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Research Interests for Seymour Mauskopf

Research Interests:

My research interests in the history of science have been quite varied over the years; they include the history of chemistry and allied sciences in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Crystals and Compounds, 1976), the history of chemical technology, focusing on munitions and explosives and the history of parapsychology and marginal science (The Elusive Science: Origins of Experimental Psychical Research, with Michael R. McVaugh, 1980). I have edited two books reflective of these different interests: The Reception of Unconventional Science (1979) and Chemical Sciences in the Modern World (1993).

Chemistry, Great Britain, History, 18th Century, History, 19th Century, Ireland, Philosophy
Current projects:
I am an "enthusiastic" pianist in both classical and show-tune/jazz repertoire.
Recent Publications
  1. Pellets, Pebbles and Prisms: Suiting Black Powder For Scaled-Up Guns in English Munitions, 1860-1880, in Gunpowder: The History of an International Technology, Vol. 2 (in press), edited by Brenda Buchanan (Accepted, 2006)
  2. S. Mauskopf, "A History of Chirality,", in Chiral Analysis, edited by Kenneth W. Busch and Marianna A. Busch (Accepted, in press), Elsevier
  3. S. Mauskopf, "Biogaphy of J.-L. Proust", in Encyclopaedia Britannica (Accepted, in press)
  4. S. Mauskopf, "Biographies of Frederick Augustus Abel, Heinrich Debus, and Frederick Field, in Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists, edited by Bernard Lightman (Accepted, in press)
  5. S. Mauskopf, "Chemistry in the Arsenal: State Regulation and Scientific Methodology of Gunpowder in Eighteenth-Century England and France ,”, in The Heirs of Archimedes: Science and the Art of War through the Age of Enlightenment, Dibner Institute Studies in the History of Science and Technology, edited by Brett D. Steele & Tamera Dorland (2005), pp. 293-330, MIT Press

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