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Prof. Vera Keller, PhD

Vera Keller is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Oregon.

She is an expert on the history of science in the early modern period. In her dissertation, she conducted research into the Dutch inventor Cornelius Drebbel (1572-1633): Fame and the Making of Modernity, unlocking visions of an open future at the beginning of the 17th century. Conceptions of the future and research agendas for inventions in the early modern period also constitute the core of her current work entitled The Wish List. Collecting the Future in Early Modern Past.

Vera Keller is following an invitation from Prof. Dr. Arndt Brendecke as part of the research center Fundamente der Moderne, and will be at the CAS as a guest scholar from the end of November 2012 until the middle of January 2013.