JFG

Carrière et vie professionnelle

About

Photo prise à Charlotte, NC en 2005

Photo prise à Charlotte, NC en 2005

I am currently the Director of Administration / Lecturer for the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (CHSI) at Harvard University. Before returning to Harvard, I was between 2009 and 2011 a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University in Montréal (Qc). That Fellowship followed a full-time position as a Curator for the CHSI at Harvard. For the past 10 years, I have studied instrumentation from the 17th to the 20th centuries. For my dissertation (Harvard, 2008) I focused the research on the relationship between artisans, savants and machines in early modern France. The dissertation is entitled Habits of Knowledge: Artisans, Savants and Mechanical Devices in Seventeenth-Century French Natural Philosophy.  Since 2000, I have co-written and co-edited two prize-winning volumes as well as several articles and book reviews dealing with instruments and instrument making.

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