Overview of research

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The Centre for HPS encompasses a vigorous research culture, in which both individual and collaborative projects are supported by a strong spirit of collegiality.  Particularly distinctive of Leeds is the close interaction between historical and philosophical scholarship, which yields valuable critical and historiographical insights. 

Research in the Centre embraces many aspects of the history of science, technology, and medicine, from the seventeenth century to the present day. The Centre is also at the forefront of current research in the philosophy of science, including structural realism, the nature and role of models in science, the nature of scientific representation, and integrated HPS. It is also home to Museum of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

For individual research interests and expertise, please use the 'People' tab above, which provides staff and postgraduate profiles which include recent publications.

Follow the link for more information about major research projects.