Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas
The Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas (JIHI) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes studies in the history of interdisciplinary ideas. It has been founded with the aim to: publish high quality, original research works, by scholars of different fields of specialization, based on well established, as on emerging lines of interdisciplinary historical research; promote the study of intellectual history as an intrinsically interdisciplinary object in its genesis; provide a publishing space for studies dealing with the history of ideas from a genuinely interdisciplinary research perspective; provide a regular forum for discussing issues pertaining to the interdisciplinary approach that characterizes the Journal. The JIHI appears biannually since 2012.

List of Papers (Total 49)

4. A Digital Exploration of 16th-Century Heretical Networks in the Italian Medical Context: Methodological Challenges and Research Perspectives

After the Reformation began in 1517, Protestant ideas soon crossed the Alps and spread out of Italian cities, fascinating (especially, but not exclusively) the humanists and scholars who were part of the late-Renaissance intellectual environment. In particular, between the 1530s and the 1590s a great number of Italian physicians absorbed, promoted, and re-elaborated, often in...

12. La race pensée comme altération. Essay Review

Essay Review: Recension de Claude-Olivier Doron, L’homme altéré. Races et dégénérescence (XVIIe-XIXe siècles), Ceyzérieu: Champ Vallon, 2016, 592 p. (ISBN 9791026700968, € 29,00).

11. Research Report | Forms, Patterns, Structures: Citation Analysis and the History of Analytic Philosophy

In this brief note I discuss two citation analysis-based studies in history of analytic philosophy that I recently published, highlighting some of their methodological features. In the first section, I sum up the two studies, focusing on the three methodologies that were used (citation counting, co-citation analysis, and citation context analysis). In the second section, I...

8. Book Reviews

Reviews of López, Contexts of John Stuart Mill’s Liberalism. Politics and the Science of Society in Victorian Britain, Nomos 2016; Verri, Méditations sur l’économie politique, éd. André Tiran, Classiques Garnier 2015.

7. Comme des bêtes. Essay Review

Essay Review: Recension de Pierre Serna, Comme des bêtes. Histoire politique de l’animal en Révolution (1750-1848), Paris: Fayard, 2017.

6. Book Review and Notices

Reviews of Kreps (ed.), Gramsci and Foucault: A Reassessment, Ashgate 2015, Routledge 2016; Zambelli, Alexandre Koyré in incognito, Olschki 2016.

5. Interpréter les faits. Dialogue entre histoire et droit

Droit et histoire se mêlent dans le parcours intellectuel de Michel Troper, réputé parmi les juristes pour sa théorie réaliste de l’interprétation, apprécié par les historiens notamment pour ses travaux sur la séparation des pouvoirs et la Constitution de l’an III. La valeur de l’interdisciplinarité est une évidence et une nécessité pour ce juriste pour qui la curiosité pour les...

5. Book Reviews and Notices

Reviews and Notices of Omodeo, Copernicus in the Cultural Debates of the Renaissance: Reception, Legacy, Transformation, Brill 2014; Gentilcore, Food and Health in Early Modern Europe: Diet, Medicine and Society, 1450-1800, Bloomsbury 2015; Whatmore, What is Intellectual History?, Polity 2016; Apel, Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds: Science and the Yellow Fever Controversy in...

4. Review-Interview with Stephen Gaukroger

Stephen Gaukroger’s the Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1739-1841 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 416 p., ISBN 9780198757634, £30.00) has a much more pronounced Germanic flavor than the previous ones, the Emergence of a Scientific Culture (2006) and the Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility (2010). If the earlier books were...

1. Editorial: Philosophy and Geography

After “Erasmian Science” and “Gastronomy and Revolution”, the Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas has again issued a Call for Paper, for a special issue dedicated to the historical relations of Philosophy and Geography. It will be guest-edited by Ernesto Sferrazza Papa and Simone Mammola, and appear end 2017. In the Editorial we present the contents of the Call, that...

5. Book Reviews and Notices

Reviews and Notices of Wolfe, Materialism: A Historico-Philosophical Introduction, Springer 2016; Floris Cohen, The Rise of Modern Science Explained, 2015; Hanlon, Early Modern Italy: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 2016.

4. Pour une approche historico-linguistique des documents historiques. Croisements inter/transdisciplinaires en France et en Italie

Depuis quelques années désormais, nous nous sommes penchées sur la possibilité de croiser les méthodes linguistiques avec celles de l’histoire dans l’effort d’interroger les documents historiques de deux observatoires complémentaires (interdisciplinarité) mais aussi de mieux faire ressortir le lien entre la parole et l’action du point de vue du réel historique et des événements...

8. Book Reviews

Reviews of Coyer and Shuttleton (eds.), Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726-1832, Rodopi 2014; Poggi, L’anima e il cristallo. Alle radici dell’arte astratta, 2014.

7. A Matter of Method: British Aristotelianism and the New Science. Essay Review

Essay Review of Steffen Ducheyne, The Main Business of Natural Philosophy: Isaac Newton’s Natural-Philosophical Methodology, Dordrecht: Springer, 2012, p. XXV+354 (ISBN 9789400721258, € 259); Marco Sgarbi, The Aristotelian Tradition and the Rise of British Empiricism: Logic and Epistemology in British Isles (1570-1689), Dordrecht: Springer, 2013, XII + 260 pp. (ISBN 9789400749504...

6. A Response to: Writing for Women at the beginning of the Seventeenth Century: Sir Hugh Platt's Delightes for Ladies by Doina-Cristina Rusu

A short response to Doina-Cristina Rusu's article on Sir Hugh Plat pointing out that the editorial process she described when moving recipes between two of his published works also occured between his manuscripts and books. Also, there is no evidence that Plat was much regarded during his lifetime but his work was much admired in the second half of the seventeenth century.

1. Introduction to the special issue on “Gastronomy and Revolution”

This number of our Journal is again a special, thematic issue, that brings to our readers the results of the Call on “Gastronomy and Revolution”, that we announced in 2014, and of the 2015 Seminar that followed the Call. In these few pages, we would like to provide a brief introduction to the theme of the issue.

6. Book Reviews

Reviews of Valery Rees, From Gabriel to Lucifer: A Cultural History of Angels, London-New York 2012; G. R. Evans, First Light. A History of Creation Myths from Gilgamesh to the God Particle, London-New York 2014.

5. Review-Interview with Roger Cooter: The Critical Intellectual in the Age of Neoliberal Hegemony

This presentation of Roger Cooter’s and Claudia Stein’s recent volume (Writing History in the Age of Biomedicine, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013) is divided into two sections. The first part will offer an overview of their most challenging views. The second consists in a series of questions related to the claims of the book. Roger Cooter kindly agreed to reply...

1. The ‘Gastronomy and Revolution’ Seminar is Coming

After the call for papers on “Erasmian Science. The influence on Early-Modern science of Erasmus of Rotterdam and his legacy”, that we had issued in collaboration with the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, we had undertaken another one, titled Gastronomie et révolution. It was issued in January 2015, in collaboration with Ludovic Frobert and Nicola Perullo.Among...

Gastronomy and Revolution

The call for papers on “Erasmian Science. The influence on Early-Modern science of Erasmus of Rotterdam and his legacy”, that we have issued in collaboration with the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, has this special issue of the Journal as an outcome. The success of the Call has encouraged us to undertake another one, on a quite different matter (it is titled...