Perspectives on Science 9.2 (2001) 251-252
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Notes on Contributors
Matthias Dörries is professor of the history of science at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg. He is the coeditor of Restaging Coulomb (Florence, 1994) (with Christine Blondel) and Heinrich Kayser: Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben (Munich, 1996) (with Klaus Hentschel) and has written articles about the interface between the natural sciences and the human sciences. His most recent edited book Experimenting in Tongues: Studies in Science and Language will appear with Stanford University Press in 2002. Currently he is finishing a book with the title The Future of Science in Nineteenth-Century France (1830-1871).
Christoph Gradmann (PD Dr. phil.) is employed at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the University of Heidelberg. His fields of study include the history of medicine in war, the cultural history of experimental sciences in the 19th Century, and medical biography. His main field of study has been the history of 19th Century German medical bacteriology where he has contributed various papers. He is currently preparing the publication of a book on Robert Koch's medical bacteriology. See also: www.rzuser.uni-heidelberg.de/?mx3/mita_gradmann_ansch.htm.
Christoph Hoffmann is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. He is the author of Der Dichter am Apparat (1997), a book about the Austrian writer Robert Musil, and co-editor (with Peter Berz) of Über Schall. Ernst Machs und Peter Salchers Geschoßfotografien (2001). Currently his research is focused on the understanding of the human senses in scientific observations between 1750 and 1840.
Jutta Schickore is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge (UK). Her interests include nineteenth-century microscopy, research on the eye and vision, and the relation between history and philosophy of science.
Dietmar Schmidt teaches literary studies at Erfurt University, Germany. He has published essays on modern German literature, gender studies, the history of perception, and the representations of animality in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century culture. He is the author of Geschlecht unter Kontrolle. Prostitution und moderne Literatur (1998) and the editor of KörperTopoi. Sagbarkeit-Sichtbarkeit-Wissen (2002).
Cornelia Vismann is Assistant in the law department (Theory and History of Constitutional Law) at the Europaen University Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany. She holds degrees in Philosophy (M.A.) and Law (State examen) 1991-1997, and completed a Doctoral Thesis in the law dept. of the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main in 1999. Her main research field is rhetoric and mediatheory with respect to the law, as well as habilitation on the German constitution and information technologies.