History of scholarship
The history of scholarship is the historical study of fields of study which are not covered by the English term "science" (cf., history of science), but are covered by, for example, the German term "Wissenschaft" (i.e., all kinds of academic studies). Examples are the history of classical studies, the history of the study of religions, of philosophy, of Biblical studies, of historiography, of the study of music, arts etc. It is a field which has recently undergone a complete renewal and is now a major branch of research.
Philosophers, scholars, polymaths, and scientists
The word scientist was coined by the English philosopher and historian of science William Whewell in 1833. Until then there was no differentiation between the history of science, the history of philosophy and the history of scholarship.
Before 1700 the fields of scholarship was not of a size that made academic specialisation necessary. Academic disciplines as we know them today did not exist. In general scholars were both scientists and scholars in what today is termed Arts and Humanities.
- Art history
- Cultural history
- History of archaeology
- History of books
- History of education
- History of European research universities
- History of ideas
- History of knowledge
- History of science
- History of writing
- Human science
- Intellectual history
- Medieval university
- Scholarly method
- Ligota, C. R. & Quantin, Jean-Louis (2006). History of scholarship: a selection of papers from the Seminar on the History of Scholarship held annually at the Warburg Institute. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Conferences and seminars
The Seminar on the History of Scholarship is held annually at the Warburg Institute (Oxford-Warburg Studies)
A.A. Donohue: History of Scholarship of Classical Art History. http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/view/document/obo-9780195389661/obo-9780195389661-0135.xml;jsessionid=276B8B6B39C868C9DBC7572473B192DF
Weinberg, Joanna (2006). A Sixteenth Century Hebraic Approach to the New Testament. In: History of scholarship: a selection of papers from the Seminar on the History of Scholarship held annually at the Warburg Institute, edited by Christopher Ligota and Jean-Louis Quantin. Oxford (pp 231–250).