Pamela O. Long is
an independent scholar who in 2000-2001 was a senior fellow at the
Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at MIT.
Her recent publications include Technology, Culture, and Society
in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 1300-1600 (Washington:
American Historical Association, 2001) and Openness, Secrecy,
Authorship: Technical Arts and the Culture of Knowledge from Antiquity
to the Renaissance (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press,
2001), which won the Morris D. Forkosch Prize, awarded by the Journal
of the History of Ideas for the best book in intellectual history
published in 2001. She is the co-director of the Institute.