Professor of Modern History at ENS PSL  

Former professor of history of science at the European University Institute, Stéphane Van Damme is a professor in the history department of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris). His research focuses on modern sciences and European culture from the 16th to the 19th century, examining the founding fathers (Bacon, Descartes, Linnaeus), scientific disciplines (philosophy, botany, chemistry, archaeology), scientific academies and capitals, and imperial projects. In 2020 he published Seconde Nature. Rematérialiser les sciences entre Bacon et Tocqueville.