Katharine Park

Samuel Zemurray, Jr. and Doris Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Professor of the History of Science

Harvard University

Katharine Park is Samuel Zemurray, Jr. and Doris Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. Her research and teaching focus on the history of science and medicine in medieval and early modern Europe, and on the history of gender, sexuality, and the body.  Her most recent books are The Cambridge History of Science, vol. 3: Early Modern Science (2006), co-edited with Lorraine Daston, and Secrets of Women: Gender, Generation, and the Origins of Human Dissection (2006), which won both the History of Women in Science Prize of the History of Science Society and the William H. Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine. She is currently finishing an article on reproductive health care in medieval Europe and is working on an integrated history of medieval Arabic and Latin science, to be co-authored with Ahmed Ragab of the Harvard Divinity School.