Pnina Geraldine Abir-Am
Historian of 20th Century Science, member of History of Science Society, SHOT

Photo by Shlomo Seri: Sunset on Canada Hill, Jerusalem, 10/10/05

Resident ScholarWSRC / Brandeis University
515 South Street, MS 079, Waltham, MA 02454
Tel: 781-736-8119, Fax: 781-736-8117

Founding Director—Scientific Legacies
249 Orchard Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
Tel: 617-283-7464, Fax: 617-484-2709
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Representative Publications

Description and Table of Contents

Commemorative Practices in Science: Historical Perspectives on the Politics of Collective Memory (2000), Reviews.


Molecular Biology and its Recent Historiography: A Transnational Quest for the ‘Big Picture’”, History of Science (2006).


The Rockefeller Foundation and the Rise of Molecular Biology”, Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology (2002).

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Uneasy Careers and Intimate Lives, Women in Science, 1789-1979 (1989, 1987), HSS-WS Award Winner.


La Mise en Memoire de la Science: Pour une Ethnographie Historique des Rites Commemoratifs (1998).

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Creative Couples in the Sciences (1996), Reviews.