Popular Science Conference Conference Date  


About the Conference

This conference sets out to ask how something now conceived of as ‘popular science’ developed in the nineteenth century? We start from the assumption that what people meant by the term ‘popular science’ changed over the century, and that, even at any one time, it carried different connotations to different social groups and to people experiencing it in different contexts.

While we expect participants to address questions about the production of popular science and the experiences of its audiences, we also hope that they will consider larger questions which will take us some way to understanding how the term ‘popular science’ emerged and was transformed over the century.

Conference organizers:

Aileen Fyfe
Bernard Lightman

Conference Contact

For more information about the conference, please send email to Jessica Poole (jmfpoole@yorku.ca) with the subject header "Popular Science Conference".