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Dr. H. Floris COHEN University of Twente - Netherlands


 He attended the 'Stedelijk Gymnasium' (City Highschool) in Haarlem, then studied history at the university of Leiden.
1970 he completed his MA with a major in socio-economic history and a minor in history of science.
1974 he graduated with a Ph.D. thesis on efforts at renewal in Dutch social-democracy during the first decade after the First World War.
1975-1982 he served the Museum Boerhaave in Leiden as a curator.
1982 he was appointed full professor in history of science at the University of Twente.
2001 he took early retirement; since then, his scholarly efforts have been centered at his home base.


He has enjoyed three senior fellowships at institutes for advanced studies: NIAS (Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study) in Wassenaar, the Wilson Center in Washington DC, and the Dibner Institute for History of Science and Technology in Cambridge (Massachusetts).
He is a member of the History of Science Society (HSS) and of the Global Economic History Network (GEHN).


Quantifying Music. The Science of Music at the First Stage of the Scientific Revolution, 1580-1650, Western Ontario Series, Vol. 23., Reidel, Dordrecht, 1984
The Scientific Revolution. A Historiographical Inquiry, University of Chicago Press, Chicago & London, 1994
'How Modern Science Came Into the World. A Comparative History' (provisional title of a book close to completion in first draft)