About This Show
The Constructing Scientific Communities Project explores citizen science in the 19th and 21st centuries. It brings together historical and literary research in the nineteenth century with contemporary scientific practice, looking at the ways in which patterns of popular communication and engagement in nineteenth-century science can offer models for current practice. The project is based at the Universities of Oxford and Leicester, in partnership with three significant scientific institutions: the Natural History Museum; the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons, and the Royal Society. We look at innovative ways of breaking through the public/professional divide. Drawing on historical research, the project works to develop new tools to enable better systems of exchange between professional science, and this growing army of volunteers.
Most Recent Episode
The Conversationalist - 04 - Domestic Science in the 19th Century
Dec 8 2017
You're invited to join our science-themed cocktail party, where experts on the history of science tell us stories, fun facts, and random anecdotes about the development of scientific knowledge from the 19th century to today.
In this episode, we talk to Dr Berris Charnley (University of Oxford) and Dr Donald Opitz (DePaul University) about domestic science in the 19th century - scientific endeavours that took place in the home. We also hear from Cory Mason and Tom Nicholson (The Oxford Artisan Distillery) about some favourite 19th century cocktails that have - thankfully - fallen out of favour today!
Interviews with: Dr Berris Charnley (University of Oxford), Dr Donald Opitz (DePaul University), Cory Mason (The Oxford Artisan Distillery), and Tom Nicholson (The Oxford Artisan Distillery)
Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann
Music by: Rosemary Allmann
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