Monthly Archives: February 2011

Visiting Fellow: Francesco Gerali

Francesco Gerali in the History of Science Collectionswith Ephraim Chambers, Cyclopaedia (Venice, 1748; Italian translation). Please join us in welcoming Dr. Francesco Gerali, a visiting scholar from Italy, who comes to the University of Oklahoma with a Mellon fellowship to … Continue reading

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Incunabula

What is the oldest book in the History of Science Collections? The Collections hold manuscripts written before Gutenberg inaugurated the age of printing ca. 1454, but the oldest printed book in the Collections dates from 1467. Works printed up through … Continue reading

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Medical Heritage Library

Several large history of medicine libraries in the U.S. have begun a collaborative digital project called The Medical Heritage Library, as described in their blog: http://www.medicalheritage.org. The Medical Heritage Library promotes open access to historical resources in medicine, with 8,500 … Continue reading

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Creating a web portal for the history of science

Have you ever wondered if the text you need might be online but you just can’t seem to find it? One tip is to click the “Digital Projects” tab in the right margin of this blog to see descriptions of … Continue reading

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Online Galleries

The Online Galleries of the University of Oklahoma Libraries offer 80,000 high resolution images of plates, engravings, portraits, title pages and maps from the holdings of the History of Science Collections. Images are captured at a quality that is easier … Continue reading

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Kepler and the snowflake

Today when the University has shut down because of this beautiful snowfall, let’s remember Johann Kepler, one of the most innovative astronomers who ever lived. Yet his contributions reached far beyond the realm of astronomy – to meteorology, mathematics, geology, … Continue reading

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