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Upcoming Events

All public events will be held online until further notice.

The Science History Institute produces a wide range of public programs and events aimed at students, scholars, scientific professionals, and all who are intellectually curious.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Join us as we write our own secret messages using homemade invisible ink, just like spies did during the Revolutionary War.

Lunchtime Lectures
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

University of Virginia Spanish professor Allison Bigelow presents this week’s virtual lunchtime lecture.

Programs, Lectures, and Talks
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Join us for the final installment in a three-part series on deciphering historical documents throughout time.

Lunchtime Lectures
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Elise K. Burton will discuss her forthcoming book, Genetic Crossroads: The Middle East and the Science of Human Heredity.

Science on Tap
Monday, December 14, 2020

Learn about the Franklin family soapmaking business at this virtual Science on Tap featuring the APS Museum’s Janine Boldt.

Lunchtime Lectures
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Tiffany Nichols, attorney and Harvard PhD candidate in history of science, will present this week’s Lunchtime Lecture.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Attend a virtual training workshop in oral history and research interview methodologies.

Conferences and Symposia
Thursday, May 20, 2021

This two-day virtual symposium will explore alchemy’s practical and applied uses and their lasting impact on chemistry, technology, medicine, experimentation, and the marketplace.