Deborah Warner

Curator

M.A., Harvard University B.S., University of Chicago

Research Specialties: 

History of science and technology, especially scientific instruments.

Projects: 

Current Projects: Developing online catalogs of the navigational and geophysical instruments in the Smithsonian collections. Past Projects: Online catalog of the surveying and geodetic instrument in the Smithsonian collections.

Professional Affiliations: 
  • History of Science Society
  • Society for the History of Technology

Publications

“Political Geodesy: the Army, the Air Force, and the World Geodetic System of 1960,” in Annals of Science 59 (2002): 363–389.
“From Tallahassee to Timbuktu: Cold War efforts to measure intercontinental distances,” in Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences (2000): 393–415.
Instruments of Science. An Historical Encyclopedia with Robert Bud Deborah Warner, eds., (London and New York, 1998).