Publications by UO Historians: Vera Keller
The modern world would be unthinkable without the category of the “project” and yet the history of this idea, and genre, is surprisingly brief and contentious.
The volume includes an introduction by Vera and her co-editor, Ted McCormick, on the history of the idea of “projects,” “Towards a History of Projects,” Early Science and Medicine 21:5 (2016), 423-444
“Art Lovers and Scientific Virtuosi? The Philomathia of Erhard Weigel (1625-1699) in Context,” Nuncius 31:3 (2016),
“‘A Political Fiat Lux’. Wilhem von Schroeder (1640-1688) and the Co-production of Chymical and Political Oeconomy,” in ‘Eigennutz’ und ‘gute Ordnung’: Ökonomisierungen der Welt im 17. Jahrhundert, Sandra Richter and Guillaume Garner, eds. (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2016), 353-378.
This article studies the work of Wilhelm von Schroeder, a German Fellow of the English Royal Society, an important early industrialist, economic writer, and alchemist, exploring the interrelationship between von Schroeder’s writing on alchemy and his thinking about the economy, and in particular, the various “paper tools” he developed to visualize and manipulated economic data and projects.