Stranger Fruit

Following last week’s discussion of blogging within the history of science community, I’ve stumbled on a few more resources. In no particular order, here’s everything I have so far.

Group or Organizational Blogs

Individual Blogs by Historians of Science

A Carnival

A Handful of Online Journals

A Pair of Podcasts

A Brace of Facebook Groups

  • History of Science Society (HSS)
  • International Society for the History Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)

Please take this opportunity to make me aware of anything or anyone I have missed. Neither history of medicine nor history of technology are really my thing, so if anyone else wants to carry the baton for those areas, I’m sure it would be appreciated.


  1. #1 Kevin
    August 10, 2008

    Thanks for the great post – I have a lot of reading to do…

  2. #2 Michael D. Barton, FCD
    August 10, 2008

    Petri Dish:
    Ptak Science Books:

    I’m sure there are others in my feeds, but those 2 I could remember right away…

  3. #3 Suzanne Fischer
    August 10, 2008

    I think a lot of blogs with history of science content are also pretty interdisciplinary (I write mostly about history museums, myself); Cliopatria’s history blogroll has a section on “Digital history, science and technology,” which includes some HoS blogs.

    Also, Penn’s grad program has a blog, the Logan Lounge. And the Chemical Heritage Foundation has a podcast called Distillations.

    And if you wanted to start talking history of medicine blogs, I could give a whole other list!

  4. #4 Will Thomas
    August 10, 2008

    Thanks for the mentions, John. I should point out that I was only temporarily affiliated with the University of Maryland. I’m really at the American Institute of Physics.

  5. #5 John Lynch
    August 10, 2008

    Thanks for the updates, folks. I’ll keep adding as long as people keep providing new links.

  6. #6 Michael Robinson
    August 11, 2008

    John, here’s another HoS site:

    In Retrospect

    “This blog belongs to the students of the research master “Historical and Comparative Studies of the Sciences and the Humanities” at Utrecht University. We post about lectures, readings, and places we visit. Enjoy!

  7. #7 Michael D. Barton, FCD
    August 21, 2008

    The ‘In Our Time’ podcast often covers history of science topics:

  8. #8 Georg
    September 17, 2008

    thanks for this interesting list. here a little addition for those who understand german language: (blog about german castle’s with lots of photos) (blog-magazin for german history since 1800) (blog about the history of frankfurt (main)) (swiss history, university basel)

  9. #9 Jeremy Burman
    October 1, 2008

    At York University, in Toronto, we run a blog about the history of psychology: “Advances in the History of Psychology” (

    It also covers issues of interest more generally to historians of science, with special attention given to discussions of historiography.

  10. #10 George Beccaloni
    December 10, 2008

    I have a blog about Alfred Russel Wallace, the co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection – see

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