2009 Slade Prize winner Prof. Simon Schaffer (left) receives the award from the BSHS Vice-President, Jeff Hughes. Photo credit - James SumnerThe British Society for the History of Science is delighted to announce the result of the 2009 BSHS Slade Prize.

The winner is Prof. Simon Schaffer of the University of Cambridge, for his essay “How Disciplines Look.”

The 2009 BSHS Slade Prize was presented to Prof. Schaffer at the conference “Managing Knowledge in the Technosciences, 1850-2000”, University of Leeds, 5-8 July 2010.

The BSHS Slade Prize judges also awarded special commendations to Dr. Steve Sturdy of the University of Edinburgh for the essay “Looking for Trouble: Medical Science and Clinical Practice in the Historiography of Modern Medicine”; and to Dr. Joe Cain of University College London for the essay “Rethinking the Synthesis Period in Evolutionary Studies.”

The BSHS Slade Prize of £300 was awarded biennially between 1999 and 2009 to the writer of an essay (published or unpublished) that makes the best critical contribution to the history or historiography of science/technology/medicine.

Further details of the BSHS Slade Prize can be found at: http://www.bshs.org.uk/prizes/ivan-slade-prize