What should the BSHS call its new prize for outstanding work in digital history of science? The decision is up to you, our membership. Below you’ll find information on how to vote for one of three names in the running. Voting opens now, and will close at noon on Friday 3 July. Later that day, we’ll announce the result at the session in Swansea honouring the most recent winners of the Dingle Prize and Pickstone Prize.
And so to Swansea! It will be the first BSHS annual conference held in that southerly seaside city, and there’s much to look forward to, from Iwan Morus’s opening plenary on the hidden histories of Welsh science right on through. With over 160 historians of science from 22 countries in attendance, meeting in 40-plus sessions representing the full intellectual span of our field, and extracurricular activities including a whiskey tasting and a Wikipedia edit-a-thon (not, I hasten to add, in that order), the conference promises to be every bit as exciting and inviting as BSHS regulars have come to expect.
The annual meeting is traditionally where new Council members — including the next President-in-waiting — are elected. But that also means bidding farewell to the graduating class, which in 2015 is made up of my illustrious predecessor Hasok Chang, our long-serving Secretary Simon Chaplin, John Henry (programme chair for Swansea), Alison Boyle and Charlotte Bigg. They have been extraordinarily generous in contributing to the Society in countless ways, and on behalf of the rest of us, I’d like to extend our deepest gratitude.