Abstract

Computational methods and perspectives can transform the history of science by enabling the pursuit of novel types of questions, dramatically expanding the scale of analysis (geographically and temporally), and offering novel forms of publication that greatly enhance access and transparency. This essay presents a brief summary of a computational research system for the history of science, discussing its implications for research, education, and publication practices and its connections to the open-access movement and similar transformations in the natural and social sciences that emphasize big data. It also argues that computational approaches help to reconnect the history of science to individual scientific disciplines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-130
Number of pages12
JournalIsis
Volume104
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

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Computational perspectives in the history of science : To the memory of Peter Damerow. / Laubichler, Manfred; Maienschein, Jane; Renn, Jürgen.

In: Isis, Vol. 104, No. 1, 03.2013, p. 119-130.

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