People

PEOPLE

 

CORE STAFF

Dr Siliva Casini, Lecturer in Visual Culture

Dr JENNIFER DOWNES, Curator (Exhibitions & Science)
Early modern scientific instruments and print culture. j.downes@abdn.ac.uk

Dr CATHERINE JONES, Lecturer in English
Literature and sciences of the mind; history of emotions; acoustics and literature; technical innovation and the arts. c.a.jones@abdn.ac.uk

Dr BEN MARSDEN, Senior Lecturer, History of Science and Technology
BA (MA) (Cambridge) PhD (Kent)
Science and technology in Britain (18th and 19th centuries); the humanitarian movement and veterinary professionalization; science and music. b.marsden@abdn.ac.uk

Dr LUCA MORETTI, Lecturer in Philosophy
Laurea (Pisa) MLitt (St Andrews), PhD (London)
Epistemology; formal epistemology; logic, metaphysics; philosophy of science. l.moretti@abdn.ac.uk

Prof RALPH O’CONNOR, Chair in the Literature and Culture of Britain, Ireland and Iceland
BA (MA) (Cambridge), MPhil (Cambridge), PhD (Cambridge)
Literature and science in Europe and America since 1800; popularization of science since 1800; geology, evolution and religion. r.oconnor@abdn.ac.uk

Prof PATIENCE SCHELL, Chair in Hispanic Studies
BA (UCB), DPhil (Oxford)
The history of science (especially natural history), museums and friendship in nineenth-century Chile. p.schell@abdn.ac.uk

Dr ULRICH STEGMANN, Lecturer in Philosophy
Diplom-Biologie (Bremen), Dr. rer. nat. (Würzburg), MA, PhD (London)
Philosophy of biology; philosophy of mind and cognition; philosophy of science. u.stegmann@abdn.ac.uk

 

DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Balint Kekedi, "Mechanisms and their significance with respect to scientific explanation and reduction" (supervisor: Catherine Wilson) balint.kekedi@abdn.ac.uk

Daniel McShane, "Limitations of Materialism" (supervisor: Guido Bacciagaluppi)

Cameron Brown, "New Science, Antient Metaphysics: Lord Monboddo's Critique of Newton and Empiricism" (supervisor: Catherine Wilson) cameron.brown@abdn.ac.uk

Alistair Haggarty, "The Scottish Medical Community in London: 1850-1950" (supervisors: Marjory Harper and Ben Marsden)

Liz Neesam, "Medical Print and the Communication of Medical Knowledge in the Age of Improvement in Scotland (1750-1850)" (supervisors: Michael Brown and Ralph O'Connor)

Tanya Kenny, "Railways in WWI" (supervisors: Tony Heywood and Ben Marsden)

 

ASSOCIATED STAFF

Dr Margaret Bolton (Anthropology): science, technology and expertise, especially in South America; human-animal relations

Dr Brian Brock (Divinity): technology and ethics; theology and disability; medicine, humanity and inhumanity; religion and environmental practices

Dr Alison Brown (Anthropology): anthropology and material culture

Jenny Brown (Industry, Aberdeen Maritime Museum): industry, technology and medicine in the Aberdeen area

Dr Michael Brown (History / Irish and Scottish Studies): the Scottish and Irish Enlightenments

Prof Steve Bruce (Sociology): sociological approaches to secularization

Dr Laura Colucci-Gray (Education): from science education to sustainability education: interfaces between the epistemological reflection on science and pedagogical practice; use of interactive and participatory activities to deal with complex and controversial socio-environmental issues

Prof George M. Coghill (Computing Science): model-based systems, scientific discovery systems, philosophy of information

Prof Cairns Craig (English / Irish and Scottish Studies): late 19th- and early 20th-century Scottish scientific and philosophical thought

Dr Neil Curtis (Marischal Museum / Anthropology): history of museums; contemporary museology

Dr Elizabeth Curtis (Education): history of archaeology and antiquarianism in 19th-century public culture

Dr Andrew Dilley (History): history of political economy and empire

Dr Nick Fisher (emeritus, History & Philosophy of Science): Victorian culture and the Great Exhibition

Dr Karin Friedrich (History): early modern Northern intellectual networks

Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche (Religious Studies): representations of physicians in early Islam; folklore and creation-narratives

Prof Marjory Harper (History): mental illness and emigration in 19th- and 20th-century Scotland

Prof Tony Heywood (History): history of railways, especially in Russia

Prof Hazel Hutchison (English): science in Victorian and early Modernist literature; nursing in the First World War

Prof David Inglis (Sociology): culture, society and nature; globalization

Prof Tim Ingold (Anthropology): human-animal relations; language, technology and skilled practice

Dr Adrienne Janus (English): literary avant-gardes and auditory technology

Dr Áine Larkin (French): photography and literature

Prof James Leach (Anthropology): creativity, knowledge production and ownership; art, science and collaboration; the development of new technologies and their implications for social form

Dr Alexandra Lewis (English): trauma narratives; literature and science, 1800 to present; history of medicine and psychology; fin-de-siècle Britain

Dr Manon Mathias (French): nineteenth-century earth science and the novel

Dr Andrew McKinnon (Sociology): energy and sociological theory

Dr Laura McMahon (Film): animals and the moving image

Dr John Morrison (History of Art): science and Scottish and Irish art since 1800

Prof William A. Naphy (History): early modern witchcraft and plague; history of sexuality and deviance

Dr Samantha Newington (History): Near Eastern creation-myths

Dr John Reid (Physics): scientific instruments, history of physical sciences and industry, especially in the Aberdeen area

Prof Robert Segal (Religious Studies): theories of myth and their history; religion and the social sciences

Dr David Smith (honorary, History): 20th-century British medicine, nutrition and food safety

Prof Jane Stevenson (History): late-antique and mediaeval learning

Dr Alex Sutherland (History / Medical Humanities): history of medicine in Scotland; the Enlightenment and folk culture

Prof John Swinton (Divinity): practical theology, nursing, disability and mental health

Dr Will Tuladhar-Douglas (Religious Studies): interaction between ritual and technology in Buddhism; human-animal interactions

Dr Andrew Whitehouse (Anthropology): human-animal interactions; perceptions of nature

Dr Rhoda Wilkie (Sociology): sociology of human-animal interactions