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From history of science to history of knowledge? Themes and perspectives in colonial Australasia

Beattie, James; Morgan, Ruth

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This overview article presents some of the main approaches to histories of colonial science in Australasia as well as suggesting future areas of research. Given the plurality of knowledge systems in the colonial period, we argue that a framework defined by history of knowledge, rather than history of science, better reflects the realities of colonial Australasia and opens up opportunities for fresh and innovative scholarship. A ‘history of knowledge systems’ approach, we contend, has the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBeattie, James
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Ruth
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-31T04:02:44Z
dc.identifier.issn1478-0542
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/276812
dc.description.abstractThis overview article presents some of the main approaches to histories of colonial science in Australasia as well as suggesting future areas of research. Given the plurality of knowledge systems in the colonial period, we argue that a framework defined by history of knowledge, rather than history of science, better reflects the realities of colonial Australasia and opens up opportunities for fresh and innovative scholarship. A ‘history of knowledge systems’ approach, we contend, has the potential to free the study of non-Western knowledge systems from normative approaches that define other systems only in relation to Western science. A history of knowledge approach, we believe, enables scholars to explore the complex ways in which knowledge-making in colonial Australasia arose from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous traditions, perspectives and practices.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.rights© 2021 The authors
dc.sourceHistory Compass
dc.titleFrom history of science to history of knowledge? Themes and perspectives in colonial Australasia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume19
dc.date.issued2021
local.identifier.absfor430302 - Australian history
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB19257
local.publisher.urlhttps://compass.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBeattie, James, University of Wellington
local.contributor.affiliationMorgan, Ruth, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.identifier.doi10.1111/hic3.12654
dc.date.updated2021-11-28T07:25:39Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85104637409
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