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B.A. Harvard University; PhD UCLA

Office: 5276 BUNCHE
Phone: 310-825-2013
Fax: 310-206-9630
E-mail: terrall@history.ucla.edu

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UCLA Department of History
6265 Bunche Hall
Box 951473
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473

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History of Science, Europe

Selected Publications

Speculation and Experiment in Enlightenment Life Sciences,” in Heredity Produced: At the Crossroads of Biology, Politics, and Culture, 1500-1870,  edited by Staffan Müller-Wille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (MIT Press, 2007).

“Mathematical Narratives of Scientific Expeditions,” Isis (December 2006).

“Biography as Cultural History of Science,” Isis (June 2006).

“Public Science in the Enlightenment,” (Essay review), Modern Intellectual History, 2 (2005): 265-276.

“An Embarrassment of Riches,” (Essay review), Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 36 (2005): 185-190.

“Vis viva Revisited,” History of Science 42 (2004): 189-209.

The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment, University of Chicago Press, 2002.

"The Uses of Anonymity in the Age of Reason," in Scientific Authorship, ed. by Mario Biagioli and Peter Galison, Routledge, 2002.

"Fashionable Readers of Natural Philosophy" in History of the Sciences/Hitory of the Book, ed. by N. Jardine and M. Frasca-Spada, Cambridge University Press, 2000.

"Mathematics, Metaphysics and the Gendering of Science in France," in The Sciences in Enlightened Europe, ed. by William Clark, Jan Golinski and Simon Schaffer, University of Chicago Press, 1999.

"Experimenting with Enlightenment," (Essay review), Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 29 (1998): 319-325.

"Heroic Narratives of Quest and Discovery," Configurations, 1998 6(2): 223-242.

"Salon, Academy and Boudoir: Generation and Desire in Maupertuis's Science of Life," Isis 87 (1996): 217-229. (French translation, "Les sciences dans le boudoir," La Recherche, January 1997.)

"Gendered Spaces, Gendered Audiences: Inside and Outside the Paris Academy of Sciences," Configurations 3 (1995): 207-232.

"Emilie du Chatelet and the Gendering of Science," History of Science 33 (1995): 283-310. (Winner of History of Science Society Women in Science Prize, 1998.)

"Representing the Earth's Shape: The Polemics Surrounding Maupertuis's Expedition to Lapland," Isis, 83 (1992): 218- 237. (Winner of the History of Science Society Derek Price Award, 1994.)

"The Culture of Science in Frederick the Great's Berlin," History of Science, 28 (1990): 333-364

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