Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, HSTM & Dept. of Earth Sciences Professor published in Mobile Museums: Collections in circulation

Prof. Kohlstedt,'s essay entitled "Mobile Botany: Education, Horticulture, and Commerce in New York Botanical Gardens, 1890s to 1930s" has been included in the latest volume of Mobile Museums: Collections in circulation. Mobile Museums which has just been released is now available online as open access from University College London Press.


Mobile Museums presents an argument for the importance of circulation in the study of museum collections, past and present. It brings together an impressive array of international scholars and curators from a wide variety of disciplines – including the history of science, museum anthropology and postcolonial history - to consider the mobility of collections.



Mobile Museums


HSTM graduate student Bill Gurstelle published in Scientific American

William Gurstelle, a Ph.D. candidate in the HSTM program, recently published his article Beatrice Finkelstein, the Woman Who Fed the Astronauts in Scientific American. The article stems from his research methods paper on Beatrice Finkelstein which he wrote last spring. Along with working toward his Ph.D., Bill has also authored a dozen books on science and technology and serves as a contributing editor at Popular Science and Make magazines. Congratulations, Bill! 

headshot Bill Gurstelle


Cameron Lazaroff Puck's successfully defends his dissertation 

Congratulations to Dr. Cameron Lazaroff Puck who successfully defended his dissertation, "What Theories Are Made Of: How Industry and Culture Shaped Maxwell's Theories of Electromagnetism" on March 8. 

Cameron Lazaroff Puck


HST alum, Joe Cain's (Ph.D. 1995) work influenced University College London (UCL) to acknowledge its role in eugenics

Joe Cain, now a professor of history and biology at UCL, was quoted in a recent article published in The Guardian regarding the University's past role in, and subsequent apology for the propagation of eugenics. Read more.





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