Department News and Faculty Books Archive


Aaron Bateman has a new article published

Aaron Bateman, a first year graduate student in the Department of History of Science and Technology, has an article published in War on the Rocks, a peer-reviewed international affairs outlet.  You can read the article at the War on the Rocks website.


Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Biology Call for Papers

The Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Biology will hold its 55th meeting on March 27-28, 2020, at the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland. The deadline for proposals for a 20‐minute presentation is February 7, 2020. Please send a title, paper description (200 words) and contact information to Sharon Kingsland sharon@jhu.edu. […]


Trip to Philadelphia

Trip to Philadelphia
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology students together with Museums and Society students and other undergraduates on a trip to Philadelphia, where they visited exhibitions at the Mutter Museum and the American Philosophical Society and had lunch and conversations with the curators.


Everett Mendelsohn Prize Awarded to Christine Keiner

Alumna Christine Keiner (right) received the Everett Mendelsohn Prize, given annually to an author of an article published in the Journal of the History of Biology during the previous three years. Karen Rader (left), editor of the journal, awards the prize at the History of Science Society meeting in Utrecht, July 2019.


Faculty Position in History of Modern Life Sciences

The Department of the History of Science and Technology at The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the modern life sciences with the anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The position is open to all areas of scholarship within the history of modern life sciences […]


Yulia Frumer has been promoted!

The Board of Trustees of The Johns Hopkins University has approved the promotion of Yulia Frumer to Associate Professor.  Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition as a historian, teacher, and leader in the profession!


Way to go!

Way to go!
Bill Leslie and Sharon Kingsland had the honor of hooding their advisees, Emily Margolis and Emilie Raymer, at the KSAS Hooding Ceremony. Emily is off to the American Philosophical Society Museum and Emilie is heading to Harvard! Congratulations!


Congratulations Marc Alsina!

Doctoral candidate, Marc Alsina, has been awarded a 12 month pre-doctoral Guggenheim Fellowship at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.  Way to go, Marc!


The Spanish Disquiet: The Biblical Natural Philosophy of Benito Arias Montano

The Spanish Disquiet: The Biblical Natural Philosophy of Benito Arias Montano
In this book, historian María M. Portuondo takes us to sixteenth-century Spain, where she identifies a community of natural philosophers and biblical scholars. They shared what she calls the “Spanish Disquiet”—a preoccupation with the perceived shortcomings of prevailing natural philosophies and empirical approaches when it came to explaining the natural world.


Emily A. Margolis named Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Postdoc Fellow-APS Museum

This July Emily will begin a two-year term as Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Philosophical Society Museum in Philadelphia, PA. During her fellowship she will develop exhibitions using the archival, photographic, and object collections of the APS. Emily will serve as lead curator for the Museum’s 2021 exhibition on the history of women in science.