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Fabio Bevilacqua
Pavia University, Italy

Since 2001 Fabio Bevilacqua has been full professor of History of Science at the “A. Volta” Department of Physics in the Science Faculty of Pavia University.His main research interests are history of physics (history of the principle of conservation of energy, of relativity, of classical electromagnetism, of optics) and the application of history of physics to the diffusion of scientific culture through science museums and digital technologies; he is particularly interested in the preservation of scientific cultural heritage (instruments, books, archives).  Professor Bevilacqua served as the IHPST President 1999-2001, hosted the IHPST Conference in Como, Italy, and also served on the editorial board for Science & Education. Fabio Bevilacqua’s lifetime of contributions to the IHPST group are deeply appreciated.

W. Ian S. Winchester
University of Calgary, Canada

For 22 years Ian Winchester was a professor and department head of two departments in the Ontario Institute For Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He has taught courses, written articles and papers and given guest lectures in a variety of topics in historical methodology, history and philosophy of science, higher education, aesthetics and theory of knowledge. Professor Winchester has served as conference chair of two IHPST conferences at the University of Calgary (1997 and 2007) and has also served on the Advisory Council that proposed the first set of bylaws adopted officially by participants the IHPST 2007 conference. Ian Winchester's longstanding and significant contributions to the IHPST group are greatly appreciated.
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Michael Matthews
the University of New South Wales, Australia

In 1989 Michael Matthews successfully brought together historians, educators, philosophers, and sociologists from around the world to engage in friendly, scholarly discourse at what became the first IHPST conference. Since then IHPST conferences have been biennially. His early efforts to ensure the sharing of multiple, diverse perspectives set the tone for IHPST which can still be seen today with the friendly and collegial nature of the group. Michael ensured that the group met every other year at the Biennial Conference and that this conference rotated to various parts of the world. Under his direction IHPST's journal, Science & Education, flourished during his 20+ years as editor. Michael Matthews impact on the IHPST group is immeasurable.