History of STEM

  • Asylum Ruins

    Everything Has a History

    Whitney E. Barringer | May 23, 2024

    The ruins of 19th- and early 20th-century US mental asylums are haunted by the ghosts of institutional and political failure.
  • Are You Sitting Up Straight?


    Laura Ansley | May 9, 2024

    In Beth Linker’s new book, she applies a disability studies lens to the history of posture.
  • Are We the Virus?


    Caitlin Kossmann | May 8, 2024

    Memes at the height of the pandemic point to a deeper cultural conversation.
  • Super-X-Ear

    Everything Has a History

    Jaipreet Virdi | Feb 28, 2024

    An ad for the Wrist-Ear sent historian Jaipreet Virdi looking for the physical hearing aid itself.

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  • Medicalized Enslavement, Disability, and Southeast Asian Art

    Mark Philip Bradley | Dec 15, 2023

    Get a peek inside the latest issue of the AHR.
  • Spoiled Fruits

    Jason A. Heppler | Nov 15, 2023

    Silicon Valley is often touted as eco-friendly today, yet the environmental history of the region tarnishes that reputation.
  • Staleness

    Jorden Pitt | Nov 9, 2023

    Ideals of masculinity influenced the treatment of US airmen’s psychological issues during World War I.
  • Ronald L. Numbers (1942–2023)

    Judith Walzer Leavitt | Nov 1, 2023

    Renowned historian of science, medicine, and religion Ronald L. Numbers died at age 81 at his home in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 24, 2023.
  • Sovereignty and Satellites

    Rebecca L. West | Oct 18, 2023

    Read about the 2023–24 recipients of the Fellowship in Aerospace History and the Fellowship in the History of Space Technology.

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