New issue of HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology (12.1) online


Jürgen/ Renn


De Gruyter

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New issue of HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology online

HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology is a peer-reviewed open access journal, available online, published in english by De Gruyter, as a result of a partnership between four portuguese research units (CIUHCT, CIDEHUS, Institute for Social Sciences, and Institute of Contemporary History).

• Opening essay by Jürgen Renn on the role of science and technology in the era of Anthropocene framed by Historical Epistemology, "The Evolution of Knowledge: Rethinking Science in the Anthropocene".
• A special issue on Railway History that contains an introduction by the Guest Editor Hugo Silveira Pereira, two research articles and two literature review articles, which cross sub-fields of History (Labour History, Colonial History, Digital Humanities, and Business History) with History of Technology:
o "Introduction – New Insights and Perceptions on Railway History", Hugo Silveira Pereira
o "The Transfer of Railway Technologies and Afro-Asian Labor Processes within the British Empire", Ian J. Kerr
o "Colonial Railways and Conflict Resolution Between Portugal and the United Kingdom in Africa (c. 1880–early 1900s)", Hugo Silveira Pereira
o "The Transport Revolution on Land and Sea: Farming, Fishing, and Railways in Great Britain, 1840-1914", Robert M. Schwartz
o "Railway Towns: a Long-term Global Perspective", Domingo Cuéllar
• Three book reviews framed within the recent HSTM historiography:
o "Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The gender politics of food contamination after Fukushima", Mónica Truninger
o "For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution", Ignasi Meda-Calvet
o "Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks", Ana Paula Silva
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