Professor David Philip Miller

Emeritus Professor
BSc Hons Manchester, MA PhD Pennsylvania
School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

9385 2359
Room 316, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Historical Studies, History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
Tags: Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology

Research

Professor David Philip Miller is a historian of science and technology, School of Humanities, and has taught at UNSW since 1981. He was educated at the University of Manchester [BSc (Hons)] and the University of Pennsylvania [MA, PhD], and taught at Edinburgh University before coming to Sydney. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities and, in 2013, as a Corresponding Member of the Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences (Paris). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (UK).

His current research concerns the life and work of James Watt (the improver of the steam engine) and changing conceptions of discovery and invention from the eighteenth century to the present. He is a former Chair of the National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science of the Australian Academy of Science and served two terms as President of the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science. He is on the Editorial Boards of the international journals: Isis;  History of Science, Annals of Science and The British Journal for the History of Science

Teaching

Consultation Times

By appointment -please email me

Other information

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, and of the Royal Historical Society (UK). In 2013 he was elected a Corresponding Member of the Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences (Paris). He is a former member and Chair, of the National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science of the Australian Academy of Science and has had a long involvement with the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science. He was instrumental (with the late Henry Chan) in inaugurating exchange and co-operation between HPS scholars in Taiwan, the PRC and Australia.
He serves on the Editorial Boards of Isis, History of Science, and The British Journal for the History of Science, and has previously served on the Boards of Social Studies of Science, Metascience and of Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.