The Program in History of Science at Princeton University trains students to analyze science, medicine, and technology in historical and cultural context. We are a community of scholars including roughly a dozen core and affiliated faculty members and about twenty graduate students, in addition to undergraduate concentrators and visiting fellows. Members of our group maintain vibrant intellectual connections with a number of campus communities, including (but not limited to) philosophy, public policy, the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities, gender and sexuality studies, comparative literature, and digital humanities
History of Science at Princeton remains rooted in our tradition of analyzing the technical and conceptual dimensions of scientific knowledge, whether it is chemistry, psychoanalysis, or evolutionary theory. At the same time, students are encouraged to consider scientific ideas and practices in the widest possible context. The research interests of the active faculty range from Memphis to Moscow, Berlin to Beijing, and include, for example, medieval alchemy, cultural and legal battles over scientific claims, and the development of twentieth-century biomedicine. Through this diversity runs a strong thread of consensus that the best current history of science demands an expansive, integrated approach, one that never loses sight of the global dynamics of science, medicine, and technology.