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Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Michael W. Dols

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is a study of madness in the medieval Islamic world. Using a wide variety of sources from history, literature, and art, the book explores beliefs about madness in Islamic society and examines ... More


Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

Jack Morrell

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206576
eISBN:
9780191677229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Oxford University has not always possessed the high reputation in the sciences for which it is now renowned: it was not until the period between the last century's two world wars that science was ... More


The Ringtone and Its Aesthetic Subgenres in Contemporary Classical Music and Media Performance/Installation Art

Sumanth Gopinath

in The Ringtone Dialectic: Economy and Cultural Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019156
eISBN:
9780262315081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019156.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The central goal of this chapter is to track the emergence of new genres of contemporary music and art enabled by the monophonic and polyphonic ringtone. It highlights the medley composition, the ... More


Politics and Patronage: Building a Career in London’s Medical Classrooms

Carin Berkowitz

in Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280394
eISBN:
9780226280424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280424.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When Charles Bell moved to London in 1804, he knew no one in the city. In London, Bell worked to set up a private anatomy school on the model of his brother’s, he established himself in social and ... More


Racial Photographs from Icons to Schemes: The “Case” of Central and Eastern European Jews, 1880–1927

Amos Morris-Reich

in Race and Photography: Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence, 1876-1980

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226320748
eISBN:
9780226320915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226320915.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Two shifts perspective from an investigation of various photographic methods and techniques to close analysis of the actual roles of photographs in scientific argumentation. Focusing on the ... More


Racial Photography in Palestine

Amos Morris-Reich

in Race and Photography: Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence, 1876-1980

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226320748
eISBN:
9780226320915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226320915.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Five documents the shift of racial photographic studies of Jews from Europe to Palestine. The chapter studies the two most prominent authors who wrote on race and employed photography in ... More


The Sarton and Coomaraswamy Dialogue

Dhruv Raina

in Images and Contexts: The Historiography of Science and Modernity in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068808
eISBN:
9780199080113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068808.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This essay reconstructs the dialogue between the Sri Lankan-born historian of art Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy and the Belgian-born historian of science George Sarton during the decade 1930–1940. It ... More


Photography as Art: Looking at the Images and the Arguments

Roddy Simpson

in The Photography of Victorian Scotland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748654611
eISBN:
9780748676729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654611.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the debate over whether photography was an art. Arguments were expressed for and against but many influences were at play, and it was acknowledged that there was a close ... More


Alchemy and the Art-Nature Debate

in Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226577128
eISBN:
9780226577135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577135.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines alchemy and the art–nature debate. The topic of equaling nature by fooling the eye or of outdoing nature's power by producing an object more aesthetically appealing than any in ... More


The Visual Arts and Alchemy

in Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226577128
eISBN:
9780226577135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577135.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the relationship between visual arts and alchemy. Early modern practitioners of the visual arts were keenly interested in alchemy as a body of technical processes, especially ... More


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