Professor Pamela H. Smith
‘Making and Knowing in Early Modern Europe’
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Pamela H. Smith is Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University in the City of New York. She is the founding Director of the Center for Science and Society and of The Making and Knowing Project. She specialises in early modern European history and the history of science. Her current research focuses on attitudes to nature in early modern Europe and the Scientific Revolution, with particular attention to craft knowledge and historical techniques.
She is author of The Body of the Artisan: Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 2004; 2018) and editor or co-editor of a number of seminal collections of essays on material culture, knowledge and practice in early modern Europe. She has received many awards, including the Pfizer Prize from the History of Science Society and the Leo Gershoy Prize from the American Historical Association.