Student Experience

The Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts houses a special collection in the history of medicine and science, as well as the reprints and papers of some prominent IU scientists. The Herman B Wells Library, one of the best in the Midwest, contains more than four million books and periodicals including excellent collections in both history and philosophy. Its holdings are augmented by special areas libraries in the physical sciences, chemistry, biology, and geology.

The research archive of the famous Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction contains a unique collection of books, manuscripts, films, and scientific data. Indiana University is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (C.I.C.), an administrative program of the Big Ten Universities that permits graduate students to enroll with full credit for a semester at the campus of any of the other member universities.

Many active scholars in other departments work in such areas as the history of medicine, logic, cognitive science, ancient musicology, history and philosophy of mathematics, sociology, library science, journalism, and medieval studies. We benefit from collaborative connections with these people, programs, and departments.

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HPSC Graduate Student Conference

Each spring, our Graduate Student Association organizes a conference for students working on topics relating to the history and/or philosophy of science. The conference provides an opportunity for graduate students to share their work, make connections, and receive feedback from faculty and peers in a congenial environment.

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