Brown Bag: History of Chemistry: Who Cares?
Brown Bag with Professor Catherine Jackson
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Chemistry around 1900 was the queen of the sciences. But recent decades have seen professional history of science move on from modern chemistry – and especially the discipline of organic chemistry – as though there were no more to say about it. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. The history of nineteenth century organic chemistry remains locked in history of ideas, and it does justice neither to the actors nor their accomplishments as a result ....