This chapter examines the towns and cities in Ireland and Great Britain that served temporary venues for associational civic science for the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS). The analysis shows how a national policy of being provincial was given local inflection through different practices in demonstrating and displaying the scientific credentials of the host venue and the status of the science. This chapter discusses the BAAS' promotion of science a public good, a unifying, moral vision under the banner of scientific and political neutrality.
Keywords: British Association for the Advancement of Science; BAAS; civic science; towns; cities; Great Britain; Ireland; public good; scientific neutrality; political neutrality
Chapter. 10151 words.
Subjects: History of Science and Technology
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