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Wiley Digital Archives:
British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) Collection


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Online-Service mit Zugang zu Quellenmaterialien der British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS). Die 1831 gegründete und 2009 in British Science Association umbenannte Organisation hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die Wahrnehmung von Wissenschaft und Wissenschaftlern im Vereinigten Königreich zu verbessern. Das über 200.000 Seiten umfassende Archiv der BAAS dokumentiert die Bemühungen der britischen Wissenschaftsgemeinde, die Wissenschaft als professionelle Tätigkeit zu etablieren und Großbritannien zu einem weltweit wettbewerbsfähigen Wissenschaftszentrum zu machen. Viele der prominenten Namen der britischen Wissenschaft seit dem frühen 19. Jahrhundert sind mit der BAAS verbunden.
Enthalten sind Materialien über und von einigen der großen Namen der britischen Wissenschaft, wie Kathleen Lonsdale, Joseph Norman Lockyer, Charles Darwin, William Ramsay, Baron Kelvin, Charles Babbage, William Whewell, James Forbes, Horace Lamb, William Henry Bragg. Abgedeckter Zeitraum: 1830er-1970er Jahre.

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Wiley Digital Archives: British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) Collection

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150 years of British science history from the scientists' perspective

Founded in 1831, The British Association for the Advancement of Science embodied the organized, and successful, efforts of the British scientific community to transform science from a self-funded endeavor of the wealthy into a government-funded professional activity at the center of social and economic development.

The organization held an annual meeting in a different city every year, at which scientists pioneered on the practice of peer review - presenting new ideas and discoveries, debating them and their theories and publicizing their work - while attracting every significant UK-based scientist of the 19th and 20th century.

In 2009, BAAS became the British Science Association (BSA). The new association has expanded on the original mission of putting science at the center of society, culture and education, and is focused on increasing the number, range and diversity of people actively engaged with scientific studies, activities and developments. This archive, which goes from the foundation of BAAS until the 1970s, pre-dates BSA.

The rise of British science in the 19th and 20th centuries

The British Association for the Advancement of Science - Collections on the History of Science (1830s-1970s) is the ultimate interdisciplinary and interinstitutional archive, comprised of the previously uncatalogued BAAS materials and collections from prestigious British universities, selected by a team of leading History of Science scholars.

This is the only archive connecting the works, thoughts and interactions of the most influential scientists of the time, from Darwin to Ramsay, and documenting the history of British science from the 1830s through the 1970s across disciplines and universities.

Over ninety percent of the content within this unique archive has never been cataloged or available digitally until now. The materials within document 150 years of scientific discovery, Britain's emergence as a center for science, and provide an insider's perspective that researchers can't get anywhere else.


  • Agriculture
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • History of Science
  • Industrial Design
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Physics
  • Technology

Primary Source Materials

  • Administrative records
  • Press clippings
  • Invitations to annual BAAS meetings
  • Correspondence
  • Illustrations
  • Gray Literature
  • Data Fieldwork
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs
  • Maps
  • Prototypes
  • Pamphlets
  • Personal Papers

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