Simon Werrett is based at the UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies, which he joined in 2012 after ten years teaching and research in the Department of History at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including visiting positions at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich. Simon has been the Director of Research at the UCL STS Department since 2012.
Roberts, L. L., & Werrett, S. (Eds.). (2018). Compound histories: materials, governance, and production, 1760-1840. Leiden: Brill.Read More
Werrett, S. (2010). The astronomical capital of the world: Pulkovo observatory in the Russia of Tsar Nicholas I. In D. Aubin, C. Bigg, & H. O. Sibum (Eds.), The heavens on earth: observatories and astronomy in nineteenth-century science and…Read More
Werrett, S. (2008). 'The finest fireworks in the world': Chinese pyrotechnics in early modern Europe. In S. Zielinski, & E. Fürlus (Eds.), Variantology 3: on deep time relations of arts, sciences and technologies in China and elsewhere (pp. 17…Read More
Werrett, S. (2007). From the grand whim to the gasworks: 'philosophical fireworks' in Georgian England. In L. Roberts, S. Schaffer, & P. Dear (Eds.), The mindful hand: inquiry and invention from the late Renaissance to early industrialisation …Read More