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Jarrell Prize 2017

With pleasure, we announce that Catherine Carstairs’ article, “The Environmental Critique of WaterFluoridation,” 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 Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association, and the journal’s first editor — who passed away in 2013. The Prize comes with an award of $500.

The nominating committee wrote this assessment:

This is a model of how to write an essay for Scientia. It focuses on a science issue in Canada, noting key details and peculiarities, but without forcing a reading qua a distinctively Canadian situation. The author’s footnotes are fulsome and generous, provoking and enabling follow-up scholarship from readers. The prose style incorporates an authorial voice that remains persuasive without ever cajoling. The author connects global issues and local narratives without straining. We especially liked how Carstairs linked a decidedly local story about STOP to a broad shift where both scientists and activists moved away from the individual body to the ambient environment as the locus of study. Finally, in addition to the narrative, the paper clarifies the issue of fluoridation as a historical question, where understanding what’s at stake requires following differential chronologies. This is a paper we would return to both to see how it’s crafted and to see whether the method could be fruitfully used to study other issues

Congratulations Dr. Carstairs!

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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 http://retro.erudit.org/revue/scientia/2017/v39/n1/index.html.

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 one PDF or download separate files for the
articles and reviews — 17 in all.

  1. Matthew Goodman, “Scientific Instruments on the move in the North America Magnetic Survey, 1843-1844” PDF / Abstract | Résumé
  2. Brendan Cull, “Early Canadian Botanical Photography at the Exposition universelle, Paris 1867” PDF / Abstract | Résumé
  3. Philip Enros, “The Origins of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology” PDF / Abstract | Résumé
  4. Michael Murphy, “Technology Development at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, 1962-1986” PDF / Abstract | Résumé

We also have 13 reviews of recent books in English and French on Canadian
history of science, technology, and medicine. Our reviewers this issue
include John Sandlos, Jean-Claude Simard, Robert Pilon, James Hull, Adèle
Paul-Hus, Ronald Stagg, Daniel Macfarlane, Matthew Hayes, William Wannyn,
Isabelle Perreault, Andrew D. Hathaway, Matthew S. Wiseman, and Blair Stein.

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.

Books for review (English)

Scientia Canadensis: La Revue canadienne d’histoire des sciences, de la technologie et de la médecine est à la recherche de recenseurs pour les parutions récentes listées ci-dessous. Si vous êtes intéressés par la recension de l’un de nos ouvrages en français, veuillez contacter: Mahdi Khelfaoui. Le sujet du livre demandé devrait de préférence correspondre aux champs d’expertise du recenseur ou à ses intérêts de recherche.

Ouvrages à recenser (français)

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 Early Psychological Laboratory,” pp. 1-19. PDF 3,8 Mb
  • Mireille Lacombe, « La vulgarisation scientifique au Planétarium de Montréal, » pp. 21-33. [PDF 2,3 Mb]
  • David J. A. Foord and Peter Kyberd, “Ideas and Networks: The Rise and Fall of Research Bodies for Powered Artificial Arms in America and Canada, 1945-1977,” pp. 35–56. [PDF 1,7 Mb
  • Rénald Fortier, « Tout le monde à bord pour le Klondike ». Le merveilleux aéronautique et quelques projets de vols vers les gisements aurifères du nord canadien, 1897-1898, » pp. 57–77. [PDF 3,6 Mb]

Research Note

  • Sean Seyer, “Walking the Line – The International Origins of Civil Aviation Regulation in Canada,” pp. 79–89. [PDF 1,2 Mb]

Book Reviews

  • Robert Gagnon, Urgel-Eugène Archambault. Une vie au service de l’instruction publique. Revue par Christian Dessureault . [PDF 454 Kb]
  • Ted Binnema, Enlightened Zeal: The Hudson’s Bay Company and Scientific Networks, 1670–1870. Reviewed by Richard Dunn. [PDF 446 Kb]
  • Robert Craig Brown, Arts & Science at Toronto A History, 1827-1990. Reviewed by Richard White. [PDF 446 Kb]
  • Chris Turner, Science, on coupe ! Chercheurs muselés et aveuglement volontaire : bienvenue au Canada de Stephen Harper. Revue par Julien Landry. [PDF 444 Kb]
  • Yves Gingras (dir.), Controverses. Accords et désaccords en sciences humaines et sociales. Revue par Vincent Guillin. [PDF 455 Kb
  • Jérôme Proulx, De la didactique des mathématiques au Québec. Entretiens avec ses bâtisseurs. Revue par Geneviève Lessard. [PDF 444 Kb
  • Darcy Ingram, Wildlife, Conservation and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914. Reviewed by Caroline Desbiens. [PDF 443 Kb
  • Philip Enros, Environment for Science: A History of Policy for Science in Environment Canada. Reviewed by Matthew Wallace. [PDF 446 Kb]
  • Matthew Evenden, Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-Electricity During Canada’s Second World War. Reviewed by Sean Kheraj. [PDF 445 Kb]
  • Denis Monière et Florian Sauvageau (dirs.), La télévision de Radio-Canada et l’évolution de la conscience politique au Québec. Revue par Dominic Charette. [PDF 445 Kb
  • Robert MacDougall, The People’s Network: The Political Economy of the Telephone in the Gilded Age. Reviewed by Bryan Dewalt. [PDF 443 Kb
  • Denis Goulet et Robert Gagnon, Histoire de la médecine au Québec, 1800-2000. De l’art de soigner à la science de guérir. Revue par Benoit Gaumer. [PDF 446 Kb]
  • Marie-Claude Thifault (dir.), Désinstitutionnalisation psychiatrique en Acadie, en Ontario francophone et au Québec, 1930-2013. Revue par Hervé Guillemain. [PDF 450 Kb

We are always pleased to receive contributions of papers, research notes or book reviews that relate to Canadian history of science, technology and medicine.

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: https://www.erudit.org/revue/scientia/2015/v38/n2/index.html

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 valid through to the
end of 2017.

To renew your membership, please follow this link:  https://www.iatspayments.com/Portal/IATS/AURAPreview.aspx?PaymentboxID=PA9D6EE315E61424F4

If you are not sure of the status of your membership, please contact
Mahdi Khelfaoui, the CHTSA secretary, at: cstha.ahstc@gmail.com

Regards,

Dorotea Gucciardo, CSTHA president

David Pantalony, Scientia Canadensis editor-in-chief

William Knight, Mahdi Khelfaoui and Beth Robertson, Scientia
Canadensis editorial team

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Chers membres de l’AHSTC,

Le dernier numéro de Scientia Canadensis – volume 28, numéro 2 – est
maintenant disponible pour téléchargement sur la plateforme Érudit:

https://www.erudit.org/revue/scientia/2015/v38/n2/index.html

Nous souhaitons également vous aviser que nous sommes dans la période
de renouvellement des adhésions à l’AHSTC et des abonnements à
Scientia Canadensis. À moins que vous ayez déjà effectué le
renouvellement dans l’année écoulée, ce qui signifie que votre
adhésion court jusqu’à la fin de l’année 2017, nous vous invitons à le
faire dès maintenant à l’adresse suivante:

https://www.iatspayments.com/Portal/IATS/AURAPreview.aspx?PaymentboxID=PA9D6EE315E61424F4

Si vous n’êtes plus sûr de votre statut d’adhérent, veuillez contacter
Mahdi Khelfaoui, secrétaire de l’AHTSC, à cette adresse :
cstha.ahstc@gmail.com

Cordialement,

Dorotea Gucciardo, présidente de l’AHSTC

David Pantalony, rédacteur en chef de Scientia Canadensis

William Knight, Mahdi Khelfaoui et Beth Robertson, équipe éditoriale
de Scientia Canadensis

Three Societies Meeting update

A message from CSHPS:

ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT FOR HOTEL CONFERENCE RATES FOR THREE SOCIETIES MEETING.



Book your hotel room before May 19 for the Three Societies Meeting in order to take advantage of the reserved conference rates. This gathering of the British Society for the History of Science, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science and the History of Science Society brings together historians of science every four years for a major international conference. This conference will take place June 22-25, 2016, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

 We are busy with final preparations for this conference, and look forward to welcoming you to Edmonton.

We have an exciting program taking shape, complete with a new addition – a play reading of Radical, a Canadian play written by a fellow historian of medicine, Charles Hayter, concerning early resistance to radical mastecdomies in Canada in the 1970s. I also want to point out an amazing exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta, where we will be holding a reception, called include 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. This is a truly iconic exhibition, of some of the most famous Canadian aboriginal artists.

There are a wide range of affordable housing options: just go to https://uofa.ualberta.ca/arts/research/3-societies-meeting/accommodations and follow the links to the hotel of your choice. But don’t delay, since we only have the conference rate until May 19th.

You can access the special conference rates for the hotels both before and after the conference (from June 19-27), in case you want to do a bit more exploring. We will also provide you with links to make your own arrangements for other travel in the area such as: to the Rocky Mountains and Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise or the Columbia Icefields; to the Alberta Badlands and Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum; or to the Oil Sands in Fort McMurray. 

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to register at https://uofa.ualberta.ca/arts/research/3-societies-meeting

Be sure to check out our website at https://uofa.ualberta.ca/arts/research/3-societies-meeting, which lists some travel information, accommodation options, information about how to get around in Edmonton, and all the things to potentially
do while staying in the city. Also, follow us on our Facebook page for informal updates about things to do and see while in the city at https://www.facebook.com/ThreeSocieties2016/?fref=ts.

Scientia Canadensis Volume 38, No. 1

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to inform you that Vol 38, No.1 of Scientia Candensis has just been issued and is available on the Erudit platform. The issue is composed of three articles, one research note and twelve book reviews.

Articles

Research Note

Book Reviews

We are always pleased to receive contributions of papers, research notes or
book reviews that relate to Canadian history of science, technology and
medicine.

ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR THREE SOCIETIES MEETING

ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR THREE SOCIETIES MEETING

Register before April 15 for the Three Societies Meeting in order to take advantage of the early bird rates.  This gathering of the British Society for the History of Science, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science and the History of Science Society brings together historians of science every four years for a major international conference.  This conference will take place June 22-25, 2016, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

We are excited to welcome you to Edmonton, capital of the Province of Alberta and one of Canada’s major cities.  June is an ideal time to visit Edmonton, one of the sunniest places in Canada, with over 17 hours of daylight at the summer solstice and average temperatures of 22C/72F.  Edmonton is also known as a Festival City – during June we have The Works Art and Design Festival (June 17-29), The Edmonton International Jazz Festival (June 17-26), and Free Will Players (Shakespeare in the park – Romeo and Juliet and Love’s Labour’s Lost  – June 21–July 17).

We have an exciting program taking shape.  There are a wide range of affordable housing options, and lots of time to meet your fellow historians of science in a relaxed atmosphere.

We are planning a wonderful reception in our newly renovated Art Gallery (exhibitions planned include  7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. and Unvarnished Truth: exploring the material history of painting).  And a great final banquet – and we promise no speeches!

You can access the special conference rates for the hotels both before and after the conference (from June 19-27), in case you want to do a bit more exploring.  We will also provide you with links to make your own arrangements for other travel in the area such as: to the Rocky Mountains and Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise or the Columbia Icefields; to the Alberta Badlands and Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum; or to the Oil Sands in Fort McMurray.

Register at https://uofa.ualberta.ca/arts/research/3-societies-meeting.

Registration for Three Societies Meeting Open

A note from the organizers of the Three Societies Meeting

Register now for the Three Societies Meeting.  This gathering of the British Society for the History of Science, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science and the History of Science Society brings together historians of science every four years for a major international conference.  This conference will take place June 22-25, 2016, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

We are excited to welcome you to Edmonton, capital of the Province of Alberta and one of Canada’s major cities.  June is an ideal time to visit Edmonton, one of the sunniest places in Canada, with over 17 hours of daylight at the summer solstice and average temperatures of 22C/72F.  Edmonton is also known as a Festival City – during June we have The Works Art and Design Festival (June 17-29), The Edmonton International Jazz Festival (June 17-26), and Free Will Players (Shakespeare in the park – Romeo and Juliet and Love’s Labour’s Lost  – June 21–July 17).
We have an exciting program taking shape.  There are a wide range of affordable housing options, and lots of time to meet your fellow historians of science in a relaxed atmosphere.

We are planning a wonderful reception in our newly renovated Art Gallery (exhibitions planned include  7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. and Unvarnished Truth: exploring the material history of painting).  And a great final banquet – and we promise no speeches!

You can access the special conference rates for the hotels both before and after the conference (from June 19-27), in case you want to do a bit more exploring.  We will also provide you with links to make your own arrangements for other travel in the area such as: to the Rocky Mountains and Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise or the Columbia Icefields; to the Alberta Badlands and Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum; or to the Oil Sands in Fort McMurray.

Register at https://uofa.ualberta.ca/arts/research/3-societies-meeting

Early bird rates until April 15th.

2015 Best Student Papers

Best student papers awards / Prix pour les meilleurs présentations étudiantes

Greetings Colleagues / Chers collègues,

We were so pleased to see many of you come out for our biennial conference held at York University from 6 to 8 November. The Programme Committee did a wonderful job of putting together some thought-provoking and interesting presentations. In total, we had just under 50 presenters, and the Association is pleased to announce the winners of the two prizes for best student papers presented during the conference. Nous étions ravis de vous voir présents en si grand nombre lors de notre dernière conférence biennale qui s’est tenue à l’Université York du 6 au 8 novembre dernier. Le comité organisateur a réalisé un excellent travail en réunissant des communications intéressantes et stimulantes. Au total, nous avons eu un peu moins de 50 communications et l’association est heureuse d’annoncer les noms des deux étudiants ayant obtenu des prix pour les meilleures présentations durant la conférence.

The Royal Society Prize was awarded to Brendan Cull for his paper “Early Canadian Photographic Botanicals at the Exposition Universelle,
Paris 1867”. Brendan has just obtained a Masters in Art History from Queen’s University. Le Prix de la Société Royale du Canada a été attribué à Brendan Cull pour sa présentation “Early Canadian Photographic Botanicals at the Exposition Universelle, Paris 1867”. Brendan vient de compléter sa maîtrise en histoire de l’art à l’Université Queen’s.

Brendan Cull

The CSTHA Prize was awarded to Anne Millar for her paper “Women of Impact in the Materials, Metallurgy, and Mining Field in Canada”. Anne is
currently completing her PhD thesis at the University of Ottawa. Le Prix de l’AHSTC a été atribué à Ann Millar pour sa présentation “Women
of Impact in the Materials, Metallurgy, and Mining Field in Canada”. Anne effectue actuellement sa thèse de doctorat à l’Université d’Ottawa.

Anne Millar