Saturday, December 31, 2011

On Collecting and Collectors

The NY Times recently posted a “Room for Debate” topic asking “Why we Collect Stuff.” This post reflects on what I think worked well in that debate and where I would have liked to see the participants say more.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 12/31 at 12:54 AM

Thursday, December 29, 2011

In Praise of Ephemeral Astrological Literature

A recent article in The Economist on Luther prompted me to think about ephemeral astrological literature in early modern Europe. Here I suggest that we need to take this literature more seriously than we typically have.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 12/29 at 04:58 PM

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Some Final Thoughts on Maps

In this final review of my “Biography of a Map” project I try to indicate where the project worked well, at times really well, and where there remains some room for improvement. In the end, I would say this experiment in pedagogy was a success.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 12/27 at 02:29 PM
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Friday, December 16, 2011

The Giant’s Shoulders #42 — History of Science Blog Carnival

This is the latest edition of the history of science blog carnival, showcasing posts having to do with the history of science, understood to include technology and medicine.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 12/16 at 10:07 PM

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