What is time made of? We might balk at such a question, and reply that time is not made of anything—it is an abstract and universal phenomenon. In Making Time, Yulia Frumer upends this assumption, using changes in the conceptualization of time in Japan to show that humans perceive time as constructed and concrete. In the mid-sixteenth […]
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Date: January 23, 2018
Date: September 13, 2017
Doctoral candidate, Emily Margolis, is the winner of the 2017-2018 NASA/AHA Fellowship in Aerospace History. Read the article about Emily’s fellowship published in September’s issue of AHA’s Perspectives.
Date: October 13, 2016
Professor Lawrence Principe has been awarded the 2016 Prix Franklin-Lavoisier from the Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie in recognition of “his remarkable contributions to the understanding of the history of the chemical sciences.” The prize, consisting of a silver medal and a monetary award, will be conferred during a formal ceremony in Paris […]
Date: April 12, 2016
The department of the History of Science and Technology at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for graduate student fellowships in the history of modern East Asian science and technology. Eligible students must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program and be working in the history of modern East Asian science or technology.
Date: February 3, 2016
Join us on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in the Levering lounge this spring for pizza, movies, and discussion. See the list of films and dates on the East Asian Studies website.
Date: November 10, 2015
Category: Faculty Books
Since the first world’s fair in London in 1851, at the dawn of the era of industrialization, international expositions served as ideal platforms for rival nations to showcase their advancements in design, architecture, science and technology, industry, and politics. Before the outbreak of World War II, countries competing for leadership on the world stage waged […]
Date: November 9, 2015
Our annual Halloween party was mentioned in The Guardian. Read all about it!
Date: October 28, 2015
Joan Bromberg, a visiting scholar in our department since 2000, has recently passed away. She was a highly respected historian of modern physical science and technology. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1966 and started her career as assistant professor at the University of Hawaii. She published three books, Fusion: Science, Politics […]
Date: July 6, 2015
After 12 consecutive years, Dr. Sharon Kingsland has given the “Chair” over to Dr. Maria Portuondo. Thank you Dr. Kingsland for all of your years of service! Dr. Portuondo, happy chairing!
Date: May 8, 2015
The department is pleased to welcome Dr. Joris Mercelis as assistant professor starting July 1. Dr. Mercelis is a historian of modern technology, especially technology related to chemical industries, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ghent.