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Faculty bio-Richard Beyler

 

   


Richard Beyler

Professor
Graduate Coordinator
Ph.D. Harvard University (1994)

Contact Info:
Cramer Hall 441-O
503-725-3996
r.beyler @ pdx.edu

Office hours:
T and R 1:00-1:45 for Spring 2014


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Fields of Expertise:
history of science and its cultural, social, and political relations;
European intellectual history; 19th- and 20th-century German history; comparative world history

 

Recent publications:
“Boundaries and Authority in the Physics Community in the Third Reich” in The German Physical Society in the Third Reich, ed. Dieter Hoffmann & Mark Walker (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 22-49.
With Michael Eckert & Dieter Hoffmann, “The Max Planck Medal,” in Hoffmann & Walker, 169-86.
“Exhuming the Three-Man Paper: Target-Theoretical Research in the 1930s and 1940s,” in Creating a Physical Biology: The Three-Man Paper and Early Molecular Biology, ed. Phillip R. Sloan & Brandon Fogel (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), 99-142.
“Three Ways to Spend Some Time in the Historiographical Metropolis,” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 41 (2011): 354-64.
“Jordan alias Domeier: Science and Cultural Politics in Late Weimar Germany,” in Weimar Culture and Quantum Mechanics, ed. Cathryn Carson et al. (London: Imperial College Press, 2011), 487-503.


Courses taught:

  • HST 300, Historical Imagination
  • HST 387U, History of Modern Science
  • HST 407/507, Seminar: Science, Ideology, and the State in the 20th Century
  • HST 407/507, Seminar: European Culture and Politics between the World Wars
  • HST 427/527, Topics in the History of Science: The Scientific Revolution
  • HST 427/527, Topics in the History of Science: Darwin and Darwinism
  • HST 427/527, Topics in the History of Science: The Einsteinian Revolution
  • HST 427/527, Topics in the History of Science: Science and Nazism
  • HST 427/527, Topics in the History of Science: Science Fictions
  • HST 458/558, Modern Germany
  • HST 460/560, Topics in European Intellectual History
  • HST 495/595, Comparative World History: Empires of Knowledge
  • UNST 236, Interpeting the Past: Revolution and Evolution in the Long 19th Century