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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 557–567.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Daniel Rosenberg The history of what we today call “data” extends to the ancient world, yet our contemporary terminology of “data” is modern. This article examines the history and significance of the term “data.” It argues that a historiography of data that is self-conscious about the historicity...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 568–580.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Christine Von Oertzen This essay argues that the explosion of visual graphics in nineteenth-century population statistics was closely linked to a shift in statistical epistemologies and practices of data collection. Taking German census statistics as a case in point, I illuminate concepts and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 581–593.
Published: 01 November 2018
...David Sepkoski One of the best arguments for approaching the history of information processing and handling in the human and natural sciences as a “history of data” is that it focuses our attention on relationships, convergences, and contingent historical developments that can be obscured following...