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Adelheid Voskuhl's book named among Gizmodo's Best!

Heidi' new book, Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self is among Gizmodo's Best Books of 2013!

Follow this LINK to see her book and the others (which include some by alums and friends).

Momentum publishes 3rd issue

Link to the most recent Momentum, the STSC digital journal.  Started in the fall of 2012, it is now well into its second year of publication under the able leadership of current editor Paul Marett.

Luke Messac publishes article in Social Science & Medicine

Luke Messac, Dan Ciccarone, Jeffrey Draine and Philippe Bourgois are the authors of

"The good-enough science-and-politics of anthropological collaboration with evidence-based clinical research: Four ethnographic case studies"

Social Science & Medicine 99 (2013): 176-186

Etienne Benson publishes article in JAH, is featured in the DP and becomes "Philebrity"

Assistant Professor Etienne Benson has published "The Urbanization of the Eastern Gray Squirrel in the United States," Journal of American History 110.3 (December 2013).

He was featured in a December 11, 2013 Daily Pennsylvanian article, "Prof researched the history of the urban squirrel" (p. 10).  It was picked up by local media and Etienne has become a "Philebrity."

John Tresch wins Pfizer Prize for _The Romantic Machine_

Congratulations to John Tresch, whose book The Romantic Machine has been awarded the prestigious Pfizer Prize from the History of Science Society.   According to the HSS website, "The Pfizer Award was established in 1958 through the generosity of Pfizer, Inc., a diversified research-based company. The award consists of a medal and $2,500. This prize is awarded in recognition of an outstanding book dealing with the history of science."

Peter Collopy wins John C. Burnham Early Career Award

Congratulations to Doctoral candidate Peter Collopy, who received the John C. Burnham Early Career Award.

HSOC Senior Sonya Davey finalist in Dell Empowering Women Challenge Project

HSOC Senior Sonya Davey and her team are finalists in the Dell Empowering Women Challenge Project for their entry, “Unsafe Ultrasound.”  This project has also been selected as the 10 finalists in the PanIIT Business Plan Competition

Dr. Aronowitz's Research on front page of New York Times 10/18/13

"Decades Later, Condemnation for a Skid Row Cancer Study"

'Dr. Robert Aronowitz, an internist and medical historian who wrote the new papers, stumbled upon the Bowery study — which was led by Dr. Hudson, a urologist trained at Johns Hopkins, and paid for by the National Institutes of Health, among others — and was so troubled by it that he became consumed with documenting what had happened.

Heidi Voskuhl talks about robots on

LINK to Heidi's piece, "They had robots in the Enlightenment?

Congratulations, Heidi!

Meghan Crnic wins SHOT's Robinson Prize; Rachel Elder Awarded Honorable Mention

Recent PhD Meghan Crnic won the Robinson Prize at the recent annual conference of the Society for the History of Technology.  This prize "is awarded annually for the best-presented paper by an individual delivering his or her first paper at the SHOT annual meeting. Candidates for the award are judged on the quality of the historical research and scholarship of the paper, but special attention is paid by the awards committee to the effectiveness of the presentation."  Dr. Crnic's paper title is

"Children of the Sun?: UV Lamps as Technology of Nature, 1900-1930"