Note on recent changes: Due to retirements and changes in professional activity, several members of the previous CHMC Executive Council and the CHMC Advisory Board have asked to be relieved of their duties. These changes have taken effect in 2011; since its meeting in Paris in June 2011, the Advisory Board has a new committee structure. Officers of the Executive Council, as noted above, are simultaneously chairs of the Advisory Board committees designated by their titles (descriptions of committee activities are noted below). The president is ex offcio member of all committees and chair of the Website Committee. Terms of all officers, including the president, will expire at the end of the year in which the International Congress of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine meets; appointments may be renewed. Current board members who are not committee chairs and who wish to remain active members of the Advisory Board are encouraged to join one of the existing committees, in order to better contribute to the work of CHMC. Committee chairs also have the right to recruit additional committee members, in consultation with the president. At each International Congress, and at other conferences as may be appropriate, the president will convene all members of the Executive Council and of the currently existing committees of CHMC to meet as the Advisory Board. At the Congress meeting, the Board will nominate and elect a new president, who will then, in consultation with the Board, appoint the officers of the Executive Council, all of course subject to approval by the IUHPS/DHST Council.
Committee on disciplinary and professional history (chair: Prof. Bensaude-Vincent)
Task: to keep the CHMC informed on recent developments in the areas of responsibility as related to modern chemistry (since c. 1900), especially in regard to upcoming conferences and symposia in which CHMC may be an appropriate participant or co-sponsor
Committee on history of instrumentation, laboratories, and industrial relations (chair: Prof. Carsten Reinhardt)
Task: to keep the CHMC informed on recent developments in the areas of responsibility as related to modern chemistry (since c. 1900) , especially in regard to upcoming conferences and symposia in which CHMC may be an appropriate participant or co-sponsor
Committee on development and outreach (chair: Prof. Furukawa)
Task: to promote closer relations between CHMC and historians of chemistry in geographical areas currently underrepresented in CHMC, e.g. China, India, Latin America, and the Middle East)
Committee on symposium and congress planning (chair: Dr. Van Tiggelen)
Task: to coordinate CHMC interactions with related organizations in planning independent symposia as well as the scientific symposium of the next international congress for history of science, technology, and medicine; the committee will assist the president in selecting a chair and members for the CHMC program committee for the next symposium, and the committee will assist the program committee in planning the symposium
Committee on documentation, museums and archival relations (chair: Dr. Fauque)
Task: to follow up on the work of the Paris symposium and to assist the president in the preparing the publication of the symposium proceedings; to keep the CHMC informed on recent developments in the areas of responsibility as related to modern chemistry (since c. 1900), especially in regard to upcoming conferences and symposia in which CHMC may be an appropriate participant or co-sponsor
Program Committee for the XXIV International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester, 2013 (chair: to be announced)
Task: in cooperation with the president and the VP for symposium and congress planning, to develop a theme for the CHMC symposium, to issue a call for papers, to review proposals, and to decide on speakers for the symposium
Website Committee (chair: Prof. Johnson)
Task: to maintain the CHMC website (chmcweb.org) and ensure not only that it provides a record of CHMc activities, but also links to as many related organizations as possible, including SHAC, HSS, ACS-HIST, SHOT, BSHS, SCF-Club d’histoire de la chimie, etc.
Enquiries should be sent to Prof. Jeffrey Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org , Dept. of History, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085, USA.
“Knowledge at Work,” 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, to be held in Manchester, UK, Monday 22 - Sunday 28 July 2013. The program for CHMC’s symposium at this congress, “S104. Materials and chemistry from bench to brand and back,” which will be held in four sessions in the morning and afternoon on Friday, 26 July, can be found here.
CHMC will be holding its business meeting on Saturday morning, 27 July, from 11:10 to 12:40 at Uni Place 4.214. All members are encouraged to attend!
CHMC is holding “Session 10. Materials in the 20th and 21st century” on the morning of Saturday, August 24th, in the frame of the 9th International Conference for the History of Chemistry, “Chemistry in Material Culture,” 21-24 August 2013, in Uppsala, Sweden. For more information on the 9ICHC, please visit http://www.9ichc.se/. The program may be found here.
This session is a sequel to the CHMC symposium at the Manchester Congress entitled “Materials and chemistry from bench to brand and back” (see previous announcement).
CHMC will be co-sponsoring a session in honor of Prof. Alan Rocke at the History of Science Society Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, 21‐24 November 2013.