Dr. Peter Ramberg
Professor of History of Science
M: 130-3:00 (in Chemistry Contact Center)
Or by appointment. Zoom or in-person.
B. Chem., University of Minnesota
MS, Organic Chemistry, Indiana University
MA, History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University
PhD, History of Science, Indiana University
Professor Ramberg is the historian of science on campus, responsible for teaching history and philosophy of science at Truman from antiquity to the 21st century. He is a past Fulbright fellow, and a past research fellow of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Before arriving at Truman, Ramberg taught organic chemistry at Johns Hopkins University, North Dakota State University, and Ohio University. His speciality is the conceptual and institutional history of chemistry in nineteenth century Germany, and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the American Philosophical Society. He is a member of Midwest Junto for the History of Science, a member of the History of Science Society, the Society for the History of Chemistry and Alchemy (serving as Associate editor for Ambix, the society's journal), and an affiliate of the History of Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society.