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Scholarly Books and Journals Series

The Center for the History of Philosophy and Science currently manages two publications. The Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science book series and the Early Science and Medicine scientific journal.

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Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science is the first book series to be dedicated entirely to the investigation of scientific thought between 1200 and 1700, that is to say, the period that saw the flourishing of natural philosophy and the birth of the modern scientific method and the origins of the scientific world view. It covers not only the Aristotelian paradigm of scholastic natural philosophy, but also rivaling Renaissance and seventeenth-century conceptions of physics.

The editors aim not only to embrace all the main aspects of study but to approach them from a variety of angles and to foster new methodological ideas. Medieval and Early Modern Science thus includes commented editions of crucial (medieval) texts; monographs of important thinkers, and diachronic analyses of particular themes.


Christoph Lüthy (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Paul Bakker(Radboud University Nijmegen)

Editorial consultants

Joël Biard (Université de Tours)
Simo Knuuttila (Helsingin Yliopisto)
Jürgen Renn (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin)
Theo Verbeek (Universiteit Utrecht)

Available Titles

For an overview of the available and most recent titles, visit the website of publisher Brill.

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Early Science and Medicine is an international journal dedicated to the history of science, medicine and technology from the earliest times through the end of the eighteenth century. It takes a particular interest in the text-based traditions that link antiquity with the Latin, Arabic, and Byzantine Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the early modern period. It favors diachronic studies in a variety of forms, including commented text editions and monographic studies of historical figures and scientific questions or practices. Further focal points of the journal are historical scientific instruments (to which regular feature articles are dedicated); the history of scientific iconography (discussed in a second series of regular feature articles); and the history of methodological approaches to the history of science, medicine and technology.

Available titles

All editions of Early Modern Science and Medicine can be found on the website of Publisher Brill.


Christoph Lüthy (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Associate Editors

Davide Cellamare (KU Leuven)
Serafina Cuomo (Durham University)
Dániel Margócsy (University of Cambridge)
Thomas Rütten (Newcastle University)
Liana Saif (University of Amsterdam)

Book Review Editors

Tawrin Baker (The University of Pennsylvania) 
Davide Cellamare (KU Leuven)
Elisabeth Moreau (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Valentina Pugliano (Christ's College)
Jole Shackelford (University of Minnesota)

Language Editor

Brian Clarke

Founding Editor

Hans Thijssen (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Editorial Board

Peter Anstey (The University of Sydney) 
Domenico Bertoloni Meli (Indiana University Bloomington) 
Stefano Caroti (Museo Galileo, Florence)
Tobias Cheung (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) 
Michael Edwards (Jesus College, Cambridge) 
André Goddu (Stonehill College, North Easton, MA) 
Anita Guerrini (Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR) 
Niccolò Guicciardini (Università degli Studi di Bergamo) 
Ann Hanson (Yale University, New Haven) 
Hiro Hirai (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen) 
Jan P. Hogendijk (Universiteit Utrecht) 
Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College, University of London) 
Elaheh Kheirandish (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) 
Colin Guthrie King (Providence College, Providence, RI) 
Sachiko Kusukawa (Trinity College, Cambridge) 
Craig Martin (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice) 
Michael R. McVaugh (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC) 
William R. Newman (Indiana University, Bloomington) 
Jennifer Rampling (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ) 
Sophie Roux (École Normale Supérieure, Paris) 
Thomas B. Settle (Polytechnic Institute, New York University) 
Alan E. Shapiro (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN) 
Nancy Siraisi (Hunter College, City University of New York) 
Brian Vickers (School of Advanced Study, University of London) 
Robert S. Westman (University of California San Diego)


Article contributions to the journal may be submitted online at www.editorialmanager.com/esm. Submissions may also be sent as an e-mail attachment to the editor (c.luethy@ftr.ru.nl) or by letter to Prof. Christoph Lüthy, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, P.O. Box 9103, 6500 HD Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Contributions should be original work, which has neither been simultaneously submitted to other journals nor published previously. The main language of the journal is English, although contributions in French and German are also accepted. The use of illustrations in articles is encouraged. All submitted articles will be refereed by at least two experts in the field. The refereeing procedure usually does not exceed two months.

Authors of accepted contributions receive five complimentary copies of the issue of Early Science and Medicine in which their article appears. Authors of book reviews receive one complimentary copy.