Welcome to the History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program at Notre Dame

Our doctoral program offers graduate-level instruction leading to a discipline-based HPS Ph.D. Students in our distinctive, inter-departmental program are also fully trained in philosophy, history, or theology.

We also offer a concurrent master’s degree and a graduate minor to students enrolled in other Notre Dame Ph.D. programs.

Our faculty members are drawn from a variety of departments including history, philosophy, theology, english, and the program of liberal studies. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds in the humanities and sciences, and take their HPS expertise on into positions in academia and elsewhere (see our alumni page, under 'HPS People').

Recent News

HPS Program welcomes two new postdocs

The Reilly Center's History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program welcomes two new postdoctoral fellows, James Nguyen (Philosophy) and Scott Trigg (History). 

Scott Trigg

James Nguyen

James Nguyen received his Ph.D. in Philosophy London School of Economics and Political Science and Scott Trigg received his Ph.D. in History & History of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read More

Anjan Chakravartty wins Guggenheim fellowship

Anjan Chakravartty

Anjan Chakravartty has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship! During his year off, Chakravartty will explore how people should think about the rationality of their beliefs in the face of disagreement among experts.

Read more here.

Monica Solomon wins ACLS fellowship

Monica Solomon HPS

Congratulations to Monica Solomon, who has been named as one of the 2016-17 ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows http://www.acls.org/news/4-27-2016/. Monica’s dissertation is entitled "On the Interaction between Mathematical Methods and Metaphysics in Isaac Newton’s Writings: The Case of Mathematical Forces”.

You can read more about Monica’s project here.

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Upcoming Events

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Mon Oct 3, 2016

Message From the Program Director

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our celebration conference marking 25 years of our doctoral program! Welcoming back so many of our alumnae and alumni was wonderful, and we look forward to seeing many more of you back here in the coming months and years: please get in touch if you would like to visit! To prospective graduate students and visitors: please enjoy exploring our website to familiarize yourself with our activities and the opportunities we offer, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Katherine Brading
- Director, History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program
- Associate Professor of Philosophy

Email: kbrading@nd.edu
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