Anna Marie Roos is a Reader in the history of science and medicine at the University of Lincoln. She came to Lincoln in 2013 from the University of Oxford, where she was the Lister Research Fellow. Roos is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. She studies the early Royal Society, as well as natural history, chemistry, and medicine in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and publishes not only as a professional historian but also as an advisor to taxonomists. Her scientific and historical work has been featured in Nature News, Wellcome History, the Guardian and the New York Times.
Roos’ fourth book, The Lister Sisters: Women and the Art of the “Scientific Revolution,” is forthcoming with Bodleian Library Press (2018). Her popular writing has appeared (inter alia) in the Appendix, Art and Antiques, Endeavour, and Natural History Magazine, and the Royal Society Blog: The Repository. She has given public lectures at Tate Modern, the Royal Society, and the Museum for the History of Science, Oxford, and curated exhibits at the Royal Society and the Bodleian Library. Roos has also been interviewed by the BBC’s Radio 4 Today , Making History, and In Our Time programmes, and hosted a television documentary about Newtonian alchemy for National Geographic. She is in love with all things history of science.
In Trinity Term 2017, she is a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford for her next book project, an intellectual biography of Royal Society President and antiquary Martin Folkes. She will then be a Huntington and Beinecke Fellow for 2017-2018.
I will be on research leave from Spring 2017 until September 2018.
Associate Faculty, History, University of Oxford, 2012-2014.