Javier Moscoso - Biography#

Javier Moscoso is Research Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the Institute of History of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Ph.D. He was doctoral fellow at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at the Department of History of Science (Harvard University) between 1995 and 1996 and at the Centre Alexandre Koyré, CNRS.

In April 2014 he was Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington in St. Louis, USA. In 2016, he was appointed Georges Lurcy Visting Professor at the University of Chicago. In 2018 and 2019, he was visiting Scholar at the Institute Max Planck for the History of Science and in 2020 Visiting Professor at the Centre d'études du 19ème siècle, Paris-1, Sorbone.

During 2007 - 2009, he was in charge of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. He has also been the Coordinator of the Humanities at the Spanish National Research Council. Director of the Spanish group HISTEX, on the history of emotions, Moscoso has turned his research to the study of subjective experiences.

Moscoso has also paid special attention to what is now called “knowledge transfer” and public engagement. He has been the curator of different exhibitions: on Monsters and Imaginary Beings at the Spanish National Library in the year 2000; on the history of pain at the Science Museum in London (2004) and on the cultural history of human skin, at the Wellcome Collection Gallery, in London, in 2011. This project was reviewed by The Lancet, The New Statesman, The New Scientists, or Science, among other scientific journals.

During the last years, Prof. Moscoso has been invited to workshops, and conferences worldwide: from Japan to Chile. He has been lecturing at the European Institute of Florence, at the Max Planck Institute for the history of Science; at the University of Harvard, at the University of Chicago, at the University of Illinois, at the University of Los Andes, Bogotá, at the ETHZ, Zürich, at the École des Hautes études, Paris, at the CNRS, Paris, at the Institute d'Historie de la Medicine, Geneva, at the Birkbeck College, London, or at the Wellcome Collection, among many other institutions.

He writes regularly in the Spanish newspaper ABC.

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