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Hochadel, Oliver
Institució Milà i Fontanals-CSIC
oliver.hochadel@imf.csic.es
 

Research interests
History of Science popularisation (18th century-present)
History of Electricity (18th century)
History of the Zoo (19th century)
History of Paleoanthropology (20th century)

Main publications

“A chimpanzee skull in the devil’s cave.” In: Endeavour. A Quarterly Magazine for the History and Philosophy of Science 37 (2013): in print.

“A boom of bones and books: The “popularization industry” of Atapuerca and human-origins research in contemporary Spain”. in: Public Understanding of Science 22 (2013), (Published online before print April 11, 2012, doi: 10.1177/0963662512437329).

“Im Angesicht des Affen. Die Besucher des Tiergartens im 19. Jahrhundert”, Zoo und Kino, eds. Sabine Nessel and Heide Schlüpmann, Frankfurt a. M. 2012 (Stroemfeld), 29-48.

“Fossilien im Dienste der Nation. Atapuerca und der neue Beginn der spanischen Geschichte Biohistorische Anthropologie: Knochen, Körper und DNA in Erinnerungskulturen, eds. Marianne Sommer and Gesine Krüger, Berlin 2011 (Kadmos), 134-163.

“Watching Exotic Animals Next Door: Scientific Observations at the Zoo” (ca. 1870-1910), Lay Participation in the History of Scientific Observation, ed. Jeremy Vetter, Special Issue of Science in Context 24/2 (2011), 183-214. 

“Darwin in the monkey cage: The Zoological Garden as a Medium of Evolutionary Theory”, Beastly Natures: Animals, Humans, and the Study of History, ed. Dorothee Brantz, Charlottesville 2010 (University of Virginia Press), 81-107.

Peter Heering, Oliver Hochadel and David Rhees (eds.) (2009), Playing with Fire. A Cultural History of the Lightning Rod, Philadelphia (American Philosophical Society).

Oliver Hochadel (2008), “Darwin in the monkey cage: The Zoological Garden as a Medium of Evolutionary Theory”, Animals in History (Studies in International Environmental History), eds. Dorothee Brantz and Christof Mauch, Lanham (Rowman & Littlefield). (forthcoming)

Oliver Hochadel (2008), “The Sale of Shocks and Sparks: Itinerant 'Electricians' in the German Enlightenment”, Sciences & Spectacle in the European Enlightenment, eds. Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Christine Blondel, London (Ashgate). (forthcoming)

Oliver Hochadel (2008), “Das Postergirl der Paläoanthropologie. Lucy zwischen Wissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit”, Helden – Mythen – Symbole, eds. Siegfried Bodenmann and Susan Splinter (Martin Meidenbauer), 189-208. [The postergirl of paleoanthropology. Lucy between science and the public]
 
Oliver Hochadel (2003), Öffentliche Wissenschaft. Elektrizität in der deutschen Aufklärung, Goettingen (Wallstein). [Public Science. Electricity in the German Enlightenment]

 

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