British Journal for the History of Science (BJHS) Themes 5 (2020)

Titel
British Journal for the History of Science (BJHS) Themes 5 (2020).
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Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Science


Hrsg. v.
Rohan Deb Roy, University of Reading; Simon Werrett, University College London
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5
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Open Access
Herausgeber d. Zeitschrift
Rohan Deb Roy, University of Reading; Simon Werrett, University College London
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jährlich
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Dr Rohan Deb Roy, University of Reading, UK r.debroy@reading.ac.uk Dr Simon Werrett, University College London, UK s.werrett@ucl.ac.uk

This volume shows how manuals and handbooks have contributed to the standardization, codification, transmission and revision of knowledge in diverse times and places, such as ancient Greece, China and early modern Europe, as well as modern contexts worldwide. Touching upon problems of innovation, authorship and publishing, this collection offers a new perspective on how the history of science, medicine and technology relates to that of books and media. The contributors not only show how practitioners learn new methods, from alchemical recipes to gene cloning, but also how knowledge can become old in different ways, such as by becoming generally accepted, revised, or antiquated.

Authors: Karine Chemla (Paris), Angela N.H. Creager (Princeton), Stephanie A. Dick (University of Pennsylvania), Boris Jardine (Cambridge), Mathias Grote (HU Berlin), Marta Hanson (Johns Hopkins), Elaine Leong (UCL), Federico Marcon (Princeton), Matteo Martelli (Bologna), Anna-Maria Meister (TU Darmstadt), Staffan Müller-Wille (Cambridge) and Giuditta Parolini (TU Berlin), Jennifer Rampling (Princeton)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Learning by the book: manuals and handbooks in the history of science
Angela N.H. Creager, Mathias Grote, Elaine Leong
BJHS Themes, Volume 5, 2020, pp 1–13
doi: 10.1017/bjt.2020.1 Published Online on 2 December 2020

Research Articles

Reading instructions of the past, classifying them, and reclassifying them: commentaries on the canon The Nine Chapters on Mathematical Procedures from the third to the thirteenth centuries
Karine Chemla
BJHS Themes, Volume 5, 2020, pp 15–37
doi: 10.1017/bjt.2020.2 Published Online on 8 December 2020

Ancient handbooks and Graeco-Egyptian collections of alchemical recipes
Matteo Martelli
BJHS Themes, Volume 5, 2020, pp 39–55
doi: 10.1017/bjt.2020.4 Published Online on 8 December 2020

Reading alchemically: guides to 'philosophical' practice in early modern England
Jennifer M. Rampling
BJHS Themes, Volume 5, 2020, pp 57–74
doi: 10.1017/bjt.2020.3 Published Online on 8 December 2020

From under the elbow to pointing to the palm: Chinese metaphors for learning medicine by the book (fourth–fourteenth centuries)
Marta Hanson
BJHS Themes, Volume 5, 2020, pp 75–92
doi: 10.1017/bjt.2020.6 Published Online on 8 December 2020

Learning medicine by the book: reading and writing surgical manuals in early modern London
Elaine Leong
BJHS Themes, Volume 5, 2020, pp 93–110
doi: 10.1017/bjt.2020.7 Published Online on 17 December 2020

The book as instrument: craft and technique in early modern practical mathematics
Boris Jardine
BJHS Themes, Volume 5, 2020, pp 111–129
doi: 10.1017/bjt.2020.8 Published Online on 8 December 2020

The 'book' as fieldwork: 'textual institutions' and nature knowledge in early modern Japan
Federico Marcon
BJHS Themes, Volume 5, 2020, pp 131–148
doi: 10.1017/bjt.2020.9 Published Online on 9 December 2020

Punnett squares and hybrid crosses: how Mendelians learned their trade by the book
Staffan Müller-Wille, Giuditta Parolini
BJHS Themes, Volume 5, 2020, pp 149–165
doi: 10.1017/bjt.2020.12 Published Online on 9 December 2020

Ernst Neufert's 'Lebensgestaltungslehre': formatting life beyond the built
Anna-Maria Meister
BJHS Themes, Volume 5, 2020, pp 167–185
doi: 10.1017/bjt.2020.13 Published Online on 9 December 2020

Total knowledge? Encyclopedic handbooks in the twentieth-century chemical and life sciences
Mathias Grote
BJHS Themes, Volume 5, 2020, pp 187–203
doi: 10.1017/bjt.2020.11 Published Online on 4 December 2020

Coded conduct: making MACSYMA users and the automation of mathematics
Stephanie A. Dick
BJHS Themes, Volume 5, 2020, pp 205–224
doi: 10.1017/bjt.2020.10 Published Online on 22 December 2020

Recipes for recombining DNA: A history of Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual
Angela N.H. Creager
BJHS Themes, Volume 5, 2020, pp 225–243
doi: 10.1017/bjt.2020.5 Published Online on 8 December 2020

Zitation
British Journal for the History of Science (BJHS) Themes 5 (2020). in: H-Soz-Kult, 16.02.2021, <www.hsozkult.de/journal/id/zeitschriftenausgaben-12890>.
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