eRittenhouse is the online successor to the print journal Rittenhouse published for almost 25 years by Drs. Yola and David Coffeen of Tesseract and Raymond Giordano of Antiquarian Scientist. If you are looking for copies of Rittenhouse see the information at the bottom of this page.
Originally focused on America, Rittenhouse expanded to cover the history of scientific instrument use and manufacturing in North America. The editors of Rittenhouse were Deborah Warner (National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution), Randall Brooks (Canada Science and Technology Museum) and Stephen Turner (National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution).
eRittenhouse as an online journal has broadened its mandate to cover all of the Americas. It will also expand, as has the history of science and technology, to cover not only the manufacture, sale and use of instruments but also the social impact and influence of scientific instruments.
With the translation tools available online, we are encouraging authors to submit contributions in Spanish, Portuguese and French with a summary in English.
For continuity, volume numbers for eRittenhouse will continue those of the former print journal.
- Randall Brooks, Editor
- Erich Weidenhammer, Assistant Editor
The following people kindly provide the Editor with assistance in establishing the editorial direction of the journal:
- David Coffeen, Tesseract
- Rand Evans, University of East Carolina (emeritus)
- Marcus Granato, Museu de Astronomia e Ciencias Afins, Rio de Janeiro
- Rich Kremer, Dartmouth College
- David Pantalony, Canada Science and Technology Museum
- Richard Paselk, Humboldt State University
- Sara Schechner, Harvard University
To purchase back issues of Rittenhouse, volumes 1-23, #s 1-70, contact:
David Coffeen at www.etesseract.com
ISSN 2291-3688 eRittenhouse