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Matthew Hersch goes to Harvard

Dr. Matthew Hersch, Ph.D. '10, will be joining the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University in the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor.

Kristoffer Whitney goes to RIT

Dr. Kristoffer Whitney, Ph.D. '12, will be joining the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the position of tenure track Assistant Professor

HSS prominent in January issue of Technology and Culture

The Department of History and Sociology of Science everywhere in the January issue of Technology and Culture.

PhD Candidate Whitney Laemmli's article "A Case in Pointe: Romance and Regimentation at the New York City Ballet" is the first article in the volume (and the cover illustration for the volume is drawn from this article as well.)  It is based on research first presented in her Robinson Prize-winning presentation at SHOT 2011. (SHOT's Robinson Prize is awarded to the best presentation by a scholar presenting for the first time at the conference).

STSC Senior Emma Schad senior thesis research featured in Penn News Today

Emma Schad '15 is featured for her senior thesis on Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation department, in which she explored how Philadelphia park management has been shaped by the neoliberalist movement of the past three decades.

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James Voelkel makes blogger's list of great history of science books

The blog Science Book a Day had a guest blogger make a list of 10 great history of science books, and James Voelkel from Chemical Heritage Foundation (and one of our spring term lecturers)  got the #6 spot with his book The Composition of Kepler’s Astronomia nova

Professor Aronowitz elected to Institute of Medicine

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.

David Barnes' Lazaretto research in the news

See Philadelphia Inquirer front page story on October 21, 2014.

Rachel Elder receives Lillian Sholtis Brunner Fellowship

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 faculty.

Tamar Novick wins Eric Wolf Prize

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.

The award includes a prize of $500.