Article ID: CBB001252942

The Sciences of the Archive (2012)


Daston, Lorraine J. (Author)

Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Volume: 27, no. 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 156-187

Publication Date: 2012
Edition Details: Part of special issue “Clio Meets Science: The Challenges of History ”
Language: English

Since the mid-nineteenth century, classifications of knowledge have opposed the bookish, history-conscious humanities to the empirical, amnesiac sciences. Yet in the sciences of the archive, the library stands alongside the laboratory, the observatory, and the field as an important site of research. The sciences of the archive depend on data and specimens preserved by past observers and project the needs of future scientists in the creation of present collections. Starting in the early modern period, distinctive practices of weaving together the data of the archives and of present investigation have created a hybrid hermeneutics of reading and seeing.

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Article Golinski, Jan (2012) Is It Time to Forget Science? Reflections on Singular Science and Its History. Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 19-36). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Gribbin, John R.
Hentschel, Klaus
Quarrie, Paul
Erkoreka, Anton
Weinert, Friedel
Martínez, Alberto A.
Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Histoire des Sciences Médicales
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Allen Lane
University of Pittsburgh Press
Cambridge University Press
Science, general histories
Libraries and archives
Collectors and collecting
Visual representation; visual communication
Philosophy of science
Freud, Sigmund
Darwin, Charles Robert
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Haeckel, Ernst
Catesby, Mark
Audubon, John James
Great Britain
Graz (Austria)
Early modern
18th century
Cambridge University

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