Carin Berkowitz is broadly interested in the intersections of science and medicine in the late Enlightenment and early 19th century and in the place of pedagogy in the medical and life sciences. She was director of the Institute’s Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry until 2018.
Berkowitz received a BA from Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and a PhD in science and technology studies from Cornell University in 2010.
Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015).
Coeditor with Bernard Lightman, Science Museums in Transition: Anglo-American Cultures of Display in the Nineteenth Century (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017).
Refereed Journal Articles
Introduction to the Forum, “Beyond Illustrations: Doing Anatomy with Images and Objects,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 89 (Summer 2015): 165–170.
“The Illustrious Anatomist: Authorship, Patronage, and Illustrative Style in Anatomy Folios, 1700–1840," Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Forum, “Beyond Illustrations: Doing Anatomy with Images and Objects,” 89 (Summer 2015): 171–208.
“Charles Bell’s Seeing Hand: Teaching Anatomy to the Senses in Britain, 1750–1840,” History of Science, 52 (December 2014): 377–400.
“Defining a Discovery: Priority and Methodological Controversy in Early Nineteenth-Century Anatomy,” Notes and Records of the Royal Society (December 2014).
“Systems of Display: The Making of Anatomical Knowledge in Enlightenment Britain,” British Journal for the History of Science 46:3 (September 2013): 359–387.
“The Beauty of Anatomy: Visual Displays and Surgical Education in Early Nineteenth-Century London,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 85:2 (Summer 2011): 248–271.
“The Endless Frontier: Joseph Leidy and the Collaborative Work of Natural History in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America,” in Carin Berkowitz and Bernard Lightman, Science Museums in Transition: Anglo-American Cultures of Display in the Nineteenth Century (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017).