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BSHS awards ‘special commendation’

22 September 2010

BSHS awards ‘special commendation’

Judges for the British Society for the History of Science’s Slade Prize awarded a ‘special commendation’ to Dr. Joe Cain for his essay:

Cain, Joe. 2009. Rethinking the Synthesis Period in Evolutionary Studies. Journal of the History of Biology 42: 621-648. DOI: 10.1007/s10739-009-9206-z. Abstract.

This was announced in July 2010 at the BSHS Annual Conference in Aberdeen. The BSHS Slade Prize is awarded biannually to the writer of an essay that makes the best critical contribution to the history or historiography of science/technology/medicine.

Joe is the second STS academic related to the Slade Prize. In 2005, Hasok Chang was awarded the prize for his essay, "Adventures of a Scientific Potter: The Rise and Fall of the Wedgwood Pyrometer".