History of Science
‘We Roar’: Wailoo Sees the Intersecting Vulnerabilities Behind COVID-19 Fatalities
In the latest episode of the “We Roar” podcast, historian Keith Wailoo discusses how race, class, urban congestion and a failed public health system have contributed to the extraordinary gulf in coronavirus fatality rates.
Watch Now: Pandemic, Creating a Usable Past
How will today's pandemic transform us and the world? Seven panels of leading historians of health and society drew over 3,800 attendees from 49 countries in two days of webinar discussions exploring the powerful echoes of past epidemics in the present COVID-19 crisis. Watch the recordings now.
Creager Elected Member of the American Philosophical Society
The Society is the oldest learned society in the United States and was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743.
Announcing New 'Infectious Historians' Podcast from Merle Eisenberg *18 and Lee Mordechai *17
In the podcast, they examine epidemics from a historical and critical perspective—while also providing commentary on how the coronavirus pandemic is developing at our local levels.
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 »