AAAS in Washington DC

Thanks to a generous donation from a member of Section L (History & Philosophy of Science) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Section is able to offer a limited number of travel grants to assist graduate students studying history or philosophy of science to attend the Association’s next Annual Meeting, which will take place in Washington DC 17-21 February 2011 (

The grant is intended to defray costs of travel, lodging, and registration, to a maximum of $500.  Highest preference will be given to graduate students who are on the program in some capacity; secondary preference will be given to those who serve as session aides at the meeting (see The theme for the 2011 meeting is “Science without Borders.” Presenting a poster is a good way to be involved in a scientific meeting, and the poster submission site for the meeting will open 22 July, with a proposal deadline of 25 October 2010. (see The History of Science Society will also organize a group registration rate for those interested in attending
the meeting.

If you have questions, please contact Jay Malone at jay (at)


HSS Nathan Reingold Prize

The History of Science Society’s Nathan Reingold Prize for an original graduate student essay on the history of science and its cultural influences is due by 1 June 2010!

Please share this information with the scholars and students in your department and encourage students to enter their essays. For more information on the Reingold prize, visit the HSS website at

From the Academy Archives

Over the past 230 years, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has accumulated a large collection of documents, records, and objects that help tell the story of the nation’s intellectual development since the latter part of the 18th century. Now the public is being offered a glimpse into that history through a new web-based feature, From the Academy Archives.

To commemorate its founding on May 4, 1780, the Academy announced the new online resource that will highlight one or more significant events from its history each month, located at