History of Science

History of science

History of science examines the origins and evolution of scientific ideas and practices within a cultural context. It deals with questions such as:

  • Where do new scientific ideas, tools, and practices come from?
  • How is the development of science influenced by metaphysics, religion, technology, and social institutions?
  • How does the advancement of science, in turn, shape human society and culture?

Historical topics may include science, technology, and medicine in any time or place.