History of Science Workshops
Members of the Program faculty normally sponsor a theme-based workshop or series of workshops. Themes from the past decade include “Groovy Science: The Counter-Cultures and Scientific Life, 1955-1975,” “Structure at 50: Assessing and Reassessing Kuhn and His Legacy,” “Science Across the Seas,” “Science Across Cultures,” and “Atomic Sciences.” These all-day events involve speakers from beyond Princeton and normally take place on Friday and/or Saturday, and are open to participants in the university community and beyond. All history of science graduate students are expected to participate actively (if there are pre-circulated papers, as readers and discussants). The workshops provide our graduate students an unusual opportunity for entering into the professional community of History of Science and for establishing personal contacts with other scholars.