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July 26, 2018
The earth is currently at its hottest point in recorded history and sea levels continue to rise to alarming levels around the globe- how did we get to our current climate...
July 20, 2018
Climate in Motion by Deborah R. Coen Today, predicting the impact of human activities on the earth’s climate hinges on tracking interactions among phenomena of radically...
July 20, 2018
Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale Deborah R. Coen University of Chicago Press (2018) A world power ruled by the eccentric Habsburg monarchy, the...
July 9, 2018
The History Department will be moving to McClellan Hall at the beginning of the fall semester as renovations on the Hall of Graduate Studies begin.  HGS will be transformed...
For many rural 19th century Americans, dose size was the only different between human and veterinary medicines, and as such include instructions for both human and animal use. (Photo credit: Kendall Teare)
June 19, 2018
Eliza Smith was a housewife and best-selling author, whose book, “The Compleat Housewife,” is filled with more than 300 recipes for cordials, roasts, pickling — and how to...
Professor Deborah Coen in her third-floor office at 320 York Street. Photograph by Leah Salovey for the FAS Dean’s Office.
April 19, 2018
Deborah Coen is a professor in the Department of History and chair of the Program in the History of Science and Medicine (HSHM). She joined the FAS faculty in July 2017,...
April 6, 2018
Sophia Nam, April 3, 2018 - A black mortar and pestle decorated with a crucifixion scene; hand-painted glass bottles, containing substances like castor oil. These were two of...