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    • Conversionary preaching to the Jews of Rome 

      Michelson, Emily (2017-05) - Journal article
      This article examines how a seemingly universal category, the imaginary Jew, fared in a local setting – arguably the most compelling and high-stakes local setting in Europe: early modern Rome. In Rome – the caput mundi, ...
    • Did Nineteenth Century marine vertebrate fossil discoveries influence sea serpent reports? 

      Paxton, Charles George Mackay; Naish, Darren (2019-04) - Journal article
      Here we test the hypothesis, first suggested by L. Sprague De Camp in 1968, that “After Mesozoic reptiles became well-known, reports of sea serpents, which until then had tended towards the serpentine, began to describe ...
    • Editing Cavendish : Maxwell and The Electrical Researches of Henry Cavendish 

      Falconer, Isobel (Living Edition/STARNA, 2017) - Conference item
      During the last five years of his life, 1874-79, James Clerk Maxwell was absorbed in editing the electrical researches of Henry Cavendish, performed 100 years earlier. This endeavour is often assumed to be a work of duty ...
    • An experimental ‘Life’ for an experimental life : Richard Waller's biography of Robert Hooke (1705) 

      Moxham, Noah (2016-03) - Journal article
      Richard Waller's ‘Life of Dr Robert Hooke’, prefixed to his edition of Hooke's Posthumous Works (1705), is an important source for the life of one of the most eminent members of the early Royal Society. It also has the ...
    • Fit for print : developing an institutional model of scientific periodical publishing in England, 1665-CA. 1714 

      Moxham, Noah Joseph (2015-09-20) - Journal article
      This paper explores the contested afterlife of Philosophical Transactions following the death of its founder, Henry Oldenburg. It investigates the complex interrelation between the institution and the periodical at a time ...
    • J J Thomson and the Discovery of the Electron 

      Falconer, Isobel Jessie (1999) - Journal article
      One experiment, more than any other, is often associated with the `discovery of the electron' in 1897. This is J J Thomson's determination of the mass to charge ratio (m/e) of cathode rays by deflecting them in magnetic ...
    • Paris 1907 : the observer vs the administrator 

      Peres, Toby; Gomez Mena, Jose; Robertson, Edmund; Falconer, Isobel; O'Connor, John (2019-02-01) - Journal article
      RAS funding for a biographical database of scientists has thrown up a story of confusion and fake news surrounding the Paris Observatory's search for a new director in 1907. Toby Peres, Jose Gomez Mena, Edmund Robertson, ...
    • Phases of physics in J.D. Forbes’ Dissertation Sixth for the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1856) 

      Falconer, Isobel Jessie (2018-12-03) - Journal article
      This paper takes James David Forbes’ Encyclopaedia Britannica entry, Dissertation Sixth, as a lens to examine physics as a cognitive, practical, and social, enterprise. Forbes wrote this survey of eighteenth- and ...
    • Vortices and atoms in the Maxwellian era 

      Falconer, Isobel Jessie (2019-07-09) - Journal article
      The mathematical study of vortices began with Herman von Helmholtz’s pioneering study in 1858. It was pursued vigorously over the next two decades, largely by British physicists and mathematicians, in two contexts: Maxwell’s ...