More than ninety percent of all scientific history has been made during the last half century. So far, however, only a fraction of historical scholarship has dealt with this period. Merely a decade ago, most scientific historians considered recent science - the scientific culture created, lived and remembered by contemporary scientists - an area of study best left to the historical actors themselves.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Who Will Sort out the Hundred or More Paul Ehrlichs?, Thomas Söderqvist; Chapter 2 Whigs, Prigs and Politics, Jeff Hughes; Chapter 3 The Conversation, M. Susan Lindee; Chapter 4 Using Interviews to Write the History of Science, Soraya de Chadarevian; Chapter 5 Writing the History of Space Science and Technology, Joseph N. Tatarewicz; Chapter 6 Part icipant Observation and the Study of Biomedical Sciences, Zlana Löwy; Chapter 7 The Living Scientist Syndrome, Jean-Paul Gaudillière; Chapter 8 Electric Memories and Progressive Forgetting, Skúli Sigurdsson; Chapter 9 Knowledge of the Brain, Susan E. Cozzens; Chapter 10 Writing about Scientists of the Near Past, Frederic L. Holmes; Chapter 11 Recent Science, Paul Forman; Chapter 12 Scientists as Policymakers, Advisors, and Intelligence Agents, Ronald E. Doel; Chapter 13 Who’s Afraid of the History of Contemporary Science?, Steve Fuller;