History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Historians in this cluster examine the history of science, technology, and medicine in as broad a sense as possible. Thus, some investigations tulp.jpgstudy the internal development of scientific ideas, technological inventions, and medical breakthroughs. Others center on the reciprocal relationship between science and society, examining how science is a deeply embedded cultural activity, both influencing and influenced by society. Individuals in this cluster also work closely with science studies scholars in philosophy, English, geography, sociology, and other disciplines.