Science and Culture in the early 20th century
Institute of Historical Research, London 22-24 April 2015
'What proofs did Bloom adduce that his tendency was towards applied, rather than toward pure, science?' Joyce, Ulysses
Engagement with science was commonly used as an emblem of "Being modern", across culture in Britain and the western world in the years around the First World War. This conference will be held on the exact centenary of the first use of poison gas on the Western Front.
Join distinguished historians of literature, design and culture exploring how the complex interpretations of science affected the re-creation of what it was to be modern early in the 20th century.
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