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New Biography by Institute’s Library Director Unveils Life and Legacy of Unknown Woman Scientist
June 18, 2021Michelle DiMeo’s ‘Lady Ranelagh: The Incomparable Life of Robert Boyle’s Sister’ tells the compelling story of a forgotten 17th-century thinker.
Science History Institute’s Museum to Reopen July 1
June 15, 2021Visitors are invited back to historic Old City Philadelphia to explore the broad history of science.
Institute Receives National Archives Grant to Digitize Oral Histories of Immigrant Scientists
June 08, 2021$130K+ award is part of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission’s efforts to improve public access to historical records.
Science History Institute Debuts ‘Mechanochemistry: The Science of Crush’ Digital Exhibition
May 26, 2021Visitors can explore how this ancient technique of transforming materials is still central to our lives today.
Chemistry World: Ida Noddack and the Trouble with Element 43
May 19, 2021Royal Society of Chemistry’s magazine talks to the Institute’s Brigitte van Tiggelen about the little-known German chemist.
Nature: An Incomparable Intellectual Who Fell through the Cracks of History
May 12, 2021Leading science journal reviews book on Lady Ranelagh written by Institute’s library director.
Welp Magazine: 20 Best Books- and History-Related Podcasts of 2021
May 11, 2021‘Distillations,’ ‘The Disappearing Spoon’ series featured in online publication’s list of favorite podcasts.
Inverse: Netflix’s Sci-Fi Epic Reveals a Real-Life Cosmic Danger
April 30, 2021The Institute’s Lisa Ruth Rand talks space junk in this article about Korean blockbuster ‘Space Sweepers.’
Institute President David Cole Delivers Talk on History of Inventions at Imagine Solutions Conference
April 08, 2021Watch Cole’s presentation from the 2021 virtual thought-leader forum.
Hidden City Philadelphia: A Year in Ruins
April 08, 2021Kyle Cassidy, the photographer behind our ‘Between Us and Catastrophe’ outdoor exhibition, recounts the struggles of healthcare workers battling the pandemic over the last year.
Cynthia Cai Joins Institute’s Board of Directors
April 01, 2021The Tharton Consulting founder and president also serves on the boards of several therapeutic companies.
Science History Institute Receives CLIR Grant to Digitize Papers of Georg and Max Bredig
March 31, 2021Collection smuggled out of Nazi Germany tells story of noted Jewish German scientist’s rise to prominence and the Bredig family’s struggle to survive the Holocaust.
News at IU Bloomington: Newton Watermark Project Could Help Date Books More Accurately
February 22, 2021Institute’s rare book curator is part of Indiana University-led research team using Isaac Newton’s alchemical manuscripts as a test case.
Institute President David Cole to Speak at Imagine Solutions Conference 2021
February 08, 2021This virtual thought-leader forum brings together world-class visionaries to share ideas on today’s most relevant issues.
UWISHUNU: The Top Things to Do in Philly This Week & Weekend, November 2–8
November 09, 2020Visit Philadelphia’s official tourism blog features Institute’s new outdoor exhibition ‘Between Us and Catastrophe’
The Washington Post: The Idea of Herd Immunity to Manage the Coronavirus Should Ring Alarm Bells
October 30, 2020Institute fellow Rebecca Kaplan explains the concept’s origins in veterinary medicine.
PhillyVoice: Photos of Essential Workers to Be Displayed by the Science History Institute
October 23, 2020Local news outlet features Institute’s new outdoor exhibition of large-scale portraits.
Science History Institute Debuts New Outdoor Exhibition
October 22, 2020‘Between Us and Catastrophe’ showcases portraits of the pandemic’s essential workers.
BBC: Institute President David Cole Remembers Inventor Bob Gore
October 05, 2020The GORE-TEX inventor passed away on September 17, 2020.
Catherine Keenan Joins Institute’s Board of Directors
October 05, 2020The consulting firm founder previously served on the Institute’s board of overseers and rebranding committee.