“An Expedition to Heal the Wounds of War”

@article{Stanley2003AnET,
  title={“An Expedition to Heal the Wounds of War”},
  author={Matthew Stanley},
  journal={Isis},
  year={2003},
  volume={94},
  pages={57 - 89}
}
  • M. Stanley
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Political Science
  • Isis
The 1919 eclipse expedition’s confirmation of general relativity is often celebrated as a triumph of scientific internationalism. However, British scientific opinion during World War I leaned toward the permanent severance of intellectual ties with Germany. That the expedition came to be remembered as a progressive moment of internationalism was largely the result of the efforts of A. S. Eddington. A devout Quaker, Eddington imported into the scientific community the strategies being used by… 
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