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HISTORY OF SCIENCE SOCIETY AWARDS & HONORS
Sarton MedalThe History of Science Society's most prestigious award recognizing an individual whose entire careers have been devoted to the field and whose scholarship is exceptional. In 2000, HSS recognized Frederick L. Holmes (Yale University) by awarding him the Sarton Medal at the annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C. The complete list of Sarton Medalists since 1955 is available.
Derek Price AwardThe Derek Price Award annually recognizes an outstanding article published in Isis during the previous three years ($1,000 cash prize). Emily Thompson's article, "Dead Rooms and Live Wires: Harvard, Hollywood, and the Deconstruction of Architectural Acoustics, 1900-1930," is the winner of the 2000 award. A complete list of Derek Price Award winners since 1979 is available.
Henry and Ida Schuman PrizeThe Henry and Ida Schuman Prize annually recognizes an outstanding graduate student essay in the history of science and its cultural influences ($500 cash prize+up to $500 travel reimbursement). No award was granted in 2000. A complete list of Henry and Ida Schuman Prize Winners since 1956 is available.
Joseph H. Hazen Education PrizeThe Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize, first awarded in 1998, recognizes outstanding contributions to the teaching of history of science ($1000 cash prize). Jane Maienschein's (Arizona State University) outstanding contributions to education in many venues--the public, the U.S. Congress, undergraduate and graduate students-- were honored by the 2000 Joseph H. Hazen Prize. More information about the Hazen Prize is available.
Pfizer AwardThe Pfizer Award is the highest honor awarded by the History of Science Society for a work of scholarship and recognizes an outstanding book in the history of science published during the previous three years ($2500 cash prize). Crosbie Smith's book, The Science of Energy: A Cultural History of Energy Physics was recognized by the 2000 Pfizer Committee. A complete list of Pfizer Award-winning books since 1959 is available.
History of Women in Science PrizeThe History of Women in Science Prize is awarded for the outstanding contribution to the history of women in science ($1000 cash prize). Naomi Oreskes and her article, "Objectivity or Heroism? On the Invisibility of Women in Science," Osiris, (1996), were recognized with the 2000 award. A complete list of History of Women in Science Prize winners since 1987 is available.
Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis PrizeThe Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize annually recognizes an author of a book useful in undergraduate teaching or promoting public understanding of the history of science ($1000 cash prize). Gregg Mitman's Reel Nature: America's Romance with Wildlife on Film is the 2000 Winner of the Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize. A complete list of Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize winning books since 1985 is available.
Nominations for these awards are being sought for 2002. The deadline for all nominations is 1 April, 2002. Nomination forms are available in the upcoming January 2002 newsletter or on-line as a printable PDF form. (see below) Nominations can also be submitted via the electronic form below.
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