Martin Rudwick Papers on the UC San Diego Science Studies Program, 1987 - 1998 (MSS 0769)

Extent: 0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box)

Papers retained by history of science professor Martin Rudwick, related to the development of the Science Studies Program at UC San Diego. The collection includes correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, and brochures.

Founded in 1989, the UC San Diego Science Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program offered through the departments of History, Sociology, Philosophy, and Communication. The program primarily supports graduate students, but includes undergraduate courses and postdoctoral fellowships. Graduate students select one of the departments as the focus of their work, attend a core science studies seminar and colloquia, participate in a scientific internship, and are encouraged to select dissertation topics that offer a cross-disciplinary approach. Founding faculty included Robert Marc Friedman, Martin Rudwick, and Robert S. Westman in History; Paul Churchland, Gerald Doppelt, Philip Kitcher, and Sandra Mitchell in Philosophy; and Chandra Mukerji, Andrew Scull and Steven Shapin in Sociology.

Martin Rudwick joined the UC San Diego History Department in 1988 as a history professor, and had a critical role developing the new Science Studies Program. He later served as acting director of the program from 1993-1994. Formerly at Princeton University, Rudwick was also an affiliated research scholar at Cambridge University's Department of History and Philosophy of Science. His research background included history of earth and life sciences, 18th and 19th century European science, and the prehuman history of the earth.

Papers retained by history of science professor Martin Rudwick, related to the development of the Science Studies Program at UC San Diego. The collection includes correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, and brochures.

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Correspondence, memos, and meeting minutes regarding faculty and student recruitment, funding, curriculum, facilities, and colloquia for the new Science Studies Program at UC San Diego. Publicity for the program includes flyers, brochures, and announcements. The series includes an external review conducted in 1997. Arranged alphabetically.

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Correspondence re: Rudwick's appointment, 1987 - 1996
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Courses in History of Science, 1987 - 1990
Science Studies Program
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Brochures, 1988 - 1992
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Colloquium for Science Studies, 1988 - 1994
Box: 1 Folder: 5-6
Committee Meetings, 1989 - 1997
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Conference planning, 1988 - 1993
Box: 1 Folder: 8-11
Core Seminar - 209 ABC, 239, and Polyani, 1989 - 1998
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Correspondence, 1993 - 1997
Box: 1 Folder: 13
External Review, 1997
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Internships, 1989 - 1996
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Proposal for doctoral program, 1988 - 1994