'Applied science' in nineteenth-century Britain: public discourse and the creation of meaning, 1817-1876.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
  Processing Request
  • Author(s): Bud, Robert ()
  • Source:
    History & Technology. Mar-Jun2014, Vol. 30 Issue 1/2, p3-36. 34p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      'Applied science' has long been a competitor with the concept of technology for the space between theory and praxis. This paper explores how the concept emerged in mid-nineteenth-century Britain through public sphere discussions in a cycle of rhetoric that linked the press, the development of new educational institutions and the interpretation of industrial change. The recounting and reprinting of heroic narratives of achievement served to cement alliances between 'practical men' and 'men of science' by proclaiming a respectable subject of common interest to which both could be associated. Narratives of applied science were drawn on in the process of institutional change. A key role was played by editors and business proprietors in local contexts; their interest in applied science stimulated the formation of new universities aimed at providing new forms of technical education. The use of the concept of 'applied science' to describe the space between science and practice challenged the traditional notion of 'rule of thumb' as a characterisation of shop work. With its connotations relating to both past and future, the term served to structure time as well as science. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    • Abstract:
      Copyright of History & Technology is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
    • ISSN:
      0734-1512
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/07341512.2014.921416
    • Accession Number:
      97923799
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BUD, R. “Applied science” in nineteenth-century Britain: public discourse and the creation of meaning, 1817-1876. History & Technology, [s. l.], v. 30, n. 1/2, p. 3–36, 2014. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Bud R. “Applied science” in nineteenth-century Britain: public discourse and the creation of meaning, 1817-1876. History & Technology. 2014;30(1/2):3-36. doi:10.1080/07341512.2014.921416.
    • APA:
      Bud, R. (2014). “Applied science” in nineteenth-century Britain: public discourse and the creation of meaning, 1817-1876. History & Technology, 30(1/2), 3–36. https://doi.org/10.1080/07341512.2014.921416
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bud, Robert. 2014. “‘Applied Science’ in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Public Discourse and the Creation of Meaning, 1817-1876.” History & Technology 30 (1/2): 3–36. doi:10.1080/07341512.2014.921416.
    • Harvard:
      Bud, R. (2014) ‘“Applied science” in nineteenth-century Britain: public discourse and the creation of meaning, 1817-1876’, History & Technology, 30(1/2), pp. 3–36. doi: 10.1080/07341512.2014.921416.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bud, R 2014, ‘“Applied science” in nineteenth-century Britain: public discourse and the creation of meaning, 1817-1876’, History & Technology, vol. 30, no. 1/2, pp. 3–36, viewed 19 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Bud, Robert. “‘Applied Science’ in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Public Discourse and the Creation of Meaning, 1817-1876.” History & Technology, vol. 30, no. 1/2, Mar. 2014, pp. 3–36. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/07341512.2014.921416.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bud, Robert. “‘Applied Science’ in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Public Discourse and the Creation of Meaning, 1817-1876.” History & Technology 30, no. 1/2 (March 2014): 3–36. doi:10.1080/07341512.2014.921416.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bud R. “Applied science” in nineteenth-century Britain: public discourse and the creation of meaning, 1817-1876. History & Technology [Internet]. 2014 Mar [cited 2019 Aug 19];30(1/2):3–36. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cph&AN=97923799