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Nicolaas Rupke

Nicolaas Rupke, Dutch, American science history educator. Fellow St. Peter's College, Oxford, 1974-1977, Wolfson College, Oxford, 1977-1981, Humboldt Stiftung, Federal Republic Germany, 1981-1983; honorary fellow University College, London, 1983-1987. Fellow German Academy of Sciences, Goettingen Academy of Sciences.

Background

  • Rupke, Nicolaas was born on January 22, 1944 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Son of Christiaan and Pieternella H. (van den Heuvel) Rupke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Groningen University, 1968. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1972.

    Career

    • Research fellow Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1972-1973. Research fellow University Oxford, England, 1973-1981, University Tübingen, Germany, 1981-1983, Welcome Institute, London, 1983-1987, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Wassenaar, Netherlands, 1985. Research fellow National Humanities Center, North Carolina, 1988-1989.

      Senior fellow Institute Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1989-1993. Professor history, science and medicine Goettingen University, since 1993, director institute for history of science, since 1997. Nelson O. Tyrone Junior professor Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1997-1998.

      Hannah visiting professor University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2002—2003.

    Works

    • Alexander von Humboldt: A Metabiography
    • Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) is one of the most celebrated figures of late-modern science, famous for his work in physical geography, botanical geography, and climatology, and his role as one of the first great popularizers of the sciences.

    Membership

    Fellow German Academy of Sciences, Goettingen Academy of Sciences.

    Personality

    Interests

    Palmistry.

    Connections

    • father: Christiaan van
    • mother: Pieternella H. (van
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    Born January 22, 1944
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      Groningen University
    • 1970
      Princeton University
    • 1972
      Princeton University
    • 1972 - 1973
      Research fellow, Smithsonian Institution
      Washington, United States
    • 1973 - 1981
      research fellow, University Oxford
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      research fellow, University Oxford
      Germany
    • 1983 - 1987
      research fellow, University Oxford
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1985
      research fellow, University Oxford
      Wassenaar, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
    • 1988 - 1989
      research fellow, National Humanities Center
      North Carolina, United States
    • 1989 - 1993
      senior, fellow Institute Advanced Studies
      Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    • 1993
      professor, history
    • 1997 - 1998
      Nelson O. Tyrone Junior professor, Vanderbilt University
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 2002 - 2003
      Hannah visiting professor, University of Victoria
      Canada
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