Article ID: CBB000951306

Ego and the International: The Modernist Circle of George Sarton (2009)

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Pyenson, Lewis R. (Author)
Verbruggen, Christophe (Author)


Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Volume: 100
Pages: 60--78


Publication Date: 2009
Edition Details: Focus: 100 Volumes of Isis: The Vision of George Sarton
Language: English

The early years of Isis are examined in the light of George Sarton's connection with Paul Otlet (1868--1944) and Henri Lafontaine (1854--1943), founders in 1895 of the International Office of Bibliography and in 1907 of the Union of International Associations, both in Brussels. Otlet, known as one of the fathers of the Information Age, invented the science of information, which he called, in French, documentation. Lafontaine, a socialist senator in Belgium, won the 1913 Nobel Prize for Peace. Sarton shared Otlet and Lafontaine's views about pacifism, internationalism, and rational bibliography; he designed Isis to fit with the modernist goal, expressed by Otlet and Lafontaine, of using information to generate new knowledge.

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Description On the early years of Isis “in the light of George Sarton's connection with Paul Otlet and Henri Lafontaine, founders of the International Office of Bibliography and the Union of International Associations.” (from the abstract)


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Authors & Contributors
Pyenson, Lewis R.
Weldon, Stephen P.
Bell, Kurt R.
Bayuk, Dimitri A.
Ben-Dor Benite, Zvi
Daston, Lorraine J.
Journals
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Railroad History
American Historical Review
British Journal for the History of Science
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Circumscribere: International Journal for the History of Science
Publishers
American Philosophical Society
Yale University Press
Concepts
History of science, as a discipline
Historians of science, modern
History as a discipline; chronology; study of the past
Bibliographies
Modernism
Historiography
People
Sarton, George
Butterfield, Herbert
Cohen, H. Floris
Cohen, I. Bernard
Conant, James Bryant
Kuhn, Thomas S.
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
20th century, early
20th century, late
Early modern
Places
Europe
Russia
United States
Moscow (Russia)
Institutions
History of Science Society
Railway & Locomotive Historical Society
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