Method of peer review
double-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist
Technique, savoir-faire, artefact, technologie, skill, tacit knowledge, technology, worldwide, Renaissance to Modern period
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish
Accepts Contributions in Open Access
The Techne series publishes books in all fields of history that examine the skills, techniques, technologies or material cultures of knowledge, including media. With an emphasis on the notion of “technique”, the series includes topics and approaches that go beyond the traditional history of technology.
Techniques and skills have been developed and employed by artisans and inventors, and are present in a wide variety of settings. They play a role in grinding natural materials to create dyes and paints, in the playing of musical instruments, in the intricate gestures of a magical performance, in the tacit knowledge involved in a scientific experiment, as well as in the spiritual techniques of many religions. The editors invite contributions that study techniques, skills and training regimes in a broad variety of fields and cultural domains.
Knowledge is often produced at the intersection of a diversity of material cultures that have developed around artefacts, natural objects, or even the human body. The editors encourage the combination of practice-based and material culture approaches and invite submissions with new analytical and historiographical approaches, including reflexive contributions to the historiography of techniques and studies of technique-related concepts.
The series welcomes book proposals that focus on the time period from the Renaissance up to the present. Studies of any geographical region are welcome. The editors are open to a variety of historiographic traditions, as well as to sociological, anthropological, ethnographic, and especially transdisciplinary approaches. The series publishes volumes in English, French, or German. We publish single- or multi-authored volumes, edited collections, as well as source editions.
Techne includes two subseries, each with a specific thematic focus:
Dániel Margócsy, University of Cambridge
Koen Vermeir, CNRS
Paola Bertucci, Yale University
Lino Camprubí, Universidad de Sevilla
Ludovic Coupaye, UCL London
Sven Dupré, Utrecht University
Ariane Fennetaux, Université de Paris
Anne Gerritsen, University of Warwick
Liliane Hilaire-Pérez, Université de Paris – EHESS
Stéphane Lembré, Université Lille Nord de France
Pamela H. Smith, Columbia University
Viktoria Tkaczyk, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Simona Valeriani, Victoria and Albert Museum
Annabel Vallard, CNRS
Bing Zhao, CNRS
Main languages: French, English
All volumes in this series are evaluated by an Editorial Board, strictly on academic grounds, based on reports prepared by referees who have been commissioned by virtue of their specialism in the appropriate field. The Series Editors ensure that the screening is done independently and without conflicts of interest. The definitive texts supplied by authors are also subject to review by the Board before being approved for publication.
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