Science in the archives : pasts, presents, futures / edited by Lorraine Daston.

Archives bring to mind rooms filled with old papers and dusty artifacts. But for scientists, the detritus of the past can be a treasure trove of material vital to present and future research: fossils collected by geologists; data banks assembled by geneticists; case histories published in medical jo...

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Other Authors: Daston, Lorraine, 1951- (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2017]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: third nature / Lorraine Daston
  • Nature's own canon: archives of the historical sciences. Astronomy after the deluge / Florence Hsia
  • The earth as archive: contingency, narrative, and the history of life / David Sepkoski
  • Empiricism in the library: medicine's case histories / Andrew Mendelsohn
  • Spanning the centuries: archives from ancient to modern. Archiving scientific ideas in Greco-Roman antiquity / Liba Taub
  • Ancient history in the age of archival research / Suzanne Marchand
  • The immortal archive: nineteenth-century science imagines the future / Lorraine Daston
  • Problems and politics: controversies in the global archive. The "data deluge": turning private data into public archives / Bruno J. Strasser
  • Evolutionary genetics and the politics of the human archive / Cathy Gere
  • Montage and metamorphosis: climatological data archiving and the U.S. National Climate Program / Vladimir Janković
  • The future of data: archives of the new millennium. Archives-of-self: the vicissitudes of time and self in a technologically determinist future / Rebecca Lemov
  • An archive of words / Daniel Rosenberg
  • Querying the archive: data mining from Apriori to Pagerank / Matthew L. Jones
  • Epilogue: the time of the archive / Lorraine Daston.