News and Notes

December 13, 2012

Drexel University Joins the Consortium

The Center and its consortium partners are delighted to welcome Drexel University as a new member. Drexel’s addition to the consortium was expedited by its 2011 affiliation with the Academy of Natural Sciences, a founding member of the consortium. The University offers a master’s degree in Science, Technology and Society and is home to about a dozen faculty working on the history of science, technology and medicine as well as related contemporary social and political issues. Several of Drexel’s faculty have already been very active in the Center’s activities. In addition to its own collections in science and technology education as well as the rich collections of the Academy in natural history and environmental sciences, Drexel brings to the consortium the collections of Drexel University College of Medicine and its predecessor institutions (the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University) which focus on the history of women in medicine. We look forward to our expanded partnership. 

“Aspidoceras, Creniceras, Perisphinctes” Lantern slide used to illustrated a lecture on Historical Geography delivered by William Berryman Scott in 1894 at the Wagner Free Institute of Science. Image courtesy of the Wagner Free Institute of Science.