Category: History of Science

The Legacy of “Projects”

Today we have a guest post from David Alff, who teaches English at the University of Buffalo and whose exciting book The Wreckage of Intentions: Projects in British Culture, 1660-1730 was recently published… READ MORE

Hot Off Penn Press: Welcome to fall

In our location of Philadelphia, it sure doesn't feel like fall quite yet with temperatures in the high '80s, but the calendar doesn't lie: last Friday marked the official start… READ MORE

Secular vs. Scientific Apocalypticism

Today we have a guest post from Lisa Vox, author of Existential Threats: American Apocalyptic Beliefs in the Technological Era. Seeking to address American's longstanding fascination with visions of the apocalypse,… READ MORE

Hot Off Penn Press: A scholarly summer

It doesn't feel like summer here on the East Coast, but wherever you are, you're probably beginning to put together a summer reading list. Well, Penn Press humbly submits for… READ MORE

Hot Off Penn Press: Spring reads

As the winter chill beings to thaw and spring weather moves in, what could be better than a new book about American history, Medieval literature, or art? For titles like… READ MORE

The Joy of Aging

Today we have an exciting guest post from the author of the just-published new book Aging in America: A Cultural History. Lawrence R. Samuel is founder of Boomers 3.0, a… READ MORE

Hot Off Penn Press: New year, new books

Welcome to 2017! With the new year in full swing, we've begun releasing our Spring 2017 books (with a few late arrivals from Fall 2016 in the mix as well). Take a look below… READ MORE