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History of Science

Wooly Mammoth Revival Graphic
History of Science

Wooly Mammoth Revival Graphic

Wooly Mammoth Revival Graphic

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle
Race

Experts Across Disciplines Tackle Racism within Health Care During Virtual Panel

The conversation — moderated by Michelle Morse, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School — was part of the Health Policy and Bioethics Consortia, a monthly series organized by the Medical School and the Law School that brings together experts from separate disciplines to discuss issues relating to biomedical innovation and healthcare delivery.

University Hall
FAS

Harvard Faculty Sign Open Letter Calling for Trump’s Impeachment

Twelve Harvard faculty joined more than 300 American historians and legal scholars in signing an open letter calling for President Donald J. Trump to be impeached for the second time in his presidential term.

Barker Center
FAS

Harvard, University of Michigan Professors Discuss the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Effect on Prisons

Heather Ann Thompson, a Pulitzer prize-winning author and University of Michigan professor, discussed the relationship between pandemics and prisons in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic during a virtual event on Thursday.

History of Science Department
History of Science

History of Science Department

The History of Science Department, located in Science Center Room 371, aims to study science, technology, and medicine in their historical and social contexts.

History of Science Department
College

New History of Science Course Examines Harvard's Move to Allston

As Harvard prepares for its move into Allston, a new History of Science course will allow students to document this history as it unfolds.

Why I Declared
English

Why I Declared 2019: Humanities

To get some perspective on concentration declaration, we asked Flyby sophomores studying the humanities why they declared.

Andover Hall
Religion

In New Letter, Harvard Divinity School Students Join Calls to Review Prof. Ragab Tenure Denial

A group of Harvard Divinity School students have joined undergraduates in criticizng the school's decision to deny Associate Professor Ahmed Ragab tenure in a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76, and Divinity School Dean David N. Hempton this week.

Giant Power: Technology, Energy, and the History of Post Truth America
History of Science

History of Science Professor Presents Research on Scientific Misinformation

She argued that large corporations appeal to notions of free market capitalism and freedom to preserve deregulated industries.

Epsilon Aurigae Star System
Science

Digitizing the Sky

In the 1880s, Edward Charles Pickering, a stout Harvard astronomer whose deeply angled eyebrows recall an angry cartoon character, took on a new project: photographing the entire sky.

The Scientist as Sentinel
Sciences Division

Professor Argues For Increased Political Involvement from Scientists

"We need to speak because facts don’t actually speak for themselves,” History of Science professor Naomi Oreskes said during a lecture Wednesday in Science Center B.

Science

On Harvard Time: When Harvard Sold the Time

The year was 1839. William Cranch Bond was a clockmaker and astronomer living in Dorchester, Mass. Bond had been commissioned by the United States government under Captain Charles Wilkes to conduct measurements of longitude and “other scientific purposes” for the Navy’s Exploring Expedition of the Pacific Ocean.

Smashing Agassiz’s Boulder
Race

Evolutionary Biologist Puts Agassiz’s Views on Race Under Microscope

Evolutionary biologist Joseph L. Graves examined the controversial history of former Harvard professor Louis Agassiz’s views on race and human evolution.

Matthew Hersch
History of Science

Knife-fighting and Cardboard Bazookas: A Conversation with Matthew Hersch

On the first day of class Hersch demonstrated how one might load a musket while riding a horse.

Peter Galison
History of Science

Peter L. Galison

Galison’s teaching, like his many projects, focuses on the historical, philosophical, and ethical implications of science.

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