The Sidney M. Edelstein Center at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem serves to enhance advanced research in the history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine. In particular, the Center fosters research based on the resources of the Einstein Archives, the Yahuda Theological Collection of Isaac Newton, the Edelstein Library that includes many rare books in the history of science, technology and medicine, including the Edelstein Collections on the history of dyeing and chemical technology.
The Center offers post-doctoral fellowships, and short-term graduate support, and engages in an active program of seminars and workshops. The Center constitutes a nexus between the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, and Medicine. Particularly strong is the interaction through faculty and students with the Program in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science, and the departments of philosophy and history, as well as of physics, at The Hebrew University.
Each year the Edelstein Center organizes an annual international workshop (in collaboration with Tel Aviv University and the Jerusalem Van Leer Institute), each one with a different theme.
The Edelstein Center is supported by the Sidney and Mildred Edelstein Foundation.
Last update: 30.3.2014