AmericanScience began as "News and Views," with the sponsorship of the Forum for the History of Science in America (FHSA), an interest group within the History of Science Society. Now a team blog, AmericanScience features posts contributed by four early-career historians of science, as follows:
Evan is a historian of modern science and technology with research interests in the histories of the chemical sciences, scientific data and information systems, and technologies of art conservation and analysis. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Princeton University Program in History of Science, where he is working on a dissertation on the history of systematic chemical nomenclature and the many uses of chemical names and notation in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Europe and America. Evan has previously spent a year each as Herdegen Fellow in the History of Scientific Information at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, course developer for an online education startup, and marketeer for a leading purveyor of collectible figurines. He lives in Newark, NJ.
Meridith Beck Sayre
I completed my PhD in History of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. Currently, I am a CLIR postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington, where I work on the Chymistry of Isaac Newton project. I also contribute to a variety of other projects related to scholarly editions, data curation, and the digital humanities. My scholarly interests range widely, but include book history, the history of the social sciences, early-modern astronomy, and the history of scholarly practices, such as annotation.
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