The Wunderkammer reading group meets on alternate Tuesdays at 17:30 in the rear room of the Unicorn Pub on St Dunstans. The programme for the summer term is as follows:
19 May 2015 (Week 26) – 20th-century British Science (led by Oliver Hill-Andrews, Sussex)
- Oliver Hill-Andrews, “Introduction: Science in British Culture, 1900-1945” (from thesis, soon to be submitted)
- Gary Werskey, “The Visible College Revisited: Second Opinions on the Red Scientists of the 1930s”, Minerva 45 (2007), 305-19
2 June 2015 (Week 28) – Work in Progress
- Rebekah Higgitt, “Caricature and control: Lieutenant E.J.W. Noble’s drawings from the 1874 transit of Venus expedition to Hawai’i”
- Justine Cook, “Laboratory routes: the science behind road-building, 1923-39”
16 June 2015 (Week 30) – The History of the Emotions (led by Thomas Dixon, QMUL)
- Joanna Bourke, “Fear and Anxiety: Writing about Emotion in Modern History”, History Workshop Journal 55 (2003), 111-133.
- Paul White, “Darwin’s Emotions: The Scientific Self and the Sentiment of Objectivity”, Isis 100 (2009), 811-826
If you have time and interest, it would be worth also having a look at the introduction to Jan Plamper’s The History of Emotions: An Introduction (2015), which is free to download from the OUP website.
All are welcome. Readings are (or will be) available in hard copy at the School of History Office. Unpublished pieces will be circulated via the Wunderkammer email group – please let me (RHiggitt[a]kent.ac.uk) know if you would like to be put on the list.