Travels of Learning

A Geography of Science in Europe

  • Ana Simões
  • Ana Carneiro
  • Maria Paula Diogo

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 233)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ana Simões, Ana Carneiro, Maria Paula Diogo
    Pages 1-18
  3. Henrique Leitão
    Pages 19-46
  4. Rhodri Hayward
    Pages 101-114
  5. Brian Dolan
    Pages 115-141
  6. Antonio García Belmar, José Ramón Bertomeu Sánchez
    Pages 143-188
  7. Agustí Nieto-Galan
    Pages 189-212
  8. Irina Gouzevitch, Dmitri Gouzevitch
    Pages 213-231
  9. Ana Carneiro, Dores Areias, Vanda Leitão, Luís Teixeira Pinto
    Pages 249-297
  10. Timo Myllyntaus
    Pages 299-328
  11. Gábor Palló
    Pages 329-344
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 345-365

About this book


The idea behind this book grew out of a research project launched by the international group STEP (Science and Technology in the European Peripheries), established in 1999 by historians of science from Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Russia, Sweden and Denmark. The aim has been to re-examine the historical, and we might also add, the geographical character of science and technology and their institutions in regions and societies within Europe, usually outside mainstream historical analysis. The intended activities of the group have been framed by the following issues: reconsidering the "centre-periphery" model which has been the dominant model in studies on the transfer of scientific knowledge; bringing to the fore the concept of scientific appropriation and attempting to study the construction of various local discourses; systematically examining the relationship between science, politics and the rhetoric of modernisation in societies in the European periphery; joining forces to find out more about scientific travels; using networks to further understand the dynamics and role of scholars on societies in the periphery of Europe; intensifying efforts to catalogue and make available to the international community the archival material in the peripheral countries (http://www. cc. uoa. gr/step, on page 2). As a result of these programmatic guidelines, a meeting was held in Lisbon in September 2000 in which the topic of scientific travels was used as a particularly good unifying theme on which to base a discussion of case studies involving the European peripheries.


Europe Revolution philosophy of science science social history

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Simões
    • 1
  • Ana Carneiro
    • 2
  • Maria Paula Diogo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.New University of LisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6281-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3584-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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