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Public Science: Science and Spectacle

Readings:

Cooter, Roger/Pumfrey, Stephen, ‘Separate Spheres and Public Places: Reflections on the History of Science Popularization and Science in Popular Culture’, History of Science 32 (1994): 237-267

Kim, Mi Gyung, ‘’Public’ Science: Hydrogen Balloons and Lavoisier’s Decomposition of Water’ 63, 3 (2006): 291-318

Langins, J., ‘Hydrogen Production for Ballooning During the French Revolution – an example of Chemical Progress Development’, Annals of Science, pp. 531-558

Further Readings:

Bertucci, Paola/Guiliano Pancaldi (eds.), Electric Bodies. Episode in the History of Medical Electricity (Bologna, 2001), pp. 69-90.

Benedict, Maria M., Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Curiosity (Chicago, 2001), Chapter: Performing Curiosity

Broman, Thomas, ‘The Habermasian Public Sphere and ‘Science’ in the Enlightenment’, in History of Science 36 (1998): 123-149.

Daston, Lorraine, ‘The Ideal and the Reality of the Republic of Letters in the Enlightenment’, Science in Context 4,2 (1991): 367-386.

Tetter Dobbs, Betty Jo/Jacobs, Margaret C., ‘Newton and the Culture of Newtonisim (Atlantic Hights, 1995), chapter 2

Gascoigne, J., Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment: Useful Knowledge and Polite Culture (Cambridge, 1994).

Golinski, Jan, Science as Public Culture: Chemistry and Enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820 (Cambridge, 1992).

Gillispie, Charles, The Montgolfier Brother and the Invention of Aviation, 1783-1784 (Princeton, 1983)

Hahn, Roger, The Anatomy of a Scientific Institution: The Paris Academy of Sciences, 166-1803 (Berkely, University of California Press, 1971).

Heilbron, J.L., Elictricity in the Seventeenth and eighteenth Centuries (New York, 1999)

Jacob, Margret C., Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West (New York, 1997)

Landes, Joan, Women and the Public Sphere in the Age of Revolution (Ithaca, 1987).

MacClellan, James E., Science Reorganised: Scientific Societies in the 18th Century (New York, 1980).

Lynn, Michael, ‘Enlightenment and the Public Sphere: The Musé de Monsieur and Scientific Culture in Late Eighteenth-Century Paris’, in Eighteenth Century Studies 32 (1999): 463-476.

Hochadel, Oliver, Öffentliche Wissenschaft. Elektrizität in der deutschen Aufklärung (Göttingen, 2003)

Ibid., ‘The Sale of Shocks and Sparks: Itinerant Electricians and the German Enlightenment’, in Science and Spectacle in the European Enlightenment, ed. by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Christine Blondel (Aldershot, 2008), pp. 89-101.

Riskin, Jessica, ‘Amusing Physics’, in Science and Spectacle in the European Enlightenment, ed. by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Christine Blondel (Aldershot, 2008), pp. 43-63

Schaffer, Simon, ‘Natural Philosophy and Public Spectacle in the Eighteenth Century’, in History of Science 21 (1983): 1-43. (older but still very important)

Ibid., ‘The Consuming Flame: Electrical Showmen and Public Spectacle in Eighteenth-Century England’, in Consumption and the World of Gods, ed. by John Brewer and Roy Porter (London, 1993) (important)

Simon, Jonathan, ‘Honor Fragonard, Anatomical Virtuoso’, in Science and Spectacle in the European Enlightenment, ed. by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Christine Blondel (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2008), pp. 141-158.

Sutton, G.V., Science for a Polite Society: Gender, Culture and the Demonstration of Enlightenment (Philadelphia, 1995)

Wood, Paul, ‘Science, the Universities, and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century Scotland’, History of Universities 14 (1994): 99-135.

Yeo, Richard, Sciene in the Public Sphere: Natural Knowledge in British Culture, 1800-1860 (Aldershot, 2001).