H-PhysicalSciences provides a communication channel and resource nexus for historians of the physical sciences. Its topical scope covers the physical sciences broadly understood, including but not limited to: physics; chemistry; earth, space, and atmospheric science; astronomy; and materials science. By linking these fields, H-PhysicalSciences encourages active dialogue between scholars studying a diverse range of topics with the goal of galvanizing the community in a way that promotes integration with the larger discipline of history of science.

Recent Content

conference reminder: claiming authority producing standards, 3-4-June 2016

Upcoming conference: "Claiming Authority, Producing Standards: The IAEA and the History of Radiation Protection" 3-4 June 2016, University of Vienna

Venue: University of Vienna, Institute for Philosophy
Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Staircase. II/2.Floor


Jan Rüger, Nikolaus Wachsmann, eds.
Ryan Dahn

Dahn on Rüger and Wachsmann, 'Rewriting German History: New Perspectives on Modern Germany'

Jan Rüger, Nikolaus Wachsmann, eds. Rewriting German History: New Perspectives on Modern Germany. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 336. pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-34778-7.

Reviewed by Ryan Dahn (University of Chicago, CHSS)
Published on H-PhysicalSciences (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Daniel Liu

HSS Meeting Events for Graduates and Early Careerists

Are you getting ready to enter the job market or to apply to a graduate program? Does your CV need polishing? Do you have questions about life after graduate school? 


The Graduate and Early Career Caucus of the History of Science Society invites you to participate in two of our events at this year’s HSS meeting. 


We are hosting a CV review program, where an expert in your field will give you a one-on-one appraisal of your CV with the aim of helping you get it ready for whatever the future has in store for you.