Journal Centaurus, vol. 64.4 (2022)

Centaurus. Journal of the European Society for the History of Science, Volume 64 (2022), Issue 4

  • Pages: 184 p.
  • Size:178 x 254 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2023

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-59855-0
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    Koen Vermeir, Editorial

    ESHS Contributions

    Kostas Gavroglu, The Sisyphean Fate of History of Science: Unmoved Scientists, Unresponsive Bureaucrats, Unimpressed Politicians (2020 Gustav Neuenschwander Prize Lecture)

    Simon Schaffer, Orientations and Disorientations in the History of Science: How Measures Made a Difference at the Imperial Meridian (2022 Gustav Neuenschwander Prize Lecture)


    Steven Vanden Broecke, Negotiating Theology and Medicine in the Catholic Reformation. The Early Debate on Thomas Fienus's Embryology in the Spanish Netherlands (1620-1629)

    Emma Prevignano, A Passport for the Metre: The Diplomatic Recognition of the Metric System in a Changing International Order (1785-1799)

    Essay Reviews

    Gianna Katsiampoura, An Appraisal of the Current Status of Research on Byzantine Sciences: An Essay Review of Lazaris Stavros (ed.), A Companion to Byzantine Sciences

    Maarten Van Dyck, Galilean Challenges: An Essay Review of Jochen Büttner, Swinging and Rolling. Unveiling Galileo's Unorthodox Path from a Challenging problem to a New Science

    Andrew Janiak, What was Newtonianism in Enlightenment Europe? An Essay Review of: Helmut Pulte & Scott Mandelbrote (eds), The Reception of Isaac Newton in Europe

    Daniele Cozzoli, The Age of Molecular Biology: An Essay Review of Soraya de Chadarevian, Heredity Under the Microscope: Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome; Michel Morange, The Black Box of Biology: A History of the Molecular Revolution; Robin Wolfe Scheffler, A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine

    Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Pandemic Histories: Making Meaning or Embeddig Bromides? An Essay Review of: Juan Del Llano & Lino Camprubi, Sociedad Entre Pandemias; John Fabian Witt, American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19; Alex de Waal, New Pandemics, Old Politics: Two Hundred Years of War on Disease and its Alternatives; Frank M. Snowden, Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present

    Book Reviews

    Wolfgang Lefèvre, Minerva Meets Vulcan: Scientific and Technological Literature, 1450-1750 (review by Sebastian Felten)

    Richard J. Oosterhoff, José Ramon Marcaida, Alexander Marr (eds), Ingenuity in the Making: Matter and Technique in Early Modern Europe (review by Benedicto Acosta)

    Elizabeth A. Williams, Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950 (review by Emma Spary)

    Elizabeth Reis, Bodies in Doubt. An American History of Intersex (review by Sam Fernandez-Garrido)