Teaching Fellows

Zachary Barr

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences Zachary Barr

Zachary Barr

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences

Zachary Barr is a historian of science in nineteenth-and twentieth-century Central Europe. His research focuses on scientific communication, popular science, and the relationship between print culture and scientific discourse. His current book project, Wissen, um zu leben: Popularization as Epistemic Practice in Habsburg Austria, examines how fin de siècle academics used popular-scientific media as a means of producing—rather than merely disseminating—expert knowledge. He is also working on a second research project which analyzes the influence of bibliographies, reference works, and other forms of information management on scientific and social scientific inquiry in Europe and North America between 1890 and 1945. His other research interests include Ernst Mach, European pragmatism, historical epistemology, and historiography.