contemporary biasof ideas and theories. In the end, science is never free of value, personal interest, or societal pressures. The historical context in which scientists work can therefore help to understand the development of the science, its current state, and future directions.
With this special issue we aim to stimulate the discussion of how we, as a community, develop historical literacy and integrate this into teaching and research to enhance our science. What lessons can we draw for today's and tomorrow's hydrology from a historical perspective of the scientific development and experiences? We solicit contributions that discuss how hydrological concepts have gradually evolved over time; how forgotten methods might have contemporary value; the value of historical datasets of experimental catchments and their management; and remarkable contributions of scientists, institutes, and organisations.