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President’s Message, June 2016

06/10/2016

Carson and Fleck Prize Announcements

It is my great pleasure to announce the two recipients of this year’s 4S book prizes!

Gabrielle Hecht (University of Michigan, US) is the winner of the 2016 Rachel Carson Prize for her book Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (2012 MIT Press). The Carson Prize is awarded for an outstanding book length work of social or political relevance in the area of science and technology studies.

Click here for the extended announcement of the Carson Prize award.

Banu Subramaniam (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US) is the winner of the 2016 Ludwik Fleck prize for her book Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity (2014 University of Illinois Press).  The Fleck Prize is the oldest 4S book prize awarded to an outstanding book across the breadth of science and technology studies.

Click here for the extended announcement of the Fleck Prize award.

My warmest congratulations to Gabrielle and to Banu!  Please join me as well in thanking 2016 Carson Prize Committee members Claire Waterton (Chair, Lancaster University, UK), Abby Kinchy (RPI, US), Sulfikar Amir (NTU, Singapore) and Ivan da Costa Marques (HCTE, Brazil), and 2016 Fleck Prize Committee members Kelly Moore (Chair), Vivian Anette Lagesen (NTNU, Norway), Roland Bal (Erasmus University, Netherlands), and Wen-Hua Kuo (National Yang Ming University, Taipei).

Watch for the Author Meets Critics Sessions in Barcelona.

EARLY REGISTRATION RATES FOR EASST/4S BARCELONA TO 30 JUNE.

Please note that registration is now open for the EASST/4S conference at http://www.sts2016bcn.org/registration-and-fees/.  Be sure to register this month, before the fees go up by €100!

regards to all,

Lucy