Graduate Student Resources

William Cronon Website

A Guide to “Doing” History courtesy of William Cronon, a Historian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Listserve: History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (H-SCI-MED-TECH)

Subscribe to get a sense for what other historians in the field are up to. It also allows one to keep an ear to the ground for interesting opportunities that sometimes become available.

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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Does one need to say much more? Use it.

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Print Resources (General Interest)

Bolker, Jane. Writing Your Dissertation in 15 minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1998.

Booth, Wayne C., Joseph M. Williams, and Gregory G. Colomb. The craft of research, 3rd edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Lovitts, Barbara E. Making the Implicit Explicit: Creating Performance Expectations for the Dissertation. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2007.

Book-Length Works

Biagioli, Mario. Galileo Courtier: The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

White, Lynn. Medieval Technology and Social Change. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1966.

Fleck, Ludwig. Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact. Chicago, Il: University of Chicago Press, 1981.

Kuhn, Thomas. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago, Il: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Latour, Bruno and Steven Woolgar. Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986.

Foucault, Michel. The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception. Vintage Books, 1994.

Sulloway, Frank. Freud, Biologist of the Mind: Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Hacking, Ian. Representing and Intervening: Introductory Topics in the Philosophy of Natural Science. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Shapin, Steven and Simon Schaffer. Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011.

Johnson, Steven. The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World. New York, NY: Penguin, 2006.

Goodman, Nelson. Ways of Worldmaking. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett, 1978.

Galison, Peter. Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

Daston, Lorraine and Peter Galison. Objectivity. Cambridge, MA: Zone Books, 2010.

Foucault, Michel. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. Vintage Books, 1988.