The Department of the History of Science is a lively interdisciplinary community of scholars and students who are interested in making historical sense of the natural sciences, broadly understood.  Our faculty and students employ historical, textual, ethnographic, and social scientific methods to ask larger questions about how the various sciences work in practice, the basis of their authority, how ethical and political decisions are made about their regulation and applications, how they relate to larger intellectual, cultural, social, and political trends and changes, and much more. Faculty and student interests span medieval to contemporary times, and engage the full range of sciences: physics, astronomy, molecular biology, evolutionary theory, technology, brain and behavioral science, medicine, public health, and more.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM   

SEMINAR SERIES: PETER WEINGART    
Peter Weingart

GRADUATE PROGRAM   
Naomi Oreskes