Sarah Igo has been named the winner of the 2008 Cheiron Book Prize, for her history of scientific polling: The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public (Harvard University Press, 2007).
Alexandra Rutherford, chair of the Book Prize Committee, explained the choice as follows:
Igo’s work stood out for the tightness and layering of its argumentation, the originality and freshness of its analysis, and the verve and energy of its presentation. It should be of great interest to a wide range of scholars in the history of the social and behavioral sciences and beyond. Continue reading Sarah Igo wins Cheiron Book Prize
The tentative program for the 2008 meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences [broken link now fixed] was recently released. The conference will take place this year June 26-29 at Ryerson University in Toronto, hosted by the former archivist and librarian of the American Psychological Association, Wade Pickren.
Highlights of this year’s conference begin with a plenary “conversation” with emeritus York University professor Raymond Fancher entitled “Pioneering Personology in the History of Psychology.” Fancher is best known for his books on Freudian psychology and on the history of intelligence testing. He is currently working on a biography of Francis Galton and on the 4th edition of his popular textbook Pioneers of Psychology. Continue reading Cheiron 2008 Conference Program Released