Ludmilla Jordanova
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Ludmilla Jane Jordanova - born 10th October 1949 - Curriculum Vitae

Oxford High School for Girls 1958-1968
New Hall, Cambridge 1968-1971 (B.A.) and 1971-1976 (Ph.D.)

B.A., later converted to M.A., Natural Sciences Tripos, specialising in History and Philosophy of Science, 2.1, 1971
Ph.D, ‘The Natural Philosophy of Lamarck in its Historical Context’, submitted 1976, formal award 1977
M.A. with Distinction, Art History and Theory, University of Essex, 1987 (part-time staff candidate). Dissertation on Physiognomy.

Current Position
Professor of Modern History, King’s College, London (since January 2006) and Member of the Centre for Humanities at Health (since 2009, Principal Investigator in the successful application to the Wellcome Trust)

Previous Positions
Director, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities [CRASSH], University of Cambridge, on secondment from the University of East Anglia (October 2003-December 2005)
Fellow of Downing College (2003-5)
Professor of Visual Arts, World Art Studies and Museology, University of East Anglia, (1996-2005) (Dean of the Schools of World Art Studies and Music, 1999-2002)
Professor of Cultural History, Department of History, University of York, (1993-1996)
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Professor, Department of History, University of Essex January (1980-1993)
Research Officer, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford (October 1978-December 1979)
Research Fellow, New Hall, Cambridge, (1975-8)

Honours and Awards
Visiting Chair, Graduate School in History and Sociology, University of Bielefeld, June 2012
Trustee, Science Museum Group (2011 on), chair of Research and Collections Committee and member of the Science Museum Advisory Board
Trustee, National Portrait Gallery (2001-2009)
President, History of Science Section, British Association for the Advancement of Science (2006), Vice-President (2007)
President, British Society for the History of Science (1998-2000), Vice-President (1997-8 and 2000-2001)

Small Selection of Publications
2012: The Look of the Past: Visual and Material Evidence in Historical Practice, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
2012: “Approaching Visual Materials”, in Research Methods for History, edited by Simon Gunn and Lucy Faire, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 30-47
2011: “What’s in a Name: Historians and Theory”, The English Historical Review, 126, 1456-1477
2010: “Visualizing Identity’, in Identity, edited by Giselle Walker and Elisabeth Leedham-Green, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 127-156
2008: “Image Matters”, Historical Journal, 51, 777-791
2006 and 2000: History in Practice. London, Bloomsbury (2nd edition revised and expanded, 3rd edition further revised and expanded, in preparation for publication in 2013)
2003: “Portraits, People and Things: Richard Mead and Medical Identity”, History of Science, 61, 293-313
2000: Defining Features: Scientific and Medical Portraits 1660-2000. London, National Portrait Gallery and Reaktion Books
1999: Nature Displayed: Gender, Science and Medicine 1760-1820. London, Longman
1995: “The Social Construction of Medical Knowledge”, Social History of Medicine, 8, 361-81 (and reprinted in a 2004 book)
1989: Sexual Visions: Images of Gender in Science and Medicine between the Eighteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Hemel Hempstead, Harvester/Wheatsheaf and Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Press (and in a 2002 Japanese edition)
1984: Lamarck. Oxford, Oxford University Press (and in a 1990 Mexican edition)
1979: “Earth Science and Environmental Medicine: the Synthesis of the Late Enlightenment”, in Images of the Earth: Essays in the History of the Environmental Sciences (ed L.J. Jordanova and Roy Porter), 119-146, Chalfont St Giles, British Society for the History of Science (and in a second revised edition 1997)

Editorial Boards
I am associated with the following journals: The British Journal for the History of Science; History of the Human Sciences and the Historical Journal.

I give here a small sample of recent talks
March 2011: Keats Memorial Lecture, Society of Apothecaries, London and concluding paper for the seminar series on Visual Culture at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
May 2011: keynote at the 23rd Nordic Medical History Congress, Oslo, and public lecture, Literature House, Oslo
June 2011: speaker at Medical Portraiture workshop, King’s College, London, and keynote at conference on photography and Greece, King’s College, London
September 2011: keynote at Visual Research Methods Conference, Open University
October 2011: lectures at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria
December 2011: discussant for the conference of the “From Generation to Reproduction” group, University of Cambridge
February 2012: keynote at conference in Padua about 19th and 20th Century Visual Culture
March 2012: seminar at the University of Exeter
May 2012:  seminar and workshop at the University of Uppsala; talk to coincide with an exhibition of the pastels by Henry Tonks, University of Durham; speaker at the Medical Portraiture workshop, Wellcome Collection, London
June 2012: keynote speaker conference on the bio-economies of reproduction at ZiF, Bielefeld; seminar for the science studies group, Bielefeld
September 2012: lecture and seminar in Paris to Norwegian research students and keynote for the Things conference at CRASSH.

(September 2012)

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