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Reconstructing Early Modern Artisanal Epistemologies and an “Undisciplined” Mode of Inquiry (2020)


This essay presents an overview of the Making and Knowing Project and its approach to teaching hands-on history of craft and science through the lens of an early modern manuscript compilation of artisanal recipes. It calls attention to the advantages and challenges of cultivating student skills through an intensive program of problem-based pedagogy, highlights the transformative potential of experiential learning, and introduces the Project’s next initiative: a “Research and Teaching Companion” to help users integrate exploratory, question-generating experiments into the classroom and project design.

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Authors & Contributors
Stuckrad, Kocku von
Rankin, Alisha
De Vos, Paula Susan
Wallis, Patrick
Fix, Adam
Cevolini, Alberto
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Pharmacy in History
Science in Context
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
University of Chicago Press
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Formulas, recipes, etc...
Experience; witness
Crafts and craftspeople
Experiments and experimentation
Suhrawardī, Yaḥyá ibn Ḥabash
Galilei, Galileo
Galilei, Vincenzo
Simon Eikelenberg
Wilhelm, IV, Langraf von Hesse
Moritz, Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel
Time Periods
Early modern
17th century
16th century
Kassel (Germany)
Marburg. Universität
Royal Society
Royal Society of London

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