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Prizes and Awards in Science before Nobel. 5th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science

November 23, 2015

September 5, 2016, The Nobel Museum, Stockholm Organized by Marco Beretta, Gustav Källstrand and Ulf Larsson Within the world wide scientific community there is be little doubt that the Nobel prize has for the last century been by far the most important recognition a scientist can get. The universal prestige of the Nobel prize has […]

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Stefano Gattei, PhD visits Watson Publishing

April 26, 2015

Italian history of science and art scholar, author, and friend visits Watson Publishing after lecturing at Harvard. Photo of Stefano Gattei, PhD and Neale Watson with Chatham Lighthouse, Cape Cod, in background. Dr. Gattei is currently completing a guest fellowship at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia.

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Savant Relics: Brains and Remains of Scientists

October 30, 2014

4th Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science Organized by Marco Beretta, Maria Conforti, Paolo Mazzarello University of Pavia, Pavia, September 4th, 2015. Well known stories such as Cicero’s discovery of Archimedes’ tombstone in Syracuse and Pliny the Younger’s report of the heroic death of his uncle near the Vesuvius during the […]

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Inaugural John C. Van Horne Lecture to be given May 28th

February 6, 2014
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2014 Watson Seminar in Barcelona

February 6, 2014
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SPSP to meet at IHPST

May 31, 2013

The Fourth Biennial Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) will take place at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST), Victoria College, University of Toronto, 26-29 June 2013. More information about the conference. A special order form for our titles displayed during the conference, including […]

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Carsten Reinhardt appointed President and CEO at CHF

May 15, 2013
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Beretta receives Paul-Bunge-Prize

March 7, 2013

The Gesellschaft Deutcher Chemiker and the Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie present Professor Marco Beretta this year’s Paul-Bunge-Prize for his publication Alchemy of Glass: Counterfeit, Imitation and Transmutation in Ancient Glass Making at a ceremony in Heidelberg on March 21st.

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Papers from Chemical Objects Workshop at Chemical Heritage Foundation to be published

March 7, 2013

Edited by Ursula Klein and Carsten Reinhardt, the fifteen papers from the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Chemical Objects Workshop, will be collected in a volume entitled “Objects of Chemical Inquiry” to be published by SHP/USA later this year. Carsten Reinhardt appointed President and CEO at CHF Should you wish to be kept posted regarding the publication […]

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F for Fakes: Hoaxes, Counterfeits and Deception in Early Modern Science

March 7, 2013

Organized by Marco Beretta and Maria Conforti, the June 7th seminar at the Museo Galileo was a classic event. A book of essays based on the papers presented will soon be published by Science History Publications/USA. Should you wish to be kept posted regarding the publication schedule and receive a prepublication discount, add your email below.

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Les Prix Nobel

March 7, 2013

Discussions are ongoing concerning future publication in book format of Les Prix Nobel, begun in 1901. It has been suggested that in future the publication be entitled: The Nobel Prizes, (sub title) Les Prix Nobel, as content is primarily in English. Should you wish to receive further information regarding our commitment to this particular project, […]

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IN PRESS

March 7, 2013

Caroline Herschel: Priestess of the New Heavens by Michael Hoskin, acclaimed historian of science and founding editor of The Journal for the History of Astronomy, provides an in depth look at the remarkable life and times of the pioneering female scientist/astronomer; her many trials and eventual triumph during a fascinating moment in history. Contents: Prologue,  A […]

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Chemical Objects Workshop a resounding success

November 1, 2012

October 4—6, 2012 Including the speakers, thirty plus participated in a two and a half day conference (organized by Ursula Klein and Carsten Reinhardt) and sponsored by the Beckman Center, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia. Between Material Substances and Abstract Ideas: Chemists’ Objects of Inquiry, 18th-21st centuries  Papers were stimulating and discussions often intense. Aside from […]

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F for Fakes

October 31, 2012

Hoaxes, Counterfeits and Deception in Early Modern Science 2nd Watson Seminar in the History of Material and Visual Science (Museo Galileo – Florence, June 7, 2013) Organized by Marco Beretta and Maria Conforti The forgery or falsification of objects, as well as the creation or invention of artifacts consciously  – if deceitfully – attributed to […]

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In memoriam Gerald Lombardi

January 19, 2012

Born June 8th, 1948, Gerald joined Watson Publishing in the early 1970’s shortly after returning from France where he had been working on an advanced degree in French naval history prior to the unanticipated closing and relocation of the archives. During his time with the company, he rapidly progressed from a clerk position to become […]

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