Anton Pannekoek (1873-1960), prominent astronomer and world-renowned socialist theorist, stood at the nexus of the revolutions in politics, science and the arts of the early twentieth century. His astronomy was uniquely visual and highly innovative, while his politics was radical. This volume collects essays on Pannekoek and his contemporaries at the crossroads of political history, the history of science and art history.
Chaokang Tai graduated in the program in History and Philosophy of Science at Utrecht University in 2014. He is currently working on a PhD thesis at the University of Amsterdam, where he focuses on Anton Pannekoek's contributions to astronomy and social theory.Bart van der Steen is Universitair Docent in Modern History at Leiden University, and a specialist in labour history. His most recent publications include (as editor) A European Youth Revolt (Palgrave 2016) and Een Banier waar geen smet op rust (Aspekt 2015).Jeroen van Dongen is Professor of History of Science at the University of Amsterdam. His most recent publications include Einstein's Unification (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Cold War Science and the Transatlantic Circulation of Knowledge (Brill, 2015). He has also served as editor of the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein (California Institute of Technology/Princeton University Press). Van Dongen is co-director of the Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.