If you are new to the history of knowledge, but not new to history, the following freely available online readings can help you find your bearings.
- Paul N. Edwards et al., AHR Conversation: “Historical Perspectives on the Circulation of Information,” The American Historical Review 116, no. 5 (December 2011): 1393–1435.
- “Interview with Peter Burke on the Social History of Knowledge,” Theory, Culture, and Society, November 15, 2010.
- “Peter Burke on Writing The Social History of Knowledge,” Theory, Culture, and Society, December 21, 2010.
- Simone Lässig, “The History of Knowledge and the Expansion of the Historical Research Agenda,” Bulletin of the German Historical Institute [Washington DC] 59 (Fall 2016): 29–58.
- Jürgen Renn, “From the History of Science to the History of Knowledge—and Back,” Centaurus 57, no. 1 (February 2015): 37–53.
- Henk Wals, “How Does Knowledge Accumulate? Circulation Processes in a Long-Term Perspective,” in The Global and the Local: The History of Science and the Cultural Integration of Europe, Proceedings of the 2nd ICESHS (Cracow, Poland, September 6–9, 2006), edited by M. Kokowski.
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