Science in Culture, c. 350 – c. 1750
This series focusses on the history and culture of science globally between c.350 and c.1750. It considers all relevant thematic areas, including acculturation of scientific ideas and their adoption or appropriation in different cultural milieux, and aims to promote a wider consideration of human engagement with, and understanding of, natural phenomena. Such areas might include human-animal interaction, environmental history, astronomy, astrology and cosmology, medicine (human and animal), alchemy, and practical disciplines such as metallurgy as well as theoretical subjects. While centred on the medieval and early modern eras, studies on earlier periods that look forward or those on later periods that look back are also considered, where appropriate. The geographical range is equally broad, encompassing all scientific cultures worldwide. The series encourages wider interdisciplinary approaches, including collaboration with modern scientists, as well as more traditional contextual studies, and is particularly interested in the possibilities offered by collaboration across areas of expertise which bring areas of specialism into dialogue. It is open to standard monographs and essay collections, as well as mid-range monographs (ca. 45,000 words) and editions.
Professor Faith Wallis (McGill University, Canada), Dr Sare Ariancali (Durham University, UK), Professor Tom McLeish (University of York, UK), Professor Nader El-Bizri (American University of Beirut, Lebanon), Professor Jenny Rampling (Princeton University, USA)