Looking at Lavoisier

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

In conjunction with the presentation of the 2018 Franklin-Lavoisier Prize to the Comité Lavoisier, the Science History Institute is hosting a day-long seminar centered on the correspondence of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier.

Program Highlights

The Savant, the Gasometer, and the Instrument Maker: Lavoisier’s Last Exchange of Letters Dealing with Chemistry, November 1793
Patrice Bret (Comité Lavoisier, Editor of Lavoisier’s Correspondence)

The Catalogue of the Lavoisier Collection of Scientific Instruments: A Work in Progress
Paolo Brenni (Italian National Research Council)

“Taking Nature as a Guide”: Lavoisier in the Laboratory and in the Field, 1763–1768
Louise Palmer (Fairfield University)

A Look from Below: Karel Van Bochaute and the New Chemistry in the Southern Low Countries
Brigitte Van Tiggelen (Science History Institute)

Lavoisier’s Reception in Scotland
Robert G. W. Anderson (Science History Institute)

Priestley in America—the French Connection
Mary Ellen Bowden (Science History Institute)

Lavoisier’s Chemisry in Philadelphia: A Postscript
Robert G. W. Anderson (Science History Institute)

Summing Up and Roundtable Discussion
Robert Fox (Oxford University, emeritus)

For more information about this event, please contact Robert Anderson at randerson@sciencehistory.org.


Image credit: Science History Institute