Science and Technology
A Guide to Online Resources
Section Editor: Bert Hall, Institute for the History and
Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto,
Preliminary Outline for this Section:
- ORB Encyclopedia--Original Essays
- Primary Sources--Literature, chronicles, other texts
A Miscellany of Scientific Treatises, digital facsimile
of U. of Penn. Ms. Codex 69. One volume collection of scientific
and medical works in Latin. Some are by famous individuals such
as Geber (Jabir ibn Hayyan), Albertus Magnus, and Johannes de
Rupescissa; but most are unattributed to any author.
- Other Online Resources
- Epact: Scientific
Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
A collaborative project an electronic catalogue of medieval and
renaissance scientific instruments from four European museums:
the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, the British
Museum, London, the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza,
Florence, and the Museum Boerhaave, Leiden.
Medieval Technology Pages, by Paul Gans
The Medieval Technology Pages are an attempt to provide accurate,
referenced information on technological innovation and related
subjects in western Europe during the Middle Ages. There are several
ways to access this information --through the Subject Index which
provides direct access to all the technology pages; via a historical
Timeline; or by examining the References which back-index all
articles through the sources used.
Science Pages, by James McNelis
Arguably the most comprehensive page of links to medieval science
and technology web sites available. Includes information on e-mail
lists as well as a topical index of sites.
- A research project on the theories of Science
and the Scientific Culture in the 12th and 13th Century at
the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt.