Established to commemorate the historian of science Professor John Pickstone, the Pickstone Prize is awarded every two years to the best scholarly book in the history of science. The winning book will mark a major advance in the understanding and interpretation of the scientific past. We are delighted to announce that our shortlist is:

Katja Guenther, Localization and Its Discontents: A Genealogy of Psychoanalysis and the Neuro Disciplines (Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Anne Hardy, Salmonella Infections, Networks of Knowledge, and Public Health in Britain, 1880-1975 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)

Klaus Hentschel, Visual Cultures in Science and Technology: A Comparative History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)

Nick Hopwood, Haeckels’s Embryos: Images, Evolution and Fraud (Chicago & London: Chicago University Press, 2015)

Rebecca Lemov, Database of Dreams: The Lost Quest to Document Humanity. (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2015)

These works are currently being considered by the panel of judges, chaired by the Society’s Vice-President, Dr Patricia Fara (University of Cambridge). A winner will be announced in early May, and the prize presented at the 3-Societies Meeting in June.