A historical look at scientific journals on Arctic research
What scientists write about is important. Reading the literature is as crucial as the scientific work. The EU-funded HAES project will study today’s scientific journals on Arctic research. Specifically, it will conduct a transnational study of historical scientific journals between 1789 and 1914. Since science journals mirror political, economic and socio-cultural forces, the project will investigate how exactly these forces have shaped editorial contents and contexts. Bringing together history of science, media history, Arctic research and historical geography, the project will investigate both the editorial contexts and contents of articles related to the Arctic that appeared in scientific journals within the geographical area that today is home to Austria, Germany, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.