News and Notes

August 28, 2014

News of the Consortium, August 2014

Our August 2014 Newsletter is now available.

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August 10, 2014

Onion Signs Book Contract

Rebecca Onion was a postdoctoral fellow during 2012-2014.  Her book, tentatively titled Innocent Experiments: Childhood and the Culture of Public Science in the United States, is now under contract with the University of North Carolina Press.

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August 10, 2014

Muir-Harmony Appointed Postdoc at AIP

Teasel Muir-Harmony of MIT was a Dissertation Writing Fellow in 2013-2014.  She has been appointed to a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics.

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August 10, 2014

Mansfield Wins Fellowship

Julia Mansfield wins Dissertation Completion Fellowship

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July 31, 2014

An Empire of Skulls: The History of The Samuel George Morton Cranial Collection and Scientific Collecting Practices in 19th Century Philadelphia

Brandon Zimmerman is an independent scholar who received a Research Fellowship in 2013-2014 to study Samuel George Morton’s collection of skulls and how it was displayed.

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Fluid catalytic unit under construction at Sunoco Company's Marcus Hook refinery. Image courtesy of the Hagley Museum and Library.