Patrick Anthony is a third year graduate student writing a dissertation on the relationship between mining and science in Germany throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is interested in the many ways mining shaped the science of Alexander von Humboldt and his contemporaries. He works with professors Celia Applegate, Helmut Smith, and Laura Stark, and his main advisor is David Blackbourn.
Patrick is the author of "Race and Republicanism in Philadelphia’s Aurora," published in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, and has an article forthcoming in Isis, “Mining as the Working World of Alexander von Humboldt’s Plant Geography and Vertical Cartography.”
In 2015, he received a three-month research grant from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, in collaboration with the project "Alexander von Humboldts Reisetagebücher.“ In 2017, he received the Nathan Reingold Prize for the best graduate student paper from the History of Science Society.