Joseph E. Harmon

Publications, Presentations, and Awards

Alan Gross and Joseph Harmon, The Internet Revolution in the Sciences and Humanities, Oxford University Press, New York (2016).

      • There is a Companion Website for this book, one that contains videos that demonstrate that there has indeed been an internet revolution in the sciences and the humanities (www.oup.com/us/TheInternetRevolutioninSciencesandHumanities).
      • Reviewed in: Metascience, Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society

Alan Gross and Joseph Harmon, Science from Sight to Insight: How Scientists Illustrate Meaning, University of Chicago Press, Chicago (2013).

      • Reviewed in: Visual Communication, Choice, Isis, Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, Poroi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention, Public Understanding of Science, Rhetoric Review, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication, The Scientist

Joseph Harmon and Alan Gross, The Craft of Scientific Communication, University of Chicago Press, Chicago (2010).

      • Awarded Best of Show, Informational Materials, Chicago Chapter of Society for Technical Communication
      • Named Top 100 Technical Communication Books of 1991-2010 (Avon J. Murphy, Intercom, Summer 2011)
      • Reviewed in: Bulletin of Royal College of Pathologists, CERN Courier, Editage Blog, Journal of Chemical Education, Learned Publishing, Quarterly Review of Biology, Rhetoric, Professional Communication and Globalization, Science Editor, Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication

Joseph Harmon and Alan Gross, The Scientific Literature: A Guided Tour, University of Chicago Press, Chicago (2007).

      • Awarded Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication, 2008, National Council of the Teachers of English
      • Reviewed in: British Journal for the History of Science, Chemical Heritage News Magazine, Isis, Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Nature, Perspectives on Science, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Public Understanding of Science, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Science Editor

Alan Gross, Joseph Harmon, and Michael Reidy, Communicating Science: The Scientific Article from the 17th Century to the Present, Oxford University Press, New York (2002). Reprinted as paperback by Parlor Press in 2009.

      • Reviewed in: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Diversity and Distributions: A Journal of Conservation Biogeography, European Science Editing, Exchange: STC’s Scientific Communication Special Interest Group, IEEE Transactions in Professional Communication, Isis, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Language: Journal of the Linguistic Society of America, Literature, Arts, Medicine Database (NYU), Metascience, Perspectives on Science, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Science, Science Editor, SIL Electronic Book Review, Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly

Contact: harmon_ink at juno.com

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS BY YEAR

2018

J. E. Harmon, "The Communication Revolution in the Sciences and Humanities," invited lecture, JumpStart Forum, Argonne National Laboratory, April 19, 2018.

J. E. Harmon, "The Circle and Relativity Theory," in Considering the Circle, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, art show curated by Carole Harmel, November 16, 2018 to January 4, 2019.

2016

J. E. Harmon, "The Internet Revolution in the Sciences and Humanities," invited lecture, Enrichment Program, Nineteenth Century Club, Oak Park, IL, December 12, 2016.

J. E. Harmon, Bertolt Brecht's "Life of Galileo," Between the Lines Pre-show Lecture, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, April 10, 2016.

J. E. Harmon, "The Scientific Journal: Making It New?" in Science and the Internet: Communicating Knowledge in a Digital Age, Chapter 3, eds., A.G. Gross and J. Buehl, Baywood Publishing, Amityville, NY (2016).

J. E. Harmon, "Communicating Science Effectively," webinar presented to Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, Argonne National Laboratory, http://today.anl.gov/2016/02/communicating-science-effectively-webinar-available-online, February 24, 2016.

A. G. Gross and J. E. Harmon, The Internet Revolution in the Sciences and Humanities, Oxford University Press, New York (2016).

2015

J. E. Harmon, "Communicating with Multimedia," invited speaker, ComSciCon: The Communicating Science Workshop for Grad Students, Northwestern University's Lurie Medical Research Center, Chicago, IL, August 16, 2015.

J. E. Harmon, Bertolt Brecht's "Life of Galileo," guest speaker and panelist, Season Salon, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, August 31, 2015.

2014

J. E. Harmon, "Visualization and the History of Science," invited seminar at Argonne National Laboratory, February 27, 2014.

J. E. Harmon, "What One Picture Is Worth in Science," invited talk at University of Windsor, Workshop on Diagramming Evidence: Visualizing Connections in Science and the Humanities, Canada, April 25-26, 2014.

J. E. Harmon, "Assessing Alan Gross's The Rhetoric of Science on its 25th Anniversary," panelist, National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL, November 21-23, 2014.

J. E. Harmon, Book Review of Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion by Jeanne Fahnestock, Rhetoric Society Quarterly 44(3): 293-296 (2014).

J. E. Harmon, "Understanding Scientific Communication: A Collaboration with Alan G. Gross," Poroi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention, Vol. 10, No. 2,http://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1195&context=poroi (2014).

A. G. Gross, J. E. Harmon, and M. Reidy, "Argument and 17th-Century Science: A Rhetorical Analysis with Sociological Implications," chapter in Rhetoric and the Early Royal Society: A Sourcebook, eds., T. Skouen and R. J. Stark, Brill Press (2014).

2013

A. G. Gross and J. E. Harmon, Science from Sight to Insight: How Scientists Illustrate Meaning, University of Chicago Press, Chicago (2013).

2010

J. E. Harmon and A. G. Gross, The Craft of Scientific Communication, University of Chicago Press, Chicago (2010).

A. G. Gross and J. E. Harmon, “The History of the Scientific Journal” in Encyclopedia of Science and Technical Communication, ed., Susanna Priest, Sage Publications, Newbury Park, CA (2010).

2009

A. G. Gross and J. E. Harmon, “The Structure of PowerPoint Presentations: The Art of Grasping Things Whole,” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 52(2), 121-37 (2009).

J. E. Harmon and A. G. Gross, "The Structure of Scientific Titles," Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 39(4), 455-65 (2009).

A. G. Gross, J. E. Harmon, and Michael Reidy, Communicating Science: The Scientific Article from the 17th Century to the Present, 2nd edition, Parlor Press, Lafayette, IN (2009) (http://www.parlorpress.com/communicatingscience).

2008

J. E. Harmon, “How Scientists Communicate: Past, Present, Future,” Invited Talk, STC’s 55th Technical Communication Summit, Philadelphia, PA, June 1-4, 2008.

2007

J. E. Harmon and A. G. Gross, The Scientific Literature: A Guided Tour, University of Chicago Press, Chicago (2007).

2005

J. E. Harmon, “Communicating Science to Other Scientists: Past, Present, Future,” Presented to the Society of Medical History of Chicago, Hektoen Institute, Chicago, IL, April 5, 2005.

2003

J. E. Harmon, “Do You Speak Science?” Presented to Chicago Chapter of Society for Technical Communication, Downers Grove, IL, January 23, 2003.

J. E. Harmon, “Scientists Communicating Science,” Presented at Illinois State University, Technical Communication Department, Normal, IL, February 5, 2003.

J. E. Harmon, “History of Scientific Texts and Images,” Presented at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design, Pittsburgh, PA, April 22, 2003.

J. E. Harmon, “Scientists Communicating Science,” Presented to Iota Sigma Pi, National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry, Oak Park, IL, October 3, 2003.

2002

A. G. Gross, J. E. Harmon, and Michael Reidy, Communicating Science: The Scientific Article from the 17th Century to the Present, Oxford University Press, New York (2002).

J. E. Harmon and A. G. Gross, “The Scientific Article: From Galileo’s New Science to the Human Genome,” Fathom: The Online Learning Center, New York, http://fathom.lib.uchicago.edu/2/21701730 (2002).

2000

A. G. Gross, J. E. Harmon, and Michael Reidy, “Argument and 17th-Century Science: A Rhetorical Analysis with Sociological Implications,” Social Studies of Science 30(3), 371-396 (2000).

J. E. Harmon and A. G. Gross, “The Scientific Article: From the Republic of Letters to the World Wide Web,” Exhibition at Department of Special Collections, Joseph Regenstein Library, University of Chicago, May 12-August 21, 2000.

J. E. Harmon, “I Think I See What the Problem Is,” Talk Presented at Exhibition Opening, Department of Special Collections, Joseph Regenstein Library, University of Chicago, May 12, 2000.

J. E. Harmon, “Punctuating Scientific and Technical Prose,” in Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style, general editor, Philip Rubens, 2nd edition, Routledge, New York (2000).

1999

A. G. Gross and J. E. Harmon, “What’s Right with Scientific Writing,” The Scientist 13(24), 20 (1999).

1997

J. E. Harmon and A. G. Gross, “Style Manuals Revisited,” Technical Communication 44, 351-352 (1997).

J. E. Harmon and A. G. Gross, “Style in Scientific Prose,” Presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL, November 20-23, 1997.

J. E. Harmon and A. G. Gross, “Argument in Scientific Prose,” Presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL, November 20-23, 1997.

1996

J. E. Harmon and A. G. Gross, “The Scientific Style Manual: A Reliable Guide to Practice?” Technical Communication 43, 61-72 (1996).

J. E. Harmon, “On Communicating Science: A Historical Perspective,” Presented at the Annual Conference of Managing Editors, Argonne, IL, October 21-23, 1996.

1995

J. E. Harmon, “On Writing with Style,” Book Review of Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace, by Joseph Williams, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 25(4), 420-424 (1995).

J. E. Harmon, “A Rhetorical Approach to the History of the Scientific Article,” Presented at the History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 26-29, 1995.

1994

J. E. Harmon, “Digging for Gould,” Book Review of Understanding Scientific Prose, Edited by J. Selzer, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 24, 478-482 (1994).

J. E. Harmon, “The Use of Metaphor in Citation Classics from the Scientific Literature,” Technical Communication Quarterly 3(2), 179-194 (1994).

1993

J. E. Harmon and D. R. Hamrin, “Bibliography on Communicating Technical Research Information,” IEEE Transactions, Professional Communication 36(1), 2-6 (1993).

1992

J. E. Harmon, “Punctuating Scientific and Technical Prose,” In Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style, ed. Philip Rubens, Henry Holt and Co., New York, pp. 61-90 (1992).

J. E. Harmon, “Current Contents of Theoretical Scientific Papers,” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 22(4), 357-375 (1992).

J. E. Harmon, “Evolution of the Scientific Paper,” Conference Record, IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, Santa Fe, NM, September 30-October 2, 1992, pp. 468- 475 (1992).

J. E. Harmon, “An Analysis of Fifty Citation Superstars from the Scientific Literature,” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 22(1), 17-37 (1992).

1989

J. E. Harmon, “Structure of Scientific and Engineering Papers: A Historical Perspective,”IEEE Transactions, Professional Communication 32(3), 132-138 (1989).

J. E. Harmon, “Development of the Modern Technical Article,” Technical Communication 36(1), 33-38 (1989).

1987

J. E. Harmon, “The Literature of Enlightenment: Technical Periodicals and Proceedings in the 17th and 18th Centuries,” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 17(4), 397-405 (1987).

1986

J. E. Harmon, “Perturbations in the Scientific Literature,” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 16(4), 311-318 (1986).

J. E. Harmon, “Defining the Specialized Audience for Technical Publications,” Proceedings of the 33rd International Technical Communication Conference, Detroit, MI, May 11-14, 1986, pp. 366-370 (1986).

1985

J. E. Harmon, “Metaphor in Science Writing,” Technical Communication 32(1), 48 (January 1985).

AWARDS

2018 Pacesetter Award from Argonne National Laboratory, January 2018.

2017 Award of Excellence: Informational Materials from the STC Chicago Chapter for JCESR Website (with Benjamin Schiltz and Dana Stasiak). Also, Award of Merit for STC International Summit.

2017 Pacesetter Awards from Argonne National Laboratory, January and February 2017.

2016 Distinguished Technical Communication: Promotional Materials from the STC Chicago Chapter for The Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory: Changing the World with Nanoscience (with Michele Nelson and Kathleen Carrado Gregar). Also, Award of Merit for STC International Summit.

2013 Award of Excellence: Informational Materials from the STC Chicago Chapter for Basic Research Directions for User Science at the National Ignition Facility (with Renee Carlson)

2012 Pacesetter Award from Argonne National Laboratory, July 2012.

2010 Best of Show: Informational Materials from the STC Chicago Chapter for The Craft of Scientific Communication (with Alan G. Gross)

2010 Distinguished Technical Communication from STC Chicago Chapter for The Craft of Scientific Communication (with Alan G. Gross)

2008 Award for Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication from the National Council of Teachers of English for The Scientific Literature: A Guided Tour (with Alan Gross).

2003 Distinguished Technical Communication from the STC Chicago Chapter for online tutorial: “The Scientific Article: From Galileo’s New Science to the Human Genome” (with Alan Gross and Brendan Matthews).

2000 Award of Excellence from STC Chicago Chapter for scholarly journal article: “Argument and 17th-Century Science: A Rhetorical Analysis with Sociological Implications” (with Alan Gross and Michael Reidy).

1995 Best of Show from STC Chicago Chapter, and 1996 Award of Excellence, from STC International Competition, for informational brochure: “Applying Chemical Innovation to Environmental Problems” (with Jane Andrew and Carl Johnson).

1992 Award of Merit from the STC New York Chapter for scholarly journal article: “Current Contents of Theoretical Scientific Papers.”

1989 Distinguished Technical Communication from the STC Chicago Chapter for scholarly journal article: “Development of the Modern Technical Article.”

1987 Award of Merit from the STC Chicago Chapter for scholarly journal article: “The Literature of Enlightenment: Technical Periodicals and Proceedings in the 17th and 18th Centuries.”

1985 Certificate of Achievement from the STC Chicago Chapter for scholarly journal article: “Metaphor in Science Writing.”

1985 Award of Excellence from the STC Chicago Chapter for technical report: “1984 Annual Report of the Chemical Technology Division” (with David Hamrin and Richard Keener).