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MemberOscar Useche

The relations between Economics and Literature in Spain’s Restoration Period.
The theoretical and philosophical dialectic between positivism and literature in Spanish Naturalism.
The tensions between Science and Catholicism in Spain’s fin de siècle.
The influence of science, technology and industry on the Spanish literature and culture.
The appropriation of mathematical concepts in debates over the religion-science tension in nineteenth-century Spain.

MemberDaniel Capper

Daniel Capper, Ph.D., since 2000 has been a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he teaches Asian, Native American, and comparative religions. His interdisciplinary research, arising from anthropological, psychological, and environmental science perspectives, explores religious interactions with the nonhuman natural world. His many publications include the books <Guru Devotion and the American Buddhist Experience> and <Learning Love from a Tiger: Religious Experiences with Nature>.

MemberDana Simmons

I am a historian of science and technology. My research interests include hunger, nutrition, political economy, the human sciences, feminist theory and technopolitics. My book, Vital Minimum: Need, Science and Politics in Modern France, traces the history of the concept of the “vital minimum”–the living wage, a measure of physical and social needs. In the book I am concerned with intersections between technologies of measurement, such as calorimeters and social surveys, and technologies of wages and welfare, such as minimum wages, poor aid, and welfare programs. How we define and measure needs tells us about the social authority of nature and the physical nature of inequality. I am faculty co-organizer of the UCR Science Studies group, which is committed to building a community inclusive of indigenous, minority and marginalized knowledge makers in STS.

MemberWilko Graf von Hardenberg

My main disciplinary affiliation is environmental history, but I could also be termed a social historian, a historical geographer, or a digital humanist. My most recent research activities focus on the social history of the environment and on the history of science. In particular, I look at conflicts about rights to access resources, the history of nature conservation, and the development of the concept of mean sea level.

MemberHeather Ellis

I am a cultural historian of knowledge, education and ideas. My first book, Generational Conflict and University Reform: Oxford in the Age of Revolution, won the 2014 Kevin Brehony Prize for the best first book in the history of education. My new book, Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831-1918, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. I am currently working on a study of the influence of classical scholarship and ancient natural philosophy on the emergence of the natural and physical sciences in the first half of the nineteenth century for OUP. I am a member of the Executive Committee of the History of Education Society and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.