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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


Cultures of Science in Early Victorian England

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/9780226551753.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter identifies the diverse cultural contexts that shaped the future members of the X Club: gentlemanly London science (Busk, Hooker and Lubbock), Balliol College, Oxford (Spottiswoode), ... More


The Imperial Turn: Economics, Evolution, and Empire

Michael D. Gordin (ed.)

in A Well-Ordered Thing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691172385
eISBN:
9780691184425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172385.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses Dmitrii Mendeleev's “Imperial Turn.” Mendeleev had two productive reactions to his rough treatment at the hands of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences. First came ... 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


Science and the Second Wave

Laura Micheletti Puaca

in Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469610818
eISBN:
9781469614441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610818.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on efforts to expand women’s participation in scientific fields amid the second wave of American feminism and changing national security concerns. In addition to addressing how ... More


Scientific Womanpower Enters the Sputnik Era

Laura Micheletti Puaca

in Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469610818
eISBN:
9781469614441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610818.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the national security anxieties arising from the launch of the Soviet Sputniks in 1957, focusing on efforts to increase women’s scientific participation throughout the early ... More


The 1880s: the rise of rivalry

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the 1880s as a time when standards were set in ornithology, in terms of scientific practices of naming and drawing up agreed lists of accepted records of rare birds visiting ... More


Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Henry A. McGhie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the life of Henry Dresser (1838–1915), one of the most productive British ornithologists of the mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; it is also an exploration of ... More


Early exploits in ornithological society

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how Henry established himself into natural history society in London. It explores his participation in the fortnightly meetings of the Zoological Society of London and ... More


Introduction

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introduction sets out the aims of the book, in terms of introducing Henry Dresser’s life and contributions, and the book’s wider relevance in terms of illustrating shifts in natural history. It ... More


The 1890s: the continuing rise of the British Museum (Natural History)

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores Dresser’s activities in the 1890s. His relationship with Walter Rothschild, a particularly wealthy private collector, is discussed. Dresser continued to hold a leading position ... More


1853–1858 The Chapel Royal and King’s College

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

Thomas Sullivan wanted his son to receive a good general education before devoting himself to music. Arthur Sullivan, on the other hand, was eager to receive a good musical education as soon as ... More


A central figure: society life in the 1870s

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how Dresser consolidated his position in scientific society through the 1870s, when he was working on A History of the Birds of Europe. He and his colleagues ‘ran’ English ... More


Stranger Publics: The Structural Translation of the Print Sphere

Rebecca C. Johnson

in Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753060
eISBN:
9781501753305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753060.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the Arabic literary circulation and how the exclusive distribution of prints disconnected people. Qiṣṣat Rūbinṣun Kurūzī and the other Church Missionary Society publications ... More


Time for a change

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reveals how ornithology had become divided into factions, with Dresser occupying a distinctive position as one of the last independent naturalists. The British Ornithologists Union had ... More


Esotericism and Escape

C. Nicholas Serra

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay provides an overview of W. B. Yeats’s involvement with mystical, magical, and pseudo-scientific societies over the course of his lifetime, with emphasis on the goals of the Hermetic Order ... More


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