Buchanan Freiburg Announcement

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.

Bakken Smithsonian Affiliate

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:

Janssen Humboldt Award

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.

AAHM Annual Meeting - Wangensteen Hospital Scene

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".

American Science Alumni Book

New Book by HSTM Program Alumni

A Companion to the History of American Science, edited by HSTM alumi Georgina M.


Kohlstedt Wins HSS Hazen Prize

Sally Gregory Kohlstedt Wins History of Science Society’s Hazen Prize

Our congratulations to HSTM graduate student Nicholas Lewis, who recently won an award for best poster at the Los Alamos National Laboratories student symposium in early August.

Award-winning Poster for Grad Student

HSTM graduate student Nicholas Lewis recently won an award for best poster at the Los Alamos National Laboratories student symposium in early August.  He will also present "Increasing the Yield: Nuclear Testing, Weapons Strategy, and Supercomputer Selection at Los Alamos" at the SHOT-SIGCIS program in mid-October.  He notes: "The poster itself wasn't very flashy, but I had a lengthy talk to go with it that the judges seemed to like."  Nic is supported by LANL's high-performance computing division to research its history with unprecedented inside access to arch

elcome to Julia Knoll, new History of Science and Technology program administrator!

New Staff Member Joins Program in HST

Welcome to Julia Knoll, new History of Science and Technology program administrator!