History of Science Technology and Medicine

Methodologies developed in history and philosophy of science are highly productive ways to get from epistemology to aesthetics and back; vital keys to understanding many areas of human endeavour and intellectual development. History of science, like science itself, spans a vast field of material culture, international collaborations and complex processes: it takes place in exhibitions, museums and laboratories as well as in publications and archives. I am particularly interested in visual cultures of science — from early Islamic ophthalmology to contemporary astrophysics — and in the history of scientific collecting — from early modern wunderkammern to present day datasets.