Historians of Science Seek Détente With Their Subject

Chemical Heritage Foundation

Carsten Reinhardt, a science historian and president of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, describes his field’s relationship with science: "We pulled it off the pedestal of untouchable, eternal wisdom and truth."
May 27, 2014

The history of science has never had the easiest stories to tell.

A field suspended between the two cultures, it’s been contested territory for as long as it has existed: rife with clattering jargon, methodological skirmishes, and ideological...

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