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Science History Institute Launches ‘Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race’
The podcast and magazine project explores the historical roots and persistent legacies of racism in American science and medicine.
Science History Institute to Debut New Outdoor Exhibition on October 24
‘Science and Survival’ features enlarged reproductions of photographs and telegrams rescued from Nazi-occupied Germany installed on the façade of the Institute’s Old City building.
Science History Institute and Penn to Serve as New Hosts of History of Science Society
The dual collaboration between a public-facing organization and a university is the first of its kind for the society.
Science History Institute Joins Independent Research Libraries Association
IRLA membership places Institute on prestigious list of some of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished historical societies.
Science History Institute Receives $40K PHMC Grant
Prestigious award from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to provide operational support for our museum.
Institute Awarded Turning Points in History Grant from Villanova’s Lepage Center
Funds will support the museum’s ‘Knowing Water: A Digital Exploration of History, Science, and Environmental Justice along the Delaware River’ project.
Institute Receives NEH SHARP Grant for ‘Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race’ Project
$359K+ award will support the exploration of the history and legacy of racism in American science and medicine.
Science History Institute Mounts New Outdoor Exhibition
An extension of the Institute’s ‘Downstream’ exhibition, ‘Water Pics’ showcases a series of anti-pollution posters created in the 1950s by the Pennsylvania Sanitary Water Board.
Take a Watery Journey through History and Science with Institute’s New ‘Downstream’ Exhibition Opening September 14
Exhibition will explore more than 200 years of water analysis and protection.
10K Records Published to Institute’s Digital Collections
Postcard dated January 6, 1913, from chemist Walther Nernst to Jewish German scientist Georg Bredig is 10,000th record.
New Biography by Institute’s Library Director Unveils Life and Legacy of Unknown Woman Scientist
Michelle DiMeo’s ‘Lady Ranelagh: The Incomparable Life of Robert Boyle’s Sister’ tells the compelling story of a forgotten 17th-century thinker.
Science History Institute’s Museum to Reopen July 1
Visitors are invited back to historic Old City Philadelphia to explore the broad history of scienc.
Institute Receives National Archives Grant to Digitize Oral Histories of Immigrant Scientists
$130K+ award is part of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission’s efforts to improve public access to historical records.
Science History Institute Debuts ‘Mechanochemistry: The Science of Crush’ Digital Exhibition
Visitors can explore how this ancient technique of transforming materials is still central to our lives today.
Science History Institute Receives CLIR Grant to Digitize Papers of Georg and Max Bredig
Collection smuggled out of Nazi Germany tells story of noted Jewish German scientist’s rise to prominence and the Bredig family’s struggle to survive the Holocaust.
Science History Institute Launches Second Podcast Series
‘The Disappearing Spoon’ by best-selling author Sam Kean offers ‘Distillations’ listeners even more science history stories...with a twist.
Science History Institute Debuts New Outdoor Exhibition
‘Between Us and Catastrophe’ showcases portraits of the pandemic’s essential workers.
David Allen Cole Named President and CEO of the Science History Institute
The former executive director of the Hagley Museum and Library is 'thrilled to be stepping into a leadership role at an institution with a reputation for excellence.'