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History (General) (45 journals)

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AION (filol.) Annali dell'Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"     Full-text available via subscription  
ArcHistoR     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asclepio     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal for the History of Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Comparative Studies in Society and History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56)
Cuadernos de Historia Contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture & History Digital Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
El Futuro del Pasado     Open Access  
Family & Community History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
First World War Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Geschichte und Gesellschaft : Zeitschrift für Historische Sozialwissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Gladius     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Histoire de la Recherche Contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
História & Ensino     Open Access  
Histories     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
History and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
History of Geo- and Space Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
History of the Human Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
History Workshop Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
HOPOS : The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
HoST - Journal of History of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Maritime History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of the History of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of History and Future     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Planning History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of the History of Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Law and History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Medievalista online     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Memini. Travaux et documents     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sabretache     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Source: Notes in the History of Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Speculum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Sport History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Storia delle Donne     Open Access  
TAWARIKH : Journal of Historical Studies     Open Access  
Zeitschrift für Geschichtsdidaktik     Hybrid Journal  
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HoST - Journal of History of Science and Technology
Number of Followers: 8  

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ISSN (Print) 1646-7752
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  • The Anthropocene or the Perennial Mining of Otherness—Inquiry on
           Artistic and Ethnographical Practice for Climate Emergency

    • Abstract: The Anthropocene hypothesis brings into play a set of paradoxes and virtually incommensurable spatial and temporal dimensions. Drawing on these debates, the present text will try to analyse experimental artistic productions and actions, particularly in indigenous contexts in Brazil, framing them in a broader discussion on the relations between art, anthropology and ecology. The concept of the Anthropocene will be unfolded into at least three sub-problems that it necessarily raises: the redefinition of the hegemonic concept of nature, the redefinition of the hegemonic concept of humanity, and the redefinition of the dichotomous division between these two concepts.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Preface: Prometheus in the Garden of Eden. Essays on the Anthropocene

    • PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Book Review: Agustí Camós Cabeceran.

    • PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Has Humankind Overwhelmed Nature’s Agency'

    • Abstract: Humankind’s relationship with nature has been evolutionary. Nature’s agency initially overpowered human agency, limiting what people could do in their quest for survival. Ever so slowly people domesticated material things, such as fire and wood, and they made tools to assist them from bones, wood, and stone that gradually became more sophisticated. These tools became the principal link between humankind and the material world, and as human communities became more complex, people produced sophisticated tools worthy of being called technologies. Ships, mills, weapons, buildings—each invention and innovation increased human agency, and nature slowly gave way before it, a process visible through landscapes. This essay focuses on North America, where between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, human commodification of nature and the side effects of their technologies ultimately became so complex and complete that they ate away at the planetary ecosystem on which their own existence depends. Today, the Anthropocene encapsulates the idea of the age of humans, and nature’s agency seems to crumble as an independent force in the face of human actions.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Book Review: Dipesh Chakrabarty.

    • PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Pyrethrum and the Second World War: Recontextualising DDT in the Narrative
           of Wartime Insect Control

    • Abstract: Historians have long recognised that DDT’s fame began with extraordinary propaganda late in the Second World War, yet heroic narratives that centre the chemical still shape historical understanding. Two false assumptions inform much of the existing scholarship on wartime insect control: one is that without DDT the Allies had no protection from malaria and typhus; the other is that DDT was significantly more toxic than any alternative insecticide available. This paper tells a very different story of wartime insecticides. We recontextualise DDT in the wider wartime technological landscape and in so doing show the enduring significance of the natural insecticide, pyrethrum. DDT was never solely responsible for protecting troops and civilians from malaria and typhus and its deployment did not render all existing insecticides obsolete. Claims about the significance of DDT often work by writing out the existence of alternative methods of controlling vectors or by downplaying the efficacy of existing materials and practices.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Book Review: Gianenrico Bernasconi and Susanne Thürigen, eds.

    • PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Death, Life, and Longing in the Pandemicene

    • Abstract: This essay explores the concept of the Pandemicene, a proposed elaboration of the Anthropocene tailored to account for the COVID-19 pandemic and the world it is making. The Anthropocene itself is a new geological era defined by human industrial activity as the dominant shaping force on the planet and its resources. Humans have already created the conditions for nonhuman animal to human disease spillover, exemplified by the emergence and global spread of SARS-CoV-2. The bimodal impact of climate change is crucial: leading to a rapid and large-scale species die off, while also reconfiguring ecosystems and placing more and more species into close contact. The results are hard to predict, just like a pandemic, but epidemiologists working on spillovers are alarmed—even if climate change were to slow down, the acceleration is underway. The Pandemicene offers a useful articulation of the Anthropocene, a concept that too often floats freely without coming to the ground in the form of specific disasters, in specific places, killing real people. With COVID in mind, we know the Pandemicene as well as we know anything, and it has reshaped human society, economies, and geopolitics in only three years-time. Building on a body of interviews conducted for the COVIDCalls podcast, this essay digs deeper into the Pandemicene, exploring ways that it elaborates the Anthropocene, and the new research questions it raises.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Digesting Planetary Harms: Ocean Life, Biomaterial Innovation, and Uncanny
           Ingestions of the Anthropocene

    • Abstract: This article explores innovations in biomaterial ingestion that would seek to solve ecological harm in the Anthropocene. Focusing on ocean ecologies and marine life, we follow several case studies that examine the paradigm of digestion to consider how efforts to eat the harmful by-products of the Anthropocene spark multifaceted interventions including, the development of novel cuisines, dieting tools, the invention of new animal feed additives, and an array of biotechnologies that would digest or otherwise sequester plastic pollutants. In doing so, we explore how this paradigm of digestion and associated bioscientific interventions are shifting relations between humans and nonhumans, exacerbating the conditions of an “uncanny” Anthropocene. We ask: Can the moving of “strange” surroundings and digestible objects through our bodies better hold us to account for the colonial and calculative epistemes that forged the Anthropocene' Or will these dreams of a circular, digestive economy only extend the promise of the never-ending extraction, valuation, and manipulation of nonhumans as a means of locating solutions to planetary precarity'
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Abbe’s Theory and its Introduction in Spain: The Use of Instruments for
           Scientific Demonstrations

    • Abstract: The theory of image formation in a microscope proposed by Ernst Abbe changed the scientific approach to microscopy. Though the theory had many detractors, his new approach led to a technological revolution in the design and construction of high-quality microscopes. It paved the way for new discoveries in the fields of biology and medicine. Joaquín María de Castellarnau, was a contemporary connoisseur of Abbe’s ideas who decided to disseminate them in Spain through various publications and training courses. In his lectures, he used various devices for practical demonstrations that allowed some concepts of the new theory to be better understood. At the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales in Madrid (MNCN–CSIC), one such original and unusual instrument designed by Abbe and used by Castellarnau has been preserved in perfect condition. Castellarnau used this instrument for various experiments that helped clarify the most complex points of Abbe’s theory. In this work, we explore how the context in which science developed in Spain favoured practical activities to demonstrate new scientific theories, such as Abbe’s in the early twentieth century.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Introduction: Prometheus in the Garden of Eden. Essays on the Anthropocene

    • PubDate: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Book Review: Sanjay Seth. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. 252 pp.
           ISBN: 978-0197500583

    • PubDate: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Wells and Boreholes: Resilient Water Provision in Nairobi

    • Abstract: In most Global South cities, the majority of urban residents, especially those in informal settlements, continue to survive off the main infrastructural grid. In Nairobi for instance, over 60% of residents live in informal settlements, defined by widespread squalor and shortage of key infrastructures for everyday living. Despite their existence as unplanned, these informal settlements have witnessed some forms of innovation around alternative technologies for water provision. Through oral and archival sources, this article shows that although large infrastructural systems are critical to urban dwellers, Nairobi’s waterscape has always found its resilience in a quilted landscape of water supply technologies. As part of this quilt, boreholes and wells have long been essential, either as key solutions or as complements to the main supply system. The author explores the development of Nairobi’s centralised formal water supply system from 1899 to date locating inherently built vulnerabilities that are born out of the dependency on large infrastructural systems. He concludes that the centralised piped water supply system is critical hence vulnerable, and that urban resilience for both the poor and rich urban class, is built on alternatives that ensure multiplicity of access and usage.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Book Review: Quintino Lopes. Uma Periferia Global: Armando de Lacerda e o
           Laboratório de Fonética Experimental de Coimbra (1936-1979). Lisboa:
           Caleidoscópio, 2020. 174 pp. ISBN: 978-989-658-698-0

    • PubDate: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Colonial Railways of Mozambique: Critical and Vulnerable Infrastructure,

    • Abstract: In the early 1880s, Portugal began the construction of railways in its colonies. The main goals were to reinforce Portuguese presence and increase colonial revenue. This paper aims to analyse the transnational railways built in Mozambique, between the 1880s and the 1930s, as critical infrastructure (or critical systems). I argue that the lack of railways in Mozambique was the cause for deep concern and fostered a “sense of urgency” among the Portuguese authorities, as this could potentially jeopardise the Portuguese imperial project. Railways were considered critical to bolstering Portugal’s sovereignty, as well as to exploit local resources and attract traffic from neighbouring territories. Once built, the railways revealed two major vulnerabilities: competition from South African ports and dependence on British capital. A few episodes involving Portuguese and British agents highlighted these vulnerabilities and motivated Portuguese policymakers to find solutions. This paper explores these topics based on a comprehensive literature review and the use of primary sources, intended to provide a novel approach to Portuguese colonial railways.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Book Review: Sławomir Łotysz. Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza ASPRA-JR,
           2020. 249 pp. ISBN: 978-83-8209-008-6

    • PubDate: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Resilience from Below: Technicians, Repair and Maintenance Works in
           Post-socialist Dar es Salaam, 1985-2020

    • Abstract: Since its establishment by the German East Africa Railway Company in 1906, Dar es Salaam’s electricity infrastructure has been functioning precariously. Tanzania’s national power company (Tanesco) collaborated with donors to ameliorate these problems, but to no avail. Tanzania’s cities continued to experience both cascading and rolling blackouts, and such breakdowns of infrastructure became critical, especially from the 1980s onward, making electricity consumers vulnerable. This article illustrates that the failure of Tanesco’s systems does not mean that inhabitants in the city have remained passively exposed to the consequences of power breakdowns. Based on interviews, a literature review, and archival material, it demonstrates that electricians have become part and parcel of a socio-technical landscape that has enhanced household resilience—the ability to survive in a country partly plagued by failing critical infrastructure. The article reveals the active role played by formally and informally trained electricians (mafundi) in forging alternative solutions, increasing electricity users’ ability to cope with power outages. Employing innovative skills to repair electrical appliances and tinker with Tanesco’s infrastructure, street electricians increased the resilience of residential electricity users in the face of recurrent power failures. The author argues that urban resilience studies in African cities like Dar es Salaam need to consider street technicians to gain a full understanding of households’ responses to vulnerable electric infrastructure.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Introduction: The History of East Africa’s Critical Infrastructure

    • PubDate: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • From the Quadrivium to Modern Science

    • Abstract: The ultimate objective of this work is to demonstrate that it is possible to reconsider the emergence of modern science as a process of disintegration of the quadrivium, which was considered a stable scheme for the organization of knowledge. The argument considers the quadrivium according to the Boethian systematization that was used to organize the curricula of the late medieval universities. This argument follows the development of each of its disciplines and illustrates the practical turn they underwent. The period between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries is explored, and shows that during this period, the quadrivium potentially included a fifth autonomous discipline, calendric. The article concludes by describing epistemological considerations to the mechanisms of disintegration of knowledge structures.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:00:00 GMT
  • Colonial Impacts on Water Supplies: An Historical Review of Sluice
           Technologies in Ancient Sri Lankan Irrigation

    • Abstract: As a measure of reducing the foreign trade deficit and to augment the usable land for commercial plantations, nineteenth century British authorities attempted to restore the irrigation system that prevailed in Sri Lanka since the Early Historic Period. In so doing, neither the system components were subjected to any hydraulic engineering analysis nor the entire systems were studied in a holistic context. The open well structure, called bisokotuva, of the ancient sluices was interpreted as the equivalent of the modern valve pits. With this understanding, ancient sluices were restored by installing the flow control gates inside the bisokotuvas. This article argues that such understanding was not based on the actual physical remains of the ancient works but was due to the colonial precept of controlled flows of irrigated water. It also discusses similar cases in several other Asian countries and how such assertions affected the European understanding on the Asian societies.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:00:00 GMT
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