Lynn K. Nyhart
The Great Disruption: Biologists, Revolutions, and the Values of Science ca. 1848
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
In the German-speaking states of the 1840s and 50s, revolution was in the air. While the political revolutions of 1848-49 are best known, the life sciences were undergoing their own revolutions, marked by radical new ideas about the organization and transformations of living beings. This talk focuses on a cluster of leading life scientists of the period to examine their participation in the events of this era, both political and intellectual.