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1Name:  His Excellency, Svante Lindqvist
 Institution:  The Royal Court, Sweden
 Year Elected:  2013
 Class:  3. Social Sciences
 Subdivision:  303. History Since 1715
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1948
Svante Lindqvist (b. 1948) is Marshal of the Realm (riksmarskalk) to the Swedish Royal Court, having assumed the position on January 1, 2010. Prior to that, he was founding Director of the Nobel Museum, 1998-2009. Previously he held a chair as Professor of History of Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, where he established and became Chairman of its Department for History of Science and Technology. He has a M.Sc.Eng. (Physics) from the Royal Institute of Technology (1977) and a Ph.D. in History of Science and Ideas from Uppsala University (1984). He was a Visiting Scholar in the Office for History of Science and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley, during the academic year 1986-1987, and a Visiting Professor in the Department for History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania during the fall semester of 1992. During the academic year 1995-96, he was an Overseas Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge. In the fall of 2003, he was a Visiting Professor in the STS Program at MIT. In 2011, he received an honorary doctorate from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Since its conception in 1998, the Nobel Museum was developed into a research-oriented multi-faceted institution with a constantly growing attendance, staffed research library, an active school outreach program, as well as research seminars and public lectures. The museum has engaged in producing and sending large traveling exhibitions abroad. Its first traveling exhibition "Cultures of Creativity" visited 14 venues during the period 2001-2007: Oslo, Tokyo, Seoul, Houston, Chicago, Kuala Lumpur, Florence, San Francisco, New York, London, Bangalore, Singapore, Sydney, and Abu Dhabi. The Nobel Museum’s traveling exhibition "Alfred Nobel: Networks of Innovation" opened in Dubai in the spring of 2008, and was shown in Paris during the fall of 2008. In the spring of 2009, it visited St. Petersburg. Svante Lindqvist’s dissertation, Technology on Trial: The Introduction of Steam Power Technology into Sweden, 1715-1736, Uppsala Studies in History of Science, 1 (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1984), was awarded three national prizes, including the Letterstedt Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1985. Subsequent publications include an edited volume in 1993, Center on the Periphery: Historical Aspects of 20th-Century Swedish Physics (Canton, Mass.: Science History Publications, 1993) and another one in 2000, Museums of Modern Science, Nobel Symposium 112. In 2008, he was a co-editor of Research and Museums: Proceedings of An International Symposium in Stockholm 22-25 May 2007, as well as of Aurora Torealis: Studies in the History of Science and Ideas in Honor of Tore Frängsmyr. Most recently he published: Changes in the Technological Landscape: Essays in the History of Science and Technology (Sagamore Beach:Mass.: Science History Publications, 2011). He has been a member of the Kuratorium (1992-2008) and the Wissenschaftlichen Beirats (1998-2008) of the Deutsches Museum, München. During the period 1991-1999, he was on the Advisory Committee for the history project at the European Space Agency (ESA), Paris, and in 1996-2004 a member of the Corporation Visiting Committee for the Humanities at MIT, Cambridge, Mass. In 2008-2009, he was a member of the International Advisory Board of the Medical Museion in Copenhagen. A member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (1992), the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1994) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (2002). He was elected President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and served for a three-year term, 2009-2012. In 2010, he was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci Medal for lifetime achievement from the Society for the History of Technology. In 2011, he was elected a foreign member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. Svante Lindqvist was elected an international member of the American Philosophical Society in 2013.
2Name:  Dr. Michael B. Katz
 Institution:  University of Pennsylvania
 Year Elected:  2013
 Class:  3. Social Sciences
 Subdivision:  303. History Since 1715
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Deceased
 Birth Date:  1939
 Death Date:  August 23, 2014
Michael B. Katz is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History and Research Associate in the Population Studies Center at the History Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Educated at Harvard, he has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a resident fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies (Princeton), the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; he also has held a fellowship from the Open Society Institute. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Education, National Academy of Social Insurance, and the Society of American Historians. In 1999, he received a Senior Scholar Award - a lifetime achievement award - from the Spencer Foundation. From 1989-1995, he served as archivist to the Social Science Research Council's Committee for Research on the Urban Underclass and in 1992 was a member of the Task Force to Reduce Welfare Dependency appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania. From 1991-1995 and 2011-2012, he was Chair of the History Department at the University of Pennsylvania; from 1983-1996 he directed or co-directed the University’s undergraduate Urban Studies Program; in 1994, he founded the graduate certificate program in Urban Studies, which he co-directs. He is a past-president of the History of Education Society and of the Urban History Association. In 2007, he was given the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching and Mentoring. His work has focused on three major areas: the history of American education (The Irony of Early School Reform [1968, reprinted with a new introduction, 2001]; Class, Bureaucracy, and Schools: The Illusion of Educational Change in America [1971, expanded edition 1975]; Reconstructing American Education [1987]); the history of urban social structure and family organization (The People of Hamilton, Canada West: Family and Class in a Mid-Nineteenth Century City [1975, winner Albert C. Corey Prize, American and Canadian Historical Associations]; The Social Organization of Early Industrial Capitalism [1981]); and with Mark J. Stern, One Nation Divisible: What America Was and What It Is Becoming (2006; paperback, 2008); and the history of social welfare and poverty (Poverty and Policy in American History [1983]; In the Shadow of the Poorhouse: A Social History of Welfare in America [1986, expanded edition 1996]; The Undeserving Poor: From the War on Poverty to the War on Welfare [1990, a finalist for the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Book Award]; The "Underclass" Debate: Views from History [1993]; Improving Poor People: the Welfare State, the "Underclass," and Urban Schools as History [1995]); and The Price of Citizenship: Redefining the American Welfare State (Metropolitan/Holt, 2001; Owl Books, 2002; updated edition, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008); and with Christoph Sachsse, he has edited The Mixed Economy of Social Welfare: England, Germany, and the United States from the 1870s to the 1930s (1996). With Michelle Fine and Elaine Simon, he is author of the essay, "Poking Around: Outsiders View Chicago School Reform" - based on five years of periodic interviews and observations (Teachers College Record, Fall 1997). With Thomas Sugrue, he edited, W.E.B. Du Bois, Race, and the City: "The Philadelphia Negro" And Its Legacy (1998. An article co-authored with Mark J. Stern and Jamie J. Fader, "The New African American Inequality," appeared in the June 2005 Journal of American History and was awarded the Binkley-Stephenson Prize from the Organization of American Historians for the best article published in the journal in 2005. His presidential address to the Urban History Association, "Why Don’t American Cities Burn Very Often?" was published in the January 2008 Journal of Urban History. He currently works on immigration and has co-authored a report on immigration to Greater Philadelphia with the Brookings Institution. His co-authored article, "Immigration and the New Metropolitan Geography" won the prize for the best article in the Journal of Urban Affairs in 2010. His most recent book, Why Don’t American Cities Burn? (2012) was published by Penn Press in fall 2011. With Mike Rose, he is the author of the forthcoming [June 2013] Public Education Under Siege. Also forthcoming is, The Underserving Poor: America’s Enduring Confrontation with Poverty [October 2013]. His research has been supported by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada Council, Behavioral Science Research Institute York University, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, Social Sciences Research Council, Rockefeller Foundation, Spencer Foundation, the Research Foundation University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, and the Russell Sage Foundation. Michael Katz was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2013.
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