Thomas Morel

I am currently working at the University of Wuppertal, in the Faculty of mathematics and natural sciences. My research focuses on the history of mathematical practices in the modern period. More generally, I am interested in the history of mathematics from the 16th to the 19th century, the history of scientific institutions and policies, teaching and education, and the social and economic role of quantification. You can see here the list of my communications and publications on these topics.

I am particularly interested in underground geometry, a discipline that developed in mining regions during the early modern period. My last book, Underground Mathematics (Cambridge University Press, 2022), describes the production of quantified knowledge, its circulation and the craft culture that developed in the mining pits of the Holy Roman Empire.

Depuis 2015, je fais partie du conseil d’administration de la Société française d’histoire des sciences, et j’en assume actuellement la présidence.