Professor of History and Humanities,
Department of History,
University of New Hampshire.
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This page will allow you to find out about the courses I teach at the University of New Hampshire and about my research interests and publications.
How to contact me:
Mailing address: Department of History, Horton Social Science Center, 20 Academic Way, Durham, NH 03824-3586, U.S.A.
Phone: (603) 862-3789
Office: Horton Social Science Center 403
I AM ON LEAVE FOR THE 2012-13 ACADEMIC YEAR.
Personal information: I have B.A. and M.A. degrees in Natural
Sciences from Christ's College, Cambridge University. My Ph.D. (1984) is
in History and Philosophy of Science, from the University of Leeds, U.K.
I have taught at the University of Lancaster (U.K.), at Churchill College,
Cambridge University, and at Princeton University. I have held fellowships
at the University of Wisconsin, at the William Andrews Clark Library, UCLA,
at the Huntington Library, and at the Dibner Institute for History of Science
and Technology, MIT. I have been on the faculty of the University of New
Hampshire since 1990 and am a Professor in the History Department
and the Humanities Program. In 1998, I received the UNH Outstanding Faculty
Award (Associate Professor).
Teaching Interests: In the History Department and the Humanities
Program, I teach general education courses on the history of science from
the ancient world to the twentieth century. My advanced undergraduate courses
are on aspects of the history of European science since the Renaissance.
For graduate students, I offer the following fields: Early-modern European
science; the Enlightenment; European intellectual history; historiography.
Research interests: I have published articles on the history
of chemistry, on problems of method in the history of science, and on the
social history of science in Britain in the long eighteenth century. My first
book, Science as Public Culture: Chemistry and Enlightenment in Britain,
1760-1820, was published by Cambridge University Press in 1992 and is
still available in a paperback edition. My
second book, Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History
of Science, is now available in a new edition by the University of Chicago
Press (2005). I edited an international collaborative volume on The Sciences in Enlightened
William Clark and Simon Schaffer (Chicago, 1999). My most recent book, British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment,
was published by the
University of Chicago Press in spring 2007.
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Last updated: 21 June 2011.
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