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One hundred years of pressure : hydrostatics from Stevin to Newton

Alan Chalmers

This monograph investigates the development of hydrostatics as a science. In the process, it sheds new light on the nature of science and its origins in the Scientific Revolution. Readers will come to see that the history of hydrostatics reveals subtle ways in which the science of the seventeenth century differed from previous periods.

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Edited Book

The nature state : rethinking the history of conservation

Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Matthew Kelly, Claudia Leal, Emily Wakild

This volume brings together case studies from around the globe to explore the history of nature conservation in the twentieth century. It seeks to highlight the state, a central actor in these efforts, which is often taken for granted, and establishes a novel concept – the nature state – as a means for exploring the historical formation of that portion of the state dedicated to managing and protecting nature.

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Du Rhin à la Manche : frontières et relations franco-allemandes au XXe siècle

Où est la frontière entre la France et l'Allemagne? En 1919, le traité de Versailles apporte une réponse provisoire, car dans l'entre-deux-guerres, des savants allemands légitiment des stratégies d’annexion en définissant le «sol ethnique et culturel allemand». À l'heure de la reconstruction des murs, de l'éloge bien-pensant des fronières, il faut revenir sur ce que fut la frontière entre la France et l'Allemagne au XXe siècle: un horizon à dépasser.

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Working Group Book

Before Copernicus : the cultures and contexts of scientific learning in the fifteenth century

Rivka Feldhay, F. Jamil Ragep

In 1984, Noel Swerdlow and Otto Neugebauer argued that Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) explained planetary motion by using mathematical devices and astronomical models originally developed by Islamic astronomers in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Was this a parallel development, or did Copernicus somehow learn of the work of his predecessors, and if so, how?

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Special journal issue

Historical perspectives on contemporary physics

On November 25th 1915, Albert Einstein submitted to the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences the last of a series of papers that contained the final and fundamental equation of his theory of gravitation, which he called General Relativity (Einstein 1915, 1916). This equation contains the field-theoretic law according to which the energy-momentum distribution of matter sources acts on and reacts to the gravitational field. It was the final achievement of an “intellectual odyssey,” which lasted more than eight years.

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Naufragi di terra e di mare : da Leonardo da Vinci a Theodor Mommsen alla ricerca dei codici Albani ; edizione del manoscritto XIII.F.25, cc. 129-136 della Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli

Il volume ricostruisce la storia di alcuni manoscritti un tempo conservati a Roma e a Urbino nelle biblioteche della famiglia Albani. Dispersi in gran parte tra la fine del XVIII e la seconda metà del XIX secolo, quei codici facevano parte di una tra le più preziose collezioni private europee.

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Los ingenieros de Franco: ciencia, catolicismo y guerra fría en el estado Franquista

De este estudio surge un panorama distinto al habitual de los años difíciles de la autarquía: un panorama en que la investigación científica y técnica aparece, no como una simple herramienta del poder, sino como «un elemento constituyente que dotó de contenido al régimen».

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Book

LEMCO : ein Koloss der Fleischindustrie in Fray Bentos, Uruguay

Lucía Lewowicz

LEMCO stand zu seiner Zeit für vielseitige Innovationen nicht nur auf dem technologischen Gebiet der Fleischverarbeitung, sondern auch in unternehmerischer und organisatorischer Hinsicht. Der völlig neue Ansatz des vorliegenden Beitrags geht auf bisher noch unbekannte und sehr aufschlussreiche Aspekte über die Art und Weise ein, wie das Projekt damals auf den Weg gebracht wurde.

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Working Group Book

Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures

Archives bring to mind rooms filled with old papers and dusty artifacts. But for scientists, the detritus of the past can be a treasure trove of material vital to present and future research: fossils collected by geologists; data banks assembled by geneticists; weather diaries trawled by climate scientists; libraries visited by historians.

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Edited Book

The Structures of Practical Knowledge

'The Structures of Practical Knowledge' investigates the nature of practical knowledge – why, how, when and by whom it is codified, and once codified, how this knowledge is structured. The inquiry unfolds in a series of fifteen case studies, which range in focus from early modern Italy to eighteenth century China.

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New Articles and Preprints

Time (and time again): temporality, criticality, and the historical imagination; a conversation with historian of science Lorraine Daston, interview by Andrew Yang [Special Issue]. (2017). Deep Time Chicago Pamphlet Series. Download

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Song, J.-O., & Schäfer, D. (2017). Interpreting the collection and display of contemporary science in Chinese museums as a reflection of science in society. In A. Boyle, & J.-G. Hagmann (Eds.), Challenging collections: approaches to the heritage of recent science and technology (pp. 88-102). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

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Omodeo, P. D. (2017). Laukhards Dissertation über Giordano Bruno im Kontext der frühneuzeitlichen Bruno-Rezeption. In G. Naschert (Ed.), Friedrich Christian Laukhard (1757-1822): Schriftsteller, Radikalaufklärer und gelehrter Soldat (pp. 39-68). Paderborn: Schöningh.

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Bonah, C., & Schmaltz, F. (2017). From witness to indictee: Eugen Haagen and his court hearings from the Nuremberg Medical Trial (1946-47) to the Struthof Medical Trails (1952-54). In P. Weindling (Ed.), From clinic to concentration camp: reassessing nazi medical and racial research, 1933-1945 (pp. 293-315). London: Routledge.

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Hardenberg, W. G. v. (2017). Another way to preserve: hunting bans, biosecurity and the brown bear in Italy, 1930-60. In W. G. v. Hardenberg, M. Kelly, C. Leal, & E. Wakild (Eds.), The nature state: rethinking the history of conservation (pp. 55-75). London: Routledge.

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