The coming year should be fairly productive. Here are what I hope to be the highlights for 2009:
- Finish and submit three book reviews over the next few weeks
- Finish some work for the History of Science Society’s Committee on Education
- Have a paper accepted by Pediatrics (more of that anon)
- Teach my Origins, Evolution and Creation course for what must be the eleventh time (Spring)
- Give a talk at the University of Oklahoma for their Darwin celebrations (February). This was the first of a number of invites I got to give a talk on February 12th and thus the one I accepted.
- Give a four day seminar on Darwin (also at Oklahoma in February; syllabus is here)
- Give a talk on Darwin for the ASU chapter of Sigma Xi (February)
- Perhaps attend the ISHPSSB meeting in Australia (July)
- Present a paper at the next History of Science Society meeting on St. George Jackson Mivart as part of a session on Victorian responses to Origin (November)
- Submit a book proposal for a monograph on Mivart. I have a few leads for a publisher and I’m hoping this will be the big task for the Summer.
- Teach my History of Science since 1700 class for the second time (Fall)
- Begin transcriptions at ASU for the Tyndall Correspondence Project (Fall, funding permitting)
- Get promoted to Principal Lecturer. My paperwork is sitting on a desk somewhere and has been for a few months now.
- Hopefully get a few new grad students
Let’s see what of all of this comes to pass.