16th century book describing how to build a still

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.

Photograph of Margaret Flood

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.

Sally Gregory Kohlstedt and Bernie Lightman holding award plaque
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Sally Gregory Kohlstedt

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.

A smiling woman stands in front of a grove of green trees - Anna Graber

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!

Dustin Studelska holds some freshly-shaped porcelain

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."

B&W photo of men pouring barrels of alcohol into a river

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!

Photo of Author, Nic Lewis, and a black & white photo of a woman standing at a large computer

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.

18th Century men and women looking at a sundial in a garden

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).