National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science

The National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science (NCHPS) fosters history and philosophy of science/science and technology studies (HPS/STS) in Australia, links the Academy to Australian HPS/STS researchers, and links Australian and overseas HPS/STS researchers. This is done primarily through the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS) and the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science (AAHPSSS).

The committee includes active scholars in the field and represents various teaching programs and research centres in Australia, promoting a spirit of cooperation essential for maintaining communication within the HPS/STS community. It is an important point of contact for those engaged in recording, analysing, and publicising excellence in past and present Australian science, and making these results accessible. The NCHPS actively contributes to governmental and policy debates in Australia as well as to maintaining ongoing reviews of the state of the field, and efforts toward its continued growth.

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Mike Smith Student Prize for History of Australian Science or Australian Environmental History

The National Museum of Australia and the Australian Academy of Science through its National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science run the biennial Mike Smith Student Prize for the History of Australian Science or Australian Environmental History.

The winners of the 2021-22 Mike Smith Prize have been announced.

Newsletter of the National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science

The Newsletter of the National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science (NCHPS) highlights news, opportunities and events relevant to the diverse fields of interest that occupy the discipline of history and philosophy of science.  Subscribe to the newsletter.

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