News & Events
Vesalius Symposium, Friday, Oct. 24
HSTM Friday Colloquium, Oct. 10
HSTM Friday Colloquium, Sept. 26
"Visualizing the Body: The Convergence of Art, Cadaver, & Medical Knowledge." 1:00-5:30pm, 555 Diehl Hall. Detailed schedule at
Karen Rader, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University. "Life on Display: The Exhibits Revolution in U.S. Science and Natural History Museums." 3:35 PM, 131 Tate Lab of Physics.
Alistair Sponsel, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. "Writing the Origin with Burned Fingers: Darwin's Penance for the 'Sin of Speculation'. 3:35pm, 131 Tate Lab of Physics.

About the Program

The Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine integrates faculty and students from several departments and programs at the University of Minnesota. Each faculty member has a joint appointment in a department in the College of Science and Engineering, the Medical School, or the College of Biological Sciences, and many have graduate appointments in other departments as well, ensuring close association with other related fields. We have particularly strong ties with the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, the Department of History, and the science and engineering departments where the faculty hold tenure. These university and departmental connections are a major source of intellectual stimulation and support for both faculty and graduate students. We also sponsor a weekly colloquium and periodic symposia, bringing scholars from all over the world to the university. The program encourages a diversity of methodological approaches. 

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Director of Graduate Studies:

Prof. Mark Borello (612-624-7079)


Phone: 612-624-7069 (Main Office)


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History of Science and Technology

History of Medicine