Petter Hellström

visiting researcher at Department of History of Science and Ideas

Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3P

Postal address:
Box 629
751 26 UPPSALA

Keywords: history of classification history of racism science and religion history of the life sciences history of evolutionary theory taxonomy and systematics metaphors and models visual culture of science visual rhetoric historical method historiography history of natural history information management history of science historical epistemology

  • PhD History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, 2012–2019.

  • MPhil History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, 2009–2010.

  • BA (Hons) Arabic and the Study of Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2004–2008.

I defended my doctoral thesis, Trees of Knowledge. Science and the Shape of Genealogy, in September 2019. For the thesis abstract, click here. For the examiner's report, click here. For the press release, click here.

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Petter Hellström