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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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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.

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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Working Group Books

Working Group Books are an MPIWG specialty: volumes written by two or more authors which are the result of intensive collaboration, involving multiple working sessions in which drafts of the individual chapters are presented, discussed, and revised. Many MPIWG research projects publish their principal results in this form, in addition to books and articles by individual participating scholars. These Working Group Books are especially well suited to opening up new fields of research and to covering topics from a comparative perspective, both challenges that invite collective rather than individual scholarship. More