Professor Projit Bihari Mukharji to serve as one of the editors of The History of Science Society’s main academic journal
This groundbreaking appointment marks a historic shift as the editorial and publication office will be established at Ashoka University, with subsidiary offices in Toronto, Canada, and Madison, USA, making it the first time in the 114-year history of the journal and 100-year history of the Society that the editorial office will be situated at a university outside Euro-America
Office of PR & Communications17 July, 2023 | 4m read
The History of Science Society has recently selected Prof. Projit Bihari Mukharji, Visiting Professor at Ashoka University and Prof. Elise Burton of the University of Toronto to serve as the next editors of the Society’s main academic journal, Isis. Prof. Pablo Gomez of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will be the Book Reviews Editor. According to the new arrangement, the main editorial and publication office will be situated at Ashoka University, with subsidiary offices in Toronto, Canada and Madison, USA. This means that for the first time in the 114-year history of the journal and 100-year history of the Society, the editorial office will be situated at a university outside Euro-America.
The History of Science Society is the primary professional association for the academic study of the history of science with currently over 3000 members from leading universities of the world. The journal, Isis, was started in 1913 in Belgium by chemist and historian, George Sarton. Legendary Indian chemist and historian of chemistry Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray was one of the members of the original Editorial Committee. During the First World War, the journal had to briefly cease publication and move to the United States. It was in the USA in 1924 that the Sarton, along with American mathematician, David Eugene Smith, and American physiologist, Lawrence Joseph Henderson, founded the History of Science Society as a home for the journal Isis. Since Sarton, Isis has had eleven editors (including one previous co-editorship). Profs. Mukharji and Burton would be the twelfth editors. Isis is considered the foremost journal in the field and represents the very cutting-edge of scholarship on the history of science.