Publications

Below, find a list of only some of the publications that have arisen out of Beckman Center research and fellowships.

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Janet Abbate

2003–04 Eugene Garfield Fellow

Abbate, J. (2012) Recoding Gender: Women’s Changing Participation in Computing. Boston: MIT Press.

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José R. Bertomeu

2010–11 Herbert D. Doan Fellow

Bertomeu, J. R. (2012) “Animal Experiments, Vital Forces and Courtrooms: Mateu Orfila, François Magendie and the Study of Poisons in Nineteenth-Century France.” Annals of Science 69(1): 1–26.

Bertomeu, J. R. (2013) “Managing Uncertainty in the Academy and the Courtroom: Normal Arsenic and Nineteenth-Century Toxicology.” Isis 104(2): 197–225.

Charlotte Bigg

2009–10 Herbert D. Doan Fellow

Bigg, C. (2011) “A Visual History of Jean Perrin’s Brownian Motive Curves.” In Histories of Scientific Observation, dir. L. Daston and E. Lunbeck. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 156–179.

Donna Bilak

2013–14 Sidney Edelstein Fellow

Bilak, D. (2013) “Alchemy and the End Times: Revelations from the Laboratory and Library of John Allin, Puritan Alchemist, (1623-1683).” Ambix 6(4), 390-414.

Regina Lee Blaszczyk

2002–03 Sidney Edelstein Fellow

Blaszczyk, R. L. (2012). The Color Revolution. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Blaszczyk, R. L. (2006). “The Colors of Modernism.” In Looking High and Low: Representing Social Conflict in American Visual Culture, edited by P. Johnson. Berkeley: University of California Press, 228–246.

Blaszczyk, R. L. (2006). “The Importance of Being True Blue: The DuPont Company and the Color Revolution.” In Cultures of Commerce: Representation and American Business Culture, 1877–1960, edited by E. Brown, C. Gudis, and M. Moskowitz. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 27–50.

Dora Bobory

2008–09 Roy G. Neville Fellow

Bobory, D. (2009). The Sword and the Crucible: Count Boldizsár Batthyány and Natural Philosophy in Sixteenth-Century Hungary. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

William Brock

1990–91 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

Brock, W. H. (1992). The Fontana History of Chemistry. London: Fontana Press.

Brock, W. H. (1997). Justus von Liebig : The Chemical Gatekeeper. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press.

Brock, W. H. (2003). “Breeding Chemists in Giessen.” Ambix 50: 25–70.

Brock, W. H. (2013). “Liebig’s Australian Connection: James King’s Scientific Viticulture.” Historical Records of Australian Science 24: 189−206.

Nathan Brooks

2003–04 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

Brooks, N. M. (2005). “Growing Links between Chemistry and Industry in Russia and the Soviet Union, 1900–1953.” Ambix 52.

Jeannette Brown

2008–09 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot Scholar

2004–05 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellow

Brown, J. (2011) African-American Women Chemists. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Colin Burke

2000–01 Eugene Garfield Fellow

Burke, C.; J. A. N. Lee, et al. (2000). “The US Bombes, NCR, Joseph Desch, and 600 WAVES: The First Reunion of the US Naval Computing Machine Laboratory.” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 22: 1–15.

Burke, C. (2007). “History of Information Science.” Annual Review of Information Science and Technology 41: 3–53.
 

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David Caudill

2007–08 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellow

Caudill, D. S. (2009) “Arsenic and Old Chemistry: Images of Mad Alchemists, Experts Attacking Experts, and the Crisis in Forensic Science.” Boston University Journal of Science and Technology 1.

Caudill, D. S. (2009) “Prefiguring the Arsenic Wars: Dr. Samuel Jackson’s Exposé of a False Accusation of Poisoning in Northumberland, Pennsylvania.” Chemical Heritage 27:1.

Caudill, D. S. (2009) “Strategic Idealizations of Science to Oppose Environmental Regulation: A Case Study of Five TMDLs.” Kansas Law Review 251.

Caudill, D. S. (2011). Stories about Science in Law: Literary and Historical Images of Acquired Expertise. Farnham, Surrey, England/Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Caudill, D. S. (2013). “Economics and/of Science: The Meaning(s) of Financial Bias and the Ideal of Interest-Free Science in Law.” SMU Science & Technology Law Review, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2014-1001 16.
 

John Ceccatti

2009–10 John C. Haas Fellow 1999–2000 Edelstein International Student

Ceccatti, J. S. (2002). Science in the Brewery: Pure Yeast Culture and the Transformation of Brewing Practices in Germany at the End of the 19th Century. Chicago, University of Chicago. Ph.D. dissertation.

Augustin Cerveaux

2007–08 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot Scholar

 Cerveaux, A. (2013). “DuPont and the Interwar Rise of Fundamental Industrial Research.” Technology and Culture 54: 262–288.

Cerveaux, A. (2013) “Paints and Varnishes.” in The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/paints-and-varnishes/

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Arthur Daemmrich 

2001–02 Gordon Cain Fellow 2000–01 Charles C. Price Fellow

 Daemmrich, A. A. (2002). “A Tale of Two Experts: Thalidomide and Political Engagement in the United States and West Germany.” Social History of Medicine 15(1): 137–158.

Daemmrich, A. A. (2003). “Invisible Monuments and the Costs of Pharmaceutical Regulation: Twenty-Five Years of Drug Lag Debate.” Pharmacy in History 45: 3–17.

 Daemmrich, A. A. (2003). “Regulatory Laws and Political Culture in the United States and Germany.” In Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Industry, edited by J. Abraham and H. L. Smith. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 11–41. 

Daemmrich, A. A. (2004). Pharmacopolitics: Drug Regulation in the United States and Germany. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Daemmrich, A. A. (2004) “L’industria farmaceutica.” In Storia della scienza, edited by S. Petruccioli, Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, v. 8, 869–874.

Daemmrich, A. A. (2006) “BioRisk: Interleukin-2 from Laboratory to Market in the United States and Germany.” In The Risks of Medical Innovation: Risk Perception and Assessment in Historical Context, edited by T. Schlich and U. Tröhler. London: Routledge, 242–261.

Daemmrich, A. A., and L. Shaper. (2008) “The Gordon Research Conferences as Scientific Infrastructure.” Bulletin for the History of Chemistry 33, 94–102.  

Dane Thor Daniel 

2005–06 Roy G. Neville Fellow 

Daniel, D. T. (2007). “Coping with Heresy: Suchten, Toxites, and the Early Reception of Paracelsus’s Theology.” In Chymists and Chymistry: Studies in the History of Alchemy and Early Modern Chemistry, edited by L. M. Principe. Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications.

Ute Deichmann 

1996–97 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

Deichmann, U. (1997). “The Impact of Jewish Refugee Chemists from Nazi Germany in Palestine/Israel.” Science, Technology & Society 2(2): 435–445 

Deichmann, U. (1999). “The Expulsion of Jewish Chemists and Biochemists from Academia in Nazi Germany.” Perspectives on Science 7(1): 1–86.

 Deichmann, U. (2001). “Flüchten, Mitmachen, Vergessen: Chemiker und Biochemiker in der NS-Zeit.” Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH. 

Deichmann, U., and A. S. Travis (2004). “A German Influence on Science in Mandate Palestine and Israel: Chemistry and Biochemistry.” Israel Studies 9(2): 34–70.

Lloyd DeWitt 

2001–02 Charles C. Price Fellow

DeWitt, L., and L. Principe (2005). “Alchemy and Its Images in the Eddleman and Fisher Collections at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.” In Art and Alchemy, edited by J. Wamberg. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculum, 221–247.

Mark Dorfman 

2002–03 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellow 

Dorfman, M. H. (2005). “Biomimicry: How and Why R&D Should Be Driven By Nature’s Design.” In Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action: The Chemical Industry, edited by B. Beloff, M. Lines, and D. Tanzil. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 342–347.

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Michael Egan 

2004–05 John C. Haas Fellow 

Egan, M. (2006). “Natural Visions: The Power of Images in American Environmental Reform.” Reviews in American History 34(3): 399–406.

Matthew Eisler 

2004–05 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot Scholar 

Eisler, M. N. (2009). “Getting Power to the People: Technological Dramaturgy and the Quest for the Electrochemical Engine.” History and Technology 25(1): 49–68.

Eisler, M. N. (2011). Overpotential: Fuel Cells, Futurism, and the Making of a Power Panacea. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Eisler, M. (2013). “At Arm’s Length: Energy and the Construction of a Peripheral Prairie Petrometropolis.” In Energy Capitals, edited by Martin V. Melosi and Joe Pratt. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Eisler, M. (2013).  “‘The Ennobling Unity of Science and Technology’: Materials Sciences and Engineering, the Department of Energy, and the Nanotechnology Enigma.” Minerva 51(2): 225–251.

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Gabriele Ferrario

2007–08 Roy G. Neville Fellow

Ferrario, G. (2009) “An Arabic Dictionary of Technical Alchemical Words: MS Sprenger 1908 of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (ff. 3r-6r).” Ambix: Journal for the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry 56(1): 36–48.

Ferrario, G. (2009) “Understanding the Language of Alchemy: The Medieval Arabic Alchemical Lexicon in Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Ms Sprenger 1908.” Digital Proceedings of the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age 1:1. Available online: http://repository.upenn.edu/ljsproceedings/vol1/iss1/2.

Ferrario, G. (2010) “The Jews and Alchemy: Notes for a Problematic Approach.” In Chymia: Science and Nature in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, edited by M. López Pérez, D. Kahn, and M. Rey Bueno. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 19–30.

James Rodger Fleming

2010–11 Cain Conference Fellow

Fleming, J. R., and A. Johnson, eds. (2014). Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Michelle Francl 

2011–12 Theodore and Mary Herdegen Fellow

Francl, M. (2012) “Homemade Chemists.” Nature Chemistry 4, 687–688.

Anna Foy 

2008–09 CHF Fellow 

Foy, A. (2010). “Poetry and the Common Weal: Conceiving Civic Utility in British Poetics of the Long Eighteenth Century.” Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. dissertation.

Robert Fox

2013–14 Cain Distinguished Fellow 

Fox, R., ed. (2013) The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Yasu Furukawa 

1992–93 Visiting Scholar 

Furukawa, Y. (1998). Inventing Polymer Science: Staudinger, Carothers, and the Emergence of Macromolecular Chemistry. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

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Margaret Garber 

2002–03 John C. Haas Fellow 

Garber, M. D. (2002). “Alchemical Diplomacy: Optics and Alchemy in the Philosophical Writings of Marcus Marci in Post-Rudolfine Prague, 1612–1670.” University of California, San Diego, Ph.D. dissertation. 

Kostas Gavroglou 

1992–93 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

Gavroglou, K. (1995). Fritz London: A Scientific Biography. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hugh Gorman 

2003–04 John C. Haas Fellow

Gorman, H. S., and E. M. Conway (2005). “Monitoring the Environment: Taking a Historical Perspective.” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 106(1–3): 1–10.

Gorman, H. S. (2007). “The Houston Ship Channel and the Changing Landscape of Industrial Pollution.” In Energy Metropolis: An Environmental History of Houston and the Gulf Coast, edited by M. V. Melosi and J. A. Pratt. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 52–68.

 Gorman, H. S. (2013). The Story of N: A Social History of the Nitrogen Cycle and the Challenge of Sustainability. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Catherine Guise-Richardson 

2010–11 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot Scholar 

Guise-Richardson, C. (2009). “Protecting Mental Health in the Age of Anxiety: The Context of Valium’s Development, Synthesis, and Discovery in the United States, to 1963.” Iowa State University, Ph.D. dissertation.

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Richard Hamerla 

2006–07 CHF Visiting Scholar 

1998–99 Edelstein International Student 

Hamerla, R. R. (2003). “Edward Williams Morley and the Atomic Weight of Oxygen: The Death of Prout’s Hypothesis Revisited.” Annals of Science 60. 

Hamerla, R. R. (2006). An American Scientist on the Research Frontier: Edward Morley, Community, and Radical Ideas in Nineteenth-Century Science. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Christopher Hamlin 

2005–06 Gordon Cain Fellow 

Hamlin, C. (2007). “The City as a Chemical System? The Chemist as Urban Environmental Professional in France and Britain, 1780–1880.” Journal of Urban History 33(5): 702–728.

Eric Hintz 

2005–06 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot Scholar

Hintz, E. S. (2009). “Portable Power Inventor Samuel Ruben and the Birth of Duracell.” Technology and Culture 50(1): 24–57.

Hiro Hirai 

2008–09 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

Hirai, H. (2011) Medical Humanism and Natural Philosophy: Renaissance Debates on Matter, Life and the Soul. Boston/Leiden, Germany: Brill.

Hirai, H. (2012) “Living Atoms, Hylomorphism and Spontaneous Generation in Daniel Sennert.” In Matter and Form in Early Modern Philosophy and Science, ed. G. Manning. Boston/Leiden, Germany: Brill, 77–98.

Sally Smith Hughes 

1997–98 Othmer Fellow

Hughes, S. S. (2001) “Making Dollars out of DNA: The First Major Patent in Biotechnology and the Commercialization of Molecular Biology, 1974–1980.” Isis 92: 541–575.

Hughes, S. S. (2011) Genentech: The Beginnings of Biotech. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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Lijing Jiang

2012–13 Robert W. Allington Fellow

Jiang, L. (2014). “Causes of Aging Are Likely to Be Many: Robin Holliday and Changing Molecular Approaches to Cell Aging, 1963–1988.” Journal of the History of Biology. 1–38.

Jiang, L. (2014). “Viktor Hamburger.” Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons.

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Allison Kavey 

2005–06 Roy G. Neville Fellow

Kavey, A. B. (2007). Books of Secrets: Natural Philosophy in England, 1550–1600. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 

Kavey, A. B. (2007). “Mercury Falling: Gender Malleability and Sexual Fluidity in Early Modern Popular Alchemy.” In Chymists and Chymistry: Studies in the History of Alchemy and Early Modern Chemistry, edited by L. M. Principe. Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications. 

Kavey, A. B. (2008). “Mercury Falling: Gender Flexibility and Eroticism in Popular Alchemy.” In The Sciences of Homosexuality in Early Modern Europe, edited by K. Borris and G. Rousseau. London/New York: Routledge, 221–242.

Gwen Kay 

1999–2000 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellow 

Kay, G. (2005). Dying to Be Beautiful: The Fight for Safe Cosmetics. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

Carla Keirns 

1998–99 HSS 25th Anniversary Fellow

Keirns, C. C. (2003). “Better Than Nature: The Changing Treatment of Asthma and Hay Fever in the United States, 1910–1945.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 34: 511–531.

Yoshiyuki Kikuchi 

2008–09 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow 

Kikuchi, Y. (2011). “World War I, International Participation and Reorganisation of the Japanese Chemical Community.” Ambix 58(2): 136–149.

Mi Gyung “Mimi” Kim 

1994–95 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

Kim, M. G. (1996). “Constructing Symbolic Spaces: Chemical Molecules in the Académie des Sciences.” Ambix 43: 1–31. 

Kim, M. G. (2000). “Chemical Analysis and the Domains of Reality: Wilhelm Homberg’s Essais de chimie, 1702–1709.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 31: 37–69. 

Kim, M. G. (2001). “The Analytical Ideal of Chemical Elements: Robert Boyle and the French Didactic Tradition of Chemistry.” Science in Context 14: 361–395. 

Kim, M. G. (2003). Affinity, That Elusive Dream: A Genealogy of the Chemical Revolution. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Prakash Kumar 

2002–03 Edelstein International Student 

2001–02 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot Scholar 

Kumar, P. (2007). “Plantation Science: Improving Natural Indigo in Colonial India, 1860–1913.” British Journal for the History of Science 40(147): 537–565.

Kumar, P. (2012). Indigo Plantations and Science in Colonial India. New York: Cambridge University Press.

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Jongmin Lee

2011–12 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

Lee, J. (2014). “CHESS Lessons: Controversy and Compromise in the Making of the EPA.” In Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective, edited by James Fleming and Ann Johnson. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Bruce Lewenstein 

2001–02 Eugene Garfield Fellow

Lewenstein, B. (2002) “How Science Books Drive Public Discussion.” In Communicating the Future: Best Practices for Communication of Science and Technology to the Public, edited by G. Porter. Gaithersburg, MD: National Institute of Standards and Technology, 69–76.

Lewenstein, B. (2003) “Popularization.” In Oxford Companion to History of Modern Science, edited by J. Heilbron. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.

Lewenstein, B.; D. Chittenden; and G. Farmelo. (2004) Creating Connections: Museums and the Public Understanding of Current Research. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.

Lewenstein, B. (2005) “What Counts as a ‘Social and Ethical Issue’ in Nanotechnology?” Hyle: International Journal for the Philosophy of Chemistry 11: 5–18.

Lewenstein, B. (2006) “The History of Now: Reflections on Being a ‘Contemporary Archivist’.” In Writing Recent Science: The Historiography of Contemporary Science, Technology, and Medicine, edited by R. Doel and T. Söderqvist. London: Routledge, 31–42.

Lewenstein, B. (2007) “Why Should We Care about Science Books?” JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 6: online only, at http://jcom.sissa.it/archive/06/01/Jcom0601(2007)C03/.

Lewenstein, B. (2009) “Science Books since 1945.” In The Enduring Book: Print Culture in Postwar America, edited by D. Nord, J. Shelley Rubin, and M. Schudson. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 347–360.

Lewenstein, B. (2009) “Where Do Books Fit in the Information Age?” In Practising Science Communication in the Information Age: Theorising Professional Practices, edited by R. Holliman, J. Thomas, S. Schmidt, E. Scanlon, and E. Whitelegg. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 151–165. 

Lewenstein, B.; E. McCallie; L. Bell; T. Lohwater; J. Falk; J. H. Lehr; C. Needham; and B. Wiehe. (2009) Many Experts, Many Audiences: Public Engagement with Science and Informal Science Education. A CAISE Inquiry Group Report. Washington, DC: Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education.

Lewenstein, B. (2011) “Changing Our Ideas,” International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement 1: 17–21.

Lewenstein, B. (2011) “Experimenting with Engagement. Commentary on ‘Taking Our Own Medicine: On an Experiment in Science Communication.’ ” Science And Engineering Ethics 17: 817–821.

Lewenstein, B. (2012) “Finding Kuhn, Finding Myself.” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 42: 538–541.

Lewenstein, B. (2012) “A Discussion of Public Engagement Research.” Sciphers (Newsletter of the AEJMC Communicating Science, Health, Environment & Risk Division), 11.

Lewenstein, B. (initiator). 2012–. Wiki Page: Public Engagement in Science. On Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education Evidence Wiki, http://iseevidencewiki.org/index.php/Public_Engagement.

Lewenstein, B.; and D. Fahy. (2014) “Scientists in Popular Culture.” In Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology, edited by M. Bucchi and B. Trench. London: Routledge.

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Roy MacLeod 

2007–08 Gordon Cain Fellow 

1995–96 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

MacLeod, R. M. (1998). “Chemistry for King and Kaiser: Revisiting Chemical Enterprise and the European War.” In Determinants in the Evolution of the European Chemical Industry, 1900–1939: New Technologies, Political Frameworks, Markets and Companies. A. S. Travis, H. G. Schröter, E. Homburg and P. J. T. Morris. Dordrecht, Kluwer.

Matteo Martelli 

2009–10 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow 

Martelli, M., Démocrite, et al. (2011). Scritti alchemici; Con il commentario di Sinesio. Paris; Milan, SÉHA ; Archè.

Seymour Mauskopf 

1999–2000 Charles C. Price Fellow 

1988–89 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

Mauskopf, S. H. (1990). “Chemistry and Cannon: Proust, J. L. and Gunpowder Analysis.” Technology and Culture 31(3): 398–426. 

Mauskopf, S. H. (1993). Chemical Sciences in the Modern World. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press. 

Mauskopf, S. H. (1995). “Lavoisier and the Improvement of Gunpowder Production.” Revue d’Histoire des Sciences 48: 95–121. 

Mauskopf, S. H. (1996). “From Rumford to Rodman: The Scientific Study of the Physical Characteristics of Gunpowder in the First Part of the Nineteenth Century.” Gunpowder: The History of an International Technology. B. J. Buchanan. Bath, Bath University Press: 277–293.

 Mauskopf, S. H. (2000). “Bridging Chemistry and Physics in the Experimental Study of Gunpowder.” Instruments and Experimentation in the History of Chemistry. F. L. Holmes and T. H. Levere. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press: 335–365.

Joris Mercelis 

2009–10 Herbert D. Doan Fellow 

Mercelis, J. (2013). “Leo H. Baekeland (1863–1944) as Scientific Entrepreneur: A Transatlantic Perspective on the Science-Industry Nexus.” History. Ghent, University of Ghent. PhD.

Cyrus Mody 

2004–05 Gordon Cain Fellow

Mody, C. C. M. (2005). “Crafting the Tools of Knowledge: The Invention, Spread, and Commercialization of Probe Microscopy, 1960–2000.” Ithaca, NY, Cornell University. PhD dissertation.

Peter Morris 

1991–92 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

Morris, P. J. T., and A. S. Travis (1992). “The Chemical Society of London and the Dye Industry in the 1860s.” Ambix 39: 117–126. 

Morris, P. J. T., and A. S. Travis (1992). “A History of the International Dyestuffs Industry.” American Dyestuffs Reporter 81(11): 59–100, 192–195.

Morris, P. J. T. (1992). “The Technology-Science Interaction: Walter Reppe and Cyclooctatetraene Chemistry.” The British Journal for the History of Science 25: 145–167.

 Morris, P. J. T. (1998). “Ambros, Reppe, and the Emergence of Heavy Organic Chemicals in Germany, 1925–1945.” Determinants in the Evolution of the European Chemical Industry, 1900–1939: New Technologies, Political Frameworks, Markets, and Companies, edited by A. S. Travis, H. G. Schröter, and E. Homburg. Dordrecht, Netherlands/Boston: Kluwer, 89–122. 

Morris, P. J. T., and O. T. Benfey (2001). Robert Burns Woodward: Architect and Artist in the World of Molecules. Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation. 

Morris, P. J. T., Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain), et al. (2002). From Classical to Modern Chemistry: The Instrumental Revolution. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry in association with the Science Museum.

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Christine Nawa

2010–11 Charles C. Price Fellow

2011-12 Charles C. Price Fellow

Nawa, C. (2014). “A Refuge for Inorganic Chemistry: Bunsen’s Heidelberg Laboratory.” Ambix 61(2): 115–140.

Pap Ndiaye 

1994–95 Edelstein International Student 

Ndiaye, P. (2001). Du nylon et des bombes: du Pont de Nemours, le marché et l’Etat américain, 1900–1970. Paris: Belin.

Tara Nummedal 

2001–02 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

Nummedal, T. E. (2007). Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lynn Nyhart 

2011–12 Cain Conference Fellow

Nyhart, L. (2013) “The Shape of the History of Science Profession, 2038: A Prospective Retrospective.” Isis Focus Section, “The Future of the History of Science,” Isis 104: 131–139.

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Gwen Ottinger 

2005–06 John C. Haas Fellow

Ottinger, Gwen (2009) “Epistemic Fencelines: Air Monitoring Instruments and Expert-Resident Boundaries.” Spontaneous Generations 3(1): 55–67.

Ottinger, G. (2010) “Constructing Empowerment through Interpretations of Environmental Surveillance Data.” Surveillance and Society 8(2): 221–234.

Ottinger, G., and Benjamin R. Cohen, eds. (2011) Technoscience and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Ottinger, G. (2013) Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges. New York: New York University Press.

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Cesare Pastorino 

2010–11 Gordon Cain Fellow 

2006–07 Roy G. Neville Fellow

Pastorino, C. (2009). “The Mine and the Furnace: Francis Bacon, Thomas Russell, and Early Stuart Mining Culture.” Early Science and Medicine 14.

Gary Patterson 

2004–05 Charles C. Price Fellow

Patterson, G. (2012). A Prehistory of Polymer Science. New York: Springer.

Emily Pawley 

2007–08 John C. Haas Fellow and Roy G. Neville Fellow

Pawley, E. (2010) “Accounting with the Fields: Chemistry and Value in Nutriment in American Agricultural Improvement, 1835–1860.” Science as Culture 19(4), 461–482.

Alexander Pechenkin 

2010–11 Robert W. Allington Fellow 

Pechenkin, A. (2012). “The Early Statistical Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics in the USA and USSR.” Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 43: 25–34.

Pechenkin, A. (2014). Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam: Research, Teaching, Life. Springer.

Lawrence Principe 

2001–02 Othmer Fellow 

Principe, L.; L. DeWitt, et al. (2002). Transmutations: Alchemy in Art : Selected Works from the Eddleman and Fisher Collections at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation.

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Jennifer Rampling 

2008–09 Allington Fellow

Rampling, J. (2008) “Establishing the Canon: George Ripley and His Alchemical Sources.” Ambix 55(3), 189–208.

Rampling, J. (2010) “The Catalogue of the Ripley Corpus: Alchemical Writings Attributed to George Ripley (d. ca. 1490).” Ambix 57(2), 125–201.

Rampling, J. (2012) “John Dee and the Alchemists: Practising and Promoting English Alchemy in the Holy Roman Empire.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 43(3), 498–508.

Rampling, J. (2013) “Depicting the Medieval Alchemical Cosmos: George Ripley’s Wheel of Inferior Astronomy.” Early Science and Medicine 18(1-2), 45–86.

Erik Rau 

2002–03 Eugene Garfield Fellow

Rau, E. (2000) “The Adoption of Operations Research in the United States during World War II.” In Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After, edited by A. Hughes and Hughes, T. P. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Rau, E. P. (2001). Technological Systems, Expertise, and Policy Making: The British Origins of Operational Research. Technologies of Power: Essays in Honor of Thomas Parke Hughes and Agatha Chipley Hughes, edited by M. T. Allen and G. Hecht. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Rau, E. (2005) “Combat Science: The Emergence of Operational Research in World War II” (invited). Endeavour 29, 156–161.

Rau, E. (2007) “Managing the Machine in the Stacks: Operations Research, Bibliographic Control and Library Computerisation, 1950–2000.” Library History, 151–168.

W. Boyd Rayward 

1999–2000 Eugene Garfield Fellow

Rayward, W. B., and M. E. Bowden (2004). The History and Heritage of Scientific and Technological Information Systems: Proceedings of the 2002 Conference. Medford, NJ: Information Today, for the American Society of Information Science and Technology and the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Carsten Reinhardt 

1998–99 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

Reinhardt, C., and A. S. Travis (2000). Heinrich Caro and the Creation of Modern Chemical Industry. Dordrecht, Netherlands/Boston: Kluwer.

Reinhardt, C. (2001). Chemical Sciences in the 20th Century: Bridging Boundaries. Weinheim, Germany/New York/Chichester, UK: Wiley-VCH. 

Reinhardt, C. (2002). “The Chemistry of an Instrument: Mass Spectrometry and Structural Organic Chemistry.” In From Classical to Modern Chemistry: The Instrumental Revolution, edited by P. J. T. Morris. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 229–247. 

Reinhardt, C. (2002). Instrument der Einheit? Nuclear Magnetic Resonance und Chemicsche Forschung um 1950. Chemie - Kultur - Geschichte. Festschrift für Hans-Werner-Schütt anlässlich seines 65. Geburtstages. A. Schürmann and B. Weiss. Berlin: GNT-Verlag, 327–337. 

Reinhardt, C. (2004). “Chemistry in a Physcial Mode: Molecular Spectroscopy and the Emergence of NMR.” Annals of Science 61: 1–32. 

Reinhardt, C. (2006). Shifting and Rearranging: Physical Methods and the Transformation of Modern Chemistry. Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications.

Donna Rilling 

2003–04 Gordon Cain Fellow

Rilling, D. J. (2006). “Small-Producer Capitalism in Early National Philadelphia.” In The Economy of Early America: Historical Perspectives and New Directions, edited by C. Matson. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 317–334.

Pedro Ruiz-Castell

2011–12 Robert W. Allington Fellow

Ruiz-Castell, P. (2013) “The Introduction and Development of Electron Microscopy in Britain, 1935–1945.” History of Science 51, 221–249.

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Mat Savelli

2008–09 John C. Haas Fellow

Savelli, M. et al. (2013). “Packaging Digital Culture to Young Smokers.” British Medical Journal: Tobacco Control. Nov. 20, at 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051209.

David Schleifer  

2008–09 John C. Haas Fellow

Schleifer, D. (2010) “Technique and Technology in the Kitchen: Comparing Resistance to Municipal Trans Fat and Foie Gras Bans.” Studies in Law, Politics, and Society 51: 185–218.

Schleifer, D. (2011) “We Spent a Million Bucks and Then We Had To Do Something: The Unexpected Implications of Industry Involvement in Trans Fats Research.” Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society 31 (6): 460–471.

Schleifer, D. (2012) “The Perfect Solution: How Trans Fats Became the Healthy Replacement for Saturated Fats.” Technology and Culture 53(1): 94-119.

Schleifer, D. (2013). “Categories Count: Trans Fat Labeling as a Technique of Corporate Governance.” Social Studies of Science 43(1): 54–77.

Rebecca Schwartz 

2003–04 Edelstein International Student

Schwartz, R. P. (2008). "The Making of the History of the Atomic Bomb: Henry DeWolf Smyth and the Historiography of the Manhattan Project." Princeton, NJ, Princeton University, Ph.D. dissertation.

Jeffrey Seeman 

2000–01 CHF Visiting Scholar

Seeman, J. I., and F. A. Carroll (2001). “Placing Science into Its Human Context: Using Scientific Autobiography to Teach Chemistry.” Journal of Chemical Education 78: 1618–1622.

Seeman, J. I. (2002). “Ernest L. Eliel: A Life of Purpose, Determination, and Integrity.” Chirality 14: 98–109.

Matthew Shindell

2009–10 John C. Haas Fellow

Shindell, M. (forthcoming) “From the End of the World to the Age of the Earth: The Cold War Development of Isotope Geochemistry at the University of Chicago and Caltech,” in Nation and Knowledge: Science and Technology in the Global Cold War, ed. Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Leo Slater 

2001–02 John C. Haas Fellow 

1996–97 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot Scholar 

1995–96 Edelstein International Student

Slater, L. B. (2000). “Industry and Academy: The Synthesis of Steroids.” Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 30: 443–480. 

Slater, L. B. (2002). “Instruments and Rules: R. B. Woodward and the Tools of Twentieth-Century Organic Chemistry.” Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 33A: 33. 

Slater, L. B. (2002). “Organic Chemistry and Instrumentation: R. B. Woodward and the Reification of Chemical Structures.” In From Classical to Modern Chemistry: The Instrumental Revolution, edited by P. J. T. Morris. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 212–228. 

Slater, L. B. (2004). “Malaria Chemotherapy and the ‘Kaleidoscopic’ Organisation of Biomedical Research during World War II.” Ambix 51: 107–134.

Slater, L. B. (2009). War and Disease: Biomedical Research on Malaria in the Twentieth Century. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

John K. Smith, Jr. 

1999–2000 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

Smith, J. K., and M. E. Bowden (1994). American Chemical Enterprise: A Perspective on 100 Years of Innovation to Commemorate the Centennial of the Society of Chemical Industry (American Section). Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Smith, J. K. (2011). “The Catalyst Club Contentious Chemistry and Confounding Innovation.” Technology and Culture 52(2): 310–334.

Pamela Smith 

1997–98 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow 

Smith, P. H. (1999). “Science and Taste: Painting, Passions, and the New Philosophy in Seventeenth-Century Leiden.” Isis 90: 421–461. 

Smith, P. H. (2004). The Body of the Artisan: Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Smith, P. H. (2006). Laboratories. The Cambridge History of Science: Early Modern Europe. Edited by L. Daston and K. Park. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 3: 289–305.

Smith, P. H., ed. (2014). Ways of Making and Knowing: The Material Culture of Empirical Knowledge. Bard Graduate Center/University of Michigan Press.

Geert Somsen 

1997–98 Othmer Fellow 

Somsen, G. J. (1998). “Wetenschappelijk onderzoek en algemeen belang”: de chemie van H. R. Kruyt (1882–1959). Delft, Netherlands: Delft University.

Kathryn Steen 

2000–01 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow 

1992–93 Edelstein International Student 

Steen, K. (2001). “Patents, Patriotism, and ‘Skilled in the Art’—USA v. the Chemical Foundation, Inc., 1923–1926.” Isis 92(1): 91–122.

Steen, K. (forthcoming 2014). The American Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industry: War and Politics, 19101930. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

John Stewart 

2010–11 Robert W. Allington Fellow

Stewart, J. (2012). “The Reality of Phlogiston in Great Britain.” Hyle 18: 175–194.

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Pierre Teissier

2008–09 Gordon Cain Fellow

Tessier, P. (2014). Une histoire de la chimie du solide. Paris: Hermann.

Dominique Tobbell 

2007–08 John C. Haas Fellow

Tobbell, D. A. (2008). “Allied against Reform: Pharmaceutical Industry−Academic Physician Relations in the United States, 1945–1970.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 82.

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Brigitte Van Tiggelen 

2010–11 Société de Chimie Industrielle Fellow 

Van Tiggelen, B.; A. Lykknes, et al., eds. (2012). For Better or for Worse? Collaborative Couples in the Sciences. Basel/New York: Birkhäuser.

Wendy Verhoff 

2006–07 John C. Haas Fellow 

Verhoff, G. (2007). “The Intractable Atom: The Challenge of Radiation and Radioactive Waste in American Life, 1942 to Present.” St. Louis, MO, Washington University in St. Louis, Ph.D. dissertation.

Adelheid Voskuhl 

2012-13 Herbert D. Doan Fellow 

Voskuhl, A. (2013) Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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Mark Waddell 

2004–05 Roy G. Neville Fellow

Waddell, M. A. (2006). “The World, as It Might Be: Iconography and Probabilism in the Mundus Subterraneus of Athanasius Kircher.” Centaurus 48.

Iain Watts

2013–14 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow

Watts, I. (2014). “‘We Want No Authors’: William Nicholson and the Contested Role of the Scientific Journal in Britain, 1797–1813.” British Journal for the History of Science Feb. 11: 1–23.

Robert Williams 

1998–99 Eugene Garfield Fellow

Williams, R.V. (2002). “The Use of Punched Cards in US Libraries and Documentation Centers, 1936–1965.” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 24(2), 16–33. 

Williams, R.V. (2009). “Enhancing the Cultural Record: Recent Trends and Issues in the History of Information Science and Technology.” Libraries and the Cultural Record 44(3), 326–342. 

Williams, R.V. (2010). “Hans Peter Luhn and Herbert M. Ohlman: Their Roles in the Origins of Keyword-in-Context/Permutation Automatic Indexing.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 61(4), 835–849. 

Williams, R.V. (2010). “Madeline M. Henderson: From Chemical Information Science Pioneer to Architect of the New Information Science.” Libraries and the Cultural Record 45(2), 167–184.

Audra Wolfe 

2000–01 Othmer Student

Wolfe, A. J. (2002). “Germs in Space—Joshua Lederberg Exobiology and the Public Imagination, 1958–1964.” Isis 93(2): 183–205.

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Doogab Yi 

2007–08 Robert W. Gore Fellow

Yi, D. (2009). “The Scientific Commons in the Marketplace: The Industrialization of Biomedical Materials at the New England Enzyme Center, 1963–1980.” History and Technology 25.

Jeris Yruma 

2006–07 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot Scholar

Yruma, J. S. (2009). How Experiments Are Remembered: The Discovery of Nuclear Fission, 1938–1968. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University, Ph.D. dissertation.

Nasser Zakariya 

2010–11 John C. Haas Fellow

Zakariya, N. (2012). “Making Knowledge Whole: Genres of Synthesis and Grammars of Ignorance.” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 42: 432–475.

Zakariya, N. (2013). “Is History Still a Fraud?” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 43(5): 631–641.

 

 

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