Wireless: Oliver Lodge, Science, and Spiritualism
Royal Society, London, 24 April 2014
Registration now open
Oliver Lodge’s work in telecommunications arose from his life-long interest in the ether. This workshop explores Lodge’s impact on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century telecommunications, particularly wireless telegraphy and radio, but situates this alongside his interest in more esoteric etheric phenomena. Studying Lodge’s spiritualism provides a new way of understanding his physics, but also a way of approaching broader communication networks, occult or otherwise, of the period.
This one-day workshop features papers by Peter Bowler, Elizabeth Bruton, Christine Ferguson, David Hendy, Richard Noakes, and J. Patrick Wilson.
Registration is free but places are limited. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name and any dietary requirements.
Further details (including the programme) are available here: http://www.oliverlodge.org/workshop-2-wireless/
The workshop is part of the project ‘Making Waves: Oliver Lodge and the Cultures of Science, 1875-1940’.
For information see http://www.oliverlodge.org/
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