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Danielle Picard

Danielle Picard is a historian of science in 19th and 20th century Europe. Her work examines the nature of research institutes in the creation and spread of scientific knowledge, paying particular attention to the role of scientific publics. Danielle is currently revising a book manuscript on the development of industrial psychology as a scientific discipline in Great Britain and its relationship to contemporary issues of labor, scientific discourse, and disability in interwar Europe.

Her research interests include Modern European cultural and intellectual history, the history of the human sciences, science communication, disability studies, the digital humanities, and pedagogy/Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the History of Science Society, the Central European History Society, and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. 

She has received multiple awards and fellowships for teaching and research, including the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award from Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science, a fellowship to the Mellon Institute in Digital and Public Humanities for Early Career Scholars, and the 2011 Meyers Graduate Teaching Award and Willson Coates Book Prize from the University of Rochester.

You can find her CV at or follow her on Twitter @DRPicardHIS (