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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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Gabriela Soto-Laveaga

Gabriela Soto-Laveaga Appointed Co-editor of Leading Medical Journal

May 17, 2021
History of Science Prof. Gabriela Soto-Laveaga has been appointed co-editor of the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, the official publication of the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) and the Johns Hopkins Institute of the History of Medicine. Kudos to Gabriela!
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