The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry is delighted to announce that the 2014 Partington Prize has been awarded to Evan Hepler-Smith (Princeton University), for his article “Just as the Structural Formula Does”: Names, Diagrams, and the Structure of Organic Chemistry at the 1892 Geneva Nomenclature Congress.”
SHAC is also pleased to announce that Joel Klein (Indiana University, Bloomington) has been highly commended for his essay, “Daniel Sennert, the Philosophical Hen, and the Epistolary Quest for a (Nearly-)Universal Medicine.” Both essays will be published in the Society’s journal, Ambix.
The Partington Prize was established in memory of Professor James Riddick Partington, the Society’s first Chairman. It is awarded every three years for an original and unpublished essay on any aspect of the history of alchemy or chemistry. The prize consists of five hundred pounds (£500).
The Partington Prize and certificate of commendation will be presented at a ceremony at the History of Science Society Annual Meeting, held this year from 6-9 November 2014 in Chicago. Further details will be available nearer the time.