Institutionalizing the "metropolis of mechanics": Philosophical engineering in the city of Glasgow c. 1825 - c. 1875

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Abstract

The paper examines the institutional representation of philosophical (scientific) engineering in Glasgow in the two middle quarter of the nineteenth century, paying particular attention to the context for the formation of the Institution of Engineers in Scotland (which was based in Glasgow) and the status of Glasgow as site for institutions in competition with those in other urban centres, including Edinburgh and London.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban histories of science
Subtitle of host publicationMaking Knowledge in the City, 1820-1940
EditorsAgusti Nieto-Galan, Oliver Hochadel
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages37-58
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780415784177, 0415784174
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
PublisherRoutledge

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    Marsden, B. (2018). Institutionalizing the "metropolis of mechanics": Philosophical engineering in the city of Glasgow c. 1825 - c. 1875. In A. Nieto-Galan, & O. Hochadel (Eds.), Urban histories of science: Making Knowledge in the City, 1820-1940 (pp. 37-58). (Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine). Routledge.