Richard J. Spiegel

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow
Visiting Predoctoral Fellows are candidates for a doctorate at an accredited university who are externally financed by the home university or other fellowship.
Department II
1. September 2017 to 28. Februar 2018

Richard J. Spiegel is a doctoral candidate in the History of Science at Princeton University. His dissertation situates 19th-century Germanophone psychology and its pedagogical and scholarly applications in a neo-humanist context. He is interested in how psychology shaped educational practice at the same time that it was put to use in law, economics, and historiography to, respectively, make and make sense of bourgeois German culture. Richard is broadly interested in the cultural and intellectual history of Western Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and he maintains a special interest in the disciplinarity of the natural and human sciences. Before coming to Princeton, Richard completed a B.A. (Art History and History) and M.A. (History) at McGill University. His research has been published in the British Journal for the History of Science, and his Ph.D. has been supported by the Social Sciences Research Council as well as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

November 2014
Talk, "The History of Science Society Annual Meeting," History of Science Society
“Sound and Vision: Visuality and the Role of Acoustics in the Birth of Modern Ophthalmology in Seventeenth-Century Europe"


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