British Society for the History of Science

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The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) was founded in 1947. It is Britain's largest learned society devoted to the history of science, technology, and medicine. The society's aim is to bring together people with interests in all aspects of the field, and to publicise relevant ideas within the wider research and teaching communities and the media. Its mission statements states the society will strive "to foster the understanding of the history and social impact of science, technology and medicine in all their branches in the academic and the wider communities, and to provide a national focus for the discipline."[1]

Publications are a key feature of the Society's professional activity. Print publications include:

  • The British Journal for the History of Science (BJHS): a peer-reviewed quarterly academic journal, including articles and reviews of the latest books in the history of science, technology and medicine[2]
  • Viewpoint: newsletter of the Society, published three times a year and featuring news and views from across the field[3]
  • BSHS Monographs: work of lasting scholarly value that might not otherwise be made available, and aids the dissemination of innovative projects advancing scholarship or education in the field[4]

Other publications are online, including the BSHS List of Theses, and the BSHS Guide to Institutions.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ BSHS mission statement
  2. ^ BJHS Webpage at Cambridge University Press
  3. ^ BSHS ViewPoint
  4. ^ BSHS Monographs Webpage
  5. ^ BSHS Guide to Institutions