The STEM of History is an online resource that reviews how advances in scientific understanding and technology have (a) enabled us to better research and understand history, (b) provided improved access to historical resources, and/or (c) afforded new or improve provided means to preserve historical resources.
Excellent studies have been made of the history of science, but there is no good compilation showing the uses of science to advance historical understanding. Our belief is that researchers and historians will benefit from gaining a comprehensive view of useful scientific tools and processes. Additionally, teachers will use this resource to help students better understand the elements of undertaking rigorous historical research. At the same time, this resource will give the general public a broader and deeper understanding of history and various disciplines of science. Finally, this resource will help bring together the fields of science and the humanities, advancing interdisciplinary connections and promoting good scholarship. The AMSE Foundation is grateful for the support of Humanities Tennessee for this opportunity to further academic excellence.