Lilla Vekerdy

Lilla Vekerdy earned her two master’s degrees in Literature, Linguistics and Library Sciences in Budapest, Hungary in 1984, and completed her doctoral coursework in Medieval and Renaissance History at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2005. She has been the Head of Special Collections at the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives since 2008, where she oversees all rare materials in 16 library research centers and serves as the Curator of Physical Sciences Rare Books. Her research interest and publications are in the history of science and medicine as well as in rare book studies, and often cover the overlay of these fields.

Courses Previously Taught

The Nature of Science in Manuscript and Print, 2023