Friday, March 30, 2012
In my efforts to think more about what makes history and history of science distinct, I reread R. G. Collingwood’s The Idea of History. I appreciate that it is old and perhaps out of fashion, but I think it offers some useful suggestions about historical practice.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/30 at 10:24 AM
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
This post looks briefly at both Columbus’s motivations for sailing westward and his opinions about the size of the earth. In both we see not a forward thinking secularist but a conservative thinker motivated by religion and apocalyptic fears. Obama got it wrong
Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/27 at 02:33 PM
Monday, March 26, 2012
The fact that the flat earth myth persists is evidence that historians of science are failing to engage the public. We need to do a better job communicating with the public.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/26 at 02:37 PM
Monday, March 19, 2012
When does a personal collection become a museum? A recent NY Times article seems to present that question.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/19 at 11:02 PM
Thursday, March 15, 2012
President Obama gets the history of science wrong, horribly wrong.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/15 at 09:32 PM
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
More thoughts on historical problems in the recent article by F. Domínguez-Castro et al., “How Useful Could Arabic Documentary Sources Be For Reconstructing Past Climate?”
Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/06 at 02:02 PM
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