Apply for a Fellowship

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Join our vibrant community of fellows from around the world who study a vast range of topics in the history and social studies of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.

Science History Institute Featured on CBS News


Philly’s CBS3 takes a close look at how the Institute tells the compelling story of innovators and scientific discoveries that have shaped our everyday lives.

Element Hunting in a Nuclear Storm

Distillations Article

A fighter pilot’s tragic flight into a nuclear explosion leads to the discovery of two elements.

ExhibitLab: The Bredig Archive

Now on view in our museum

Come see a selection of materials from the recently acquired Bredig Archive, a collection of books, photographs, correspondence, and scientific notes belonging to German-Jewish scientist Georg Bredig.

Digital Collections


We have more than 7,350 digitized items in our collections, including artifacts, photographs, letters, paintings, advertisements, rare books, and more.

The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of the innovators and scientific discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.

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