— Still thinking. . .


先日Historical Journalに拙稿が掲載されました。

Koji Yamamoto, ‘Reformation and the Distrust of the Projector in the Hartlib Circle’, Historical Journal, 55 (June, 2012), 375-397.


論文へのリンクはこちらです。 http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8565560&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0018246X12000064


‘Reformation and the Distrust of the Projector in the Hartlib Circle’
Case-studies of the circle of Samuel Hartlib, one of the most prolific groups of reformers in post-Reformation Europe, are flourishing. The uncovering of rich details has, however, made it difficult to draw a meaningful generalization about the circle’s bewilderingly wide range of activities. Focusing on the circle’s promotion of ‘useful knowledge’, this article offers an analytical framework for building a new synthesis. The eclectic and seemingly chaotic pursuit of useful knowledge emerged, it will be shown, as differing responses to, and interpretations of, pervasive distrust and the pursuit of reformation. The article thus explores how loosely-shared experience shaped the circle’s ambivalent practices of collaboration and exclusion. The study thereby contributes not only to studies of the Hartlib circle, but also to the historiography of post-Reformation culture and burgeoning studies of trust and credibility in the history of science and technology.