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BSHS Ayrton Prize 2019 Winners Announced

Every two years our Outreach and Engagement Committee awards the BSHS Ayrton Prize for digital or online engagement. After deliberating over an impressive number and variety of submissions, our judging panel have announced two joint-winners for the 2019 prize, and would like to commend a further two projects for their exceptional quality. [...]

By |2020-02-13T20:22:13+00:00February 12th, 2020|Ayrton Prize, BSHS Announcements, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes, Recent OEC Activities, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BSHS Ayrton Prize 2019 Winners Announced

Inaugural BSHS Hughes Prize awarded to James Delbourgo

Writer James Delbourgo who revealed the founding collection of the British Museum was acquired using the profits of slavery has won a top history of science book prize. 'Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum' reveals how collector and physician Sloane made his fortune by treating slaves and their [...]

By |2020-02-16T19:09:48+00:00February 3rd, 2020|BSHS Announcements, Hughes Prize, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes|Comments Off on Inaugural BSHS Hughes Prize awarded to James Delbourgo

Winners Announced: BSHS Great Exhibitions Prize 2018

OUTSTANDING museum exhibitions from across the globe have been recognised by the BSHS Great Exhibitions Prize 2018.The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology took home the prize in the Large category for its FOLK: From Racial Types to DNA exhibition. BSHS judges praised the museum’s exploration of the history of scientific attitudes towards race and [...]

By |2019-07-15T19:58:12+00:00July 14th, 2019|BSHS Announcements, Museums, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes, Recent OEC Activities|Comments Off on Winners Announced: BSHS Great Exhibitions Prize 2018

2019 BSHS Hughes Prize Shortlist

Update: James Delbourgo was announced as the winner of the 2019 Hughes Prize on 12th February 2020 The BSHS has unveiled the shortlist for its coveted Hughes Prize. Five exceptional books will now be read by judges before the winner is revealed later this year. Among those singled out is a publication which tells [...]

By |2020-02-19T18:03:45+00:00June 12th, 2019|Hughes Prize, Outreach and Education|Comments Off on 2019 BSHS Hughes Prize Shortlist

BJHS Preview: Issue 1 2019

The first issue of BJHS for 2019 brings with it some good news: the joint winner of our 2014 Singer Prize for an article by an early career researcher, Jenny Bulstrode, has gone on to win the 2018 Sarton Prize for History of Science.  Awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, this [...]

By |2019-12-07T17:47:14+00:00February 22nd, 2019|BJHS Preview, BSHS Announcements, News, Publications, Singer Prize|Comments Off on BJHS Preview: Issue 1 2019

2018 Pickstone Prize – Winner Announced

    The 2018 BSHS Pickstone Prize has been awarded to Michael Wintroub for his book The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017) Judge Charlotte Sleigh, editor of the British Journal for the History of Science, described The Voyage of Thought as: ‘Extraordinary. This book changed my [...]

By |2019-12-07T17:47:45+00:00September 17th, 2018|Blog, BSHS Announcements, News, Pickstone Prize, Prizes|Comments Off on 2018 Pickstone Prize – Winner Announced

2018 Singer Prize winner announced

The BSHS is delighted to announce the winner and runner-up for the 2018 Singer Prize, which is awarded every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine. This year's winner is: Pierre Verschueren, ‘“Great things are done when (Wo)Men & [...]

By |2019-12-07T17:48:34+00:00July 18th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Prizes, Singer Prize|Comments Off on 2018 Singer Prize winner announced

2018 BSHS Pickstone Prize Shortlist

The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Pickstone Prize is this country’s most prestigious award for the best scholarly book in the history of science and medicine in English. The BSHS is delighted to announce the 2018 shortlist. The five shortlisted books represent exciting new advances in understanding and interpreting science’s past. They are: 1. [...]

By |2019-01-25T19:58:18+00:00June 28th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Pickstone Prize, Prizes|Comments Off on 2018 BSHS Pickstone Prize Shortlist

2018 Pickstone Prize Longlist

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 2018 longlist is: [...]

By |2018-10-12T15:47:14+00:00May 16th, 2018|BSHS Announcements, News, Pickstone Prize, Prizes|Comments Off on 2018 Pickstone Prize Longlist

Dingle Prize Result

The BSHS is delighted to announce that the 2017 Dingle Prize, for the best book in history of science, technology and medicine accessible to a popular audience, is awarded to Andrea Wulf for her remarkable book The Invention of Nature: the Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science. London: John Murray, 2015. The judging was chaired by [...]

By |2017-11-10T09:53:12+00:00May 22nd, 2017|BSHS Announcements, News, Outreach and Education, Prizes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dingle Prize Result

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