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The Science History Institute produces a wide range of in-person and virtual events that are free and open to the public. From exhibition openings and talks, to museum tours and late-night activities, our programming is aimed at science history lovers, students, industry professionals, scholars, educators, and the scientifically curious.
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The GLP-1 Revolution: From Diabetes and Obesity to Alzheimer’s and PCOS

Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 1pm-2pm EST
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May
13
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May
16
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10am-1pm

Oral History Training Institute

This virtual training workshop introduces researchers to oral history and research interview methodologies.

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Collage showing news clips about Tuskegee syphilis experiment, and photograph of patients.

How Science Invented the Myth of Race: Bad Blood, Bad Science

In the fourth session of this Roundtable course, we explore how faulty beliefs about race biology influence American medicine.

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Illustration of medicinal plants

Stories of Science

Join us in our museum EVERY SATURDAY for a family-friendly program that highlights strange and surprising stories from the history of science!

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Clara Bow in front of a car being repaired

The Power of Hollywood: A Conversation on ‘American Energy Cinema’

Raechel Lutz and Conevery Bolton Valencius analyze Hollywood films that feature energy as historical objects.

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12 colorful illustrations from 1886 of various fats under a microscope.

Stories of Science

Join us in our museum EVERY SATURDAY for a family-friendly program that highlights strange and surprising stories from the history of science!

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Title page from A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons

Stories of Science

Join us in our museum EVERY SATURDAY for a family-friendly program that highlights strange and surprising stories from the history of science!

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graphic showing a person in a mask and a scientific instrument

How Science Invented the Myth of Race: Race Correction

In the fifth and final session of this Roundtable course, we show how racial bias is built into medical instruments and introduce the medical students and doctors working to change it.

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Black and white photo portrait of Dr. Bettye Washington Greene

Storytelling as Pedagogy: Historical Biographies in STEM and Social Studies

The 2024 Cain Conference will explore how the stories of diverse scientists can empower young girls and people of color to see themselves as valuable contributors to the STEM fields.

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Oral history bound copies, recorder, microphone
Aug
19
Mon
Aug
22
Thu
10am-1pm

Oral History Training Institute

This virtual training workshop introduces researchers to oral history and research interview methodologies.

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