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University of Pennsylvania Department of History and Sociology of Science

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Works: 33 works in 47 publications in 2 languages and 631 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Bibliography  Directories 
Roles: Other, Editor
Classifications: Q1, 509
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Most widely held works by University of Pennsylvania
Guide to the history of science( )

in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science after '40 by Arnold Thackray( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science in Germany : the intersection of institutional and intellectual issues by Kathryn Mary Olesko( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical writing on American science : perspectives and prospects by Sally Gregory Kohlstedt( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research schools : historical reappraisals( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content: Preface, vii-viii ; Interpretative issues, p. 3-49 (Research schools and their histories ; Tacit knowledge and school formation ; National styles? French and English chemistry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries) ; Case studies: laboratory sciences, p. 53-155 (Group research in German chemistry: Kolbe's Marburg and Leipzig institutes ; Vision studies in Germany: Helmholtz versus Hering ; W.H. Perkin, Jr., at Manchester and Oxford: From Irwell to Isis ; Spain's first school of physics: Blas Cabrera's Laboratorio de Investigaciones Físicas) ; Case studies: beyond the laboratory, p. 159-223 (The Comstock research school in evolutionary entomology ; Clementsian ecologists: the internal dynamics of a research school ; Sir George Darwin and a British school of geophysics) ; Concluding reflections, p. 227-238 (Research schools and new directions in the historiography of science) ; Notes on contributors, p. 239 ; Index, p. 241-248
Osiris : a research journal devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences( )

in English and Multiple languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osiris by History of Science Society( )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents themes and research in the history of science and its cultural influences, including volumes on topics of interest to the history of science community and monographs by major scholars."--[Source inconnue]
Isis by History of Science Society( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Articles devoted to the history of science and its social and cultural relations, notes and documents, and extensive numbers of book reviews."
Critical bibliography of the history of science and its cultural influences( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISIS( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isis : an international review devoted to the history of science and civilization( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peurbach's Theoricae novae planetarum, a translation with commentary by E. J Aiton( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Genesis of Kepler's theory of light( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elihu Thomson papers : a planning report by W. Bernard Carlson( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chemistry in America, 1876-1976 : historical indicators by Arnold Thackray( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The MIT-GE Cooperative Engineering Course, 1907-1923 : a case of corporate ambivalence and academic institutional imperative by W. Bernard Carlson( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A mathematical life : Richard Courant, New York University and scientific diplomacy in twentieth century America by Brittany Anne Shields( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation considers the career of the mathematician Richard Courant (1888-1972) and the development of New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences to study the manifold ways in which mathematics and science can function as objects of--and catalysts to--international cultural exchange in times of both peace and war. I trace the cultural history of this research and teaching mathematics institute, with a particular focus on the dynamic relationships between the Courant Institute mathematicians and their peers in the military, government, private foundations and academia--both in the United States and abroad. I examine the careers of the Institute's founder, the German, Jewish émigré Richard Courant, and his colleagues as they fled from Nazi Germany, immigrated to the United States, and then negotiated the complex landscape of academic research and public service during the Second World War and in the postwar and Cold War eras. I argue that the Courant Institute mathematicians understood their own social roles and cultural identities to be more than academic. They were scientific ambassadors to postwar Germany and the Cold War Soviet Union; contracted scientific advisors and researchers to the military and government; and informants on the status of scientific life in other nations to the American government and private organizations. Ultimately, this dissertation argues that the Courant Institute mathematicians, engaged in what is widely understood to be a cerebral endeavor, were part and parcel of their social, cultural and political environment throughout the twentieth-century in the United States and abroad. Their history provides a unique view on not only the production of mathematical knowledge, but also on the role mathematicians have played in twentieth-century American culture and society
The revolution will be videotaped : making a technology of consciousness in the long 1960s by Peter Sachs Collopy( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1960s, video recorders became portable, leaving the television studio for the art gallery, the psychiatric hospital, and the streets. The technology of recording moving images on magnetic tape, previously of use only to broadcasters, became a tool for artistic expression, psychological experimentation, and political revolution. Video became portable not only materially but also culturally; it could be carried by an individual, but it could also be carried into institutions from the RAND Corporation to the Black Panther Party, from psychiatrists' offices to art galleries, and from prisons to state-funded media access centers. Between 1967 and 1973, American videographers across many of these institutional contexts participated in a common discourse, sharing not only practical knowledge about the uses and maintenance of video equipment, but visions of its social significance, psychological effects, and utopian future. For many, video was a technology which would bring about a new kind of awareness, the communal consiousness that--influenced by the evolutionary philosophy of Henri Bergson--Pierre Teilhard de Chardin referred to as the noosphere and Marshall McLuhan as the global village. Experimental videographers across several fields were also influenced by the psychedelic research of the 1950s and early 1960s, by the development of cybernetics as a science of both social systems and interactions between humans and machines, by anthropology and humanistic psychology, and by revolutionary political movements in the United States and around the world
Secrecy & safety : a cultural history of seizures in mid-twentieth century America by Rachel Elder( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation explores a major change in the modes of managing epilepsy in the United States between 1930 and 1960. At a time when seizure disorders were increasingly considered controllable and even curable, it examines the way in which rising expectations about medical control and treatability transformed popular constructions of "the epileptic" from a "diseased" to a "normal" individual. Yet as this dissertation also suggests, the fact that both seizures and the pervasive stigma attached to epilepsy persisted following the development of anticonvulsant drugs and the earliest advocacy groups in the late 1930s compelled the need for new forms of personal and public control over seizure-prone bodies. This was especially significant as persons with epilepsy were for the first time encouraged to engage in public roles according to normative standards of citizenship. This, I argue, shifted responsibility for the management of epilepsy and containment of seizures to persons with epilepsy themselves. Diverging from historical studies that approach epilepsy as a disease or project of medicine, the dissertation thus takes as its focus the phenomena of the seizure-prone individual, which it traces through a variety of cultural representations and public interventions. Bridging histories of medicine, technology, and cultural studies of the gendered and disabled body, it demonstrates that the management of both seizures and seizure risk present a unique opportunity for considering multiple negotiations around not only disease, but also codes of normality and social belonging. The subject of seizures--and equally, the "asymptomatic" seizure-prone individual--provides insight into broader changes in attitudes about personal information and disclosure, the dynamics of invisible disability, as well as complex values regarding the loss and maintenance of physical control. In effect, they reveal embodied practices of secrecy and safety-- what this dissertation suggests were crucial strategies for maintaining control and its appearances--practices, which collectively, illuminate key dimensions of the body and identity, and how they were mutually constituted in the middle of the twentieth century
 
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