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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 Mentoring Award Honors Prof. Evelynn Hammonds

April 30, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: The Harvard Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Students at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Association (LGBTQ @ GSAS), and the GSAS Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs are pleased to announce the inauguration of an annual award to recognize the contributions of members of the Harvard community who perform exceptional service towards greater BGLTQ+ inclusion and belonging.... Read more about New Mentoring Award Honors Prof. Evelynn Hammonds

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