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

Beattie, James; Morgan, Ruth


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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: History Compass
DOI: 10.1111/hic3.12654


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