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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 21 November 2018
  • ISBN : 9780226551616
  • Page : 616 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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In 1864, amid headline-grabbing heresy trials, members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science were asked to sign a declaration affirming that science and scripture were in agreement. Many criticized the new test of orthodoxy; nine decided that collaborative action was required. The X Club tells their story. These six ambitious professionals and three wealthy amateurs—J. D. Hooker, T. H. Huxley, John Tyndall, John Lubbock, William Spottiswoode, Edward Frankland, George Busk, T. A. Hirst, and Herbert Spencer—wanted to guide the development of science and public opinion on issues where science impinged on daily life, religious belief, and politics. They formed a private dining club, which they named the X Club, to discuss and further their plans. As Ruth Barton shows, they had a clear objective: they wanted to promote “scientific habits of mind,” which they sought to do through lectures, journalism, and science education. They devoted enormous effort to the expansion of science education, with real, but mixed, success. ​For twenty years, the X Club was the most powerful network in Victorian science—the men succeeded each other in the presidency of the Royal Society for a dozen years. Barton’s group biography traces the roots of their success and the lasting effects of their championing of science against those who attempted to limit or control it, along the way shedding light on the social organization of science, the interactions of science and the state, and the places of science and scientific men in elite culture in the Victorian era.

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The X Club

The X Club
  • Author : Ruth Barton
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-21
  • ISBN : 9780226551616
GET THIS BOOKThe X Club

In 1864, amid headline-grabbing heresy trials, members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science were asked to sign a declaration affirming that science and scripture were in agreement. Many criticized the new test of orthodoxy; nine decided that collaborative action was required. The X Club tells their story. These six ambitious professionals and three wealthy amateurs—J. D. Hooker, T. H. Huxley, John Tyndall, John Lubbock, William Spottiswoode, Edward Frankland, George Busk, T. A. Hirst, and Herbert Spencer—wanted

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  • Author : Anna Zaires
  • Publisher : Mozaika LLC
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • ISBN : 9781631423901
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Making "Nature"

Making
  • Author : Melinda Baldwin
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-18
  • ISBN : 9780226261454
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Nature's shifting audience : 1869-1875 -- Nature's contributors and the changing of Britain's scientific guard : 1872-1895 -- Defining the "man of science" in Nature -- Scientific internationalism and scientific nationalism -- Nature, interwar politics, and intellectual freedom -- "It almost came out on its own" : Nature under L.J.F. Brimble and A.J.V. Gale -- Nature, the Cold War, and the rise of the United States -- "Disorderly publication" : Nature and scientific self-policing in the 1980s.

The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

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  • Author : Martin Daunton,Astor Professor of British History Martin Daunton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-05-26
  • ISBN : 0197263267
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This collection of essays explores the questions of what counted as knowledge in Victorian Britain, who defined knowledge and the knowledgeable, by what means and by what criteria. During the Victorian period, the structure of knowledge took on a new and recognizably modern form, and the disciplines we now take for granted took shape. The ways in which knowledge was tested also took on a new form, with the rise of written examinations. New institutions of knowledge were created: museums

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  • Author : John Holmes,Sharon Ruston
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-05-18
  • ISBN : 9781317042341
GET THIS BOOKThe Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Science

Tracing the continuities and trends in the complex relationship between literature and science in the long nineteenth century, this companion provides scholars with a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date foundation for research in this field. In intellectual, material and social terms, the transformation undergone by Western culture over the period was unprecedented. Many of these changes were grounded in the growth of science. Yet science was not a cultural monolith then any more than it is now, and its development was

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  • Author : John Vernon Jensen
  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Release Date : 1991
  • ISBN : 0874133793
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This volume presents a fresh view of Huxley's rhetorical experiences and legacy and closely analyzes his battle with orthodox theology. Careful attention is given to his reliance on three confidants, his maiden public lecture in 1852, his debate with Bishop Wilberforce in 1860, and his 1876 lecture tour of the United States.

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  • Author : Heather Ellis
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-01-20
  • ISBN : 9781137311740
GET THIS BOOKMasculinity and Science in Britain, 1831–1918

This book offers the first in-depth study of the masculine self-fashioning of scientific practitioners in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain. Focusing on the British Association for the Advancement of Science, founded in 1831, it explores the complex and dynamic shifts in the public image of the British ‘man of science’ and questions the status of the natural scientist as a modern masculine hero. Until now, science has been examined by cultural historians primarily for evidence about the ways in which scientific

Victorian Scientific Naturalism

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  • Author : Bernard Lightman,Gowan Dawson
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-28
  • ISBN : 9780226109640
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Victorian Scientific Naturalism examines the secular creeds of the generation of intellectuals who, in the wake of The Origin of Species, wrested cultural authority from the old Anglican establishment while installing themselves as a new professional scientific elite. These scientific naturalists—led by biologists, physicists, and mathematicians such as William Kingdon Clifford, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Thomas Henry Huxley, and John Tyndall—sought to persuade both the state and the public that scientists, not theologians, should be granted cultural authority, since

Edward Frankland

Edward Frankland
  • Author : Colin A. Russell
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-12-04
  • ISBN : 0521545811
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This is the first scientific biography of Edward Frankland, probably the most eminent chemist of nineteenth-century Britain. Frankland discovered the chemical bond and founded the science of organometallic chemistry. He was a leading reformer of chemistry teaching, and the government's close adviser on urban water purity. From an apprenticeship in a druggist's shop in Lancaster, he was to occupy the first chemical chair at Manchester, and become professor at what became Imperial College. He was knighted in 1897. Today an obscurity

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  • Author : Eva Giloi,Martin Kohlrausch,Heikki Lempa,Heidi Mehrkens,Philipp Nielsen,Kevin Rogan
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2022-10-24
  • ISBN : 9783110571417
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Staging Authority: Presentation and Power in Nineteenth-Century Europe is a comprehensive handbook on how the presentation, embodiment, and performance of authority changed in the long nineteenth century. It focuses on the diversification of authority: what new forms and expressions of authority arose in that critical century, how traditional authority figures responded and adapted to those changes, and how the public increasingly participated in constructing and validating authority. It pays particular attention to how spaces were transformed to offer new possibilities

Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Media

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  • Author : Louise Henson,Geoffrey Cantor,Gowan Dawson,Richard Noakes,Sally Shuttleworth,Jonathan R. Topham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • ISBN : 9781351946841
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Written by literary scholars, historians of science, and cultural historians, the twenty-two original essays in this collection explore the intriguing and multifaceted interrelationships between science and culture through the periodical press in nineteenth-century Britain. Ranging across the spectrum of periodical titles, the six sections comprise: 'Women, Children, and Gender', 'Religious Audiences', 'Naturalizing the Supernatural', 'Contesting New Technologies', 'Professionalization and Journalism', and 'Evolution, Psychology, and Culture'. The essays offer some of the first 'samplings and soundings' from the emergent and richly

Religion and the Challenges of Science

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  • Author : Richard Feist
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781351150385
GET THIS BOOKReligion and the Challenges of Science

Does science pose a challenge to religion and religious belief? This question has been a matter of long-standing debate - and it continues to concern not only scholars in philosophy, theology, and the sciences, but also those involved in public educational policy. This volume provides background to the current 'science and religion' debate, yet focuses as well on themes where recent discussion of the relation between science and religion has been particularly concentrated. The first theme deals with the history

Bugs and the Victorians

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  • Author : John F. M. Clark
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780300150919
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This text explores how science became increasingly important in 19th century British culture and how the systematic study of insects permitted entomologists to engage with the most pressing questions of Victorian times: the nature of God, mind, and governance, and the origins of life.

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  • Author : Richard William Nelson
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2009-07-23
  • ISBN : 9780595618712
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Darwin, Then and Now is a journey through the most amazing story in the history of science; encapsulating who Darwin was, what he said and what scientists have discovered since the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859. While recognized as one of the most influential individuals of the twentieth century, little is widely known about his personal life, interests, and motivations. This book explores Darwins driving passion using Darwins own words from The Origin of Species, Autobiography, Voyage of

Knowledge Communities in Europe

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  • Author : Bertold Schweitzer,Thomas Sukopp
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-10
  • ISBN : 9783658188528
GET THIS BOOKKnowledge Communities in Europe

The publication presents research results on a multitude of knowledge exchange processes in post-enlightenment Europe. These focus on the question in how far deeply rooted processes of knowledge exchange by transnational intellectual discourses and international expert communities have contributed to a variety of networks of European intellectual identities and research practices. These practices again constitute a fertile framework for de-territorialised and de-nationalised exchange of knowledge that might contribute to contagious processes of emancipation, cooperation as well as problem solving.