2007-2008 Visiting Dissertation Fellows

Five graduate students have been awarded Visiting Dissertation Fellowships at the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science for 2007-2008. This year's Fellows will each spend one or two months working at some of the Center's member institutions:

  • American Philosophical Society
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • Hagley Museum and Library
  • The Franklin Institute
  • Princeton University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • The Wagner Free Institute of Science.

The Fellows and their theses are:

Terry M. Christensen, Oregon State University
John Archibald Wheeler: A Study in the Pedagogy, Philosophy, and Politics of Twentieth Century Physics
Melissa Grafe, Johns Hopkins University
Medical Practice in the Chesapeake and Mid-Atlantic Regions, 1769-1820
Eric S. Hintz, University of Pennsylvania
The Post Heroic Generation: American Independent Inventors, 1900-1950
Miranda Paton, Cornell University
Vertebrate Paleontology and the Evolutionary Synthesis
Mary Elizabeth Zundo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mapping Destiny: Cartography and Nineteenth-Century American Art of the Frontier