Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CFP - The Preserves of the Imagination in Victorian Science

We invite paper proposals for a panel on "The Preserves of the Imagination in Victorian Science" for NAVSA's 2017 conference. This panel explores the role and domain of the imagination in Victorian science. Topics may include:
  • Invitations for readers of scientific texts to imagine experiences or objects
  • Thought experiments
  • Fictional scientific objects (e.g. the ether)
  • Scientific models and modeling in the Victorian period
  • Role of the imagination in scientific practice/discovery
  • Risks of imagining/hypothesizing
  • Scientific creativity
  • Imaginative pursuits of Victorian scientists
Papers dealing with Victorian physics are particularly welcomed. Please send 500-word abstracts to krie0210@umn.edu or acobblah@umich.edu by January 13th.

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