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Alex Csiszar

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Alex Csiszar

Csiszar is associate professor of the history of science at Harvard University, specializing in nineteenth-century Europe, especially France and Britain. He studies the ways in which print media have evolved in conjunction with changes, in how experts and publics come to know things about the natural world, and what they use to trust the knowledge claims of others. He is currently writing a book on the rise of the authoritative scientific journal during the nineteenth century. His other major project is a history of machineries of search. He has a long-standing interest in the life and work of the French mathematician and technocrat Henri Poincaré. Csiszar was a resident at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in 2012. His dissertation, completed in 2010, was called "Broken Pieces of Fact: The Scientific Periodical and the Politics of Search in Nineteenth-Century France and Britain."

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  • Associate Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
  • Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University