Research and Publications

History of Science faculty and associated faculty regularly publish on topics of scolarly interest in the areas of science, technology, and medicine.

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Risk on the Table: Food Production, Health, and the Environment

Over the last century, the industrialization of agriculture and processing technologies have made food abundant and relatively inexpensive for much of the world’s population.

The Experimental Fire: Inventing English Alchemy, 1300-1700 by Jennifer Rampling
By: Jennifer M. Rampling

In medieval and early modern Europe, the practice of alchemy promised extraordinary physical transformations.

Know Your Remedies: Pharmacy and Culture in Early Modern China by He Bian
By: He Bian
A cultural history of the concept of pharmacy, both the material nature of drugs and the trade in medicine, in early modern China
Creatures of Cain: The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America by Erika Lorraine Milam
By: Erika Lorraine Milam

After World War II, the question of how to define a universal human nature took on new urgency.

Localization and Its Discontents – A Genealogy of Psychoanalysis and the Neuro Disciplines by Katja Guenther
By: Katja Guenther

Psychoanalysis and neurological medicine have promoted contrasting and seemingly irreconcilable notions of the modern self.