History of Science

Research in the History of Science at the Department deals mainly with the early modern and modern periods. Current research projects include those exploring aspects of eighteenth-century natural science, scientific publication in the opening decades of the nineteenth century, and the interrelations between science and politics during the twentieth century. This research entails a focus upon complex technical and theoretical questions, occasionally in a very practice-oriented sense. But it also includes a consideration of political, social and cultural questions more generally. There is, in other words, no clear-cut boundary between history of science and other research at the department. The history of medicine engages with the development of biomedicine; the history of social and human sciences with the history of science. The history of education and the history of science are also intimately related.

The Svedberg with assistant, ca 1940, Uppsala, Sweden. Published by Uppsala University Library.
The Svedberg with assistant, ca 1940, Uppsala, Sweden. Published by Uppsala University Library.

Current Research in the History of Science

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