SPEC TOPICS-HISTORY OF SCIENCE
A variety of archival resources are available for investigating the history of science, and the internet will continue to make more and more of these materials accessible on-line. In this seminar we will be exploring issues such a how to make intelligent use of resources and how to determine which questions they can help to answer. In particular, can such resources give us insight into the creative proves often referred to as scientific discovery? We will explore such questions in the context of archival collections, for example those related to Galileo and Darwin.