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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

Other Early Modern History to 1850 Fellows

Mr Robin Briggs

The social, religious and political history of early modern Europe, especially France; the French Catholic Church and the history of witchcraft

Professor Brian Cummings

Renaissance humanism and European literature 1450-1700; the history of religion in relation to the history of the book; literary theory and the history of philosophy

Professor Robert Frost

The history of the Polish-Lithuanian union, 1386-1815, with subsidiary interests in the history of Scandinavia, in particular the history of Sweden; the Holy Roman Empire; the history of warfare

Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam

History of South Asia and the Indian Ocean world; early modern empires and their interaction in the framework of 'connected histories'

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