Big Brains Podcast: Is scientific progress slowing? with James Evans

May 17, 2022

Scholar examines how researchers could generate greater innovation and discovery

Academic Spotlight: Katherine Buse

April 21, 2022

Learn more about Katherine Buse's work including her book project and classes

Critical Periods in Science and the Science of Critical Periods: Canine Behavior in America - Brad Bolman

March 11, 2022

IFK postdoc Brad Bolman has a new article in Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte on eugenics and the history of canine behavior studies in the United States

2022-24 Research Theme: Knowledge in Diaspora

October 01, 2021


The power and politics of fetal imagery

October 01, 2021

IFK Faculty Brian Callendar and Former Postdoc Margaret Carlyle explore the history of the image of the fetus and current implications on politics, policy and culture in The Lancet

Dogs for Life: Beagles, Drugs, and Capital in the Twentieth Century

September 27, 2021

Brad Bolman tracks the transformation of beagle dogs from a common breed in mid-twentieth century American laboratories to the de jure standard in global toxicological research by the turn of the 21st

Big Brains Podcast: Jordan Bimm on the Future of U.S. Space Innovation

August 19, 2021

The Secret Nazi Past and Billionaire Future of U.S. Space Innovation with Jordan Bimm (Ep. 75) Space historian examines our militaristic relationship to the stars, and how it still shapes our future

Our Summer Reading List

July 27, 2021

We asked the IFK family for some of their favorite books ranging from nonfiction to fantasy, and we compiled a list of intellectually stimulating books to spice up your summer!

A 1990s Mural At The 18th Street Station Will Be Restored By A Pilsen Artist

May 12, 2021

SIFK Faculty and Professor of Art History, Dr. Claudia Brittenham, shares her knowledge of Mesoamerican murals in a WBEZ article.

Helping Hands: Uncovering an Eighteenth-century Midwifery Manual

May 28, 2020

Margaret Carlyle writes on an 18th Century midwifery manual for McGill University's Osler Library of the History of Medicine

Famine Is a Choice

May 11, 2020

SIFK Postdoctoral Fellow Yan Slobodkin writes for Slate: "One billion people are now food-insecure. But starvation is not an inevitability."

SIFK Fellow Wins Modernist Studies Association Prize for an Edition, Anthology, or Essay Collection

October 22, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow Isaiah Lorado Wilner won the Modernist Studies Association Prize with his book "Indigenous Visions" earlier this month.

‘You,’ ‘Us,’ and ‘Them’: Glass and Procedural Knowledge in Cuneiform Cultures

December 14, 2018

Eduardo Escobar's latest piece on glass and procedural knowledge in Cuneiform Cultures

What can we learn about the history of alchemy from a Twitter feed?

April 27, 2018

SIFK postdoctoral fellow Eduardo A. Escobar shares his experience teaching the history of alchemy for his spring course titled “Secrecy and Science” (KNOW 27005).