Why Write the History of Ignorance?
No one would like to be called a "Professor of Ignorance," yet we know that ignorance has a history. This suggests that historians should find a way to write it.
Natural Science as Humanistic Knowledge: Negotiating Epistemic Legitimacy in Sweden, 1800–1850
Scientists, physicians, and state officials argued that the mental and moral development of students resulted from studying nature—just like their peers in philology and classical languages.