Division for the History of Science and Technology (IUHPST)


Welcome to the website of the Division for the History of Science and Technology (DHST) of the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST). We are an international organization falling under the auspices of UNESCO, through our membership in the International Science Council (ISC) and the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH). Our history reaches back to a time when, in the wake of the Second World War, researchers across the globe realized that local communities should also be able to connect to their colleagues in other parts of the world. It was founded in a strive for peace and built upon the understanding that each part of the world is constituted of contributions coming from others.

Today, we still strongly believe in those ideals and want to make an effort to rethink them for our contemporary times to reconsider the merits and limits of internationalism for the community of historians of history of science and technology at large. Of course, we need your help to achieve this and your thoughts, ideas and suggestions are more than welcome. Please contact us here for any questions or initiatives for which you would like to have our support.