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Award News: Pfizer Prize

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Pfizer Prize, sponsored by the History of Science Society (HSS), was awarded to Tiago Saraiva for his recent book Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism. Saraiva was presented with a medal and the prize money at the HSS annual conference this past weekend in Toronto. We are doubly pleased because this is the first year an MIT Press book has won since the award was established in 1959.

The Pfizer Prize is awarded in recognition of an outstanding book dealing with the history of science, and the prize committee may consider books where medicine or technology is a central theme. The History of Science Society is the world’s largest society dedicated to understanding science, technology, medicine, and their interactions with society in historical context. Over 3,000 individual and institutional members across the world support the Society’s mission to foster interest in the history of science and its social and cultural relations.

Congratulations to Tiago!

  • Posted at 09:57 am on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 in award


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