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Project overview[edit]

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Project overview

Parent projects: Wikipedia:WikiProject History and Wikipedia:WikiProject Science

This project focuses on creating and improving content related to the history of science, science studies, STS, HPS, etc. This includes the philosophy of science, as well as history of technology, mathematics and medicine. The project also focuses on improving the categorization of History of Science-related articles and maintaining Portal:History of science.

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Main : Writing and Editing needs, Other suggested projects, Open tasks.
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  1. Chhandama (talk · contribs) -- general history of science, ancient to modern
  2. Intwizs (talk · contribs) -- Background: B.E in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Anna University ; Interests: global and societal impact of engineering
  3. LupusMundani (talk · contribs) -- cosmology, physics
  4. Ragesoss (talk · contribs) -- physical sciences, biological sciences, technology
  5. dantheox (talk · contribs)
  6. Xuanwu (talk · contribs)
  7. Fastfission (talk · contribs) -- esp. modern physical and biological sciences
  8. Linas (talk · contribs) -- limited to history of physics
  9. Karol Langner (talk · contribs)
  10. Pjacobi (talk · contribs)
  11. Laurascudder (talk · contribs) -- history of physics and medicine
  12. Heron (talk · contribs)
  13. Ancheta Wis (talk · contribs)
  14. Chaiken (talk · contribs) -- physics, materials science, electrical engineering
  15. Kripkenstein (talk · contribs) -- history of philosophy and science in the Middle Ages
  16. Eric Forste (talk · contribs) -- History of chemistry
  17. AppleRaven (talk · contribs) -- US Astronomy and Astronomical Observatories
  18. deeptrivia (talk · contribs) -- mechanics, physics, engineering, thermodynamics, mathematics. I'll also help ensure that the perspective remains global rather than Eurocentric.
  19. Tonymaric (talk · contribs)
  20. DonSiano (talk · contribs) -- Industrial Revolution
  21. Petaholmes (talk · contribs) -- biology esp. botany and genetics
  22. Samsara (talk · contribs) -- biology, esp. translations of German articles
  23. Intranetusa (talk · contribs) -- religion and science, fundamentalism & the creationist/intelligent design wave as a challenge to science
  24. Joke137 (talk · contribs) -- cosmology, particle physics, general relativity. I don't know much, but I do what I can.
  25. JackyR (talk · contribs) -- whatever I can remember from college HPS, but I might be good on local Cambridge stuff.
  26. KSchutte (talk · contribs) -- history of natural philosophy, psychology, neuroscience
  27. Peterlewis (talk · contribs) -- history of engineering
  28. redcalx (talk · contribs)
  29. Lacatosias (talk · contribs) -- history of physics, math, logic.
  30. Cugel (talk · contribs) -- psychology (anything to do with the scientific discipline)
  31. Leinad-Z (talk · contribs) -- esp. medieval science, and the relationship between science and religion.
  32. Sayeth (talk · contribs) -- biology, esp. neuroscience and molecular biology
  33. Carboxen (talk · contribs) -- history of chemistry and geology, translations from German
  34. Maestlin (talk · contribs) -- astronomy to Kepler/Galileo, Sci. Revolution, religion and science
  35. Apwoolrich (talk · contribs) -- History and biography of historic mechanical engineering and invention; Industrial Revolution; Admin on Wikisource
  36. Deditos (talk · contribs) -- Meteorology, climatology, oceanography and bits of other Earth science.
  37. IanWills (talk · contribs) -- Engineering related including invention and the history of technology. Particularly interested in Edison and late nineteenth century American inventors.
  38. Ricochet17 (talk · contribs) -- genetics, history of science 17th-19th centuries
  39. SOPHIA (talk · contribs) -- History of astronomy, telescope manufacturers and astrophysics
  40. Wijnand (talk · contribs) -- History of mathematics and its applications in technology, mainly 19th century
  41. MikeMorley (talk · contribs) -- History of physics, mostly - will work elsewhere if can contribute. Undergrad Physicist, 'minored' in History and Philosophy of Science in 2nd year.
  42. Beland (talk · contribs) -- Studied STS at MIT.
  43. Dumarest (talk · contribs) -- M.D. Ph.D. biochemistry, research career in Sickle Cell Disease, now retired, and with time on my hands.
  44. Sina2 (talk · contribs) -- Mathematics, Computing, Information
  45. SteveMcCluskey (talk · contribs) -- History of Astronomy, Archaeoastronomy, Medieval Science
  46. Goclenius (talk · contribs) -- natural philosophy, esp. 17th century and late Aristotelian; mathematics
  47. General Eisenhower (talk · contribs)
  48. Museumfreak (talk · contribs) -- HCI/informatics/history of computing, history of anthropology, science technology society, history of public health
  49. TheGodEmperor (talk · contribs) -- limited mid-HS knowledge, but will help if I can
  50. TedE (talk · contribs) -- PhD in statistics, currently teaching genetics.
  51. Alexei Kouprianov (talk · contribs) -- PhD in History of Science, history of natural history, science in Russia. Background: M.Sc. biology.
  52. Science History (talk · contribs)
  53. WillowW (talk · contribs) -- Sincere dilettante; enjoys translating old texts
  54. Bwi410 (talk · contribs)
  55. Reswik (talk · contribs) -- science studies / sociology of science
  56. Rusty Cashman (talk · contribs) -- Biology, Paleontology
  57. hapagrrl1 (talk · contribs) -- MA in Victorian Studies
  58. Curtius (talk · contribs) -- Ancients
  59. Bakterius (talk · contribs) -- Computer Science, Psychology, Translation (en,de,es)
  60. Jpbowen (talk · contribs) -- Science museums, history of computing
  61. Fred.e (talk · contribs) -- review as reader of science; know a bit of fringe stuff; NPOV
  62. Aleta (talk · contribs) -- esp. geology (which I didn't see listed in the navbar!?)
  63. Eperotao (talk · contribs) -- MA zoology, excellent general knowledge of biology, biology writer/editor
  64. Brassratgirl (talk · contribs) -- librarian in a science & engineering library; working on sources for historical scientist biographies (my notes)
  65. Shyamal (talk · contribs) -- biology, natural history, science ...
  66. Albie34423 (talk · contribs)
  67. Anonymous Dissident (talk · contribs)
  68. Carcharoth (talk · contribs) -- history and philosophy of science, chemistry, physics, biographies
  69. davimre (talk · contribs)-- scientific and musical instruments, open source communities, the economic sociology of taste
  70. Grimhelm (talk · contribs) -- Working on ancient and medieval Science, and History of science in China at the moment; especially providing citations to articles.
  71. Quarl (talk · contribs)
  72. Madcoverboy (talk · contribs) -- Working on United States technological and industrial history and History of MIT, BS Mechanical Engineering & BS STS
  73. Michelferrari (talk · contribs) -- Ph.D. in Psychology
  74. Thony C. (talk · contribs)-- history and philosophy of science and mathematical sciences 1400 to 1700
  75. GeoWriter (talk · contribs) -- geology, volcanoes
  76. Reddi (talk · contribs) -- Most history, Western and Middle East; Weak on Asian
  77. Ruud Koot (talk · contribs) -- History of mathematics
  78. D.H (talk · contribs) -- History of special relativity, aether, and experiments.
  79. Sdsds (talk · contribs) -- History of spaceflight science
  80. MarcoTolo (talk · contribs)
  81. AlphaEta (talk · contribs) -- History of microbiology and molecular biology
  82. Maias (talk · contribs) -- Natural history and palaeontology of SE Asia and Australasia
  83. Insomniduck (talk · contribs) -- history of science and technology, especially astrophysics & biological sciences; also interested in science & women/law/religion
  84. Bryce268 (talk · contribs) -- History of technology, mathematics, engineering
  85. Macdonald-ross (talk · contribs) 21:50, 31 July 2007 (UTC) — History of biology, evolution, biography of major figures
  86. dhaluza (talk · contribs)
  87. Bulldog123 (talk · contribs) history of engineering, interest in pseudosciences, though not exactly an expert in either
  88. djsmitherman (talk · contribs) philosophy of science, evolution of human consciousness
  89. Gavantredoux (talk · contribs) Francis Galton; Richard Burton; Cyril Burt; Cyril Darlington; History of Behaviour Genetics and Differential Psychology, especially the London School.
  90. Notafly (talk · contribs) -- History of entomology, biography of major figures
  91. Luca Borghi (talk · contribs) -- History of Medicine and other health-related subjects
  92. Michael Daly (talk · contribs) -- History of scientific instruments, particularly in astronomy, navigation and surveying
  93. MrBrumby (talk · contribs) -- Medicine, Education and related subjects
  94. Lsisson (talk · contribs) -- Disease and Medical History / Evolution / Military Technology
  95. Jfdwolff (talk · contribs) -- History of modern medicine
  96. Piotrus (talk · contribs) - Historiography, sociology
  97. Shannon_bohle (talk · contribs) - archivist/academic; history of molecular biology, manned spaceflight, space medicine
  98. Acnadwe (talk · contribs) - History of biology / Agricultural history
  99. ScepticalChymist (talk · contribs) - 16th to 19th century chemistry.
  100. MasterOfHisOwnDomain (talk) 11:00, 6 January 2008 (UTC) - History of Medicine (Prehistoric to 20th century)
  101. Wloveral (talk · contribs) -- History of zoology and exploration
  102. JTBurman (talk · contribs) -- History of psychology and biology, Historiography
  103. Bwwm (talk · contribs) -- History of technology, 18th and 19th century science
  104. Dr Dendro (talk · contribs)- physical science
  105. Paulrach (talk · contribs) -- Interests in chemistry, and general sciences. Science education.
  106. Espresso Addict (talk · contribs) -- 19th century medicine, history of biomedical publishing
  107. Davidlud (talk · contribs) -- History of biology, psychology, computer science, sexology
  108. Pgrapi (talk · contribs) -- History of chemistry, history of science and education
  109. JohnnyCalifornia (talk · contribs) -- History of the scientific method, evolution, neuroscience, medicine, psychology.
  110. A.C. Norman (talk · contribs) -- Physics, British science
  111. Tsourkpk (talk · contribs) -- science of ancient civilizations
  112. Awickert (talk · contribs) -- Pre-20th-century science, especially natural science, focusing on the 19th century, the Middle Ages, and ancient times
  113. DavidCBeck (talk · contribs) -- history of science, medicine, and travel literature from 16th to 18th centuries, philosophy of history.
  114. Ceramufary (talk · contribs) -- History of Biology, especially developmental and evolutionary biology.
  115. Carpe Carpio (talk · contribs) -- History of scientific institutions, societies, and communities. 18th century
  116. DAIVID MAKAU -- Physical sciences, biochemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry sciences
  117. Dave souza (talk · contribs) -- Darwin, his colleagues and his predecessors.
  118. Sasata (talk · contribs) -- Mycology
  119. Arjen Dijksman (talk · contribs) -- Physics, physicists quotes
  120. Ian Pitchford (talk · contribs) -- Historiography, evolutionary biology, physics, geology, chemistry.
  121. Physchim62 (talk · contribs) -- Chemistry, physical science in general, particular interest in the development of the "atomic hypothesis" in the XIX century
  122. Pyrotec (talk · contribs)
  123. Max Vorwlicth (talk · contribs) -- History of physical sciences, nuclear sciences, computing, technology, science and media. 20th century.
  124. Terry0051 (talk · contribs) -- Astronomy, mathematical astronomy, time, technology.
  125. Ansi (talk · contribs)
  126. Freekra (talk · contribs) -- History of medicine, history of psychiatry.
  127. 7kingis (talk · contribs)
  128. Marcipangris (talk · contribs) -- chemistry
  129. Thparkth (talk · contribs) -- Biographies of great scientists and engineers, communications and data processing technology 1700 - 2000
  130. Shinryuu (talk · contribs) -- biology and biomedical sciences; 19th and early 20th century British and German scientists, esp. biologists and physiologists
  131. jnl_chemist (talk · contribs) -- History of materials science and related fields (e.g. crystallography, solid state chemistry/physics, mineralogy)
  132. RockMagnetist (talk · contribs) -- Geophysics and magnetism
  133. Rursus (talk · contribs) -- Relation between science and religion, science and philosophy (from a historical perspective)
  134. Jacqueshb (talk · contribs) -- Entomology: bibliography and systematic
  135. Brothercanyouspareadime (talk · contribs) -- General XXth Century intellectual history; integration of modern physics models and Western psychotherapies with Eastern spiritual traditions. Toulmin, Feyerabend, John Wheeler; Manhattan project/Truman/Japanese survivors witness; disarmament
  136. Al-Andalusi (talk · contribs) -- History of Islamic science
  137. FESmitty77 (talk · contribs) -- Darwin, Battlefield Medicine
  138. Zachariel (talk · contribs) -- History of Astronomy, Archaeoastronomy, Medieval Science
  139. Grapplequip (talk · contribs) -- Science biographies, neuroscience, philosophy of science, ethology, evolutionary biology, sociobiology, anthropology
  140. Carstensen (talk · contribs) -- biochemistry, Rosalind Franklin, Maurice Wilkins, Linus Pauling
  141. J8079s (talk · contribs)
  142. Rhododendryn (talk · contribs) -- geology & historical geology.
  143. ARG1900 (talk · contribs)
  144. callum.sutherland (talk · contribs) -- history of astronomy
  145. Ed Poor (talk · contribs) -- controversies over who discovered what first; and ideas which gained quick acceptance only to be shown to be pseudoscience later or vice versa: great ideas stalled for decades or more by stubborn traditionalists
  146. adh30 (talk · contribs) -- history of medicine; history of physiology
  147. Skywalker7799 (talk · contribs) --Just your normal smart middle schooler who loves science
  148. Dr SPWright (talk · contribs) -- history & philosophy of medicine, neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, biological and social sciences
  149. sweart1 (talk · contribs) -- history of modern physics, esp. nuclear and climate
  150. wikimafiacapo (talk · contribs) -- biology, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, geology, sociobiology
  151. Trillig (talk · contribs) Trillig (talk) 14:56, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
  152. Ajrocke (talk · contribs) -- history of chemistry, nineteenth century, Germany, France, Great Britain
  153. Girona7 (talk · contribs) -- all areas of science, especially contributions of female scientists
  154. Doctree (talk · contribs) -- Bird geek so birds, ornithology and related topics
  155. Chiswick Chap (talk · contribs) -- Natural history
  156. Kristephanie (talk · contribs) -- also philosophy of science
  157. Persian Aviator (talk · contribs) History of science such as physics, mathematics, astronomy & medicine in land of Persia & Iran.
  158. Cdhobbs9 (talk · contribs)Cdhobbs9 (talk) 02:17, 14 September 2013 (UTC) History of the origin of the earth, Astronomy, Meteorology, marketing and advertising.
  159. Morphovariant (talk · contribs)
  160. Hypatia137 (talk · contribs) history of astronomy and astrology, history of science in Islamic contexts, history of women in science
  161. aanovick (talk · contribs) -- history of biology, current focus on the quinarian system
  162. Skorovs (talk · contribs)
  163. Qxukhgiels (talk · contribs)-anything assoiciated with the major branches of science, especially in relation to space science.
  164. Staticshakedown (talk · contribs)
  165. Apidium23 (talk · contribs) Ancient non-western science, history of evolutionary thought.

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Current goals for the project include:

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Suggest something for participants to work on. Older suggestions will be archived; to see what work others have requested, go to the /Projects subpage.

Categorization and media[edit]

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  • List of all subpages of this page
  • Wikipedia: Monitor the broad history of science categories and keep them clean by replacing overly broad categories with more specific ones.
  • Commons: Ensure that history of science-related images are properly categorized, especially in relevant history of science subcategories. Many history of science images are very poorly categorized, making it very difficult to find all the files on a given topic actually present.
  • Wikisource: Upload public domain content related to the history of science and ensure that existing content is properly categorized. There is currently very little marked history of science content on Wikisource.

Writing and editing[edit]

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In need of expansion[edit]

Requested articles[edit]

Missing scientist[edit]

Missing scientist articles

Nils Eckholm - associated with early studies of CO2 and climate change

Robert L. Hill - biochemist, Duke University should be correct object of link on page



  • Would this be "Aristotle's views on what we today call physics"? We have an article on Aristotle's Physics but I'm not sure that's what is meant. --Fastfission 18:31, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
  • As in (I assume), the system of physics based on Aristotle's work, that was common in some form basically until Newton. Natural motion, natural place and the elements, violent motion, etc.--ragesoss 21:12, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
Just one, I think; the main separation in Aristotle seems to be life sciences/physics Maestlin 08:01, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
If the distinction is between Aristotelian natural philosophy (based on the Physics, Generation and corruption, Meteora and the biological works) and the tradition based on the Problemata mechanica attributed to Aristotle (and the various pseudo-Problemata that appeared in the Medieval period), then I think that separate pages are historically justified. —Goclenius 03:16, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
I think we need to separate Gravity from Gravity theory, but I'm not at all an expert on this. KSchutte 19:14, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
  • The page has been created and is currently being developed. I have just added the WikiProject History of Science template to the talk page and would appreciate it if someone could add a rating to the importance scale. -- Zac Δ talk! 10:13, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
There needs to be an entire new section on how emerging technologies can effect the commercial market, society and other historical events. I'm not sure where this belongs. But I state why I found this page.
Blue lasers capable of reading at higher data compression where developed, and then as a result the media market shifts from dvd to blue ray. Record to tape, VHS to DVD. Ships and Railways to Airplanes. Bronze to Iron. I mean really important stuff. Where to put it all.
The history pages relate history, the history of technology pages just talk about the technology of the time. But there isn't any page which singles out, defines, or attempts to summarize events where technological advancement was the primary source of constructive or distruptive, commerical or social change. Where's that page? Am I just not finding it?--Sparkygravity (talk) 14:20, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

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