PACHS Goes International: Becomes the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
The Philadelphia Area Consortium for the History of Science (PACHS) is now the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (CHSTM). The name change is the result of an expansion that includes Columbia University, Linda Hall Library, New York Academy of Medicine, Smithsonian Institution, University of Toronto, and Yale University.
Drexel University, in partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences, which co-founded the Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science (PACHS), is a member of a now larger and increasingly distinguished group.
Drexel University Libraries manages the University’s formal connection to the Consortium.
CHSTM recently awarded 100 fellowships for young scholars to research collections in member institutions. Drexel University scholars are welcome and encouraged to apply for fellowships in the next cycle, details forthcoming. Drexel University collections will host three research visits from Consortium fellows during the current calendar year.
The Consortium seeks to help make the collections and scholarly resources of its member institutions more broadly available for research in the history of science, technology and medicine. Taken together, the collections of the member institutions are unparalleled in their historical depth as well as breadth.
The Consortium also continues to provide opportunities for faculty and scholars to participate in engaging, specialized working groups. More information is available at on their website.