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Professor Martin Rudwick FBA

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About this Fellow

History of earth sciences, especially the reconstruction of the earth's pre-human history, 1750-1850; the history of visual imagery in the natural sciences; epistemic issues in field- and museum-based sciences

Website: http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/people/rudwick.html

Appointments

Current post

  • Affiliated Research Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge; Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, San Diego

Past Appointments

  • University Lecturer in [successively] Geology, and History of Science, University of Cambridge, 1965 - 1974
  • Professor Ordinarius of History and Social Aspects of the Natural Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 1974 - 1980
  • Professor of History, University of California, San Diego, 1987 - 1998
  • Affiliated Research Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge; Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, San Diego, University of Cambridge, 1998
  • University Demonstrator, Department of Geology, University of Cambridge, 1955 - 1959
  • Affiliated Research Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge; Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, San Diego, University of Cambridge, 1998

Publications

Worlds before Adam 2008

Earth's Deep History 2014

Georges Cuvier 1997

Scenes from Deep Time 1992

The New Science of Geology 2004 Ashgate Variorum series

Lyell and Darwin Geologists 2005 Ashgate Variorum series

The Meaning of Fossils 1972

The Great Devonian Controversy 1985

Bursting the Limits of Time 2005

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Professor Sir Simon Schama

Early modern European social, political and cultural history; history of the Jewish people; history of art and culture

Dr Toby Barnard

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Professor Mary Fulbrook

20th-century German social history; structures & legacies of the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic (GDR); longer-term German and European history in comparative perspective; the Holocaust and collective violence; historical and social theory

Professor Boyd Hilton

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