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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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.


CFA-“Chemistry & the Design of Physical Objects: Innovations from 1950 to the Present” at American Chemical Society 2017 National Conference


“Chemistry & the Design of Physical Objects: Innovations from 1950 to the Present”



Half-day symposium at American Chemical Society 2017 National Conference

San Francisco, CA: April 2nd-6th

Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2016


Get involved in the GECC Mentorship Program and CV Review at HSS 2016!

We are seeking both junior and senior scholars to participate as Mentors and CV Reviewers at the History of Science Society’s meeting in Atlanta, November 2-5, 2016. Duties involve a commitment of about one or two hours for a Mentor or a CV Reviewer. Both programs are productive and rewarding ways to encourage and prepare the next generation of scholars. We also encourage graduate students and early career scholars to sign up for the mentorship program and a CV review during the meeting.