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The Origins of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (2016)


An effort to establish programs of study in the history of science took place at the University of Toronto in the 1960s. Initial discussions began in 1963. Four years later, the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology was created. By the end of 1969 the Institute was enrolling students in new MA and PhD programs. This activity involved the interaction of the newly emerging discipline of the history of science, the practices of the University, and the perspectives of Toronto’s faculty. The story of its origins adds to our understanding of how the discipline of the history of science was institutionalized in the 1960s, as well as how new programs were formed at that time at the University of Toronto.

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Authors & Contributors
Bregzis, Ritvars
Moore, Carole
Gotlieb, Calvin
Stieb, Ernst Walter
Riedel, Bernard E.
Scarborough, Elizabeth
Studium: Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitgeschiedenis
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada
University of Toronto Press
Harvard University
Societies; institutions; academies
History of science, as a discipline
Academic disciplines
Universities and colleges
History as a discipline; chronology; study of the past
Historians of science, modern
Needham, Joseph
Ontario (Canada)
Great Britain
United States
20th century, late
21st century
20th century
19th century
18th century
University of Toronto
Association française pour l'avancement des sciences
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
American Chemical Society
Universidade da Bahia
Chinese Academy of Sciences

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