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Dániel Margócsy


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Ph.D., Harvard University


Dániel Margócsy is assistant professor of early modern European history (PhD Harvard, 2009). His work focuses on the impact of global trade on cultural production in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His research has explored how commercial networks played a crucial role in the growth and transmission of empirical knowledge; and how secrecy and marketing transformed the public sphere and the Republic of Letters. His first book, Commercial Visions: Science, Trade and Visual Culture in the Dutch Golden Age, appears in October 2014 with the University of Chicago Press. His articles on the development of taxonomy, the visual culture of early modern anatomy and natural history, and the aesthetics of curiosities have appeared in Annals of Science, the British Journal for the History of Science, the Journal of the History of Ideas, the Netherlands Yearbook of Art History, and The Lancet. He has co-edited States of Secrecy, a special issue of the British Journal for the History of Science, and he is currently co-editing another issue on Breaking Scientific Networks. He was the 2012–2013 Birkelund fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and the 2014 recipient of the Feliks Gross Endowment Award of CUNY.

Major Awards:

  • 2012/3 Birkelund Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library
  • 2014 Feliks Gross Endowment Award
  • 2011 visiting fellow at the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and Humanities
  • 2014 visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

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