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Robert Marc Friedman

Professor - Historie
Bilde av Robert Marc Friedman
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Brukernavn
Besøksadresse Niels Treschows hus Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 0851 OSLO
Postadresse Postboks 1008 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Bakgrunn

1971           B.S. (meteorology & oceanography, physics, theatre) New York Univ

1978           Ph.D.(history of science) Johns Hopkins University

1989-97      Prof, Dept of History & Science Studies Program, Univ of Calif,San Diego

1991-93      Director, Science Studies Program, University of California, San Diego

1994           Torgny Segerstedt Visiting Chair in History & Sociology of Higher Ed., 
                              Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences

1997-00      Senior Researcher, Forum for University History, University of Oslo

2000-09      Interdisciplinary Prof of History of Science, Humanities, Univ. of Oslo

2004           Senior Research Fellow, Inst. of Advanced Studies, Univ of Bologna 

2009           Tetelman Fellow, Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University

2010-          Prof - History of Science, Inst for arkeologi, konservering & historie, UiO

2011-          Associate Research Scholar, History of Science, Johns Hopkins Univ

2011-          Prof II, Institute for historie og religionsvitenskap, Universitetet i Tromsø

 

Faglige kompetanseområder

  • Vitenskapshistorie
  • universitetshistorie
  • polarhistorie
  • kulturhistorie
  • formidling gjennom drama
  • historisk kunnskapssosiologi

Pågående og planlagte forskningsprosjekter ved IAKH

  • History of making sense of the aurora - together with Univ. of Tromsø
  • History of polar research and polar politics - with Univ. of Tromsø 
  • 'Colony, Empire, Environment: A History of Arctic Science' - ESF int'l collaboration
  • Materiality and disciplinarity within University of Oslo's history 
  • Theatre plays: on Nansen and Amundsen; on Einstein and politics
  • 'Science & native-knowledge in the polar heroic' - National Science Foundation
Emneord: Historie, Vitenskapshistorie, Universitetshis

Publikasjoner

  • "Nobel physics prize in perspective." Nature, 292 1981. 793-798.
  • Appropriating the Weather: Vilhelm Bjerknes and the Construction of a Modern Meteorology.
    Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1989; 1993.
  • The Expeditions of Harald Ulrik Sverdrup: Contexts for Shaping an Ocean Science. La Jolla, CA: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1994.
  • "Civilization and national honour: The rise of Norwegian geophysical and cosmic science." Making Sense of Space: A History of Norwegian Space Activities. ed., J. P. Collett. Oslo: Scandinavian Universities Press, 1995. 3-39.
  • Integration and Visibility: Historiographic Challenges to University History. Occasional Papers 1/2000 Forum for University History, University of Oslo, 2000. 49 pp.
  • The Politics of Excellence: Behind the Nobel Prize in Science. New York: Freeman & Times Books, Henry Holt & Co., 2001. 400 pp. Chinese edition: Shanghai, 2005.
  • "La politica culturale del paesaggio celeste: Riflessioni su nuvole, aurora boreale e identità." Natura, cultura, identità: Le università e l'identità europea. ed., G. Pancaldi. Bologna: CIS-Università di Bologna, 2004. 59-78.
  • "Nansenismen" og "Å spise kirsbær med de store". Norsk Polarhistorie, Bind II Vitenskapene. eds., E.-A. Drivenes & H.D. Jølle. Oslo: Gyldendal, 2004. 107-174, 331-420.
  • Remembering Miss Meitner Drama. Göteborgs Stadsteater (2004-2010) og Radioteatern, Sveriges Radio (2004, 2006). Gjestespill, bl.a. Yale University (2009) & Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin (2010). Flere profesjonelle forestillinger på engelsk og italiensk.
  • Ricordando Lise Meitner: Dramma in un atto di scienza e tradimento. Bologna: Edizioni Pendragon, 2005.
  • Becoming Albert Einstein Drama. Forestillinger i Bergen og Oslo, 2005.
  • “Prestigieux dès sa naissance.” La Recherche, ‘Les prix Nobel.’  423, Oct 2008. 28-33.

  • “Making the Aurora Norwegian: Science and Image in the Making of a Tradition.” Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. 2010, 35 (1): 52-70.

  • '"Et forjættende symbol': Aulen,universitetet og folket". I: Edvard Munchs aulamalerier. Fra kontroversielt prosjekt til nasjonalskatt. Messel Forlag, 2011: 25-45
     

  • "Amundsen vs Nansen" Skuespill. Hålogaland Teater. 2011

  • "Amundsen, Nansen, and the Question of Science: Dramatizing Historical Research on the Polar Heroic." Endeavour. 2011, 35 (4): 151-159

  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). "Balancing Act: Drama about Science based on History", In Walter Grünzweig (ed.),  The SciArtist: Carl Djerassi's Science-in-Literature in Transatlantic and Interdisciplinary Contexts..  LIT Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-643-90231-3.  6.  s 63 - 73
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). "Has the Swedish Academy of Sciences...seen nothing, heard nothing, and understood nothing?" The First World War, Biased Neutrality, and the Nobel Prizes in Science., In Rebecka Letteval; Geert Somsen (ed.),  Neutrality in Twentieth-Century Europe. Intersections of Science, Culture, and Politics after the First World War..  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-89377-0.  Chapter 5.  s 90 - 114
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). "Introduction: The Aurora in History". Acta Borealia.  ISSN 0800-3831.  29(2), s 115- 118
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). "Making Sense of the Aurora: A Research Project". Nordlit.  ISSN 0809-1668.  29, s 59- 68
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011). Amundsen, Nansen, and the Question of Science: Dramatizing Historical Research on the Polar Heroic . Endeavour.  ISSN 0160-9327.  35(4), s 151- 159 . doi: 10.1016/j.endeavour.2011.08.004
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011). "'Et forjættende symbol': Aulen,universitetet og folket", I: Patricia G. Berman & Peder Anker (red.),  Edvard Munchs aulamalerier. Fra kontroversielt prosjekt til nasjonalskatt.  Messel Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7631-116-7.  Kapitel.  s 25 - 45
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011). "Fridtjof Nansen and the University, 1896-1911", In  Fridtjof Nansen Minneforelesninger 50 år.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-647-6.  Kapitel.  s 188 - 210
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011). "Science, populist democracy and honour. The 1911 Centenary Celebration of the Royal Fredrick University in Kristiania", In Pieter Dhondt (ed.),  National, Nordic or European? Nineteenth-Century University Jubilees and Nordic Cooperation..  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 978 90 04 21694 5.  Chapter 10.  s 267 - 284
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010). Making the Aurora Norwegian: Science and Image in the Making of a Tradition. ISR. Interdisciplinary science review.  ISSN 0308-0188.  35(1), s 51- 68 . doi: 10.1179/030801810X12628670445464
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Fridtjof Nansen and the University, 1896-1911". Årbok / Det norske videnskaps-akademi.  ISSN 0332-6209.  (2008), s 361- 385
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). Human frailty etched in gold: Demystifying the Nobel Prize in Science, In Jan Eivind Myhre; John Peter Collett & Jon Skeie (ed.),  Kunnskapens betingelser. Festskrift til Edgeir Benum.  Vidarforlaget AS.  ISBN 978-82-7990-094-8.  Kapittel.  s 146 - 167
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008). "Prestigieux dès sa naissance [le prix Nobel]". La Recherche (Imprimé).  ISSN 0029-5671.  423, s 28- 33
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2013). "Balancing Acts: Drama about Science based on History".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2013, 12. juni). "Frozen in the ice - polar research then and now". [Internett].  ScienceNordic.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2013). "Harald Ulrik Sverdrup: Another Kind of Polar Hero".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2013). "På gjensyn med Vilhelm Bjerknes".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). "Amundsen vs Nansen" Forestilling med bl.a. Hallvard Holmen og Gard Eidsvold spilles på forskjellige teater og kulturhus i Nord-Norge, Sørlandet og Østlandet; Litteraturhuset i Oslo. Manus skrevet av RMF; urfremføring ved Hålogaland Teater des 2011..
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). "Amundsen, Nansen, and the Question of Science: Dramatizing Historical Research on the Polar Heroic".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). "Do Nobelovy medaile se vrylo mnhoho lidksych slabosti". Dějiny a současnost : kulturně historická revue.  ISSN 0418-5129.  34(10), s 22- 25
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). "Environmental science during the Cold War: The need and opportunity for trans-national, multi-disciplinary collaborations".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012, 30. januar). "Et skuespill om Amundsen og Nansen". [Radio].  NRK P-2 Ekko.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). "From the research front to centre stage: Scholarship and artistry in dramatizing history of science".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). "Imperfect Excellence: The Nobel Prizes and the European Periphery".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). Introduction: The Aurora in History. Acta Borealia.  ISSN 0800-3831.  29(2), s 115- 118 . doi: 10.1080/08003831.2012.732280
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). Introduction: The Aurora in History. Acta Borealia.  ISSN 0800-3831.  29(2), s 115- 118 . doi: 10.1080/08003831.2012.732280
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012, 12. oktober). "Is the Nobel Prize a Boys Mostly Club?". [Radio].  National Public Radio; Washington, D.C..
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). "Remembering Miss Meitner" Gjestespill ved Liseberg Teater, Göteborg, i forbindelse med European Physical Society møte om atom fysikk. 11.07.2012.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012). "Remembering Miss Meitner: History, Memory, and the Future of Physics".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2012, 12. oktober). "Why do Nobel Prizes Reign Supreme?". [Internett].  Physics Central: American Physical Society.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011). "Amundsen vs Nansen".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011). "Icy shadows: American Cold-War concerns and the shaping of Norwegian polar research policy".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011). "Making Sense of the Aurora: Themes from a Collaborative Project".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011). "Marie Curie's 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: The Politics of Excellence" Keynote Lecture.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011). "Mytedannelse om forskningens betydning [om Kr. Birkeland]". Apollon : Forskningsmagasin for Universitetet i Oslo.  ISSN 0803-6926.  (2), s 22- 23
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011). "Nansenismen".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011). "Om å dramatisere historisk forskning".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011, 15. januar). "På sporet etter Amundsen".  Dagsavisen.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011). "Regionality and multi-disciplinarity: Visions for new collaborative ideals in history of science".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2011). "The Politics of Excellence: The Meaning of the Nobel Prizes in Science" Keynote Lecture.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010). "Arctic visionaries: The case of Harald Ulrik Sverdrup".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010). "Balancing Act: Reflections on Drama about Science Based on History".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010). "Disciplinary dynamics in the geophysical and cosmic sciences: Interdisciplinary agendas and disciplinary fragmentation in Norway.".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010, 11. april). "Dramatisk stykke om Lise Meitner spilles i Oslo". [Radio].  NRK P2 Søndagsavisa.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010, 10. mars). "Dramatisk svik" (om "Remembering Miss Meitner").  Uniforum.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010). "Making the Aurora Norwegian".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010). "Making the aurora Norwegian".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010). "Meitner".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010). "Meitner: Kvinnen, Fysikken, Sviket" Gjestespill fra Göteborgs Stadsteater. Chateau Neuf. 11-12.04.2010.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010). "Minns Ni Fröken Meitner" Göteborgs Stadsteater. 07-08.04.2010 & 01-02.10.2010.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010). "On the relations between (history of) science and drama.".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010). Review of "Weather by Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology" by Kristine C. Harper.. Isis (Chicago, Ill.).  ISSN 0021-1753.  101(1), s 257- 258
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010). Seeing Science: The Sight/Insight of Scandinavian Art. ISR. Interdisciplinary science review.  ISSN 0308-0188.  35(1), s 5- 6 . doi: 10.1179/030801810X12628670445347
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2010). "The Meaning of Meitner in Sweden: Concluding Remarks".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Antarktistraktaten 50år: Hvordan Norge ble med det gode selskapet".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Balancing Act: Reflections on drama about science based on history".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Collections, spaces, and disciplinary growth in a politicized university: Oslo, 1870-1920".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Experts call for Nobel prize to be revamped.". New scientist (1971).  ISSN 0262-4079.  (2728), s 6- 7
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Human frailty etched in gold: Demystifying the Nobel prizes".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Human frailty etched in gold: The meaning of Nobel excellence in science.".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Is the Nobel Prize in Chemistry still relevant?". Analytical Chemistry.  ISSN 0003-2700.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Making the Aurora Norwegian: Science, Narratives and Images".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Making the aurora Norwegian: Cultural politics of the northern lights as national icon and research tradition.".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Making the aurora Norwegian: Cultural-political reflections".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Making the aurora Norwegian: The cultural politics of a national research tradition and icon.".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Making the aurora Norwegian: The cultural-politics of the northern lights as icon and research specialty".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). 'Minns ni fröken Meitner' Göteborgs Stadsteater, 14-18.04.2009..
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Minns ni fröken Meitner" Göteborgs Stadsteater, 15-17.10.2009.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). Putting 'dannelse' in context - perspectives from history of science and universities. Innlegg i "Dannelsesdebatt: Kritikk av den rene dannelse"..
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2009). "Remembering Miss Meitner." New Theatre, Yale University, USA. 16 & 17.01.2009. Gjestespill fra Göteborgs Stadsteater. 145 personer hver forestilling..
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008). "Balancing acts: Drama about science based on history".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008). "Erinnerung an Fräulein Meitner".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008, 02. januar). "How noble are the motives behind awarding the Nobel Prize?".  The Scotsman.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008, 06. juni). "Late studenter? Utenlandske professorer mener norske studenter bør møtes med høyere forventninger.".  Morgenbladet.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008). "Nansen og universitetets moral".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008). "Remembering Miss Meitner".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008). "Remembering Miss Meitner: A Drama about Physics and Betrayal" Staged Reading. University of Western Michigan.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008). Review: Michael Robinsion, "The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture". Isis (Chicago, Ill.).  ISSN 0021-1753.  99, s 641
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008). Sesjon: Polarpolitikk og vitenskap. "Kald krig og vitenskap".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008). "Text, context, and quicksand: Reflections on the use of the Nobel science prize archives" Keynote lecture..
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008, 08. februar). "The Nobel Cult".  The New Democrat (Monrovia, Liberia).
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008). "Un altro modo c'è: Ipatia, Lise, Marie e le altre" (spilte flere scener fra 'Ricordando Lise Meitner' sammen med scener fra andre dramatikk om kvinnelige forsker).
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008). "Vilhelm Bjerknes". New Dictionary of Scientific Biography.  1, s 288- 290
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008). "What do the Nobel Science Prizes Actually Represent?".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008). "Women in Science: A Look Back and a Look Forward".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008, 05. januar). 诺奖无法避开人类的薄弱意志.  21st Century Business Herald (China).
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2008, 07. januar). 诺奖无法避开人类的薄弱意志.  Nanfang Daily.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc & Schultz, David (2008). "Tor Harold Perceval Bergeron". New Dictionary of Scientific Biography.  1, s 245- 250
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2007, 10. desember). "A Hint of Ignobility".  The Straights Times (Singapore).
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2007, 14. desember). "Cultul Nobelului".  Ziua (Romania).
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2007). 'Et forjættende symbol': Aulaen, universitetet og folket..
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2007, 15. desember). "H Λατρεία του Νόμπελ".  Kerdos (Hellas).
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2007). "Museums, collections, and spaces: Cultural politics of academic science in Norway, 1880-1920".
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2007, 11. desember). "Nobel Cult".  The Independent (Dhaka, Bagladesh).
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2007, 09. desember). [Nobel cult].  Die Welt.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2007, 12. desember). [Nobel cult].  L'Orient-Le Jour.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2007, 09. desember). "Nobel cult lowers prestige of prize".  The Sunday Nation (Thailand).
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2007, 17. desember). "Nobel prize cult fraught with frailties, agendas.".  Shanghai Daily.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2007). “Northern Light: Reflections on cultural politics and the aurora, ca. 1890-1910.”.
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2007, 08. desember). "Ozadje Nobelovih nagrad".  Dnevnik (Sobota, Slovenia).
  • Friedman, Robert Marc (2007). Playing with Science: Review of "Science on Stage: From Doctor Faustus to Copenhagen" by Kirsten Shepherd-Barr. EMBO Reports.  ISSN 1469-221X.  8(5)
Publisert 6. jun. 2005 00:00 - Sist endret 29. aug. 2012 10:31

Prosjekter

  • Forum for universitetshistorie
  • Making Sense of the Aurora: Historical Studies of the Nothern Lights in Scientific and Cultural-Political Contexts (with University of Tromsø). Nordforsk; Tromsø Forskningsstiftelsen
  • Science and native-knowledge in the polar heroic: National Science Foundation funded