Projects and Publications

Current Curriculum Vitae.

Major Digital Projects:

  • IsisCB Explore (established November 2015)
  • IsisCB Cumulative (published November 2016)
  • Authority-Citation Relational Data Model. (Created in FilemakerPro, 2015-2016). This data model and associated database was designed to hold the refactored data created from the Integrated Curation system built in 2002. Refactoring of the 200,000 citation records, yielded 150,000 authorities, and 1.4 million relationship records. (Link to documentation of this project (zip file). And two blog posts describing the new data model and its utility here and here.)
  • Isis Bibliography Integrated Data Curation System. (Created in FilemakerPro, 2002-2015). This complex database input, management, and distribution system was designed to capture citation data for the IsisCB efficiently, manage the data using a distributed file management system, and export the records for printing and database upload. Over 14 years, it managed 200,000 citations. (Link to documentation of this system.)

Selected Publications and Talks:

  • “Historians and Their Data,” for the conference publication of CESIMA ANNO XX: Crossing Oceans: Exchange of Products, Instruments, Procedures and Ideas in the History of Chemistry and Related Sciences, São Paolo, Brazil, August 27, 2014, edited by Ana M. Alfonso-Goldfarb, Marcia Ferraz (2016).
  • “Monkey Business,” Essay review of Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools by Adam R. Shapiro. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 48 (2014): 115-118.
  • “Ordering the Discipline: Classification in the History of Science,” introduction to a Focus Section, Isis (September 2013): 537-539. Open Access URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/673272
  • “Bibliography Is Social: Organizing Knowledge in the Isis Bibliography from Sarton to the Early Twenty-First Century,” part of a Focus Section, Isis (September 2013), pp. 540-550. Open Access URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/673273
  • “History of the World History of Science Online Project,” Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum (2013). Open Access URL: http://www.bahps.org/09_Weldon-2013-2-09.pdf.
  • “Recent Trends in Research in the Field of the History of Science,” Webinar Presentation for the Collections Forum on Science, Technology, and Engineering, Center for Research Laboratories, Annual Council Meeting, April 19, 2013. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDmywUFD_IA;presentation begins at 35:00 and runs to1:17:00. URL of slides by themselves: http://www.crl.edu/sites/default/files/d6/attachments/events/Recent%20Trends%20in%20Researc h%20in%20the%20Field%20of%20the%20History%20of%20Science.pdf.
  • “‘La classification des sciences n’a jamais cessé d’évoluer’:  A Century of Effort at Putting Science in Its Place,” pp.307-328, in Ana M. Alfonso-Goldfarb et al., eds. Centenário Simão Mathias: Documentos, Métodos e Identidade da História da Ciência (São Paulo: PUC-SP; Imprensa Oficial, 2009). Link to Table of Contents of volume: http://www.pucsp.br/pos/cesima/publicacoes/centenario/sumario.pdf
  • “Reductionism and Holism in the American Humanist Movement: The Effect of Changing Cohorts of Authorities,” Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 7, 2015. PDF.
  • “Ordering the Discipline: Classification in the History of Science,” introduction to a Focus Section, Isis (September 2013): 537-539. Open Access URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/673272
  • “Bibliography Is Social: Organizing Knowledge in the Isis Bibliography from Sarton to the Early Twenty-First Century,” part of a Focus Section, Isis (September 2013), pp. 540-550. Open Access URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/673273.
  • “Recent Trends in Research in the Field of the History of Science,” Webinar Presentation for the Collections Forum on Science, Technology, and Engineering, Center for Research Laboratories, Annual Council Meeting, April 19, 2013. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDmywUFD_IA (my presentation begins at 35:00 and runs to 1:17:00). URL of slides: http://www.crl.edu/sites/default/files/d6/attachments/events/Recent%20Trends%20in%20Research%20in%20the%20Field%20of%20the%20History%20of%20Science.pdf.
  • “The Culture of Research in History of Science: The Social and Ethical Aspects of Research Tools at the Dawn of the Digital Age,” 5th European Society for the History of Science conference, Athens, Greece, November 3, 2012. PDF. Session papers for “The Tools of Research and the Craft of History” symposium at 5ESHS, Athens, November 1-3, 2012, co-organized by Stephen P. Weldon and Birute Railiene, can be found in the conference proceedings: http://5eshs.hpdst.gr/sites/5eshs.hpdst.gr/files/5eshs-proceedings.pdf.
  • “History of the World History of Science Online Project,” Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum (2013). Open Access URL: http://www.bahps.org/09_Weldon-2013-2-09.pdf
  • “‘La classification des sciences n’a jamais cessé d’évoluer’: A Century of Effort at Putting Science in Its Place,” pp. 307-328, in Ana M. Alfonso-Goldfarb et al., eds. Centenário Simão Mathias: Documentos, Métodos e Identidade da História da Ciência (São Paulo: PUC-SP; Imprensa Oficial, 2009). Link to Table of Contents of volume: http://www.pucsp.br/pos/cesima/publicacoes/centenario/sumario.pdf
  • “The Isis Bibliography from Its Origins to the Present Day: One Hundred Years of Evolution of a Classification System” Circumscribere 6 (2009): 26-46. Open Access URL: http://revistas.pucsp.br/index.php/circumhc/article/view/1942

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