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.
Series Editors: 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
Advisory Board: 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