Osiris Editorial Board Solicits Proposals

The Editorial Board of Osiris, a research journal devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences, solicits proposals for Volume 20, to appear in 2005. Osiris is a journal of the History of Science Society (USA) published by University of Chicago Press. The Osiris Advisory Board will consider proposals for Volume 20 at the Society's annual meeting in November 2001.

Proposals for broad themes that integrate issues in the history of science into topics of "mainstream" history are especially encouraged, as are contributors from the historical discipline at large. Volume 17 (2002), edited by Lynn Nyhart and Thomas Broman of the University of Wisconsin, is on science and civil society. Volume 18 (2003) will be on science and the city and is edited by Jens Lachmund and Sven Dierig at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Volume 19 (2004) is on the theme of health and the environment and will be edited by Greg Mitman of the University of Wisconsin.

Prospective guest editors should submit the following materials for consideration: (1) a proposal of approximately 2000 words describing topic and its relationship to the literature to date including, where appropriate, the literature in mainstream history; (2) a list of 12-15 contributors with the theme, topic, or title of contribution; and (3) publication c.v. of guest editor(s). Guest editors and their contributors should be prepared to meet to the Osiris publication schedule. Volume 20 (2005) will go to press-after refereeing, author's revisions, and copy editing- in the fall of 2004. Guest editors must therefore choose contributors who are able to submit their essays by the late fall of 2003.

Proposals are reviewed by the Osiris Advisory Board at the Society's annual meeting. Announcement of the next volume of Osiris is made around the New Year.

Proposals and all supporting materials should be sent by October 15, 2001 to:

Kathryn M. Olesko,
Osiris Editor,
BMW Center for German & European Studies,
Department of History,
Georgetown University,
Washington, DC 20057-1022.

Preliminary inquiries should be made to Kathy Olesko at: oleskok@georgetown.edu.

(posted 6/25/01)

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