History of Science institute

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    Mòdul de Recerca C - Facultat de Ciències

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)

    Spain

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The IHC research focuses particularly on the History of Science in the 19th and 20th centuries, from diverse perspectives: the relations between science, politics and power; the role of science audiences as active agents in the construction of knowledge; the material, spatial and urban dimensions of science; the history of medicalisation processes and of human science; and the relations between science, health and gender. The IHC also focuses on the relations of the history of science with disciplines such as philosophy, anthropology, sociology and science and technology studies (STS).

Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • History of Science in the 19th and 20th centuries, from diverse perspectives: the relations between science, politics and power; the role of science audiences as active agents in the construction of knowledge; the material, spatial and urban dimensions of science; the history of medicalisation processes and of human science; and the relations between science, health and gender.
  • Relations of the history of science with disciplines such as philosophy, anthropology, sociology and science and technology studies (STS).

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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