The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of History and
Sociology of Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the
Assistant Professor level in the history and sociocultural study of global
health, to begin July 1, 2015. In addition to contributing to the
graduate program, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in the
Health and Societies Program, a thriving interdisciplinary undergraduate major
administered through the department.
Emeritus Professor Thomas Parke Hughes died on Monday, February 3, 2014, in Charlotteville, Virginia, after a long illness. He is survived by his partner, Mary Hill Caperton, his children, Agatha Hughes and Luke Hughes, and grandchildren.
Congratulations to Professor and Department Chair Robby Aronowitz who has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine,
one of the nation's highest honors in the health-care field. He joins
69 other new members and 10 foreign associates in the 2014 class. The IOM was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences,
and is recognized as a national resource for independent,
scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues.
Doctoral Candidate Rachel Elder has received the 2014 Lillian Sholtis Brunner Fellowship at the Barbara Bates Center for the History of Nursing.
The Lillian Sholtis Brunner Fellowship
offers $5000 to scholars who are seeking assistance with research and
writing as part of their study of history. Selection of Brunner Fellows is based on
evidence of preparation and/or productivity in historical research
related to nursing. The Fellowship supports a residence at the Bates
Center where Fellows will engage in on-going collaboration with Center
Tamar Novick has been awarded the Political
Ecology Society’s 2015 Eric Wolf Prize for the best article-length paper based
on dissertation research. Her article, “Getting their Goat: Disturbing Creatures
and Capricious Attempts to Change the East” was aswarded for her use of "substantive archival research
to make an innovative contribution to discussions of environment and power." The
paper has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Political Ecology.