The BSHS Slade Prize was awarded biennially between 1999 and 2009 to the writer of an essay (published or unpublished) that made the best critical study of an episode in the history of science focused on conceptual innovation or scientific methodology

Winners of the Prize:

  • 2009: Simon Schaffer, “How Disciplines Look.”
  • 2005: Hasok Chang, “Adventures of a Scientific Potter: The Rise and Fall of the Wedgwood Pyrometer.”
  • 2003: Sandro Caparrini, “Early Theories of Vectors.”
  • 2001: Yves Gingras, “The Social and Epistemological Consequences of the Mathematization of Physics.”

2005 Slade Prize winner Hasok Chang (standing, left) receives the award from the BSHS President, Frank James, at the 2006 Annual Conference