Communities

#97 sees the first issue of the newly-rebranded BSHS magazine, confirming Viewpoint’s new status as more than a newsletter. The feature article asks ‘who makes up the history of science community?’ as Aileen Fyfe and Emily Crouch discuss the findings of a 2011 survey into the subject (1-3).  (Including both verbal and visual responses… ) Charlotte Connelly and Tim Boon also debate how historians of science do and should interact with other communities, including ‘enthusiasts’, and ‘the public’ (4-5). There are BSHS grant reports that showcase the diverse range of research and activities ongoing within the history of science community, from contemporary Welsh poetry and medicine to Francis Galton’s African investigations (8-9).

Viewpoint 97 [2.2Mb, pdf]