New and emerging technologies shape our world and the resources available to us. What issues can (and do) arise regarding their use?
The projects in this area examine and explore the attempts, development, dissemination, and integration of new sciences and technologies, as well as attempts to create regulatory regimes for such new technologies as nanotechnology.
We develop and use historical and contemporary case studies and other qualitative research approaches to generate deeper dialogue on the social, cultural, and policy concerns relevant to their creation.
- Explore and provide access to resources relevant to the study of emerging technologies.
- Generate discussion and produce an interested community network.
- Act as a leading resource on emerging-technology research and debate.
- Reach out to other programs with areas of common interest.
- Oral History Program
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Hear It Firsthand
CHF’s Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. Many of the oral histories in the collection belong to winners of CHF’s awards, including
- Arnold Beckman, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000)
- Robert Allington, winner of the Pittcon Heritage Award (2005)
- Carl Djerassi, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000), the AIC Gold Medal (2004), and the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecturer (1995)
- Gordon Cain, winner of the Petrochemical Heritage Award (1997)
Listen to their extraordinary stories today!
Fellowships at CHF
CHF’s scholars, who spend anywhere from one to nine months in residence, form a vital part of CHF’s intellectual life.
Historically Grounded Perspectives
|The Center for Contemporary History and Policy explores issues ranging from energy to medicine on CHF's blog, Periodic Tabloid.