The recipient of the 2020 HIST Award of the History of Chemistry (HIST) Division of the History of Chemistry of the American Chemical Society is Lawrence M. Principe, Drew Professor of the Humanities, with Chairs in both Chemistry and the History of Science, The Johns Hopkins University. The HIST Award is for outstanding achievement in the history of chemistry and is international in scope. This award is the successor to the Dexter Award (1956-2001) and the Sydney M. Edelstein Award (2002-2009) also administered by the Division of the History of Chemistry (HIST) of the American Chemical Society.
The HIST Award consists of an engraved plaque and a check for $1500 and will be presented to Prof. Principe at the fall national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco in August 2020. Additional information about the award can be found on the HIST website at http://acshist.scs.illinois.edu/awards/hist_award.php