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    De Sphaera: Epistemic Communities Shaping Scientific Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

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    The Evolution of Knowledge: Rethinking Science for the Anthropocene

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    De sphaera of Johannes de Sacrobosco in the Early Modern Period

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    Working with Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge

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