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Travels of Learning. A Geography of Science in Europe,
Ana Simões, Ana Carneiro, Maria Paula Diogo (eds.),
Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 233,
Dordrecht, Boston, Norwell MA, London, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003
368 p.
ISBN 1-4020-1259-4

Travels have without doubt been a perennial source of attraction to scholars in different fields. Yet historians of science have seldom looked at travels within the European space. Travels of Learning will help to fill this gap. It offers a reappraisal of the topic of scientific and technological travelling and takes the viewpoint of the European peripheries, including case studies of Portugal, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Hungary and the Scandinavian countries. The book covers different periods of time and different local settings, and uses a variety of methodological approaches. It contributes to the clarification of mechanisms of appropriation of scientific ideas, instruments, practices and of technological expertise.


  • Notes on contributers, p. vii
  • Preface, p. xiii
  • Ana Simões, Ana Carneiro, Maria Paula Diogo
    Travels of Learning. Introductory Remarks, p. 1-18.
  • Henrique Leitão,
    A Periphery between Two Centers? Portugal in the Scientific Route from Europe to China, p. 19-46.
  • Manolis Patiniotis
    Scientific Travels of the Greek Scholars in the Eighteenth Century, p. 47-76.
  • Berna Kılınç
    Yirmisekiz Mehçed Çelebi's Travelogue and the Wonders that make a Scientific Center, p. 77-100.
  • Rhodri Hayward
    Emmanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-1791): A Case Study in Scientific Reputation, p. 101-114.
  • Brian Dolan
    Embodied Skills and Travelling Savants: Experimental Chemistry in Eighteenth-Century Sweden and England, p. 115-142.
  • Antonio García Belmar, José Ramón Bertomeu Sánchez
    Constructing the Centre from the Periphery: Spanish Travellers to France at the Time of the Chemical Revolution, p. 143-188.
  • Agustí Nieto-Galan
    Under the Banner of Catalan Industry. Scientific Journeys and Technology Transfer in Nineteenth-Century Barcelona, p. 189-212.
  • Irina Gouzévitch, Dmitri Gouzévitch
    Travelling Interchanges between the Russian Empire and Western Europe: Travels of Engineers during the Firs Half of the Nineteenth Century, p. 213-232.
  • Marco Segala
    Babbage, the Analytical Engine and the Turin Academy of Sciences, p. 233-248.
  • Ana Carneiro, Dores Areias, Vanda Leitão, Luís Teixeira Pinto
    The Role of Travels in the Internationalisation of Nineteenth-Centruy Portuguese Geological Science, p. 249-328.
  • Timo Myllyntaus
    Discovering Switzerland: Internationalisation of Nordic Students prior to World War II, .
  • Gábor Palló
    Accommodation to a New Centre: Albert Szent-Györgyi's Trip to the Soviet Union, p. 329-344.
  • Index, p. 345.

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