Helaine Selin

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Helaine Selin
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Contact Information


Office: CSC 303
Home Page: http://ns.hampshire.edu/helaine/
Academic Information
Position: Science Librarian and Staff Faculty Associate

School: School of Natural Science
Graduate Alma mater: SUNY Albany



Helaine Selin, science librarian and staff faculty associate, received her undergraduate training at SUNY Binghamton and her M.L.S. from SUNY Albany. She is the editor of the Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures  (Springer, 2007) as well as four books in a new series, Science Across Cultures.  They are Astronomy Across Cultures,  Mathematics Across Cultures, Nature Across Cultures: Non-Western Views of Nature and the Environment, and Medicine Across Cultures. She has also edited the Encyclopaedia of Classical Indian Sciences (Universities Press, 2006). Her academic interests concern different ways of doing medicine and scienc. The latestbook in the series, Childbirth Across Cultures, should be out in 2009.  She loves to hike in high mountains, or even small ones.



Complementary Medicine

Students I Advise


Current Projects

Childbirth Across Cultures--pregnancy, birth, and postpartum in many of the world's cultures

Community Involvement

Additional Information

The Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures (2nd. ed., Springer, 2008), edited by Hampshire librarian Helaine Selin, has been selected for Choice magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles award for 2008.

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