History of Science Society

The History of Science Society is the world’s largest society dedicated to understanding science, technology, medicine, and their interactions with society in historical context. Over 3,000 individual and institutional members across the world support the Society’s mission to foster interest in the history of science and its social and cultural relations. Several Society-sponsored initiatives carry advanced knowledge about the history of science to the wider world. The Society’s flagship publication, Isis, is the widest circulation journal in the history of science. Another journal, Osiris, produces annual thematic volumes devoted to a single topic of wide interest to the history of science community. The Society holds an annual meeting, at which hundreds of scholars present and discuss cutting-edge research on the cultural relationships and historical development of scientific practices, theories, and technologies. As its members study the historical record of science and technology, the Society is also making use of new technologies to stimulate interest in the history of science. The activities of the Society’s bibliographer are key to making information openly available on the history of science, technology, and medicine. Free access to the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine database is available as a benefit to its members. A four-year run of Isis is available on JSTOR.

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Professional society; history of science, technology and medicine

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  • produces Isis, the widest circulation journal in the history of science, and Osiris, an annual thematic volume devoted to single topics of wide interest to the history of science community
  • maintains the Current Bibliography of the History of Science and its Cultural Influences (an HSS member benefit), an online bibliography of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine articles published world-wide

     


  • the HSS Newsletter, published quarterly, provides job listings, conference announcements, and news of the Society, its members, their disciplines and the profession

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Holding Highlights

  • world’s largest society dedicated to understanding science, technology, medicine, and their interactions with society in historical context
  • produces Isis, the widest circulation journal in the history of science, and Osiris, an annual thematic volume devoted to single topics of wide interest to the history of science community
  • maintains the Current Bibliography of the History of Science and its Cultural Influences (an HSS member benefit), an online bibliography of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine articles published world-wide
  • the HSS Newsletter, published quarterly, provides job listings, conference announcements, and news of the Society, its members, their disciplines and the profession