Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST)
OFFICE ADDRESS: Institute for the History
and Philosophy of Science and Technology.
AREAS OF INTERESTS: history of biomedical sciences, history of medicine, history of Russian science, history of Cold War science, international relations in science and medicine.
- Revolutionary Experiments II: The “New Man” in Soviet Science and Fiction
- History of Russian Eugenics
HPS260H1(2013) BIOLOGY AND THE FUTURE: SCIENCE AND SCIENCE FICTION (syllabus)
HPS319S (2007) HISTORY OF MEDICINE II: MEDICINE AND MODERNITY, 17th-20th cc. (syllabus)
HPS5006 (2007) TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE (syllabus)
HPS1042 THE BIOLOGY OF DEATH AND IMMORTALITY (syllabus)
HMB444 (2007) HUMAN BIOLOGY AND HUMAN DESTINY: SCIENCE, POPULAR SCIENCE, AND SCIENCE FICTION (syllabus)
HPS3000 (2007) INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, MEDICINE, AND TECHNOLOGY: SOURCES, METHODS, AND APPROACHES (syllabus)
1984-1990. Institute of the History of Science and Technology, the
- MSc. 1980-81.
- 1978-1980. I.
P. Pavlov Institute of Physiology, the
- BSc. 1973-1978.
Awards, Grants, and Fellowships:
- Associated Medical Services Inc.,
- Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of
- US National Library of Medicine syllabus development grant (2004-05)
- Senior Scholarship,
- Senior Fellowship, Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology (Cambridge, MA, 2000-01)
- Senior Associate Fellowship,
Remarque Institute (
- Rockefeller Foundation Special Interest Grant (1998-99, with Susan G. Solomon)
- Visiting Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, 1998)
- Visiting Hannah Professor in the
history of medicine,
- Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, Grant-in-Aid, (London, UK, 1995)
- Visiting Fellowship, Institute
for Advanced Studies in the Humanities,
- Research Scholarship, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (Washington, DC, 1994)
- Mellon Research Fellowship in the history of 20th century biology, Science & Technology Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, 1993-94)
- Mellon Resident Fellowship, American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, PA, 1992)
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (selected):
Stalinist Science (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997)
The Cure: A Story of Cancer and Politics from
the Annals of the Cold War (
International Science between the World Wars:
The Case of Genetics (
A Martian Stranded on Earth: Alexander Bogdanov, Blood Transfusions, and Proletarian Science (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010)
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2013)
ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS:
“From 'Beastly Philosophy' to Medical Genetics: Eugenics in Russia and the Soviet Union,” Annals of Science, 2011, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 61-92.
“Trypanosoma cruzi, cancer and the Cold War,” História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos (Rio de Janeiro), 2009, vol.16, supl.1, pp. 75-94.
“Off with your heads: isolated organs in early Soviet science and fiction,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 2009, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 87-100
“Hormons and the Bolsheviks: from Organotherapy to Experimental Endocrinology, 1918-1929,” Isis, 2008, vol. 99, no. 3, pp. 486-518.
“‘In the shadow of the bomb’: US-Soviet biomedical relations in the early Cold War, 1944-1948,” Journal of Cold War Studies, 2007, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 41-67.
“Big Revolution, Little Revolution: Science
and Politics in Bolshevik
“State Limits on
International Science: A Comparative Study of German Science under Hitler,
Soviet Science under Stalin, and
"L’essor de la science sovétique," La Recherche, 2002, (April) no. 7, pp. 15-19.
"Giving and Taking Across
Borders: The Rockefeller Foundation and Soviet
"A 'Second Front' in Soviet Genetics: the International Dimension of the Lysenko Controversy," Journal of the History of Biology, 1996, vol. 29, no 2, pp. 229-250.
"The 'KR Affair': Soviet Science on the Threshold of the Cold War," History and Philosophy of Life Sciences, 1995, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 419-446.
"Footprints of a Vanished Science: Russian Archival Sources for the History of Soviet Genetics," The Mendel Newsletter, 1994, no. 4, pp. 2-4.
"W. A. Wagner and the Origin of Russian Ethology," International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 1992, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 61-70.
"On Metaphors, Animals and Us," Journal of Social Issues, 1991, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 67-82 (With Daniel P. Todes).
ARTICLES IN EDITED VOLUMES:
“Eugenics in Russia and the Soviet Union,” in Alison Bashford and Philippa Levine, eds., The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 413-429.
“Marxism, Darwinism, and Genetics in Soviet Union,” in Denis Alexander and Ron Numbers, eds., Biology and Ideology: From Descartes to Dawkins (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2010), pp. 215-246.
“Dialectical materialism and Soviet science in the 1920s and 1930s,” in William Leatherbarrow and Derek Oxford, eds., A History of Russian Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 340-367 (with Daniel P. Todes).
“From a ‘prominent biologist’ to a ‘Red Frankenstein’: Il’ia Ivanov in Soviet and Post-Soviet biographies,” in Thomas Lahusen and Peter H. Solomon, Jr. eds., What Is Soviet Now? Identities, Legacies, Memories (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2008), pp. 120-132.
“Eugenics, Rassenhygiene, and Human Genetics in the late 1930s: The Case of
the Seventh International Genetics Congress,” in Susan G. Solomon, ed., Doing Medicine Together: Germany and Russia
between the Wars (
"The War on Cancer and the Cold
War: A Soviet Case," in Ilana Lowy and John Krige, eds., Images of
Disease: Science, Public Policy and Health in Post-war Europe (
"Cancer Biotherapy—from Toxins to
Antibiotics: A Soviet Case, 1929-1951," in Wolfgang U. Eckart, ed., 100
Years of Organized Cancer Research (
"Lysenkoism in Europe:
Export-Import of the Soviet Model," in Michael David-Fox and Gyorgy
Peteri, eds., Academia in Upheaval: Origins, Transfers, and Transformations
of the Communist Academic Regime in
"Russian Science in the Twentieth Century," in John Krige and Dominique Pestre, eds., Science in the Twentieth Century (London: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1997), pp. 777-794.
"Th. Dobzhansky and Russian
Entomology: The Origin of His Ideas on Species and Speciation," in Mark B.
Adams, ed., The Evolution of Theodosius Dobzhansky: His Life and Thought in