Science and Spectacle in the European Enlightenment
Air-pumps, electrical machines, colliding ivory balls, coloured sparks, mechanical planetariums, magic mirrors, hot-air balloons - these are just a sample of the devices displayed in public demonstrations of science in the eighteenth century. Public and private demonstrations of natural philosophy in Europe then differed vastly from today's unadorned and anonymous laboratory experiments. Science was cultivated for a variety of purposes in many different places; scientific instruments were built and used for investigative and didactic experiments as well as for entertainment and popular shows. Between the culture of curiosities which characterized the seventeenth century and the distinction between academic and popular science that gradually emerged in the nineteenth, the eighteenth century was a period when scientific activities took place in a variety of sites, ranging from academies, and learned societies to salons and popular fairs, shops and streets.This collection of case studies describing public demonstrations in Britain, Germany, Italy and France exemplifies the wide variety of settings for scientific activities in the European Enlightenment.
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The Laboratory the Workshop and the Theatre of Experiment
Technology Curiosity and Utility in France and in England in the Eighteenth Century
Experimental Physics in Enlightenment Paris The Practice of Popularization in Urban Culture
Domestic Spectacles Electrical Instruments between Business and Conversation
The Sale of Shocks and Sparks Itinerant Electricians in the German Enlightenment
Between Commerce and Philanthropy Chemistry Courses in Eighteenthcentury Paris
Joseph Priestley and the Chemical Sublime in British Public Science
Chemistry on Stage GF Rouelle and the Theatricality of Eighteenthcentury Chemistry
Honore Fragonard Anatomical Virtuoso
Academy advertised aesthetics amateurs amusing physics anatomy apothecaries apparatus attracted audience balloon Berschitz Bertucci Birmingham Central Library Boulevard du Temple cabinet Chapter chemical sublime chemistry chemistry courses chemists Christopher Pinchbeck Chymie collection culture curiosity Desaguliers Desaguliers's Diderot display Dossie dramatic Ecole veterinaire eighteenth century electrical experiments electrical machine elite Enlightenment entertainment example experimental philosophy experimental physics Figure Fragonard France French gases Golinski History of Science institutions instrument makers inventions itinerant lecturers J.L. Heilbron Jardin du Roy Jean-Antoine Nollet Joseph Priestley Keele University knowledge laboratory Larry Stewart Leyden jar Lichtenberg London mathematical Medicine models Montgolfier Montgolfier Brothers natural philosophy Newtonian Nollet Oxford Palais-royal Paris Parisian performed pharmacy physique Pinchbeck pneumatic chemistry popular science preparations Priestley's professor public demonstrations public lecturers public science public sphere Revolution Riskin Rouelle Rouelle's Royal scientific sensible Sguario siecle social Society sparks spectacle spectacular teaching Technology theatre Wedgwood workshops