H-Net Network on science, medicine and technology.



H-Sci-Med-Tech is a network for the growing number of scholars, whether independent or with institutional affiliations, who apply humanities methods to study science, medicine or technology across a wide variety of periods and regions of the world. While rooted in history, ours is a very interdisciplinary field, bringing together complementary theories and methodologies from across the humanities and the social sciences.

As in our previous life on listserv, we welcome discussion posts, announcements, CFP's, queries, and other relevant contributions. To send us yours, scroll down and click Create New Discussion Post on the right side of this page. We also welcome images, audio clips or videos. Please contact the editors if you want to find out more.

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Recent Content

Book Review: Virdi-Dhesi on Edwards, 'Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture'

R. A. R. Edwards. Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture. History of Disability Series. New York: New York University Press, 2012. vii + 255 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-2243-5; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4798-8373-8.

Reviewed by Jaipreet Virdi-Dhesi (University of Toronto)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2014)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison


CFP: The 30th Annual Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science

Neurons, Mechanisms, and the Mind: The History and Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience

October 10–12, 2014, at the University of Colorado at Boulder

CFP: Sites of Desire: Medicine, Race, Gender and Sexuality in Colonial India and sub-Saharan Africa

While the history of medicine, generally, has been a major focus of historical scholarship in recent years, notions of race and racial purity, gender and sexuality in comparative studies have not received much attention. Medical ideologies and their relationship with race, and gender constructions, hegemony and resistance now call for detailed analyses of these.

Technology's Stories: Commenting Feature now available

With the latest issue of Technology's Stories, SHOT members now have the ability to leave comments and questions on any of our essay or image features. Just log in to the main SHOT website and then navigate to the Technology's Stories home page from the publications menu at the top of the page.

Have an idea for Technology's Stories? Contact Suzanne Moon or Erik Rau at techstories@techculture.org.

Announcing SHOT's Three-Minute Dissertation Video Contest!

SHOT announces its first ever three minute video contest for PhD students and recent graduates!

“Pitch” your dissertation topic in an accessible and entertaining three minute video and win registration, accommodations, and a banquet ticket for a SHOT meeting of your choice. We welcome submissions from students and recent graduates in any field whose work engages in some way with histories of technology. If you are interested in the history of technology, science, medicine, material culture, or STS, we'd love to see your video. All entrants will have their videos featured on SHOT’s Vimeo channel and the best ten will be featured on Technology’s Stories.