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Handbook of the Historiography of Biology (2022)


This handbook offers original, critical perspectives on different approaches to the history of biology. This collection is intended to start a new conversation among historians of biology regarding their work, its history, and its future. Historical scholarship does not take place in isolation: As historians create their narratives describing the past, they are in dialogue not only with their sources but with other historians and other narratives. One important task for the historian is to place her narrative in a historiographic lineage. Each author in this collection offers their particular perspective on the historiography of a range of topics from Model Organisms to Eugenics, Molecular Biology to Biotechnology, Women, Race, Scientific Biography, Genetics, Darwin and more. Rather than comprehensive literature reviews, the essays critically reflect upon important historiographic trends, offering pointed appraisals of the field by leading scholars. Other authors will surely have different perspectives, and this is the beauty and challenge of history-making. The Handbook of the Historiography of Biology presents an opportunity to engage with each other about how the history of biology has been and will be written.

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Chapter Warwick Anderson; Neeraja Sankaran (2019) Historiography and Immunology. In: Handbook of the Historiography of Biology (pp. 1-17). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Leitão, Henrique
Antoine Missemer
Donohue, Christopher R.
Luckey, Eric F.
François Allisson
Fleming, Martha
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
British Journal for the History of Science
Studia Historiae Scientiarum
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Tinta da China
Stanford University Press
Hubei Education Press
History of science, as a discipline
Historical method
Science and society
History of technology, as a discipline
Shapin, Steven B.
Grmek, Mirko Drazen
Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas
Fox, Robert
Boyle, Robert
Barbour, Ian G.
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
19th century
17th century
20th century, late

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