B Arts (Hons), PhD, Sydney University
Emeritus Professor, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities
- History and philosophy of science (European) 17th-19th Century
- Cultural and intellectual history of information
- History of the Book
Selected Grant successes
- 2012-15: Associate Investigator in ARC Centre for the History of Emotions, based at UWA, Sydney, Melbourne and UQ.
- 2008-2011: ARC Discovery Grant no.O879856: ‘Memory, Notebooks and Archives: Making Early Modern Science’ (Chief Investigator).
- 2008-10: ARC Grant Project: Network for Early European Research; for conference and publications on ‘Notebooks and Note-takers in early modern Europe (convenor).
- 2002-07: ARC Fellowship: Award of ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship for five years . Project on ‘A Cultural History of Information: Lessons from the Enlightenment’ (Chief Investigator).
- Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2014). ISBN-13: 978-0-226-10656-4 (cloth); and ISBN-13: 978-0-226-10673-1 (e-book)
- Times Higher Education review: Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science, by Richard Yeo
- The Arts Fuse review: A Whirlwind Journey from Memory to Reason — Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science
- TLS review: 22-9 August 2014, p. 25.
- Keeping Notes in Early Modern England: Scientific Inquiry and Hippocrates’ Complaint (Melbourne: Ancora Press; 2013). ISBN 978-0-646-95643-3
- Encyclopaedic Visions; reissued in paperback 2010.
- Science in the Public Sphere: Natural Knowledge in British Culture, 1800-60, London: Ashgate, Variorum series, 2001.
- Encyclopaedic Visions: Scientific Dictionaries and Enlightenment Culture, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001 (a 350 page monograph).
- Telling Lives in Science: Essays on Scientific Biography (edited with M. Shortland), Cambridge University Press, 1996.
- Defining Science, op.cit., reissued in paperback 2003.
- Defining Science: William Whewell, Natural Knowledge and Public Debate in Early Victorian Britain (Cambridge University Press, 1993), a 290 page monograph in the 'Ideas in Context' series. Joint winner of W.K. Hancock Prize, 1993-4.
- The Politics and Rhetoric of Scientific Method: Historical Studies (D. Reidel, Boston and Dordrecht, 1986), (edited with J.A. Schuster). This book is volume 4 of the Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science (General ed. Rod Home).
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