|Author:||S2A3 (Plug, C - Project Leader and main compiler)|
|Title:||S2A3 biographical database of southern African science|
S2A3 biographical database of southern African science
As part of its centenary celebrations in 2002, S2A3 launched a project to collect biographical information about persons who contributed to southern African science from its beginnings. Most persons who became scientifically active before 1910 have now been written up, though the information on many of them is still incomplete. With your help we hope to extend the database to more modern times. It currently contains biographical information on 2587 persons.
The information available at this website is presented as a public service and its use is not restricted by copyright.
The national council of S2A3 launched the compilation of a biographical database of southern African science as part of its centenary celebrations during 2002.
Aims of the project,
To commemorate persons who participated in scientific endeavours in southern Africa by compiling their biographies and including these in an electronic database.
To foster cooperation between southern African scientists and scientific organizations, in line with the objectives of S2A3, by eliciting their participation in a project that encompasses all scientific disciplines.
To make available information about southern African science and its practitioners to all interested persons via the internet, as a public service.
Inclusion criteria may differ somewhat between scientific disciplines or between earlier and later historical periods and are applied flexibly. The following criteria guide, rather than restrict the growth of the database.
The main criterion for inclusion is that a person should have made a recognisable contribution to the scientific knowledge of his or her time and that the scientific activities should either have taken place at least partly in southern Africa, or should have been published here.
For the purpose of this project, "science" includes the mathematical, physical, earth, and biological sciences; physical geography, geographical exploration, cartography, archaeology and physical anthropology; indigenous knowledge of nature; and original work or developmentally important contributions to engineering, agriculture, the medical sciences, surveying, and veterinary science.
"Southern Africa" includes contemporary South Africa and the states and colonies that came to be included in it, as well as countries sharing a common border with South Africa.
The time period covered extends as far into the past as individual scientific contributions in the region can be recognised.
These guidelines are expected to lead to the inclusion of at least 4000 persons who were active before World War II.
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