Vera Keller is an academic expert in the history of science and technology and modern Europe. At the University of Oregon, she is a professor of history. Her research explores the origins of modern science in early modern Europe from several different perspectives: the relationship between art, craft, and experimentation; curiosity; wishlists and futurism; the history of entrepreneurship and "projects"; the relationship between science, technology and politics; the history of economic ideas (specifically cameralism) and its role in making the modern scientific disciplines; scientific rhetoric; the origins of museums and research libraries; and knowledge management techniques. She is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow in Intellectual and Cultural History.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 541-346-6903
Oregon community raises over 400K to save family-owned amusement park (PBS NewsHour, April 5, 2021)
Curious: The history of curiosity itself (Jefferson Public Radio, Dec. 14, 2018)
Before Nobels: Gifts to and from rich patrons were early science’s currency (The Conversation, Oct. 4, 2016)
Curious Science (Oregon Quarterly, winter 2013)