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

Call for Applications: Spring School "The History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Large Physics Experiments", Wuppertal (13-20 March 2022).


The Research Unit "The Epistemology of the LHC" invites applications for the Spring School "The History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Large Physics Experiments" taking place 13-20 March 2022 in Wuppertal (Germany).

Part time Research Assistant position, University of Copenhagen, editorial assistance for Physics in Perspective

We seek a research assistant for Richard Staley, professor in History of Science at the Department of Science Education at the University of Copenhagen (and in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge).  The research assistant’s primary task will be to provide editorial assistance for the journal Physics in Perspective.

CFP - 10th ESHS conference: Science policy and the politics of science, Brussels, 7-10 September 2022

Dear colleagues,

In 2022, the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) will host its tenth biannual conference. This year’s edition will take place in Brussels, Belgium, and is organised by the National Committee for Logic, History and Philosophy of Science (NCLHPS) of Belgium.

Seeking Podcast Hosts for "New Books in Science" and "New Books in the History of Science"

The New Books Network (NBN) is seeking hosts for the podcasts "New Books in Science" and New Books in the History of Science"

NBN hosts pick the books they cover and record the raw interviews. The NBN does all post-production (audio editing), publication, and promotion.