Jochen Büttner currently investigates processes of innovation in the ancient world. A particular focus lies on the question which role knowledge played in these processes and, how in turn, innovation influenced the formation of theoretical bodies of knowledge.
He retains his longstanding interest in early modern mechanics. His main research theme in this area regards the role of so-called "challenging objects" as mediators between practical and theoretical knowledge in the early modern period.
Jochen Büttner has long been concerned with the use, theoretically as well as practically, of new electronic media in the history of science and, more generally, in the humanities. In this context, he has collaborated in, designed and directed a number of projects.
A Book on al-Khazini’s Book on the Balance of Wisdom
Atlas of Innovations
BIFOLD - BZML
Opening up Data for Re-use: Semantic Modeling and Sustainability
Research Websites as Research Data
Spatio-Temporal Analysis using Data Visualization
Weighing as an Early Global Innovation
Büttner, Jochen (2021). “Leonardo und der Druck.” In Leonardos intellektueller Kosmos, ed. J. Renn, M. Valleriani, S. Hoffmann, and A. Becchi, 241–252. Florenz: Giunti.Read More
Büttner, Jochen (2021). “Leonardo and Print.” In Leonardo’s Intellectual Cosmos, ed. J. Renn, M. Valleriani, S. Hoffmann, and A. Becchi, 241–252. Florenz: Giunti.Read More
Büttner, Jochen (2019). Swinging and Rolling: Unveiling Galileo’s Unorthodox Path from a Challenging Problem to a New Science. Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science 335. Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1594…Read More
Büttner, Jochen and Jenny Schlehofer (2019). “Die römischen Schnellwaagen im Saalburgmuseum.” In Saalburg-Jahrbuch 60, ed. C. Amrhein, 113–154. Darmstadt: Philipp von Zabern.Read More