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.

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Recent Content

CFP: Third panelist sought for SHARP 2016

From Trade Manual to Treatise and back again: the Transformation of Technical Literature, 1600-1800

We are seeking a third member for a panel proposal for SHARP’s (the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) 2016 conference in Paris, 18-22 July 2016, “Languages of the Book/Les langues du livre” http://www.sharpweb.org/conferences/2016/call-for-papers/

Reminder: Research Postgraduate Funding in Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science at Leeds 2016/17

The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds is pleased to inform potential applicants for postgraduate study that it has available up to 18 fully-funded PhD scholarships for UK/EU students for 2016-17 entry.

For more information about postgraduate study in Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science at Leeds see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125022/postgraduate.

Three Societies Panel: configuring and reconfiguring the 'pure' and the 'applied' in the history of the mathematical sciences

The Three Societies meeting will be held 22-25 June 2016 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The theme of the conference is ‘transitions’ including such ideas as moving from one scientific meme to another, one locality to another, or generational change.

We are submitting a themed session panel 'configuring and reconfiguring the 'pure' and the 'applied' in the history of the mathematical sciences’. That will address how the ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ distinction loosely defined has changed or been sustained over time.