The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) was founded in 1986 to bring together the University's interest in history of science and medicine, and to act as a focus for the discipline in the Manchester region and beyond. It includes a large Unit for the History of Medicine, funded by the Wellcome Trust. It also includes the National Archive for the History of Computing, a major resource for research in the history and culture of informatics.
This site serves as the home page for both the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Manchester. Most of the site's content relates to the physical center and its people and students. There are faculty and student lists, event listings, programs and courses, as well as links to the libraries of the University of Manchester and the five museums having to do with science and technology near the university. Web visitors interested in the history of science and technology may find the online projects on the site useful: one is a catalog of historical scientific objects held by the university.