As president of the History of Science Society in 2012-13, I worked with our members to rethink the role of our organization in a world in which Ph.D. degrees do not necessarily lead to tenure-track academic positions, and in which we need to be creative about finding opportunities for engaging with a wider interested public. It is an exciting challenge, and there is much to be done.
My contribution to the conversation about the challenges facing our discipline, can be seen in the following pieces:
- “From the HSS President: History Unbound,” Newsletter of the History of Science Society, Vol. 41, no. 1, January 2012.
- “From the HSS President: Making A Difference,” Newsletter of the History of Science Society, Vol. 42, no. 1, January 2013.
My article “The Shape of the History of Science Profession, 2038: A Perspective Retrospective” was published in Isis (vol. 104, no. 1, March 2013: 131-9) as part of their issue that focused on the future of the History of Science.