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Workshop: Scientific Lives: Oliver Lodge and the History of Science in the Digital Age
March 6, 2015
Fourth and final workshop organised by AHRC Science in Culture Theme Making Waves: Oliver Lodge and the Cultures of Science, 1875-1940 Research Network.
Oliver Lodge has been a difficult person to situate in both the history of science and the period more broadly. His spiritualism and strident defence of the ether meant that his scientific reputation became tarnished as he was associated with the ‘losing’ side. His long life makes him difficult to situate in terms of period: born in 1851 and dying in 1940, Lodge became seen as a Victorian who had outlived his era. This workshop asks what a life like Lodge’s reveals about our historiography and our curatorial and archival practices, while also considering how digital technology might allow us to recount Lodge’s life in new ways.
The keynote speaker will be Professor Bernard Lightman, York University, Toronto, Canada.
Other confirmed speakers include Professor David Amigoni, Keele University, Dr Berris Charnley, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, Dr Kris Grint, University of St Andrews, Dr James Mussell, University of Leeds and Dr Cassie Newland, Kings College London. The event will be followed by a public lecture by Professor Graeme Gooday, University of Leeds.
Further information about this event is available on the project website http://www.oliverlodge.org/workshop-4-scientific-lives-oliver-lodge-and-the-history-of-science-in-the-digital-age/