Department News and Faculty Books Archive


Prix Franklin-Lavoisier Award

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 […]


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 […]


World’s Fairs on the Eve of War

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 […]


Joan Bromberg Passed Away

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 […]


Dr. Maria Portuondo New Chair

Dr. Maria Portuondo New Chair
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 […]


New Faculty Member

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 […]


The Secrets of Alchemy

The Secrets of Alchemy
In The Secrets of Alchemy, Lawrence M. Principe, one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject, brings alchemy out of the shadows and restores it to its important place in […]


Science in Victorian Manchester: Enterprise and Expertise

Science in Victorian Manchester: Enterprise and Expertise
The evolution of an urban scientific community under the pressures of conceptual and social change is the main focus of this book. Manchester was Victorian Britain’s leading industrial city. In […]