H-Sci-Med-Tech is happy to collaborate with H-Material-Culture to mine the rich vein of overlapping interests between Material Culture Studies and The History of Science, Medicine and Technology. Both our fields are interdisciplinary, span the humanities and social sciences, and weave together complementary epistemologies and methodologies. On top of all that, both fields enjoy looking at “things”!
On this page (and you will see nearly identical pages on both Networks) we will post contributions from H-Material-Cultures’s 1500 members and H-Sci-Med-Tech’s 3800 members that engage with the materiality of science, medicine, and technology. These might be discussion posts or queries on scientific instruments past or present, analysis of particular objects from the worlds of science, technology or medicine along the lines of H-Material-Culture's Object of the Week, images, informative posts about collections and archives, CFP’s, syllabi...
We encourage questions, comments, and discussion among the diverse groups this collaboration will bring together. While many will find overlapping areas of interest here, we do not all do what we do the same way, or ask the same questions, or begin with the same presumptions. The editors of the H-Material Culture and H-Sci-Med-Tech see in these differences the possibility of an enriching and informative cross-pollination of ideas in this collaboration.
If you've got ideas for contributions which you want to discuss with us, please drop us a line.