The 2019 Edge Prize for an exemplary STS article (published 2017-2018)

has been awarded to Professor Etienne Benson (University of

Pennsylvania). His article,  "A Centrifuge of Calculation: Managing Data

and Enthusiasm in Early Twentieth-Century Bird Banding,” was published

in Osiris.


This selection is also timely given the article’s focus on

collaboration between diversely situated knowledge-makers, depending on

“a fragile balance between the centripetal effects of national

coordination and the centrifugal effects of volunteer enthusiasm.”