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.
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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.
Congratulations to history of science, medicine, and technology major Chloe Pacyna for earning a Marshall Scholarship, which will allow her to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge!(https://hub.jhu.edu/2018/12/03/marshall-scholars-2018/)
Kudos to Nuno Castel-Branco, a third year graduate student, on his article being published in one of Portugal’s main newspapers. The article can be found on the Público website.
Congratulations to Joanna Behrman for making the cover story of Physics Today.
“Cleo” the Model T made an appearance on campus for the course “Thinking Through Things and Thinking Things Through” taught by professor Yulia Frumer.
The Washington Post has published an article featuring Dr. Larry Principe’s research on alchemy.
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 […]
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.
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 […]