Cain, Joe

Head of Department, and
Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology

Prof Cain's research interests include the history of evolutionary studies (especially the synthesis period in evolutionary studies), Darwin and Darwinism, history of science in London, and history of natural history.

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MSc dissertations

Prof Cain supervises MSc dissertations each year. Some sample dissertations are presented on the STS website (link)

Some recent supervisions

  • Arnott, Tom. 2009. Frost’s Foolish Flapping? Biological Inspiration and the need for Artisanal Aptitude
  • Botero, Paula. 2009. The “Philosophical Travel” to Brazil: Shaping the Role of the Naturalist in the Amazon
  • Buttolph, Michael. 2008. One Hundred and One Mendelians
  • Cole, Rupert. 2012. Science at Christmas in early Victorian England - published in Guardian
  • Davies, Owen. 2008. “To the Honour and Advantage of the Navy” – Exploring the Admiralty Manual of Scientific Enquiry
  • González Pacheco Sosa, Lucia. 2009. A Perfect and Truthful Record: Photography and Objectivity in Science
  • Haigh, Alice. 2013. underway
  • Hamdoud, Samir. 2013. underway
  • Hume, Vanessa. 2012.  Representations of Race in the British Museum (Natural History): 1945-1966
  • Roux Goupille, Camille. 2008. A communication of a singular fact in natural history
  • Steel, Emily. 2008. “He is no loss”. Robert McCormick and the voyage of the Beagle - published as monograph
  • Wainman, Ruth. 2012. ‘The Age of the Constructional Toy’: The Toy Industry, the Child Consumer and the Construction Toy Boom - prize winner
  • Waring, Sophie. 2009. Margaret Fountaine: A Lepidopterist Remembered
  • Wilcox, Christine. 2013. underway

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Professor Joe Cain
UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies