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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2013) 43 (3): 281–333.
Published: 01 June 2013
... bourgeois Europe contributing to this rapid assimilation of revolutionary, intellectual work is examined from the point of view of material culture. Emphasis is placed on Neo-Idealist abstraction in urban decoration and design, with a focus on Oriental carpets, wallpaper, and electrical lighting. Elements...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 217–247.
Published: 28 May 2020
... nineteenth century when a professional mathematics community was taking shape in the United States, and its leaders were becoming increasingly focused on “modern,” abstract forms of research. By marshalling a variety of cultural tropes tied to self-making, physical labor, rural identity, and manhood...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 568–580.
Published: 01 November 2018
... practices that referred to data as a category of the here and now, enabling spatial representations of current phenomena. I argue that seeing and abstracting the world as data opened new avenues not only for producing tables with multiple variables, but also for forging such refined results into graphical...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 648–658.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Soraya de Chadarevian There is much talk about data-driven and in silico biology, but how exactly does it work? This essay reflects on the relation of data practices to the biological things from which they are abstracted. Looking at concrete examples of computer use in biology, the essay asks: How...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (2): 180–222.
Published: 01 April 2018
... together with the structural objectivity of their numerical methods. An important communality of both schools was their inductive building of a landscape from its constituent landscape fragments. Landscape fragments were identified through abstraction and categorization, emanating from a taxonomical style...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 248–301.
Published: 28 May 2020
... Wataghin scientific transnationalism Brazil cosmic rays scientific instruments education, university HERA´CLIO D. TAVARES, ALEXANDRE BAGDONAS, AND ANTONIO A. P. VIDEIRA* Transnationalism as Scientific Identity: Gleb Wataghin and Brazilian Physics, 1934 1949 ABSTRACT This analysis of the scientific...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 11–16.
Published: 02 April 2020
...Michael D. Gordin This essay is part of a special issue entitled “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50,” edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 MICHAEL D. GORDIN* When National Styles Were Stylish ABSTRACT This essay is part of a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 25–30.
Published: 02 April 2020
...Zuoyue Wang This essay is part of a special issue entitled “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50,” edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 ZUOYUE WANG* From Modern Physics to the Cold War and Beyond ABSTRACT This essay is part of a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 5–10.
Published: 02 April 2020
...Suman Seth This essay is part of a special issue entitled “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50,” edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 SUMAN SETH* Russell McCormmach and the Empathetic Worldview ABSTRACT This essay is part of a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 17–24.
Published: 02 April 2020
... Studies in the Physical (Natural) Sciences ABSTRACT This essay is part of a special issue entitled Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50, edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. THEN In the editorial of the first volume of Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences (HSPS), the editor, Russell...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 50–57.
Published: 02 April 2020
...Adelheid Voskuhl This essay is part of a special issue entitled “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50,” edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 ADELHEID VOSKUHL* Industrialization as a Historical Episode ABSTRACT This essay is part of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 58–66.
Published: 02 April 2020
... by The Regents of the University of California 2020 natural philosophy eighteenth-century science Great Transition disciplines GIULIANO PANCALDI* Reframing the Sciences of the Long Eighteenth Century ABSTRACT Here I survey a sample of the essays and reviews on the sciences of the long...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 67–73.
Published: 02 April 2020
...Matthias Dörries This essay is part of a special issue entitled “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50,” edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 MATTHIAS DO¨RRIES* Hot Climate, Cold War ABSTRACT This essay is part of a special issue...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 74–80.
Published: 02 April 2020
...Angela N. H. Creager This essay is part of a special issue entitled “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50,” edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 ANGELA N. H. CREAGER* Finding the Biological ABSTRACT This essay is part of a special...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 81–89.
Published: 02 April 2020
...Cathryn Carson This essay is part of a special issue entitled “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50,” edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 CATHRYN CARSON* Clouds of Data ABSTRACT This essay is part of a special issue entitled...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 129–182.
Published: 02 April 2020
... periodic system periodic table periodic law Dmitrii Mendeleev PETR A. DRUZHININ* The First Publication of Mendeleev s Periodic System of Elements: A New Chronology ABSTRACT This study explores the full set of handwritten and printed materials associated with the 1869 publication of the first version...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 31–40.
Published: 02 April 2020
... Explanation: Re-reading Forman ABSTRACT This essay is part of a special issue entitled Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50, edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. When historians of science try to make sense of the dramatic sweep of physics over the course of the twentieth century, two episodes often...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 41–49.
Published: 02 April 2020
... studies CYRUS C. M. MODY* Historical Studies in Which Sciences? The Revolving Door of Engineering and Technology ABSTRACT The first eleven volumes of Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences treated sci- ence for the most part as an academic, monodisciplinary pursuit of knowledge with little thought...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 90–128.
Published: 02 April 2020
... ABSTRACT In the early twentieth century, there was no consensus about the nature of climate. Focusing on ecological understandings of climate, this article contends that the diverse scientific practices used by ecologists to reconstruct past climates resulted in different notions of climate. At the turn of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (5): 471–503.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Israel Zionism 1948 Palestine War TAL ARBEL* Fear in Hebrew: Militarized Behaviorism and the Cultural Politics of Science in Translation ABSTRACT This article examines Hebrew translations of World War II era psychology hand- books as means of transmission for scientific knowledge and as a mechanism...