How lives became lists and scientific papers became data: cataloguing authorship during the nineteenth century

  title={How lives became lists and scientific papers became data: cataloguing authorship during the nineteenth century},
  author={Alex Csiszar},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  pages={23 - 60}
  • A. Csiszar
  • Published 16 February 2017
  • History
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Abstract The Catalogue of Scientific Papers, published by the Royal Society of London beginning in 1867, projected back to the beginning of the nineteenth century a novel vision of the history of science in which knowledge was built up out of discrete papers each connected to an author. Its construction was an act of canon formation that helped naturalize the idea that scientific publishing consisted of special kinds of texts and authors that were set apart from the wider landscape of… 

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Herschel and Forbes requested copies of proofs

  • See Herschel to Royal Society

Other key groups included Price's base at Yale University, and the group, largely based in Europe, responsible for Reidel's Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook

    Vor-und Schlusswort des Verfassers

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