Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Chair for the History of Science

M.A. Anne MacKinney

Name
M.A. Anne MacKinney
Status
Lecturer
Email
anne.mackinney (at) hu-berlin.de

Institution
Philosophische Fakultät → Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften → Wissenschaftsgesch. /Schwerpkt. Bild.u.Org.d.Wissens 19./20.Jhd.
Function / Working Area
Lecturer
Visiting address
Friedrichstraße 191-193
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

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Vita

M.A. (History), 2015, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

B.A. (History and German Studies), 2012, University of California, Berkeley

 

Research interest

  • History of collections in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • History of natural history
  • Material culture of bureaucracy
  • Intersections of state administration, science and commerce

 

Current research

Anne MacKinney works on the history of collections and media of collection management as well as on the intersections between museums, science, government and commerce. Her dissertation, which she completed in 2020 at the Chair for the History of Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, investigates the history of documentary paperwork lists, catalogs, registers and inventories in Prussian natural historical collections between 1770 and 1850. She is currently preparing her first book, Nature's Registry, based on this research. Her work has been funded by the DFG Research Training Group "Small Forms" at HU Berlin (Institute for German Literature) and the Center of Natural History at the Universität Hamburg. In the winter semester 2020/2021 she is teaching a course on "Collecting the Natural World: Museums, Science and the State. 18th-20th c."

 

Publications

  • "Liste." microform, podcast audio, 12 February 2019. http://www.kleine-formen.de/enzyklopaedie-liste/

  • Review of Linnaeus, Natural History and the Circulation of Knowledge, ed. by Hanna Hodacs, Kenneth Nyberg and Stéphane Van Damme. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 41, no. 1 (2019): 1-4. DOI: 10.1007/s40656-019-0246-1.

  • Review of Curators: Behind the Scenes of Natural History Museums, by Lance Grande. Archives of Natural History 19 (2018):183-84. DOI: 10.3366/anh.2018.0502.

  • „Academic practice par excellence: Martin Hinrich Lichtenstein’s role in Adelbert von Chamisso’s career as a naturalist“, Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur 42:2 (2017). With Matthias Glaubrecht.

  • „Chamisso and Lichtenstein: documents“, Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur 42:2 (2017).

  • Workshop Report: „All you can do with Catalogs: Accessing, Organizing, Disseminating Local Knowledge (15th–19th Centuries)”, in TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research (05.03.2017), http://trafo.hypotheses.org/6049. With Guy Burak, Paola Molino, Dagmar Riedel and Martina Siebert.

  • Objekte und Objektverzeichnisse in naturkundlicher Sammelpraxis. Das Beispiel des Berliner Zoologischen Museums von 1810 bis etwa 1850." In Materielle Kultur in universitären und außeruniversitären Sammlungen, ed. Gesellschaft für Universitätssammlungen, 23-28. Berlin: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2017. DOI:10.18452/18536.

  • „Das schriftliche und zeichnerische Verfahren bei Heiner Müller“, Sonderdruck 1 (2016), edited by Valentin Groebner, Anke te Heesen, Christina Wessely and Michael Wildt.