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    From Ethnobotany to Emancipation: Slaves, Plant Knowledge, and Gardens on Eighteenth-Century Isle de France.Dorit Brixius - forthcoming - History of Science:007327531983543.
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    A Hard Nut to Crack: Nutmeg Cultivation and the Application of Natural History Between the Maluku Islands and Isle de France.Dorit Brixius - 2018 - British Journal for the History of Science 51 (4):585-606.
    One of France's colonial enterprises in the eighteenth century was to acclimatize nutmeg, native to the Maluku islands, in the French colony of Isle de France. Exploring the acclimatization of nutmeg as a practice, this paper reveals the practical challenges of transferring knowledge between Indo-Pacific islands in the second half of the eighteenth century. This essay will look at the process through which knowledge was created – including ruptures and fractures – as opposed to looking at the mere circulation of (...)
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    Science and Islands in Indo-Pacific Worlds.Sebestian Kroupa, Stephanie J. Mawson & Dorit Brixius - 2018 - British Journal for the History of Science 51 (4):541-558.
    This Introduction offers a conceptualization of the Indo-Pacific, its islands and their place within the history of science. We argue that Indo-Pacific islands present a remarkable combination of social, political and spatial circumstances, which speak to themes that are central to the history of science. Having driven movements of people and represented staging grounds for explorations, expansions and cross-cultural exchanges, these spaces have been at the forefront of historical change. The historiographies of the two oceans have traditionally emphasized indigenous agency (...)
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    Raphaële Garrod; Paul J. Smith (Editors). Natural History in Early Modern France: The Poetics of an Epistemic Genre. (Intersections, 58.) Xiii + 294 Pp., Figs., Tables, Index. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2018. €100 (Cloth). ISBN 9789004375697. [REVIEW]Dorit Brixius - 2020 - Isis 111 (2):391-392.