Call for Papers: Science, Pure and Applied: Oliver Lodge, Physics and Engineering University of Liverpool, 31 October 2014

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Oliver Lodge was a defender of pure science, particularly in the modern university, yet he took a keen interest in how science might be applied throughout his career, taking out patents and setting up businesses.  This workshop, which will take place in the University of Liverpool’s Victoria Building, the opening of which Lodge attended in 1892, examines the distinction between pure and applied science in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Speakers already confirmed include Di Drummond (Leeds Trinity), Bruce Hunt (University of Texas), Peter Rowlands (Liverpool), and Matthew Stanley (New York University).

We invite proposals for short papers (20 minutes) for a panel session at this one-day workshop.  Please send proposals (no more than 300 words) to <oliverlodgenetwork@gmail.com> by the 1 September 2014.

Topics for discussion might include:

  • Physics in the late nineteenth / early twentieth century
  • The distinction between pure and applied science in the period

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