History of Science

  • 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 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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