James Poskett

Historian of science and technology

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I am Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Technology at the University of Warwick.

Before joining Warwick, I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge and held the Adrian Research Fellowship at Darwin College.

My research engages broadly with the global history of science and technology, from 1750 to the present day.

My first book, Materials of the Mind, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in 2019.

I'm currently working on a new book, Origins: A Global History of Science, to be published with Penguin | Viking in 2022.

I am also an advocate of public engagement, writing for national newspapers, websites and magazines.

Whether you’re an academic, student or editor, please feel free to get in contact.