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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!

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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.