History of Science

  • Lorenzo Bondioli, David Dunning, and Charles Kollmer
    Bondioli, Dunning, and Kollmer Named Mellon/ACLS Fellows

    The fellowship program offers promising graduate students a year of funding so that they can focus their attention on completing projects that form the foundations of their scholarly careers.

  • 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.

  • Cigarette; Photo credit: Alexas_Fotos
    The FDA's Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

    Keith A. Wailoo, who is currently writing a book about the history of the menthol cigarette, published a response to the Food and Drug Administration's proposed ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes in The New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Michael Gordin; Photo courtesy of the Humanities Council
    Science Historian Gordin Discusses Mendeleev’s Periodic Table, Now Turning 150 Years Old

    The story of the “attempt at a system of elements,” as Mendeleev titled his initial publication, has been laid out clearly by science historian Michael Gordin in a special issue of the journal Science.

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 »

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Contacts

Director of Graduate Studies, History of Science
135 Dickinson Hall
609-258-0209
Departmental Representative
G-32 Dickinson Hall
609-258-8828