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James Poskett

Historian of Science and Technology

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.


I write regularly for national newspapers, websites and magazines, as well as appearing on broadcast media.

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

I'm currently writing a trade book on the global history of science for Penguin | Viking, due for publication in 2022.