STEP Matters. Historiographical Considerations
In this introduction, we revisit major discussions around historical themes and historiographical issues that took place during the fifteen-year life of STEP (Science and Technology at the European Periphery). We will attempt to draw the profile of STEP, and put forth some concrete proposals as to its prospects of collaboration with other groups and societies. We also elaborate on the rationale behind the selection of topics presented in this issue, analyse questions posed and challenges faced, and offer some historiographical comments on the potential of the STEP perspective in the context of international scholarship.