News & Events


Prof. Steven Shapin Awarded the 2014 Sarton Medal

Steven Shapin, Franklin L. Ford Research Professor of the History of Science, has been awarded the 2014 Sarton Medal by the History
of Science Society
, honoring his rich and varied scholarly achievements in the field.

Download the full award citation here.




Naomi Oreskes to Receive
American Historical Association Award

Prof. Naomi Oreskes will be receive the 2014 Herbert Feis Award for Distinguished Contributions in Public History from the American Historical Association.

The prize will be awarded at the AHA annual meeting
in New York City in January, 2015



Walter Isaacson Examines Digital History

Renowned biographer Walter Isaacson mentions the CHSI's recent enhancements to the Harvard Mark 1 exhibit in an interview with the Harvard Gazette, October 1, 2014.

Isaacson addressed an avid audience at Harvard on April 9, 2013, including Harvard President Drew Faust, delivering the Robert and Maurine Rothschild Lecture,
The Genius of Jobs, Einstein, & Franklin.

View the lecture online here.

 



Naomi Oreskes Wows Her Audience @ TED




Congrats to Our 2014 Grads...all 16 of them!

Front Row (Left to Right): Jeremy Blatter, Marco Viniegra, He Bian, Stephanie Dick, Melissa Lo, Kuang-Chi Huang, Anouska Bhattacharyya, Mateo Munoz, Sandra Korn. Back Row: Scott Phelps, Latif Nasser, David Theodore, Myrna Perez Sheldon, Funke Sangodeyi, James Bergman, Linna Duan


 


Conference Celebrating 400th Galileo Anniversary

Heavenly Imperfection:
Galileo's Discovery of Sunspots

Held on October 4, 2013

Download a copy of the conference agenda.

View conference footage online here.

Coverage of this event in The Harvard Gazette.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Department Calendar

News


October 2014

Putting Off the (Not Quite) Inevitable

Prof. Sarah S. Richardson and her co-authors discuss the repercussions of human egg freezing at CNN.com


No Half-life:
My Atomic Origins


HS Grad Andrew Lea discusses growing up at a "node of the Manhattan Project" in October
HSS newsletter article.


August 2014

Hammonds to serve on
White House commission

President Obama appoints Evelynn Hammonds to advisory commission on education.

Dangerous Trends...



Naomi Oreskes' posits not-so-fictional danger in current
climate change for the Harvard Gazette.


Scott Podolsky Holds Forth on Medical History

Department affiliate Dr. Podolsky speaks in the Boston Globe about the history of antibody therapies in light of the recent ebola crisis.

July 2014

Janet Browne to Deliver Inaugural Oration in Australia



May 2014

Download the latest issue of Synthesis


March 5, 2014

Gone, but not...



Prof. Sophia Roosth discussed issues of "de-extinction," and her forthcoming book at a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study lecture.

February 14, 2014

Science & Politics Out of Step

The Harvard Gazette recently covered Prof. Naomi Oreskes, other academics & journalists participating in a panel discussion at the Kennedy School tackling issues around current climate science vs. climate politics.


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