Dr. Christoph Sander

Postdoctoral Fellow

Main Focus

  • Early modern history of science and medicine
  • History of early modern Jesuit philosophy
  • History of censorship
  • Digital Humanities
  • Philology in relation to the history of science

Research Project

Diagrams in Early Modern Science: the Case of Magnetism

Publications (Selection)

Christoph Sander published several papers on various topics related to early modern history of science and philosophy. For a list of his publications, please visit his personal website or his academia profile.

Publications (OPAC research)

Curriculum Vitae

Christoph Sander studied philosophy and German linguistics at the University of Freiburg and Humboldt University Berlin. In 2019, he received his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Berlin with a thesis on the conceptions of magnetism in the early modern period.

Since October 2019, Christoph Sander is a postdoctoral researcher in the research group Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions, led by Sietske Fransen. In his project, he investigates the production, typology and use of diagrams in early modern science. As a case study it shall be focused on pre-modern (1300–1650) attempts to visualize magnetism through diagrams, serving as a blueprint for other historical fields of research.

His second field of research is the history of early modern Jesuit philosophy, particularly the idea and practice of censorship in Jesuit colleges. Furthermore, he has contributed to a digital humanities project at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), exploring the history of early modern editions of and commentaries on Johannes de Sacrobosco's astronomical classic De sphaera mundi.
He has been a contributor to the New Sommervogel (Boston College) and has been appointed as Associate Editor for the series History of Early Modern Educational Thought (Brill). Since 2019, he is also contributing to the Leibniz-Edition at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Between 2008 and 2017, he has assisted the Secretary General of the SIEPM.

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