Jon Røyne Kyllingstad
Jon Røyne Kyllingstad (PhD) is the leader of this project and is responsible for the study "Racial typology and genetic research, and constructions of biological difference between Sami and Non-Sami Scandinavians (1945-2012)". Kyllingstad is a historian specializing in the history of science, knowledge and academic institutions in the late 19th and the early 20th century, and has for many years been interested in ideas about race and human differences. In 2014 he published Measuring the Master Race, a book about physical anthropology in Norway and the rise and fall of the scientific idea of a Nordic master-race.
Before joining The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology as a senior curator, he was part of the research group Forum for University History at The University of Oslo, and participated in writing a multi-volume work on the history of that university. He has studied the development in Norway of disciplines like oceanography, meteorology, biology, historiography, archaeology, linguistics, ethnography, folkloristic, biology, medicine and physical anthropology.
"Eugenics and physical anthropology in Hungary and Greece", book review, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 49 (2015), 70-74 (co-author: A. Lefkaditou).
Measuring the master race: Physical anthropology in Norway 1890-1945. Cambrigde, UK: OpenBook Publishers, 2014.
"The concept of a Lappish race: Norwegian research on Sami skeletal remains in the interwar years" in Old Bones. Osteoarchaeology in Norway: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, ed. B. J. Sellevold. Oslo, Norway: Novus forlag, 2014.
"Norwegian physical anthropology and the idea of a Nordic master race", Current Anthropology 53: S5 (2012), S46-S56.
For a full list of publications, visit: http://www.cristin.no.
tel: (+47) 22 79 60 60
mob: (+47) 48 22 82 53
Ageliki Lefkaditou is a historian of science focusing on the history of physical anthropology and human genetic variation in Greece from the late 19th century to present. She received her first PhD from the Department of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and she will soon be completing her second PhD in the history of science at the University of Leeds. During the last five years, Ageliki has taught and tutored on a number of undergraduate modules ranging from introduction to philosophy and philosophy of science to the history of scientific ideas and population ecology. Her wider research interests include the history and philosophy of biology and ecology, science education, and public understanding of science.
From April 2014, Ageliki holds a 3-year postdoctoral research position with this project at the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Oslo, while her office is at the The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology. These three years, she will be working on the study: "From Calipers to Sequencers: Physical Anthropology in Greece and the Construction of Racial and National Identity, 1950s to present".
"Discussing the biocultural approach to race", book review, Science & Education (2015), online first, DOI 10.1007/s11191-015-9772-8 (co-author: J. R. Kyllingstad).
"Ann Morning: The nature of race: How scientists think and teach about human difference", book review, Science & Education 23:6 (2014), 1407-1410.
"Contextualizing the teaching and learning of ecology: Historical and philosophical considerations", in Handbook of historical and philosophical research in science education, ed. M. R. Matthews. Heidelberg: Springer (2014), 523-550 (co-authors: K. Korfiatis & T. Hovardas).
For a full list of publications, visit: www.academia.edu or http://www.med.uio.no/helsam/.
tel: (+47) 22 79 60 68
mob: (+47) 48 63 34 41
Hallvard J. Fossheim
Hallvard Fossheim is Dr.art in philosophy, and professor of ancient philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen. He has served as Director of The National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and The National Committee for Research Ethics on Human Remains, which performs ethical evaluations of research on human remains. He is responsible for the study: "Ethical aspects of research on DNA and ethnicity".
"Aristotle on happiness and old age", in The quest for the good life: Ancient philosophers on happiness, eds. Ø. Rabbås, E. K. Emilsson,H. Fossheim, and M. Tuominen. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press (2015), 113-126.
"Aristotle on virtuous questioning of morality", in Why be moral?, eds. B. Himmelmann and R. Louden. Walter de Gruyter (2015), 65-80.
"Virtue ethics and everyday strategies", Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 267:1 (2014), 65-82.
"The prooimia, types of motivation, and moral psychology", in Platon: Gesetze (Nomoi), ed. Ch. Horn. Akademie Verlag, 2014.
For a full list of publications, see here.
tel: (+47) 55 58 23 89