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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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David Korostyshevsky wins Norman Johnston DeWitt Fellowship

David Korostyshevsky, HSTM graduate student advised by Dr. Dominique Tobbell, was awarded a highly competitive Norman Johnston DeWitt Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year through the University of Minnesota's Graduate School. David's project is entitled "Addicting Habits: The Medical Meanings of Intemperance in Religious, Legal, and Commercial Contexts."

Congratulations, David, on your hard work!

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HSTM Grad Students Featured in Recent IEEE Annals Publications

Two HSTM graduate students, Nicholas Lewis and William Vogel, received laudatory articles for their recent publications in the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.

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UMN to Host Midwest Junto, April 13-15

The 61st annual meeting of the Midwest Junto for the History of Science will be held 13-15 April 2018 at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities campus).

Cover of new book "Making IT Work". Image of a woman from 1970s handling large computer files

Dr. Jeff Yost (CBI) Publishes New Book from MIT Press

Dr. Jeff Yost, Associate Director of the Charles Babbage Institute: Center for the History of Information Technology (CBI), has published a new book from MIT Press entitled "Making IT Work: A History of the Computer Services Industry".

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Faculty Position Opening in History of Science and Technology


The Program in the History of Science and Technology at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the history of environmental and earth sciences. We are seeking applicants with a global, transnational, or world areas approach who can move across disciplinary boundaries and engage in collaborative work. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor, although exceptional candidates at all ranks will be considered.

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Jieun Shin wins Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Jieun Shin, HSTM graduate student advised by Dr. Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, was awarded a highly competitive Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year through the University of Minnesota's Graduate School.


Dr. Susan Jones wins 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship

Susan D. Jones, Director and Professor in the Program in History of Science and Technology, and the Department of Ecology Evolution and Behavior, has won a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Her research concentrates on the sociocultural history of veterinary medicine and disease ecology, especially for zoonoses (diseases transmitted between animals and humans).

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Congratulations to Emily Beck, New Assistant Curator

Emily Beck, HSTM PhD candidate, has been named the new Assistant Curator at the The Owen H. Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She has worked as a graduate research assistant, exhibit, and project manager in the Wangensteen for the past three years.  Emily’s first day will be May 29th, 2017.

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David Korostyshevsky, HSTM grad student, wins Thesis Research Travel Grant

David Korostyshevsky, HSTM graduate student advised by Dr. Dominique Tobbell, was awarded a 2017-2018 International Thesis Research Travel Grant from the University of Minnesota's Graduate School. This award will allow David to travel to London, where he will conduct research on the production and circulation of early-modern medical knowledge about intoxication, the use of antislavery rhetoric in temperance discourses, and the relationship between intoxication and law in Enlightenment Britain.

Congratulations, David, on your hard work!