Saturday, September 03, 2011

British Society for the History of Science Dingle Prize

I hope I can be forgiven for blowing my own trumpet a little.

I am delighted to find God's Philosophers was shortlisted for the British Society for the History of Science's Dingle Prize for 2011. The BSHS awards this every two years for the best book on the history of science for a general audience.

While the Royal Society prize, which I was also shortlisted for, has a much higher profile, I was very pleased to have been recognised by the BSHS since this is the major academic society for the history of science in the UK. The judges would have known their subject and is is great to find that I have managed to keep both scholarly and general readers happy.

The Dingle Prize was won by Patricia Fara's Science: A Four Thousand Year History.

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