Department of Art History and Art

Miriam Levin

Miriam Levin

Associate Professor of History
Secondary Appointment in Art and Art History

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A. and B.A. University of Michigan

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Miriam Levin teaches cultural history and history of technology and science. She holds degrees in History of Art (B.A. and M.A., University of Michigan) and European History (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst).  She has published widely on public cultural policy promoting technology and science, the wedding of art and science, the social uses of printed images, and museums as modern cultural forces.  Her books include: Cultures of Control (contributing editor); When the Eiffel Tower Was New: French Visions of Progress at the Centennial of the Revolution;  Republican Art and Ideology in Late 19th Century France; and  Defining Women’s Scientific Enterprise, which is currently a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in History.  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, Stockholm and the University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France; 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.  In addition to being a Pulitzer Prize nominee, 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. 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.