title SUMMARY /title Ernst Zinner was one of the best known historians of instruments of the 20th century. The following brief remarks are meant to give an introduction to the archives of his notes, correspondence and photographic records, and to trace the fate of this material from Zinner's desk in Bamberg to the library of the Institute for the History of Science at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University at Frankfurt / Main. Mention is also made of Zinner's extensive book and manuscript collections which do not form part of the archive, but were sold to the library of San Diego State College, California.
Edited by Silke Ackermann, Richard Kremer and Mara Miniati
This book offers selected studies of instruments on display in museums, national fairs, universal exhibitions, patent offices, book frontispieces, theatrical stages, movie sets, and on-line collections. The authors argue that these displays, as they have changed with time, reflect changing social attitudes towards the objects themselves and toward science and its heritage. By bringing display to the center of analysis, the collection offers a new and ambitious framework for the study of scientific instruments and the material culture of science.
Contributors are: Amy Ackerberg-Hastings, Silke Ackermann, Marco Beretta, Laurence Bobis, Alison Boyle, Fausto Casi, Ileana Chinnici, Suzanne Débarbat, Richard Dunn, Inga Elmqvist-Söderlund, Ingrid Jendrzejewski, Peggy A. Kidwell, Richard Kremer, Mara Miniati, Richard A. Paselk, Donata Randazzo, Steven Turner.
Instruments in Astrological Contexts
Edited by Richard Dunn, Silke Ackermann and Giorgio Strano
Contributors are Silke Ackermann, Marisa Addomine, Jim Bennett, Marvin Bolt, Louise E. Devoy, Richard Dunn, Seb Falk, Stephen Johnston, Richard L. Kremer, Günther Oestmann, Josefina Rodríguez-Arribas, Petra G. Schmidl, Giorgio Strano, and Sylvia Sumira.