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. 


Evelynn Hammonds

Evelynn Hammonds Elected to National Academy of Medicine Membership

October 15, 2018
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced the election of Professor Evelynn Hammonds to its regular membership during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Evelynn was acknowledged... Read more about Evelynn Hammonds Elected to National Academy of Medicine Membership