H-PhysicalSciences provides a communication channel and resource nexus for historians of the physical sciences. Its topical scope covers the physical sciences broadly understood, including but not limited to: physics; chemistry; earth, space, and atmospheric science; astronomy; and materials science. By linking these fields, H-PhysicalSciences encourages active dialogue between scholars studying a diverse range of topics with the goal of galvanizing the community in a way that promotes integration with the larger discipline of history of science.

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CV Review Workshop for Graduate Students attending HSS 2014

Graduate Students: Does you CV need a little work? Are you attending the History of Science Society meeting next month? 


The History of Science Society's Graduate and Early Career Caucus is offering free CV reviews for graduate students and early careerists during the History of Science Society’s meeting.



To signup, please visit:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RvdLEFAegoUBeMc3eHoZm9T3zP5HFCwZFdt7c9gF5QI/viewform?c=0&w=1

Rebecca Priestley
Maria Rentetzi

Rentetzi on Priestley, 'Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age'

Rebecca Priestley. Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2012. Illustrations, graphs. xii + 284 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-86940-727-8.

Reviewed by Maria Rentetzi (National Technical University of Athens) Published on H-PhysicalSciences (September, 2014) Commissioned by Marta Jordi Taltavull

Uncovering New Zealand’s nuclearity