Science in the City – virtual conference

Science in the City 1500-1800

Virtual Conference, 6-7 April 2020

In a couple of weeks, this section of the site will be hosting the programme and content for our virtual conference. We had hoped to have a physical meeting (see our original plans and programme here) but due to the global health emergency caused by SARS-CoV-2 we have shifted to online delivery and exchange. The nature of recent events has meant that there have, naturally, been changes to the programme. In addition, we and all the speakers are learning to work with new platforms and methods of sharing our research. We, as organisers, are hugely grateful to those who are willing to engage in this experiment and to ensure that we can all continue to feel part of a scholarly community despite the need to physical isolation and home working.

The conference will combine pre-recorded or pre-written papers alongside live sessions for discussion, workshops and our plenary lecture. You are welcome to join us for the whole or to dip in and out as and when you can. The new programme will be made available as soon as possible. On the days of the conference, new pages posted here according to the programme schedule will present speakers’ names, paper titles and abstracts, as well as links to their content. Links will also be posted to the scheduled live sessions, which will invite you to join online meetings (you do not need to be registered to do so).

We thank the Leverhulme Trust for their support of the Metropolitan Science research project, the partnership of the Science Museum and the collaboration of the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community at the Institute of Historical Research.


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