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:

David Arnold, Toxic Histories: Poison and Pollution in Modern India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Paola Bertucci, Artisanal Enlightenment: Science and the Mechanical Arts in Old Regime France (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017)

Surekha Davies, Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of Humans: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Gowan Dawson, Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016)

Heather Ellis, Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831-1918 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

Mi Gyung Kim, The Imagined Empire: Balloon Enlightenments in Revolutionary Europe (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017)

Agustí Nieto-Galan, Science in the Public Sphere: A History of Lay Knowledge and Expertise (London: Routledge, 2016)

Evelleen Richards, Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017)

Rohan Deb Roy, Malarial Subjects: Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India, 1820-1909 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Jutta Schickore, About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017)

Michael Wintroub, The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)