History of Science - Academics

  • Will Deringer with his book, Calculated Values
    William Deringer’s *12 Calculated Values Wins Kenshur Prize

    His book, Calculated Values: Finance, Politics, and the Quantitative Age, was recognized by the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University as the year's best book in eighteenth-century studies.

  • Credit: Spencer Weinreich
    HOS Graduate Certificate

    The History of Science Graduate Certificate is aimed at enabling students who are taking seminars in the Program, working closely with our faculty, and writing dissertations on aspects of the history of science, medicine, and technology to receive a formal credential in the field.

The Program in History of Science at Princeton University trains students to analyze science, medicine, and technology in historical and cultural context. We are a community of scholars including roughly a dozen core and affiliated faculty members and about twenty graduate students, in addition to undergraduate concentrators and visiting fellows.


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Learn more about our graduate and graduate certificate programs in History of Science, and find current graduate course offerings.


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Meet Our Faculty

Browse profiles of the Executive Committee and Associated Faculty in History of Science.

Portraits of two of the men responsible for illustrating 'De historia stirpivm commentarii insignes...' by Leonhard Fuchs.

Photo credit: "L0015096EB" by Wellcome Library, London is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Image has been cropped.