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Adam Fix, HSTM grad student, wins University of Minnesota's Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship

Adam Fix, HSTM graduate student advised by Dr. Victor Boantza, was awarded the highly competitive Kermit and Ione Ebeltoft Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year through the University of Minnesota's Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives. Adam's project is entitled "Sensible Mathematics: Music and Experimentalism in the Scientific Revolution". This fellowship will allow him to devote the next academic year to interdisciplinary study on the intersections of history, science, art, music, and philosophy in the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution.

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Bob Gardner named IonE Visiting Scholar

Dr. Robert Gardner, HSTM Visiting Assistant Professor, has been named a 2017 Visiting Scholar by the Institute on the Environment. In this role, Bob joins a prestigious list of University of Minnesota scholars whose research focuses on creating a future in which people and the environment prosper together. Additionally, he will be available to graduate and undergraduate students around the University as they hone their environememental studies.

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HSTM at the State Fair

Join the University of Minnesota Libraries at the Minnesota State Fair where you can test your health information knowledge, identify weird — and frightening — medical instruments of the past, and take a selfie with Fred the Skeleton.

We look forward to seeing you at the Great Minnesota Get Together.

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Welcome to Bob Gardner, Visiting Assistant Professor in the History of Technology

We are delighted to welcome our new Visiting Assistant Professor, Bob Gardner! Bob will teach undergraduate courses in history of technology and ethics.

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A Fond Farewell to Nick Buchanan, Visiting Assistant Professor

Goodbye and good luck to Dr. Nicholas Buchanan, who has served as our Visiting Assistant Professor in HST teaching courses on ethics and law in science and technology, the cultural history of technology, and environmental studies for the past three years.

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Bakken Museum Becomes Smithsonian Affiliate

The Bakken Museum, long-time partner of the Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, has become a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. This partnership, only the second of its kind in Minnesota, opens new doors for teaching and research collaborations between the two institutions. More details can be found in the Pioneer Press here:

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Michel Janssen receives Humboldt Research Award

Professor Michel Janssen has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Janssen was honored for his research in the history of physics, especially the relativity and quantum revolutions in the early twentieth century.

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AAHM Meeting in Minneapolis

Join us for the American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting in Minneapolis at the Marriott City Center on Nicollet Mall from April 28-May 1.


The 16th century comes to life in your oven and the Wangensteen Library

“The 16th century comes to life in your oven and the Wangensteen Library.”


Nick Buchanan Featured on Minnesota Public Radio

Tom Weber's Minnesota Public Radio program featured Dr. Nick Buchanan's project, "Tanked: On Keeping Things Alive in Places they Shouldn't Be".