History of Science

The graduate program in the history of science offers students the chance to specialize in the historical study of the sciences, technology and medicine, examining these through their social, cultural, intellectual, economic and political roles and engagements.  Our faculty includes scholars whose own work focuses on many centuries from antiquity through the 21st century and many geographical areas including Europe, Africa, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and East Asia.  In addition to their coursework in the history of science, students also choose a geographical or national field of research in which to specialize.  The program is designed to foster intellectual connections both within and beyond the department, as students regularly work with faculty elsewhere in the university, including in many science departments, and in Philosophy, Classics, Anthropology, English, and the various language and area studies programs.