Hanna Rose Shell

Leo Marx Career Development Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society, MIT

List of selected publications

See also my list of films.


Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography and the Media of Reconnaissance (New York: Zone Books, 2012).

Editor, with a new introduction, William Temple Hornaday's The Extermination of the American Bison (Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, [1889]).

Articles in Journals

"Ciné-History and Experiments on Film" forthcoming from Journal of Visual Culture, 25 pp.

"The Crucial Moment of Photographic Deception: Abbott Handerson Thayer's Law of Protective Coloration," Cabinet 33 (Spring 2009): 17-30.

"Textile Skin: Lives and Afterlives of the Social Fabric," Transition 96 (Fall 2006): 151-163. (Featured in Wilson Quarterly and Chronicle of Higher Education.)

"Casting Life, Recasting Experience: Bernard Palissy's Occupation between Maker and Nature." Configurations 12 (Winter 2004): 1-40.

Chapters in Books

"Earthworks: The Ceramic Display of Natural Knowledge in Clay," in Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe, Ursula Klein and Emma Spary, ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), pp. 50-70.

"Things Under Water: Etienne-Jules Marey's Aquarium Laboratory and Cinema's Assembly," in Dingpolitik: Atmospheres of Democracy, Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel, ed. (Cambridge: MIT Press), pp. 326-332.

"Skin Deep: Taxidermy, Embodiment and Extinction" in The Past, Present and Future of Natural History: Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, A. Leviton, ed. (San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences, 2004), pp. 88-112.