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Susan D. Jones named one of 2019's Distinguished McKnight University Professors


Susan D. Jones was named one of the University's Distinguished McKnight University Professors for 2019. See more at the link: http://www.scholarswalk.umn.edu/awards/mcknight/mcknight_distinguished.html

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The Charles Babbage Institute receives interdisciplinary doctoral fellow


The Charles Babbage Institute, a research center at the University of Minnesota affiliated with the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, received an interdisciplinary doctoral fellow for the next academic year. Sociology Department PhD candidate, Devika Narayan, received an IDF for her project on artificial intelligence and the changing Indian IT labor force. See her project title and abstract below. Devika Narayan is working with CBI Director and HSTM research faculty, Jeff Yost, on her dissertation project.
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Introducing the HSTM Pro-Seminar


Please join us for the HSTM Pro-Seminar, a twice monthly works-in-progress workshop focused on scholarship in the history of science, technology and/or medicine. Meetings are held in Shepherd Laboratories 592 from 12:45-2:00pm the first and third Tuesday of the month. If you're interested in submitting a piece for workshopping, contact Jennifer Alexander (

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HSTM Alum, Emily Beck, featured in the New York Times


Dr. Emily Beck, an alumnus of the Program in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine and assistant curator of the Wangensteen Historical Library, was featured in the New York Times, showcasing a collaboration between the Wangensteen Historical Library and Tattersall Distilling. Dr. Beck's expertise in early modern food history, as well as her knowledge of the Wangensteen's impressive rare books collection, resulted in an exciting and tasty collaboration with the Minnesota distillery. Concoctions like plague water and pear ratafia will be on offer for a limited time.

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HSTM Graduate Student, Macey Flood, receives IDF


Macey Flood has received an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship for the academic year 2019-2020 through the Institute for the Environment here at the University of Minnesota.

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Sally Kohlstedt Receives Sarton Medal


The Sarton Medal honors a lifetime of scholarly achievement, and through decades of scholarship, leadership, mentoring, service, and teaching, Prof. Kohlstedt has in fact generated and supported many lifetimes of scholarly activity. Her thoughtful and creative scholarly contributions in the many books and articles she has written, co-written, and edited; her leadership in disciplinary organizations; and her support of our colleagues and students make Prof. Kohlstedt richly deserving of this honor.

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Welcome to New Assistant Professor, Anna Graber


We are delighted to welcome our new Assistant Professor in History of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Anna Graber!

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HSTM Grad Student Wins Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship


Congratulations to Dustin Studelska for being awarded an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Minnesota. Dustin, supervised by Jennifer Alexander, will be working with the Goldstein Museum of Design in Falcon Heights to analyze the skilled work that went into the production of porcelain. His project is entitled, "'To make machines of men as cannot err': Wedgwood, Sèvres, and the Industrial Fate of Skill."

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