March on Washington
Coaling Station
Schoenen Gruss
Guardians of Traffic
Flag Making
Napoleon Banner
Bauernführer Jäcklein Rohrbach
Diego Rivera
Berlin 1900

Alan Rocke

Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor of History and Distinguished University Professor

I am a historian of science, specializing in the history of the physical sciences during the 19th and 20th centuries.  My particular research interest is in the development of the science of chemistry and its applications during the course of the nineteenth century, especially in Germany, France, and Great Britain.  In addition, I have a strong teaching interest in the history of technology, and in courses that explore the historical impact of science and technology on society.


From the Molecular World: A Nineteenth-Century Science Fantasy

Image and Reality: Kekulé, Kopp, and the Scientific Imagination

The Quiet Revolution: Hermann Kolbe and the Science of Organic Chemistry

Nationalizing Science: Adolphe Wurtz and the Battle for French Chemistry


Case Western Reserve University
Department of History
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7107

Mather House 204

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