In this seminar, Prof. Sally Shuttleworth and Dr Sally Frampton (University of Oxford) will speak on: 'Constructing Scientific Communities in Nineteenth-Century Medical Periodicals'
Date: 10-12-2014Time: 15:15 - 17:00
Prof. Shuttleworth and Dr Frampton write:
In this talk Sally Shuttleworth, Principal Investigator on Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries, will introduce the central themes and objectives of the project, which looks at how patterns of popular engagement in nineteenth-century science might offer models for science communication today. Prof. Shuttleworth will then go on to discuss how sanitary journals functioned as spaces of interaction for public health reformers in the nineteenth century. In the second half of the talk Sally Frampton, postdoctoral research assistant on the project, will introduce the historiographical and methodological challenges of working with medical periodicals, before going on to discuss her research on homoeopathic journals. Titles such as The Homoeopathic Times and The Homoeopathic World were integral to drawing together a cohesive community of homoeopathic practitioners and supporters from within the general public. Although edited by medical practitioners, and similar in design and format to their orthodox counterparts, such journals were nonetheless structured to also appeal to a lay readership and frequently solicited lay contributions as a means of expanding homoeopathys following.
This is one of a regular series of seminars run by the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science. Seminars are open to staff and students of the University of Leeds and other universities, and to interested members of the public.