan, 2004. Euros 26 (paper). ISBN

De Chadarevian, Soray; Hopwood, Nick.
Models: The Third Dimension of Science. xvi + 488 pp.,
figs, index, illus. California: Stanford University Press,
2004. $69.00 (cloth). ISBN 0804739714.

Dekker, Elly. of Orbs, Spheres and
Globes. (Cataloghi di Raccolte Scientifiche, 5.) 188 pp.,
illus., apps., bibl. Firenze: Giunti Gruppo, 2004. Euros 38
(paper). ISBN 8809035895.

Dross, Fritz. Krankenhaus und lokale Politik 1770
1850. Das Beispiel Diisseldorf 400 pp., bibl. Essen:
Klartext Verlag, 2004. Euros 24.90 (cloth). ISBN

History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004

Fogel, Robert William. The Escape from and
Premature Death, 1700-2100: Europe, America, and
the Third World. Cambridge Studies in Population,
Economy and Society in Past Time. xx+ 191 '. i- tables,
app., notes. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
$70.00 (Hardcover). ISBN 0521808782.

Fyfe, Aileen. Science and Salvation.:
Popular Science in Victorian Britain.
xiv+325 pp., illus., apps., ref., index.' 1... ... University of
' 1,-. ... Press, 2004. ISBN 0226276481.

Garden, Martin. Are Universes Thicker than
Blackberries? Discourses on Godel, 1' '. i
Little Red Hood, and Other Mathematical and
STopics. xi+288 pp. pref. index. New York:
WW Norton and Company Inc., 2003. $14.95 (Paper).
ISBN 0393325725.

Glaubitz, Gerald. Die PAL SECAM Kontroverse in der
DDR. Die ., .
der ; durch den ostdeutschen Staat
Zwuschen 1965 un 1969. 128 pp., bibl. Berlin/Diepholz:
GNT Verlag, 2003. Euros 20 (paper). ISBN 3928186736.

Halpern, Paul. The Great ''Dimensions,
Parallel Universes, and the Search for a
'. of ,i '. x+326 pp., notes, index. NewJersey:
Paul Wiley and Sons, 2004. ISBN 047146595x.

Golan, Tal. Laws of Men and Laws of Nature: The
S, of. Exert in ~ 'and
America. viii+325 pp. intro., notes, index. Cambridge:
Harvard University Press, 2004. $49.95 (hardcover). ISBN

Greenspan, Stanley I.; Shanker, Stewart G. The
First Idea: How i Language, and
Evolved From Our Primate Ancestors to Modern
Humans. viii+504 pp. intro., notes, ref., index. Cambridge:
Da Capo Press, 2004. $25.00 (Hardcover). ISBN

Grimoult, C6dric. Histoire de l'histoire des sciences:
Sde I evolutionnisme dans le monde
francophone. (Travaux de sciences sociales, 198.) 309 pp.,
apps., bibl., index. Geneve/Paris: Librarie Droz, 2003. ISBN

Helm, Jiirgen; Stukenbrock, Karin (Editors).
Anatomie: Sektionen einer medizinischen I .
im 18. Jahrhundert. 323 pp., index. iii. ,i1 Franz
Steiner Verlag, 2003. ISBN 3515081070.

Hilz, Helmut; Schwedt, Georg. Zur
und .' Experimentierbiicher aus zwei
Jahrhunderten. 115pp., illus. Berlin: GNT-Verlag, 2002.
ISBN .'. i ...

Hughes, Thomas P. Human Built World: How to
ThinkAbout *. F and Culture. xii+223 pp., illus.,
bibl., index. '1... .. University of '1,... ., Press, 2004.
$22.50 (paper). ISBN 0226359336.

Hunter, Graeme K. Light Is a i The
and Science of I Lawrence xi + 301 pp.,
illus., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 35
(cloth). ISBN 019852921X.

Jones, Greta; Peel, Robert A. (Editors). Herbert
Spencer: The Intellectual Legacy. (Based on papers pre
sented at the Galton Institute, 2003 London). xv+154
pp., notes, intro., index. London: The Galton Institute,
2004. 5.00 (paper) ISBN 0950406686.

Kaeser, Marc-Antoine. L'Univers du prehistorien:
S foietpolitique dans Ioeuvre etla vie dEdouard
Desor (1811-1882). (Histoire des Sciences Humaines.)
621pp., illus., bibl., indexes. Paris: LHarmattan, 2004. ISBN

Kassler, Jamie C. Music, Science, .' i Models
in the Universe of '. xvi+301 pp., pref., index.
( ',. i ,,i 1, 1h ,i.!. ,i, in... 2001. ISBN 0860788628.

Kern, Stephen. A Cultural
Science, Murder Novels, and
pp., bibl., index. Princeton/Oxford:
Press, 2004. $29.95 (cloth).

of I
oj ** ** 437
Princeton University

Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff; Pedersen, Stig Andur;
Sonne-Hansen, Lise Mariane (Editors). New
Trends in the F and, .-' of Mathematics.
(University of Southern Denmark Studies in h ii ..- pi
vol. 19.) 61pp., illus. Odense: University Press of Southern
Denmark, 2004. ISBN 8778386063.

Koenig, Bernie. Natural Law, Science and the
Social Construction of I ix+341pp. table, notes,
bibl., index. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of
America, 2004. ISBN 0761829040.

Kronick, David A. "Devant le Deluge" and Other
S on "' Modern Communication. x
+ 333 pp., table, index. Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Inc,
2004. $54.95. (paper). ISBN 0810850036.

Larson, Edward J. Evolution: The Remarkable
S1- ofa ;':- xiv+337pp. illus., pref.,
notes, index. New York: The Moc. i I il.. 2004. ISBN

Levit, G. S.; Popov, I. Y.; Hoifeld, U.; Olsson, L.;
Breidbach, O. (Editors). In the Shadow of
Darwinism: Alternative I' Theories in the
20th 248pp., index. St. .1.1.. r",, ,..1 7 Press,
2003. ISBN 5982200069.

Leidler, Keith J. The Harmonious Universe: The
and of 370
pp., table, notes, index. New York: Prometheus Books,
2004. $28 (Hardcover). ISBN 1591021871.

Lindley, David. Degrees Kelvin: A Tale of Genius,
Invention, and I viii+365 pp., bibl., index.
I 1......... DC: Joseph Henry Press, 2004. $27.95
(cloth). ISBN 0309090733.

Longo, Lawrence D. (Editor). "Our Lords, the Sick":
McGovern Lectures In the I- of Medicine and
MedicalHumanism. Foreword by Philip M. I..-. 1. 1+243
pp. Malabar, EL.: I ... .. .i.i ik.... Company 2004. ISBN

L6pez-Oc6n Cabrera, Leoncio. Breve historic de la
ciencia espanola. 479 pp., intro., bibl., indexes. Madrid:
Alianza Editorial, 2003. (paper). ISBN 8420656267.

Maeyama, Yasukatsu. Astronomy in the Orient and
Occident. 562 pp., pref. Frankfurt: Georg Olms Verlag, 2004.
ISBN 3487119315.

Mayhew, Robert. The Female in Aristotle's
Reason or Rationalization. x+136 pp., bibl., indexes.
C'1,.. .. The University of 1... ., Press, 2004. $28
(cloth). ISBN 0226512002.

Mirowski, Phillip. The of Science?
, .", pp., table, bibl., index. Durham: Duke University Press,
2004. $24.95 (paper). ISBN 0822333228.

Neely, Carol Thomas. Distracted Madness
and Gender in Shakespeare and "- Modern Culture.
xiii+244 pp., illus., bibl., index. Ithaca/London: Cornell
University Press, 2004. ISBN 0801442052.

Newman, William R. Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy
and the Quest to -, Nature. xv+343pp. Intro., Illus.,
Notes., Ref., Index. '11 .. i.. University of '11.. ., Press.,
2004. $30.00 (cloth). ISBN 0226577120.

Pauly, Daniel. Darwin's Fishes: An . of
.. L and Evolution. xxv + 340 pp., figs.,
apps., bibl., index. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge
University Press, 2004. $88 (cloth). ISBN 0521827779.

Pestre, Dominique. Science, argent etpolitique. Une
essaid'interpretation. 201pp., bibl. Paris: INRA, 2003. ISBN

Pimentel, Juan. del mundo: Ciencia, literature
y viajes en la ilustracion. 342 pp., illus., index. San Sotero,
Madrid: Marcial Pons, Ediciones De Historia, S.A., 2003.
(paper) ISBN 84-95379-58-9.

Pinero, Jose Maria Lopez. La Medicina y las Ciencias
Sen la Historia Valenciana. 512 pp., intro., bibl.,
illus., index. ValenciaAjuntament de Valencia, 2004. (cloth).
ISBN 8484841162.

Pormann, Peter .
1 / + 337 pp., table., intro., bibl., index. Leiden: Brill
Academic Publishers, 2004. (Hardcover). ISBN 9004137572.

Rossi, Corinna. Architecture and Mathematics in
AncientE i n 1 280 pp., illus., tables, app., bibl., index.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. $100 (cloth).
ISBN 0521829542.

Ruggles, Clive. Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain and
Ireland. x +285 pp., illus., figs., tables, apps., bibl., index.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999. $65.00.

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Schirpenbach, Meik Peter. Wirklichkeit als
Das strukturontologische Schema der
Termini generates im Opus Tripartitum Meister
Eckharts. 369 pp., bibl., indexes. Minster: Aschendorff
Verlag, 2004. ISBN 3402040166.

Schult, Joachim (Editor). Biosemiotik: Praktische
Anwendung und Konsequenzen fir die
Studien zur Theorie der
Olaf Breidbach; Michael .... 1. ,, (Editors).
166 pp., intro. Berlin: Verlag fOr Wissenchaft und
Si.i..... 2004. ISBN 3861353539.

Seaver, Kirsten A. Maps, I I and Men: The Story
of the Vinland Map. xxi + 480 pp., illus., bibl., index.
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004. $24.95
(paper). ISBN 0804749639.

Slotten, Ross. A. The Heretic in Darwin s Court.The
Sof I. 'Russell Wallace. viii+602 pp., illus., bibl.,
index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
$39.50, 26.50 (cloth). ISBN 0231130104.

Smith, Shawn Michelle., - on the Color
Line: WEB. Du Bois, Race, and Visual Culture.
xviii+ 225pp., illus., figs., bibl., index. Durham, NC:
Duke University Press, 2004. (cloth) $74.95. ISBN 0

Spiller, Elizabeth. Science, .and
Renaissance Literature: The Art of .
1580-1670. (( Ii J. ,i. 1i ...1.. i ... ..... Literature
and Culture.) xi+21 . i- ... Cambridge/New York:
Cambridge University Press, 2004. $75 (cloth). ISBN

Tassoul, Jean-Louis; Tassoul, Monique. A Concise
,' of Solar and Stellar -\ xii+282 pp., figs.,
apps., bibl., indexes. Princeton/Oxford: Princeton
University Press, 2004. $39.95, 26.95 (cloth). ISBN

Tanford, Charles. Ben Franklin Stilled the Waves:
An Informal of Oil on Water with
on the Ups and Downs of 1! in
General. xiv+269 pp., bibl., index. New York: Oxford
University Press, 2004. $16.95 (paper). ISBN

Tyson, Neil De Grasse. The ~ is not the Limit:
Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist. 203 pp., figs.,
index. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2004. $18.00
(paper). ISBN 1-59102-188-x.

Vesely, Dalibor. Architecture in the Age of Divided
Representation: The Question of I- in the
Shadow ofProduction. xv+506 pp., illus., intro., notes,
index. London: The MIT Press, 2004. $49.95. (cloth).
ISBN 0262220679.

von Florian, Steger. Asklepiosmedizin:
Medizinischer I in der rominschen Kaiserzeit. 242
pp., table, intro., bibl., index, illus. iiii. Franz
.i. 11. 1. 11 1. 2004. 38 Euros (paper). ISBN 3515084150.

Wajcman, Judy. Techno Feminism. viii +148 pp., bibl.,
index. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004. $19.95 (paper). ISBN

Wahrig, Bettina; Sohn, Werner (Editors).
Zwischen j I- und Zur
Genese des Medizinalwesens 1750-1850. 212 pp.,
index. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2003. ISBN 3

Walsh, Virginia M. Global Institutions and Social
S, Research at the Scripps
Institution and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna
Commission, 1900s-1990s. xvi+171 pp., intro., table,
notes, bibl., index. Cambridge Massachusetts: The MIT
Press, 2004. ISBN 0262731673.

Warren, Leonard. Constatine Samuel A
Voice in theAmerican Wilderness. xiv+252 pp. illus., pref.,
intro., notes, bibl., index. Kentucky: University of Kentucky
Press, 2004. $40.00 (cloth). ISBN 081312316X.

Wayburn, Edgar Your Land and Mine: Evolution of
a Conservationist. 336 pp., figs., index., San Francisco,
CA: Sirra Club Books, 2004. $35.00 (cloth). ISBN 1

Weikart, Richard. From Darwin to Hitler:
r Ethics, and Racism in
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1r 1. 2004. $59.95 (cloth). ISBN 1403965021.

Wieland, Thomas. "Wir beherrschen den
Organismus besser,..." I ... ... Pflanz
enzichtung in Deutschland 1889-1945. 271 pp., table,
bibl., index. Minchen: Deutsches Museum, 2004. ISBN

Wilks, Brian. Research at the Federal
Level in Canada: i Research Activities, and
Publications. xii+638pp., app., bibl., index.
Toronto/Bufallo/London: University of Toronto Press, 2004.
$110; 70 (cloth). ISBN 0802088112.

Wilson, Elizabeth A., ,. Feminism and
the ., i ii x + 125 pp., intro., table, notes,
index. North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2004. $64.95.
(cloth). ISBN 0822333562.

Wolfe, Jessica. Humanism, i .': ,.r and
Renaissance Literature. ix+305pp, illus. Notes. Index.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. $65.00
(Hardcover). ISBN 0521831873.

Wood, Paul. Science and Dissent in 1688
1945. ... .. I..1,,,...- and Culture, 1700-1945. xii
274pp., illus., index. .11 1i ,1.1 i ..i 2004.
$84.95 (cloth). ISBN 0754637182.

Ziegler Volker. Die Familie Jobst und das Chinin.
Materialwarenhandel und Alkaloidproduktion in
1806 1927. 181 pp., illus., bibl., index.
Berlin/Diepholz: GNT-Verlag, 2003. Euros 25 (paper). ISBN

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were not included in the January and April 2004

Ballantyne, Tony. Science, Empire and the European
Sthe, .... I 1 i, 2004. $137.95
(hardback). ISBN 0-7546-3562-7.

Beretta, Marco (Editor). When Glass Matters:
Studies in the I' of Science andArtfrom Graeco
Roman I to 'ci Modern Europe.
xiv+355pp., illus., index. ..1... Leo S. Olschki, 2003.
(paper). ISBN 8822253183.

Berliocchi, Luigi. The Orchid in Lore and Legend.
194pp., illus., bibl., index. i..11i ,.1i ....i.i_. Tim ber
Press, 2000. $19.95 (paper). ISBN 0-88192-616-7.

Bialas, Volker. Johannes Kepler. 192pp., illus., bibl.,
index. I. ... i, ',i -. C.H.Beck. ISBN3-406-51085-x.

Blass, Thomas. The Man Who Shocked the World: The
and Legacy of I xxiv+360pp.,
illus., apps., bibl., index. New York: Basic Books, 2004.
$26 (cloth). ISBN 0738203998.

Bowen, James; Bowen, Margarita. The Great Barrier
Reef I. Science, 474pp., Cambridge
University Press, 2003. $50 (cloth). ISBN 0521824303.

Broecke, Steven Vanden. The Limits of
Pico, Louvain, and the Crisis of Renaissance Astrology.
xvi+316pp., illus., bibl., indexes. Netherlands: Brill
Academic Publishers, 2004. $126 (cloth). ISBN

Brown, James Robert. Who Rules In Science: An
Opinionated Guide to the Wars. xi+236pp. Notes. Bibl.
Index. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001. ISBN

Canaday, John. The Nuclear Muse: Literature,
., i and the First Atomic Bombs. xviii + 303pp,
frontis., illus., figs., bibl., Madison: University of
Wisconsin Press, 2000. ISBN 0-299-16850-6.

Dilek, Yildirim; Newcomb, Sally (Editors).
Ophiolite Concept and the Evolution of
S (Special Paper 373). Xii+504pp., illus., index.
Boulder: Tl,. ....1.._,. J1 Society of America, 2003. $90.00
(paper). 0813723736.

Dupont, Jean-Claude; Schmitt, Stephane. Du
feuillet au gene. Une histoire de i modern
fin XVIIe/Xxe siecle. xii+355pp., bibl., index. Paris: Edi
tions Rue d'Ulm, 2003. 43 (paper). ISBN 2-7288-0289-0.

Franklin, James. The Science of Evidence
and : before Pascal. 497 pp., table, index.
Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2001. $55.00

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Frawley, Maria H. Invalidism and I in
Nineteenth Century Britain. viii+292pp., illus., bibl.,
index. 1...I .. I.. .1.., The University of 1,,. .- Press,
2004. $39, 27.50 (cloth). ISBN 0226261204.

Fry, Iris. The of on Earth: A
Historical Overview. xii + 327 pp., figs.,
bibl., index. New Brunswick, N.J.: I i.. University
Press, 2000. $55. ISBN 0813527392.

Gostin, Lawrence O. The Aids Pandemic:
,. and '
Expectations. xli+4,i .. .11i, tables, bibl., index.
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press,
2004. $34.90 (cloth). ISBN 0807828300.

Gouk, Penelope. Music, Science and Natural
S* in Seventeenth-Century xii+308pp.,
illus.,bibl., index. New Haven/London: Yale University
Press, 1999. ISBN 0300073836.

Govoni, Paola. Che cos'e la storia della scienza. (Le
Bussole, #121.) 125 pp., bibl., index. Rome: Carroci
Editore, 2004. ISBN 8843028693.

Harman, Oren Solomon. The Man Who Invented
the Chromosome: The of .
x+329pp., illus.,index. Cambridge, Mass./London:
Harvard University Press, 2004. $49.95 (cloth). ISBN

Hock, Randolph. The Extreme Searchers Internet
Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher. 272pp.
Foreword by Gary Price. New Jersey: CyberAge Books,
2004. ISBN 0910965684.

Holmes, Frederic Lawrence.
S i Patterns and in the Careers of
Experimental Scientists. xxii+225pp. Index.,
ih. l ...- Sheridan Books, 2004. ISBN 0300100752.

Hughes, Thomas P. American Genesis:.A of
Invention and Enthusiasm. xxxii+
530pp. Illus., notes, index. '1I.... .. University of
'1I... ... Press, 2004. $22.50 (paper). ISBN 0226359271.

Huntington, Rania. Alien Kind: Foxes and Late
Imperial Chinese Narrative. 370 pp., illus., abbr., bibl.,
index. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press,
2003. $45.00. ISBN 0674010949.

Hutchins, Roger. British Observatories,
c. 1820-1939. Ashgate, 2004. ISBN 0-7546-3250-4.

Iqbal, Muzzaffar. Islam and Science, 372 pp,
Ashgate, 2002. $89.95 (cloth) ISBN 075460800.

Ihsanoglu, Ekmeleddin. Science, : and
Learning in the Ottoman Empire: Western
Local Institutions, and the ~' of '
xiv+338pp., index. : "ii, .i... VT: Ashgate, 2004.
$111.95 (cloth). ISBN 0860789241.

Jahn, Ilse; Kleinert, Andreas (Editors). Das
I und das Einzelne Johann I von
Goethe und Alexander von Humboldt im Gesprach.
Deutscher Apotheker Verlag, 2003. ISBN 3-8047-2050-1.

James, loan. Remarkable .,i From Galileo to
Yukawa. 406pp. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
2004. $30.00 (paperback). ISBN 0521017068.

Jansen, Sarah. --" Geschichte eines
I .. ... und Politischen Konstrukts, 1840
1920.434pp., illus. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag GmbH, 2004.
"'. ,.. (paper). ISBN 3593363070.

Jansz, Jeroen; van Drunen, Peter (Editors). A
Social r of .' I Vxi+262pp. Illus. Figs. bibl.
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Junker, Thomas. Die Zweite Darwinsche Revolution:
Geschichte des i . Darwinismus in
Deutschland 1924 bis 1950. 635pp., CD-ROM i 1.....
Basilisken Presse, 2004. $124.00 Euros. ISBN 3925347674.

Kant, Emmanuel. 7. to Any Future
1' : with Selections from the Critique of Pure
Reason. Revised Edition. xl+223pp. Intro. Notes. App. Index.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN

Keating, Peter and Cambrosio, Alberto. Biomedical
S~ the the Normal and the
S -TwentiethCentury Medicine. The MIT
Press, 2004. $55.00 (cloth) ISBN 0262112760.

Kelly, Jack. Gunpowder: i i. Bombards, and
Pyrotechnics.The ., '' 'the
World. 288 pp., illus., Basic Books, 2004. ISBN 0465037186.

Kevles, Bettyann Holtzmann. Almost Heaven: Women
on the Frontiers of Space. Basic Books, 2004. ISBN

Klasen, H.J. r of Burns. 632 pp., illus., indexes.
Rotterdam: Erasmus i.1i ii.... 2004 i i "' .

Knab, Timothy J. Mad Jesus: The Final fa
Huichol Messiah from Northwest Mexico. 279pp. Notes,
bibl., Index, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press,
2004. ISBN 2003023789.

Knox, Kevin; Noakes, Richard (Editors). From
Newton to I i-of -
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index. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press,
2004. $45 (cloth). ISBN 0521663105.

Kohler, Timothy. Archaeology of Bandelier National
Monument: Formation on the Plateau,
New Mexico. xvii+356pp. Fif. Maps. Bibl. Index.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. ISBN

K611, Elisabeth. From Cotton Mill to Business
Empire: The of Enterprises in
Modern China. xvi+422. .... i ..... tables, apps.,
notes, index. Cambridge and London: Harvard University
Press, 2004. ISBN ".- o I .' ,

Krude, Torsten (Editor). DNA.: Science
and i v + 193 pp., index. Cambridge/New York:
Cambridge University Press, 2004. $38. ISBN 0521823781.

Laird, W. R. The 'Mechanics of Giuseppe
Moletti: An Edition and Translation of His
S~ on Mechanics. viii + 222 pp., illus., figs.,
apps., bibl., index.Toronto: University of Toronto Press,
2000. ISBN 0802046991.

Lamb, Simon. Devil in the Mountain:A Search for the
Origin of the Andes. xi+335pp., illus., index. Princeton:
Princeton University Press, 2004. $29.95 (cloth). ISBN

Langins, Janis. the
French 1i ""' F from Vauban to the
Revolution. xiv+532pp. Bibl. Index. Cambridge: The
MIT Press, 2004. ISBN 0262122588.

Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent. Tractat elemental de
quimica, LIII + 417pp. Includes table, index, images,
bibl. Barcelona: Institut d'Estudis Catalans, 2003. ISBN

Le Guyader, Herve. r Saint Hilaire: A
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'1,. .. University of 1' ... Press, 2004. $45.00 (cloth).
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Leroux, Robert. Cournot 200pp. Bibl.
Index. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2004. ISBN

Lewens, Tim. Organisms and I Design in
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Series. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2004. $32.00 (cloth).
ISBN 0262122618.

Ling, Gilbert N. the 'Below Level.
The Hidden of a Fundamental Revolution in
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Longo, Bernadette. Spurious Coin.:A
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Lucertini, Mario; Gasca, Ana Millan; Nicolb,
Fernando. -. 'Concepts and Mathematical
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History of Science Society Newsletter October 2004

News for HSS Members from the NSF STS Office
Ronald Rainger
STS Program Officer

Greetings to HSS members from Washington, D.C.!
There are a few items I would like to discuss with
you, to keep you informed about NSF support for your
research activities. But first and foremost, I want to
encourage you to consider NSF for support of your
work. We are always interested in discovering what
the latest developments are in the Hw-,. ', ,i,,iiIr
and we are always looking for more good proposals.
So, send us your ideas and your research proposals
and we will do our best to support them.
Second, the STS Program Announcement for-
mats have changed. Recently, NSF has attempted
to provide more uniform advice to potential re-
searchers, so we have all been asked to revise our
various funding categories. The most common
award from the program is the STS Scholars
Awards, which supports research by an individual
scholar for an academic year, summerss, or for
longer periods of time. Support can include salary,
travel and research expenses, assistance for gradu-
ate and undergraduates students, and other costs.
Grants for Collaborative Research support projects
involving s.. -,.1 1i il ,. ir. ii.i,, Two different types
of STS Fellowships are available. Postdoctoral
Fellowships are for scholars within five years of the

award date of their doctoral degrees. Professional
Development Fellowships offer opportunities for
more senior scholars who seek to gain formal
knowledge of science and technology specialties
(for historians and social scientists) or in the
humanities and social sciences (for scientists and
engineers) in order to improve their STS activities.
Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants support
research expenses not normally available through
the student's university Small Grants for Training
and Research Fellowships provide sustained
research opportunities for a group of graduate stu-
dents and postdoctoral fellows on important issues
or topics in STS. These opportunities usually extend
for three years. The program also accepts proposals
for Conferences and Workshops, with support nor-
mally limited to $10,000. Small Grants for
Exploratory Research are also available; please con-
tact the program to discuss the guidelines govern-
ing such proposals. The program also supports
efforts to expand the experiences of undergraduates
in research (REU). Detailed information on the
program and its activities, program guidelines, and
information on application materials can be found
at the program's Web site: lb1' i I. 'f -_.. /

sbe/ses/sts/start.htm. The target dates for the next
two rounds of competition are 1 August 2004and 1
February 2005. Please feel free to contact the pro-
gram with any questions about the program or the
application process (rrainger@nsf.gov).
Additional opportunities also exist for STS
scholars inside .1.i'. 1' '"'-i. in' at the Foundation.
For example, Societal Dimensions of Engineering,
Science, and Technology Program (SDEST) sup-
ports studies considering the ethical and values ele-
ments in science and technology, as well as research
related to "'1i p..i'; approaches and information
for decision making concerning management and
direction of research, science, and 1,.,:i i, ..
SDEST Pr-. II, Iii l,.,,. ., Rachelle D. Hollander
often collaborates with the STS Program in co-
funding projects. For more information, see the
SDEST Web page: lirp i,.t -..- /sbe/ses/
I encourage you to send us excellent proposals.
And remember, always read the Program Announ-
cements for the STS Program and/or contact your
Program Officer prior to submitting the proposal.
Many errors may be eliminated by either of these
two simple steps.

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