Call for Book Proposals Brill History of Modern Science Series

Call for Book Proposals

Brill History of Modern Science Series


Massimiliano Badino, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Kostas Gavroglu, University of Athens
Jürgen Renn, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Aims & Scope

The nineteenth century has witnessed the unprecedented development of classical physics, the multifarious use of physics and chemistry in industry, the rise of evolutionary theories in biology and geology, and a number of groundbreaking developments in mathematics.
Though most of these trends continued into the twentieth century, the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics transformed radically the classical view of physics and research in the life sciences revealed a number of astonishing results. Furthermore, during the second half of the twentieth century, “Big Science” has come to characterize the dramatic institutional metamorphoses of science.
Historians and sociologists of science, in ever increasing numbers, have been offering many new and insightful accounts into the sciences of these two centuries while at the same time, a number of historical and historiographic issues have been the subject of lively discussions among them.
Aiming at contributing to this growing scholarly interest, Brill Publishers have decided to start a peer reviewed series in the History of Modern Science with emphasis in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Topics & Focus

The topics of the series include, but are not limited to:

History and Philosophy of physical sciences
Persistence and transformation of models and formal methods
Interaction between theoretical science and technology
Dissemination of scientific knowledge in a global world
Long-term development of scientific theories
Cross-fertilization between scientific disciplines
Scientific culture and cultural identity
Transfer of knowledge between research, classroom, and laboratory
Knowledge production and appropriation in the scientific periphery
Research schools, traditions, heritages
Developments in modern history of mathematics
Evolution of concepts in scientific theories and practices
The books of the series should display a marked focus upon the conceptual development of scientific theories and practices, the inter- and intra-disciplinary interaction, and the cultural role of science in society at large.

Guidelines for Submission

The series accepts both monographs and edited volumes. Manuscripts should be sent to Lindy Divarci ( or the Coordinating Editor ( A submission must include:

Table of Contents
Accompanying letter stating the case, the target audience, the originality of the work, and the competing books
Curriculum vitae of the editor(s) and of the author(s)
At least 2 sample chapters and a detailed description of each other chapter
Information about additional elements such as special features, figures, charts, appendixes.
More information about how to prepare the manuscript:

Massimiliano Badino
Marie Sklodowska-Curie IOF Fellow
MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society
BLDG E51, R. 185b
77 Massachusetts Avenue
02139-4307 Cambridge, MA
Tel. +1 617-253-1990