Harvard's Steven Shapin Wins History of Science Award

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Steven Shapin, an emeritus professor in the History of Science department, has been awarded the 2014 Sarton Medal for Lifetime of Scholarly Achievement by the History of Science Society.

The Sarton Medal is awarded every year to a scholar from the international community and is considered one of the highest honors in the history of science field. It has been awarded since 1955 and pays homage to George Sarton, who founded “Isis,” the official publication of the History of Science Society.

“This award is a very great honor for the department,” said Janet Browne, History of Science department chair. “Shapin is a distinguished historian and sociologist of science and has dedicated his career to thinking deeply about science and its place in our world.”




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