“...we’ve eaten the last of the geologists!”: Geology in Punch, 1841-1968

Gregory John Michaelson* (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

Following the "deep time" revolution of the early 19th century, instigated by Hutton, Miller and Lyell, with its profound implications for religion and education, public interest in geology grew markedly in the UK. Between 1841 and 1968, the British weekly magazine Punch regularly published cartoons depicting geology, alongside those about prehistory and archaeology. This talk will present and discuss a variety of geological cartoons, and consider what they tell us about readers' and artists' understandings of the science and its practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2021
EventBritish Geological Association Post Graduate Research in Progress Conference 2021 -
Duration: 13 Sep 202116 Sep 2021
https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/BGA-Pgrip-2021

Conference

ConferenceBritish Geological Association Post Graduate Research in Progress Conference 2021
Abbreviated titleBGA PGRiP 2021
Period13/09/2116/09/21
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Keywords

  • GEOLOGY
  • cartoons

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