Historians and their Index Numbers

Historians and their Index Numbers

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John Steele Gordon argues ---over on Bloomberg's recently revamped "echoes" blog---that historians of the US stock market in t...

Do we still need harvest festivals?

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Loyal AmericanScience reader Anna Zeide wonders about Thanksgiving in a post-can world over at the F...
Beyond Presentism vs. Historicism in the History of Anthropology

Beyond Presentism vs. Historicism in the History of Anthropology

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This weekend I participated in the Stocking Symposium at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting in Montreal. Nam...

AmericanScience in Literature: Pynchon

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What's the place of science (specifically, American science) in literature (specifically, Americ...
American science and the budget crisis

American science and the budget crisis

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Last week's issue of Science  included a number of short articles on the effects of the budget crisis on science funding in the United S...
What Science Does to the Environment

What Science Does to the Environment

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I noticed a fascinating Call For Papers this morning on h-net for a conference on "Science, Space, and the Environment," sponsore...
4S/HSS/SHOT Recap #2

4S/HSS/SHOT Recap #2

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I very much agreed with Hank's recent post about this year's HSS, so I thought I'd add my two cents.  In particular, I wante...
Because Raccoon Intelligence Really Is a Problem

Because Raccoon Intelligence Really Is a Problem

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...for science! At the recent meeting of the Forum for the History of Science in America at HSS, David Spanagel awarded Michael Pettit of...
4S/HSS/SHOT Recap #1

4S/HSS/SHOT Recap #1

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As announced in a recent post, the whole sick crew spent last weekend in Cleveland at the jointly-located 4S, HSS, and SHOT meetings. Divid...

Dr. Cynthia Beall and the Science of Human Adaptability

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This Friday, Nov. 4 at 12pm, those attending the FHSA distinguished scientist lecture will have the...
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