Vera Keller, Department of History

Academic Areas:
History of Science, Modern Europe, History of Technology

Vera Keller is an academic expert in the history of science and technology and modern Europe. At the University of Oregon, she is an associate 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.

Contact: vkeller@uoregon.edu | 541-346-6903

Websites: https://history.uoregon.edu/profile/vkeller/

Recent Media:
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)