Fabian Krämer is a historian of science and assistant professor at the Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich in Germany. His primary research in this role is the history of natural sciences and humanities from the Renaissance up to and including the 19th century. He recently published the monograph A centaur in London: Lectures and Observations in the early 19th century natural research. In his book, Krämer deals with the dominant thought that it is always better to observe and assess something by experimenting rather than by studying books. Krämer shows how empiricism and theory went hand-in-hand among early modern researchers. Krämer will giving a mini-lecture about the way natural science and humanities have grown apart at the Humanities Night.