Category Archives: Science Studies

Aesthesis & the Leiden Anatomical Collections

A review of Aesthesis in Anatomy: Materiality and Elegance in the Eighteenth-Century Leiden Anatomical Collections, by Marieke Maria Anna Hendriksen Begin with objects: an infant’s…

Colonial Scientific Literature of the Americas

A review of Mining Empire, Planting Empire: The Colonial Scientific Literatures of the Americas, by Allison Margaret Bigelow. Mining Empire, Planting Empire is at once…

Clocks & Time in Edo Japan

A review of Clocks and Time in Edo Japan, by Yulia Frumer. The logic of mechanical clock faces is seemingly obvious. We look at them…

Institute of Experimental Medicine, St Petersburg

A review of The Institute of Experimental Medicine (Научно–исследовательный институт экспериментальной медицины) (St. Petersburg). In November of last year, I had the opportunity to visit…

The Sonification of Scientific Data

A review of Lobbying for the Ear: The Public Fascination with and Academic Legitimacy of the Sonification of Scientific Data, by Alexandra Supper. Sonification is…

Automatic Writing in France 1857-1930

A review of Scripting the Mind: Automatic Writing in France, 1857-1930, by Alexandra Katerina Bacopoulos-Viau. This excellent dissertation by Alexandra Bacopoulos-Viau explores automatic writing in…

Canada’s Mandatory Immigration HIV Screening

A review of Cordon Sanitaire or Healthy Policy? How Prospective Immigrants with HIV are Organized by Canada’s Mandatory HIV Screening Policy, by Laura Bisaillon. “The…

History of Advertising Trust Archives UK

A review of the History of Advertising Trust Archives, Raveningham, Norfolk, United Kingdom. In March 2013, I spent a couple of days looking at books…

Governing Polio in Cold War Hungary

A review of Iron Curtain, Iron Lungs: Governing Polio in Cold War Hungary, 1952-1963, by Dora Vargha. In Iron Curtain, Iron Lungs, Dora Vargha investigates…