Explore the Past, Engage the Present, Define the Future – The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) brings the perspective of the social sciences to bear on critical issues facing the modern world, while providing a source of analysis that emphasizes both change over time and cultural comparisons on a global scale.

The program's focus on global issues related to the origin and impact of technology and science is also distinctive, providing students with the critical tools needed to understand the development of the modern world.

The masters degree in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science can be a jumping-off point for further professional training in law, business, or public policy and is an asset to those seeking careers in museums, historical agencies, and public service organizations.

This interdisciplinary degree program trains students in advanced scholarly research on the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of science and technology, past and present.  Students choose to concentrate in one of two disciplines.

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School of History and Sociology Hiring a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sports Studies

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sports Studies beginning fall semester 2018. Candidates for this position should have completed their doctoral studies within five years of the time of employment.  View the call for applications for more information.

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About the School of History and Sociology

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and educators dedicated to the study of social change, past and present.

Fall 2018 Speaker Series

The School of History and Sociology presents the Fall 2018 Speakers Series.

  • Monday August 27 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    HSOC Fall 2018 Speakers Series- Sven Beckert

    Location: Student Success Center, President's Suite C&D

    The School of History and Sociology presents the first speaker in the fall 2018 speakers series, Dr. Sven Beckert from Harvard University.

  • Monday September 17 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    HSOC Fall 2018 Speakers Series- Abby Kinchy

    Location: Old Civil Engineering Building, room 104 (the "Mel")

    The School of History and Sociology presents the second speaker in the fall 2018 speakers series, Dr. Abby Kinchy from Rensselaer …

  • Monday October 15 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    HSOC Fall 2018 Speakers Series- Kate Pride Brown

    Location: Old Civil Engineering Building, room 104 (the "Mel")

    The School of History and Sociology presents the third speaker in the fall 2018 speakers series, Dr. Kate Pride Brown from Georgia Tech.

  • Monday October 29 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    HSOC Fall 2018 Speakers Series- Clapperton Mavhunga

    Location: Old Civil Engineering Building, room 104 (the "Mel")

    The School of History and Sociology presents the fourth speaker in the fall 2018 speakers series, Dr. Clapperton Mavhunga from MIT.

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