Knowledge and Space

Geographies of Science

Editors: Meusburger, Peter, Livingstone, David, Jöns, Heike (Eds.)

  • Highlights the spatial and temporal complexity and contingency of past, present and future interdisciplinary geographies of science
  • Presents a balance of historical and contemporary case studies
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This collection of essays aims to further the understanding of historical and contemporary geographies of science. It offers a fresh perspective on comparative approaches to scientific knowledge and practice as pursued by geographers, sociologists, anthropologists, and historians of science. The authors explore the formation and changing geographies of scientific centers from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries and critically discuss the designing of knowledge spaces in early museums, in modern laboratories, at world fairs, and in the periphery of contemporary science. They also analyze the interactions between science and the public in Victorian Britain, interwar Germany, and recent environmental policy debates. The book provides a genuine geographical perspective on the production and dissemination of knowledge and will thus be an important point of reference for those interested in the spatial relations of science and associated fields.

 

The Klaus Tschira Foundation supports diverse symposia, the essence of which is published in this Springer series (www.kts.villa-bosch.de).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Landscapes of Knowledge

    Livingstone, David N.

    Pages 3-22

  • Global Knowledge?

    Stehr, Nico

    Pages 23-34

  • A Geohistorical Study of “The Rise of Modern Science”: Mapping Scientific Practice Through Urban Networks, 1500–1900

    Taylor, Peter J. (et al.)

    Pages 37-56

  • From Mediocrity and Existential Crisis to Scientific Excellence: Heidelberg University Between 1803 and 1932

    Meusburger, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 57-93

  • Academic Travel from Cambridge University and the Formation of Centers of Knowledge, 1885–1954

    Jöns, Heike

    Pages 95-117

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3226-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geographies of Science
Editors
  • Peter Meusburger
  • David Livingstone
  • Heike Jöns
Series Title
Knowledge and Space
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8611-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8611-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8610-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3226-1
Series ISSN
1877-9220
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 250
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