Science and Disability

Distillations Podcast

Everyone knows that observation is a key part of the scientific method, but what does that mean for scientists who can’t see?

The Instrumental Chemist Available Now on Video on Demand


The documentary spotlights the life and legacy of chemist, inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Arnold O. Beckman.

Activities and Resources


Our doors may be temporarily closed but our free content is always available, including digital collections; Distillations articles, podcasts, and videos; virtual exhibitions; role-playing games; historical biographies; and more.

COVID-19 Web Archive Project


This initiative seeks to gather and evaluate web content that documents the lived experience of Philadelphia communities during the pandemic.

Oral History Training Institute

Monday, August 17–Thursday, August 20

This online workshop provides training to scholars and researchers interested in learning oral history and research interview methodologies.

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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