Conversaziones and the Experience of Science in Victorian England

Alberti, Samuel J.M.M.
September 2003
Journal of Victorian Culture;Autumn2003, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p208
Academic Journal
Discusses the role of social gatherings held by the learned and art societies called, 'conversazione,' on the experience of science during England's Victorian period. Operation of science in the public gaze; Illustration of how the gatherings relate to current classifications of science, technology and medicine; Opportunities provided by such events to grasp the variety of sensory experiences involved in the middle classes' encounter with science, medicine and technology.


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