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Vera Keller on the History of Curiosity

Catch Vera Keller on Jefferson Public Radio today, December 17, as she discusses the history of science and the history of curiosity itself. Listen live on the Jefferson Exchange at 8:00 a.m., or stream the recorded interview from the JPR website.

Vera Keller is primarily a historian of science of early modern Europe. She researches the origins of experimental science by looking at the intersections between technology, industry and political economy; craft and philosophy; sociability and science; and ideas of innovation, projects, and the public interest. In teaching the history of science, she refines her approach to the study of the history of curiosity.

JPR’s monthly “cUriOus: Research Meets Radio” segment is a continuing series that highlights research at the University of Oregon. You can listen to Keller’s interview and previous episodes from this series at