Carin Berkowitz

Carin Berkowitz

Carin Berkowitz

Director, Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry

  • Phone: 215.873.8289
  • Fax: 215.629.5289

Carin Berkowitz is broadly interested in the intersections of science and medicine in the late Enlightenment and early 19th century and in the place of pedagogy in the medical and life sciences. 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. She is also the co-chair of the History of Science Society’s HSS at Work Caucus and will serve as an elected member of the History of Science Society’s governing council from 2015 to 2017.

Berkowitz is currently working on several projects: a series of articles on the roles of visualization and sensation in making anatomical knowledge (two of which have now been published and two of which are forthcoming), a book on the pedagogical spaces that defined late Enlightenment medical science in Britain, and an exhibit and series of public lectures on the 19th-century naturalist Joseph Leidy. The book, Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform, will be published by University of Chicago Press in October 2015.

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 BA from Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and a PhD in science and technology studies from Cornell University in 2010. 

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