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

Alrun Schmidtke, M.A.

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Name
Alrun Schmidtke M.A.
Email
alrun.schmidtke (at) hu-berlin.de

Institution
Philosophische Fakultät → Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften → Wissenschaftsgesch. /Schwerpkt. Bild.u.Org.d.Wissens 19./20.Jhd.
Visiting address
Friedrichstraße 191-193 , Room 5069
Phone number
(030)2093 70625
Consultation hours

on appointment

Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
 

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Alrun Schmidtke is doctoral candidate at the chair for the history of science. Her PhD project focusses on scientists as advisers in scientific publishing up until the 1960s. It is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

Alrun Schmidtke has studied history of science and technology at the Technische Universität Berlin and history at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her graduate work was supported by the German National Academic Foundation. Alrun Schmidtke’s research has been supported by the Thyssen Foundation, the German Historical Institute in London, and the Collaborative Research Centre “Cultures of Decision-Making” in Münster. She was a visiting predoctorial fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Funding from the Gerda Henkel Foundation commenced in February 2017.

 

  • History of science (19th+20th c.)
  • Science publishing, academic publishing (19th+20th c.)
  • Historical epistemology of archives

 

Current Project

Shaping publishing policies in science publishing: The adviser Paul Rosbaud and his roles in the publishing houses of Julius Springer, Interscience, North-Holland, and Pergamon Press, c. 1927-1965

 

  • PDF und Schluss? Wissenschafts- und Buchgeschichte, 18.-20. Jahrhundert“, in: NTM 27/1 (2019), pp. 95-106. DOI: 10.1007/s00048-019-00206-x

  • „Learning by the Book. Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Knowledge [Conference Report]“, in: Bulletin of the German Historical Institute Washington 63 (Autumn 2018), pp. 141-148.

  • „Mapping a distant empire: Bruno Hassenstein’s Atlas of Japan (1885/87)“, in: Holt Meyer, Susanne Rau, Katharina Waldner (Hg.), SpaceTime of the Imperial, Berlin/Tokyo: De Gruyter 2016, S. 367-393.
  • Tagungsbericht „Ausgestelltes Wissen. Ausstellungen als Modus und Medien der Wissenskommunikation im 20. Jahrhundert“ (Bielefeld, 21.-23. Juli 2011), in: H-Soz-u-Kult, 8. Oktober 2011.

 

Extracurricular Projects

  • Reading group Archival Histories (since summer term 2016)
  • Working group Experts as Resources in Decision-Making Processes (since June 2016)