The Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association (CSTHA) is a community of researchers interested in the history of science, technology, and medicine in Canada. Established in December 1980, CSTHA mobilizes conversations and connections among historians and others interested in understanding science and technology in Canadian historical context.
The CSTHA has two main activities: holding a biennial conference (held in odd years) and publishing a peer-reviewed open-access journal, Scientia Canadensis. Over the years, both the conference and the journal have provided a critical forum for and impetus to this scholarly field. Scientia Canadensis publishes important articles, including many by emerging historians who are publishing their first article. The conference has now evolved into an intimate and engaging gathering unlike any other scholarly conference.
CSTHA is changing. With the transition of Scientia Canadensis into an open-access journal, subscription is no longer a benefit, as it is freely available. We need now to think of membership benefits as a collective project to maintain and extend our community.
We have thus lowered our membership fees to reflect that change. Your low membership fees help us to:
- Support open-access publishing and free dissemination of scholarship.
- Organize a low-cost biennial conference.
- Engage in student development.
- Provide biennial prizes for articles, student presentations, and theses/dissertations.
- Offer discounts, including a 50% discount on History of Science Society membership.
We invite you to join CSTHA to continue the important work it has achieved over the last 40 years. Please also consider making a voluntary donation to help fund student awards and travel. We welcome your involvement and support!
CSTHA has been a member of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences since 2003. The Association’s archives are held by York University Archives.