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Alex Csiszar

The IHPST is delighted to welcome Dr. Alex Csiszar as the leader of our January Research Seminar.

Alex Csiszar is Associate Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. in History of Science from Harvard University in 2010. Before that he received an M.A. in English from Stanford University and a B.Sc. in Honors Physics and Mathematics from the University of British Columbia. He has published primarily on the history of communications media and information technology in the sciences. His recent publications include:

  • (Forthcoming) The Scientific Journal: Authorship and the Politics of Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century, University of Chicago Press, 2018.
  • “The Catalogue that Made Metrics, and Changed Science,” Nature 551 (2017): 163-165.
  • “How Lives Became Lists and Scientific Papers Became Data: Cataloguing Authorship during the Nineteenth Century,” British Journal for the History of Science 50 (2017): 23-60.
  • “Objectivities in Print,” in Objectivity in Science, 145-169. Springer, 2015

For further information, see his website: https://histsci.fas.harvard.edu/people/alex-csiszar

In the research seminar, we will be discussing his paper “Metrics and the Bureaucratic Virtuoso: Robert K. Merton, Eugene Garfield, and Goal Displacement in Science.”

Participants are expected to read the text. Write to: Sunguk Jung (jung.sunguk@mail.utoronto.ca) for a copy of it.

Join us for this exciting event!

When: January 31, 12-2 pm
Where: IHPST Common room.

Lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.

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