Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ich bin ein Gastbloggerin: A special post for International Women’s Day

My fellow guest blogger Penny Richards wrote in her post on Joyce Kaufman: Although Johns Hopkins didn’t welcome women students in those days… To celebrate International Women’s Day I thought I would draw the readers’ attention to another earlier women scientist … Continue reading

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Ich bin ein Gastblogger II: The wrong question

I’m an alien I’m a legal alien I’m an Englishman in Nürnberg Being an English historian of mathematics resident in Germany I have been often asked, over the years, by people who know a little about the history of mathematics, … Continue reading

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Some Pierre Duhem Online

There’s actually quite a bit of Pierre Duhem’s work available online; but it is very scattered. A number are available through Google Books. One limitation of Google Books, of course, is that Google Books entries are not universally available; in … Continue reading

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Sympathetic vibrations

Over at PACHSmörgåsbord, brought to us by the Philadelphia Area Centre for History of Science, Darin Hayton has been catching the longitude vibe while investigating the collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia. He describes an anonymous 1688 pamphlet that, famously for those who … Continue reading

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