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Dr. DIETZ, Bettina
狄天霞博士

Associate Professor, Department of History (On sabbatical leave from 15 July 2021 - 14 January 2022)

 

PhD, MA,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen,
(Munich, Germany).
FHEA

 

(852) 3411 7615

RESEARCH FOCUS

History of early modern science
Eighteenth-century botany
Collaborative authorship
History of scientific publishing
Collecting and collections

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Monographs

  • Das System der Natur. Die kollaborative Wissenskultur der Botanik im 18. Jahrhundert (The System of nature. The collaborative knowledge culture of eighteenth-century botany), Böhlau Verlag: Cologne / Weimar / Vienna, 2017.

 

  • Utopien als mögliche Welten. Voyages imaginaires der französischen Frühaufklärung, 1650-1715, Mainz 2002 (= Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte, v. 188).

 

Edited volumes and special issues

  • Special issue “Cultures of Scientific Publishing” (guest-editor), History of Science (forthcoming)

  • Special issue “Translating and Translations in the History of Science” (guest-editor), Annals of Science 73/2 (2016).

 

  • Bilder des Fremden. Mediale Inszenierung von Alterität, 1780-1920 (together with Paul Hempel and Hans-Peter Bayerdörfer), Münster 2007.

 

Journal articles

  • Iterative books. Posthumous publishing in eighteenth-century botany, in: History of Science (OnlineFirst; in print).

  • Networked names. Synonyms in eighteenth-century botany, in: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 41 (2019), article 46.

 

  • Linnaeus' Restless System: Translation as Textual Engineering in Eighteenth-Century Natural History, in: Annals of Science 73/2 (2016), 143-156.

 

  • Introduction: Translating and Translations in the History of Science, in: Annals of Science 73/2 (2016), 117-121.

 

  • Contribution and Co-production: The Collaborative Culture of Linnaean Botany, in: Annals of Science 69/4 (2012), 551-569.

 

  • Making Natural History: Doing the Enlightenment, in: Central European History, 43/1 (2010), 25-46.

 

  • Aufklärung als Praxis: Naturgeschichte im 18. Jahrhundert, in: Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung 36/2 (2009), 235-257.

 

  • Mobile Objects: The Space of Shells in Eighteenth-Century France, in: The British Journal for the History of Science 39/3 (2006), 363-382.

 

  • Collections Curieuses: The Aesthetics of Curiosity and Elite Lifestyle in Eighteenth-Century Paris, in: Eighteenth-Century Life 29/3 (2005), 24-75 (together with Thomas Nutz).

 

  • Naturgeschichte des Menschen als Wissensformation des späten 18. Jahrhunderts: Orte, Objekte, Verfahren, in: Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung 32 (2005), 45-70 (together with Thomas Nutz).

 

  • Utopie und Policey: Frühneuzeitliche Konzeptionen eines idealen Ordnungsstaates, in: Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung 30 (2003), 591-617.

 

  • Vom Giganten zum Elefanten: Kontroversen über Fossilien, 1610-1820, in: Archiv für Kulturgeschichte 85 (2003), 277-302.


Chapters

 

  • What is a Botanical Author? Pehr Osbeck’s Travelogue and the Culture of Collaborative Publishing in Linnaean Botany, in: Hanna Hodacs / Kenneth Nyberg / Stéphane van Damme (ed.): Linnaeus, Natural History, and the Circulation of Knowledge, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (Voltaire Foundation, Oxford) 2018, 57-79.

 

  • Kollaboration in der Botanik des 18. Jahrhunderts. Die partizipative Architektur von Linnés System der Natur, in: Anne Mariss / Silke Förschler (ed.): Akteure, Tiere, Dinge: Verfahrensweisen der Naturgeschichte in der Frühen Neuzeit, Köln / Wien  2017(Böhlau), 95-108.

 

  • Natural History as Compilation: Travel Accounts in the Epistemic Process of an Empirical Discipline, in: A. Holenstein / H. Steinke / M. Stuber (eds.), The Practice of Knowledge and the Figure of the Savant in the Eighteenth Century, 2 vols., Brill, Leiden / Boston 2013, vol. 1., 703-719.

 

  • Die Naturgeschichte und ihre prekären Objekte, in: Ulrich Schneider (ed.): Kulturen des Wissens, Berlin 2008, 615-621.

 

  • Phrenologie des Fremden. Das Bild(nis) der Ozeanier, 1780-1840, in: Hans-Peter Bayerdörfer / Bettina Dietz / Frank Heidemann (eds.): Bilder des Fremden. Mediale Inszenierung von Alterität im 19. Jahrhundert, Münster 2007, 157-176.
FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS (Selected)
  • “Networked names. Synonyms in eighteenth-century botany”, supported by a GRF grant from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 2019-22.

 

  • “Bookish Botany. Eighteenth-Century Botany and its Use of Books”, supported by a GRF grant from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (RGC), 2016-2019.

 

  • “The Collaborative Epistemic Culture of Eighteenth-Century Natural History”, supported by an ECS grant from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 2013-15.