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Edward Grant (born April 6, 1926) is an American historian of medieval science. He was named a Distinguished Professor in 1983. Other honors include the 1992 George Sarton Medal, for “a lifetime scholarly achievement” as an historian of science.



Grant is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington. Before arriving at Indiana University in the fall of 1959, Professor Grant taught at the University of Maine and in the history of science program at Harvard University. Professor Grant was twice chair of his department (1973–1979; 1987–1990) where he taught courses on medieval science, natural philosophy and science and religion. He served as president of the History of Science Society from 1985-86.

He has received many honors and awards, including the George Sarton Medal in 1992, the most prestigious award given by the History of Science Society that “recognizes those whose entire careers have been devoted to the field and whose scholarship is exceptional.”

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