One day workshop organized by the Making Waves: Oliver Lodge and the Cultures of Science 1875- 1940 Research Network at the Royal Society, London.
Lodge’s scientific reputation had been established through his work detecting signals transmitted through the ether and this interest places Lodge at the heart of a number of key cultural concerns. The ether was a cultural metaphor: a medium that was posited in order to account for connections between people of various kinds. Studying Lodge’s spiritualism provides a new way of understanding his physics, but also a way of approaching broader communication networks, occult or otherwise, of the period.
Registration is free but places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To register your place, please email email@example.com, with your name, institution (if applicable), and any dietary requirements, before 28 March 2014.