Anthony S. Travis Recipient of 2007 Edelstein Award
January 22, 2007 Press Release from the Division of the History of Chemistry of the American Chemical Society:
ANTHONY S. TRAVIS TO RECEIVE THE 2007 EDELSTEIN AWARD
The Division of the History of Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (HIST) announces that Anthony S. Travis of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem has been selected to receive the 2007 Sidney M. Edelstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the History of Chemistry. Travis was chosen from a group of international nominees primarily for his work on the history of the synthetic dyestuffs industry and the history of the European chemical industry in general.
Author of almost a hundred papers on chemistry, education, and the history of science and technology, Travis is also the author of the monographs: The Colour Chemists (1983); The High Pressure Chemists (1984); Farbenindustrie (1984); The Rainbow Makers: The Origin of the Synthetic Dyestuffs Industry in Western Europe (1993); From Turkey Red to Tyrian Purple: Textile Colours for the Industrial Revolution (1994); Heinrich Caro and the Creation of Modern Chemical Industry (2000); and Dyes Made in America, 1915–1980 (2004). He has also coedited, among others, The Chemical Industry in Europe: 1850–1914 (1998) and Determinants in the Development of the European Chemical Industry, 1900–1939 (1998). Since 1988 Travis has served as Deputy Director of the Sidney M. Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine in Jerusalem.
The Edelstein Award consists of an engraved plaque and a check for $3500 and is supported by a gift from Ruth Edelstein Barish and family to HIST. The award is partially supported by the Chemical Heritage Foundation of Philadelphia and will be presented to Travis at the fall national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston in August of 2007. Additional information about the award can be found on the HIST website at http://www.scs.uiuc.edu/~mainzv/HIST/awards/edelstein.php
Anthony S. Travis, Noted Dyestuff and Chemical Industry Historian, July 2006
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