This book brings together leading scholars in the history of science, history of universities, intellectual history, and the history of the Royal Society, to honor Professor Mordechai Feingold. The essays collected here reflect the impact Feingold's scholarship has had on a range of fields and address several topics, including: the dynamic pedagogical techniques employed in early modern universities, networks of communication through which scientific knowledge was shared, experimental techniques and knowledge production, the life and times of Isaac Newton, Newton's reception, and the scientific culture of the Royal Society. Modeling the interdisciplinary approaches championed by Feingold as well as the essential role of archival studies, the volume attests to the enduring value of his scholarship and sets a benchmark for future work in the history of science and its allied fields.
Anna Marie Roos earned her PhD from the University of Colorado. She has taught at Salisbury University (USA), the University of Minnesota, and the University of Oxford. She is currently Professor of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Lincoln (UK). Roos has been a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford; a Fellow at the Huntington Library; a John Rylands Fellow at the University of Manchester; and Beinecke Fellow at Yale. Roos was the recipient of the John C. Thackray Medal for her work in the history of natural history, and in 2023, she will deliver the Gideon de Laune Medal Lecture at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London. She is a fellow of the Linnean Society of London and the Society of Antiquaries of London. Roos is the Editor-in-Chief of Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science. Author of 10 books and editions, and dozens of journal articles and book chapters, her latest book is Martin Folkes (1690-1754): Newtonian, Antiquary, Connoisseur (Oxford University Press, 2021). Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Royal Society of London, the Wellcome Trust, the McKnight Foundation, the Society of Authors, and the Lincoln Record Society.
Gideon Manning earned his PhD from the University of Chicago. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh and served on the faculty at the College of William and Mary and the California Institute of Technology. He is currently Director, Program in the History of Medicine, at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he is also Associate Professor of History of Medicine and Humanities. He is also Research Associate Professor in Early Modern Studies at Claremont Graduate University. Manning research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and most recently by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Department I. He is a past associate editor of HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, edits the Medicine Section for the Springer On-line Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and Science and serves as the Books Review Editor for Annals of Science. Manning is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters, and the editor or co-editor of four volumes, including Professors, Physicians and Practices in the History of Medicine and Testimones: States of Mind and States of the Body in the Early Modern Period, both with Springer.