News & Events

Announcing a History of Science Workshop

"New Horizons in the History of
East Asian Science & Technology"
June 3-5, 2014

Call for Papers

The 2013 History of Science Society meeting was held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. The meeting marked the 100th anniversary of the publication of the journal Isis.

HSS Website

HSS Sessions with DHS contributors

Harvard History of Science at HSS 2013, Harvard Gazette

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.



Isaacson Delivers 2013 Rothschild

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

View the lecture online here.




Download the
Spring 2013 Issue of


the nation's only undergraduate journal in the history of science!





Department Calendar



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.


SECRECY and other matters...

Peter Galison interviewed in the Winter 2014 issue of the journal Public Culture.

November 27, 2013

Congratulations to Harvard Senior and History of Science concentrator Andrew Lea, who has been named a Rhodes Scholar!