Explore the Institute’s museum and library collections and the stories they tell about the history of science.
Our oral history collection can help students reframe their images of scientists—and of themselves.
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.
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.
The correspondence of Ernst Berl and the Bredig family.
Racialized and economically oppressed children are disproportionately poisoned by lead’s remnants in the built environment.
Two humorous poems illuminate the politics of science funding in the 1950s.
The CD drive, that is. Meet some of our newest born-digital collections.
Encountering rare earths in art, environments, and the phone in my pocket.
We live in a relational world. Technoscientific images help us see that way.
Meet Gabriela and Jesse, coeditors of the Institute’s new collections blog.