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For current application information, updated forms and assistance with any question about the OU history of science program, contact Stella at:

Stella L. Graves Stuart
Graduate Studies Coordinator
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Department of the History of Science
601 Elm, PhSc 621
Norman, OK 73019-3106
Phone: 405.325.6026
Fax: 405.325.2363


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Renewable Term Assistant Professor Position Opening

2015 Corliss E. and Esther C. Livesey Endowed Scholarship Applications

Applications for the 2015 undergraduate Corliss E. and Esther C. Livesey Endowed Scholarship are now being accepted.  Please click here for application information and forms.







Presidential Dream Course Public Lecture


Spring 2015 Presidential Dream Course HSCI 3550, Adventures in Digital Humanities: Explorations in Space and Time presents the first speaker in  a series of public lectures:

Michael Peter Edson, digital strategist
Smithsonian Institution

Council on Library and Information Resources
Open Knowledge Foundation

Michael Edson is a digital strategist and thought leader at the forefront of digital transformation in the cultural sector. He has worked on numerous award-winning projects and has been involved in practically every aspect of technology and new media in museums including the development of the Smithsonian’s first Web and New Media Strategy; the Smithsonian’s first blog, Eye Level; and the first alternative reality game to take place in a museum, Ghosts of a Chance. Michael is a Presidential Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Libraries and Information Resources (USA), and he serves on the Open Knowledge Foundation’s OpenGLAM advisory board. Michael was a member of the National Endowment for the Arts "Art Works" task force, which mapped the relationship between the arts and the quality of life in American communities; he is an O'Reilly Foo Camp alumni; and he was named a "Tech Titan: person to watch" by Washingtonian magazine.

Check our department Events Calendar for  more public lectures this spring 2015.



Spring 2015
, History of Science / Geography Presidential Dream Course

An interdisciplinary exploration of new datasets, tools, and forms of display made possible by 21st -century computing technologies that redraw the lines of inquiry about our past, present, and future. The Digital Humanities is a fast-paced field of play based on collaboration, cross-disciplinarity, and an open mind about rethinking space, time and meaning. Our team-based classroom activities will expose students to new ways of working with diverse kinds of information, sharpen their interpretive skills, and offer them the opportunity to create knowledge and share it with the world.

Team taught:
Assoc. Prof. Katherine Pandora
Dept. of the History of Science

Assoc. Prof. Darren Purcell
Dept. of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

hsci 3550 / geog 3980
TR, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Physical Sciences 224

Rev. 11-07-14


HSCI at Arezzo


Jordan Larsen, HSCI major, spent fall 2014 in Arezzo, Italy.  In addition to learning and experiencing the language and culture of Italy, Jordan also undertook an internship at the Arezzo Library, which houses one of Tuscany’s major book collections.  Click here to read more about Jordan's semester in Arezzo.





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Research Highlights

  • World History of Science Online

    The World History of Science Online ( is an international bibliographical project that is currently headed by Prof. Stephen Weldon. This resource supplements the annual Isis Bibliography by indexing the burgeoning online resources in our field.

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