H-Sci-Med-Tech is a network for scholars who apply humanities and social science 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 theories and methodologies from across the humanities and the social sciences.

We welcome discussion posts, conference announcements and CFP's, conference reports, research and teaching queries, and other relevant contributions. To send us yours, click the orange "Start a Discussion" button on the top of this page. We also welcome images, audio clips or videos. Contributors have to be members of the network, and we will also ask you to fill in your H-Net profile (basic information is enough), so that other network members know who you are. Email the editors if you want to find out more: our new email address is editorial-sci-med-tech@mail.h-net.msu.edu. Please be aware that we don't check this email account daily -- it may take us some time to get back to you. The preferred route for sending us your contributions is the 'Start a Discussion' button.

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Recent Content

Call for Session Chairs at the 2015 History of Science Society Meeting

The History of Science Society needs session chairs for Thursday afternoon sessions (19 November 2015) at its annual meeting in San Francisco, California. Members willing and interested in serving as session chairs, please email info@hssonline.org with the titles of two or three sessions you are interested in.

Updated CfP: BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2016

The upcoming BSHS Postgraduate conference is to take place at the University of Cambridge at the History and Philosophy of Science department on 6-8 January, 2016.

Proposals for talks on any topic relating to the Society’s interests in the history of science, medicine, and technology are very welcome. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and sent as an e-mail attachment to: bshs.pg.conference2016@gmail.com. The deadline for abstracts is 1 October, 2015.

Teaching the New Paradigm in Black Death Studies

Dear H-Sci-Med-Tech Colleagues,

A blog has just been posted describing my experiences teaching the "new paradigm" in Black Death studies in the undergraduate classroom: http://arc-medieval.blogspot.com/2015/08/teaching-new-paradigm-in-black-death.html. The blog has links both to my complete syllabus (available on Academia.edu) and to other resources we used throughout the semester.