Workshop 4: Scientific Lives: Oliver Lodge and the History of Science in the Digital Age

March 6, 2015, Leeds Art Gallery

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.

This workshop features a range of papers from people interested in life writing, the history of science and the digital humanities. Our keynote speaker is Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Toronto) and the workshop will be followed by a public lecture from Professor Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds). It will be held in the Henry Moore Room at Leeds Art Gallery. The full programme is below.

Registration for the event is free. To register, please email giving your name, institution and any dietary requirements. Regsitration will close on the 20 February 2015.

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Posted: January 22, 2015