The Early Sciences Working Group brings graduate students together with post-doctoral fellows and faculty members to discuss their work on the history of medieval and early modern knowledge and culture. Meetings focus on the history of pre-modern sciences and medicine (understood generally as embracing the period before 1800) from the point of view of medieval and early modern European and Atlantic history, history of science, Middle Eastern and East Asian studies, global history, book history, and gender history. 

The faculty sponsors are Shigehisa Kuriyama and Ahmed Ragab, and the graduate organizers are Ardeta Gjikola and Paolo Savoia.