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Angela Creager

Visiting Scholar (Sep 2021-Sep 2022)

Prof.

Angela N. H. Creager is the Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science at Princeton University, where she teaches in the Department of History and advises graduate students through the Program in History of Science. Angela has written two books: The Life of a Virus: Tobacco Mosaic Virus as an Experimental Model, 1930–1965 (2002) shows how a virus that attacks tobacco plants came to play a central role in the development of virology and molecular biology; and Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine (2013), which traces how and why artificial radioisotopes were taken up by biologists and physicians, and examines the consequences for knowledge and radiation exposure. She is the co-editor of five volumes, the two most recent being Risk on the Table: Food Production, Health, and the Environment with Jean-Paul Gaudillière (2021) and Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Science with Mathias Grote and Elaine Leong (2020) (recently featured by the MPIWG). Her new book project, Making Mutations Matter, examines science and regulation in the 1960s through the 1980s, focusing attention on how researchers conceptualized and developed techniques for detecting environmental carcinogens.

Projects

Testing Chemicals and Validating Tests: Regulatory Practices and Politics

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History of Science Reader

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Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Knowledge

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Science and Policy in a World of Carcinogens

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Vital Histories: A Reassessment of the Modern Life Sciences

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Selected Publications

Grote, Mathias, Lisa Onaga, Angela N. H. Creager, Soraya de Chadarevian, Daniel Liu, Gina Surita, and Sara E. Tracy (2021). “The Molecular Vista: Current Perspectives on Molecules and Life in the Twentieth Century.” History and Philosophy of the…

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Creager, Angela N. H. and Jean-Paul Gaudillière (2021). “Introduction.” In Risk on the Table: Food Production, Health, and the Environment, ed. A. N. H. Creager and J.-P. Gaudillière, 1–26. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.

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Creager, Angela N. H. (2021). “‘EAT. DIE.’: The Domestication of Carcinogens in the 1980s.” In Risk on the Table: Food Production, Health, and the Environment, ed. A. N. H. Creager and J.-P. Gaudillière, 105–137. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.

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Creager, Angela N. H. and Jean-Paul Gaudillière, eds. (2021). Risk on the Table: Food Production, Health, and the Environment. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.

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Past Events

Workshop

Anthropogenic Markers Workshop

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Sharing the “Safe” Atom: The International Atomic Energy Agency and Nuclear Regulation through Standardization (with Maria Rentetzi)

Society for the Social Studies of Science

Annual Meeting

A History of Radioisotopes in Nuclear Medicine

Society for Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging

Annual Meeting

To Test or Not to Test? Tools, Rules, and Corporate Data in US Chemicals Regulation

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

Fellows’ Colloquium

Recipes for Recombining DNA. A History of Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual

Technische Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Forschungskolloquium zu Wissenschaftsgeschichte

To Test or Not to Test? Science and Evidence in Environmental Regulation

Forschungsgruppe 2448, Technische Universität München

Practicing Evidence – Evidencing Practice: How is (Scientific) Knowledge Validated, Valued and Contested?

News & Press

Chinese-language "History of Science Reader” praised in Shanghai Review of Books

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