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A Rediscovery of Scientific Collections as Material Heritage?

Ludwig, David (2013) A Rediscovery of Scientific Collections as Material Heritage? [Preprint]

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is twofold: on the one hand, we present theoutlines of a history of university collections in Germany. On the other hand, we discuss this history as a case study of the changing attitudes of thesciences towards their material heritage. Based on data from 1094 Germanuniversity collections, we distinguish three periods that are by no meanshomogeneous but offer a helpful starting point for a discussion of theentangled institutional and epistemic factors in the history of universitycollections. In the 19th century, university collections were institutionalizedand widely recognized as indispensable in research and teaching. During the20th century, university collection became increasingly marginalized bothon an institutional and theoretical level. Towards the end of the 20thcentury, the situation of university collections improved partly because of their reconsideration as material heritage


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Ludwig, David
Additional Information: Document removed at the request of the author 7/25/14
Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science Education
Depositing User: Dr David Ludwig
Date Deposited: 15 May 2013 21:17
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2014 14:35
Item ID: 9757
Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science Education
Date: 2013
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9757

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