Lunchtime Lecture: Elizabeth Neswald

Lunchtime Lectures
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Join us for a talk by Elizabeth Neswald, Doan Fellow at the Science History Institute.

Details on this talk will be available soon.

About the Speaker

Elizabeth Neswald

Elizabeth Neswald

Elizabeth Neswald.

Elizabeth Neswald is an associate professor of the history of science and technology at Brock University in Ontario. She is the author of a book on the cultural history of thermodynamics in the 19th century and a coeditor of the John Tyndall Correspondence Project. She has written several essays on the history of nutritional physiology and basal metabolism studies. Currently, she is investigating racial theories of basal metabolism in the 1920s to 1950s and completing her monograph, Counting Calories: Thermodynamics, Statistics and the Emergence of Modern Nutrition Science. At the Science History Institute she is conducting research on the material culture of diabetes management in the 20th century.

About the Series

Lunchtime Lectures are a series of (mostly) weekly, informal talks on the history of chemistry or related subjects, including the history and social studies of science, technology, and medicine. Based on original research (sometimes still in progress), these talks are given by local scholars for an audience of the Institute staff and fellows and interested members of the public.