April 2014 HSS Newsletter Now Available

History of Science Society

The April Newsletter of the History of Science Society is now online. In this issue HSS President Angela Creager discusses the importance of strengthening the international character of the Society; Jay Malone describes the strategic planning process the HSS is undertaking; Evelyn Hammonds responds to John Alaniz's January Newsletter article on diversity, and Alaniz replies; Dr. Simon Schaffer's Sarton Medal acceptance speech from the 2013 Annual Meeting; a summary of the session "DNA at 60" from the 2013 Meeting; Sage Ross suggests ways to successfully incorporate Wikipedia into the history of science classroom; Deborah Coen reports from the 2014 AHA Meeting on a panel on teaching history to STEM students; an invitation to join the History of Earth Sciences Society (HESS); Jay Malone outlines some of the unseen benefits of the Society's partnership with the University of Chicago Press; Society Bibliography Stephen Weldon announces support for a new project: the Isis Research Platform; and, of course, the usual notes, announcements, and news from members and the field.

News about the HSTM Database

Notice to users of the Isis Bibliography. For the past several months, it appears that the HSTM database hosted by EBSCO was missing a very substantial number of records from the Isis dataset. Researchers who have searched in the EBSCO system may have turned up many fewer results than they should have. The gap affected records from 2000 to 2012. We apologize for this extraordinary mistake, but we think that the problem is now mostly remedied. EBSCO is, however, currently checking the database for further errors.

Elizabeth Paris Endowment for Socially Engaged History and Philosophy of Science

The History of Science Society is pleased to announce a new venture: the Elizabeth Paris Endowment for Socially Engaged History and Philosophy of Science. Honoring the life and interests of Elizabeth Paris (1968-2009), a historian and philosopher of science and HSS member, the Endowment aims to provide for a regular public event that will bring to a wider audience an understanding of the value of the history and philosophy of science. For more information on Elizabeth, the Endowment, and how to give, please click this link.

Isis Books Received Updated

The list of books received in the editorial offices of Isis through February of 2013 can be found at the Isis Books Received page here. Any books purchased through links on the Books Received page will help support the History of Science Society.

Sites for Future Meetings Finalized through 2018

The History of Science Society has finalized arrangements for the dates and sites for the annual meetings through 2018. Future HSS meetings are scheduled for:

6-9 November 2014 - Chicago, Illinois

19-22 November 2015 - San Francisco, California

3-6 November 2016 - Atlanta, Georgia

9-12 November 2017 - Toronto, Ontario

1-4 November 2018 - Seattle, Washington

2013 History of Science Society Awards Announced

The History of Science Society prize ceremony took place on Saturday, November 23rd at the HSS Annual Meeting in Boston.

A list of the prize recipients can be found here. Congratulations to all of the winners.

History of Science Graduate Program Listing Available

A listing of graduate programs in the history of science and related fields is now available here. This summary includes contact information for programs around the world. Please send any corrections or additions to info@hssonline.org. Our thanks go to Nathan Crowe for his work in creating and maintaining the site.



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