2013 History of Microbiology Research Travel Award Winners

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The Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives (CHOMA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2013 History of Microbiology Research Travel Award: 

 

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne 

McGrayne, a free-lance writer and editor in Seattle, Washington, will use the award to conduct research at CHOMA for her book, Woman in Science (working title). The research will focus on Dr. Rita Colwell, and her extensive service to ASM.

 

The History of Microbiology Research Travel Awards are given to support historical research of the awardees' choosing, in areas that can be supported by materials in the CHOMA collections.  The CHOMA collections, located at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, include 9,000 volumes on microbiology and related topics, photographs, biographical materials, topical files on various aspects of microbiology, records of the Society from its founding in 1899 to the present, and several collections of personal papers. 

 

APPLY NOW FOR HISTORY OF MICROBIOLOGY TRAVEL AWARDS –

For more information on the Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives, and to learn how to apply for a History of Microbiology Research Travel Award, visit the website at www.asm.org/choma  

 

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Sessions and Exhibit Sponsored by the Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives at the 2014 ASM General Meeting

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Annual History of Microbiology Lecture:   Presented in Honor of Martin Dworkin (1927-2014)

 

Title:         Three Heroes of Environmental Microbiology – Robert Koch, Sergei Winogradsky and Arthur T. Henrici

 

Lecturer:   Lawrence J. Shimkets,

                  Professor, Department of Microbiology

                  University of Georgia

 

Date:  Sunday, May 18, 2014

Time:  4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Location:  Boston Convention Center, Room 257A

 

Convener: 

James A. Poupard

Pharma Inst. of Philadelphia, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Chair, Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives

 

Description:  

An important element of bacteriology’s early struggle to establish itself as a distinct biological science rather than an adjunct of pathology was the exploration of the distribution and role of microbes in the natural environment.  This lecture, the annual Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives (CHOMA) Lecture, will focus on early developments in what later came to be known as environmental microbiology or microbial ecology.   It will discuss three early contributors: Robert Koch, whose demonstration of the relationship between an environmental variable (polluted water) and an infectious disease (cholera) was an early example of microbial epidemiology; Sergei Winogradsky, whose use of enrichment cultures and pioneering work on sulfur oxidizing and nitrifying bacteria helped illuminate the vast and dynamic role of bacteria in nature; and Arthur T. Henrici, who first understood that in natural aquatic communities bacteria flourish on surfaces as well as freely in water, thus laying the groundwork for later biofilm studies.

 

Any Questions? Contact ASM Archivist at jkarr@asmusa.org 

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History of Microbiology Exhibit:

 

 

Early Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin, Cradle of ASM Presidents

 

Date:  Sunday, May 18, 2014 - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Time:  10:45 am - 4:00 pm (Sunday-Monday); 10:45 am - 2:45 pm (Tuesday)      

Location:  Boston Convention Center, Exhibit Hall (Booth TBD - near ASM Booth)

 

 Any Questions? Contact ASM Archivist at jkarr@asmusa.org 

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Poster Session on History of Microbiology: 

  

The History of Microbiology Poster Session presents 20+ posters on a wide range of topics in the history of microbiology: scientists, microbes, techniques and flaming marsh gas.

 

Date:  Monday, May 19, 2014

Time:  10:45 am - 12 Noon      

Location:  Boston Convention Center, Poster Hall, Poster Board Numbers 1429-1450

 

Any Questions? Contact ASM Archivist at archives@asmusa.org

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Workshop - "Writing History for Scientists" 

 

For:       Microbiologists Interested in Writing about the History of the Field or their Personal Experiences

Learn:    Methods, Standards, and Conventions of Historical Research, Writing and Publication

 

Presentations:

◾ Historical Research as a Professional Activity  (David S. Jones, Harvard Medical School)

◾ Archives and Research in Primary Sources (Jeff Karr, Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives)

◾ Academic Publishers and the Processes Involved in Getting your Work in Print (Audra Wolfe, The Outside Reader, Inc.)

◾ Q&A with Panel of Scientist-Historians

 

Plus:   Discuss Your Own Projects with Workshop Faculty

 

Conveners:     

  • William C. Summers, Yale University 
  • Karen-Beth Scholthof, Texas A&M University (Workshop Convener) 

 

Date:  Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time:  8:30 am - 12 Noon      

Location:  TBD 

 

Note – This workshop is a part of the asm2014 General Meeting program. Workshop participants are NOT required to register for the entire asm2014 Meeting.

Register for the workshop through the General Meeting Registration page which is available at this link:   http://gm.asm.org/index.php/registration/attendee-registration

To learn more about the workshop and workshop rates before registering, go to the Workshop Information page:  http://gm.asm.org/index.php/scientific-program/workshops   (From the Workshop Information page, you can click on the "View Workshop Rates" link which will then bring you to the registration page)

 

Any Questions? Contact ASM Archivist at archives@asmusa.org

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Workshop on Writing History for Scientists

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Writing History for Scientists

 

Note – This workshop is a part of the asm2014 General Meeting program. Workshop participants are NOT required to register for the entire asm2014 Meeting.

Register for the workshop through the General Meeting Registration page which is available at this link:   http://gm.asm.org/index.php/registration/attendee-registration

To learn more about the workshop and workshop rates before registering, go to the Workshop Information page:  http://gm.asm.org/index.php/scientific-program/workshops    (From the Workshop Information page, you can click on the "View Workshop Rates" link which will then bring you to the registration page)

 
Date:     May 17, 2014

Time:     8:30 am -12:00 Noon

Place:    Boston, MA

 

For:       Microbiologists Interested in Writing about the History of the Field or their Personal Experiences

 

Learn:   Methods, Standards, and Conventions of Historical Research, Writing and Publication

 

Presentations:

  • Historical Research as a Professional Activity

˗        David S. Jones, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School

  • Archives and Research in Primary Sources

˗        Jeff Karr, Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives

  • Academic Publishers and the Processes Involved in Getting your Work in Print

˗        Audra Wolfe, The Outside Reader, Inc.

  • Q&A with Panel of Scientist-Historians

˗        William C. Summers, PhD, MD, Yale University (Workshop Convener)

˗        Karen-Beth Scholthof, PhD, Texas A&M University (Workshop Convener)

 

Plus: Discuss Your Own Projects with Workshop Faculty

 

Note – This workshop is a part of the asm2014 General Meeting program. Workshop participants are NOT required to register for the entire asm2014 Meeting.

Register for the workshop through the General Meeting Registration page which is available at this link:   http://gm.asm.org/index.php/registration/attendee-registration

To learn more about the workshop and workshop rates before registering, go to the Workshop Information page:  http://gm.asm.org/index.php/scientific-program/workshops   (From the Workshop Information page, you can click on the "View Workshop Rates" link which will then bring you to the registration page)

  

 Any Questions? Contact archives@asmusa.org

 

History of Microbiology at the asm2014 General Meeting

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2014 General Meeting Activities Sponsored by the Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives Committee

 

114th ASM General Meeting

Boston, MA

May 17-20, 2014

 

The Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives (CHOMA) Committee is pleased to announce its schedule of asm2014 meeting events:

 

 

For more information , contact ASM Archivist at jkarr@asmusa.org

Poster Session - History of Microbiology

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The Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives (CHOMA) is pleased to announce:

 

History of Microbiology Poster Session

at the American Society for Microbiology 2014 General Meeting (asm2014)

May 17-20, 2014

Boston, MA

 

Abstracts are currently being accepted online through the ASM General Meeting abstract submission website (see below for more details)

Deadline for Abstract Submissions:  January 14, 2014

 

***Topic Area: 

When submitting an abstract, you will be asked to indicate a general topic area – choose “Microbiology Education.”  You will then be directed to a list of sub-topics – choose “History of Microbiology.”  

 

Criteria for Judging Abstract Submissions:

The CHOMA Abstract Review Sub-Committee will use a score sheet that emphasizes:

  • Consistency with the ASM poster guidelines (outlined on asm2014 General Meeting abstract submission website)
  • Relevance of topic to history of microbiology
  • Clarity and focus of topic
  • Richness, complexity and depth of analysis
  • Appropriateness of sources regarding interpretations
  • Originality of idea

 

Abstract Submission:

For general guidelines on posters and abstract submission and to submit an abstract, go to the asm2014 General Meeting site:  http://gm.asm.org/index.php/abstract-submission/submit-your-abstract  (Note: When submitting an abstract, you will be asked to indicate a general topic area – choose “Microbiology Education.”  You will then be directed to a list of sub-topics – choose “History of Microbiology.”)

 

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS:  JANUARY 14, 2014

 

Any Questions?

Contact Jeff Karr, ASM Archivist at jkarr@asmusa.org

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