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The Newsletter, Program, and Abstracts for the 249th National ACS Meeting in Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015, are now available.


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New HIST symposium planned for the Spring 2016 ACS National Meeting: THE POSTHUMOUS NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY. CORRECTING THE OVERSIGHTS AND ERRORS OF THE NOBEL PRIZE COMMITTEE. Full details can be found HERE.


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TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT - for the U.S. National Committee's Young Observer Program 48th IUPAC General Assembly and 45th IUPAC Congress, Busan, South Korea, August 6-14, 2015
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), a worldwide leader in advancing the chemical sciences, is holding its 48th General Assembly (August 6-13, 2015) and its 45th Congress (August 9-14, 2015) in Busan, South Korea.
The U.S. National Committee for IUPAC is seeking outstanding U.S. scientists and engineers under the age of 45, with interests and expertise related to the working groups of IUPAC, to travel as Young Observers to South Korea. The USNC/IUPAC will provide travel fellowships of $2500 to successful candidates.


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Call for papers 10th International Conference on the History of Chemistry (10th ICHC)
CHEMICAL BIOGRAPHY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
University of Aveiro, Portugal, 9th to 12th September 2015 Conference website: http://10ichc-2015.web.ua.pt/

This interdisciplinary conference welcomes participants from a range of academic disciplines including history of science and technology, science and technology studies (STS), economic and business history, and the history of material culture and museum studies. We also warmly welcome participants from chemistry and related disciplines with an interest in the history of their discipline.


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The 150th Anniversary of the Morrill Act was celebrated in 2012 via symposia at both the San Diego and Philadelphia National meetings. Many of the speakers at those symposia contributed articles to the Bulletin for the History of Chemistry, v38(2) 2013. By special request, the articles in this issue of the Bulletin related to the anniversary of the Morrill Act are being made available via OPEN ACCESS.


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The HIST award for the Outstanding Paper Award for 2013 has been awarded to Stephen J. Weininger. The award is presented to the author of the best paper published in the Bulletin for the History of Chemistry during the previous three years, 2011, 2012, 2013.


Articles in the Bulletin for the History of Chemistry concerning Citation for Chemical Breakthrough Awards:


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Previous Announcements on this page.


The Bulletin for the History of Chemistry v39(2) is now available to members. Check out the Table of Contents.

NOTE: HIST is making individual articles from the Bulletin for the History of Chemistry OPEN ACCESS and searchable except for the last three years. These articles are available in the Open Access Directory.

Articles from the last three years are available via links from the Table of Contents for those issues FOR HIST MEMBERS AND SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. If you try to access an article, you will be prompted for a login and password. The login username is the email address you provided to the American Chemical Society and the password is your ACS member number.

If you have any problems, please email mainz@illinois.edu.

If you are not a member and want to order an individual article, please check the membership/back-issue order form.


Mission Statement

The Division of the History of Chemistry (HIST) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) seeks to advance knowledge and appreciation of the history of the chemical sciences among chemists, students, historians of science, and the broader public by