Ludwig Fleck Prize
The Ludwik Fleck Prize is awarded annually for the best book in the area of science and technology studies. It was created by the 4S Council (Society for the Social Studies of Science) in 1992. The Ludwik Fleck Prize is named after microbiologist Ludwik Fleck (1896–1961), author of Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact and an influence on the conception of the history of science developed by Thomas Kuhn.
The Ludwik Fleck Prize is named after microbiologist Ludwik Fleck (1896–1961), author of the Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact. Fleck's case history of the discovery of the Wassermann test for syphilis, was originally published in German in 1935, and republished in English in 1979 after having been cited by Thomas Kuhn as an important influence on his own conception of the history of science. Both Fleck's history of discovery, and the history of his book's re-discovery, exemplify a view of progress that continues to inform research in the science and technology studies fields.
- 2013. Isabelle Stengers, Cosmopolitics
- 2012. Hugh Raffles, Insectopedia.
- 2011. Marion Fourcade, Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain and France, 1890s to 1990s.
- 2010. Warwick Anderson. The Collectors of Lost Souls. Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen.
- 2009. Steven Epstein. Inclusion: Politics of Difference in Medical Research
- 2008. Michelle Murphy. Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty
- 2007. Geoffrey Bowker. Memory Practices in the Sciences
- 2006. Philip Mirowski. The Effortless Economy of Science?
- 2004. Annemarie Mol. The Body Multiple
- 2003. Helen Verran. Science and an African Logic
- 2002. Randall Collins . The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change
- 2002. Lily E. Kay. Who Wrote the Book of Life? A History of the Genetic Code
- 2001. Karin Knorr-Cetina Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge
- 2000. Adele E. Clarke Disciplining Reproduction: Modernity, American Life Sciences, and 'the Problems of Sex'
- 1999. Donna J. Haraway. 1996. Modest Witness, Second-Millennium: Femaleman Meets Oncomouse: Feminism and Technoscience
- 1998. Peter Dear. Discipline and Experience: The Mathematical Way in the Scientific Revolution
- 1997 Theodore M. Porter, Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life
- 1996 Steven Shapin, A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in 17th Century England
- 1995 Londa Schiebinger, Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science
- 1994 Donald A. MacKenzie, Inventing Accuracy: A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance