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Home / Journals / International Journal of Philosophy / Digital Humanism: Virtual Communities, Open Resources and Shared Standards for the History of the Circulation of Knowledge and Learning Practices in the Modern Age
Digital Humanism: Virtual Communities, Open Resources and Shared Standards for the History of the Circulation of Knowledge and Learning Practices in the Modern Age
Lead Guest Editor:
Dr. Anna Toscano
University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Guest Editors
Department Didactics of Music, Conservatory of Music
Salerno, Italy
Introduction
The scientific revolution of the 17th century was driven by countless discoveries in the workshop, in the observatories and in society at large.

A remarkable increase in the amount of information gave rise to new knowledge.

But how were new elements of knowledge disseminated and appropriated?

How did knowledge circulate?

Correspondence was the information superhighway of the early modern world.

Between 1550 and 1750, regular exchanges of letters encouraged the formation of virtual communities of people with shared interests in various kinds of knowledge which stretched across the globe.

Since 1751 the Encyclopédie was the most important device to spread of the Modern Science and the Technology for a real communities of people who want to increase their knowledge.

Today Internet technologies and mobile devices are the new superhighway and the new instruments not only for the sharing and the dissemination of new knowledge and new Learning Practices, but above all the new gateways for historical research around the modes of spread of science and technologies in the Modern Age.

This special issue is to improve the dissemination of advanced research in the area of the History of the Circulation of Knowledge and Learning Practices in the Modern Age through the use of the Internet technologies and mobile devices like new instruments and new Learning Practices for the sharing and the dissemination of history of sciences.

Original research papers are solicited in any aspect of this aims and scope:

Aims and Scope:

1. Use of Internet technologies and mobile devices like new instruments for the sharing and the dissemination of new knowledge and new Learning Practices
2. State of art of researchers around the Learning Practices in Internet Era
3. Use of Internet technologies and mobile devices like new instruments for historical research around the modes of spread of science and technologies in the Modern Age
4. Use of Internet technologies and mobile devices like new instruments for spread of history of modern science
5. State of art of historical studies around the circulation of scientific and technological knowledge in the Modern Age
6. State of art of historical studies around the circulation of knowledge and learning practices in the Modern Age
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