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Bob Williams Awards 2022

The Special Interest Group on the History and Foundations of Information Science (SIG-HFIS) of ASIS&T seeks submissions and nominations for the 2022 Bob Williams History Awards. Applicants need not be ASIS&T members. Research Grant    The Bob Williams Research Grant will be awarded to outstanding research proposals exploring the history of information science and technology. Researchers working on all…

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Session Sponsorship

As an ASIS&T SIG, SIG HFIS organizes and sponsors sessions for the annual meeting of the society. If you are interested in taking part in such a session or organizing one please contact the SIG chair. The meetings are held in the fall, but deadlines are around January so it is necessary to plan well…

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Major news from 2017

In celebrating the ASIS&T 80th Annual Meeting, it is particularly poignant to reflect on the passing this spring of two luminaries in our field, especially for our group: Robert “Dr. Bob” Williams (1938-2017) and Eugene Garfield (1925-2017). We thank the ASIS&T Board of Directors for acknowledging the legacy of Dr. Robert V. Williams in renaming…

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Newsletter 2015

Call for I-Stories SIG History & Foundations of Information Science Information and communication phenomena are at the heart of our daily lives. They are how we know things and yet our understanding of these concepts and underlying phenomena are at best slippery. Just when we think we’ve pinned or penned them down nicely with…

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Newsletter 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Stories of Information Science / Information Scientists” Do you have a story of information science and/or information scientists to share with the ASIS&T community?  If so, please consider submitting a short story (~300-800 words) to be included in the HFIS newsletter. A gift card of $30 will be awarded if your story…

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Eugene Garfield Grants Program, 2013

Exciting News: Eugene Garfield has established four fellowships at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia for the study of the history of information science, law, documentation, and chemical engineering in the chemical enterprise. The Theodore and Mary Herdegen Fellowships in the History of Scientific Information and the Paul Otlet Fellowship in the History of Information…

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