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Publications by members of the Centre (2007-2014)

Ute Deichmann

(For Ute Deichmann's extended publications list click here)
Edited Volumes
Edited Books
U. Deichmann, and S. Wenkel. (2007)Max Delbrück and Cologne. An Early Chapter of German Molecular Biology, World Scientific Publication.


U. Deichmann. (submitted) Colloids and Epigenetic Marks: A Comparison of Two Fashions, 1900 and 2000, Submitted to Biological Theory.

U. Deichmann. (forthcoming). The Beginnings of Israeli-German Collaborations in the Sciences – Motives, Scientific Benefits, and Hidden Agendas, Proceedings of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
U. Deichmann, M. Morange, and A. S. Travis. (2014). Editors' Introduction to Special Issue, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 57(1): 4-7.
U. Deichmann. (2014). Women and Genetics in Germany – Research and Careers until 1950, in: Reiner Nürnberg, Ekkehard Höxtermann und Martina Voigt (Herausgeber), Elisabeth Schiemann 1881–1972 Vom AufBruch der Genetik und der Frauen in den UmBrüchen des 20. Jahrhunderts Beiträge eines interdisziplinären Symposiums zum 200. Gründungsjubiläum der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Biologiehistorische Symposien, Rangsdorf. (
U. Deichmann, A. S. Travis. (2014). Transfer von Traditionen: „Deutsche Chemie in Palästina, 1924–1939, Münchner Beiträge zur Jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur 8(1): 28-47.
U. Deichmann, S. Schuster, J.P. Mazat, & A. Cornish-Bowden. (2013). Commemorating the 1913 Michaelis--Menten paper Die Kinetik der Invertinwirkung: three perspectives, FEBS Journal Special Issue: Michaelis-Menten and Allostery Anniversaries.
U. Deichmann. (2013). Review of Kaerin Nickelsen & Govindjee, The Maximum Quantum Yield Controversy. Otto Warburg and the 'Midwest-Gang' (Bern: Bern Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 2011), History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 35: 201-293.
U. Deichmann, M. Morange, and A. S. Travis. (2012). Editors' Introduction to Special Issue, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 55(4): 470-472.
U. Deichmann. (2012). Crystals, Colloids or Molecules? Early Controversies about the Origin of Life and Synthetic Life, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 55(4): 521-542.
U. Deichmann. (2012). Kultur und Identität in der Wissenschaft. Der Beitrag jüdischer Forscher zur internationalen Bedeutung deutscher Naturwissenschaft – ein jüdischer Beitrag?, Proceedings of the Moses Mendelssohn Centre, Potsdam, in press
U. Deichmann. (2012). Origin of life. The role of experiments, basic beliefs, and social authorities in the controversies about the spontaneous generation of life and the subsequent debates about synthesizing life in the laboratory, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 34(3): 341-360.
U. Deichmann. (2011). Michael Polanyi on Scientific Authority and his Criticisms of Popper and RussellYearbook of the Leo Baeck Institute, 56: 2419-268. London: Oxford University Press.
U. Deichmann. (2010). Chemistry and Engineering Life around 1900 - Research and Reflections by Jacques Loeb, Biological Theory 4(4): 323-332.
U. Deichmann. (2010). Gemmules and Elements: On Darwin's and Mendel's Concepts and Methods in Heredity, Journal for General Philosophy 41: 31-58.
U. Deichmann. (2008). Challenging the Protein Dogma of the Gene: Oswald T. Avery – a Revolutionary Conservative, in Oren Harman and Michael Dietrich (eds.), Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 154-173.
U. Deichmann. (2008). Politik und Forschung: Heinrich Wieland und andere Chemiker in der NS-Zeit, in Sibylle Wieland, Anne-Barb Hertkorn, Franziska Dunkel (Hg.)Heinrich Wieland. Naturforscher, Nobelpreisträger und Willstätters Uhr, Wiley-VCH, pp. 81-114.
U. Deichmann. (2008). Different Methods and Metaphysics in Early Molecular Genetics – A Case of Disparity of Research?History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 30: 57-82.
U. Deichmann. (2007). “Molecular” versus “Colloidal”: Controversies in Biology and Biochemistry, 1900–1940, Bulletin for the History of Chemistry 32: 105-118.
(with Ulrich Charpa), (2007). Problems, Phenomena, Explanatory Approaches – Introduction by the Editors, in Charpa and Deichmann, Jews and Sciences in German Contexts, pp. 3-36.
U. Deichmann. (2007). 'I Detest his Way of Working'. Leonor Michaelis (1875-1949), Emil Abderhalden (1877-1950) and Jewish and non-Jewish Biochemists in Germany, in Charpa and Deichmann, Jews and Sciences in German Contexts, pp. 101-126.
U. Deichmann. (2007). Empiricism and the Discreteness of Nature: Ferdinand Cohn (1828-1998), the Founder of Microbiology, in Charpa and Deichmann, Jews and Sciences in German Contexts, pp. 39-50.
U. Deichmann, U. Charpa. (2007). Jewish Scientists as Geniuses and Epigones – Scientific Practices and Attitudes towards them: Albert Einstein, Ferdinand Cohn, Richard Goldschmidt, Studia Rosenthaliana 40: 12-55.
U. Deichmann. (2007), Collective Phenomena and the Neglect of Molecules: An Historical Outlook on BiologyHistory and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 29: 83-92.
Anthony (Tony) S. Travis
Edited Volumes
U. Deichmann, and A. S. Travis. (2010). Special Section: Darwinism and Scientific Practice in Historical Perspective. Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 41(1): 55-60.
U. Deichmann, and A. S. Travis. (2008). Philosophies in Modern Biology, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 30(1).
A. S. Travis and H. Stoff. (forthcoming). Benzidine, Butter Yellow: The Cases of Aromatic Amines and Azo Dyes in the Twentieth Century, Toxic Chemicals, E Homburg and E Vaupel (eds), Berghahn.
A. S. Travis. (forthcoming). The First Decade at the NIMR [National Institute for Medical Research], Mill Hill: The Instruments that Revolutionized Analytical Chemistry, Wellcome Witnesses to Modern Medicine, T. Tansey (ed.).
A. S. Travis. (forthcoming). Nitrogen, Novel High Pressure Chemistry, and the German War Effort, Wheeler Award Lecture 2014, Royal Society of Chemistry Historical Group Occasional Paper.
A. S. Travis. (2012) Raphael Meldola, His Blues and His Times. Biotechnic and Histochemistry 87(4): 288-294.
A. S. Travis. (2010). Raphael Meldola and the Neo-Darwinians. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 41: 89-118.
A. S. Travis. (2009). Raphael Meldola: Natural Selection, the Essex Field Club, and a magnificent area for experimental natural history, Essex Naturalist (new series) 26: 13-38.
A. S. Travis. (2009). A Woman in Biochemistry and Toxicology: The Polish-British Refugee Regina Schoental.Bulletin for the History of Chemistry 34: 92-104.
A. S. Travis. (2008). What a Wonderful Empire is the Organic Chemistry. Bulletin for the History of Chemistry 33: 1-11.
A. S. Travis. (2008). Models for Biological Research: The Theory and Practice of Paul Ehrlich. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 30(1): 79-98.
A. S. Travis. (2007). Anilines: Historical Background, chapter 1 in Z. Rappoport, ed., The Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Anilines. Chichester: Wiley, 1-73.
A. S. Travis. (2007). Manufacture and Uses of the Anilines: A Vast Array of Processes and Products, chapter 13 in Z. Rappoport, ed., The Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Anilines. Chichester: Wiley, 715-782.
A. S. Travis. (2007). Toxicological and Environmental Aspects of Anilines, chapter 15 in Z. Rappoport, ed., The Chemistry of Functional Groups: The Chemistry of Anilines. Chichester: Wile, 835-870.
A. S. Travis. (2007). Mauve and Its Anniversaries. Bulletin for the History of Chemistry 32: 35-44.
A. S. Travis. (2007). Unintended Technology Transfer: Reppe Chemistry in the United States. Bulletin for the History of Chemistry 32: 27-34.
A. S. Travis. (2007). German-Jewish Chemists and Raphael Meldola: The 1906 Jubilee Celebration for the Discovery of the First Aniline Dye. In Ulrich Charpa and Ute Deichmann, eds, Jews and Sciences in German Contexts, Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 51-75.
Ari Barell
A. Barell. (2014). King-Engineer: David Ben-Gurion, Science and Nation Building. Ben-Gurion Research Institute Press.
A. Barell and D. Ohana. (2014). ‘The Million Plan’: Zionism, Political Theology and Scientific Utopianism, Politics, Religion & Ideology, published online 6 February.
A. Barell. (2014). The Failure to Formulate a National Science Policy: Israel’s Scientific Council 1948-1959 Journal of Israeli History: Politics, Society, Culture 33(1): 85-107.
A. Barell. (2014). ‘The Miracle Maker‘: Science Corps and the Origins of the Israeli Military Research, Review of: Uriel Bachrach, By the Power of Knowledge: The Scientific Corps of the IDF (1948-1952), Cathdra 151: 179-183.
A. Barell. (2012). Zionist Epistemology: David Ben-Gurion’s Politics of NumbersIyunim Bitkumat Israel 22:91-121.
A. Barell. (2012). Leviathan and the Academy: Was there an Attempt to Nationalize the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Early Years of the State of Israel? Democratic Culture in Israel and in the world, 13: 7-79. [Hebrew version appeared 2011 in Democratic Culture 13: 7-59].
Cristian Timmermann
C. Timmermann and Z. Robaey. (forthcoming). Agrobiodiversity, the Common Heritage Principle and Market Incentives [German].
C. Timmermann and G. Felix. (2015). Agroecology as a Vehicle for Contributive Justice, Agriculture and Human Values Published online 10 January 2015.
C. Timmermann. (2014). Pesticides and the Patent Bargain, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, published online10 August, pp. 1-19.
C. Timmermann. (2013). Pesticides and the Patent Bargain, Proceedings of the First International Conference of the Asia-Pacific Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics, Hongladarom, Duangmal, Ingkaninun, Phanchinda, and Promngram (eds.), Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, pp. 139-146.
C. Timmermann and G. Felix. (2013). Agroecology Beyond Food, Farming Matters 12: 30-31. (Also translated into Chinese).
Israel Belfer
I. Belfer. (2014). Information-Laden science, a Hacking-Type Revolution, Proceedings of the International Conference on Philosophy of Information (ICPI 2013), Xian Jiaotong University International Center for Philosophy of Information (XJTU-ICPI), pp. 136-179.
I. Belfer. (2014). Informing Physics: Jacob Bekenstein and the Informational Turn in Theoretical Physics, Physics in Perspective 16(1): 69-97.
I. Belfer. (2014). A Bit of a Revolution – a Hacking Type Information Revolution in Science and Society, submitted to Historical Studies of the Natural Sciences.
Noa Sophie Kohler
N. S. Kohler. (2013). Genes as Jewish History?: Human Population Genetics in the Service of Historians, inside: Race, Color, Identity. Rethinking Discourses about 'Jews' in the Twenty-First Century. Efraim Sicher (ed.). Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 234-246.
N. S. Kohler, and D. Mishmar. (2011). Being part of the Ashkenazi Family: An Integrative Historical, Genealogical and Population Genetics Study of Family Names, in: Avotaynu, The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, pp. 51-53.
Roni Armon
R. Armon. (2010). Beyond Darwinism’s Eclipse: Functional Evolution, Biochemical Recapitulation and Spencerian Emergence in the 1920s and 1930s. Journal of the General Philosophy of Science, 41: 173-194.
Ahuva Gaziel
A. Gaziel. (2011). Questions of Methodology in Aristotle's Zoology: A Medieval PerspectiveJournal of the History of Biology.