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
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,
- 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,
- Marco Segala
Babbage, the Analytical Engine and the Turin Academy of Sciences,
- Ana Carneiro, Dores Areias, Vanda Leitão, Luís Teixeira
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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