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Tenure Track Position in the History of Science

The University of Pennsylvania's Department of History and Sociology of Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the history of science, to begin July 1, 2016. In addition to contributing to the graduate program, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in the Science, Technology, and Society Program, a thriving undergraduate major administered through the department.

Welcome to Ramah McKay, Assistant Professor

The Department welcomes Ramah McKay as our new assistant professor. 

New graduate students

Welcome to our new graduate students who will be joining us in Fall 2015!

Ikenna Achilihu
Sumiko Hatakeyama
Sara Meloni

Dr. Aronowitz's new book!

Risky Medicine: Our Quest to Cure Fear and Uncertainty by Dr. Robert Aronowitz has just been published by University of Chicago Press.  LINK

Marissa Mika Dissertation Defense

On September 24th, Marissa Mika defended her dissertation,
"Research is Our Resource: Surviving Experiments and Politics at an African Cancer Institute," which is a historical-ethnography of a cancer hospital in Uganda.

Jonathan Moreno has blog on national security and bioethics

Jonathan Moreno posted this piece, "How national security gave birth to bioethics" on "The Conversation".  You can read it at 

Etienne Benson discusses birds and power grids

In a nice past-to-present connection, given current concerns about birds, migration patterns and energy infrastrucures, Etienne Benson reflects on this issue for PennNews, "Penn Historian Discusses the Threat Birds Posed to the Power Grid in 1920s California"