Article ID: CBB100969947

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

unapi

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.

...More
Citation URI
https://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB100969947/

Similar Citations

Article William H. Brock; (2022)
The Long and Short of It: The Future Writing of History of Chemistry (/isis/citation/CBB683831416/)

Article Stephen J. Weininger; (2022)
“The Poor Sister:” Coming to Grips with Recent and Contemporary Chemistry (/isis/citation/CBB175973451/)

Article Ana Barahona; (2023)
Erasing borders: a new look at the historiography of science (/isis/citation/CBB305194897/)

Article Alan J. Rocke; (2022)
Reflections on the Last and the Next Hundred Years (/isis/citation/CBB294366367/)

Article Peter J. T. Morris; Jeffrey I. Seeman; (2022)
The Importance of Plurality and Mutual Respect in the Practice of the History of Chemistry (/isis/citation/CBB375881495/)

Article Sven Dupré; Geert Somsen; (2019)
The History of Knowledge and the Future of Knowledge Societies (/isis/citation/CBB931053546/)

Article David Larsson Heidenblad; (2018)
Mapping a New History of the Ecological Turn: The Circulation of Environmental Knowledge in Sweden 1967 (/isis/citation/CBB264729520/)

Article Thomas Teo; Gordana Jovanović; Martin Dege; (2021)
Motivated historiography: Comments on Wolfgang Schönpflug’s reappraisal of German critical psychology (/isis/citation/CBB492216538/)

Article Jeroen van Dongen; (2020)
In Europe (/isis/citation/CBB289405097/)

Article Jeffrey I. Seeman; (2022)
Remote Interviewing and the History of Chemistry (/isis/citation/CBB903379745/)

Article Paul Merchant; (2019)
What Oral Historians and Historians of Science Can Learn from Each Other (/isis/citation/CBB829034696/)

Article Wang, Yangzong; (2011)
The Chinese Way in Science and the Oral History of Modern Science in China (/isis/citation/CBB001221315/)

Article Duan, Lian; (2011)
Museums of Natural Science and Technology and Oral History (/isis/citation/CBB001221318/)

Article David Rabouin; Anne-Lise Rey; (2022)
La science classique dans la Revue d’histoire des sciences (/isis/citation/CBB509066510/)

Article Joachim L. Dagg; (2019)
Motives and merits of counterfactual histories of science (/isis/citation/CBB710171767/)

Article Hu, Zonggang; (2011)
Tong Te-Kong and Oral History of Science Works (/isis/citation/CBB001221317/)

Authors & Contributors
Seeman, Jeffrey I.
Barahona, Ana Echeverría
Beretta, Francesco
Brock, William H.
Dongen, Jeroen van
Duan, Lian
Journals
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
Almagest
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Concepts
History of science, as a discipline
Historical method
Historiography
Historians of science, modern
Chemistry
Epistemology
People
Bowler, Peter J.
Radick, Gregory
Tong, Te-Kong
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
20th century
16th century
17th century
18th century
Places
China
Europe
Germany
Sweden
Institutions
American Chemical Society
History of Science Society
Science History Institute (SHI)
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment