Denise Phillips, Ph.D., Harvard, is an assistant professor of history specializing in the history of Germany and the history of science. She is the author, among other things, of “Epistemological Distinctions and Cultural Politics: Educational Reform and the Naturwissenschaft/ Geisteswissenschaft Distinction in Nineteenth-Century Germany” in Historical Perspectives on “Erklären” and “Verstehen”, edited by Uljana Feest (Berlin: Springer, 2009); and “Friends of Nature: Urban Sociability and Regional Natural History in Dresden, 1800-1850.” Osiris 18 (2003): 43-59.
Her first book manuscript, Acolytes of Nature: Science and Public Culture in Germany, 1770-1850, is under consideration by the University of Chicago Press. She will be doing research on her second book, The Philosophical Farmer: Science and the Problem of Agricultural Productivity in Germany, 1750-1880, in Germany in 2011-12 on a Fulbright Research Fellowship.
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