Transatlantic Scientific Communication in an Age of Revolution
This talk will examine how scientific knowledge was communicated between North America and Europe during a period of great social upheaval. Sociable fellowship, rather than technological developments, underpinned transatlantic communication of scientific knowledge. Joseph Banks FRS was a prime example: his world-wide friendships made him a human hub of transatlantic and intra-European scientific communication.
Speaker: Margaret Meredith, Visiting scholar at Universiteit Maastricht