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Omar W. Nasim (Kent/Oxford)

Omar W. Nasim is the author of Bertrand Russell and the Edwardian Philosophers: Constructing the World (2008); and more recently, Observing by Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century (2013). His research interests include the history of early analytic philosophy, and the history and philosophy of science. Nasim is particularly interested in the history of the observational sciences, their practices, and how they relate to theories of perception. His work productively spans the fields of philosophy, art history, visual and media studies.

Nasim completed a PhD in philosophy from the University of Toronto, and a few years later a Habilitation in the history of science from the ETH-Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). He has worked in Berlin, Florence, Basel, Zurich, and Oxford; and at institutes for the history of science, art, the humanities, and the image. Currently he is historian of modern science and technology at the School of History at University of Kent.

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