Archimedes has three fundamental goals:
- to further the integration of the histories of science and technology with one another;
- to investigate the technical, social and practical histories of specific developments in science and technology;
- and finally, where possible and desirable, to bring the histories of science and technology into closer contact with the philosophy of science.
The series is interested in receiving book proposals that treat the history of any of the sciences, ranging from biology through physics, all aspects of the history of technology, broadly construed, as well as historically-engaged philosophy of science or technology. Taken as a whole, Archimedes will be of interest to historians, philosophers, and scientists, as well as to those in business and industry who seek to understand how science and industry have come to be so strongly linked.