Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Teaching Officers

Simon Schaffer

Simon Schaffer


Research interests: History of physical science; social history of science

Editorial Board, Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Selected publications

  • La fabrique des sciences modernes (Seuil, 2014)
  • Trabajos de cristal: ensayos de historia de la ciencia, 1650–1900 (Marcial Pons, 2011)
  • The brokered world: go-betweens and global intelligence, 1770–1820 (Science History Publications, 2009), co-editor
  • The mindful hand: inquiry and invention from the late Renaissance to early industrialisation (Chicago / Edita, 2007), co-editor
  • Wetenschap is cultuur (with Steven Shapin) (Balans, 2005)
  • N01SE – information and transformation (Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, 2000), co-editor and contributor
  • The sciences in enlightened Europe (Chicago University Press, 1999), co-editor
  • From physics to anthropology and back again (Prickly Pear Press, 1994)
  • William Whewell: a composite portrait (Oxford University Press, 1991), co-editor
  • Robert Hooke: new studies (Boydell and Brewer, 1989), co-editor
  • Leviathan and the air pump: Hobbes, Boyle and the experimental life (with Steven Shapin) (Princeton University Press, 1985), 2nd edition, with new introduction (Princeton University Press, 2011)