The Making of the Humanities, vol. III

The Making of the Modern Humanities

Edited by Rens Bod, Thijs Weststeijn, and Jaap Maat

The Making of the Humanities, vol. III

Edited by Rens Bod, Thijs Weststeijn, and Jaap Maat

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

648 pages | 25 halftones | 6 x 9 1/2
Paper $68.50 ISBN: 9789089645166 Published October 2015 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This book is the long awaited third volume in a series that provides a comprehensive comparative history of the humanities. This installment turns to the modern period, from 1850 to 2000, bringing together specialists in philology, musicology, art history, linguistics, archaeology, and literary theory to explore the intertwining nature of these various disciplines, and how together they make up the broader investigative project of the humanities.
Contents
Introduction: The Making of the Modern Humanities
Rens Bod, Jaap Maat, and Thijs Weststeijn
 
I The Humanities and the Sciences
1.1 Objectivity and Impartiality: Epistemic Virtues in the Humanities
Lorraine Daston
1.2 The Natural Sciences and the Humanities in the Seventeenth Century: Not Separate Yet Unequal?
H. Floris Cohen
1.3 The Interaction between Sciences and Humanities in Nineteenth-Century Scientific Materialism: A Case Study on Jacob Moleschott’s Popularizing Work and Political Activity
Laura Meneghello
1.4 The Best Story of the World: Theology, Geology, and Philip Henry Gosse’s Omphalos
Virginia Richter
 
II The Science of Language
2.1 The Wolf in Itself: The Uses of Enchantment in the Development of Modern Linguistics
John E. Joseph
2.2 Soviet Orientalism and Subaltern Linguistics: The Rise and Fall of Marr’s Japhetic Theory
Michiel Leezenberg
2.3 Root and Recursive Patterns in the Czuczor-Fogarasi Dictionary of the Hungarian Language
László Marácz
 
III Writing History
3.1 A Domestic Culture: The Mise-en-scène of Modern Historiography
Jo Tollebeek
3.2 History Made More Scholarly and Also More Popular: A Nineteenth-Century Paradox
Marita Mathijsen
3.3 The Professionalization of the Historical Discipline: Austrian Scholarly Periodicals, 1840-1900
Christine Ottner
3.4 Manuals on Historical Method: A Genre of Polemical Reflection on the Aims of Science
Herman Paul
3.5 The Peculiar Maturation of the History of Science
Bart Karstens
 
IV Classical Studies and Philology
4.1 Quellenforschung
Glenn W. Most
4.2 History of Religions in the Making: Franz Cumont (1868-1947) and the ‘Oriental Religions’
Eline Scheerlinck
4.3 ‘Big Science’ in Classics in the Nineteenth Century and the Academicization of Antiquity
Annette M. Baertschi
4.4 New Philology and Ancient Editors: Some Dynamics of Textual Criticism
Jacqueline Klooster
4.5 What Books Are Made of: Scholarship and Intertextuality in the History of the Humanities
Floris Solleveld
 
V Literary and Theater Studies
5.1 Furio Jesi and the Culture of the Right
Ingrid D. Rowland
5.2 Scientification and Popularization in the Historiography of World Literature, 1850-1950: A Dutch Case Study
Ton van Kalmthout
5.3 Theater Studies from the Early Twentieth Century to Contemporary Debates: The Scientific Status of Interdisciplinary-Oriented Research
Chiara Maria Buglioni
 
VI Art History and Archeology
6.1 Embracing World Art: Art History’s Universal History and the Making of Image Studies
Birgit Mersmann
6.2 Generic Classification and Habitual Subject Matter
Adi Efal
6.3 The Recognition of Cave Art in the Iberian Peninsula and the Making of Prehistoric Archeology, 1878-1929
José María Lanzarote-Guiral
 
VII Musicology and Aesthetics
7.1 Between Sciences and Humanities: Aesthetics and the Eighteenth-Century ‘Science of Man’
Maria Semi
7.2 Melting Musics, Fusing Sounds: Stumpf, Hornbostel, and Comparative Musicology in Berlin
Riccardo Martinelli
7.3 The History of Musical Iconography and the Influence of Art History: Pictures as Sources and Interpreters of Musical History
Alexis Ruccius
 
VIII East and West
8.1 The Making of Oriental Studies: Its Transnational and Transatlantic Past
Steffi Marung and Katja Naumann
8.2 The Emergence of East Asian Art History in the 1920s: Karl With(1891-1980) and the Problem of Gandhara
Julia Orell
8.3 Cross-Cultural Epistemology: How European Sinology Became the Bridge to China’s Modern Humanities
Perry Johansson
 
IX Information Science and Digital Humanities
9.1 Historical Roots of Information Sciences and the Making of E-Humanities
Charles van den Heuvel
9.2 Toward a Humanities of the Digital? Reading Search Engines as a Concordance
Johanna Sprondel
9.3 A Database, Nationalist Scholarship, and Materialist Epistemology in Netherlandish Philology: The Bibliotheca Neerlandica Manuscriptafrom Paper to OPAC, 1895-1995
Jan Rock
9.4 Clio’s Talkative Daughter Goes Digital: The Interplay between Technology and Oral Accounts as Historical Data
Stef Scagliola and Franciska de Jong
9.5 Humanities’ New Methods: A Reconnaissance Mission
Jan-Willem Romeijn
 
X Philosophy and the Humanities
10.1 Making the Humanities Scientific: Brentano’s Project of Philosophy as Science
Carlo Ierna
10.2 The Weimar Origins of Political Theory: A Humanities Interdiscipline
David L. Marshall
 
XI The Humanities and the Social Sciences
11.1 Explaining Verstehen: Max Weber’s Views on Explanation in the Humanities
Jeroen Bouterse
11.2 Discovering Sexuality: The Status of Literature as Evidence
Robert Deam Tobin
11.3 The Role of Technomorphic and Sociomorphic Imagery in the Long Struggle for a Humanistic Sociology
Marinus Ossewaarde
11.4 Sociology and the Proliferation of Knowledge: La Condition Humaine
Bram Kempers
11.5 Inhumanity in the Humanities: On a Rare Consensus in the Human Sciences
Abram de Swaan
 
XII The Humanities in Society
12.1 The Making and Persisting of Modern German Humanities: Balancing Acts between Autonomy and Social Relevance
Vincent Gengnagel and Julian Hamann
12.2 Critique and Theory in the History of the Modern Humanities
Paul Jay
 
Epilogue
Toward a History of Western Knowledges: Sketching Together the Histories of the Humanities and the Natural Sciences
John V. Pickstone
 
About the Authors
List of Figures
Index
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