My talk examines the history of the institutionalization of the new Sociology of Scientific Knowledge as well the process of its Research Program formation in the context of the external factors and academic systems transformation. Analysis of the Social History of Sociology of Science at 1970-80s shows this discipline "reboot" and the 57 door opened for new people with new ideas which caused the transformation of external intellectual climate (Zeitgeist) into a new methodology of studying of manufacture of Scientific Knowledge.
The paper discusses some issues of selection, comparison and evaluation of relevant methodology for scientific knowledge dynamics analysis. Postpositivist metatheoretical discourse within sociological theory has been predominantly concerned with contrasting approaches to science studies? developed by Kuhn and Lakatos with some sociological projects (Mullins, Bloor, Foucault) . "Theoretical research programs" methodology suggested/elaborated by Berger, Zelditch and Wagner provides us with many benefits and advanced features instrumental demonstration of which can be demonstrated when applied to a history of sociology of science. "Theoretical research programs" methodology responds to questions of theory evaluation, way they are clustering, social and rational aspects of their development and indicators/empirical evidence of theory progress.