The Discovery of Elements in 18th-Century Sweden

Lunchtime Lectures
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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 Charlotte Abney, Price Postdoctoral Fellow at the Science History Institute.


Charlotte A. Abney Salomon

Charlotte A. Abney Salomon

Science History Institute/Jay Muhlin

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About the Speaker

Charlotte Abney is a historian of science and technology specializing in 18th-century chemistry, mineralogy, and geology. At the Science History Institute she is working on her book project examining mineral science, natural history, and chemical invention and discovery in and around the Swedish mining industry.

Charlotte holds a PhD from the Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University and an MA in Scandinavian history from Linköping University in Sweden. She taught middle school science and high school chemistry for six years before obtaining her doctorate.


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.