News and Notes
May 9, 2016
Douglas O’Reagan takes up Postdoc at MIT
The Consortium wishes to congratulate Douglas O’Reagan (2012-2013 Dissertation Fellow) on his new post. In August 2016, O’Reagan will take up a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT, consulting on the future of the digital humanities at MIT. O’Reagan holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Washington – Tri Cities.
May 6, 2016
Ruth Rand publishes RAND Corporation document, accepts Mellon Postdoc at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Congratulations to Lisa Ruth Rand (2015-2016 Dissertation Writing Fellow), who recently accepted a 2016-2018 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rand’s recent publications include (with Dave Baiocchi) Good Seeing: Best Practices for Sustainable Operations at the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (RAND Corporation, 2016) and a review of Turchetti and Roberts, eds., The Surveillance Imperative: Geosciences During the Cold War and Beyond, published in Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly 23 no. 1 (2016). She also has publications forthcoming in Isis, the Smithsonian Institution, and Physics World. In fall 2015, she was the featured guest on the Exploring Environmental History podcast, “Out of This World: Environmental History of Near-Earth Space.” She has recently presented papers at the Society for the History of Technology and the American Society for Environmental History.
May 3, 2016
Call for Abstracts: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 2016
JAS-Med is convened annually for the presentation of research by young scholars working on the history of medicine and public health. The 14th annual JASMed will be held in New York on September 30- October 1, 2016. We welcome student presentations on any topic and time period and especially hope to receive submissions that speak to this year’s theme of Organizing Medicine. Abstracts are due by June 10, 2016.
May 1, 2016
Dora Vargha awarded AAHM’s J. Worth Estes Prize
April 27, 2016
New Acquisitions at Johns Hopkins University Special Collections and Archives
Johns Hopkins University Special Collections and Archives recently acquired the papers of physicist David P. Stern (1973-2010), biochemist and enzymologist Maurice Bessman (1956-2007), a Mary Ann Cowan herbarium including materials from 1835 and 1911, and a Lorrain Sherman Hulburt mathematics textbook from 1918.