Office of the Secretary:
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Spring 1997
Fifteenth Issue
(Volume 9, No. 1)


From the President's Corner
Peter Taylor, President 1995-97

30 March 1997

Traditionally -- I think we can use this term after 15 years of the Society and its informal precursor group -- ISHPSSB conferences are full of innovative sessions, stimulating discussions, and openings for new participants. With the contributions of members who proposed sessions, of Program Organizer Bob Richardson and his committee, and of Keith Benson on local arrangements, the Seattle meetings will continue the tradition. This newsletter includes the provisional program and registration details we've been looking forward to. To assist you in encouraging newcomers, the newsletter also includes a flyer and membership form -- please make copies and distribute in appropriate places. If more information about the program is needed, the abstracts and revised versions will be posted on the Society's Website in the next month or so.

Although the session topics cover a wide range of H, P, SS, and B concerns, I am intrigued by the confluence of currents that make psychology, mind, self, and agency prevalent themes in the program. Or is this only in my perception? Explanatory hypotheses welcome.

Student travel grants
Unfortunately, the deadline for graduate student travel grant applications has passed, so the Society cannot offer more help in this area. People who applied will be informed about their funding by the end of April.

Because of the Society's current by-laws, the ballots cannot be sent out until we are closer than 70 days to the meeting. If you do not get a ballot in mid- to late-May, it may be because your membership is not current. Please take note of the address label on this newsletter and respond quickly if you want to remain enfranchised.

After the Seattle meetings I will, as past-president, be chair of the nominating committee for the 1999 elections. So I welcome people letting me know of their interest in helping with future program organizing, local arrangements, and other Society offices. People interested in serving on the various committees for '97-99, especially the Program Committee and the Newsletter/ Internet Committee, should let me or Lisa Lloyd, the president-elect, know.

Rule and administrative changes
As ISHPSSB grows and develops, various administrative glitches and challenges become apparent. Many of these can be dealt with by decisions of the council (a.k.a. board of directors) and executive committee. Some, however, call for changes in our formal by-laws. At the general meeting of the Society at Seattle, the following rule changes will be proposed. The new text is in italics; deleted text is in brackets.

ARTICLE II, 5. ANNUAL MEETING. After the end add "The annual meeting of the Members may decide not to hold an annual meeting in the following year if a conference of the Society is not to be held that year." At the moment, we violate our by-laws in holding biennial general meetings.

ARTICLE II, 13. VOTING. "a mail ballot shall be sent to the entire Membership of the Society no more than [seventy (70)] one hundred (100) days prior to the Annual meeting." This change would allow us to mail ballots with the spring newsletter prior to the conference.

ARTICLE III, 10. EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMITTEES. "The Nominating Committee shall consist of the immediate Past-President, who shall serve as its Chairperson, [and such other Directors or officers of the Corporation] at least one other Director or officer of the Corporation, and other Members of the Society as the President shall appoint, which appointees shall be approved by the Council. The Council, by resolution adopted by a majority of the Directors entitled to vote, may establish other committees as it shall deem advisable. The President shall appoint the Directors to serve on such committees, each of which shall consist of two (2) or more Directors and other Members of the Society." These changes ensure that two members of any committee other than the executive are from the council, but the rest can be from the membership at large.

These rule changes will be moved and voted on at the general meeting, which will be held on Friday, July 18th., starting at 5.30 p.m. at the conference in Seattle. Other administrative changes, which do not require rule changes, but which members may wish to discuss at general meeting, include the following:
1. The Past-President, as chair of the Nominations & Elections Committee, will handle the elections, so that no one standing for office would be doing that job. Members of that committee wanting to stand for office should arrange for a nomination from the membership at large, not from the committee itself.
2. At the end of every quarter, the local arrangements coordinator will report to the Executive Committee, as well as to the Local Arrangements & Site Committee, on plans, progress or lack thereof.
3. At the end of every quarter, the program officer will report to the Executive Committee, as well as to the Program Committee, on plans, progress or lack thereof.
4. The Council decided to use some of the Society's funds to provide travel grants for students presenting papers at the meetings. The Council also agreed on two-tier registration fees, the lower level applying to students and members from countries with disadvantageous exchange rates.
5. The Society now has the following committees: Executive Committee, Nominations (& Elections) Committee, Local Arrangements & Site Selection Committee, Program Committee, Prize Committee, Newsletter/Internet Committee, By-laws Review Committee.

Survey on transdisciplinarity
This survey aims to elicit material for a planned article on the significance of transdisciplinary studies of science. What has transdisciplinarity meant for people's work and careers? What has been the role of ISHPSSB in facilitating that work? In order to gain a larger sample size, the survey will be included with the registration packets. I welcome completed surveys and plan to process them in the fall. It is expected that highlights of the survey will appear in the ISHPSSB newsletter and be made available via the internet.

See you in Seattle,
Peter Taylor

Notes on the 1997 Meeting

Robert C. Richardson, Program Committee Chair
The 1997 meetings will be held from Wednesday, July 16th through Sunday, July 20th, 1997, in Seattle, Washington, USA. The preliminary program is included in this Newsletter. For updates, consult the web site for the Society.

Ron Rainger, Treasurer
Student travel awards will be announced by late April. Student travel awards will be given out at the meeting; they will not be sent to awardees beforehand. In other words, students will need to seek Ron out at the meeting in Seattle; he will have their checks and will hand them out at that time.

Keith R. Benson, Local Arrangements Committee Chair
The 1997 ISHPSSB Meeting will be held on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle. Registration and housing arrangements will be made at the University's housing office, located in McCarty Hall on campus. See the Housing Reservation form in this Newsletter. Additional material will be sent to all registrants prior to the meeting.

The opening reception and the banquet will be held on the balcony level of Hackett Hall, immediately adjacent to the housing for the meeting. Both events will feature the wonders of the Northwest: hand-crafted ales, Northwest wines, and salmon! The housing is located on campus and overlooks Lake Washington. So, prepare to enjoy yourselves, socially, intellectually, and environmentally.

Information on local transportation including shuttles from the airport and sight-seeing in Seattle will be sent out in June.

We look forward to a great meeting! See you in Seattle.

Chris Young, Student Representative
The Meeting in Seattle promises to be a terrific event for graduate student members of ISHPSSB. The program is loaded with presentations of innovative, cutting-edge research by fellow graduate students and leading scholars alike. In addition, the numerous scheduled receptions will undoubtedly give way to virtually unlimited opportunities for socializing and exchanging ideas about history, philosophy, social studies of science, biology, and whatever other topics come to mind. Be prepared to talk about your own interests and research and also to learn about the latest from new friends.

Graduate students will meet, tentatively Friday evening, to elect a new Student Representative (since the end of my tenure draws closer with each dissertation chapter I write). Duties of the Student Representative are minimal, but it is a great way to get involved with a vibrant community of scholars. Send nominations to me before the meeting.

Finally, prepare yourselves for an unforgettable weekend. Seattle is known for its unique appeal, and Keith Benson knows how to highlight that appeal for a wide variety of interests. Bring your appetite for the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer!

Notes on the 1999 Meeting
From Ana Barahona Echeverria (, on behalf of the Mexican "Committee" for the 1999 meeting (Carlos Lopez Beltran, Edna Maria Suarez, Sergio Martinez)

We want to reassure ISHPSSB members that, due to the economic crisis in Mexico, meetings there will not be as expensive as USA and Europe. Today, three-star hotel rates are US $35 per night. This should compensate for any extra travel expenses that people have getting to Mexico.

ISHPSSB Website and Listserv
From the Webmeister , Valerie Hardcastle

The official ISHPSSB Website is located at:

The web pages contain the latest newsletter, 1997 program information, instructions for how to subscribe to our listserv, and links to additional resources in science and technology. You can join ISHPSSB right over the web, as well as participate in a survey on the impact ISHPSSB has had in your professional life. You can access the site by typing the http address into any web-browser (though Netscape is recommended for the graphics). Updated on a regular basis, the site will soon include this newsletter, the 1997 program, committee assignments, local arrangements for Seattle, and general news about our society. Ideas for additional items to include are always welcome -- please forward them to Valerie Hardcastle; e-mail:

From the Listmeister, Chris Young
We have established a moderated e-mail list, "listserv," for the Society. Any member interested in receiving mailings on this listserv should "subscribe" to the list by sending the following message:

SUBSCRIBE ISHPSB-L yourfirstname yourlastname


By the way, the reason there is only one 'S' in our listserv name is because we were limited to 8 characters.

Once you subscribe to the list, your name and e-mail address will be added to the list and you will receive a verification. At that point, you can participate in conversations on the e-mail list.

To send a message to all the people currently subscribed to the list, just send mail to:

The newsletter will also go out to the listserv. Every ISHPSSB member is encouraged to subscribe to the e-mail list to enjoy more frequent and rapid correspondence with other members. If you know other members who have not subscribed, please encourage them to do so. Of course, an e-mail list should not marginalize members whose internet access is limited, by location or by choice. The Society will continue its regular mailings.

Other Websites/e-mail Lists of Interest

Horus Gets in Gear
Professor Ronald Tobey has put his student guide to the History of Science on the World Wide Web. The guide is entitled Horus Gets in Gear: A Beginner's Guide to Research in the History of Science. It can be found at:

Announcing the inauguration of H-SCI-MED-TECH, an electronic discussion list intended for the growing number of scholars who study science, medicine and technology across a wide variety of periods and regions of the world. Our aim is to foster communication on these subjects within and across the disciplines of history, the history of science, the history of medicine and the history of technology, which have become distinct professional fields despite their obvious (and not so obvious) interconnections.

H-SCI-MED-TECH is one of 80+ discussion lists in history and the humanities sponsored by H-NET. Subscribers to will be able to share information about teaching and research, to get news of professional activities (e.g., jobs, conferences, fellowships and grants) and, most importantly, to participate in conversations about matters of common interest: new methods, new questions and new scholarship. The editors (Nina Lermann, Whitman College; Harry M. Marks, Johns Hopkins University; and Kathryn Olesko, Georgetown University) welcome your participation and views about what H-SCI-MED-TECH should be doing. To subscribe, send the following message: "subscribe H-SCI-MED-TECH your name, your institution" to:

Science as Culture
The journal Science as Culture has an associated e-mail forum:

To subscribe, send the following message "SUB SCIENCE-AS-CULTURE yourfirstname yourlastname" to: listserv@sjuvm.stjohns

A web site associated with the journal and forum holds articles from back issues of the journal, as well as submissions under consideration (not obligatory), whose authors may benefit from constructive comments for purposes of revisions before the hard copy is printed, as well as longer piece not suitable for the e-mail format which forum members may wish to discuss:

Philosophy Site
A new philosophy list of lists has been established at:


Darwin Multimedia CD-ROM Available to ISHPSSB Members
Lightbinders and ISHPSSB are pleased to make the following exclusive offer to teachers of Darwin, evolution, and the history to philosophy of science.

Lightbinders has recently finished the second edition of The Darwin Multimedia CD-ROM, (list price $49.95, ISBN: 1-889175-01-3). This remarkable disk is an integrated compilation of the major works of Charles Darwin: The Origin of Species, The Voyage of the Beagle, The Descent of Man, The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals, The monograph on the Cirripedia, and The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs. It also contains a selection of many of the lesser-known works, which can be difficult for even to most devoted Darwinian to obtain. Never before have these rare titles been presented together, let alone integrated by extensive cross-reference hyperlinks.

Also included is the acclaimed Triumph of the Darwinian Method, written by renowned Darwin expert (and ISHPSSB member) Dr. Michael T. Ghiselin, and a video in which Sir David Attenborough narrates an appeal for the restoration and preservation of Down House, Darwin's residence.

The Darwin 2nd Edition CD-ROM uses the multi-platform DynaText interface, which has of extensive hyperlinks and advanced multimedia features. The sounds of many animals, including the birds of the Galapagos, are accessible through audio links. The maps and drawings of the original publications have been faithfully retained, enhanced by the beautiful illustrations of the original specimens collected by Darwin during his historic voyage. A description of the disc can be seen at the Lightbinders web site (

Through ISHPSSB, we are offering free Darwin CD-ROMs to teachers who will evaluate it for use in their classrooms. Interested teachers are asked to provide their name, school, and relevant course, and the promise they will consider the CD-ROM as course material. The time has come for sophisticated technology to impact the classroom, and we want to encourage it with this unusual offer. Educational discounts and network licensing are available.

To receive your free copy of the Darwin CD-ROM mail or fax a letter with your name, address, e-mail address, school or university, and related course (name, course number, when offered) to:

Pete Goldie, Ph.D., President, Lightbinders, Inc., 2325 Third Street -- Suite 324, San Francisco, CA 94107; Fax: (415) 621-5898

You must sign and date your letter with the following statement:

"In order to receive an evaluation copy of the Darwin Multimedia CD-ROM, 2nd Edition, I state that I am currently a teacher of a course that could benefit from improved access to the works of Charles Darwin. I will examine the disc in consideration of its applicability to my teaching and will consider the disc as either recommended or required course material. I am under no obligations to recommend, require or promote the disc. I promise not to use the evaluation disc in the classroom, or as a source of material for the classroom, nor will I transfer possession of the evaluation disc to any person or organization without Lightbinders' approval."

Member Subscription Rates

Biology and Philosophy and Journal of the History of Biology Available to Members at Reduced Rates.

Subscriptions to these two journals published by Kluwer Academic Publishers are available to members of our society at a reduced rate. The reduced rates for 1996 are:

Biology and Philosophy: US$ 70.00
Journal of the History of Biology: US$ 80.00

Society members interested in these special rates should send their subscription orders and payments to: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Distribution Centre, PO Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Members should include with their subscription requests a statement that they are ISHPSSB members and are requesting the member rate. The contact person in case of problems is Annie Kuipers, Acquisition Editor, Humanities & Social Sciences Division, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Spuiboulevard 50, P.O. Box 17 3300 AA Dordrecht, The Netherlands; Fax: +31(0)78-6392254; e-mail:

Member Directories
Members are invited to request a copy of the ISHPSSB Directory by sending a request to Barbara Horan, the Society secretary. The first copy is free. Members who would like a second copy of the directory are asked to forward a check for $3.00 payable to the Society to cover copying and mailing costs. The directory is updated at the beginning of each year; members submitting requests after February 1 will receive a copy of the latest directory.


Knowledge and Its Discontents: Science, Expertise, Modernity
Conference Dates: 2-4 May 1997
Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Conference Topics: A conference on expertise, organized with support from the National Science Foundation. Leading American and European scholars in the field of science and technology studies will examine the changing social and political meanings of expertise and its role in the making of modern culture. The design of the conference is thoroughly interdisciplinary, with panels on the following topics: Law, Science, Expertise (Margaret Berger, Sheila Jasanoff, Martha Nussbaum); Modernity and Expertise (Yaron Ezrahi, Helga Nowotny, Theodore Porter, Brian Wynne); Custom, Specialization and Skill (Harry Collins, Peter Galison, Michael Lynch, Steven Shapin); Science, Self and Public (Wiebe Bijker, Adele Clarke, Aant Elzinga, Steven Yearley); Science's Responsibilities to Its Publics (John Beatty, Thomas Eisner, Evelyn Fox Keller, Peter Weingart). In conjunction with the conference, there will be a day-long workshop organized by the Science and Technology Studies graduate students on Friday May 2nd.
Inquiries: Lillian Isacks, Department of Science and Technology Studies, 726 University Avenue, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA; Telephone: (607) 255-6234; Fax: (607) 255-0616; e-mail:;

New Perspectives on Alexander von Humboldt
Conference Dates: 29-31 May 1997
Location: Georg-August-Universit‰t, Gˆttingen, Germany
Conference Topics: "Towards a Geography of Humboldt's Fame," "Humboldtian Visualizations," and "Body, Gender, and Self-Experimentation."
Inquiries: Professor Nicholaas Rupke, Humboldtallee 36, D-37073 Gˆttingen, Germany; Telephone: 49-551-39-9006; Fax: 49-551-39-9554; e-mail:

Issues of Science and Technology in the 21st Century, Korean Science and Technology Foundation (KOSEF)
Conference Dates: 1-7 June 1997
Location: Seoul
Conference Topics: KOSEF is drawing together an international cast of leading specialists to explore issues of science and technology in the coming century. The symposium is co-organized by the East-West Center, Honolulu.
Inquiries: KOSEF Symposium, East-West Center, East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848, USA; e-mail:

Second International Congress in Philosophy, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Life
Conference Dates: 5-9 June 1997
Location: Politechnical University of Gdansk, Poland
Conference Topics: Origins of life, Individuation, Evolution of Types, The New Critic of Reason and the Human Creative Condition
Inquiries: Professor A-T. Tymieniecka, Program Director, World Phenomenology Institute, 348 Payson Road, Belmont, MA 02178 USA

29th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Conference Dates: 19-22 June 1997
Location: University of Richmond, Richmond VA, USA
Conference Topics: Behavioral and Social Sciences
Program submissions (symposia, papers and posters) that deal with any aspect of the history of the behavioral and social sciences or with related historiographical or methodological issues are welcome. Submissions must be postmarked by 1 February 1997. Travel awards are available to students who present papers or posters. For further information contact John Carson, Cherion Program Chair, Department of Science & Technology Studies, 632 Clark Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853-2501. Telephone: 607-255-6048; Fax: 607-255-6044; e-mail:

Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Conference Dates: 22-26 June 1997
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Inquiries: Alan Leviton, Pacific Division AAAS, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA 94118; Telephone: (415) 752-1554

German Society for the History and Philosophy of Biology (DGGTB) Sixth Annual Meeting
Conference Dates: 26-29 June 1997
Location: University of Tuebingen, Germany
Conference Topics: Ethics in the Life Sciences -- History and Philosophy
Program submissions (including abstracts) are welcome and must be postmarked January 31, 1997. Inquiries: Prof. Dr. Eve-Marie Engels, Fakultaet fuer Biologie, Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen, Sigwartstr. 20, D-72076 Tuebingen; Fax: 49 7071 922 873; e-mail:

Philfest 97
Conference Dates: 4-13 July 1997
Location: University of Auckland, New Zealand
Conference Topics: Four participating organizations include the Australasian Association for Logic, Women in Philosophy, Australasian Association for Philosophy, and Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science.
Inquiries: Philosophy Department, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand; Phone: 64 9 3737 599 ext. 7491; Fax: 64 9 3737 408; e-mail:

20th International Congress of History of Science
Conference Dates: 20-26 July 1997
Location: LiËge, Belgium

Fourth Gruter Institute Faculty Seminar
Conference Dates: 2-8 August 1997
Location: Dartmouth College
Conference Topics: Biological Perspectives in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Inquiries: Ms. Suzanne Saxton, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, c/o Department of Government, Silsby 6108, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755-3514; Telephone: (603) 646-1029; Fax: (603) 646-2152; e-mail:

Every attempt has been made to keep costs at a minimum. There will be a registration fee ($200). Single dormitory rooms, with shared bath, have been reserved at Dartmouth College (rate: $35 per day with maid service). Participants who so desire (particularly if coming with spouses or family) may, however, arrange other accommodations in hotels or seasonal condominiums in the Hanover area. On campus parking ($3 per day) and access to Dartmouth's athletic facilities ($3 per day) are available on request. Participants will purchase meals through the College dining services. Opening and Closing dinners and lunch each day will be served at the Seminar location in Rockefeller Center. Breakfast and other meals available at the Dartmouth Dining Hall.

First International Conference on Computing Anticipatory Systems (CASYS '97)
Conference Dates: 11-15 August 1997
Location: LiËge, Belgium
Inquiries: Dr. Ir. Daniel M. Dubois, Institute of Mathematics, University of LiËge, Avenue des Tilleuls, B-4000 LiËge, Belgium; Fax: 32 4 366 9489; e-mail:

British Society for the History of Science
Conference Dates: 9-11 September 1997
Location: University of Leeds
Conference Topics: "History of Science as Public Culture." The conference will "explore ways in which the enterprise of history of science has functioned in public culture and within academia, particularly in Britain during the past fifty years."
Inquiries: Dr. John Topham, Darwin College, Cambridge CB3 9EU UK

Society for the History of Natural History
Conference Dates: 26-27 September 1997
Location: Discovery Point, Dundee, Scotland
Conference Topics: Maritime exploration.
Inquiries: Mike Taylor, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, George Street, Perth PH1 5LB UK; Telephone: 44 01738 632 488

Semiosis. Evolution. Energy.
Conference Dates: 17-19 October 1997.
Location: Victoria College, University of Toronto
Conference Topics: The purpose of the conference/colloquium is to explore relations among the three terms of the title with a view to extending the concept of the sign beyond its conventional meanings and to move the discipline of semiotics into a fertile new territory.
Inquiries: Dr. Edwina Taborsky, Telephone: (819) 822-9600 ext. 2424; Fax: (819) 822-9661; e-mail:

Second International History of Philosophy of Science Conference
Conference Dates: 12-15 March 1998
Location: Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, University of Notre Dame
Conference Topics: History of Philosophy of Science
Guidelines for Submissions: Submissions of abstracts of papers of approximately 30 minutes' reading length, and of full panels of three to four papers will be considered for the program. Abstracts of individual paper submissions should be between 250 and 500 words in length. Panel proposals should include one panel abstract, names and contact addresses of all participants, and abstracts of 250 words for each of three to four papers. All submissions should arrive by 1 September 1997.

Acknowledgment will be sent by 1 October. Notification of acceptance of submissions will be provided by 1 November. Preferred format for all submissions is plain ASCII text submitted by electronic mail to (please note the "2") with "HOPOS Submission" in the subject line of the e-mail. Other submissions should include three paper copies and one copy in plain ASCII format on a 3.5" DOS diskette and be sent to: Cassandra Pinnick, Department of Philosophy, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Publications of Interest

History of Psychology, a new scholarly journal, will begin quarterly publication early in 1998. It will be published by the American Psychological Association for its Division of the History of Psychology, and will be edited (through the year 2000) by Michael M. Sokal, Professor of History at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. History of Psychology's editorial office will operate with support from WPI, the American Psychological Association, and APA's Division of the History of Psychology.

EDITORIAL POLICY: The journal will serve as a forum for both psychologists and other interested scholars for the full range of current ideas and approaches pertaining to the relationship between history and psychology. It will primarily feature refereed scholarly articles dealing with specific issues, areas, and/or individuals in the history of psychology. It will also publish papers in related areas such as historical psychology (the history of consciousness and behavior), theory in psychology as it pertains to history, historiography, biographical and autobiographical analysis, psychohistory, and issues involved in teaching the history of psychology.

AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS: Because the journal warmly welcomes submissions from both the psychology and history communities, authors may choose for their manuscript style either of two forms: (1) that specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (4th edition); or (2) that of the University of Chicago Press's A Manual of Style (14th edition). If the latter style is chosen, reference lists should be eliminated or incorporated into endnotes. All manuscripts require an abstract of approximately 100 to 120 words typed on a separate sheet of paper at the beginning of the manuscript. In order to assure anonymous reviews, all author-identifying information should be excluded from the body of the text. Manuscripts must follow APA policies regarding language and ethics, as spelled out in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association .

Submit 4 copies of articles or direct inquiries to:

Michael M. Sokal, HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY, Department of Humanities and Arts, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280 U.S.A.; Telephone: (508) 831-5712; Fax: (508) 831-5932; e-mail:; WWW URL:


To join ISHPSSB or renew your membership fill out and return the form included in this Newsletter or the one on the Society's Website:

Existing members need to renew if the mailing label on the most recent newsletter has 1996 or earlier on the "Dues Paid Through 19xx" part. If you think the information in the membership files is out of date (e-mail addresses seem especially volatile), please provide the new information.

Graduate students qualify for a reduced membership fee -- only US$ 5. Emeritus members pay no fee. Otherwise a one-year regular membership is US$ 15; a two-year membership is US$ 25.

All checks must be in US$; payment by Visa/Mastercard is welcome. Credit card payments can be sent electronically. (As far as we understand this is relatively safe -- as safe as the postal service, maybe safer -- since everything is automatically encrypted.) Receipts for payment will be sent out, but to reduce administrative costs, this will be done only if requested. If paying by credit card, your monthly credit card statement should serve as your receipt.

Return the form to: Barbara Horan, ISHPSSB, Philosophy/PO Box 8023, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460-8023


Mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for Council members and for all committee chairs are given below.

Peter Taylor, Chair
ISHPSSB President 1995-1997
CCACC, 8 Bishop Place, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Phone: 908-932-8678; Fax: 908-932-8683

Barbara Horan
Philosophy/PO Box 8023
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460-8023
Phone: 912 681-5874; Fax: 912 681-0653

Elisabeth Lloyd
ISHPSSB President-Elect 1995-97
6350 Arlington Boulevard
Richmond CA 94805 USA
Phone: 510-642-4597; Fax: 510-642-4164

Richard Burkhardt
ISHPSSB Past-President 1995-97
306 W. Vermont Street
Urbana, IL 61801 USA
Phone: 217-244-0922; Fax: 217-333-2563

Robert C. Richardson
Program Chair, 1997 Meetings
Philosophy Department, ML 374
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221 USA
Phone: 513-556-6327; Fax: 513-556-2939

Ronald Rainger
ISHPSSB Treasurer
History Department
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409 USA
Phone: 806-742-3744; Fax: 806-242-1060

Keith R. Benson, Local Arrangements Coordinator
1997 Meeting
Medical History and Ethics/SB-20
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195 USA
Phone: 206-543-5447; Fax: 206-685-9544

Chris Young, Newsletter Editor
History of Science and Technology
435 Walter Library
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455


ISHPSSB Listserv
Listserv Address: LISTSERV@TC.UMN.EDU (Use this address only to subscribe yourself to the list.)


Use this address to send mail to list members.


The next issue of the ISHPSSB newsletter will be published in Fall 1997. Please send submissions (preferably via e-mail) to the current editor, Chris Young, who will forward them to the new editor to be selected by the Council during the Seattle meetings. Volunteers welcome -- Contact Peter Taylor for more information.

This page is maintained by Valerie Gray Hardcastle.
Last updated: 15 April 1997.