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The History of Science Society invites nominations for its prizes February 24, 2014

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The History of Science Society invites nominations for its prizes

To submit a nomination, or for further information, please visit the HSS Web site at http://hssonline.org or contact the Executive Office: info@hssonline.org, 440 Geddes Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, (574.631.1194).

The nomination deadline is 1 April 2014. We request full citations for nominations.

Pfizer Award

The Pfizer Award, established in 1958 through the generosity of the Pfizer Company, honors an outstanding book dealing with the history of science. The book must be published in English during a period of three calendar years immediately preceding the year of competition (books eligible for 2014 were published in 2011, 2012, or 2013). Edited volumes, as well as works with more than 2 authors, are not eligible. A multi-volume work by one or two authors may be nominated only after the publication of all the volumes.

Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize

The Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the teaching of the history of science. Educational activities recognized by the award are to be construed in the broadest sense and should include but not be limited to the following: classroom teaching (K-12, undergraduate, graduate, or extended education), mentoring of young scholars, museum work, journalism, organization and administration of educational programs, influential writing, educational research, innovation in the methodology of instruction, preparation of pedagogical materials, or public outreach through non-print media. Nominations may be made by any HSS member and should include a curriculum vita of the nominee, a statement of not more than 1000 words describing her or his educational contributions, and not more than two seconding letters. All nominations remain active for three years.

Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize

The History of Women in Science Prize, renamed in recognition of Professor Rossiter’s pioneering work in the field, recognizes an outstanding article (or, in odd-numbered years, book) on the history of women in science. The article may take a biographical, institutional, theoretical, or other approach to the topic, which may include discussions of women’s activities in science, analyses of past scientific practices that deal explicitly with gender, and investigations regarding women as viewed by scientists. These may relate to medicine, technology, and the social sciences as well as the natural sciences. The article must have been published no more than four years before the year of award (articles published from 2010 – 2013 are eligible for the 2014 prize).

Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize

The Davis Prize, established through the generosity of Miles and Audrey Davis, recognizes books in the history of science directed to a wide public (including undergraduate instruction). Books published in 2011, 2012, or 2013 are eligible for the 2014 prize. Eligible books should be introductory in assuming no previous knowledge of the subject and in being directed to audiences of beginning students and general readers. They should introduce an entire field, a chronological period, a national tradition, or the work of a noteworthy individual. Multi-authored or edited books are eligible, whereas unrevised reprints of previously published works are not.

The Suzanne J. Levinson Prize

The Suzanne J. Levinson Prize is awarded biennially for a book in the history of the life sciences and natural history. For 2014, the book must have been written in the previous four years to be eligible, meaning books written in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 can be nominated.  In establishing the prize, Mark Levinson honors his wife Suzanne J. Levinson, who was especially interested in the history of evolutionary theory, microbiology, and botany.

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1. bdcollins - February 24, 2014

Reblogged this on HSS Graduate and Early Career Caucus and commented:

The Pfizer Award (outstanding book dealing with the history of science), Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize (outstanding contributions to the teaching of the history of science), Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize (outstanding article on the history of women in science), Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize (books in the history of science directed to a wide public), and the Suzanne J. Levinson Prize (book in the history of the life sciences and natural history) are all open for nominations (due April 1, 2014).


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