Lecture 6

Measuring Science

LecturerAndrea Scharnhorst (DANS and e-Humanities group KNAW)
DateTuesday, 11 September 2012
Time10.00 - 12.00
LocationErasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Lecture Info

This lecture gives an introduction into scientometrics. It discusses the shared roots of librarianship and measuring sciences. The scientific journey of Manfred Bonitz (see Wolfgang Glaenzel (2011) in Festschrift for Manfred Bonitz. http://www.issi-society.info/manfredbonitz/) is taken as an example to illustrate scientific information and documentation after the World War II. Bibliometric laws will be shortly discussed, and the Matthew effect in science.  


Dr. Andrea Scharnhorst is Head of Research at DANS and member of the e- humanities group at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam. Her work focuses on modelling and simulating the emergence of innovations (new modes of behaviour and learning, forms of communication, technologies or scientific ideas) in social systems. She has worked on transfer of concepts and methods at an interface between physics and social sciences and humanities.