Bethany Kidd (UK)

Life after Ertegun House

I am currently undertaking an AHRC funded PhD in the History of Science at UCL's STS department. My research investigates the resourcing of early science, examining how expenditure on science, including the labour of botanical fieldwork, was critiqued and justified according to shifting cultural norms. It will examine contemporary satire, discourse on charity and poverty, and understudied archival records such as the Royal Society's account books for the years 1660-1760.