Michael Shank

Michael Shank

Michael H. Shank retired in July 2015 from the soon to be terminated Department of the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His teaching interests ran roughly from Antiquity to Newton, with primary research interests in 14th-15th c. natural philosophy and astronomy (esp. Regiomontanus), with collateral interests in early printing, Piero della Francesca, Copernicus, and Galileo. His most recent hardcover publication was his co-editorship, with the David C. Lindberg, of the Cambridge History of Science, vol. 2:  Medieval Science (Cambridge 2013). Since then, he has published 2 articles with 4 more in press, 2 essay reviews (another in press), several shorter articles. Among other projects, he is working on a book on Galileo in the 1620s. His first M.A. is from the HPS Program at Notre Dame.