‘’Time and Emotion’’ : Byrne Bussey Marconi Lecture, Michael Weatherburn

On 10 June, amidst centuries’ worth of scientific implements at the Museum of the History of Science, Michael Weatherburn gave the fifth Byrne Bussey Marconi Lecture. Titled ‘Time and Emotion Study: Anne Shaw, Metropolitan Vickers, and Work Experiments on the Twentieth Century British Factory Floor,’ the presentation, which drew on research in the Bodleian’s Marconi … Continue reading “‘’Time and Emotion’’ : Byrne Bussey Marconi Lecture, Michael Weatherburn”

Wireless, Relativity and the Ether : Byrne Bussey Marconi Fellowship research, 2013

from Jaume Navarro, Ikerbasque Research Professor, Universidad del País Vasco hear Dr Navarro’s lecture on wireless and ‘the ether’, recorded Feb. 21 2014 In 1919, at the end of the Great War, Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity received tremendous support after some epoch-making astronomical observations during a total solar eclipse. Einstein and his theory … Continue reading “Wireless, Relativity and the Ether : Byrne Bussey Marconi Fellowship research, 2013”

Business, politics and technology at the dawn of radio broadcasting: the Byrne-Bussey Marconi Lecture, Marconi Day, 2013

Gabriele Balbi (USI) delivered the 2013 Byrne-Bussey Marconi Lecture on Marconi Day, 20 April, on the subject of why the Marconi Company was apparently slow to appreciate the broadcasting option of wireless. From the first development of wireless communication, the technology had advantages over the wired telegraph. Yet wireless point-to-point communications were subject to some … Continue reading “Business, politics and technology at the dawn of radio broadcasting: the Byrne-Bussey Marconi Lecture, Marconi Day, 2013”

From point-to-point to radio: Byrne-Bussey Marconi Lecture, 20 April 2013

Dr Gabriele Balbi (University of Lugano and Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellow, 2012) will speak about the Marconi Company’s understanding of two ideas of communication (point-to-point and one-to-many) that were at the basis of two different media: the telegraph and radio broadcasting. Saturday, 20 April 2013, 1 pm Convocation House, Bodleian Library Contact: bookcentre@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Visiting Fellowships at the Bodleian Libraries, for 2016-17

The Bodleian Libraries are now accepting applications for Visiting Fellowships to be taken up during academic year 2016-17. Fellowships support periods of research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Fellows are hosted in the Visiting Scholars’ Centre at the Weston Library, where they join a lively research environment. Details of the fellowship terms … Continue reading “Visiting Fellowships at the Bodleian Libraries, for 2016-17”

Scholar spotlight: Michael Weatherburn

Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellow, 2013 My Marconi research at the Bodleian Libraries principally focused on two collections: firstly, within the archives of the Marconi company itself, namely the papers of Metropolitan-Vickers (MV), British Thomson-Houston, and their parent company, Associated Electrical Instruments (AEI). I examined the implementation of time studies and motion studies at MV and AEI … Continue reading “Scholar spotlight: Michael Weatherburn”

Visiting fellows in 2013 at the Bodleian Libraries

In 2013 the Bodleian Libraries Centre for the Study of the Book welcomes the following visiting researchers: Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellows, 2013 Jaume Navarro (Universidad del País Vasco) A conceptual and cultural history of the demise of the ether Michael Weatherburn (Imperial College) Workplace Experiments and Work Study in the British Electrical Industry, c.1900-1950 Humfrey Wanley … Continue reading “Visiting fellows in 2013 at the Bodleian Libraries”

2011-12 Fellows at the Centre for the Study of the Book

The CSB hosted four short-term Visiting Fellows in 2011-12 Dr Susan Nalezyty, Renaissance Society of America/Bodleian Library Research Grant, 2012 My month-long residency at the Bodleian Library was a productive one, both for discovering important research findings and for making professional connections in and outside my field of art history I spent the month of June … Continue reading “2011-12 Fellows at the Centre for the Study of the Book”