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Transatlantic Scientific Communication in an Age of Revolution

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April
172009

13:00 - 14:00

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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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

Transatlantic Scientific Communication in an Age of Revolution The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK