Professor Alex Csiszar, Harvard University
Alumni Hall, Old Vic, 73 Queen’s Park Crescent East
In this talk, Professor Alex Csiszar will discuss the history of refereeing practices in the sciences (now known as peer review), expanding on his public piece published in Nature in April 2016.
Alex Csiszar is Associate Professor of the History of Science at the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. He studies the history of science in nineteenth-century Western Europe and publishes primarily on the history of communications media and information technology in the sciences. He is the author of The Scientific Journal: Authorship and the Politics of Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century, forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.