Support the Consortium

Our supporters have made the Consortium larger and more effective. Working together, we have enrolled more partner organizations across the U.S. and Canada. We have provided fellowships for researchers, organized working groups for scholars from around the globe and produced public events shedding historical perspective on contemporary concerns. Every contribution, at any level, helps to promote excellence in scholarship and to inform and elevate public discussion of historical and contemporary issues in science, technology and medicine. Your individual support also encourages others to help. If you have given in the past, please renew your support. If you have not given before, please make a contribution. Many thanks for making our work possible.

Babak Ashrafi
Executive Director

Why support the Consortium

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Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis Professor, History of Science Departments of Biology and History, University of Florida

December, 2015



The Consortium's community has helped fill a void by enabling me to interact with both junior and senior scholars, all over the world
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James Poskett Darwin College, University of Cambridge Former Research Fellow

December, 2015

Writing a transatlantic history of science simply would not have been possible without the support of the Consortium.

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Angela N.H. Creager Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Princeton University President, History of Science Society

November, 2014

No organization is doing a better job than the Center of connecting historians of science, technology and medicine to each other, to libraries and archives, and to the human and financial resources that make the field so vibrant right now.

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Joseph D. Martin Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University Former Dissertation Writing Fellow

November, 2014

The scaffolding that the Center builds around the humanistic studies of the sciences engenders a collaborative spirit that promotes open, interdisciplinary discourse.

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Richard Staley Department of History and Philosophy of Science University of Cambridge

December, 2013

Somehow, the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science has thoroughly changed the meaning of “Area,” while also showing new ways to realise fellowship and community in scholarship.

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Michael Gordin Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History Princeton University

December 2013



Nothing, however, has prepared me for the astonishing and rapid success of this organization as a facilitator of research, teaching, outreach, and scholarship in the history of science, technology, and medicine.
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Kurt MacMillan Women's and Gender Studies Program, Northern Arizona University Former Dissertation Writing Fellow

December 2013



The collegiality, efficiency, and depth of knowledge of the Center's community created a rich learning environment for junior scholars
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Loren Graham Professor of the History of Science, Emeritus Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University

November, 2012

This Center, in my opinion, is currently the most vigorous focus for the history of science in the United States.

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M. Susan Lindee Professor of the History and Sociology of Science Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences University of Pennsylvania

November 2012

The Center has fulfilled our highest hopes for what it could accomplish for history of science, technology and medicine not only in Philadelphia but in the world.

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Joanna Radin Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine and of History Yale University Former Dissertation Writing Fellow

November 2012


The Center provides unique resources for stimulating the growth of history of science as an exciting field of inquiry and of action.
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B. Robert DeMento President, Board of Trustees Library Company of Philadelphia

November 2011


the Center has made significant progress in establishing itself as an important intellectual and rich cultural resource in our region.
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Lynn K. Nyhart Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison President, History of Science Society

November 2011



it is rapidly becoming an autonomous hub for the regional, and even national, scholarly community in history of science, medicine, and technology
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Ruth Schwartz Cowan Chair, Department of the History and Sociology of Science Janice and Julian Bers Professor, University of Pennsylvania

November 2011



because of the lively scholarly community that the Center has created here, I am seriously considering retiring in Philadelphia
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Carin Berkowitz Associate Director, Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry Chemical Heritage Foundation Former Dissertation Writing Fellow

November 2011

The impact of the fellowship on my career was as much, if not more, in the community that it provided for me as it was in the funding.
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