Myles W. Jackson

School of Historical Studies


Historical Studies

Field of Study

Historian of Science

Myles W. Jackson, a historian of science, explores the intersections between science, technology, aesthetics, history, and society. The breadth of Jackson’s research extends from the artisanal production of scientific knowledge in nineteenth-century Germany to molecular biology and physics, intellectual property and privacy issues, knowledge sharing, race and genomics, bioengineering, and the interactions between musicians, natural scientists, and radio engineers. His scholarship is noted for its cross-disciplinary methodology and interweaves economic, commercial, and scientific insights, pushing the boundaries of the field to establish fresh lines of inquiry.

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Dates at IAS

School of Historical Studies


University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
Cornell University


Awards: Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize (Reimar Lüst Prize), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2014); Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, California Institute of Technology (2010)
Board Appointments: Board of Directors of the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; Editorial Board of "Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century"; Advisory Board of the "Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte"
Fellowships: American Academy in Berlin; Senior Fellow, Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics, Kaiserslautern; Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin; Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Memberships: Corresponding Member, Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences, Liege, Belgium; Member, German National Academy of Sciences–Leopoldina; Member, Academy of the Sciences for the Common Good, Erfurt, Germany


New York University
Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
NYU–Langone School of Medicine
Professor in the Division of Medical Ethics
Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy, New York University School of Law
Faculty Affiliate
Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of the History of Science
California Institute of Technology
Francis Bacon Visiting Professor of the History of Science & Technology
Polytechnic Institute, New York University
Dibner Family Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Willamette University
Professor of the History of Science, Director of Humanities, Chair of Science Studies
Willamette University
Associate Professor of the History of Science, Director of Humanities, Chair of Science Studies
Willamette University
Assistant Professor of the History of Science
University of Chicago
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, History of Science, the College, and the Committee on the Conceptual Foundations of Science
University of Pennsylvania
Harvard University