The new series Cultural Dynamics of Science (CDS) at Brill aims to contribute to on-going efforts in the history of science to understand the relations between the production, communication, consumption and use of knowledge without having recourse to the traditional equation of popularization with notions such as 'diffusion' and 'simplification'. The same goes for the distinctions they imply between expert knowledge and practices, on one side, and lay communities and understanding on the other. Focused on the period from the Enlightenment to the present, CDS intends instead to consider the various ways in which tensions and exchanges among the different actors involved have historically fed the productive circulation of knowledge. Sensitivity to specific contexts, epistemologies, spaces and networks, in which material production merges with knowledge production, is therefore paramount.
CDS also aims to contribute to recent efforts in the history of science to move across fields traditionally studied by different scholarly disciplines, and to evolve into more inclusive, interdisciplinary cultural studies. It is further committed to a geographically expansive scope of coverage, focusing on the transnational and transcultural character of the scientific endeavour.
While the series aims foremost at the publication of well-written scholarly monographs, carefully integrated collections of essays will also be welcome.
Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Stefan Einarson or to one of the series editors: Lissa Roberts (University of Twente, the Netherlands), Agustí Nieto-Galan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain) or Oliver Hochadel (Institució Milà i Fontanals, Spain).
For information on how to submit a book proposal, please consult the Brill Author Guide.
The Communication and Appropriation of a British Evolutionist
Lissa Roberts, Science, Technology and Policy Studies (STePS), University of Twente, The Netherlands
Agustí Nieto-Galan, Centre d'Història de la Ciència (CEHIC) & Facultat de Ciències, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Oliver Hochadel, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Institució Milà i Fontanals, Barcelona, Spain
Miruna Achim, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana–Cuajimalpa, Ciudad de México, CDMX
Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney
Mitchell Ash, Universität Wien
José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez, Universitat de Valencia
Paola Bertucci, Yale University
Daniela Bleichmar, University of Southern California
Andreas Daum, University of Buffalo
Graeme Gooday, University of Leeds
Paola Govoni, Università di Bologna
Juan Pimentel, CSIC, Madrid
Stefan Pohl, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá
Arne Schirrmacher, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Ana Simões, Universidade de Lisboa
Josep Simon, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá
Jonathan Topham, University of Leeds