Carsten Reinhardt

Visiting Scholar
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Department I
Dr., Professor, Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Universität Bielefeld
Residence:
October 1, 2011 to May 31, 2019
Profile

Carsten Reinhardt has taught history of science since 2007 as a professor at the University of Bielefeld. Between 2013 and summer 2016 he was the managing director of the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia (USA). Its research focuses on the emergence and application of scientific and technical knowledge in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has presented studies on the history of industrial research and the development of scientific methods against the background of the interactions of chemistry with physics, biology, medicine, and technology. The focus of further work is on regulation and regulatory mechanisms. He also works on the interconnections of collections, archives, and historical research, in particular in the sense of the public perception of the results of the history of science and technology.

Selected publications: 

Klein, U., & Reinhardt, C. (2014). Introduction: Objects of chemical inquiry. In U. Klein, & C. Reinhardt (Eds.), Objects of chemical inquiry (pp. VII-XVII). Sagamore Beach: Science History Press.

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Klein, U., & Reinhardt, C. (Eds.). (2014). Objects of chemical inquiry. Sagamore Beach: Science History Press.

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Kant, H., & Reinhardt, C. (Eds.). (2012). 100 Jahre Kaiser-Wilhelm-/ Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie (Otto-Hahn-Institut): Facetten seiner Geschichte. Berlin: Archiv der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.

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Kant, H., & Reinhardt, C. (2012). Einführung. In H. Kant, & C. Reinhardt (Eds.), 100 Jahre Kaiser-Wilhelm-/ Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie (Otto-Hahn-Institut): Facetten seiner Geschichte (pp. 12-20). Berlin: Archiv der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.

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Reinhardt, C. (2012). Massenspektroskopie als methodische Klammer des Instituts 1939-1978. In H. Kant (Ed.), 100 Jahre Kaiser-Wilhelm-/ Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie (Otto-Hahn-Institut): Facetten seiner Geschichte (pp. 99-131). Berlin: Archiv der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.

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Reinhardt, C. (2011). Habitus, Hierarchien und Methoden: "feine Unterschiede" zwischen Physik und Chemie. NTM, 19(2), 125-146.

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Reinhardt, C. (2011). Smell. In Eine Naturgeschichte für das 21. Jahrhundert: hommage à, zu Ehren von, in honor of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (pp. 176-177). Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte.

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Reinhardt, C. (2008). [Entry] 'Gutowsky'. In N. Koertge (Ed.), The new dictionary of scientific biography. Vol. 3 (pp. 195-201). Detroit [u.a.]: Thomson.

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Reinhardt, C. (2006). A lead user of instruments in science: John D. Roberts and the adaptation of nuclear magnetic resonance to organic chemistry, 1955-1975. Isis, 97(2), 205-236.

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Reinhardt, C. (2006). Shifting and rearranging: physical methods and the transformation of modern chemistry. Sagamore Beach, MA.

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Reinhardt, C. (2006). Wissenstransfer durch Zentrenbildung: physikalische Methoden in der Chemie und den Biowissenschaften. Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 29 (3), 224-242.

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