Robin E. Rider

Position title: Curator of Special Collections, UW-Madison Memorial Library; Senior Lecturer, History of Science


Phone: 608.262.2809 / 608.262.3243

Office: 990 Memorial Library, Special Collections
Office Hours: Mondays 11:00am–12:00pm and by appointment in Memorial Library 990

Robin Rider


My current research, writing, and teaching sit at the intersection of history of science (especially early modern science) and history of the book.


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, History, 1980
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Mathematics, 1974
B.S., Stanford University, Mathematics, 1972

Courses Taught

  • Hist Sci 323 – The Scientific Revolution (co-taught with Prof. Florence Hsia) – Syllabus 2021 (pdf)
  • Hist Sci 324 – Science in the Enlightenment
  • Hist Sci 623 – Studies in Early Modern Science (co-taught with Prof. Florence Hsia) – Syllabus 2021 (pdf)
  • SLIS 839 – Special Collections