Warwick awarded at History of Science Society

Last night at the History of Science Society meeting in Chicago Warwick received the Derek Price/Rob Webster Award. It recognises excellence in a research article published in ISIS, the flagship journal of the HSS, over the previous three years.

The citation reads:

Warwick Anderson’s “Hybridity, Race, and Science: The Voyage of the Zaca, 1934-35” is a moving evocation and analysis of the work of American physical anthropologists in Polynesia at a time of intense international interest in questions of race. Anderson vividly reconstructs Harry Shapiro’s physical and intellectual journey in complex personal, professional, and political contexts, weaving anthropological theory, popular culture, and personal histories into a compelling story. The anthropological analysis— Anderson’s and Shapiro’s—is skilfully layered. Shapiro’s observations of the Marquesans and Pitcairn Islanders is refracted back at the social relations onboard the Zaca as well as at the political and racial ideas of 1930s America. In sure and subtle strokes, Anderson paints a world of racial discourse in transformation. Well-documented and compellingly written, the essay is a model of empirical research, interdisciplinary contextualisation, and suave presentation, setting high standards for historians of science.

You can read Warwick’s article here. Warwick also has an article in the latest issue of the journal: ‘Getting Ahead of One’s Self?: The Common Culture of Immunology and Philosophy’.