In the spring of 2009, undergraduates in the History and Science concentration launched a new journal called Synthesis dedicated to publishing undergraduate scholarship -- worldwide -- in history of science and its allied disciplines.  

Today, in 2020, Synthesis is the History of Science department's newly restored online journal.  We are still the only undergraduate history of science journal out there! Our editorial staff consists of over 15 History and Science undergraduate concentrators and we are entirely student-led, under the supervision of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Anne Harrington. We are currently creating our new website, which will be comprised of student papers, interviews with faculty, reviews of the latest hot topics in the history of science, and much more!!!

We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis and would love to hear from students in all disciplines who have written essays with relevance to understanding the history of science, medicine, or technology in society.

If you have any questions or comments, or would like to get involved, please email us at


To see what we're all about, download a previous print version of Synthesis here. And watch this page for frequent updates.