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Dr Staffan Müller-Wille

Publications

Books

with Sommer M, Reinhardt C, Handbuch Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Stuttgart, J.B. Metzler, 2017.

with Brandt C, Heredity Explored Between Public Domain and Experimental Science, 1850-1930, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2016.

with Gausemeier B, Ramsden E, Human heredity in the twentieth century, London, Pickering & Chattoo, 2013.

with Rheinberger HJ, A Cultural History of Heredity, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2012.

with Rheinberger HJ, Mueller-Wille S, Vererbung. Geschichte und Kultur eines biologischen Konzepts, Frankfurt/M, Fischer, 2009.

with Mueller-Wille SEW, Rheinberger HJ, Das Gen im Zeitalter der Postgenomik. Eine wissenschaftshistorische Bestandsaufnahme, Frankfurt/M., Suhrkamp, 2009.

with Mueller-Wille SEW, Linnaeus C, Freer S, Musa Cliffortiana: Clifford's Banana Plant, Vienna, International Association for Plant Taxonomy, 2007.

with Mueller-Wille SEW, Rheinberger H-J, Heredity Produced: At the Crossroads of Biology, Politics and Culture, 1500-1870, MIT Press, 2007.

with Mueller-Wille SEW, Hoffmann D, Laitko H, Lexikon der bedeutenden Naturwissenschaftler. 3 Vols, Heidelberg, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2003.

Journal articles

with Bohme K, In der Jungfernheide hinterm Pulvermagazin frequens: Karl Ludwig Willdenow's Annotated Copy of Florae Berolinensis Prodromus (1787), NTM International Journal of History and Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology and Medicine, vol. 21, no. 1, 2013, 93-106

with Powell A, O‘Malley MA, Mueller-Wille S, Calvert J, Dupré J, Dupre J, Disciplinary baptisms: A comparison of the naming stories of genetics, molecular biology, genomics, and systems biology, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, vol. 29, no. 1, 2007, 5-32

Chapters

Der Westen und die Wissenschaftliche Revolution, in Sommer M, Muller-Wille SEW, Reinhardt C (eds) Handbuch Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 2017, 142-153

with Sommer M, Reinhardt C, Wissenschaftsgeschichte und Wissensgeschichte, in Sommer M, Muller-Wille SEW, Reinhardt C (eds) Handbuch Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 2017, 2-18

Verfahrensweisen der Naturgeschichte nach Linné, in Fröschler S, Mariss A (eds) Akteure, Tiere, Dinge Verfahrensweisen der Naturgeschichte in der Frühen Neuzeit, Köln Weimar: Böhlau Verlag, 2017, 109-124

Bruche in der Stufenleiter der Natur.Diversitat in der Naturgeschichte 1758-1859, in Blum A, Zschocke N, Rheinberger HJ, Barras V (eds) Diversität. Geschichte und Aktualität eines Konzepts, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2016, 41-60

with Brandt C, From Heredity to Genetics: Political, Medical, and Agro-Industrial Contexts, in Müller-Wille S, Brandt C (eds) Heredity Explored: Between Public Domain and Experimental Science, 1850-193, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016, 3-25

with Rheinberger HJ, Heredity Before Genetics, in Muller-Wille S, Brandt C (eds) Heredity Explored: Between Public Domain and Experimental Science, 1850-1930143, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016, 143-166

with Richmond ML, Revisiting the Origin of Genetics, in Muller-Wille S, Brandt C (eds) Heredity Explored: Between Public Domain and Experimental Science, 1850-1930, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016, 367-394

Linnaeus and the Four Corners of the World, in Coles KA, Bauer R, Nunes Z (eds) The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500–1900, Houndsmill, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, 191-191

Reproducing species, in Stephanson R, Wagner DN (eds) Secrets of Generation: Reproduction in the Long Eighteenth Century, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015, 37-58

Hérédité, race et eugénisme dans le long xixe siècle, in Raj K, Sibum HO (eds) Modernité et Globalisation, Paris: Seuil, 2015, 391-409

Reproducing difference: Race and heredity from a longue durée perspective, in Lettow S (eds) Race, Gender and Reproduction: Philosophy and the Early Life Sciences in Context, New York: SUNY Press, 2014, 217-235

Vom Sexualsystem zur Karteikarte. Carl von Linnés Papiertechnologien, in Bäumler T, Bühler B, Rieger S (eds) Nicht Fisch – nicht Fleisch. Ordnungssysteme und ihre Störfälle, Zürich: diaphanes, 2011, 33-50

History of science and medicine, in Jackson M (eds) The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine, Oxford University Press, 2011, 469-483

Gene, in Sarasin P, Sommer M (eds) Evolution: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, J. B. Metzler, 2010, 196-200

with Mueller-Wille SEW, Rheinberger H-J, Gene, in Zalta EN (eds) The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, , 2009

with Mueller-Wille SEW, Rheinberger HJ, De la génération à l'hérédité: continuities médiévales et conjunctures historiques modernes, in Lugt MVD, Miramon CD (eds) L’hérédité à la fin du Moyen Age, Florence: SISMEL – Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2009, 355-388

with Mueller-Wille SEW, Rheinberger HJ, Zur Genesis der Vererbung als biologisches Konzept, 1700-1900, in Avanessian A, Menninghaus W, Völker J (eds) Vita aesthetica. Szenarien ästhetischer Lebendigkeit, Berlin: diaphanes, 2009, 215-225

with Rheinberger HJ, Mueller-Wille SEW, Technische Reproduzierbarkeit organischer Natur - aus der Perspektive einer Geschichte der Molekularbiologie, in Weiß MG (eds) Bios und Zoë. Die menschliche Natur im Zeitalter ihrer technischen Reproduzierbarkeit, Frankfurt/M.: Suhrkamp, 2009, 11-33

with Mueller-Wille SEW, Rheinberger HJ, Gene Concepts, in Sarkar S, Plutynski A (eds) A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology, Oxford: Blackwell, 2008

Botanischer Tausch und okonomie der Natur, in al RDE (eds) Wissen im Netz – Botanik und Pflanzentransfer in europäischen Korrespondenznetzen des 18. Jahrhunderts, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2008, 79-89

History redoubled: The synthesis of facts in Linnaean natural history, in al CZE (eds) Philosophies of Technology: Francis Bacon and His Contemporaries, Brill, 2008, 516-538

Naturgeschichte, in Jaeger F (eds) Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, Stuttgart: Metzler, 2008, 1175-1196

'Race et appartenance ethnique: la diversité humaine et l'UNESCO Déclarations sur la race (1950 et 1951), in 60 ans d’histoire de l’UNESCO. Actes du colloque international, Paris, 16–18 novembre 2005, Paris: UNESCO, 2007, 211-220

'Heredity: The formation of an epistemic space', in Mueller-Wille S, Rheinberger H-J (eds) Heredity Produced: At the Crossroads of Biology, Politics, and Culture, 1500-1870, Cambridge/Mass: MIT Press, 2007, 3-34

'Figures of inheritance, 1650-1850', in Mueller-Wille S, Rheinberger H-J (eds) Heredity Produced: At the Crossroads of Biology, Politics, and Culture, 1500-1870, Cambridge/Mass: MIT Press, 2007, 177-204

'Dissolution and coordination. Some general remarks on the history and epistemology of molecular biology', in Workshop: History and Epistemology of Molecular Biology and Beyond: Problems and Perspectives, Berlin: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, 2006, 255-257

'Schwarz, Weiß, Gelb, Rot. Zur Darstellung menschlicher Vielfalt', in Heesen AT, Lutz P (eds) Dingwelten. Das Museum als Erkenntnisort, Köln: Böhlau, 2005, 161-170

'Konstellation, Serie, Formation. Genealogische Denkfiguren bei Harvey, Linnaeus und Darwin', in al SWE (eds) Generation. Zur Genealogie des Konzepts - Konzepte von Genealogie, München: Wilhelm Fink, 2005, 215-233

'Paradies, Akademie, okonomie. Zur Transformation botanischer Garten im 18. Jahrhundert', in Hoefer NN, Ananieva A (eds) Der andere Garten. Erinnern und erfinden in Gärten von Institutionen, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2005, 235-249

'Walnut-trees at Hudson Bay, coral reefs in Gotland: Linnaean botany and its relation to colonialism', in Schiebinger L, Swan C (eds) Colonial botany: Science, Commerce, and Politics in the Early Modern World, Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005, 34-48

'La science baconienne en action: la place de Linné dans l'histoire de la taxinomie', in Hoquet T (eds) les fondements de la botanique. Linné et la classification des plantes, Paris: Vuibert, 2005, 57-102

'Eruditio historica, critica, antiqua. Quellen der Naturgeschichte (Eruditio historica, critica, antiqua: The sources of natural history), in Rathmann T, Wegmann N (eds) Quelle’. Zwischen Ursprung und Konstrukt. Ein Leitbegriff in der Diskussion, Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 2004, 89-101

'Ein Anfang ohne Ende. Das Archiv der Naturgeschichte und die Geburt der Biologie (A beginning without an end. The archives of natural history and the birth of biology), in Dülmen RV, Rauschenbach S (eds) Macht des Wissens. Die Entstehung der modernen Wissengesellschaft, Köln: Böhlau, 2004, 587-605

Was ist Rasse? Die UNESCO-Erklarungen von 1950 und 1951, in al PLE (eds) Der (im-)perfekte Mensch. Metamorphosen von Normalität und Abweichung, Koln: Böhlau, 2003, 57-71

Vererbung, in Evolution: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, J. B. Metzler, 55-57

Evolutionstheorien vor Darwin, in Evolution: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, J. B. Metzler, 65-78

Variation, in Sommer M, Sarasin P (eds) Evolution: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, J. B. Metzler, 52-55

Carl von Linnés Herbarschrank. Zur epistemischen Funktion eines Sammlungsmobels, in Heesen AT, Spary E (eds) Sammeln als Wissen. Das Sammeln und seine wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Bedeutung, Göttingen: Wallstein, 22-38

with Bohme K, Biologie: Wissenschaft vom Werden, Wissenschaft im Werden, in Geschichte der Universität Unter den Linden, 1810-2010, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 425-446

Reviews

Thinking Plants [Essay review of Peter Ayres, The aliveness of plants: the Darwins at the dawn of plant science, London 2007], Notes and Records of the Royal Society, vol. 66, no. 1, 2012, 101-103

Appropriating and Translating Darwin, Science as Culture, 2011

[Review of] Marianne Sommer, Bones and Ochre: The Curious Afterlife of the Red Lady of Paviland, Cambridge, MA., 2009, British Journal for the History of Science, vol. 42, no. 4, 2009, 619-620

Review of Raphael Falk, Genetic Analysis: A History of Genetic Thinking, Cambridge, 2009, Science and Education

Eugenics: Then and Now, Metascience, vol. 20, 347-349

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Metamorphosis of Plants, Cambridge, MA, 2009, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, vol. 33, no. 2, 268-269

James Schwartz, In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA, Cambridge MA, 2008, Isis, vol. 100, no. 2, University of Chicago Press, 386-387

Articles

Names and Numbers: Data in Classical Natural History, 1758-1859, Osiris (Chicago): a research journal devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences, vol. 32, University of Chicago Press: No Paid Open Access, 2017

La rupture de la « grande chaîne des êtres » : la diversité en histoire naturelle, de 1758 à 1859, Thema: La revue des Musées de la civilisation, vol. 2, 2015, 96-107

How the Great Chain of Being Fell Apart: Diversity in Natural History 1758-1859, Thema: La revue des Musées de la civilisation, vol. 2, 2015, 85-95

Acolytes of NATURE: Defining natural SCIENCE in Germany, 1770-1850, CENTAURUS, vol. 56, no. 1, 2014

with Charmantier I, Worlds of Paper: An Introduction, Early Science and Medicine, vol. 19, 2014, 379-397-379-397

Race and History: Comments from an Epistemological Point of View, Science, Technology & Human Values, 2014, 0162243913517759-0162243913517759

Systems and How Linnaeus Looked at Them in Retrospect, ANNALS OF SCIENCE, vol. 70, no. 3, 2013, 305-317

DASTON, L. and LUNBECK, E. (editors). Histories of scientific observation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2011. Pp 460; illustrated. Price US$ 27.50 (paperback). ISBN 9780226136783., Archives of natural history, vol. 40, 2013, 180-180

Systems and How Linnaeus Looked at Them in Retrospect, Annals of Science, vol. 70, 2013, 305-317-305-317

Mixing Races: From Scientific Racism to Modern Evolutionary Ideas, HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE LIFE SCIENCES, vol. 35, no. 1, 2013, 124-125

Untitled, HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE LIFE SCIENCES, vol. 35, no. 1, 2013, 5-7

with Charmantier IRO, Lists as Research Technologies, Isis: international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences, vol. 103, no. 4, 2012, 743-752

with Delbourgo J, Mueller-Wille S, FOCUS: LISTMANIA Introduction, ISIS, vol. 103, no. 4, 2012, 710-715

with Scharf S, Indexing nature: Carl Linnaeus and His Fact-Gathering Strategies, Svenska Linnésällskapets Årsskrift, vol. 2011, 2012, 31-60

with Charmantier IRO, Natural history and information overload: The case of Linnaeus, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 43, 2012, 4-15

with Delbourgo J, Introduction to Isis Focus Section 'Listmania', Isis: international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences, vol. 103, no. 4, 2012, 710-715

Making sense of essentialism, Critical Quarterly, vol. 53, no. 4, 2011, 61-77

The Metamorphosis of Plants, HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE LIFE SCIENCES, vol. 33, no. 2, 2011, 268-269

with O‘Malley M, Mueller-Wille S, The cell as nexus: connections between the history, philosophy and science of cell biology, Studies in History and Philosophy of the Biologicval and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 41, no. 3, 2010, 169-171

Cell Theory, Specificty, and Reproduction, 1837-1870, Studies in History and Philosophy of the Biologicval and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 41, no. 3, 2010, 225-231

with O‘Malley MA, The cell as nexus: Connections between the history, philosophy and science of cell biology, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 41, no. 3, 2010, 169-171

Claude Lévi-Strauss on race, history, and genetics, BioSocieties, vol. 5, no. 3, 2010, 330-347

Bones and Ochre: The Curious Afterlife of the Red Lady of Paviland, BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, vol. 42, no. 155, 2009, 619-620

with Mueller-Wille SEW, Scharf S, Indexing Nature: Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) and his Fact-Gathering Strategies, Working Papers on The Nature of Evidence: How Well Do ‘Facts’ Travel?, London School of Economics, 2009

with Mueller-Wille SEW, Rheinberger HJ, Race and genomics. Old Wine in New Bottles? Documents from an Interdisciplinary Discussion, NTM – Journal of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, vol. 16, no. 3, 2008, 363-386

Collection and Collation: Theory and Practice in Linnaean Botany , Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 38, no. 3, 2007, 541-562

From Linnaean Species to Mendelian Factors: Elements of Hybridism, 1751-1870 , Annals of Science, vol. 64, no. 2, 2007, 171-215

'The love of plants', Nature, vol. 446, no. 7133, 2007

A translation of Carl Linnaeus's introduction to the Genera plantarum, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 38, no. 3, 2007, 563-572

with Mueller-Wille SEW, Powell A, O‘Malley M, Calvert J, Dupre J, 'Disciplinary baptisms: A comparison of the naming stories of genetics, molecular biology, genomics and systems biology', History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, vol. 29, no. 1, 2007, 5-32

'Linnaeus' herbarium cabinet: a piece of furniture and its function', Endeavour, vol. 30, no. 2, 2006, 60-64

Early Mendelism and the Subversion of Taxonomy: Epistemological Obstacles as Institutions, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 36, no. 3, 2005, 465-487

'Zum Verhatniss von Taxonomie und Genetik um 1900. Die Zuchtstation des Schwedischen Saatzuchtvereins Svalof', Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie, vol. 11, 2005, 203-216

Joining Lapland and the Topinambes in flourishing Holland: Center and periphery in Linnaean botany, Science in Context, vol. 16, no. 4, 2003, 461-488

Nature as a marketplace: The political economy of Linnaean botany, History of Political Economy, vol. 35, no. S1, 2003, 154-172

Gardens of Paradise, Endeavour, vol. 25, no. 2, 2001, 49-54

La storia raddoppiata. La sintesi dei fatti nella storia naturale di Linneo, Quaderni storici, vol. 108, no. 3, 2001, 823-842

with Charmantier IRO, Mueller-Wille S, Natural History and Information Overload: the Case of Linnaeus, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in the History and the Philosophy of the Biological and the Biomedical Sciences, no. 2012

The Dark Side of Evolution: Caprice, Deceit, Redundancy, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, vol. 31, no. 2, 183-199

Hybrids, pure cultures, and pure lines: From nineteenth-century biology to twentieth century genetics, Studies in History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 38, no. 4, 796-806

The Economy of Nature in Classical Natural History, Историко-биологические исследования/Studies in the History of Biology, vol. 4, no. 4, 38-49

with Bohme K, In der Jungfernheide hinterm Pulvermagazin frequens: Das Handexemplar des Florae Berolinensis Prodromus (1787) von Karl Ludwig Willdenow, NTM – Journal of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, New Series, vol. 20, no. 4, 93-106

Naturgeschichte und wissenschaftliche Revolution, NTM: Journal of the History of Science, technology and medicine, vol. 17, no. 3, Springer, 329-338

Biographys

Hans-Jorg Rheinberger: temporality in the life sciences and beyond., Hist Philos Life Sci, vol. 35, no. 1, 2013, 5-7

Conferences

with Gausemeier B, Mueller-Wille S, Ramsden E, INTRODUCTION: HUMAN HEREDITY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. HUMAN HEREDITY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, no. 15, 2013, 1-+

with Mueller-Wille SEW, Orel V, Mendel and Darwin on Heredity, Charles Darwin and Modern Biology, St Petersburg, 21st - 23rd Sep 2009. Charles Darwin i sovremennaja nauka, 2009, 309-311

Editorials

History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences: Editorial, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, vol. 36, no. 1, 2014, 1-4

Historical articles

with Delbourgo J, Listmania. How lists can open up fresh possibilities for research in the history of science., Isis, vol. 103, no. 4, 2012, 710-715

Internet publications

with Kraus A, Wolff F, Eher Zirkus als Legebatterie. Staffan Muller-Wille als Dompteur des eigenen Assoziationsreichtums, zeitenblicke 9 (2010), Nr. 2, urn:nbn:de:0009-9-25839, 2010

Gene, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Ed. E. N. Zalta, Winter 2008 edition, 2008

Introductory journal articles

with Kronfeldner M, How to see the trees for the forest: introduction to a special issue on causation and disease., Hist Philos Life Sci, vol. 33, no. 4, 2011, 445-451

Jours

with Charmantier I, Carl Linnaeus's botanical paper slips (1767-1773), Intellectual History Review, 2014, 1-24

Notes

Race and History: Comments from an Epistemological Point of View, Science Technology and Human Values, vol. 39, no. 4, 2014, 597-606

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