News and Notes
March 4, 2014
Morbid Propensities: Suicide, Sympathy, and the Making of American Eugenics
Kathleen Brian studies at the Department of American Studies of George Washington University. She received a 2013-2014 Dissertation Research Fellowship for her project arguing that debates over suicide catalyzed the emergence of American eugenics by reconstituting the meanings of sympathy.
February 27, 2014
“It is my wish to behold Ladies among my hearers”: Early American Women and Scientific Practice, 1720-1860
Jessica Linker studies at the University of Connecticut. She received a 2013-2014 Dissertation Research Fellowship for her project examining American women’s scientific activities, broadly defined, between 1720 and 1860.
February 18, 2014
Center wins National Endowment for Humanities Challenge Grant
The Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science has been awarded a $500,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create an endowment for its fellowship program.
January 23, 2014
North by Degree: New Perspectives on Arctic Exploration
The Center proudly announces the publication of North by Degree: New Perspectives on Arctic Exploration, edited by Susan A. Kaplan and Robert McCracken Peck by the American Philosophical Society (Lightning Rod Press, volume 8, 2013).
January 2, 2014
Cross-Atlantic Fertilizations: Women’s Horticultural Education at Ambler, Pennsylvania
Donald Opitz is Associate Professor at the School for New Learning at DePaul University. He received a 2013-2014 Research Fellowship for his project researching the founding and early years of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women