History of Science
Professor Charles Gillispie’s Legacy of Intellectual Leadership
Charles Gillispie's legacy continues through an endowment for the Charles C. and Emily R. Gillispie Chair in the History of Science and a new Sachs scholarship that brings students from England to study at Princeton.
The Program in History of Science at Princeton University trains students to analyze science, medicine, and technology in both historical and cultural context. History of Science at Princeton is rooted in our tradition of analyzing the technical and conceptual dimensions of scientific knowledge, whether that knowledge emcompasses chemistry, psychoanalysis, or evolutionary theory. Yet even as we investigate the minutiae of such knowledge, students are encouraged to consider scientific ideas and practices in the widest possible context. Learn more »