Science in Human Culture

The Science in Human Culture (SHC) program invites scholars and students in the humanities and social sciences to study the cultural context in which science, technology, and medicine develop.

The Science in Human Culture (SHC) Program brings together faculty and students from across the humanities and social sciences to study the reciprocal relations of science, medicine, and technology.  The program hosts a regular visiting speaker series, thanks to a grant from the Klopsteg Fund.  The lectures are by prominent national scholars, and are free and open to the public on the Evanston campus on alternative Fridays during the quarter.

The program also sponsors two concurrent two-year postdoctoral fellowships in science studies.  It also welcomes graduate students in the history of science and educates some forty undergraduates in its adjunct major and minor.  In addition, the program also organizes public conferences on the social context of scientific development.

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