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6:00 pm

John Tresch – Barnum, Bache, and Poe: American Science and the Antebellum Public

September 27, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall Room #513, Columbia University, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States

This talk will explore how the sharp increase of printed matter and an elitist movement to unify knowledge through centralized institutions in the 1840s influenced Barnum, Bach, and Poe, therefore changing the relations of science and public in this early phase of industrialization.

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