Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Workshop: “The Bottom Line: Cables, Commerce, and Electrical Physics in the Victorian British Empire," by Bruce J. Hunt, UT Austin

Mon, February 16, 2015 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Bruce J. Hunt
completed his Ph.D. in the history of science at Johns Hopkins University in 1984 and has taught at The University of Texas since 1985. He is the author of The Maxwellians (1991) and Pursuing Power and Light: Technology and Physics from James Watt to Albert Einstein (2010) and numerous articles on the history of electrical science and technology. His current work focuses on the growth of the global telegraph network in the nineteenth century, and how work in that industry  shaped the development of electrical physics, particularly in Britain.

Prof. Hunt's faculty profile:

Mark Metzler
Professor of History, and IHS Program Coordinator, 2014-15

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney by 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 13.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

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