Ursula Klein is a Senior Research Scholar (since 2005; and 1998–2004 director of an independent research group). She is a Professor (apl) at the University of Konstanz (since 2007). She received the HIST Award for outstanding achievements in the history of chemistry, sponsored by the American Chemical Society (2016). Ursula is a member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher/Leopoldina (since 2008), member of AcademiaNet, and received a call to a professorship for the history and philosophy of science at the University of Vienna (2007, declined in 2008). She is a member of the editorial boards of Ambix, Annals of Science, Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Centaurus, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, and Hyle.
Ursula achieved her Habilitation in Philosophy, University of Konstanz (2000); PhD Philosophy, University of Konstanz (1993); and Higher State Exam in chemistry and biology (1979). She studied biology, chemistry, philosophy, sociology, psychology, and history of science at the Freie Universität of Berlin and the University of Konstanz. She also worked as a teacher (Gymnasiallehrerin) of chemistry and biology (1980–88).
Her research interests include studies of the interaction of the natural and technological sciences in the Industrial Revolution, the history of Earth-system sciences, including Alexander von Humboldt’s related research, the history and philosophy of chemistry, and the history of the laboratory.
Klein, U. (2018). Die Berliner Hofapotheke: Produktions-, Lehr- und Forschungsstätte. In J. Bleker, P. Lennig, & T. Schnalke (Eds.), Tiefe Einblicke: das Anatomische Theather im Zeitalter der Aufklärung (pp. 37-54). Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos.Read More
Klein, U. (2019). Paper tools. In J. Renn, & M. Schemmel (Eds.), Culture and cognition: essays in honor of Peter Damerow (pp. 155-159). Berlin: Edition Open Access.Read More
Klein, U. (2018). Die frühen Schriften. In O. Ette (Ed.), Alexander von Humboldt-Handbuch: Leben – Werk – Wirkung (pp. 22-30). Metzler Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-476-04522-5_3.Read More
Klein, U. (2016). Kuhn in the Cold War. In A. Blum, K. Gavroglu, C. Joas, & J. Renn (Eds.), Shifting paradigms: Thomas S. Kuhn and the history of science (pp. 115-121). Berlin: Edition Open Access.Read More