Articles

 

Skúli Sigurdsson. "On the Road." In Kostas Gavroglu, and Jürgen Renn, eds., Positioning the History of Science (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 248) (Berlin: Springer, 2007), pp. 149-157.

 

          This is a quasi-Festschrift for Silvan S. Schweber.

 

-----. "From the Icelandic 'Sonderweg' in the Development of Electric Energy to the National Power Company." In Sigrún Pálsdóttir, ed., Landsvirkjun 1965-2005: Fyrirtćkid og umhverfi thess (Reykjavík: Hid íslenska bókmenntafélag, 2005), pp. 267-301.

 

          Icelandic original title: "Frá íslensku sérleidinni á svidi raforkumála til Landsvirkjunar."

 

-----. "Island Histories: How Modern Science and Technology Came to Iceland." December 2005. Available at: http://www.raunvis.hi.is/~sksi/islands.html

 

-----. "Everything Is Afloat Everywhere." Website of Icelandic philosophers May 25, 2003. Available at: http://www.raunvis.hi.is/~sksi (under Allt á floti).

 

Icel. orig. title: "Thad er allt á floti allsstadar."

 

-----. "Decoding Broken Promises." openDemocracy, March 6, 2003. Available at: http://www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article-9-79-1024.jsp 

 

Furthermore see the documentation on the Health Sector Database (HSD) deCODE Controversy available at: http://www.raunvis.hi.is/~sksi/hsd_dec.html incl. a bibliography available at: http://www.raunvis.hi.is/~sksi/kit.html

           

-----. "Bioethics Lite™: Two Aspects of the Health Sector Database deCODE Controversy." In Tillmann Hornschuch, Kirsten Meyer, Gerlind Rüve, and Miriam Voß, eds., Schöne--Gesunde--Neue--Welt? Das humangenetische Wissen und seine Anwendungen aus philosophischer, soziologischer und historischer Perspektive (Bielefeld 2002) (IWT-Paper 28). Available at: http://www.raunvis.hi.is/~sksi/lite_tm.html

 

          Includes an article from tazmag, April 20-21, 2002, p. iii.

 

-----. "The Flying Historian and the Infinite Expanses of Technology." In Erla Hulda Halldórsdóttir, ed., 2. íslenska söguthingid 30. maí-1. júní 2002: Rádstefnurit I (Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan, 2002), pp. 268-285.

 

          Icel. orig. title: "Sagnfrćdingurinn fljúgandi og óravíddir tćkninnar."

 

-----. "Progress, Freedom of Thought, and Eroded Landscapes: Reflections on the History of Science and Technology." In Loftur Guttormsson, Páll Björnsson, Sigrún Pálsdóttir, and Sigurdur Gylfi Magnússon, eds., Íslenskir sagnfrćdingar. II: Vidhorf og rannsóknir (Reykjavík: Mál og mynd, 2002), pp. 433-440.

 

Icel. orig. title: "Framfarir, hugsanafrelsi og rofabörd: Hugleidingar um vísinda- og tćknisögu." Available at: http://www.raunvis.hi.is/~sksi/erosion.html 

 

-----. "Journeys in Spacetime." In Erhard Scholz, ed., Hermann Weyl's Raum-Zeit-Materie and a General Introduction to His Scientific Work (DMV Seminar Series, vol. 30) (Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2001), pp. 15-47.

 

-----. "Spaces of Memory: Reflections on Museums of Technology." November 2001. Available at: http://www.raunvis.hi.is/~sksi/raum.html

 

-----. "Systems, Toys, and Nostalgia: Technological and Museological Journeys." November 2001. Available at: http://www.raunvis.hi.is/~sksi/reise.html

 

-----. "Yin-Yang Genetics, or the HSD deCODE Controversy." New Genetics and Society, 20:2 (2001), 103-117. Available at: http://www.raunvis.hi.is/~sksi/Y2.html

 

-----. "The Dome of the World: Iceland, Doomsday Technologies, and the Cold War." In Ingi Sigurdsson, and Jón Skaptason, eds., Aspects of Arctic and Sub-Arctic History: Proceedings of the International Congress on the History of the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region, Reykjavík, 18-21 June 1998 (Reykjavík: The University of Iceland Press [Háskólaútgáfan], 2000), pp. 475-485.

 

-----. "Icelandic Genes." Correspondence, spring/summer 1999, p. 18. Available at: http://www.raunvis.hi.is/~sksi/corr.html  

 

Appeared in Japanese translation in Asteion, 52 (1999), 217-219.

 

-----. "About Genes and Human Beings." Lćknabladid, 84 (1998), 577-581.

 

          Icel. orig. title: "Um gen og menn."

 

-----. "Electric Memories and Progressive Forgetting." In Thomas Söderqvist, ed., The Historiography of Contemporary Science and Technology (Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1997), pp. 129-149.

 

-----. "Journals and the Passage of Time." hochschule ost: politisch-akademisches journal aus ostdeutschland, 6:3-4 (1997), 9-20.

 

-----. "Physics, Life, and Contingency: Born, Schrödinger, and Weyl in Exile." In Mitchell G. Ash, and Alfons Söllner, eds., Forced Migration and Scientific Change: Emigré German-Speaking Scientists and Scholars after 1933 (Washington, D.C.: German Historical Institute and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996), pp. 48-70.

 

-----. "Iceland Electrified." Uppsala Newsletter, no. 23 (fall 1995), 3-5.

 

-----. "Unification, Geometry and Ambivalence: Hilbert, Weyl and the Göttingen Community." In Kostas Gavroglu, Jean Christianidis, and Efthymios Nicolaďdis, eds., Trends in the Historiography of Science (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 151) (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1994), pp. 355-367.

 

-----.  "'Have We Walked for Good the Road Ahead': History of Science, Modern Society, and the Belief in Progress." Sagnir, 14 (1993), 31-33.

 

          Icel. orig. title: "Höfum vid gengid til góds götuna fram eftir veg? Vísindasaga, nútímathjódfélag og trúin á framfarir."

 

-----. "Batteries, Electromagnetism, and Electrification." In Grímur Björnsson, ed., Edlisfrćdi á Íslandi VI (Proceedings of the Sixth Biannual Physics Conference, Munadarnes, Iceland, October 1992) (Reykjavík: Edlisfrćdifélag Íslands, 1992), pp. 119-135.

 

Icel. orig. title: "Rafhlödur, rafsegulfrćdi og rafvćding."

 

-----. "Equivalence, Pragmatic Platonism, and Discovery of the Calculus." In Mary Jo Nye, Joan L. Richards, and Roger H. Stuewer, eds., The Invention of Physical Science: Intersections of Mathematics, Theology and Natural Philosophy Since the Seventeenth Century. Essays in Honor of Erwin N. Hiebert (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 139) (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1992), pp. 97-116.

 

-----. "Relativity Theory, Universal World Law, and the Science in Göttingen." Fréttabréf Íslenska stćrdfrćdafélagsins, 4:1 (1992), 11-23.

 

          Icel. orig. title: "Afstćdiskenning, alheimskenning og vísindin í Göttingen."

 

-----. "17,000 Reprints Later: Description and Analysis of the Vito Volterra Reprint Collection." Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences, 22:2 (1992), 391-397.

 

-----. "Der Springer Verlag." In Michael Cahn, ed., Der Druck des Wissens: Geschichte und Medium der wissenschaftlichen Publikation (Berlin: Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 1991), pp. 20-21.

 

-----. "Natural Selection, Universal Gravitation and Scientific Revolutions, or about Darwin's Attitude to Bacon and Newton." Fréttabréf Félags raungreinakennara, 7:2 (1990), 6-17.

 

Icel. orig. title: "Thróunarkenning, thyngdarlögmál og vísindabyltingar, eda um afstödu Darwins til Bacons og Newtons."

 

-----. "History of Mathematics at the High School Level: Reflections after a Summer School on the History of Geometry." Fréttabréf Félags raungreinakennara, 7:1 (1990), 6-13.

 

Icel. orig. title: "Stćrdfrćdisaga í framhaldsskólum: Hugleidingar ad loknu sumarnámskeidi í sögu rúmfrćdinnar."

 

-----. "The Production of Modernity, 1880-1920." Fréttabréf Sagnfrćdingafélags Íslands, 8:5 (1990), 9-13.

 

Icel. orig. title: "Framleidsla nútímans, 1880-1920."

 

-----. "History of Science for Research and Teaching." Fréttabréf Sagnfrćdingafélags Íslands, 8:2 (1990), 3-6.

 

Icel. orig. title: "Vísindasaga sem frćdigrein og kennslugrein."

 

-----. "The Nature of Scientific Knowledge: An Interview with Thomas [S.] Kuhn." Harvard Science Review, winter 1989/90, 18-25.

 

The interview tape was transcribed by Katrin Chua (editor of Harvard Science Review). The three photographs of Kuhn were made by Skúli Sigurdsson.

 

Appeared in Persian translation in Science Policy Quarterly, no. 3 (winter 1993).

 

-----. "On the History of the Public Road Administration." Vegamál, 12:3-4 (1989), 8-15.

 

Icel. orig. title: "Um sögu Vegagerdar ríkisins."

 

-----. "History of Science at Harvard: A Graduate Student's View." Harvard Graduate Society Newsletter, fall 1988, 8-9.

 

Einar H. Gudmundsson, and Skúli Sigurdsson. "On the Nature of Space and Time: Ólafur Dan Daníelsson and His Articles on the Theory of Relativity." RAUST, no. 1 (2005), 21-39.

 

Icel. orig. title: "Edli rúms og tíma: Ólafur Dan Daníelsson og greinar hans um afstćdiskenninguna." Available at: http://www.raust.is (web-released August 22, 2005).

 

Skúli Sigurdsson, and Stefán Pálsson. "Dirty Beautiful City." In Páll Björnsson, ed., Borgarbrot: Sextán sjónarhorn á borgarsamfélagid (Reykjavík: Borgarfrćdasetur og Háskólaútgáfan, 2003), pp. 83-95.

 

Icel. orig. title: "Foruga fagra borg."

 

Michael Fortun, and Skúli Sigurdsson. "'So Human a Brain': Ethnographic Perspectives on an Interdisciplinary Conference." In Anne Harrington, ed., So Human a Brain: Knowledge and Values in the Neurosciences (Dibner Institute Publication) (Boston: Birkhäuser, 1992), pp. 325-337.

 

Kristján Jónasson, and Skúli Sigurdsson. "Measurement of the Roughness of Road Surfaces." Vegamál, 11:1 (1988), 6-9.

 

Icel. orig. title: "Hrýfismćlingar á yfirbordi vega."

 

 

 

Book reviews

 

Skúli Sigurdsson. Review of Peter Galison's Einsteins Uhren, Poincarés Karten: Die Arbeit an der Ordnung der Zeit (2003). Physik Journal, 4:3 (2005), 98.

 

-----. Review of Günther Frei, and Urs Stammbach's Hermann Weyl und die Mathematik an der ETH Zürich, 1913-1930 (1992). Isis, 91 (2000), 810-811.

 

-----. "Sublime and Worldly Crystals." Annals of Science, 53 (1996), 85-88.          

 

Essay review of D.W.J. Cruichshank, H.J. Juretschke, and N. Kato, eds., P.P. Ewald and His Dynamical Theory of X-Ray Diffraction: A Memorial Volume for Paul P. Ewald 23 January 1888-22 August 1985 (1992).

 

-----. Review of Renatus Ziegler's Mathematik und Geisteswissenschaft: Mathematische Einführung in die Philosophie als Geisteswissenschaft in Anknüpfung an Plato, Cusanus, Goethe, Hegel und Steiner (1992). Isis, 87 (1996), 148-149.

 

-----. Review of David Hilbert's Natur und mathematisches Erkennen: Vorlesungen gehalten 1919-1920 in Göttingen (Based on lecture notes taken by Paul Bernays) ed. by David E. Rowe (1992). Isis, 84 (1993), 600-602.

 

-----. "Einsteinian Fixations." Annals of Science, 49 (1992), 577-583.

 

Essay review of Klaus Hentschel's Interpretationen und Fehlinterpretationen der speziellen und der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie durch Zeitgenossen Albert Einsteins (1990).

 

-----. Review of Dieter Lohmar's Phänomenologie der Mathematik: Elemente einer phänomenologischen Aufklärung der mathematischen Erkenntnis nach Husserl (1989). Isis, 83 (1992), 702-704.

 

-----. Review of Herbert Mehrtens's Moderne, Sprache, Mathematik: Eine Geschichte des Streits um die Grundlagen der Disziplin und des Subjekts formaler Systeme (1990). Isis, 83 (1992), 156-158.

 

-----. Essay review of an Icelandic translation of Stephen W. Hawking's A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes ([1988] 1990).  Hugur, 3-4 (1990/91), 112-117 (in Icelandic).

 

-----. Essay review of Ólafur Jens Pétursson's History of Ideas (1989).  Hugur, 3-4 (1990/91), 118-122 (in Icelandic).

 

------. Essay review of Ian Hacking's Representing and Intervening: Introductory Topics in the Philosophy of Natural Science (1983). Hugur, 2 (1989), 98-104 (in Icelandic).

 

-----. Review of Linda Dalrymple Henderson's The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art (1983). Isis, 80 (1989), 737-738.

 

-----. "Where Philosophy, History of Culture, and Science Meet." Skírnir, 163 (1989), 431-445.

 

Icel. orig. title: "Thar sem heimspeki, menningarsaga og vísindi mćtast." Essay review of Thorsteinn Vilhjálmsson's Heimsmynd (2 vols., 1986/1987). The two volumes survey the history of astronomy and mechanics from Antiquity to the 17th century.

 

Kristín Halla Jónsdóttir, and Skúli Sigurdsson. Essay review of Joan L. Richards's Mathematical Visions: The Pursuit of Geometry in Victorian England (1988). Hugur, 5 (1992), 100-106 (in Icelandic).

 

Silvan S. Schweber, and Skúli Sigurdsson. Review of Christa Jungnickel and Russell McCormmach's Intellectual Mastery of Nature: Theoretical Physics from Ohm to Einstein (2 vols., 1986). The Journal of Modern History, 61 (1989), 354-358.

 

 

 

Letters, Newspaper Articles and Newspaper Reviews

 

Skúli Sigurdsson. "Nur ein neuer Rohstoff." tazmag (weekend supplement to tageszeitung [taz]), April 20-21, 2002, p. iii.

 

-----. "Calling Spade a Spade." Morgunbladid, February 16, 2001, p. 39.

 

          Icel. orig. title: "Ad kalla hlutina réttum nöfnum."

 

-----. "Icelanders Opt Out of Genetic Database." Nature, 400 (August 19, 1999), 708.

 

-----. "Anxiety and Joy." Morgunbladid, June 24, 1999, p. 50.

 

          Icel. orig. title: "Kvídi og gledi."

 

-----. "Knowledge of Good and Evil." Morgunbladid, May 12, 1999, p. 58.

 

          Icel. orig. title: "Thekking góds og ills."

 

-----. "Genetic Mongering and deCODEspeak." Dagur, April 1, 1999, p. 14.

 

          Icel. orig. title: "Genmang og erfdaenska."

 

-----. Review of Langdon Winner's The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology (1986). Morgunbladid, April 5, 1992, p. c3 (in Icelandic).

 

-----. Review of J.L. Heilbron's The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck as Spokesman for German Science (1986). Morgunbladid, September 26, 1990, p. 15 (in Icelandic).

 

-----. Review of Donald Worster's Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas ([1977] 1985). Morgunbladid, July 5, 1990, p. 11 (in Icelandic).

 

Einar Árnason, and Skúli Sigurdsson. "Is Black White?" Fréttabréf Háskóla Íslands, 23:1 (2001), 10-11.

 

Icel. orig. title: "Er svart hvítt?"

 

Loftur Guttormsson, and Skúli Sigurdsson. "Comments on Ethics." Fréttabréf Sagnfrćdingafélags Íslands, 18:4 (1999), 2.

 

Icel. orig. title: "Sidaregluthankar."

 

 

 

Translations

 

Skúli Sigurdsson. Translation from German into English of Dieter Hoffmann's "Paul Drude (1863-1906)." Annalen der Physik (Leipzig), 15:7-8 (2006), 449-460.

 

Ketill Berg Magnússon, and Skúli Sigurdsson. Translation of Thomas S. Kuhn's "The Road Since Structure." In Einar Logi Vignisson, and Ólafur Páll Jónsson, eds., Heimspeki á tuttugustu öld: Safn merkra ritgerda úr heimspeki aldarinnar (Reykjavík: Mál og menning [Heimskringla], 1994), pp. 225-240.

 

Icel. title: "Hvad hefur gerst eftir Gerd vísindabyltinga?" Appeared orig. in PSA 1990, 2 (1991), 3-13.

 

Kristín Halla Jónsdóttir, and Skúli Sigurdsson. Translation of Ian Hacking's "'Style' for Historians and Philosophers." In Heimspeki á tuttugustu öld (1994), pp. 241-265.

 

Icel. title: "'Stíll' fyrir sagnfrćdinga og heimspekinga." Appeared orig. in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 23 (1992), 1-20.