Past Periodicals

The Unsettling Scientific Stories Database is available here:

This database contains a survey of complete runs of key 20th Century UK and US magazines, periodicals with a wide circulation that will give a range of political and economic perspectives, but which are not primarily focused on science. The database:

  • Explores the major themes of popular coverage of science, technology, medicine, engineering, agriculture and environments during the twentieth century.

  • Examines articles, cartoons, pictures, adverts and other ephemera in order to identify and categorize scientific themes and questions as they emerge.

  • Chart the changes in the popular contexts in which science/technology was and is framed.

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