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Place and Museum Space: The Smithsonian Institution, National Identity, and the American West, 1846–1896

Sally Gregory Kohlstedt (ed.)

in Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226487267
eISBN:
9780226487298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487298.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the connection between the museum space of the Smithsonian Institution and the expansive space of the American West. It explains that the symbolic role of the West in the ... More


Dreams of a Boreal Empire, Nightmares of a Polar Vortex: The Arctic

James Schwoch

in Wired into Nature: The Telegraph and the North American Frontier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041778
eISBN:
9780252050459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041778.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the failed efforts of the government, military, and Western Union to build a telegraph route in the 1860s across Alaska, beneath the Bering Strait, and into Europe via the ... More


The Smithsonian’s World: Exclusivity and Power

Marcel Chotkowski Lafollette

in Science on American Television: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226921990
eISBN:
9780226922010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922010.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the history of the Smithsonian Institution's venture into television production, discussing the conflict between efforts to maintain the exclusivity of materials and to achieve ... More


Monsters and Diamonds: The Price of Exclusive Access

Marcel Chotkowski Lafollette

in Science on American Television: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226921990
eISBN:
9780226922010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922010.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the history of the emergence of sensationalistic approaches to television broadcasting in the United States as a result of television companies' drive to be competitive. It ... More


Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Olivia Cadaval, Sojin Kim, and Diana Baird N'Diaye (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Since its origins in 1967, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has gained national and international recognition as a model for the research and public presentation of living cultural heritage and the ... More


Materials and Methods

Taisoo Park

in Taxonomy and Distribution of the Calanoid Copepod Family Heterorhabdidae

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098428
eISBN:
9780520916029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098428.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines specimens picked from the Isaacs–Kidd midwater trawl (IKMT) samples selected from the collections available at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). It notes that ... More


Setting the Stage

David J. Meltzer

in The Great Paleolithic War: How Science Forged an Understanding of America's Ice Age Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293226
eISBN:
9780226293363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293363.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the early 1800s Georges Cuvier had proven animal extinction and Louis Agassiz a onetime Ice Age, putting in place key elements for telling past time. A new dimension of archaeology opened in ... More


Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science

David N. Livingstone and Charles W. J. Withers (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226487267
eISBN:
9780226487298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487298.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book gathers essays that examine science in this significant period and show how each is embedded in wider systems of meaning, authority, and identity. Chapters from a range of contributors ... More


“O Death, Where is Thy Sting?”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0057
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter fifty-seven looks at Hodge’s last days. As he finished What is Darwinism?, the trustees of the Seminary began discussing who might replace Hodge. The answer was his son, Archibald Alexander ... More


Adjusting the Lens: Documentaries

Marcel Chotkowski Lafollette

in Science on American Television: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226921990
eISBN:
9780226922010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922010.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the history of the science-related documentary programs in the United States. It explains that television documentaries offered exciting opportunities to accompany researchers ... More


Elementary Education, Basic Economics

Marcel Chotkowski Lafollette

in Science on American Television: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226921990
eISBN:
9780226922010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922010.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the challenges faced by early attempts to teach science for elementary education through television in the United States, explaining that the use of open-circuit television ... More


Cultural Intervention in America’s Eden

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter traces the history of cultural intervention in traditional arts in Hawaiʻi. It first looks at the 1989 Festival of American Folklife, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, and how it ... More


Contested Archives, Contested Sources

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

The chapter extends the discussion of social memory to the problem of new “identity archives” designed to “remember” certain elements of the past. Drawing on the work of Ann Stoler and Nicolas Dirks, ... More


Special Courses in Human Skeletal Paleopathology

Donald J. Ortner, Christopher Knüsel, and Charlotte A. Roberts

in The Global History of Paleopathology: Pioneers and Prospects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195389807
eISBN:
9780190254308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.003.0069
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the special courses on human skeletal palaeopathology offered by the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Bradford, along with lists of lecturers, their professional ... More


In Splendid Isolation: The Public’s Television

Marcel Chotkowski Lafollette

in Science on American Television: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226921990
eISBN:
9780226922010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922010.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the influence of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on the television broadcasting of science in the United States, highlighting the role of the BBC as a training ground ... More


Kingman Reef to Howland and Baker Islands

Mark J. Rauzon

in Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846794
eISBN:
9780824868314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Enroute from Line Islands to Phoenix Islands we went to Kingman Reef, a barely awash coral atoll 35 miles from Palmyra, to pick up former Shuttle Astronaut Chuck Brady. The Ham radio operator, along ... More


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