Professor Arne Schirrmacher

Professor Arne Schirrmacher

HAPP Visiting Fellow 

Professor for History of Science

Arne is on leave from Humboldt University in Berlin, where he also teach as a professor of the history of science at the Technical University in its BA and MA programmes on Culture and Technology and Theory and History of Science and Technology, resp.

He is based at the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology.

Research Interests

Arne's research focuses on the history of modern natural sciences and the history of the cultures of science and technology in the 20th century, especially their transmission through media of communication and exhibition.

He is currently writing a history of the transformation of the science museum in the 20th century and researching the role of scientific student clubs in the development of the natural sciences at Oxford, c 1880-1940. Other fields of research comprise the history of physics in the 19th and 20th centuries, film as a source for the history of science, the history of science from the perspective of its public(s) and media, and science and the city.