TU BRAUNSCHWEIG

Dr. Florence Vienne

Contact:

Profilbild Florance Vienne

E-Mail: vienne.florence@berlin.de


Research focus:



History of Science and Gender Studies, History of Biology (Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries), History of Population Statistics/Demography (Twentieth Century), History of Science and Nazism.

Current research projects:


Cell Theory and Religious Worldview in the 19th Century: A Study on Theodor Schwann’s Unpublished Works
presentation of project - Vienne (pdf, 165 KByte)

From Spermatic Animalcules to Sperm Cells: A History of Reproduction, 1749-1990.

About Florence Vienne:


Dr. Florence Vienne studied public law and political science in Grenoble and Strasbourg (France). Between 1997 and 2000 she was a predoctoral research fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) and at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock (Germany). After receiving her PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), she spent one year as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Since 2003, she is a research scholar at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. Between 2010 and 2013, she coordinated the scientific network “Economies of reproduction. Interdisciplinary Research on the Past and Present of Human Reproduction, 1750-2010” funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). From 2013 to 2016 she co-directed the research project “Politics of the Living. A Study on the Emergence and Reception of Cell Theory in France and Germany, ca. 1800-1900” funded by the DFG and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (2013-2016). Since December 2016 she pursues her research on the history of cell theory with a DFG funded project on “Cell Theory and Religious Worldview in the Nineteenth Century: A Study on Theodor Schwann’s Unpublished Works”.

CV Vienne (pdf, 176 KByte)

Publications:


Books:

Lynn K. Nyhart, Florence Vienne (eds.) (2017): “Revolutionary Politics and Biological Organization in Nineteenth-Century France and Germany.” Special issue of the journal Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (vol. 47).

Bock von Wülfingen, Bettina; Brandt, Christina; Lettow, Susanne; Vienne, Florence (ed.) (2015): “Temporalities of reproduction: practices and concepts from the eighteenth to the early twenty-first century“. Special issue of the journal History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences (vol. 37).

Vienne, Florence; Brandt, Christina (eds.) (2008): Wissensobjekt Mensch. Humanwissenschaftliche Praktiken im 20. Jahrhundert. Berlin: Kadmos.

Vienne, Florence (2006): Une science de la peur: la démographie avant et après 1933. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.


Papers (selection):

2019 “Toward a European history of scientific materialism”, book review of Laura Meneghello: Jacob Moleschott. A transnational biography. Science, politics and popularization in nineteenth-century Europe (Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2017). Metascience, published online 27 May 2019.

2018 “Eggs and Sperm as Germ Cells”, Chapter 29 in: Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming and Lauren Kassell (eds.). Reproduction: Antiquity to the Present Day. Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 413-426.

2017 (with Lynn K. Nyhart). Introduction to the special issue “Revolutionary Politics and Biological Organization in Nineteenth-Century France and Germany.” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 47, 589-601.

2017 “Worlds Conflicting. The Cell Theories of François-Vincent Raspail and Theodor Schwann.” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 47, 629-652.

2015 “Seeking the constant in what is transient: Karl Ernst von Baer’s vision of organic formation.” History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 37, 34-49.

2015 (with Bettina Bock von Wülfingen, Christina Brandt, Susanne Lettow). Introduction to the special issue „Temporalities of reproduction: practices and concepts from the eighteenth to the early twenty-first century.” History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 37, 1-16.

2014 “Organic Molecules, Parasites, 'Urthiere': The Contested Nature of Spermatic Animalcules, 1749-1841”, in: Susanne Lettow (ed.). Gender, Race and Reproduction. Philosophy and the Early Life Sciences in Context. Albany: SUNY Press, 45-63.

2009 „Vom Samentier zur Samenzelle: die Neudeutung der Zeugung im 19. Jahrhundert.“ Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 32, 215-229.


https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Florence_Vienne/contributions

complete publication catalogue (pdf, 109 KByte)


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