Article ID: CBB100969947

Representing scale: What should be special about the heritage of mass science? (2016)


This symposium marks the achievement of a transformation in the history of science. Whereas in the 1960s, the study of modern developments was marginal to the field, it has now become a key part of the discipline's central concerns. The contrast between this conference and a 1960 symposium is illuminating. The paper reflects on the tensions over the future direction of the discipline expressed at the 1974 semi-centenary conference of the History of Science Society. Today, genomics with its vast demand for resources and its challenges to traditional boundaries is not untypical of a wide range of scientific activities. Its study can serve as a pioneering case study interesting for itself and important for a wider understanding of science. Papers at this meeting show the implications for the understanding of methods, appropriate targets of study, the interpretation of images and the preservation of archives.

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Authors & Contributors
Seeman, Jeffrey I.
Barahona, Ana Echeverría
Beretta, Francesco
Brock, William H.
Dongen, Jeroen van
Duan, Lian
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
History of science, as a discipline
Historical method
Historians of science, modern
Bowler, Peter J.
Radick, Gregory
Tong, Te-Kong
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
20th century
16th century
17th century
18th century
American Chemical Society
History of Science Society
Science History Institute (SHI)

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