David C. Lindberg

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David C. Lindberg (November 15, 1935 – January 6, 2015) was an American historian of science. His main focus was in the history of medieval and early modern science, especially physical science and the relationship between religion and science. Lindberg was the author or editor of many books and received numerous grants and awards. He also served as President of the History of Science Society and, in 1999, was recipient of its highest prize for lifetime scholarly achievement: the Sarton medal.[1]

Biography[edit]

Lindberg was the Hilldale Professor Emeritus of History of Science and Past Director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He held a degree in physics from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science from Indiana University. Professor Lindberg was the author or editor of more than a dozen books, having received numerous grants and awards from prestigious organizations, including the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), History of Science Society, the Medieval Academy of America, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. With Ronald Numbers, he co-edited two anthologies on the relationship between religion and science. Also with Numbers, Lindberg was General Editor of the 8-volume Cambridge History of Science and, with Michael Shank, editor of its volume on Medieval Science. He served as President of the History of Science Society and was awarded its highest prize for lifetime scholarly achievement: the Sarton medal.[1]

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  1. ^ a b ACMRS Distinguished Lecture - Lindberg

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