Science and technology underwent another fundamental shift in the wake of the French and American Revolutions. This lecture explores the connection between the Age of Revolution and the rise of new disciplines and sites for knowledge production.
- Did the years around 1800 witness a ‘second scientific revolution’?
- How do we explain the formation of scientific disciplines?
- What was the relationship between ‘popular’ and ‘professional’ science in the nineteenth century?
- Where was science done in the nineteenth century?
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