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Ship of Fellows

The Ship of Fellows is back in the water after a few months in drydock (yes, you can expect plenty of nautical metaphors from here on out). We have much to catch up on, but first your commodore would like to announce our class of fellows for the 2010–2011 academic year. It’s all quite exciting, actually, and we are expecting 16 fellows this year, one more than we had last year. Our crack peer-review committee waded through dozens of applications to find this geographic-, gender-, and research-diverse crew of fellows. Of course, we were sad to have to tell people that they would not be able to be with us this year, but we are pleased with the incoming class!

The fellows are of three types: long-term (i.e., 9-month) postdoctoral, long-term dissertation, and short-term (whose residency can vary from 1 to 6 months). The long-term fellows form the nucleus of our scholarly community here at CHF for the year, and the short-term fellows come throughout the year, adding some new flavor and additional excitement at various times. So without further ado, I give you the 2010–2011 CHF Fellows along with their current affiliations and their research topics:

Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellows

  1. Tayra Maria Carmen Lanuza-Navarro (University of Valencia, Spain), Edelstein Fellow: “Alchemy, Astrology and Books of Secrets: Ideas and Practices before the Spanish Inquisition”
  2. Donna Messner (University of Pennsylvania), Cain Fellow: “The Origins of Medical Foods and Their Regulation”
  3. Cesare Pastorino (Indiana University), Cain Fellow: “‘Minerall Tryalls’: Metal Assaying and Experiment in Early Modern England”
  4. Nasser Zakariya (Harvard University), Haas Fellow: “The Matter of Life: The Role of Chemistry in the Scientific Epic”

Long-Term Dissertation Fellows

  1. Melanie Kiechle (Rutgers University), Haas Fellow: “‘The Air We Breathe’: Nineteenth-Century Americans and the Search for Fresh Air”
  2. Christine Nawa (Universität Regensburg, Germany), Price Fellow: “Robert Wilhelm Bunsen’s Research Style and His Teaching”

Short-Term Fellows

  1. José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez (University of Valencia, Spain), Doan Fellow, 1 month: “Between Science and Crime: Mateu Orfila and Nineteenth-Century Toxicology”
  2. Matthew Crawford (Kent State University), Herdegen Fellow, 3 months: “Chemistry in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Atlantic: An Underappreciated Imperial Science?”
  3. William Mark Goodwin (Rowan University), Allington Fellow, 2 months: “Resolving a Controversy: The Non-Classical Ion Debate”
  4. Catherine (Cai) Guise-Richardson (Mississippi State University), Ullyot Scholar, 2 months: “Mind and Matter: The Development and Marketing of Thorazine and Stelazine at Smith, Kline & French”
  5. Vangelis Koutalis (University of Ioannina, Greece), Allington Fellow, 3 months: “The Historical Significance of Chemistry as a Philosophical Inquiry”
  6. Jordi Mora Casanova (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain), CHF Fellow, 3 months: “Alchemical Reminiscences of Modern Chemists in the 19th Century”
  7. Alexander Pechenkin (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia), Allington Fellow, 2 months: “The Social History of Quantum Chemistry in the U.S.S.R. (1950-1991)”
  8. Linda Richards (Oregon State University), Doan Fellow, 3 months: “Disrupting Hozho: A Comparative History of Nuclear Science and Radiation Safety in University Research and Uranium Mining”
  9. John Stewart (University of Oklahoma), Allington Fellow, 2 months: “Beyond Chemistry: Affinity as a Unifying Principle in Science at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century”
  10. Brigitte Van Tiggelen (Mémosciences / Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium), Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellow, 3 months: “The Chemists’ Blues: The History of Prussian Blue and Modern Chemistry”

I’m happy to have this group on board with us as we set sail for the 2010–2011 year.

Float On!

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