We are excited to announce the second Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences article prize. This prize is awarded biennially for the best article published in the journal during the previous two years by an early career scholar. In 2015 the prize was won by Andrea Sullivan-Clarke for ‘On the Causal Efficacy of Natural Selection: A Response to Richards’ Critique of the Standard Interpretation of the Origin’. The next prize will be awarded in 2017, and we are currently looking for nominations. Articles published in 2015 and 2016 will be eligible for the 2017 prize. For full details please visit: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/studies-in-history-and-philosophy-of-science-part-c-studies-in-history-and-philosophy-of-biological-and-biomedical-sciences/news/studies-in-history-and-philosophy-of-biological-and-biomedic
The prize, which is supported by Elsevier, is intended for those who, at the time of the article’s publication, were doctoral students, or were within five years of being awarded their doctorates. The winner of this prize receives £200, a certificate, and a year’s free subscription to Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
To nominate an article or articles for the 2017 Prize, please send an email to the Assistant Editor, Dominic Berry, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 December 2016. Self-nominations are welcome, as are brief statements describing the outstanding quality and contribution of nominated articles.
The just-published June 2016 issue features research articles by, among others, Adam Hochman on whether the concept of race should be deflated or popped, Joeri Witteveen on the historical origins of the typology/population-thinking dichotomy, and Jane Maienschein on embryos, microscopes and society (as part of a special section devoted to instrument-media entanglements in the life sciences, edited by Joan Steigerwald and with an afterword by Hans-Joerg Rheinberger); reviews of recent books on the history of brain imaging, the modelling of cultural evolution, and the ethics of stem cell research; and “think piece” essays by Ute Deichmann on why epigenetics isn’t Lamarckian and by Grant Ramsey and Charles Pence on the promise of a new research tool for quantitative analysis of biological research, evoText. Upcoming issues will include a special issue on contingency in the life sciences, including new articles by Nancy Cartwright, Simon Conway Morris, Bernard Lightman and David Sepkoski, and a special issue on viruses in philosophical perspective, edited by John Dupre and Thomas Pradeu.