CSTHA Summer Student Position

CSTHA Summer Student Contract June-August 2020 (pending budget approval May 25) CDN$710-819 per week Deadline for submission: Monday, May 18, 2020. Please submit a letter of interest and a CV. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide 2 references. The Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association (CSTHA) is seeking a graduate student in history—preferably one … Continue reading CSTHA Summer Student Position

2018-2019 Jarrell Prize / Prix Jarrell

On behalf of the CSTHA executive, we are happy to announce that Jennifer Hubbard is the recipient of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association's Jarrell Prize for 2018-2019. Dr. Hubbard's article, "The Global Repercussions of the 1947 Symposium on Fish Populations in Toronto: Scientific Networks and the Over-fishing Question," published in Scientia Canadensis, Volume … Continue reading 2018-2019 Jarrell Prize / Prix Jarrell

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)

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 … Continue reading Scientia Canadensis v.40 n.1

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 v.39, n.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. 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 … Continue reading Scientia Canadensis v.39, n.1

Scientia Canadensis v.38, n.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 v.38, n.2

Scientia Canadensis v.38, n.1

  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 Catherine Carstairs, "The Environmental Critique of Water Fluoridation", pp. 1-21. [PDF] Patricia Bowley, "Farm Forestry … Continue reading Scientia Canadensis v.38, n.1

2015 Royal Society of Canada Prize

Best student papers awards / Prix pour les meilleurs présentations étudiantes 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 … Continue reading 2015 Royal Society of Canada Prize

2015 Jarrell Prize / Prix Jarrell

The CSTHA is pleased to announce the first winner of the Jarrell Prize for the best article published in Scientia Canadensis. Dr. Eda Kranakis, professor of history at the University of Ottawa, received the award for her article “Peak Oil Theory in Canada’s Globe and Mail: A Case Study of the Construction of Ignorance.”   … Continue reading 2015 Jarrell Prize / Prix Jarrell