Edited by Ronald E. Doel & Thomas Söderqvist




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  Ronald E. Doel, [right], Associate Professor of History of Science at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, serves the Department of History and the Department of Geosciences. He is writing new books on the integration of scientists into foreign policy after World War II and on the rise of the environmental sciences in America during the twentieth century; with volume contributor Pamela M. Henson, he is writing a book-length essay on photographs as evidence in the history of recent science. His recent articles include [with Dieter Hoffmann and Nikolai Krementsov], "National States and International Science: A Comparative History of International Science Congresses in Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia, and Cold War United States," Osiris 20 (2005): 49-76, and [with Kristine C. Harper], "Prometheus Unleashed: Science as a Diplomatic Weapon in the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration," Osiris 21 (2006): 66-85. In 2006-07 he was a fellow at the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah and Visiting Associate Professor in its Department of History. Website: click here.

Thomas Söderqvist, [left], previously Associate Professor of Biology (later in Science Studies) at Roskilde University, is now Professor of History of Medicine and Director of the Medical Museion at the University of Copenhagen. His major research interests are the history of twentieth century life sciences and the history and poetics of the genre of scientific biography. His books include The Ecologists: From Merry Naturalists to Saviors of the Nation (1986), The Historiography of Contemporary Science and Technology (ed., 1997), and Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jerne (2003). He is now coordinating a research project aimed at integrating medical museology and the historiography of recent science, and is also trying to find some spare time to work on a book on the history of the genre of scientific biography and an edited volume on the poetics of scientific biography. Blog: click here.