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Being Modern - Out now via UCLPress

23 October 2018

"Being Modern: The cultural impact of science in the early 20th Century" is a new UCLPress collection, co-edited by STS's Frank James.

Being Modern - Cover

In the early decades of the twentieth century, engagement with science was commonly used as an emblem of modernity. This phenomenon is now attracting increasing attention in different historical specialties. Being Modern builds on this recent scholarly interest to explore engagement with science across culture from the end of the nineteenth century to approximately 1940.

Co-edited by STS's Frank James, alongside Robert Bud, Paul Greenhalgh and Morag Shiach, Being Modern paints a rich picture. Seventeen distinguished contributors from a range of fields including the cultural study of science and technology, art and architecture, English culture and literature examine the issues involved. The book will be a valuable resource for students, and a spur to scholars to further examination of culture as an interconnected web of which science was a critical part, and to supersede such tired formulations as 'Science and culture'.

The book is available in hard copy for £30 paperback or £50 hardback, or can be downloaded for free as a PDF. For more details including order and download links, visit the UCLPress Website.