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George Gilbert Pond And The Preservation Of Priestley House, Kristen A. Yarmey, Anthony Cianchetta Jun 2012

George Gilbert Pond And The Preservation Of Priestley House, Kristen A. Yarmey, Anthony Cianchetta

Kristen A. Yarmey

Display prepared for the Friends of Priestley House. George Gilbert Pond, a longtime and legendary professor of chemistry at Penn State, saved Priestley House from destruction by purchasing it at an auction in 1919. Since then, Penn State chemists have played a role in ensuring its long term preservation. Graphic design by Anthony Cianchetta. Photos courtesy of the Penn State University Archives and the Friends of Priestley House.


The Digital Future Is Now: What The Humanities Can Learn From Escience, Christine L. Borgman May 2010

The Digital Future Is Now: What The Humanities Can Learn From Escience, Christine L. Borgman

Christine L. Borgman

As the digital humanities mature, their scholarship is taking on many characteristics of the sciences, becoming more data-intensive, information-intensive, distributed, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative. While few scholars in the humanities or arts would wish to be characterized as emulating scientists, they do envy the comparatively rich technical and resource infrastructure of the sciences. The interests of all scholars in the university align with respect to access to data, library resources, and computing infrastructure. However, the scholarly interests of the sciences and humanities diverge regarding research practices, sources of evidence, and degrees of control over those sources. This talk will explore the ...


“Behind Folding Shutters In Whittingehame House”: Alice Blanche Balfour (1850–1936) And Amateur Natural History, Donald L. Opitz Phd Dec 2003

“Behind Folding Shutters In Whittingehame House”: Alice Blanche Balfour (1850–1936) And Amateur Natural History, Donald L. Opitz Phd

Donald L. Opitz

During the rise of professional biology in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, individual naturalists continued to develop private collections by modest means and often within their own homes. Despite the increasing opportunities for women to participate in the sciences, the number of women entomologists remained relatively few. The amateur entomological career of Alice Blanche Balfour, the younger sister of Arthur James Balfour, first Earl of Balfour, reveals how a confluence of personal and social factors shaped a gentlewoman's capacity to pursue her interests in natural history. This paper revises earlier images of Alice Balfour by presenting her ...


South Carolina Inventors And Inventions 1790-1873, Jan Comfort Dec 1996

South Carolina Inventors And Inventions 1790-1873, Jan Comfort

Jan Comfort

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