Versalius engraving

Thomas H. Broman

Title: Professor Emeritus, History Department

Interests: Science and medicine in the Enlightenment; the role of science in the
 public sphere; 18th-century German intellectual and cultural history.
Phone:(608) 263-1641

Office:Room 5214, Mosse Humanities Building

Curriculum Vitae

Thomas H. Broman's C.V.


Ph.D., Princeton University, History, 1987

M.A., Princeton University, History, 1983

M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Agronomy, 1980

A.B., Ripon College, Biology and Chemistry, 1976


"Science and Civil Society (Osiris, Volume 17)" book cover image Lynn K. Nyhart and Thomas Broman (eds.), Science and Civil Society (Osiris, Volume 17) (University of Chicago Press, 2002).

"The Transformation of German Academic Medicine, 1750-1820" book cover image Thomas H. Broman, The Transformation of German Academic Medicine, 1750-1820 (University of Chicago Press, 1996).

Selected Book Sections

"The Cambridge History of Science: Eighteenth-Century Science, Vol. 4" book cover image "The Medical Sciences" section in Roy Porter, ed., The Cambridge History of Science: Eighteenth-Century Science, Vol. 4 (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

"When Science and Christianity Meet" book cover image "Matter, Force, and the Christian Worldview in the Enlightenment" section in David C. Lindberg and Ronald L. Numbers (eds.), When Science and Christianity Meet (University of Chicago Press, 2003).

Selected Articles

Thomas Broman, "Metaphysics for an Enlightened Public: The Controversy over Monads in Germany, 1746-1748," Isis 103:1 (2012), 1-23.

Thomas Broman, "The Semblance of Transparency: Expertise as a Social Good and an Ideology in Enlightened Societies," Osiris 27 (2012), 188-208.

Thomas H. Broman, "The Habermasian Public Sphere and 'Science in the Enlightenment,'" History of Science 36 (1998), 123-149.

Thomas H. Broman, "Rethinking Professionalization: Theory, Practice, and Professional Ideology in Eighteenth-Century German Medicine," The Journal of Modern History 67 (1995), 835-872.

Photograph of Thomas H. Broman
© 2020 University of Wisconsin Board of Regents