Tuesday, October 22, 2013

HSS 2013 FoHCS or FoHCS-Related Events

HSS Annual Meeting 2013: FoHCS or FoHCS-Related Events


Thursday, November  21: 5:00 -6:30 PM
          Chemical Heritage Foundation Happy Hour
                Salvatore's (225 Northern Avenue, Boston).


Saturday, November 23: 7:45-AM
          FoHCS Breakfast Meeting
               Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Commonwealth Ballroom C
                (Continental breakfast will be provided, compliments of
               Chemical Heritage Foundation)


Saturday, November 23; 9:00 – 11:45 AM (with break, 10:00 –10:15 AM)
                (Also  Commonwealth Ballroom C)

          Session Sa43: Chemists and Chemistry in the Nineteenth Century:
          A Session in Honor of Alan J. Rocke
                [Session sponsored by the Forum for the History of the Chemical Sciences
                and the Commission on the History of Modern Chemistry]

          Chair: Mary Jo Nye (Oregon State)
          Commentator: Alan Rocke (Case Western Reserve University)
          Organizer: Peter Ramberg (Truman State University)

         “Atomic Theory and Multiple Combining Proportions: Some Things Just don't Add Up”
                Mel Usselman (University of Western Ontario)

        “‘Intelligent Design’ in Post-Bellum America? Edward Morley and the Theory of Heat”
                Rich Hamerla (University of Oklahoma)

        “William Barlow and the Determination of Atomic Arrangement in Crystals,”
                Seymour Mauskopf (Duke University)

         “Dilemmas of 19th-century Liberalism among German Academic Chemists:
                Shaping a National Science Policy from Hofmann to Fischer”
                Jeffrey Johnson (Villanova University)

Call for Papers, International Workshop on the History of Chemistry 2015

Call for Papers
The International Workshop on the History of Chemistry
“Transformation of Chemistry from the 1920s to the 1960s” (IWHC 2015)
March 2-4, 2015, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

The years between the 1920s and the 1960s saw a transformation of chemistry in several aspects. These included the development of biochemistry, polymer chemistry, quantum chemistry, and computational chemistry, as well as the instrumental revolution. New methods, theories, and technologies opened up new fields of chemical sciences, and the chemical industry grew to be one of the most important branches of industry that supported national economies. Chemistry was greatly influenced by World War II and the Cold War, when it was directed especially to military and security needs, while the public image of chemistry also changed, due largely to the environmental problems caused by synthetic chemical materials.
These years also saw developments in Japanese chemistry. The first generation of Japanese chemists started their research in the early 20th century. Born and educated after the Meiji Restoration, the starting point of Japan’s full-fledged modernization, some of them founded a research strategy that aimed to study the structure of components of Japan’s local natural products using methods newly developed in Europe, in order to compete with chemists in the West. However, after several decades, the accomplishments of seven Japanese Nobel laureates in chemistry became not fundamentally different from those of their Western counterparts. Their researches, performed mostly from the 1950s to the 1970s, developed new methods and theories and opened new fields. Clearly, there must have been a transformation of chemistry research in Japan between the 1920s and the 1960s as well.
The aim of the workshop “Transformation of Chemistry from the 1920s to the 1960s” is to stimulate a discussion of the transformation of chemistry in Japan and/or in the world during the period with comparative perspectives. The workshop may take an interdisciplinary approach and pay special attention to the social dimension of chemistry.
This subject has only recently started to be discussed and even then it has only been considered intermittently. This workshop attempts to bring those interested in the history of chemistry in the 20th century together for dialogue and debate from various perspectives. It will comprise thematic four keynote lectures, sessions with papers and commentaries, and a concluding general discussion.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Jeffrey Johnson, Villanova University, USA
Professor Mary Jo Nye, Oregon State University, USA
Professor Ernst Homburg, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
With an introductory lecture on the theme and on the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry by its president, Professor Yasu Furukawa, Nihon University, Japan

The workshop organizing committee invites proposals for papers on the following themes, though other topics within the broad framework of the workshop are also encouraged:

• Emergence of polymer chemistry, quantum chemistry, and computational chemistry
• Biochemistry and the origins of molecular biology
• Instrumental revolution in chemistry
• Development of chemical engineering
• Changes in the chemical industry
• Chemistry and the environment
• Chemistry and World War II
• Chemistry and the Cold War
• International communication in chemistry
• Chemical heritages

Abstracts of less than 400 words should be submitted no later than May 30, 2014 by posting through the submission form on the workshop website http://kagakushi.org/iwhc2015. General inquiries should be sent through the contact form on the same website. The format of the workshop will not allow for more than about 20 papers. Applicants will be notified if their papers have been accepted or not by July 1, 2014.
Full versions of papers are due to be submitted for commentators by December 16, 2014. Papers should be no more than 7,000 words in length. They will be made available only to registered participants in the workshop via a restricted section of the website before the workshop.
The registration fee will be 10,000 JPY, conference dinner 8,000 JPY, and excursion optional. It will be possible to obtain limited economic support for travel expenses of paper presenters from abroad. Please indicate in the application if such support is required for attendance and what level of support will be needed. More information will be announced later.

Workshop venue:  Tokyo Institute of Technology (2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552). The workshop will be two full days, from morning to late afternoon March 3-4, 2015. Late afternoon/evening March 2 is reserved for registration, reception, and possibly one keynote lecture. The workshop language will be English (with simultaneous Japanese translation).
It is possible to apply for participation (to attend) without giving a paper. The deadline for such applications is December 1, 2014.
Selected papers from the workshop will be considered for publication.

The workshop is organized by the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry (JSHC) with support from the History of Science Society of Japan and the Chemical Society of Japan.  The workshop will be held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the foundation of JSHC. The Commission on the History of Modern Chemistry (CHMC) will be co-sponsor of the workshop. The workshop is supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI Grant Number 24300295.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Partington Prize 2014 Reminder

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC) (http://www.ambix.org/) awards the Partington Prize in memory of Professor James Riddick Partington, the Society's first Chairman.

Essays (no more than one from each competitor) must be received no later than midnight GMT on 31 December 2013. The name of the winner will be announced by 30 April 2014.

For specific requirements and conditions, click the link below:

http://fohcs.blogspot.com/2013/08/partington-prize-2014.html

Beckman Center 2014-15 Fellowships Available

The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), an independent research library in Philadelphia, invites applications for short-term and long-term fellowships.

Short-term fellows are particularly meant to use the collections, while long-term fellows' work must help to support the mission of the institution and fit with collections more generally. The research collections at CHF
range chronologically from the fifteenth century to the present and include 6,000 rare books, significant archival holdings, thousands of images, and a large artifact and fine arts collection, supported by over 100,000 reference volumes and journals. Within the collections there are many areas of special strength, including: alchemy, mining & metallurgy, dyeing and bleaching, balneology, gunpowder and pyrotechnics, gas-lighting, books of secrets, inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry, and
pharmaceuticals.

We support roughly 20 fellows each year, creating a vibrant international community of scholars whose work is in some way tied to the history of materials and materiality, chemistry, and all related sciences. Applications
come from scholars in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences.  To see this year's list, go to:

http://www.chemheritage.org/research/beckman-center/fellows-and-staff.aspx.

Postdoctoral Fellowships (we encourage scholars with PhDs at all career levels to consider applying, including those looking for a place of residence during a sabbatical leave):
9 Months in Residence; open to PhD scholars; $45,000

Dissertation Fellowships:
9 Months in Residence; open to graduate students at the dissertation stage; $26,000

Short-Term Fellowships:
1-4 Months in Residence; open to all scholars and researchers . $3,000 per
month

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

For further information visit:

www.chemheritage.org/BeckmanCenter

SHAC/Bolton Society Joint Meeting 11/9/13

From Hon. Secretary of SHAC, Anna Marie Roos:


The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC) and the Bolton Society will hold a joint meeting at the Royal Institution in London on Saturday 9 November 2013.  The agenda is below.  To register, please go to:

http://www.ambix.org/chemistry-and-its-books-nov-2013/

The Bolton Society will be continuing its UK meeting on 11 November in Cambridge and 12 November in Oxford, with a programme of further papers and visits. SHAC members are most welcome to attend. For details, please contact the organiser of these trips, Dr Robert Anderson (rgwa2@cam.ac.uk).

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AGM and Autumn Meeting

Society for History of Chemistry and Alchemy/Bolton Society

'Chemistry and Its Books'


9.00   Registration

9.30   Frank James (Royal Institution), "The Royal Institution and its Library"

9.55   Ron Brashear (Chemical Heritage Foundation), "Collecting Chemical Knowledge"

10.20 David Knight (University of Durham), "Chemists and Books of Natural Theology"

10.40 Questions



10.50 Coffee



11.10  Anke Timmermann (Cambridge University Library/Darwin College, Cambridge), "Cataloguing Alchemical Images"

11.35  James Voelkel (CHF), "Lemery's Cours de Chymie in Its Many Editions"

12.00  Ned Heindel (Lehigh University), "Chemistry and the Occult in Pennsylvania Dutch Care Books: the Pferd Artz"

12.20  Questions



12.30  Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Annual General Meeting  (All are welcome to attend, but only SHAC members may vote)



1.00    View Exhibition

1.30    Lunch



2.15   Gary Patterson (Carnegie Mellon University), "HC Bolton and Bibliography of Alchemy"

2.40   Peter Laszlo (Emeritus, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris) Marginalia, "Historians and Historians of  Chemistry"

3.00   Ronald Smeltzer (Independent, Princeton), "Colour Illustration in 19th-Century Chemistry Books"

3.30   Questions



3.40   Tea



4.00   William Brock (Emeritus, University of Leicester), "Liebigiana: Liebig Collectors and Bibliographers"

4.25   Elizabeth Clarence (University of Edinburgh), "Arthur Conan Doyle and Chemistry of Sherlock Holmes"

4.50   Peter Reed (Independent, Leominster), "Robert Angus Smith and his Library"

5.10   Questions



5.20   Reception

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

FoHCS Honorary Session



Saturday, November 23
9:00 - 11: 45 a.m. (includes break from 10:00 to 10:15)
Session Sa43: Chemists and Chemistry in the Nineteenth Century: A Session in Honor of Alan J. Rocke
Session sponsored by the Forum for the History of the Chemical Sciences (FoHCS)

Chair: Mary Jo Nye (Oregon State)
Commentator: Alan Rocke (Case Western Reserve University)
Organizer: Peter Ramberg (Truman State University)
“Atomic Theory and Multiple Combining Proportions: Some Things Just don't Add Up,” Mel
Usselman (University of Western Ontario)
“‘Intelligent Design’ in Post-Bellum America? Edward Morley and the Theory of Heat,” Rich
Hamerla (University of Oklahoma)
“William Barlow and the Determination of Atomic Arrangement in Crystals,” Seymour
Mauskopf (Duke University)
“Dilemmas of 19th-century Liberalism among German Academic Chemists: Shaping a National
Science Policy from Hofmann to Fischer,” Jeffrey Johnson (Villanova University)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Partington Prize 2014

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry has established the Partington Prize in memory of Professor James Riddick Partington, the Society’s first Chairman. It is awarded every three years for an original and unpublished essay on any aspect of the history of alchemy or chemistry. The prize consists of five hundred pounds (£500). The competition is open to anyone with a scholarly interest in the history of alchemy or chemistry who, by the closing date of 31 December 2013, has not reached 35 years of age, or if older has been awarded a doctoral thesis in the history of science within the previous three years. Scholars from any country may enter the competition, but entries must be submitted in English and must not have been previously submitted to another journal. The prize-winning essay will be published in the Society’s journal, Ambix.

Entries should be submitted electronically as e-mail attachments. We prefer files to be Microsoft Word documents (Word 93–2013 or higher), although these may be accompanied by a PDF version if desired. Essays must be fully documented using the conventions used in the current issue of Ambix. Essays must not exceed 10,000 words in length, including references and footnotes. All entries must be submitted with a word count.

All entries should be sent to The Hon Secretary, Dr Anna Marie Roos, at anna.roos@history.ox.ac.uk, with the words “Partington Prize” in the subject heading. Two documents should be submitted: the first, a separate title page giving the author’s name, institution, postal address, e-mail address and date of birth (and, if relevant, the date of the award of the Ph.D.). The second should be the essay. The author’s name and contact details must not appear on the pages of the essay as the identity of the author will not be made available to the judges. Essays (no more than one from each competitor) must be received no later than midnight GMT on 31 December 2013.

The decision of the judges appointed by the Council will be final. The Society reserves the right to divide the prize between two or more entries of equal merit, or not to award a prize should no essay be deemed of suitable standard. The name of the winner will be announced by 30 April 2014.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Scholar-in-Residence Opportunities at the Deutsches Museum

Pre- and post-doctoral researchers in the history of science and technology, take note: if your project builds significantly on materials in the collections of the Deutsches Museum, funded opportunities are available to conduct research as a scholar-in-residence. Amenities include lodging, facilities (office, computer, and phone), colloquia and workshops at the Museum, and a generous stipend. Further information and requirements are available here:

http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/research/scholar-in-residence/

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Workshop in Leuven, 31 May-1 June

"Situating Material and Knowledge Production in the History of Chemistry: Sites and Networks of Discipline Formation and Industrial Practice, 1760–1840"


This new network, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is holding its first workshop in Leuven on May 31-June 1. For further details on the project or the workshop please contact the co-ordinators, Lissa Roberts, l.l.roberts@utwente.nl and John Perkins, jperkins@brookes.ac.uk.

The programme for the workshop is:


Friday, May 31

Chemistry and innovation

Lissa Roberts, Twente, "Returning to the scene: The Leblanc process and C.C. Gillispie's 'Natural History of Industry'"

Robert Anderson, Cambridge, "Academe and Industry in Eighteenth-Century Scotland"

Peter Jones, Birmingham, "Bringing chemistry to bear on agriculture, 1760-1840"

Marie Thébaud-Sorger, Paris, "Managing energy in the Industrial Enlightenment: gas technologies in European towns, between scientific theories and micro-inventions"

Andreas Weber, Twente, "Searching for Surrogates: Paper and Ink in the Netherlands, 1780-1830"

Peter Konečný, Regensburg, "Designing and building sites for Born’s indirect amalgamation process in the Habsburg monarchy, 1785–1800"


Sites, networks and circulations

John Perkins, Oxford, Introduction

Christine Lehman, Paris, "The great investigation in the mineral kingdom by the academicians of the Académie Royale des Sciences of Paris between 1772 and 1774: shared curiosity and communal work"

Corinna Guerra, Naples, "Mount Vesuvius as a site of chemical theory and practice"

Frank James, London, Humphry Davy at Work Sacha Tomic, Paris, "Status and role of French pharmacist-chemists in the history of (organic) chemistry in the early 19th century"

Jose Ramon Bertomeu & Mar Cuenca, Valencia, "Chemistry in French and Spanish courts around 1840: spaces, actors, sources & circulations"


Saturday, June 1

Recycling

André Guillerme and Sabine Barles, Paris, "Recycling wastes in France (1760-1840): a starter to industrialization"

Simon Werrett, London, "A cracking history of recycling"

Joppe van Driel, Twente, "The fat of the land: material cycles in the late eighteenth-century Dutch oeconomy"

Matthew Eddy, Durham, "The Devil’s Dye: Recycling matter through colonial networks"

May 17: Prof. Colin Russell

From Prof. Peter Morris:

"I regret to inform you that Professor Colin Russell of the Open University and Cambridge University passed away at home on Friday 17th May. Well-known for his work on the history of valency and the chemical industry, and for his biography of Edward Frankland, Professor Russell was Chair of the RSC Historical Group in the 1980s and President of the BSHS in 1986-8. He was also a member of the Council of the RSC between 1999 and 2002. He made the Open University a major centre for the history of chemistry between the 1970s and 1990s. He filmed several industrial processes for an Open University course in the early 1970s, including the last working lead chamber acid plant just before it was demolished. After much negotiation, he microfilmed the Edward Frankland correspondence, at that time unknown to scholarship and in private hands, thereby making available to historians of chemistry."


Prof. Russell will be very greatly missed.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

CHF Job Posting

The Chemical Heritage Foundation seeks a full-time permanent Curator of Artifacts to be an energetic and collaborative member of its museum staff.  Reporting directly to the museum director, the Curator of Artifacts is responsible for overseeing the research, care, management, usage and continued growth of CHF's collections of artifacts, which includes scientific instrumentation, glassware, apparatus, and material culture artifacts.

Working with the museum director, the Curator of Artifacts will develop and implement an acquisitions plan to proactively grow CHF's collections of artifacts and scientific instrumentation.  In addition to curatorial responsibilities, the Curator of Artifacts will function as CHF's collections manager, overseeing the cataloging and photography of CHF's artifact collections, managing off-site collections, and coordinating the logistics of new acquisitions.

Candidates should have an M.A. in history, museum studies, or related field. A Ph.D. in the history of science or technology is highly preferred.

If you are interested, please see the full job posting at
http://www.chemheritage.org/about/careers/curator-of-artifacts.aspx

Friday, May 3, 2013

SHAC Awards Scheme

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry invites applications for its award scheme for 2013. Two types of award are available: support for research into the history of chemistry or history of alchemy by New Scholars and support for Subject Development of either history of chemistry or history of alchemy.

The New Scholars Award is open to post-graduate students (both masters and doctoral students) and those who have obtained a PhD within five years of 1 January of the year in which the application is made. Awards of up to £1000 will be made to cover research expenses, including travel, accommodation, subsistence, the reproduction of documents, and library fees. Applications may also include the costs of reproducing images for publication. The scheme will not fund the purchase of equipment or course fees.

In addition, post-graduate students only may apply for the costs of travel to conferences and accommodation, but only in order to give a paper. The scheme will not pay conference registration fees.

Subject Development awards of up to £1000 will be made to support activities including, but not limited to, seminars, workshops, colloquia, lecture series, conference sessions, conferences, exhibitions and outreach activities that support either the history of chemistry or history of alchemy as academic subjects.

Please note that awards do not have to be held in the UK.

Only members of the Society, both those in the UK and those overseas, may apply. Members must be in good standing at the time of making an application, and, if successful, throughout the period of an award. For more information, and an application form, please contact the Hon Secretary to the Society, Dr A.M. Roos at anna.roos@history.ox.ac.uk

Membership enquiries to the Hon Treasurer of the Society, John Perkins, at shacperkins@googlemail.com

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2013

For further information on the Society and its activities, including a list of previous holders of awards and their research topics, visit our website: www.ambix.org

Monday, April 29, 2013

Call for Papers: "Chemical Reactions: Chemistry and Global History"

Reminder: paper proposals are due JUNE 1.  Travel support is available for participants.

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"Chemical Reactions: Chemistry and Global History"
International Conference April 10-12, 2014
2014 Cain Conference, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia

Call for Papers


Conference Focus
One of the most important developments in the history of science and technology in recent years has been the recognition that, far from being an essentially western history, it can best be understood and analyzed in the broader context of global history.  This is not a call to investigate 'influence' or to compare the 'achievements' of 'the West and the Rest', but to consider how globally spread interactions and networks of commercial and cultural exchange both depended on and fed scientific and technological investigation and development. Such an approach has proven extremely fruitful in the history of medicine, natural history (botany, etc.), astronomy, cartography and geography. Surprisingly, the history of chemistry has yet to be analytically integrated with global history in a sustained and organized way.  This conference and subsequent edited volume are a first step in that direction.

For the purposes of this conference, the term 'chemistry' should not be considered in a scientifically narrow, discipline-bound way.  Rather, we are interested to include examinations of knowledge-claims and practices, wherever they were situated or travelled, that somehow involved the de- and re-composition of material compounds, irrespective of whether they were labeled as 'chemistry' by contemporaries.


Topics

In order to provide a manageable way into this huge and fascinating field, the conference will be limited to the seventeenth - twentieth century and be organized around a small number of topic areas:

*        Chemistry and Global Commodities - examples include porcelain,
sugar, oil, rubber (natural and synthetic) and 'recreational drugs'.

*        Chemistry and Environment - modifying or sustaining the environment
through chemistry, whether conscious or as an unintended by-product.
Examples range from pest control to 'cradle to cradle' modes of production
and include globally connected topics such as the Green Revolutions and
Bhopal.

*        Chemistry and Global Health - from the early-modern circulation of
drugs and pharmaceutical knowledge to recent struggles over patent rights
and distribution of medicines.

*        Chemistry and Industry - from the early-modern world of porcelain
manufacture, textile production and dyeing to recent issues relating to the
mining and exploitation of minerals only available in war-torn areas of
Africa, production of computers and cell phones.

*        Chemistry and Governance - the role of governments, trading
companies, (professional and amateur) scientific societies and corporations
in managing and directing the production and circulation of chemically-based
productions, methods and knowledge

*        Chemistry and Everyday Life - the introduction of new processes and
materials such as glass, cement, synthetic fibers, ersatz foods, plastics
and nano-materials.  Subject areas might include topics such as
architecture, clothing and fashion, food and drink.

Running through the entire conference, we hope, will be attention to the material exchange of chemical techniques of all kinds across different cultures around the world, whether carried by commodities, books, concerns about public health, or profit-seeking entrepreneurs.


Submit a Proposal
One-page proposals for individual presentations or round-table discussions that fall under any of these rubrics or focus on relations between them are welcome.  We hope to include not only historians of chemistry, but also historians who more generally investigate global commodities, the environment, global health, industry, governance and material culture. The deadline for proposal submission is June 1, 2013.  Travel support for participants, to defray the cost of transportation and lodging will be available.  The conference will be open (without cost) to all who are interested.

Proposals should be sent to: cberkowitz@chemheritage.org


For further information, please contact Carin Berkowitz [CBerkowitz@chemheritage.org] or Lissa Roberts [l.l.roberts@utwente.nl]

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

FoHCS Registry and Membership

In order to facilitate organization within FoHCS, the Executive Committee maintains a master registry with the names, institutional affiliations, contact addresses, and research interests of members. This allows the Committee both to ensure the coordination of meetings and other activities, and to maintain cohesion and communication among FoHCS members. If you are a member but have not already been added to this registry (see below), please email chair Seymour H. Mauskopf (shmaus@duke.edu) at your earliest convenience with the information listed above.

Non-members wishing to join or learn more about the activities of FoHCS can begin by clicking the following link. [Note: Some information contained in this document may now be out of date. Members in doubt may check the last page for their names, but should note that omission does not necessarily mean absence from the current registry.]

Please contact Professor Mauskopf or any other member of the Committee (see document above) for additional information.


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FoHCS Registry



Carin Berkowitz   CBerkowitz@chemheritage.org

 Position: Associate Director of the Beckman Center, Chemical Heritage Foundation. 
Research Interests:  Relationships among the chemical sciences, medicine, and pedagogy during the Enlightenment.



Victor D.   Boantza   vboantza@umn.edu

Position: Assistant Professor, History of Science and Technology
354C Tate Lab of Physics
University of Minnesota
116 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
T: 612 624 8073
Research Interests:  I work on 17th and 18th century chemistry, what I call the "Long Chemical Revolution," and the relations between early modern chemistry and physics.  I wrote on Boyle, Kirwan, and Priestley, among other subjects.  Please see my institutional affiliation below.
See general details on my work here:
And my forthcoming book here:



Mary Ellen Bowden   mebowden@chemheritage.org

Position: Senior Research Fellow
Chemical Heritage Foundation 
315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Research Interests: Popularized writing and exhibits, 18th-century chemistry, modern organic syntheses, pharmaceutical discoveries, chemical engineering, chemical information (societies, journals, and electronic digitization)




Position:  Keeper of Science and Medicine, The Science Museum, London.
Research Interests: History of chemistry in general. The science/technology interface in general and in particular in the biochemical/biotechnological area. Fomerly curator of industrial chemistry and an enduring interest there and in petrochemicals. Museum curation of chemistry and biotechnology.



William (Bill) H. Brock   william.brock@btinternet.com

Position: Professor Emeritus of History of Science, University of Leicester.
Research Interests: History of chemistry, 1800-1930. Current research on Henry Edward Armstrong (1848-1937).



Matthew  D. Eddy   m.d.eddy@durham.ac.uk

Position:  Senior Lecturer, Durham University, UK
Research Interests:  Environmental  Science, 1600-1900, Biomedical History,  1600-1900,  Colonial Science,  1700-1950, Geoscience.
Teaching Interest: History of chemical Science/technology



Carmen Giunta  giunta@lemoyne.edu

Position:  Professor of Chemistry, Le Moyne College.
       Editor, Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse, NY  13214; tel  (315) 445-4128, fax (315) 445-4540
                                http://web.lemoyne.edu/~giunta/
Research Interests: My research interest in history of chemistry is fairly broad, but falls mainly in the physical side of chemistry, mainly in Europe and North America, and mainly in the 19th and early 20th centuries.



Michael D Gordin   mgordin@princeton.edu

Position: History Department, Princeton University
Research Interests: Russian chemistry, especially nineteenth century, and chemistry and language in the modern period.



Evan Hepler-Smith  evan.heplersmith@gmail.com  ehepler@princeton.edu

Position: Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University
Research Interests:  Modern chemistry, with a focus on chemical representation, information, and computing.
Dissertation on the history of systematic nomenclature.



Roald Hoffmann  rh34@cornell.edu

Position:  Professor Emeritus of Humane Letters, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Research Interests: General interest in history of chemistry




Position: Personnal Professorship in the History of Science and Technology, and their Mutual Relationships, Department of History, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Research Interests: History of chemical sciences/ technology; history of the chemical industry,
history of industrial R&D, especially in chemicals; history of dyes and pigments; history of chemical engineering; environmental history, esp. hazardous chemicals
Teaching Interests: Several topics from the history of science and technology, but not focussed on history of chemistry.



Yoshiyuki Kikuchi   yoshik25@hotmail.com

Position: Affiliated Fellow/International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Research Interests: History of chemistry, especially education, in nineteenth-century Japan, Britain, and the United States; Cross-national history; modern science and technology in East Asia
Teaching Interests: History of modern chemistry from 1700 onwards.



Trevor Levere  trevor.levere@gmail.com

Position: University Professor Emeritus, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto.
Research Interests:  I am finally nearing completion (along with Larry Stewart and Hugh Torrens) of a book on Dr. Thomas Beddoes, chemistry, mineralogy, medicine, politics, and books,
When that is done, I'll move research on the interplay between chemical apparatus and chemical concepts ( 1750-1830) from the back burner to the front.



Seymour H. Mauskopf  shmaus@duke.edu

Position: Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Duke University, Box 90719, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0719
Research Interests: History of explosives and munitions, Alfred Nobel, history of theories of atomic and molecular arrangements in crystallography and chemistry.



Bruce T. Moran  moran@unr.edu

Position:  Visiting Faculty, Dept. of the History of Science, Harvard University (2012-2013); Professor of History, University of Nevada, Reno; Reno Nevada, 89557.
Research Interests:  Renaissance and Early Modern alchemy/chymistry.



Peter J. Ramberg  ramberg@truman.edu

Position:  Professor
Truman State University
100 E. Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501
Research Interests: history of organic chemistry, philosophy of chemistry, nineteenth century, German chemistry, philosophy of chemistry
Teaching: history of science, philosophy of science, organic chemistry, extraterrestrial life debate (including origin of life issues)



Alan J. Rocke   ajr@case.edu

Position: Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor of History and Distinguished University Professor, Department of History, Case Western University,
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7107
Research Interests:  The development of the science of chemistry and its applications during the course of the nineteenth century, especially in Germany, France, and Great Britain; history of the chemical atomic theory, structural chemistry.
Teaching Interests:  History of technology, the historical impact of science and technology on society



Anna Marie Roos  anna.roos@history.ox.ac.uk

Position:  Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK Lincoln School of Humanities, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS, UK;
Associate faculty in the History Faculty at Oxford.
Research Interests:  I teach early modern history of science and medicine, and my research  interests concern the interactions between natural history and chymistry and the history of the Royal Society.   I am also interested in the application of digital technologies to analysis of early modern scientific illustrations. I currently serve as the Honorary Secretary of SHAC, and I am on the editorial board of Ambix and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London.



Neeraja Sankaran  sankanet@gmail.com

Position:  Assistant professor of history of science, medicine & technology at Yonsei University in Seoul. S. Korea (departmental affiliation is Underwood International College).
Research Interests: My teaching interests run the gamut thought I tend to stick to life science (and therefore biochemistry). I've recently published in the history of origins of life research, which involves a lot of chemistry. Especially my most recent angle which was the impact of the discovery of ribozymes, which garnered Sidney Altman and Tom Cech the Chemistry Nobel Prize in 1989.



Jole Shackelford   shack001@umn.edu

Position:  Assistant Professor, Medical School, University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Related to chemical sciences/technology are dual: 1) early modern chemical medicine and related intellectual/spiritual knowledge, specifically related to Paracelsians and their ilk, 2) chemical ramifications of biological rhythms research and application in 19th and 20th centuries (history of chronobiology, chronotherapy, chronopharmacology, etc.)




Position: Munby Fellow in Bibliography, Cambridge University Library, UK (October 2013-July 2014)
Research Interests: History of late medieval and early modern alchemy; history of ideas and embodied knowledge; social history of texts and objects. Institutional history, especially the history of the university and chemistry teaching in England and the Holy Roman Empire. Historical pragmatics, especially the history of technical terminology in different socio-cultural contexts and historical translation.



Leslie Tomory   ltomory@gmail.com

Position: Postdoctoral fellow, McGill University, Montreal
Teaching Interests: several topics from the history of science and technology, but not focussed on history of chemistry.
Research Interests: Pneumatic chemistry, manufactured gas industry



Mel Usselman   usselman@uwo.ca

Position: Professor, Dept of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, N6A 5B7; 519-661-2111 ext 86308.
Research Interests: History of chemistry, replication of experiments, life and science of William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828) - biography expected publication date 2014.



Mari Yamaguchi   1221.mari@gmail.com

Position/location: Graduate student/ The University of Tokyo
Research/teaching interest in the history of chemical sciences/technology:
My research interest is in the comparative history of microscopes with atomic resolution.



Sean Schifano   stschifano@gmail.com

Position: Graduate student, Johns Hopkins University
Research Interests: Pre-modern chymistry, with a focus on early modern Europe



Lawrence M. Principe  lmafp@jhu.edu
Position: Drew Professor in the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University
Research Interests: