STAMA - Centre for History of Recent Science

Dear STAMAsters,

For those of you who may not know ... the first edition of the "Recent
Science Newsletter" [Vol. 1 No. 1 - Spring 1999] was recently published by
the relatively newly formed Center for History of Recent Science and the
The George Washington University, Washington DC. It can be found at:


Leading the newsletter is an article by the founder of the Center, Horace
Freeland Judson, on "Why history of recent science?".  It sets out a bit of
the history behind the establishment of the Center but mainly looks at the
intellectual basis of the Centre and what it hopes to contribute.

I found this article (as well as the rest of high quality contributions)
quite inspiring - in a time when it has become increasingly difficult to
sustain commitment to history and heritage activities with relation to
science, technology and medicine, the new energy and enthusiasm of the
Centre is most welcome.  If you are looking for well worded arguments to
support your activities - this may be the best source in recent times. I
wish them well.

I highly recommend that you take the time to read the newsletter right
through and add your name to the subscription list [it is free].

Further information about the Centre for History of Recent Science can be
found at:


To subscribe email or write to:

Steven C. Weiss
Managing Editor, Recent Science Newsletter
Center for History of Recent Science
George Washington University
Washington  DC  20052



Regards ..... Gavan

*   Gavan McCarthy - Director 
*   Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
*   The University of Melbourne 
*    203 Bouverie Street, Carlton  VIC  3053
*    Phone: +61 3 9344 9287 Fax: +61 3 9349 4630
*   <http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/>