The Program in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
About the Program
The Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine integrates faculty and students from several departments and programs at the University of Minnesota. Each faculty member has a joint appointment in a department in the College of Science and Engineering, the Medical School, or the College of Biological Sciences, and many have graduate appointments in other departments as well, ensuring close association with other related fields. We have strong ties with the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, the Department of History, and the science and engineering departments where the faculty hold tenure. These university and departmental connections are a major source of intellectual stimulation and support for both faculty and graduate students. We also sponsor a weekly colloquium and periodic symposia, bringing scholars from all over the world to the university. The program encourages a diversity of methodological approaches.
The Program has a research center, the Charles Babbage Institute: Center for the History of Information Technology.
You can see all of the ways to support the Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine's graduate program on our Grouped Giving Page.
Kylie Smith, "Jim Crow in the Asylum: Psychiatry and Civil Rights in the American South"
Join us Friday, February 21, 2020 in Tate Hall 101 at 3:35pm for a presentation by Dr. Kylie Smith. Find a full abstract on our colloquium events page.
Dominique Tobbell's Technology and Medicine course featured in Continuum
Dr. Dominique Tobbell's course, Technology and Medicine in Modern America, has been featured in the University Libraries outreach publication, Continuum. To read the first part in the three-part series, check out Continuum's webpage.
The Program was profiled for the Winter 2020 edition of Inventing Tomorrow, the College of Science and Engineering's alumni magazine.
Fridays at 3:35pm | Tate Hall 101
For a full schedule for spring semester, visit our colloquium events page.