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Down a mineshaft or why historians (must) become polymaths. | The Renaissance Mathematicus
"Anybody doing contextual history will, no matter what the starting point of his or her investigations, eventually run up against one or other field of human endeavour about which he or she is more or less ignorant. When this happens our intrepid historian has one of two choices he or she can either stop his or her investigations at that point and not answer the obvious questions that have popped up or he or she can buckle down and acquire a working knowledge of a new field thus increasing his or hers status as a polymath."
historiography  history  polymath  learning  science  expertise  academic 
february 2013 by tsuomela

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