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Technology, Science and Environment

The History of Technology, Science, and Environment program at the University of Maryland is one of the strongest in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Technology, Science and Environment

Graduate students may concentrate in this field while pursuing the M.A. or Ph.D. degree in history. Undergraduates may choose this field as their history major area of concentration while working toward a B.A. in history.

Ours is a lively and flourishing community of students, distinguished faculty members, affiliated scholars within the university, visiting fellows and guest speakers. Institutional resources in the field, both on campus and in the greater Washington/Baltimore area, are outstanding.

The key strengths and interests of the College Park group are in 19th and 20th-century developments, particularly in the United States and Europe. We also encourage interests that extend beyond this range, both geographically and chronologically, although instructional offerings may be limited.

Graduate

The history of technology, science and the environment is a dynamic field for graduate students. Several faculty members in the Department of Historyspecialize in the history of technology and the environment in the United States, Europe and Eurasia in the 20th century.  Specialists elsewhere on campus focus on related fields such as the history of biology, medicine and public health. Graduate students may choose technology, science and environment as their “general field,” or their “minor field,” or they may take courses in the field to enrich their study of the United States, Latin America or Europe. 

Resources

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The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has the nation’s richest collection of resources in this field. In or near College Park, students will find the Library of American Broadcasting, the Niels Bohr Library of the American Institute of Physics, the National Agricultural Library and the National Archives. Elsewhere in suburban Maryland, students have access to the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda. The collections of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution are located within easy reach in downtown Washington.

Faculty

Melinda Baldwin

Associate Professor, History

2128 Taliaferro Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-4327

Sarah Cameron

Associate Professor, History

2141 Taliaferro Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-4307

Patrick Chung

Assistant Professor, History

2101G Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-4313

Robert Friedel

Professor Emeritus, History

2128 Taliaferro Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-4327

Chantel Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, History

2125 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-7941

Karin Rosemblatt

2127 Taliaferro Hall
College Park MD, 20742

301-405-4286

David Sicilia

Henry Kaufman Chair of Financial History and Associate Professor, History

2119 Taliaferro Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-7778

Thomas Zeller

Associate Professor, History

2117 Taliaferro Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-6471