Category Archives: Science Studies

Governance of HIV/AIDS in China

A review of Opportunistic Infections: The Governance of HIV/AIDS in China, by Elsa Fan. In her dissertation, Elsa Fan explores a contemporary health crisis in…

Climate & Culture in Colombia

A review of The Greenhouse Gaze: Climate and Culture in Colombia (1808-1928), by Felipe Martínez-Pinzón. The field of ecocriticism emerged in literary studies as early…

William Harvey, Soul Searcher

A review of William Harvey, Soul Searcher: Teleology and Philosophical Anatomy, by Benjamin I. Goldberg. In the preface to his 1655 De Corpore, arch-mechanist Thomas…

Socialist Realist Science in the Soviet Union

A review of Socialist Realist Science: Constructing Knowledge about Rural Life in the Soviet Union, 1943-1958, by Maya Haber. Neglected for years before the Second…

5 Archives on the Modern Metaphysical

5 Archives in which to explore the Modern Metaphysical Increasingly, scholars have been exploring the modern metaphysical — what has been considered on the fringes of…

Dinosaurs: Assembling an Icon of Science

A review of Dinosaurs: Assembling an Icon of Science, by Lukas Benjamin Rieppel. Lukas Rieppel leads us on a gallivanting romp through turn-of-the-twentieth-century America, in…

Experimenting with Chemical Bodies

A review of Experimenting with Chemical Bodies: Science, Medicine, and Philosophy in the Long History of Reinier de Graaf’s Experiments on Digestion, from Harvey and…

Revealing the Sensorial World of Plants

A review of The Sensorial Invisibility of Plants: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry through Bio Art and Neurobiology, by Laura Cinti. Laura Cinti’s dissertation is a beautiful…