A dispatch from PITTCON by our curator of instruments and artifacts.
My trip to Rare Book School, or, how I spent (part of) my summer.
On the science and technology of portable coolers.
What book bindings teach us about readers of the past.
Applying numismatics to environmental board games.
Learn how Center for Oral History staff are working to shed light on the experiences of immigrant scientists.
On the big politics of the Small Business Innovation Research Program.
On scientists with a passion for Ping-Pong.
How contrasting stories found in our collections help us embrace the complexity of the history of science.
And then goes back. And then back again. And back again…
Our oral history collection can help students reframe their images of scientists—and of themselves.
How protected lands inspire scientific pursuits.
Chaim Weizmann, Fritz Haber, and a home for Jewish scientists.
Discovering the history of umami in the Science History Institute’s archives.
Using digitized items and their data to take a global journey.
On the appeal of decorative scientific book cloth bindings.
Material evidence for a Frankfurt second edition of ‘Utriusque cosmi maioris.’
Most object labels tell us what something is. Why one in our collections tells us what something is not.