Department News for 2005
“Ronald Number elected Fellow of the AAAS”
In recognition of his contributions to science, Ronald Numbers was elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
“Gregg Mitman on the Air”
Professor Gregg Mitman of our faculty will be a featured guest at 8:00 p.m. Thursday September 8 on Wisconsin Public Radio's “Here on Earth” program. An expert on nature films, Gregg will talk with host Jean Feraca about this summer's surprise hit documentary, “March of the Penguins.” “Here on Earth” can be heard locally on WERN, at 90.9 FM.
“New Fellowship honoring William Coleman”
The Department of the History of Science and the Institute for Research in the Humanities are pleased to announce the Coleman Dissertation Fellowship in the History of Science. The fellowship honors the distinguished historian of science William Coleman (1938-1988), who taught at UW-Madison from 1978 to 1988. The first fellowship will be awarded for the 2005-2006 academic year. We are grateful to Professor Coleman's widow, Louise Coleman, for establishing this Fellowship.
“Ronald Number to become President of the DHST/IUHPS”
Ronald Numbers has been elected to a four-year term (2005-2009) as president of the Division of History of Science and Technology of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science.
“Thomas H. Broman receives NEH Fellowship”
Associate Professor Thomas H. Broman has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for academic year 2005-2006 for his project, “The Role of the Press in Shaping the Authority of Science in Eighteenth-Century Germany.”
“Michael Shank to chair Center for Early Modern Studies”
Professor Michael H. Shank has been appointed chair of the new UW Center for Early Modern Studies, effective January 2005.
“Selected Articles and Books”
Walton O. Schalick, "Speculum medicinae: Reflections of a Medievalist-Clinician," in J. Duffin, ed. Clio in the Clinic (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), 27-45.