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Professor Staffan Müller-Wille


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Telephone: 01392 724340

Associate Professor

Office Hours: Please e-mail me to make an appointment.

My research stretches the history, philosophy and social studies of the life sciences. I have worked extensively on the history of taxonomy, with a focus on Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), and on the cultural history of heredity, including the history of race and kinship in anthropology. I am Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences (Egenis) and member of the Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter.

I am Editor-in-Chief of the journal History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences and co-direct the Ischia Summer School for the History of Life Sciences. I hold an Honorary Chair at the University of Lubeck.

For a full CV click here; for a full publication list here. The link to publications to the right will take you to a list automatically populated from a variety of databases, which is full of errors and should not be consulted.

I particpated in an episode of the BBC Worldservice program "The Forum" on "Carl Linnaeus: Naming Nature".

Check out the online edition of Linnean Manuscripts Online: Sixteen Manuscripts that Re-wrote Nature that I collaborated on with Isabelle Charmantier (Linnean Society of London) and the new translation of Gregor Mendel's "Experiments on Plant Hybrids" (1866) that I prepared with Kersten Hall in collaboration with the British Scociety for the History of Science.