Seymour Mauskopf

Professor Emeritus of History

External address: 
325 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
Phone: 
(919) 684-2581

Overview

My research interests in the history of science have been quite varied over the years; they include the history of chemistry and allied sciences in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Crystals and Compounds, 1976), the history of chemical technology, focusing on munitions and explosives and the history of parapsychology and marginal science (The Elusive Science: Origins of Experimental Psychical Research, with Michael R. McVaugh, 1980). I have edited two books reflective of these different interests: The Reception of Unconventional Science (1979) and Chemical Sciences in the Modern World (1993). In 2006, I received the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Princeton University 1966

  • M.A., Princeton University 1963

  • B.A., Cornell University 1960

Symposium: Between Text and Patient: The Medical Enterprise in Medieval and Early Modern Europe awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2007

(95-0489) Support for the Triangle Workshop in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1995

(95-0019) Triangle Workshop in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1995

(92-0523) The Scientific Study of Explosives and Munitions, 1775-1900 awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1993