Science Incorporated: The Royal Society as a London Knowledge Community

At the very kind invitation of our Kent colleagues on the Political Economies of International Commerce project, I’ll be speaking at the Corporate History Seminar at the IHR this Tuesday the 12th of December (see link for details).  I’m grateful in advance for their forbearance, since I won’t be speaking so much about the political … More Science Incorporated: The Royal Society as a London Knowledge Community

Future events with project staff

Upcoming events for the diary of those interested in the project’s themes and development. On Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 15:00-16:30 in the Institute of Historical Research (IHR, Room 304), Noah Moxham will give a seminar entitled: “Science Incorporated: the Royal Society as a London knowledge community”. Details of the seminar series, Corporate History Seminar, 1500-1800, … More Future events with project staff

MetSci at the History of Science Society annual conference

MetSci will be making an appearance at this year’s History of Science Society annual conference. This will be held in Toronto on 9-12 November 2017 and the project PI (Rebekah Higgitt) and postdocs (Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin and Noah Moxham) are all travelling out next week. The full programme is available here. We will be presenting in … More MetSci at the History of Science Society annual conference

London 1600-1800 workshop: Day 2

Following on from Noah’s account of the first, the second day of the London 1600-1800 Workshop included panels on metropolitan medicine, city companies, workshops and laboratories, and offices of state. The 17th-and 18th-century practitioners under discussion ranged from apothecaries to excise officers, from instrument makers to tooth-drawers. Our speakers also engaged with very varied sites of … More London 1600-1800 workshop: Day 2

Open Workshop – Programme

London 1600-1800: Communities of Natural Knowledge and Artificial Practice An Open Workshop at the Science Museum, London, 16-17 June 2017 Location: Dana Research Centre, 165 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5HD   Friday 16 June 2017 Coffee and registration from 9:30   10:00-10:40        Introductory Session Welcome – Rebekah Higgitt (University of Kent) A new gallery: ‘London: Science City’ … More Open Workshop – Programme

MetSci at BSHS

Two members of the Metropolitan Science team will be presenting at the British Society for the History of Science’s annual conference at the University of York, 6-10 July 2017. The draft programme now available has Rebekah Higgitt presenting on “The Spectacle Makers’ Company: Instruments, Science and Iconography” and Noah Moxham on “Peer Review as Connoisseurial … More MetSci at BSHS

Opening workshop

The Metropolitan Science project will be holding a scene-setting workshop at the Science Museum’s Dana Research Centre on 16-17 June 2017. Organised by the project consultant, Professor Jim Bennett, this meeting seeks to establish the current state of research on corporations, institutions and less formalised cultures of practice in early modern London. Invited speakers are asked … More Opening workshop