Collecting the Future: Photography, Waste, and the Industrial Revolution

Jennifer Tucker

Science History Institute and the American Philosophical Society

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:00pm

American Philosophical Society
105 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States


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About the Speaker
Jennifer Tucker is a historian of art, science and technology in the history department at Wesleyan University. The author of Nature Exposed: Photography as Eyewitness in Victorian Science, she has published several articles and edited several works on visual history in the 19th century, in particular. Currently she is completing a Photography and Law Reader (Bloomsbury Academic Press, forthcoming) and a monograph on the sciences of facial likeness in Victorian cases of imposture. During her time at the Science History Institute she will be conducting research for a new book about the 19th-century British chemical trades, photography, and environmental law.
About the Series
Lunchtime Lectures are a series of (mostly) weekly, informal talks on the history of chemistry or related subjects, including the history and social studies of science, technology, and medicine. Based on original research (sometimes still in progress), these talks are given by local scholars for an audience of the Institute staff and fellows and interested members of the public.