Division of History of Science and Technology

DHST Dissertation Prize

2021 DHST Dissertation Prize Laureates

Sooyoung An, “Cross-cultural Transfers of Chinese Materia Medica Knowledge in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Toward a Global History of Natural Knowledge,” [十八、十九世纪中国药材知识的跨文化互动研究 ——以知识的多样与连接为视角] (National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai, 2019. Director: Shaoxin Dong). 

Johan Gärdebo, “Environing Technology: Swedish satellite remote sensing in the making of environment, 1969–2001,” (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 2019. Director: Nina Wormbs).  

Charles A. Kollmer, “From Elephant to Bacterium: Microbial Culture Techniques and Chemical Orders of Nature, 1875 – 1946,” (Princeton University, 2020. Director: Angela N. H. Creager). 

Fateme Savadi, “The Historical and Cosmographical Context of Hayʾat al-arḍ with a Focus on Quṭb al-Dīn Shīrāzī’s Nihāyat al-Idrāk,” (McGill University, 2018. Director: F. Jamil Ragep). 

Honorable Mentions

Iris Isabelle Clever, “The Lives and Afterlives of Skulls: The Development of Biometric Methods of Measuring Race (1880-1950).” (University of California, Los Angeles, 2020. Director: Soraya de Chadarevian).

Jambugahapitiye Dhammaloka Thero, “ Śrīpati’s Arithmetic in the Siddhāntaśekhara and Gaṇitatilakac: Edition, Translation, and Mathematical and Historical Analysis,” (University of Canterbury, 2019. Director: Clemency Montelle).

Oleksandr V. Firsov, “Historical Analysis of the Activity of a Scientist Designer, B. G. Loutzky, a Native of Ukraine in the Field of Engine-Building and his Influence on the Development of the World and Ukranian Technology,” (Academy of Engineering Sciences of Ukraine, 2019. Director: Vyacheslav A. Boguslayev). 

Isabelle Lémonon-Waxin, “The Savante in the French Age of Enlightenment, History of a Persona: Practices, Representations, Spaces, and Networks,” [La Savante des Lumières françaises, histoire d’une persona: pratiques, représentations, espaces et réseaux] (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, 2019. Director: Jeanne Peiffer). 

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2019 DHST Dissertation Prize
2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars
2013 DHST Prize for Young Scholars
Prize Laureates since 2005