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Indiana University Bloomington

Jutta Schickore

Jutta SchickoreJutta Schickore received her Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 1996. Before coming to IU, she held a Wellcome Research Fellowship at the at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in Cambridge, UK as well as postdoctoral fellowships at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at M.I.T. (Cambridge, Mass.) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin, Germany). She has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ, 2007-2008 and 2017-2018) and of the National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, NC, 2011).

Her research interests include philosophical and scientific debates about scientific methods in past and present, particularly debates about (non)replicability, error, and negative results; science and public engagement; historical and philosophical aspects of microscopy; and the relation between history and philosophy of science. She has been an active member of the Committee for Integrated History and Philosophy of Science ("&HPS"), which seeks to promote HPS as a field of study and to strengthen the community of scholars working in HPS.

Schickore has published widely on the above topics. Her publications include the monographs About Method. Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically, University of Chicago Press (2017) and The Microscope and the Eye: A History of Reflections, 1740–1870, University of Chicago Press (2007), which was awarded the Paul Bunge Prize of the German Chemical Society; the collected volumes Going Amiss in Experimental Research (co-edited with G. Hon and F. Steinle), Springer (2009) and Revisiting Discovery and Justification: The Context Distinction in Historical and Philosophical Perspective (co-edited with F. Steinle), Springer (2006); as well as a number of articles in history and philosophy of science journals.

Her current research focuses on causation and control in the life sciences, especially in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.