Professor Emeritus of History
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.
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
Mauskopf, Seymour. “Richard Kirwan's phlogiston theory: its success and fate..” Ambix 49, no. 3 (November 2002): 185–205. https://doi.org/10.1179/amb.2002.49.3.185. Full Text
Seymour Mauskopf, E. “'From an Instrument of War to an Instrument of the Laboratory: The Affinities Certainly Do not Change' Chemists and the Development of Munitionsm 1785-1885.” Bulletin for the History of Chemistry 24 (1999): 1–15.