I am a historian of modern science and technology. I'm interested in all kinds of things, many of which have something to do with the chemical sciences, environmental regulation, scientific data and information, and scientific internationalism.

I'm currently Visiting Assistant Professor in History and Science & Technology Studies at Boston College. I have a PhD in History of Science from Princeton University, and from 2016-2018, I was a postdoctoral Ziff Environmental Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment. I'm working on a book (under contract with University of Chicago Press) entitled Compound Words: Chemists, Information, and the Synthetic World.

I have previously spent a year each as Herdegen Fellow in the History of Scientific Information at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, course developer for an online education startup, and marketeer for a leading purveyor of collectible figurines. Once upon a time, I wrote a thesis about party scenes in Virginia Woolf novels. I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and live in Somerville, MA.

Contact

evan.heplersmith@gmail.com
@ehepler

Greetings!

Here's a video in which I talk a bit about my research.