Current Member

Dagmar Schaefer

Funding provided by the Hetty Goldman Membership Fund
Affiliation
Historical Studies
Field of Study
History of Science in China
Home Institution
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Dagmar Schaefer’s research project studies the changing nature of knowing silk in premodern China. Over a long period, the domesticated silkworm, the fiber, and the fabric developed almost exclusively in this region of the world. Does materiality—such as the sociotechnical complex of silk—affect scientific and technological development?

Dates at IAS
Member
  • Historical Studies
1/20194/2019 Spring
Degrees
Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg Ph.D., 1996