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Visual Representation and Science: Editors' Introduction

Gross, Ari and Louson, Eleanor (2012) Visual Representation and Science: Editors' Introduction. Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science, 6 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1913 0465

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The theme of visual representations in science was already central to our research when we aended the 6th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularization in Menorca, Spain, in 2011. As discussed in the review of this conference by Ignacio SuayMatallana and Mar Cuenca-Lorente (245), many participants not only described the particulars of the generation of individual images, but also broader issues surrounding the constitution of visual domains. We were impressed by the range of scholarship surrounding the production, circulation, and interpretation of a wide variety of images, yet a nagging question remained: what issues unite this diversity of research and compel us to investigate such representations? Beyond their novelty, why study scientific images at all?

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Gross, Ari
Louson, Eleanor
Depositing User: Miss Charlotte Marcotte-Toale
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 18:28
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 18:28
Item ID: 15679
Journal or Publication Title: Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science
Publisher: The University of Toronto
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DOI or Unique Handle: DOI:
Date: 3 October 2012
Page Range: pp. 1-7
Volume: 6
Number: 1
ISSN: 1913 0465

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