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Lorraine Daston

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Lorraine Daston (born June 9, 1951 in East Lansing, Michigan) is an American historian of science. Director emerita of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin, and visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, she is an authority on Early Modern European scientific and intellectual history. In 1993, she was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a permanent fellow at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study. Education *Study of history and science at Harvard University (BA 1973 summa cum laude) *diploma in history and philosophy of science Univ. of Cambridge (1974) *PhD in the history of science Harvard Univ. (1979), supervised by I. Bernard Cohen Scholarly activities Daston divides her year between a nine-month period in Berlin, and a three-month period in Chicago, where she usually teaches a seminar and assists doctoral students. Daston was appointed the inaugural Hu
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