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Charles Harper

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Book Review

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Review of Science in the Archives, an edited volume of 12 essays that emerged from a working group held at the Max Planck Institute for History and Science in 2013 and 2014. This working group sought to develop a shared framework for thinking about how the sciences choose to remember past findings and plan future research (p. vii). The quest for such a shared framework, by necessity, calls for the crossing of long-standing temporal and disciplinary boundaries that artificially silo and separate. Drawing together a cohort of practitioners to build such a framework is no easy task, but this compendium hits its mark and is an exemplar of the new interdisciplinary tack emerging in forward-thinking corners of academia.


book review, scientific archives, sciences history

Publication Title

Archival Issues: Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference | University of Chicago Press





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