Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century

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Making Entomologists

Making Entomologists

How Periodicals Shaped Scientific Communities in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Illuminates the Diverse Communities of Victorian Insect Collectors Who Contributed to the Study of Natural History

Imagining the Darwinian Revolution

Imagining the Darwinian Revolution

Historical Narratives of Evolution from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
Edited By Ian Hesketh

Considers the Relationship between the Development of Evolutionary Theory and Its Historical Representations

Psychic Investigators

Psychic Investigators

Anthropology, Modern Spiritualism, and Credible Witnessing in the Late Victorian Age

Examines British Anthropology’s Engagement with the Modern Spiritualist Movement

The Voice of Science

The Voice of Science

British Scientists on the Lecture Circuit in Gilded Age America

How Five Celebrity Scientists Used the Art of Public Speech to Advocate for Science as a Powerful Agent for Cultural Change

Symbols and Things

Symbols and Things

Material Mathematics in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

An Exploration of the Essential Material Practices, New Technologies, and Paper Tools British Mathematicians Relied on in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Imperial Bodies in London

Imperial Bodies in London

Empire, Mobility, and the Making of British Medicine, 1880–1914

How the Circulation of Tropical Bodies Changed Victorian Understandings of Race, Gender, Disease, and Climate

The Trinity Circle

The Trinity Circle

Anxiety, Intelligence, and Knowledge Creation in Nineteenth-Century England

Sheds New Light on the Stakes in the Conflict between Religion and the Sciences in the Age of Revolution and Reform

Victorian Science and Imagery

Victorian Science and Imagery

Representation and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture

An Argument for Art and Science as Practices and Knowledges that Emerge from Shared Epistemologies Rather than Compartmentalized Disciplines

Explorations in the Icy North

Explorations in the Icy North

How Travel Narratives Shaped Arctic Science in the Nineteenth Century

Reconsidering the Distinction between Scientific Discovery and Travel Writing in International Arctic Explorations

Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910

Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910

Victorian culture was characterized by a proliferation of shows and exhibitions. These were encouraged by the development of new sciences and technologies, together with changes in transportation, education and leisure patterns. The essays in this collection look at exhibitions and their influence in terms of location, technology and ideology.

The Age of Scientific Naturalism

The Age of Scientific Naturalism

Tyndall and His Contemporaries

Physicist John Tyndall and his contemporaries were at the forefront of developing the cosmology of scientific naturalism during the Victorian period. They rejected all but physical laws as having any impact on the operations of human life and the universe. Contributors focus on the way Tyndall and his correspondents developed their ideas through letters, periodicals and scientific journals and challenge previously held assumptions about who gained authority, and how they attained and defended their position within the scientific community.

Uncommon Contexts: Encounters between Science and Literature, 1800-1914

Uncommon Contexts: Encounters between Science and Literature, 1800-1914

Britain in the long nineteenth century developed an increasing interest in science of all kinds. Whilst poets and novelists took inspiration from technical and scientific innovations, those directly engaged in these new disciplines relied on literary techniques to communicate their discoveries to a wider audience. The essays in this collection uncover this symbiotic relationship between literature and science, at the same time bridging the disciplinary gulf between the history of science and literary studies. Specific case studies include the engineering language used by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the role of physiology in the development of the sensation novel and how mass communication made people lonely.

Regionalizing Science

Regionalizing Science

Placing Knowledges in Victorian England

Victorian England, as is well known, produced an enormous amount of scientific endeavour, but what has previously been overlooked is the important role of geography on these developments.

Naylor seeks to rectify this imbalance by presenting a historical geography of regional science. Taking an in-depth look at the county of Cornwall, questions on how science affected provincial Victorian society, how it changed people’s relationship with the landscape and how it shaped society are applied to the Cornish case study, allowing a depth and texture of analysis denied to more general scientific overviews of the period.

Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture

Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture

This collection of essays explores the rise of scientific medicine and its impact on Victorian popular culture. Chapters include an examination of Charles Dickens’s involvement with hospital funding, concerns over milk purity and the theatrical portrayal of drug addiction, plus a whole section devoted to the representation of medicine in crime fiction. This is an interdisciplinary study involving public health, cultural studies, the history of medicine, literature and the theatre, providing new insights into Victorian culture and society.

The Transit of Venus Enterprise in Victorian Britain

The Transit of Venus Enterprise in Victorian Britain

In the nineteenth century, the British Government spent money measuring the distance between the earth and the sun using observations of the transit of Venus. This book presents a narrative of the two Victorian transit programmes. It draws out their cultural significance and explores the nature of “big science” in late-Victorian Britain.

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