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Welcome to the
History of Statistics
Interest Group

Events and Brief History

Thank you for being a member of the History of Statistics Interest Group.  We are excited to offer some exciting opportunities to participate in this year. Be sure you are signed up to receive alerts from our page so you don't miss anything.  You can also follow us on Twitter @HOS_ASA.

Upcoming events:

February 2nd 2024 book conversation about Ghost Map:  We will be discussing Ghost Map by Steven Johnson (narrated by Alan Sklar on Audible) on February 2, 2024 from 3-4:30 pm ET.  We will be provide the book to you if you would like.  Please fill out this form to express your interest and provide information to us so we can send you the book. 

Recent past events:

On Dec 8th, 2023, we had a Wikipedia editathon and created an article about Robert E. Chaddock and a draft article about Walter E. Hoadley.

Brief history of this HoS group

Michael P. Cohen, Phyllis Curtiss, David Hitchcock, Alan Hutson, Wendy Martinez, John McKenzie, and Margaret Nemeth met at JSM 2017 in Baltimore and discussed the formation of the ASA History of Statistics Interest Group. The group wrote a draft charter and obtained 156 names for the petition to form an ASA interest group. The Council of Sections approved the charter and the History of Statistics Interest Group was formed in December 2017 with Wendy Martinez serving as the chair for 2017–2018.

The purpose of the History of Statistics Interest Group is to bring together individuals and groups who have an active interest in the history of statistics, to share information and research about the history of statistics, and to provide resources for educators and researchers.

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