Re-Examining the Research School: August Wilhelm Hofmann and the Re-Creation of a Liebigian Research School in London

@article{Jackson2006ReExaminingTR,
  title={Re-Examining the Research School: August Wilhelm Hofmann and the Re-Creation of a Liebigian Research School in London},
  author={Catherine M. Jackson},
  journal={History of Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={44},
  pages={281 - 319}
}
  • C. Jackson
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Education
  • History of Science
This paper has a number of inter-related goals concerning research school methodology, nineteenth-century chemistry, and the means by which knowledge is transferred from one location to another. I begin with a short discussion of Jack Morrell’s research school concept, and how this has been extended by more recent work. I then discuss Justus Liebig’s school in Giessen, highlighting those aspects of that research school that remain controversial and showing how more recent historical work on… 

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