The department of the History of Science and Pharmacy at Braunschweig University of Technology specialises in the history of life sciences. Core areas of research are the history of pharmaceutically active substances and the interactions between science, power and gender from the 17th to the 20th century. In the course of this, past interests have included questions concerning the history of poisons, the development of health professions and the relation between pharmaceutical substances and gender. Our courses are aimed at students both from natural/technical sciences and from the humanities, and we especially welcome those students who are interested in interdisciplinary subjects across faculties. Those modules address a wide range of topics in the field of the history of science and gender. Graduates with a degree in science or the humanities have the opportunity to undertake doctoral research on the history of science. We have had collaborations between - among others - the History Department of the Technical University of Braunschweig, the Braunschweig Centre for Gender Studies, the Institute for Media Research at the Braunschweig University of Arts (HBK), the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.
Current and past projects of the department are described within the section Research.