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The Science Periodical Proctor and the Conduct of “Knowledge”

in Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481180
eISBN:
9780226481173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481173.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the important role of periodicals for popularizers of science, using Richard Procter's editorship of the scientific journal Knowledge. It explains that Procter's objective was ... More


Science Periodicals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Constructing Scientific Communities

Gowan Dawson, Bernard Lightman, Sally Shuttleworth, and Jonathan R. Topham (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226676517
eISBN:
9780226683461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226683461.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Periodicals played a vital role in the developments in science and medicine that transformed nineteenth-century Britain. Proliferating from a mere handful to many hundreds of titles, they catered to ... More


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