Over the past year CHF became the intellectual home to more than two dozen enthusiastic, diverse, and publically engaged research fellows. They have taught us about the science and history of taste, told us the stories behind the periodic table’s elements, medieval robots, and revealed the surprisingly complex social and political history of, well … manure. We are devastated to see them go, but grateful for the contributions they have made to our intellectual community and excited to see where their paths next take them.
Craving more research from our fellows? Lucky for you (and us!), it’s easy to find many of them all over the World Wide Web. Here’s where they make their virtual homes:
Nadia Berenstein (Haas Dissertation Fellow) blogs regularly and enthusiastically at nadiaberenstein.com about the development of “artificial flavors” in science and history. You can also find her on Twitter @thebirdisgone.
Deanna Day (Haas Postdoctoral Fellow) explores technology, gender, and culture @deannaday and regularly writes for Somatosphere, where she is also the managing editor.
Kristin DeGhetaldi (CHF Fellow), a self-proclaimed “fixer of paintings,” tweets about art and conservation @kdeghetal.
Adrian Dingle (Société de Chimie Fellow) tweets voraciously about his research on the periodic table and his experience as a chemistry teacher @adchempages, and blogs at adriandingleschemistrypages.com
Meredith Farmer (Allington Fellow) tweets all about Herman Melville and Moby-Dick at @farmerm.
Tim Johnson (Allington Fellow) shares his research on Southern agriculture and the history of fertilizer @tim_h_johnson.
Dan Liu (Price Fellow) tweets about the history of molecular biology and more at @nothingtolius.
Douglas O’Reagan (Seidel Fellow) talks about his research at douglasoreagan.com and tweets about digital humanities, public history, and the history of 20th-century science @D_OReagan.
Catherine Price, whose book Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection came out earlier this year, tweets @Catherine_Price.
Elly Truitt just published Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art and tweets on the topic @medievalrobots.
Now you can follow tweets from CHF scholars past and present, all in one place: twitter.com/ChemHeritage/lists/chf-fellows-and-scholars
By Rebecca Ortenberg