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Simon Schaffer

Professor of History of Science

Research interests: History of physical science; social history of science

Selected publications

Aesthetics of universal knowledge, co-editor with John Tresch and Pasquale Gagliardi (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

The politics of technoscience, special issue of Radical History Review 127 (2017), co-editor

The Material Culture of Enlightenment Arts and Sciences, co-editor with Adriana Craciun (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

La fabrique des sciences modernes (Paris: Seuil, 2014)

Trabajos de cristal: ensayos de historia de la ciencia, 1650–1900 (Madrid: Marcial Pons, 2011)

The Brokered World: Go-Betweens and Global Intelligence, 1770–1820, co-editor with Lissa Roberts, Kapil Raj and James Delbourgo (Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications, 2009)

The Mindful Hand: Inquiry and Invention from the Late Renaissance to Early Industrialisation, co-editor with Lissa Roberts and Peter Dear (Chicago: Chicago University Press; Amsterdam: Edita, 2007)

Wetenschap is cultuur, with Steven Shapin (Amsterdam: Balans, 2005)

N01SE – Information and Transformation, co-editor and contributor (Cambridge: Kettle's Yard, 2000)

The Sciences in Enlightened Europe, co-editor with William Clark and Jan Golinski (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1999)

From Physics to Anthropology and Back Again (Cambridge: Prickly Pear Press, 1994)

William Whewell: A Composite Portrait, co-editor with Menachem Fisch (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991)

Robert Hooke: New Studies, co-editor with Michael Hunter (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 1989)

Leviathan and the Air Pump: Hobbes, Boyle and the Experimental Life, with Steven Shapin (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985; 2nd edition with new introduction 2011)

Simon Schaffer