Article ID: CBB615809985

Wissenschafts- und Technikhistoriker/-innen als Zeitenfresser. (Historians of Science and Technology as Time-wasters.) (2018)

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Trischler, Helmuth (Author)


Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Volume: 41
Issue: 4
Pages: 429-432


Publication Date: 2018
Edition Details: Special Issue "Zur Zukunft der Wissenschaftsgeschichte" ("On the Future of the History of Science")
Language: German

Historians of Science and Technology as Time-wasters. Historians for long mainly focussed on the last couple of millenia. Recently, they have reached out to colonize different temporal worlds. While Deep History seeks to get a better understanding of the development of anatomically modern humans and their culture, Big History integrates cosmological, geological and human temporalities to develop new narratives on the big picture. Hence, historians are time-eaters. They share their foremost prey, however, with other disciplines such as anthropology and archaeology, paleontology and primatology, linguistics and molecular genetics, with which they collaborate and at the same time compete when reaching out for new temporal concepts such as the Anthropocene. This article understands the both rich and controversial debate on the Anthropocene, the epoch of the humans, as a positive provocation. For historians of science and technology, it offers a welcome opportunity to critically re-assess their established sets of narratives by interlinking geological and human time-scales. Newly developed terms such as the “technosphere” and the “technocene” force them to (1) re-think their concept of technology, (2) better integrate history of technology and environmental history, and (3) replace linear temporalities by layered models of historical change.

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Authors & Contributors
Thomas, Julia Adeney
Renn, Jürgen
Bashford, Alison
Brown, Cynthia Stokes
Christian, David
Roberts, Lissa Louise
Journals
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science
Australian Historical Studies
Technology and Culture
American Historical Review
IA. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
Publishers
University of California Press
New Press
University of Chicago Press
Princeton University Press
Concepts
Anthropocene
History of science, as a discipline
History as a discipline; chronology; study of the past
Historiography
History of technology, as a discipline
Epistemology
People
Gillispie, Charles Coulston
Time Periods
21st century
Modern
20th century
Enlightenment
20th century, late
Early modern
Places
Australia
France
Europe
United States
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