David Channell


  • history of science, technology and medicine
  • philosophy of science and technology
  • science and religion
  • art and technology
  • 18th- to 20th-century European intellectual history
  • 19th-century British history


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David F. Channell , Ph.D. School of Arts and Humanities

Professor of Historical Studies

Dr. Channell’s research focuses on the relationship between science and technology, and more recently, on the relationship between science, technology and religion.

Channell has published three books, including The Vital Machine: A Study of Technology and Organic Life, The History of Engineering Science: An Annotated Bibliography, and Scottish Men of Science - W.J.M. Rankie. He is currently completing The History of Science, Technology and Their Interactions. Channell has also published more than 50 articles, essays and reviews on the interaction of science and technology, and has presented more than 40 professional papers worldwide. He is a recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Channell received his Ph.D. in the history of science and technology from Case Western Reserve University.


Updated: November 29, 2011