Carsten Reinhardt

Visiting Scholar (Jun 2014-Dez 2022)

Dr., Professor, Institute for Science and Technology Studies, University of Bielefeld

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.


No current projects were found for this scholar.

A History of Scientific Methods and Expertise in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries


Selected Publications

Boudia, Soraya, Angela N. H. Creager, Scott Frickel, Emmanuel Henry, Nathalie Jas, Carsten Reinhardt, and Jody A. Roberts (2022). Residues: Thinking through Chemical Environments. Nature, Society, and Culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers.

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Reinhardt, Carsten (2020). “The Development of Research Methods as Driving Force of Technoscience.” In TechnoScienceSociety: Technological Reconfigurations of Science and Society, ed. S. Maasen, S. Dickel, and C. Schneider, 57–70. Cham: Springer…

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Reinhardt, Carsten (2019). “IUPAC Engagement in the Instrumental Revolution.” Chemistry International 41 (3): 35–38.

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Boudia, Soraya, Carsten Reinhardt, Angela N. H. Creager, Scott Frickel, Emmanuel Henry, and Nathalie Jas (2018). “Residues: Rethinking Chemical Environments.” Engaging Science, Technology and Society 4: 165–178.

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Past Events


Political Epistemology I


Nachrichten & Presse

Jaromír Balcar und Carsten Reinhardt für BR2 über die Geschichte und Arbeitskultur der MPG


ZiF-Konferenz 2020: Welche Energie für die Zukunft? (1. Dezember 2020)