Collection launched: 14 Nov 2019
The role of funding bodies in science has been heavily debated in recent years. The authors in this special collection offer historical background to these debates. Their articles chart the rise of funding bodies to a core characteristic of late modern science through case studies of both public and private funding bodies and concern scientific disciplines ranging from mathematics to medicine and the social sciences. Together, they show ways in which funding bodies have influenced, and continue to influence, post-war scientific practice.