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Postdoctoral Scholar, History
BioRhiannon Neilsen is a Cyber Security Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University. During her PhD, Rhiannon was a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford (2019-2020), sponsored by the Australian Federation of Graduate Women, and a Visiting Fellow at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia (2019). In 2020 and 2021, Rhiannon was a Research Consultant for the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), University of Oxford.
During her time at CISAC, she will be working on her project, 'Algorithms for Atrocity Prevention'. Her research interests sit at the intersection of cyberspace, atrocity prevention, and normative ethics.
Andrew Patrick Nelson
Ph.D. Student in Japanese, admitted Autumn 2018
Ph.D. Minor, History
Ph.D. Minor, Linguistics
BioI am a PhD Candidate in the Japanese Linguistics track of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. My research is motivated by two primary areas of inquiry: first, to what extent can methods in linguistic science be applied to historical documents to recover a speaker/writer intent and reader/listener interpretation? Second, in what ways are language changes perceived, categorized, and valorized; in what ways do those perceptions, categories, and values shape language ideology; and in what ways does language ideology in turn change language use? My work brings together methods in psycholinguistics, semantics, and pragmatics in analyzing texts on language written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with Japanese texts as a primary case study, but also leveraging sources in English, French, and German for a transnational perspective.
Patrick Suppes Professor of Greek Mathematics and Astronomy and Professor, by courtesy, of Philosophy and of History
BioNetz's main field is the history of pre-modern mathematics. His research involves the wider issues of the history of cognitive practices, e.g. visual culture, the history of the book, and literacy and numeracy. His books from Cambridge University Press include The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics: a Study in Cognitive History (1999, Runciman Award), The Transformation of Early Mediterranean Mathematics: From Problems to Equations (2004), and Ludic Proof: Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic (2009).
He is also the author of the translation and commentary of the works of Archimedes, also with CUP, a three-volume work of which the first has appeared, The Two Books on Sphere and Cylinder (2004). Together with Nigel Wilson, he prepares the edition of the recently rediscovered Archimedes Palimpsest (evidence from which already gave rise to two major discoveries: a text showing actual infinity in Archimedes, published in SCIAMVS 2001-2002, and a text showing, possibly, combinatorics in Archimedes, published in SCIAMVS 2004.) Two volumes, Transcription and Critical Edition, are forthcoming from the British Academy, of which the transcription is already available online. His popular book on the Archimedes Palimpsest Project, The Archimedes Codex, (co-authored with William Noel, Neumann Prize) was published by Widenfeld and Nicolson, 2007, and is translated into 20 languages.
Related to his research in cognitive history is his interest in ecological history, and he has published Barbed Wire: an Ecology of Modernity (Wesleyan University Press, 2004, finalist for PEN award). Reviel Netz is also a poet (Adayin Bahuc, 1999 Shufra: Tel Aviv, AMOS prize), one of a group of Hebrew poets active today whose work revives formal verse and he is the co-author, together with his wife, the Israeli author Maya Arad, of a collection of essays on Israeli literature, Positions of Stress (Meqom Hata'am, 2008 Axuzat Bayit: Tel Aviv).
Master of Arts Student in History, admitted Autumn 2023
Manuscript Asst, Special Collections
BioKaitlynn Norton is an MA student in the field of Early Modern Europe. She earned her BA in History from UCLA, where she completed research on topics such as contemporary responses to witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and the social repercussions of the Black Death. Now her research focuses on court culture and etiquette in Medieval to Early Modern Britain.