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Fellow in Focus

The Rohm and Haas Fellow in Focus lecture series gives our scholars an opportunity to present their work to a broad audience interested in history, science, and culture. Fellow in Focus lectures are presented by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry.

The Spring 2018 Fellow in Focus lecture will be presented by Adelheid Voskuhl, our Fall 2017 Noshir Mistry Senior Fellow. For more information and to register for this event, click here.

More Information

For more information about this series please contact Carin Berkowitz at 215.873.8289 or cberkowitz@sciencehistory.org.


Past Lectures

Fall 2017

Fresh Air, Foul Odors, and the Growth of American Cities
Melanie A. Kiechle, Virginia Tech University


Spring 2017

“Trust Me!” The Problem of Insincerity in Early Modern Medicine
Mark Waddell, Michigan State University


Fall 2016

Searching for Meaning in the History of Planetary Science
Matthew Shindell, Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum


Spring 2016

Bewitching Chemistry: Art, Alchemy, and the Making of Color
Elisabeth Berry Drago, University of Delaware and Science History Institute


Fall 2015

New Light on Isaac Newton’s Alchemy
William R. Newman, Indiana University


Spring 2015

Making It Delicious: The Science of Flavor and the Industrialization of Food in the United States, 1900–1960
Nadia Berenstein, University of Pennsylvania


Fall 2014

Genuine Atonement and Sincere Performance: Living with Alchemy, Murder, and Marketing in Early Modern Europe
Bruce T. Moran, University of Nevada, Reno


Spring 2014

The Invention of Peer Review
Alex Csiszar, Harvard University


Fall 2013

Mapping the Universe of Knowledge: Internationalism and National Interest in Modern Science
Robert Fox, University of Oxford
 


Spring 2013

Michel-Eugène Chevreul and the Material Cultures of Color in 19th-Century France
Laura Anne Kalba, Smith College
 


Fall 2012

Humphry Davy’s Consolations in Travel: Last Thoughts of a Chemical Philosopher
Jan Golinski, University of New Hampshire


Spring 2012

Beyond Genius, Before Theory: Recovering the Lost World of Practice in 19th-Century Chemistry
Catherine Jackson, University College London


Spring 2010

The Chemistry of Kosher
Roger Horowitz, Hagley Museum and Library