Andre Wakefield, PhD
Professor of History
- History of science, German cultural and intellectual history, environmental history, and sports history.
- History of The Human Sciences (HIST12)
- Environmental History (HIST16)
- History and Political Economy of Natural Resources (HIST17)
- Travel and Encounter, 1800-2000 (HIST65)
- Marx in Context (HIST132)
- A History of the Police State (HIST136)
- Seeking Human Nature: The History and Sciences of Innateness (HIST138)
- Propaganda (HIST163)
- Explorations in Deep Time (HIST181)
- The History and Politics of World Soccer (187)
- Anxiety in the Age of Reason (HIST188)
- Frankfurt School (HIST189)
- The Seminar in History (HIST197)
- History of Science: Science and Technology in the Early Modern World (STS 81)
- The Disordered Police State: German Cameralism as Science and Practice. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.
- First English edition of G. W. Leibniz’s Protogaea. Edited and translated from the Latin, with an introduction, together with Claudine Cohen. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
- “The Origins and History of the Earth.” Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Leibniz, edited by Maria Rosa Antognazza (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).
- "Leibniz in the Mines." Osiris (Annual Journal of the History of Science Society), vol. 25 (2010): 171-88.
- “The Fiscal Logic of Enlightened German Science,” in Benjamin Schmidt and Pamela Smith, eds., Knowledge and Its Making in Early Modern Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008, pp. 273-87.
Recent Book Reviews
- Reviewed The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in Contemporary America, by Robert H. Nelson, in Technology and Culture, 52, 3 (July 2011): 671-72.
- Reviewed The Science of Culture in Enlightenment Germany, by Michael C. Carhart, in Central European History, 43, 2 (2010): 351-52.
- Reviewed Zwischen Fürstenwillkür und Menschheitswohl: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz als Bibliothekar, edited by Karin Hartbecke, in Isis, 101, 2 (2010): 429-430.
Recent Conference Papers and Invited Talks:
- “Money in the German-Speaking Lands: A Roundtable Discussion of The Disordered Police State by Andre Wakefield.” German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Oakland, CA, October 9, 2010.
- "Leibniz and the Wind Machines," invited lecture at the Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland, February 22, 2010.
- "Earth, Wind, Water and Mining Machines: Leibniz," presented at the History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, November 22, 2009.
- "Science and State in Early Modern Germany," lecture series presented at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, June 2008.
- "Public Money and Private Ruin: Johann von Justi's Prussian Misadventure," paper presented at the European Social Science History Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, February 2008.
- "The End of History of Science?" paper presented at the History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 2007.
- "Science, Culture and the Enlightenment Mine," paper presented at the German Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2007.
Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors:
- Recipient, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. Professor Wakefield will spend the 2012-13 academic year in residence at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. He will be writing a book about Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.
- Appointed to the Editorial Board of Isis, the Quarterly Journal of the History of Science Society, January 2010.
- Thyssen Foundation, Herzog Ernst Fellowship, University of Erfurt, Germany, 2006.
Recipient, Graves Award in the Humanities, “The Edinburgh Synergy,” 2005-2006.
- Project Director, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Collaborative Research Grant, “The First English Edition of Leibniz’s Protogaea,” 2001-2003 ($109,937 outright). With Claudine Cohen (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris).