Resource Histoire & Mesure (1986 - )

History of science and general works
Measuring instruments
Methodology of science; scientific method
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Alternative Names
  • 30119 (WHSO Record Number)


"Histoire & Mesure explores the history of statistics and measurement practices, from antique surveying or medieval gauging to contemporary scientific instruments. It also publishes papers using statistical, formal or quantitative methods as a tool for historical research, whatever the period and theme studied. Far from being limited to economic or demographic history, the journal has always been open to cultural and political history, archeology, etc. Refusing to isolate methodology from history, it considers that a reflection on the construction of quantitative tools helps to make a better use of them." [Description taken from site]

Articles from issues from 1986-2000 are available for free online, but are on another website (there is a link). Articles from issues from 2001-2006 are available for free online on the website. Tables of contents, abstracts, and outlines of articles are available for free on the website for issues from 2007-2010. The articles from these issues must be purchased individually or with a subscription.These articles will aslo become available for free on a rolling basis beginning in 2014.

WHSO Record Created By: Margaret Gaida