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Organizing Science

Ruth Barton

in The X Club: Power and Authority in Victorian Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226551616
eISBN:
9780226551753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226551753.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Through examination of the activities of the X-men within scientific societies this chapter reveals much about the mundane operation of scientific societies, their characteristic organisational ... More


Scale and the Geographies of Civic Science: Practice and Experience in the Meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Britain and in Ireland, c. 1845–1900

Charles W. J. Withers (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/9780226487298.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the towns and cities in Ireland and Great Britain that served temporary venues for associational civic science for the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS). ... More


Refashioning the Spaces of London Science: Elite Epistemes in the Nineteenth Century

Bernard Lightman (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/9780226487298.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter offers a survey of several sites for science in London, England. The analysis reveals how different scientific sites operated different moral and epistemic economies like the privileged ... More


Imperial, Colonial, and Indigenous

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Beginning with the 1905 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in South Africa, this chapter illustrates the imperial, colonial, and indigenous mediations that produced ... More


Science Fiction Films in the 1950s

Christine Cornea

in Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624652
eISBN:
9780748671106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624652.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates the science fiction films of the 1950s in America. The 1950s was the decade that marked the beginning of the end for the Hollywood studio system when the oligopoly of the ... More


Odd Man Out: Was Joseph Hooker an Evolutionary Naturalist?

Jim Endersby

in Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226109503
eISBN:
9780226109640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109640.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Joseph Dalton Hooker has conventionally been regarded as a proponent of scientific naturalism; one of those Victorian men of science whose explanations of natural phenomena excluded divine purpose ... More


Introduction

Alison E. Martin

in Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Straddling comparative literary and cultural studies and the history of science, this chapter insists on the importance of translation to the scientific culture of early- to mid-nineteenth-century ... More


Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Alison E. Martin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Alexander von Humboldt was one of the most important scientists of the nineteenth century. He transformed understandings of the earth and space by rethinking nature as the interconnection of global ... More


Invaders, Launchpads, and Hybrids: The Importance of Transmediality in British Science Fiction Film in the 1950s

Derek Johnston

in The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380383
eISBN:
9781781381557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380383.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the interconnections between British television, radio and film companies in relation to science fiction, particularly with regard to the numerous film adaptations of science ... More


Christian Knowledge

in Science and Salvation: Evangelical Popular Science Publishing in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276472
eISBN:
9780226276465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276465.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Knowledge was a topic of much debate in the 1840s, particularly in the sciences. Claims to expertise were grounded in claims about knowledge, and although the gentlemen of science who ran the British ... More


“Let Us Leave the Hospital; Let Us Go on a Journey around the World”: British and German Sexual Science and The Global Search for Sexual Variation

Kate Fisher and Jana Funke

in Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how the global search for sexual variation across different historical and cultural contexts helped British and German scholars to move away from the narrow medical focus of ... More


Styling Science

Alison E. Martin

in Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter sets out the critical and historical framework of this study by focusing on three key aspects. Firstly, it attends to the characteristic features of and changes in scientific writing in ... More


The Promotion of Unification

Stephen Gaukroger

in Civilization and the Culture of Science: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1795-1935

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198849070
eISBN:
9780191883347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849070.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The nineteenth-century cultural elevation of science puts it in some respects in an analogous position to that previously occupied by religion in marking out Western civilization. Beginning in the ... More


Out of the Egg

Krister Dylan Knapp

in William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631240
eISBN:
9781469631264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631240.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter three charts James's contributions to the Society for Psychical Research and the American Society for Psychical Research a researcher, investigator, officer, committee chairman, financial ... More


The Legacy of Thatcherism: Assessing and Exploring Thatcherite Social and Economic Policies

Stephen Farrall and Colin Hay (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265703
eISBN:
9780191771880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265703.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Three decades after the election of Mrs Thatcher, it is perhaps time to take stock of the concept of ‘Thatcherism’ and the prominent role it has played in the history of post-war Britain. Of course, ... More


Interrogating and Conceptualizing the Legacy of Thatcherism

Colin Hay and Stephen Farrall

in The Legacy of Thatcherism: Assessing and Exploring Thatcherite Social and Economic Policies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265703
eISBN:
9780191771880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265703.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter reflects on the debates surrounding Thatcherism with the benefit of hindsight. Most commentators seem to accept that Thatcherism is now a historic concept—referring, if not exactly to ... More


Quantum Chemistry qua Applied Mathematics: Approximation Methods and Crunching Numbers

Kostas Gavroglu and Ana Simões

in Neither Physics nor Chemistry: A History of Quantum Chemistry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016186
eISBN:
9780262298759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016186.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In Britain, John Edward Lennard-Jones, Douglas Rayner Hartree, and Charles Alfred Coulson played important roles in expanding the domain of applied mathematics to include quantum chemistry. This ... More


Geological governance: surveying the North Sea in the Cold War

Leucha Veneer

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the mid-1960s the British Government began issuing commercial licences for the exploration of the North Sea for gas and oil. Companies were required to share their geophysical findings with the ... More


The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World

Toby Musgrave

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300223835
eISBN:
9780300252132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223835.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King George III, the “father of Australia,” and the man who established Kew ... More


Conclusions

Alison E. Martin

in Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion reflects more generally on gendered identity in scientific translation and specifically on the role of women in redefining the British scientific community at mid-century. Humboldt’s ... More


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