Current Research in HPS

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Early Modern Mobility: Knowledge, Communication and Transportation, 1500-1800

A two year project of teaching, research, and publications supported by a UPS grant and the HPS program, STS, Urban Studies, Communications and Spatial History Lab.

Mapping the Republic of Letters

Mapping the Republic of Letters is a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and international project in the digital humanities involving faculty, staff, and students. Since 2008, the scope of the project has been creating visualizations to analyze "big data" relating to the world of early-modern scholars focusing primarily on their correspondence, travel, and social networks. While quantitative metrics to examine the scope and dimensions of the data are utilized, the project remains committed to the qualitative methodologies of the humanities.

Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment

Professor Londa Schiebinger's internationally funded and peer-reviewed project to employ sex and gender analysis within the fields of Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering and the Environment. Gendered Innovations as a resource to create new knowledge and technology.

The Gendered Innovations project:

  • develops practical methods of sex and gender analysis for scientists and engineers;
  • provides case studies as concrete illustrations of how sex and gender analysis leads to innovation.

Visiting Scholars

In 2018-19 we hosted four visiting scholars:

  • Professor Vincenzo de Risi, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Sciences, Philosophy, Histoire;
  • Professor Martin Kemp, Oxford University;
  • Professor Carlo Vecce, University of Naples, Italy; and
  • Professor Paolo Galluzzi, Museo Galileo of Florence, Italy



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