HOS Senior Thesis

The thesis is the capstone experience at Princeton, and history of science concentrators have written prize-winning theses on a wide range of different sciences, in many different times and places.

Recent Topics

  • The history of American environmentalism
  • The history of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
  • A study of changing definitions of schizophrenia in the twentieth century
  • An analysis of Pasteur’s science in colonial Algeria
  • The history of venereal disease during World War I
  • The history of the telescope in the seventeenth century
  • A study of bridge engineering and the industrial revolution
  • The history of electronic computing

Pasteur inoculating a man with the rabies virus

Photo credit: "L0027358" by Wellcome Library, London is licensed under CC by 4.0. Image has been cropped.