13 de diciembre de 2015

Call for manuscripts – book series Cultural Dynamics of Science

The series Cultural Dynamics of Science (CDS) just published its first volume: Bernard Lightman, ed. Global Spencerism. The Communication and Appropriation of a British Evolutionist. Leiden: Brill, 2015. See: http://www.brill.com/products/book/global-spencerism

A number of further titles are in preparation. Yet we would like to use this opportunity to remind interested authors to submit manuscripts to our series.

CDS aims to contribute to on-going efforts in the history of science to understand the relations between the production, communication, consumption and use of knowledge without having recourse to the traditional equation of popularization with notions such as 'diffusion' and 'simplification'.  The same goes for the distinctions they imply between expert knowledge and practices, on one side, and lay communities and understanding on the other. Focused on the modern period, from the Enlightenment to the present, CDS intends instead to consider the various ways in which interaction, exchange and struggle for scientific authority among the different actors involved has historically fed the productive circulation of knowledge. Sensitivity to specific contexts, epistemologies, spaces and networks, in which material production merges with knowledge production, is therefore paramount.
CDS also aims to contribute to recent efforts in the history of science to move across fields traditionally studied by different scholarly disciplines, and to evolve into more inclusive, interdisciplinary cultural studies. It is further committed to a geographically expansive scope of coverage, focusing on the transnational and transcultural character of the scientific endeavour.
While the series aims foremost at the publication of well-written scholarly monographs, carefully integrated collections of essays will also be welcome.

Please send your manuscripts and book proposals to one of the editors of CDS:

Lissa Roberts (University of Twente), l.l.roberts@utwente.nl

Oliver Hochadel (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona), oliver.hochadel@imf.csic.es

Agustí Nieto-Galan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), agusti.nieto@uab.cat

Dr. Oliver Hochadel
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Institució Milà i Fontanals
C/Egipcíaques, 15
08001 Barcelona
T: +34  93 442 34 89