Come to hear his lecture, “Ghosts, Spirits, and the Victorians” on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 PM in Science Lab 104.
Chapman will explore the origin of Victorian-age fascination with the ghostly, and why, with scientific knowledge, understanding and modern technology, such fascination persists today.
Chapman’s lectures draw large audiences every year at MSUM, and are considered a highlight of the fall semester. Chapman is also the main lecturer for Eurospring, an international study program offered during MSUM’s spring semester.
The British historian is the author of Mary Somerville and the World of Science, and has been featured on several BBC radio discussions on history. He also created two television series — “Gods in the Sky” and “Great Scientists.” He has served as visiting professor in the history of science at Gresham College, a 400-year-old London institution of considerable academic prestige, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Central Lancashire. Chapman was invited by the Danish government and the Danish Crown to write on Danish scientific connections with China from 1600 to the present, and also lectured in Copenhagen in 2006 at the Nils Bohr Institute as part of the same project.
The lecture is free and open to the public.