New issue of HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology (14.2, December 2020)

New issue of HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology (14.2, December 2020)


HoST — Journal of History of Science and Technology is a peer-reviewed open access journal, published online in English by De Gruyter/Sciendo and results of a partnership between four Portuguese research units (CIUHCT, CIDEHUS, ICS e IHC).



· Special issue “The Fabulous 1930s in the History of Science and Technology”, with an introduction by the guest editors, Ana Simões and Antonio Sánchez, to the four articles it contains. This thematic issue sprang from the session “The fabulous thirties in the history of science and technology”, held at the 8th European Society for the History of Science’s biennial meeting (London, September 2018), which was also proposed and organized by the guest editors. The authors’ proposals discussed in this issue offer a good glance at the 1930s historiographical richness.

o “Introduction: The Fabulous 1930s in the History of Science and Technology”, Ana Simões and Antonio Sánchez

o “The Struggle for Objectivity: Gramsci’s Historical-Political Vistas on Science against the Background of Lenin’s Epistemology”, Pietro Daniel Omodeo

o “Ludwik Fleck, Alfred Schutz, and Trust in Science: The Public Responsibility of Science Education in Challenging Times”, Kathryn M. Olesko

o “The Perfect Pair: Bloch, Febvre, and the History of Science and Technology”, Maria Paula Diogo

o “Similarities, Differences, and Missed Connections between Thomas S. Kuhn, Gaston Bachelard and the Continental Historiography of Science”, Alberto Fragio


·  Three book reviews

o “Book Review: Lukas Engelmann and Christos Lynteris. Sulphuric Utopias: A History of Maritime Fumigation”, Ximo Guillem-Llobat

o “Book Review: David Pretel and Lino Camprubí, eds. Technology and Globalisation: Networks of Experts in World History”, John Krige

o “Book Review: Tatiana Kasperski. Les politiques de la radioactivité: Tchernobyl et la mémoire nationale en Biélorussie”, Jacob Darwin Hamblin