Big Sciences, Open Networks, and Global Collecting in Early Museums

  • Dominik Collet
Part of the Knowledge and Space book series (KNAS, volume 3)


The traditional narrative of early modern science focuses on a small circle of grand inventors. It stresses the revolutionary crux of the discoveries they made in the solitude of their laboratories. Consequently, this older narrative puts priority on scientific fields that can be pursued in relative autonomy, such as astronomy, physics, optics, and mathematics.


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  1. 1.Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte, Georg-August-Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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