Kenneth J. Knoespel is McEver Professor of Engineering and the Liberal Arts, Emeritus, at Georgia Institute of Technology where he has a joint appointment in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture and the School of History, Technology, and Society.
Knoespel has published widely on multiple aspects of visualization and science studies in early modern Europe. Research on Isaac Newton’s manuscripts devoted to universal history and religion are focal points in his research. At Georgia Tech, Knoespel has participated in the development of interdisciplinary curriculum including the undergraduate B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture (STAC), the B.S. in Computational Media (CM) and graduate programs in Digital Media (DM). Together with colleagues in science and engineering, he has organized workshops and symposia devoted to astrobiology and the future of life in the cosmos and on Earth.
Knoespel is a founding editor of Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and the Arts (Johns Hopkins University Press). He has held research appointments at the University of Uppsala, Cornell University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Russian Academy of Science, the Center for Baltic and Eastern European Studies, Stockholm, and the University of Paris 8 (St. Denis). Knoespel received his Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For his work on northern European intellectual history he received an honorary doctorate from Umeå University in 2012.