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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

1970

Earth's Deep History 2014

1970

Georges Cuvier 1997

1970

Scenes from Deep Time 1992

1970

The New Science of Geology 2004 Ashgate Variorum series

1970

Lyell and Darwin Geologists 2005 Ashgate Variorum series

1970

The Meaning of Fossils 1972

1970

The Great Devonian Controversy 1985

1970

Bursting the Limits of Time 2005

1970

Other Early Modern History to 1850 Fellows

Professor Simon Schaffer

Social & intellectual history of experimental philosophy & exact sciences between the seventeenth & nineteenth centuries; historiography & sociology of scientific knowledge; the sciences & European imperialism

Professor Gerald Toomer

The Republic of Letters in Europe in the 17th century, with especial reference to the history of scholarship

Professor Ronald Hutton

British history between 1500 and 1700; the history of paganism, shamanism, magic and witchcraft, and of attitudes to those phenomena

Professor Lynn Hunt

French Revolution of 1789; historical methods and epistemology; cultural history; human rights