News and Notes
January 20, 2016
Between Cope and Osborn: the Role of the American Biological Discourse on the Public Debate on Evolution
David Ceccarelli is a PhD student at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata. In 2015-2016, he was a Research Fellow of the Consortium. Read more about his research here.
December 22, 2015
Coastal Identities: Science, Technology, Commerce and the State in American Seaports, 1790-1850
James Risk is a PhD candidate in the Department of History of the University of South Carolina. In 2015-2016 he was a Research Fellow of the Consortium. Read more about his project here.
December 11, 2015
New Graduate Course from HSP and Temple U: “Teaching US History with Primary Sources”
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Temple University are proud to announce an online graduate course for educators beginning in 2016: Preserving American Freedom: A Primary Source Approach to Teaching American History. Based upon HSP’s digital project Preserving American Freedom, the course will move chronologically through American history from the late 1600s to the late 1900s. Each class session will consist of background about the time period by a scholar, presentation of primary sources for use in teaching the period by HSP staff, and a demonstration - also by HSP staff - of methodology for how best to use the sources to meet Common Core standards of literacy and social studies. The 15-week online course has four required virtual meetings: 1/20/16, 2/10/16, 3/9/16, and 4/6/16 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
December 9, 2015
The Third Biennial Early-Career Conference for Historians of the Physical Sciences - Call for Papers
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Center for the History of Physics is pleased to host an international conference for graduate students and early career scholars, to be held April 6-10, 2016 in Annapolis, MD. The goal of this conference is to foster communication and collaboration amongst junior scholars and to provide a forum for exploring and reflecting upon current issues in the historiography of the physical sciences. The conference will also provide an opportunity for junior scholars to interact with invited senior scholars. “Early Career” includes graduate students and recent PhDs, independent scholars, post-docs, and those in early-stage academic positions. We welcome submissions, including works-in-progress, from all time periods and areas of the history of the physical sciences, including geophysics, industrial physics, astronomy, chemistry, space sciences, and more. All historiographical perspectives are welcome, from socio-cultural to highly technical.
November 25, 2015
Congratulations to James Risk
Congratulations to James Risk, University of South Carolina, who was recently awarded the John A. and Annie Rice Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of South Carolina Department of History. Risk also won a Pam Laird Research Grant from the Mercurians, a Special Interest Group of the Society for the History of Technology; a Clyde Ferrell Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship from the University of South Carolina Department of History; and a Richard A. Bacas Scholarship from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. Risk is a Research Fellow of the Consortium in 2015-2016.