Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine provides a focus within the Department of History & Welsh History and across the University as a whole for research in the history of science, technology and medicine. It is at present the only such Centre at any Welsh university. The Centre is currently the institutional home of History of Science, one of the leading journals in the field. Researchers' interests range from medieval and early modern natural philosophy, through Victorian popular physics to the social history of medicine and the history of modern technology. Recent externally-funded projects include “Disability and Industrial Society: A Comparative Cultural History of British Coalfields” (funded by the Wellcome Trust) and “Recreating the late Victorian Scientific Experience” (funded by the AHRC).

The Centre is dedicated to supporting the growing field of the cultural study of science, technology and medicine in Wales. It seeks to support new initiatives by hosting conferences, seminars and workshops; encouraging collaboration and providing a supportive institutional environment for graduate students and others.