UW History of Science Ph.D.s garner awards!

Michael F. Robinson Erika Milam

When the History of Science Society handed out its awards and prizes on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at its annual meeting (in Utrecht, Netherlands—the first HSS meeting ever in Europe!), UW-Madison History of Science Ph.D. alumni appeared in force.

  • Michael Osborne (Ph.D. 1987; Professor at Oregon State University) received the Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize for excellence in education.
  • Michael F. Robinson (Ph.D. 2002; Professor at the University of Hartford) was awarded the Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize for best book for a general audience in the previous three years, for The Lost White Tribe: Scientists, Explorers, and a Theory that Changed Africa (Oxford, 2016).
  • Megan Raby (Ph.D. 2012; Assistant Professor at University of Texas – Austin) won the Philip J. Pauly Prize for the best first book on the history of science in the Americas, for American Tropics: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science (UNC Press, 2017).

Immediately after the prize ceremony, Erika Milam (Ph.D 2006; Professor at Princeton) took the stage to present an eloquent introduction for the Society Lecturer, Anke Te Heesen of the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Also worthy of note: as of July 1, Matthew Lavine (Ph.D. 2007; Associate Professor, Mississippi State University) is co-editor (with Alex Hui) of Isis, the journal of the History of Science Society and flagship journal of the field.

Go Badgers!