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Anne Harrington

Anne Harrington, American science historian. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, History of Science Society.


  • Harrington, Anne was born on June 15, 1960 in New York City. Daughter of Gerard Junior and Sue Leia (Sayer) Harrington.

  • Education

    • Bachelor summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, 1985.


    • Research fellow Wellcome Institute, London, 1985-1986. Humboldt research fellow Freiburg (Germany) University, 1986-1988. Assistant professor Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1988-1991, Morris Kahn associate professor, 1991-1995, professor, since 1995.

      Consultant Network on Mind-Body Interactions, MacArthur Foundation, Chgo, 1992-1999. Fellow Mind-Brain-Behavior Initiative, Harvard University, Cambridge, since 1993, governing board, since 1994, associate director, 1996-1997, co-director, since 1997.


    • Reenchanted Science
    • By the 1920s in Central Europe, it had become a truism among intellectuals that natural science had "disenchanted" the world, and in particular had reduced humans to mere mechanisms, devoid of higher purpose.


    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, History of Science Society.



    Skiing, scuba diving, literature, travel.


    • Married Godehard Oepen, September 10, 1989 (divorced 1997).
    • father: Gerard Harrington Junior
    • mother: Sue Leia (Sayer) Harrington
    • spouse: Godehard Oepen
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    Born June 15, 1960
    (age 57)
    • 1982
      Harvard University
    • 1985
      Oxford University
    • 1985 - 1986
      Research fellow, Wellcome Institute
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1986 - 1988
      Humboldt research fellow, Freiburg (Germany) University
    • 1988 - 1991
      assistant, professor Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States