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‘Distillations,’ ‘Chemical Heritage’ Magazines Added to Institute’s Digital Collections

July 20, 2022

Historical Video Content Added to Institute’s Digital Collections

Digitized 16mm film and VHS tapes include promotional videos, science education series, and a silent recording from the 1920s featuring Marie Curie.

June 23, 2022

Science History Institute Mourns Death of Philanthropist Roy Eddleman

The Spectrum LifeSciences founder, who died at age 82, is being remembered as someone who ‘lived his best life.’

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June 21, 2022

Science History Institute Welcomes 2022–2023 Beckman Center Fellows

Incoming class includes scholars in our new two-year curatorial fellowship program.

June 15, 2022

Science History Institute’s ‘Downstream’ Exhibition Wins 2022 AASLH Award of Excellence

Recognition is part of the prestigious American Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Awards program.

June 15, 2022

Science History Institute Remembers Former Board Member George Vincent

The Hallstar cofounder passed away on May 4, 2022, at the age of 78.

June 9, 2022

Science History Institute Launches New Blog

Staff and scholars will share stories about our library, archival, and museum collections.

May 27, 2022

Grid: Award-Winning Exhibit Explores Water Analysis and Protection

Institute’s ‘Downstream’ exhibition featured in local sustainable lifestyle magazine.

May 24, 2022

Science History Institute Mourns Loss of Heritage Council Member Bernard Bigot

The respected French scientist passed away suddenly on May 14, 2022.

April 4, 2022

Institute’s ‘Downstream’ Exhibition Receives PA Museums Award

Annual awards program recognizes special achievements of museums and historical organizations across Pennsylvania.

March 21, 2022

‘Philadelphia Weekly’ Spotlights Institute’s Oral History Program, ‘Between Us and Catastrophe’ Exhibition

Staff members share why recording history is so important, especially during a pandemic.

March 17, 2022

Emory University’s Dennis Liotta to Receive 2022 SCI Perkin Medal

The prestigious award will be presented as part of the Institute’s annual Innovation Day program on September 13.

March 3, 2022

Ex Libris Universum: Museum Tour

American Institute of Physics’ blog includes the Science History Institute on its list of ‘some of the coolest virtual museums on the internet.’

February 23, 2022

Science History Institute Mourns Death of Board Member Babatunde Ogunnaike

The Nigerian-born chemical engineer passed away February 20, 2022, at the age of 65.

February 15, 2022

Institute’s Digital Collections on List of ‘Hidden Gems’ in Creative Commons Open Culture Remix Art Contest

Licensing organization’s #CCSharesCulture competition celebrates better sharing of global cultural heritage.

January 27, 2022

Institute’s Digital Exhibition on Vaccines Gets Boost from Google Arts & Culture

‘Animals and the Making of Human Vaccines’ is featured in the online platform’s history of vaccination project.

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January 21, 2022

Metabolic Engineer Jay Keasling to Receive Science History Institute’s Prestigious Othmer Gold Medal

Noted synthetic biotechnology pioneer to be recognized as part of Institute’s annual Heritage Day celebration on May 11, 2022.

January 21, 2022

Science History Institute Names SK Capital’s Barry Siadat 2022 Bolte Award Winner

Noted academic and entrepreneur to be recognized as part of the Institute’s annual Heritage Day celebration on May 11, 2022.

January 19, 2022

Chemistry International: Downstream

Research curator Jesse Smith takes readers of IUPAC’s digital news magazine on a watery journey of history and science with Institute’s latest exhibition.