May 30, 2017
The Scientific Journal: A Political History
- 14:00 to 16:00
- Institute's Colloquium
- Alex Csiszar (Harvard)
About the Author
Csiszar graduated from Harvard University in 2010 with a PhD in History of Science. Before that he received an MA in English from Stanford University and a BSc in Honors Physics and Mathematics from the University of British Columbia. In Spring 2012, he was resident at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, and in 2013–14, he was a Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. He was raised in Burnaby, BC.
Csiszar studies the history of science in nineteenth-century Europe, especially in France and Britain. He publishes primarily on the history of communications media and information technology in the sciences. His work asks how print media—formats such as newspapers, journals, books, and card catalogues—have evolved in conjunction with changes in how groups come to know things about the natural world, and in the criteria they use to trust the knowledge claims of others.
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany