Charlotte Abney

Graduate Student


History of Medicine


Charlotte graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University in 2003 with a B.S. in Journalism, having also received a European Diploma in International Journalism from the Danish School of Journalism in 2002, and earned an M.A. in Scandinavian History from Linköping University in Sweden in 2004. She subsequently taught middle school science and high school chemistry for six years before returning to graduate school.

At Yale, her research focuses on chemistry and mineralogy in Sweden at the turn of the nineteenth century, the relationships between Scandinavian and European and worldwide scientific communities, the history of textbooks and science education, and the nature and popularization of scientific discovery, in particular the discoveries of elements. She also works as an assistant in the collections and rare books at the Medical Historical Library.


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