History of Science

  • AHA Member Spotlight: Beth Linker

    Perspectives Daily

    Matthew Keough | Jul 17, 2018

    Beth Linker is associate professor in the History and Sociology of Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Archiving the Final Frontier


    Zoë Jackson | May 1, 2018

    Research in space history is often hampered by large gaps in the archives.
  • Defying Gravity

    AHA Today

    Emily A. Margolis | Mar 22, 2018

    "Space tourism" has been a part of American leisure culture since the Cold War, writes Emily Margolis, winner of the...
  • What Are You?


    Sadie Bergen | Feb 16, 2018

    At #AHA18, historians and social scientists pushed back against the notion that racial and ethnic ancestry can be discovered through genetic testing.

Most Recent

  • Grant of the Week: Linda Hall Library Fellowships

    Zoe Jackson | Dec 13, 2017

    The Linda Hall Library awards diverse funding opportunities to pre- and postdoctoral scholars in the history of science and related areas.
  • On the May 2017 Cover

    John B. Bute | Oct 1, 2017

    To the editor:I am charmed by the May 2017 cover photo, not least for its large content of historica...
  • John C. Burnham (1929–2017)

    Stephanie J. Shaw | Oct 1, 2017

    Historian of American Psychology and PsychiatryJohn Chynoweth Burnham, professor of history at Ohio ...
  • Charles Coulston Gillispie (1918–2015)

    William Chester Jordan | Oct 1, 2017

    Historian of ScienceCharles Coulston Gillispie, the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History emeritus at...
  • Memory and Medicine

    Susan M. Reverby | Sep 18, 2017

    Contentious debates over the removal of Confederate general statues that dot our landscape have led ...

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