UNH Philosophy Professor to Deliver Lindberg Lecture Tuesday in Foster’s Daily Democrat

Charlotte Witt

April 14, 2012 - Dover, NH

by Fosters.com

Charlotte Witt, professor of philosophy and humanities at the University of New Hampshire and recipient of the 2011 Lindberg Award, will deliver the Lindberg Lecture Tuesday, April 17.

The highest award of the College of Liberal Arts, the Lindberg Award is given annually to an outstanding teacher and scholar in the college. . . .

In keeping with tradition, the Lindberg Award celebration will include the announcement of the 2012 winner, who is Jan Golinski, professor of history and humanities. Golinski holds a bachelor’s degree from Cambridge University in England and a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds. He was appointed to the UNH faculty in 1990.

“Professor Golinski’s record of scholarship over the past two-plus decades is impressive. He is now considered a leading international scholar in the history of science. At the same time, he has shown a strong dedication to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and consistently earns high praise from students across the board,” said Kenneth Fuld, dean of the UNH College of Liberal Arts.

Golinski has authored three books: Science as Public Culture: Chemistry and Enlightenment in Britain, 1760–1820 (Cambridge University Press, 1992), Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment (Chicago University Press, 2007), which won the 2007 history book prize from Atmospheric Science Librarians International. He has co-edited a fourth book on enlightenment sciences; published dozens of book chapters, journal articles, and reviews; and is a regular participant at academic conferences.

Golinski has served on the editorial boards of four journals, including the three most important journals in his field. He has been recognized with a number of prestigious fellowships, most recently the Gordon Cain Distinguished Fellowship at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. His current book project examines the career of Humphry Davy, a 19th-century British chemist and inventor. . . .

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