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Pamela H. Smith

Seth Low Professor of History
School: 
School of the Arts
Department: 
History Department
Office: 
605 Fayerweather Hall
Email: 
ps2270@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-7662
Biography

Pamela H. Smith, professor, specializes in early modern European history and the history of science. Her current research focuses on attitudes to nature in early modern Europe and the Scientific Revolution, with particular attention to craft knowledge and historical techniques.

Research & Other Works
Book
Ways of Making and Knowing

Ways of Making and Knowing: The Material Culture of Empirical Knowledge, co-edited with Amy Meyers and Harold J. Cook, Bard Graduate Center/University of Michigan Press, forthcoming 2014.

Book
Making Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

Making Knowledge in Early Modern Europe: Practices, Objects, and Texts, 1400-1800, co-edited with Benjamin Schmidt, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Book
The Body of the Artisan

The Body of the Artisan: Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. Paperback edition, 2005. Winner of the 2005 Leo Gershoy Prize for early modern European History awarded by the American Historical Association.

Book
Merchants and Marvels

Merchants and Marvels: Commerce, Science and Art in Early Modern Europe, co-edited with Paula Findlen, New York: Routledge, 2002.

Book
The Business of Alchemy

The Business of Alchemy: Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994. Paperback edition, 1996. Winner of the 1995 Pfizer Prize for best book in the history of science awarded by the History of Science Society.

 
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