Without doubt the astrolabes is one of the most fascinating of all historical astronomical instruments.
To begin with it is not simply one object, it is many objects in one: 1,175 more words
In his book on machines and modernity in India, historian David Arnold rightly points out that ‘big technologies’ like the telegraph and the railways have received more attention from scholars than smaller, ‘everyday technologies’ like the typewriter, the bicycle, the sewing-machine and the rice mill. 895 more words
Registration for our upcoming conference, Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century to be held on 10th and 11th September at St Anne’s College, Oxford, is now open, and links to the full programme and registration page can be found here: 228 more words
The modernization was progressing slowly in the peripheries; through the introduction of horse-drawn wells and railways, heavy steam-powered ploughing engines for land reclamations, and later, harvesters, balers, mowers, high pressure pumps and especially the internal combustion engine. 4,625 more words
Diese Studie bezieht sich auf die interdisziplinären Bemühungen, die Welt mit den großen ozeanischen Entdeckungen zu erkunden, d.h. eine interessante offene Frage, die auch zur Entwicklung der Geographie und Exploration beigetragen hat. 5,901 more words