History/Philosophy of Science Medal - The Royal Society of NSW

The Royal Society of New South Wales History and Philosophy of Science Medal

The Society’s History and Philosophy of Science Medal is awarded each year to recognise outstanding achievement in the History and Philosophy of Science with preference being given to the study of ideas, institutions, and individuals of significance to the practice of the natural sciences in Australia.

Nominations for the 2018 award will close on 30 September 2018. A letter of nomination and the nominee's full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Awards Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  This award also allows self-nomination. In the case of nominations by others, the agreement of the nominee must be appended to the letter of nomination. The winner will be expected to submit an unpublished essay, drawing on recent work, which will be considered for publication in the Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales.*

The medal will be presented at the Society's Annual Dinner.

The Royal Society of NSW History and Philosophy of Science Medal was established in 2013 to recognize outstanding achievement in the History and Philosophy of Science. It was first awarded in 2014.

Persons nominated will have made a significant contribution to the understanding of the history and philosophy of science, with preference being given to the study of ideas, institutions and individuals of significance to the practice of the natural sciences in Australia. Entries may be made by nomination or direct submission.

All entries should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and include a one-page statement setting out the case for award. In the case of nominations, the agreement of the nominee must be obtained by the nominator before submission and included with the entry. The winner will be expected to submit an unpublished essay, drawing on recent work, which will be considered for publication in the Society’s Journal and Proceedings during the following year.

Entries for 2018 close on 30 September 2018, and they should be sent to the Awards Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The medal will be presented at the Society's Annual Dinner.

The Royal Society of New South Wales History and Philosophy of Science Medal 2017

The Medal for 2017 will be awarded to Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith.  He is a member of Unit for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney. 

Professor Godfrey-Smith has made seminal contributions to the philosophy of biology, especially evolutionary theory, and to the philosophy of mind, particularly in relation to animal cognition and the evolutionary origins of subjective experience and ‘consciousness’.

Year     Medalist

2014    Ann Moyal

2015    Prorfessor Warwick Anderson

2016    Professor Roy MacLeod

2017    Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith

 

 

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