“AAHM Shryock Medal Honorable Mention for Fama”
During the recent American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) meeting held in Atlanta, GA, third-year graduate student Vicki Fama’s received an Honorable Mention in the Shryock Medal Essay Contest for her essay “Heroes and Villains: Displaying and Viewing Bodies at the United States Army Medical Museum, 1862-1888.” Named for Richard Harrison Shryock (1893-1972), a pioneer among historians interested in the history of medicine, this contest grants an annual award to a graduate student for an outstanding, unpublished essay on any topic in the history of medicine. Bravo Vicki.
“Conference Honoring Ronald L. Numbers”
On 15-16 February 2013, over 60 friends and colleagues of Ronald L. Numbers participated in a conference: Science without God: Religion, Naturalism and the Sciences: A Conference to Honour Ronald L. Numbers. Organized by Peter Harrison and Jon Roberts and hosted by Michael Ruse at Florida State University, the conference goal was to test the conventional wisdom about the relationship between science, naturalism, and religion. Seventeen pre-distributed papers ranging from Ancient Natural Philosophy to 19th and 20th century Biology were read with feedback provided by assigned commentators and the audience.
It was a splendid two-day affair that included a fish fry (including unlimited local oysters) on the Saturday at the Ruse's home. A further aim of the gathering is to publish an edited collection of the talks under the guidance of Harrison and Roberts.
Now emeritus Professor of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Numbers has several book projects underway as well as guiding three graduate students in their doctoral studies.
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