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You will find in this latest issue a special focus "Spotligth on the 1970s: Turn of an Era in the History of Science?" with five articles, three original articles, five book reviews and the ESHS pages.


Tables of content

Spotlight on: 1970s: Turn of an Era in the History of Science?

Introduction to Spotlight on 1970s: Turn of an Era in the History of Science? (pages 1–9)

Matthias Heymann

Détente Science? Transformations of Knowledge and Expertise in the 1970s (pages 10–25)

Rüdiger Graf

Survival Science: Crisis Disciplines and the Shock of the Environment in the 1970s (pages 26–39)

Michael Egan

Globalized Science. The 1970s Futures Field (pages 40–57)

Elke Seefried

Square Scientists and the Excluded Middle (pages 58–71)

Cyrus C. M. Mody


Original Articles

Nature as Spectacle; Experience and Empiricism in Early Modern Experimental Practice (pages 72–96)

Mark Thomas Young

Geography, Race and the Malleability of Man: Karl von Baer and the Problem of Academic Particularism in the Russian Human Sciences (pages 97–121)

Nathaniel Knight

‘With the Risk of Being Called Retrograde’. Racial Classifications and the Attack on the Aryan Myth by Jean-Baptiste d’Omalius d’Halloy (1783–1875) (pages 122–151)

Maarten Couttenier



Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art - by E. R. Truitt (pages 152–153)

Dániel Margócsy

Rise of the Modern Hospital: An Architectural History of Health and Healing, 1870–1940 - by J. Kisacky (pages 153–155)

Jonathan Reinarz

The History of Chemistry. A Very Short Introduction - by W. H. Brock (pages 155–156)

Robert G. W. Anderson

Science without Frontiers: Cosmopolitanism and National Interests in the World of Learning, 1870–1940 - by R. Fox (pages 156–157)

Sven Widmalm

Engineering the Environment. Phytotrons and the Quest for Climate Control in the Cold War - by D. P. Munns (pages 157–159)

Lino Camprubi


European Society for the History of Science

Israel and Europe. Building Bridges via the History of Science (pages 160–165)