• 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 […]

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  • Race and Science Word Cloud

    Today I was able to complete a small visualization that I’ve been working on in conjunction with the Race and the History of Science project announced in my June 9 […]

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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 […]

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  • The Timeline for IsisCB Explore

    This week we made public a new timeline feature for IsisCB Explore. The timeline is currently visible only on the authority record layouts. Below I’ll explain how to find these […]

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  • Dissertations in the IsisCB…and what they say about our history

    Recently, I have been analyzing the dissertation data in the IsisCB, looking for information that might help us understand the history of our discipline. The dissertation records have a lot of […]

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The IsisCB, a Collaborative Bibliography

Last year witnessed some exciting changes in the IsisCB. As reported in the most recent HSS Newsletter, I now have new collaborators, scholars in the field who are working with me to enrich the content of the bibliography. I’ve started two different kinds of collaborations. First, I’ve begun working with Bruce Seely, a historian of technology at Michigan Tech, who […]

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History of Chemistry in Spain

By Stephen P. Weldon and Birutė Railienė. As part of our effort to encourage more people to add open access content and context to the Isis Bibliography, we have been working with colleagues to collect specialist knowledge to be incorporated into the Explore database. One of us (Railienė) asked historians of chemistry from different countries to send in up to ten of […]

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Internet neutrality

Today, I joined a national campaign to maintain internet neutrality, a critical rule that ensures that the internet remains open and accessible to everyone without regard to income. If it becomes possible for internet providers (ISPs) to charge differently for different kinds of services, then the real possibility exists that the IsisCB and sites like it will have a hard […]

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