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.

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New open access book: A History of Scientific Journals: Publishing at the Royal Society, 1665-2015 (UCL Press)

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UCL Press is delighted to announce the publication of a new open access book that may be of interest to list subscribers: A History of Scientific Journals: Publishing at the Royal Society, 1665-2015 by Aileen Fyfe, Noah Moxham, Julie McDougall-Waters, and Camilla Mørk Røstvik. Download it free: https://bit.ly/3M4o2GW

Crossing Borders and Fostering Collaborations: The Fifth AIP Early-Career Conference for Historians of the Physical Sciences - Call For Papers

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Center for the History of Physics and the Niels Bohr Archive are pleased to host the fifth international conference for graduate students and early career scholars, to be held from August 31 to September 3, 2023, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

"Is Science Diplomacy on Hold?" - Public Panel of the Cain Conference, Paris, June 13

Is Science Diplomacy on Hold?


In the context of the Workshop

Diplomatic Studies of Science: The Interplay of Science, Technology, and International Affairs after the Second World War

 In person at Maison de la chimie, Paris,
Monday June 13, 16.30-18.30


Moderator: Gordon Cain Fellow Prof. Maria Rentetzi, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany