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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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.

Feminism in Twentieth-Century Science, Technology, and Medicine by Angela Creager

What useful changes has feminism brought to science? Feminists have enjoyed success in their efforts to open many fields to women as participants.

Scientific Masculinities Edited by Erika Milam and Robert Nye

This volume of Osiris integrates gender analysis with the global history of science and medicine from the late Middle Ages to the present by focusing on masculinity.

The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan by Federico Marcon
By: Federico Marcon

Between the early seventeenth and the mid-nineteenth century, the field of natural history in Japan separated itself from the discipline of medicine, produced knowledge that questioned the traditional religious and philosophical understandings of