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    The Total Archive: Data, Subjectivity, Universality.Boris Jardine & Matthew Drage - 2018 - History of the Human Sciences 31 (5):3-22.
    The complete system of knowledge is a standard trope of science fiction, a techno-utopian dream and an aesthetic ideal. It is Solomon’s House, the Encyclopaedia and the Museum. It is also an ideology – of Enlightenment, High Modernism and absolute governance. Far from ending the dream of a total archive, 20th-century positivist rationality brought it ever closer. From Paul Otlet’s ‘Mundaneum’ to Mass-Observation, from the Unity of Science movement to Wikipedia, the dream of universal knowledge dies hard. As a political (...)
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    State of the Field: Paper Tools.Boris Jardine - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 64:53-63.
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    Mass-Observation, Surrealist Sociology, and the Bathos of Paperwork.Boris Jardine - 2018 - History of the Human Sciences 31 (5):52-79.
    British social survey movement ‘Mass-Observation’ was founded in 1937 by a poet, a film-maker and an ornithologist. It purported to offer a new kind of sociology – one informed by surrealism and working with a ‘mass’ of Observers recording day-to-day interactions. Various commentators have debated the importance and precise identity of M-O in its first phase, especially in light of its combination of social science and surrealism. This article draws on new archival research, in particular into the ‘paperwork’ practices of (...)
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    Instruments of Statecraft: Humphrey Cole, Elizabethan Economic Policy and the Rise of Practical Mathematics.Boris Jardine - 2018 - Annals of Science 75 (4):304-329.
    ABSTRACTThis paper offers a re-interpretation of the development of practical mathematics in Elizabethan England, placing artisanal know-how and the materials of the discipline at the heart of analysis, and bringing attention to Tudor economic policy by way of historical context. A major new source for the early instrument trade is presented: a manuscript volume of Chancery Court documents c.1565–c.1603, containing details of a patent granting a monopoly on making and selling mathematical instruments, circa 1575, to an unnamed individual, identified here (...)
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    How Scientific Instruments Have Changed Hands.Boris Jardine - 2018 - Annals of Science 75 (1):60-61.
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    Erik L. Peterson, The Life Organic: The Theoretical Biology Club and the Roots of Epigenetics. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. Pp. Xvi + 334. ISBN 978-0-8229-4466-9. $45.00. [REVIEW]Boris Jardine - 2017 - British Journal for the History of Science 50 (4):740-741.
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    Marc J. Ratcliff, The Quest for the Invisible: Microscopy in the Enlightenment. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009. Pp. Xv+315. ISBN 978-0-7546-6150-4. £65.00. [REVIEW]Boris Jardine - 2010 - British Journal for the History of Science 43 (4):610-611.
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    Robert Michael Brain. The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siècle Europe. Xxxii + 348 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Seattle/London: University of Washington Press, 2015. $50. [REVIEW]Boris Jardine - 2016 - Isis 107 (4):867-868.
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    Jutta Schickore, The Microscope and the Eye: A History of Reflections, 1740–1870. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2007. Pp. 320. ISBN 978-0-226-73784-3. $40.00. [REVIEW]Boris Jardine - 2008 - British Journal for the History of Science 41 (3):460-462.
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    The Shock of the Odd.Boris Jardine - 2015 - British Journal for the History of Science 48 (2):353-356.
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