Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Teaching Officers

Jim Secord

Jim Secord

Head of Department
Director, Darwin Correspondence Project

Research interests: Social history of science since 1750; life and earth sciences; history of science communication

Selected publications

  • 'Scrapbook Science: Composite Carictures in Late Georgian England', in A. Shteir and B. Lightman (eds), Figuring It Out: Science, Gender, and Visual Culture, Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College Press, (2006), 164-191
  • 'Knowledge in Transit', Isis 95 (2004), 654-672
  • 'Monsters at the Crystal Palace', in S. de Chadarevian and N. Hopwood (eds), Models: The Third Dimension of Science, Stanford: Stanford University Press, (2004), 138-169
  • Collected Works of Mary Somerville. 9 vols. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, (2004), introductions and bibliographies
  • Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation, University of Chicago Press, (2000)
  • Cultures of Natural History, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1996); co-edited with N. Jardine and E. Spary
  • 'Introduction', in Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology, Penguin Classics, (1997)
  • 'Introduction', in Robert Chambers, Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation and other Evolutionary Writings, University of Chicago Press, (1994)
  • 'The Discovery of a Vocation: Charles Darwin's Early Geology', British Journal for the History of Science 24 (1991), 133-157
  • Controversy in Victorian Geology: The Cambrian-Silurian Dispute, Princeton University Press, (1986)