In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Janis Langins (1945-2019)

With sadness, I write to note the passing of Janis Langins, Emeritus Professor at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto. Craig Fraser, a colleague at IHPST, has written a short notice at the IHPST website, and the Toronto Star has an obituary notice with information … Continue reading In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Janis Langins (1945-2019)

2019 Conference / Colloque

XXI Biennial Conference1–3 November 2019Halifax, Nova Scotia DIVERSITY AND TENSION: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND CANADIAN REGIONALISM IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE La version française apparaît ci-dessous Please join us for the 2019 CSTHA biennial conference to be held November 1–3 at University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Program Committee invites papers and posters addressing this … Continue reading 2019 Conference / Colloque

Scientia Canadensis v.40 n.1

The latest number of Scientia Canadensis (40, 1) is now available -- a special issue on environment and technology co-edited by Daniel Macfarlane and William Knight. Contributors include Daniel Macfarlane and Andrew Watson; Blair Stein; Shannon Stunden Bower; and Jennifer Hubbard. David Theodore contributed a book-review essay and we have our regular roster of reviews … Continue reading Scientia Canadensis v.40 n.1

Call for Applications – Editor-in-Chief, Scientia Canadensis

Deadline: March 5, 2018 The Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association / Association pour l’histoire de la science et de la technologie seeks applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the journal Scientia Canadensis. This is a volunteer position and the term is for five years. Scope of the Journal: Scientia Canadensis, CSTHA/AHSTC’s official journal, … Continue reading Call for Applications – Editor-in-Chief, Scientia Canadensis

2017 Jarrell Prize / Prix Jarrell

With pleasure, we announce that Catherine Carstairs' article, “The Environmental Critique of Water Fluoridation,” published in Volume 38, Number 1 (2015) of Scientia Canadensis has been awarded the Jarrell Prize for best article published between 2015 and 2017. The Jarrell Prize was created in honour of Dr. Richard Jarrell — a founding member of the … Continue reading 2017 Jarrell Prize / Prix Jarrell

Scientia Canadensis Volume 39 , Number 1

On the eve of our biannual conference, we're please to announce the publication of volume 39, number 1 of Scientia Canadensis available now on Erudit at This issue contains articles on scientific instruments in the 19th and 20th centuries, botanical photography, and the history of the IHPST. You may download the entire issue as … Continue reading Scientia Canadensis Volume 39 , Number 1

Book Reviews – Comptes-rendus d’ouvrages

Scientia Canadensis: The Canadian Journal for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine is looking for reviewers for the recently published books listed below. If you are interested in reviewing one of our English books, please contact: Beth Robertson. The subject of the book should preferably correspond to the reviewer’s fields of expertise or academic interests. … Continue reading Book Reviews – Comptes-rendus d’ouvrages

Scientia Canadensis Volume 38, No. 2

Dear colleagues, We are happy to inform you that Vol 38, No.2 of Scientia Candensis was issued in December 2016 and is now available on the Erudit platform. The issue is composed of four articles, one research note and thirteen book reviews. Articles Erich Weidenhammer, “August Kirschmann and the Material Culture of Colour in Toronto’s … Continue reading Scientia Canadensis Volume 38, No. 2

New issue of Scientia Candensis / CSTHA membership renewal

Dear CSTHA members, The latest issue of Scientia Canadensis – volume 38, number 2 – is now available for download at Erudit: This note is also to advise you that it is time to renew your CSTHA membership and Scientia subscription. Unless, of course, you renewed this past year, which means your membership is … Continue reading New issue of Scientia Candensis / CSTHA membership renewal