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Pamela H. Smith

Seth Low Professor of History
School of the Arts
History Department
605 Fayerweather Hall

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
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.

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.

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.

Merchants and Marvels

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

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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