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Domesticating Electricity: Technology, Uncertainty and Gender, 1880–1914
Introduction 1 Understanding the Domestication of Electricity 2 The Uncertain Identity of Electricity 3 Electricity as Danger 4 Electricity as Safety 5 Electricity as the Future 6 AestheticizingExpand
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The Morals of Measurement: Accuracy, Irony, and Trust in Late Victorian Electrical Practice
1. Moralizing measurement: (dis) trust in the people, instruments and techniques 2. Meanings of measurements and accounts of accuracy 3. Mercurial trust and resistive measures: rethinking the 'metalsExpand
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Re‐writing the ‘book of blots’: Critical reflections on histories of technological ‘failure’
Abstract Although an interest in technological ‘failure’ has become prominent in recent history of technology, historians have not always clearly articulated the presuppositions of attributingExpand
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Placing or Replacing the Laboratory in the History of Science?
This essay presents an alternative to interpretations of laboratories as institutions for controlled investigation of nature that are either placeless or “set apart.” It historicizes the claim byExpand
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Liars, Experts and Authorities
No doubt there is everywhere a growing disposition to put more and more trust in tribunals of experts and to place little confidence in the view that any man gifted with common sense can form a soundExpand
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Electrical technoscience and physics in transition, 1880–1920
Abstract This paper examines the shifting relationship between the academic disciplines of physics and electrical engineering in Britain c.1900, focusing on their shared engagement with newExpand
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Chitinases in trypanosomatidae: a cautionary note.
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Precision measurement and the genesis of physics teaching laboratories in Victorian Britain
The appearance and proliferation of physics laboratories in the academic institutions of Britain between 1865 and 1885 is an established feature of Victorian science. However, neither of the twoExpand
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Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of Nature
List of illustrations Preface 1. Introduction Gowan Dawson, Richard Noakes and Jonathan R. Topham Part I. Genres: 2. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement and Instruction and cheap miscellanies inExpand
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