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The Department of the History of Science is a lively interdisciplinary community of scholars and students who seek to advance understanding of science, technology, and medicine in their historical and social contexts. 

Our faculty and students come from diverse backgrounds and employ diverse approaches. We examine the past and present workings of science, technology, and medicine, the basis of their authority, the ethical and political dimensions of their regulation and applications, and the relationships among them and larger intellectual, cultural, social, and political trends and changes. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging are fundamental to the Department’s mission and identity, not only as moral and social goods, but because they make possible the advancement of knowledge central to our understanding of history and the world about us.

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New Report Addresses Underrepresentation of Women of Color in Tech

December 16, 2021
Evelynn Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor, and History of Science department chair, served as co-chair on a committee for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that has released a report titled "Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech." The report urges a range of organizations across the tech ecosystem to take steps to improve the representation of women of color in tech fields and careers. Read more about New Report Addresses Underrepresentation of Women of Color in Tech
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Prof. Naomi Oreskes Weighs in on Congressional Testimony of Big Oil Execs

October 28, 2021

CEOs of Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP and Shell were grilled by members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on oil industry efforts to evade responsibility for a seemingly concerted campaign of disinformation on the dangers of climate change resulting from the excessive use of fossil fuels. Interview excerpts courtesy of CBSN and CNN.... Read more about Prof. Naomi Oreskes Weighs in on Congressional Testimony of Big Oil Execs

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