Dynamite and domesticity: chemistry cultures in the 19th century

Wed 6 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

C218 • Checkland
University of Brighton

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  • University of Brighton
  • Suitable for: 16+

    Explore how 19th century chemistry entered everyday life and culture in unexpected ways. Examine the untold history of nitrate mining in Chile’s Atacama Desert with Louise Purbrick and discover how its legacy is entwined with European markets and landscapes. Closer to home, Charlotte Nicklas will discuss how women engaged with chemistry and applied their knowledge to domestic cookery, medicine, and dyeing.

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