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A Talk with Gabriel Finkelstein


May 19th,  Tuesday  7:30pm

Free Entry    (In English)


Gabriel Finkelstein received a B.A. in physics from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. He worked at Princeton University, Göttingen University, and UCLA before coming to the University of Colorado Denver, where he is currently Associate Professor of History. He is now working on a study of the challenges that “scientific historians” presented to discipline of history during the 1860s and 1870s.

His biography of Emil du Bois-Reymond (1818-1896), the most important forgotten intellectual of the nineteenth-century, received an Honorable Mention for History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at the 2013 PROSE Awards, was shortlisted for the inaugural John Pickstone Prize (awarded every two years by the British Society for the History of Science “to the best scholarly book in the history of science”), and was named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as one of the Best Books of 2014.

In his talk “Scientific Biography: A Booming Genre”, he will relate this topic to his book Emil du Bois-Reymond, intriducing and discussing the development of Scientific Biography.

Gabriel Finkelstein 在阿姆赫斯特学院获得物理学学士学位,普林斯顿大学获得历史博士学位。现为科罗拉多丹佛大学历史学副教授,在此之前,他先后在普林斯顿大学、德国哥廷根大学和加州大学洛杉矶分校工作。他目前在做一个课题,研究1860-1870年之间,科学历史学家们在矫正历史时提出的挑战。

Gabriel Finkelstein 撰写的传记《Emil du Bois-Reymond》, 介绍了这位19世纪最被遗忘的科学家。 此书在2013年PROSE奖中得到了科学、医学、技术等历史研究领域的醒目关注,在John Pickstone Prize中,进入最后的评选, 并被美国先进科学会评选为2014最佳图书之一。

话题“兴兴向荣的科学传记”,Gabriel Finkelstein 将结合他书中的内容,为我们揭开科学传记的丝丝缕缕。


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