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Jim Secord

Professor of History and Philosophy of Science

Director, Darwin Correspondence Project

Research interests: Social history of science since 1750; life and earth sciences; history of science communication.

Selected publications

Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the Victorian Age (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)

'Scrapbook Science: Composite Carictures in Late Georgian England', Figuring It Out: Science, Gender and Visual Culture, edited by Ann B. Shteir and Bernard Lightman (Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College Press, 2006): 164–191

'Knowledge in Transit', Isis 95 (2004): 654–672

'Monsters at the Crystal Palace', Models: The Third Dimension of Science, edited by Soraya de Chadarevian and Nick Hopwood (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004): 138–169

Collected Works of Mary Somerville, introductions and bibliographies, 9 volumes (Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2004)

Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000)

Cultures of Natural History, co-edited with Nicholas Jardine and Emma C. Spary (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)

'Introduction', Principles of Geology by Charles Lyell (London: Penguin Classics, 1997)

'Introduction', Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation and other Evolutionary Writings by Robert Chambers (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994)

'The Discovery of a Vocation: Charles Darwin's Early Geology', British Journal for the History of Science 24 (1991): 133–157

Controversy in Victorian Geology: The Cambrian-Silurian Dispute (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986)

Jim Secord

On leave in Michaelmas Term 2017, Easter Term 2018, Michaelmas Term 2018 and Easter Term 2019.