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

Nuclear Diplomacies: Their Past, Present and Future

Nuclear Diplomacies: Their Past, Present, and Future.

Two-stage workshop

call for papers

submission deadline: February 15, 2018


a. SOKENDAI’s Hayama Campus in Kanagawa, Japan, November 9-11,  2018

b. National Technical University of Athens, Greece, June 2019


editorial sponsorship: History + Technology, an international journal supported by the History Department of Drexel University


CFP: Biographies in the History of Physics: Actors, Objects, and Institutions

Call for Papers from Nachwuchs (Graduate Students, Post-Docs, and Assistant Professors)

Biographies in the History of Physics: Actors, Objects, and Institutions

A Workshop for Young Academics from the German Physical Society’s Section for History of Physics, supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation

May 22–25, 2018

Physics Center, Bad Honnef, Germany

HSS Toronto Women's Mentorship Event, Sponsored by The Grad and Early Career Caucus and the Women's Caucus

Please join us on Friday, November 10 at 9:00-10:30am for the Annual GECC Women’s Mentorship Event. Sponsored for the first time in conjunction with the Women’s Caucus, this informal roundtable features a handful of invited women scholars in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.