Call for manuscripts – New book series: Cultural Dynamics of Science

The new series Cultural Dynamics of Science (CDS) at Brill ( aims to contribute to on-going efforts in the history of science to understand the relations between the production, communication, consumption and use of knowledge without having recourse to the traditional equation of popularization with notions such as 'diffusion' and 'simplification'. The same goes for the distinctions they imply between expert knowledge and practices, on one side, and lay communities and understanding on the other. Focused on the modern period, from the Enlightenment to the present, CDS intends instead to consider the various ways in which interaction, exchange and struggle for scientific authority among the different actors involved has historically fed the productive circulation of knowledge. Sensitivity to specific contexts, epistemologies, spaces and networks, in which material production merges with knowledge production, is therefore paramount.

CDS also aims to contribute to recent efforts in the history of science to move across fields traditionally studied by different scholarly disciplines, and to evolve into more inclusive, interdisciplinary cultural studies. It is further committed to a geographically expansive scope of coverage, focusing on the transnational and transcultural character of the scientific endeavour.

While the series aims foremost at the publication of well-written scholarly monographs, carefully integrated collections of essays will also be welcome.

Please send your inquiries and book proposals (no unrequested manuscripts, please) to the CDS chief editors:

Lissa Roberts (University of Twente),

Oliver Hochadel (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona),

Agustí Nieto-Galan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona),