Pandemics Issue Receives $10,000 Award

The editors of the IsisCB Special Issue on Pandemics, Stephen Weldon and Neeraja Sankaran, have received a $10,000 award from the University of Oklahoma’s Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts seed grant program. The grant will help us complete the labor intensive work of entering citation data and editing articles written for a new-format research tool: “a narrated repository of bibliographical […]

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2020 Isis Current Bibliography

A PDF of the 2020 Isis Current Bibliography can be downloaded at the Isis journal website here. This year it contains over 4800 classified entries, the largest number of entries ever compiled for an annual bibliography. This was in large part due to our ability to collaborate so well with others. Among the contributing editors that you see listed on […]

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Digital Scholarship Survey (UPDATES…)

This past month, I have been doing more analysis of the survey. I am reporting on that analysis in the Spring HSS Newsletter (which is in publication as I write this). I’m now updating this short post from last year to highlight a few new files that I have created: The Google Drive folder where you can find the public […]

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Pandemics in South East Asia

The first bibliographical essay in our Pandemics series has arrived: Vivek Neelakantan’s very interesting “History of Pandemics in Southeast Asia: A Return of National Anxieties? “ and his bibliography. The article pioneers our experimental “early release and open review” process that allows us to post the first version of Neelakantan’s article and bibliography while it is being reviewed. You can […]

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2019 Isis Current Bibliography

The 2019 issue of the Isis Current Bibliography is available at https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/isis/2019/110/S1. The bibliographical essay on archeaoastronomy is by one of our Contributing Editors, Luís Tirapicos. You can find his essay also at https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/707594. In addition to this essay and the 2019 Bibliography, there is a letter to the editor by Marco Beretta contesting some of the claims by Francesco […]

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2018 Isis Current Bibliography

The new 2018 issue of the Isis Current Bibliography is now available. You can find it here: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/isis/2018/109/S1. This year the format has been changed to make room for a bibliographical essay. Francesco Luzzini, one of the IsisCB Contributing Editors, has written this inaugural piece on Italian language bibliography; be sure to read this interesting study, “Bibliographical Distortions, Distortive Habits” […]

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Survey on Digital Scholarship

If you are a scholar, teacher, librarian, curator, or other interested researcher working in history of science, we would like your opinions on a survey about digital scholarship in history of science. I especially encourage people who are not affiliated with the History of Science Society and scholars and others from outside of North America. The goal is to understand […]

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Introducing Julia Damerow

Today, I want to introduce another member of the IsisCB team: Julia Damerow, the programmer in charge of developing the code for the Explore service. Julia started working on the IsisCB project in the late summer of 2015, when I contracted the consulting firm A Place Called Up to build the system that would manage the Isis Bibliography data. She […]

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Call for Citations — We accept all formats

If you have citations that you think should be in the IsisCB, please send them to us in any format: email text, CV, or any standard electronic bibliographic file (Zotero RDF preferred). Send records to isisbibliography@gmail.com. We are humans! So as long as you use a bibliographic standard that we can recognize, we can put it in correctly. All languages are welcome, […]

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Recent News — July 2017

There have been a number of changes in the IsisCB since last fall. It will be easiest to simply enumerate them and provide a short description. First, the 2016 Isis Current Bibliography was published this past month. It is smaller than normal because we have had to build an entirely new curation interface to go with the Explore platform. The […]

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