Dr Nanna Kaalund

Lecturer in History of Science Communication

Summary: Lecturer in History of Science Communication

Location: Michael Sadler Building G16

Teaching Commitments: History of Science Communication

Teaching Commitments:

  • HPSC1050 Darwin, Germs and the Bomb
  • HPSC5601M History and Theory of Modern Science Communication
  • HPSC3200 Science Communication: History and Theory 
  • HPSC5201M Current Approaches 

Research Focus

My current research focuses on the history of nineteenth-century science writing. My PhD dissertation, which I am currently turning into a book, examines the making and communicating of science in the Arctic through travel narratives in the Danish, British, and Canadian contexts between 1818 and 1883. 

I also have research interests in environmental history, the historical relationship between science and religion, and in women explorers and science writers. 

I am currently co-editing volume 7 of the ‘John Tyndall Correspondence Project’, and in the past I have worked as part of ‘Darwin in Denmark’ and the ‘Aarhus University Climate Secretariat’. I received my PhD in Science and Technology Studies from York University, Toronto. 


”Oxford Serialized: Revisiting the Huxley-Wilberforce debate through the periodical press”, History of Science, vol 52, issue 4 429-453, December 2014 http://hos.sagepub.com/content/52/4/429.abstract 

 “A frosty disagreement: John Tyndall, James David Forbes, and the early formation of the X-Club”, Annals of Science, online first copy October 9 2017 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00033790.2017.1379559 

“Of Rocks and Men: The Cosmogony of John William Dawson”, in Historicizing Humans: Deep Time, Evolution and Race in Nineteenth-Century British Sciences by Efram Sera-Shriar (ed), University of Pittsburgh Press (Accepted for publication, forthcoming 2018) 

Nanna Katrine Lüders Kaalund, Roland Jackson, and Diarmid Finnegan (eds.), The Correspondence of John Tyndall, 16 vols. London: Pittsburgh University Press, vol. 7 (Forthcoming, anticipated publication date 2019)