Carin Berkowitz

Carin Berkowitz

Carin Berkowitz

Director, Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry

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Carin Berkowitz is broadly interested in the intersections of science and medicine in the late Enlightenment and early nineteenth century and in the place of pedagogy in medical science. She was the recipient of the American Association for the History of Medicine’s 2010 Shryock Medal and was selected to act as guest editor for a special issue of the Bulletin of the History of Medicine on objects, images, and anatomy. Berkowitz is currently working on two projects—one a series of articles on the roles of visualization and sensation in making anatomical knowledge (two of which have now been published), and the other a book manuscript on the pedagogical spaces that defined late Enlightenment medical science in Britain.

As director of CHF’s Beckman Center, Berkowitz works with CHF fellows and Philadelphia-area historians of science to continue to develop CHF as a center for independent research and scholarly community.

Berkowitz received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and a Ph.D. in science and technology studies from Cornell University in 2010. Her dissertation is titled “Medical Science as Pedagogy in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain: Charles Bell and the Politics of London Medical Reform.”

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