WUNDERKAMMER: Centre for the History of the Sciences Reading Group
Alternate Tuesdays, 17:30 in the Unicorn Inn, St Dunstan’s except Week 9
13 October 2015 (Week 3) – Stuff and NonSense
- Samuel J.M.M. Alberti, “Objects and the Museum”, Isis 96 (2005), 559-71.
- Dan Hicks, “The Material-Cultural Turn: Event and Effect,” in The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies, ed. Dan Hicks and Mary Carolyn Beaudry (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).
27 October 2015 (Week 5) – Childish Science
- Melanie Keene, “‘Every Boy and Girl a Scientist: Instruments for Children in Interwar Britain”, Isis 98 (2007), 266-89.
- Alice R. Bell, “The Childish Nature of Science: Exploring the Child/Science Relationship in Popular Non-Fiction’, in Alice R. Bell, Sarah R. Davies and Felicity Mellor (eds), Science and Its Publics (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), pp. 79-98.
10 November 2015 (Week 7) – Instruments & Observatories
- Simon Schaffer, “Easily Cracked: Scientific Instruments in States of Disrepair”, Isis 102 (2011), 706-17.
- David Aubin, “A History of Observatory Sciences and Techniques”, in Jean-Pierre Lasota (ed.), Astronomy at the Frontiers of Science (Springer Verlag, 2011), pp. 109-21.
25 November 2015 (Week 9) – Slowly Does It **at 14:30-16:00 in CNWsr6
- Great Lakes Feminist Geography Collective, “For Slow Scholarship: A Feminist Politics of Resistance through Collective Action in the Neoliberal University”, ACME (forthcoming).
- Isabelle Stengers, “’Another science is possible!’ A plea for slow science”, Inaugural Lecture for Willy Calewaert Chair (2011).
8 December 2015 (Week 11) – Audiences
- Florence Grant, “Mechanical Experiments as Moral Exercise in the Education of George III”, British Journal for the History of Science 48 (2015), 195-212.
- Aileen Fyfe and Bernard Lightman, “Science in the Marketplace: An Introduction”, in Science in the Marketplace: Nineteenth-Century Sites and Experiences (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007), pp. 1-19.
Everyone is welcome! Readings will be available in hard copy at the School of History Office, or please contact Rebekah Higgitt if you would like more information, to join the Wunderkammer or CHOTS email newslists, or to suggest future readings and themes.