Associate Professor of History
Secondary Appointment in Art History and Art
Department of History
Case Western Reserve University
11201 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7107
Office telephone: (216) 368-2624
Fax: (216) 368-4681
Miriam Levin teaches cultural and political history and history of technology and science. Her work focuses on urban environments, international expositions, museums, and institutions of higher education as agents of international and global change. In addition to scholarly publications and lectures, she also publishes for and lectures to popular audiences in this country and abroad. Her books include: Defining Women's Scientific Enterprise, which is currently a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in History; Cultures of Control (contributing editor); When the Eiffel Tower Was New: French Visions of Progress at the Centennial of the Revolution ; and Republican Art and Ideology in Late 19 th Century France. Elected Visiting Professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 2004, she was invited to be the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Visiting Professor at the University of Gottingen, Germany; and Visiting Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology; and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Centre des Recherches en Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (Paris) and the Smithsonian Institution; a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the ACLS, the Smithsonian Institution, and the CNRS in France. She has been interviewed on nationally syndicated magazines, radio and television programs. In 1998 she received the Wittke Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching at Case. She currently heads a six-person research team writing a book on Inventing an International Culture of Change in Six Cities (1870-1930) funded by the National Science Foundation.
Defining Women's Scientific Enterprise: Mount Holyoke Faculty and the Rise of American Science
An important new look at how gender, religion, pedagogy, and geography help shape women's scientific work. This fascinating reappraisal of the relationship of women and the scientific enterprise focuses on the efforts of Protestant women science faculty at Mount Holyoke College to advance themselves and their institution from its founding as an evangelical Protestant seminary for women by Mary Lyon in 1837 to the present. Contrary to most history-of-science interpretations of women's professional experience, Levin suggests that in several important ways New England Protestant culture -- and the zeal of women faculty at a college established to train female missionaries -- created a learning environment that enabled science faculty to establish and maintain a niche for themselves contributing to the development of scientific enterprise.
CURRENT ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Associate Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University
Member of the Graduate Program Faculty in the History of Science, Technology, the
Environment and Medicine
Secondary Appointment, Associate Professor of Art History and Art (aptd. Oct. 2005)
Associate Faculty Member, Mandel Center for the Study of Non-Profit Organizations
The University of Michigan, B.A., cum laude (Art History)
Sweet Briar College Junior Year In France
The University of Michigan, M.A. (Art History)
University of Massachusetts, Ph.D. (History), 1980
Dissertation Title: Art and the Early Third Republic : Designs for Social Engineering in France (1876-1890) Dissertation Director: Prof. Charles Rearick
My research, publishing, teaching and related activities are devoted to critically examining how technology and science were integrated into modern society. I study the visions, policies, projects and institutions through which higher learning has been put to cultural uses on national and global scales. My aim is to understand the symbolic and social powers proponents have exerted and the economic and social interdependencies they created through this culture. Major focus is on built environments, international expositions, museums, and institutions of higher education during the 19 th and early 20 th centuries in two industrializing nations: France and the United States . In addition to scholarly production, my publications and lectures include those directed at more popular audiences in this country and abroad. Research and teaching in the U.S. , Sweden and France.
Honors and awards: Pulitzer Prize nominee, 2005. Wittke Award For Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching at Case. Elected Visiting Professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris . Offered the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Visiting Professorship at the University of Gottingen, Germany (declined). Invited professorships at the the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm ; University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand , France . I have been a Visiting Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the CNRS Centre des Recherches en Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques (Paris) and the Smithsonian Institution; a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (laboratory of Richard Lewontin); and a Visiting Scholar at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Invited lectures at universities in France , Germany , The Netherlands, Sweden , Norway , the United Kingdom , and the United States . Listed in Who's Who in America .
Grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Society for the History of Science, American Council of Learned Societies, and the Smithsonian Institution as well as private foundations. I currently have an NSF grant for 2005-06 for an international comparative history project .
Miriam R. Levin, Defining Women's Scientific Enterprise: Mount Holyoke Faculty and the Rise of American Science ( Hanover and London : University of New England Press , January 2005). Paperback edition to be published in February 2006. Nominated for Pulitzer Prize .
-----------------, editor and contributor, introduction by Thomas Hughes, Cultures of Control ( London : Routledge[formerly Harwood], 2000). A collection of articles by American and European scholars defining the study of the history of control. (hard cover and paper back)
-----------------, When the Eiffel Tower Was New: French Visions of Progress at the Centennial of the Revolution, (South Hadley: distributed by University of Massachusetts Press, 1989). Research funded by the NEH. An exploration in text and images of the ways in which the French responded to scientific and technological innovations at the time of the great universal expositions of 1889 and 1900.
-----------------, Republican Art and Ideology in Late Nineteenth Century France , (Series in the Fine Arts, Donald Kuspit, Ed., Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press 1986) A study of French government policies aimed at integrating science and technology into the national culture to control the course of industrialization along liberal democratic lines. and reviewed by series editor.
Research for books in progress:
Miriam R. Levin, editor and contributor, Inventing an International Culture of Change: 1870-1930, P.I., planned volume of comparative studies by 6 international scholars produced in conjunction with NSF grant awarded for October 2005-06.
-----------------, Controlling Cultures in the Age of Democratic Communications , (research in progress)
Miriam R. Levin, “Museums as Media in the Emergent Global Context,” Curator: The Museum Journal, Volume 49, Number 1, 2006, 31-37. Special issue on Museums: Thinking Outside the Box, Arthur Molella and Robert Kargon, eds. Invited submission.
Miriam R, Levin“ De la Tour Eiffel à Paris.LasVegas.com,” in Catherine Bertho-Lavenir, ed., La Visite du Monument ( Clermont-Ferrand : Presses Universitaires, Blaise Pascal, 2004), 193-211
-------, "The Friction of Our Surroundings," in Richard Boland and Frederic Collopy, eds., Managing as Designing ( Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2004), 129-137.
------, “ Analysis of Efforts in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education to Encourage Women in Science and Engineering,” in Jacqueline Laufer and Catherine Marry, eds., Les cadres et ingénieurs au regard du genre: Actes de la journee du 20 juin 2003, series Les Cahiers du GDR CADRES [ Cadres Dynamiques, Representations, Entreprises, Societes ], Cahier 5 (2004-5) and Les Documents de travail du GDRE-MAGE [ Marche du Travail et Genre ]) Document de travail no.7, (Paris: CNRS, 2004), pp.103-112. Also see comments in discussion, pp. 143,149,151. Published in hardcopy and on the web . Invited paper.
Miriam R. Levin and Rosalind Williams, eds., Forum of 10 articles on Rethinking Technology in the Aftermath of September 11th , Journal of History and Technology , January 2003, 29-83, and “introduction,” 29-32.
-------------------, " “Progress, Holes, Ruses, and Countercultures: September 11 as a Transforming Event,” History and Technology 19 (2003), 62-66, . Reprinted version by editor's request as Miriam R. Levin, " September 11 th as a Transforming Event,” Historically Speaking , April 2003, p. 4-6.
-----------------, “Contexts of Control,” in Miriam R. Levin, ed., Cultures of Control (Routledge [formerly Harwood], 2000), pp. 13-40. (Hardcover and paperback)
-----------------, "Center and Periphery in the History of Science," in Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and Elizabeth Lasch-Quinn, eds., Reconstructing History (New York: Routledge, 1999), pp. 322-346. (Hardcover and paperback)
-----------------, “Geschlecht, Wissenschaft und Religion. Die Herausbildung einer professionellen Wissenschaftskultur in Mount Holyoke ” ["Sex, Science and Religion at Mount Holyoke "], in Sigrid Metz-Goeckel, et al., eds, Frauenuniversitaten: International und bundesrepulikanisch (Arbeitstitel) [Women's Universities: Internationally and in the Federal Republic of Germany ] (Berlin: Leske and Budrich, September 1997), 225-243.
Miriam R. Levin, "What the French Have to Say in the History of Technology," Technology and Culture , Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan., 1996), pp. 158-168.
-----------------, "Le Chemin de fer dans le jardin francais," ["The Iron Road in the French Garden,"] in l'Art et l'histoire du chemin de fer en France (Paris: 1995).
-----------------, "The Printed Image in Industrializing France from the Enlightenment Until 1835," in James Leith, ed., The Muse and Reason: Science, Technology and the Arts , (Kingston, Ontario: Royal Society of Canada, 1994)
-----------------, " Democratic Vistas, Democratic Media: Defining a Role for Printed Images in Industrializing France ," French Historical Studies , 18(Spring1993), 82-108.
-----------------, "Posters, Lithography, and the Art of Engineering the Social Landscape in Late Nineteenth Century France ," Proceedings of the XVIIIth International ICOHTEC Conference (San Francisco Press, 1993).
-----------------, "The City as a Museum of Technology ," in Brigitte Schroeder-Gudehus, ed., Industrial Society and Its Museums. 1890-1990: Social Aspirations and Cultural Politics (Paris: Harwood Publishers, 1993), 79-95 also published in french version as "La Ville: Un Musee technique," La Societe industrielle et ses musees ," ( Paris , 1992). .
-----------------, "The City as a Museum of Technology ," Journal of History and Technology , 10 (1993),27-36. .
----------------- and Pamela E. Mack, "The Transformation of Science Education at Mount Holyoke in the Gilded Age," Proceedings of the American Historical Assn , 1988. Article abstracted and distributed in hard copy and microfiche by ERIC/SMEAC educational document service, 1990.
-----------------, "The Eiffel Tower Revisited: Community Building through Industrial Design in Late 19th Century France ," French Review , Spring 1989, pp.1052-1065. .
-----------------, "The Wedding of Art and Science in Late Eighteenth Century France ," Eighteenth Century Life , Special Issue on Art and Politics, May 1982, 54-73. .
-----------------, "La Definition du caractere republican dans l'art francais apres la Revolution," Revue de l'Institut Napoleon , 1981, no. 187, 140-167 . .
-----------------, "'Ideology' and Neoclassicism: The Problem of Creating a Natural Society Through Artificial Means," Proceedings, Consortium on Revolutionary Europe , 1980, pp. 177-187.
Web published Research and occasional papers:
Miriam R. Levin, “Survey et analyse des recherches sur des femmes ingenieures americaines,” Jacqueline Laufer and Catherine Marry, eds., Cadres et ingenieur-e-s au regard du genre [Gender and the Formation of Engineering Workforce] , LASMAS (Center for longitudinal studies of the Workforce ( CNRS , FRANCE and GDR Europe ) , June 2003.
--------------, “Modern Control through Communicative Design,” Position Paper, Colloquium on Managing as Designing, Richard Boland, ed., 2002, http://design.case.edu/positions/levin.html
-----------------, "Signing the Car: Automobility, Circulation and Political Economy," Workshop on European Mobility, Turin , Italy , November 2002, http://www.histech.nl/tensions/projecten/ames/amesrev.htm
"A Comparative Study of the History of Audiences at Three Museums of Science and Industry: The National Museum of American History (Smithsonian); The Henry Ford Museum, and The Conservatoire National des arts et Metiers, Paris," Mandel Center for Non-Profit Organizations, 1994. Funded by a foundation grant administered by the Weatherhead School of Management
"A Comparative Study of the History of Museum Audiences at The Western Reserve Historical Society and The Cleveland Museum of Art," Mandel Center for Non-Profit Organizations, 1992. Funded by a grant administered by the Weatherhead School of Management
Miriam R. Levin, Review of “Richard Thomson, The Troubled Republic: Visual Culture and Social Debate in France, 1889-1900 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005),” CAA Reviews, (online journal of the College Art Association), forthcoming. Invited review. http://www.caareviews.org/
-----------------, Review of Bruno Jacomy's L'Age du Plip: Chroniques de l'innovation technique, The Journal of Technology and Culture, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr., 2003), pp. 409-410
-----------------, "Commentary Essay, Seminar of the History of Engineering Education," Seminar Proceedings, XXI International Congress for the History of Science, Mexico City, 2003 ( Mexico : forthcoming). Invited by Congress President to publish, essay reviewed and approved by seminar organizers.
-----------------, Review of Catherine Bertho Lavenir's La democratie et les medias au 20e siecle ( Paris : Arman Colin, 2000), in The Journal of Technology and Culture , July 2001, 592-593
-----------------, Review of Robin Waltz's Pulp Surrealism (Berkeley, U Cal Press, 2000) in the American Historical Review, Spring 2001
-----------------, Review of Henry Petroski's Remaking the World (Alfred A. Knopf; 1997 ), in Wilson Quarterly , Summer 1999.
“ Miriam Levin Responds to Mark Poster ,” French Historical Studies , Vol. 18, No. 1 (Spring, 1993), pp. 139-141
-----------------, "Technology: The Human Science: Review of La Technologie: Science humaine by Andre-Georges Haudricourt," Technology and Culture , January 1991, 174-176.
-------------- and Arwen Mohun, "The International Committee for the History of Technology Meeting, Paris , July 1990," Technology and Culture , Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul., 1991), pp. 594-595
--------------, "The Engagement of Art and Technology: Art Nouveau in Fin de Siecle France :Politics, Psychology, and Style, by Deborah Silverman," Technology and Culture , July 1991, 601-602.
______________, " Berlin : 1900-1933" and " Paris Style 1900: Siegfried Bing and Art Nouveau" Technology and Culture , July 1988. Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul., 1988), pp. 622-632
--------------, Review of SHOT Session, Technology and Culture , Fall 1988
Contributor, Science Technology and Medicine Section, American Historical Society Guide to Historical Literature , 3rd. edition, 1991.
--------------, "Gustave Eiffel," "Eiffel Tower," "Symbolism," "Seurat," articles for Historical Dictionary of the Third Republic , Patrick H. Hutton, ed., Greenwood Press, North Carolina, 2 vols., 1986.
--------------, "Jacques-Louis David." Article for Historical Dictionary of the Napoleonic Era , Owen Connelly, ed, Greenwood Press, North Carolina , 1985.
Publications for a General Audience
Miriam R. Levin , “Histoire et enjeux des musees,” La Revue, Histoire, Sciences et Techniques [Journal of the Musee national des tecniques, Paris, France] , no. 38 (June 2003), pp. 4-15. Invited article. (published on the web additionally)
--------------------- , " September 11 th as a Transforming Event,” Historically Speaking , April 2003, p. 4-6.
---------------------, "Museums and the Democratic Order," in Special section on The Once and Future Museum , The Wilson Quarterly , Winter 2002, pp. 59-68. Commissioned article - (published on the web additionally
Review of Henry Petroski's Remaking the World , The Wilson Quarterly , Summer 1999
"New Kinds of Work and Workers Take Shape," Letter to the Editor, The New York Times , Sept. 24, 1989
"The Still Relevant Symbolism of the Eiffel Tower ," Commissioned essay for the Chronicle of Higher Education , May 3, 1989, B6.
"Visualizing Cultural History: An Interview with Miriam Levin," in Humanities Discourse , National Federation of State Humanities Councils, Spring 1987
Levin, Miriam R., "The Long and Blissful Marriage of Technology and the Arts," Letter to the Editor, The New York Times , May 25, 1984.
"Pissaro's Message for Today's World of Work," The Christian Science Monitor , 1982.
HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS
NSF Grant, Inventing and International Culture of Change: 1870-1930, awarded beginning October 2005-06
Baker Nord Center , Case Western Reserve University , Collaborator Grant, $3200, Spring 2005
Baker Nord Center , Case, Presidential Fund Award $5000 for Seminar Homeland Security, Fall 2004
Nominee, Residential Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University , 2003
Elected Visiting Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences socials, Paris, France , spring 2004
Co-organizer, NSF funded workshop "Rethinking Technology in the Aftermath of September 11th, MIT, March 2002.
Invited, French Government, Visiting Professorship, University Blaise Pascal, France, spring semester 2002
Invited Visiting Associate, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences socials, Paris, France, spring semester, 2002
Invited Maria Goppert-Mayer Visiting Professorship, University of Gottingen , Gottingen , Germany , summer 2002 (declined)
Nominated for Executive Committee, Society for the History of Technology, May 2001
UCITE Teaching Award funding to develop course Museums in a Developing World, 1999- 2000
Wittke Award for Distinguished Teaching at CWRU, 1998
Grant from Lemuelson Center, Smithsonian Institution, 1996-97
Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Centre pour Recherche en Histoire des sciences et des techniques, CNRS, CRHST La Villette, Paris, France, February 1996
Research Initiation Grant, Case Western Reserve University, 1995-6
Research Grant, Fidelity Trust, administered through Arts Management Program, Weatherhead School of Management, 1993-1994
W. P. Jones Foundation grant, Fall 1993
Fellow, Five College Women's Studies Research Center , Mount Holyoke College , South Hadley , MA , Spring 1993
W. P. Jones Foundation Grant, Case Western Reserve University , Spring 1992 to 1993.
Research Grant, Fidelity Trust, administered through Weatherhead School of Management, 1992-1993
Smithsonian Institution Grant for research Workshop on the History of International Expositions, National Museum of American History, March 1992
Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Science, Technology and Society (Fall 1990)
Visiting Research Scholar, Laboratory of Richard C. Lewontin, Harvard University (Fall 1990).
American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant, Summer 1990 Research Fellow in History of Science and Technology, Mount Holyoke College , 1987-89
National Science Foundation Grant for study of History of Science Education at Mount Holyoke College, 1987-1990
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for research on the Eiffel Tower and French technology in the late 19th century, 1988
Smithsonian Fellowship, National Museum of American History, Summer 1987
History of Science Society Scholar, 1986-87, program supported by the Rockefeller and Culpepper Foundations and HSS society.
History of Science Society Travel Grant for research in Sweden , summer 1986
Seed money from Mount Holyoke College for preparation of grant proposals for History of Science at Mount Holyoke project, 1986
Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, University of Massachusetts , 1985-1987
Fellow, Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy, Media Institute, summer 1983
Service Fund Grant, History Department, University of Massachusetts , 1975-1980
Graduate Assistantship, The University of Michigan Museum of Art Regents Scholarship (three years), The University of Michigan
WEB PAGE AND EXHIBITIONS:
Web Page: Museums in a Developing World, a virtual resource on museums and the history of cultural policy with linkages to other sites (under construction)
Guest Curator and Scholar, traveling exhibition "When The Eiffel Tower Was New: French Visions of Progress at the Centennial of the Revolution," (funded by NEH, Mount Holyoke College, Univ. of Massachusetts), venues: Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and M.I.T., 1989-1990.
"Point of View," Essay accompanying exhibition of works by Ellen Levy on Scientific utopias, National Academy of Sciences, Washington , D.C. , spring 1985.
"Women in Science (1830-1985)," 1984, text, video script, and brochure for traveling exhibition circulated by Springfield , Mass. , Museum of Science ,1983-84.
LECTURES AND PAPERS PRESENTED (select list in 2 categories):
History of Science:
Invited Public Lecture on Mount Holyoke Faculty and the Rise of American Science, History Associates/ Case History Department/Baker Nord Center, October 2005
Invited lecture, Not the Girls of Summers, Mount Holyoke Club of New York City, May 12, 2005
Invited Public lecture, Not the Girls of Summers: Mount Holyoke Faculty and the Rise Of American Science, sponsored by ACES Program, Case, March 25, 2005
Invited Public lecture, Not the Girls of Summers: Mount Holyoke Faculty and the Rise Of American Science, Mount Holyoke College , South Hadley , Mass. , March 2, 2005
Invited lecture, funded by a grant from the Portuguese government, “Past and Present Views of Women in American Science,” International Congress on Scientific and Engineering Identities, Portugal , September 2004
Invited lecture, “Current Research on Women and Science in the U.S. ” LASMAS/IRESCO, CNRS, Paris , June 2004
Invited Seminar on Women's Science Education in the U.S. , Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris, May 2004
Invited speaker, Women and the Vocation of Science, University of Gottingen , Germany , June 2002
Invited seminar on Women's Science Education, Graduate Seminar on Technical Education in France , EHESS, April 2002
Invited speaker, University of Georgia Women 's Studies Program, February 2001
Invited keynote speaker, Symposium on Religion and Science, Univ. of Dortmund , 1998
Invited lecture, Religion, Sex and Science, Univ. of Linkoping , Sweden , 1998
Participant, International Conference on Science, Technology and Society, Tokyo-Hiroshima-Kyoto , Japan , March 1998
Invited speaker, Westlake Community College , Women's Center, Oct. 1996
Paper presented, History of Science Society Meeting, Nov. 1996
Invited lecture, University of Dortmund , Germany , symposium on Technical Education for Women, November 1994
Invited lecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 1994
Invited speaker, Five College Women's Studies Research Center, April 1993
Invited speaker, SHLTS Seminar, Atlanta , Georgia , February 1993
Invited speaker, University of Georgia Women 's Studies Program, January 1993
Invited speaker, Emory University , Science lecture series, Biology Dept., November 1992
Invited Inaugural Lecture, Science Month, Trinity University , Hartford , April 1991.
"Sex, Science and Medicine: The History of Pre-Medical Education at a Liberal Arts College
Invited speaker, Bio-Ethics Program of the CWRU Medical School , April 1991
Invited seminar speaker, "History of Science Education at Mount Holyoke , Harvard University , Cambridge , MA November 1990
Invited lecture on the History of Pre-Medical Education at Liberal Arts Colleges, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, Aug. 1989
"Science Education at Women's Colleges in the Gilded Age," AHA and HSS joint meetings, December 1988
Invited Lecture, "The Transformation of Science Education at Mount Holyoke after the Civil War," sponsored by the History Department, Mount Holyoke College, November 1988
Co-author, paper, Symposium on Science Education, American Chemical Society Meetings, New Orleans , Sept. 1987.
Invited Participant, Symposium on Convention and Knowledge, Smith College , October 23-25, 1985.
2. European History and History of Technology:
Invited lecture and videotaped presentation, “An Historian of Technology Looks at Paris ,” Johns Hopkins University , Course in Disciplinary approaches to the Study of Cities, November 16, 2005.
Invited commentator, Session on "Constructing the Scientific Persona: Identity, Media, and Politics," Annual Meeting of Society for the Histor of Technology, Minneapolis , Oct. 2005
Public lecture, “ Paris and the Invention of a Culture of Innovation,” Public Symposium, BNC, Case, funded by NSF grant and co-sponsored by NSF, BNC, Hist. Dept., Office of Sponsored Research, Case, October 22, 2005
Invited lecture, “Museums, Universities, Markets: An Historically Fraught Equation,” colloquium: Museums: Thinking Outside the Box, sponsored by Johns Hopkins Univ., Lemelson Ctr., Smithsonian Institution, April 2005
Invited, Industrial History Seminar, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociale, Paris , May 2004
Invited colloquium speaker, University of Minnesota , March 2004
Invited colloquium speaker, Johns Hopkins University , November 12, 2003
Invited speaker, Colloquium on Engineers: Enjeux et identities, Evora Portugal , October 2003
Invited speaker, Journee des cadres: Genre et Cadres Techniques, IRESCO, LASMAS, Paris , June 2003
Invited workshop participant, led by Frank Gehry, architect of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao , on Design and Management, summer 2002 (paper Published in vol. by Stanford University Press)
Invited seminar on Cultures of Control, Seminar on Industrial History, EHESS, April 2003
Paper presented, XXI Congress for history of Science , Mexico City, July 2001
Paper Presented, Culture of Control, SHOT Conference, Munich , Germany , August 2000
Invited speaker on Culture of Control, Faculty speaker's series, CWRU School of Law, April 2001
Paper Presented, From the Eiffel Tower to Paris Salvages, ICOHTEC Conference, Prague , CZ, August 2000
Invited speaker, Colloquium on Futures Past: Industrial Heritage from an International Perspective , Sweden , June 2000
Invited speaker, Colloquium on the History of Tourism, Univ. de Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand , France , Sept. 1999
Invited speaker, Seminar Series, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm , 1998
Featured speaker, Lecture series, University of Dortmund , Germany , Dec. 1998
Invited speaker, Lecture series, University of Lund , Dept. of Sociology , Sweden 1999
Invited speaker on Control, Seminar Series, University of Linkoping , Sweden , Nov. 1998
Invited speaker, Visiting Lecture series, Smithsonian Institution, May 1997
Invited featured speaker, Earth Day Celebration, Elgin Community College , April 1997
Invited speaker, London Science Museum , Aug. 1996
Invited speaker, Univ. of Minnesota , spring 1996
Invited paper, Centre National des Recherches Scientifiques, International Workshop on Science, Technology and Their Publics, Paris , May 1995
Invited lecture, Oxford University , May 1994
Invited lecture, Trondheim University , May 1994
Invited lecture, Centre National des Recherches Scientifiques, Paris, May 1994
Paper in session on Culture, Politics and Technology, French Historical Studies meeting, Univ. of Delaware , March 1994
Invited Participant, Symposium on French Railroads, Paris , France , November 1993
Commentator, Session on design and technology, SHOT meetings. Washington , D.C. , October 1993
Participant, Conference on Technological Transfer, Oxford University , Oxford , England , September 1993
Invited Participant, Symposium "All the World's a Fair," Smithsonian Institution, March 1992
Commentator, Session on Culture and Politics, American Historical Society Meetings, Washington , D.C. , Dec. 1992
Invited Participant, Constructs Group Session, American Society of Religion Annual Meetings, Kansas City , November 1991.
Invited Participant, Royal Society of Canada Symposium, Queen's University, Kingston , Ontario , Fall 1992.
Invited Participant, International Colloquium on Industrial Society and Its Museums, Paris , March 1991
Paper in Session on Culture in the Interwar Period, Annual Meetings of the Society for French Historical Studies Vancouver , B.C., March 1991
Invited speaker, Modernism and Technology, Kenyon College , October 1990
Symposium session Paper on Engineering the Industrial Landscape, International Congress on the History of Technology, Paris , France , July, 1990
Paper for New England Historical Association Meetings, Boston , MA , April 21, 1990.
Invited Lectures (2) on French Culture and Technology, Wesleyan University ( Connecticut ), Nov. 1989
Paper on Democratic Vistas, Democratic Media, session on Reading the Technological Landscape, SHOT meetings, Sacramento , California , Oct. 1989
Guest Speaker, Western Society of French Historical Studies Bicentennial Conference, UCLA, November, 1988 French Visions of Progress at the Centennial of the Revolution
Invited paper, " Community Building through Industrial Design in the Early Third Republic," Society for French Historical Studies, U. of S. Carolina , March 1988
Invited Speaker, National Federation of State Humanities Councils Annual Meeting, Chicago ,November 1987
Invited Speaker, Colloquium Series National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, July 1987
"The Eiffel Tower Revisited," session on Technological Arts-Technological Culture, 1986 Meetings of Society of History of Technology, Pittsburgh , Oct., 1986.
Invited lectures on Technological Change and Approachs to Designing at Chalmers Technical University , Gothenburg , Sweden , and Gerlesborgsskolan Art and Design School , Gerlesborg , Sweden , summer 1986.
Commentator, annual meetings of American Historical Association, session on "Culture and the State in 19th Century France ," New York , Dec. 1985.
Invited Speaker, "Social Functions: Festival Design and Systems of Communication in Late 18 th Century France ," 18th Century Club, M.I.T., Cambridge , April 1985.
Invited lecture, "The Arts and the Industrial Revolution," University of Washington , Seattle , August 1984.
"Art as Technology in the 19th Century: Creating Social Solidarity in an Industrializing Society," The Enterprise of Science Lecture Series, Hampshire College , Spring 1981.
"Ideology and Neo-Classicism," Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Univ. of Alabama , Huntsville , February 1981.
OTHER RELATED SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES:
Invited lecture, conference on Museums: Thinking Outside the Box, Johns Hopkins Univ. and Lemelson Center , Smithsonina , Washington , D.C., March 5-6, 2005
Manuscript reviewer for MIT, Yale, Princeton and Rutgers University Presses, and for Technology and Culture
Grant reviewer for National Science Foundation, NEH and Annenberg Foundation Panelist, NEH, 1994 and 1995
Research on French feminist reformers, for the Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, 1982-1984.
COURSE DEVELOPMENT AND Courses Taught At CWRU
Participant, Service Learning Seminar, CWRU, spring 2005
Developing revised course for Fall 2007: Museums in a Developing World (service learning based course) to be cross-listed with Art History and taught in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University over webcasting
Revising The History of Paris : From Revolution to Globalization, to be offered as SAGES University Seminar (Sages 279) spring 2007
Developing new course on The Era of the Enlightenment
Undergraduate Courses taught: History 113, 151, 250, 275, 305, 310, 348, 398
Graduate Research Seminar on the History of Universal Expositions
Graduate Research Seminar on the History of Industrialization
Graduate Research Seminar on the History of Control (for History Dept., and one semester taught on invitation by Weatherhead School of Management)
Graduate Research Seminar on Cultural approaches to the History of Technology
Graduate Research Seminar on the History of Communications Technology
Graduate Research Seminar on History of European Technology
Graduate Seminar Introduction to Museum Studies
Graduate Seminar on Modern World History
Undergraduate Seminar on Museums in a Developing World
Modern European History
The French Revolutionary Era
Technology in Western Civilization
Political and Social Thought in the Machine Age
Introduction to Modern World History
French Society and Culture
History 250 (Issues and Methods in History)
History 398 (Senior Research Seminar)
1. EMPLOYMENT AND PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:
Associate Professor of Art History, Secondary Appointment, Oct. 2005
Elected Visiting Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en sciences socials, Paris , May-June 2004
Invited visiting Professor, University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand , France , Spring 2002
Visiting Scholar, History Department, Emory University , 1998 to present
Visiting Professor, Dept. of History of Science and Technology, Royal Institute of Technology , Stockholm , Sweden , Fall 1998
Associate Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University , July 1995 to present
Adjunct Associate Professor, Mandel Center, CWRU, July 1992-present
Assistant Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University, fall 1989- June 1995
Director, Museum Studies Program, History Dept., CWRU, 1991-93
Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, U. of Massachusetts, Amherst , 1987-summer 1990
Program Officer, Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy, 1987-1989;
Internship, Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy, Sept. 1986-Jan. 1987
Five College Associate, A consortium of the University of Massachusetts , and Amherst , Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges, 1983-1987
Smith College, Visiting Lecturer, History, spring 1985
Smith College, Visiting Lecturer, History of Science Program, spring 1984
Papers of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Researcher, 1983-84
Smith College, Visiting Lecturer, Art Department, spring 1982
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Architecture Department, Lecturer, 1981
University of Massachusetts , History Department, Teaching Assistant, 1980
2. CONSULTING: History of Science and Technology:
Consultant, History Of Science And Technology Program, Johns Hopkins University, 2004
Consultant, Program in History of Science and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, NSF Funded program development grant, 2002 present
Center for Study of Women, Science, & Technology , Georgia Institute of Technology , appointed Winter 2000
Smith College , Northampton , Massachusetts , Program in History of Science and Technology, 1997
Lemelson Center for the History of Invention and Innovation, spring 1997
Consultant, National Museum of American History, 1990
A developer and Advisory Committee Member, Industrial History Project on the Changing Meaning of Work in Massachusetts (1920-80), Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy,1986-1989
Consultant, New Jersey State Dept. of Higher Education grant for development of course on Art and Technology in the Industrial Era, Seaton Hall Univ., N.J., 1985-1989.
Louisville ( Ky. ) Museum of History and Science, Consultant in planning exhibition on History of Women in Science
Writer-consultant, Women in Science Traveling Exhibition, Museum of Science , Springfield , Mass. 1983-84.
3. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
Society for History of Technology
International Committee for the History of Technology
4. PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES:
Member, Dibner Prize Committee, SHOT, 2004-2006
Representative to National Humanities Alliance , SHOT, 2004-2006
Member, Organizing Committee, Congress on History of Technical Education, Lisbon Portugal, October 2003
Member, Planning committee and Mobility Group, Tensions of Europe Project: History of Technology in 20th Century Europe
International History Committee, The Historical Society, 2001 ongoing
Program Committee Co-chair, The Historical Society, 2000 annual meeting
Member, SHOT Program Committee, 1995-8
Program Chair, SHOT Annual Meeting, Pasadena , 1997
Chairperson, SHOT Committee on International Scholars, 1992-1994
Chairperson, SHOT special interest group on Technology Education, 1988-1991
Member, Scholars Committee of the American Committee for the Bicentennial of the French Revolution, 1988-89
Member SHOT Robinson Prize Committee, 1990-1992
Liaison, History of Science Society and SHOT Education Committees, 1992-93
5. ADDITIONAL SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES AND APPOINTMENTS
Editorial Advisory Board, ICON , Journal of the International Congress for the History of Technology, presently
Member of Advisory Board, Smith College Program in the Humanities, Science and Technology, 1999-2002
Editorial Board Member (current), Journal of History and Technology , presently
Organizer, Museums in a Developing World Symposium, Case Western Reserve University, March 27, 2001
Member, Board of Governors, The Historical Society, 1998 to 2000
Organizer, International Symposium on Democracy and the Culture of Communications, Sponsored by the Dean of Arts and Sciences, CWRU, the Cleveland Foundation, April 1995
Co-Organizer with Arthur Molella, international workshop on Science and Technology at Universal Expositions, sponsored Smithsonian Institution, March 1992
Organizer, Session on European History of Technology, SHOT meetings, Uppsala , Sweden , Sept. 1992
Organizer, Chair, and co-commentator, session on Art and Techne from Plato to Mumford, at request of College Art Association for annual meetings in New York City , February 1990.
Co-organizer, Science Education in Women's Colleges, session for American Historical Assoc. And Hist. of Science Socity meetings, Cincinnati , Dec. 1988.
Co-organizer, Communications Studies Session, Society for the History of Technology meetings, Delaware , fall 1988
Organizer, Session on Public Funding for History of Technology Projects, SHOT meetings, Delaware , fall 1988
Organizer session on The Universal Expositions and French Visions of Industrial Society, Society For French historical Studies meetings, S. Carolina , March 1988
Developed lecture series on the Arts, Science and Technology, sponsored by Institute for the Humanities, Univ. of Mass. and Sacker Lecture Fund, Mt. Holyoke College , 1985-86. Speakers included Prof. Robert Mark, Princeton Univ. ; Prof. Alistair Crombie, Oxford Univ. ; Prof. Samuel Edgerton, Williams College ; Ms. Sara Dickinson, M.I.T. Center for Advanced Visual Studies; Prof. Dolores Hayden, UCLA. Leader-organizer, Faculty seminar on Art, Science, and Technology, Institute for the Humanities, U.of Mass., Fall 1985 through Spring 1986
Co-chairperson 1983-1984 and Member, 1982-1989, Five College Social History Seminar, monthly gathering of faculty from Smith, Amherst, Mt. Holyoke colleges, and The U.of Mass., at which current projects and papers from invited speakers are discussed.
Member, Women's Studies Policy Board, U. of Mass., 1977-1981
6. ADVISING AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE:
Director, Undergraduate Studies, History Department, July 2003 to Oct. 2005
Doctoral Advisor, Terrance Uber, Doctorate awarded, May 2001 [currently tenure track Asst. Prof., Kent State University]
Doctoral Advisor, Stephen Crandall, thesis topic: The History of Telemarketing in The United States
Member Doctoral Committees: History: Russell Jones, Mark Bowles, Michael Fitzgibbon. I have also been an advisor or served on M.A. committees in History and on/or am currently serving on 2 committees in Art History.
Advisor to 10 undergraduate majors, all minors, all first year students interested in history major, 2003 to fall 2005.
Member, History Dept. Undergraduate Curriculum committee, Graduate Studies Committee, Committee to Revise Graduate Curriculum, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Chair, Asian History Search Committee
Member, Early Modern European History Search Committee, STEM search committee
7. CAMPUS COMMITTEES:
Member, steering committee, Research ShowCase 2004 to present
Member, French and Francophone Studies Steering Committee, 2003 to present
Member, Judaic Studies Steering Committee, 2004 to present
Member, History and Philosophy of Science Program Faculty, 2002 to present
Member, Women Studies Steering Committee, 2006 ongoing
Member, President's Commission on Research and Graduate Education, Case Western Reserve University , 2002-2004
Member, University Program Committee, Research Showcase, 2002-2004
Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Research, Case Western Reserve University , 2001 ongoing
Member, Campus Committee rewriting Human Subject Research Guidelines, present
Member Graduate Council, History Department, 2001-2002
Member, Program faculty, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, present
Member Dean's Committee on Science and Society Program. 1999
Member Advisory Committee, Modern French Language Program, CWRU, present
Member Campus Committee for Outside Review of Art History Program
8. COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Member, Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations, Cleveland Council on World Affairs
Member, Board of Managers, Cedar Glen Condominium
Listed in Who’s Who in America,
Media interviews include: Inside Higher Ed; USNews and World Report, "Viewpoints"nationally syndicated radio news magazine; CBS2; History Channel “Engineering an Empire: France” (to be aired early 2007).