Department News and Faculty Books Archive

Why bring a 100 year old car to campus?

“Cleo” the Model T made an appearance on campus for the course “Thinking Through Things and Thinking Things Through” taught by professor Yulia Frumer.

Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan

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 […]

Congratulations Emily!

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.

Prix Franklin-Lavoisier Award

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 […]

East Asian Visiting Student Fellowship

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.

History of Public Health in East Asia Film Series

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.

World’s Fairs on the Eve of War

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 […]

Joan Bromberg Passed Away

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 […]