I will be talking about the members of the Philosophical Breakfast Club and their invention of the “scientist” at the annual meeting of the History of Science Society this November in Cleveland.
My presentation will be part of a session, “Victorian Networks,” that will address various clubs and social networks that helped change the face of science in the nineteenth century. The other speakers will be Joan Richards (Brown University), Bernard Lightman (York University) and my colleague from St. John’s Amy King. It should be a fun and stimulating session!
For information about the meeting, the preliminary program, and to register, see here.