Wood, Paul -

Personal Information
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University Affiliation: 
University of Victoria
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Area of Research
Geographical Region: 
Great Britain
Time Period: 
17th Century
18th and 19th Century
Specific Area of Research: 
The intellectual history of early modern Europe: science in early modern Europe; the European enlightenment; eighteenth-century Scotland; history of universities
PHD Program: 
History and Philosophy of Science
PHD University: 
University of Leeds
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Major Publications: 
The Aberdeen Enlightenment: The Arts Curriculum in the Eighteenth Century (Aberdeen,1993) (editor) Thomas Reid on the Animate Creation: Papers relating to the Life Sciences (Edinburgh and University Park, PA, 1996). (editor) The Scottish Enlightenment:Essays in Reinterpretation (Rochester, NY, 2000) (editor) The Culture of the Book in the Scottish Enlightenment (Toronto, 2000) (editor) The Correspondence of Thomas Reid (Edinburgh and University Park, PA, 2002) (co-editor with Charles W. J. Withers) Science and Medicine in the Scottish Enlightenment (East Linton, UK, 2002) (editor) Untold Stories of British Columbia (Victoria, BC, 2003). (editor) Science and Dissent in England,1688-1945 (Aldershot, UK, and Burlington, VT, 2004)
Membership in Academic Societies: 
British Society for the History of Science (Council Member 1980-83) Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (Member of the Executive 1984- ; Member of the Editorial Board of Man and Nature/Lumen, 1987-96; Discipline Representative for the History of Philosophy and the History of Science 1984-1991; Secretary-Treasurer 1989-90, 1991-96) Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science (Member of the Executive Committee 1986-89, 1989-92; Programme Organizer, 1988) Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society (Member-at-Large, 1992-94; Member of the Executive Board, 1994-98) Royal Historical Society (Elected a Fellow December 1996) Reid Society (President, 2004-2006)
Courses Taught: 
History of Science; The Scientific Revolution; The Origins of Modernity; The European Enlightenment; The Scottish Enlightenment; Science and Religion in the West: From Copernicus to Darwin