PACHSmörgåsbord: Recent Scholarship

Thursday, March 04, 2010

History of Science Blog Carnival Coming Soon

PACHS is hosting this month’s blog carnival. Please consider submitting a link or recommending a post.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/04 at 10:00 AM

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Weekly Smörgåsbord #2

The weekly roundup of links offering a selection of the articles and blog posts that have recently attracted my attention. Too much work has prevented me from reading as much as I would have liked and, consequently, has limited the number of links.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/28 at 12:22 AM

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Weekly Smörgåsbord #1

The new weekly post offering a selection of the articles and blog posts that have recently attracted my attention. In general, these links will point to material that has appeared in the past week.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/21 at 09:52 AM
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

HoS Micropost: Liberal Democracies foster Science

A quick pointer to the recent review of Timothy Ferris’s The Science of Liberty. To be honest, this post is based entirely on the review in the Wall Street Journal.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/16 at 01:12 PM

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Best History of Science Books for 2009

This post surveys a number of popular lists of best books for 2009 to cull from them a list of the best history of science and science books from the past year. It will, perhaps, not surprise many people that only a few books on the history of science make it onto these best books lists.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 12/29 at 10:46 PM

Monday, October 19, 2009

HoS Micropost: The Nature of Technology (reviewed in the NY Times)

W. Brian Arthur’s new book on the relationship between science and technology argues that technological developments often precede scientific ones, not the other way around.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/19 at 11:00 PM

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Reforming the Humanities Ph.D.

A very interesting report on a 10-year $85 million project to evaluate and improve the process of producing Ph.D.’s in the humanities. 

Posted by Babak Ashrafi on 10/14 at 03:00 PM

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How Perspective made the Modern World

A quick review of Samuel Edgerton’s new book The Mirror, the Window, and the Telescope. How Renaissance Linear Perspective Changed Our Vision of the Universe (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009) and its problematic explanation for the rise of modern science.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/13 at 10:53 PM

Friday, September 18, 2009

HEWG kicks off a new year

HEWG held its first event of the new year last night, with Richardson Dilworth, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University sharing his research with the group. Dilworth’s work looks at urban water policy and infrastructure.

Posted by Jody on 09/18 at 06:20 AM

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Age of Wonder Wins Royal Society Prize

Richard Holmes’s The Age of Wonder wins Royal Society Book Prize, underscoring again the broad interest in history of science.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/15 at 09:25 AM

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