Publications

SPECIAL NOTICE (21 July 2017). A new arrangement with the Smithsonian Intitution Scholarly Press wiil distribute hard copies, starting with volume 11, free to several hundred libraries world-wide, with other copies available in ways stilll to be determined. In addition, PDF versions of the complete contents will be posted on the "Open SI" website (generally in advance of the print editon). To see volume 11 Challenging Collections: Approaches to the Heritage of Recent Science and Technology go to http://opensi.si.edu/index.php/smithsonian/catalog/book/168

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After each meeting there is a discussion about whether the topic deserves treatment in a book. If the answer is yes, editors (usually two) are chosen, and they assume the task of signing up those whose presentations were especially effective in using objects to provide fresh historical insights. The editors solicit additional contributions from other scholars as needed so that the final publication has a variety of approaches to a common subject.

Over half our meetings have stimulated this kind of treatment and we are very pleased with the results. Thanks are due to the authors and editors, and also to our publishers: Harwood Academic Publications that set the tone with the first two volumes, the Science Museum Press that took us through our formative years (volumes 4-6, reprinting 1 and 2), and the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press that beginning with volume 7 is conducting us through what might be comsidered our more mature phase.

We are taking advantage of the fact that volumes 1-6 are out of print to reproduce them on this website (in pdf). In each case all of the text is here, including front matter and index. For some illustrations we were unable to obtain copyright permission and the spaces have been left blank, to be filled with images when proper information is received.

ARTEFACTS VOLUMES

  11 Challenging Collections: Approaches to the Heritage of Recent Science and Technology , 2017. Alison Boyle and Johannes-Geert Hagmann(eds.)
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The complete book may be downloaded free in PDF from http://opensi.si.edu/index.php/smithsonian/catalog/book/
cover10 10. Objects in Motion: Globalizing Technology, 2016. Bryan Dewalt and Nina MÅ‘llers (eds.)
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9. Analyzing Art and Aesthetics, 2013. Anne Collins Goodyear and Margaret A. Weitekamp (eds.)
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cover8 8. Material Culture and Electronic Sound, 2013. Frode Weium and Tim Boon (eds.)
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Cover, Vol. 7 7. Illuminating Instruments , 2010. Peter Morris and Klaus Staubermann (eds.)
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Artefacts 6 cover 6. Showcasing Space, 2e005. Martin Collins and Douglas Millard (eds.)
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Artefacts 5 cover 5. Materializing the Military, 2005. Bart Hacker and Bernard Finn (eds.)
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Artefacts 4 cover 4. Presenting Pictures, 2004. Bernard Finn (ed.)
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Artefacts 3 cover 3. Tackling Transport, 2003. Helmuth Trischler and Stefan Zeilinger (eds.)
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Artefacts 2 cover 2. Exposing Electronics, 2000. Bernard Finn (ed.)
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Artefacts 1 cover 1. Manifesting Medicine, 1999. Robert Bud (ed.)
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