Ed Larson, University Professor and Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair in Law, has been elected as a corresponding member of the Paris-based International Academy of the History of Science. Tracing its origins to 1927, the academy is an international honorary society for historians of science.
Larson is a historian and the recipient of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in History for his book Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion (1997). He has published seven books and over 100 articles on topics such as science, medicine, and law from a historical perspective.
“It’s a true honor to be elected a corresponding member of the International Academy of the History of Science,” says Larson. “This is the premiere international honorary society for historians of science and it has a very limited number of American members.”