In preparation for a special issue on Science and Society in the United States before 1860, guest edited by D. Graham Burnett of Princeton University and Steven Conn of Ohio State University, the Journal of the Early Republic is currently seeking strong papers that address American science and technology from multiple angles and from a broad disciplinary perspective. Topics that interest us include, but are not limited to:
* Transatlantic circulations of natural knowledge; Conflicts (and sympathies) between religion and science; * Institutionalization and professionalization of an American scientific community; * Shifting boundaries drawn around emergent fields of knowledge, and emergent communities of learned practitioners; * Changing means by which scientific ideas were authorized, transmitted, and contested; * Connections between scientific practice and new modes of visual culture and representation; * Links between science, technology, and economic prosperity; * The use of scientific ideas and practices (race, environment, etc.) in the articulation and realization of various programs of domination and liberation.
Papers should be submitted by September 1, 2007, to [email protected], and should not exceed 9,000 words including documentation. Please prepare manuscripts according to the standard JER guidelines at http://jer.pennpress.org/strands/jer/submissionInfo.htm. Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the editors [email protected] and [email protected] with ideas or recommendations.