2nd issue of Spontaneous Generations

The second issue of Spontaneous Generatons is now available. The open-access online journal is published by graduate students at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto.

The journal is divided into four sections: (1) an editorial; (2) peer-reviewed discussions; (3) peer-reviewed articles; and (4) book reviews.  According to the editors:

The journal aims to establish a platform for interdisciplinary discussion and debate about issues that concern the community of scholars in HPS and related fields. Apart from selecting peer reviewed articles, the journal encourages a direct dialogue among academics by means of short editorials and focused discussion papers which highlight central questions, new developments, and controversial matters affecting HPS.

The table of contents, with direct links to each paper, is below:


Focused Discussion

Peer-Reviewed Contributions

Invited Contributions

Articles (Peer-Reviewed)


About Jennifer Bazar

Jennifer Bazar is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. Her research focuses on the history of psychiatric institutionalization.