Staffan Mueller-Wille

Visiting Scholar (Jan 2015-Mar 2015)

Dr. phil., Associate Professor, University of Exeter

I am teaching at the University of Exeter and my research stretches across the history, philosophy and social studies of the life sciences. I have worked extensively on the history of taxonomy, with a focus on Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), and on the cultural history of heredity, including the history of race and kinship in anthropology.

I am Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences (Egenis) and member of the Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter. I am also Editor-in-Chief of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, and serve on the Board of Directors of the Ischia Summer School for the History of the Life Sciences. I hold an Honorary Chair at the Institute for History of Medicine and Science Studies at the University of Luebeck.




No current projects were found for this scholar.

A Cultural History of Heredity


Names and Numbers: Classical Natural History and Its Archives, 1758–1859


Race and Progress: Towards an Epistemological History of the Race Concept


Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

History of Systematics

Exploratory Workshop "What is data-intensive science?," Egenis, University of Exeter
Life in Papyro: Making and Unmaking Populations around 1900

International Conference "From in vitro to in silico: Compter Simulation in the Life Sciences," mecs, Institute for Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation, Universität Lüneburg, Germany
Counting Species in Classical Natural History

Workshop "Historicizing Big Data," Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
A Cultural History of Heredity: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City