Article ID: CBB000954580

Louis Jacques Thenard's Chemistry Courses at the Collège de France, 1804--1835 (2010)


García Belmar, Antonio (Author)
Bertomeu Sánchez, José Ramón (Author)

Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Volume: 57
Pages: 48--63

Publication Date: 2010
Edition Details: Part of a special issue.
Language: English

This article is concerned with the public courses and lecture demonstrations given by Louis Jacques Thenard at the Collège de France during the first decades of the nineteenth century. The expectations and needs of Thenard's auditors will be studied in order to understand the role played by chemistry courses at the Collège in the context of the growing and changing Parisian teaching market during the first third of the nineteenth century. The preparation and performance of lecture demonstrations was the main driving force of several major changes in the premises and the personnel associated with the chair of chemistry. Our analysis of the parallel process of expansion and functional differentiation of spaces and personnel will show the multiple interactions taking place between the research and teaching activities developed by Thenard and his team of assistants and students.

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Authors & Contributors
Petit, Annie
Klein, Ursula
Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette
Rae, Ian D.
Nicolas, Serge
Ljungquist, Kent P.
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Sciences et Techniques en Perspective
Revue d'Histoire de la Pharmacie
Quaderns d'Història de l'Enginyeria
Perspectives on Science
MIT Press
Archives contemporaines
Science education and teaching
Science and society
Discipline formation
Thénard, Louis Jacques
Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis
Comte, Auguste
de Clave, Étienne
Davisson, William
Ribot, Théodule Armand
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century
17th century
New Zealand
Paris (France)
Collège de France, Paris
Paris. Jardin Royal des Plantes
École Centrale de Paris
Royal Institution of Great Britain
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris

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