The history of science and technology links many disciplines and cultures: scientific, technological, humanistic, and social. Smith's program in the History of Science and Technology (HSC) is designed to serve all Smith students. Courses in the program examine science and technology in their cultural and social contexts, and the ways in which scientific inquiries, achievements, and debates have shaped and continue to shape human culture (and vice versa). The History of Science and Technology minor complements majors in the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences.

Mission Statement


Five College courses in the
History of Science and Technology, Fall 2012


History of Science courses, Smith College


The History of Science Minor


HSC Faculty Members


Lectures / Events


Some unusual HSC Student Projects


Past Activities


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This volume includes essays by four members of the History of Science and Technology Committee, as well as several participants of the "Of Human Bondage" symposium held at Smith College, October 13-14, 2000. 
ISBN # 0-87391-053-2


Of Human Bondage Order Form

"With many-faceted support by the Program in the History of Science and Technology, the community-wide Northampton Silk Project worked six years to recover and make sense of the city's moth-to-cloth, cottage -to factory century of silk production, and to locate its node in Silk's world wide web."  ISBN# 0-87391-057-5



Silk Unraveled Order Form



This calendar, published by Schlumberger, features models of ancient machines and artifacts from all over the world built by Smith students in the HSC program.

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For more information about the History of Science and Technology program, or if you have questions about the information provided above, please contact:
Professor Jeffry Ramsey


Dewey Hall 2

Smith College (413) 585-3425


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