'Science and the City: Scientific Societies and the Urban Public in 19th Century Hungary’
|Dates:||2 February 2016|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Life Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Alumni, Current University students|
This seminar is part of the CHSTM Seminar Series Feb-May 2016.
CHSTM seminars will be held fortnightly on Tuesdays at 4pm in Room 2.57 Simon Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL https://goo.gl/maps/RTFk4 with tea and biscuits from 3.30pm.
All are welcome and please feel free pass this list on to interested colleagues.
This paper is concerned with the urban cultures of scientific knowledge in Budapest and other Hungarian towns in the late 19th century. The transformation of urban space in the 19th century also brought new approaches to the production, negotiation and dissemination of scientific knowledge — and with it, new spaces and new audiences. The Hungarian Society for Natural Science and the Hungarian Association for the Advancement for Science were especially active in engaging the urban public through various public events — lectures, meetings, soirées — aimed at a wide range of audiences. In the talk I examine the societies’ agendas to contribute to the circulation of knowledge, their ways of engaging with the urban public at their events, and how this is reflected in their own records and in the urban press of the time. The paper thus reflects on the use of urban space as a meeting place for the scientific community and the public and the importance of the urban press in the circulation of scientific knowledge in 19th century Hungary.
Organisation: Central European University, Budapest
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