Science in America: History?

Science in America: History?

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Are Republicans at war—on science? The relationship between the GOP and the scientific community is in the news, and certain aspects of the ...

Dinosaurs and Dime Museums: Exhibiting the Past

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Child Looking at Brontosaurus , American Museum of Natural History, 1937. HANK's posts ( here and here ) on research methods ...

Using Scrivener: A Brief Overview

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After last week's post on the tools of the trade, I got a lot of feedback (mostly offline). I think Lukas is right that there's pro...
HOS methods, American history questions

HOS methods, American history questions

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I was struck by Hank's conclusion a few posts back: To put it another way: instead of answering history-of-science questions with Ame...

History of Science in America . . .and Zombies

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Inspired by the recent trend of adding the phrase “and zombies” to great works of literature, I want to use this post as an experiment in p...

Tools of the Trade: How Historians Work

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We're a long way from the index card. Or are we? It used to start here (or so I'm told..) Historians work a lot of different ways...

Biology and the Public (Bonus Image!)

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Darwin loomed large in Ischia and elsewhere. This apparition spotted on the streets of Kreuzberg, Berlin.
Publics *As* Biology? (Part 3 of 3)

Publics *As* Biology? (Part 3 of 3)

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I like how this conversation is taking shape. It might be possible to see my contribution as taking up Lukas’ second methodological po...
Biology & the Public: Actor's and Analyst's Categories (Part 2 of 3)

Biology & the Public: Actor's and Analyst's Categories (Part 2 of 3)

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One thing I like about HANK's post is that it questions the utility of both categories -- biology & the public -- by suggesting tha...
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