The Institute for the History and Philosophy (IHPST) is offering its full slate of classes and other exciting activities this term. Please check the News & Events Calendar to see what is scheduled for the year. Please note that in accordance with University guidelines, staff and faculty will continue to work mostly from home throughout the Fall term and therefore offices will be closed until further notice. If you wish to ‘visit’ the department or need information, please contact us by email to set up a virtual appointment. Staff members will be working normal hours, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be answering emails and telephone calls. Meetings and appointments with the Director, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies, faculty and administrative staff will be conducted virtually through Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
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About the Institute
The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) was founded in 1967. It is a graduate studies and research institute offering MA and PhD degrees. IHPST also offers undergraduate courses. It has 15 core faculty and 18 affiliated faculty, all of whom have approval to supervise PhD thesis work.
The main areas of faculty expertise are: history and philosophy of the physical sciences (biology, physics), the social sciences, and medicine. History of technology, both with respect to the historical development of the physical sciences and the cultural impact of new technologies (AI).
IHPST faculty, staff and graduate students occupy the third floor of Victoria College at the University of Toronto.
91 Charles Street West Victoria College, Room 316 Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7